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Saudi Arabia imposes fines, jail terms for visa lapses

  /  April 15, 2014  /  Business  /  2 Comments

Punishment ranging from fines and jail terms to confiscation of assets and deportation may be imposed, escalating a year-long crackdown on visa irregularities that have been overlooked for decades.

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Ethiopian panel slams environmentalist NGO’s report on dam project

  /  April 12, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

Ethiopian GERD Panel of Experts calls International Rivers Network “paternalistic”, “fanatical” and “proxy for Egypt”

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Fahmy, Ban Ki-moon discuss Egypt peacekeeping role

  /  April 2, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  2 Comments

Egypt has weighed in on several peacekeeping efforts as well as being one of the parties involved in the debate on the Ethiopian Dam.

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No new policy on Ethiopian dam: Foreign ministry

  /  April 1, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  2 Comments

Egypt says no room for concessions on GERD that would harm water security

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Nile discolouration not a public health threat: Ministry of Water Resources

  /  March 23, 2014  /  Business  /  3 Comments

ECESR report contradicts announcements of Minister of Water Resources and Irrigation

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Ethiopia’s GERD to begin producing electricity next year

  /  March 22, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  3 Comments

Two of the dam’s turbines will begin generating power within 18 months, says Ethiopia’s foreign ministry

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Foreign ministry announces official stance on GERD

  /  March 19, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  8 Comments

Egypt seeking agreement to ensure Ethiopia’s developmental needs, interests of Sudan, and Egypt’s water security, says ministry

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Ethiopian Ambassador doubts need for mediator between Egypt and Ethiopia

  /  March 18, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  5 Comments

The two countries did not reach a solution after talks in the Ethiopian capital last month

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S.Sudan civilians reduced to scavengers on swamp islands

  /  February 24, 2014  /  Politics, Region  /  1 Comment

Home to over 50,000 people, it was always considered a safe haven, even during decades of civil war with Sudan that ended in 2005 and led to the birth of South Sudan in 2011.

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Fahmy meets Tanzanian president ahead of Congo visit

  /  February 23, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

Interim foreign minister on tour to Nile Basin Countries of Tanzania and Congo

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We are committed to 1959 Nile water sharing agreement: Egyptian and Sudanese officials

  /  February 21, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  3 Comments

The two downstream countries recently held talks on Nile water in the Sudanese capital

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Ethiopian Airlines hijacker was co-pilot: police

  /  February 17, 2014  /  Politics, Region  /  10 Comments

The man, born in 1983 and an Ethiopian citizen, had contacted Geneva Airport and said “he needed to land to fill the tank. After that he announced the hijacking,” Grandjean said.

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Solution has not been reached in dam talks: Egyptian, Ethiopian water ministries

  /  February 11, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  9 Comments

Egypt says all its proposals were rejected by Ethiopia; the latter says disagreement was over including an international element to a proposed committee

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Ethiopia dam talks to resume Monday

  /  February 9, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  9 Comments

Water and foreign ministry official to discuss “sticking points” in GERD talks

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Renaissance Dam poses threat to Egyptian monuments: Antiquities minister

  /  February 4, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  5 Comments

Sudanese Minister of Foreign Affairs Ali Karty said Tuesday that the GERD would not affect the relationship between his country and Egypt, as Sudan is acting as mediator between Egypt and Ethiopia.

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Ethiopia should build ‘smaller dam’: Minister of Irrigation

  /  February 3, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  5 Comments

Abdul Mutalleb says dam’s current efficiency is less than 30%

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Pressure mounts on South Sudan to end brutal conflict

  /  January 22, 2014  /  Politics, Region  /  1 Comment

Thousands have been killed and half a million civilians forced to flee the fighting between troops loyal to President Salva Kiir and rebels allied to his sacked deputy Riek Machar.

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South Sudan battles rage as conflict enters second month

  /  January 15, 2014  /  Politics, Region  /  No Comments

Some of the 20,000 civilians sheltering in the peacekeeper’s compound had been wounded from stray bullets from heavy machine guns during the intense battle.

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No deal in Nile River trilateral negotiations

  /  January 5, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  3 Comments

Ethiopia’s Water and Energy Minister stresses importance of respecting Egypt’s water needs

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Third round of Renaissance Dam talks commence

  /  January 4, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

Water ministers express optimism for consensus

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South Sudan government, rebels set for ceasefire talks

  /  January 1, 2014  /  Politics, Region  /  No Comments

Fighting erupted in South Sudan 15 December, when President Salva Kiir accused his former deputy Riek Machar of attempting a coup.

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New Ethiopian dam won’t affect Egypt’s water supply: minister

  /  December 29, 2013  /  Egypt, Politics  /  4 Comments

Minister Mohamed Abdel Moteleb says a new dam in Gondar will not affect water flow to Lake Nasser

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Timeframe set to complete study on effects of Ethiopian dam

  /  December 22, 2013  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

The study will be binding for Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan, says Egypt’s irrigation minister

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Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan to form expert committee on Ethiopian Dam

  /  December 15, 2013  /  Egypt, Politics  /  7 Comments

Committee to oversee implementation recommendations of International Committee of Experts

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‘Sticking points’ remain following Ethiopian Dam meeting

  /  December 10, 2013  /  Egypt, Politics  /  5 Comments

Minister “praised the atmosphere” of the talks on the Ethiopian dam

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Tripartite talks continue in Sudan

  /  December 9, 2013  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Minister of Irrigation and Water Resources Mohamed Abdel Moteleb continues meeting with counterparts in Khartoum

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Tripartite meeting of experts over Ethiopia dam

  /  December 8, 2013  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

The talks between experts from Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia come one day before a scheduled ministerial meeting

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Ethiopians back from Saudi recall beatings, robbery, jail

  /  November 17, 2013  /  Politics, Region  /  1 Comment

According to Ethiopian officials, three of their nationals were killed this month in clashes with Saudi police as the clampdown — set in motion after a seven-month amnesty period expired — got under way.

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Egypt to emphasise development cooperation at Africa-Arab Summit

  /  November 17, 2013  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Interim President heads delegation to Kuwait for high-level summit titled “Partners in Investment and Development”

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Ambassador Mona Omar: Egypt lacks a cohesive plan to deal with Africa and Nile basin countries

  /  November 13, 2013  /  interviews  /  2 Comments

Presidential envoy discusses Egypt’s historic right to Nile water and its role in the region

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