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Down but not out, Haftar still looms over Libya peace process

24 Sep 2020

CAIRO His assault on Libya's capital has collapsed. Foreign powers have tried to sideline him. But military commander Khalifa Haftar still sits astride oil terminals, with enough fire power and political sway to thwart any plans for peace.

Libya's NOC says output to rise as it seeks to revive oil industry

22 Sep 2020

LONDON/CAIRO Libya's National Oil Company said it expected oil production to rise to 260,000 barrels per day (bpd) next week, as the OPEC member looks to revive its oil industry, crippled by a blockade since January.

Cairo's Tahrir Square gets a contested makeover

10 Aug 2020

CAIRO Egypt's government has revamped Tahrir Square, dotting the space occupied nearly a decade ago by throngs of anti-regime protesters with Pharaonic monuments and private security guards.

Fears at Nile's convergence in Sudan that new dam will sap river’s strength

09 Jul 2020

KHARTOUM At an open-air, riverbank factory where the Blue Nile and White Nile meet in Sudan, Mohamed Ahmed al Ameen and his colleagues mould thousands of bricks every day from mud deposited by summer floods.

Clock ticks on push to resolve Egypt-Ethiopia row over giant Nile dam

26 Jun 2020

CAIRO Egypt is counting on international pressure to unlock a deal it sees as crucial to protecting its scarce water supplies from the Nile river before the expected start-up of a giant dam upstream in Ethiopia in July.

Clock ticks on push to resolve Egypt-Ethiopia row over giant Nile dam

26 Jun 2020

CAIRO Egypt is counting on international pressure to unlock a deal it sees as crucial to protecting its scarce water supplies from the Nile river before the expected start-up of a giant dam upstream in Ethiopia in July.

Clock ticks on push to resolve Egypt-Ethiopia row over giant Nile dam

26 Jun 2020

CAIRO, June 26 Egypt is counting on international pressure to unlock a deal it sees as crucial to protecting its scarce water supplies from the Nile river before the expected start-up of a giant dam upstream in Ethiopia in July.

Egypt offers new Libya plan as Haftar offensive collapses

07 Jun 2020

CAIRO Libya's internationally recognised government attempted new advances on Saturday against the forces of retreating eastern commander Khalifa Haftar, who stood by in Cairo as his ally, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, proposed a ceasefire.

Egypt presses on with new capital in the desert amid virus outbreak

13 May 2020

CAIRO While Egypt's economy has stumbled due to the coronavirus outbreak, construction at a new capital taking shape east of Cairo is continuing at full throttle after a short pause to adjust working practices, officials say. | Video

IMF approves $2.77 billion in emergency pandemic aid for Egypt

11 May 2020

WASHINGTON/CAIRO The International Monetary Fund on Monday said its executive board approved $2.77 billion in emergency financing to help Egypt grapple with the new coronavirus pandemic that has brought tourism to a standstill and triggered major capital flight.

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