He won a Grammy for the album “Sant Allah” by Youssou N'Dour, for which Salama served as the producer and conductor, accompanying N'Dour's music with his own ensemble. Salama has also worked to compose music at the National Egyptian Theatre through working with acclaimed theatre director Samir el-Asfoury.Salama has also been an active contributor for various Egyptian musicians, such as Amr Diab, Mohamed Mounir and Ali el-Hagar. Since 1988, Salama's group “Sharkiat” has performed over 2,000 times across the world's most prestigious Jazz festivals, and contributed award-winning music for the Egyptian movie “Angel Paradise”, by director Osama Fawzy.Al-Tuhami comes from a prestigious family; he is the son of renowned 'Munshid' singer Sheikh Yassin Al-Tuhami, and is the grandson of an Imam at the Great Mosque. Tuhami has received musical training under his father and Sheikh Al-Arif Billah, carrying with him a great Sufi legacy. He performs regularly at the Cairo Opera House and at various other musical venues in the country.The pair will be accompanied by various other musicians; Ramadan Mansour on Tabla, Andre Sagon on Bass, Hameed the Sound engineer, Mamdou Sorou on Nai, Ayman Sidky on Percussion, Sheif Alaa on Guitar and Salih Elartist on Accordion.
FILE: Egypt's Immigration Minister Nabila MakramLUXOR - 24 February 2018: The activities of "Egypt Can 3" conference will kick off Sunday under the auspices of President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi.The two-day event is organized by the Ministry of Immigration and Egyptian Expatriates Affairs and will be inaugurated by Prime Minister Sherif Ismail in the presence of some ministers.The event will witness the participation of 21 Egyptian expatriate scientists who managed to make achievements in the fields of agriculture, irrigation and water shortage problems.
The Western cemetery area was reserved for senior officials in the pharaonic area. The famous Egyptian archaeologist Zahi Hawass has previously discovered a group of ancient Egyptian tombs in this area.Archaeologists at Cairo University have discovered catacombs including 18 non-royal mummies in Tuna el-Gebel on Saturday May 13, 2017. This discovery was the first human necropolis found in central Egypt with so many mummies.Tuna el-Gebel in the city of Mallawi was the necropolis of Khmun. It is an archaeological village located in Al Minya Governorate. It has a population of more than 20 thousand people.Tuna el-Gebel was originally named “Towns’’ in the Pharaonic era.
A security officer from Doorbin Hotel assesses the debris after a suicide car explosion in front of the hotel in Mogadishu, Somalia February 24, 2018 / ReutersCAIRO - 24 February 2018: Secretary-General of the Arab League Ahmed Abul Gheit condemned Friday terrorist attack that was launched by al Shabab group, leaving 45 Somali people dead and dozens others injured.In a statement on Saturday, the Arab League chief said that such terrorist operations represent a desperate attempt aiming to spread horror among the people and undermine the tireless efforts of the Somali government backed by regional and international support to restore stability.Abul Gheit offered his heartfelt condolences to the Somali government and families of the victims, wishing the injured a speedy recovery.Spokesman for the Arab League chief Mahmoud Afifi reiterated the AL's solidarity with the Somali government in its efforts aimed at boosting development and performance of the state's institutions and combating terrorism.On Friday evening, two car bombings targeted the presidential palace and other governmental headquarters in Mogadishu, killing 45 people and injuring dozens others.On the same context, Egypt's Mufti Shawki Allam also strongly condemned the bloody terrorist attack, according to a statement issued by Al-Azhar on Saturday.Allam stressed that the Islamic Shariaa (Islamic law) prohibits attacking people by all means, adding that the terrorist groups seek spreading destruction everywhere and destabilizing countries.He further offered his heartfelt condolences to the Somali leadership, government and people, wishing a speedy recovery for the injured.Meanwhile, Qaeda-affiliated al Shabaab terrorist group claimed responsibility for the terrorist attacks.
February 24, 2018 12:56 UTC
Elections at the Engineers sub Syndicate were held Saturday in 15 syndicates. Sorting the votes began immediately in the presence of the candidates' delegates - Mahmoud FakhryElections at the Engineers sub Syndicate were held Saturday in 15 syndicates - Mahmoud FakhryElections at the Engineers sub Syndicate were held Saturday in 15 syndicates - Mahmoud FakhryElections at the Engineers sub Syndicate were held Saturday in 15 syndicates - Mahmoud FakhryCAIRO – 24 February 2018: Elections at the Engineers sub Syndicate were held Saturday in 15 syndicates. Sorting the votes began immediately in the presence of the candidates' delegates.The final results have been officially announced showing that the list of “Engineers in Love of Egypt" won a number of seats. This list is topped by engineer Hany Dahy, the former Minister of Transport.The elections includes three lists of candidates, most notably "Engineers in Love of Egypt" headed by Dahy, a candidate for the post of chairman of the syndicate, the "Independence Current" list headed by Tariq al-Nabrawi, the current chairman of the syndicate and "Engineers Union" headed by Mostafa Abu-Zeid, the Chairman of Mechanics and Electricity Department at the Ministry of Irrigation.The voting for the position of the chairman of syndicate will be held on Friday.
