LEICESTER, England: Leicester City moved above champions Liverpool into second place in the Premier League after James Maddison's first-half goal and a stoppage-time effort by Harvey Barnes secured them a 2-0 home win over Southampton on Saturday (Jan 16). While all eyes will be on Sunday's showdown between Liverpool and leaders Manchester United, Leicester showed again that they must be taken seriously in the title race. Brendan Rodgers's side have 35 points from 18 games, one point behind United and two better off than Liverpool. Manchester City, who also slipped below Leicester ahead of their Sunday clash with Crystal Palace, have 32. Leicester did not have things all their own way though and eighth-placed Southampton, who beat Liverpool in their last game, were unlucky when Stuart Armstrong's long-range effort rattled the crossbar as the visitors pressed for an equaliser.
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MADRID: Barcelona coach Ronald Koeman says he will allow Lionel Messi to take a decision on his fitness ahead of the Spanish Super Cup final against Athletic Bilbao on Sunday (Jan 17). Messi missed Wednesday's penalty shootout victory over Real Sociedad after picking up an injury in last weekend's victory over Granada. We'll see if he's available or not," Koeman told a news conference. "The player himself always has the last word (on his fitness). Barca's meeting with Bilbao comes less than a fortnight after they beat the Basque outfit 3-2 in La Liga thanks to two Messi efforts, although Koeman said that counts for nothing ahead of the final.
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Jan 16 (Reuters) - West Bromwich Albion manager Sam Allardyce said he was pleased with his squad's resilience after they came from behind to win 3-2 at Wolverhampton Wanderers in the Premier League on Saturday. "In the vast majority of that performance, the plan and the way the lads carried out the tactics was excellent. It's the best I've seen us in possession since I've been here," Allardyce said. "Apart from slipping up on a set-piece which put us on the back foot, I'd have to say the lads were excellent. West Brom midfielder Romaine Sawyers said it was "tough love" from Allardyce on the training ground that helped the team set themselves up for victory against Wolves.
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CAIRO - 16 January 2020: Spokesman for the Sovereignty Council of Sudan Mohamed Suleiman has said that Sudan will not allow Ethiopia to impose its policy regarding the renaissance dam. Suleiman's remarks came at a press conference on Friday evening, he added that Ethiopia is implementing its policy of filling the dam without any consultation and before reaching an agreement in this regard. In 2015, the three countries signed the Declaration of Principles, per which the downstream countries should not be negatively affected by the construction of the dam. In October 2019, Egypt blamed Addis Ababa for hindering a final agreement concerning a technical problem, calling for activating Article No. 10 of the Declaration of Principles, which stipulates that if the three countries could not find a solution to these disputes, they have to ask for mediation.
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FILE - Sisi meets with Siemens CEO Joe Kaeser where they reviewed the final agreement on the establishment of the electric train system.- PresidencyCAIRO – 15 January 2021: German Siemens’s CEO Joe Kaeser said the new high-speed electric train project that the company will implement in Egypt will help provide 15,000 job opportunities in the field of construction in its first phase. Kaeser hailed Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah El Sisi for being strong, cooperative and for being a man of his word. The negotiations on the electric train system has been open and very respectful, he said. The Ministry of Transport represented by the National Tunnels Authority signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Siemens to implement an integrated system for the express electric train in Egypt. Sisi also met with Kaeser where they reviewed the final agreement on the establishment of the electric train system.
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CAIRO-15 January 2021: North Macedonia head coach Danilo Brestovac revealed his satisfaction with Egypt preparations to combat the spread of COVID-19 during the World Cup. North Macedonia had been invited to take part in the competition days before its opening as a replacement to Czech Republic, who withdrew after discovering many COVID-19 cases in their squad. North Macedonia replaced Czech Republic in Group G, alongside host nation Egypt, Chile and Sweden. North Macedonia lost the first round of the group 32-20 to Sweden and they are preparing to face the hosts on Saturday. Egypt hosts the competition between 13 and 31 January 2021, with the participation of 32 teams for the first time in the competition's history.
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CAIRO – 15 January 2021: The Egyptian Foreign Ministry has condemned “with the strongest terms” an explosion in the region of Tebessa on Thursday killing five people and injuring three others. “Egypt expresses its full solidarity with the sisterly People's Democratic Republic of Algeria in this treacherous incident,” the statement read. “It also extends its sincere condolences to the people of Algeria and the families of the innocent victims.”The ministry also wished the injured people in the incident a speedy recovery. Violence is rarer now in the North African country since authorities ended a war in 1990s with armed Islamists in a conflict that killed 200,000 people, according to Reuters. But al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb and small bands of Islamists allied to Islamic State have been active in remote areas.
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CAIRO - 15 January 2020: Egypt's Health Ministry said in a statement that 1,022 new coronavirus cases were detected, upping the total number of confirmed cases to 153,741. Spokesman for the Health Ministry Khaled Megahed said 59 patients have died from the virus over the past 24 hours, raising the death toll to 8,421. As many as 760 patients were discharged from isolation hospitals after receiving necessary medical care, taking the number of recovered cases to 121,072 so far, the spokesman said.
