Saudi Crown Prince, US Secretary of Defense discuss troop deployment

Saudi Crown Prince, US Secretary of Defense discuss troop deployment

:: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman received a phone call on Wednesday from the US Secretary of Defense during which they discussed ongoing arrangements to send US troops of a More »

Saudi Energy Minister confirms restoration of Kingdom’s gas production capacity

Saudi Energy Minister confirms restoration of Kingdom’s gas production capacity

:: Saudi Arabia’s Minister of Energy confirmed on Wednesday the restoration of production capacity, affirming the Kingdom’s position as a reliable energy supplier in the global market. The energy minister, Prince Abdulaziz More »

Egypt calls Erdogan statements ‘ironic,’ accuses Turkey of sponsoring terrorism

Egypt calls Erdogan statements ‘ironic,’ accuses Turkey of sponsoring terrorism

:: Egypt’s foreign ministry spokesman, Ahmed Hafez, slammed Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s statements at the UN General Assembly this week where he urged the UN to “handle the suspicious death of More »

Saudi Crown Prince: Attacks are test of int’l resolve against destructive acts

Saudi Crown Prince: Attacks are test of int’l resolve against destructive acts

:: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said on Wednesday that the attacks on Saudi Aramco oil facilities are a test of international resolve in the face of destructive acts that More »

Saudi Crown Prince says attacks on oil facilities are a ‘dangerous escalation’

Saudi Crown Prince says attacks on oil facilities are a ‘dangerous escalation’

:: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said the recent attacks on Saudi Aramco facilities represented a “dangerous escalation not only toward the Kingdom but also the entire world.” The Crown More »


Tag Archives: CAIRO

Trump accepts invitation to visit Egypt from President Sisi

:: President Donald Trump is making plans for another foreign trip as he eases into his first. Trump said Sunday he would accept an invitation made by Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi to visit Egypt. Trump said the visit would

141 dead in South Libya airbase attack: military source

:: At least 141 people, mostly soldiers loyal to Libya’s Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar, have been killed in an attack on a southern airbase, a spokesman for his forces said on Friday. The victims of Thursday’s attack by rival forces

Sudan president will not attend Saudi summit with Trump

:: Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, indicted on war crime and genocide charges, will not attend an Islamic Summit in Saudi Arabia this weekend in which President Donald Trump is a guest of honor, citing private reasons, Sudanese state media reported

Jordan’s king in Egypt visit discusses Mideast issues

:: Jordan’s King Abdullah II has visited Egypt to discuss the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and peace prospects for the region. Wednesday’s talks in Cairo were also expected to touch upon the upcoming visit to Saudi Arabia by US President Donald Trump.

Egypt’s future rests on its people’s shoulders

Khalaf Ahmad Al Habtoor

By : Khalaf Ahmad Al-Habtoor :: Unlike several of its neighbors, the Arab world’s most populous nation has thankfully succeeded in regaining its political, security and social equilibrium following years of turmoil. Egypt is on the right track, and with

Egypt hands Italy documents in student murder probe

:: Egypt’s prosecution said Wednesday it has handed over to Italian investigators documents requested by Rome to help the probe into the kidnapping and murder last year of an Italian student. Giulio Regeni, a 28-year-old Cambridge University PhD student, disappeared

IMF reaches staff level agreement for second loan installment to Egypt

:: The International Monetary Fund said on Friday it had reached a staff-level agreement with Egypt on a second loan installment that would make available about $1.25 billion. The IMF approved a $12-billion, three-year loan program to Egypt in November

Al-Azhar disowned a famous preacher for atoning Christians

:: Al-Azhar disowned a famous Egyptian preacher who expiated Christians; his fatwa was met with great controversy during the past two days. Al-Azhar said in an official statement on Thursday that “the Islamic Research Council discussed in its session held

Egypt officials: Militants kill 10 Sinai tribesmen

:: ISIS militants in Egypt’s restive northern part of the Sinai Peninsula ambushed local tribesmen who were securing an area in the region, killing 10, security officials said. The men were from the Tarabin tribe and were manning a checkpoint

Egypt’s first lady appears for the 1st time in a presidential meeting

:: Egypt’s first lady Mrs. Intesar Amer, wife of Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, appeared for the first time in an official presidential meeting since Sisi took office as president. Egypt’s presidential office shared pictures of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi

Muslim Brotherhood willing to scrap demand for Mursi’s return

:: A document issued by Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood has appeared to show that the group is willing to forsake the return of deposed President Mohammed Mursi, a cause they had long been loyal to, and seeks to align with Egyptian

Egypt aims to raise wheat silo storage capacity in 2017/18

:: Egypt aims to raise its silo storage capacity for wheat to 3.13 million tons in 2017/18 from 1.528 in 2015/16, a statement from the planning ministry said on Tuesday. Egypt is the world’s top importer of wheat. The country

Gunmen kill three Egypt policemen in Cairo gun attack

:: Unidentified gunmen attacked an Egyptian police convoy near the main ring road around Cairo, killing three officers and wounding five others, the interior ministry said early on Tuesday. “Armed elements riding in two vehicles approached a moving security convoy”

Remittances from Egyptians abroad rise by 13.8 pct since November

:: Egyptians have risen 13.8 percent since the central bank floated the pound in November, the central bank said in a statement on Tuesday. The central bank said remittances were $8 billion pounds in the five months, compared with $7

Muslim World League: Peace prevails through the love of good for humanity

Secretary-General of the Muslim World League Mohammed bin Abdul Karim Al-Issa Thursday said that peace takes a prominent place in Islam, but it cannot be attained through theories and dialogue, but through behavior that helps bring it about, including by

Egypt considering $1.5-2 billion Eurobond in coming weeks

Egypt is considering a $1.5-2 billion Eurobond offering in the coming weeks, finance minister Amr El Garhy said in a telephone interview with private television channel CBC on Saturday. Egypt sold $4 billion of Eurobonds in three tranches in January,

Security tight as Pope Francis celebrates open-air mass in Cairo

Pope Francis celebrated a Mass in Cairo on Saturday, the last day of a brief visit during which he urged Muslim leaders to unite against religious violence as Islamic militants threaten to rid the Middle East of its ancient Christian

Pope Francis at Al Azhar: Religious leaders must unite to defeat ‘barbarity’

Leaders of all faiths should unite in renouncing religious extremism and counter the “barbarity of those who foment hatred and violence,” Pope Francis said on Friday at the start of a two-day visit to Cairo. “Let us say once more

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