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28-03-2015 Arab Summit kicked off in Egypt; Sisi welcomes joint-Arab force
The 26th Arab League summit kicked off in Egypt’s on Saturday, March 28, in the Red Sea resort town of Sharm el-Sheikh
28-03-2015 Yemen’s Hadi wants Arab to “deter Houthi"
Yemeni President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi called on 28 March, for the continuation of the Saudi-led “Decisive Storm” military operation until the Houthi rebels surrender
28-03-2015 Ban Ki-Moon Says negotiations only way to prevent long conflict in Yemen
United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon told an Arab heads-of-state summit on Saturday that the only way to prevent a long conflict in Yemen was through U.N.-facilitated negotiations
28-03-2015 Emir Qatar addresses the Arab nations from Egypt
Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani has participated in the Arab Summit kicked off Saturday in Egypt
27-3-2015 Arab Ministers agree on “Joint Arab Force” to defend the region
Arab foreign ministers have agreed on a project to form a “joint Arab force”, following the rapid escalation of regional tensions in the Middle East region, said the Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry, 26 March
27-3-2015 At least 39 killed as Saudi-led airstrikes against Houthi continue
Warplanes from an Arab coalition led by Saudi Arabia have continued bombing Houthi targets in Yemen for a second day, a day after President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi arrived in the Saudi capital Riyadh
27-3-2015 Shoukry meets his Libyan counterpart
The Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry, met on 26 March, with his Libyan counterpart on the sidelines of the Arab ministers’ preparatory meeting ahead the Arab league summit scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, in Sharm el-Sheikh
27-3-2015 Qatari-Egyptian reconciliation is not clear
An imminent Qatari-Egyptian reconciliation is expected to be achieved, on the sidelines of the Arab league summit scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, in the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh
24-03-2015 'Declaration of Principles' signed by Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia
Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan have signed a declaration of principles on Monday, in a vital step to end a dispute over Nile water sharing arrangements among Nile Basin countries and the building of the Renaissance Dam in Ethiopia
24-03-2015 46 Egyptians missed amid fears of being kidnapped in Libya
Families of 26 Egyptian nationals maybe missed in Libya met Saturday with the spokesperson of the Foreign Ministry Badr Abdel Aaty in an attempt to push forward the efforts of finding their relatives
23-3-2015 Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan sign declaration of principles to resolve Nile dam dispute
Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan have signed a declaration of principles on Monday, March 23, in a vital step to end a dispute over Nile water sharing arrangements among Basin countries and the building of the Renaissance Dam in Ethiopia
23-3-2015 Egypt starts building new administrative city within three months
The implementation of the new administrative city the government tends to establish in eastern Cairo will start within three months, according to a statement issued by the Egyptian Ministry of Housing issued
23-3-2015 China plans to expand investments in Middle East area
As Egypt is heading towards economic growth after years of political turmoil, the country looks at further Chinese investments particularly after Egypt and China decided to advance their bilateral ties to a comprehensive strategic partnership
22-03-2015 Arab summit to focus on fight against terrorism
President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi met Saturday with the Secretary General of the Arab League to review the preparations of the Arab summit scheduled to take place on March 28-29
22-03-2015 Egyptian Museum celebrates Mother’s Day
Egyptian Museum in cooperation with Chinese and Indian Embassies held a celebration on Sunday, March 22, to mark Mothers Day and International Women Day under the auspices of Antiquities Minister Mamdouh al-Damaty
21-03-2015 Egypt elected new head of Journalists Syndicate
Yehia Qallash has been elected as head of the Egyptian Syndicate of Journalists, a committee supervising the elections announced on Friday
21-03-2015 12 die in bus accident in Cairo
At least 12 workers were killed when their work bus slipped into Mariotiya river canal in Giza's Haram district, according to the health ministry
20-3-2015 Egypt witnesses partial solar eclipse
Egypt witnessed on Friday, March 20, a partial solar eclipse, according to the Egyptian National Research Institute of Astronomy and Geophysics (NRIAG).
20-3-2015 Gulf countries renew their financial support to Egypt
Some Arab-Gulf countries pledged offering financial packages to Egypt worth at $12.5 billion, to boost its relatively deteriorating economy
19-3-2015 El-Sisi contacts Tunisian president, stresses Egypt's support
President Abdel Fattah el–Sisi called Wednesday the Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi to offer condolence for the death of 22 people the majority of them foreign tourists killed in a terrorist attack near a museum in the Tunisian capital
18-03-2015 Two gunmen kill 22 tourists in museum in Tunisia
German, Italian, Polish and Spanish people are among the 22 people killed when two gunmen opened fire on tourists getting off buses outside National Bardo Museum in the Tunisian capital
18-03-2015 Egyptian FM calls on international community to bear responsibility in fight against terrorism
The United Nations Information Office in Cairo announced Tuesday that the President of the United Nations General Assembly Sam Kutesa is visiting Egypt to hold a series of meetings including meetings with President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi and Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry
18-03-2015 Egypt sets new restrictions on tourist visa
Egypt will no longer accept tourists without obtaining a prior-visa from their respective countries. The Egyptian Foreign Ministry decided on March 17, not to grant visas to individual tourists upon their arrival to Egypt as before
18-03-2015 Egypt to automate patients’ data
Egypt's government represented in Ministry of State for Administrative Development and the Ministry of Health introduced new service for patients automating the data of their health history
17-03-2015 Purpose of removing interior minister before economic summit
Egypt witnessed a surprising cabinet reshuffle few days before its economic summit kicks off on March 13 in Sharm el-Sheikh, including the powerful interior minister Mohamed Ibrahim
17-03-2015 Chinese president visit to Egypt expected to focus on economy
Egyptian Minister of Investment Ashraf Salman met Saturday with the Chinese Minister of Commerce Gao Hucheng, on the sidelines of Egypt Economic Development Conference (EEDC) took place in Sharm el-Sheikh, to follow the results of the visit paid by President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi to China last December and also to discuss the arrangements for the visit of the Chinese President Xi Jinping to Egypt next month
17-03-2015 EEDC Egypt’s savior
Egypt is on the path to jump-start its economy which has been facing ingrained challenges emerged from the past decades. The robustly supported country mainly by Arab allies clinched deals and loans during the economic summit worth 60 billion USD
16-3-2015 Egypt’s FM meets with Sudanese media delegation
Egypt’s Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry met on Monday, March 16, with a high level Sudanese delegation comprising of senior editors and journalists, representing the majority of the daily newspapers and the Sudanese Media.
