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Price Hikes in Egypt Bite Hard During Holy Month of Ramadan
Price hikes in Egypt are taking much of the joy out of Ramadan, the Muslim holy month when families traditionally break the dawn-to-dusk fast with lavish feasts
Egyptian Court Rejects Transfer of Islands to Saudis
An Egyptian court has struck down an agreement to transfer two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia, delivering a rare rebuke to President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi's government over a decision that sparked the biggest street protests of his two-year rule
Leaving rates alone, Fed sees ultra-slow pace of hikes ahead WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve signaled Wednesday that it foresees an exceedingly slow pace of interest rate hikes — and is in no hurry to resume them. In explaining its decision to keep interest rates unchanged, the Fed expressed
EgyptAir Flight Crash Adds 'Nails in the Coffin' for Egyptian Tourism, Travel Expert Says
The crash of an EgyptAir jet this week is another blow to Egypt's beleaguered tourism industry, which is still recovering from the effects of previous tragedy. Officials have not yet announced what caused the plane's disappearance, but there’s no mystery about the likely economic fallout, observers
Iraqi Parliament Approves Partial Cabinet Change Amid 'Million Man March'
Thousands of Iraqis traveled to Baghdad Tuesday to voice their opposition to government leaders, rallying for an end to political corruption. The "million-man march" was called for by influential Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr ahead of a scheduled parliament session to vote on a new government. Many
Alexander Marquardt is an award-winning foreign correspondent for ABC News, reporting for all ABC News broadcasts and platforms from hotspots and front lines around the world. Based in Jerusalem and then Beirut, Marquardt has spent most of the past several years covering the Middle East's upheaval
Meet Ashton Carter
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES ASH CARTER IS THE GUY: President Obama will announce his intent to nominate Ash Carter as the next Secretary of Defense during an event at the White House today, ABC’s DEVIN DWYER reports. The President will be joined by Secretary...
State Department Spokesperson Caught Criticizing US Talking Points On Egypt's Mubarak
After getting caught criticizing her department’s own talking points on the dropping of charges against former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak , State Department spokesperson Jen Psaki brushed off the “hot mic” moment in an emailed statement to ABC News. “It’s just the latest scientific evidence
Saudi Women Drivers and 4 Other Stories You'll Care About Next Week
By JON WILLIAMS Saudi Arabia is not exactly known for People Power. Activists intend to use President Obama’s visit to Riyadh to focus the world’s attention on the desert kingdom. Women in Saudi Arabia will defy their nation’s de facto ban on them driving by getting...