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Egypt transport minister resigns after train crash kills 25

Inside the station, the train’s blackened engine could be seen tilted to one side next to a platform. Eyewitness Ibrahim Hussein said: “I saw a man pointing from the locomotive as it entered the platform, and screaming ‘There are no brakes, there are no brakes’ before he jumped out of the locomotive. And I don’t know what happened to him.” ...

Egypt’s foreign minister lauds ‘economic progress’ as President Sisi readies for extended tenure

Egypt’s foreign minister praised economic reforms underway in the country, stressing that the country’s president, Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, remained the right man for the job amid continued threats to security and stability. “Of course the president has been effective in creating security and stability and economic progress, implementation of economic reform,” Sameh Shoukry told CNBC’s Hadley Gamble on Monday during ...

Egypt talks tripartite agro-cooperation with Europe, Africa

CAIRO – 22 January 2019: A proposal on establishing a tripartite agricultural cooperation between, Egypt, the European Union and African countries is being discussed, according to a statement from the Egyptian Foreign Ministry on Monday. Egyptian Minister of Foreign Affairs Sameh Shoukry met with Phil Hogan, the commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development, on Monday in Cairo to discuss ways ...

Egypt TV host gets year in prison for interviewing gay man

An Egyptian court has sentenced a TV presenter to a year in prison for interviewing a gay sex worker on his show. Mohammed el-Gheiti was found guilty of encouraging immorality over an August 2018 segment in which the guest described his profession. El-Gheiti, who can appeal the ruling, was fined around $170 and is free pending a final verdict. The ...

Egypt participates in “Fiture” int’l tourism fair in Spain

CAIRO, Jan 22 (MENA) – Chairman of the Egyptian Tourism Promotion Board at the Egyptian Ministry of Tourism Ahmed Youssef left Tuesday for Madrid on an official visit to participate in the 39th edition of the international tourism trade fair, Fitur, to open Wednesday. Egypt’s Ambassador to Spain Omar Selim will participate in the inauguration of the Egyptian pavilion at ...

In pics: Heavy fog hits Egypt, ports

CAIRO – 22 January 2019: Egyptian cities and some of its port were hit by a heavy fog on Tuesday which led to block traffic in many areas. The General Directorate of Traffic appealed to citizens to exercise caution while driving especially highways and desert, also stressed the citizens following some general guidelines before moving by car and following traffic ...

AFCON 2019: Egypt To Host Hottest Tournament Of The Year

African soccer fans can finally book their flights to the 2019 African Cup of Nations after Egypt was confirmed as the host of this year’s tournament. Africa’s soccer confederation (CAF) voted overwhelmingly in favor of Egypt over South Africa this week after South Africa struggled to get financial guarantees. The head of South African soccer has claimed the CAF didn’t supply him ...

Ahmed Douma: Egyptian activist jailed for 15 years at retrial

An Egyptian activist who was a leader of the uprising that toppled Hosni Mubarak has been sentenced at a retrial to 15 years in prison for rioting. Ahmed Douma was also fined $335,000 (£262,000) over his alleged role in a Cairo protest in December 2011, in which a science academy was set ablaze. He had appealed against the 25-year sentence ...

Ancient Egyptian artefact returned after being smuggled to London auction house

An ancient Egyptian artefact has been returned after being illegally smuggled out of the country and displayed in an unnamed London auction house. In a statement on Tuesday, Egypt’s Ministry of Antiquities confirmed that the relic — a tablet carved with the cartouche of King Amenhotep I — had been recovered, after the ministry scoured the websites of international auction halls. ...

Pyramid stone row: Egypt asks Museum of Scotland for papers

The Egyptian government is calling for access to the certification documents for all Egyptian antiquities displayed at the National Museum of Scotland, following a row over plans by the museum to display a casing stone from the Great Pyramid of Giza next month. Shaaban Abdel Gawad, the head of the repatriation department at Egypt’s ministry of antiquities, told the Guardian: “If ...