Tuesday , 26 September 2017
Home /

Blog Archives

Russian ambassador refuses to adhere to airport security measures, leaves Sharm al-Sheikh by car

Russia’s ambassador to Cairo, Sergei Kiribchenko, refused to undergo the strict airport inspections and long security procedures at Sharm al Sheikh’s International airport, choosing to travel to Cairo by car instead, Al Masry Al Youm reported on Saturday.

Read More »

For Egypt, Libya Border Remains Major Security Challenge

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.

Read More »

Passport to salvation: Egypt’s human traffickers find new loophole

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.

Read More »

New electronic visa system to be applied starting June

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 …

Read More »

Russia plans to sign agreement with Egypt regarding Cairo Airport security

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.

Read More »

Palestinians paying thousands in bribes to leave Gaza

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.

Read More »