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French minister, in Cairo, affirms respect for Islam in dispute over cartoons

08 Nov 2020

CAIRO The French foreign minister asserted his country's "profound respect for Islam" during a visit to Cairo on Sunday in a dispute with the Muslim world over France's defence of the publication of cartoons depicting the Prophet Mohammad.

French minister, in Cairo, affirms respect for Islam in dispute over cartoons

08 Nov 2020

CAIRO, Nov 8 The French foreign minister asserted his country's "profound respect for Islam" during a visit to Cairo on Sunday in a dispute with the Muslim world over France's defence of the publication of cartoons depicting the Prophet Mohammad.

Crackdown on illegal housing leaves some Egyptians struggling to pay fees

05 Oct 2020

CAIRO In her village in Egypt's Nile Delta, 35-year-old Shaimaa Saleh has spent sleepless nights worrying how to raise almost $1,000 to save her unfinished three-storey home.

Crackdown on illegal housing leaves some Egyptians struggling to pay fees

05 Oct 2020

* Hundreds of thousands of people face eviction if can't pay fees

With tourists slow to return, Egypt's resorts and ancient sites face tough winter

18 Sep 2020

CAIRO At the Pyramids of Giza, just a handful of tourists walks among the ancient wonders. Twelve people showed up to admire Luxor's towering colonnades the day it reopened this month. At Egypt's Red Sea resorts, visitor numbers are well below previous years.

Supporters of Egypt's Sisi set to dominate newly created Senate

19 Aug 2020

CAIRO Supporters of Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi won all but a handful of declared seats in a newly created second chamber of parliament, official first round results and media reports showed on Wednesday.

Egyptians vote for newly created Senate

12 Aug 2020

CAIRO Egyptians began voting on Tuesday for members of a newly created second chamber of parliament, with restrictive measures in place to curb a resurgence of novel coronavirus infections.

Egypt and Greece sign agreement on exclusive economic zone

06 Aug 2020

CAIRO Egypt and Greece signed an agreement on Thursday designating an exclusive economic zone in the eastern Mediterranean‮‮ ‬‬between the two countries, an area containing promising oil and gas reserves, Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry said.

Egypt's economic growth seen slowing in 2020/21 - Reuters poll

21 Jul 2020

CAIRO Egypt's economic growth will slow to 3.1% in the fiscal year 2020/2021 that began this month due to the coronavirus pandemic, a Reuters poll showed on Tuesday, down from 3.5% forecast in a similar poll three months ago.

Egypt's Sisi wins parliamentary approval for possible Libya intervention

20 Jul 2020

CAIRO Egypt's parliament gave President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi the green light for possible military intervention in Libya by approving the deployment of armed forces abroad to fight "terrorist groups" and "militias".

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