Egypt

Libya plans 'smart cards' to cut fuel subsidies that boost smuggling

TRIPOLI - Libya plans to limit the costly subsidies its citizens enjoy when buying motor fuel - much of which is smuggled into Tunisia for resale at higher prices - by introducing a "smart card" system like one newly implemented in neighbouring Egypt.

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Former Egyptian finance minister detained in France - report 14 Apr 2014

CAIRO - Former Egyptian finance minister Youssef Boutros Ghali was detained in Paris on Monday on an international warrant over corruption charges relating to his time in former President Hosni Mubarak's government, the state news agency reported.

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Israeli gas holds promise of better ties with neighbours 14 Apr 2014

MILAN/LONDON - Israel's drive to export its new-found natural gas could help to rebuild strained ties with old regional allies Egypt and Turkey, but could deprive Europe of a precious alternative to Russian gas.

Egypt arrests alleged 'terrorist' who fought in Syria 13 Apr 2014

CAIRO - Egypt has arrested a veteran of the Syrian civil war on suspicion of planning terrorist acts inside Egypt, the state news agency reported on Sunday.

Egypt arrests alleged 'terrorist' who fought in Syria 13 Apr 2014

CAIRO - Egypt has arrested a veteran of the Syrian civil war on suspicion of planning terrorist acts inside Egypt, the state news agency reported on Sunday.

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Egyptian hardline Islamist leader jailed for one year 12 Apr 2014

CAIRO - An Egyptian court sentenced a hardline Islamist former presidential hopeful to one year in prison on Saturday for insulting the court, state news agency MENA reported.