An Egyptian prisoner was released and hugged his relative outside a prisoner- Egypt TodayCAIRO – 2 June 2022: A new group of prisoners have been released as per a presidential decree, on Thursday. Lawmaker Tariq al-Khouli, a member of the Presidential Pardon Committee, had previously stated that the committee is working on releasing more prisoners. The Presidential Pardon Committee works with the relevant authorities and several NGOs to pardon those who meet the conditions. Also, three journalists were released as per a presidential pardon, and 41 activists were released from pre-trial detention per a State Security Prosecution decree on April 24-15. Criteria for inmates who could be pardoned per a presidential decree was revealed by a member of the Presidential Pardon Committee, which has been reactivated by Sisi in April.
June 02, 2022 22:09 UTC
Grubtech — the best food technologies platform award holder in 2021 — assigned Osama Harfoush as its country manager, who will supervise the company’s expansion plans in Egypt and implement its strategy there. “I am so pleased to announce the launch of our operations in Egypt, which is one of the most important markets in the region. Furthermore, Grubtech plans to inject $5m in the Egyptian market over the coming 12-18 months, eyeing Egypt as a gateway to African markets, according to Al-Fayed. We believe that the solutions Grubtech provides for the dark kitchens will eliminate such problems and boost the inclusive experience for both clients and restaurants. Thus, we plan to be a part of the food and beverage market in Egypt on the long run.”© 2022 Daily News Egypt.
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June 02, 2022 13:15 UTC
(CNN) Thousands of Israelis marched in a controversial flag-waving procession through east Jerusalem on Sunday, after Palestinian factions warned the event could ignite a new round of tensions. Seventy-nine Palestinians were injured in Jerusalem by rubber bullets, sound grenades and pepper spray, he Palestinian Red Crescent Society said, and one protester was shot with live fire. Twenty-eight people were evacuated to the hospital following clashes with Israeli security forces and Israeli marchers, according to the agency. The flag march is an annual parade where mostly nationalist Jewish groups celebrate Israel gaining control of the Western Wall during the 1967 Six-Day War and capturing East Jerusalem, placing the entire city under Israeli control. The march has also been a flashpoint with Palestinian residents of the Old City in previous years.
June 02, 2022 12:03 UTC
Hang up your bunting, put the kettle on and grab your party hats — the Platinum Jubilee celebrations for the Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II start today. It all culminates in a four-day national bank holiday weekend from Thursday, June 2 until Sunday, June 5, known as the Platinum Jubilee Weekend. The weekend will feature a variety of public events and community activities, as well as “national moments of reflection” on the Queen’s seven decades as sovereign, according to the palace. The Queen’s private estates — including Sandringham House and Balmoral Castle — are also joining in with jubilee themed events. The upcoming celebrations will be the Queen’s first jubilee without her husband, Prince Philip, who died last year.
June 02, 2022 09:02 UTC
Singer Amr Diab announced the launch of a series of luxury hotels named “Locanda” as an investment project away from singing. Diab’s official Instagram account read: “For the first time, Amr Diab launches his new signature hotel, Locanda, with a high level of luxury lifestyle. The hotel is meant to be launched in Emaar’s prestigious developments.”The hotel chain is established in cooperation with the Emirati company Emaar. The cooperation between Amr Diab and Emirati businessman, Mohamed Al-Abbar, Emaar’s owner, will be represented in a series of hotels between Egypt and Dubai.
June 01, 2022 22:48 UTC
CAIRO - 1 June 2022: The Egyptian General Authority for Mineral Resources announced the results of the global bid for gold and minerals in the Eastern Desert for the year 2020, in its second round. The authority indicated that 8 areas were assigned to 4 English, Canadian and Egyptian companies, according to a statement by the Egyptian Ministry of Petroleum. The result of the second round of bidding represents a success in attracting new investments despite the successive global challenges represented by the Corona pandemic and then the Russian-Ukrainian crisis, with their negative repercussions on the global economy and the injection of investments, and an extension of what was achieved in the first round of bidding during which 82 regions in the Eastern Desert were assigned to 11 Egyptian and international companies. This comes within the framework of the continuous bidding system to search for gold in promising areas, and it is continuing to be applied in accordance with the gains of the Egyptian mining sector development and modernization program, which created important incentives for investors searching for gold locally and internationally to work in Egypt after amending the Mineral Resources Law and its executive regulations.
