Anies Baswedan sworn in as new Jakarta governor

:: Former Education Minister Anies Baswedan and businessman-turned-politician Sandiaga Uno were sworn in Monday as the new governor and deputy governor of Jakarta at a ceremony held by President Joko Widodo at More »

Saudi Crown Prince meets with the commander of the Pakistani Army

:: Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman met with Pakistani Army Commander Lieutenant General Javed Bajwa on Monday. The meeting reviewed the bilateral relations between Saudi Arabia and Pakistan, especially in the More »

King Salman stresses kingdom’s support for united Iraq in phone call to Abadi

:: Saudi King Salman held a telephone call Monday evening with the Prime Minister of the Republic of Iraq, Dr. Haider al-Abadi, in which he stressed the Kingdom’s support for the unity More »

Dialogue best way to promote peace, security: Saudi Shoura chief

:: Shoura Council President Abdullah Al-Asheikh said that the Kingdom, under the leadership of King Salman, believes in dialogue as an effective means to achieve security, peace and prosperity. Al-Asheikh delivered his More »

Commercial courts to boost investment in Saudi Arabia

:: Justice Minister Walid Al-Samaani has officially launched the commercial courts after they had started to operate on Muharram 1 of this year. Al-Samaani, who is also the Supreme Judicial Council chairman, More »


Tag Archives: CAIRO

Hamas, Fatah agree to complete Gaza handover by December 1

:: Rival Palestinian factions Hamas and Fatah signed a reconciliation deal on Thursday after Hamas agreed to hand over administrative control of Gaza, including the key Rafah border crossing, a decade after seizing the enclave in a civil war. The

Egypt extends state of emergency for three months

:: Egypt has extended a state of emergency for another three months, starting Friday, the official gazette said on Thursday. Egypt first imposed the state of emergency in April after two church bombings killed at least 45 people. It was

Egypt condemns eight to death over police station attack

:: An Egyptian court on Tuesday sentenced eight people to death for allegedly killing three officers during the storming of a Cairo police station in 2013, a judicial official said. The court also handed life sentences to 50 other defendants,

Arab League secretary-general spokesman: UN report on Yemen requires more precision

:: “The annual report by Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on children in armed conflict, and the allegations it included against the Saudi-led coalition to restore legitimacy in Yemen, requires more precision, investigation and research,” Mahmoud Afifi, the official spokesman of the

Egyptian diplomat leads race to be UNESCO head

:: An Egyptian diplomat is among the favorites to be the next head of UNESCO, the UN’s cultural agency. Moushira Khattab, 73, a former minister of family and population and a leading activist for women’s and children’s rights, is one

Egypt’s non-oil business activity hits three-month low

:: Egypt’s non-oil private sector business activity shrank at its sharpest pace in three months in September amid contractions in new orders and outputs, but companies were optimistic that growth will pick up in the coming year, a survey showed

Egypt’s population stands at nearly 95 mln, according to latest census

:: Egypt says its population stands at nearly 95 million, in addition to an estimated 9.4 million who live abroad, according to the latest census figures. The figures were announced during a televised ceremony on Saturday in which the findings

Egypt’s foreign debt up 42 pct to $79 bln

:: Egypt’s foreign debt rose to $79 billion in the 2016-17 fiscal year which ended in June, up 42 percent from 2015-16, the central bank said. The cash-strapped country has been borrowing from abroad to fund its budget deficit and

Muslim Brotherhood leader Badie gets another life sentence

:: An Egyptian court has sentenced 16 people, including the head of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood, to life in prison on violence-related charges. It’s the latest of several life sentences for Mohammed Badie, who has also been sentenced to death

Egypt’s Sisi on Qatar: It’s time to confront supporters of terrorism

:: Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi who is in New York for the UN General Assembly session said the time has come to efficiently confront parties that support terrorism and get them to bear their responsibility. He specifically addressed Qatar and

Romanian and French wheat cargoes still in Egyptian prosecutor custody

:: Two wheat cargoes rejected by Egypt’s agriculture quarantine service for containing poppy seeds are still in the custody of the public prosecutor and have not been released yet, Egypt’s Red Sea Port Authority said on Saturday. The agriculture minister

Egypt plans more Eurobond issues in coming months

:: Egypt will issue a 1.8 billion (1.5 bln euro) bond by the end of November and then plans to launch a new $10 billion Eurobond program next year, the Boursa newspaper reported. Finance Minister Amr El Garhy told the

Egypt court sentences 7 to death over links to ISIS

:: An Egyptian court has sentenced seven people to death over links to the ISIS group in Libya. Saturday’s ruling refers the case to the Grand Mufti, the country’s top theological authority, to solicit his non-binding opinion on the sentences.

Two Egyptian soldiers, 6 militants killed in ‘foiled’ attack

:: Egypt’s military said two soldiers and six militants were killed in a “foiled” suicide bombing in Sinai on Wednesday, days after the ISIS staged a large scale attack in the peninsula. The bomber had taken advantage of a fog

Eight militants killed in shootout with police in Giza

:: Eight militants affiliated with the Brotherhood Hasm movement and other extremist groups were killed in a shootout with police in the area of Ard al-Liwa in Giza, south of Cairo. A security source and eyewitnesses told Al Arabiya that

Israel blamed for arming Myanmar amid Rohingya Muslims tragedies

:: Human rights groups criticized Israel for the continued sale of weaponry to the Myanmar junta amid violence against Rohingya Muslims, local media reported on Saturday. More than 100 tanks as well as boats and light weapons have been sold

Egypt signs memo with China on $739 mln for rail link to new capital

:: Egypt signed a memorandum of understanding with China on Tuesday for Beijing to finance a rail link worth about $739 million serving a new capital the north African country is building, the Egyptian investment minister said. The link will

How Egypt could turn its nightmares into dreams

Mohammed Nosseir

By : Mohammed Nosseir :: Apparently, countries can have nightmares just as human beings do — but unlike human beings, they are blessed with the ability to escape these nightmares, or at least mitigate their effects. The Egyptian state is

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