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  • EBRD loans Egypt USD 341 mln to upgrade oil, gas infrastructure

    Date: 2016-02-04 14:46:06 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:77 - ID:4250073

    LONDON, Feb 4 (MENA) – The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) will give Egypt a loan of USD 341 million facility to Sonker company, EBRD official website said on Thursday. As part of a consortium, the EBRD is extending a USd ....

  • Egyptian agricultural exports increase to $ 2 bln - diplomat

    Date: 2016-02-04 14:29:15 GMT - Germany - World - SN:76 - ID:4249561

    BERLIN, Feb 4 (MENA) - The Egyptian agricultural exports increased to $ 2 billion, said Egypt's Ambassador here Badr Abdel Atti. The most important exports include citrus fruits (grapes, pomegranate and strawberry constitute 39 percent of it) ....

  • IRO re-settle Egypt's Syrian refugees in Canada

    Date: 2016-02-04 14:01:21 GMT - Egypt - World - SN:71 - ID:4249413

    CAIRO, Feb 4 (MENA) – The International Refugee Organization (IRO) and its partners, in cooperation with the Government of Canada, started operations to re-settle a number of Syrian refugees in Egypt in Canada. A statement by the UN media center ....

  • Kremlin refuses to release name of Russian military adviser killed in Syria

    Date: 2016-02-04 12:30:40 GMT - Russia - World - SN:52 - ID:4249097

    MOSCOW, Feb 4 (MENA) – The Kremlin does not give the name of the Russian military adviser killed in Syria, Tass quoted Russian presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov as saying on Thursday. "No, [we do not give] his name, the Defense Ministry has ....

  • Libyan rivals locked in political battle to form unity government capable of defending Daesh -- Paper

    Date: 2016-02-04 10:39:07 GMT - USA - World - SN:35 - ID:4247757

    WASHINGTON, Feb 4 (MENA) – Two Libyan rival factions that have spent years fighting for control of Libya are now locked in a political battle to form a unity government capable of defending their country and its oil industry against escalating ....

  • Shell confirms 10,000 job cuts amid steep profits fall

    Date: 2016-02-04 09:43:57 GMT - Netherlands - World - SN:27 - ID:4247393

    AMSTERDAM, Feb 4 (MENA) - Royal Dutch Shell has confirmed it is cutting 10,000 jobs amid its steepest fall in annual profits for 13 years, according to the BBC. It made $1.8bn (£1.23bn) for the fourth quarter of the year, compared with a $4.2bn ....

  • US urges Russia to focus air strikes in Syria on Daesh

    Date: 2016-02-04 07:18:16 GMT - USA - World - SN:12 - ID:4246669

    WASHINGTON, Feb 4 (MENA) – Russian air strikes around the Syrian city of Aleppo have almost exclusively targeted opponents of the Syrian president rather than Daesh militants, and were partly responsible for Wednesday's pause in peace talks, the ....

  • Julian Assange 'will surrender' if UN rules against him

    Date: 2016-02-04 06:37:23 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:10 - ID:4246653

    LONDON, Feb 4 (MENA) - Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has said he will turn himself over to UK police on Friday if a UN panel rules he has not been unlawfully detained, the BBC reported. He took refuge in the Ecuadorian embassy in west London ....

  • Egypt important partner to Germany, says German minister

    Date: 2016-02-03 22:54:18 GMT - Germany - World - SN:130 - ID:4246153

    BERLIN, Feb 3 (MENA) – Egypt is an important partner to Germany, German Agriculture Minister Christian Schmidt said Wednesday. Speaking to MENA, Schmidt said naming Egypt a guest of honor in the German exhibition Fruit Logistica 2016 reflects ....

  • Irish parliament dissolved; election to take place on Feb. 26

    Date: 2016-02-03 21:48:32 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:122 - ID:4245921

    LONDON, Feb 3 (MENA) - Ireland’s prime minister Enda Kenny has announced that the Republic’s general election will take place on the last Friday of this month, and vowed that he will not allow the Irish economy’s fragile recovery to turn into ....

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