Egypt

Farming Without Soil Seen as Solution in Land Without Water

By Seham El Oraby CAIRO, Dec 14 –  Growing lettuce in the desert is not most people’s idea of how to make a success of farming, but Amr Bassiouny believes he is on to something. The 30-year-old chief executive of Egyptian Hydrofarms says he is growing salad greens at his farm on the outskirts of

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Saudi Sends Egypt Condolences Over Church Bomb Despite Syria Strain

DOHA, Dec 12 – Saudi Arabia’s King Salman sent condolences to Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Monday after a church bombing in Cairo, a supportive gesture amid reports of tensions between the Arab states over Syria’s war. A bombing at Cairo’s largest Coptic cathedral on Sunday killed at least 25 people in an attack

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Sisi Says Suicide Bomber Behind Church Attack in Egypt

By Amina Ismail and Lin Noueihed CAIRO, Dec 12 – Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said on Monday a suicide bomber carried out the attack that killed 24 people at Cairo’s Coptic cathedral, the deadliest on the Christian minority in years. Speaking at a state funeral for the victims, Sisi said four people had been

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Egypt Mourns Victims of Church Bombing, Angry Survivors say Security Lax

By Amina Ismail CAIRO, Dec 12  – Mourners packed an Egyptian church on Monday for the funeral of 24 people killed in a bomb attack at Cairo’s Coptic cathedral and angry survivors said police had failed to protect the Christian minority. Tearful relatives gathered at the Virgin Mary and St Athanasius Church in Cairo where

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Cairo Church Bombing Kills 25, Raises Fears Among Christians

By Ahmed Mohammed Hassan and Ali Abdelaty CAIRO, Dec 12 – A bombing at Cairo’s largest Coptic cathedral killed at least 25 people and wounded 49, many of them women and children attending Sunday mass, in the deadliest attack on Egypt’s Christian minority in years. The attack comes as President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi fights battles

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Egypt Denies Rift with Saudi, Drift Toward Iran

MANAMA, Dec 10 – Egypt’s Foreign Minister Sameh Shukri on Saturday hailed a “special relationship” with Saudi Arabia, denying reports that the two powerful Arab nations had fallen out after Egypt expressed support for the Russian intervention in Syria. Egypt voted in favour of a Russian-backed U.N. resolution on Syria in October that excluded calls

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Egypt Security Forces Hit by Two Bombings in a Single Day

By Giles Elgood CAIRO, Dec 9 – Egyptian security forces were hit by two roadside bombings in a single day on Friday that killed six policemen and wounded six in Cairo and the north of the country, security sources and officials said. The attacks come as the government of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi faces an

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Six Police Officers Killed by Cairo Bomb Blast

CAIRO, Dec 9 – Six policemen were killed and three injured on Friday when a bomb exploded at a security checkpoint in Cairo, security sources said. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack in Al Haram street leading to the Pyramids, in which four civilians were also hurt. The policemen were either

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Egypt Inflation Hits Eight-Year Highs After Currency Float

By Lin Noueihed and Ehab Farouk CAIRO, Dec 8 – Egypt‘s headline inflation surged to an eight-year high of 19.4 percent in November, propelled by a steep currency depreciation since the central bank dramatically floated the pound and hiked fuel prices last month. Prices in the most populous Arab country were likely to keep rising

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