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  • The Egyptian pound was stable at a central bank dollar sale on Thursday but strengthened on the black market ahead of the Muslim Eid holiday next week.The central bank said it sold $37.6 million at a cut-off price of 7.1401 pounds per dollar, unchanged from its last sale on Monday.The rate for the dollar sales has stayed within a very tight range since the beginning of June, after it had allowed
  • US Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Cairo late Wednesday from Tel Aviv to push ahead with efforts to broker a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas in the embattled Gaza Strip, state news agency MENA said.On Wednesday, the top US diplomat left the Egyptian capital to hold marathon talks with President Mahmoud Abbas in Ramallah and Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and UN
  • Egyptian central bank and its bourse announced a three-day holiday for the Islamic Eid el-Fitr next week. Banks and the stock exchange will be closed between July 28 and July 30. Banks will open and trading will resume on July
  • Press TVIran’s Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Marziyeh Afkham on Thursday repeated the Islamic Republic's call for the reopening of the crossing as soon as possible.Afkham further expressed hope that with the aid supplies by different countries getting permission for entry, the pain and sufferings of the Gazans will be relieved to some extent.Referring to Iran’s support for the Gazans,
  • Jerusalem PostTurkey is working with international partners to negotiate both a cease-fire in the Gaza conflict and access for humanitarian aid, the Turkish foreign minister said on Thursday."The US, Turkey, Qatar and Egypt have been working for the last five days to ensure an immediate cease-fire," Ahmet Davutoglu said in an interview with Turkish broadcaster AHaber, adding Turkey was in
  • Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi is to address the nation Thursday on the anniversary of Laylat Al-Kadr (the Night of Destiny), when Muslims believe the first verses of the Quran were revealed to the Prophet Mohammed.El-Sisi will address local and regional issues during celebrations late Thursday to commemorate the holy night, state news agency MENA said without giving a specific time for
  • Amr Moussa, former foreign minister and chairman of the 50-member committee which drafted Egypt's new constitution, says he won't let members of Hosni Mubarak's defunct ruling National Democratic Party (NDP) join a political alliance he formed with hopes of winning a majority in the coming parliament.Egypt's sources said that Moussa decided that his alliance – called the Alliance of the
  • Egyptian troops in the Sinai Peninsula haved destroyed a vehicle laden with Grad rockets being smuggled from the Gaza Strip through a tunnel, a security source in the army told Aswat Masriya.Troops targeted the vehicle during a raid early Thursday in the North Sinai town of Rafah. Militants in the south of the town were planning to use the weaponry to fire at Israel, the source said, as
  • Egypt on Wednesday received from Germany a painted limestone relief that was stolen in the last century from the tomb of 18th dynasty high priest Sobekhotep in the Nobles necropolis on Luxor’s west bank.Minister of Antiquities and Heritage Mamdouh El-Damati told Ahram Online that the recovery of the relief started a few months ago when he was Egypt’s cultural attaché in Germany
  • Egypt's new president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has made a head start on tackling the countrys economic problems, managing to introduce long-awaited subsidy reform without stirring popular unrest.   Sisis government, formed in June, announced this month it was raising prices of heavily subsidised energy products by up to 78 percent and slapped new taxes on dividends, capital gains and
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Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi is to address the nation Thursday on the anniversary of Laylat Al-Kadr (the Night of Destiny), when Muslims believe the first verses of the Quran were revealed to the Prophet Mohammed.El-Sisi will address local and regional issues during celebrations late

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US Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Cairo late Wednesday from Tel Aviv to push ahead with efforts to broker a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas in the embattled Gaza Strip, state news agency MENA said.On Wednesday, the top US diplomat left the Egyptian capital to hold marathon talks with

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The Egyptian Zamalek won their second successive Egypt Cup title when a last-gasp Hazem Emam strike handed them a hard-earned 1-0 win over 10-man Smouha, a feat they have not achieved since 1960.The pacy winger side-footed home into an empty net with one minute remaining after making the most of a

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Jerusalem PostTurkey is working with international partners to negotiate both a cease-fire in the Gaza conflict and access for humanitarian aid, the Turkish foreign minister said on Thursday."The US, Turkey, Qatar and Egypt have been working for the last five days to ensure an immediate

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The Egyptian pound was stable at a central bank dollar sale on Thursday but strengthened on the black market ahead of the Muslim Eid holiday next week.The central bank said it sold $37.6 million at a cut-off price of 7.1401 pounds per dollar, unchanged from its last sale on Monday.The rate for the

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Egypt on Wednesday received from Germany a painted limestone relief that was stolen in the last century from the tomb of 18th dynasty high priest Sobekhotep in the Nobles necropolis on Luxor’s west bank.Minister of Antiquities and Heritage Mamdouh El-Damati told Ahram Online that the recovery

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APAcross a wide belt that stretches halfway around the globe, the world's estimated 1.6 billion Muslims will mark the beginning of Ramadan this weekend. The holy season is marred by unprecedented turmoil, violence and sectarian hatreds that threaten to rip apart the Middle East, the epicenter of Islam.Syria is bleeding. Militants have taken over large parts of Iraq. Lebanon, Libya, Pakistan,

Human Rights Organisations Foreign officials and human rights organisations have condemned the jailing of seven defendants, including three Al-Jazeera English reporters, for 7-10 years in a maximum security prison. Australia Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said she was deeply shocked by the seven-year sentence imposed on Australian journalist Peter Greste.“This kind of verdict

Soon after Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi was announced Egypt's president-elect on Tuesday evening, the international community mostly reacted positively, with several heads of state congratulating him on the position.The US, the UK, Saudi Arabia, Iran and Russia all made statements regarding El-Sisi's sweeping victory.United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon also said on Wednesday that he puts his