Thursday, 21 March 2019

Tag Archives: Egypt

Suicide bomber kills three policemen in Cairo

CAIRO: A suicide bomber detonated an explosive device in the heart of ancient Islamic Cairo, killing three policemen who were chasing him through its narrow alleyways, medical and security sources said. Monday evening’s bombing, in the Darb al-Ahmar neighbourhood near the historic Al-Azhar mosque, also wounded two other policemen, the ...

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Egypt receives $2bn tranche of IMF loan

Pedestrians walk past the International Monetary Fund headquarters' complex in Washington Sunday, May 2, 2010. A senior International Monetary Fund official says the IMF's executive board is meeting in Washington to consider how much aid to grant Athens under a massive rescue loan package.

CAIRO: Egypt has received the fifth installment of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) loan, worth $2 billion, an official source at the Central Bank of Egypt (CBE) said, adding that the new batch of the IMF loan will be used to support the state budget and will have positive repercussions ...

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Egypt university scraps expulsion of student over hug

CAIRO: Egypt’s Al-Azhar university overturned a decision to expel a female student who was filmed hugging a male colleague, after the country´s top Muslim cleric intervened in her favour. In a video widely circulated earlier this month, a man was seen carrying a bouquet of flowers kneeling before a woman ...

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Salah voted African Footballer of the Year

CAIRO: Egypt striker Mohamed Salah was voted as the African Footballer of the Year for the second successive year at the Confederation of African Football’s awards ceremony in Dakar on Tuesday. Salah beat fellow nominees, Liverpool team mate Sadio Mane and Arsenal forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. He edged the same two ...

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Ethiopia’s Nile river dam may start working in 2020 despite Egypt’s fears

ADDIS-ABABA: The €3.3 billion ($4 billion) Grand Renaissance Dam, the largest hydroelectric project in Africa, is due to start initial operations in December 2020, according to Ethiopian Water and Energy Minister Seleshi Bekele. “750 megawatts is the planned initial production with two turbines. The government expected the dam to be fully operational by the end of 2022”, Bekele ...

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Egypt police ‘kill 40 militants’ in raids after tourist bus blast

GIZA: Police in Egypt have killed dozens of militants during security raids on their hideouts, the interior ministry has said. The raids killed “40 terrorists” in Giza and North Sinai on Saturday morning, according to a statement from the ministry. It said the militants were planning a series of attacks ...

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Photographer slammed for sexual photo shoot at Great Pyramid

CAIRO: Egyptian authorities are investigating a video shared by Danish photographer that shows him along with a woman apparently scaling the Great Pyramid of Giza and then posing in a sexual position at the famous tourist spot, The Guardian reported. Andreas Hvid, who shared the video on various social media platforms, wrote ...

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Egypt court orders execution of 8 over terror

CAIRO: An Egyptian military court ordered the execution of eight suspect terrorists over involvement in deadly attacks against the Egyptian armed forces, state-run news website reported. The military court in Ismailia province northeast of Cairo also sentenced 32 other defendants to 25 years in jail and two defendants to 15 ...

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Egypt to help Tanzania build huge dam on Rufiji River

CAIRO: An Egyptian leading construction company has won a tender to design and build a huge dam on Tanzania’s Rufiji River, the Egyptian presidency said in a statement on Sunday. The government-run Arab Contractors has been assigned to build Stiegler’s Gorge dam considered by Tanzania as one of the most ...

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Egypt court confirms 20 death sentences over police killings

CAIRO: An Egyptian court Monday upheld death sentences for 20 Islamists convicted of killing 13 policemen during violent unrest after the military overthrow of president Mohamed Morsi in 2013. “The verdict is final and cannot be appealed,” a judicial official said. On August 14, 2013, a month after Morsi was ...

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