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28-2-2015 Mahlab opens 24th Islamic Affairs Supreme Council conference
Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab opened Saturday the 24th conference of the Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs entitled ‘Greatness of Islam and Errors of Some Muslims’ which discusses the reasons of the separation between the greatness of Islam and the behaviors of Muslims as well as the risks of the political exploitation of religion
28-2-2015 El-Sisi reiterated strength of relations between Egypt and Gulf States
Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi was given assurances that the GCC countries continued to support Egypt. El-Sisi reiterated Egypt’s strong and special relations with Gulf States in his last speech after a leaked audio that recording the president and his aides made fun of Arab Gulf rulers
28-2-2015 Court sentences Muslim Brotherhood supreme guide to life in prison, 4 others to death
Cairo criminal court confirmed on Sunday, February 28, the death penalty for four leading Muslim Brotherhood members, and sentenced the group's spiritual leader, Mohamed Badie and 13 Muslim Brotherhood others to life in prison.
28-2-2015 Economic conference to witness launching four-year development program
The economic conference scheduled to take place in Sharm el-Shiekh during this coming March will witness the launch of the four-year development and investment program, said Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab during a conference organized by the British-Egyptian Business Association few weeks ago
27-2-2015 El-Sisi: 13 sites were targeted in Libya with great precision
Egypt’s President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi spoke in his last speech about the air strikes that Egypt was launched in Libya against IS arms caches and training camps in the eastern Libyan city of Derna after they released a video showing the beheading of 21 Egyptian Coptic Christians
26-2-2015 President el-Sisi calls for unified Arab force to face terrorism
President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi call for forming a unified Arab force to fight terrorism which he mentioned during a televised speech last Sunday, brought back the idea of activating the joint Arab Defense agreement which was signed by Arab countries around 65 years ago
26-2-2015 El-Sisi says talks with Barack Obama regarding U.S.-Egyptian ties were positive
A visit has been paid to the United States, I met with President Barack Obama and we had very positive talks regarding the U.S.-Egyptian relations, said President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi during a televised speech on Sunday
26-2-2015 El-Sisi promises release of wrongly jailed youth
Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi promised in his last speech to release young people who may have been wrongly jailed
26-2-2015 1 killed, 9 injured as six bombs exploded in Cairo
One person was killed and at least nine others were wounded as six bombs exploded in Cairo on Thursday, February 26
25-2-2015 Million acres reclamation project to be presented in economic conference
The Ministry of Agriculture has reclaimed more than one million acres as part of the project which President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi called for to be presented in the economic conference, said Minister of Agriculture Adel el-Beltagy during a press interview on Monday.
25-2-2015 El-Sisi EU countries given opportunity to perceive Egypt's situation
European countries are showing more understanding and supporting the relations with Egypt because we gave them the opportunity to perceive what is happening in the region and in Egypt, said President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi during a televised speech on Sunday.
24-2-2015 Republican coalition of social forces fights corruption symbols, participates in parliamentary elections
The Republican coalition of social forces founded by the former Vice President of the Supreme Constitutional Court Tahani el-Gebali held a press conference on Tuesday to announce its stance of the coming parliamentary elections.
24-2-2015 GARBLT carries out national roadway project, participates in economic conference
The General Authority of Roads, Bridges and Land Transport (GARBLT) will participate in the economic conference with several roadway projects within the framework of the national roadways network project, said Chairman of the authority Saad el-Gioushy during a press conference on Tuesday.
23-2-2015 El-Sisi praises Gulf States role to support Egypt
Since June 30 Revolution and till now, the amount of aid provided by our brothers in Saudi Arabia, UAE and Kuwait is one of the main reasons Egypt was able to endure and face different challenges Said President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi during a televised speech on Sunday
23-2-2015 Cairo court sentences prominent activist Alaa Adel-Fattah to 5 years in prison
Cairo Criminal Court sentenced on Monday, February 23, prominent activists Alaa Abdel Fattah and Ahmed Abdel-Rahman to five years in prison in addition to an EGP 100,000 fine in the so-called Shura Council case
22-2-2015 American Chamber of Commerce discusses Suez Canal investments
The American Chamber of Commerce in Cairo chaired by Anis Aclimandos held a meeting Sunday to review the current developments in the Suez Canal new project, the preparations to develop the Suez Canal area and the preparations carried out by the project’s administration for the economic conference that will take place in Sharm el-Sheikh
22-2-2015 Thousands of Egyptians return from Libya
Thousands of Egyptians crossed into Egypt through the Salloum border crossing which connects Egypt to neighbor Libya. Maj. Gen. Jamal Hegazy head of General Authority for Land Ports said that until now, the total number of the Egyptians returning from Libya reached 11385
21-2-2015 Egyptian man joins IS group in Iraq
An Egyptian man has made his way to Iraq to fight alongside militants from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS).
