The Egyptian Foreign Ministry’s spokesperson Ahmed Hafez slammed statements made by the Turkish Foreign Minister in an interview with CNN TURK, which involved critically discussing the political developments Egypt underwent following the the June 30 revolution. In a statement issued Saturday, Hafez said that the Turkish Foreign Minister’s comments showcase that Turkey continues clinging to beliefs contrary to reality in service of its own ideologies. The chief advisor to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Yasin Aktay, praised the Egyptian army on September 14 in statements reported by the Turkish Anadolu Agency. Turkey is secretly expanding its footprint in conflict-ridden Libya, fueling the country’s civil war and deepening fault lines with Mediterranean neighbors and between international allies. Turkey seems to be after lucrative construction and port contracts, according to Libyan officials.
September 19, 2020 16:52 UTC
The Egyptian Official Gazette on Saturday published a decree from Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly to allow holding weddings, conferences, exhibitions and funeral prayers starting from Monday with precautionary measures in place. Among the precautionary measures to be followed include ensuring that attendees do not exceed 300 people. Meetings and conferences will also be allowed in these establishments, with the number of attendees not exceeding 50 percent of the hall’s capacity and no more than 150 people. The decree also permitted holding cultural exhibitions, festivals and other similar cultural activities in open spaces designated for this purpose, provided that the attendance rate does not exceed 50 percent of the place’s capacity. Most importantly, the decree stipulated that people must adhere to all precautionary measures and health precautions decided upon by the competent authorities.
September 19, 2020 15:00 UTC
CAIRO-19 September 2020: Al Ahly host Misr Lel Makkasa on Saturday night in the 28th week of the Egyptian Premier League at Cairo International stadiumAl Ahly enter the game after securing the league title trophy as Aswan defeated the second-placed Zamalek 1-0 on Friday night to crown the Red Devils champions. Al Ahly players aim to defeat Misr Lel Makkasa to celebrate their fifth consecutive league title and the 42nd title in the club’s history with a victory. Al Ahly lead the Egyptian Premier League table with 72 points, with 17 points ahead of Zamalek. Al Ahly’s winger Hussein El Shahat returns to the team squad for the first time since the restart of football competitions in Egypt as he fully recovered from the surgery he underwent two months ago. The two teams met in 17 occasions and the Red Devils have the upper hand in the clash as they won 12 games, drew on three occasions and lost only two games.
September 19, 2020 15:00 UTC
LONDON (Reuters) - Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta conceded on Friday that he was initially worried that the club would lose captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in the transfer window and the striker’s decision to extend his stay was a welcome boost. The 31-year-old Aubameyang signed a new three-year deal with the London club this week, a month after Arteta said he wanted to build his squad around the club captain following their FA Cup triumph and Europa League qualification. “To be fair at the start, when I joined (in December), I wasn’t as positive as I was in the last few weeks,” Arteta told reporters ahead of Saturday’s Premier League game at home to West Ham United. I think Auba had his doubts as well at the time but things evolved in a natural way. “It was a big boost because everyone was hoping for Auba to stay but it was creating some uncertainty around the place.
September 19, 2020 14:48 UTC
(Reuters) - Tottenham Hotspur manager Jose Mourinho has fired a broadside at the Premier League and English Football League (EFL) as his team prepare to play three times in a week on multiple fronts. Spurs are having to negotiate the Europa League qualifying rounds by winning three matches to get into the group stage, with Premier League and League Cup matches also in the mix. “The people who make these decisions, they forgot that one English team... could be Spurs, could be Wolves or Sheffield United or another one. “This is a joke... a total joke, but here we go. We were very, very lucky that Leyton Orient beat Plymouth because Plymouth would be very, very far for us.
September 19, 2020 14:48 UTC
CAIRO - 19 September 2020: Egypt Today commemorates the second death anniversary of Gamil Rateb with new photos that weren’t published before. Rateb was known for the countless roles he played in the French, American and Egyptian cinema. Rateb also played unforgettable roles in a number of TV series such as "Yawmiat Wanees", "El-Raya al-Bayda", "Al-Asdekaa", and "Wajh el-Qamar". He was honored during the seventh edition of the Luxor African Film Festival that took place on March 16-22, 2018 as well as in the 29th edition of the Cairo International Film Festival. After getting his treatment in France, he returned to Egypt to be under the medical observation at the Anglo American Hospital.
September 19, 2020 14:26 UTC
Meteorologists predict moderately hot and humid weather on Sunday during the daytime at Cairo and Lower Egypt, with moderate weather on the northern coasts, and very hot temperatures on Upper Egypt and South Sinai. The weather will grow milder across most parts of the country at night, with moderate weather on South Sinai and southern Upper Egypt. Winds will be northwestern and moderate across most of the country, active on South Sinai and the western regions. Moderate rainfall is expected on the northwestern coasts, South Sinai and Red Sea mountain range, while light rainfall is anticipated over the northeastern coasts. Maximum and minimum humidity levels are: 45-80 on the northern coasts, 25-75 at Cairo and Lower Egypt, 22-60 in northern Upper Egypt, and 14-30 at southern Upper Egypt.
