Egypt
Egypt doesn't want war, Sisi says as tension grows with Sudan
Why Cairo is the hot new foodie destination
Egyptians remember ‘father of the poor’
Egypt approves cabinet reshuffle ahead of elections
Ex-military chief of staff to run in Egypt presidential election
Ancient mining ops buildings found in Egypt: ministry
Saudi and Chinese businesses join forces on Egyptian solar projects
2018-01-18 00:19:46 Saudi Arabia's ACWA Power has awarded an engineering, procurement and construction contract to China's Chint Group for three solar photovoltaic power plants in southern Egypt. ACWA Power, which develops both power and water desalination projects, said that the total investment value of the projects was $190 million, and that they would have a total capacity of 165.5 megawatts. The contract for the deal was signed Tuesday at the World Future Energy Summit in Abu Dhabi   Read More ...
Egypt presidential hopeful says bureaucrats blocking his bid
2018-01-17 20:40:05 Cairo - Supporters of a rights lawyer who hopes to run in Egypt's presidential election in May say bureaucrats loyal to the government are obstructing their efforts to get him on the ballot. The complaints aired on Wednesday suggest Khaled Ali is struggling to secure the 25 000 signatures necessary to challenge President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi, who is widely expected to run for and win a second four-year term   Read More ...
Egypt presidential hopeful says bureaucrats blocking his bid
2018-01-17 20:14:12 CAIRO (AP) — Supporters of a rights lawyer who hopes to run in Egypt's presidential election in May say bureaucrats loyal to the government are obstructing their efforts to get him on the ballot. The complaints aired Wednesday suggest Khaled Ali is struggling to secure the 25,000 signatures necessary to challenge President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, who is widely expected to run for and win a second four-year term   Read More ...
Egypt presidential hopeful says bureaucrats blocking his bid
2018-01-17 19:45:05 CAIRO (AP) — Supporters of a rights lawyer who hopes to run in Egypt's presidential election in May say bureaucrats loyal to the government are obstructing their efforts to get him on the ballot. The complaints aired Wednesday suggest Khaled Ali is struggling to secure the 25,000 signatures necessary to challenge President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, who is widely expected to run for and win a second four-year term   Read More ...
Ethiopian PM arrives in Egypt for talks on sharing Nile
2018-01-17 17:47:51 CAIRO (AP) — Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn has arrived in Cairo for a two-day visit to discuss a massive dam that Egypt fears will cut into its share of the Nile. Egypt's Foreign Ministry announced Wednesday's visit in a statement that only made passing mention of the dam among other issues. It said Desalegn would meet with Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, and that the two countries' foreign ministers had held talks ahead of the visit   Read More ...
Ethiopian PM arrives in Egypt for talks on sharing Nile
2018-01-17 15:45:47 CAIRO – Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn has arrived in Cairo for a two-day visit to discuss a massive dam that Egypt fears will cut into its share of the Nile. Egypt's Foreign Ministry announced Wednesday's visit in a statement that only made passing mention of the dam among other issues. It said Desalegn would meet with Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, and that the two countries' foreign ministers had held talks ahead of the visit   Read More ...
Ethiopian PM arrives in Egypt for talks on sharing Nile
2018-01-17 15:41:34 CAIRO (AP) — Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn has arrived in Cairo for a two-day visit to discuss a massive dam that Egypt fears will cut into its share of the Nile. Egypt's Foreign Ministry announced Wednesday's visit in a statement that only made passing mention of the dam among other issues. It said Desalegn would meet with Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, and that the two countries' foreign ministers had held talks ahead of the visit   Read More ...
Troubled Waters: Egypt and Ethiopia Wrangle Over Nile Dam
2018-01-17 13:00:14 Jan. 17, 2018 5:30 a.m. ET The world’s longest river, a lifeline for hundreds of millions of people, is also fast becoming a fault line. Ethiopia’s ambitious $4.2-billion hydroelectric dam project on the Nile River’s main tributary is raising tensions with Egypt over how to share the essential resource, and exposing the rivalry between Cairo and an ascendant Addis Ababa for regional power   Read More ...
