A police vehicle in Turkey's southern province of Mersin was hit in a bomb attack on Tuesday - screen shot from Extra newsANKARA– 17 October 2017: A police vehicle in Turkey's southern province of Mersin was hit in a bomb attack on Tuesday, broadcaster NTV said.Ambulances, police and fire trucks were sent to the site of the attack, NTV said. There were no immediate reports of casualties.Mersin Mayor Burhanettin Kocamaz told another broadcaster, Haberturk, that the attack took place on the street where the local governor's office is located. He said the police vehicle was moving at the time of the attack.Twelve people were wounded in a bomb attack on a police vehicle in Turkey's southern Mersin province on Tuesday, Turkish broadcaster NTV said.No one immediately claimed responsibility for the attack. Police vehicles, including transport buses, are frequent targets for Kurdish militants.
October 17, 2017 15:11 UTC
Zinedine Zidane Real Madrid’s coach - Press image courtesy ReutersCAIRO – 17 October 2017: Real Madrid will face Tottenham Hotspur in the strongest match of the first day of the Champions League's third round on Tuesday.The 12 time title holder, Real Madrid, will host Tottenham Hotspur at Santiago Bernabeu at 8:45 p.m. (CLT).The two teams \played and won two matches against two other teams in group H, where Real Madrid defeated APOEL Nicosia 3-0 in the first round, and Borussia Dortmund 3-1 in the second round. Tottenham Hotspur beat Dortmund 3-1 in the first round and APOEL 3-0 in the second round, so with these results Madrid and the Spurs come in the same rank, with six points each and no goal difference between them.In the history of Tottenham, they had faced Real Madrid four times, but never won any of the matches. The first time was on March 6, 1985 at UEFA Cup and ended with a 1-0 victory for Madrid, followed by a negative draw in the same year and month. The third and fourth times were at UEFA Champions League season 2010/2011, where the first leg match ended with a four goal victory for Madrid with no reply from Tottenham, and the second leg, at Tottenham’s stadium, also ended with the home team’s loss (1-0).
October 17, 2017 15:00 UTC
About 2.2 million citizens received EGP 7.8bn worth of micro loans until the end of September 2017, according to Chairman of the Egyptian Union of Microfinance Mona Zulfikar. Asked by Daily News Egypt to elaborate, Zulfikar said that 70% of clients who received these loans were females. Moreover, Zulfikar said that the union aims to reach 10 million clients with funding totalling EGP 30bn in five years. She noted that the union has 782 member civil society organizations working in micro funding, next to three companies in the same field. Gamea said that the agency provided micro loans worth EGP 1.5bn in the first eight months of the current year, which is 53% higher from the same period last year.
Source:Daily News Egypt
October 17, 2017 15:00 UTC
Youm lel Setat-File PhotoCAIRO- 17 October 2017: The Egyptian movie ‘’Youm lel Setat’’ (a Day For Women) won the Best Movie Award from the Arab Film Festival in Rotterdam, and the movie heroine Elham Shaheen was honoured for her artistic career.The story of the movie takes place in one of the poor Egyptian districts, where the three main heroines of the movie, Azza, Shaimaa and Laila, live. “Youm Lel Setat” is written by Hanaa Attia and directed by Kamla Abou Zekri. "Youm Lel Setat" previously won the Best Film Award from the 20th Khouribga African Film Festival in Morocco. Shaheen shared the Best Actress Award with Karim from the 13th Kazan International Muslim Film Festival in Russia for their roles in the movie on September 11. "Youm Lel Setat" was the only Egyptian movie participating in the festival this year.
October 17, 2017 14:48 UTC
Amber Rudd, Britain's Home Secretary, leaves 10 Downing Street in London - REUTERSLONDON– 17 October 2017: British interior minister Amber Rudd said on Tuesday it was "unthinkable" that Britain and the European Union would fail to get a Brexit deal, distancing herself from other ministers who say London should be ready to walk away without an agreement.Rudd, who campaigned for Britain to stay in the EU, told a parliamentary committee that securing a deal should be simple because it is in the interest of both sides. "It is unthinkable there would be no deal. It is so much in their interest as well as ours," Rudd said.Brexit minister David Davis earlier told parliament that Britain should maintain the option of walking away without any deal for negotiating reasons.
