Jakelin developed a high fever and died hours later while in the care of U.S. Customs and Border Patrol. "My husband went because of the extreme poverty that we live in," said Claudia Maquin, who has three remaining children. "It's not just the Caal family. "The girl really stuck to him. It was very difficult to separate them," said Domingo, wearing muddy boots and a faded and torn blue shirt.He hoped his son would be able to find work in the United States and stay there.
December 15, 2018 22:18 UTC
President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi inaugurates developmental projects in Banha via video conference - Extra newsCAIRO – 15 December 2018: Egyptian President Abdel Fatah al Sisi ordered the cabinet to build a church at one of the social housing projects he inaugurated on Saturday. The president noticed the absence of a Christian worship house at Mahrousa 1 social housing project in Al Jabal Al Asfar in Daqahliyah governorate.Sisi urged the officials to have a church built at Ahalina housing project as a direct order. President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi inaugurated on Saturday six housing projects and three water plants. The president visited Mahrousa 1 social housing project in Al Jabal Al Asfar in Daqahliyah governorate, which is part of Greater Cairo, while inaugurated the rest via video conference.The other social housing projects are located in Al Asher Min Ramadan City, New October City, and 3,348 residential units in Cairo’s Badr City, and South Sinai. That is in addition to Ahalina 1 social housing project in Salam city in Cairo.As for water projects, the president inaugurated a wastewater treatment plant in Al Jabal Al Asfar, and water purification plants in Mahmoudiya near Alexandria, and New Sohag City.
December 15, 2018 19:07 UTC
French 'yellow vests' protest in their thousands for fifth SaturdayPARIS - 16 December 2018: Thousands of protesters took to the streets of French cities on Saturday in the fifth weekend of demonstrations against Emmanuel Macron's government, ignoring calls to hold off after a gun attack in Strasbourg this week.In Paris, police were out in force to contain outbursts of violence. Despite the protests, several major stores, such as the Galeries Lafayette, opened to lure in Christmas shoppers.Loic Bollay, 44, marching on the Champs-Elysees in a yellow vest, said the protests were more subdued but the movement would go on until the demonstrators' grievances were addressed. "Since the Strasbourg attack, it is calmer, but I think next Saturday and the following Saturdays...it will come back. "The Interior Minister said around 69,000 police were active on Saturday with a reinforced presence in Toulouse, Bordeaux and Saint-Etienne.Official figures said 66,000 protesters had been counted in France by 1700 GMT, compared to 126,000 at the same time a week before.In Paris, some 4,000 protesters marched in splintered groups in several neighbourhoods, and at least 168 were arrested, a Paris police official said.On Friday, President Macron called for a return to calm in France after nearly a month of protests by the so-called 'yellow vest' movement against his government's policies. The demonstrations have hit growth and caused widespread disruption.
December 15, 2018 18:56 UTC
Fayrouz - AFP. CAIRO - 15 December 2018: A free of charge tribute concert to Lebanese legendary singer Fayrouz will take place at the Maqad of Sultan Qaitbey Center for Arts and Culture on December 16.A quartet consisting of the Egyptian singer Nouran AbuTaleb ,Samer George (bass guitar), Mostafa Saeed (clarinet) and Maaty (percussion) will perform at the concert the famous songs of Fairouz.Lebanese singer Fayrouz was born on Nov. 21, 1935 in Lebanon. Her real name is Nihad Rizk Wadea Haddad.Fayrouz started her singing career when she was 6 years old. Roumy later named her Fayrouz.The veteran singer married Asi Rahbani, with whom she had four children, Ziad, Laya, Rima and Hali. Fayrouz performed numerous songs with the Rahbani brothers throughout the years.Fairuz’s last concert in Egypt was in 1989 at the Giza pyramids, and it was attended by a large audience of Egyptian and Arab fans, whereas her last concert in Beirut was in 2010.
