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Mahmoud Mourad

As petrol prices rise, more Egyptians convert to dual-fuel vehicles

09 Dec 2019

CAIRO The number of Egyptians switching to dual-fuel vehicles is accelerating as the government pushes motorists to use cheaper, cleaner and plentiful natural gas.

Egypt's textiles salvage plan reveals backing for state sector

14 Nov 2019

AL-MAHALLA AL-KUBRA, Egypt Behind an unassuming, scruffy perimeter wall, Egypt's largest textiles factory has languished for decades, losing money and breeding discontent as the economy shifted away from socialist-style planning.

Egypt says talks over Ethiopia's Nile dam deadlocked, calls for mediation

05 Oct 2019

KHARTOUM/CAIRO Egypt said on Saturday that talks with Sudan and Ethiopia over the operation of a $4 billion (3.24 billion pounds) hydropower dam that Ethiopia is constructing on the Nile have reached a deadlock, and it called for international mediation.

Egypt's security forces move to block anti-Sisi protests

27 Sep 2019

CAIRO Egyptian police dispersed a protest in Cairo while mounting a huge show of force in the center and other cities after calls to demonstrate against President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, witnesses said, as a large pro-Sisi rally was held in the capital.

Germany aims to host Libya conference to stabilise oil producer

11 Sep 2019

CAIRO Germany aims to host a conference about Libya this year in conjunction with the United Nations to try to stabilise the oil- producing country, where rival factions have been fighting over the capital, Germany's ambassador to Libya said on Wednesday.

Arab League calls Netanyahu plan to annex West Bank areas 'aggression'

11 Sep 2019

CAIRO Arab foreign ministers condemned a plan by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to annex parts of the occupied West Bank as "aggression" undermining any chances of a peace settlement with the Palestinians.

Arab League calls Netanyahu plan to annex West Bank areas 'aggression'

11 Sep 2019

CAIRO Arab foreign ministers condemned a plan by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to annex parts of the occupied West Bank as "aggression" undermining any chances of a peace settlement with the Palestinians.

Former coach says army officer should lead Egyptian football federation

08 Jul 2019

CAIRO A former Egypt coach called for a military officer to head the Egyptian Football Federation (EFA) after the host nation was knocked out of the Africa Cup of Nations.

Libya parliament chief allied to Haftar rules out talks before Tripoli captured

13 Jun 2019

CAIRO/TRIPOLI The head of the Libyan parliament aligned with eastern forces trying to seize the capital from the internationally-backed government said on Thursday there could be no peace talks until they had captured the city.

Head of east Libya parliament rules out talks before Tripoli captured

13 Jun 2019

CAIRO, June 13 The head of a parliament aligned with forces trying to seize the Libyan capital Tripoli from the internationally backed government said on Thursday there could be no peace talks until they had captured the city.

World News

China virus death toll mounts to 25, infections spread

A new coronavirus has killed 25 people in China and infected more than 800, the government said on Friday, as the World Health Organisation declared it an emergency but stopped short of declaring the epidemic of international concern.