Egypt Society & Culture
Egypt filmmakers defy taboos of conservative society
International Women's Day: Woman on a mission to promote Egyptian treasures
Egypt set to host India by the Nile, a showcase of Indian classical traditions
4 soldiers, 10 jihadis killed in Egypt Sinai campaign
'I see death': Christian asylum seekers fear return to Egypt
Egyptian army says 16 militants killed in Sinai operation
Egypt detains 8 soccer fans over protest
2018-03-12 18:38:23 Cairo - Egypt has arrested eight people after soccer fans tore out seats and chanted against the government during a game earlier this month. The demonstration, which was dispersed by police, happened during a March 6 match in which Egypt's Al-Ahly beat Gabon's CF Mounana 4-0 in Cairo's international stadium. There were no reports of serious injuries in what authorities said was a "riot"   Read More ...
Egypt filmmakers defy taboos of conservative society
2018-03-12 16:31:57 CAIRO, Egypt — Filmmakers in Egypt are defying a largely conservative society with television series and movies that deal with modern relationships between men and women and the empowerment of the young. In its heyday between the 1950s and the 1970s, Egypt had one of the largest and most dynamic movie industries in the world. The golden age of Egyptian cinema starred fiery, determined women and love scenes that rivaled those of Western movies at the time   Read More ...
Egypt detains 8 soccer fans over protest
2018-03-12 14:42:48 CAIRO (AP) — Egypt has arrested eight people after soccer fans tore out seats and chanted against the government during a game earlier this month. The demonstration, which was dispersed by police, happened during a March 6 match in which Egypt's Al-Ahly beat Gabon's CF Mounana 4-0 in Cairo's international stadium. There were no reports of serious injuries in what authorities said was a "riot   Read More ...
Egypt filmmakers defy taboos of conservative society
2018-03-12 13:02:19 CAIRO (AFP) - Filmmakers in Egypt are defying a largely conservative society with television series and movies that deal with modern relationships between men and women and the empowerment of the young. In its heyday between the 1950s and the 1970s, Egypt had one of the largest and most dynamic movie industries in the world. The golden age of Egyptian cinema starred fiery, determined women and love scenes that rivalled those of Western movies at the time   Read More ...
Egypt army says 16 jihadists killed in Sinai operation
2018-03-12 07:37:24 Cairo - Egypt's military said on Sunday 16 jihadists, an officer and a soldier were killed in the past four days during a major military operation against Islamic State group jihadists in Sinai. The army launched a sweeping campaign after Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, who is standing in elections for his second term this month, gave them a three-month deadline to crush ISIS in Sinai   Read More ...
Egypt army says 16 jihadists killed in Sinai operation
2018-03-11 21:30:40 CAIRO (AFP) - Egypt's military said Sunday 16 jihadists, an officer and a soldier were killed in the past four days during a major military operation against Islamic State group jihadists in Sinai. The army launched a sweeping campaign after Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, who is standing in elections for his second term this month, gave them a three-month deadline to crush IS in Sinai   Read More ...
Egypt army kills 16 jihadists in Sinai
2018-03-11 20:17:04 CAIRO: Egypt’s military said yesterday 16 jihadists, an officer and a soldier were killed in the past four days during a major military operation against Islamic State group jihadists in Sinai. The army launched a sweeping campaign after Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, who is standing in elections for his second term this month, gave them a three-month deadline to crush IS in Sinai   Read More ...
Egypt army says 16 jihadists killed in Sinai operation
2018-03-11 15:04:29 Egypt’s military said Sunday 16 jihadists, an officer and a soldier were killed in the past four days during a major military operation against Islamic State group jihadists in Sinai. The army launched a sweeping campaign after Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, who is standing in elections for his second term this month, gave them a three-month deadline to crush IS in Sinai   Read More ...
Egypt army says 16 Islamic State terrorists killed in Sinai operation
2018-03-11 14:19:32 CAIRO, Egypt — Egypt’s military said Sunday 16 jihadists, an officer and a soldier were killed in the past four days during a major military operation against Islamic State group terrorists in the Sinai Peninsula. The army launched a sweeping campaign after Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, who is running in elections for his second term this month, gave it a three-month deadline to crush IS in Sinai   Read More ...
Egypt army says 16 jihadists killed in Sinai operation
2018-03-11 13:41:26 Cairo (AFP) - Egypt's military said Sunday 16 jihadists, an officer and a soldier were killed in the past four days during a major military operation against Islamic State group jihadists in Sinai. The army launched a sweeping campaign after Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, who is standing in elections for his second term this month, gave them a three-month deadline to crush IS in Sinai   Read More ...
