Desalination, water treatment, and making up for lost Nile water

Wednesday, 14 February 2018

“Egypt is embarking on the biggest desalination and water treatment project in its history,” said President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in a speech. “We cannot allow a water shortage in Egypt and we have to be prepared so that all citizens across the country get their share of water for both farming and drinking.” This statement coincided with growing concerns over an impending water crisis as construction of Ethiopia’s Renaissance Dam progresses and negotiations between ...

Egypt forces have killed 38 militants in major operation

Tuesday, 13 February 2018

Egypt's military said Tuesday it has killed 38 militants and arrested more than 500 militants and suspects days after launching a major operation against an ISIS group affiliate in Sinai.The military said it had killed 10 "extremely dangerous" extremists, in addition to 28 militant fighters it had previously announced as having been killed.A statement added that 400 "criminal elements and suspects" had been arrested, having previously announced the arrest of 126 people.The ...

Sami Anan blackmail documents revealed, Egyptian army investigates

Tuesday, 13 February 2018

The Egyptian military said Monday it would take legal action against the country’s former anti-corruption chief Hisham Geneina and former military chief-of-staff Sami Anan, who is currently under arrest. Geneina, who was a leading figure in Anan’s brief presidential campaign before he was banned from the nomination and detained by authorities, was quoted in an interview published on Sunday saying that Anan possesses documents “containing state secrets” and “major ...

Website selling children based on hair, eye color sends shockwaves across Egypt

Tuesday, 13 February 2018

The emergence of a website dedicated entirely to selling children of all ages to interested customers sent shockwaves across the Egyptian society recently. “We have children for sale of all ages for those interested in adoption or buying,” read a statement on the website, which offers newborns, infants and children up for sale whose biological parents are unknown. The prices vary on the basis of gender, skin color, heath conditions, eye and hair color, in addition to an array of ...

US Secretary of State says Washington backs Egypt in fight against terrorism

Monday, 12 February 2018

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Monday the United States supports Egypt’s fight against Islamic State but reiterated that it advocated free and fair elections in the Arab country. Speaking at a joint news conference with his Egyptian counterpart, Tillerson also said that Washington remained committed to achieving a lasting peace between Israel and the Palestinians, despite President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Tillerson ...

Egyptian girl raises money for man who couldn’t afford to fix doctor’s mistake

Monday, 12 February 2018

A young Egyptian with a face deformity will soon undergo a surgery to repair a nerve after a young girl named Malk helped collect funds for him via social media. Bullied for most of his life, and referred to as “the man with the strange face” and the “scary kid,” Mohammed Adel, 19 years old, who lives in El-Monib in Giza, south of Cairo, told Al that when he was six years old, a tumor appeared on his face. When it grew bigger, they went to the doctor who ...

Egypt continues Sinai crackdown as 28 militants killed, 126 arrested

Monday, 12 February 2018

Egyptian security forces killed 28 militants and arrested 126 in a continuing crackdown in Sinai, the army said in a statement carried by State TV on Monday. Egypt's air force also destroyed 60 militant targets, the statement said, part of a campaign to crush Islamist insurgents blamed for a string of attacks. President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, who is seeking re-election in March, ordered the armed forces in November to defeat militants within three months after an attack on a mosque killed more ...

Egypt jails 17 for life over deadly 2014 unrest

Sunday, 11 February 2018

A Cairo court on Sunday handed 17 people life sentences over unrest that saw the deaths of three civilians, including a journalist and a teenager, during anti-government protests in 2014.The court sentenced 16 others to prison terms ranging from seven to 15 years. Fifteen others were acquitted in the verdicts, announced live on state television.Mayada Ashraf, who worked for privately owned newspaper Al-Dustour, was shot in the head while she was covering clashes in Cairo’s northern Ein ...

WATCH: Egyptian singer Sherine kicks security guard for blocking fan in Sweden

Sunday, 11 February 2018

Famous Egyptian singer, Sherine Abdelwahab, kicked a security guard on stage during her concert with fellow Egyptian singer, Tamer Hosny, in Sweden for trying to block a fan from taking a picture with her. One of the audience members caught the moment in a video that spread widely on social media. The video shows the guard being pulled away after getting kicked, and Sherine ushering the fan to come up on stage where they take a selfie, and the girl then gives her a kiss on the cheek. Social ...

Egyptian army says 16 militants killed in Sinai operation

Sunday, 11 February 2018

Sixteen militants were killed and 4 others arrested in a major crackdown launched by Egypt on Friday, the Egyptian army said in a statement carried by state TV early on Sunday. Another 30 suspects were arrested, it said. The Egyptian president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Nov. 29 ordered the military to defeat militants in North Sinai within three months, after an attack on a mosque which killed more than 300 people, the deadliest such incident in the Arab world's most populous country. A military ...

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