For Ethiopia, EAC is a shelter from the unknown
2018-01-17 12:13:06 If you are not a fan of big power politics, you probably missed the story a few days ago, alleging that “in co-ordination with the United Arab Emirates, Egyptian forces arrived in Eritrea”. Al Sharq alleged that the forces were armed with modern technology and heavy armoured vehicles. Egypt last year denied reports that it had plans to establish a base in Eritrea, and possibly in Djibouti, with 20,000 to 30,000 soldiers   Read More ...
‘I want to die’: Brit jailed in Egypt for ‘smuggling painkillers’ uses sanitary towels as pillow
2018-01-17 11:44:27 Published time: 17 Jan, 2018 09:51 A British woman jailed in Egypt for "smuggling painkillers" is being forced to sleep on sanitary towels as she “rots” in a cramped prison cell. She fears that she will “never make it out alive.” Laura Plummer, 33, was sentenced to three years in prison after being found with large amounts of painkillers in her suitcase   Read More ...
India, Egypt to enhance bilateral trade
2018-01-17 11:09:36 India and Egypt have discussed measures to enhance bilateral trade and supply of agricultural products. India’s Ambassador Sanjay Bhattacharyya met with Ali El-Sayed Moselhi, Egyptian Minister of Supply and Internal Trade, on Tuesday and discussed means of enhancing the bilateral trade and finding new opportunities for collaboration. The meeting was also attended by P K Das, Director-Marketing (The State Trading Corporation of India Ltd) and SP Kar, Executive Director (Food Corporation of India)   Read More ...
Former Egyptian lawmaker pulls out of presidential race
2018-01-16 12:14:17 CAIRO: A former Egyptian lawmaker Mohammed Anwar Sadat has decided not to run in the presidential election in March, saying the political "climate" isn't conducive to campaigning, according to Sadat's statement. Sadat, nephew of Egypt's late leader Anwar Sadat, told reporters on Monday that his decision was partially taken to protect his campaign workers from intimidation or arrest by authorities. He said he "will not contest a lost battle" while also citing emergency laws and a ban on demonstrations as further reasons for his decision   Read More ...
Sudan deploys troops to Eritrea border amid tension with Egypt
2018-01-16 12:10:08 Sudan has deployed more forces on its border with Eritrea amid rising tension in the Red Sea region. Foreign Minister Ibrahim Ghandour cited security threats on its eastern border. “Sudan’s national army has sent forces to this area to protect Sudan’s security. We have information that some entities are targeting us,” he said after meeting his Ethiopian counterpart Workneh Gebeyehu in Khartoum on Sunday   Read More ...
Egypt Hits Town …For Hockey Clubs Tourney
2018-01-16 12:03:31 The Egyptians on arrival at Kotoka. Egyptian hockey side, El Sharkia Club are in town for this year’s African Clubs hockey championship scheduled for January 20 to 28 at the Theodosia Okoh Hockey Stadium. A high powered delegation from the Ghana Hockey Association met the North Africans at the Kotoka International Airport yesterday ahead of the tourney. Tournament media coordinator, Naa Darkuah Doodo has hinted that the Egyptians are lodging at the M-Plaza Hotel, Roman Ridge in Accra   Read More ...
Sisi: Egypt does not want war with Sudan and Ethiopia
2018-01-16 11:44:11 Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi said his country was not meddling in the internal affairs of Sudan and Ethiopia as he sought to defuse rising tensions in the Red Sea region. Sisi, in a televised comments broadcast on Monday, said Cairo was not planning to go to war with the African countries. "We are not prepared to go to war against our brethren or anyone else for that matter   Read More ...
