The Egyptian Air Force’s destruction of 15 vehicles loaded with arms and explosives that crossed into Egypt from Libya in a recent 48-hour period underscores the challenges Cairo is facing in securing its western border, security experts said.
After 489 people drowned off the Libyan coast on September 15 2014, Hassan Abdel Qader had to think of a safer way to achieve his dream of going to Europe, avoiding what is now known as “death boats” in the Mediterranean.
Tourism Minister Yehia Rashed said Egypt will begin implementing a new visa system on June 1. “Under this system, any tourist anywhere in the world will have the right to apply for an electronic visa,” Rashed told Al-Masry Al-Youm on the sidelines of the Arab Tourism Forum in Dubai Wednesday. The …
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.