June 01, 2022 21:26 UTC
A Night of Anarchy: Black Friday and the 1952 Cairo FireCurrents of smoke rise into Cairo, and a fire that begins in the heart expands into the streets: riots smother the capital and arson overtakes the small, cobblestone streets of Wust el-Balad. It has been years of silence and servile dispositions; it is 1952 and the Cairo Fire is lit. Described as “one of the worst acts of arson ever to hit the capital,” the Cairo Fire is shrouded in enigmatic narratives. On what is known as Black Friday, 25 January 1952, the British occupation executed 50 Egyptian auxiliary policemen in Ismaliya, rousing an electric wave of fury. The day of Black Friday, and the subsequent Cairo Fire, are incomplete in the public mind and prone to romanticization.
June 01, 2022 20:35 UTC
CAIRO – 1 June 2022: Parliamentarian Abdel Abdel Fadil said that Egypt is absent of “the black list” of countries accused of violating provisions of international labor agreements, and that is an indication of the safe labor market in the country. “Egypt is committed to implementing all international agreements signed regarding labor rights, which amount to 67 agreements,” Abdel Fadil, who is the head of the Manpower Committee in the House of Representatives, said on TV show. He pointed out that Egyptian legislation is compatible with these agreements, the most recent of which is the Labor Law, which has been discussed at the Senate, and is now pending discussion at the House of Representatives. MP Abdel Fadil explained that any shortcomings mentioned in the previous Labor Law were corrected. Besides, the minister referred to the important legislative developments that have taken place in Egypt, including the Law on Trade Union Organizations, the draft Labor Law, and many ministerial decisions that enhance Egypt’s compliance with international labor standards, such as: Resolutions Nos.
June 01, 2022 20:28 UTC
The Egyptian Satellite Company announcedthe start of preparations to launch satellite “Nilesat 301” to replace Nilesat 201, which expires in 2028. In its statement, the company announced that it set June 7 or 8 as the date for the launch of the satellite from the US state of Florida. The company stated that the new satellite will cover countries extending from south Africa to the Nile Basin countries aiming for better communication between the peoples of the continent. The capabilities of the new satellite will include providing broadband Internet services in Egypt. The company stated that negotiations are underway with Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, the UAE and Jordan to expand and deepen strategic cooperation with major entities operating in the field of television broadcasting.
June 01, 2022 15:19 UTC
The Red Sea received the safe landfill in Marsa Alam with a total cost of EGP 21 million, Shaarawy said. This comes as part of the contract inked between the ministries of local development, environment and planning in addition to the Arab Organization for Industrialization to implement the projects of the first stage of infrastructure of waste system. Shaarawy said that the Ministry of Local Development follows up the implementation of the authorizations of President Abdel Fattah El Sisi to accelerate the implementation of infrastructure of the new system for integrated management of solid waste in the different governorates to contribute to improving the level of cleanliness. Three landfills are being established as part of projects of the infrastructure for the waste system in Hurghada, Safaga and Ras Ghareb with the cost of EGP 91 million, he added.
