Egypt

Egypt’s Sisi mourns Bir al-Abd terrorist attack martyrs

CAIRO – 30 April 2020: Egypt’s President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi has mourned the Armed Forces martyrs who were killed and injured in North Sinai terrorist attack on Thursday. “The terrorists have killed our heroes and sons in Bir al-Abd city, at North Sinai today. They are still trying to take away our country from us, but with God’s help and ...

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Egypt’s Covid-19 rates decreased in the past few days

Despite the fact, that there are certain tests that are supposed to be done to know the COVID-19 cases, the  Health Minister Stated that the infection rates in Egypt became 36 cases for each 1 million persons according to statistics, which is a small figure compared to the international infection rate that hit 335.5 for each 1 million persons. Zayed ...

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Arabic press review: Egypt arrests more dissidents despite coronavirus fears

Meanwhile, an Emirati TV channel dismisses 80 Egyptian workers, and Palestinian citizens of Israel question official statistics on who is affected by Covid-19 Egypt launches new arrest campaign Egyptian security forces have launched a new arrest campaign against activists in various cities, ignoring calls for the release of detainees made by international human rights organisations due to the fear of spreading ...

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Egypt seeks economic haven from coronavirus threat

A 3% interest rate cut by the Central Bank of Egypt and a financial lifeline worth 20 billion Egyptian pounds ($1.27 billion) have lifted Egypt’s equities over the past week. However, the positive effects may be short-lived if the COVID-19 crisis persists. The central bank cut interest rates March 16 by 3%, aiming to revive the local stock market, which has been battered by massive ...

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Covid-19: Malaysian student quarantined at Egypt hospital

A Malaysian female student is being quarantined at the 15th Of May Hospital in Cairo, Egypt, after she was suspected of having Covid-19 symptoms during a screening test at a health centre in the capital. A source from a Malaysian student association in Egypt said the student, who is in her early 20s and is taking a course in Islamic ...

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Egypt reports 39 new coronavirus cases, 3 deaths

Egypt on Thursday reported 39 new coronavirus cases and three deaths, the health ministry said in a statement, bringing the total number of infections to 495 including 24 fatalities, Reuters reports. The new cases are all Egyptians who were in contact with other patients, with the exception of one Libyan man. The three dead are all Egyptians from Cairo, a 30-year woman ...

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Egypt expels Guardian reporter for challenging coronavirus count

Authorities threatened to shut The Guardian’s bureau in Cairo if it refused to retract the story and run an apology. Egypt expelled a correspondent for The Guardian over a report citing a study that challenged the official count of coronavirus cases in the Arab world’s most populous country. The British daily reported on Thursday that its correspondent, Ruth Michaelson, left ...

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Egypt in search of 30 Egyptians arriving from Italy for fear of coronavirus contamination

The Egyptian governor of the country’s southern province of Asyut yesterday called for 30 citizens who recently returned to Egypt from Italy, to report their whereabouts so that the authorities can ensure that they are not contaminated with the coronavirus. Essam Saad told local media that the Asyut security forces were carrying out the search operation, adding that the returned ...

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Egypt’s Public Domestic Debt lowest in a decade: Cabinet

Egypt’s Public Domestic Debt as a percent of the country’s Gross Domestic Product has fallen to its lowest level in ten years during the 2018/2019 fiscal year, according to a Cabinet Media Center statement on Sunday. The cabinet’s statement said the Public Domestic Debt reached its highest level in 2016/2017 at 94.5 percent of the GDP. It then began to ...

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An Egyptian’s Arrest Rekindles an Italian Trauma

Haunted by the 2016 death in Cairo of an Italian student, Giulio Regeni, Italians are campaigning for the release of an Egyptian who has said he was tortured. When an Egyptian student was arrested at the Cairo Airport recently, it was hardly an unusual event. Egypt’s security services routinely detain human rights defenders, lawyers, academics and other government critics, most ...

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