Egypt

Security delegation arrives in Kuwait to escort 8 fugitives back to Egypt

CAIRO – 15 July 2019: An Egyptian security delegation arrived in Kuwait on Monday three days after the arrest of eight Egyptian fugitives convicted of supporting and financing militant operations in Egypt by the Kuwaiti Security Apparatus. The detection of the cell affiliated to the Muslim Brotherhood – which is outlawed in Egypt – is a result of the interrogation ...

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Egypt’s Most Expensive Film Ever Shows Nationalism Is Always on the Agenda

This year’s blockbuster ‘The Passage’ makes evident that despite political shifts, the line of defense of the country’s artists and intellectuals hasn’t changed The Egyptian 2019 film “The Passage” cost 100 million Egyptian pounds ($6 million) to produce – the costliest production in the history of Egyptian cinema, and apparently also the most profitable. In only two weeks, the film has brought ...

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Egypt opens museum commemorating Nobel laureate Naguib Mahfouz

CAIRO (Reuters) – A museum commemorating the life and works of Egyptian novelist Naguib Mahfouz has opened in Cairo, nearly 13 years after the Nobel laureate’s death. The Naguib Mahfouz Museum and Creativity Centre houses the belongings and personal library of Mahfouz, who won the 1988 Nobel Prize for Literature – the only Arab to do so. The centre, in ...

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Egypt opens Bent Pyramid to tourists

 The pyramids of Egypt have long attracted visitors intrigued by their ancient history, and now travelers have the opportunity to visit a distinctive structure just south of Cairo. Minister of Antiquities Khaled al Anani led a party of foreign ambassadors to the Dahshur Necropolis to inaugurate the so-called Bent Pyramid on Saturday, according to state media agency Al Ahram. Tourists will be able to ...

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INSIDE INTELLIGENCE: ‘ISRAEL-EGYPT COOPERATION KEY TO BEATING BACK ISIS IN SINAI’

Israeli-Egyptian cooperation is the key to confronting the threat posed by ISIS Sinai, former director of the US National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC) Nick Rasmussen told The Jerusalem Post in a recent exclusive interview. Rasmussen, who was the center’s chief from 2014 until December 2017, straddling the Obama and Trump administrations, complimented the reports of quiet-but-effective cooperation between Cairo and Jerusalem. Currently ...

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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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