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Agreement expected in the coming week
Egypt asks for $500m in aid from Saudi Arabia to support its national budget
Threatened by punishments, workers attempt to legalise their work status
By James M. Dorsey Football, alongside minority Shi’a Muslims and relatives of imprisoned government critics, is emerging as a focal point of dissent in Saudi Arabia, an oil-rich kingdom that, despite banning demonstrations by law, is struggling to fend off the waves of change sweeping the Middle East and North Africa. Fan pressure is …
By Philip Whitfield Why’s Morsi picking up tips from Jose Mourinho? They’re both hoping for a second chance: Mourinho to Chelsea, Morsi to the palace after Ramadan. Both need to turn things round: Mourinho to keep John Terry and Frank Lampard happy, Morsi to woo the crowd to his side. On his left, Iran’s Mahmoud …
Amr will stress Egypt’s support for development in Mali
Lakhdar Brahimi and Minister of Foreign Affairs discuss preparations for international conference to be held at the end of May.
By James M. Dorsey Football is defeating efforts by wealthy Gulf States to impregnate themselves against the wave of protests that have swept the Middle East and North Africa in the past two years and sparked a brutal civil war in Syria. Once a prince’s uncontested playing ground that allowed royals to curry favour, strengthen …
Mufti’s arrest sparks international condemnation from much of the Arab world
Five Tanzanians have also been arrested following the Sunday attack on a packed church in the northern city of Arusha that killed three people.
By: Rasheed Hammouda As the Gulf’s major players compete to be crowned the region’s finance king, Egypt may end up benefitting from being left out of the race entirely The race to be MENA’s top financial hub has been heating up over the past few years, a race that Cairo has been noticeably absent from. …
Saudi Arabia to crack down on illegal migrant workers, many of whom are Egyptians
Egypt looking to US to take the lead in reigniting the Middle East peace process
Ministry of Foreign Affairs reports thousands of Egyptians entered Libya illegally this year
Presidential team visit Iran to discuss plans to kick-start Morsi’s quartet initiative to find solution for Syrian crisis
Minister of Foreign Affairs Mohamed Kamel Amr attends Friends of Syria meeting in Istanbul
Bahrain was rocked by month-long pro-democracy protests led by the kingdom’s Shi’as in early 2011 that were crushed with the help of Gulf troops led by Sunni-ruled Saudi Arabia
Protest outside Saudi embassy to commemorate Egyptian lawyer’s arrest
Despite numerous warnings from Foreign Ministry, Egyptians continue to enter other countries illegally
Saudi Arabia reports over 200 Egyptian boats have violated its territory in two years
Officials from 11 countries express support for SNC and Al-Khatib
Every year millions of Muslims go on a pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia to visit the cities of Mecca and Medina. The visit to the holy places that lay at the centre of the Muslim faith is a highlight in their spiritual life.
Qatar, Turkey and Saudi Arabia prominent nations for giving Egypt financial aid, so far totalling $8.5bn
There are few Egypt’s president can rely on more in these economic hard times than his band of Islamist brothers. Key financial supporters from Islamist-led governments have come through with cash injections at times of extreme economic hardship, when Mohammed Morsi faced a spike in inflation and subsequent social unrest. Egypt’s Islamist groupies, including Qatar, Turkey, …
According to the foreign affairs ministry several Egyptians and Indonesians fought in Mecca on Tuesday
The company seeks to expand the number of services offered to its clients, by facilitating direct flights between a number of Egypt’s tourist cities and Arab and European capitals throughout the region
The man accused of murdering Abdel Moneim Hassan Abdel Moneim confessed to the murder
After remaining in Yemen for at least a week, Al-Negma Al-Dahbeya is finally returning home
CEO of Egyptian Federation for Construction and Building Contractors says the government recognises only EGP 8bn of EGP 13bn debt accrued since revolution
The company has so far lost a total of EGP 250,000 as a result of these containers being held.