December 15, 2018 16:18 UTC
The social housing project Mahrousa 1 located in Al Jabal Al Asfar in Daqahliyah governorate. CAIRO - 15 December 2018: President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi inaugurated on Saturday six housing projects and three water plants. The commander added that an axis road nearby will be built at a cost of LE2 billion.Cairo Governor Khaled Abdel Aal stated that five social housing projects are being executed. Those encompass 23,000 residential units.Social housing mainly targets slum dwellers, and Greater Cairo used to have 46 slums. A number of housing projects have been finished and delivered to citizens such as Asmarat.
December 15, 2018 15:45 UTC
A general view of Ethiopia's Grand Renaissance Dam is seen during a media tour along the river Nile in Benishangul Gumuz Region, Guba Woreda, in Ethiopia March 31, 2015 - AFP. The Reporter quoted the 42-year-old Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed as saying that the negotiation process reached a state of terms whether the dam should be filled within the range of four to seven years period. However, no similar announcement has been disclosed from the Egyptian side. President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi rather urged last month the technical committees to reach an agreement soon since they have not yet. Besides, the completion of such a giant project is considered a huge political leverage for the people of Ethiopia.
December 15, 2018 15:22 UTC
Egyptian Tourism Minister Rania al-Mashat, on behalf of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, is taking part in the Formula E-Diriyah in Saudi Arabia on Saturday. The race is being held in Saudi Arabia for the first time in the province of Diriyah from 13 to 15 December. Mashat stressed the depth of relations between Egypt and Saudi Arabia. She pointed out that the coming period will see more cooperation between the two sides in activating inter-tourism between Arab countries, along with plans to attract more international tourism traffic to these countries. April saw the US cinema giant AMC Entertainment open Saudi Arabia’s first cinema in 35 years, in its capital city Riyadh.
December 15, 2018 15:00 UTC
President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi announced on Saturday that his government aims to reduce the rate of Hepatitis C virus in Egypt by 2019/2020 from the highest in the world to the lowest amongst the global rates of infection. Health Minister Hala Zayed said that more than 17.5 million Egyptians have been screened so far in the first stage and part of the second phase of the initiative to eliminate the Hepatitis C virus in Egypt and noncommunicable diseases. The screening campaign for Hepatitis C began earlier this year, targeting people aged 19 to 59 for scanning through PCR tests. The “Tahya Masr” (Long Live Egypt) Fund announced in an August statement that the Hepatitis C virus in Egypt will be completely eradicated by 2020, through one of the largest medical examinations in human history. Egypt has the highest rate of Hepatitis C in the world, first surfacing in the 1950s due to unsterilized injections.
December 15, 2018 14:26 UTC
SAQQARA, Egypt (Reuters) – Egypt unveiled a well-preserved 4,400-year-old tomb decorated with hieroglyphs and statues south of Cairo on Saturday, and officials expect more discoveries when archaeologists excavate the site further in coming months. The tomb was found in a buried ridge at the ancient necropolis of Saqqara. Archaeologists removed a last layer of debris from the tomb on Thursday and found five shafts inside, Waziri said. Saqqara served as the necropolis for Memphis, the capital of ancient Egypt for more than two millennia. Egypt has revealed over a dozen ancient discoveries this year.
December 15, 2018 14:15 UTC
FILE - President Abdel Fatah al-SisiCAIRO - 15 December 2018: President Sisi commented on the results of screening for hepatitis C and chronic diseases giving advice to citizens and highlighting costs.“That means that the majority of those who got screened have a problem. The treatment targets on average 10,000 patients per month. Since the costs would surpass the allocated budget, we would seek alternative ways of funding.On a side note, the president stressed the importance of decreasing birth rates to reach the replacement rate.The results of screening for chronic diseases identified 5,3 million diabetes patients, and 3.6 million hypertension patients. It is estimated that 21 percent of the population suffer from hypertension.Moreover, the screening revealed that 877,000 citizens are at risk of becoming diabetes patients. The total number of citizens diagnosed with hepatitis C is 732, 732 and they started to receive treatment.
