Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan will agree a deal to fill the giant Blue Nile dam in two to three weeks, following mediation by the African Union to broker a deal to end a decade-long dispute over water supplies. Tortuous negotiations over the years have left the two nations and their[…]
The legal team of former President Mohammed Morsi’s family is looking to charge senior members of the Egyptian regime, which ousted the country’s first-democratically elected president in a military coup. Mohammed Morsi, Egypt’s first-democratically elected president, passed away during a court hearing last year on June 17. Many in the[…]
Tensions between Egypt and Turkey are showing no sign of abating as Cairo’s religious authority, Dar al-Ifta, referred to the Ottoman seizure of the city of Constantinople in 1453 as an “occupation”. The statement was issued on Sunday by Dar al-Ifta on its Facebook page in an attack on President[…]
The world has lost an iconic Quranic voice in the month of the Quran. Shaykh Muhammad Mahmoud al Tablawi of Egypt has died at age 86 – the last of the senior Egyptian reciters of the Holy Qur’an. Shaykh Al Tablawi left his mark amongst the great reciters of Egypt,[…]
Egypt’s President Abdel Fatah el-Sisi has announced a three-month extension of a state of emergency throughout the country because of health and security concerns. The decision on Tuesday came as the country battles the coronavirus, which has infected nearly 4,800 people, including the death of 337, according to Johns Hopkins[…]
Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Iran and Egypt are among the countries who carry out the highest number of executions around the world in 2019, a report by Amnesty International revealed yesterday. The organisation’s 2019 global review of the death penalty states that Saudi Arabia executed a record number of 184 people[…]
Egypt will ban any public religious gatherings during the holy Muslim fasting month of Ramadan starting in around two weeks to counter the spread of the coronavirus, a government statement has said. Muslims usually break the fast at sunset together with their families, go to the mosque to pray and[…]
Taiwan’s government said on Sunday that an elderly Taiwanese woman who was part of a tour group in Egypt was likely infected with the COVID-19 virus while there last month and unlikely the source of infection of 12 Egyptian crew on a Nile cruise. Egyptian Health Minister Hala Zayed said[…]
Hosni Mubarak, Egypt’s president for almost 30 years who stepped down after a popular revolution in 2011, has died. He was 91. Mubarak served as Egypt’s fourth president starting in 1981 until his ouster in what became known as the Arab Spring revolution. He was jailed for years after the[…]
Egyptian security forces clashed with hundreds of anti-government protesters in the seaport city of Suez on Saturday, firing tear gas and live rounds, said several residents who participated in the demonstrations. In a show of dissent, hundreds of Egyptians in Suez took to the streets for the second night in[…]
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