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Ethiopia to close Embassy in Cairo over economic reasons
Cairo, Sep 27 (IANS) The Ethiopian Embassy in Cairo will suspend its work starting in October for three to six months due to economic reasons, announced the Ethiopian Ambassador to Egypt Markos Tekle Rike.
2021-09-27
Category: International, Egypt,Politics
Want to see Dalit CM in Uttarakhand: Harish Rawat
Luxor (Uttarakhand) Sep 22 (IANS) After a Dalit Chief Minister in Punjab, Congress General Secretary and Chairman of the campaign committee Harish Rawat said that he wants to see a Dalit as CM in Uttarakhand which goes to the polls early next year.
2021-09-22
Category: International, Egypt,National,Politics
Ancient ritual tools unearthed in Pharaonic site in Egypt
Cairo, Sep 19 (IANS) Egyptian archaeologists have unearthed ancient tools once used in religious rituals at a temple site in Kafr el-Sheikh province north of the capital Cairo, the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities said in a statement.
2021-09-19
Category: International, Egypt,Politics,Art/Culture/Books
Egypt to help Libya to prepare for Dec polls: Prez
Cairo, Sep 17 (IANS) Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi said his country will provide all necessary requirements to help Libya prepare for the elections scheduled for December.
2021-09-17
Category: International, Egypt,Politics
Egyptian Prez, Israeli PM discuss bilateral ties, Palestine
Cairo, Sep 14 (IANS) Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi and visiting Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett discussed the developments of bilateral relations in various fields, as well as the Palestinian issue, according to authorities in Cairo.
2021-09-14
Category: International, Egypt,Politics
Egyptian universities vaccinate students, staff
Cairo, Sep 6 (IANS) Egyptian universities have started to vaccinate employees in the education sector, teaching staff and students above 18 against Covid-19 pandemic ahead of the new academic year that begins next month.
2021-09-06
Category: International, Egypt,Health/Medicine
Egypt hosts multi-national military drill
Cairo, Sep 3 (IANS) Egypt is hosting the 'Bright Star' joint military drill with 21 countries after a one-year delay due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the army said in a statement.
2021-09-03
Category: International, Egypt,Defence/Security,Politics
Egypt signs $4bn contract for 1st electric train line
Cairo, Sep 2 (IANS) Egypt has signed a contract to establish the first line of the electric express train in the country, which will link the Red Sea and the Mediterranean Sea, according to a government statement.
2021-09-02
Category: International, Egypt,Politics
Arab League chief urges accelerating efforts to form cabinet in Lebanon
Cairo, Aug 29 (IANS) The Cairo-based Arab League's (AL) Secretary-General Ahmed Aboul-Gheit has called for accelerating efforts to form a cabinet in Lebanon that will implement the necessary reforms immediately.
2021-08-29
Category: International, Egypt,Politics
Egyptian FM urges dialogue to end Algeria-Morocco rift
Cairo, Aug 28 (IANS) Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry has urged for a dialogue to end the recent diplomatic rift between Algeria and Morocco.
2021-08-28
Category: International, Egypt,Politics
Remains of Greco-Roman town unearthed in Egypt's Alexandria
Cairo, Aug 28 (IANS) An Egyptian archaeological mission has unearthed remains of a residential and commercial town dating back to the Greco-Roman era in the coastal city of Alexandria.
2021-08-28
Category: International, Egypt,Art/Culture/Books
43-mn-yr-old whale named after Ancient Egyptian god
Cairo, Aug 26 (IANS) A semi-aquatic whale that lived about 43 million years ago was named after Anubis, the Ancient Egyptian god of death, the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research in Cairo said in a statement.
2021-08-26
Category: International, Egypt,Human Interest/Society
Egypt sends military plane to evacuate citizens from Afghanistan
Cairo, Aug 25 (IANS) Members of the Egyptian community, Al Azhar mission, and the Egyptian embassy staff in Afghanistan returned home safely on Tuesday, state-run MENA news agency reported.
2021-08-25
Category: International, Egypt,Diplomacy,Politics
Egypt seeks to revive Palestine-Israel peace talks
Cairo, Aug 22 (IANS) Egypt is attempting to break the peace stalemate and revive negotiations between Palestine and Israel via intensifying contacts with both sides, said political experts.
2021-08-22
Category: International, Egypt,Politics
Container ship Ever Given crosses Suez Canal for return trip
Cairo, Aug 21 (IANS) The Panamanian-flagged and Japanese-owned ship Ever Given has crossed the Suez Canal for the first time since it blocked the vital waterway for six days in March, the Suez Canal Authority (SCA) said in a statement.
2021-08-21
Category: International, Egypt,Politics
5 killed in building collapse in Egypt
Cairo, Aug 21 (IANS) Five people were killed and two injured after a five-floor building collapsed on Friday in downtown Damanhur city in Egypt's Beheira Province, state-run Ahram Online reported.