June 01, 2022 14:56 UTC
CAIRO – 1 June 2022: Head of the Procurement and Storage Sector at the Holding Company for Silos affiliated with the Ministry of Supply and Internal Trade Yasser Tawfik stated in a phone-in Tuesday that Egypt is awaiting the arrival of five cargo ships carrying wheat imported from four countries. The vessels are expected to dock at Egyptian seaports in the first week of June coming from Bulgaria (55,000 tons), Russia (63,000 tons), and France (63,000 tons). The ministry has secured 450 points to receive local wheat this year, Moselhi said, affirming that there are enough strategic capacities to receive the targeted quantity of local wheat, it noted. Earlier in March, Moselhi said that Egypt’s strategic reserve of wheat is sufficient to last the country through 3.4 months. Egypt has already raised the price of ardeb from LE 710 to nearly LE 810 last year to encourage farmers to supply local wheat.
June 01, 2022 14:32 UTC
Egypt’s Minister of Environment, Yasmine Fouad, participated in the virtual dialogue session titled “The Road to the United Nations Ocean Conference”, which will be held in Lisbon, Portugal, on how to manage, protect, maintain and restore coastal ecosystems. She stressed the need to search for strategies that provide radical solutions to confront pollution in the seas and oceans. The Minister of Environment explained that it is necessary to know the challenges that threaten the sustainability of the marine environment, and to consider the oceans as part of the important ecosystems and are not considered in isolation from the rest of the ecosystems. She also announced during the dialogue session the important side events “Biodiversity and Nature” that will be held on the sidelines of the Conference of Parties to Climate Change COP27, which Egypt will host in November in Sharm El-Sheikh. The Minister of Environment explained further that caring for the oceans is very important, as protecting the oceans is a protection for biodiversity and climate change at the same time, stressing that COP27 will be a comprehensive conference that brings together all parties, youth, women, civil society, research bodies and the private sector.
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June 01, 2022 13:01 UTC
CAIRO, May 30 (MENA) – Prime Minister Moustafa Madbouli welcomed Polish President Andrzej Duda, who is paying his first-ever official visit to Egypt. Madbouli said he is happy with the Polish leader’s participation in inaugurating the forum. He further mentioned that Egypt and Poland are seeking to push forward their economic cooperation, based on their 100-year-old history of strong and distinguished political relations. The premier referred to implementing a framework agreement, signed on June 7, 2021 between the Suez Canal Economic Zone and the Katowice Special Economic Zone in Poland to set up a zone of Polish industries in Egypt. Egypt was included among very few countries that achieved positive economic growth rates during the pandemic, he said.
June 01, 2022 12:00 UTC
May 31 (Reuters) - Italy will look to put the disappointment of failing to qualify for the World Cup behind them and kick-start a new era for the Azzurri by beating Argentina in the 'Finalissima', Italy players said on Tuesday. But Italy's joy turned to anguish eight months later when they failed to qualify for the World Cup for a second time running after losing in the playoffs to unheralded North Macedonia. "It's very rare in football to have this winning streak -- as we did and as Argentina is doing. Mancini said the match between the two teams -- who have won six World Cup titles between them -- is one of the "classic games of world football". "It will be a great match and it is a great tribute to many players, like Giorgio (Chiellini), who will leave the national team, and Argentinian players soon to leave the national team," he said.
June 01, 2022 09:56 UTC
Mostafa is currently Senior Research Fellow for Pratt & Whitney, a designer and manufacturer of engines and auxiliary power units for industrial applications, and a member of Aéro Montréal’s Chantier Innovation and Chantier Relève et Main-d’oeuvre. A delegation from Germany's Siemens Industrial LLC, including Senior Executive Vice President of Digital industries Wael Omar, attended the meeting. He also underscored the need to capitalize on the major technological developments in the aviation industry in order to mechanize and digitize aviation training and activities, while making use of Siemens' expertise to modernize airport service system to step into the age of smart airports. Welcoming further cooperation between the company and EgyptAir Training Academy, Manar said the ministry is a staunch supporter of digital transformation and industrial revolution applications for the advancement of the national aviation industry, in line with the Egypt Vision 2030 for sustainable development. Meanwhile, Mostafa said that, against all odds, the Egyptian aviation system has seen remarkable progress recently.
June 01, 2022 03:52 UTC