Egypt doesn't want war, Sisi says as tension grows with Sudan
2018-01-16 08:07:52 Egypt is not conspiring against its neighbours and has no intention to fight, president Abdel al-Sisi said on Monday, a reference to growing tension with Sudan. Relations have deteriorated in recent weeks, including over a Sudan-Turkey naval agreement that angered Cairo and an ongoing dispute over a dam Ethiopia is building on the Nile river that runs through all three countries   Read More ...
Egyptian police referred to criminal court over prisoner's death
2018-01-15 21:48:11 CAIRO (Reuters) - A Cairo prosecutor referred two policemen to criminal court on Monday over the death of a detainee shortly after he was arrested on Jan. 5, judicial sources said. The prosecutor alleges the policemen beat Mohamed Abdul-Hakim to death and detained him without legal grounds. If they are charged, it will be a rare prosecution of members of the Egyptian security forces   Read More ...
Egyptian police referred to criminal court over prisoner's death
2018-01-15 21:30:28 CAIRO: A Cairo prosecutor referred two policemen to criminal court on Monday over the death of a detainee shortly after he was arrested on Jan. 5, judicial sources said. The prosecutor alleges the policemen beat Mohamed Abdul-Hakim to death and detained him without legal grounds. If they are charged, it will be a rare prosecution of members of the Egyptian security forces   Read More ...
Sisi vows to protect Egypt's water supply
2018-01-15 20:39:04 Cairo - President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi vowed on Monday to protect Egypt's water supply while striving for peace with the Nile upstream countries of Sudan and Ethiopia, which is building a controversial dam. "Egypt will not go to war with its brothers," Sisi said on state television, although Cairo fears its water supply will be affected by Ethiopia's Grand Renaissance Dam   Read More ...
Former Lawmaker Sadat Won’t Run for President in Egypt
2018-01-15 20:00:13 CAIRO—Former lawmaker Mohamed Anwar Sadat announced Monday that he wouldn’t seek the country’s presidency in March, an unexpected move that draws focus on an election where many say the odds are already stacked in favor of the state-backed incumbent.   Read More ...
Egypt's leader seeks to defuse tension with Sudan, Ethiopia
2018-01-15 19:38:21 Cairo - Egypt's president has sought to defuse tensions with Ethiopia and Sudan, reassuring them that his country is not meddling in their internal affairs or planning to go to war against them. In televised comments on Monday, President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi said Egypt's strategic choice is not to go to war. "I am saying this as a clear message to our brothers in Sudan and Ethiopia   Read More ...
Former Egyptian lawmaker pulls out of presidential race
2018-01-15 18:38:56 Cairo - A former Egyptian lawmaker said on Monday he will not run in the March presidential election, saying the political "climate" wasn't conducive to campaigning. Mohammed Anwar Sadat, nephew of Egypt's late leader Anwar Sadat, told reporters his decision was partially taken to protect his campaign workers from intimidation or arrest by authorities. "We don't want people in the campaign to be hurt," he said   Read More ...
Egypt says it does not want war as tension grows with Sudan
2018-01-15 18:25:11 CAIRO (Reuters) - President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said on Monday Egypt is not conspiring against its neighbors and has no intention to fight, a reference to growing tension with Sudan. Relations have deteriorated in recent weeks, including over a Sudan-Turkey naval agreement that angered Cairo and an ongoing dispute over a dam Ethiopia is building on the Nile river that runs through all three countries   Read More ...
Prominent Egyptian activist acquitted of illegal protest
2018-01-15 18:08:20 Cairo - An appeals court in the Egyptian city of Alexandria has acquitted a prominent activist and rights lawyer of charges of taking part in an illegal demonstration. Mahienour el-Masry was convicted and sentenced to two years in prison last month over participating last year in a protest against the government's transfer of two strategic Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia   Read More ...
Egypt's leader seeks to defuse tension with Sudan, Ethiopia
2018-01-15 15:12:04 CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's president has sought to defuse tensions with Ethiopia and Sudan, reassuring them that his country is not meddling in their internal affairs or planning to go to war against them. In televised comments Monday, President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi said Egypt's strategic choice is not to go to war. "I am saying this as a clear message to our brothers in Sudan and Ethiopia   Read More ...
