Egypt’s break with Qatar could contribute to a scorching summer for country’s residents

By Erin Cunningham, May 21, 2014

CAIRO — When Egypt’s military ousted President Mohamed Morsi last summer, it also broke political ties with the Islamist leader’s chief financial patron and a key energy partner, the gas-rich Persian Gulf state of Qatar. Now the fallout from that diplomatic split is exacerbating authorities’ struggle to run the country’s power plants as temperatures begin to soar.

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