KHAN YOUNIS, Gaza Strip, Nov 20: Egypt’s state-run media say babies evacuated from Gaza’s embattled Shifa Hospital have arrived in Egypt.

KATHMANDU, Jan 7: United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has appointed Hanaa Singer-Hamdy of Egypt as the United Nations Resident Coordinator in Nepal. She took up her post on January 1, 2023.

KATHMANDU, Nov 5: The 27th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP-27) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) is beginning from Sunday.

CAIRO, August 15: A fire ripped through a packed Coptic Orthodox church during morning services in Egypt’s capital on Sunday, quickly filling it with thick black smoke and killing 41 worshippers, including at least 15 children.

KATHMANDU, Sept 30: The Newly-appointed ambassadors of various four countries to Nepal have presented Letters of Credence to President Bidya Devi Bhandari on Thursday.

EGYPT, April 19: Eleven people were killed and 98 injured on Sunday in a train accident in Egypt's Qalioubia province north of Cairo, the health ministry said in a statement.

CAIRO, March 29: Search and rescue workers pulled a 6-month-old baby alive from the rubble of a collapsed building as the death toll from the incident rose to 25, Egyptian officials said Sunday.

CAIRO, Feb 25: Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has died at the age of 91 after undergoing treatment in an intensive care unit following surgery, state television said on Tuesday.

A gilded coffin that was featured at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art is on its way back to Egypt after it was determined to be a looted antiquity.

Nepal's Constitution Day observed in Egypt

September 19, 2019 11:56 am

KATHMANDU, Sept 19: Nepali Embassy in Cairo hosted a reception to celebrate the National Day of Nepal at Conrad Hotel in Cairo on Wednesday.

KATHMANDU, Sept 2: The Embassy of Nepal in Cairo organized a two-day tourism promotion program in Marsa Alam, Egypt on August 28 and 29.

KATHMANDU, Sept. 1: The Embassy of Nepal in Cairo organized a two-day tourism promotion program in Marsa Alam, Egypt on August 28 and 29.

KATHMANDU, July 21: Vice President Nanda Bahadur Pun attended a reception organized on the occasion of the National Day of Egypt here today.

CAIRO, June 17: Egypt’s state TV says the country’s ousted President Mohammed Morsi has collapsed during a court session and died.

My pedicure session

June 8, 2019 01:25 am

I am not a fan of surprises, but sometimes these surprises are fun. One such surprise happened to me few weeks back.  The surprise was one session of pedicure.  I have to accept that it was an opportunity to experience the pleasures of modern pedicure for the first time in my life.  When I was asked if I wanted to participate in this experience, at first, I was not sure and was almost tempted to deny, but at the end I accepted it.

CAIRO, April 20: Egyptians are being asked to vote on constitutional amendments that would allow President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi to stay in power until 2030.

CAIRO, March 31: An Egyptian court sentenced on Saturday 30 defendants up to 25 years in prisons over terrorist charges and affiliation with the Islamic State (IS) militant group, official MENA news agency reported.

Californian group Red Hot Chili Peppers played in front of Egypt’s great pyramids of Giza on Friday, entertaining more than 10,000 people at the site and many more over a live stream link.

CAIRO, March 16: Californian group Red Hot Chili Peppers played in front of Egypt’s great pyramids of Giza on Friday, entertaining more than 10,000 people at the site and many more over a livestream link.

Pharaoh-friendly West

March 13, 2019 00:30 am

In the land of the pharaohs, presidents tend eventually to become enthralled by myths touting their longevity, infallibility, and even divine right to rule

CAIRO, Dec 29: Egyptian security forces have killed 40 suspected militants in three separate incidents in North Sinai and Giza, the Interior Ministry said on Saturday, a day after a bombing on a Vietnamese tourist bus in Giza killed four people.

CAIRO, Dec 29: A roadside bomb hit a tourist bus on Friday near the Giza Pyramids, killing three Vietnamese and their Egyptian guide, officials said.

LIVERPOOL, Dec 15: Egypt and Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah has been voted BBC African Footballer of the Year for the second time in a row.

EGYPT, Nov 18: Egypt is looking to use its vast, newly tapped undersea gas reserves to establish itself as a key energy exporter and revive its flagging economy.

SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Nov 5: A statue of Mohamed Salah recently unveiled in his native Egypt has been ridiculed for its freakish ‘likeness’ to the Liverpool forward, with fans insisting it bears more resemblance to Marv from the popular movie Home Alone.

The Folly of MBS

October 31, 2018 00:30 am

Egypt had effectively opted out of the regional-influence game, and Turkey, though a member of NATO, was a difficult partner

CAIRO, Sept 12: In a move to help boost tourism, officials in Egypt on Saturday opened the ancient tomb of Mehu to the public for the very first time since it was discovered in 1940 by archaeologist Zaki Saad.