Nephew of assassinated president Sadat says Egypt too repressive for election bid
2018-01-15 14:48:04 CAIRO (Reuters) - The nephew of assassinated Egyptian president Anwar al-Sadat said on Monday he would not, as widely expected, challenge incumbent Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in the presidential election because an environment of fear surrounds the vote. Sisi has yet to announce his candidacy but is widely expected to run and easily win a ballot slated for March 26-28. Mohamed Anwar al-Sadat, whose uncle led a sweeping economic liberalisation programme and opened ties with Israel before his assassination in 1981, had previously said he was mulling a run   Read More ...
Egypt's leader seeks to defuse tension with Sudan, Ethiopia
2018-01-15 14:44:37 CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's president has sought to defuse tensions with Ethiopia and Sudan, reassuring them that his country is not meddling in their internal affairs or planning to go to war against them. In televised comments Monday, President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi said Egypt's strategic choice is not to go to war. "I am saying this as a clear message to our brothers in Sudan and Ethiopia   Read More ...
Nephew of assassinated president Sadat says Egypt too repressive for election bid
2018-01-15 14:43:33 CAIRO (Reuters) - The nephew of assassinated Egyptian president Anwar al-Sadat said on Monday he would not, as widely expected, challenge incumbent Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in the presidential election because an environment of fear surrounds the vote. Sisi has yet to announce his candidacy but is widely expected to run and easily win a ballot slated for March 26-28. Mohamed Anwar al-Sadat, whose uncle led a sweeping economic liberalization program and opened ties with Israel before his assassination in 1981, had previously said he was mulling a run   Read More ...
Egypt’s Great Pyramid houses a secret throne carved from an ancient solid metal meteorite, professor claims
2018-01-15 14:35:41 A REAL-life "Iron Throne" carved from the core of a meteorite could be hidden inside the Great Pyramid, an expert claims. Professor Giulio Magli of Milan Polytechnic believes the throne of the pharaoh Khufu is concealed in a secret chamber deep within the Ancient Wonder. Ancient Egyptians are known to have used meteoritic iron in artifacts such as King Tut’s dagger, which was unearthed by British archaeologist Howard Carter in 1922   Read More ...
Former Egyptian lawmaker pulls out of presidential race
2018-01-15 13:17:31 A former Egyptian lawmaker says he has decided not to run in the presidential election in March, saying the political “climate” isn’t conducive to campaigning. Mohammed Anwar Sadat, nephew of Egypt’s late leader Anwar Sadat, told reporters on Monday that his decision was partially taken to protect his campaign workers from intimidation or arrest by authorities. Sadat, an outspoken critic of the government, was thrown out of parliament last year amid allegations he had leaked official documents to foreign diplomats   Read More ...
Former Egyptian lawmaker pulls out of presidential race
2018-01-15 13:11:11 CAIRO (AP) — A former Egyptian lawmaker says he has decided not to run in the presidential election in March, saying the political "climate" isn't conducive to campaigning. Mohammed Anwar Sadat, nephew of Egypt's late leader Anwar Sadat, told reporters on Monday that his decision was partially taken to protect his campaign workers from intimidation or arrest by authorities. He said he "will not contest a lost battle" while also citing emergency laws and a ban on demonstrations as further reasons for his decision   Read More ...
Former Egyptian lawmaker pulls out of presidential race
2018-01-15 13:09:19 CAIRO (AP) — A former Egyptian lawmaker says he has decided not to run in the presidential election in March, saying the political "climate" isn't conducive to campaigning. Mohammed Anwar Sadat, nephew of Egypt's late leader Anwar Sadat, told reporters on Monday that his decision was partially taken to protect his campaign workers from intimidation or arrest by authorities. He said he "will not contest a lost battle" while also citing emergency laws and a ban on demonstrations as further reasons for his decision   Read More ...
