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Egypt increases fuel prices, as part of austerity measures

Jun. 16, 2018 2:33 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt announced Saturday steep increases in fuel and cooking gas prices as part of the country's economic reforms and austerity measures designed to overhaul the country's ailing economy. The new prices went into effect Saturday morning, the Ministry of Oil said in a statement. Prices for...

Egypt's president replaces defense, interior ministers

Jun. 14, 2018 10:09 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's president swore in a new Cabinet on Thursday after replacing his defense and interior ministers, a high-level security shake-up that comes as the country is struggling to combat an Islamic State affiliate in the Sinai Peninsula. El-Sissi tapped Lt. Gen. Mohamed Ahmed Zaki, the head of...

Egypt defends austerity measures amid fears of unrest

Jun. 13, 2018 12:16 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi on Tuesday defended austerity measures aimed at reviving the economy, amid fears of public anger that may have motivated the arrests of activists and bloggers in recent weeks. The government recently raised the price of electricity and tap water as part...

Egypt's opposition says assailants trashed their party

Jun. 6, 2018 6:52 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian opposition figures said Wednesday that assailants attacked a Ramadan party they hosted in Cairo, pelting them with plates and water bottles while chanting "long live Egypt!" the slogan of supporters of President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi. The outdoor iftar, a feast marking the end of the...

Egypt's el-Sissi begins 2nd term amid crackdown on dissent

Jun. 2, 2018 8:43 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi was sworn in for a second four-year term on Saturday after being re-elected in a vote earlier this year in which he faced no serious challengers El-Sissi took the oath of office before parliament amid tight security across much of Cairo. Police sealed...

Egypt's central bank says mounting foreign debt at $82.9bn

May. 31, 2018 12:11 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's foreign debts reached around $82.9 billion, for the period ending December 2017, rising by 4.9 percent compared to six months earlier, the Central Bank of Egypt revealed in a report on Wednesday. The CBE, however, maintains that the foreign debt to gross domestic product ratio is...

Egypt in rare unity over love for Salah, loathing for Ramos

May. 27, 2018 2:27 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — A heartbroken Egypt shared a rare moment of unity on Sunday: An outpouring of sympathy and love for Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah, and loathing for Real Madrid's Sergio Ramos. The defender was accused by many Egyptian fans in the soccer-crazy nation of deliberately injuring Salah in the...

Egyptian prosecutors order activist held for 15 days

May. 24, 2018 1:36 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian prosecutors say they have ordered a prominent activist and blogger known for criticizing the government detained for 15 days pending an investigation, the latest episode in Egypt's media crackdown. The Supreme State Security Prosecution said Thursday that Wael Abbas is suspected of...

Egypt detains activist blogger amid new wave of arrests

May. 23, 2018 4:37 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian activist and blogger known for documenting police abuse was detained Wednesday, security officials said in the latest in a new wave of arrests following elections earlier this year. Wael Abbas was taken from his home in a Cairo suburb on accusations that include disseminating false...

Sudan protests Egyptian serial about terrorists

May. 20, 2018 7:07 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Sudan has summoned Egypt's ambassador to complain about a TV series that it says portrays Egyptian terrorists living in the neighboring country. Sudan's Foreign Ministry said in a statement late Saturday that the Ramadan serial, titled "Abu Omar al-Masry," is "insulting to Egyptians living in...