21-2-2015 Egypt’s Foreign Ministry following up on situation of Egyptians in Libya
Egypt’s Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry inspected on Saturday, February 21, the work of the ‘Crisis Cell’ operation room at the ministry which is concerned with following up the latest developments in Libya. The ‘Cell’ is in open-ended session to follow up the latest developments in Libya after the brutal
20-2-2015 Qatar recalls its ambassador from Egypt
Qatar recalled its ambassador from Egypt ‘for consultations’ after Cairo's accusations of Qatar "supporting terrorism" at an Arab League meeting earlier on Wednesday
20-2-2015 95th session of ‘Economic and Social Council of AL’ convened in Cairo
The 95th session of the Economic and Social Council of the Arab League convened in Cairo on Thursday to tackle means to improve joint Arab economic and social action
19-2-2015 Families in Minya governorate mourn for Egyptians beheaded by IS militants in Libya
Dozens of mourners in al-Our village in Minya governorate attended Tuesday sorrowful farewell of 21 simple Egyptian Christian workers beheaded by the Islamic State (IS) terrorists in Libya
19-2-2015 Egyptian FM calls on Security Council to lift restrictions imposed on arming Libyan army
Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry demanded Wednesday the UN’s Security Council to lift the restrictions imposed on arming the Libyan national
18-2-2015 President el-Sisi calls for international intervention in Libya
President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, during an interview conducted by Europe one television channel on Tuesday, called on the United Nations to form an international coalition to intervene in Libya to fight terrorist groups.
18-2-2015 El-Sisi inspects troops’ readiness, checks Egyptian-Libyan borders
President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi accompanied by Minister of Defense Sedki Sobhi inspected Wednesday morning one of the military air bases in the western part of the country to follow security procedures of the Egyptian Libyan borders.
17-2-2015 Egyptians praise airstrikes conducted by Egypt’s air force against terrorists in Libya
Egyptians see that the Egyptian leadership represented in President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi and the armed forces took a leading role in defending not only the Coptic Christians but all Egyptians with the help of the Libyan forces as they cooperated to bombard ISIS sites in the Libyan territories after the killing of 21 Egyptians in Libya.
17-2-2015 Saint Mark’s Cathedral holds memorial mass for Egyptians killed in Libya
Saint Mark’s Coptic Orthodox Cathedral in Cairo held Tuesday a memorial mass chaired by Pope Tawadros II for the Egyptian nationals assassinated recently by ISIS militants in Libya.
16-2-2015 Egypt’s El-Sisi visits Cathedral to offer condolences to Pope Tawadros for Copts killed in Libya
Egypt`s President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi visited on Monday the head of Egypt`s Coptic Orthodox Church Pope Tawadros II extending condolences over the killings of the 21 Copts by Islamic State (IS) militias in Libya.