16-3-2015 Investment deals worth $36.2 billion were signed in Egypt’s economic summit
Egypt signed deals worth a total of $60 billion during the Egyptian international Development Economic conference, Egyptian Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab said at the closing ceremony
15-3-2015 El-Sisi Says Egypt will hold economic conference annually
Egypt’s President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi announced on Sunday, March 15, during his closing speech at the International Development Conference, that Egypt will hold this conference annually until the country’s economic condition improves
15-3-2015 U.S. business delegation will visit Egypt soon to discuss outcomes of economic conference
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry met with his counterpart Egyptian counterpart Sameh Shoukry on Sunday, March 15, in Sharm El-Sheikh, where they held talks over international and regional issues including Syria, and Libya.
14-3-2015 Kerry: America will release Egypt’s military aid “very soon”
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry held news conference on Saturday, 14 March, on the sidelines of the formidable Egypt Economic Development Conference (EEDC) kicked off on Friday, in Egypt
14-3-2015 Egypt aspires to reduce budget deficit
Egypt is espousing new economic reforms that would contribute in reducing the budget deficit, attracting investments, and providing more job opportunities, said the Egyptian Minister of Finance Hany Kadry Dimian on Saturday, 14 March, on the second day of Egypt Economic Development Conference convened in Sharm el-Sheikh
14-3-2015 Chinese Minister: China tends to intensify industrial cooperation with Egypt
China's Minister of Commerce Gao Hucheng said that his attendance at the Egyptian international economic development conference reflects the great care China allocates to good bilateral relations with Egypt.
13-3-2015 Bureaucracy, corruption major obstacles facing EEDC
At the time the government is working on attracting foreign investments through Egypt Economy Development Conference (EEDC) that kicked off Friday in the coastal city of Sharm el-Sheikh, reports issued by the Egyptian Center for Economic Studies revealed that bureaucracy and corruption represent the major obstacles in front of investors and foreign companies
13-3-2015 Gulf States’ leaders vows more financial aid to Egypt during EEDC
Leaders of Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates and Kuwait vowed Friday during the inauguration of Egypt Economy Development Conference (EEDC) took place in the Egyptian coastal city of Sharm el-Sheikh to offer Egypt additional aid represented in four billion USD from each of the three Gulf States
13-3-2015 El-Sisi inaugurates Egypt’s Economic Development Conference
President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi inaugurated the international Egyptian Economic Development Conference on Friday, March 13, afternoon held in the resort city of Sharm el-Sheikh, in which the country attempts to attract investment in Egypt. The three-day conference is attended by political and business leaders from around the world amid a strong security presence
12-3-2015 Challenges face investments in energy sector
3000 additional megawatts have been provided to meet the needs of citizens and investors but we still need to provide more electricity from new and renewable sources in the coming years, said Minister of Investment Ashraf Salman, state-run Al-Ahram newspaper reported on Wednesday
12-3-2015 Suez Canal Axis Development Project
The Suez Canal Axis development project is the most important project that will be presented at the Economic Summit, head of the Suez Canal Authority (SCA), Mohab Mamish said
12-3-2015 Sharm el-Sheikh gets ready for EEDC
President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi met Wednesday with Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab at the presidential headquarters to review the final preparations of Egypt Economy Development Conference (EEDC) that will take place between March 13 and March 15 in the coastal city of Sharm el-Sheikh
11-03-2015 Egypt is in race to settle the investment disputes ahead the economic conference
The Egyptian government is racing against time, to issue the new-amended investments law which will help in guaranteeing a suitable working environment for investors, before the formidable economic conference scheduled for 13-15 March in the coastal city - Sharm el-Sheikh
11-03-2015 Sisi calls for increased military aid, creation of regional coalition to fight ISIS
The Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi called on Monday the United States to increase the military aid provided to Egypt to fight “terrorism”, to make the Egyptian people feel that the US is standing by them in that fight
10-03-2015 Mahlab stresses EEDC importance during 140th anniversary of Al-Ahram state-run newspaper
The conference represents a start to let businessmen know about Egypt’s attraction of investment and that investment climate has been changed, said Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab during a celebration of the 140th anniversary of the state-run newspaper on Monday
10-03-2015 Car bomb kills one person, injures 24 others in Arish
At least one person was killed and 24 military personnel were injured Tuesday morning when a car bomb exploded in el-Masaeed district in the town of Arish in the north part of Sinai
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