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Egypt president says no magic bullet for power problems after major blackout

Egypt president says no magic bullet for power problems after major blackout

(Reuters) - President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi prepared Egyptians on Saturday for more blackouts after lights went out across much of the country this week, saying it would take time and cost the cash-strapped state $12 billion to upgrade the decrepit power grid. Daily power cuts...

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Egypt charges ex-president Mursi with leaking state secrets to Qatar

Egypt charges ex-president Mursi with leaking state secrets to Qatar

(Reuters) - Egypt charged ousted president Mohamed Mursi and nine others on Saturday with endangering national security by leaking state secrets and sensitive documents to Qatar, furthering a state crackdown on his outlawed Muslim Brotherhood. Relations between Qatar, a...

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US, Iran deny military coordination plans over IS

US, Iran deny military coordination plans over IS

The United States and Iran have denied plans for any military coordination in the fight against Islamic State militants operating in Iraq and Syria. "We are not going to coordinate military action or share intelligence with Iran and have no plans to do so," State Department...

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U.S., Turkey cooperating on Islamist foreign fighters: Obama

U.S., Turkey cooperating on Islamist foreign fighters: Obama

NEWPORT Wales (Reuters) - The United States and Turkey are cooperating on the threat posed by foreign Islamist fighters returning to their home countries from Iraq and Syria, U.S. President Barack Obama said at a meeting with Turkey President Tayyip Erdogan on Friday. Talking...

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