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Egypt Arrests Ex-Presidential Candidate Abul Fotouh

Egyptian police arrested on Wednesday a leading government critic and party leader Abdel Moneim Abul Fotouh, security officials said, while prosecutors remanded into custody another leading dissident.

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Egypt Presidential Poll Not 'Free or Fair', Rights Groups Say

Egyptian presidential elections expected to be dominated by President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi next month will be "neither free nor fair", more than a dozen human rights groups said Tuesday.

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Egypt Building Huge Water Treatment Plant amid Supply Concerns

Egypt is building a major water treatment and desalination plant, the president said Monday, as the Nile-dependent nation plans for any fallout from an upstream dam being built by Ethiopia.

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Egypt Presidential Hopeful Says Will Reconsider Election Bid

Former Egyptian premier and presidential hopeful Ahmed Shafiq said on Sunday he was reconsidering his intention to run in the 2018 presidential elections, after relatives said his whereabouts were unknown for around 24 hours.

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Egypt Detains 29 People who Allegedly Spied for Turkey

Egypt's public prosecutor ordered 29 people to be detained for 15 days pending an investigation into accusations they spied for Turkey and joined a "terrorist" group, his office said Wednesday.

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Egypt Criticizes U.S. Decision to Cut Aid

Egypt on Wednesday criticized a U.S. decision to reduce financial aid and withhold some military assistance as a "misjudgment" of strategic ties between the two allies.

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Gulf Foreign Ministers to Discuss Qatar Crisis in Cairo

Egypt will host the foreign ministers of Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain on Wednesday to discuss the crisis with Qatar, Cairo's foreign ministry said. 

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Egyptians Brace for Austere Ramadan after Reforms

Ramadan is a time for daytime fasting and lavish evening feasts, but Egyptians are scaling back preparations for the Muslim holy month this year after austerity measures fueled decades-high inflation.

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Egypt Issues New Life Sentence against Brotherhood Guide

An Egyptian court sentenced the Muslim Brotherhood's supreme guide Mohamed Badie to life in prison for "planning violent attacks" in a retrial on Monday, judicial officials and a lawyer said.

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Court Acquits U.S.-Egyptian in Charity Abuse Case

An Egyptian court on Sunday acquitted a U.S.-Egyptian charity worker accused of human trafficking and sexually abusing children, in a case that drew alarm from Washington and international rights groups.

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