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Six defendants referred to criminal court for attacking church in Mahalla

Prosecutor General Nabil Sadek ordered on Saturday the referral of six suspects to the Criminal Court of National Security on charges of terrorism for allegedly attacking a church in Mahalla. The defendants were previously detained by the General Prosecution pending investigations. Investigations charged that the six defendants had committed a number of crimes, including establishing …

Sarah El-Sheikh

Egypt to attend Brussels II conference on Syrian crisis

Egypt will attend a second international conference organised by the European Union and the United Nations on “supporting the future of Syria and the region,” which is scheduled to take place in Brussels from 24-25 April. The conference aims to discuss humanitarian aid to the Syrians affected by the civil war that is now in …

Sarah El-Sheikh

Government seeks to increase petroleum production, reduce subsidies to cover costs of providing petroleum products

Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources Tarek El-Molla said that the government is seeking to recover the costs of providing petroleum products in the local market. This will take place through increasing the production rates of raw petroleum, as well as continuing to reduce subsidies on petroleum products. According to El-Molla, petrol consumption declined by …

Ahmed Ismail

Syria withdraws reports of missile attack on Shayrat airbase

Hours after the Syrian Arab News Agency reported that a missile attack on Shayrat airbase took place, the Syrian military said on Tuesday that a false alarm activated the base’s areal defences. The Syrian military rejected the reports of an attack, which described it as another “aggression” and reported that the Syrian Air Defence Force …

Daily News Egypt

Sameh Shoukry heads to Burundi to discuss Nile water

Egypt’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Sameh Shoukry headed to the Burundian capital Bujumbura on Tuesday to discuss bilateral relations with officials and ways to strengthen them, as well as to discuss a number of issues of common concern. The visit comes within the framework of Egypt’s special interest in supporting and strengthening its relations with …

Daily News Egypt

Egyptian special forces head to Bahrain for military training

A group of Egyptian special forces headed to Bahrain on Saturday to participate in a joint military drill, dubbed Khaled Bin Al-Waleed 2018, with Bahraini counterparts, according to a statement from the Egyptian Armed Forces. This came as part of the joint exercises plan between the armed forces of both countries. The training will last …

Daily News Egypt

Al-Sisi heads to Saudi Arabia to attend 29th Arab Summit

President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi headed on Saturday to Dammam, Saudi Arabia to attend the 29th Arab League Summit, which is scheduled to kick off on Sunday. The summit, titled Arab Reunification, will discuss several issues that will be at the forefront of discussions, including the situations in Palestine and Syria, as well as the Libyan …

Daily News Egypt

World reacts to Syrian air strikes

Following the Saturday airstrikes that targeted military and research facilities believed to be used by the Syrian regime to stage chemical attacks on civilians, divided opinions dominated the political sphere all over the world. The airstrikes, which were launched by the United States, the United Kingdom, and France, targeted military headquarters of Bashar Al-Assad’s regime …

Daily News Egypt

Facebook’s Zuckerberg admits lack of effort to stop data misuse

Founder of world’s biggest social media platform apologised to US Congress over Cambridge Analytica scandal “It was my mistake, and I’m sorry. I started Facebook, I run it, and I’m responsible for what happens here,”  Facebook CEO Mark  Zuckerberg said while addressing a joint committee hearing of the US Congress on Tuesday, adding that that …

Daily News Egypt