Tuesday Becomes Execution Day in Egypt
2018-01-15 12:11:05 For the past three Tuesdays, Egypt has hanged civilians sentenced to death by military tribunals: Jan. Three men were hanged. They had been convicted of rape and sentenced to die by a military tribunal in 2011. Jan. Four men accused of being Islamic militants were hanged. They had been tried and sentenced to death by a military tribunal for an attack in 2015 outside a stadium that killed three military academy students   Read More ...
Egypt reshuffles its government, appoints 4 new ministers
2018-01-15 11:38:34 Cairo - Egypt's president has sworn in four new cabinet ministers in a limited government reshuffle. President Abdel-Fattah eal-Sisi swore in the new ministers of culture, tourism, local development and business just hours after parliament approved their appointment on Sunday. Einas Abdel-Dayem, a career flute player who received her education in France and is currently in charge of the Cairo Opera House, was named Culture Minister   Read More ...
Why Cairo is the hot new foodie destination
2018-01-15 10:33:55 “Pace yourself,” warns Laila Hassaballa, co-owner of Bellies En-Route, Cairo’s first and currently only food tour company, as I dive into a heaped plate of macarona bechamel (Egyptian lasagne) at Macarona Reda (56 Mansour St), a typical family-run restaurant that isn’t even listed on Tripadvisor, let alone in any guidebook I’ve come across. “You’re going to be eating a lot of food this evening   Read More ...
Israel says it destroyed Gaza attack tunnel under Egyptian border
2018-01-15 06:41:13 Palestinian security forces loyal to Hamas stand guard near the border Palestinian security forces loyal to Hamas stand guard near the border between Egypt and Gaza, in the southern Gaza Strip January 14, 2018. , Reuters Israeli said on Sunday it had destroyed a cross-border attack tunnel that ran from Gaza into Israel and Egypt dug by Hamas, the Islamist group that controls the Palestinian enclave, and that it would destroy all attack tunnels by the year's end   Read More ...
Israel says it destroyed Hamas-dug tunnel running under border with Egypt
2018-01-15 00:08:40 GAZA/JERUSALEM – Israel said on Sunday it had destroyed a cross-border attack tunnel that ran from Gaza into Israel and Egypt dug by Hamas, the Islamist group that controls the Palestinian enclave, and that it would destroy all attack tunnels by year’s end. Residents in Gaza said Israeli jets bombed an area east of the southern town of Rafah, by the Egyptian and Israeli borders, late on Saturday night   Read More ...
Israel says it destroyed Gaza attack tunnel under Egyptian border
2018-01-14 20:40:02 Residents in Gaza said Israeli jets bombed an area east of the southern town of Rafah, by the Egyptian and Israeli borders, late on Saturday night. Israel confirmed the attack immediately after, but gave no details until Sunday. There was no immediate comment from Hamas or Egypt, or any reports of casualties. Israel says it has developed new means which it has declined to disclose, to find tunnels   Read More ...
Egyptians remember ‘father of the poor’
2018-01-14 20:05:49 Cairo: Octogenarian Ahmad Dahshan credits late Egyptian president Jamal Abdul Nasser with transforming his life. Dahshan, now aged 85, was among millions of Egyptian peasants whom Nasser turned into land owners. “I still remember that day as if it were today,” Dahshan, originally a native of the southern province of Sohag, says. “It was in 1961 when Abu Khalid shook hands with me before giving me the title deed of five feddans [acres] in my village,” he adds, using an affectionate nickname of Nasser   Read More ...
Jamal Abdul Nasser left behind immortal legacy
2018-01-14 18:05:48 Cairo: Hardly aged 15, Jamal Abdul Nasser, a then high school student, participated in his first anti-government demonstration. Years later, he recalled the incident, saying:” It was in 1933; at the time I was a student in Alexandria not yet fifteen years old. I was crossing Mansheya Square in Alexandria when I came across a clash between a student demonstration and the police   Read More ...