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Egypt’s 4th high-speed Talgo train to run Cairo-to-Aswan daily from Wednesday

The fourth high-speed Spanish Talgo train in Egyptian service will start making daily runs on Wednesday along the Cairo-Aswan line, according to the Egyptian National Railways Authority (ENRA).

When charity meets high prices: Egypt's Ramadan bags

The annual tradition of distributing Ramadan charity bags loaded with staple foods is facing unprecedented challenges in Egypt this year, as charities and benefactors grapple with rising costs and scarce supplies.

Funding for COP27 agreement on 'loss and damage' key: Shoukry

Foreign Minister and President of the 27th session of the UN Climate Change Conference, COP27, Sameh Shoukry has reaffirmed the importance of activating a breakthrough agreement to provide “loss and damage” funding for vulnerable countries hit hard by climate disasters.

Al-Azhar condemns burning of Quran by extremists in Denmark

Egypt’s Al-Azhar issued a strongly worded statement on Monday condemning the burning of the Holy Quran by an extremist group in Denmark on Friday outside the Turkish Embassy in Copenhagen.

Sisi directs govt to study National Dialogue proposal to renew full judicial supervision on elections

President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi directed the government on Monday to study the proposal made by the Board of Trustees of the National Dialogue to renew legislation that stipulates full judicial supervision over elections and referendums.

Egypt to add Italian as elective second language in public schools by 2024: Education ministry

Minister of Education and Technical Education Reda Hegazy and the Ambassador of Italy to Cairo Michele Quaroni signed an MoU on Monday to introduce Italian as an elective second language in Egyptian public schools by the 2024/2025 academic year.

Sisi instructs allocation of EGP 1 billion from Tahya Misr Fund to end waiting lists of critical cases

Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi has instructed the Tahya Misr (Long Live Egypt) Fund to allocate EGP 1 billion ($32.3 million) to support the presidential initiative to end waiting lists for critical cases, said Presidential Spokesman Ahmed Fahmy on Monday.

Egypt eases tourist visa requirements for China, Iran, India, Turkey, Morocco, Algeria and Israel

Egypt has eased tourist visa requirements from China, Iran, India, Turkey, Morocco, Algeria and Israel as part of efforts to boost tourism in the country.

Egypt releases 199,000 tons of feed from ports to ease pressure on poultry market

About 199,000 tons of corn and soy fodder to the tune of $96.4 million were released from Egyptian ports between 17 and 23 March, said Minister of Agriculture and Land Reclamation El-Sayed El-Qusair on Monday.

Egypt National Dialogue trustees board urges renewal of judicial supervision over elections

The National Dialogue's Board of Trustees has called for amending the law governing the country's National Election Authority (NEA) to renew judicial supervision over all elections and referendums.

The most expensive car license plate in Egypt to be sold for EGP 50 mln

A special car license plate is set to be sold in an auction for EGP 50 million, or over $1.6 million, by the Ministry of Interior, making it Egypt's most expensive ever.

Pope Tawadros II discusses religious freedoms in Egypt with EU commission's Vice-president

Head of the Coptic Orthodox Church Pope Tawadros II discussed in Cairo Sunday with Margaritis Schinas, Vice-President of the European Commission and European Commissioner for Promoting the European way of Life, religious freedoms and the status of Christians in Egypt.

EU ready to provide further support to Egypt to curb irregular migration: Schinas to FM

The European Union is ready to provide further support to the Egyptian state’s efforts to curb irregular migration, Margaritis Schinas, Vice-President of the European Commission and European Commissioner for Promoting the European Way of Life, said on Sunday.

'Unjustified' C-sections declined to 61% in Egyptian ministry hospitals in 2023

Egypt’s Ministry of Health announced on Sunday that there was a significant 61 percent decrease in the number of "unjustified" Caesarean deliveries at ministry-affiliated hospitals during January and February 2023.

Egypt receives 2 million doses of Pfizer’s Omicron-adapted COVID vaccine

Egypt announced on Sunday that they had received just over two million doses of Pfizer’s Omicron-adapted COVID-19 vaccine from eight countries over the past week.

Egypt opens hepatitis B and pentavalent vaccine production line

Egypt's Minister of Health Khaled Abdel-Ghaffar opened the first production line of hepatitis B and pentavalent (five-in-one) vaccines, with the capacity to produce 100 million vaccines annually, as part of a collaboration between Egypt’s VACSERA and the Serum Institute of India, according to a statement released Saturday.

Explainer: Which medicines do not break Ramadan fasting?

Egypt's Ministry of Health, in cooperation with Dar Al-Ifta, released a guide on Saturday describing which medicines and treatments break the fast of Muslims during Ramadan and which do not.

EgyptAir Beirut flights to depart 1 hour early till 21 April after DST postponed in Lebanon

EgyptAir announced on Saturday that all its Beirut flights will depart one hour earlier than previously scheduled between 25 March and 21 April after Lebanon postponed implementation of Daylight-Saving Time (DST).

13 Egyptian universities included in QS World University Rankings 2023: Ministry

The Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research said that 13 Egyptian universities were included among the best 1,500 universities in the world in the QS World University Rankings for science-related disciplines for the year 2023.

EgyptAir cancels Cairo-Frankfurt/Munich flights due to German transport strike

EgyptAir announced cancelling a number of its flights to-and-from Cairo-Munich/Frankfurt on Sunday and Monday due to strikes planned at both airports due to work stoppages in the transport sector in Germany on Monday.

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