Egypt

Sisi: Egypt supports UAE in face of attempts to destabilise the Gulf

Egypt will support the UAE and other Arabian Gulf states to prevent attempts to destabilise the region, President Abdel Fattah El Sisi said on Sunday, following the attacks on two tankers in the Gulf of Oman last week. The Egyptian leader’s comments came during a meeting with UAE Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Co-operation Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed in Cairo. ...

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JUST IN: COSAFA president Chiyangwa in Egypt

COSAFA president, Philip Chiyangwa, arrived here in the early hours of today for various meetings with the continental game’s leadership ahead of the start of the 2019 AFCON finals on Friday. A photo, showing Chiyangwa in the company of CAF president, Ahmad Ahmad, here in a Cairo hotel, was released today, confirming that the duo had met to discuss a ...

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Egypt in $500m settlement with Israel Electric Corp

Egypt has signed a $500m settlement with state-owned Israel Electric Corp over a defunct natural gas deal, the Egyptian General Petroleum Corporation (EGPC) and Egyptian Natural Gas (EGAS) said in a statement. The statement said that under the agreement signed on Sunday, Egypt will pay the amount over a period of eight-and-a-half years in exchange for the Israeli company dropping all ...

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Former Egypt president Mohamed Morsi dies in court

Egypt’s former president Mohammed Morsi, the Muslim Brotherhood leader who rose to office in the country’s first free elections in 2012 and was ousted a year later by the military, has collapsed in court during a trial and died, state TV and his family said. The 67-year-old had just addressed the court, speaking from the glass cage he is kept ...

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Egypt provides 248 opportunities worth $20B to deepen local industrialization

CAIRO – 12 June 2019: Egypt is currently adopting a program to deepen local industrialization and increase the added value of Egyptian products, Assistant Minister of Trade and Industry Ahmed Taha said Wednesday. He added in a statement that the program provided 248 investment opportunities during 6 months with a market value of $20 billion. Taha clarified during his participation ...

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Massive Sphinx of Ramses II Sees Daylight for First Time in Nearly 100 Years

An enormous stone sphinx representing the pharaoh Ramses II has spent nearly a century in the Egypt Gallery of the Penn Museum in Philadelphia. But today (June 12) the sphinx was relocated in “a monumental move” that saw the colossal statue “floating” on so-called air dollies — a technology that uses high-powered air compression in a manner similar to hoverboards, ...

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Parliament deplores campaigns of distortion against Syrians in Egypt

CAIRO – 12 June 2019: A member of the Industry Committee at the Parliament Tareq Metwally denounced the campaign of defamation against Syrians residing in Egypt. “Syrians are not treated as refugees in Egypt, but as residents in their second country. Egyptians also wish that Syrians return home safely after the nightmare of war ends and the Syrian wounds are ...

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Sudanese must be resolute, fend off meddlers – Eritrea, Egypt presidents

Presidents of Eritrea and Egypt have asked Sudanese to act responsibly in the midst of a protest push for civilian transition after the ouster in April of long serving Omar Al-Bashir. Isaias Afwerki arrived in Cairo on Saturday to meet his Egyptian counterpart Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi. The two leaders met at the presidential palace for talks spanning bilateral relations and ...

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Egypt can demand return of King Tut statue up for auction: Former antiquities chief

Egypt has the right to demand the repatriation of a stone sculpture of King Tutankhamun before it goes up for auction at Christie’s in London next month, according to the country’s former antiquities chief. Zahi Hawass, a renowned Egyptian archaeologist, has spearheaded numerous campaigns to repatriate Egyptian artifacts, and alleges the statue was stolen. “It seems that this sculpture was looted from [Luxor’s] Karnak Temple. ...

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Gradual decline in temperatures Friday: Egypt’s Meteorological Authority

A gradual decline in temperature degrees will start Friday across Egypt to end the current heat wave that started earlier this week, the Egyptian Meteorological Authority (EMA) said. In a statement published Thursday, the EMA said that there would a gradual decline by 2 degrees Celsius followed on Friday by a 3 degree Celsius drop. Light rain is expected in ...

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