January 14, 2021 22:18 UTC
The signing ceremony was witnessed by Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouli, and attended by Minister of Transport Kamel Al-Wazir, CEO of Siemens Joe Kaiser, and Executive Vice President of the company, Roland Bush. The agreement was signed by President of the National Authority for Tunnels Essam Wali, and Managing Director of the company Michael Peter. He stressed that this project reflects the depth of Egyptian-German relations, within the framework of President Abdel Fatah El-Sisi’s keenness to activate these relations in all fields. “While the German company will start the works of signals, communications, control and electrical systems in conjunction with these works, in addition to manufacturing and supplying 34 passenger trains and 10 tractors for the transport of goods,” he stated. pointing out that it is planned to complete the implementation of the project in full within two years from the date of activation of the contract signed with Siemens.
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CAIRO - 14 January 2021: The Egyptian Minister of Electricity and Renewable Energy, Mohamed Shaker, signed an agreement of intentions with CEO of the German company Siemens، Joe Kaiser, to start discussions and studies to implement a pilot project for the production of green hydrogen in Egypt, as a first step towards expanding in this field to the possibility of exporting. The signature came within the framework of implementing the country's strategy that aims to expand the fields of clean green energy and increase the contribution of renewable energy in the electric energy mix, and the attention paid by the electricity and renewable energy sector to diversify sources of electric energy production, and benefit from the wealth of Natural Egypt, especially new and renewable energy sources, according to Ministry of Electricity. The Ministry noted in a statement, Thursday, that among new and renewable energy sources is the production, use and export of green hydrogen, in line with the global trend in this field. Green hydrogen is also receiving great attention as it is a promising source of energy in the near future. A ministerial committee is currently working on the national level to study hydrogen as an energy source in the near future in Egypt, and to research all possible alternatives for the generation and use of hydrogen, taking into account international experiences in this field, as the Energy Strategy 2035 will be updated to include green hydrogen as an energy source, according to the statement.
January 14, 2021 12:12 UTC
CAIRO – 14 January 2021: Qatar Airways company announced on Wednesday the resumption of its flights to Cairo daily and twice-weekly flights to Alexandria. The announcement came one day after Egypt reopened its aerospace for Qatar to resume air traffic with Doha following a 3-year hiatus due to the Gulf crisis. #QatarAirways flights will start with a daily service to #Cairo, and twice weekly flights to #Alexandria. pic.twitter.com/7dE5ps6y14 — Qatar Airways (@qatarairways) January 13, 2021Meanwhile, EgyptAir announced operating a daily flight between Cairo and Doha as of January 18, reported Egypt’s state-owned news agency MENA. The company added that the decision of a 20 percent discount on Cairo-Doha flights will be available for purchasing tickets until the end of January and for travel until February 10.
January 14, 2021 12:00 UTC
CAIRO-14 January 2020: Algerian star Messaoud Berkous revealed that he is happy to lead his national team in the competition for the fifth time in his career. Algeria handball national team will open their participation in the IHF Men's Handball World Cup on Thursday night when they face rivals, Morocco. Berkous added "Our group is a difficult one, we play against Morocco today and we need to do really well to go further. There are no 'big' or 'small' teams, all teams are good enough and have ambitions of advancing but we want to be the tournament's surprise package." Algeria plays in Group F alongside Morocco, Iceland and Portugal.
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CAIRO - 14 January 2021: The Egyptian Gazette published decree of the President of the Republic Abdel Fatah El-Sisi No. 403 of 2020 regarding the approval of the exchange of letters between the government of the Arab Republic of Egypt and the Spanish Agency for International Cooperation for Development regarding the agency’s provision of a grant in the amount of €200,000. The Egyptian Gazette also published Presidential Decree No. The newspaper also published Presidential Decree No. 477 of 2020 regarding approval of the Fifth Amendment to the Agreement on Grant Assistance between the Arab Republic of Egypt and the United States of America regarding agricultural work for rural development and increasing incomes, signed in Cairo on June 29, 2020.
January 14, 2021 11:48 UTC
CAIRO-14 January 2021: Egypt handball national team defeated Chile 35-29 in the opening game of the 27th IHF Men's Handball World Cup. Cairo Stadium Indoor Halls Complex witnessed a strong performance from the Pharaohs who finished the first half with a 18-12 lead. The Pharaohs maintained their lead in the second half to secure the victory, despite the South Americans attempts to narrow down the score margin. Egypt plays in Group G alongside Chile, North Macedonia and Sweden. The hosts will face North Macedonia on Saturday before facing Sweden in the last group stage match.
January 14, 2021 11:03 UTC
Anonymous sources told the newspaper that Harir’s visit could send a message that he is not internationally isolated like the caretaker prime minister Hassan Diab. Hairir’s tour to some Arab countries comes amid interior disagreements between him and Lebanese President Michel Aoun over forming a government. According to the video, Aoun was in a meeting with the caretaker prime minister, who asked about the latest development of forming the new government. In response, President Aoun said, “he [Hariri] gave me a paper […] He is lying.”On October 22, 2020, Aoun asked Hariri to form the new government. In the previous year, Hariri, who was the Prime Minister at that time, resigned following popular protests.
January 14, 2021 10:52 UTC