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Challenge and hope: analysing Egypt's loan from the IMF

Egypt is to get an International Monetary Fund bailout loan, but can it bring down public debt, control inflation and protect the country's poor?

Egypt is to get an International Monetary Fund bailout loan, but can it bring down public debt, control inflation and protect the country's poor?

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Gunmen kill eight police officers outside Cairo

Eight policemen have been shot dead near Cairo, Egypt’s Interior Ministry announced on Sunday. It said a vehicle carrying the victims, in civilian

Eight policemen have been shot dead near Cairo, Egypt’s Interior Ministry announced on Sunday. It said a vehicle carrying the victims, in civilian

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Tear gas used to disperse protests in Cairo

Tear gas used to disperse protests in Cairo Thousands call for president to go al-Sissi calls for stability What is happening? Egyptian security

Tear gas used to disperse protests in Cairo Thousands call for president to go al-Sissi calls for stability What is happening? Egyptian security

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Hollande raises issue of human rights in Egypt

French President Francois Hollande has raised the issue of human rights on his visit to Egypt. The French leader is in the country to witness the

French President Francois Hollande has raised the issue of human rights on his visit to Egypt. The French leader is in the country to witness the

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Protests in Cairo over Egypt-Saudi Tiran and Sanafir island deal

Thousands in the Egyptian capital Cairo have protested President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi decision to hand over two islands to Saudi Arabia. Sisi’s

Thousands in the Egyptian capital Cairo have protested President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi decision to hand over two islands to Saudi Arabia. Sisi’s

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Egypt: 5 years on from revolution - how much has changed?

Egypt is marking five years since the uprising that toppled longtime ruler Hosni Mubarak. On the eve of the anniversary, Egyptian President

Egypt is marking five years since the uprising that toppled longtime ruler Hosni Mubarak. On the eve of the anniversary, Egyptian President

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Cameron and Al-Sisi talk tourism in Downing Street discussions

The Sinai plane crash appears to have dominated controversial talks between British Prime Minister David Cameron and Egyptian President Abdel Fattah

The Sinai plane crash appears to have dominated controversial talks between British Prime Minister David Cameron and Egyptian President Abdel Fattah

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Egypt's al-Sisi faces street protests on London visit

Egypt’s ruler and key British regional ally President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi visits Britain today, and protesters have been out in force in London to

Egypt’s ruler and key British regional ally President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi visits Britain today, and protesters have been out in force in London to

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Egypt President: air crash investigation 'might take months'

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has said that it is far too early to hypothesize about the cause of Saturday’s air crash in the Sinai

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has said that it is far too early to hypothesize about the cause of Saturday’s air crash in the Sinai

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Egypt votes in parliamentary poll set to strengthen President Sisi

A milestone in the road-map to democracy. That is how Egypt’s long-awaited parliamentary election, which began on Sunday, is being presented. But

A milestone in the road-map to democracy. That is how Egypt’s long-awaited parliamentary election, which began on Sunday, is being presented. But

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Sherif Ismail heads new Egypt government

Egypt has a new government one month ahead of a general election with Sherif Ismail as its prime minister. President al-Sisi has kept the former

Egypt has a new government one month ahead of a general election with Sherif Ismail as its prime minister. President al-Sisi has kept the former

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Egypt's government resigns as Ismail asked to form new cabinet

Egyptians are bewildered at the sudden resignation of the government and prime minister with a general election looming in October. President Abdel

Egyptians are bewildered at the sudden resignation of the government and prime minister with a general election looming in October. President Abdel

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Egypt announces October date for parliamentary election

The date of Egypt’s long-awaited parliamentary election has been announced by the country’s election commission. Voting will take place on October 18

The date of Egypt’s long-awaited parliamentary election has been announced by the country’s election commission. Voting will take place on October 18

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Russia to increase wheat supplies to Egypt, says Putin

Russian President Vladimir Putin says his country is to increase wheat supplies to Egypt. The announcement was made during a visit to Moscow by

Russian President Vladimir Putin says his country is to increase wheat supplies to Egypt. The announcement was made during a visit to Moscow by

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Fears for press freedom as Egypt's al-Sisi hardens anti-terror laws

Egypt has strengthened its already formidable anti-terrorism arsenal with a new law to counter an Islamist insurgency. It has prompted fears that the

Egypt has strengthened its already formidable anti-terrorism arsenal with a new law to counter an Islamist insurgency. It has prompted fears that the

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Egypt opens Suez Canal in lavish ceremony

Egypt has opened a major expansion to the Suez Canal to much fanfare. The project is being trumpeted as the basis of an economic turnaround for the

Egypt has opened a major expansion to the Suez Canal to much fanfare. The project is being trumpeted as the basis of an economic turnaround for the

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Egyptian president unveils pet Suez Canal project

It is a pet project that comes with a cool price tag of nearly eight billion euros. A second Suez Canal has been a top priority for Egyptian

It is a pet project that comes with a cool price tag of nearly eight billion euros. A second Suez Canal has been a top priority for Egyptian

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Orbán and al-Sisi talk stability as Egypt's leader visits Hungary

The importance of stability was the message the leaders of Egypt and Hungary wanted to convey as President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi visited Budapest. He

The importance of stability was the message the leaders of Egypt and Hungary wanted to convey as President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi visited Budapest. He

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Putin blames West for Ukraine crisis during trade visit to Egypt

Russian President Vladimir Putin has blamed the US and the European Union for what he called their “expansionist policies” for the crisis in Ukraine

Russian President Vladimir Putin has blamed the US and the European Union for what he called their “expansionist policies” for the crisis in Ukraine

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Hollande calls on Sisi to continue 'democratic transition' in Egypt

French President François Hollande has called for Egypt to continue what he called its “democratic transition process” as he welcomed President Abdel

French President François Hollande has called for Egypt to continue what he called its “democratic transition process” as he welcomed President Abdel

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Libya set to dominate visit of Egypt's Sisi to Paris

The Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has arrived in France for a two-day visit which looks set to be dominated by security issues concerning

The Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has arrived in France for a two-day visit which looks set to be dominated by security issues concerning

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Egypt's president says deadly attack was 'foreign funded'

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said a deadly assault on an army checkpoint in the Sinai Peninsula was a “foreign funded operation.” The

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said a deadly assault on an army checkpoint in the Sinai Peninsula was a “foreign funded operation.” The

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Egypt, one year after Mursi's removal, few signs of revolution

One year ago, there were demonstrations in Egypt bigger than any in its modern history — even bigger than in the Arab Spring uprising of 2011 that

One year ago, there were demonstrations in Egypt bigger than any in its modern history — even bigger than in the Arab Spring uprising of 2011 that

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Mursi one year on: torture claims suggest sharp drop in human rights

Torture and deaths in police custody point to a sharp decline in Egypt’s human rights since Mohamed Mursi’s oustting as president, it’s been

Torture and deaths in police custody point to a sharp decline in Egypt’s human rights since Mohamed Mursi’s oustting as president, it’s been