2021-08-21
Category: International, Egypt,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Egyptian army kills 89 extremists in North Sinai
Cairo, Aug 1 (IANS) The Egyptian Army said on Sunday that it has recently killed 89 "highly dangerous extremists" in the country's North Sinai province.
2021-08-01
Category: International, Egypt,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Egypt slams violations by "Israeli extremists" against al-Aqsa Mosque
Cairo, July 19 (IANS) Egypt has condemned the "renewed violations by Israeli extremists" against the al-Aqsa Mosque in East Jerusalem.
2021-07-19
Category: International, Egypt,Politics
Arab League chief 'disappointed' over Lebanese PM-designate's resignation
Cairo, July 16 (IANS) Arab League (AL) Secretary-General Ahmed Aboul-Gheit expressed "great disappointment" over the decision by Lebanese Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri to step down.
2021-07-16
Category: International, Egypt,Politics
Egypt's tourism sector recovers by 40% amid precautions
Cairo, July 15 (IANS) The Egyptian tourism sector has recovered by 40 per cent amid Covid-19 precautionary measures, eyeing a further improvement after more countries lift lockdowns and travel bans, a top official said here.
2021-07-15
Category: International, Egypt,Human Interest/Society,Politics
Egypt welcomes Russian flight resumption to Red Sea resorts
Cairo, July 9 (IANS) Egypt has welcomed on Russia's decision to lift a ban on charter flights to the African country's Red Sea resorts after around six years of suspension, the Foreign Ministry in Cairo in a statement.
2021-07-09
Category: International, Egypt,Politics
Egypt adds 28 more countries to e-visa portal
Cairo, July 9 (IANS) Egypt has added 28 additional countries to its e-visa portal for tourists, raising the total number to 98 in a bid to attract more visitors, the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities said in a statement.
2021-07-09
Category: International, Egypt,Politics
Egypt accuses Ethiopia of shirking obligations toward Nile dam issue
Cairo, July 7 (IANS) Egyptian Minister of Irrigation and Water Resources Mohamed Abdel-Ati has accused Ethiopia of shirking its obligations towards the Nile dam issue.
2021-07-07
Category: International, Egypt,Politics
Arab League calls for more efforts to hold Libyan polls on schedule
Cairo, July 6 (IANS) The Cairo-based Arab League (AL) has called on the Libyan political parties to exert more efforts to overcome obstacles and hold elections on schedule in December this year.
2021-07-06
Category: International, Egypt,Politics
Egypt inaugurates largest naval base
Cairo, July 4 (IANS) Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi inaugurated the country's largest naval base in the nortwest coast of Gargoub, a government statement said.
2021-07-04
Category: International, Egypt,Politics
Egypt calls for reviving Mideast peace process
Cairo, June 21 (IANS) Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry stressed the need to urgently revive the peace negotiations between the Palestinians and the Israelis.
2021-06-21
Category: International, Egypt,Politics
Egyptian Prez reiterates full support for Libyan interim govt
Cairo, June 21 (IANS) Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi has reiterated his country's full support for Libya's national unity government during the transitional period.
2021-06-21
Category: International, Egypt,Diplomacy
Arab League eyes more European support for Palestinian cause
Cairo, June 21 (IANS) Ahmed Aboul-Gheit, Secretary-General of the Cairo-based Arab League (AL), held talks with a top European Union (EU) official, during which they discussed the decades-long Palestinian-Israeli conflict.
2021-06-21
Category: International, Egypt,Politics
Egyptian, Libyan FMs hold talks in Cairo
Cairo, June 20 (IANS) Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry held talks with his visiting Libyan counterpart Najla al-Mangoush in Cairo on the latest developments of the Tripoli's roadmap for a political settlement.
2021-06-20
Category: International, Egypt,Politics
Egyptian FM calls on new Israeli govt to resume regional peace process
Cairo, June 16 (IANS) Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry on Wednesday called on the newly elected Israeli government to take brave decisions for reaching a peace deal in the region, the country's foreign ministry said in a statement.
2021-06-16
Category: International, Egypt,Politics
Egypt complains to UN of Ethiopia's filling of Nile dam
Cairo, June 13 (IANS) The Egyptian Foreign Ministry said that it has sent a letter to the UN Security Council to reaffirm its "complete rejection" of Ethiopia's unilateral measures on the filling of the disputed Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) on the Nile River.
2021-06-13
Category: International, Egypt,Politics
Egyptian Prez, Saudi Crown Prince discuss regional issues
Cairo, June 12 (IANS) Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi and Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman discussed regional issues and bilateral relations during an in-person meeting.
2021-06-12
Category: International, Egypt,Politics
Egypt urges UN to push Ethiopia for Nile dam talks
Cairo, June 11 (IANS) Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry has urged the UN Security Council to push Ethiopia to engage in serious negotiations over the disputed Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) on the Nile River.
2021-06-11
Category: International, Egypt,Politics
Arab League chief warns against provoking situation in Jerusalem
Cairo, June 8 (IANS) Ahmed Aboul-Gheit, Secretary-General of the Cairo-based Arab League (AL), has warned against any Israeli attempt that seeks to inflame the situation in Jerusalem for domestic and political reasons.