Egypt army says 16 jihadists killed in Sinai operation
2018-03-11 13:00:46 CAIRO: Egypt's military said Sunday 16 jihadists, an officer and a soldier were killed in the past four days during a major military operation against Islamic State group jihadists in Sinai.   Read More ...
Egypt struggles to end female genital mutilation
2018-03-09 12:04:52 By Hayam Adel. AWLAD SERAG, Egypt (Reuters) - In a tiny village in Egypt's southern province of Assiut, 16-year-old Amany Shamekh, who wants to be an artist one day, recalls how she was illegally circumcised with a razor blade. "The midwife came to the house, my mother took off my underwear and the lady said 'hang in there'," said Shamekh who grew up in the village of Awlad Serag   Read More ...
Egypt says 16 troops killed in month-old offensive
2018-03-08 19:06:29 Cairo - Egypt's military says 16 troops have been killed and 19 wounded since a wide-scale operation against Islamic militants was launched a month ago. Army spokesperson Colonel Tamer al-Rifai said on Thursday that 105 militants have been killed and that more than 2 800 people have been arrested, with many later released. The ongoing nationwide offensive began February 9 and includes operations in the Western Desert bordering Libya   Read More ...
Egypt struggles to end female genital mutilation
2018-03-08 15:49:24 AWLAD SERAG, Egypt (Reuters) - In a tiny village in Egypt's southern province of Assiut, 16-year-old Amany Shamekh, who wants to be an artist one day, recalls how she was illegally circumcised with a razor blade. "The midwife came to the house, my mother took off my underwear and the lady said 'hang in there'," said Shamekh who grew up in the village of Awlad Serag   Read More ...
Egypt struggles to end female genital mutilation
2018-03-08 15:42:49 AWLAD SERAG, Egypt (Reuters) - In a tiny village in Egypt’s southern province of Assiut, 16-year-old Amany Shamekh, who wants to be an artist one day, recalls how she was illegally circumcised with a razor blade. “The midwife came to the house, my mother took off my underwear and the lady said ‘hang in there’,” said Shamekh who grew up in the village of Awlad Serag   Read More ...
International Women's Day: Woman on a mission to promote Egyptian treasures
2018-03-08 10:45:12 CAIRO -Some social entrepreneurs create jobs; others work to preserve cultural heritage or save the environment. Ms Rania Salah Seddik, founder of GebRaa for Egyptian Treasures, does all three - and more. It didn’t take her long to find her calling. After earning degrees in economics and cultural policy, she worked and volunteered for a long list of national and international organisations, from USAID and Doctors without Borders to Unicef, always striving to advance social and economic well being   Read More ...
At least 4 soldiers, 10 jihadists killed in Egypt Sinai campaign
2018-03-05 05:03:54 Cairo - Egypt's military said on Sunday four soldiers and 10 jihadists were killed in a military operation in Sinai against Islamic State group jihadists. The deaths raise military casualties to at least 16 dead, along with more than 100 jihadists, since the start of the operation on February 9, according to previous army tolls. The army launched the campaign after Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, who is standing in elections for his second term this month, gave them a three month deadline to crush IS in Sinai   Read More ...
Four soldiers, 10 jihadists killed in Egypt Sinai campaign
2018-03-05 00:08:22 Cairo, Egypt | AFP | Egypt’s military said on Sunday four soldiers and 10 jihadists were killed in a military operation in Sinai against Islamic State group jihadists. The deaths raise military casualties to at least 16 dead, along with more than 100 jihadists, since the start of the operation on February 9, according to previous army tolls. The army launched the campaign after Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, who is standing in elections for his second term this month, gave them a three month deadline to crush IS in Sinai   Read More ...
Egypt set to host India by the Nile, a showcase of Indian classical traditions
2018-03-04 22:12:01 The mega annual cultural festival India by the Nile, organised to celebrate Indian culture and its diversity, will begin next week with a focus on classical culture this year. The 12-day event, the biggest foreign festival in Egypt, will host a wide range of events and starts on March 6. The festival provides audiences an Indian cultural experience and encourages artistic collaborations between India and Egypt   Read More ...
4 soldiers, 10 jihadis killed in Egypt Sinai campaign
2018-03-04 20:48:40 Egypt’s military said on Sunday four soldiers and 10 jihadists were killed in a military operation in Sinai against Islamic State group fighters. The deaths raise military casualties to at least 16 dead, along with more than 100 jihadists, since the start of the operation on February 9, according to previous army tolls. The army launched the campaign after Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, who is standing in elections for his second term this month, gave them a three month deadline to crush IS in Sinai   Read More ...
4 soldiers, 10 jihadists killed in Egypt Sinai campaign
2018-03-04 12:30:36 CAIRO: Egypt's military said on Sunday (Mar 4) four soldiers and 10 jihadists were killed in a military operation in Sinai against Islamic State jihadists. The deaths raise military casualties to at least 16 dead, along with more than 100 jihadists, since the start of the operation on Feb 9, according to previous army tolls. The army launched the campaign after Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, who is standing in elections for his second term this month, gave them a three-month deadline to crush IS in Sinai   Read More ...
