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How politics and unrest are changing religious life in Egypt – Deseret News


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How politics and unrest are changing religious life in Egypt
Deseret News
Mosques have long been central to political dialogue in Egypt, where, the Pew Research Center reports, 95 percent of the population is Muslim and 75 percent identify religion as a “very important” part of their lives. But over the past three years, a
Egypt courts sentence 110 in absentia over protests and 'riots'Middle East Eye
Egypt court jails 68 pro-Morsi protestersAljazeera.com
Egypt jails 111 opponents for protest, violence chargeswww.worldbulletin.net
Arutz Sheva
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Posted on 1 October 2014 | 3:47 pm

Egypt’s Qalaa Holding eyes $560 million capital boost -sources – Reuters Africa


Egypt's Qalaa Holding eyes $560 million capital boost -sources
Reuters Africa
By Lin Noueihed. CAIRO (Reuters) – Egypt's Qalaa Holding is considering a share issue worth some 4 billion pounds ($560 million) as part of efforts to tighten control of its core investments and end years of losses, sources with knowledge of the deal said.
Egypt's Qalaa Holdings eyes '$560 million capital boost'Al-Arabiya

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Posted on 1 October 2014 | 1:26 pm

Who Cares About Oil? Egypt Has Its Sights on Renewable Energy – Motley Fool


Motley Fool

Who Cares About Oil? Egypt Has Its Sights on Renewable Energy
Motley Fool
Despite its reputation for oil production, the Middle East is actually putting billions of dollars into solar energy production, arguably its most abundant resource. The latest company to throw its hat in the ring is Egypt, which is planning to auction

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Posted on 1 October 2014 | 1:23 pm

Dana Gas Signs Deal To Recover $280m Owed By Egypt – Gulf Business News


Gulf Business News

Dana Gas Signs Deal To Recover $280m Owed By Egypt
Gulf Business News
Dana Gas has signed a revised deal with Egypt that will help it to recover most of the $280 million it is owed by the government for exploration and production assets in the country, the United Arab Emirates energy company said. Political turmoil and
Dana Gas in deal to recover $280m owed by EgyptEmirates 24/7
UAE's Dana Gas wins gas exploration deals in EgyptAl-Arabiya
MIDEAST STOCKS-Abu Dhabi's Dana Gas may gain on new Egypt dealReuters Africa

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Posted on 1 October 2014 | 10:23 am

Freed From Prison After Hunger Strike, Reporter Leaves Egypt – NPR


Freed From Prison After Hunger Strike, Reporter Leaves Egypt
NPR
Al Jazeera reporter Abdullah Elshamy staged a hunger strike for 147 days in prison and was eventually force fed. He tells Steve Inskeep he was tortured but was never charged with any crimes. Share. Facebook; Twitter. Google+. Email. Comment …

Posted on 1 October 2014 | 9:04 am

Two container ships collide on Egypt’s Suez Canal – euronews


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Two container ships collide on Egypt's Suez Canal
euronews
Two container ships collided at the northern end of Egypt's Suez Canal on Monday September 29, delaying traffic through a vital global trade route, shipping sources said. The German-flagged MV Colombo Express and the Singaporean flagged MV Maersk …
Moment two massive ships collideNEWS.com.au
Massive Container Ships Collide in Egypt's Suez CanalEgyptian Streets
Two ships collide in Egypt's Suez CanalAhram Online
Descrier -Slate Magazine (blog)
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Posted on 1 October 2014 | 5:55 am

Egypt offers military training to Libya, cites Islamic State threat – Reuters


Reuters

Egypt offers military training to Libya, cites Islamic State threat
Reuters
Egypt is trying to reassert its regional authority on its own terms while also winning back the U.S. military aid suspended after Cairo cracked down on the Islamist Muslim Brotherhood. Egyptian military officials and representatives of pro-government
Egypt offers military training to Libya, cites ISIS threatNews24
Egypt offers military training to Libyagulfnews.com

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Posted on 1 October 2014 | 5:23 am

