Cairo Governorate
Arab foreign ministers to meet on Trump’s Jerusalem move
Mohamed Salah named African Footballer of the Year
Two Christians killed in New Year attack on Egypt liquor store
Islamic State claims deadly attack on Egypt church
Gunman attacks church near Cairo, shot dead: police
Abbas to Egypt for talks with Sisi on Trump move
Egypt's Sisi warns Trump over Jerusalem embassy move
Football boss Mansour says to stand for Egypt president
2018-01-14 00:04:43 Cairo, Egypt | AFP | The head of Egypt’s legendary Zamalek football club, Mortada Mansour, said Saturday he would be standing in the presidential election in March. “I will be a candidate in the presidential election and I will start to collect sponsors,” he wrote on Facebook. He also confirmed his intention to run on a television show, saying he “had to gather about 25,000 signatures in 15 provinces in just 10 days”   Read More ...
Arab foreign ministers to meet on Trump’s Jerusalem move
2018-01-10 17:23:30 CAIRO, Egypt — Arab foreign ministers will meet early next month to discuss steps against US President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, the Arab League said Wednesday. The meeting of the League’s Council will be held on February 1 in Cairo, its general secretariat said in a memo obtained by AFP. President Trump’s controversial decision in December to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital sparked protests in Arab and Muslim countries and was rejected in a non-binding UN General Assembly resolution   Read More ...
Surge in foreign fund inflows sets stage for Egyptian boom
2018-01-07 18:09:48 CAIRO, DUBAI Encouraged by Egypt’s economic reforms, a major gas find, streamlined business rules and a devalued currency, investors are increasingly optimistic about prospects for the country after years of political turmoil. Foreign holdings of Treasury bills hit a record high in December, foreign inflows into the stock market last year were the highest since 2010 and direct investment by foreign firms and private equity funds is on the rise again   Read More ...
Clashes in Cairo after detainee dies at police station
2018-01-06 21:30:37 CAIRO (AFP) - Clashes erupted between Egyptian protesters and policemen on Saturday outside a Cairo police station over the death of a young man in custody, security sources said. Nine people were injured and 20 people arrested in the overnight scuffle in Cairo's working class neighbourhood of Moqattam, they said. The security sources said a young man nicknamed Afroto, who was arrested on Friday for alleged drug trafficking, died after a violent brawl with other detainees   Read More ...
Mohamed Salah named African Footballer of the Year
2018-01-05 13:46:22 Mohamed Salah named African Footballer of the Year Mohamed Salah A mural of Egypt and Liverpool soccer star Mohamed Salah is seen as people sit outside a coffee shop in Cairo, Egypt , Reuters Egypt forward Mohamed Salah was named African Footballer of the Year for 2017 on Thursday, finishing ahead of his Liverpool team mate Sadio Mane of Senegal and Gabon striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang   Read More ...
Egypt Copts to celebrate Christmas after bloody year
2018-01-05 09:14:00 CAIRO, Egypt (AFP) — Police in Egypt are boosting security around churches as Coptic Christians prepare to celebrate Orthodox Christmas on Sunday after a year of deadly terror attacks targeting the ancient community. More than 100 Christians have been killed in the spate of violence, including a shooting at a church south of Cairo just last week claimed by the Islamic State group   Read More ...
Egypt singer detained over racy music video — judiciary
2018-01-05 08:14:49 CAIRO, Egypt — Prosecutors in Egypt have detained a female singer for four days for “incitement to debauchery” after an online video clip sparked controversy, a judicial source said on Tuesday. Leila Amer appeared at the end of December in a music video called “Boss Omek” (“Look at your mother”) which includes sensual bellydancing and suggestive gestures. Musicians’ union president Hany Shaker, a male singer known for his conservative views, last week announced on the private channel Dream TV that Amer had been expelled from the union   Read More ...