Egypt warns Hamas against escalation of violence with Israel
2018-03-04 00:36:41 An Egyptian intelligence delegation currently in the Gaza Strip told the Palestinian enclave’s Hamas rulers that, should it seek out an escalation of violence with Israel, it would be “playing with fire,” Hebrew media reported on Saturday, citing Palestinian sources. According to the sources, the Egyptian delegation warned Hamas that another round of violence would invite a “hard blow” by Israel against the Palestinian terror group, “so much so that there is even a possibility [Israel would] topple Hamas,” Hadashot TV news reported   Read More ...
Egypt's health ministry says 9 killed in road accident
2018-03-03 12:13:25 CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's Health Ministry says a car crash has left nine people dead and eight others wounded on a desert road connecting the capital Cairo and the city of Ismailia. Ministry spokesman Khaled Megahed said the accident took place Saturday when a taxi cab crashed into a microbus, leading the cab to burst into flames. He said the injuries include first-degree burns and suspected concussions   Read More ...
Egypt's health ministry says 9 killed in road accident
2018-03-03 12:12:05 CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's Health Ministry says a car crash has left nine people dead and eight others wounded on a desert road connecting the capital Cairo and the city of Ismailia. Ministry spokesman Khaled Megahed said the accident took place Saturday when a taxi cab crashed into a microbus, leading the cab to burst into flames. He said the injuries include first-degree burns and suspected concussions   Read More ...
Archaeologists find ancient necropolis in Egypt
2018-03-01 17:07:29 (24 Feb 2018) Egypt's Antiquities Ministry announced on Saturday the discovery of an ancient necropolis near the Nile Valley city of Minya, south of Cairo - the latest discovery in an area known to house ancient catacombs from the Pharaonic Late Period and the Ptolemaic dynasty. The large cemetery is located north of Tuna al-Gabal area, a vast archaeological site on the edge of the western desert. It hosts a range of family tombs and graves. Archaeologists started excavation work in the area started late last year on a quest to find the remainder of the cemetery of Upper Egypt's 15th nome during ancient times   Read More ...
Trains collide north of Egyptian capital, 12 killed
2018-03-01 03:46:10 CAIRO (AP) -- A passenger train collided with a cargo train in Egypt on Wednesday, killing at least 12 people, including a child, in the latest deadly accident involving the country's underfunded and mismanaged railways. Another 39 people were injured in the crash, which took place in the Nile Delta north of Cairo, according to the state-run MENA news agency   Read More ...
Death toll in Egypt's train crash rises to 15
2018-03-01 03:30:43 Photo taken on Feb. 28, 2018 shows a train crash accident site in Beheira province, north of Egypt's capital city Cairo. (Xinhua/Ahmed Gomaa) The death toll of the train crash that took place in Beheira province northern the capital Cairo on Wednesday has risen to 15, official MENA news agency reported. "The number of victims of Beheira train crash mounted to 15 dead and 40 wounded so far," MENA quoted Transport Ministry's spokesman Mohamed Ezz as saying   Read More ...
Passenger, freight trains collide north of Egyptian capital; 12 killed
2018-02-28 23:21:04 CAIRO – A passenger train collided with a freight train in Egypt on Wednesday, killing at least 12 people, including a child, in the latest deadly accident involving the country’s underfunded and mismanaged railways. Another 39 people were injured in the crash, which took place in the Nile Delta north of Cairo, according to the state-run MENA news agency. The Health Ministry said the trains were both bound for the capital   Read More ...
At Least 15 People Killed In Egyptian Train Crash
2018-02-28 21:47:44 CAIRO: At least 15 people were killed and 40 others were injured in a train crash on Wednesday in Egypt's northern province of Beheira, the official news agency MENA said, citing the transport ministry spokesman. Two passenger carriages separated from one train and collided with a cargo train, the provincial security director told MENA. Prime Minister Sherif Ismail ordered the transport minister to visit the scene and take action as details of the causes of the accident emerge, a cabinet statement said   Read More ...
Trains Collide in Egypt, Killing at Least 12
2018-02-28 21:44:10 A passenger train collided with a cargo train in Egypt on Wednesday, killing at least 12 people, including a child, in the latest deadly accident involving the country’s underfunded and mismanaged railways. Another 39 people were injured in the crash, which took place in the Nile Delta north of Cairo, according to the state-run MENA news agency. The Health Ministry said the trains were both bound for the capital   Read More ...
