Monthly Archives: December 2016

Lahham: Let’s all be peacemakers in 2017!

Patriarch of Antioch, Levant, Alexandria and Jerusalem for Greek Melkite Catholics, Gregory III Lahham, hoped that the New Year would be one of peace, solidarity and cooperation. "Let us all be peacemakers in 2017," he said, speaking from the Egyptian

Egypt hands over remains of air crash victims

Egypt began on Saturday handing over to their families the bodies of those who died when EgyptAir flight MS804 crashed into the Mediterranean in May with the loss of 66 passengers and crew, the state news agency MENA reported. The

Roadside bomb kills police officer, soldier in Egypt

A police officer and a soldier were killed by a roadside bomb in Egypt's northern Sinai peninsula on Saturday, security sources said. The bomb was detonated remotely when the victims' armored vehicle passed by during a security operation, the sources

PPF urges Bahrain to end prosecution of rights’ activist

Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) has written a letter to His HM Shaikh Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa of the Kingdom of Bahrain to express its concern over the continued persecution of human rights and free speech defender Najeeb Rajab. PPF

Berri, Russian parliamentary delegation confirm firm ties

Speaker of the House, Nabih Berri received on Friday afternoon at Ain el Tineh residence, a Russian parliamentary delegation led by Konstantin Kosachev and in the presence of the Russian Ambassador to Lebanon, Alexander Saspkin with talks featuring hig...

Egypt’s Government Approves Transfer of Red Sea Islands to Saudis

CAIRO � Egypt's Cabinet has approved the transfer of two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia despite protests earlier this year and a court ruling the transfer unconstitutional.

The state-run MENA news agency reported Thursday that President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi's government


CAIRO, Egypt, The Egyptian cabinet approved on Thursday, a maritime border demarcation agreement, signed between Egypt and Saudi Arabia, China's Xinhua news agency reported.The cabinet decided to refer the agreement to the House of Representatives, aft...


CAIRO, Egypt, Egypt has today welcomed the Syrian ceasefire, which was announced by Russia. The Foreign Ministry urged all parties to the agreement, to abide by the deal, as a step to end the Syrian people's ordeal, resulting from violence