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UPDATE 2-Egypt has a legitimate right to intervene in Libya, Sisi says

21 Jun 2020

CAIRO, June 20 Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Saturday said his country has a legitimate right to intervene in neighbouring Libya and ordered his army to be ready to carry out any mission outside the country, if necessary.

Egypt to reopen all airports on July 1, aviation minister says

15 Jun 2020

CAIRO Egypt will reopen all its airports for scheduled international traffic on July 1, the civil aviation minister said on Sunday, after suspending regular commercial flights in March because of the coronavirus outbreak.

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

Coronavirus crisis spells trouble for many Egyptian breadwinners

07 Apr 2020

CAIRO Squatting with other day labourers under a bridge in Cairo, 48-year-old Yasser Nagi says he has waited in vain for two weeks for work on a construction site so he can feed his family.

Coronavirus hits Egypt's administrative capital and grand museum

05 Apr 2020

CAIRO Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Saturday postponed‮ ‬moving civil servants to a planned new administrative capital city to 2021 from 2020 due to the coronavirus epidemic, a blow to a flagship project for Sisi that has already faced delays.

Egypt declares two-week curfew to counter coronavirus

25 Mar 2020

CAIRO Egypt has declared a curfew from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. for two weeks from Wednesday to prevent the spread of coronavirus, and those who violate the measure will be punished under emergency laws, the prime minister said.

UPDATE 4-Egypt shuts mosques and churches over coronavirus fears

22 Mar 2020

CAIRO, March 21 Egypt on Saturday ordered mosques and churches to shut their doors to worshippers in an effort to curb the spread of the coronavirus, after calls for the government to follow steps taken by neighbouring countries.

Mideast states must share more information on coronavirus cases - WHO

18 Mar 2020

CAIRO/GENEVA The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday that Middle East states needed urgently to offer more information about coronavirus cases to help bolster the fight against the disease across the region.

Egypt reports first coronavirus fatality as German tourist dies

09 Mar 2020

CAIRO Egypt reported its first fatality from the coronavirus on Sunday, with the Health Ministry saying a 60-year-old German tourist, who had arrived in the country seven days ago and was taken to hospital in the Red Sea resort of Hurghada, had died.

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