Author Archives: Expat Cairo

Ban Ki-moon calls for Morsi’s release

The Spokesperson of the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon called for the release of former president Mohamed Morsi and other Muslim Brotherhood leaders or “have their cases reviewed transparently without delay,” in a statement released on Thursday. Ban Ki-moon called … read more

Tamarod demands expulsion of U.S. ambassador

The Tamarod movement has called for the expulsion of U.S. ambassador to Egypt, Anne Patterson. Tamarod leader Mohamed Abdel Aziz, speaking during a press conference Thursday called by national political forces to declare rallies in support of the Egyptian armed … read more

BG flags Egypt concerns as profit slips

International gas and oil producer BG Group Plc flagged its concerns about the impact of instability in Egypt as it reported a 3 percent fall in second quarter net profit. Net profit dropped to $986 million, beating expectations of $963 … read more

Death on the Nile

In Luxor, the hotels are empty. Dozens of luxury cruise liners are docked on the banks of the Nile. Every cab driver and every restaurant owner in this city in Upper Egypt, some 400 miles south of Cairo, bemoans the … read more