The United States is weighing a deal with Egypt's new rulers to relieve $1 billion worth of debt, The New York Times reported Monday.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton asked Egypt to keep open communication with Israel after the new Cairo government deployed forces to the Sinai Peninsula.
The new defense minister appointed by Egypt's Islamist president has pledged to uphold the strong military ties between Cairo and Washington.
Egypt's army massed troops in Sinai on Thursday in a campaign to quell increasingly deadly Islamist militants as Bedouin leaders pledged their help in a meeting with the interior minister.
The Egyptian army on Monday promised to "avenge" the deaths of 16 border guards in an assault the previous day on a post near the border with Israel, in a statement issued by state news agency MENA.
An expected worldwide boom in Muslim tourism is reflected in the growing availability of amenities such as halal spas and airport prayer rooms.
A satellite channel run and hosted by fully-veiled presenters aims to break down the barriers for women in niqab who until the revolution were shunned by Egypt's lucrative television industry.
Egypt's health ministry said Sunday that rescue services had retrieved 10 bodies from under the rubble of an 11-storey building that collapsed a day earlier in the coastal city of Alexandria.
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton met Sunday with Egypt's top military leader urging him to support a transition to civilian rule amid fears that the promise of hard-won freedoms could be slipping away.
Democracy is still popular in six Muslim-majority countries, over a year after the Arab Spring, and the majority in some countries favors laws based on the Koran, according to a poll published Tuesday.
Egypt's Islamist-dominated parliament was set to convene on Tuesday in defiance of the powerful military following a decree by newly elected President Mohamed Morsi to reinstate the assembly.
Egypt's President Mohamed Morsi began his first full day in office on Sunday with his powers circumscribed by the military as he tries to pick a new cabinet to carry out his campaign pledges.
Georgian Minister of Foreign Affairs Grigol Vashadze met with representatives of legislative and executive authorities of Egypt.
Kazakhstan's Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary presented Mohamed Hussein Tantawi with credentials.
Egypt shortened the visa issue period for Kazakhstan tourists down to three days and made it possible to receive the visas in the airport.
The question of simplifying visa regulations was raised in a meeting of Kazakhstan ambassador to Egypt with Egyptian Ministry of Tourism.
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