Head of the Administrative Court Feryal Kotb ordered the reference of ex-state TV Anchor Azza al-Henawi for an expedited disciplinary trial on charges of spreading misinformation and insulting political figures on her private social media accounts. CD evidence from the administrative court show Al-Henawi bashing media politics in Egypt and criticizing how media leaders are chosen. She called the Egyptian media an “evil, misleading power” and has also claimed to have been bribed with a large sum of money. Al-Henawi is an ex-anchor from the state television channel “Cairo” or Channel 3. By December she was forbidden from working on any Egyptian television channel, leading her to travel to Turkey where she currently operates from the Al Sharq channel.
May 22, 2018 16:41 UTC
Real Madrid's Toni Kroos celebrates his goal against Celta Vigo during their Spanish first division soccer match at Balaidos stadium in Vigo April 26, 2015. To reach a Champions League final you can't be a bad team. Liverpool beat Manchester City, one of the big favourites," the German said. If you arrive in three Champions League finals in a row it shows you must be top in terms of motivation. If not, you don't beat Paris (St Germain), Juventus and Bayern.
May 22, 2018 16:30 UTC
Seven members of the arrested pro-Gaddafi sabotage cell- Press PhotoCAIRO – 22 May 2018: The Libyan National Army has been waging a military campaign in Derna, eastern Libya to liberate it from the remaining terrorists. The military air strikes targeted militants at the Al-Salam and western Shiha districts.In the meantime, Libyan security forces announced arresting of a pro-Saif al-Islam Gaddafi sabotage cell near the capital of Tripoli. "Police forces succeeded to arrest a seven-member armed cell affiliated to the so-called Popular Front to Liberate Libya (PFLL), which is led by elements that are pro-Gaddafi and his son Saif al-Islam," said the Special Deterrence Forces of the Libyan Interior Ministry in a statement on Monday.The statement revealed that the defendants had planned to carry out sabotage and chaotic acts. “Our sources confirmed the injury of Sorour, who had been seen at a field hospital,” Rafady added.Sorour is also known as Abu Abdullah al-Masry. He is one of the key leading terrorists in Derna and has been known for being the judge of Al-Qaeda in Libya.
May 22, 2018 15:56 UTC
Iohannis does not have the authority to fire the PM.On May 14, the U.S. moved its embassy to Jerusalem in an opening ceremony, officially recognizing the city as the capital of Israel. Romania was among a few European Union (EU) countries that participated in the ceremony.On Monday, more than 60 Palestinians were killed by Israeli gunfire during Palestinian protests against the move.Only two days after the opening of the U.S. embassy in Jerusalem, Guatemala also moved its embassy to Jerusalem. A day before the vote, Trump threatened to cut off financial aid to countries that vote in favor of the draft resolution. "They take hundreds of millions of dollars and even billions of dollars, and then they vote against us. We don't care," Trump told reporters at the White House.However, 128 countries voted for a non-binding U.N. General Assembly resolution, while nine countries voted against, 35 abstained and 21 did not cast a vote.Guatemala, Honduras, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru, Palau and Togo voted against the resolution, while Paraguay, Romania and Hungary abstained from voting.
May 22, 2018 15:11 UTC
An Israeli tank can be seen near the Israeli side of the border with Syria in the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, Israel May 9, 2018. REUTERS/Amir CohenUS Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin and US President Donald Trump’s daughter and adviser Ivanka Trump unveil the inauguration plaque during the opening of the US embassy in Jerusalem on May 14, 2018 - AFP Photo/Menahem KahanaCAIRO - 22 May 2018: Republican Congressman, Ron DeSantis, presented a proposal to recognize Syria's Golan Heights as an Israeli territory, following the U.S. controversial move to relocate its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.DeSantis, who is known for his support to Israel, said in an interview published Sunday with the Israeli news website Walla that he had brought the proposal before the Congressional Committee on Foreign Affairs on Thursday.He attended the ceremony of the U.S. Embassy opening in Jerusalem last Monday.Israel captured the Golan in 1967 from Syria during the 1967 Six-Day War and has occupied two-thirds of the strategically-important territory ever since, in a move that has never been recognized by the international community, including the United States.The Israeli occupation built dozens of illegal settlements in the area since its occupation and used the territory to carry out a number of military operations against Iranian targets in Syria.Last December, Trump announced his decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. His decision infuriated Arabs, Muslims and Palestinians, who declared that Washington could no longer play the mediator role in the Middle East peace process.On December 21, the United Nations General Assembly voted overwhelmingly in favor of a resolution that calls on the US to withdraw its controversial recognition of Jerusalem as the Israeli capital.On May 14, more than 60 Palestinians were killed and more than 2,700 others were wounded by Israeli gunfire along the fence between the Gaza Strip and the occupied territories on the eve of the 70th anniversary of Nakba Day (Day of Catastrophe).
