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Egypt to replace six ministers after supplies minister quits -sources

CAIRO Egypt's presidency will replace around half a dozen ministers after accepting resignation of the minister of supplies, one government and one presidency source said.

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After IMF deal, Egypt's Sisi says will not hesitate on tough reforms 13 Aug 2016

CAIRO Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said on Saturday he was committed to pushing through the reforms necessary to turn the economy around and cut public debt, days after Egypt negotiated a $12 billion (£9.28 billion) loan programme with the International Monetary Fund.

Egypt sets jail as punishment for black market forex trading 09 Aug 2016

CAIRO Egypt's parliament on Tuesday set prison sentences to between three and 10 years in jail and fines to up to 5 million pounds ($563,000) for traders selling foreign currency on the black market.


Egypt announces sharp rises in electricity prices as it aims to phase out subsidies 08 Aug 2016

CAIRO Egypt will increase electricity prices by up to 40 percent for households as part of its plan to repair its finances by eliminating power subsidies entirely over the next few years, the government said on Monday.

Egypt's former Grand Mufti survives assassination attempt 05 Aug 2016

CAIRO Egypt's former Grand Mufti Ali Gomaa, once one of the country's top religious authorities, survived an assassination attempt on Friday, security sources told Reuters and state television later reported.

Egypt military says killed leader of Islamic State in Sinai 04 Aug 2016

CAIRO Egypt's military said on Thursday it had killed Abu Duaa al-Ansari, whom it identified as the leader of the Sinai branch of Islamic State.