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Egypt’s inflation climbs again to reach highest level since 2017
Egypt’s annual urban inflation rose in March to its highest level in six years, mostly on the back of soaring food prices linked to the decline in the value of the local currency, data from the country's statistics agency CAPMAS showed on Monday.
El-Sisi meets MbS as Egypt’s economic woes deepen
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi has met Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in the Red Sea city of Jeddah. The visit came as Cairo tries to navigate through an acute financial crisis.
Egypt president warns of ‘very difficult’ times as inflation rises
Egypt continues to battle surging inflation amid a dramatic slide of its currency and price hikes, the country’s statistics bureau has reported. President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi described the situation as “very difficult”, urging people to trust his administration.
4 killed, many wounded in attack on police station in Suez Canal city
At least four people have been killed and 12 others wounded in an attack on a police checkpoint in the Suez Canal city of Ismailia, according to Egyptian officials and medical sources.
Funerals held in Cairo as Egyptians mourn 41 killed in church fire
Funerals have been held in two churches in the Egyptian capital Cairo for 41 victims of a fire that ripped through a Coptic Christian church during mass, forcing worshippers to jump out of windows.
Egyptian political prisoner dies after ‘denial of medical care’
Egyptian businessperson Ahmed Shaheen has died in custody due to medical negligence, a rights group told Middle East Eye on Saturday.
US cancels military aid for Egypt over rights concerns
The US has announced that it is canceling $130 million in military aid to Egypt over human rights concerns. The move comes just days after Washingto approved a $2.5 billion arms sale to Cairo.
Tel Aviv, Cairo agree to bolster presence of Egyptian forces on Gaza border
Israeli and Egyptian military officials have agreed to increase the security presence of the Egyptian forces in the Rafah area, bordering the Gaza Strip, according to the Israeli sources.
Mursi Remembered as Egypt’s Only Democratically-Elected Leader
Mohamed Mursi, the first and last elected president of Egypt, came to power through popular elections, but was not lucky enough to retain the position and was sacked in a coup, imprisoned for years, and finally died in court at the age of 68.
Former Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi Dies in Court
Former president of Egypt Mohamed Mursi has died at age 67 in court, state television reported on Monday.
Egypt’s Grand Mufti Bans Purchase of Facebook Likes!
Egypt's Grand Mufti, in yet another bizarre fatwa, has announced that selling Facebook likes is officially haram, for it entails deceiving others into believing your posts/products are more popular than they actually are.
Yemeni Ex-President Urges Egypt to Leave Saudi-led Coalition
Former Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh has called on Egypt to immediately leave a Saudi-led coalition that has been launching airstrikes against the innocent people of Yemen in the past couple of years.
Iran FM Blasts “Cowardly” Mosque Attack in Egypt
Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has strongly denounced Friday’s deadly mosque attack in Egypt.
Egypt’s Sisi Turns Down Saudi Call to Boycott Hezbollah
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi has rejected Saudi Arabia’s call to impose sanctions on Lebanon’s Resistance Movement Hezbollah.
Arab Rulers’ Academic Degrees, Majors at a Glance
With only a few days to the end of the academic year in most countries, we have taken a glance at the academic degrees Arab rulers hold, their level of education and field of study.
Saudi Arabia, Egypt, UAE, Bahrain Sever Ties with Qatar
Saudi Arabia and three of its major Arab allies cut their ties with Qatar and expelled its citizens on Monday, accusing it of supporting terrorism and trying to destabilize the Middle East.
Egypt, Bahrain Join Saudi Arabia, UAE in Blocking Qatari Media
A media war seems to have broken out between Qatar and major Arab countries in the Middle East after the state-run Qatari news agency published pro-Iran remarks attributed to the Emir of Qatar.
500kg Egyptian Loses Half Her Weight after Surgery in India
The “world’s heaviest woman”, a 500-kg Egyptian, has lost half her weight in the two months she’s been in India for treatment, doctors said.
“ISIS Seeks to Trigger Sectarian Strife in Egypt”
A top Iranian parliamentarian says the ISIS terrorist group seeks to incite sedition and sectarian conflicts in Egypt.
Iran Condemns Deadly Attacks on Egypt Churches
Iran’s Foreign Ministry strongly condemned terrorist attacks on two churches in Egypt that killed and wounded dozens of people on Sunday.
11 Killed in Second Egyptian Church Bombing
Egyptian health ministry announced at least 11 people were killed in an Alexandria church bombing on Sunday, hours after a blast killed 25 worshippers in another church in Egypt.
Blast in Egyptian Church Leaves 30 Dead, Dozens Injured
At least 30 people were killed in an explosion at a Coptic Church in the city of Tanta in northern Egypt, sources say.
‘Qatar, Turkey Silent on Trump’s Anti-Brotherhood Bill’
A political commentator says Doha and Ankara have sealed their lips in the face of Washington’s move against Muslim Brotherhood and this is noticeable as the two are its main backers.
Egypt Sentences 10 People to Death over Football Riot
Ten people have been sentenced to death in Egypt for their part in the deaths of more than 70 people at a match between al-Masry and Al Ahly in 2012.
Tel Aviv Quietly Withdraws Ambassador from Cairo
The Israeli regime has quietly withdrawn its ambassador from Egypt several weeks ago amid fears about his safety.
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