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20-year-old Gaza Palestinian dies of Israeli gunfire wounds

Monday, 23 April 2018

A Palestinian wounded by Israeli gunfire in the Gaza Strip has died, the Hamas-controlled territory’s health ministry said on Monday.Abdullah Shamali, 20, died overnight of “bullet wounds to his belly” sustained on Friday in Rafah, near the enclave’s border with Israel, a ministry spokesman said.Shamali was one of five Palestinian demonstrators, including a 15-year-old, killed or fatally wounded in Gaza on Friday.His death brings to 39 the toll from Israeli fire since the ...

Mohamed Salah wins PFA Player of the Year award

Monday, 23 April 2018

Egyptian striker Mohamed Salah has been awarded the Professional Footballers' Association (PFA) Players' Player of the Year on Sunday after fending off competition from om Manchester City’s Kevin De Bruyne.The Egypt international who plays for Liverpool matched the record of 31 goals for a 38-game top-flight season set by Alan Shearer (1995-96), Cristiano Ronaldo (2007-08) and Luis Suarez (2013-14) with three matches still to spare with a clever chipped finish on Saturday.Liverpool have ...

Egypt’s match-making app that toggles between tradition and modernity

Sunday, 22 April 2018

“The right way to look for your life partner” is the motto used by Harmonica, the first Egyptian matchmaking mobile application, available on both Google Play and Apple Store.The application, according to its website, aims at avoiding the pitfalls of arranged marriages where people and families who do not know each other are connected through mediators.“This way is no longer suitable for our needs at the moment nor our lifestyle which has become more open,” says the ...

Egypt girl kills mother, brother as she sets house on fire for Blue Whale game

Saturday, 21 April 2018

A 17-year-old Egyptian girl caused the death of her mother and disabled brother after she burnt their house down as part of a Blue Whale game task on Friday, said a security official. The police department in al-Balina received a call about a house that was on fire, said the official. The house was owned by Essmat Kamal, the girl’s father. The 49-year-old mother, Shadia, and brother, Mohammed Essmat, were burnt alive and the third sibling, Taha Essmat, was left injured. During ...

How will Egypt be affected by the coming of cinema to Saudi Arabia?

Saturday, 21 April 2018

The launching of the first cinematic show in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia after more than a 35-year-gap, opens a new and important door to the Egyptian and Arab cinema industry. This step, which some considered necessary, should create for the Egyptian film in the coming period, an important new market. Critic Tariq Al-Shennawi confirmed to Al Arabiya that the return of cinemas in Saudi Arabia will have a positive impact on the level of productions in Arab cinema, in addition to the positive ...

The Russian ambassador and Qaradawi

Friday, 20 April 2018

While recalling his memories as a diplomat, former Russian ambassador to Qatar Vladimir Titorenko spoke about his experience in Qatar and narrated an interesting conversation that happened between him and the Muslim Brotherhood’s leader Yusuf al-Qaradawi. During an interview with a program that airs on the Russia Today channel, Titorenko said: “Qaradawi told me: ‘Russia must accept the truth that bloody and corrupt regimes in Arab countries must go, and that people have gotten ...

Abdulrahman al-Rashed

Four reasons why destroying the Brotherhood is a noble task

Thursday, 19 April 2018

The governments of Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Egypt are performing what we can call the noblest task that we are continually witnessing – the task of destroying the Muslim Brotherhood as an ideology, organization and individuals. However why is this task, which will have the greatest impact in the future, viewed as the noblest? In my opinion, there are four reasons.A fertile soil of extremismThe first reason is that the Brotherhood’s ideology is the fertile soil of extremism and ...

Mamdouh AlMuhaini

Egyptian child commits suicide, Blue Whale app found on his phone

Wednesday, 18 April 2018

A 12-year-old Egyptian boy was found hanged inside his bedroom in the city of Mahala, in Egypt’s Delta, and an app for the deadly cyber game Blue Whale was found on his mobile phone. The security services in Al Gharbia governorate received a report that an Egyptian child named Al-Sayed Ahmed Al-Sayed was found hanged in his bedroom at his grandfather's home in the village of Al-Karma in Mahalla, while his relatives said the Blue Whale app was found on his phone. The security investigation ...

Egypt expects GDP growth for FY 2017/18 at 5.2 percent

Wednesday, 18 April 2018

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) expects Egypt's GDP growth to hit 5.2 percent in the current fiscal year that ends in June, according to a statement from the finance minister on Wednesday. Finance Minister Amr El Garhy said the country is targeting an unemployment rate of 9.7 percent by the end of the next fiscal year. Egypt's fiscal year begins in July and ends in June.

Egypt army kills extremist leader Nasser Abu Zaqul in Sinai

Wednesday, 18 April 2018

Egypt's military said Wednesday it had killed a militant leader in the Sinai Peninsula, where ISIS group is carrying out an insurgency. During an operation in mountainous areas, Egyptian forces "killed Nasser Abu Zaqul, the central Sinai commander of the terrorist group, after significant exchanges of fire," the army said in a statement. The military said it found a rifle, two grenades and a large quantity of ammunition with the slain insurgent leader. Egypt's army launched a major ...

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