Egypt

‘Most Wanted’ Terrorist Hesham Ashmawi Extradited to Egypt from Libya

Hesham Ashmawi, one of Egypt’s most wanted terrorists, was extradited to Egypt from Libya on Tuesday night following a meeting earlier in the day between Libyan National Army (LNA) General Khalifa Haftar and Egypt’s General Intelligence Service (GIS) chief General Abbas Kamel. Ashmawi, who is implicated in a number of deadly terrorist attacks in Egypt, was escorted by members of ...

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Egypt says security forces kill 16 militants in Sinai

CAIRO – Egypt says its police forces have killed 16 militants in raids in the restive northern part of the Sinai Peninsula. An Interior Ministry statement Tuesday says security forces exchanged fire with Islamic militants as they stormed insurgent hideouts in the Mediterranean coastal city of el-Arish. No casualties were reported among the police. The ministry says the extremists had intended ...

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Egypt raises electricity prices to spur economic recovery

Egypt’s electricity minister announced a further price rise Tuesday, the latest in a series of austerity measures aimed at getting the country’s economy back on track. The latest price hike, which is due to come into effect in July, is tied to a $12 billion bailout loan from the International Monetary Fund that Cairo secured in 2016. “The overall increases ...

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ANCIENT EGYPT: ARCHAEOLOGISTS UNCOVER REMAINS OF LONG-LOST TEMPLE, SKELETONS AND 3,300-YEAR-OLD ROYAL STATUES

Archaeologists working in Cairo have uncovered remains of ancient buildings and a haul of artifacts thousands of years old. Egypt’s Ministry of Antiquities said in a statement released Sunday that a joint German and Egyptian excavation team had recovered relics and the remnants of a temple and other structures at a site dating back to between the 6th and 2nd ...

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Egypt kills suspected fighters a day after tourist bus bombing

Authorities say raids carried out against the armed Hasm group, a day after bombing in Cairo wounded several tourists. Egyptian security forces have killed 12 suspected fighters in Cairo, the interior ministry said on Monday, a day after an explosion blasted a tourist bus, wounding several people. A rudimentary device containing nails and pieces of metal detonated on the perimeter of ...

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PM: Lebanon should learn from Egypt’s economic development

BEIRUT – Lebanon’s prime minister says his country should learn from the government of Egypt how to stimulate economic growth, reform laws and combat corruption. Lebanon’s economy is struggling with soaring debts, rising unemployment and slow growth. The government of Prime Minister Saad Hariri is debating an austerity budget and key reforms with the aim of unlocking billions of dollars in ...

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Road accident kills 5 Sudanese, Egyptian

CAIRO — A provincial governor in Egypt says five Sudanese nationals and an Egyptian driver were killed in a bus crash in the country’s south. Gen. Abdel Hamid al-Haggan, the governor in Qena province south of Cairo, says the Sudanese were traveling from Sudan to the Egyptian capital when their bus collided with a truck on a desert road. Al-Haggan ...

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Egypt’s iron tariffs threaten some of its own companies

CAIRO — Some of Egypt’s steel industry rerollers have halted production and sales in the face of protectionist duties the country recently began levying on some imports. One industrial organization says the tariffs could lead to the loss of thousands of jobs. The tariffs aim to protect domestic iron billet makers from foreign competitors. Large steel processors make their own billets and therefore don’t rely on imports, but local ...

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Sisi didn’t interfere with constitutional amendments, Egypt’s parliament speaker

Egyptian Parliament Speaker Ali Abdel Aal said on Tuesday that President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi did not interfere with the constitutional amendments. Abdel Aal’s remarks came during the first meeting of the Legislative Committee of the House of Representatives to discuss the community dialogue on the constitutional amendments. “The most important result of the dialogue is that it has changed some ...

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Egyptian female peacekeeper receives UN Medal

An Egyptian female peacekeeper was granted the UN Medal by Force Commander Lieutenant General Elias Rodrigues Martins Filho at a ceremony held by the United Nations Mission in the DR Congo (MONUSCO) at the Force headquarters in Goma, according to an official statement. The Egyptian peacekeeper was honored among 51 personnel from various countries. Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry noted ...

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