Two Christians killed in New Year attack on Egypt liquor store
2018-01-01 15:11:16 CAIRO, Egypt — A gunman killed two Copts celebrating the New Year in an Egyptian alcohol shop early on Monday, judicial and security sources said, the latest deadly violence against the Christian minority. The shooting came just three days after a gunman, identified as a wanted jihadist, killed nine people in an attack on a church south of the capital. An assailant rode up in the back of a motorcycle taxi and opened fire on the liquor store in Cairo’s twin city Giza at around 1:30 a   Read More ...
Egypt Sentences Ex-President Mohamed Mursi, 19 Others To Three Years In Jail For Insulting Judiciary
2017-12-30 13:05:29 Cairo, Egypt: A Cairo criminal court sentenced former Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi and 19 others to three years in prison on Saturday, and fined him 2 million Egyptian pounds ($112,700) on charges of insulting the judiciary. Others tried by the court in the same case including leading Egyptian activist Alaa Abdel Fattah and lawmaker and television presenter Tawfik Okasha were instead given fines ranging from 30,000 to 1 million Egyptian pounds   Read More ...
Islamic State claims deadly attack on Egypt church
2017-12-29 22:15:35 CAIRO, Egypt — The Islamic State terror group claimed responsibility for an attack Friday on a church south of Cairo that left at least nine people dead. A “security detachment” carried out the attack on the Saint Mina Coptic church in the district of Helwan, IS said in a statement via its propaganda agency Amaq. The attack was carried out by a gunman on a motorcycle who opened fire outside the church and at a nearby store, sparking a shootout that killed at least nine people, including eight Coptic Christians, Egyptian authorities said   Read More ...
Gunman kills 9 in attack on Egypt church
2017-12-29 19:03:38 CAIRO, Egypt (AFP) — A gunman opened fire on a church south of Cairo on Friday, killing at least nine people in the latest apparent jihadist attack on Egypt's Christian minority. The attacker targeted the Saint Mina Coptic church in the district of Helwan, just south of Cairo. Health ministry spokesman Khaled Megahed told state television that the gunman was shot dead after killing nine people and wounding others, including a police officer   Read More ...
Gunman attacks church near Cairo, shot dead: police
2017-12-29 15:02:04 CAIRO (AFP) - A gunman opened fire on a church south of Cairo on Friday and was shot dead by policemen, police officials said. The gunman wounded five security guards outside the church and then tried to storm the building when police shot him dead, the officials said. The officials said they were searching for a possible second gunman who may have escaped   Read More ...
Egypt: 5 killed in gun attack at a Coptic church near Cairo
2017-12-29 12:45:25 At least five people have been killed in a gun attack at a Coptic Christian church near the Egyptian capital, Cairo. Egypt's Interior Ministry says two people were among the dead, as well as one of two attackers. The second assailant is said to have fled the scene. More to follow   Read More ...
Helwan: Gunman launches deadly attack on Marmina Church
2017-12-29 11:42:44 At least five people have been killed after a gunman opened fire on a Coptic church near the Egyptian capital, Cairo, Egypt's health ministry said. The attacker wounded five security guards before trying to enter Marmina Church in Helwan City, south of Cairo, on Friday. Security forces later killed the gunman. Local reports said there was a second attacker, and claimed that policemen were among the victims   Read More ...
ISIS Claims Kabul Bombings: Propaganda Agency
2017-12-28 12:09:49 Cairo, Egypt: The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing at a Shiite cultural centre in Afghanistan's capital Kabul on Thursday that killed about 40 people. The extremist group said it targeted the centre with three bombs followed by a suicide bombing, in a statement on its propaganda outlet Amaq. (This story has not been edited by NDTV staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed   Read More ...
Egypt FM visits Ethiopia over Nile dam
2017-12-27 06:15:57 Cairo, Egypt | AFP | Egypt’s top diplomat is in Addis Ababa to discuss controversial Ethiopian plans to build a dam on the Nile that Cairo fears will impact its water supplies, his ministry said Monday. Construction of the massive dam on the Blue Nile in Ethiopia has poisoned relations between the two countries, as Egypt fears its share of water from the Nile will be hit once the project is completed   Read More ...
