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Egypt to launch 4G mobile networks

Egypt to launch 4G mobile networks

Egypt will launch 4G licenses for the four mobile operators in the country within two months, and the value will depend on each company’s needs of available frequencies, communications and information technology ministry said in a statement on Sunday. According to Egypt’s Al-Ahram newspaper, legal drafting will be completed in two weeks, the statement added. […]

Egyptian Museum’s exhibition touring Japan

Egyptian Museum’s exhibition touring Japan

The Egyptian Museum in Cairo is offering a special touring exhibition titled, “The Golden Pharaohs and Pyramids: The Treasures from the Egyptian Museum,” and it’s expected to visit several cities in Japan. It started in October last year in Tokyo, then went to Matsuyama, and the third stop of the exhibition is Sendai. Elham Salah, […]

The effects of the Red Sea deal between Egypt and Saudi Arabia

The effects of the Red Sea deal between Egypt and Saudi Arabia

Egypt’s parliament is expected to review the deal aimed to draw the maritime borders between Egypt and Saudi Arabia. Egypt’s decision to hand over the two Red Sea islands, Tiran and Sanafir, to Saudi Arabia caused a lot of controversy among Egyptians. The deal left the MPs divided, as some of them agree that the […]

Saudi-Egyptian deal sparks controversy

Saudi-Egyptian deal sparks controversy

King Salman bin Abdulaziz of Saudi Arabia arrived in Egypt on a five-day visit, his first to Egypt since ascending to the throne in January 2015. International cooperation minister Sahar Nasr said that Cairo and Riyadh signed final agreements during the king’s visit worth over $24 billion, including $22 billion to finance Cairo’s energy needs […]

New project to showcase Egypt’s military history

New project to showcase Egypt’s military history

Egypt’s Minister of Antiquities Khaled El-Enany announced a major project to retell the country’s military history from the ancient Egyptian era to the present day through the opening of several historical sites to tourists as well as the setting up of new museum displays. The project involves the restoration of the ancient Horus Military Road in […]

Egypt celebrates its fourth “India by the Nile” festival

Egypt celebrates its fourth “India by the Nile” festival

Egypt celebrates its annual “India by the Nile” festival for the fourth year in a row, bringing different aspects of the Indian culture to the Egyptian audience. The festival will take place from 23rd April to 7th May, and India’s ambassador to Egypt, Sanjay Bhattacharya, has said that this year’s edition will see new activities […]

Egyptian writer sentenced to 3 years in jail for ‘contempt of religion’

Egyptian writer sentenced to 3 years in jail for ‘contempt of religion’

Egyptian writer Fatima Naoot was sentenced three years in jail and a LE20,000 ($2550) fine, after being found guilty of contempt of religion and blasphemy, reported Al-Ahram. The misdemeanor court rejected an appeal by Naoot’s defence team against the sentence, upholding the sentence and the fine. While on Wednesday 30th March, Naoot said on her […]

Egyptians on a hijacked plane: what troubled them the most?

Egyptians on a hijacked plane: what troubled them the most?

Egypt’s state-owned newspaper Al-Ahram got in touch with one of the Egyptians who were on board the EgyptAir hijacked flight, which landed on Cyprus, as he recounted his experience and the reactions he witnessed from other passengers. Abdallah El-Ashmawy, a doctor and assistant lecturer at the University of Alexandria, described the “painful experience” as “a […]

Hijacked EgyptAir plane lands in Cyprus

Hijacked EgyptAir plane lands in Cyprus

An EgyptAir plane has been hijacked and has landed at Larnaca airport in Cyprus. Egypt’s Ahram Newspaper reported that that this flight was intended as an internal flight from Burj Al-Arab airport in Alexandria to the capital Cairo. Egyptian government reports that the plane was taken over by at least one armed hijacker. They asked for […]

Egypt restores its Museum of Islamic Arts after two years

Egypt restores its Museum of Islamic Arts after two years

After two years of closing, Cairo’s Museum of Islamic Art will officially be inaugurated in April, Minster of Antiquities Khaled El-Enany announced during a tour of the museum to inspect restoration and rehabilitation works. El-Enany pointed out that the “restoration and the opening of the museum embodies the collaboration efforts exerted on the local and […]

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