February 24, 2018 12:33 UTC
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp expressed his hope that the Reds winger and Egyptian football star Mohamed Salah has the best left foot in the world. During a press conference on Friday, Klopp avoided giving a direct answer to the question “has he got the best left foot in the business?”“Hopefully in the business all over the word, Lionel Messi is left footed isn’t he? I’m more surprised that he had a header [in his Premier League total] as well. It’s a very good left foot for sure,” he added. Salah was crowned best left-footer in Premier League history after scoring against Southhampton.
February 24, 2018 12:33 UTC
An Egyptian court sentenced 9 people to two years in prison on Thursday after they had been arrested in July for forming a group called “Etihad El-Garabea,” and for the possession of 160 printed documents that allegedly spread rumors in attempts to obstruct the law and the constitution. Ahmed Nasr, Sara Mehanna, Maha Ahmed, Enas Ibrahim, Mohamed Mahfouz and Nancy Kamal were escorted by 25 security personnel from Azhar Park in July, state news Al-Ahram reported. Ahmed Said, Sameh Ramadan and Abdel Rahman Gamal, are three other defendants whose names were later added to the case. At the time of their arrest, the detainees denied all accusations against them and their defense team demanded the park’s surveillance tapes be revised. Back in July, posters were seen around Cairo metro stations with “Etihad El- Garabea,” printed on them, boasting slogans like “Do you feel your children are safe?”, “Happy with stability?” and “Do you still have spare change?”During the same period, a Facebook page called “Etihad El-Garabea” went viral on Facebook.
February 24, 2018 12:00 UTC
The first charging station for electric cars in Egypt and North Africa was opened at a gas station on the Cairo-Suez desert road. “This event is the cornerstone for the launch of electric cars in Egypt,” said Qabil, , stressing that the government will now make an effort to equip Egyptian cities with electric charging technology. He added that the world is currently moving towards the technology of electric cars and the entry of this technology into Egypt will contribute to protecting the environment from emissions. Mohammed Badawi, CEO of Rivolta, a company that installed the charging station, said that his company is cooperating with the National Company for Petroleum to provide charging services for electric vehicles. The first phase of the project will include the opening of 65 charging stations in seven governorates’ national gas stations, commercial centers, roads and in other places.
February 24, 2018 12:00 UTC
The Supreme Guide of Muslim Brotherhood Mohammed Badie - File PhotoCAIRO - 24 February 2018: The Cairo Criminal Court decided on Saturday to adjourn until March 3 the trial of Muslim Brotherhood guide Mohamed Badie and 739 other leaders and members of the banned group for their involvement in the armed sit-in in Cairo's Rabaa el Adawiya Square.The defendants are accused of possessing weapons, blocking roads, violating citizens' rights and vandalizing public property, holding an armed gathering in Rabaa sit-in, disturbing public peace as well as murdering a number of citizens and policemen, in addition to other accusations.On 20 February, the Cairo Criminal Court also decided to adjourn the case until 24 February.The court said its decision comes to complete hearing the testimonies of the witnesses.
February 24, 2018 11:48 UTC
The Ministry of Manpower and Immigration said on Saturday that the total remittances of Egyptians working in Jordan during January amounted to about US$80 million, as well as about US$267,929 retirement salaries for Egyptians who have been working in Jordan. A report by the ministry indicated that the total work permits issued by Jordan authorities to Egyptian workers in Egypt amounted to 14,225. The Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS) said in October that that 9.5 million Egyptians live outside the country. Around 6.2 million expatriates live in Arab countries, and 1.6 million of them live in Jordan. Egypt floated the national currency on November 2016.
February 24, 2018 11:48 UTC
FILE- Egyptian currencyCAIRO – 24 February 2018: Remittances from expatriate Egyptians in Jordan stood at $80 million in January, the Egyptian Embassy in Jordan said.In a report sent to the Minister of Manpower, the embassy said that some 14,000 job permits have been issued for Egyptians to work in Jordan.Total remittances from Egyptian expatriates recorded $29.1 billion during the period from November 2016 to December 2017, compared to $24.4 billion in the same period of 2015/2016, the latest data from the Central Bank of Egypt (CBE) showed.The data showed that the total remittances achieved a 19.2 percent increase of $4.7 billion.The CBE said that the total remittances in December 2017 increased 29.3 percent to $2.6 billion, compared to $2 billion in December 2016.According to previous data from CBE, remittances increased to $26.4 billion since floating the Egyptian pound in November 2016 and until November 2017, compared to $22.3 billion in the same period a year earlier.Remittances increased by $2.4 billion in the period between July and November 2017 to stand at $10.4 billion, compared to $8.1 billion in the same period of 2016.In the month of July 2017 alone, remittances increased by 5.8 percent year-on-year to register $2.2 billion, according to the CBE.
