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Egyptian cleric revered by Muslim Brotherhood dies at 96

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Youssef al-Qaradawi, an Egyptian cleric who was seen as the spiritual leader of the Muslim Brotherhood and became the Islamist “voice of revolution” during the popular uprisings around the Arab world more than a decade ago, died Monday at the age of 96. Al-Qaradawi,...

Poverty and inflation: Egypt's economy hit by global turmoil

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Stores are selling winter clothes from last season in the middle of summer. Repair shops lack spare parts for appliances. There's a waiting list to buy a new car. Egypt, a country of more than 103 million people, is running low on foreign currency needed...

Egypt releases Al Jazeera journalists: Official

Egyptian authorities on Wednesday ordered the release of Al-Jazeera journalists held by Cairo, according to a local official.   "I welcome the decision of the Egyptian Public Prosecution to release the journalists of Al Jazeera who were placed in pre-trial custody," Tarek al-Awady,...