2021-06-08
Category: International, Egypt,Politics
Egypt rejects Ethiopian PM's remarks on building new dams
Cairo, June 1 (IANS) Egypt has rejected the remarks by Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed to build a number of dams across his country.
2021-06-01
Category: International, Egypt,Politics
Egypt, Israel FMs discuss Gaza ceasefire
Cairo, May 31 (IANS) Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry and his visiting Israeli counterpart Gabi Ashkenazi discussed solidifying the ongoing ceasefire in place between Israel and the Islamist Hamas in the Gaza Strip, as well as ways to revive the Israel-Palestine peace process.
2021-05-31
Category: International, Egypt,Politics
Captain fully responsible for grounding of ship in Suez Canal
Cairo, May 31 (IANS) Egypt's Suez Canal Authority (SCA) announced that the captain of Ever Given was fully responsible for the grounding of the huge cargo vessel that blocked the vital waterway for six days in March.
2021-05-31
Category: International, Egypt,Politics
Israeli FM in Egypt for talks on Gaza truce
Cairo, May 30 (IANS) Israeli Foreign Minister Gabi Ashkenazi arrived in Cairo on Sunday for talks with senior Egyptian officials over the ongoing ceasefire in place between Israel and the Islamist Hamas in the Gaza Strip.
2021-05-30
Category: International, Egypt,Politics
'Reopening American Consulate in E.Jerusalem to boost US-Palestine ties'
Cairo, May 28 (IANS) Arab League (AL) Secretary-General Ahmed Aboul-Gheit welcomed the US' decision to reopen its consulate in East Jerusalem, saying the move would boost Palestine's relations with America.
2021-05-28
Category: International, Egypt,Politics
Egypt receives raw materials to produce Sinovac Covid vaccine
Cairo, May 24 (IANS) Egypt has received the first batch of the raw materials to manufacture China's Sinovac vaccine, said the Chinese embassy in Egypt on Sunday.
2021-05-24
Category: International, Egypt,Health/Medicine
Egypt sends 130 truckloads of aid to Gaza
Cairo, May 23 (IANS) Egypt has sent 130 truckloads of aid supplies, including foodstuffs, medicines, clothes and household essentials to the bordering Gaza Strip, after an 11-day bloodshed came to a halt in the besieged enclave, the government in Cairo said.
2021-05-23
Category: International, Egypt,Politics
Egypt extends partial shop closure, reopens beaches
Cairo, May 20 (IANS) The Egyptian government has decided to extend the partial evening closure of shops, malls, restaurants and entertainment places until the end of May, while reopening public parks and beaches provided that anti-Covid measures are strictly implemented there, the cabinet said in a statement.
2021-05-20
Category: International, Egypt,Politics
Egypt starts expanding Suez Canal's southern stretch
Cairo, May 16 (IANS) Egypt has started dredging works to expand the Suez Canal's southern section aimed at allowing two-way traffic in the vital waterway, authorities said.
2021-05-16
Category: International, Egypt,Politics
5 killed, 16 wounded in car crash in southern Egypt
Cairo, May 12 (IANS) At least five people were killed and 16 wounded on Wednesday in a crash involved a minibus and a private car at Sohag desert road in southern Egypt, state-run Ahram newspaper reported on its website.
2021-05-12
Category: International, Egypt,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Egypt, France conduct joint naval, air drills
Cairo, May 10 (IANS) Egypt and France have conducted joint naval and air drills in African country, the armed forces here said.
2021-05-10
Category: International, Egypt,Defence/Security
Egypt to produce China's Sinovac Covid vaccine in June
Cairo, May 10 (IANS) Egyptian Health Minister Hala Zayed has said Egypt will start locally producing China's Sinovac Covid-19 vaccine in June.
2021-05-10
Category: International, Egypt,Health/Medicine
Egypt, Turkey to evaluate outcome of talks to mend ties
Cairo, May 7 (IANS) After a two-day "exploratory round of consultations" in Cairo, Egypt and Turkey said that they will evaluate the outcome of the talks in a bid to normalize ties after eight years of rift.
2021-05-07
Category: International, Egypt,Politics
Pakistan Air Force to build new air base in Balochistan
New Delhi, May 6: The Pakistan Air Force (PAF) plans to build a new air base in Balochistan, stepping up the militarisation of the restive province. The PAF has also identified a piece of land for the air base in Nasirabad district of Balochistan.
2021-05-06
Category: International, Egypt,National
Egypt, Turkey start talks in bid to end 8-yr rift
Cairo, May 6 (IANS) Egyptian and Turkish delegations led by senior diplomats held talks in Cairo in a bid to normalise ties and end eight years of rift between the two countries.
2021-05-06
Category: International, Egypt,Politics
Egypt announces new precautions ahead of Ramadan end
Cairo, May 6 (IANS) Egyptian Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly has announced new precautionary measures set to last for two weeks ahead of the end of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan.
2021-05-06
Category: International, Egypt,Politics