Egypt

Egypt’s most famed mom dies at 82

Cairo: Veteran Egyptian actress Kareema Mukhtar, best known for playing the caring mother in dozens of television, cinema and stage productions, died on Thursday night, state television reported. She was 82. Mukhtar, who launched an acting career in the 1950s, died in a Cairo hospital after months of bad health, the broadcaster added. Her death came a few days before ...

Nine Terrorists Killed as Army Foils Attack in Egypt

Cairo:At least nine terrorists were killed and 16 others injured as Egypt’s army foiled an attack on number of security checkpoints in North Sinai, military officials said. The attack, which took place yesterday, targeted different army checkpoints at the same time. The attackers used cars carrying explosives, motorcycles and electronic weapons, military spokesperson colonel Tamer el-Refa’e said in a statement. ...

Egypt official accused of corruption ‘kills himself’

REPORTED BY KALAHAN DENG A top Egyptian government official has killed himself in jail after being arrested in connection with a corruption investigation, reports say. Wael Shalaby was a former secretary general of Egypt’s administrative courts system. He resigned on Saturday, a day before his arrest. The public prosecutor said his arrest was part of an inquiry into accusations of ...

Egypt to focus on African exports market: head of ECS

The Egyptian Commercial Service Office (ECS) has designed an ambitious plan to enhance Egypt’s presence in Africa, which Egypt has hedged its bets on for the coming period. Ahmed Antar, head of the ECS, said that they are currently studying the possibility of taking part in international exhibitions in the African continent, as well as beginning negotiations on the establishment ...

The Explosive Secrets of Egypt’s Desert

CAIRO—World War II was terribly unkind to Egypt. Never keen to partake in hostilities to begin with, the country nevertheless found itself thrust into the conflict as the European powers battled one another across vast swathes of its arid sands. When most of the foreign troops packed up their tanks and left, the war remained behind in the form of ...

Russian Flights to Egypt Will Resume Soon, Putin Tells Sissi

CAIRO —  Russian flights to Egypt will resume soon, Russian President Vladimir Putin told Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sissi in a phone call, Sissi’s office said on Thursday. Flights to Egypt from Russia were suspended after a Russian plane crashed into the Sinai desert in October 2015. Islamic State said it brought down the plane with a bomb smuggled inside ...

Egypt’s Cruelty to Christians

CAIRO — The Dec. 11 bombing of a church in the Cairo cathedral complex — the seat of the Coptic pope — has been claimed by the Islamic State, although the Egyptian government has blamed the Muslim Brotherhood. Whoever planted the bomb that killed 27 people, including a 10-year-old girl, when it ripped through a church full of Sunday worshipers ...

Bahrain identified as EIMOS mortar user

The Bahrain Defence Force (BDF) is the previously unidentified country that acquired the EXPAL EIMOS 81 mm integrated mortar system, a photograph released by the Egyptian military on 19 December has confirmed. An EIMOS system mounted on a URO VAMTAC ST5 vehicle could be seen in the background of the photograph showing Egyptian soldiers inspecting Bahraini equipment. The Egyptian military ...

Mercedes to visit Egypt to explore investment opportunities in local market

A delegation of Mercedes-Benz’s directors will visit Egypt in early 2017 to discuss expanding their investments in the Egyptian market, said Minister of Industry and Trade Tarek Kabil. The company’s officials in Egypt have expressed their willingness to increase their investments in Egypt in light of the improved economic conditions and the success of the government’s economic reform programme, which ...

Egypt-Gulf relations tested by Saudi visit to Ethiopia dam

A Saudi visit to Ethiopia and a tweet falsely attributed to a Qatari official have harmed relations between Cairo and Gulf monarchies Egyptian media lashed out at Saudi Arabia over a high-level Saudi delegation visit to the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) during a short trip to Ethiopia on Friday. Experts said the decision to visit the GERD was an ...

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