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Egypt Arrests 75 in Connection With Recent Attacks

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Egypt’s Interior Ministry on Thursday announced its first arrests in connection with a series of attacks on businesses and utilities over the past several months. New and little-known groups with names like the Popular Resistance Movement and Revolutionary Punishment that … read more

Elections: Addressing voter apathy with cigarettes

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Egyptian tobacco firms expect to generate LE150 million in extra sales during the upcoming parliamentary election campaign, an industry insider has said. Parliamentary candidates traditionally provide drinks, cigarettes and sheesha to people who attend election rallies and speeches, according to … read more

Blasts bring down electricity pylons in al-Sharqiya

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Four electricity pylons collapsed following several blasts in Egypt’s al-Sharqiya governorate, north-east of Cairo, the state owned MENA news agency reported Thursday. No casualties were reported, but power outages hit some areas supplied by these units. Unknown assailants planted improvised … read more

Egypt ranked worst place to be an expat

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This year’s iteration of HSBC’s annual ranking of the best places to live as an expat, published Wednesday, ranked 34 countries on a host of indicators, such as salaries earned, the expat’s quality of life and an expat family’s ability … read more