Egypt

Egypt free from COVID-19 case, transparent about infection: PM

Egyptian Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly said on Sunday that Egypt is free from any COVID-19 case as his government is fully transparent about the infection, the Egyptian cabinet said in a statement. Madbouly’s remarks came during his cabinet meeting to follow up the protective measures against the novel coronavirus. The meeting was attended by the ministers of health, information, social ...

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Egypt abolishing jail terms for businessmen

“Harming public money or the health of citizens entails serving sentences. Any economic or administrative violations are punishable” CAIRO: The Egyptian parliament has announced that laws that imprison investors have been scratched, stressing that imposing jail time on financial wrongdoers affects investment in Egypt. Speaker Ali Abdel-Aal said in a public parliamentary session that he and parliament will not allow ...

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A Bittersweet Homecoming for Egypt’s Jews

A rare ceremony at an ancient synagogue brought 180 Jews back to Egypt, decades after they were pressured to leave. But few Egyptians knew about it, highlighting government ambivalence. Clutching a decades-old black-and-white photo, Doris Wolanski directed a vehicle through Cairo’s chaotic traffic, her gaze trained on the street corners, in search of rue du Metro. The photo showed an ...

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Egyptian Court Acquits Mubarak’s Sons of Illicit Share Trading

The two sons of former President Hosni Mubarak of Egypt were acquitted on Saturday of illicit share trading during the sale of a bank four years before the 2011 uprising that ended their father’s 30-year autocratic rule. The brothers, Alaa and Gamal Mubarak, and seven others had faced charges of illegally profiting from the process of selling Al Watany Bank ...

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Henriques named captain of vital four-day contest ahead of Bangladesh Test tour

All of Henriques’ four Test matches have come in the subcontinent, indicating he is likely among the contenders to be considered for the seam bowling all-rounder position in the Test tour of Bangladesh in June. The Sydney Sixers captain most recently played for Australia in red ball cricket in 2016, with the right hander to lead a side which includes ...

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No coronavirus symptoms among Egyptian returnees from Wuhan: minister

Egypt’s Health Minister Hala Zayed has confirmed that none of the Egyptians evacuated from Wuhan have shown any symptoms of the new coronavirus, which has spread to over two dozen countries worldwide and killed over 400 people in mainland China. “Praise be to God,” she added. “Egypt has the latest tests for this virus and we are using (them) now.” ...

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Egypt’s Sisi orders gov’t to help financially ailing firms

Egypt’s President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi instructed the government to take immediate action to enable financially ailing firms to resume their business activity. During his meeting on Monday with Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly and the cabinet’s economic group, El-Sisi called for striking a deal with banks to revive stalled factories and help them operate again at full capacity. El-Sisi underlined the need ...

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Egypt non-oil private sector shrinks faster in January

Egypt contracted at the quickest rate in almost three years in January as sales and new export orders slumped, a survey showed on uesday. The IHS Markit Egypt Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) for the non-oil private sector slid to 46.0 in January from 48.2 in December, well below the 50.0 threshold that separates growth from contraction. “Firms squarely linked this ...

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Islamic State claims purported attack on Egypt-Israel gas pipeline in Sinai

CAIRO — The Islamic State extremist group said on Monday that it blew up a gas pipeline in Egypt’s restive Sinai Peninsula, claiming it was connected to Israel. Security sources earlier said the pipeline hit was a domestic one that connects to a power station in el-Arish, powering homes and factories in central Sinai. No casualties were reported. Masked gunmen ...

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Egypt’s education minister dismisses rumours about postponing school over coronavirus outbreak

Egypt’s Minister of Education Tarek Shawki denied media reports that the ministry will put off the second school semester, scheduled to resume on 8 February, due to coronavirus outbreak. “There is no change for the time being. We will inform everyone if there is any update, but we have to leave these decisions to the relevant authorities,” Shawki posted on ...

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