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EU sees first Arab summit as response to Russia, China

European and Arab leaders on Sunday opened their first summit in a bid to bolster cooperation as EU President Donald Tusk said neighbours “should not leave it to powers far from our region”, alluding to China and Russia. Host Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi painted a “bleak” picture for a region hit by wars and […]
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Egypt army: 7 Sinai jihadists killed, 15 soldiers dead or wounded

Egypt’s army said Saturday seven suspected jihadists were “eliminated” and 15 soldiers killed or wounded in an attack in the Sinai Peninsula, where troops are fighting the Islamic State group.
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As Kagame steps down, Egypt takes helm at African Union

Rwandan President Paul Kagame, who led an active, reformist tenure as African Union chair, on Sunday passes the baton to Egypt, seen as more likely to focus on security issues than expanding the powers of the body.
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Sudan’s Bashir visits Egypt to meet Sisi

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Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir arrived Sunday in Cairo for talks with his Egyptian counterpart Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, airport sources said, as deadly protests rock his country. Bashir’s visit to Cairo is his second trip abroad since the demonstrations erupted in Sudan last month against worsening economic hardships before mushrooming into calls for an end to […]
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Egypt’s Sisi to inaugurate Coptic cathedral after bomb blast

Egypt’s president will inaugurate the country’s biggest cathedral on Coptic Christmas Eve Sunday, a day after a deadly bomb blast near a church in a country where jihadists have repeatedly targeted Christians.
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Egypt arrests economist after critical book

Egyptian police on Sunday arrested economist Abdel Khalek Farouk after the publication of his book critically analysing the country’s economic and social crises, a lawyer said. Farouk announced last week that the security forces had confiscated copies of his latest book entitled “Is Egypt Really a Poor Country?”. “He was officially arrested and will be […] …

Egypt president approves law clamping down on social media

Egypt president approves law clamping down on social media

Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has ratified a law granting authorities the right to monitor social media users in the country as part of tightening internet controls, the official gazette said Saturday. Approved by parliament in July, the state’s Supreme Council for Media Regulations will have the power to place people with more than 5,000 […] …

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