16-2-2015 El-Sisi responds to killing 21 Egyptian Christians by IS in Libya
Egypt reserves the right to respond in the way and time it finds suitable to retaliate against those killers, said President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi in a televised speech on Sunday night after his meeting with members of the National Defense Council
16-2-2015 French Defense Minister meets El-Sisi, Sobhi to sign Rafale fighter jets agreement
The French Minister of Defense Jean-Yves Le Drian met Monday with President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi and Egyptian Minister of Defense Sedki Sobhi at the presidential headquarters in Heliopolis to sign the Rafale fighter jets deal between France and Egypt
15-2-2015 Chinese celebrate Spring Festival in Egypt
The Ministry of Youth and Sports in collaboration with the Ministry of Culture organized Saturday a celebration of the Chinese Spring Festival at the theater of the Ministry of Youth and Sports
15-2-2015 Egypt to buy Rafale fighter jets from France
French Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian arrives in Cairo on Monday in an official visit to meet Egyptian Minister of Defense Sedki Sobhi to sign a deal worth 5.2 billion USD with which France sells 24 Rafale fighter jets, a naval frigate and missiles to Egypt
15-2-2015 Morsi espionage trial adjourned to Feb 28
The Cairo Criminal Court adjourned on Sunday, February 15, the trial of ousted president Mohamed Morsi, on charges of spying for Qatar, to February 28
14-2-2015 Egyptians celebrate Valentine's Day
Egyptians are celebrating Valentine's Day on February 14, buying red roses, red hearts and flowers. Saturday is Valentine’s Day, or the international day of love. It is the day you show your feelings, do something special for the people you love
14-2-2015 Egyptian pound drops again against dollar
The Egyptian pound has dropped nearly 6.5 percent in the past month versus the US dollar as Egyptian central bank of moves to stamp out a thriving black market trade in hard currencies
13-2-2015 Strong Egypt’s Party will boycott parliamentary elections
Head of Strong Egypt Party Abdel-Moneim Aboul-Fotouh announced that the party will boycott the upcoming parliamentary elections which scheduled to be held on March 21
13-2-2015 Families of Egyptian abductees in Libya organize a vigil outside the Journalists Syndicate
Dozens of Egyptian Copts organize a vigil outside the Journalists Syndicate on Friday, February 13, demanding the release of the 21 Coptic Egyptians recently kidnapped by militants in Libya after the Islamic State group
12-2-2015 : Egypt to treat cancer patients using gold nanoparticles
The National research Center headed by its president Ashraf Shalan held Wednesday a press conference at the headquarters of the center to announce the results of cancer treatment in experimental animals using gold nanoparticles
12-2-2015 Egyptian court released Al-Jazeera journalists pending trial
An Egyptian court ordered the release of two Al Jazeera journalists, Mohamed Fahmy and Baher Mohamed, on Thursday, February 12, after spending over a year in prison
11-2-2015 Egypt, Russia to start using local currencies in bilateral trade, drop USD
The recent visit of the Russian President Vladimir Putin to Egypt witnessed great development in the economic and trade relations between the two countries as the two sides signed some agreements to strengthen the bilateral cooperation including the use of local currencies instead of US dollar in trade relations.
11-2-2015 Mahlab reviews Egyptian government program in Government summit in UAE
Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab reviewed Wednesday the program of the Egyptian government to boost the economy and to attract investment during The Government Summit held in Dubai.
10-2-2015 El-Sisi, Putin discuss regional issues including Syrian crisis
We expressed our satisfaction to coordinate to provide the right environment for the Syrian parties to meet in a consultative atmosphere, said President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi on Tuesday during a press conference with the Russian President Vladimir Putin at the presidential palace of Qasr el-Qobba.
10-2-2015 El-Sisi, Putin sign cooperation agreements in energy, investment
President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi received Tuesday Russian President Vladimir Putin at the presidential palace of Qasr el-Qobba during Putin’s second day in Cairo to sign cooperation agreements in different fields including energy sector.
9-2-2015 Hundreds attend funeral one of fans killed in Egypt football violence
Hundreds of mourners attended the funeral procession of one of the Zamalek fans ‘Essam Mohamed’ who were killed on Sunday evening as police attempted to disperse large crowds of fans who tried to enter by force the Air Defense stadium to attend a soccer match without tickets in the Egyptian football league
9-2-2015 Putin’s visit to Egypt strengthens Egyptian-Russian relations in Sinai and in the region.”
Russian President Vladimir Putin arrived in Cairo Monday in two-day visit in step that aims to strengthen the bilateral ties and might be considered a message to U.S. and European countries
9-2-2015 El-Sisi receives Putin at Cairo Int'l Airport
Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi received his Russian Counterpart Vladimir Putin at the Cairo International Airport on Monday, February 9
9-2-2015 22 football supporters killed, football league suspended
The Cabinet announced the suspension the Egyptian football league Sunday night after deadly clashes erupted between supporters of Zamalek Sporting Club (Ultras White Knights) and security forces in eastern Cairo
8-2-2015 Candidates start registration to run for Egyptian parliamentary elections
High Elections Committee (HEC) started Sunday receiving candidacy applications for the parliamentary elections which will take place in two stages during March and May
8-2-2015 Egypt’s Army kills dozens of militants in North Sinai
Dozens of militants were killed in army raids during the past three days in different parts in Egypt's North Sinai region, media reports quoted official sources saying
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