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
Reuters - Aston Villa's home match against Everton on Sunday has been postponed due to the COVID-19 outbreak at the Midlands club, the Premier League said on Thursday. "Following the rescheduling of Villa's fixture against Tottenham Hotspur, which was due to be played last night, a significant number of players and staff remain in isolation," the league said in a statement. "As a result, the Premier League Board has agreed to Aston Villa's request to postpone their match on Sunday." Newcastle United's postponed game at Villa has been rescheduled for Jan. 23. The fixture, which was due to take place at Villa Park on Dec. 4, was called off due to a COVID-19 outbreak at Newcastle's training centre.
January 14, 2021 10:18 UTC
CAIRO – 14 January 2021: A Sudanese delegation arrived in Cairo Thursday to pay a one-day state visit whereas bilateral relations and joint cooperation will be discussed. Egypt’s Foreign Ministry said, Sunday that the talks on Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) failed due to disagreements over how to resume negotiations. Sudan’s Irrigation Minister Yasser Abbas on Thursday has expressed “deep concern” over Ethiopia’s announcement of plans to implement the second filling of the massive Renaissance Dam, SUNA reported. Three years later, a series of tripartite talks between the two countries along with Sudan began to reach an agreement, while Ethiopia continued the dam construction. In October 2019, Egypt blamed Addis Ababa for hindering a final agreement concerning a technical problem, calling for activating Article No.
January 14, 2021 10:07 UTC
CAIRO – 14 January 2021: President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi received on Wednesday President and CEO of Siemens AG Joe Kaeser and his deputy Roland Busch to examine the final agreement on the High-Speed Train project linking Alamain and Ain Sokhna. The meeting was also attended by Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouli and Minister of Transportation Kamel al-Wazir. Kaeser delivered the greetings of German Chancelor Angela Merkel, and expressed Siemens' appreciation for the fruitful cooperation with Egypt in developmental fields. Over the past years, Siemens undertook several projects in Egypt in the energy sector. On his part, the president asked Kaeser to deliver his greetings to Chancellor Merkey hailing the cooperation between Egypt and Siemens.
January 14, 2021 08:26 UTC
As part of state efforts to preserve Egypt’s cultural heritage, the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities agreed during a board of directors meeting to register the domes of Al-Atris and Al-Aidarous in front of the Sayeda Zeinab Mosque in Cairo as an Islamic monument. According to the Islamic, Coptic and Jewish Antiquities Sector at the Supreme Council of Antiquities Osama Talaat, the domes were chosen for their unique architectural style as double open shrines. Al-Atris was originally Muhammad Al-Qurashi a lecturer in Al-Mashhad Al-Zainabi who died during the late seventh century AH (13th century AD). He is named as the son of Sayyid Izz al-Din Abi al-Majd Abdul Aziz al-Qurashi, son of al-Sayyid Quraysh bin Muhammad al-Naji bin Ali al-Ridha bin Musa al-Kazim bin Jaafar al-Sadiq bin Muhammad al-Baqir bin Ali Zain al-Abidin. Aidarous is described as the father of al-Marahim Wajih al-Din Abd al-Rahman al-Aidaroos al-Tarimi, son of al-Sayyid Mustafa bin Sheikh bin Ali Zain al-Abidin bin Abdullah bin Sheikh bin al-Qutb Syed Abdullah al-Aidaroos bin Abi Bakr al-Sukran bin Imam Sheikh Abd al-Rahman al-Saqqaf bin Muhammad, the slave of al-Duwailah bin Ali bin Alawi bin Muhammad bin Issa al-Naqib bin Muhammad ibn al-Sayyid Ali al-Aridi bin Imam Jaafar al-Sadiq bin al-Sayyid Muhammad al-Baqir Ibn Ali Zain al-Abidin bin Imam Abu Abdullah al-Hussein, a distinguished scholar from Yemen.
January 13, 2021 11:03 UTC
The Egyptian Drug Authority announced on Tuesday the withdrawal of the prescription drugs Mirage (500mg vial) and Saboctic (600mg FCT) from the market due to non-conformity with specifications in terms of their properties and appearance. The authority’s spokesman Aly Al-Ghamrawy said, in a statement, that an analysis of the drugs showed their non-conformity to regulations, prompting the pull. The authority also ordered the companies to take inventory and report their supplies to the pharmacy departments of the health affairs directorates in each governorate. Mirage is used as a broad-spectrum antibiotic to treat microbial skin infections, and Saboctic is used to treat nerve inflammation. IMAGE: A pharmacist searches for medicine at a pharmacy in Cairo, Egypt, November 17, 2016.
January 13, 2021 11:03 UTC
Ben Ali fled in disgrace to Saudi Arabia and died in 2019. A truth commission found tens of thousands of victims of torture, execution or corruption under him and his predecessor. While countries in democratic transition often experience such nostalgia, Moussi has tapped into widespread frustration with the failure of Tunisia’s post-revolution democratically elected governments to tackle searing poverty. Speakers played a song popular during the Ben Ali dictatorship, with gauzy lyrics about perfect beaches and sunny weather. Mohammed Jegham worked under Ben Ali for 13 years, including as interior minister, defense minister and the president’s chief of staff.