Briton sentenced to 3 years in Egypt for smuggling painkillers
2017-12-27 06:15:50 Cairo, Egypt | AFP | An Egyptian court sentenced a British woman to three years in prison on Tuesday, convicting her of trying to smuggle drugs into the country, a judicial official said. Laura Plummer, 33, was arrested at Hurghada airport when customs officers found almost 300 Tramadol pills in her luggage. The strong painkiller is tightly controlled in Egypt where it is often abused as a recreational drug   Read More ...
Egypt hangs 15 over attacks on security forces in Sinai Peninsula
2017-12-26 12:19:11 CAIRO, Egypt — Egyptian authorities on Tuesday executed 15 prisoners convicted of attacks on security forces in the restive Sinai Peninsula, police officials said. The men were hanged in two jails where they had been held since military courts sentenced them for the attacks in the Sinai, where jihadists are waging an insurgency, the officials said. It was the largest mass execution carried out in the North African country since six convicted jihadists were hanged in 2015   Read More ...
Gunmen kill three at cafe south of Egypt capital
2017-12-25 09:05:24 Cairo, Egypt | AFP | Masked gunmen opened fire on a cafe south of the Egyptian capital, killing three people, security officials said Sunday. The attack, which took place overnight in the village of Al-Ayat about 50 kilometres (31 miles) from Cairo, left at least five others wounded, they said. While the motivation was unclear officials suspect it was a criminal incident rather than terrorism   Read More ...
Egypt police kill 9 suspected in Sinai attacks
2017-12-24 20:19:36 CAIRO, Egypt — Nine people suspected of belonging to a cell behind attacks in the Sinai Peninsula were killed during a police raid in northeastern Egypt, the interior ministry said Sunday. The cell based in Sharqiya province was implicated in attacks on “security posts and military apparatus in North Sinai, which killed many members of the armed forces and police force,” the ministry said in a statement   Read More ...
Food security worsening in conflict-hit Mideast, North Africa: UN
2017-12-21 18:10:38 Cairo, Egypt | AFP | Food security in the Middle East and North Africa “is fast deteriorating” because of conflicts in countries from Syria to Yemen, the UN’s food agency said Thursday. Violence in nations that also include Libya, Iraq and Sudan are leading to “a widening gap in well-being” compared with other parts of the region, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said in a report   Read More ...
Egypt colonel gets 6 years after announcing presidential bid
2017-12-20 06:07:15 Cairo, Egypt | AFP | An Egyptian military court sentenced a colonel to six years in prison on Tuesday after he announced plans to stand in the 2018 presidential election, his lawyer said. Ahmed Konsowa was given the jail term for “stating political opinions contrary to the requirements of military order”, his lawyer Asaad Heikal said. The colonel had announced he would be a candidate for president in video messages and a statement on Facebook on November 29   Read More ...
Putin calls for Mideast talks to resume, including on Jerusalem
2017-12-12 00:08:19 Cairo, Egypt | AFP | Russian President Vladimir Putin called Monday for Israeli-Palestinian peace talks to resume, including on Jerusalem, following the controversial US decision to recognise the city as Israel’s capital. Speaking on state television during a visit to Egypt, Putin stressed the importance of “the immediate resumption of Palestinian-Israeli talks over all disputed issues, including the status of Jerusalem”   Read More ...
Abbas to Egypt for talks with Sisi on Trump move
2017-12-11 09:05:47 Cairo, Egypt | AFP | Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas was to meet Egyptian leader Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in Cairo Monday over US President Donald Trump’s decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, Egypt’s presidency said. Trump’s move has drawn near universal condemnation, and Palestinian officials say Abbas will refuse to meet US Vice President Mike Pence when he travels to the region later this month   Read More ...
Arab ministers demand Trump rescind Jerusalem decision
2017-12-10 14:01:37 Cairo, Egypt | AFP |Arab foreign ministers on Saturday called on the United States to rescind its recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital and for the international community to recognise a Palestinian state. In a resolution after an emergency meeting in Cairo, Arab League member ministers said that the United States had "withdrawn itself as a sponsor and broker" of the Israel Palestinian peace process with its controversial move   Read More ...