May 22, 2018 15:00 UTC
File - Egypt's minister of communications and information technology, Yasser Al-QadiCAIRO -22 May 2018: Information and Communication Technology Minister Yasser el Qadi discussed with a delegation from Visa International, led by the company’s general manager for the Middle East and North Africa Marcello Baricordi means to activate a memorandum of understanding that was previously inked between both sides.The MoU aims to enhance the infrastructure connected with boosting the digital economy and implementing a new system of visa cards to ease offering services to citizens.During the meeting, Qadi asserted the government’s keenness on establishing partnerships with the world companies to achieve the goal of financial inclusion and build a digital economy via upgrading the system of the financial services to cope with the latest global techniques, said a statement by the ministry on Tuesday.Both sides discussed plans of action to implement what was included in the MoU and Qadi reviewed the Egyptian ministry’s vision on the importance of transferring know how and experiences to the Egyptian cadres as part of a strategy that aims to turn Egypt into a regional hub for digital payment technologies.For his part, Baricordi stressed that his company regards Cairo as a strategic partner and places the Egyptian market on its list of priorities, commending the Egyptian government’s positive efforts to spread the culture of e-payments and achieve financial inclusion.He asserted Visa’s readiness to fully contribute to boosting technological infrastructure needed to activate the digital economy and upgrade services offered to citizens.
May 22, 2018 14:48 UTC
An Egyptian application titled “7keema” has been named as the best startup in Egypt at the 2018 Seedstars world competition7keema is a mobile application owned by HealthApp Group that provides safe, instant and high quality services in the field of home care nursing through registered and licensed professional nurses. The app service is provided 24/7, initially in Egypt and planned to reach other MENA countries soon. At the end of the pitching round, 7keema startup snatched the prize as the first of its kind in the Middle East. 7keema will represent Egypt at the global Seedstars Summit in Switzerland, held on April 2019. The Seedstars world competition is a global startup competition covering more than 65 emerging and developing markets.
May 22, 2018 14:26 UTC
U.S. President Donald Trump - ReutersWASHINGTON- 22 May 2018: The United States on Tuesday imposed sanctions on five Iranians it said were linked to the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps.In a statement on its website, the U.S. Treasury named the individuals as Mehdi Azarpisheh, Mohammad Jafari, Mahmud Kazemabad, Javad Shir Amin, and Sayyed Mohammad Tehrani.
May 22, 2018 14:26 UTC
Egypt, EBRD, Agreement, Suez Oil Processing Company, Sahar Nasr, Minister of InvestmentCAIRO – 22 May 2018: Egypt and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) signed an agreement, worth $200 billion, to invest in boosting energy efficiency for the Suez Oil Processing Company.Minister of Investment and International Cooperation, Sahar Nasr, and Erik Ramosen, director of Natural Resources Department at EBRD, signed the agreement in the presence of Minister of Petroleum Tarek el-Molla.EBRD also signed an executing agreement of the project with Chairman of Suez Oil Processing Company, Mohamed Elewa.“This project aims at investing in energy efficiency and improving its usage which will be reflected on reducing the environmental emissions that cause climate change and harm the environment as well as humans' health,” Nasr said.Nasr added that the project will also work on updating the oil-sector’s companies, supporting them to increase the production of high-quality fuel, compatible with international standards, transforming Egypt to a regional center for the exchange of energy.The project will contribute in providing new job opportunities in a good working environment as well as providing clean energy and boosting the economic growth through the implementation of environmental investments, according to the minister.In December 2017, Egypt signed a similar agreement with EBRD in favor of the Egyptian Natural Gas Holding Company (EGAS), where about $125 million were directed to waste heat recovery technologies while the rest of the loan, $75 million, went for other projects.According to EBRD data, the bank financed 78 projects in Egypt worth €3.5 billion. The current portfolio of projects is worth €2.7 billion.Established in 1991, EBRD is an international financial institution that is owned by 66 countries from five continents, along with the European Union and the European Investment Bank, targeting to develop a sound investment climate and promote environmentally and socially sound and sustainable development.
