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More people, less water mean rising food imports for Egypt

In the northwest corner of the Nile Delta, Ibrahim Sharaf Al-Dein fires up his diesel-powered pump next to a murky canal only to watch it spew out a yellowish froth. For the past 15 years, antiquated irrigation systems and a gover

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Egypt to destroy illegal buildings along Nile

Egypt will destroy all buildings along the Nile River and its tributaries that were erected illegally, the water and irrigation minister said, seeking to protect canals needed to help grow food. The government will "not be co

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In Egypt, flickers of a new Islamist insurgency

Gunmen who fired rocket-propelled grenades at a police station near Cairo and slit an officer's throat daubed the wall with a warning before they left: "This is the penalty for the oppressors." The masked assailants

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Egypt ‘concerned’ over Nile water row with Ethiopia

Egypt said on Saturday it was highly concerned that Ethiopia had not responded to an invitation to discuss a dispute over a giant dam that Ethiopia plans to build on the river Nile. "Egypt is deeply worried that Ethiopia has

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Ethiopia, Egypt tone down talk of war over Nile dam

Ethiopia and Egypt cooled talk of war on Tuesday and agreed to more dialogue to resolve a row over a giant dam that the Horn of Africa nation is building on the Nile, on which Egyptians depend on for almost all their water. Africa

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Ethiopia ratifies Nile treaty in snub to Egypt

Ethiopia's parliament has unanimously ratified a treaty that strips Egypt of its right to the lion's share of the Nile river waters, raising the political temperature in a dispute between Cairo and Addis Ababa over the construction of a

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Eygpt forces not involved in dam dispute yet

Egypt's armed forces are not yet involved in a dispute with Ethiopia over a giant dam on the Nile, a spokesman for the general staff said, playing down bellicose rhetoric between Cairo and Addis Ababa.

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Mursi warns 'all options open' in Nile row

Egypt does not want war with Ethiopia but will keep "all options open", President Mohamed Mursi said, turning up the heat in a dispute over a giant dam Addis Ababa is building across the Nile.

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Won't give up even a drop of Nile water, vows Egypt

Egypt's foreign minister, vowing not to give up "a single drop of water from the Nile", said he would go to Addis Ababa to discuss a giant dam that Ethiopia has begun building in defiance of Cairo&#

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Egypt demands Ethiopia halt Nile dam, upping stakes

Egypt will demand Ethiopia stop building a dam on one of the main tributaries of the Nile, a senior government aide said, ramping up a confrontation over the project that Egypt fears will affect its main source o

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