King Salman receives Sheikh Abdullah bin Ali Al-Thani

:: Saudi King Salman received in his residence in the city of Tangier in the Kingdom of Morocco, on Thursday night, Sheikh Abdullah bin Ali bin Abdullah bin Jassim More »

Iraq acknowledges abuses committed against civilians in Mosul campaign

:: Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi’s office said on Thursday a unit of the security forces committed “abuses” against civilians during the offensive to oust ISIS insurgents from the More »

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

:: The UAE’s Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Anwar al-Gargash, said on Thursday that Qatar’s politicization of Hajj must come to an end following the initiative taken by More »

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

:: Iranian opposition leader Mehdi Karroubi, under house arrest for the past six years, was hospitalized Thursday after going on hunger strike a day earlier to demand a trial More »

Who is Abdullah Al Thani, descendant of ruling family which built modern Qatar?

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Tag Archives: CAIRO

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

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

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

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

Emaar Misr considers investment project in Egypt’s al-Alamein

:: Egypt’s investment and housing ministers met Egyptian property developer Emaar Misr on Saturday to discuss future investments by prominent Emirati businessman Mohamed Alabbar, the investment ministry said. Alabbar founded and has led Emaar Properties of Dubai,

King Salman to host 1,000 families of Egyptian martyrs in performing Hajj

King Salman

:: A thousand families of Egyptian security forces who have lost their lives defending their homeland will be performing Hajj this year as guests of King Salman, the Saudi ambassador to Cairo said on Monday. Ambassador Ahmed

Egyptian in Red Sea knife attack supported ISIS, sources say

:: An Egyptian man who stabbed three foreign tourists to death and wounded three more earlier this month at a Red Sea resort had tried to join ISIS, according to a police investigation, two security sources said

Egypt sentences 8 to death in police killings

:: An Egyptian criminal court has preliminarily sentenced eight people to death over charges of murder during an attack on a police station in a Cairo suburb in 2013. Saturday’s ruling referred the case to the grand

Egypt’s new capital among world’s ‘top urban mega-projects’

:: Egypt’s new capital mega-project has been listed as one of the biggest eight urban projects that will transform cities across the world by 2030, according to a recent report. The Business Insider listed the project to

Arab League urges Israel to learn lessons from al-Aqsa crisis

:: The Arab League said on Thursday Israel’s removal of new security measures that sparked days of violence at Jerusalem’s al-Aqsa mosque had solved the immediate crisis but urged it to learn lessons by desisting from any

Al-Azhar takes up anti-terrorism fight through kiosk on Cairo metro station

:: Two elderly sheikhs have set up shop at a kiosk in one of Cairo’s busiest underground stations, ready to dole out religious advice to commuters queueing outside. It is the latest attempt by Al-Azhar university, Egypt’s

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