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Egyptian banks refuse Syrian, Libyan, Sudanese transfers

Egyptian banks refuse Syrian, Libyan, Sudanese transfers

CAIRO , April 9 (UPI) -- Banks in Egypt have begun refusing to accept financial transfers or recognize invoices from client banks of Egyptian exporters in Sudan, Syria and Libya.
Ed Adamczyk

Mubarak-era minister al-Fiqqi gets jail in Egypt over illegal gains

CAIRO, Feb. 20 (UPI) -- A Cairo court Thursday sentenced Mubarak-era official Anas al-Fiqqi to a year of hard labor after charges of illegal gains through abuse of power.

Russia's defense talks with Egypt part of regional arms drive

CAIRO, Feb. 18 (UPI) -- Russia's discussions with Egypt on a $3 billion arms deal underlines a major drive by Moscow to boost arms sales in the Middle East as it strives to upgrade its once powerful defense industry with a 10-year, $755 billion spending program.

Egyptian military arrests 19 armed members of Muslim Brotherhood

CAIRO, Feb. 15 (UPI) -- Nineteen armed members of the Muslim Brotherhood have been arrested in the town of Ismailia, an Egyptian military spokesman said Saturday.

Egyptian medics angry over flu vaccine shortage

CAIRO, Feb. 8 (UPI) -- Egyptian paramedics said they may refuse to handle cases of suspected bird flu because the government has not given them a flu shot.

More polling stations open to accommodate throng of Egyptian voters

CAIRO, Jan. 14 (UPI) -- More polling stations were opened Tuesday to allow for the number of Egyptians voting on the country's constitution amid reported violence and irregularities.

One dead after technical error causes power plant explosion in Egypt

TALKHA, Egypt, Jan. 8 (UPI) -- An explosion in a power plant in Talkha, Egypt, killed one person and injured dozens more, workers said.
Middle East Christians mark Christmas amid messages of peace, support

Middle East Christians mark Christmas amid messages of peace, support

BETHLEHEM, West Bank, Jan. 7 (UPI) -- World leaders and religious figures offered messages of peace and support as Middle Eastern Christian faiths celebrated Christmas Tuesday.

Bus crash in central Egypt leaves 8 dead, 24 injured

BEBA, Egypt, Jan. 6 (UPI) -- A tour bus crash in central Egypt's Beni Suef governorate left eight people dead, including one Syrian, and 24 others injured, authorities said.

Bomb explodes next to Cairo bus injuring 5

CAIRO, Dec. 26 (UPI) -- Less than a day after the Muslim Brotherhood was labeled a terrorist group, a bomb exploded next to a bus in Cairo Thursday, injuring five, officials said.

Three Egyptian activists sentenced to prison after demonstration

CAIRO, Dec. 22 (UPI) -- Three Egyptian activists were sentenced Sunday for assaulting police and organizing illegal protests, a judicial source told the news website Ahram Online.

Microbus-truck collision in Egypt kills 14, injures 2

MINYA, Egypt, Dec. 19 (UPI) -- A truck and a microbus collided near Minya, Egypt, leaving 14 people dead and two others injured, officials said.

Swiss to take up Egyptian request to seize more Mubarak assets

CAIRO, Dec. 3 (UPI) -- Swiss authorities will consider Egypt's request to seize more assets of deposed President Hosni Mubarak and other regime officials, an Egyptian official says.

Egyptian security forces use tear gas on protesters

CAIRO, Dec. 1 (UPI) -- Security forces used tear gas and batons to disperse supporters of ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi protesting in Tahrir Square, witnesses said.

10 people get prison terms in al-Azhar University food poisonings

CAIRO, Nov. 27 (UPI) -- A court in Cairo sentenced two al-Azhar University employees each to five years in prison in a food poisoning case in which nearly 700 students were sickened.
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