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Egypt announces new travel restrictions amid Covid-19 spread
Cairo, Jan 22 (IANS) The spread of Covid-19 has prompted the Egyptian Health Ministry to tighten up health restrictions at airports, seaports and land crossings.
2022-01-22
Category: International, Egypt,Health/Medicine
Arab League Chief demands immediate release of Houthis-seized UAE vessel, crew
Cairo, Jan 14 (IANS) Arab League Secretary-General, Ahmed Aboul-Gheit has called for the "immediate release" of a United Arab Emirates (UAE)-flagged cargo ship and its crew hijacked off the coast of Yemen's western port city of Hodeidah.
2022-01-14
Category: International, Egypt,Politics,Terrorism
Egypt's President urges donor states to fund UNRWA
Cairo, Jan 13 (IANS) Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi has urged donor states to support the UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) that provides services to millions of Palestinian refugees, the Egyptian state TV reported.
2022-01-13
Category: International, Egypt,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Egyptian Prez voices support for Palestine in resuming Mideast peace talks
Cairo, Jan 12 (IANS) Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi has voiced Egypt's support for Palestine in resuming the stalled Middle East peace talks focusing on Israeli-Palestinian conflict, according to the Egyptian Presidency.
2022-01-12
Category: International, Egypt,Diplomacy,Politics
Arab League welcomes UN to assist political transition in Sudan
Cairo, Jan 9 (IANS) The Arab League (AL) has welcomed an announcement by the UN to work with the Sudanese sides for facilitating political transition and tackling difficulties amid stalemate following the prime minister's resignation last week.
2022-01-09
Category: International, Egypt,Diplomacy,Politics
Egyptian Prez back UN's role in combating crime, terrorism
Cairo, Jan 3 (IANS) Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi has stressed his country's support for the role of the UN (UN) in facing global and regional challenges related to combating crime, terrorism and durg menace.
2022-01-03
Category: International, Egypt,Politics
Suez Canal revenues hit record $6.3 bn in 2021
Cairo, Jan 3 (IANS) The revenues of Egypt's Suez Canal in 2021 reached $6.3 billion, the highest in the waterway's history, a top official said here.
2022-01-03
Category: International, Egypt,Politics
Mummy of Egyptian pharaoh Amenhotep I digitally unwrapped
Cairo, Dec 29 (IANS) Egyptian researchers have "digitally unwrapped" the mummy of King Amenhotep I for the first time, revealing many secrets about the pharaoh who ruled the country from 1525 to 1504 BC, a top official announced here.
2021-12-29
Category: International, Egypt,International
India needs to accept tech advancement as the new form of evolution
The '2020 Depression' was caused not only due to just Covid-19 but also by the world leaders' inability to contain the virus and a lack of foresight.
2021-12-29
Category: International, Egypt,National
Egypt, Palestine, Jordan discuss ways to revive Mideast peace process
Cairo, Dec 28 (IANS) Senior officials from Egypt, Jordan and Palestine have discussed a number of proposals aimed at breaking the deadlock in the Palestinian-Israeli peace process.
2021-12-28
Category: International, Egypt,Diplomacy,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Egyptian, Russian leaders agree to intensify efforts to settle Libyan crisis
Cairo, Dec 26 (IANS) Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin have agreed on intensifying joint efforts to settle the Libyan crisis.
2021-12-26
Category: International, Egypt,Politics
Egyptian cabinet holds 1st meeting in new capital
Cairo, Dec 24 (IANS) The Egyptian cabinet held its first meeting in the New Administrative Capital, as part of the government's gradual transition to the new capital by the end of December.
2021-12-24
Category: International, Egypt,Politics
Suez Canal revenue hits record high in 2021
Cairo, Dec 20 (IANS) The revenue of Egypt's Suez Canal reached a record high of $6 billion in 2021, Chairman of the Suez Canal Authority (SCA) Osama Rabie said in a statement.
2021-12-20
Category: International, Egypt,Politics
EgyptAir to resume direct flights to Toronto
Cairo, Dec 19 (IANS) EgyptAir has announced the resumption of direct flights between Cairo and Toronto after the Canadian government lifted its travel ban on Egypt and several African countries.
2021-12-19
Category: International, Egypt,Politics
Egyptian court sentences Muslim Brotherhood leader to life in prison
Cairo, Dec 19 (IANS) An Egyptian court sentenced acting leader of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood group Mahmoud Ezzat, along with other co-defendants, to life in prison over charges for espionage with the Palestinian Hamas movement.
2021-12-19
Category: International, Egypt,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Arab League, IAEA officials discuss Iran, Israel nuclear issues
Cairo, Dec 17 (IANS) Arab League (AL) Secretary General, Ahmed Aboul-Gheit has discussed in Cairo with the visiting International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Director General, Rafael Mariano Grossi, the nuclear issues in Iran and Israel, according to the AL's statement.
2021-12-17
Category: International, Egypt,Defence/Security,Diplomacy,Politics
Egypt, Saudi agree to boost cooperation in maintaining regional security, stability
Cairo, Dec 17 (IANS) Egyptian Foreign Minister, Sameh Shoukry and his Saudi Arabian counterpart, Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud have agreed to boost cooperation in maintaining regional security and stability.
