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  • Venezuelan outflow continues unabated, stands now at 3.4 million- says UNHCR

    Date: 2019-02-22 16:38:02 GMT - Switzerland - World - SN:53 - ID:7816741

    GENEVA, Feb 22 (MENA) - The number of refugees and migrants from Venezuela worldwide now stands at 3.4 million, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, and IOM, the International Organization for Migration, announced on Friday. According to data from ....

  • Egyptian, Palestinian writers unions sign cooperation protocol

    Date: 2019-02-22 16:37:40 GMT - Egypt - Culture and Art - SN:52 - ID:7816597

    CAIRO, Feb 22 (MENA) - President of Egypt’s Writers Union Alaa Abdel Hady signed on Friday a cooperation protocol with Palestinian novelist Nafez Rifai, the president of the Palestine Writers Union in the presence of Palestinian figures. In a ....

  • 6.9 mln citizens tested for HCV- health min.

    Date: 2019-02-22 16:20:09 GMT - Egypt - Egypt - SN:51 - ID:7816611

    CAIRO, Feb 22 (MENA) - Some 6.9 million citizens in Cairo governorate have been screened for Hepatitis C (HCV) and non-communicable diseases, said Health Minister Hala Zayed. About 317,000 citizens have been tested in Red Sea governorate, she ....

  • MSMEDA funded 236,000 projects worth EGP2.1 bln in 26 years in Beheira

    Date: 2019-02-22 16:15:56 GMT - Egypt - Egypt - SN:50 - ID:7816648

    CAIRO, Feb 22 (MENA) - The Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises Development Agency (MSMEDA) offered fund worth EGP2.1 billion to finance 236,000 projects in Beheira governorate in the period between 1992 and 2018, the MSMEDA said in a statement ....

  • Russian official: Moscow invited OSCE PA mission to Crimea in near future

    Date: 2019-02-22 16:08:16 GMT - Russia - World - SN:49 - ID:7816673

    MOSCOW, Feb 22 (MENA) - Russia has invited the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe's (OSCE) Parliamentary Assembly to send a mission to Crimea as soon as possible, Leonid Slutsky, said a Russian delegate to the OSCE PA. "We've ....

  • Russia calls not to believe US statements about peacekeeping contingent in Syria

    Date: 2019-02-22 16:07:23 GMT - Russia - World - SN:48 - ID:7816672

    MOSCOW, Feb 22 (MENA) - Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova called not to believe Washington's statements that after the withdrawal of US troops from Syria, there would remain a peacekeeping contingent there, Sputnik news agency ....

  • Sisi approves amendments to some articles of income tax law

    Date: 2019-02-22 16:05:57 GMT - Egypt - Egypt - SN:47 - ID:7816652

    CAIRO, Feb 22 (MENA) - President Abdel Fattah El Sisi endorsed on Friday amendments to articles 58 and 148 of the income tax law no. 91 of 2005. In a statement on Friday, Finance Minister Mohamed Maait said the amendments aim ....

  • MP Azer chosen as member of Facebook's advisory council

    Date: 2019-02-22 15:11:06 GMT - Egypt - Egypt - SN:46 - ID:7816565

    CAIRO, Feb 22 (MENA) - Egypt's MP Marianne Azer has been picked as a member of the Facebook Safety Advisory Board. The council comprises a large number of high-profile figures from different world countries, including one of Nobel laureates, as ....

  • Lavrov to visit Vietnam, Hong Kong, China late February

    Date: 2019-02-22 15:10:15 GMT - Russia - World - SN:45 - ID:7816603

    MOSCOW, Feb 22 (MENA) - Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov will visit Vietnam on February 24-25, and may meet with Vietnamese Foreign Ministry top officials, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said Friday. "The Russian ....

  • Venezuela's Deputy Foreign Minister Says Maduro, Putin in constant contact by phone

    Date: 2019-02-22 14:51:11 GMT - Russia - World - SN:44 - ID:7816623

    MOSCOW, Feb 22 (MENA) - Venezuelan Deputy Foreign Minister Yvan Gil said that the country's president, Nicolas Maduro, was constantly on the phone with Russian President Vladimir Putin, Sputnik news agency reported. Nicolas Maduro, and Russian ....

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