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October, 2017

  • 21 October

    The agenda of Sisi’s anticipated visit to France

    The president's agenda will include discussing means of enhancing relations in the cultural, educational, military and economic fields, the A Sisi will also meet with a number of French businessmen to boost economic cooperation with the French side, since France is the biggest investor in Egypt with a 3.5 billion worth of investments, which makes it the 7th biggest importer to Egypt. Meanwhile, there are 160 French corporation operating on Egyptian soil, employing more than 30,000 Egyptians in all fields.

  • 21 October

    35 Egyptian police killed in Islamist ambush

    According to a source close to the security services, the convoy was hit by rocket fire. The attackers also used explosive devices A picture taken earlier shows Egyptians attending the funeral of Mohammed Hassan, a soldier who was killed earlier in the day during an attack in El-Arish, in the Sinai Peninsula.

  • 21 October

    CU: one-minute mourning for Wahat victims Sunday

    Khesht commented on Friday's terrorist attack saying that such actions wouldn't stop the Egyptian people from uniting with the police and army to uproot terrorism. The Interior Ministry said Friday that a number of policemen were killed in a shootout following a raid on a terrorist hideout on Wahat desert way, MENA reported.

  • 21 October

    Persecuted in Egypt, Christians aim for better life in York

    In this July 15, 2017 photo, Father Girigis Ramandious performs a "baby shower" for 40-day-old Heaven Khalil at St. Mary's Catholic Church in York, Pa. Coptic baby boys are baptized when 40 days old while baby girls are baptized when 80 days old.

  • 21 October

    Virtual Reality Project Documents World War II-Era Ship

    Live Science reports that a 3-D model of the British freighter SS Thistlegorm has been created by divers and archaeologists from the University of Nottingham and Alexandria University. The merchant ship was sunk in 1941 by German bombers while carrying Allied war supplies, such as tanks, train engines, trucks, and motorcycles to Alexandria, Egypt.

  • 21 October

    Foreign Ministry Says Efforts Intensified to Support Khattab in Unesco Election

    [Egypt Online] Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry has been holding talks with foreign ministers of UNESCO Executive Board state members over the last 24 hours to support Egypt's candidate for the post of UNESCO chief, the foreign ministry said on Tuesday.

  • 21 October

    Khattab Gets 12 Votes in 2nd Round of Unesco Election

    [Egypt Online] Egypt's candidate for the UNESCO director-general post Moshira Khattab has secured 12 votes in the second round of election, which was held on Tuesday 10/10/2017 at the UNESCO headquarters in Paris.

  • 21 October

    In-Depth Analysis – Past Agreements On the Nile in View of the Law of Treaty and the CFA

    [Addis Standard] Addis Abeba -October 11/2017 - The use of the Nile River has for centuries been monopolized by the lower riparian countries that claim 'historic right' over the waters. The hegemony over the Nile Waters has been under these countries, thus building tensions among the riparian countries. The upper riparian countries which are sources of the water were for long alienated from their own vital resource.

  • 21 October

    Prof. Ghandour Meets Egyptian External Relations Council Delegation

    [SNA] Khartoum -The Foreign Minister, Prof. Ibrahim Ghandour rceived Wednesday at his office the visiting delegation of the Egyptian External Relations Council, in the presence of representatives of Sudanese Council for External Relations.

  • 21 October

    Sisi Instructs Government to Continue Implementing Economic Reform Plan

    [Egypt Online] President Abdel Fattah El Sisi instructed on Tuesday 10/10 /2017 the government to continue implementing the economic and social reform plans aimed at reducing deficit and debt rates in the state budget for the 2017-2018 fiscal year.

  • 20 October

    National Museum of Egyptian Civilization Meeting [Photo: NMEC official Facebook page]

    An official delegation from the Egyptian government headed by Khaled Anani, Minister of Antiquities attended the meeting, In addition to an international delegation from UNESCO. The international delegation comprised of a number of countries such as Sudan and France, and members from ICOM, ICOMOS and IFLA .

  • 20 October

    Nile Air celebrates 1 millionth passenger of 2017

    In just a few years since its foundation in 2006, the company has grown substantially to become the highest ranked airline in the Arab world in terms of growth, according to air travel intelligence company OAG. Additionally, the company still hopes to grow even more, covering more ground domestically and internationally.

  • 20 October

    5,000 tourists visit Abu Simbel for solar phenomenon

    As part of EgyptAir's efforts to enhance tourism in Egypt, the company is organizing 50 additional flights to transfer tourists to Luxor to celebrate sun rays weaving through stones and glazing the statuettes of Ramses at Abu Simbel temple, said Chairman of the Holding Company for EgyptAir Safwat Muslim. Ramses II built his temple at Abu Simbel so that the internal chamber would light up two times a year: once on the anniversary of his ascension to the throne on February 22 and once on his birthday on October 22. Every year, crowds gather before sunrise in a celebration known as the sun festival

  • 20 October

    Misr Cement-Qena’s net loss records LE60.5B in 9 months

    In a statement to the Egyptian Exchange, the company said its revenues in that period inched down 3.2 percent to LE 1.93 billion, compared with LE 2 billion in the corresponding period last year. During fiscal year 2016/2017, Misr Cement-Qena's net profits plunged 172 percent year-on-year to LE 50.6 million , from LE 137.5 million.

  • 20 October

    Arab Women in Maritime Association Launched

    A ground breaking event took place in Alexandria, Egypt when 30 women from nine Arab countries officially launched The Arab Association for Women in the Maritime Sector . The new network joins the International Maritime Organization family of regional Women in Maritime Associations , giving visibility and recognition to the role women play as key resources for the maritime sector.

  • 20 October

    Egyptian Envoy Visits Media Houses

    [Nyasa Times] Egyptian Ambassador to Malawi, Maher El- Adawy, has embarked o n a tour to the country's media houses, which has seen him visiting newsrooms at Times Group at Ginnery Corner in Blantyre and official Malawi News Agency (Mana) in Lilongwe.

  • 20 October

    Cameroon-Egypt – Ambassador Lauds Fruitful Cooperation

    [Cameroon Tribune] He made the remark in a farewell audience with the Minister of Communication on Oct 13

  • 20 October

    Egypt Qualify for Total CHAN, Morocco 2018

    [CAF] Following the designation of Morocco as host of Total CHAN 2018, CAF Emergency Committee, meeting in Lagos, decided to qualify Egypt for the final tournament. In the playoffs in the Northern zone, Egypt was beaten by Morocco.

  • 20 October

    Kenya, Egypt Renew Rivalry in Nations Cup Semis

    [Nation] Defending champions Kenya renew hostilities with arch-rivals Egypt Friday evening in the first semi-final of women's volleyball Africa Nations Championship at the Palais des Sports Indoor Arena in Yaoundé.

  • 20 October

    Egypt Denounces Mogadishu Terror Bombing

    [Egypt Online] Egypt condemned on Sunday 15/10/2017 the deadly truck bombing that took place on Saturday in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, leaving 85 people dead and dozens injured.