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IMF Approves Release of $1.67 Billion in Aid to Egypt

The board of the International Monetary Fund on Friday approved the release of a second tranche of aid valued at $1.67 billion for Egypt, saying public debt and Covid-19 threatened its economic recovery.

In June, the board approved a one-year, $5.2 billion financing package for Egypt. With the latest disbursement, more than $3.6 billion will have been released.

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HRW Accuses Egypt of 'Collective Punishment' of Inmates

Human Rights Watch accused Egypt Thursday of imposing punitive conditions on hundreds of inmates at one of its most notorious prisons in collective punishment for a foiled September escape attempt.

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IS Steps up Sinai Fight with Bombs in Civilian Homes

Residents of Egypt's restive North Sinai region ran for their lives when an Islamic State group affiliate occupied their villages. Now, they are returning to find their homes booby-trapped.

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Arab Spring: The First Smartphone Revolution

Social media and smartphones briefly gave youthful Arab Spring protesters a technological edge that helped topple ageing dictatorships a decade ago as their revolutionary spirit went viral.

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Egypt Starts Voting in First Stage of Parliament Elections

Polling stations opened Saturday in Egypt for parliamentary elections in which there was little doubt of a sweeping victory for supporters of hardline President Abdel Fattah al-Sissi.

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Egypt under Sisi

Egypt, which holds first round legislative elections at the weekend, has been ruled with an iron fist by Abdel Fattah al-Sisi since 2014.

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Egypt Releases Detained Journalist amid Outcry

Egypt's prosecutor-general has ordered the release of a journalist days after she was arrested in the country's south, amid outcry from international press freedom advocates.

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Egypt Arrests Reporter after Protest Coverage, Employer Says

Egyptian police have arrested a journalist who had been covering a crackdown in the aftermath of small-scale protests near the southern city of Luxor, her employer and lawyer said.

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Egypt Tries Plasma Treatment to Fight Pandemic

Mohamed Fathi, an Egyptian man who has recovered from Covid-19, winced as he watched tubes running down his arm to donate blood plasma, but insisted: "if I can help just one person, that's a very good thing".

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Egypt Arrests Top Muslim Brotherhood Leader

Egypt on Friday arrested a top leader of the Muslim Brotherhood, the latest swept up by Cairo's long-running crackdown against the outlawed Islamist group, the interior ministry said.

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