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  • Sisi urges Bibliotheca Alexandrina to enhance role in digital space field

    Date: 2018-04-19 17:04:28 GMT - Egypt - Egypt - SN:19 - ID:7359524

    President Abdel Fattah El Sisi met on Thursday with members of the board of trustees of Bibliotheca Alexandrina in the presence of former presidents of some countries such as Romania, Albania, Finland and Serbia besides some Egyptian and foreign ....

  • Miguel Diaz-Canel elected president of Cuba

    Date: 2018-04-19 16:50:27 GMT - Cuba - International - SN:18 - ID:7359507

    Cuba has confirmed that Miguel Diaz-Canel, a Communist Party loyalist, is to replace Raul Castro as president . Politicians in the country’s National Assembly announced the vice president had been selected to replace the brother of Fidel Castro, ....

  • Foreign ministry denies increasing salaries of Egyptian diplomats abroad

    Date: 2018-04-19 16:41:26 GMT - Egypt - Egypt - SN:17 - ID:7359490

    Foreign Ministry spokesman Ahmed Abu Zeid has denied media reports that salaries of Egyptian diplomats abroad will increase in the light of the House of Representatives' approval of the diplomatic and consular corps bill. In statements Thursday, ....

  • Egyptian, Greek defense ministers discuss military cooperation

    Date: 2018-04-19 13:25:15 GMT - Egypt - Egypt - SN:16 - ID:7359041

    Minister of Defense and Military Production Sedqi Sobhi had talks on Thursday with his Greek counterpart Panos Kammenos on boosting military cooperation between the two countries. During their meeting, Sobhi extolled the level of cooperation and ....

  • Cabinet approves placing Warraq Island under supervision of NUCA

    Date: 2018-04-19 13:11:22 GMT - Egypt - Egypt - SN:15 - ID:7358997

    The government has announced that it will be seeking the issuance of a presidential decree to place El Warraq Island under the supervision of the New Urban Communities Authority (NUCA). The announcement was made after a Cabinet meeting convened ....

  • Antiquities min., head of engineering authority check on 3rd stage of NMEC

    Date: 2018-04-19 13:04:07 GMT - Egypt - Culture - SN:14 - ID:7358980

    Minister of Antiquities Khaled el Anani and Chairman of the Armed Forces Engineering Authority Kamel el Wazir checked on the work done in the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization (NMEC) which is due to be partially inaugurated in ....

  • Dollar rate stable at major banks

    Date: 2018-04-19 12:42:54 GMT - Egypt - Economy - SN:13 - ID:7358920

    The US dollar exchange rate was stable at major banks on Thursday. The dollar rate stood at EGP 17.57 for buying and EGP 17.67 for selling at the National Bank of Egypt and Banque Misr. At Banque du Caire and Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank, the rate ....

  • PM stresses gov't keenness on continuing plans to develop slums

    Date: 2018-04-19 12:14:45 GMT - Egypt - Egypt - SN:12 - ID:7358858

    Prime Minister Sherif Ismail followed up during a meeting held Thursday work progress of the State's plan on developing shanty towns as well as efforts of restoring the beautiful appearance of the cities. The get-together was attended by the ....

  • Health Ministry tightens supervision on hospitals conducting organ transplant operations

    Date: 2018-04-19 12:08:36 GMT - Egypt - Egypt - SN:11 - ID:7358842

    Head of the Central Administration for Free Treatment and Licenses Ali Mahrous said that the Health Ministry imposed strict supervision over private and public hospitals carrying out organ transplant surgeries. In statements to MENA on Thursday, ....

  • Oil Minister confers with top officials of Shell, Edison companies

    Date: 2018-04-19 11:30:03 GMT - Egypt - Economy - SN:10 - ID:7358733

    Minister of Petroleum Tarek el Mullah on Thursday conferred with Deputy Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Shell International Petroleum Company Sami Iskander and Chairman of Shell Egypt Company Gasser Hantar on the work schedule of a Mediterranean ....

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