Egypt adds Muslim Brotherhood party leader Abul Fotouh to terror list

Tuesday, 20 February 2018

The Criminal Court of South Cairo added on Tuesday Abdel Moneim Abul Fotouh, head of “Powerful Egypt” party and the former Muslim Brotherhood member and presidential candidate along with 15 others to the terror list based on a memorandum submitted by the Attorney General.Attorney General Nabil Sadiq received a communication from lawyer Samir Sabri demanding that Abdel Moneim Abul Fotouh and party members  be added to the terror list.Sabri said that the Supreme State Security ...

WATCH: Egypt’s police saves a child dangling from third floor

Tuesday, 20 February 2018

Three Egyptian police officers were able to save the life of a child as he fell from the balcony of a third-floor apartment in Assiut Governorate, south of Cairo. The Ministry of Internal Affairs stated that the police officers Kamil Fathi Jaid, Hassan Sayed Ali and Sabri Mahrous Ali, from the Assiut police force, managed to save a 5-year-old boy from falling off the balcony of a third-floor apartment, as he tried to cling to the wall for fear of falling. The ministry added that the three police ...

Egyptian police probed for letting passenger pass with narcotics

Monday, 19 February 2018

Two Egyptian police officers at Cairo Airport were detained on Monday pending investigation on charges of “facilitating smuggling” and “negligence” after letting a passenger possessing narcotics pass the security check, a newspaper report has said.The police officers reportedly found pills while inspecting the passenger’s luggage who told them that they were just medicine. Instead of checking the nature of the pills and confiscating them, they asked him to dispose ...

Three Egyptian troops killed in anti-militant operation in Sinai

Monday, 19 February 2018

Egypt’s military says three troops, including an officer, were killed in restive Sinai in fighting with militants.They are the first casualties Egypt has announced from an offensive Cairo launched on February 9.Military spokesman Tamer al-Rifai said Monday that two other officers and a conscript were wounded in the fighting, part of the sweep aiming to end a years-long insurgency by Islamic militants.He says four militants were also killed.The operation covers north and central Sinai and ...

King Salman calls Sisi: Saudi Arabia keen on Egypt's security

Friday, 16 February 2018

Saudi King Salman expressed his support of Egypt's President Abdelfattah al-Sisi in the battle against terror, during a phone call, on Friday. King Salman affirmed Saudi Arabia's keenness on the security and stability of Egypt and its support of the diligent efforts to combat terrorism, Saudi Press Agency reported. During the call, the two leaders discussed means of enhancing the distinguished relations between the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Egypt in all fields and reviewed regional ...

Egypt army: Militants looking to Sinai for new home base

Thursday, 15 February 2018

After crushing blows in Iraq and Syria, global militants could be eyeing Egypt's Sinai Peninsula as a new home base, the army said Thursday, as it presses an offensive in the region. Cairo last week announced a major operation against militants across swathes of territory, including the volatile region which has been at the heart of a persistent ISIS group insurgency.The security sweeps in the Sinai, Nile Delta and Western Desert near the border with Libya comes as the country prepares for polls ...

Libyan army says agreement to unify military institution to be signed soon

Thursday, 15 February 2018

Libya’s armed forces spokesperson, Colonel Ahmed al-Mesmari, said that discussions aimed at unifying Libya’s military institution will continue in Cairo on Thursday, adding that most clauses were agreed upon in a draft agreement which will be signed soon. The agreement is sponsored by Egypt, and will be a stepping stone towards unifying the country’s military, al-Mesmari said. The second stage will be the signing of the document which was drafted by the different Libyan parties ...

Egypt arrests ex-presidential candidate and government critic Abul Fotouh

Thursday, 15 February 2018

Egyptian police arrested on Wednesday a leading government critic and party leader Abdel Moneim Abul Fotouh, security officials said, while prosecutors remanded into custody another leading dissident. Security officials suggested Abul Fotouh, a candidate in the 2012 presidential election, had ties with the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood. He was arrested shortly after arriving from London where he gave interviews in which he was critical of the government. Five aides were also arrested, the ...

Egypt issues $4 bln in Eurobonds

Wednesday, 14 February 2018

Egypt has raised $4 billion in a dollar-denominated Eurobond sale that closed late on Tuesday, the finance ministry said, part of a drive to plug its budget deficit and boost dollar holdings as it pursues an IMF-backed reform program. The bonds were issued in five, 10- and 30-year tenors at 5.58 pct, 6.59 pct and 7.9 pct, respectively - prices on par with Eurobonds it sold last May. The issuance attracted $12 billion in bids, and were sold “despite the instability of the global market, ...

Egyptian hospital manager fired for meeting minister in casual jeans

Wednesday, 14 February 2018

A hospital manager was dismissed from his duties in Egypt after showing up to an important meeting with the deputy minister of health wearing a pair of jeans. The doctor lost his job after angering the deputy health minister and the head of the health insurance committee. Some doctors in Beni Suef governorate protested in solidarity with their colleague. The Egyptian Health Insurance Authority called on its hospital directors in all governorates of Egypt to hold an important meeting with the ...

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