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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 […]

International NGOs condemn Egypt’s crackdown on rights groups

International NGOs condemn Egypt’s crackdown on rights groups

The United Nations and 14 global rights groups including Human Rights Watch and Amnesty urged Egypt to drop a renewed investigation of rights activists that has also strained ties with Washington. “Egypt’s civil society is being treated like an enemy of the state, rather than a partner for reform and progress,” Amnesty said in a […]

Hidden rooms at Tutankhamun’s tomb raise hope

Hidden rooms at Tutankhamun’s tomb raise hope

Egypt’s Antiquities Minister Mamdouh el-Damaty, said during a press conference Thursday, March 17, 2016, that analysis of scans of famed King Tut’s burial chamber has revealed two hidden rooms that could contain metal or organic material. This comes after four months of technical studies in Japan, radar specialist Hirokatsu Watanabi asserted with 90 percent certainty […]

Egyptian president visit to South Korea is concluded with financial cooperation

Egyptian president visit to South Korea is concluded with financial cooperation

South Korea has vowed to provide Egypt with a financial package worth $3 billion for export credits and to develop infrastructure in the transport, energy and water resources sectors, the Egyptian presidency stated on Saturday 5th March. This comes as Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi’s 3-days visit to Seoul is concluded. The package, which is expected to […]

Egyptian student faces deportation for Trump threat

Egyptian student faces deportation for Trump threat

An Egyptian aviation student is facing deportation hearing on Friday 4th March, from the United States after publishing a post on his Facebook page saying he’s willing to kill Donald Trump and the world would thank him for it. U.S. prosecutors have not charged 23-year-old Emadeldin Elsayed with a crime, but immigration authorities arrested him […]

Wife of Egyptian journalist protests his arrest in her wedding dress

Wife of Egyptian journalist protests his arrest in her wedding dress

On Wednesday 2nd March afternoon, Omniya Magdy, the wife of the jailed journalist Omar Abdel Maksoud donned her white wedding dress she never got to wear and joined the three-day sit-in at Egypt’s press syndicate, expressing her solidarity with jailed husband and imprisoned colleagues’ inside jail. The young bride was welcomed by journalists and activists at Egypt’s […]

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