The Cairo Criminal Court has removed Juhayna owner Safwan Thabet from its terrorist list three weeks after his release along with his son from prison. The two suspects have been imprisoned for about two years pending the case on accusations of funding the Muslim Brotherhood. The Al-Waqa’i’ al-Misriyya newspaper published the text of the Cairo Criminal Court’s decision on February 12. The Egyptian authorities arrested Thabeth, 76, at the end of 2020, and two months later arrested his son, Saif. Thabet and his son own Juhayna Food Industries, the largest producer of bottled milk and juices in Egypt.
February 13, 2023 14:52 UTC
The Ministry of Immigration and Egyptian Expatriates Affairs announced Saturday that an Egyptian student was successfully rescued after being trapped beneath rubble for 14 hours at the Turkish city of Hatay. A representative of the Ministry in Turkey Shady al-Sarwy explained that the rescued engineering student, Moaz Abdul-Raouf, is safe and has been transferred to Sakarya away from the afflicted area. During a telephone interview with Lamis al-Hadidi on Egypt’s “Last Word” (Kalema Akhera) television show on ON satellite channel, Sarwy added that another engineering student, Aly Osman, lost both of his parents to the earthquake. He confirmed that while Osman is safe, his spirits are low due to his loss. Sarwy assured that all Egyptian students in Turkey remain in safe conditions.
February 12, 2023 21:56 UTC
CAIRO - 12 February 2023: ِِAbout $644 billion investments are needed in the energy sector, with an annual average of 4.6 billion until 2023, Secretary-General of the International Energy Forum (IEF), Joseph McMonigle said. McMonigle expected that the world will face fluctuations and a significant rise in energy prices. Egypt Petroleum Show (EGYPS 2023) kicked off Sunday in the presence of President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi. The EGYPS 2023 takes place from February 13 to 15 at Egypt International Exhibition Center. All CEOs of the energy, oil and gas sector in the world will participate in the EGYPS 2023, in addition to a group of energy ministers, government representatives, high-ranking officials of the European Union, secretaries of major international energy organizations, business leaders and investors in the energy sector to discuss the most important issues to support the progress of the oil and gas sector.
February 12, 2023 21:40 UTC
The Islamic Republic marked the 44th anniversary of the Iranian revolution on Saturday with state-organized rallies, as anti-government hackers briefly interrupted a televised speech by President Ebrahim Raisi. Rights activists have expressed concern on social media that many may have been forced to sign pledges not to repeat their “offenses” before being released. On the anniversary’s eve Friday night, state media showed fireworks as part of government-sponsored celebrations, and people chanting “Allahu Akbar! Government television on Saturday aired live footage of the state rallies around the country. His speech was frequently interrupted by chants of “Death to America” – a trademark slogan at state rallies.
February 12, 2023 10:26 UTC
CAIRO – 11 February 2023: Death toll in the devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake that struck Turkey and Syria on Monday has risen to 25,000, officials said. In statements, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Monday’s quake was three times stronger than the disastrous Marmara earthquake in Turkey in 1999. Many countries, including Egypt, have provided assistance to Turkey and Syria to help both countries face the health implications of the deadly quake. Five military planes loaded with “large quantities” of medicine and medical supplies provided by the Egyptian Ministry of Health arrived in Turkey and Syria shortly following the quake. Egypt’s Abdel Fattah El-Sisi extended condolences on Tuesday to each of Erdogan and Syrian President Bashar El-Asad, affirming Egypt’s readiness to provide support to the peoples of both countries.
February 12, 2023 02:27 UTC
https://www.instagram.com/p/Coh76Wlq0WS/The Moroccan League for the Protection of Children was created in 1954 and works to improve the quality of the care of vulnerable children. At the Lalla Meriem Orphanage, the focus is in on improving the living conditions and care of both able bodied and disabled children. On the day of the FIFA Club World Cup final, those children got to play football with the FIFA Legends, dance, share their lovingly crafted drawings, receive gifts, and in some cases, even get a hug. It is important for football to provide hope for children in all circumstances and across all walks of life,” said Kharja after the two visits. “We have met many courageous children over the past days, and we admire how they are dealing with the challenges that they face.
February 11, 2023 18:05 UTC
Cristiano Ronaldo scored four goals for Al Nassr in the Saudi Pro League on Thursday to reach the career milestone of 500 club goals. The Portugal international, who celebrated his 38th birthday on Sunday, was unstoppable against hosts Al Wehda, netting four times in 30 minutes to lead his team to a 4-0 win. Ronaldo has scored 503 league goals for five clubs in five different top-flight leagues. He bagged 103 for Manchester United, 311 for Real Madrid, 81 for Juventus, three for Sporting Lisbon, and now has five for Al Nassr. Al Nassr top the standings after 16 games, level on 37 points with second-placed Al Shabab.
February 11, 2023 16:27 UTC
FC Barcelona's Lionel Messi speaks after winning the Best FIFA Men's player award REUTERS/Flavio Lo Scalzo(Reuters) - Argentina forward Lionel Messi is on the shortlist for the FIFA Best Male Player award, joined by Paris St Germain team mate Kylian Mbappe and Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema, soccer's world governing body announced on Friday. Messi could win his second The Best trophy after leading Argentina to their third World Cup title by beating Mbappe's France in last year's final in Qatar, scoring seven goals during the tournament and earning his second Golden ball. World Cup Golden Boot winner Mbappe and France's 2022 Ballon d'Or winner Benzema feature for the first time among the three finalists. Spain midfielder Alexia Putellas could claim the Best Women's Player award for the second year in a row despite being sidelined since July with a knee injury. Forward Beth Mead is also nominated after leading England to the Euro 2022 title as the tournament's leading scorer and best player of the tournament.