May 22, 2018 14:26 UTC
Tamer Hosny along with the children of 57357 hospital – Tamer Hosny Official Facebook Page. CAIRO – 22 May 2018: Famous Egyptian singer Tamer Hosny released his new song “El MawdoFeek” (The Issue is Inside You) to support children who are suffering from cancer at 57357 Hospital and to serve as a media campaign for the hospital.This song was previously released by Hosny in 2014, but he changed its words and musical distribution to fit being the hospital’s campaign song. Hosny donated all his pay to 57357 Hospital to buy a room equipped with the latest equipment in the world for the treatment of cancer patients. The room at 57357 Hospital bears his name and image in honour of his charity.Hosny is a singer, songwriter, composer and actor. He is also the first Arab artist to get more than 100 million views on Anghami.Hosny is currently shooting his new movie “El Badla” (The Suit).
May 22, 2018 14:15 UTC
The holy month of Ramadan is a time for reciting Quran and acts of charity by Muslims in Kazakhstan. The customs of this holy month are long inherited in Kazakhstan. Kazakhstan has many beautiful, large mosques built on vast areas, such as Nur-Astana Mosque in Astana, the capital of Kazakhstan; Central Mosque Almaty; Mausoleum of Khawaja Ahmed Yasawi Mosque in Turkistan; and Manjali Mosque in Atyrau. Preaching convoys are also held throughout Kazakhstan, and it lasts for 75 days before Ramadan for preaching and guidance in the remote villages. Before the Maghrib (sunset) prayer, the fasting people go in large numbers to “Ramadan street banquets” which are called “mercy restaurants” in Kazakhstan.
The Suez Canal Economic Zone (SCZone) is planning to globally be classified among the top players in logistics and marine services over the next few years. He pointed out that the next 10 years, will witness higher rates of contracting for projects by up to about 40%, including increased operations. Lars Chirstensen, CEO of Suez Canal Container Terminal (SCCT), said that the government has to activate investments based on the unique location of the Suez Canal to meet global standards. Amr Shafey, head of France’s CMA CGM in Egypt, said that by 2028, Egypt will reap the fruits of the SCZone. He pointed out that the most important characteristics of the SCZone is its position.
The Egyptian, Tunisia, and Algeria foreign ministers emphasised on Tuesday the rejection of all foreign interferences in Libya, as it will undermine the political process and perpetuate the country’s crisis, following the tripartite ministerial meeting held in Algeria to discuss the situation in the country. The foreign ministers agreed to continue their security coordination to counter extremist groups’ threats that target Libya’s security and safety, as well as monitoring “terrorist elements’” movements into the war-torn country. Egypt, Tunisia, and Algeria’s foreign ministers, Sameh Shoukry, Khemaies Jhinaoui, and Abdelkader Messahel met on Monday in Algeria for a regular ministerial meeting to discuss the updates in Libya, ahead of expected parliamentary and presidential elections in the country in late 2018. The Islamic State group (IS) gained a foothold in Sirte, the birthplace of Gaddafi, before the town was recaptured in 2016. It has been hit by a financial crisis since 2011 due to clashes between militias and forces loyal to these governments.
Alleged resignations of prominent members of different political parties have been reported in media outlets during the past few days. Prominently, Free Egyptians Party members Alaa Abed and Tarek Radwan, and the former head of Al-Wafd party, Al-Sayed Al-Badawi, are reported to have quit. Meanwhile, Free Egyptians Party Head Essam Khalil denied in a press statement to privately-owned newspaper Al-Shorouk receiving any official resignations from any of the party’s members. Meanwhile, businessperson Al-Badawi, who served two terms as the head of Al-Wafd Party, resigned as honorary president of the party, after receiving the title by consensus. Previously, Egypt Support parliamentary coalition Head Mohamed El-Sewedy said that there are consultations to transform the coalition into a political party.
Dunn noted, on the sidelines of Boeing’s suhoor event on Monday evening, that the planned office will be primarily responsible only for Egypt. Dunn noted that about 60% of EgyptAir’s fleet, about 57 aircraft, are Boeing, adding, “we are looking forward to boosting cooperation with EgyptAir. Meanwhile, Dunn said that research and development (R&D) is a very interesting area for Boeing, noting that the company conducts experiments in different countries, including the UAE and South Africa. “We try to find the right way to develop economically sustainable biofuel from the natural plants on the Gulf coast,” said Dunn, adding that it is a promising experiment because plant’s seeds contain plenty of energy. Boeing’s global reach includes customers in approximately 150 countries and operations in more than 65.