Tag: Egypt

Egyptian authorities finally released Al Jazeera journalist Mahmoud Hussein, held for four years

Egyptian authorities released Al Jazeera journalist Mahmoud Hussein, who was held in pre-trial detention for four years. Mr Hussein, an Egypt national held under preventive detention since December 2016, was released from jail on Saturday, Al Jazeera reported. His release is coming days after Egypt, part of a bloc with[Read More…]

Egypt Starts COVID-19 Treatment With Japanese Drug; Avigan

Egypt has started the treatment of 50 patients of the novel Coronavirus with the Japanese antiviral drug Avigan, announced Mohamed Tag El-Deen, the Advisor for Health Affairs to President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi. “Today, we started testing it on 50 patients in a number of medical centers, to see whether it[Read More…]

Buhari Friday Departs Abuja For Egypt Along With Aliko Dangote

President Muhammadu Buhari will depart Abuja on Friday for Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt to participate in the Business for Africa, Egypt and the World Forum. The forum, which opens in the Egyptian resort town on Saturday is being organized by the Egyptian government under the auspices of the African Union Commission.[Read More…]

Investigation Reveals That A Bomb Caused The Explosion That Crashed The Russian Flight In Egypt

Investigators of the Russian plane crash in Egypt are “90 percent sure” the noise heard in the final second of a cockpit recording was an explosion caused by a bomb, a member of the investigation team told Reuters on Sunday. But the Islamic State group’s affiliate in Egypt claimed it[Read More…]

Just In: Russian Plane With 224 Passengers And Crew Has Crashed In Egypt

(Reuters/AFP) – Egypt confirmed on Saturday (Oct 31) that a Russian passenger plane had crashed in central Sinai and the wreckage had been found. However, Egyptian search and rescue team members have heard voices in a section of the plane, an officer on the scene told Reuters on Saturday. “There[Read More…]

Ramadan Fast Starts Thursday In Several Muslim Countries

Saudi Arabia and several other Arab countries have announced that the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan would start on Thursday. Saudi Arabia, the birthplace of Islam, announced on Wednesday that it would be the final day of the lunar month of Sha’aban. Similar official announcements were made by religious authorities[Read More…]

Former Egyptian President, Morsi Bags 20 Years Jail Time For Impunity Towards Protesters In 2012

An Egyptian court has sentenced former President Mohammed Morsi to 20 years in prison, over the killing of protesters while in power, during civil protests in 2012. The court’s judgement is coming nearly five years after the Muslim Brotherhood leader became Egypt’s first freely elected president. Mursi stood in a[Read More…]

She’s The Man! Egyptian Widow Disguised As A Man For 43 Years To Fend For Her Family; Honoured

Egyptian widow, Abu Daooh, 64, has been honored by a Local government in Egypt with the ‘woman breadwinner’ award after it was discovered she disguised as a man for 43 years so she could operate as a shoemaker and fend for her family. Daooh lost her husband 43 years ago[Read More…]

Protests After Mubarak Murder Charges Dropped

Violence erupted in the Egyptian capital as security forces clashed with people protesting a decision to throw out charges against former president Hosni Mubarak over the killing of protesters during a 2011 uprising. Egyptian security forces shot one person dead late on Saturday, either with live ammunition or birdshot, as[Read More…]

Mubarak Acquitted Of Murder, Corruption Charges

An Egyptian court on Saturday acquitted five top security commanders charged with murder alongside ousted president Hosni Mubarak over the deaths of hundreds of protesters during a 2011 uprising. Judge Mahmud Kamel al-Rashidi said the commanders, including Mubarak’s former interior minister Habib al-Adly, were “innocent.” The court also acquitted Mubarak[Read More…]