Daily Archives: May 17, 2020

Egypt: World Bank Provides US$ 50 million in Support of Coronavirus Emergency Response under new Fast-Track Facility

CAIRO– The World Bank approved US$50 million for Egypt as an emergency response under the World Bank Group’s new Fast Track COVID-19 Facility — a global effort to help strengthen the COVID-19 response and shorten the time to recovery.  The

Egypt Tightens Coronavirus Restrictions for Eid Holiday

 Egypt will bring forward the start of its curfew by four hours to 5 p.m. and halt public transport from May 24 for six days during the Eid holiday, as it seeks to curb the spread of the new coronavirus,

Egypt Editor Detained Outside Cairo Jail

Egyptian security services on Sunday detained the editor-in-chief of prominent independent news outlet Mada Masr, its lawyer said, the latest in a crackdown against journalists.   Lina Attallah was arrested outside Cairo’s Tora prison as she was interviewing rights activist Laila

UNA Forum calls on member news agencies to take initiative in confronting COVID-19

Jeddah: The Union of Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) News Agencies (UNA) has called upon the official news agencies to take the initiative and not miss the opportunity given amidst the coronavirus pandemic to restore their roles in which the

Egypt tightens coronavirus restrictions for Eid holiday

Cairo: Egypt will bring forward the start of its curfew by four hours to 5 pm and halt public transport from May 24 for six days during Eid holiday, as it seeks to curb the spread of the new coronavirus,