Putin and Erdogan warn of rising tension after Trump’s decision on Jerusalem

:: Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan warned against the repercussions of Washington’s recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel asserting it would be the cause More »

Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage chief highlights tourism’s role in maintaining peace

:: Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage (SCTH) President Prince Sultan bin Salman on Monday iterated that Saudi Arabia’s care for tourism and heritage represents its care for the global human More »

Fighting corruption is a must to achieve development goals, says Muslim World League chief

:: Referring to corruption as a “black hole” that hinders the development process of a nation, Dr. Mohammad bin Abdul Karim Al-Issa called for confronting this menace in all ways possible. Al-Issa, More »

King Salman’s speech will serve as guideline for Shoura, says council member

:: Guidelines for addressing local and regional challenges with a special reference to domestic and foreign policies, will be spelled out by King Salman on Wednesday, and will set the tone for More »

Trump’s Jerusalem decision could help militants — UAE’s Sheikh Mohammed

:: US President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital could provide a lifeline to militants after the setbacks they suffered this year, the de facto leader of the United More »

 

Tag Archives: CAIRO

Egypt to sign contracts for nuclear power plant during Putin’s visit

:: Egypt will sign contracts with Moscow during Russian President Vladimir Putin’s visit to Cairo on Monday for the country’s first nuclear power plant, three senior sources told Reuters on Sunday. The construction of the 4,800 megawatt (MW) capacity plant,

Palestinian president, Coptic Pope not to meet Pence

:: Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas will not hold a planned meeting with US Vice President Mike Pence following Washington’s controversial policy shift on Jerusalem, an Abbas aide said on Saturday. “There will be no meeting with the vice president of

Arab League chief warns Trump that Jerusalem move could fuel violence

:: The Arab League chief said on Sunday a decision by US President Donald Trump to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital would boost fanaticism and violence, and not serve the Israeli-Palestinian peace process. Trump’s son-in-law and Middle East peace envoy

Sisi orders mausoleum construction in memory of Egypt mosque attack victims

:: Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi has ordered the construction of a mausoleum in memory of the 235 people killed by Islamic militants inside a mosque in northern Sinai. A presidential statement did not say where the mausoleum would stand or

Egypt court upholds life sentence of brotherhood leader

:: An Egyptian court Wednesday upheld a life sentence passed in 2016 against Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohamed Badie over deadly clashes following Islamist president Mohamed Morsi’s ouster, judicial officials said. The court of cassation, whose rulings can not be appealed,

Arab league to meet on Iran at Saudi request

:: The Arab League will hold an extraordinary meeting next Sunday at the request of Saudi Arabia to discuss “violations” committed by Iran in the region, according to a memorandum. Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates supported the Saudi request,

Egyptian forces destroy arms smugglers’ vehicles on Libya border

:: Egyptian military jets destroyed 10 vehicles carrying weapons, ammunition and smuggled goods near the country’s western desert border with Libya, the army said on Saturday. Egypt’s porous border with Libya has long been a headache for security forces as

Egypt’s President Sisi says he will not seek a third term in office

:: Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi will not seek a third term in office, he said in an interview with CNBC on Monday evening. Sisi said in the interview that he does not intend to change the Egyptian constitution and

Egypt responds to Iranian remarks on Cairo’s ‘wrong’ regional policies

:: The Egyptian foreign ministry responded to Iran’s statements about Egypt’s policy in the Middle East and which an Iranian foreign ministry spokesperson described as “wrong.” Ahmed Abu Zeid, the Egyptian foreign ministry spokesperson, said stability in the Middle East

Egypt’s Sisi names new armed forces chief of staff

:: Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has named a new armed forces chief of staff, the presidency said in a brief statement on Saturday. He appointed former defense ministry secretary general Mohammed Farid Hegazy to the post, it said, without

Officials meet in Cairo to implement Arab Summit decisions

:: The second meeting of top officials to implement Arab Summit decisions on terrorism and social development kicked off on Tuesday at the headquarters of the League of Arab States in Cairo. A delegation headed by Abdul Rahman bin Abdul

Arab Parliament speaker calls for unity in fight against terrorism

:: During a workshop on fighting terrorism, the Arab Parliament related that the world’s states, and especially in the Arab region, are facing major challenges in confronting terrorism and the expansion of terrorist groups that aim to destabilize security and

Egypt says Bahrain, Kuwait and UAE to lift ban on its agriculture exports

:: Bahrain, Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates have agreed to lift a ban on imports of Egyptian agricultural products, Egypt said on Sunday, as the country works to step up exports to narrow its budget deficit. The agreement came

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

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