Tag Archives: CAIRO

Explosion in Cairo suburb kills one, injures three

One man was killed and three others injured in an explosion in the Cairo suburb of Maadi, the Interior Ministry said in a statement on Friday. The man who was killed, a building guard who was cleaning the property’s garden,

Egypt’s former president Mubarak walks free for first time in six years

Hosni Mubarak, the Egyptian president overthrown in 2011 and the first leader to face trial after the Arab Spring uprisings that swept the region, was freed on Friday after six years in detention, his lawyer said. He left the Maadi

Egypt’s Sisi to visit Washington in first week of April

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi will make his first state visit to Washington during the first week of April at the invitation of US President Donald Trump, Egyptian state-owned newspaper Al-Ahram reported on Sunday. The trip will be Sisi’s first

Colossus found in Egypt may have depicted famed pharaoh Psammetich I

An ancient colossus uncovered in Cairo last week may have depicted the famed pharaoh Psammetich I, Egypt’s antiquities ministry said on Thursday. The fragments of the eight-meter (26-feet) tall quartzite statue were found by an excavation team in ground water

Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak to be released, lawyer confirms

Overthrown Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak will be released from detention in a military hospital, the public prosecutor ruled on Monday, his lawyers and judicial sources said. Reports suggested Mubarak will return to his private residence in Cairo’s upscale district of

Egypt’s capital set to grow by half a million in 2017

Cairo’s population is set to grow by 500,000 this year, more than any other city in the world, adding to the pressure on an Egyptian economy struggling to recover from six years of political turmoil. Greater Cairo, a metropolitan area

Egypt says two security officers killed, four wounded in Sinai

Egypt’s Interior Ministry and security officials say militants have detonated a roadside bomb, killing two officers and wounding four in the north of the restive Sinai Peninsula. The explosion took place on Thursday evening when a security patrol came upon

What you need to know about Egypt’s bread crisis

Over the past two days, protests erupted across Egypt in the wake of government cuts to bread subsidies, mirroring anger among the country’s unprivileged over living costs. Fearless protesters couldn’t care less about police or even the country’s sophisticated protest

Arab League to resist embassies moving to Jerusalem

Arab League foreign ministers adopted a resolution Tuesday against any attempt to move diplomatic missions to Jerusalem, following Donald Trump’s presidential campaign pledge to move the American embassy in Israel. The status of Jerusalem is one of the thorniest issues

Iran to stop visas for Americans after new ban

Iran’s deputy foreign minister says Iran’s “retaliatory decision” over Trump’s initial travel ban is still in place. The semi-official ISNA news agency is quoting Deputy Foreign Minister, Majid Takht-e Ravanchi as saying that the measures Iran implemented over the initial

Will Smith snaps selfie with Tutankhamen as his Egypt visit gets fans excited

Will Smith was seen taking an epic selfie with the mask of Ancient Egypt’s boy pharaoh Tutankhamun, as his visit to Egypt this week seems to be taking the internet by storm. Photos published by Egypt’s tourism ministry official Walid

Egypt police kill four suspected militants in shootout

Egyptian police have killed four suspected Islamist militants believed to have been planning a “major attack” in a shootout near Cairo, the interior ministry said. The “takfiri” cell – an Arabic word for extremists who declare other Muslims disbelievers –

Merkel in Egypt in push to reduce migrant flow

German Chancellor Angela Merkel landed in Cairo Thursday on a two-day trip to Egypt and Tunisia, in a push to limit migrant flows to Europe through North Africa, especially chaos-torn Libya. Turmoil exploited by people smugglers since the 2011 overthrow

Egypt lawmaker says his expulsion is warning to opposition

Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi

An Egyptian lawmaker who was one of the few dissenting voices in parliament said Tuesday his expulsion over accusations of leaking a draft law to foreign embassies was a warning to the opposition. Mohamed Anwar Sadat, a nephew of the

Exceeding China and India, Egypt’s Cairo is world’s fastest-growing city in 2017

Cairo’s population is expected to grow by half a million people in 2017, to become the fastest growing-city around the world, a recent report has revealed. In a list that included cities from China and India, which are known to

Egypt’s parliament expels lawmaker who had criticized it

Egypt’s parliament has expelled a lawmaker who spoke out against alleged corruption and criticized the body for its handling of human rights issues. The legislature, which is packed with government supporters, accused Mohammed Anwar Sadat of forging the signatures of

Egypt annoyed as Britain continues suspension of flights

Egypt expressed frustration on Saturday at Britain’s refusal to lift a suspension of flights from the United Kingdom to the Red Sea resort of Sharm al-Sheikh, imposed after Islamic State brought down a Russian airliner in 2015. The issue of

British FM Johnson talks trade with Egypt’s Sissi

British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said he looked forward to boosting trade with Egypt in a meeting with President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi in Cairo on Saturday, the presidency said. It is Johnson’s first visit as foreign secretary to Egypt, where

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