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Former chief of staff of the Egyptian army, Sami Annan, announced his candidacy in the presidential elections

Former Egyptian army chief of staff Lieutenant General Sami Annan said on Friday he would run for president in March. "I declare before you today that I am determined to submit my nomination papers for the post of President of the Republic to the National...

Sisi: More than 12,000 security forces have been wounded since 2014

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said on Friday more than 12,000 security forces had been wounded in attacks since mid-2014. Sisi, speaking at a meeting in Cairo, did not mention the number of people killed in clashes with militants. Security sources say they are in...

Sisi announces new presidential term

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi announced on Friday that he will run for president in March. "Let me announce my candidacy for the post of President of the Republic and regain your trust for a second term of four years," Sissi told Egyptians at the...

Sisi: Egypt lost 80-90 billion dollars in 7 years

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said on Thursday that his country had lost between $ 80 billion and $ 90 billion over the past seven years, a sign that Egypt's tourism was declining. The tourism sector is a key pillar of Egypt's economy, a source...

Egypt arrests governor accused of corruption

Egypt's administrative watchdog said on Sunday it had arrested Monofiya governor and businessmen for involvement in corruption. It gave no further details. The Supreme State Security Prosecutor's Office will begin investigations on Monday with Hisham Abdel Basset, governor of Menoufia, as he was indicted. Menoufia is located...

Four new ministers in government reshuffle ahead of presidential elections in Egypt

Egypt's lower house of parliament on Sunday approved an amendment proposed by President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, including four portfolios in Sharif Ismail's government. Abu Bakr al-Jundi, minister of local development, Ainas Abdel-Dayem, minister of culture, Rania al-Mashat, minister of tourism and Khalid Mohammed Ali Badawi,...

Palestinian killed by the Egyptian navy: Gaza authorities

Egyptian naval forces opened fire on a Palestinian fisherman at the sea and killed him, the health ministry said on Saturday, as cited by Reuters. There was no comment on the incident from Egyptian officials. The incident occurred late on Friday near the border town...

Egypt’s double-standard in its dealing with the Palestinian cause

A new media report reveals Egypt’s double-standard in its dealing with the Palestinian cause, reports PressTV. It says Cairo quietly sought to convince Egyptians to accept the U-S recognition of Jerusalem al-Quds as Israel’s capital, while publicly condemning the move. The New York Times has obtained...

Egypt’s foreign exchange reserves rise to $ 37 billion for the first time in its history

The Central Bank of Egypt (CBE) announced on Wednesday that its net cash reserves exceeded the $ 37 billion mark at the end of last December. "The net international reserves reached 37 billion and 19.6 million US dollars at the end of December 2017," the...

Egyptian President extends state of emergency in the country

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi signed a decree on extending the state of emergency in the country for three months. This is reported by Egypt Today with reference to the publication of the official newspaper. As noted, the state of emergency is extended from 1:00...

Five terrorists hanged in Egypt

In Egypt, five prisoners were hanged, four of whom were sentenced to death on charges of terrorism. The Tribunal of Four sentenced to death for a terrorist attack in the stadium in 2015. Then the victims were three cadets. The fifth prisoner was executed on a...

Egypt is preparing for war with Ethiopia

The Russian newspaper Vzglyad highlighted the dispute between Egypt and Ethiopia on the construction of the Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, stressing that this dispute could turn into a third world war. The Russian newspaper article said: "The conflict on the African continent is manifesting itself, and the reason...

Former Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi sentenced to 3 years in prison

An Egyptian court on Saturday sentenced former president Mohamed Morsi to three years in jail for insulting the judiciary and harassing its men for hate. The sentence also included the imprisonment of 19 others for the same period, among them prominent cadres of the Muslim...

Egypt church attack

At least 10 people, including police officers, have been killed and several others injured in a church attack in the Egyptian capital. According to officials, a gunman stormed into a church in Cairo’s Helwan district, wearing an explosive vest. He was shot dead by the...

Islamic State claims deadly attack on Egypt church

The Islamic State terror group claimed responsibility for an attack Friday on a church south of Cairo that left at least ten people dead. A “security detachment” carried out the attack on the Saint Mina Coptic church in the district of Helwan, IS said in...

10 killed by an attack on a church in Helwan, Egypt

Ten people were killed and five others injured Friday when a terrorist attack on the Marminna church in Helwan, south of Cairo, was foiled, the health ministry said. The ministry's spokesman, Khaled Mujahid, said in an interview with Egyptian television that two wounded women were...

Terrorist attack a church in Helwan, Cairo – casualties reported

A terrorist attack on a church in Helwan, south of Cairo, was reported by local media on Friday, December 29th. Extra-News said the terrorist attack killed an officer and recruits. Another security source was quoted as saying that one terrorist was killed and another escaped. According to...

Six members of the Egyptian army, including an officer killed in Sinai explosion

Egyptian military spokesman Colonel Tamer Rifai announced on Thursday that an officer and five soldiers were killed when a bomb exploded in a military vehicle during a raid on a terrorist outpost in north Sinai. The military spokesman said in a statement that "as a...

Egypt hangs 15 convicted in terrorism cases

The prison service of the Egyptian Interior Ministry executed the death sentences of 15 convicted in terrorism cases, according to the site "the seventh day," citing security sources. "The seventh day" the lawyer of a number of terrorism suspects, Khalid al-Masri, saying that the prison...

Report: Three American sponsored routes from Raqqa to Sinai

Anatolia news agency published a report on the infiltration of the fugitives after their defeat in Iraq and Syria to Sinai through three tracks, "the land flow through Jordan, the landing of air, and infiltration across the coasts of Sinai." According to the agency, after...

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