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Egypt, Spain hold joint naval exercise in Red Sea
Cairo, Feb 21 (IANS) Egyptian and Spanish naval forces held joint military drills in the Red Sea, Egypt's armed forces said in a statement on Saturday.
2021-02-21
Category: International, Egypt,Defence/Security,Politics
4 Sudanese killed, 46 injured in bus-truck crash in Egypt
Aswan (Egypt), Feb 18 (IANS) At least four Sudanese were killed and 46 others injured in a bus-truck accident in southern Egypt on Thursday, an official medical source said.
2021-02-18
Category: International, Egypt,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Egypt, Pakistan eye further security, economic cooperation
Cairo, Feb 18 (IANS) Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi held talks with visiting Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on boosting security and economic cooperation between the two countries, said the Egyptian presidency in a statement.
2021-02-18
Category: International, Egypt,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Arab League calls UAE Mars probe 'educational renaissance'
Cairo, Feb 11 (IANS) Ahmed Aboul-Gheit, Secretary-General of the Arab League, congratulated the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on its achievement with the Mars probe, and called the feat "an educational renaissance".
2021-02-11
Category: International, Egypt,Politics,Science/Tech
Egypt starts issuing 15mn coins to honour medical workers
Cairo, Feb 11 (IANS) Egypt has started issuing 15 million commemorative coins in appreciation of the role played by medical workers in fighting Covid-19 in the country, an Egyptian Finance Ministry official said.
2021-02-11
Category: International, Egypt,Health/Medicine
Palestinian factions reach historic reconciliation over polls
Cairo, Feb 10 (IANS) Leaders of a dozen Palestinian factions, including the two main rivals Fatah and Hamas, have concluded a two-day reconciliation dialogue in Egypt and agreed to cooperate to in holding the general elections this year.
2021-02-10
Category: International, Egypt,Politics
Egypt re-nominates Aboul-Gheit as Arab League Secretary General
Cairo, Jan 31 (IANS) Egypt will re-nominate Ahmed Aboul-Gheit as Secretary General of the Arab League (AL) for a second term, Egyptian Presidential spokesman Bassam Rady said.
2021-01-31
Category: International, Egypt,Politics
Egypt FM, EU envoy discuss Israeli-Palestinian peace process
Cairo, Jan 28 (IANS) Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry held talks with visiting EU Special Representative for the Middle East Peace Process Susanna Terstal on reviving the Israeli-Palestinian peace process
2021-01-28
Category: International, Egypt,Politics
Turkey to receive 6.5mn more doses of Covax from China
Cairo, Jan 25 (IANS) Turkey announced on Sunday that 6.5 million more doses of Covid-19 vaccines would arrive in Turkey from China.
2021-01-25
Category: International, Egypt,Health/Medicine
Arab League hails Nuclear Weapon Ban Treaty's coming into force
Cairo, Jan 23 (IANS) The Arab League has welcomed the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, commonly known as the Nuclear Weapon Ban Treaty's coming into force and urged for intensifying international efforts to establish a nuclear-weapon-free zone in the Middle East.
2021-01-23
Category: International, Egypt,Politics
Remains of Roman fort unearthed in Egypt's Aswan
Cairo, Jan 19 (IANS) The Egyptian Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities has announced the discovery of remains of a Roman fort in the country's Aswan Governorate.
2021-01-19
Category: International, Egypt,Human Interest/Society
Egypt resumes commercial flights to Qatar
Cairo, Jan 19 (IANS) In a first since 2017, Egypt has resumed commercial flights to Qatar following a milestone agreement between the two Arab nations to resume bilateral ties.
2021-01-19
Category: International, Egypt,Politics
Egyptian, Jordanian FMs discuss Israeli-Palestinian peace process
Cairo, Jan 11 (IANS) Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry and his Jordanian counterpart Ayman Safadi discussed efforts to resume the stalled Israeli-Palestinian peace process ahead of a quartet meeting on the issue.
2021-01-11
Category: International, Egypt,Diplomacy,Politics
Egyptian, Israeli FMs discuss efforts to resume Palestinian peace talks
Cairo, Jan 7 (IANS) Egyptian Minister of Foreign Affairs Sameh Shoukry and his Israeli counterpart Gabi Ashkenazi discussed efforts to resume the Israeli-Palestinian peace talks.
2021-01-07
Category: International, Egypt,Politics
Egyptian Prez, Kuwaiti FM discuss reconciliation with Qatar
Cairo, Jan 3 (IANS) Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi held talks with Kuwaiti Foreign Minister Sheikh Ahmad Nasser Al-Mohammad Al-Sabah in Cairo, where they discussed reconciliation between Qatar and its boycott by the Arab quartet.
2021-01-03
Category: International, Egypt,Politics
Egyptians celebrate New Year at home as Covid cases spike
Cairo, Jan 1 (IANS) Mina Atta, a 43-year-old Egyptian, had plans to celebrate the New Year in the country's renowned Sharm el-Sheikh resort on the Red Sea. However, he will celebrate at home after the government's decision to cancel all New Year's celebrations nationwide to curb the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic.
