5 killed in Egypt sandstorm

A severe sandstorm on Wednesday struck several parts of Egypt, including capital Cairo, leaving five people dead. The inclement weather claimed the life of a person and injured two others when a building partially collapsed in the northeastern part of … read more

Egypt deports 2nd German national in a week

Egyptian authorities on Monday deported a second dual German-Egyptian national for suspected links to the Daesh terrorist group, according to the official MENA news agency. Issa Mohammed Sabbagh, 19, was arrested upon arrival in the southern city of Luxor from … read more

Egypt extends state of emergency for 3 months

The Egyptian parliament approved on Sunday a three-month extension of an already-imposed state of emergency due to security challenges facing the Arab country, official MENA news agency reported. The parliament approved a presidential decree to extend the emergency state by … read more

One German arrested in Egypt deported, another remains in custody

A 23-year-old German-Egyptian citizen detained by Egyptian authorities at Cairo airport on December 27 has arrived back home in the central German city of Göttingen. Germany’s Foreign Ministry confirmed the man’s return on Friday. Egypt’s state-run Al-Ahram newspaper said that authorities arrested the man … read more