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Sisi didn’t interfere with constitutional amendments, Egypt’s parliament speaker

Egyptian Parliament Speaker Ali Abdel Aal said on Tuesday that President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi did not interfere with the constitutional amendments. Abdel Aal’s remarks came during the first meeting of the Legislative Committee of the House of Representatives to discuss the community dialogue on the constitutional amendments. “The most important result of the dialogue is that it has changed some ...

Egyptian female peacekeeper receives UN Medal

An Egyptian female peacekeeper was granted the UN Medal by Force Commander Lieutenant General Elias Rodrigues Martins Filho at a ceremony held by the United Nations Mission in the DR Congo (MONUSCO) at the Force headquarters in Goma, according to an official statement. The Egyptian peacekeeper was honored among 51 personnel from various countries. Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry noted ...

Dozens of Mummified Mice and Birds Found in Ancient Egyptian Tomb

A tomb that was recently unearthed in Egypt holds a collection of about 50 mummified animals, including mice, falcons, cats and dogs. Inscriptions in the tomb indicate that it was built for a man named Tutu and his wife, Ta-Shirit-Iziz, about 2,000 years ago, Egypt’s Ministry of Antiquities announced on April 5 in a Facebook post. Authorities had located the tomb ...

EGYPT’S MUBARAK: GOLAN COULD HAVE BEEN SYRIA’S IF IT RECOGNIZED ISRAEL

yria rejected an Israeli offer to return the Golan Heights in exchange for the normalization of relations and the opening of embassies in the two countries, former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak told Egyptian media. “I contacted the Israelis to try to recover the Golan Heights, but they demanded the opening of an Israeli embassy in Damascus and a Syrian one ...

SHECAN19: ‘GeoTravel’ Opens Doors to Egypt’s Rarely Accessed Sites

Egypt is a vast country with multi-faceted extant tourism: thousands of global visitors, and local tourists from all over the country flock to its corners in order to indulge in activities suiting specific interests. From adventure based tourism to history-focused tours, there are still numerous sites and attractions that are not easily accessed. This is where GeoTravel, the first company ...

Fatah suspicious after Egypt releases Hamas members

Four Hamas members who were abducted en route to the Cairo airport more than three years ago arrived Feb. 28, unannounced, back at the Gaza Strip. Neither Hamas nor Egyptian authorities had mentioned anything about the matter ahead of time. For years, Egypt repeatedly denied any connection to the disappearance of the men, who were taken by unidentified gunmen in Sinai on Aug. 19, 2015. ...

Germans are passionate with visiting Egypt’s tourist destinations: DRV head

CAIRO – 8 March 2019: During the second day of participating at ITB Berlin (Internationale Tourismus-Börse Berlin), Tourism Minister Rania el Mashat met with Norbert Fiebig, the president of the Deutscher Reise Verband (DRV), also known as German Travel Association. In a Thursday statement, Mashat said her meeting with Fiebig tackled several issues regarding Egypt and Germany’s relations on many ...

UAE slams Brotherhood violence in Egypt

Cairo: Egypt’s outlawed Muslim Brotherhood is facing “existential challenge” after the Islamist group has plunged Egypt into violence, Emirati Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash said Friday. In late 2013, Egyptian authorities designated the Brotherhood as a terrorist group, blaming it for a series of deadly attacks in the country after the army’s ouster of president Mohammad Mursi, ...

Ram-Headed Sphinx Abandoned by King Tut’s Grandfather Found in Egypt

Digging at the ancient quarry site of Gebel el-Silsila near Aswan, Egypt, archaeologists and workers unearthed the 11.5-foot-tall (3.5 meters) sphinx from a deep pit of quarry debris dumped there during the Roman era. The sphinx was sitting in an ancient carving workshop, where the team also found hundreds of stone fragments holding hieroglyphs and a carving of a coiled-up cobra that ...

Egypt’s Transportation Minister Resigns Over Train Accident

Egypt’s Transportation Minister Hisham Arafat submitted his resignation to Prime Minister Moustafa Madbouli after the huge blaze that broke out at Cairo’s Railway Station in Ramsis. At least 25 people were killed and 40 others were injured when a blaze broke out in Cairo’s Ramses Railway Station early Wednesday, according to local media. The Ministry of Transportation reports that the train ...