Qatar is to give Egypt $10 million to help treat Palestinians wounded in Israeli air strikes on the neighboring Gaza Strip, state news agency QNA reported on Saturday.
The oil-rich Gulf nation will also send emergency aid including medical equipment and medicines to Hamas-controlled Gaza, it said.Full Story
At least five people were killed on Saturday and dozens injured when two trains collided south of the Egyptian capital, a security source said.
One of the trains was heading for Cairo from Fayyoum and the other was traveling in the opposite direction. They collided between the villages of Sila and Nassiriya.Full Story
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov met in Cairo on Sunday with Arab League chief Nabil al-Arabi for talks about the Syrian conflict, agreeing on the need to move forward but finding little common ground.
"We discussed the situation in Syria... reviewing what has been done so far and if there is any way to move forward. And let us be clear, there wasn't any agreement on anything," al-Arabi told a joint news conference.Full Story
Buying a pair of trousers at one in the morning has never been a problem in Cairo, but a new government proposal to slash trading hours could effectively pull the plug on the city that never sleeps.
Minister of Local Development Ahmed Zaki Badr has warned that the government is considering legislation that would see shops close at 10 pm and restaurants at midnight. "Tourist establishments" with a special license such as hotels and bars, would be exempt.Full Story
The Arab League didn't take any decision yet regarding Foreign Minister Adnan Mansour's request for the Arab Ministers to hold a meeting to take a “firm” decision over the anti-Islam film, As Safir newspaper reported on Tuesday.
A high-ranking Arab diplomat said in comments published in the daily that “Mansour held talks with Arab League Secretary General Nabil al-Arabi over the matter, however, Mansour should submit an official request before inviting all the Arab ministers to such a meeting.”Full Story
Foreign Minister Adnan Mansour announced on Sunday that he was exerting efforts to call for an urgent meeting of Arab foreign ministers to denounce an anti-Islam film that has sparked fury across the Islamic world.
The minister's press office said that as chairman of the Arab League Ministerial Council, Mansour contacted Arab League chief Nabil al-Arabi urging him to make the necessary contacts to hold the emergency meeting at the League’s headquarters in Cairo to discuss the film that is an “aggression on the belief of more than 1.5 billion Muslims in the world.”Full Story
Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, who is wanted by the International Criminal Court, held talks with Egypt's Mohammed Morsi in Cairo on Sunday, officials said.
Bashir was met at Cairo's airport by Vice President Mahmud Mekki, and arrived with a large delegation of ministers.Full Story
Fresh clashes between police and protesters, angry over a film apparently made in the United States that mocks Islam, erupted on Friday outside the U.S. embassy in Cairo, an Agence France Presse reporter said.
The protesters, many in their teens and moving around in small clusters, pelted police with stones who responded by firing tear gas.Full Story
Gaza's Hamas Prime Minister Ismail Haniya has postponed until next week a Cairo trip for top-level talks with his Egyptian counterpart Hisham Qandil, a spokesman said Thursday.
Haniya had been scheduled to travel to Egypt on Thursday for discussions on security in the wake of an August 5 attack which killed 16 Egyptian border guards in the northern Sinai, which borders the Gaza Strip and Israel.Full Story
Security has been stepped up in the area around the US embassy in Cairo, a security official told Agence France Presse, after a film deemed offensive to Islam sparked violence outside the U.S. missions in Egypt and Libya.
"There is an increased security presence in central Cairo, particularly around the American embassy, following the protest yesterday," the official told AFP.Full Story