Egypt

Egypt's completes restoration of ancient King Tut's coffin

At an up-to-date conservation laboratory in the Egyptian Grand Museum (GEM), the large gilded coffin of famous ancient king Tutankhamun was placed inside a plastic incubator for sterilization in order to be later fully restored for the first time since it was discovered almost a century ago....

Tuesday, August 6, 2019 - 7:42am

AFCON 2019: Egypt, Zimbabwe face off in tournament’s opener

Today Egypt Vs Zimbabwe 10pm Egypt will be looking to make a strong start when they take on Zimbabwe in the opening match of the Africa Cup of Nations at Cairo International Stadium on Friday. Kick-off 10pm CAT. The Pharaohs, who were only awarded the hosting rights in January, look to use the...

Friday, June 21, 2019 - 9:44am

Former Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi dies in court

Egypt's former president Mohammed Morsi, who was ousted by the army in 2013, has died in court, state TV says. Morsi, a top figure in the Muslim Brotherhood who was the first democratically elected president in Egypt’s modern history, had been in jail since he was toppled by the military...

Monday, June 17, 2019 - 7:08pm

Trump's plan to blacklist Muslim Brotherhood triggers regional debate

The intention of U.S. President Donald Trump to designate the Muslim Brotherhood group as a terrorist organization has raised debate among key players in the Middle East region. About three weeks after the visit of Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi to Washington and his talks with Trump, the...

Monday, May 6, 2019 - 12:22pm

Driver of Egypt's deadly train accident arrested: top prosecutor

The driver of the deadly locomotive that crashed at Cairo main railway station on Wednesday has been arrested, Egypt's top prosecutor said in a statement on Wednesday. Earlier on Wednesday, a train locomotive crashed into the buffer stop at the end of rail track at the main railway station...

Friday, March 1, 2019 - 9:51am

Egyptian transport minister resigns after 20 are killed in deadly train fire

At least 20 people were killed and dozens injured when a train crashed and caught fire at Cairo's main train station on Wednesday, resulting in the resignation of Transport Minister Hesham Arafat. The train engine slammed into the buffers at the end of the track at high speed at the main...

Friday, March 1, 2019 - 9:28am

Egypt approves amendment to extend presidential term limit

The Egyptian parliament's general committee approved on Tuesday a motion submitted by more than one-fifth of the 596 members to amend the country's constitution. The general committee, a senior panel in Egypt's House of Representatives chaired by Parliament Speaker Ali Abdel-Aal, said...

Thursday, February 7, 2019 - 11:53am

Egypt to host 2019 Africa Cup of Nations

Egypt will host the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations between June 15 and July 13, Confederation of African Football (CAF) president Ahmad Ahmad announced in Dakar Tuesday. The CAF executive committee preferred Egypt to South Africa as replacements for original hosts Cameroon, who were dropped due to...

Tuesday, January 8, 2019 - 2:16pm

Ethiopia, Egypt, Sudan commence tripartite ministerial meeting over disputed dam

Water ministers from Ethiopia, Sudan and Egypt on Tuesday started trilateral ministerial discussion in Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa on the filling of Ethiopia’s grand dam. The Ethiopian Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), a 74,000 million cubic meters hydroelectric dam under...

Wednesday, September 26, 2018 - 11:57pm

Volleyball youngsters hailed despite loss to Egypt in final showdown

Sunday Final Egypt 3-0 Rwanda Third place Cameroun 3-1 Nigeria The national U20 women’s volleyball team has been praised for a ‘job well done’ following their stellar performance at the just concluded African Championships staged in Nairobi, Kenya. Rwanda beat Cameroon in...

Monday, September 3, 2018 - 11:20pm

Africa U18 Basketball Championships: Rwanda face Egypt for ticket to semis

Friday Quarter-finals Libya Vs Senegal 14:15 Congo Vs Angola 16:30 Rwanda Vs Egypt 18:45 Tunisia Vs Mali 21:00 The national U18 boys basketball team will be looking to land a ticket for semi-finals when they take on giants Egypt in the last eight of the ongoing FIBA U18 African...

Friday, August 31, 2018 - 12:34am

Egypt pardons over 2,300 prisoners on Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha

The Egyptian authorities pardoned and released 2,376 prisoners, including 627 debtors, on the occasion of Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha, or the Feast of Sacrifice, the Egyptian Interior Ministry said in a statement on Tuesday. The pardon is instructed by presidential decrees and initiatives issued...

Wednesday, August 22, 2018 - 9:29am

Murekatete stars as Rwanda stun Egypt in African Champs opener

Group A Sunday Egypt vs Cape Verde 3:30pm Mozambique vs Rwanda 6pm Friday Rwanda 46-37 Egypt Mozambique 61-32 Cape Verde BELLA Murekatete contributed 13 points and 21 rebounds yesterday as she inspired Rwanda’s U18 ladies basketball team to a 46-37 victory over Egypt in their opening...

Saturday, August 11, 2018 - 11:33pm

Basketball: Rwanda U18 Girls face Egypt in African Champs opener

Today Group B Rwanda          vs     Egypt                15:45 Cape Verde    vs     Mozambique     ...

Friday, August 10, 2018 - 11:41am

Egypt court sentences 45 to death over deadly fight

An Egyptian criminal court sentenced on Wednesday 45 people to death over killing three people in an armed fight in the coastal province of Alexandria. Four of them have been in custody while the other 41 were sentenced in absentia, according to official MENA news agency. The case dates back to...

Thursday, August 9, 2018 - 10:28am

12 injured in fuel tank explosion near Egypt's Cairo airport

Twelve people were injured in a fuel tank explosion near Egypt's Cairo International Airport on Thursday night, but the air traffic was not affected. Security sources told the state-run MENA news agency that the blast occurred in Cairo's heliopolis district. Two tanks that belong to a...

Friday, July 13, 2018 - 10:53am

Egypt welcomes peace deal between Eritrea, Ethiopia

Egypt welcomed on Monday the signing of an agreement between Eritrea and Ethiopia to end their two decades of dispute. Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed's visit to Eritrea had started new relationship between the two countries in order to reach security and stability in the region, Egyptian...

Tuesday, July 10, 2018 - 2:40pm

Egypt, China join hands to build up Egypt's new capital

Some 50 km east of the capital Cairo, the construction of the Central Business District (CBD) undertaken by China State Construction Engineering Corporation (CSCEC) in Egypt's new administrative capital is carrying on under the scorching sun. The new capital is supposed to be one of the...

Monday, July 9, 2018 - 12:02pm

Egypt slams lethal terror attack on Tunisian border security

Egypt strongly condemned the recent terrorist attack in northwestern Tunisia that left at least nine security men dead, the Egyptian Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Sunday. "Egypt stands by Tunisia in facing the phenomenon of terrorism as well as all forms of violence and extremism,...

Monday, July 9, 2018 - 9:21am