Egypt

Egypt’s Sisi, France’s Macron agree on need to stop all illegal interventions in Libya: Presidency

Egypt’s President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi and his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron exchanged point of views on the latest developments in Libya in a phone call late on Wednesday, the Egyptian presidency announced. El-Sisi highlighted the country’s efforts to settle the Libyan crisis in a manner that honours the will of the Libyan people and preserves Libya’s resources, unity, territorial integrity and, ...

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Egypt’s opposition still seeking footing 7 years after coup

Seven years after the military coup against the first democratically elected president, the Egyptian opposition appears to be a prisoner of the past without the ability to lead change, circumvent a national project or deal with the situation in the country. The opposition in Egypt and abroad is in a forced absence due to the regime’s extensive restrictions on opinion ...

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Egypt’s prosecution receives first complaint against alleged serial rapist

Following accusations made online, starting on Wednesday, by girls and women claiming to have been sexually harassed, assaulted, raped or blackmailed by a man, Ahmed Bassam Zaki, Egypt’s prosecution reported late on Friday it has received one official complaint. The prosecution released a statement saying it has received “one complaint made online on 3 July from a girl who said ...

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Mersal: A lifeline for hospital beds in Egypt’s virus fight

Every day, Heba Rashed is inundated with as many as 200 calls and messages on her mobile phone, starting the moment she wakes up, from Egyptians pleading for help finding a hospital bed during the coronavirus pandemic. “If I don’t answer my phone, people may die. In a crisis like this, we can’t retreat,” the 40-year-old said after a typically ...

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Arab League plans urgent meeting on Libya

The Arab League on Friday announced plans to hold an urgent virtual foreign ministers meeting to discuss the escalating conflict in Libya. The meeting, to be held at Egypt’s request via video conference, comes as fighting continues between rival administrations based in Libya’s capital and the west. “Coordination is currently underway with the current session’s head (the Sultanate of Oman) ...

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Egyptian airports to be inspected as international flights are resumed: Aviation Min.

CAIRO – 15 June 2020: Egypt’s Civil Aviation Minister Mohamed Manar on Wednesday has revealed many precautionary measures that shall be followed in conjunction with the operation of regular international flights starting July 1st. This follows a series of remarks Manar has given to explain the steps Egypt will follow to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in ...

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Egypt and the Libyan crisis: Measuring a response

The Tripoli-based Government of National Accord (GNA) rejected Cairo’s ceasefire initiative last week. The militias that back the GNA continue to press eastward, preparing for a showdown in the petroleum crescent in the Gulf of Sirte, and local news reports cite GNA security sources saying Syrian and other mercenaries have been despatched to reinforce Tripoli’s forces to the south. Turkey, ...

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Egypt condemns Turkish, Iranian military intervention in northern Iraq

CAIRO- 19 June 2020: Egypt strongly condemned the recent Turkish and Iranian military interventions in northern Iraq, calling for the respect for the sovereignty of the states. In a statement by the Egyptian Foreign Ministry, Egypt affirms its complete rejection of any interference affecting the sovereignty of any of the brotherly Arab states. “Egypt stresses utter rejection of any interferences ...

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Information Minister Under Self-Quarantine as COVID-19 Cases in Egypt Reach 50,000

The number of COVID-19 cases in Egypt continues to rise, with the Ministry of Health and Population’s official tally reaching 50,437 total cases of the highly transmissible virus on Thursday, 18 June. Meanwhile Minister of Information Osama Heikal has self-quarantined. In its daily statement, the Ministry of Health announced 1,218 new COVID-19 infections and 88 related deaths, taking the total ...

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Egyptian MP tests positive for coronavirus, enters hospital

CAIRO – 5 June 2020: An Egyptian Parliament member representing Qalyub constituency north of the capital, Cairo, has tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19), the House of Representatives’ General Secretariat said in a statement on Thursday evening. Parliament Member Hussein Ashmawi has been tested after he has suffered some respiratory symptoms, the Secretariat said, adding that he has moved to one ...

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