Russian transportation minister Maxim Sokolov plans to meet with the Egyptian Aviation Minister in February to sign a joint agreement regarding maintaining security measures at Cairo International airport, state media reported.
Israel’s Defense Ministry announced on Tuesday that it raised the height of the border fence with Egypt by a further three meters.
Egypt’s Armed Forces spokesperson announced on Thursday that Egypt had prevented 12,192 people from various countries from illegally entering or leaving Egypt in 2016.
Egypt will receive biometric airport equipment recommended by Russian experts by mid-November, Russian state-affiliated Sputnik news agency reported on Monday.
Egyptian officers are asking for bribes of up to $10,000 from Palestinians in Gaza desperate to leave the besieged coastal enclave, according to Gaza brokers who coordinate the bribe payments, former Palestinian border officials and travellers.
Egypt’s Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs Ambassador Hisham Badr told European Union Members of Parliament (MEPs) that Egypt now hosts five million refugees and migrants from across the region.
Egyptian authorities have detained 70 Sudanese nationals while trying to cross into Israel, Sudan’s Foreign Ministry said. Ministry spokesman Gharib Allah Khidir told the official SUNA News Agency on Saturday the Sudanese migrants were sent to the Al-Qanater prison in Cairo.
Officials along the North African coast had become used to the sight of bodies appearing on the shoreline – casualties from the 1.25 million people who have fled across the Mediterranean in rubber dinghies and wooden fishing boats since last year.
Starting this month, security at Egypt’s airports will enter a new phase as a private security company prepares to send in their security guards to partially take over security at Cairo International Airport and Sharm el-Sheikh Airport.
Egyptian authorities are ready to provide Moscow with information on the investigation into the crash of a Russian plane last year, state-affiliated Russian news agency Sputnik reported on Wednesday.