On 1 July 2020, Egypt announced the resumption of international tourism in three coastal governorates – Marsa Matrouh, South Sinai and Red Sea. This is considered to be the first step in a phased reopening of the tourism industry after a 3-month closure due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
On 24 June 2020, Egyptian security forces raided the offices of the online al-Manassa news agency and arrested its editor-in-chief, Noura Younis, reported the agency on Twitter.
On 21 June 2020, the Cairo Criminal Court sentenced 16 people for links with the terrorist Al-Nusra group in Syria. The court sentenced 13 defendants to life in prison, and three others to 15 years on charges of joining Al-Nusra Front and participating in its operations.
All medical personnel at Al-Azhar University Hospital have tested positive for the coronavirus, Al-Jazeera reported. Consequently on 13 May 2020, The Egyptian Medical Syndicate (EMS) called for an increase in the number of isolation hospitals for health workers.
On 11 may 2020, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Executive Board approved Egypt’s request for emergency financial assistance of US $ 2.772 billion under the Rapid Financing Instrument (RFI) to address economic disruption stemming from the outbreak of the Covid-19…
Egypt and Sudan have rejected Ethiopia’s offer for a transitional agreement on the Grand Ethiopian Dam, which has been a source of contention between Egypt and Ethiopia since 2011.
On 13 April 2020, Egyptian police arrested three 17-year-old teenagers for four days for investigation. The teenagers were accused of blasphemy after they had posted a video showing one of them smoking while performing a prayer.
President Trump’s so-called Deal of the Century was revealed, like Salome, after a tantalising dance of the seven veils. Again and again the world was promised that the plan would be revealed, only to be disheartened with a new postponement….