King Salman receives Sheikh Abdullah bin Ali Al-Thani

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Iraq acknowledges abuses committed against civilians in Mosul campaign

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UAE Minister: Qatar must end politicization of Hajj after King Salman initiative

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Iran reform leader Mehdi Karroubi on hunger strike over 6-year house arrest

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Category Archives: Egypt

Egypt’s first bitcoin exchange to begin trading this month

:: Egypt’s first bitcoin exchange will go live later this month, the founders of Bitcoin Egypt said, linking the Middle East’s most populous country with a cryptocurrency that has surged in value in recent months. Many governments

Egypt’s cabinet passes regulations for new investment law

:: Egypt’s cabinet passed regulations on Thursday for a new investment law aimed at attracting foreign investors to help the economy recover after a 2011 uprising. Investment Minister Sahar Nasr said the law will now be passed

Italy to return ambassador to Cairo

:: Italy said it would return its ambassador to Cairo more than a year after the murder of an Italian graduate student led the Rome government to recall its previous envoy. Giulio Regeni was 28 when he

Egypt railway authority head resigns after fatal crash

:: The head of Egypt’s railway authority resigned Sunday after 41 people were killed in a train crash, the prime minister’s office said. A statement said that Transportation Minister Hisham Arafat had accepted the resignation of Medhat

Italian tourist held over killing of hotel supervisor at Egyptian resort

:: An Italian tourist has been detained in the Egyptian Red Sea resort of Marsa Alam on suspicion of killing a supervisor on a hotel building site, judicial sources said. The supervising engineer, identified as Tariq Ahmed

Egypt streamlines industrial licensing to boost investment

:: Egypt announced executive regulations on Sunday for a new industrial licensing law it says will slash bureaucracy and decrease the waiting time for new projects, reforms it hopes will draw badly needed investment. Egypt’s economy has

Egyptian official died after seeing victims of Alexandria train crash

:: An Egyptian official was strongly affected when he saw the victims of the Alexandria trains on site of the crash. The senior Egyptian official fell unconscious as soon as he went to inspect the Alexandria crash

‘Despacito’ singer Louis Fonsi performs first concert in Egypt

:: Puerto Rican artist Louis Fonsi, singer of the world’s most famous song “Despacito” performed on Friday night in Egypt’s North Coast concert. Fonsi’s hit latin song has achieved more than 3 billion YouTube views and topped

Dozens killed in Alexandria train collision

:: The death toll in Egypt’s Alexandria train crash incident rises to 41, officials at the scene confirmed to to Al Arabiya News Channel, with authorities saying they expect the number to rise as more bodies are

Sudan invited to US-Egyptian military exercises

:: Sudan has received an invitation to US-Egyptian military training exercises in October, a first for the country in nearly three decades, its Defense Ministry said. The head of the Sudanese army, General Emad al-Din Adawi, announced

Egypt shootout kills 3 ‘militants behind anti-copt attacks’

:: Egypt’s interior ministry said on Thursday a policeman and three militants suspected of involvement in deadly attacks against the country’s Coptic Christian minority were killed in a shootout. Police had arrested one member of the cell

ISIS claims responsibility for attack on Egyptian police

:: ISIS has claimed responsibility for an attack on a patrol car on Wednesday that killed four Egyptian policemen in North Sinai, the militant group’s AMAQ news agency said on Thursday. Authorities in Arish, the capital of

Dubai and Egypt establish a joint development company in the Suez Canal Zone

:: DP World, a leading enabler of global trade, announced Wednesday the establishment of a joint development company with the General Authority for the Suez Canal Economic Zone in Egypt. The new venture will develop projects in

Four policemen killed in attack in Egypt’s North Sinai

:: Four Egyptian policeman were killed on Wednesday when gunmen fired at a patrol car in the northern Sinai city of al-Arish, state newspaper Al-Ahram reported. Authorities in Arish, the capital of North Sinai province, were on

Policeman killed in clash with terrorists in Egypt

:: An Egyptian policeman was killed on Tuesday in a clash with suspected terrorists in the southern province of Qena, security sources said. Police had raided mountainous areas after receiving information that militants loyal to Islamic State

Egypt transfers Red Sea knife attacker to mental hospital

:: Egypt’s top national security prosecutor has ordered the transfer of an Egyptian man who stabbed three foreign tourists to death at a Red Sea resort in July to a mental hospital for psychiatric evaluation, state news

Egypt expects several IPOs before year-end

:: Egypt expects to see three to five initial public offerings before the end of this year, the Vice Chairman of the country’s stock exchange said. In an interview with Reuters, Mohsen Adel said that over the

Egypt tells UN Security Council: Qatar is involved in financing terrorism

:: Egypt’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations Ambassador Amr Abul Atta responded to Qatar’s statement in which it accused Cairo of misusing its chairmanship of the Counter-Terrorism Committee for political purposes and settling old feuds. Egypt

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