Egypt revives dream of new desert capital
2017-12-10 11:47:13 Cairo, Egypt | AFP | In Egypt's eastern desert, roads are being carved across vast expanses of sand where the government is building a new administrative capital, a long-cherished project that has failed in the past. The city will be complete with luxury hotels, upscale residential districts, a modern airport and a 345-metre (1,140-foot) tower, touted as Africa's tallest. The work is being carried out about 45 kilometres (28 miles) east of Cairo, between roads connecting the metropolis to the canal city of Suez and the Red Sea resort town of Ain Sokhna   Read More ...
Egypt's Sisi warns Trump over Jerusalem embassy move
2017-12-06 06:05:10 Cairo, Egypt | AFP | Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, one of Donald Trump’s closest allies in the Middle East, urged the US president to be cautious, his office said Tuesday, after reports Washington was planning to move its Israel embassy to Jerusalem. Trump informed Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas of his intention to move the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, Abbas’s office said   Read More ...
Egypt presidential hopeful returns home, whereabouts unclear
2017-12-04 09:01:48 CAIRO, Egypt (AP) — There has been no official word yet as of last evening on the whereabouts of an Egyptian presidential hopeful who flew home from the United Arab Emirates (UAE)a day earlier. Ahmed Shafiq, a career air force officer who served as the last prime minister under ousted ruler Hosni Mubarak, flew to Cairo from the Emirates Saturday night, ending more than five years of exile in the Gulf Arab nation   Read More ...
27 Fragmented Statues Of Lion Goddess Found In Egypt
2017-12-04 08:06:26 Cairo, Egypt: An Egyptian-European mission has discovered 27 fragmented statues of the lion-headed goddess Sekhmet across the Nile from Egypt's southern city of Luxor, the antiquities ministry said on Sunday. The statues of the goddess, known as The Lady of War, were found in the ground at the Colossi of Memnon area on the city's west bank, which used to be a capital for ancient Egypt, the ministry said in a statement   Read More ...
Arab League Chief Ahmed Abul Gheit Warns Donald Trump Jerusalem Move Could Fuel Violence
2017-12-04 06:05:34 Cairo, Egypt: Arab League chief Ahmed Abul Gheit said on Sunday a decision by US President Donald Trump to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital would boost fanaticism and violence, and not serve the Israeli-Palestinian peace process. Trump's son-in-law and Middle East peace envoy Jared Kushner told the Saban Forum on Sunday the president is close to a decision on whether to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital   Read More ...
Egypt colonel detained after announcing presidential bid
2017-12-04 06:04:14 Cairo, Egypt | AFP | Egyptian military prosecutors ordered a colonel be detained for 15 days after he announced plans to run in the country’s 2018 presidential election, his lawyer said Sunday. Colonel Ahmed Konsowa was detained on Saturday on suspicion of “behaviour that harms the requirements of the military” because he “published a video and stated political views,” said the lawyer, Asaad Heikal   Read More ...
Former Egyptian premier Ahmed Shafiq meets lawyer in Cairo
2017-12-03 23:44:10 Egyptian presidential candidate Ahmed Shafiq met with his lawyer at a Cairo hotel on Sunday, the lawyer said. His family had feared him “kidnapped” following his arrival from the UAE. “I had a meeting with Shafiq an hour ago at one of the hotels in New Cairo and confirmed his health,” lawyer Dina Adly wrote on Facebook. “He confirmed that his health was good and that he was not subjected to any investigations,” she wrote   Read More ...
السيسي يتسلم أول هاتف محمول صنع في مصر
2017-12-03 16:30:48 أهدى وزير الاتصلات المصري ياسر القاضي، اليوم الأحد، الرئيس المصري عبد الفتاح السيسي أول هاتف محمول صنع في مصر. وجاء ذلك على هامش انعقاد معرض القاهرة الدولي للاتصالات وتكنولوجيا المعلومات "Cairo ICT2017"، المنعقد بدورته الـ 21، وتحت شعار "خارج التوقعات"، والذي تستمر فعالياته حتى الأربعاء القادم (6 ديسمبر/كانون الأول). ويعد المؤتمر أحد أبرز الأحداث العالمية الكبرى في منطقة الشرق الأوسط وشمال أفريقيا، ويغطي مجالات مثل الاتصالات وتكنولوجيا المعلومات والإلكترونيات، وتطبيقات الهاتف المحمول والأنظمة المتكاملة وغيرها   Read More ...