December 15, 2018 13:30 UTC
The total number of citizens screened is 17,537, 323 with women composing the bigger portion of the turnout. The total number of citizens diagnosed with hepatitis C is 732, 732 and they started to receive treatment.“Hepatitis C can spread from one patient to four or five people in his sphere. The productivity of the patient decreases,” Zayed explained.The results of screening for chronic diseases identified 5,3 million diabetes patients, and 3.6 million hypertension patients. It is estimated that 21 percent of the population suffer from hypertension.Moreover, the screening revealed that 877,000 citizens are at risk of becoming diabetes patients. In each phase, there are permanent and mobile screening units distributed over 2,000 locations.The minister said that the screening helped citizens to understand some basics regarding their health.
December 15, 2018 13:07 UTC
BEIRUT (AP) — A US military official says fighting against the Islamic State group in its last enclave in eastern Syria “is going very well.”Col. Sean Ryan, a spokesman for the US-led Coalition, comments on Saturday came a day after the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces captured the town of Hajin, the largest urban area controlled by IS in the enclave. Ryan said IS still poses a threat and its fighters are regrouping, planting improvised explosives devices to slow the progress of SDF offensives. He added that the “end days” of IS in the enclave they hold near Iraq’s border are getting closer, however, “they still have the capability for coordinated attacks, and the fight is not over.”SDF has been trying to take the enclave for more than three months.
December 15, 2018 12:56 UTC
Several thousand Ukrainians rallied outside one of Kiev’s main cathedrals Saturday ahead of a historic synod expected to establish an Orthodox church independent from Russia. “Let’s stand and pray for a Ukrainian church to be created today,” he said as he greeted several of the rally’s participants. He has made an independent Church a campaign pledge as he looks ahead to an unpredictable election next year. Throwing off Russian oversightThe synod will seek to realize a landmark decision by Istanbul-based Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I to recognize Ukraine’s independence from the Russian Orthodox Church. The synod aims to unite various branches of the Orthodox church in Ukraine into a single independent body.
December 15, 2018 12:45 UTC
Meteorologists predict warm weather on Sunday across Egypt in the daylight hours, growing cold by night. Temperatures predicted for the following cities are 21C in Alexandria, 20C in Cairo, 24C in Qena, 25C in Luxor and Aswan. Mist will affect visibility across the country’s northern parts until northern Upper Egypt in the morning. Low and medium-level clouds are expected for the northern parts, accompanied by rainfall on the northwestern coasts. Waves in the Mediterranean Sea will be mild and range between 1.5 to 2 meters in height, and surface winds will be southwestern.
December 15, 2018 12:33 UTC
German-Turkish actress Mariam Uzerli - Egypt Today. CAIRO - 15 December 2018: German-Turkish actress Mariam Uzerli, known as Hayam, will participate in "Les Baghdad" (Baghdad's thief) produced by the famed Egyptian producer and the head of Egyptian Media Group Tamer Morsi.In addition, Turkish star Halit Ergenç, known as Sultan Soliman, is now shooting his role in the Egyptian movie "Casablanca" produced by Walid Mansour.Also, Scott Adkins, known as Boyka, played a role in "Harab Karmoz" (Karmoz's War) that was released in Eid El-Fitr and produced by Mohamed el-Sobky.Dina Kareem was the first producer to contact Turkish actress Songül Öden to participate in the Egyptian series "Taht El-Ard" (Under Ground) with Egyptian Mega Star Amir Karara. Karara is a common factor in the three masterworks.In the same regard, other Egyptian producers seek to contact international stars to participate in their works. For instance, Sobky contacted Van Damme to take a role in "Hamlet Phara'on" (Pharaoh's Campaign) and Monica Bellucci to participate in one of his coming moviesMoreover, producer Belal Sabry announced the participation of Steven Seagal in Nedal al-Shafey's coming movie.
December 15, 2018 12:33 UTC