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Explosion kills two policemen behind Al-Azhar Mosque in Cairo

Explosion kills two policemen behind Al-Azhar Mosque in Cairo

CAIRO – 19 February 2019: At least two policemen were killed and several wounded in an explosion behind Al-Azhar Mosque in Al Darb al-Ahmar neighborhood. Security footages of the suicide bomber prior to executing the suicide attack #EgyptForward #Egypt #Terrorism #AlAzhar pic.twitter.com/H1VmiTWkqh — Egypt Forward (@egyptfwd) February 18, 2019 A suicide attacker attempted to plant […]

Egypt combats corruption for sustainable development

Egypt combats corruption for sustainable development

CAIRO – 11 February 2019: The battle against corruption is vital to the success of Egypt’s Vision 2030 for sustainable development as corruption stifles growth and development. Thus, the country has adopted strict measures among its official institutions to crack down corruption related violations as well as impunity and lack of respect for the rule […]

Effort to save Egypt’s Abu Simbel temples in 1960s recalled

Effort to save Egypt’s Abu Simbel temples in 1960s recalled

Published by PA TURIN, Italy (AP) – Egyptologists and other experts gathered in Italy this week to celebrate a successful campaign to save ancient Egyptian temples from being submerged by a dam project 50 years ago and heard of cultural sites facing similar threats now. The international campaign that saved the temples of Abu Simbel […]

Egypt candidate to host 2021 Nuclear Energy Conference: IAEA chief

Egypt candidate to host 2021 Nuclear Energy Conference: IAEA chief

CAIRO – 6 February 2019: Egypt is one of the candidate countries to host the Conference on Nuclear Energy set to be held in 2021, International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Chief Yukiya Amano stated on Tuesday. Amano expressed the agency’s appreciation for Egypt’s significant efforts to support the agency’s activities and the country’s peaceful application […]

Cancer Patients In Egypt Allowed To Book Free Train Tickets

Cancer Patients In Egypt Allowed To Book Free Train Tickets

CAIRO – 5 February 2019: Cancer patients are now allowed to ride trains for free of charge. Egypt will be providing cancer patients around the country a smart card to give them these train rides free of charge. Knowing the enormous suffer cancer patients go through, and knowing how hard it must be for Egyptians living […]

Upper Egypt’s Aswan Awarded UNESCO Learning City Award for Enhancing Its Education System

Upper Egypt’s Aswan Awarded UNESCO Learning City Award for Enhancing Its Education System

CAIRO – 4 February 2018: Upper Egypt’s Aswan has been named as one of the ten cities that showed “exemplary progress and commitment to promote education and lifelong learning at the local level” by the UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning (UIL). The award’s committee said these cities introduced ideal development and commitment to promote education […]

Egypt to digitalize traffic, launching ‘Egypt Traffic’ website

Egypt to digitalize traffic, launching ‘Egypt Traffic’ website

CAIRO – 4 February 2019: In the light of Egyptian’s government’s bid to digitalize all its services and institutions, the country will launch a new governmental website entitled “Egypt Traffic” through which car owners will be able to finalize issuing cars’ licenses and pay traffic fines online. Currently, car owners will either renew their licenses […]

Minister of Antiquities Announces The Discovery of Mummy-filled burial chambers in Minya

Minister of Antiquities Announces The Discovery of Mummy-filled burial chambers in Minya

CAIRO – 2 February 2019: Minister of Antiquities, Khaled El-Enany, declared that a joint mission from the ministry and the Research Centre for Archaeological Studies at Minya University had unravelled at Tuna El Gebel in Minya a collection of Ptolemaic-era rock burial chambers, with more than 40 mummies, including men, women and children. This discovery marks the […]

Investigations refute false claims made in HRW 2017 torture report: Egypt prosecution

Investigations refute false claims made in HRW 2017 torture report: Egypt prosecution

Egypt’s general prosecution has released a statement dismissing a report by Human Rights Watch (HRW) released in September 2017 on alleged torture in the country, saying that it contained false claims about the torture of citizens accused in terrorism-related cases. The prosecution said that after investigating the claims made in the report, it has concluded […]

Egypt to launch new anti-FGM initiative on February 6

Egypt to launch new anti-FGM initiative on February 6

CAIRO – 29 January 2019: The Egyptian government will launch a new anti- female genital mutilation (FGM) initiative nationwide on the International Day of Zero Tolerance for FGM on Feb. 6, said Minister of Health Hala Abou Zeid in a press conference on Sunday. “The council is paying great attention to the anti-FGM file […] […]

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