IMF to visit Egypt as nation seeks economic help

An Egyptian public transportation driver drinks tea as he stands in front of vehicles parked due to fuel shortage at a bus station, on the outskirts of Cairo, Egypt, Monday, March 11, 2013. On Sunday, drivers of Cairo's popular communal taxis staged a strike to protest fuel shortages, creating a traffic nightmare on the already congested streets of the city. Some of the drivers, armed with knives and firearms, attacked others who did not observe the strike or got into fights with motorists angered by their action. (AP Photo/Nasser Nasser)CAIRO (AP) — The International Monetary Fund is sending a senior official to Cairo this weekend to discuss issues that have delayed a $4.8 billion loan seen as a final lifeline to rescue Egypt, a political heavyweight in the region.

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