Category Archives: Egypt

Al-Azhar: The end is near for ISIS

Ahmed al-Tayyeb.

In response to a video issued by ISIS showing the bomber behind the explosions that targeted a cathedral in Cairo in December, Al-Azhar said that while the group is trying to export propaganda to seem in control, it is actually

Shahrukh Khan movie Raees releases in Egypt, Jordan

Shahrukh Khan-starrer movie Raees, which opened to 3500 screens worldwide on January 25, is now releasing in Egypt and Jordan, beginning Wednesday, February 22. The announcement was made by the star himself in a tweet on Wednesday. The action crime

ISIS vows more attacks on Egypt’s Christians

An ISIS affiliate in Egypt has released a new video showing the suicide bomber who attacked a church in December and vowing more attacks on the country’s Christian minority. The 20-minute video, which emerged Monday, said Christians were the extremist

ISIS posts video of man it says was Egypt church bomber

ISIS published a video on Sunday threatening Egyptian Christians and showing the last statement of a man it said was responsible for the deadly bombing in December of a Coptic cathedral in Cairo. The masked man in battle-dress, whom the

Egyptian pound strengthens on weaker dollar demand from importers

The Egyptian pound strengthened on Sunday, reaching a three month high, as importers’ demand for dollars at banks eased, bankers told Reuters on Sunday. Banks were selling dollars at around 15.8 pounds per dollar on Sunday, stronger than Thursday’s rate

Islamic Group’s ‘Blind Sheikh’ Omar Abdel-Rahman dies in US prison

Former leader of Egyptian Islamist militant group Al-Gama’a al-Islamiyya Omar Abdel-Rahman has died in his US prison after serving more than 20 years for seditious conspiracy to commit murder, his son and daughter have confirmed. Abdel-Rahman, also known as the

Egypt Air flight detours after bird gashes front glass

An Egypt Air flight from Aswan to Cairo was forced to return to its boarding point on Friday after a bird hit and smashed the Embraer E170 jet gashing its front glass. According to a company official, the plane had

Recordings by Egyptian warships prove Houthi aid block

Recordings by Egyptian warships proved recently how Houthi militias blocked humanitarian aid ships carrying medical and urgent assistance for suffering Yemenis. Voice recordings detected by Egyptian warships in the Red Sea revealed that Houthis have seized “tens of aid ships

Egypt to appoint its first woman governor

Nadia Abdou

Five new provincial governors are to be sworn-in by President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Thursday, including a woman for the first time. Nadia Abdou will be become the first female governor in Egypt, local news portal VetoGate reported. She will

Egypt official: Suspected militants kill Christian in Sinai

An Egyptian security chief has said suspected militants have gunned down a Coptic Christian teacher on his way to school in northern Sinai. It is the second incident involving a Christian killed by suspected militants in less than a week.

Egypt brokers Libya peace roadmap, but key figures fail to meet

Libyan factions have tentatively agreed on an Egyptian-brokered roadmap to heal divisions, Egypt said, though the failure to engineer a meeting between two key figures has cast a shadow on the diplomatic push. The deal comes after months of diplomatic

Egypt chief-of-staff mediates between Libyan rivals in Cairo

Egypt’s chief-of-staff has mediated between two Libyan rivals who refused to meet face to face in Cairo but later agreed to form a committee to renegotiate a UN peace deal. Col. Tamer el-Rifai, an Egyptian army spokesman, says the two

Egypt tycoon says to speak up on political return

Egyptian billionaire Naguib Sawiris said on Tuesday that he is returning to politics to press for more freedoms in the North African country after staying away out of frustration. “To the esteemed people who are listening to us… we have

Egypt merges ministries as it pursues economic reforms

Egypt’s parliament on Tuesday approved a cabinet reshuffle that includes a merger of the ministries of investment and international cooperation, as the country pushes ahead with major economic reforms. The reshuffle, presented by President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, comes at a

Egypt in the dark about Israeli ambassador’s ‘withdrawal’ from Cairo

The Egyptian Foreign Ministry denied having any information about reports that Israel is withdrawing its ambassador in Cairo. Foreign Ministry spokesman, Chancellor Ahmed Abu Zaid told Al Arabiya that ” the ministry does not have any details about the Israeli

Turkey arrests Frenchman suspected of helping plan New Year nightclub attack

Turkish authorities have arrested a Frenchman suspected of helping plan a New Year’s Day shooting in an Istanbul nightclub which killed 39 people, the state-run Anadolu news agency said on Tuesday. The man, a 22-year-old French citizen of Turkish descent,

Egyptian hostages in Libya released: Army

The Egyptian army, in coordination with the General Command of the Libyan army managed to release the 13 Egyptians, who were kidnapped by an armed criminal gang in the region of Ajdabiya, Libya. Egypt’s military spokesman, Colonel Tamer al-Rifai, asserted

Lebanon’s Aoun urges Egypt to launch “Arab salvation initiative” on Syria

Lebanese President Michel Aoun has urged Egypt to launch an “Arab salvation initiative” especially for the crisis in Syria. In a joint news conference on 13 January, during Aoun’s visit to Egypt, the Lebanese leader said: “There are great hopes

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