Dozens were arrested in the Egyptian coastal city of Alexandria on Friday and Saturday after hundreds took to the streets in the working-class Nadi Al-Seed area to protest the planned forced evacuations of their houses. The residents of the poor neighbourhood protested after Friday prayers when they found themselves face[…]
An Egyptian court Sunday sentenced a man to eight years in prison for sexually harassing three minors and drug possession, in a case that sparked outrage on social media. Ahmed Bassam Zaki, a former student at the American University in Cairo, was sentenced to seven years in jail for sexually[…]
The latest meeting between Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia over the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam may be the last chance to relaunch talks before it is filled for the second year in a row, Egypt said in a statement on Sunday. The meeting concludes on Monday in Kinshasa, the capital of[…]
Shipping traffic through Egypt’s Suez Canal resumed on Monday after a giant container ship that blocked the busy waterway for almost a week was refloated. Live footage on a local television station showed the ship surrounded by tug boats moving slowly in the centre of the canal. The station, ExtraNews,[…]
Authorities in Egypt have ordered the arrest of eight people in connection with a train collision in the city of Sohag that killed 18 people last week, the prosecutor’s office said on Monday. “The prosecutor general ordered that the two drivers… their two assistants, the guard of a traffic control[…]
At least 32 people were killed and 66 injured Friday when two trains collided in southern Egypt, the health ministry said, the latest deadly rail accident to hit the country. A statement said dozens of ambulances rushed to the scene in the Tahta district of Sohag province, some 460 kilometres[…]
China is joining the race with international competitors to participate in a boom of megaprojects and infrastructure developments currently under way in Egypt as President Abdel Fatah el-Sisi seeks to modernise and transform the Middle East’s most populous country. “Egypt has always loved megaprojects,” Mohamed el-Dahshan, a fellow at Chatham[…]
Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister has expressed optimism that the three-year boycott of Qatar by four Arab nations, including the kingdom, may be nearing an end. “We’ve made significant progress in the last few days,” Prince Faisal bin Farhan said, speaking to Italy’s annual Mediterranean Dialogues on Friday. “We hope that[…]
Qatar’s foreign minister has said there has been movement on resolving the diplomatic dispute that has pitted the Gulf neighbours against each other but he could not predict whether a breakthrough was imminent or would fully resolve the matter. Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt imposed a[…]
More than 50 US Democratic lawmakers have urged Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi to release human rights activists, lawyers, journalists and other prisoners of conscience “before their unjust imprisonments become death sentences in the face of massive Covid outbreaks”. In a letter sent on Monday, the 55 politicians, led by[…]
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