Egyptian President ends state of emergency for first time in years

CAIRO: Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Monday announced that the state of emergency will be lifted for the first time in years. Egypt imposed a state of emergency in April 2017 after deadly bombings of churches and has since

Pakistani contingent participates in multinational military exercise in Egypt

RAWALPINDI: A contingent of Pakistan Armed Forces comprising Army, Navy and Air Force troops participated for the first time since 2009 in Multinational Exercise Bright Star 2021 in Egypt. The closing ceremony of the exercise was held at Mohamed Naguib

Seven Pakistanis sentenced to death in Egypt for drug smuggling

CAIRO: A court in Egypt has sentenced ten people including seven Pakistanis to death on charges of smuggling in over two tonnes of heroin by sea. Egyptian uthorities seized the drugs brought in via the Red Sea, worth around 2.5

Ever Given container ship leaves Suez Canal

ISMAILIA: The Ever Given, one of the world’s largest container ships, resumed its journey and left the Suez Canal on Wednesday, 106 days after becoming wedged across a southern section of the waterway for nearly a week and disrupting global

Egypt agrees to release ship that blocked Suez Canal

ISMAILIA: The owners and insurers of the Ever Given container ship that blocked the Suez Canal in March said a formal settlement had been agreed in a compensation dispute, and the canal authority said the vessel would be allowed to

Egypt opens naval base close to border with Libya

CAIRO: Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Saturday opened a strategic naval base on the Mediterranean Sea close to the border with Libya. Egypt says the July 3 base will help it protect strategic and economic interests as well as

CJCSC Gen Nadeem Raza meets Egyptian President Al-Sisi

CAIRO: Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee General Nadeem Raza called on Egyptian President General Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi. According to Inter-Services Public relations, matters of bilateral military cooperation including security, counter-terrorism and prevailing regional environment were discussed during the meetings.

Egypt upholds death sentence for 12 senior Muslim Brotherhood members

CAIRO: Egypt’s highest civilian court has upheld death sentences for 12 senior Muslim Brotherhood figures over a 2013 sit-in which ended with security forces killing hundreds of protesters. The ruling, which cannot be appealed, means the 12 men could face

PM lauds role of Egyptian president for Palestine ceasefire

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan held a telephone conversation with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi and appreciated the important role played by Egypt and its leadership for the cessation of hostilities in Palestine. The prime minister strongly condemned the Israeli

US, Egypt working closely to reinforce Gaza ceasefire: Blinken

CAIRO: Egypt and the United States said they would work together to reinforce a ceasefire between Israel and Palestine as US Secretary of State Antony Blinken visited Cairo and Amman on a regional tour. Egypt has longstanding relations with both

Eleven dead, 98 injured after train derails in Egypt

CAIRO: Eleven people were killed and 98 injured in a train accident in Egypt’s Qalioubia province north of Cairo. The train was heading from Cairo to the Nile Delta city of Mansoura when four carriages derailed at 1:54 PM, about

Egypt unveils 3,000-year-old city near Luxor

CAIRO: Archaeologists near Luxor have unearthed just a portion of the largest ancient city ever found in Egypt and dating to a golden pharaonic age 3,000 years ago. Famed Egyptologist Zahi Hawass had announced earlier this week the discovery of

Egyptian mummies paraded through Cairo to new museum

CAIRO: A grand parade conveyed 22 ancient Egyptian royal mummies in special capsules across Cairo to a new museum home where they can be displayed in greater splendour. The convoy transported 18 kings and four queens, mostly from the New

Pakistan has strong ties with Arab League states: FM Qureshi

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Thursday said Pakistan enjoyed strong political, trade and bilateral relations with all member countries of the Arab League. In a meeting with Arab League Secretary-General Ahmed Aboul Gheit during his visit to Arab

Pakistan, Egypt agree to strengthen economic, trade ties

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi met his Egyptian counterpart Sameh Hassan Shoukry at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Cairo. The two foreign ministers agreed to further strengthen trade and economic relations between Pakistan and Egypt through enhanced cooperation

FM Qureshi invites Egyptian companies to invest in Pakistan

CAIRO: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi invited Egyptian companies to benefit from ample investment opportunities in Pakistan in various sectors, including construction, energy and health. The foreign minister was talking to a delegation of distinguished Egyptian businessmen and entrepreneurs in

FM Qureshi departs for Egypt on two-day visit

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Tuesday departed for Egypt on a two-day visit on the invitation of his Egyptian counterpart. In a video message before departure, the foreign minister said there are vast opportunities for economic cooperation between

Khattak calls for strengthening defence ties with Qatar, Egypt

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Defence Pervez Khattak received Ambassador for Qatar Sheikh Saoud bin Abdulrahman Al Thani called discussed a wide range of bilateral issues. The Defence Minister conveyed that Pakistan attaches great value to its relations with Qatar, adding that

Outgoing Ambassador of Egypt to Pakistan calls on President Alvi

ISLAMABAD: Outgoing Ambassador of Egypt to Pakistan, Ahmed Mohamed Fadel Yacoub, called on President Dr. Arif Alvi in Islamabad today (Friday). On the occasion, President Alvi congratulated the outgoing ambassador on his successful assignment in Pakistan. President Alvi also appreciated

Pakistan desires to expand ties with Egypt: President Alvi

ISLAMABAD: Minister of Defence and Military Production of Egypt Commander-in-Chief General Mohamed Ahmed Zaki, who is on an official visit to Pakistan, called on President Dr Arif Alvi. The president said that Pakistan attached utmost importance to its fraternal relations

PM discusses bilateral issues with Egyptian Defence Minister

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday received Egyptian Commander-in-Chief and Minister for Defence and Military Production General Mohamed Ahmed Zaki Mohamed. During the meeting, views were exchanged on bilateral, regional and international issues. The prime minister underscored the shared

Former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak dies aged 91

CAIRO: Former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak, who ruled the country for thirty years with an iron fist until he was overthrown in a violent uprising, has died aged 91. Mubarak was overthrown in 2011 and he was the first leader

Transport service ‘Swvl’ plans to invest $25 million in Pakistan

CAIRO: The Egyptian transport service, Swvl has planned to invest $25 million in Pakistan in the coming years. Swvl Manager General Shahzeb Memon said, “The company aims to create more than 10,000 jobs with its new business venture by 2023.” Shahzeb

Egypt unveils biggest ancient coffin find in over a century

LUXOR: Egypt has unveiled the details of 30 ancient wooden coffins with mummies inside discovered in the southern city of Luxor in the biggest find of its kind in more than a century. A team of Egyptian archaeologists discovered a

Egypt’s security forces move to block anti-Sisi protests

CAIRO: Egyptian police dispersed a protest in Cairo while mounting a huge show of force in the center and other cities after calls to demonstrate against President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, witnesses said, as a large pro-Sisi rally was held in

Another Egyptian uprising

Last week may foreshadow mayhem in the lands of Pharaohs once again. They have been several protests against President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi widely seen as Hosni Mubarak’s replacement. He came to power after Mohammad Morsi, the first and only democratically

Egyptian logistical firm launches its operations in ISB and RWP

CAIRO: Egyptian startup, Swvl will enter two more cities of Pakistan. The bus hailing app has decided to expand its operations in Islamabad and Rawalpindi. Swvl is a bus hailing app, which is a substitute for public transit services.  The

Youngest son of late Egyptian President Morsi passes away

Giza: Abdullah Morsi, the youngest son of late Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi died of an alleged heart attack at a hospital in Cairo. Abdullah Morsi, who was in his mid-twenties, died on Wednesday at the Oasis hospital in Giza in