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Egypt's Military to Form Pharmaceutical Company

The Egyptian government has given the military the go-ahead to establish a pharmaceuticals company in a market hit by shortages and a dollar crunch that has driven up prices.

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Egypt Court Upholds Ruling Barring Islands Transfer to Saudi Arabia

Egypt's High Administrative Court upheld on Monday a ruling voiding a government agreement to hand over two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia in a deal that sparked protests.

The government had appealed against a lower court ruling in June that found the controversial border demarcation agreement was illegal.

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Egypt Inflation Quickens to Highest Level in Years

Egypt's annual inflation rate rose to 24.3 percent in December, official figures showed on Tuesday, two months after the government floated the pound sparking the biggest price hikes in years.

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With Tourists Scarce, Egypt Struggles to Maintain Heritage

With a shaky economy following years of unrest and a huge drop in tourists, Egypt is struggling to preserve its fabled archaeological heritage. 

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Egypt Targets 5% Economic Growth by Mid-2018

Egypt targets a five percent economic growth rate in the year to June 2018, the finance ministry said Sunday as the government seeks to revive an economy battered by political turmoil.

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At Least 25 Dead in Blast at Cairo Church

A bomb blast tore through a church near Cairo's Coptic cathedral during a service Sunday, killing at least 25 people in the deadliest attack in recent memory on Egypt's Christian minority.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the bombing but Coptic Christians, who make up about 10 percent of Egypt's population, have been previously targeted in jihadist attacks.

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Egypt Says International Organs Trade Network Arrested

Egyptian authorities announced Tuesday the arrest of 25 members of an international network allegedly trafficking in human organs, including university professors and doctors.

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Egypt Hikes Tariffs on Imported Goods

Egypt is raising tariffs on some imported goods to up to 60 percent following a decree by President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, the finance ministry said Sunday.

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Al-Sisi Pardons 82 Jailed 'Youths'

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Thursday pardoned 82 "youths" including a prominent advocate of Islamic reform, following calls to free prisoners swept up in a crackdown, his spokesman said.

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Egypt Morsi Trial Judge Escapes Car Bombing

An Egyptian judge in one of the trials of ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi escaped unharmed when a car bomb exploded in Cairo on Friday, police officials said.

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