February 24, 2018 11:26 UTC
Egypt’s Minister of Irrigation and Water Resources Mohamed Abdel Ati denied that the start of storage of water at the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) will affect Egypt’s High Dam. During an interview with state-run newspaper Akhbar al-Youm, Ati said that the number of years of filling the reservoir of GERD are expected to be set so as not to harm Egypt’s water interests. “There is a declaration of principles and political and legal frameworks governing cooperation between the three countries [Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan]. I do not think that Addis Ababa and Khartoum will violate these frameworks,” Ati said. Relations have recently been strained by a failure to agree on the impact that Ethiopia’s GERD project might have on the water flowing into Egypt and Sudan.
February 24, 2018 11:15 UTC
Qatar 2022 logo - CC via WikimediaFIFA president Sepp Blatter hands over the World Cup trophy to then emir of Qatar Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani and his wife Chair in Zurich. FILE: Mounting risk of World Cup built on abuse as Qatar fails to deliver reforms - Amnesty International WebsiteCAIRO – 24 February 2018: Qatar will most likely lose the 2022 World Cup hosting rights; the World’s most prestigious tournament would be relocated to either England or the United States of America, according to German Focus.The Focus report, issued on Friday, contended that FIFA will make its final decision on the venue of the World Cup at the end of the month, citing that “the organization of the World Cup to Qatar lacks integrity.”Due to the overwhelming humidity and heat and the continuing negligence by Qatari authorities, thousands of Qatar-based migrant workers’ lives are at risk, according to a statement made in late September by Human Rights Watch (HRW).The statement also cites Humidex’s report last summer on the intolerable weather conditions faced by the migrant workers at the 2022 World Cup venues and the construction sites, and who primarily come from Asian and African countries.Of 520 labor deaths, 385 were from Bangladesh, India and Nepal, and those deaths were "neither explained nor investigated,” according to HRW, who urged FIFA to pressure the authorities to protect up to a million migrant workers.Nicholas McGeehan, researcher at HRW, said that FIFA’s 2022 World Cup organizing committee and Qatari authorities deliberately “obscure the underlying cause of deaths and make it impossible to determine whether [the workers’ deaths] may be related to working conditions, such as heat stress,” accusing them of “willful abdication of responsibility,” the Guardian reported Wednesday.The extreme climate in the Gulf, measured against the Wet Bulb Global Temperature and the Humidex system, makes working at almost any time of day or night in July, August and the first half of September dangerous, McGeehan said.A few weeks before the holding of the German Federal elections, German chancellor and current presidential candidate, said during the final debate with her rival Martin Schulz that she does not approve of Qatar hosting the 2022 World Cup.The German chancellor has denounced Qatar's hosting rights of the 2022 World Cup after it was internationally recognized as a state that harbors and sponsors terrorism.Also, amid allegations of FIFA being involved in bribery scandals to pave the way for Qatar to host the 2022 World Cup, the Guardian reported in November that a senior FIFA official took at least $1m in bribes to vote for Qatar to host the 2022 World Cup, a witness testified in court on Tuesday.Julio Grondona, a senior vice-president at FIFA and former head of the Argentinean football association, allegedly told the witness, Alejandro Burzaco, an Argentinean sports marketing executive, that he was owed the money in exchange for his vote, which helped Qatar secure the tournament.Since June 2017, The tiny emirate has been facing a complete boycott by Egypt, Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Bahrain for reconciliation over siding with Iran and sponsoring terrorist figures and groups that are proven to be responsible for carrying out terrorist attacks in the region.Since then, Qatar has resisted conciliation attempts and has not shown any effort in disassociating itself from the terrorist groups that the quartet claims are harbored and financially supported by Doha.
February 24, 2018 11:00 UTC
A logo is pictured on a backdrop before a news conference after an UEFA Executive Board meeting in Nyon, Switzerland, December 9, 2016. "If you're a 28-year-old player here, you've probably been playing with the same players week in, week out for 15 years. "We've been trying for some time to find a pathway which enables our players to play international football and represent the island competitively. "I understand England and Germany not wanting to play us," said Austin. "If we were in that (League of Nations) Group D with Andorra, San Marin, Gibraltar, Malta, Liechtenstein, it's where we should be.
February 24, 2018 10:52 UTC
Prime Minister Sherif Ismail said on Friday that Egypt welcomes any quantities of natural gas from any country for processing in the country’s liquefaction plants. During a press conference, Ismail said that the natural gas agreement involving Israeli and Egyptian companies is a deal between private sector companies, not governments, but it nevertheless highlights Egypt’s pivotal role in the energy sector and its new role in the region. He added that Egypt is currently working to receive natural gas from Cyprus. He went on to say that the total output of Egypt’s gas is 5.6 billion cubic feet per day, pointing out that the reserve of the Zohr field is almost equivalent to the total gas reserves in the East Mediterranean Sea region. He also emphasized the close cooperation between Egypt, Jordan, and Iraq in the same field, announcing that Egypt has entered an agreement with Jordan and Iraq to transport crude oil and gas from Iraq, through Jordan, to Egypt.
February 24, 2018 10:52 UTC