Egypt

Egypt’s Sisi: “Gulf security is a red line”

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi stressed his country’s support to the Gulf states and rejects any threat to them. During a press meet with a number of Egyptian and foreign media on the sidelines of the World Youth Forum on Wednesday Sisi said that he rejects Iranian interference in the affairs of the region. The Egyptian President said that the ...

EGYPT ARREST HORROR British holidaymaker arrested in Egypt for carrying painkillers faces seven years in jail even if found innocent

Laura Plummer was arrested for carrying painkillers in her suitcase Laura, 33, from Hull, was arrested at Hurghada airport last month and accused of drug trafficking after 290 banned tramadol were found. She said they were for husband Omar, a local entertainments rep, who suffers back pain. Lawyer Mohamed Osman said: “If she is convicted of deliberately bringing them in to sell she ...

Series of attacks in Egypt targeting Coptic Christians forces churches to close

Egypt has been one of the worst places for Christian persecution in recent months. A series of attacks targeting Christians and forced closure of churches have caused Egypt’s Christian population to call on authorities for help. The Minya Coptic Orthodox Diocese said authorities sealed off two churches in the southern province, citing harassment and attacks by extremists. A third was ...

Jihadists continue to torment Egypt

IT WAS as if the militants knew they were coming. When the Egyptian police drove into the desert 135km (84 miles) south-west of Cairo on October 20th, toward a suspected terrorist hideout, their convoy was met with a barrage of gunfire and rockets. In the ensuing firefight some officers ran out of ammunition, and were captured and killed. Others fled ...

Islamic State Group Sees Dollar Signs in Egypt

A series of deadly terrorist attacks in Egypt’s North Sinai province have citizens fearing even worse violence is to come. The most recent attack came Oct. 16 in the province’s capital, el-Arish, when the Islamic State-affiliated Wilayat Sinai robbed a bank, leaving eight dead and taking $1 million (17 million Egyptian pounds). Among the dead were three policemen and five ...

Egypt growth seen below government forecasts

Egypt’s economy will grow 4.4% in the fiscal year that began in July, well below government projections of 5.0%-5.25%, a Reuters poll showed on Tuesday. The figure is also below the 4.5% prediction from the International Monetary Fund which agreed a $12bn deal with Egypt in November last year in a bid to help the north African country revive its ...

Archaeologists find part of 4,000-year-old statue in Egypt

Egypt says archaeologists have discovered the head of a wooden statue, likely belonging to a female regent who ruled the country more than 4,000 years ago. Wednesday’s statement by the Antiquities Ministry says the artifact was found in the district of Saqqara, near the ancient Pyramids of Giza. It says the part of the statue is in poor condition and will ...

Egypt Expands Buffer Zone Along Gaza Border

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt’s military has bulldozed at least 140 homes and more than 200 acres along the Gaza Strip border, expanding a buffer zone in an effort to cut off the flow of weapons and militants. The governor of Northern Sinai province, Maj. Gen. Abdel-Fatah Harhour, told The Associated Press late Monday that the military began a new phase ...

2-GOAL SALAH SENDS EGYPT TO WORLD CUP WITH LAST-GASP PENALTY

Mohamed Salah scored with a last-gasp penalty to book Egypt a place in the World Cup finals for the first time in 28 years as they edged Congo 2-1 in their dramatic Group E qualifier on Sunday. The Liverpool striker’s two goals put Egypt four points clear with one match left in the preliminary campaign. Salah had given his side ...

British trade delegation explores business opportunities in Egypt

The UK Trade Envoy to Egypt, Sir Jeffrey Donaldson, arrived in Cairo on Saturday with a delegation of UK companies seeking to explore various business opportunities in Egypt, the UK’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) announced yesterday. The delegation consists of 14 multi-sector British companies, including infrastructure, defence, healthcare and agriculture. The companies include London International Patient Services, Rolls Royce ...

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