2021-12-17
Category: International, Egypt,National,Diplomacy,Politics
Egypt approves Covid-19 booster shots
Cairo, Dec 17 (IANS) Egypt has approved the administration of a third Covid-19 vaccine booster shot for those who received their second shot at least six months ago, according to a statement by the country's government.
2021-12-17
Category: International, Egypt,Health/Medicine,Politics
2nd phase of Egypt's Gaza reconstruction plan underway
Cairo, Dec 14 (IANS) The second phase of an Egyptian reconstruction plan to help rebuild the Gaza Strip following the enclave's destruction caused during the 11-day offensive earlier this year, is underway.
2021-12-14
Category: International, Egypt,Politics
Two 2,500-year-old tombs uncovered in Egypt
Cairo, Dec 6 (IANS) A Spanish archaeological mission discovered two adjacent tombs in Egypt's Minya Governorate dating back to the Saite Dynasty (664 BC-525 BC), the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities in Cairo announced.
2021-12-06
Category: International, Egypt,International
Vax centres set up at Cairo metro stations
Cairo, Nov 15 (IANS) The Egyptian has set up new vaccination centres at metro stations across the capital Cairo to allow more people to take Covid-19 vaccines and ease pressure on medical facilities.
2021-11-15
Category: International, Egypt,Health/Medicine
Egypt, Israel amend security agreement, allow more troops along borders
Cairo/Jerusalem, Nov 9 (IANS) The militaries of Egypt and Israel have agreed to amend security agreements and the latter has consented to increase Egyptian army presence in the Rafah area on the Jewish state's southern border.
2021-11-09
Category: International, Egypt,Politics
Egypt's President talks with Iraqi PM over phone
Cairo, Nov 8 (IANS) Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi made a phone call to Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi to check on him following "the heinous assassination attempt" that targeted the Iraqi official earlier on Sunday, said the Egyptian presidency.
2021-11-08
Category: International, Egypt,Diplomacy,Politics
Egypt to move govt to new administrative capital in Dec
Cairo, Nov 4 (IANS) Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi has instructed the government to move offices to the new administrative capital.
2021-11-04
Category: International, Egypt,Politics
Egypt receives new shipment of donated Chinese Sinovac vaccine
Cairo, Nov 2 (IANS) Egypt received a new shipment of donated Chinese Sinovac Covid-19 vaccine, the Chinese Embassy in Egypt said.
2021-11-02
Category: International, Egypt,Diplomacy,Health/Medicine
Egyptian President urges developed nations to fulfil annual 100 bn US$ pledge to face climate change
Cairo, Nov 2 (IANS) Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi said on Monday that developed countries must fulfill their long-standing pledges to provide 100 billion US$ per year to developing countries to face climate change.
2021-11-02
Category: International, Egypt,Diplomacy,Environment/Wildlife
Egypt signs 7 grant agreements with US worth 125 mn US$
Cairo, Nov 2 (IANS) Egypt has signed seven grant agreements with the United States, through the US Agency for International Development (USAID), worth 125 million US$ as part of the joint economic relations program between the two countries.
2021-11-02
Category: International, Egypt,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
Egypt receives 1st shipment of Moderna Covid vax
Cairo, Nov 1 (IANS) Egypt has received the first shipment of the Covid-19 vaccine produced by US drugmaker Moderna, the Ministry of Health and population said in a statement.
2021-11-01
Category: International, Egypt,Health/Medicine
Archaeologists discover interior of ancient tomb at Egypt's Saqqara necropolis
Cairo, Oct 31 (IANS) An archaeological mission from the Cairo University has discovered the interior of a tomb at the Saqqara necropolis near Giza Pyramids, the Egyptian Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities said in a statement.
2021-10-31
Category: International, Egypt,Art/Culture/Books
Libya's Joint Military Commission holds talks over withdrawal of foreign forces
Cairo, Oct 31 (IANS) Libya's 5+5 Joint Military Commission (JMC) has launched a new round of UN-sponsored talks in Egypt's capital Cairo to discuss plans for the pullout of foreign forces.
2021-10-31
Category: International, Egypt,Politics
In a first, Egypt appoints nearly 100 women as judges
Cairo, Oct 20 (IANS) Nearly 100 women have taken the constitutional oath and become the first female judges at Egypt's State Council, one of the country's main judicial bodies.
2021-10-20
Category: International, Egypt,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Egypt, S.Sudan leaders discuss bilateral ties, regional issues
Cairo, Oct 11 (IANS) Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi and his South Sudan counterpart President Salva Kiir held intensive bilateral talks to enhance bilateral relations at the political, economic and security levels.
2021-10-11
Category: International, Egypt,Politics
Egypt, Palestine discuss peace process
Cairo, Oct 7 (IANS) Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi held a phone conversation with his Palestinian counterpart Mahmoud Abbas to discuss the peace process between Palestine and Israel.
2021-10-07
Category: International, Egypt,Politics
Egypt frees 3,886 prisoners on war victory occasion
Cairo, Oct 7 (IANS) Egypt's Prisons Authority released 3,886 inmates on the occasion of the 48th anniversary of the 1973 Arab?Israeli War, the Interior Ministry said in a statement.
2021-10-07
Category: International, Egypt,Politics
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