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Any new deals with Iran must include Arabs: Egypt’s Foreign Ministry

Egypt said on Wednesday that Arab counties must be included in any future efforts aiming to amend the Iran nuclear deal, following US President Donald Trump’s announcement that he will pull his country out of the accord. “Egypt stresses the importance of the participation of all the concerned Arab parties in any dialogue on the …

Fatma Lotfi

3.031m students enrolled in higher education in 2016/2017

The Central Agency for Public Mobilisation and Statistics (CAPMAS) revealed on Sunday that the total number of students enrolled in higher education increased by 2.1% to reach 3.031 million students during the 2016/2017 academic year, up from 2.969 million students in 2015/2016. According to CAPMAS’ annual bulletin of enrolled students and faculty staff members in …

Nihal Samir

Tahya Misr’s hepatitis C convoy examines 1,500 people in Luxor

A hepatitis C virus detection medical convoy organised by the Tahya Misr Fund went to Qurna village in Luxor, accompanied by the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar Ahmed Al-Tayeb. The medical survey was part of Tahya Misr dedicating a week in the governorate of Luxor to follow up on the programme of reconstruction of underprivileged villages …

Daily News Egypt

MoI pardons 658 prisoners for Sinai Liberation Day

The Ministry of Interior released on Thursday released number of 658 prisoners on the occasion of Sinai Liberation Day. This comes within the framework of the ministry’s keenness to uphold the values of human rights, it said, and the application of the penal code according to a modern approach and provide various aspects of care for inmates, …

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We celebrate World Press Freedom Day in difficult context: EU foreign policy chief

High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini said in a statement on Thursday that freedoms of expression and press are threatened around the world, adding, “on this day we celebrate the World Press Freedom Day in a difficult context for journalism.” Mogherini asserted that attacks against media and journalists …

Hagar Omran

Shoukry to participate in SPLM meetings in South Sudan

Egypt’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Sameh Shoukry will participate in the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM)’s National Liberation Council meeting in South Sudan that will take place from 3-5 May, to strengthen relations between Egypt and South Sudan, according to ministry spokesperson Ahmed Abou Zaid. Egypt was among the limited African states that were invited …

Mohamed Abdel Megeed

Final exams suspended in Sinai due to military operations

Second semester final examinations for transitional educational stage students have been suspended in the Sinai Peninsula due to ongoing military operations against armed militants, and first term exam results are to be adopted as the final ones, Ministry of Education spokesperson Ahmed Khairy announced on Tuesday. Transitional educational stages are years when students enter the …

Fatma Lotfi

Tripartite summit between Egypt, Cyprus, Greece expected in fall 2018

A tripartite summit is expected to be held in Athens between the leaders of Egypt, Greece, and Cyprus in the fall of 2018, according to media statements by presidency spokesperson Bassam Rady on Tuesday. During the summit, the leaders are expected to discuss additional efforts to strengthen their relations in various fields, including energy, and …

Sarah El-Sheikh

Op-ed review: Mohamed Salah, robot Sophia, changing the Quran

Football star Mohamed Salah was the subject of several op-eds on Wednesday. Editor-in-chief of the privately-owned Al-Shorouk newspaper Emad El-Din Hussein criticised the Egyptian Football Association (EFA) which attempted to take advantage of Salah without considering sponsorship rights, in addition to bad management of the crisis when their attempt was officially contested. Hussein argued that …

Amira El-Fekki

Grand Imam Al-Tayeb stresses necessity of Islamic world unity

Grand Imam of Al-Azhar Ahmed Al-Tayeb asserted the necessity of the Islamic world’s unity, “to remove all the obstacles and thorns that are sown from east and west,” in his speech during the opening session of the high-level consultative meeting of global Islamic scholars to discuss moderate Islamic thought. Al-Tayeb appealed to the Islamic world …

Mohamed Abdel Megeed

Cyprus, Greece praise relations with Egypt ahead of Roots Revival Week

The heads of the Cypriot and Greek parliaments praised bilateral relations with Egypt and the efforts of President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi during the past several years in the country. The officials’ statements came one day before the Roots Revival Week that will be held in Alexandria and Sharm El-Sheikh, which will last for one week, …

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