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Ships cross Egypt's New Suez Canal in first test-run| Reuters

Jul 26, 2015

Ships cross Egypt's New Suez Canal in first test-run| Reuters

ISMAILIA, Egypt The first cargo ships passed through Egypt's New Suez Canal on Saturday in a test-run before it opens next month, state media reported, 11 months after the army began constructing the $8 billion canal alongside the existing 145-year-old Suez Canal. The new waterway, which President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi hopes will help expand trade along the fastest shipping route between Europe and Asia, will be formally inaugurated on Aug #United States #Egypt #markets #Latin America #Entertainment #transportation #opinion
At least 18 dead as cargo ship collides with boat in Egypt

Jul 23, 2015

At least 18 dead as cargo ship collides with boat in Egypt

A cargo ship collided with a boat on the Nile carrying people celebrating an engagement, leaving at least 18 dead, Egyptian police said Thursday as divers searched for missing passengers. #World #Egypt #NewsTracker #Cairo #cargo ship #Nile
Road-side bomb injures 20 policemen in Egypt

Jul 09, 2015

Road-side bomb injures 20 policemen in Egypt

A roadside bomb blast wounded 20 Egyptian policemen on Thursday as they travelled in a bus in northern Sinai where militants have launched deadly attacks against security forces, officials said. #Islam #Egypt #NewsTracker #terror #Insurgency #North Africa #Bombing #policemen
Indian Embassy in Cairo hosts annual 'Iftar' dinner for Ramzan

Jul 09, 2015

Indian Embassy in Cairo hosts annual 'Iftar' dinner for Ramzan

The Indian Embassy in Cairo has hosted its annual 'Iftar' party to mark the holy month of Ramadan. The party on Wednesday was attended by a large number of Egyptian ministers, politicians, diplomats, intellectuals and well-known artists as well as ambassadors of other countries. #India #Egypt #NewsTracker #Cairo #Ramadan #Ramzan #Indian Embassy
A law that could threaten Egyptian journalism: President urged to reconsider anti-terror draft law

Jul 06, 2015

A law that could threaten Egyptian journalism: President urged to reconsider anti-terror draft law

An Egyptian judiciary council has asked the government to reconsider sections of a controversial anti-terrorism draft law before its approval by the president, officials and Egyptian media reported on Monday. #World #Corruption #Egypt #NewsTracker #military #journalists #North Africa
Egyptian army kills 25 militants in North Sinai - sources| Reuters

Jul 06, 2015

Egyptian army kills 25 militants in North Sinai - sources| Reuters

CAIRO Egypts military launched air strikes and ground operations that killed 25 Islamist militants in North Sinai on Sunday, security sources said, as the country grapples with an increasingly ambitious insurgency based in the region. The Sinai has recently witnessed some of the heaviest fighting between security forces and Islamist militants since the army toppled President Mohamed Mursi of the Muslim Brotherhood in 2013. #United States #India #Egypt #Middle East #Security #Latin America #opinion
Egypt says 25 militants killed in air strikes as Sisi inspects troops| Reuters

Jul 04, 2015

Egypt says 25 militants killed in air strikes as Sisi inspects troops| Reuters

ISMAILIA, Egypt Egyptian warplanes killed 25 Islamist militants in North Sinai on Saturday, security sources said, as the Egyptian president visited the province after a major escalation of the conflict there. The sources said the air strikes hit militant targets near the town of Sheikh Zuweid, destroying weapons and explosives caches #India #Egypt #Middle East #markets #Entertainment
Islamic State's Egypt affiliate says it fired rockets at Israel | Reuters

Jul 04, 2015

Islamic State's Egypt affiliate says it fired rockets at Israel | Reuters

CAIRO Islamic State's Egypt affiliate, Sinai Province, said on Friday in a statement posted on Twitter by supporters that it had launched three Grad rockets towards "occupied Palestine". Israeli police said earlier they had found rocket remnants in an open area. No damage or casualties resulted #United States #Egypt #Technology #Israel #markets #Argentina #Entertainment
After Tunisia attack, sun-seekers switch to Spain, Bulgaria and Greece| Reuters

Jul 04, 2015

After Tunisia attack, sun-seekers switch to Spain, Bulgaria and Greece| Reuters

BERLIN Fearing for their safety in Tunisia after a gunman killed dozens of tourists, sun-seeking Europeans are switching to destinations such as Spain, Bulgaria or even Greece for holidays this year. Tunisia's tourism industry had been recovering after the Arab Spring unrest, and had become a popular lower-cost beach holiday spot for Europeans. #India #Egypt #France #Middle East #markets #Africa #United Kingdom
Egyptian army kills 35 militants in North Sinai - sources| Reuters

Jul 03, 2015

Egyptian army kills 35 militants in North Sinai - sources| Reuters

ISMAILIA, Egypt Egypts military killed 35 Islamist militants in North Sinai on Thursday, security sources said, a day after the deadliest clashes in the region in years. #United States #India #Egypt #Technology #Africa #United Kingdom #opinion