January 13, 2021 10:52 UTC
The Sharm el-Sheikh International Airport received the Health Accreditation Seal for Safe Travel from the Airports Council International (ACI) as part of its Airports Health Accreditation Program. This certificate also exemplifies great confidence towards how seriously Egypt’s airports are committed to resolutely applying international standards and health safety guidelines, he added, which thereby furthers the growth rate of flights and tourist traffic to Egypt. Manar added that the Sharm el-Sheikh Airport obtained the accreditation certificate after the ACI evaluated preventive measures applied inside the airport done to maintain the safety of both travelers and airport workers. All Egyptian airports are applying every preventive measures and international standards recommended by international organizations, Manar assured. The Airports Council International for Africa Region has announced its list of 21 health-approved airports within Africa, and Sharm el-Sheikh International Airport was among the first of those airports in the AHA airport health accreditation program launched by the Council for Safe Travel in light of the coronavirus pandemic.
January 13, 2021 09:56 UTC
Egypt’s Health Ministry on Tuesday confirmed 970 new coronavirus cases bringing the country’s total up to 151,723, announced ministry spokesperson Khaled Megahed. The total number of COVID-19-related deaths is now 8,304 nationwide, after the ministry announced 55 deaths. And 423 patients were discharged from quarantine at isolation hospitals, raising Egypt’s total number of fully-recovered cases to 119,635. Egypt has received doses of China’s Sinopharm vaccine, and is expecting more shipments, according to Health Minister Hala Zayed. The Health Ministry is also waiting on a shipment of Russia’s Sputnik-V vaccine.
January 13, 2021 08:37 UTC
BEIRUT (AP) — Israeli warplanes carried out intense airstrikes on eastern Syria early Wednesday, apparently targeting positions and arms depots of Iran-backed fighters. Syria’s state news agency SANA said the strikes hit areas in and near the towns of Deir el-Zour, Mayadeen and Boukamal along the border with Iraq. An opposition war monitor reported at least 18 strikes in Deir el-Zour as well as along the border with Iraq, saying several arms depots were hit. “They burnt Iranian positions in Deir el-Zour,” said Omar Abu Laila, a Europe-based activist from Syria’s eastern Deir el-Zour province who runs an activist collective that reports on news in the border area. ___IMAGE: A picture taken early on January 21, 2019 shows Syrian air defence batteries responding to what the Syrian state media said were Israeli missiles targeting Damascus.
January 13, 2021 08:15 UTC
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s navy began a short-range missile drill in the Gulf of Oman on Wednesday, state TV reported, amid heightened regional tensions over Tehran’s nuclear program and a US pressure campaign against the Islamic Republic. President Donald Trump in 2018 unilaterally withdrew the US from Iran’s nuclear deal, in which Tehran had agreed to limit its uranium enrichment in exchange for the lifting of economic sanctions. Trump cited Iran’s ballistic missile program among other issues in withdrawing from the accord. On Saturday, the paramilitary Revolutionary Guard held a naval parade in the Persian Gulf and a week earlier Iran held a massive drone maneuver across half the country. Also last week, Iran seized a South Korean oil tanker and its crew members in the Gulf, and continues to hold the vessel at an Iranian port.
January 13, 2021 06:45 UTC
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian President Joko Widodo on Wednesday received the first shot of a Chinese-made COVID-19 vaccine after Indonesia approved it for emergency use and began efforts to vaccine millions of people in the world’s fourth most populated country. “We need to do the vaccination to stop the chain spread of COVID-19 and give health protection to us and the safety to all Indonesian people. Indonesia’s vaccination program is the first large-scale use of the Sinovac vaccine outside of China. Image: In this photo released by Indonesian Presidential Palace, President Joko Widodo, left, receives a shot of COVID-19 vaccine at Merdeka Palace in Jakarta, Indonesia, Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021. Widodo on Wednesday received the first shot of a Chinese-made COVID-19 vaccine after Indonesia approved it for emergency use and began efforts to vaccine millions of people in the world’s fourth most populated country.
January 13, 2021 04:41 UTC
The National Health Commission said in a statement that a total of 115 new confirmed cases were reported in the mainland compared with 55 a day earlier. Hebei, the province that surrounds Beijing, accounted for 90 of the cases, while northeastern Heilongjiang province reported 16 new cases. Heilongjiang province on Wednesday declared a COVID-19 emergency. The number of new asymptomatic cases, which China does not classify as confirmed cases, fell to 38 from 81 cases a day earlier. The total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in mainland China now stands at 87,706, while the death toll remained unchanged at 4,634.
January 13, 2021 04:30 UTC
CAIRO – 12 January 2021: Egypt provided humanity with the oldest legislative and administrative systems. About 5,200 years ago, King Mina, founder of the First Pharaonic Dynasty, was able to unify the south and north of Egypt into a unified state. He set the oldest legislative system in human history when he made the law of "Thoth", the god of wisdom, the unified law prevailing in all of Egypt. The monuments of the Pharaonic civilization indicate the extent of the progress achieved by the Egyptians in the systems of governance and administration. The ancient Egyptians often recorded images of the king on their temples and tombs as he presented the symbol of justice and law, in a clear reference to the reverence of the concepts and values of justice and the rule of law in the ancient Egyptian civilization.
January 12, 2021 16:07 UTC
Health and Population Minister Hala Zayed signed a cooperation protocol with the Tahya Misr (Long Live Egypt) Fund and the Talaat Mostafa Group to vaccinate two million citizens, thereby providing four million coronavirus vaccine doses. The Health and Population Ministry confirmed that communication with all concerned parties globally is underway to supply the vaccine to Egypt. The Egyptian Ministry of Health and Population announced 961 new coronavirus cases on Tuesday, with 52 virus-related deaths and 312 recovering cases as of Monday. Egypt has now recorded a total of 150,753 confirmed cases, 119,212 recovered cases, and 8,249 virus-related deaths. The country has officially entered the second wave of the pandemic, after cases rose steadily throughout November and December.
January 12, 2021 15:23 UTC