October 17, 2017 14:48 UTC
The Governor of Minya, Essam al-Bedawi, laid the primary foundation stone for the “Brand Pharma factory” pharmaceutical industries in the industrial zone of Minya. The factory was constructed on 8000 m2 with cost that totaled LE 150 million. Bedawi stressed that the factory will add value to Upper Egypt by providing labor opportunities for young pharmacists and supporting drug manufacturing and medical solutions. Chairman of “Brand Pharma factory”, Maikel Sami, formerly stated that the factory will offer 120 jobs in the pharmacy, administration and technical supervision fields and meet the increasing demands for medicines and medial solutions. The project managers will prepare equipment and form a team of pharmacists and administrators during the first year of the project.
October 17, 2017 14:41 UTC
Nasr is in talks to expedite the signing of the World Bank’s third tranche worth $1bn before the end of 2017. The loans are part of an agreement between Egypt and the World Bank and cover the period between 2015 and 2019. The World Bank has allocated $500m to the Upper Egypt development project. She added that the ministry is calling on the private sector to participate in infrastructure projects in Upper Egypt. The World Bank mission has been in Egypt in September to discuss Upper Egypt development project, supporting governance, developing education, and enhancing the investment climate.
Source:Daily News Egypt
October 17, 2017 14:37 UTC
Minister of Investment Sahar Nasr - File PhotoNEW YORK– 17 October 2017: International investment corporations have praised the efforts exerted by Egypt to improve the business and investment climate, voicing willingness to pump new investments to Egypt in the coming phase.The remarks were made at a session held by the American Chamber of Commerce under the title of "Egyptian Economy.. Reform and Development" in coordination with the Egyptian-American Business Council and Hermes Financial Corporation.Egyptian Minister of Investment and International Cooperation Sahar Nasr and Senior Region Vice President of Apache Middle East Company James House were present.During the session, Nasr called on American investors to hold business in the Suez Canal Development Corridor, the New Administrative Capital and the New Alameen City. House, for his part, expressed his company's resolve to increase its investments to Egypt in the coming phase in view of the measures recently adopted by the Egyptian government to improve the investment climate.Meanwhile, Nasr held a series of meetings with representatives of international financial foundations whose assets exceed dlrs 600 billion. The corporations include Alliance Bernsten, Oppenheimer Funds, Frontier 337, Perry Creek Capital, Briarwood Chase Management, Times Square Management, Deltec Asset Management and Mutimaزtags:
October 17, 2017 14:26 UTC
I asked him if our national team would be able to reach the World Cup finals. This was not what the players wanted, and that to reach the World Cup must be part of the Egyptian entitlements not based on dreams and wishes, but on reality that can make it. It is surprising that the victory of the national team and its qualify for the World Cup came at the time of our annual celebration of the October 1973 War without realizing our great lessons. Cuper and his team came back to the point where we can manage our potentials, and not our dreams, to make achievable goals. It was the honorable loss on the place that no one imagined, just as it happened after that until they reached the World Cup.
October 17, 2017 14:04 UTC
Kenya’s opposition leader Raila Odinga decided not to stand in next week’s presidential election to avoid defeat rather than for reasons of principle, the deputy president said on Tuesday. “Odinga is running away from a humiliating defeat,” deputy president William Ruto told journalists. Odinga says the election board has failed to meet conditions to guarantee fairness, including firing key personnel he blamed for mistakes during the last poll. Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch said on Monday at least 33 people were killed in Nairobi during a police crackdown on opposition supporters after the August vote. A police spokesman said election board officials were attacked by “hooligans” in several towns in western Kenya on Tuesday and warned against interference with the board’s work.
October 17, 2017 14:03 UTC
Taliban militants struck government targets in many provinces of Afghanistan on Tuesday, killing at least 69 people, including a senior police commander, and wounding scores of others. Two Taliban suicide car bombers paved the way for a number of gunmen to attack the compound, officials and militants said. Security forces killed at least five attackers. Provincial officials said at least 15 government security forces were killed and 12 wounded in the Ghazni attacks, with 13 civilians killed and seven wounded. The Taliban said they had killed 31 security forces and wounded 21 in those clashes.
