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Moscow ready to exert all possible efforts to resolve GERD issue, says envoy

Russian Ambassador in Cairo Georgiy Borisenko asserted that his country was ready to exert all possible efforts to reach a solution to the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) issue, noting that Moscow fully understands the deep concern of...

Thursday 12 August off in Egypt to mark Hijri new year

Egyptian Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly announced that Thursday, 12 August, will be a public holiday on the occasion of the Islamic (Hijri) new year, a cabinet statement read. The premier’s decision applies to ministries, governmental bodies, general...

Egyptian parliament declares support for Tunisian president’s measures to secure aspirations of Tunisian people

In a statement on Thursday, the Arab Affairs Committee of the House of Representatives said the Egyptian parliament supports the measures recently taken by Tunisian president Kais Saied to stabilise the country and secure the aspirations of the...

Egypt prosecution orders jail of abusive husband and father

The Public Prosecution ordered on Thursday the jail of a man over charges of assaulting and abusing his wife and kids and forcing them to work as street beggars. In a statement on Thursday, the prosecution said...

Egypt urges end to discriminatory travel measures based on assumptions about efficacy of some vaccines

Egypt’s Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry on Thursday called on countries to refrain from applying discriminatory measures on international travel, based on unverified assumptions about the effectiveness of some coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccines. Shoukry’s remarks came in a speech...

Former Egyptian Housing Minister Hasaballah El-Kafrawy passes away aged 91

Former Housing Minister Hasaballah El-Kafrawy passed away on Thursday aged 91, his son, Abdel-Aziz announced on Facebook. El-Kafrawy, a career civil engineer, served as the housing minister between 1977 and 1993 during the tenures of late presidents...

PM Madbouly orders finalisation of strategy to promote yacht tourism in Egypt

Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly instructed the government on Thursday to study a prepared plan by the end of the month to promote yacht tourism. The strategy was prepared in line with directives from President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi and Madbouly...

BREAKING: Former Housing Minister Hasaballah El-Kafrawy passes away aged 91

Former Housing Minister Hasaballah El-Kafrawy passed away on Thursday aged 91, his son, Abdel-Aziz announced on Facebook. El-Kafrawy, a career civil engineer, served as the housing minister between 1977 and 1993 during the tenures of late presidents...

Egypt signs accord to host African Organisation for Housing Cooperatives’ HQ

Egypt’s Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly witnessed on Thursday the signing of an accord regarding hosting the permanent headquarters of the African Organisation for Housing Cooperatives in Cairo, according to a statement issued by Egypt’s General Authority for Construction...

Coronavirus risk ‘moderate’ in Egypt: Health minister

The risk of the spread of the coronavirus and its impact in Egypt are moderate as per the recently updated map of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Egyptian Health Minister Hala Zayed said in...

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