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Mubarak faces house arrest when released

Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak is to be put under house arrest following a court order to release him in a corruption case, officials say. The prime minister’s office said the measure would be taken “in the context of the…

IMF team arrive in Cairo for talks on $4.8 bln loan

A delegation from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has arrived in Egypt for talks on a 4.8 billion dollars loan. The loan is to ease an economic crisis in the most populous Arab country, state news agency MENA said on Wednesday.…

Cairo airport to shut partially

Cairo’s international airport will be partly closed at night due to fewer incoming flights and to save energy, reports said on Monday, highlighting the economic crisis sweeping Egypt. Two runways will be closed for four hours starting…

Egypt Football Association HQ set ablaze

CAIRO (AFP) – The headquarters of the Egyptian Football Association were set ablaze on Saturday, minutes after a police officers’ club was torched following sentencing over a deadly football riot last year. Firefighters were working to…