Egypt

Egypt to launch bid round in March for gold exploration in Eastern Desert – official

Egypt plans to launch an exploration round for gold in its Eastern Desert in the first half of March, an official at the mineral resources authority said on Sunday. Investors will be bidding on blocks which will be awarded to them within four months of the bid round being launched, the official said. The country’s Eastern desert is believed to ...

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Egypt’s Sisi Looks Forward to Balanced Deal on Nile Dam

Cairo, Khartoum and Addis Ababa are preparing to sign a deal on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) sponsored by Washington.   Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi stressed commitment to the success of negotiations on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) under Washington’s sponsorship, a statement by the presidency read on Saturday. Sisi said that a near agreement between Egypt, ...

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Egypt’s Housing Minister follows up construction progress at New Capital

Egypt’s Minister of Housing and Urban Utilities Assem al-Gazzar visited the New Administrative Capital’s third residential district to follow up the progress of construction work there. The third district project covers an area of ​​about 1,000 acres divided into eight neighborhoods, including villas, beside various services buildings. During his tour, the minister personally inspected one finished villa. He said that the ...

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Egypt welcomes formation of unity gov’t in South Sudan

Egypt welcomed the formation of a transitional unity government in South Sudan, hoping it would lead to comprehensive peace in the country, the Egyptian Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Sunday. The statement expressed “Egypt’s hope that this step would generate the necessary push to implement all the items of the revitalized peace agreement to achieve permanent and comprehensive ...

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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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