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Egypt and U.S resume ties on progressive conditions

Washington wants new President Al-Sisi to build a more inclusive government. Photo©ReutersThe United States has resumed its bilateral ties with Egypt following early signs of progressive policies by the North African country's new President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.

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Egypt could tap global bond market after political transition -finmin

Egypt's finance minister Hany Kadry Dimian. Egypt does not exclude tapping global bond markets to raise cash but is unlikely to do so before its election cycle is over, finance minister Hany Kadry Dimian said on Friday.

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Is the Muslim Brotherhood being persecuted in Egypt?

In Egypt, since the ousting of President Mohamed Morsi on 3 July 2013, protests have been violently suppressed and many thousands put in jail. Supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood say they are being victimized.

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Egypt: Two contrasting candidates vie for the presidency

Abdel Fattah al-Sisi (L) Hamdeen Sabahi (R). Photo©ReutersThe Egyptian presidency will be contested by two contrasting candidates- former army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and former parliamentarian Hamdeen Sabahi.

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New refinery promises some relief to Egypt fuel crisis

Construction of Egypt's largest oil refinery, with capacity to produce half the volume of diesel currently being imported, is expected to begin next week, the project leader said.

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Egypt unveils $4.9 bln stimulus package to prop up struggling economy

Egypt's interim government unveiled its second stimulus package on Monday, which will inject 33.9 billion Egyptian pounds into the economy, with most of that money coming from aid pledged by the United Arab Emirates.

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Egypt: Military may turn to Russia for aid and alliance

Egypt’s military is the largest in the Arab world and has worked closely with Washington for decades. Photo©ReutersEgypt has threatened to go it alone on foreign policy issues effectively disregarding its tradition allies - the United States or Israel – after Washington cut military aid.

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The future of political Islam

Mamadou Diouf, Director, Institute of African Studies, Columbia University, United StatesEgypt needs a period of transition in which a shared civic culture can flourish to help resolve its conflicts.

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Egypt: U.S. to carry on with operation Bright Star in Egypt

Egyptian Military/Photo©ReutersThe United States plans to hold a major military exercise in Egypt despite the ongoing tension between supporters of ousted President Mohamed Morsi and those of the new rulers.

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Egyptian revolutionaries return to Tahir Square

Protesters at Tahrir Square in Cairo July 1, 2013 demand  Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi's resignation/Photo©ReutersEgypt President Mohamed Morsi is struggling to retain power in the face of a brooding people's revolution against his administration with the military threatening to take over.

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Egypt: Will Morsi's apples turn into Mubarak's oranges?

Egyptian president, Mohamed Morsi/Photo/ReutersOne surreal aspect of living under a dictatorship is the parallel universe it creates.

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