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Egypt's new desert capital faces delays as it battles for funds

13 May 2019

CAIRO Egypt's government wants to start running the nation from a new capital in the desert from mid-2020, but the $58 billion project is struggling to raise funds and needs to overcome other challenges after investors pulled out. | Video

Egypt's new desert capital faces delays as it battles for funds

13 May 2019

CAIRO, May 13 Egypt's government wants to start running the nation from a new capital in the desert from mid-2020, but the $58 billion project is struggling to raise funds and needs to overcome other challenges after investors pulled out.

Explainer - What's at stake for Libya's oil as conflict flares?

29 Apr 2019

LONDON/CAIRO Eastern-based Libyan forces led by Khalifa Haftar launched an offensive in April on the capital Tripoli in the west that has plunged the oil-producing nation into a new bout of conflict.

Explainer: What next for Sudan after Bashir's fall?

16 Apr 2019

KHARTOUM/CAIRO Sudan's Omar al-Bashir has been ousted after three decades in power following months of mass protests. The military has announced a transitional period of up to two years followed by elections, but demonstrators are pushing for a quick handover of power to civilians.

What next for Sudan after Bashir's fall?

16 Apr 2019

KHARTOUM/CAIRO Sudan's Omar al-Bashir has been ousted after three decades in power following months of mass protests. The military has announced a transitional period of up to two years followed by elections, but demonstrators are pushing for a quick handover of power to civilians.

Egypt's president meets Libyan commander Haftar in Cairo

14 Apr 2019

CAIRO Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Sunday met in Cairo with Khalifa Haftar, the commander of eastern-based Libyan forces, who is under international pressure to halt an advance on the capital Tripoli.

Explainer - As conflict flares once more, what's at stake for Libya's oil?

11 Apr 2019

LONDON/CAIRO Eastern-based Libyan forces commanded by Khalifa Haftar launched an offensive last week to take control of Tripoli, the capital, plunging the OPEC country into a new round of armed conflict.

As conflict flares once more, what's at stake for Libya's oil?

11 Apr 2019

LONDON/CAIRO Eastern-based Libyan forces commanded by Khalifa Haftar launched an offensive last week to take control of Tripoli, the capital, plunging the OPEC country into a new round of armed conflict.

Egypt to slash fuel subsidies as it nears end of IMF programme

06 Apr 2019

CAIRO Egypt will remove subsidies on most energy products by June 15, it told the International Monetary Fund in a January letter released by the IMF on Saturday as part of a review of Cairo's three-year, $12 billion (9 billion pounds) loan programme with the lender.

Arab states face water emergency, urgent action needed - U.N.

04 Apr 2019

CAIRO Arab states are facing a water supply emergency they need to coordinate an urgent response to, with per capita resources expected to fall by 50 percent by 2050, the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) said on Thursday.

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