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  • CAIRO— A leading Egyptian Sunni Muslim cleric has warned against the dangers of playing too much of the wildly popular mobile phone application "Pokemon Go," adding to Mideast religious voices that have sometimes been sterner in their critique of the game. Abbas Shumman, the deputy sheikh of Egypt's Al-Azhar institute, told The Associated Press that the game "...

  • NAIROBI- Central bank of Kenya monetary policy meeting- 0000 GMT. TUESDAY, JULY 26 JOHANNESBURG- South African Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan speaks at Nedbank group's annual investment summit on "the role of business in securing a more prosperous and inclusive future for all South Africans"- 0700 GMT. ANKARA- Turkey central bank to publish quarterly inflation...

  • FRIDAY, JULY 22 BEIJING- Chinese Premier Li Keqiang will hold a roundtable with World Bank President Jim Yong Kim, International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde, World Trade Organization Director-General Roberto Azevedo, International Labor Organization Director-General Guy Ryde, Organization for Economic Cooperation and...

  • CAIRO— Egypt's currency has fallen to new lows on the black market, with media reports saying it had reached levels of about 12 pounds to the dollar. Thursday's slide comes a day after local newspapers carried comments by Central Bank Governor Tarek Amer that were taken to imply that another devaluation was in the works. Years of unrest since the 2011 overthrow of...

  • THURSDAY, JULY 21 JAKARTA- Indonesia central bank rate decision- 0700 GMT. PRETORIA- South African Reserve Bank rate decision- 1300 GMT. MONDAY, JULY 25 JERUSALEM- Bank of Israel interest rate decision- 1300 GMT.

  • WEDNESDAY, JULY 20 BEIJING- World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim to visit China. THURSDAY, JULY 21 JAKARTA- Indonesia central bank rate decision- 0700 GMT. PRETORIA- South African Reserve Bank rate decision- 1300 GMT.

  • TUESDAY, JULY 19 LONDON- International Monetary Fund publishes update to World Economic Outlook, including new UK growth forecasts- 1300 GMT. ANKARA- Turkey central bank monetary policy meeting- 1100 GMT. PRETORIA- South African Reserve Bank starts its three-day monetary policy committee meeting.

  • July 16- Turkish Airlines resumed flights from Istanbul's international airport on Saturday following a failed coup attempt while some foreign carriers canceled weekend flights. A spokesman for Turkish Airlines said flights had now returned to their normal schedule from Europe's third largest hub, though delays were to be expected.

  • July 16- Turkish Airlines resumed flights from Istanbul's international airport on Saturday following a failed coup attempt while some foreign carriers cancelled weekend flights. A spokesman for Turkish Airlines said flights had now returned to their normal schedule from Europe's third largest hub, though delays were to be expected.

  • LONDON/ ABU DHABI, July 14- Many areas of Yemen are close to famine partly because importers are unable to buy new food stocks from abroad as over $200 million is stuck in banks due to the civil war disruption, trade and aid sources involved say. Western banks had already cut credit lines for traders shipping food to Yemen, fearing they would not be repaid due to the...

  • CAIRO— EgyptAir says it has purchased nine Boeing planes in an $864 million deal mostly financed by the United Arab Emirates. The airline said in a statement Wednesday that Dubai Aerospace Enterprise, which is partly owned by the investment arm of the Dubai government, will finance eight of the new planes. EgyptAir suffered a tragic loss in May when Flight 804, an...

  • The aircraft, Solar Impulse 2, flew out of the Seville airport in Spain on Monday and landed at the Cairo International Airport on Wednesday morning. The flight, piloted by Swiss man Andre Borschberg, had arrived in Seville on June 23 after an unprecedented three-day flight across the Atlantic. The around-the-world voyage began in March 2015 in Abu Dhabi in the...

  • MADRID— An experimental solar-powered airplane has left Spain for Egypt in the penultimate leg of its globe-circling voyage. Organizers said the Solar Impulse 2 flew out of Seville airport Monday and was heading for Cairo. The around-the-world voyage began in March 2015 in Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates and is due to finish there too.

  • Sam Altman, President of Y Combinator, arrives at the Hotel Taschenbergpalais Kempinski Dresden for the 2016 Bilderberg Group conference on June 9, 2016 in Dresden, Germany.

    Sam Altman has pivoted his nonprofit, YC Research, toward civic engagement and curing societal ills. BuzzFeed News reports.

  • ABU DHABI/ CAIRO, June 23- An Egyptian decree to allow a small amount of ergot in wheat shipments, aimed at resolving a long-running dispute over the country's import requirements, has been held up by a legal snag. This higher level is endorsed by the ministry of supplies and state grain buyer, the General Authority for Supply Commodities. Egypt's Agriculture...

  • ABU DHABI/ CAIRO, June 23- An Egyptian prime ministerial decree, much anticipated by global wheat markets on hopes it would resolve a long-running dispute over import specifications, has been held up by a legal snag. Egypt's Agriculture Ministry told Reuters the decree was delayed because of a months-old judicial order from a prosecutor that bans all ergot from...

  • *Egypt introducing high-speed mobile service. CAIRO, June 23- Egypt said on Thursday it will offer fourth-generation mobile licences in an international auction if they are not taken up by carriers already operating in the country. Egypt's government will finalise technical negotiations with telecoms groups over the licences next week and start financial...

  • *Egypt introducing high-speed mobile service. CAIRO, June 23- Egypt said on Thursday it will offer fourth-generation mobile licenses in an international auction if they are not taken up by carriers already operating in the country. Egypt's government will finalize technical negotiations with telecoms groups over the licenses next week and start financial...

  • WASHINGTON, June 22- President Barack Obama will head to Silicon Valley on Friday to a summit aimed at connecting about 1,200 entrepreneurs from 170 countries with the biggest and brightest players in the U.S. tech sector and venture capital community. When he took office, Obama worked to extract U.S. troops from long and costly conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan.

  • CAIRO/ ABU DHABI, June 22- Egypt has launched a government-led recount of its wheat silos after an unusually high procurement figure spurred widespread fraud allegations from top industry officials, traders and parliamentarians. Egypt said last week that in the latest procurement season it bought nearly 5 million tonnes of local wheat from its farmers, the...