Egypt’s Sisi delivers economic reforms but hurdles remain – Al-Arabiya


Al-Arabiya

Egypt's Sisi delivers economic reforms but hurdles remain
Al-Arabiya
In his first 100 days in office, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has made a fast start on economic reform: slashing costly fuel subsidies, raising taxes and devising infrastructure projects to secure long-term revenues and ease unemployment
Egypt's hopes of ending international criticism unrealistic: TurkeyDaily News Egypt
Turkey hits back at Egypt amid diplomatic rowAhram Online
Egypt President Gives Army Control of Arms ImportsABC News
Arutz Sheva
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Posted on 30 September 2014 | 5:39 pm

Eni Looks Past Uncertainty in Egypt – Forbes


Eni Looks Past Uncertainty in Egypt
Forbes
As Cairo continues its push towards reviving Egypt's energy sector and moving towards some much needed sector security, a few international firms are looking past the country's uncertainty and expanding their footprint in the region. This past week

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Posted on 29 September 2014 | 12:15 am

INTERVIEW -Egypt to invest $14.5 bln in petchems, refining over 5 years – Reuters UK


Ventures Africa

INTERVIEW -Egypt to invest $14.5 bln in petchems, refining over 5 years
Reuters UK
CAIRO, Sept 28 (Reuters) – Egypt plans to invest $14.5 billion in developing its refining and petrochemicals sectors over the next five years, its oil minister said, as part of efforts to overcome an energy crisis that has led to near-daily power cuts
Egypt to start exporting petrochemicals to EuropeThe Africa Report
New Petrochemical Plant Will Save Egypt $500mVentures Africa

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Posted on 28 September 2014 | 4:21 pm

Egypt – Yahoo News Search Results

Egypt finance minister: FY 2013/14 deficit was 252 billion Egyptian pounds

Egypt's finance minister said on Wednesday the total budget deficit for the fiscal year that ended in June was 252 billion Egyptian pounds ($35.2 billion), accounting for 12.5 to 12.6 percent of GDP, state news agency MENA reported. Hany Dimian told a news conference that the government had targeted the deficit falling to just 9 percent of GDP, "but it rose (due) to the lack of implementation of …

Posted on 1 October 2014 | 3:04 pm

Egypt's FIHC buys 12,000 tonnes sunflower oil in tender

ABU DHABI/HAMBURG (Reuters) – Egypt's state-owned Food Industries Holding Company (FIHC) has bought 12,000 tonnes of sunflower oil in a tender, traders said on Wednesday. The oil was purchased from ADM at $829 a tonne, cost and freight, the traders said, for arrival Oct. 25 to Nov. 15. Traders had told Reuters ADM was the only firm to make an offer, adding that a delay in the payment of letters …

Posted on 1 October 2014 | 2:34 pm

Egypt's Qalaa Holding eyes $560 million capital boost -sources

By Lin Noueihed CAIRO (Reuters) – Egypt's Qalaa Holding is considering a share issue worth some 4 billion pounds ($560 million) as part of efforts to tighten control of its core investments and end years of losses, sources with knowledge of the deal said. The non-cash transaction would involve exchanging shares in the holding company for larger stakes in the firms in which Qalaa has invested. If …

Posted on 1 October 2014 | 1:20 pm

Egypt offers military training to Libya, cites Islamic State threat

CAIRO (Reuters) – Egypt has offered to train pro-government forces battling rival armed groups in Libya, stepping up efforts to eradicate what it says is a threat to its own stability from the anarchy engulfing its neighbor. The offer was the latest sign of intervention by competing Arab powers in Libya – a haven for Islamist militants and close to becoming a failed state – while Western …

Posted on 1 October 2014 | 5:21 am

Dana Gas signs deal to recover $280 mln owed by Egypt

DUBAI (Reuters) – Dana Gas has signed a revised deal with Egypt that will help it to recover most of the $280 million it is owed by the government for exploration and production assets in the country, the United Arab Emirates energy company said. Political turmoil and violence since the 2011 revolt that ousted Egyptian leader Hosni Mubarak has hit the economy hard and Egypt has struggled to pay …

Posted on 30 September 2014 | 2:20 pm

Egypt's Sisi delivers economic reforms but hurdles remain

By Stephen Kalin CAIRO (Reuters) – In his first 100 days in office, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has made a fast start on economic reform: slashing costly fuel subsidies, raising taxes and devising infrastructure projects to secure long-term revenues and ease unemployment. Those are moves that have long been sought by foreign investors. But winning their full confidence will require …

