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Egypt offers new Libya plan as Haftar offensive collapses

06 Jun 2020

CAIRO Libya's internationally recognised government attempted new advances on Saturday against the forces of retreating eastern commander Khalifa Haftar, who stood by in Cairo as his ally, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, proposed a ceasefire.

Unfazed by coronavirus, Egypt's farmers harvest their wheat

30 Apr 2020

KAFR ZIADA, Egypt Egyptian farmers have begun to harvest their wheat without the coronavirus disruptions hitting other growers globally, and with a plea from President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to sell the government as much of their crop as possible.

UPDATE 2-Egypt's cuts interest rates by 300 basis points in face of coronavirus

16 Mar 2020

* Country closing schools, halting flights (Adds details, analysis)

Egypt to halt flights from Thursday to stem spread of coronavirus

16 Mar 2020

CAIRO Egypt will halt all air traffic at its airports from Thursday until March 31 to prevent the spread of coronavirus, Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly said on Monday.

Egypt to halt flights from Thursday to stem spread of coronavirus

16 Mar 2020

CAIRO Egypt will halt all air traffic at its airports from Thursday until March 31 to prevent the spread of coronavirus, Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly said on Monday.

UPDATE 3-Egypt to halt flights from Thursday to stem spread of coronavirus

16 Mar 2020

CAIRO, March 16 Egypt will halt all air traffic at its airports from Thursday until March 31 to prevent the spread of coronavirus, Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly said on Monday.

Pomp, praise and a divided legacy as Egypt buries Mubarak

26 Feb 2020

CAIRO Egypt held a military funeral on Wednesday for its former president Hosni Mubarak, bestowing the state's final rehabilitation on the man who ruled for 30 years until he was ousted in disgrace in a 2011 popular uprising. | Video

Egypt's Mubarak, ousted by popular revolt in 2011, dies aged 91

25 Feb 2020

CAIRO Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, who ruled for 30 years until he was ousted in a popular uprising against corruption and autocracy, died on Tuesday at the age of 91. | Video

Iraqi cleric Sadr tells followers to clear sit-ins after PM appointed

02 Feb 2020

BAGHDAD Populist Iraqi cleric Moqtada al-Sadr urged his followers on Sunday to help security forces clear roads blocked during months of sit-in protests, calling for a return to normal life after the designation of a new prime minister. | Video

Violence escalates in Iraq as government pushes to end protests

27 Jan 2020

BAGHDAD Gunmen shot dead two protesters in Iraq's southern city of Nassiriya overnight and a Baghdad district became a battlefield on the third day of a drive by security forces to end months of demonstrations against the largely Iran-backed ruling elite. | Video

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