Tag Archives: CAIRO

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

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

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 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 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

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

90% of cotton ‘Made in Egypt’ is fake, Cotton Association says

Egypt’s most famous export, the silky soft cotton prized by makers of luxury bedding and clothing, has become so scarce as production has fallen that most supplies sold under its brand name last year were fake. But a surge in

Lebanese president in Egypt a day after defending Hezbollah

Michel Aoun

Lebanon’s newly elected president arrived in Egypt on Monday, a day after defending Hezbollah in remarks to a private Egyptian TV station — comments that underlined his unabated support for the Iranian-backed Shiite militant group. Michel Aoun’s last visit to

ISIS executes 5 Egyptians ‘for aiding army’

ISIS in Egypt claims to have executed five men it accused of working for the army, which is battling the militants in the Sinai Peninsula. In a series of photos published Friday on the secure messaging app Telegram, five men

Egypt shuts down organization treating torture victims

Egyptian police on Thursday morning shuttered an organization that treats victims of torture and trauma, said a prominent psychiatrist who founded the center, describing it as part of the latest security crackdown on civil society in Egypt. Aida Seif el-Dawla

Yemen seeks ‘reassessment’ of deadly US raid

Yemen’s foreign minister says it has asked for a “reassessment” of a US raid last month that killed several women and children, but denies reports that his government has requested a suspension of American ground operations. Abdul-Malik al-Mekhlafi said Wednesday

Louvre attack suspect speaks to investigators

The Egyptian suspect in the attack on soldiers outside the Louvre museum in Paris has begun speaking to investigators and confirmed his identity, a source in the inquiry said Tuesday. The man, who was shot after wielding two machetes and

Five Iraqis, one Yemeni barred from Cairo-New York flight

Five Iraqi passengers and one Yemeni were barred from boarding an EgyptAir flight from Cairo to New York on Saturday following United States President Donald Trump’s ban on the entry of citizens from seven Muslim-majority countries, sources at Cairo airport

Is US ‘terror tag’ likely for Muslim Brotherhood?

A debate is under way in the Trump administration about whether the United States should declare the Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist organization and subject it to US sanctions, according to US officials and people close to President Donald Trump’s transition

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