Monday, April 22, 2024

Cairo metro employs Egypt’s first women train drivers

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As Egypt prepares to expand to serve a population over 20 million, the Cairo metro has recruited Egypt's first female train drivers, a novelty...

Italy turns to Algeria for additional gas supply

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Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi visited Algeria on Monday to sign several agreements, including an energy deal to boost gas supplies and reduce his...

Tunisians protest against draft constitution referendum

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A protest against the upcoming July 25 referendum on President Kais Saied's new constitution has taken place in Tunis.  Some 200 supporters of Tunisia's secular...

Egypt arrests organisers of joke ‘Helwan Real Batman Battle’ event

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Four organisers of a joke Facebook event have been arrested in Egypt on charges of "planning a riot" and "using reactions... to make money". "Helwan...

Migrants protest after dozens died in attempt to cross into Spanish enclave of Mellila

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A protest was held outside the UNHCR's office in Rabat Morocco by African migrants on Tuesday. It comes after dozens died Friday while attempting to...

Tunisia grinds to a halt as unions challenge president

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Flights were canceled, public transport ground to a halt and government offices were closed in a nationwide strike by Tunisia's main trade union confederation...

Algeria ends 2-decade friendship treaty with Spain over Western Sahara

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Algeria suspended Wednesday a "treaty of friendship and cooperation" concluded in 2002 with Spain. It is at the end of a meeting of the...

Egypt jails former presidential candidate for 15 years

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An emergency court in Egypt has sentenced a 2012 presidential candidate, Abdel Moneim Aboul Foutouh, to 15 years in prison for "false information" and...

Tunisians demonstrate in support of President Kais Saied

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Hundreds of Tunisians demonstrated in the centre of the capital on Sunday in support of President Kais Saied. The demonstrators unfurled banners with words of...

Over 3000 prisoners pardoned in Egypt

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Egyptian President, Abdel Fattah al-Sissi has pardoned over 3000 prisoners, including journalist Hossam Moniss, who was jailed for "spreading false news", authorities said on...

Thousands of Tunisians Protest Against President Saied

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Thousands of Tunisians rallied in the capital Sunday, the country's independence day, to protest against President Kais Saied and consultations over constitutional reforms proposed...

Algeria President Bans Export of Basic Foods

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Algeria's President Abdelmadjid Tebboune has banned the export of foodstuffs that the country imports, the state news agency has said. The commodities include sugar, oil,...

Algeria stops gas exports to Spain via Morocco

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Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune decided on Sunday to stop natural gas exports to Spain through Morocco, the official APS news agency reported. The presidency announced...

Algeria Cuts Diplomatic Ties With Morocco as Tensions Build

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Algeria cut diplomatic ties with Morocco, citing what it claimed were hostile acts, plunging decades of difficult relations between the North African neighbors to...

Parched Egypt Seeks Partners for $2.5 Billion Desalination Plan

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Egypt is seeking partners to invest in a $2.5 billion initiative to build more than a dozen renewable energy-powered desalination plants by 2025, as...

Algeria cabinet resigns following parliamentary elections results

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ALGIERS - Algerian Prime Minister Abdelaziz Djerad and members of his cabinet on Thursday presented their resignation to President Abdelmadjid Tebboune, the state run...

Libyan government creates fund for reconstruction of cities

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TRIPOLI - The Libyan government on Thursday announced that it created a fund for the reconstruction of cities affected by the war in recent...

Egypt signs agreement with China to manufacture Sinovac vaccine locally

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CAIRO -- Egyptian Holding Company for Biological Products and Vaccines (VACSERA) and Chinese biopharmaceutical company Sinovac signed an agreement on Wednesday to manufacture Sinovac...

Egypt opens pharaonic mummies hall to visitors at new museum in Cairo

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CAIRO -- With its dark-walled and dimly-lit open rooms, the crypt-like Royal Mummies Hall at Cairo's new National Museum of Egyptian Civilization (NMEC)...

Algerians vote for revised constitution

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Algerian voters began to cast ballot Sunday in a referendum on constitutional amendments.  The vote is held amid restrictions as part of measures to stem...