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05 Aug 2015

Egypt prepares to unveil Suez Canal extension billed as start of new era after years of unrest

Egypt is to unveil a major extension of the Suez Canal on Thursday, a mega-project that has emerged as a cornerstone of President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi’s efforts to restore national pride and revive the economy after years of unrest.


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05 Aug 2015

UAE provides education, transportation projects in Egypt

Egypt and the UAE signed four protocols on Tuesday for the delivery of development projects in Egypt carried out by the Gulf state in the fields of education, transportation, and health, state news agency MENA reported.

Egyptian Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab witnessed the signing"...

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05 Aug 2015

Egypt youth increasingly drawn to extremism

The 20-year-old law student says he has had enough of fruitless protests in support of Egypt's deposed Islamist president, two years of a losing struggle with police.


Now he wants to join the extremists of the Islamic State group (ISIS) who are battling the army in the Sinai Peninsula.


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05 Aug 2015

Egypt Opens Suez Gulf to Oil Prospecting

The Egyptian Government today announced the granting of oil prospecting permits to foreign companies ready to invest more than $110 million US dollars, announced the Ministry of Energy. The biggest area authorized for drilling oil will be a conglomerate of the United Arab Emirates, the Pacific and Malaysia Hibiscus Petroleum, which will invest $68 million dollars...

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05 Aug 2015

Why Blood Donation Is In Such Short Supply In Egypt

A woman carried her son as she pleaded with the doctor in charge of Nasser Institute Hospital’s blood bank for a few bags of blood to save his life after a serious car accident. The doctor turned her away, saying that the boy's rare blood type was not available.


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04 Aug 2015

Why would US restore relationship with Egypt?

US Secretary of State John Kerry travelled to Egypt on Sunday to renew the “strategic dialogue” between the countries that was cut off in 2009. From the standpoint of long-term US national security interests, the renewal is a mistake. Leave aside Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi’s bad and worsening record on human rights and the trumped...

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04 Aug 2015

EBRD, QNB AlAhli set $100m to support SMEs in Egypt

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) announced Monday it is partnering with Egypt’s fourth largest commercial bank QNB AlAhli to step up its support for small businesses in Egypt with a US$100 million credit.


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04 Aug 2015

Egypt Expects EEU Delegation for Free Trade Zone Talks by Sept 10

According to an Egyptian diplomatic source, Egypt is expecting the arrival of a delegation from the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) by September 10 for talks on the establishment of a free trade zone.MOSCOW (Sputnik) Continue Reading

04 Aug 2015

Egypt plans to raise crops in sub-Saharan Africa

Amid Egypt’s water scarcity, which threatens to worsen the country’s food shortage, Cairo is working to form agricultural alliances outside its borders. The efforts — which have been in place as limited experiments since the 1980s under Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak"......

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04 Aug 2015

Saif bin Zayed Examines Two Awards Obtained by Abu Dhabi Police

Lt. General H.H Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, examined the two distinguished awards obtained by the Abu Dhabi Police for the second consecutive time, notably the Best Government Authority Award won by Abu Dhabi Police's CityGuard smart phone"...

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