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Sisi decree widens scope of security crackdown

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi has signed off on an anti-terrorism law that gives authorities more sweeping powers to ban groups on charges ranging from harming national unity to disrupting public order. The move, announc

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Sisi warns of response as IS kills 21 Egyptians in Libya

Islamic State released a video on Sunday that appeared to show the beheadings of 21 Egyptian Christians in Libya and President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi warned that his country would respond to the deaths as it saw fit. Speaking on nat

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Russia backs new Egyptian investment fund

The Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) will support the creation of an Egyptian investment fund as part of an agreement with the Egyptian Ministry of Investment to bolster cooperation between the two countries. The agreement wa

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Sisi reassures Gulf leaders after alleged audio leaks

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi called the leaders of Gulf states to reassure them of strong Egyptian-Gulf ties after a leaked audio recording that purports to show him and senior aides being derisive of their rich Gulf donors.

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Nestle plans to invest $138 million in Egypt

Swiss food giant Nestle plans to invest about EGP1 billion ($137.93 million) in Egypt in the next few years and believes economic reforms could deliver results, its regional CEO said on Monday. Political and economic instability t

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Egypt to build 4,300 MW solar, wind plants: Sisi

Egypt aims to build solar and wind power plants in the next three years with combined capacity of 4,300 megawatts (MW), Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi told an energy conference in Abu Dhabi. The plan is part of Egypt'

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Kuwait investments in Egypt hit $2.8bn

Kuwaiti investments in Egypt reached $2.8 billion, while commercial trade between the two countries increased 32 per cent in the first three quarters of 2014, a Wam report said. The news agency quoted Head of the Trade Representat

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Qatar and Egypt officials discuss reconciliation

Egyptian and Qatari intelligence officials met in Cairo to discuss a possible reconciliation as part of Saudi efforts to broker an end to the 18-month standoff over Doha's support of the Muslim Brotherhood, security sources said.

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Sisi meets Qatari envoy, signalling possible detente

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi met a special envoy of the Emir of Qatar on Saturday, the latest step in a Saudi-brokered effort to repair relations, regional news agencies reported. Ties between Cairo and Doha deteriorate

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Egypt receives 10 Apache helicopters from US

Egypt received 10 Apache helicopters from the US in the past week, security sources said on Saturday, a sign of easing tensions between the long-time allies confronting Islamist extremism across the region. The United States origi

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