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Prime Minister Ibrahim Mehleb announced today that savings from planned natural gas price increases would be used to fund efforts to connect households to the country’s gas grid.

At the end of May, natural gas prices for residential...

Winter Palace, Luxor

For a local getaway, you may want to consider Luxor. It’s getting hotter, and spring may just be the perfect time to sit back and enjoy the pool at one of Luxor’s fabulous hotels — the modern Hilton or historically acclaimed Sofitel Winter...

Nasser

The spectre of Gamal Abdel Nasser is haunting Egypt’s upcoming presidential election. The election has set up a contest between two candidates who both, in different ways, claim Nasser’s legacy.

The prohibitive favorite, former...

Egyptian currency

This week sees the World Bank's Spring Meeting on tax talks, a conference on how to boost Egypt’s ranking on the World Bank’s 'Doing Business' report, and a World Bank loan granted for micro and small enterprises (MSEs) for US$300 million....

Families celebrate Sham al-Nessim at Al-Azhar Park in Cairo

Copts attend Easter mass at Saint Samaan's Church in Moqattam over the holiday weekend and families picnic at Al-Azhar Park to celebrate Sham el-Nessim, the holiday that marks the beginning of spring.

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