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World - Region
4/9/2022 11:04:22 AM
Saudi Arabia said Saturday it will permit one million Muslims from inside and outside the country to participate in this year's hajj, a sharp uptick after pandemic restrictions forced two years of drastically pared-down pilgrimages.

Business - Economy
4/8/2022 1:39:51 PM
"We managed to overcome the fallout of the current international economic crisis," Minister of Finance Mohamed Maait said on Thursday, adding that the Egyptian economy has been strong and flexible enough to deal with consecutive international challenges since the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic.

World - Africa
4/6/2022 10:24:02 PM
The United States, France, and other countries pledged Wednesday to increase their financial aid to West African and Sahel countries to fight a worsening famine, during an OECD meeting.

Business - Markets & Companies
4/6/2022 5:38:47 PM
Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) signed a loan agreement worth $200 million with the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) to support COVID-19 responses through the private sector and boost social and economic recovery from the pandemic in Africa, JICA announced.

Sports - World
4/6/2022 5:02:41 PM
With many clubs reeling from the financial fallout of the pandemic and competitive inequality growing despite existing fair play rules, UEFA will on Thursday unveil changes in its tactics for levelling European football's economic playing field.

World - International
4/5/2022 11:53:39 PM
Confronting the pandemic's lasting shadow, President Joe Biden on Tuesday ordered a new national research push on long COVID, while also directing federal agencies to support patients dealing with the mysterious and debilitating condition.

Business - Economy
4/5/2022 3:55:51 PM
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) estimated that the cumulative output loss caused by the pandemic globally to reach $13.8 trillion by 2024.

World - International
4/3/2022 9:39:10 PM
Airlines have canceled more than 3,300 US flights this weekend and delayed thousands more, citing weather in Florida and other issues.

Egypt - Tourism
4/2/2022 8:29:03 PM
President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi has directed the government to continue supporting the country's tourism sector in the face of international developments, including the coronavirus pandemic and the crisis between Russia and Ukraine, both major sources of tourists for Egypt.

Egypt - Society
4/1/2022 6:30:00 PM
It is the time of the year where Ramadan merchandise from lanterns to decorations invade Egypt’s streets; despite overcoming the coronavirus pandemic, the recent surge in prices nationwide is taking its toll.

Arts & Culture - Music
4/1/2022 12:58:48 PM
Dubai-based Lebanese artist Sarah Machleb released her second album Simple this week, in which she expressed feeling "reborn" following the pandemic, shedding light on her forays into alternative and electronic music.

Egypt - Health
3/27/2022 10:40:41 PM
Egypt lifted on Sunday a ban on Ramadan charity banquets, ending a two-year suspension on the popular tradition due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

War in Ukraine - Economy
3/23/2022 6:22:40 PM
The EU on Wednesday proposed a law requiring natural gas storage to be filled to a minimum of 80 percent before next winter as it grapples with soaring energy prices exacerbated by the fallout from Russia's war in Ukraine.

Al-Ahram Weekly - Egypt
3/23/2022 10:00:00 AM
On Saturday, Minister of Supply and Internal Trade Ali Moselhi said commodity prices in the local market had not yet been affected by the Russian-Ukrainian war, and blamed recent price hikes on coronavirus pandemic-led global inflation.

Sports - World
3/22/2022 6:07:30 PM
Next week's World Cup draw will have some of its seedings skewed because of Russia's war with Ukraine and the COVID-19 pandemic.

Business - Economy
3/21/2022 8:45:12 PM
The US central bank is prepared to raise interest rates by bigger steps than the quarter-point hike announced last week if that is what's needed to contain "much too high" inflation, Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell said Monday.

Al-Ahram Weekly - Egypt
3/18/2022 2:32:00 PM
Minouche Shafik, director of the London School of Economics and Political Science, tells Al-Ahram Weekly how the coronavirus pandemic has turned people’s anger into fear, and how communities can better support their members to build a new social contract.

Business - Economy
3/16/2022 8:58:23 PM
The Federal Reserve escalated its battle against the wave of prices increases battering the US economy on Wednesday by raising the benchmark interest even as it acknowledged the risk posed by the war in Ukraine.

World - International
3/15/2022 2:33:28 PM
Tens of millions of people were under lockdown across China on Tuesday, as surging virus cases prompted the return of mass tests and hazmat-suited health officials to streets on a scale not seen since the start of the pandemic.

World - International
3/14/2022 1:24:59 PM
China banned most people from leaving a coronavirus-hit northeastern province and mobilized military reservists Monday as the fast-spreading ``stealth omicron'' variant fuels the country's biggest outbreak since the start of the pandemic two years ago.

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