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Egypt set to unveil bronze statue of Sheikh Zayed
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Egypt set to unveil bronze statue of Sheikh Zayed

Monday, 31 August 2015 12:14 PM

Weighing six tonnes and measuring 7.25 metres in height, the statue will be erected at the entrance to Sheikh Zayed City in Cairo

Egypt to hold parliamentary election starting Oct 18-19
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Egypt to hold parliamentary election starting Oct 18-19

Monday, 31 August 2015 11:51 AM

The first phase of voting was due to begin in March but the election was delayed

Egypt summons UK ambassador over criticism of Al Jazeera trial
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Egypt summons UK ambassador over criticism of Al Jazeera trial

Sunday, 30 August 2015 2:33 PM

The case has stoked an international outcry and raised questions over Egypt's stated commitment to democracy

Focus: The Amal Clooney Cairo courtroom circus
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Focus: The Amal Clooney Cairo courtroom circus

Sunday, 30 August 2015 1:06 PM

Would you have paid as much attention to the story of three Al Jazeera journalists jailed in Egypt if one of their lawyer’s had not been married to a Hollywood actor?

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Algeria to cut spending by 9% next year over oil price slump
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Algeria to cut spending by 9% next year over oil price slump

Sunday, 30 August 2015 12:41 PM

Gov't had already announced a cut of 1.3% cut in this year's budget

French journalists probed on suspicion of blackmailing Moroccan king
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French journalists probed on suspicion of blackmailing Moroccan king

Sunday, 30 August 2015 10:38 AM

Reporters allegedly asked for $3.4m or they would publish a critical book about King Mohammed

US 'deeply disappointed' by Egyptian court sentence against Al Jazeera journalists
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US 'deeply disappointed' by Egyptian court sentence against Al Jazeera journalists

Sunday, 30 August 2015 9:49 AM

Journalists were sentenced to three years in prison for operating without a press license and broadcasting material harmful to Egypt

Egyptian court sentences 3 Al Jazeera journalists to prison
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Egyptian court sentences 3 Al Jazeera journalists to prison

Saturday, 29 August 2015 5:30 PM

Journalists working for Qatar-based TV network handed jail terms for broadcasting material harmful to Egypt

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Mediterranean refugee and migrant numbers pass 300,000 in 2015
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Mediterranean refugee and migrant numbers pass 300,000 in 2015

Friday, 28 August 2015 2:08 PM

More than 2,500 people have died making the crossing this year, says UN refugee agency UNHCR

DP World eyes major expansion in Iran, Africa, Latin America
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DP World eyes major expansion in Iran, Africa, Latin America

Thursday, 27 August 2015 1:48 PM

Ports company is in talks with Senegal over the location of a new free zone in the African state

Moroccan king endorses business jet event
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Moroccan king endorses business jet event

Thursday, 27 August 2015 12:42 PM

MEBAA will display 25 aircrafts and 50 exhibitors

Rescuers save 3,000 migrants in Mediterranean, 55 dead
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Rescuers save 3,000 migrants in Mediterranean, 55 dead

Thursday, 27 August 2015 12:13 PM

Tens of thousands of people, mainly from Africa and the Middle East, have put to sea this year in the hope of reaching Europe

Focus: How Tunisia's hotels are fighting back
Travel & Hospitality»

Focus: How Tunisia's hotels are fighting back

Thursday, 27 August 2015 10:49 AM

Hoteliers in the North African state are looking to Algerians and domestic travellers to fill the Euro-gap caused by the recent shootings.

Private equity firm Abraaj closes second North Africa fund at $375m
Banking & Finance»

Private equity firm Abraaj closes second North Africa fund at $375m

Monday, 24 August 2015 10:21 AM

The fund will target well-managed, mid-market businesses in the core geographies of Algeria, Egypt, Morocco and Tunisia

East Libyan state oil firm wants to discuss contracts with oil majors at Dubai conference
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East Libyan state oil firm wants to discuss contracts with oil majors at Dubai conference

Sunday, 23 August 2015 7:33 PM

Move is a fresh attempt by Libya's internationally recognised government to control state oil firm NOC

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