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Egypt: Supply minister quits over wheat corruption scandal

Khaled Hanafi. Photo©Amr Abdallah Dalsh/ReutersEgypt's Minister of Supply Khaled Hanafi has resigned amid the highest-profile corruption case since President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi came to power in 2014.

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Egypt: We can't ignore the impact of the regional situation - President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi

Abdel Fattah al-Sisi President, Egypt. Photo©Brendan Smialowski/AP/SIPAWith the strength of political Islam in the region, Egypt's President says democracy and human rights must be balanced against concerns for security.

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Egypt's Sisi versus the civil service

A health worker protests police brutality towards two doctors in a mobilisation on 12 February. Photo©Mohamed el-Raai/Anadolu Agency/AFPPresident Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has faced his first challenge since the new parliament convened, and it comes from his traditional support base.

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Egypt's parliament reconvenes after three years

Photo©ReutersEgypt's parliament comprising 568 elected members has recovered after more than three years and the new legislators are tasked with ratifying over 300 fresh laws.

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Construction: Egypt to build 1 million homes for poor to help ease shortage

File photo©ReutersEgypt plans to build 1 million homes for poorer people at a cost of almost $20 billion over the next five years, the housing minister said, to ease a crunch that has seen slums and unlicensed buildings spread since the 2011 revolt.

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Egypt Country Profile 2015: The strongman vs the economy

altThe government has crushed the Muslim Brotherhood of former President Mohamed Morsi, and President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi remains firmly entrenched in power.

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Oil & Gas: BP agrees to fast-track Egyptian gas field

Photo©ReutersBP has signed a preliminary deal with Egypt to rapidly develop the Atoll offshore gas field that is now expected to produce first gas in 2018, the company said on Thursday.

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Egypt: Fresh blood at central bank to calm currency crisis

Tarek Amer, Egypts new Central Bank governor. Photo©ReutersWhen Egyptian central bank governor Hesham Ramez quit, phones began ringing as bankers congratulated each other on the departure of a man they say refused to change course even as Egypt careered from currency crisis toward trade crisis.

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Egypt tourism industry expects moderate growth in 2015

Photo©ReutersEgypt's tourism industry, hit by years of political upheaval and militant violence, is expected to post moderate growth this year and hopes a global advertising campaign will revive the sector vital for economic recovery, the tourism minister said.

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Egypt: Back to the future

altSisi's anti-Islamist policies hark back to the days of Gamal Abdel Nasser

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Egypt: Business activity falls in July as production drops

Photo©ReutersBusiness activity in Egypt's private sector, excluding oil, shrank in July, with modest declines in output, new orders, and employment, a survey showed on Tuesday.

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Springtime for soldiers

Photo©ReutersThe armed forces are back at the centre of politics. Be they serving professionals, retired generals, jihadists trained in the Sahel or crew-cut wearing South African mercenaries, the men – and a smattering of women – in khaki are calling the shots again.

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North Africa's dream deferred

Photo©PEDRO UGARTE/AFPHow to deal with fat cats – not fatwas – is the real problem facing North African leaders after the revolutions failed to fix old economic problems. The clock is ticking for governments to deliver justice and jobs.

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Egypt's Sanai tribesmen pledge to fight extremists

Photo©ReutersEgypt is prepared to turn to tribal militias to combat a growing number of militant groups including an Islamic State affiliate in the Sinai region.

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Infrastructure: Egypt's $300 billion dream

Compared with Brasilia in Brazil, which was founded in 1960, Canberra in Australia, founded in 1913, and Astana, which became the administrative centre of Kazakhstan in 1997, Egypt's ambitions are on an even larger scale. Its new capital is eventually designed to cover some 700 sq km (435 sq miles), roughly the size of Singapore, contain 1.1 million homes and create 1.75 million jobs.

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Egypt calls for US support against ISIS

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi. Photo©ReutersThe United States has sent its top diplomat to Egypt after Cairo requested military aid and the formation of a regional coalition to fight the terrorist group, Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS).

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Egypt: Cabinet approves investment law

Egyptian Prime Minister Ibrahim Mehleb. Photo©ReutersEgypt's cabinet approved a long-awaited draft law on investment on Wednesday, the prime minister said, aimed at making deals less vulnerable to legal disputes or changes in government, and reducing stifling bureaucracy.

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Evacuating Egyptians and bombing Libya

Photo©ReutersEgypt is evacuating its citizens from Libya as it continues with the bombing of Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) targets in the neighbouring country.

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Egypt takes the lead in war against ISIS

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi ordered  jets to bomb the group in Libya. Photo©ReutersEgypt is prepared to lead the war against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS) militants, and has called on the international community to step up the fight and the terror group.

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Egypt to take action against ISIS in Libya

Al-Sisi’s government has raised alarm that the crisis in neighbouring Libya could spill across the border. Photo©ReutersEgyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has vowed to avenge the killing of his 21 countrymen by the Islamic State (ISIS ) militants.

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