September 19, 2020 12:56 UTC
The coup has left one of the Sahel’s most strategic nations with a leadership void | John Kalapo/Getty ImagesCAIRO - 19 September 2020: Egypt's Permanent Representative to the African Union (AU) Ambassador Osama Abdel Khalek on Saturday affirmed Egypt's full solidarity and support to the aspirations of Mali people towards achieving peace and development. While addressing the latest AU Peace and Security Council meeting on the evolving Mali situation, Abdel Khalek underlined the necessity of restoring the constitutional order swiftly. The AU representative underscored the importance of the national dialogue as an indispensable tool towards reaching a consensus on a road map for the political transition of the African country, in a way that preserves peace and security, confronts terror organizations and abides by the 2015 Algeria agreement. Abdel Khalek indicated that any sanctions imposed on Mali by any party in relation to the recent events must not affect the brotherly Malian people or their enjoyment of basic human rights, foremost among which are the rights to development, food, health and freedom. Abdel Khalek called on the African Union and the Economic Community of West African States to provide support to Mali and its people to achieve stability, as well as to meet the aspirations of the Malian people for democracy, stability and prosperity.
September 19, 2020 12:22 UTC
CAIRO – 19 September 2020: In her speech at a virtual meeting on the Green New Deal, Egyptian Minister of Environment Yasmine Fouad said that her country is enhancing green funding in the national investments, according to a statement of the Ministry of Environment on Saturday. Fouad said that the Green New Deal that pushes the world to focus on the development process should also help the counties pave the way for the coming generations to use the national resources and to enhance sustainability. Fouad noted that during the COVID-19 outbreak, the government focused on the standards of sustainability in the green recovery plan; the Ministry of Finance launched the green bonds to encourage the private sector to invest in green projects, besides funding the green businesses by the state. She continued that the main focus of the meeting on how the countries are reducing the CO2 emissions, noting that entering into a green deal means the necessity to face the all challenges of deteriorating the land and biodiversity, besides climate change. On July 14, 2020, South Korea announced the Green New Deal, worth at USD 94.5 billion to invest in projects that help the country’s economy recover from the recession caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
September 19, 2020 12:00 UTC
BEIRUT, Sept 18 (MENA) – The Lebanese army on Friday announced that it has seized 1,320 kilograms of fireworks found at a Beirut port hangar during an ongoing inspection process, local media reported Friday. “Troops from the Engineering Regiment immediately removed them and disposed them at fields belonging to the army,” an army statement said. An FBI team has reportedly deduced that a fireworks cache was behind the August 4 detonation of around 2,750 tons of ammonium nitrate that had been stored at the port’s Hangar 12. Other flammable substances had been also placed in the same hanger. The resulting explosion, one of the biggest in the world, killed around 200 people, wounded around 6,500 and devastated entire neighbourhoods.
September 19, 2020 10:52 UTC
CAIRO, Sept 19 (MENA) - EgyptAir airlines will operate on Sunday 38 flights to carry 5,000 passengers to 24 destinations. Egypt's flagship carrier will operate single flights to Toronto, Baghdad, Riyadh, London, Milan, Paris, Rome, Berlin, Washington and other destinations. Three flights will be heading to Dubai and Jeddah, while two flights will leave to Abu Dhabi and Istanbul. The company will operate six flights to Sharm El Sheikh, Hurghada, Taba and Luxor alongside five cargo flights.
September 19, 2020 10:52 UTC
CAIRO - 19 September 2020: According to a statement issued by the Health Ministry on Friday that 131 new coronavirus cases were detected, upping the total number of confirmed cases to 101,772. Spokesman for the Health Ministry Khaled Megahed said 18 patients have died from the virus over the past 24 hours, raising the death toll to 5,733. As many as 800 patients were discharged from isolation hospitals after receiving necessary medical care, taking the number of recovered cases to 87,958 so far, the spokesman said. Egypt saw a slight increase in the daily tally of coronavirus cases in recent weeks, reversing a low of 89 on August 22, the lowest daily case toll since April. The government has repeatedly urged caution to avoid a second wave of the pandemic, particularly with the advent of autumn.
September 19, 2020 10:41 UTC
Egypt’s Ministry of Health announced on Friday that 500 volunteers so far have signed up to participate in the third phase of coronavirus vaccine trials since registration began on September 12. The ministry has called on more citizens to volunteer in the trials to meet the government’s target of 6,000 participants. Participants in the clinical trials will not be informed of which vaccine they are receiving. Seven out of a total of 135 vaccines have managed to reach the third stage of clinical trials, she said. Global organizations have set strict rules in place for these trials which will not be subject to any changes, Zayed said.
September 19, 2020 10:30 UTC
CAIRO - 19 September 2020: Minister of Tourism and Antiquities Khaled el Anany said on Satuday that up to 200,000 German tourists visited South Sinai and the Red Sea and returned home safely without any complaints. The minister hailed the role of the Egyptian embassy and Ambassador Khaled Galal in arranging key meetings with German tourism officials. Anany highlighted the precautionary measures adopted by Egypt to protect tourists, including conducting PCR tests for tourists upon arrival and before departure. He added that the German officials have been briefed on the anti-COVID 19 measures adopted by Egypt during the fruitful meetings. The Minister of Tourism and Antiquities had met with the German Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Miguel Berger at the German Foreign Ministry.
September 19, 2020 10:30 UTC
The Hammers have not added any new players since the last campaign ended and their 2-0 loss to Newcastle United on the opening Premier League weekend did little to ease fans’ anger towards the club’s hierarchy. British media reported West Ham’s pursuit of centre back James Tarkowski is still alive ahead of the transfer window deadline on Oct. 5, but they have failed to meet Burnley’s asking price of at least 30 million pounds up front. Yet Moyes remains upbeat ahead of Saturday’s London derby against Arsenal. “We have an imbalance, we have an awful lot of wide players who can play upfront or midfield and less defenders to choose from. “We lost defenders Jeremy Ngakia, Pablo Zabaleta and Winston Reid (on loan) so we are short in those areas.”
September 18, 2020 18:11 UTC