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August, 2017

  • 15 August

    In Egypt, A Rising Sea – And Growing Worries About Climate Change’s Effects

    Drivers maneuver through flood water after a torrential rain in Alexandria, Egypt. Ibrahim Ramadan/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images hide caption On Egypt's Mediterranean coast, August should be prime tourist season.

  • 15 August

    Murder in Paradise: Italian Tourist Quizzed Over Egypt Resort Killing

    A judge in the city of Hurghada, capital of the Red Sea Governorate, ordered on Saturday that an Italian tourist accused of killing an Egyptian engineer be kept in detention, judicial sources said. A source said "the judge has ordered to postpone a decision to extend the Italian tourist's jail term at the request of the detainee's lawyer in order to review the case's documents and to recruit an interpreter in line with the detention's extension," adding that the judge will reconsider the detention's extension on Saturday.

  • 15 August

    Head of Egyptian Railway Authority resigns Sunday

    Arafat's announcement came during a press conference following a ministers' council meeting on Sunday. The head of the Egyptian Railway Authority resigned as a result of the Alexandria train accident on August 11, in which one train travelling from Cairo hit the back of another train travelling from Port Said, leaving at least 43 people killed and more than 100 injured.

  • 15 August

    New Regeni documents sent from Egypt

    Rome, August 14 - Cairo prosecutors have sent Italian prosecutors transcripts of fresh questioning of the police who carried out a probe into Giulio Regeni's death, sources said Monday. Rome and Cairo chief prosecutors said the handing over of the documents, which had been sought by Rome, was a "step forward" in cooperation over the torture and murder of the 28-year-old Cambridge University doctoral researcher.

  • 15 August

    Measuring the Nile

    Nilometers were used in Egypt, particularly during the Pharaonic, Roman and medieval periods, to measure the Nile's water level during the annual summer flood. Essentially, apart from such ritual functions they may have served in ancient Egypt, nilometers worked on the Goldilocks principle as far as the rulers of Egypt were concerned.

  • 15 August

    Anba Kyrillos passes away

    He was born in Sohag governorate in Upper Egypt on October 15, 1952 and graduated from the Faculty of Engineering in 1977.

  • 15 August

    Silenced: 900 Egyptians Were Killed by The State in Just One Day….

    This week marks the fourth anniversary of the death of at least 900 protesters at the hands of the Egyptian security forces. The activists were slaughtered during the violent dispersal of protest camps set up to oppose the ouster of the country's first democratically-elected leader, Mohammed Morsi weeks earlier on July 3rd 2013.

  • 15 August

    Brotherhood leader Mohamed el-Beltagy shouting slogans with protesters in Tahrir square- Reuters

    Since the ouster of former President Mohamed Morsi in July 2013 following million-man demonstrations nationwide, the Brotherhood and its associates have not stopped their vengeance against the Egyptian people for removing the Brotherhood from Egypt's rule. In the following months, new Islamist armed groups were created to reinstate Islamist rule in Egypt, like "Soldiers of Egypt" and the "Popular Resistance Movement".

  • 15 August

    Egypt President Starts Two Day State Visit

    [Citizen] Dar es Salaam -Egypt president Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi arrives at the Julius Nyerere International Airport to start his two day state visit.

  • 15 August

    Dar, Cairo Pick Key Focus Areas

    [Daily News] REVIVAL of Nile Basin talks, Muhimbili National Hospital's (MNH) improved capacity and investments in pharmaceuticals are key issues that President John Magufuli and his Egyptian counterpart Abdel Al-Sisi discussed yesterday.

  • 15 August

    Downpour Pounds City On Arrival of Egyptian Leader

    [Daily News] PRESIDENT John Magufuli yesterday led top government leaders to welcome Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al- Sisi who arrived at the Julius Nyerere International Airport (JNIA) for a two-day state visit in the country.

  • 14 August

    Bibliotheca Alexandria is one of Egypt’s most important social platforms

    Under the supervision of Dr. Mostafa El-Feky, the program wants to combat extremism and intellectual terrorism. It was launched on July 13, 2017 with the invitation of President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi.

  • 14 August

    Who are the Palestinians?

    Yet again, Palestinian leaders are claiming that the Palestinians are descended from the Canaanite people who lived in the land of Canaan before the Israelite tribes settled in it. No less than the Chairman of the Palestinian Authority, Mahmoud Abbas, made that claim in Germany; no one was taken aback by his remarks or questioned him.

  • 14 August

    Saint Tadros Coptic Orthodox Church in Upper Egypt’s Minya on Aug.22, 2013- File Photo

    Fifty-two churches were attacked in a 24-hour time period, Head of the Coptic Orthodox Church, Bishop Angaelos, had said at the time. By the end of the dispersal on August 19, a total of 73 churches across Egypt were attacked.

  • 14 August

    Stowmarket family-of-four take legal action after ‘ruined’ holiday at five-star Egyptian resort

    A family-of-four from Stowmarket is taking legal action after an alleged outbreak of illness at a five-star hotel in Egypt. Husband and wife Timothy and Abby Moore and their two children, Theo and Charlie, travelled to the Jaz Aquaviva Resort in Hurghada in June but were forced to spend much of their two-week holiday confined to their room due to illness.

  • 14 August

    His Majesty Sultan Qaboos receives Cable of thanks from president of Egypt

    In his cable, President el-Sisi expressed his utmost thanks and appreciation to His Majesty's sincere feelings and best wishes, praying to Allah the Almighty to grant His Majesty good health, happiness and success, and to perpetuate the blessings of security, stability and welfare on the Omani people. Photo-File In his cable, President el-Sisi expressed his utmost thanks and appreciation to His Majesty's sincere feelings and best wishes, praying to Allah the Almighty to grant His Majesty good health, happiness and success, and to perpetuate the blessings of security, stability and welfare on the Omani people.

  • 14 August

    Train Crews Detained Following Fatal Crash in Alexandria

    [Deutsche Welle] At least 41 people were killed and more than 130 injured when two trains collided in Alexandria on Friday. The incident has prompted the resignation of Egypt's railway authority and the arrest of both train drivers.

  • 14 August

    Egyptian President to Visit Rwanda This Week

    [New Times] Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi is expected in Kigali on Tuesday this week on an official visit which is expected to further foster ties between the two nations.

  • 13 August

    Italian tourist fatally beats Egyptian engineer in Marsa Alam

    Samia Sami, head of the Central Administration of Internal Bureaus of the Ministry of Tourism, said that she received a report from the Hurghada bureau saying that an Egyptian engineer had a fight with an Italian tourist named Evan Pascal Moro, who was standing with his two daughters in a construction site of a hotel in Marsa Alam. The victim asked the assailant to stay away from the construction site, but the tourist verbally and physically assaulted the Egyptian to death.

  • 13 August

    Minister of Investment and International cooperation Sahar Nasr – " File photo

    The meeting also touched on establishing two investment regions in Luxor: a comprehensive one and another one for small and midium enterprises. They probed means of benefiting from Luxor's rich archaeological areas in luring investments that would in turn help attract more tourists to the governorate.