CAIRO, Sept. 11: Egyptian Health Ministry said on Monday that a total of 70 Egyptian pilgrims died in Saudi Arabia during the annual hajj season, which concluded in the last week of August.

VOLGOGRAD, June25: Saudi Arabia pulled off a last-gasp 2-1 win over Egypt as the two sides departed from the tournament on Monday, adding to the misery of Egypt’s prolific striker Mohamed Salah and giving the Saudis their first victory at a World Cup since 1994.

Although neither of Saudi Arabia or Egypt can now make it to the Round of 16 at the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia, fans can nevertheless expect a competitive contest between the two. Both want to end their campaigns on a positive note and make up for their disappointing results in the first two games.

SAINT PETERSBURG, June 20: Russia moved to the brink of qualifying for the last 16 of the World Cup after the host nation beat Mohamed Salah's Egypt in St Petersburg.

Russia and Egypt could not arrive in Saint Petersburg with more disparate emotions following their opening games at the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia. The hosts dealt with the pressure of the curtain-raiser in staggering style, while Egypt saw their long-awaited return start off with a last-gasp, gut-wrenching defeat.

First Half : Egypt 0-0 Uruguay

June 15, 2018 18:40 pm

KATHMANDU, June 15: The first half ended with the score line of 0-0 as both sides couldn’t break down the defense. Find third lacked in both teams. Egypt comparatively won the middle third to the inexperienced Uruguayan midfielders.

KATHMANDU. June 15: Egypt is taking on Uruguay in the second match of FIFA World Cup 2018 being held at Ekaterinburg Arena, Yekaterinburg on Friday.

KATHMANDU, June 15: The  second match of FIFA World Cup 2018 between Egypt and Uruguay ended with a score line of 0-1. The only deciding goal by J.M. Giminez in the 89th minute of the match secured a win Uruguay at Ekaterinburg Arena in Yekaterinburg on Friday.

This is the first Russia 2018 outing for both teams and just the second match in the tournament, being the opening action on Day 2. Both sides will be desperate to begin Group A in positive style, following the Opening Match between Russia and Saudi Arabia.

MOSCOW, June 15: Egypt star striker Mohamed Salah is almost certain to play in his team's first match at the FIFA World Cup in Russia against Uruguay despite suffering a shoulder injury in late May, Egypt head coach Hector Cuper said Thursday.

CAPE TOWN, June 7: Egypt and Nigeria continued their recent poor form in World Cup warm-up games on Wednesday ahead of their bids to become the first African side to reach the semi-finals of the global showpiece event.

Turn the clock back just over half a century and a contest between two men in the ancient Egyptian martial art of tahteeb could see the loser injured, or even killed.

CAIRO, August 24: Egypt reacted angrily Wednesday to the Trump administration’s decision to cut or delay nearly $300 million in military and economic aid over human rights concerns, a surprise move given the increasingly close ties that have bound the two allies since President Donald Trump took office in January.

KATHMANDU, July 6: Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Krishna Bahadur Mahara held talks with the ambassadors from Saudi Arabia, Egypt and the UAE to Nepal and garnered information about the status of Nepalis working in their respective countries.

DUBAI, June 5: Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain severed their ties with Qatar on Monday, accusing it of supporting terrorism, opening up the worst rift in years among some of the most powerful states in the Arab world.

CAIRO, May 27:  Egyptian authorities say the death toll in the ambush attack on a bus transporting Christians to a monastery south of Cairo has risen to 29.

CAIRO, May 27: Masked gunmen ambushed a bus carrying Coptic Christians to a monastery south of Cairo on Friday, killing at least 28 people, and Egypt responded by launching airstrikes against what it said were militant training bases in Libya.

Trade deficit with Egypt on the rise

January 5, 2017 00:00 am

KATHMANDU, Jan 4: Nepal’s trade deficit with Egypt is increasing with every passing year.

CAIRO, Dec 22: The Islamic State group claimed responsibility Tuesday for a suicide bombing at a Cairo church two days earlier that killed 25 people, highlighting a new escalation of violence in Egypt against civilians and Christians in particular.

WASHINGTON, Oct 23: An 12-year-old boy will marry his cousin, 11, after the groom-to-be’s father gave the couple’s engagement his blessing.

CAIRO, Sept 25, 2016 (AFP) - Egyptian rescue workers have recovered 168 bodies from a migrant shipwreck off Egypt's Mediterranean coast, the health ministry said Sunday.

CAIRO, Sept 21: Egyptian authorities say a boat carrying African migrants headed to Europe has capsized off the Mediterranean coast near the city of Alexandria, killing at least 20 people.