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Women with AIDS face stigma in Egypt

A man living with HIV covers his face to avoid being identified due to fear of discrimination at a Saudi Charity Association for AIDS Patients in Jeddah, 19 July 2010.
10 Dec 2014
Women infected with HIV in Egypt face worse stigma than men, creating barriers to AIDS treatment, education and awareness, says the Egyptian Society for Population Studies and Reproductive Health.   The group says AIDS is harder on...

Wahid Hamed: If the responsibility is too much for Sisi, he should leave

President-elect abdel Fattah al-Sisi arrives at Supreme Constitutional Court to take oath, Maadi, 8 June 2014
21 Nov 2014
As usual, prominent writer Wahid Hamed entered another mine field, which he loves to do. In an interview with Al-Masry Al-Youm, he said that if the responsibility is too much for Sisi, he should leave.    Hamed did not hide his...

Former presidential adviser: Depriving Muslim Brotherhood from running to elections unconstitutional

09 Nov 2014
Former Vice-President of Supreme Constitutional Court Ali Awad, former constitutional adviser to interim President Adly Mansour, said that the new law allowing armed forces to secure establishments, along with police, and refer outlaws to...

Interior Minister: 312 terrorist cells apprehended since January

07 Nov 2014
Interior Minister Mohamed Ibrahim said 312 terrorist cells have been apprehended by security since January 2014.   Speaking in an interview with Al-Masry Al-Youm,  Ibrahim said the fact is proof that all movements by terrorist...

Health Minister defends hep C drug against suspicions

Minister of Health Adel al-Adawy
04 Nov 2014
Health Minister Adel Al-Adawy has defended Egypt’s deal with US firm Gilead to secure the hepatitis C drug Sovaldi in the Egyptian market, dismissing suspicions aroused about the drug as promoted by “people with special...

Former Egyptian ambassador to Iraq and Afghanistan: ISIS is an American product, their funding exceeds US$1 bn

Islamic State fighters
30 Oct 2014
Former Egyptian ambassador to Iraq and Afghanistan Ahmed al-Ghamrawy said major powers use ISIS to consolidate their presence in the region, just as they made Al-Qaeda to face communism.   He also said that the Muslim Brotherhood in...

Director of Falcon security says received death threats

20 Oct 2014
Sherif Khaled, managing director of Falcon security company, says he has received death threats from some people in Egypt, Qatar, Turkey and Morocco after discovering that someone published his information and phone numbers on social media...

Ethiopia: Renaissance Dam can resolve Egypt’s electricity crisis

Ethiopian Irrigation Minister Alamayo Tegno
18 Oct 2014
Ethiopian Minister of Irrigation Alamayo Tegno has said that his country’s Renaissance Dam could be beneficial to Egypt’s electricity sector despite the latter’s fears that the project, undertaken on the Blue Nile, could...

Sudanse ambassador: Relations with Egypt on right track

16 Oct 2014
The Sudanese Ambassador to Cairo Abdel Mahmoud Abdel Halim described President Omar al-Bashir's visit to Cairo next Sunday and Monday as historical stressing that the relations between Egypt and Sudan at the moment were going on the...

Higher Education Minister: Brotherhood students taking last breath on campus, defends private security agents

Minister of Higher Education al-Sayyed Abdel Khaleq
15 Oct 2014
The Muslim Brotherhood will see its final days at Egyptian universities, the Minister of Higher Education Sayyed Abdel Khaleq said as the new academic year began a few days ago with renewed confrontations between MB-affiliated students and...