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Egypt

Sisi pardons thousands ahead of Eid

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi pardoned 3477 prisoners before the Eid al-Fitr holiday, many of them imprisoned for debt, the interior ministry said.

New Egyptian defence minister

Egypt named a new minister of defence in a cabinet sworn in on Thursday by President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to mark the start of his second term in office.

France helps Egypt detect IEDs

The French military has deployed an engineering detachment to Egypt to help its military detect improvised explosive devices (IEDs).

Egypt arrests leave few vocal critics of Sisi

A smiling Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi appeared on state television last month to pardon more than 330 prisoners, saying it was an act of clemency ahead of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan. This week, he pardoned another 712.

Differences to be settled over Nile mega-dam

Ethiopian and Egyptian leaders vowed to iron out their differences over a dam Addis Ababa is building on the Nile River that Cairo fears threatens its water supplies.

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