2021-01-01
Category: International, Egypt,Health/Medicine
Arab League concerned over UNRWA financial crisis
Cairo, Dec 29 (IANS) The Arab League (AL) expressed concerns over the escalated financial crisis of the UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), the Cairo-based pan-Arab body said in a statement.
2020-12-29
Category: International, Egypt,Politics
Egypt announces new restrictive measures
Cairo, Dec 28 (IANS) The Egyptian government has announced a series of new restrictions to control the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.
2020-12-28
Category: International, Egypt,Politics
M-E nations tighten curbs due to new Covid-19 strain
Cairo, Dec 26 (IANS) Many countries across the Middle East have tightened restrictive measure in due to concerns over a new strain of the novel coronavirus.
2020-12-26
Category: International, Egypt,Health/Medicine
Egyptian Prez discusses M-E peace with Jordanian, Palestinian FMs
Cairo, Dec 20 (IANS) Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi discussed efforts to resume the Middle East peace process with Foreign Ministers of Jordan and Palestine.
2020-12-20
Category: International, Egypt,Politics
Egypt, Jordan, Palestine FMs discuss Israeli-Palestinian conflict
Cairo, Dec 20 (IANS) The Foreign Ministers of Egypt, Jordan and Palestine met in Cairo and discussed methods of reviving the Middle East peace process and resuming negotiations between the Palestinian and the Israeli sides, said the Egyptian Foreign Ministry.
2020-12-20
Category: International, Egypt,Politics
Egypt, Greece conduct joint naval drill in Mediterranean
Cairo, Dec 1 (IANS) Naval forces from Egypt and Greece conducted joint military exercises in the Mediterranean Sea, Cairo's armed forces said in a statement.
2020-12-01
Category: International, Egypt,Defence/Security
Six-nation joint military exercise underway in Egypt
Cairo, Nov 23 (IANS) A six-nation joint military exercise called the "Sword of Arabs" was underway at the largest military base in Egypt, the Egyptian Armed Forces announced.
2020-11-23
Category: International, Egypt,Defence/Security
Egypt Prez hails govt's Covid-19 economic performance
Cairo, Nov 22 (IANS) Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi praised the economic performance of his government despite the impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic, commending the positive outlook of the country's economy as stated by world financial institutions, including the International Monetary Fund (IMF).
2020-11-22
Category: International, Egypt,Politics
Egypt eyes reopening of trilateral talks on Nile dam
Cairo, Nov 20 (IANS) Egypt looks forward to taking part in the next round of trilateral talks with Ethiopia and Sudan on an Ethiopian dam built on their shared Nile river, the Egyptian Foreign Ministry said.
2020-11-20
Category: International, Egypt,Politics
Egypt unveils 100 ancient wooden coffins
Cairo, Nov 15 (IANS) Egypt's Tourism and Antiquities Ministry has unveiled 100 newly-discovered ancient coffins in the Saqqara necropolis of Giza near the capital Cairo.
2020-11-15
Category: International, Egypt,Human Interest/Society,Politics
French FM visits Egypt, expresses 'deep respect' for Islam
Cairo, Nov 9 (IANS) Visiting French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian has expressed his country's "deep respect" for Islam following talks with top Egyptian officials, including President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi.
2020-11-09
Category: International, Egypt,Politics
Arab League hails endorsement of pro-Palestinian UN resolutions
Cairo, Nov 9 (IANS) The Arab League (AL) has welcomed the recent endorsement of six UN resolutions in favour of the Palestinian people and their rights and opposing Israeli practices, the Cairo-based body said in a statement.
2020-11-09
Category: International, Egypt,Politics
Egypt votes in 2nd-stage parliamentary polls
Cairo, Nov 8 (IANS) Egyptians voted in the second stage of parliamentary elections in 13 out of the country's 27 provinces, including the capital Cairo, Suez, Port Said, Ismailia, North Sinai and South Sinai.
2020-11-08
Category: International, Egypt,Politics
Vitamin D lessens severe eczema symptoms in kids: Study
Cairo, Nov 6 (IANS) Researchers have revealed that vitamin D supplementation eased the symptoms experienced by children with severe atopic dermatitis or eczema -- a condition wherein patches of skin become inflamed, itchy, cracked and rough.
2020-11-06
Category: International, Egypt,Health/Medicine
Egypt, Ethiopia, Sudan disagree on 'methodology' for Nile dam talks
Cairo, Nov 5 (IANS) Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan have failed to agree on a methodology for completing their negotiations over the disputed Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) on the Nile river.
2020-11-05
Category: International, Egypt,Politics
Tripartite committee on Ethiopia's disputed Nile dam concludes meetings
Cairo, Nov 4 (IANS) A legal and technical committee, which comprises experts from Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan, concluded its meetings on the disputed Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) built on the Nile river.
2020-11-04
Category: International, Egypt,Politics
Egyptian Prez renews state of emergency for 3 months
Cairo, Oct 26 (IANS) Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi has issued a decree renewing the nationwide state of emergency for three months starting Monday.