October 17, 2017 13:52 UTC
The incident is considered to be the first of its type to be implemented by Sinai Province. On a regular basis, Egyptian media outlets and other security reports assert that the Sinai Province group is receiving finance from certain countries that are accused of being sponsors of terrorism, including Qatar. The weapons would then be smuggled through tunnels into North Sinai. Since declaring allegiance to IS, the group has intensified its attacks against army and police forces based in North Sinai. Sinai Province considers the army and police force as apostates as well as civilians who do not support the group.
October 17, 2017 13:49 UTC
Minister of Electricity Mohamed Shaker giving a presentation during BEBA event- Egypt Today photoCAIRO – 17 October 2017: The Egyptian government will auction renewable energy plants after the end of the second phase of the feed-in-tariff (FiT) scheme, Minister of Electricity Mohamed Shaker said during an event organized by the British Egyptian Businessmen Association (BEBA).Power plants will be built with the help of private sectors. "By 2025, around 37.2 percent of Egypt's power will be generated from renewable energy resources, Shaker noted.The 14,400MW of capacity expected from three Siemens-led power plants in the New Administrative Capital, Beni Suef and Burullus, prompted the Ministry to delay implementation of projects. "BOO projects in Ayoun Mousa, Luxor and Qena were shifted to 2022-2027 plan for example," the minister said.As for the Dabaa nuclear plant, Shaker said contracts will be signed by the end of 2017, adding that the contracts will be followed by several studies. "This means that the project will start operations and sell power before the end of the grace period," he said.Shaker stressed that the electricity sector has seen improvements over the past three years. "In 2014, Egypt was suffering from severe power outages as there was a deficit of 25 percent of the peak load, and around 6,000MW of deficit," he said; highlighting that the country didn't suffer from power blackouts since June 2015 until now.To reach that, Shaker said the ministry conducted maintenance operations for 70 percent of power plants, which resulted in generating 1,961MW of electricity.
October 17, 2017 13:07 UTC
Sheikh Jackson Poster – Press MaterialCAIRO – 17 October 2017: The famous Egyptian director Amr Salama wrote on his official Instagram account that his latest successful movie “Sheikh Jackson” is going to be officially released in the United States in early 2018. “This is a big milestone in my career, which I have always wished for,” stated Amr Salama on his Instagram account.“Sheikh Jackson” screened for the first time in all Egyptian Cinemas on Wednesday, October 4. His strong relationship with Salafism reflects the contradictions in his life.The film poster, released by the production company, depicts the protagonist, played by Fishawy, dressed as a Salafi sheikh and posing in a Jackson dance move, wearing Jackson’s signature hat. The film also screened in the 61st London Film Festival, which kicked off on October 4. Egypt has selected Salama’s “Sheikh Jackson” as its candidate for consideration at the upcoming edition of the Oscars, set to take place in February 2018.
October 17, 2017 12:56 UTC
Painting by Klay Kassem (Photo courtesy of Arts-Mart Gallery)Painting by Klay Kassem (Photo courtesy of Klay Kassem)Painting by Klay Kassem (Photo courtesy of Klay Kassem)Painting by Klay Kassem (Photo courtesy of Klay Kassem)Painting by Klay Kassem (Photo courtesy of Klay Kassem)CAIRO – 17 October 2017: Ambitious contemporary artist Klay Kassem will be displaying several of his paintings featuring topics relevant to the common problems in the Egyptian society.Kassem gives his readers a quick insight in an interview with Egypt Today about what he aspires to achieve from his paintings, which Arts-Mart Gallery will be showcasing in an exhibition on Friday.A patriotic identity began to build up inside me when I graduated, and I embarked on trips to Luxor and Aswan, which were reflected in the works I produced before the Egyptian uprising in 2011. My works reflect the Egyptian identity and patriotism, redefining the philosophy of old authentic Egyptian art and turning it into a modern valuable production across the world.b>ET: Tell us a bit about the paintings that will be displayed. One of his remarkable works includes the music tunes featured in the film "Al Ard" (Earth); I have called these tunes "The Symphony of the Earth. "The exhibition will host an array of topics tackled through my painting and art; initiated from previous exhibitions in 2011. This can only be managed if those artists display the strong will of an artist, a critic and a receiver.
October 17, 2017 12:45 UTC