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By Khalaf Ahmad Al Habtoor On Saturday, the Turkish President, Recip Tayyip Erdogan, is scheduled to begin a four-day visit to Saudi Arabia to hold talks with King Salman, who recently acceded to the throne following the passing of King Abdullah. There has been a flurry of media speculation that Saudi foreign policy could see …
Foreign minister stresses AU must coordinate with Egypt before including non-African countries
Abdullah once called the 2011 revolutionaries “infiltrators who disrupt Egypt’s security and stability”
Egyptian expatriates stage protests in aftermath of alleged assault
By James M. Dorsey Qatar has booked two recent successes in what has become an uphill struggle to improve its tarnished image: a papering over of its rift with Saudi Arabia and the UAE sparked by Qatari support for the Muslim Brotherhood, and reports that it may be interested in acquiring London Premier League club …
Egypt is the tenth largest natural stone quarry producer in the world and the second largest exporter of marble blocks
King Abdulla says group “hijacked the Arab Spring”, Brotherhood deputy leader to face military trial later this month
By James M. Dorsey Mounting anger among Saudi football clubs at their subjugation to quotas designed to encourage employment of Saudi nationals and reduce dependence on foreign labour illustrates problems encountered by wealthy Gulf countries in balancing the contradictory demands of labour markets, often lopsided demographics, social contracts involving a cradle-to-grave welfare state that creates …
By Khaled Okasha At the end of last week, a statement was issued by the King of Saudi Arabia announcing the Riyadh supplementary agreement, whose goal is to clear the air in the Gulf. He hoped that moving forward with the agreement would bring about cooperation, free of past disagreements. Just one day before this, …
Decision follows a meeting of Gulf leaders in Riyadh, who reached an agreement seeking unity of GCC states
On the black market, the lowest selling price for the US dollar was EGP 7.15 while the highest prices ranged between EGP 7.57 to EGP 7.59.
By James M. Dorsey The International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) has warned Iran that it would be stripped of its right to host the 2015 Under-19 men’s world volleyball championship if it bans women from attending matches. The warning signals a new assertiveness driven by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to make adherence to human, gender, …
Dispute frustrates efforts to revive confidence in the economy, says lawyer Hany Sarie-Eldin
By Dr Cesar Chelala 106 former high-ranking Israeli members of the armed forces, police, and intelligence have called on Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to make a strong move for peace with the Palestinians. In a letter to the prime minister, the army and police officers said that Netanyahu should seriously pursue peace with the Palestinians …
Souad Al-Shammary was arrested for a tweet calling Saudi society “male-dominant”
Egypt is a member of the Friends of Syria group, which is made up of countries that oppose Syrian president Al-Assad
Egypt’s water minister arrives in Sudan to attend tripartite talks held to address issues surrounding the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam
The minister has left Egypt for Sudan to attend tripartite talks on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam
Daily News Egypt sat down with the company’s CEO, Ramez Mohamed, to discuss its operations, challenges to start-ups and investors in Egypt, and future vision.
The Saudi monarch makes rare, short stop in Egypt on his way back from Morocco
King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud expected to meet with Al-Sisi during short visit
Judiciary committee assessing Muslim Brotherhood funds seizes two companies and their administration pending charges faced by owners, Khairat El-Shater and Abdel Rahman Al-Seoudi
A shortage of natural gas was limiting its domestic growth
Obama’s upcoming visit to Riyadh will do little to ease Saudi concerns over the new course of American foreign policy
Fishermen were arrested for violating the Gulf country’s territorial waters
Security forces had previously arrested the accused on similar charges, but freed them after they signed a pledge not to take part in such activities again.
United Arab Emirates praises recent Saudi decision to list the Brotherhood as a terrorist organisation
Saudi Arabia’s measure advanced 1.1% to its highest level since July 2008, while trading volume jumped to its highest in almost two years.
The move represents a major escalation against the Brotherhood of deposed Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi and indicates rising concern in Riyadh over the potential risks to domestic security of Saudi extremists fighting in Syria.
Egypt’s army-backed government is trying to attract foreign money back into the country and create jobs to ease social discontent as it manages the biggest Arab nation’s difficult transition to elections this year.