Thursday, 20 September 2018

Tag Archives: Egypt

Egyptian accused of hijacking extradited from Cyprus

CAIRO: An Egyptian man accused of hijacking a plane and diverting it to Cyprus has been sent back from the Mediterranean island to his homeland after a two-year extradition battle, officials said Sunday. Seif al-Din Mohamed Mostafa, 61, allegedly used a fake suicide belt to seize an EgyptAir airliner from ...

Read More »

Egyptian zoo paints donkey to look like a zebra

LONDON: An Egyptian zoo on Tuesday refuted claims that it painted black stripes on a donkey to make it look like a zebra after a photo of the animal went viral on social media, BBC reported. Student Mahmoud Sarhan uploaded the images on her Facebook account after visiting Cairo’s International Garden ...

Read More »

Egypt court hands down 75 death sentences

CAIRO: An Egyptian court Saturday sentenced to death 75 Islamists, including Muslim Brotherhood leaders, and referred what was the largest single case of capital punishment convictions to the country’s top religious authority. Egyptian law requires the grand mufti to be consulted on death sentence cases, although his opinion is not ...

Read More »

Egypt to offer citizenship to foreigners for $400,000 deposit

CAIRO: Egypt is offering citizenship to foreigners who deposit at least 7 million Egyptian pounds ($392,000) and then hand it over to the Treasury after five years, an amendment passed by parliament on Monday said. Egypt has been looking to boost its finances and draw back foreign investment that fled ...

Read More »

Egypt sentences former Morsi advisor to life

CAIRO: An Egyptian court sentenced a former advisor to toppled president Mohamed Morsi along with 13 other people to life in prison for belonging to an illegal group. Abdullah Shehata was an economic advisor to the Muslim Brotherhood-affiliated president, who was democratically elected in 2012 following the overthrow of longtime ...

Read More »

17-year-old girl passes away just after her wedding

AL-MANSOURA: A 17-year-old girl died apparently of a heart attack only two hours after her wedding in Egypt’s Al Mansoura city. According to the groom, his bride Samah Al Nahas had exhausted due to a hectic wedding party, which drained all her energy. She also did not sit down and ...

Read More »

FIFA World Cup group qualifying scenarios for knockout rounds

MOSCOW: With the second round of World Cup group games completed on Sunday, qualification for the knockout rounds is now clearer. The top two teams in each group go into the last 16. In the case of teams finishing level on points, FIFA has put in place seven tie-breakers starting ...

Read More »

Saudi Arabia, Egypt Sign $10 Billion Deal on Mega-City

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi, left, greets Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman upon his arrival to Cairo, Egypt. AP Saudi Arabia has signed with Egypt an investment agreement to develop Egyptian lands south Sinai to become part of a planned mega-city and business zone unveiled by Saudi Arabia last October. ...

Read More »

Mystery of the Great Pyramid Of Giza unravelled

Egypt’s Great Pyramid of Giza is an ancient feat of engineering, with the monument almost perfectly located along the cardinal points – north, south, east and west. Archaeologists have long been puzzled about how ancient Egyptians managed to achieve the near-perfect alignment, although now they believe to have solved the ...

Read More »