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Egypt reserves at record high of over $36bn

Egypt's foreign reserves reached $36.036bn in July, a record high, which the prime minister described as "good news" as it shows that the economy is recovering, the central bank said on Tuesday. The bank announced the increase in a brief…

State of emergency extended in Egypt after roadside explosion

Egypt's parliament on Tuesday approved an extension of a nationwide state of emergency until the end of September as a police officer and two conscripts were killed by a roadside bomb in the Sinai where Egypt faces an Islamist insurgency.…

Egypt extends state of emergency

Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi extended a state of emergency declared after twin church bombings in April by jihadists, in a decree issued in the official gazette on Thursday. The renewed three-month state of emergency will start on…

Gunmen kill 3 Egypt policemen in Cairo gun attack

Unidentified gunmen attacked an Egyptian police convoy near the main ring road around Cairo, killing three officers and wounding five others, the interior ministry said early on Tuesday. "Armed elements riding in two vehicles approached a…

Pope Francis visits Egypt as ‘pilgrim of peace’

Pope Francis flies to Egypt Friday for a visit aimed at fostering reconciliation with the Muslim world against the backdrop of recent jihadist attacks on the Middle East's biggest Christian community. The 80-year-old pontiff is due in…