Egypt

Egypt unveiled $45 billion plan to build a new capital

Over the weekend, Egypt unveiled plans to build a wholly new capital. The new city would lie somewhere to Cairo’s east, closer to the Red Sea. It would sprawl across some 150 square miles and potentially be home to as many as 7 million people. Projected to cost $45 billion, it was announced at a summit in the seaside resort of Sharm El-Sheikh aimed at boosting ...

Egypt’s president boisterous after billions of dollars in deals signed at economic conference

Egypt’s president claimed broad support from the international community for his vision of the future on Sunday, in a boisterous speech to an investor conference that saw billions pledged to boost an economy left battered by four years of turmoil following a popular uprising. A jubilant Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi acknowledged Egypt’s road to recovery will be long and costly, but described ...

Egypt Basks in World Support at Investor Conference

Egypt’s president claimed broad support from the international community for his vision of the future on Sunday, in a boisterous speech to an investor conference that saw billions pledged to boost an economy left battered by four years of turmoil following a popular uprising. A jubilant Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi acknowledged Egypt’s road to recovery will be long and costly, but described ...

Egypt Deports Australian Journalist Jailed With 2 Al Jazeera Colleagues

The Egyptian authorities have deported an Australian television journalist jailed for more than a year on politicized charges about the content of his work. The Australian, Peter Greste, is one of three journalists for Al Jazeera’s English-language affiliate jailed on allegations of reporting false news in a conspiracy with the Muslim Brotherhood to destabilize the country. The other two, along ...

Mubarak sons released from prison – MENA

Gamal and Alaa Mubarak, sons of former president Hosni Mubarak, were released after having already served the maximum pre-trial detention period of 18 months. Alaa and Gamal Mubarak were released from prison on Monday, one day after the fourth anniversary of the January 2011 uprising, which toppled their father after over 30 years in power, a security source told state ...

Egypt’s El-Sisi calls Jordanian pilot killing “savage act”

President expresses support for Jordan after IS releases video purportedly showing Jordanian pilot’s burned alive. Egypt’s President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi on Tuesday strongly condemned the killing of a Jordanian pilot captured by the Islamic State, calling the militant group “a savage cowardly organisation that violates all heavenly doctrines,” state news agency MENA reported. El-Sisi confirmed Egypt’s support to Jordan at this ...

Egypt court upholds death sentence of Islamist who threw teens from rooftop, hands tens long jail terms

The Court of Cassation, the final court in Egypt’s legal system, has confirmed the death sentence passed on a man convicted of throwing youths from a rooftop in violence that followed the 2013 ouster of Mohamed MorsiAn Egyptian court upheld Thursday a death sentence passed on a supporter of former president Mohamed Morsi accused of throwing teenage boys from a ...

Egypt bombs Islamist State to retaliate for the beheading of 21 Christians

The Egyptian government said Monday that it had bombed Islamist targets throughout Libya to retaliate for the beheading of 21 Coptic Christians whose murders on a beach apparently near Tripoli were recorded and posted Sunday on the Internet. The beheading of the Egyptian Christians and the swift Egyptian retaliation further tangled Libya’s already byzantine power struggle, where two governments rule, ...

Egypt carried out airstrikes against ISIS targets in Libya

Egypt carried out airstrikes against ISIS targets in neighboring Libya Monday and began a push for international military intervention in the chaotic North African state after extremists beheaded a group of Egyptian Christians. The airstrikes bring Egypt overtly into Libya’s turmoil, showing Cairo’s alarm over the growing stronghold of radicals on its western border as it also fights a militant ...

250 Egyptians fleeing Libya via Algeria arrive in Cairo

Around 250 Egyptians arrived in Cairo early Monday after being airlifted from the Algerian-Libyan border for the first time since Egyptians have been returning to their homeland, Major General Tarek Fathy, deputy head of the Cairo International Airport, told Ahram Online. The foreign ministry said last week that the total number of Egyptians who have managed to flee the deteriorating ...

- - DCM - - - - - - - - - 00:00:00 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - AU 0 - - - - -