Arabic News

Egypt-Saudi electricity power link project to start in 2021

Egypt’s Ministry of Electricity announced that it will sign contracts for the electricity interconnection network with Saudi Arabia by the end of next June, with the project set to start in 2021. Egypt announced back in December 2017 a project worth $1.6 billion that will connect its power network to Saudi Arabia’s, joining a system in the Middle East that allows ...

Egypt Says Sending Arab Troops to Syria a Possibility

CAIRO (REUTERS) – Sending Arab troops to Syria is a possibility that is being discussed by officials from various countries, Egypt’s foreign minister was quoted on Friday as saying. But a foreign ministry spokesman said Sameh Shoukry, who was speaking at a function on Wednesday night, was not raising the possibility that Egypt itself might be ready to send forces to ...

Egypt, Jordan stress ‘Jerusalem is untouchable’

CAIRO – 1 April 2018: Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry discussed Sunday with his Jordanian counterpart the recent developments in the Palestinian territory and Syria. The two foreign ministers stressed the importance of the Arab unity behind the Egyptian leadership which engaged in a war against terrorism, stressing that the Qatari policies do not agree with the Arab unified vision. ...

Iranian Nuclear Program? Trump Will Soon Have to Decide About the Saudis Too

The short video was posted on social media in fluent Hebrew. “Several Israeli journalists incited Bibi, or Benjamin Netanyahu, against Saudi Arabia and said there’s a Saudi nuclear threat. And I say to you, the Jewish people: Has Saudi Arabia ever threatened its neighbors? The answer is no. Does Saudi Arabia have aspirations to expand in the region? The answer ...

Sudan ambassador in Egypt: Negotiations would resolve Halaib issue

Dr. Abdel Mahmoud Abdel Halim, ambassador of Sudan in Cairo, said that the coming period will witness an Egyptian-Sudanese initiative to resolve the outstanding issues between the two countries and establish relations based on mutual respect and common interests both regionally and internationally. He said in an interview with the Egyptian media on Thursday at the Sudanese embassy in Cairo, ...

Saudi Crown Prince ‘invited to Israel’ as Jerusalem protests smoulder in West Bank

Israel’s intelligence minister has extended an invitation to Saudi Arabia’s powerful Crown Prince, Mohammed bin Salman, to visit the country as fallout from the US’s decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of the Jewish state continues to reverberate around the world. Yisrael Katz made the remark in an interview with Saudi-owned Arabic news website Elaph, his spokesperson said on Thursday – but the call was ...

Syian Children in Lebanon Toil to Feed Families

Child labor in Lebanon was already a deep-seated problem before an influx of Syrian refugees made it worse. Now, as humanitarian funds dry up, there are fears the practice could become even more widespread – and with families are dependent on the income children generate, there are no easy solutions. However, NGOs are working on the ground to re-integrate children ...

The Arabic Network for Human Rights Information Website Blocked in Egypt

The blocking of websites still continues with banning The Arabic Network for Human Rights Information (ANHRI) website in Egypt. Also, the blog of Ahmed Gamal Ziada, a writer for Masr Alarabia, researcher, and photojournalist, has been blocked preventing readers in Egypt from accessing his blog. Since 24 May, several websites that are licensed to work in Egypt have been blocked. According to ...

Saudi Arabia rolls out ‘biggest increase’ in India’s Haj quota, hikes it by 34,500

New Delhi: In the biggest hike in nearly three decades, Saudi Arabia on Wednesday increased India’s annual Haj quota by 34,500, a move welcomed by the NDA government as a “matter of pleasure”. Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi and Saudi Arabia’s Haj and Umrah Minister Dr Mohammad Saleh bin Taher Benten inked an agreement in this regard in Jeddah today, ...

Egypt, Djibouti should enhance economic cooperation: President Sisi

Egypt’s President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi and his Djiboutian counterpart Ismail Omar Guelleh stressed the importance of enhancing economic and trade cooperation at a Monday press conference in Cairo that preceded the signing of memorandums of understanding between the two countries El-Sisi said that his meeting with Guelleh saw fruitful talks on ways of boosting the special ties between the two countries. ...

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