2020-10-26
Category: International, Egypt,Politics
Egypt votes in 1st phase of parliamentary polls
Cairo, Oct 25 (IANS) Egyptians voted in the first phase of the parliamentary polls in 14 provinces amid tight security measures and precautions against the Covid-19 pandemic.
2020-10-25
Category: International, Egypt,Politics
Pharaonic tomb unearthed in Egypt
Cairo, Oct 25 (IANS) Egypt's Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities has announced the discovery of an ancient pharaonic tomb in Minya province.
2020-10-25
Category: International, Egypt,Human Interest/Society
Egypt's Senate members take constitutional oath
Cairo, Oct 19 (IANS) Egypts Senate members took the constitutional oath during the opening procedural session of the Upper House of Parliament.
2020-10-19
Category: International, Egypt,Politics
Egypt reopens schools amid anti-coronavirus measures
Cairo, Oct 18 (IANS) Tens of thousands of schools have reopened across Egypt to start the new academic year while implementing precautionary measures against the Covid-19 pandemic, according to the Education Ministry.
2020-10-18
Category: International, Egypt,Education
Egyptian, S.African leaders discuss Nile dam
Cairo, Oct 15 (IANS) In a phone conversation, Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi and his South African counterpart Cyril Ramaphosa discussed the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) on the Nile River.
2020-10-15
Category: International, Egypt,Politics
Egyptian parties step up campaigning for parliamentary polls
Cairo, Oct 12 (IANS) Independent and party-based candidates in 14 Egyptian governorates have stepped up campaigning before the period ends on October 18, ahead of the country's parliamentary elections scheduled to be held later this month.
2020-10-12
Category: International, Egypt,Politics
Egypt hosts UN-brokered Libyan peace talks
Cairo, Oct 12 (IANS) Egypt hosted a new round of negotiations between Libya's two rival administrations represented in members of Libya's Tobruk-based House of Representatives and the High Council of State.
2020-10-12
Category: International, Egypt,Politics
Parties prepare for Egypt's parliamentary elections
Cairo, Oct 7 (IANS) Political parties began preparations this week for the first stage of parliamentary elections, scheduled to be held between October 21 and November 30.
2020-10-07
Category: International, Egypt,Politics
Egypt welcomes Sudan peace deal
Cairo, Oct 4 (IANS) Egypt has welcomed a peace deal signed between Sudan's transitional government and rebel groups, said Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly, adding that the move reflected "the rational African will" and ushered in a new era of hope and prosperity.
2020-10-04
Category: International, Egypt,Politics
Egypt unveils 59 newly-unearthed ancient coffins
Cairo, Oct 4 (IANS) Egyptian authorities have unveiled a collection of 59 intact and sealed 26th Dynasty coffins, which were recently unearthed by an archaeological mission at the Saqqara Necropolis.
2020-10-04
Category: International, Egypt,Human Interest/Society,Politics
Pharaonic tomb discovered in Egypt
Cairo, Sep 22 (IANS) Egyptian Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities has announced that a pharaonic tomb has been discovered in the country's Minya province.
2020-09-22
Category: International, Egypt,Human Interest/Society,Art/Culture/Books
Egypt Prez, Abu Dhabi Crown Prince discuss regional issues
Cairo, Sep 22 (IANS) Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi and Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan discussed a number of regional issues during a phone call.
2020-09-22
Category: International, Egypt,Politics
Top Muslim Brotherhood leader sentenced to life in prison
Cairo, Sep 13 (IANS) An Egyptian court sentenced Mohamed Badie, the Supreme Guide of the banned Muslim Brotherhood group, to life in prison over a violent 2013 incident, state-media reported.
2020-09-13
Category: International, Egypt,Politics
Egypt discovers 2,500-year-old intact coffins
Cairo, Sep 7 (IANS) Egyptian authorities announced the discovery of a collection of more than 13 intact sealed coffins dating back to 2,500 years ago.
2020-09-07
Category: International, Egypt,Human Interest/Society
Iran, Russia to jointly produce COVID-19 vaccine
Cairo, Sep 6 (IANS) Iran and Russia will cooperate to produce a COVID-19 vaccine in the Islamic republic as COVID-19 cases in Iran surged to 384,666 on Saturday. Meanwhile, an Iraqi health official warned that the citizens should not play down the seriousness of the coronavirus as 4,644 daily new infections were reported.
2020-09-06
Category: International, Egypt,Politics
Egypt FM urges int'l seriousness to reach political settlement in Libya
Cairo, Sep 4 (IANS) Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry called on the international community to "show seriousness and exert more efforts for pushing the peace process in Libya."
2020-09-04
Category: International, Egypt,Politics
Arab Parliament condemns Houthi drone attack on Saudi airport
Cairo, Aug 31 (IANS) The Cairo-based Arab Parliament has condemned a drone attack launched by the Houthi militias on Saudi Arabia's Abha Airport.
2020-08-31
Category: International, Egypt,Politics