Egypt

June 6, 2014

Adly Mansour approved a number of laws on Thursday including a new anti-sexual harassment law (File/AFP)
15:47 GMT

Interim President Adly Mansour signed a set of legislative measurers as he prepared to leave office Thursday.

Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi won 96.91 percent of Egypt's votes when results were announced on Tuesday (File/AFP)
11:12 GMT

An American delegation will attend Egypt's presidential ceremony for Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi in Cairo, a U.S. diplomat confirmed.

June 5, 2014

Intisar coming out: The wife’s name first came into public when her hubby decided to run for president. “Behind every great man, there’s a great woman”? The jury’s still out on the truth to this axiom!
15:06 GMT

Behind every successful man is a woman. Here’s the female force behind newly elect President Sisi of Egypt, Intisar Amer. How will she fare as the Pharaoh's fairer half?

Hussain enjoys a cup of tea on a Cairo bridge. (Image: Facebook)
11:24 GMT

UAE singer Hussain al Jasmi enjoyed a cup of traditional Egyptian tea as he said "cheers" to Al Sisi's Presidential win this week.

Morsi is currently in jail and facing trial. (AFP/File)
07:09 GMT

Ousted Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi released a statement from jail urging his supporters to continue protesting.

Sisi won the presidential election with 96% of the vote. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT

Abdel Fattah el-Sisi will be sworn in as Egypt's new president on Sunday, June 8.

A man waits to cross Rafah into Egypt, which can sometimes take more than several hours (File/AFP)
05:00 GMT

Life is hard enough in Gaza, but for the terminally ill, it doesn't get easier when the Rafah crossing won't open for Palestinian's requiring life saving treatments in Egypt.

June 4, 2014

The fund forms a radical solution for the financial decline that the tourism sector has experienced over the past 20 years, which worsened sharply throughout the past 3 years.
20:03 GMT

The federation established the fund at a minimum value of $1bn in its first phase, which will increase to $5bn throughout coming phases.

Poor Ashraf won't rest until the thief is caught! (Image: Facebook)
13:38 GMT

Ashraf Abdel Baqi had a bad day at work this week when thousands of his money were stolen right under his nose!

The U.S. aims to keep its strategic alliance with Egypt strong. (AFP/File)
12:48 GMT

The U.S. has released a statement expressing enthusiasm about working with Egypt's newly elected Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.

Saudi's King Abdullah pledged billions of dollars in financial assistance to Egypt (File/AFP)
12:15 GMT

King Abdullah welcomed the victory of Abdel Fatah al-Sisi's presidential campaign and urged for a meeting in the Kingdom to raise funds for Egypt's new government.

“Jordan was importing 60% of its needs from Syria, but this has now stopped because of the unrest in Syria,” added Abdullah.
10:46 GMT

Commercial shipping lines between Egypt and Jordan are not sufficient for developing and increasing the volume of commercial trade, said Mohammad Abdullah.

Relations between Iran and Egypt have been tense since the two countries severed ties in 1980. (AFP/File)
09:54 GMT

Iranian president Hassan Rouhani received an invitation to the inauguration of Egypt's upcoming president Abdel Fattah el-Sisi.

Nadia and two of her fellow Egyptian artists will be honored at the Alexandria Film Festival. (Image: Aljarida.com)
09:45 GMT

Nadia al Jundi's name has been chosen to be honored at the 30th Alexandria Film Festival.