• Egypt: EgyptAir flight 804’s broke up in midair after fire

    Egypt: EgyptAir flight 804’s broke up in midair after fire0

    An EgyptAir flight that crashed into the Mediterranean in May likely broke up in midair after a fire erupted in or near the cockpit, the New York Times reported Friday. However it remains unclear whether the blaze was triggered by mechanical malfunction or a criminal act, Egyptian officials who spoke on condition of anonymity told

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  • Egypt: clashes between Muslims and Copts in Beni Suef

    Egypt: clashes between Muslims and Copts in Beni Suef0

    Our reports tell that the security services in Beni Suef governorate arrested about 16 Muslims and Copts, because of a dispute occurred after a rumor about transform home into a religious Christian Association of worship. This comes as showed in below a short video that was handed down on social networking sites, dozens of people

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  • Egypt: c.bank governor says now not the time to float the pound

    Egypt: c.bank governor says now not the time to float the pound0

    Egypt’s central bank governor said on Wednesday that it was not the right time to talk about floating the Egyptian pound, which has come under growing pressure in recent months. “It is not possible to discuss the flotation of the pound now… but a devaluation depends on what the bank sees at the appropriate time,

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  • Sinai: Extend Emergency Rule after Parliament Agrees

    Sinai: Extend Emergency Rule after Parliament Agrees0

    Egypt’s parliament voted in favor of the presidential decree No. 329, which calls for extending the state of emergency in North Sinai for three more months. A number of parliamentarians from North Sinai opposed the decree, stating that the state of emergency represents a burden for the residents of the region. Parliamentary Speaker Ali Abdel

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  • Sinai: Clashes surroundings Sheikh Zuid police department, army Used drone

    Sinai: Clashes surroundings Sheikh Zuid police department, army Used drone0

    Armed forces pushed drone plane in the skies of the area around the police department Sheikh Zuweid in the wake of violent clashes between the power section and more than 30 armed members of the organization “Ansar Bait al-Maqdis”, barricading themselves high exchange building and the army Surrounded them. Sheikh Zuid City Police Department subjected to

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  • Egyptian Photojournalist “Shawkan” Honored From Behind Bars

    Egyptian Photojournalist “Shawkan” Honored From Behind Bars1

    The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) announced on Monday imprisoned Egyptian photojournalist Mahmoud Abou Zeid “Shawkan” as one of the recipients of its 2016 International Press Freedom Awards. The Committee also honored journalists from India, Turkey and El Salvador, all of whom “have faced threats, legal action, and imprisonment.” The winners are set to be

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  • Sinai: civilian was killed and another was injured in Bomb blast

    Sinai: civilian was killed and another was injured in Bomb blast0

    A civilian was killed and another was injured and police recruits, following the bombing of an explosive device in police tank, on Tuesday evening, while walking near the Tourist Police headquarters on the road to the sea coast town of El Arish. A security source in North Sinai, the terrorists planted an explosive device on

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  • Egypt nominates former minister for UNESCO director-general post

    Egypt nominates former minister for UNESCO director-general post0

    Egypt officially announced on Tuesday the nomination of former minister and ambassador Moushira Khattab for the post of director-general of the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO). The announcement was made at the Egyptian Museum in downtown Cairo. “Ambassador Khattab can represent the culture in Egypt, Arab World, Africa and the Mediterranean Sea

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  • Egypt: Fisherman killed by army force in Suez Canal

    Egypt: Fisherman killed by army force in Suez Canal1

    Ismailia, security sources said, that the fishermen in the second decade of life shot and killed by bullets while he was fishing in the Suez Canal. The sources confirmed that the fisherman Ali Ramadan Abdul Salam, 22 years old suffered a gunshot wound to the abdomen area took his life in case His body was flown

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  • Regeni Case : Egypt intend to Adopte soft diplomatic ways after Italy escalation

    Regeni Case : Egypt intend to Adopte soft diplomatic ways after Italy escalation0

    Kamal Amer the former president of the Egyptian military intelligence and the chairman of the Joint Parliamentary Committee to follow up Regeni case said after a two-hour meeting on Monday that the Egyptian government had to resort to a kind of “soft diplomacy” in dealing with the Regeni crisis. He added that the Egyptian parliamentary

