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Egypt's president raises minimum monthly wage to around $172

Jan. 18, 2022 12:05 PM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt’s president on Tuesday raised the minimum monthly wage to about $172, a move meant to ease the burdens of Egyptians hurt by painful austerity measures in recent years. President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi announced in a statement that the minimum monthly wage in the...

German arms exports hit record after big sales to Egypt

Jan. 18, 2022 08:08 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's arms exports reached record levels in 2021, largely due to significant sales of maritime and air defense weapons to Egypt, officials said Tuesday. Preliminary figures released by the Economy Ministry show Germany exported arms worth 9.35 billion euros...

ِEgypt arrests wanted man after plane's emergency landing

Jan. 15, 2022 15:59 PM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian authorities announced on Saturday the arrest of a prominent member of a U.S.-designated terrorist group. According to government media, the suspect was detained after a Turkey-bound flight from Sudan that he was on made an emergency landing in Egypt. The...

Egypt president urges Sudanese to talk, denies backing coup

Jan. 12, 2022 20:49 PM EST

SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt (AP) — Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi on Wednesday urged rival factions in Sudan to engage in talks to move forward in their transition to democracy after a coup toppled the civilian-led government. The Oct. 25 military takeover has upended...

Egypt leader criticizes Europe’s handling of migrant crisis

Jan. 11, 2022 14:03 PM EST

SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt (AP) — Egypt’s leader on Tuesday criticized Europe’s handling of the migration crisis and its refusal to receive refugees arriving at its borders, saying his own country has taken in millions of people who left their home countries. President Abdel Fattah...

Expelled Egyptian-Palestinian activist arrives in Paris

Jan. 08, 2022 12:55 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — Egyptian-Palestinian human rights activist Ramy Shaath arrived in Paris and reunited with his wife on Saturday, after Egyptian authorities released him from prison and deported him. An overjoyed Shaath, the son of a prominent Palestinian politician, walked out of the...

US man charged with secretly aiding Egyptian interests

Jan. 06, 2022 17:03 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A New York man has been arrested on charges that he worked as a secret and unregistered agent of the Egyptian government, including by sharing information with American law enforcement officials about political opponents of President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi, the Justice Department...

Defiant in war and isolation, Hamas plays long game in Gaza

Dec. 20, 2021 08:06 AM EST

RAFAH, Gaza Strip (AP) — Each month, hundreds of trucks heavy with fuel, cement and other goods cross a plowed no man’s land between Egypt and the Gaza Strip — and Hamas becomes stronger. Hamas collects tens of millions of dollars a month in taxes and customs at the crossing in...

Israeli foreign minister in Cairo to strengthen ties

Dec. 09, 2021 09:33 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Israel's foreign minister arrived in Cairo on Thursday on a diplomatic visit aimed at strengthening ties and shoring up a tenuous cease-fire between Israel and Gaza's militant Hamas rulers. Foreign Minister Yair Lapid met with Egypt's president, Abdel Fattah el-Sissi,...

Top buyer Egypt shops around at its international arms fair

Dec. 02, 2021 13:04 PM EST

Egypt on Thursday concluded its second international weapons fair, as one of the Middle East’s largest armies looks to grow its arsenal while moving away from U.S. suppliers. The four-day expo featuring hundreds of exhibitors comes as the country climbs the ranks of...