February 11, 2023 12:30 UTC
The Arab Cinema Center (ACC) saw a lot of activity in 2022, continuing its efforts to support and promote Arab cinema by offering a professional window for connection with the global film industry. Additionally, the ACC co-sponsored the Venice Production Bridge event at the Venice International Film Festival. The event served as a platform that brings together film industry experts and professionals from across the world for screenings, talks, and workshops. Furthermore, the ACC granted a number of awards to Arab filmmakers at various film festivals and events, choosing three Arab producers to take part in the 2023 Rotterdam Lab:- Yemeni producer Mohammed Al-Jaberi during the CIFF’s Cairo Film Connection. The ACC will resume its activities in early 2023 by participating in the 36th IFFR and the 73rd Berlinale.
February 11, 2023 08:57 UTC
CAIRO – 10 February 2023: The Egyptian Meteorological Authority (EMA) expects on Saturday light to moderate rain in northern Egypt that can extend to Greater Cairo during night time. From Sunday to Thursay, the northern coast and northern Lower Egypt are expected to see light to moderate rain. Windy weather will also prevail in parts of the northwestern coast and South Sinai on Saturday, and on northern Upper Egypt and South Sinai on Sunday. Winds will also blow on Monday and Tuesday in areas in South Sinai and northern Upper Egypt and on Wednesday in areas of Greater Cairo, Lower Egypt, and northern coast as well as South Sinai and southern Egypt. Average temperatures based on the EMA expectations:- Cairo and Lower Egypt – Highs: 17 - Lows: 10- Northern coasts – Highs: 16 – Lows: 11- South Sinai – Highs: 22 – Lows: 12- Northern Upper Egypt – Highs: 18 – Lows: 7- Southern Upper Egypt – Highs: 23 – Lows: 10
February 10, 2023 16:23 UTC
President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has inaugurated the second phase of the Silo Foods Industries city affiliated to the National Service Projects Organization (NSPO) of the Armed Forces, in Sadat City, Monufiya Governorate, Thursday, in the presence of a number of ministers. Here are insights & important information about the city:
February 10, 2023 14:42 UTC
Dimitri, in khakis, sneakers and a polo shirt, sat down and explained that he was here in Sri Lanka for a special meeting involving technology, space, and medical scientists. The meeting, Dimitri explained, is a low-profile three-day meeting that starts tomorrow with participants from around the world. I walked with Dimitri after putting my cap on as the sun was rising in the sky with few clouds. Maria softly emphasized that Chew Ze Dong is right and that America and China using space technology, AI, GPT and clever algorithms will change the face of dominance. Unlike earlier where the sound of the waves had a calming effect, this time I was worried as the sound of the waves reflected the huge changes in the world of humanity in the forthcoming day after tomorrow.
February 10, 2023 14:42 UTC
Thirty two state-owned companies, including three banks and two companies (Wataniya and Safi), will be offered on the stock exchange or to a strategic investor over the course of a year. This will inevitably cover 18 sectors and economic activities, Egyptian Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly announced, in a press conference, Wednesday. Madbouly said 25 percent of these companies will be offered for sale within six months, which is an important step. This is to be achieved in coordination with investment banks and specialized companies. Along with being listed on the stock exchange there is expectation that other companies will be offered listed on the stock exchange as well.
February 10, 2023 02:51 UTC
President Abdel Fattah El Sisi has called for pursuing efforts aimed at improving the financial conditions of preachers and imams with continuing the programs of training and qualifying them scientifically and culturally according to the most advanced training systems. During a meeting on Tuesday 7/2/2023 with Minister of Awqaf Mohamed Mokhtar Gomaa and Presidential Advisor for Financial Affairs Mohamed Amin, the president said training the preachers would promote their skills to develop religious discourse and understand the sublime, moderate and humanitarian values of religion. Presidential spokesman Ahmed Fahmi said the meeting dealt with efforts exerted by the ministry in the run up to receiving the fasting month of Ramadan. The spokesman said the president listened to a review by minister Gomaa on his ministry’s plans on paying attention to the Holy Quran and its reciters as well as the international competition for the Holy Quran due to be held this month under the auspices of the president. Minister Gomaa said his ministry’s revenues increased by about EGP 1.2 billion in the first seven months of this fiscal year with a 13% increase over the same period of the previous year.
February 08, 2023 23:20 UTC
CAIRO - 8 February 2023: The World Bank Group launched Tuesday a report entitled “Achieving the Demographic Dividend in the Arab Republic of Egypt: Choice, Not Destiny”. The report was developed in cooperation with a team of Egyptian experts and experts from the Bank from various disciplines, presenting policies, strategies and priorities that can help Egypt in achieving its demographic dividend. For her part, Murthi hailed the report in a tweet describing it as “attesting to the strong technical collaboration between the World Bank and Egypt”. The report also serves as a platform to implement various proposals and policies that align with Egyptian national strategies. The size of the ongoing development cooperation portfolio with the WBG includes 14 projects worth $7 billion, spread across several development sectors of state priority.
February 08, 2023 18:43 UTC