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Calls in Egypt for online security against social media attacks

The editor-in-chief of al-Dustour newspaper, Mohamed el-Baz, has called for Egyptians to take action online to defend the state against attacks on social media. On the Dec. 13 “Akher Al-Nahar” show on Al-Nahar, Baz said that as the 10th anniversary of the January 25 Revolution approaches, supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood are criticizing the revolution and …

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UAE warns Turkey about meddling in Libya

The United Arab Emirates minister of state for foreign affairs said on Saturday that Turkey should stop interfering in Arab affairs, criticising comments on Libya made by Turkey’s defence minister. Turkish media had reported the Turkish minister making remarks critical of the UAE’s actions over Libya. The UAE, alongside Egypt …

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Erdogan warns Egypt not to interfere in Libya

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan denounced Egypt and the United Arab Emirates on Friday for supporting forces based in eastern Libya, after Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi met Libyan tribesmen who called for Cairo to intervene in the civil war. Turkey has been providing military aid to the Tripoli-based government in …

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IMF preparing next billion dollar loan to Egypt

The International Monetary Fund on Friday said it had reached a staff-level agreement with Egypt for a one-year, $5.2 billion standby loan to help the North African country grapple with the novel coronavirus pandemic and its economic fallout. The agreement, which must be finalized by the Fund’s executive board, would …

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Egypt’s first ex-president, Mubarak, passes away

Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak – ousted by the military in 2011 – has died in Cairo at the age of 91. Mubarak spent three decades in office before a popular uprising swept Egypt. He was found guilty of complicity in the killing of protesters during the revolution. That conviction …

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Anti-torture conference planned for Egypt

Human rights activists on Thursday criticized a United Nations decision to hold a conference in Cairo on torture with an Egyptian state organization. “It’s illogical for a country where torture is systematic to host a conference on torture,” said Mohamed Zaree of the non-government Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies. …

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Egypt planning major overhaul of VAT law

Egypt will form a committee to amend its value-added tax law, Finance Minister Mohamed Maait told reporters on Monday, without specifying what the changes may be. The VAT law is part of a reform program that formed the basis of a $12 billion, three-year loan agreed with the International Monetary …

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