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Coronavirus prompts major pre-emptive Egyptian wheat buying spree

14 Sep 2020

CAIRO/DUBAI Leading global wheat buyer Egypt has raised purchases by almost 40 percent year on year in the first two months of its buying season, with its supply ministry still instructed to keep six months of strategic reserves in response to COVID-19.

Coronavirus prompts major pre-emptive Egyptian wheat buying spree

14 Sep 2020

CAIRO/DUBAI, Sept 14 Leading global wheat buyer Egypt has raised purchases by almost 40 percent year on year in the first two months of its buying season, with its supply ministry still instructed to keep six months of strategic reserves in response to COVID-19.

UPDATE 2-Egypt sets up commodities exchange for wheat, oils, sugar and rice

09 Sep 2020

CAIRO, Sept 9 Egypt on Wednesday announced the formation of a commodities exchange which will initially trade wheat, oils, sugar and rice beginning in the first half of 2021.

Egypt's Sisi wins parliamentary approval for possible Libya intervention

21 Jul 2020

CAIRO Egypt's parliament gave President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi the green light for possible military intervention in Libya by approving the deployment of armed forces abroad to fight "terrorist groups" and "militias".

Egypt's Sisi wins parliamentary approval for possible Libya intervention

21 Jul 2020

CAIRO Egypt's parliament gave President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi the green light for possible military intervention in Libya by approving the deployment of armed forces abroad to fight "terrorist groups" and "militias".

UPDATE 3-Egypt's Sisi wins parliamentary approval for possible Libya intervention

21 Jul 2020

* U.S. says crisis exacerbated by presence of foreign forces (Adds quote, eastern Libyan parliament, details, background)

UPDATE 2-Egypt's Sisi wins parliamentary approval for possible Libya intervention

21 Jul 2020

* U.S. says crisis exacerbated by presence of foreign forces (Adds U.S. and U.N. comment, eastern Libyan official)

Egyptians struggle to return to work even as lockdown lifts

20 Jul 2020

CAIRO Actors at the Sitara theatre had just started their production of "Beauty and the Beast" when the coronavirus pandemic hit Egypt and brought their show to a grinding halt.

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.

Unfazed by coronavirus, Egypt's farmers harvest their wheat

30 Apr 2020

KAFR ZIADA, Egypt Egyptian farmers have begun to harvest their wheat without the coronavirus disruptions hitting other growers globally, and with a plea from President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to sell the government as much of their crop as possible.

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