UAE 'deporting' Egypt presidential hopeful Shafiq to Cairo: aides
2017-12-03 06:09:56 CAIRO (AFP) - UAE officials on Saturday took former Egyptian premier and presidential hopeful Ahmed Shafiq from his Abu Dhabi home to be deported back to Egypt, two of his aides told AFP. The UAE state news agency WAM also reported that Shafiq had left the country en route to Egypt, while his family stayed behind. The move comes days after Shafiq, in exile in the UAE since 2012, announced his candidacy in next year's election and then said he was being prevented from leaving the country, angering his Emirati hosts   Read More ...
Egypt court sentences lawyer to jail over rape remarks
2017-12-03 06:09:15 Cairo, Egypt | AFP | An Egyptian court on Saturday sentenced a lawyer who said woman wearing ripped jeans should be raped to three years in prison, a judicial source said. The sentence against Nabih al-Wahsh was passed in absentia as the lawyer, previously released on bail, did not attend the hearing on Saturday. Wahsh’s comments during a television programme had provoked outrage and complaints to the state prosecutor, who decided to put him on trial   Read More ...
Emiratos expulsa a El Cairo a candidato a las presidenciales egipcias
2017-12-02 21:30:10 El ex primer ministro egipcio Ahmed Shafiq, aspirante a las elecciones presidenciales de 2018, fue deportado este sábado de Emiratos Árabes Unidos hacia Egipto, informaron dos de sus asistentes a la AFP. Shafiq llegó al aeropuerto de El Cairo el sábado por la noche y salió rápidamente hacia un destino desconocido, informó una fuente oficial en el aeropuerto. La expulsión de Shafiq ocurrió días después de que el ex primer ministro, que estaba exiliado en los Emiratos desde 2012, anunciara su candidatura en las elecciones del próximo año y acusara a las autoridades emiratíes de impedirle abandonar su territorio, unas declaraciones que enfadaron a sus huéspedes   Read More ...
Worshippers pack Egyptian mosque a week after massacre
2017-12-02 05:01:10 CAIRO, Egypt: Dozens of Muslims, including religious and army leaders, packed an Egyptian mosque for Friday prayers a week after jihadist gunmen massacred more than 300 people in the house of worship. The mosque in Rawda village in North Sinai had been cleaned and renovated following the massacre by suspected Islamic State group gunmen in time for the weekly Friday prayer   Read More ...
Worshippers pack Egyptian mosque a week after massacre
2017-12-02 01:15:15 CAIRO, Egypt — Dozens of Muslims, including religious and army leaders, packed an Egyptian mosque for Friday prayers a week after jihadist gunmen massacred more than 300 people in the house of worship. The mosque in Rawda village in North Sinai had been cleaned and renovated following the massacre by suspected Islamic State group gunmen in time for the weekly Friday prayer   Read More ...
Worshippers pack Egyptian mosque week after massacre
2017-12-01 15:01:07 CAIRO, Egypt: Dozens of Muslims, including religious and army leaders, packed an Egyptian mosque for Friday prayers a week after jihadist gunmen massacred more than 300 people in the house of worship. The mosque in Rawda village in North Sinai had been cleaned and renovated following the massacre by suspected Islamic State group gunmen in time for the weekly Friday prayer   Read More ...
Islamic State silent on Egypt massacre decried even by its supporters
2017-11-29 15:22:40 CAIRO, Egypt (AFP) — The terrorists who massacred more than 300 worshipers in an Egyptian mosque made no effort to conceal their identity — they showed up raising the black banner of the self-styled “Islamic State,” authorities and witnesses said. The group’s fighters had previously warned the North Sinai mosque associated with Sufis to end the mystical practices IS calls heretical, even visiting the mosque in person a few weeks before the attack, a Sufi sheikh said   Read More ...