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  • Egypt : When an ego lead the whole country to danger- New novel about Regeni death

    Egypt : When an ego lead the whole country to danger- New novel about Regeni death0

    When stubbornness and an ego could push the whole country to slide danger, authority in Egypt is moving in the area of “brinkmanship”. Despite the Italian and Western big to pressure the Egyptian regime to get to the truth regarding the details of the killing of the Italian researcher Giulio Regina in January, but that

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  • Egyptian student sentenced to a year in prison for leaking high school exams

    Egyptian student sentenced to a year in prison for leaking high school exams0

    A Giza court sentenced a student to one year in prison on Saturday for running a Facebook page that leaked high school exam questions. In addition, al-Warraq misdemeanor court ordered the defendant, identified as a 19-year-old higher institute student, to pay an EGP 20,000 fine. The prosecution accused the defendant of launching and managing the

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  • Solar Impulse 2 flight from Cairo to Abu Dhabi postponed

    Solar Impulse 2 flight from Cairo to Abu Dhabi postponed0

    Solar Impulse 2, the first solar plane circumnavigating the globe without a drop of fuel, has postponed its historic final flight from Cairo in Egypt to Abu Dhabi from where it started its epic journey in March, 2015. Although the Solar Impulse team was making arrangements for the plane (Si2) to take off between Saturday

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  • Egypt blocks UN condemnation of Turkey coup

    Egypt blocks UN condemnation of Turkey coup0

    The United Nations Security Council failed to condemn the violence and unrest in Turkey after Egypt objected to a statement that called on all parties to “respect the democratically elected government of Turkey”, diplomats say. The US-drafted statement also expressed grave concern over the situation in Turkey, urged the parties to show restraint, avoid any

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  • EgyptAir MS804 Flight recorder indicates fire before crash

    EgyptAir MS804 Flight recorder indicates fire before crash0

    Audio from the flight recorder of crashed EgyptAir flight MS804 mentions a fire on board the plane in its final moments, the investigation committee said on Saturday, confirming what sources on the committee had previously told Reuters. The Airbus A320 plunged into the eastern Mediterranean en route from Paris to Cairo on May 19. All

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  • Egypt’s economy drops to third place in Africa rankings

    Egypt’s economy drops to third place in Africa rankings0

    Bloomberg has rated the Egyptian economy third on the African continent, pushing it back from second place after just two months, basing its assessment largely on shifting GDP figures. On May 11, Bloomberg put Egypt in second position behind Nigeria, with South Africa in third place. However, in a report published on the Bloomberg website

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  • Egypt-Italy parliamentary stand-off in Regini case

    Egypt-Italy parliamentary stand-off in Regini case0

    The Italian parliament’s 7 July decision to halt the supply of military spare parts to Egypt came in response to what it says is Egypt’s failure to cooperate in the investigation into the brutal murder of Italian student Giulio Regeni in Cairo earlier this year. While some Egyptian MPs claim the measure reflects a hostile

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  • Al-Sisi to attend African Union Summit in Kigali

    Al-Sisi to attend African Union Summit in Kigali0

    President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi will participate in the African Union Summit on Saturday, held in Rwanda’s capital Kigali, to foster Egypt’s role in Africa and assert Cairo’s ties with African countries, according to the Egyptian presidency. The presidency added that the visit’s objective is to also push economic and social relations forward, and “achieve peace

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  • Egypt Agriculture ministry says rejected U.S. wheat shipment over ergot

    Egypt Agriculture ministry says rejected U.S. wheat shipment over ergot0

    Egypt’s Agriculture Ministry said on Thursday it had rejected a U.S. wheat shipment as it contained a higher-than-allowed level of ergot fungus. The ministry said in a statement the shipment had an ergot content of 0.096 percent, well above the 0.05 percent permitted by a decree passed last week on import specifications. Egyptian quarantine authorities’

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  • EgyptAir buys nine “next generation” 737 planes from Boeing

    EgyptAir buys nine “next generation” 737 planes from Boeing0

    EgyptAir announced the renewal of cooperation with aircraft maker Boeing by purchasing nine of the latest 737 aircraft with a total value of about US$864 million (almost LE9 billion). Safwat Mesallam, chairman of EgyptAir Holding Company, said Boeing has played a vital role over the past years in the growth of the EgyptAir fleet, equipping

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