Egypt train crash: At least 15 killed and 40 injured after head on collision north of Cairo
2018-02-28 19:10:02 A head on crash between two trains killed at least 15 people and injured dozens more near Egyptian capital Cairo. The country's Health Ministry said the number of casualties was likely to increase. The latest of a number of deadly incidents on the country’s railways, saw a cargo train crash with passenger train in the Beheira province in the Nile delta, according to the country’s state MENA news agency   Read More ...
UPDATE: Trains collide north of Egyptian capital, 15 killed
2018-02-28 17:39:40 Cairo - Two trains collided on Wednesday north of the Egyptian capital, Cairo, killing at least 15 people, authorities said, the latest deadly accident involving the country's underfunded and mismanaged railways. Another 40 people were injured in the accident, which took place in the Beheira province in the Nile delta, according to the country's state MENA news agency. The collision involved a cargo train and a passenger train heading to Cairo, the Health Ministry said   Read More ...
Egypt: At least 15 killed in train collision in Beheira province
2018-02-28 16:31:41 A train collision in northern Egypt's Beheira province killed at least 15 people on Wednesday, the Egyptian Health Ministry said. A freight train and a passenger train collided in Kom Hamada, Beheira province, leaving at least 15 dead and another 40 injured, the Ministry said in a statement. According to eyewitnesses two passenger carriages separated and collided with the cargo train. The Health Ministry said rescue workers and 30 ambulances were working on the scene. Health Ministry official Alaa Othman said on state television that "all the wounded and dead have been removed from the scene of the accident." The cause of the crash was not immediately established   Read More ...
Trains collide north of Egyptian capital, 15 killed
2018-02-28 16:13:54 CAIRO (AP) — Two trains collided on Wednesday north of the Egyptian capital, Cairo, killing at least 15 people, authorities said, the latest deadly accident involving the country's underfunded and mismanaged railways. Another 40 people were injured in the accident, which took place in the Beheira province in the Nile delta, according to the country's state MENA news agency. The collision involved a cargo train and a passenger train heading to Cairo, the Health Ministry said   Read More ...
At least 10 killed as Egypt trains collide
2018-02-28 16:06:02 Cairo - Two trains collided in northern Egypt killing at least 10 people and wounding 15 others on Wednesday, the latest in a string of deadly accidents on the country's railways, the health ministry said. The collision between a freight train and a passenger train took place in Behaira province. Footage aired by state television showed at least two carriages had derailed in a rural stretch of land   Read More ...
At least 15 people killed in Egyptian train crash
2018-02-28 15:20:57 At least 15 people were killed and 40 others were injured in a train crash on Wednesday in Egypt’s northern province of Beheira, the official news agency MENA said, citing the Transport Ministry spokesman. Two passenger carriages separated from one train and collided with a cargo train, the provincial security director told MENA. Transport Minister asked to take stock Prime Minister Sherif Ismail ordered the Transport Minister to visit the scene and take action as details of the causes of the accident emerge, a cabinet statement said   Read More ...
At least 10 people killed in Egyptian train crash
2018-02-28 15:19:26 At least 10 people were killed and 15 others were injured in a train crash on Wednesday in Egypt’s northern province of Beheira, the health ministry said. Two passenger carriages separated from one train and collided with a cargo train, the official news agency MENA said, citing the provincial security director. Egyptians have long complained that successive governments have failed to enforce basic safety measures for the railways   Read More ...
At least 10 killed as cargo, passenger trains collide
2018-02-28 15:17:24 CAIRO -- Egypt's state-run news agency says a train collision in coastal Beheira province has left 10 people dead and 15 others injured. Wednesday's report by the MENA news agency quotes the spokesman of the Health Ministry as saying the collision took place in the town of Kom Hamada. There was no immediate information on what caused the collision between a cargo train and a passenger train   Read More ...
At least 15 people killed in Egyptian train crash
2018-02-28 15:10:07 At least 15 people were killed and 40 others were injured in a train crash on Wednesday in Egypt’s northern province of Beheira, the official news agency MENA said, citing the transport ministry spokesman. Two passenger carriages separated from one train and collided with a cargo train, the provincial security director told MENA. Prime Minister Sherif Ismail ordered the transport minister to visit the scene and take action as details of the causes of the accident emerge, a cabinet statement said   Read More ...
At least 15 people killed in Egyptian train crash
2018-02-28 14:45:29 CAIRO (Reuters) - At least 15 people were killed and 40 others were injured in a train crash on Wednesday in Egypt’s northern province of Beheira, the official news agency MENA said, citing the transport ministry spokesman. Two passenger carriages separated from one train and collided with a cargo train, the provincial security director told MENA. Prime Minister Sherif Ismail ordered the transport minister to visit the scene and take action as details of the causes of the accident emerge, a cabinet statement said   Read More ...