Egypt

Egypt`s Beltone Financial to launch $1 billion fixed income fund: CEO

Egypt`s Beltone Financial to launch $1 billion fixed income fund: CEO

Published 14/08/2017

Egypt's Beltone Financial will launch a $1 billion investment fund in fixed income instruments in September, its chief executive officer told Reuters on Monday. [more…]

Egyptian artist creates portraits out of burnt tobacco

Egyptian artist creates portraits out of burnt tobacco

Published 13/08/2017

In a small studio littered with empty cigarette packets in Egypt's second city, Alexandria, Abdelrahman al-Habrouk sits hunched over a sheet of paper making portraits with tobacco. [more…]

Exclusive: Arab bloc won`t discriminate against U.S. firms in Qatar rift – sources

Exclusive: Arab bloc won`t discriminate against U.S. firms in Qatar rift – sources

Published 13/08/2017

Four Arab countries that imposed sanctions on Qatar have told the United States that U.S. companies doing business with them would not be punished for also working with Doha, four sources with knowledge of the matter said. [more…]

Turkish troops hold exercises in Qatar

Turkish troops hold exercises in Qatar

Published 07/08/2017

Qatar held joint military exercises with Turkish troops on Monday, Qatari media reported, showcasing their strategic alliance two months into a boycott by Arab neighbors which accuse Doha of supporting terrorism. [more…]

Egyptian liver delicacy on the table at operating room themed restaurant

Egyptian liver delicacy on the table at operating room themed restaurant

Published 03/08/2017

Dressed in blue surgical scrubs and gloves, kitchen staff at the Egyptian restaurant D.Kebda prepare grilled beef-liver sandwiches behind a glass pane as the customers tuck in. [more…]

UAE minister denies any hacking of Qatar

UAE minister denies any hacking of Qatar

Published 17/07/2017

Minister of State for Foreign Affairs for the United Arab Emirates, Anwar Gargash, speaks at an event at Chatham House in London, Britain July 17, 2017.

The United Arab Emirates was not responsible for an alleged hack of Qatari websites which helped spark a month-long diplomatic rift with Doha, the UAE's minister of state for foreign affairs said on Monday.

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Doha Festival City says still talking with banks on loan amendment

Doha Festival City says still talking with banks on loan amendment

Published 17/07/2017

The logo of Doha Festival City mall is seen in Doha, Qatar, July 13, 2017.

Qatari shopping mall operator Doha Festival City said it remained in discussions with banks to amend a $1 billion loan after bankers said a refinancing of the facility had been put on hold because of Qatar's diplomatic crisis.

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Vodafone Qatar says access to network hit by technical issues

Vodafone Qatar says access to network hit by technical issues

Published 17/07/2017

Vodafone Qatar, an affiliate of Vodafone Group, said on Monday that access to its network was being affected by technical issues.

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MidEast ride-hailing firm Careem buys stake in Egyptian transport start-up

MidEast ride-hailing firm Careem buys stake in Egyptian transport start-up

Published 17/07/2017

A Saudi woman shows the Careem app on her mobile phone in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, January 2, 2017.

Ride-hailing firm Careem, a Middle East rival to Uber Technologies Inc, has bought a minority stake in a three-month-old Egyptian start-up that connects commuters with private buses in Cairo.

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Jimmy Carter recovers from dehydration scare in Canada

Jimmy Carter recovers from dehydration scare in Canada

Published 15/07/2017

REFILE - CORRECTING SPELLING OF ROSALYNN CARTER Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and his wife Rosalynn Carter at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights during a closing ceremony for a Habitat for Humanity project in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, July 14, 2017.

Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter, appearing fully recovered from dehydration suffered while helping to build a home for charity in Canada, was released from an overnight hospital stay on Friday and addressed the project's closing ceremony.

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