Middle East news

EgyptAir flight returns after takeoff due to crew member illness

CAIRO – 23 March 2019: An EgyptAir flight returned to Cairo International Airport Saturday shortly after takeoff heading to Copenhagen…

Egypt condoles with Mali over victims of terrorist attack on military base

CAIRO, March 23 (MENA) – Egypt expressed sincere condolences to Mali over the victims of a terrorist attack on a…

Sisi meets with WFP’s executive director

CAIRO, March 23 (MENA) – President Abdel Fattah El Sisi received on Saturday executive director of the World Food Program…

In pics: Pakistan’s National Day observed in Cairo

CAIRO – 23 March 2019: Pakistani embassy in Cairo held a ceremony Saturday to celebrate Pakistan's National Day that falls…

Egyptian student granted Italian citizenship after rescuing 51 students from death

CAIRO – 23 March 2019: An Egyptian student named Ramy Shehata, 13, has succeeded in rescuing 51 Italian student kidnapped…

Federal Councillor Ignazio Cassis travels to Egypt for working visit

CAIRO – 23 March 2019: Federal Councillor Ignazio Cassis, head of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs, will make a…

Six-way meeting among Egypt, Jordan, Iraq to be held Saturday in Cairo

CAIRO, March 23 (MENA) – A six-way meeting among the foreign ministers and heads of intelligence services of Egypt, Jordan…

EgyptAir Cargo operates 1st flight to India’s Mumbai

CAIRO, March 22 (MENA) – Chairman of EgyptAir Cargo Bassem Gohar on Friday said the national carrier operated its first…

Death toll rises to 64 in E. China chemical plant explosion

BEIJING, March 23 (MENA) – The death toll from an explosion in a chemical plant in east China's Jiangsu Province…

Mozambique death toll rises to 417 after cyclone – minister

BEIRA, Mozambique, March 23 (Reuters) – The death toll after a powerful cyclone in Mozambique has risen to 417, the…

Al-Azhar slams US statement Golan Heights

CAIRO, March 22 (MENA) – Al-Azhar condemned on Friday the US administration's statement on recognizing Israel's sovereignty over the occupied…

Petroleum min.: Great leap achieved in oil transportation system

CAIRO, March 23 (MENA) – Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources Tareq el Molla said the oil sector continues the…

Number of victims of Iraq’s ferry disaster hits 120

BAGHDAD 22 March 2019: The number of victims of a ferry that sank in the Tigris river in the Iraqi…

Egypt thwarted 1.7K illegal migration attempts over 4 years: Cabinet

CAIRO – 22 March 2019: Over the past four years, Egypt has thwarted a total of 1,725 illegal migration attempts,…

408 inmates released per presidential pardon

CAIRO – 22 March 2019: A group of 408 prisoners has been released per a presidential pardon on Friday. The…
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