Posted on 30 September 2014 | 1:51 pm

Egypt aims to pay $2 bln to $3 bln of debt to oil firms by end of 2014 -minister

CAIRO (Reuters) – Egypt aims to pay back $2 billion to $3 billion it owes to oil and gas companies by the end of the year, the oil minister said on Tuesday, as the government tries to spur new investment to boost supplies. The Arab world's most populous country faces its worst energy crisis in decades. Debt owed to energy companies in Egypt totalled $5.9 billion in May, the latest official …

Posted on 30 September 2014 | 12:39 pm

Egypt's top refinery hopes expansion will revive exports

By Ehab Farouk and Abdel Rahman Adel ALEXANDRIA Egypt (Reuters) – Egypt's largest oil refinery hopes a planned expansion will allow it to export after years of production being diverted to the domestic market, the company's chairman said in an interview at the Midor refinery. Mohamed Abdel Aziz said the refinery would increase capacity to 160,000 barrels per day by end-2017 from 100,000 barrels …

Posted on 30 September 2014 | 7:00 am

Egypt, Libya plunge in Africa governance index

London (AFP) – Egypt and Libya plunged in an annual ranking of good governance in Africa released Monday whose publishers also warned the raging Ebola epidemic will have a political fallout for the already fragile countries affected.

Posted on 29 September 2014 | 5:01 pm

New factory could allow Egypt to start exporting petrochemicals to Europe

By Ehab Farouk ALEXANDRIA Egypt (Reuters) – A new state-owned ethylene factory due to start production in Alexandria next year could save Egypt about $500 million on annual imports and allow it to begin exporting petrochemicals to Western Europe and Africa, its chairman said. …

Posted on 29 September 2014 | 7:59 am

Egypt news

Watch: container ships collide on Suez Canal

Video shows the moment that two container ships collide at the mouth of the Suez Canal in Egypt on Monday






Posted on 30 September 2014 | 9:31 am

Egypt court postpones Hosni Mubarak verdict

An Egyptian court postpones the verdict in the murder retrial of deposed president Hosni Mubarak to November






Posted on 27 September 2014 | 10:24 am

Abdullah Elshamy: ‘Freedom can’t be compromised’

Al-Jazeera journalist Abdullah Elshamy, released from Egypt’s most notorious jail in June, tells the Telegraph about his ordeal






Posted on 25 September 2014 | 6:21 am

Egypt postpones trial of American hunger-striker in ‘critical’ condition

Ohio State University graduate held for 13 months without charge found unconscious in his cell, bleeding from the mouth






Posted on 23 September 2014 | 1:56 pm

Government donation to Muslim Charities Forum denounced as "madness"

An £18,000 grant to a charity coalition with alleged ties to terrorist organisations has been branded “completely counter-intuitive” by an interfaith group






Posted on 23 September 2014 | 5:00 am

Britain to curb Muslim Brotherhood operations in London

Exclusive: Britain set to curtail Muslim Brotherhood activities and block activists coming to London after report finds ties with armed groups and extremists in Middle East and elsewhere






Posted on 14 September 2014 | 7:00 pm

Egypt issues stamps to mark new Suez Canal – but uses pictures of Panama Canal

The multi-billion pound scheme to widen the canal was announced last month, but officials have suffered a series of false starts






Posted on 13 September 2014 | 11:52 am

10 Arab states join the US in battle against Isil

Saudi Arabia among 10 Arab states which agree to join Barack Obama’s “international coalition” against Isil, after ministers hold talks with John Kerry






Posted on 11 September 2014 | 8:05 pm

Egypt to try Morsi for giving Qatar security papers

No date yet set for new trial for Egypt’s deposed president Mohamed Morsi, suspected of providing sensitive documents to Qatar during his single year of turbulent rule.






Posted on 6 September 2014 | 11:40 am

Breaking the taboo: ‘I reported from conflict zones and got post-traumatic stress disorder’

The beheadings of Steven Sotloff and James Foley by Islamic State prompts foreign correspondent Nadine Marroushi to open up about something reporters working in war zones rarely talk about: their mental health






Posted on 4 September 2014 | 12:23 pm