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Here's why Egypt's Nile River is in danger - USA TODAY Fri, 29 Sep 2017 15:24:09 GMT

USA TODAY

Here's why Egypt's Nile River is in danger
USA TODAY
CAIRO — About 2,500 years ago, the Greek historian Herodotus called Egypt the “Gift of the Nile." Today, Egyptians say their ancient ancestors would have done anything to protect their indispensable Nile River, and so should they. But overdevelopment ...


Egypt detains Nubians during a peaceful, singing protest - PRI Fri, 29 Sep 2017 20:24:49 GMT

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Egypt detains Nubians during a peaceful, singing protest
PRI
The activists are Nubians, members of a mostly black African indigenous minority who were forced from their homeland of Nubia in southern Egypt decades ago. They are not waiting quietly. Egyptian authorities arrested 24 Nubian protesters who took to ...


'Scary Mother' Takes Top Nod at Egypt's Inaugural El Gouna Fest - Variety Fri, 29 Sep 2017 22:07:22 GMT

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'Scary Mother' Takes Top Nod at Egypt's Inaugural El Gouna Fest
Variety
ROME – The first edition of Egypt's ambitious El Gouna Film Festival wrapped Friday with psychological thriller “Scary Mother,” by Georgian first-time director Ana Urushadze, taking the Golden Star, the fest's top feature film competition prize. The ...

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Egypt Cracks Down, Again - Foreign Policy (blog) Thu, 28 Sep 2017 13:27:16 GMT

Foreign Policy (blog)

Egypt Cracks Down, Again
Foreign Policy (blog)
Seven men were arrested Monday for allegedly raising a rainbow flag at a concert featuring the Lebanese band Mashrou' Leila, whose lead singer is openly gay. Though homosexuality is not explicitly criminalized in Egypt, they were detained for ...

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Family must wait for answers over Egypt Air crash victim's death - WalesOnline Fri, 29 Sep 2017 16:08:22 GMT

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Family must wait for answers over Egypt Air crash victim's death
WalesOnline
The geologist, who has a brother living in Swansea, was on his way to work in Egypt just two weeks after the birth of his second child from his French wife, Aurelie. In a pre-inquest review held in Llanelli Town Hall today (Friday) Carmarthenshire ...

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Egypt's Shia come out of hiding - The Economist Thu, 28 Sep 2017 15:18:49 GMT

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Egypt's Shia come out of hiding
The Economist
SINCE the dawn of Islam, Shias have been trying to penetrate Egypt. Ali, the Prophet Muhammad's son-in-law and the first imam of Shia Islam, sent a loyal follower to govern the area. But no sooner had he arrived than he was captured by Sunni opponents, ...


Egypt destroys convoy of suspected traffickers - News24 Fri, 29 Sep 2017 06:13:00 GMT

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Egypt destroys convoy of suspected traffickers
News24
Cairo - The Egyptian air force said on Thursday that it had destroyed a convoy of 10 all-terrain vehicles in the country's western desert suspected of smuggling weapons from Libya. The raid was carried out on the basis of information that "criminal ...
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Egypt, Mother of Nations but not of all Egyptians - The New Arab Fri, 29 Sep 2017 16:07:50 GMT

The New Arab

Egypt, Mother of Nations but not of all Egyptians
The New Arab
The media's portrayal of the pride flag as a sign of the demise of all that is Egyptian about Egypt was sardonic in more ways than one. Not only did it completely ignore the fact that this was not the first time the flag saw the Egyptian sun - there ...


Egypt's foreign debt up 42 pct to $79 bln - Al-Arabiya Fri, 29 Sep 2017 16:47:00 GMT

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Egypt's foreign debt up 42 pct to $79 bln
Al-Arabiya
Egypt's foreign debt rose to $79 billion in the 2016-17 fiscal year which ended in June, up 42 percent from 2015-16, the central bank said. The cash-strapped country has been borrowing from abroad to fund its budget deficit and boost its balance of ...

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Egypt: IMF - Completing Economic Reforms Necessary for Restoring Investor Confidence in Egypt - AllAfrica.com Fri, 29 Sep 2017 15:24:29 GMT

Egypt: IMF - Completing Economic Reforms Necessary for Restoring Investor Confidence in Egypt
AllAfrica.com
IMF mission chief for Egypt Subir Lall said Thursday 28/09/2017 that completing the economic reforms in Egypt was necessary for restoring the investor confidence. "Resolute implementation of the policy package under the program was seen as essential to ...

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