News interviews

Sama al-Masry: I don’t have an electoral program

Sama al-Masry
25 Feb 2015
Newly accepted parliamentary candidate, belly dancer Sama al-Masry, recently spoke to Al-Masry Al-Youm about her political career, show business and her plans for the future.      Q: How do you feel now that you...

INTERVIEW :Egypt aims to halt gas imports in 2020 , says minister

24 Feb 2015
Egypt hopes to halt liquefied natural gas imports in 2020, Oil Minister Sherif Ismail said on Monday, as projects to develop its own gas fields are completed. The Arab world's most populous nation is struggling to cope with energy...

TPA Chairman: Turkey has profited from the decline of tourism in Arab Spring countries

People throng Naama Bay street in the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh, south of Cairo in this 12 July 2012 file photo.
23 Feb 2015
In an interview with Al-Masry Al-Youm, Samy Mahmoud, Chairman of the Tourism Promotion Authority (TPA), says Turkey has profited from the decline of tourism in Arab Spring countries, explaining the impact of political Islam on the industry...

Essam Heggy in exclusive interview: Egypt's future in education, eradication of ignorance

NASA researcher Essam Heggy
15 Feb 2015
In an interview with Al-Masry Al-Youm, Essam Heggy of NASA, the former scientific affairs adviser to President Adly Mansour, spoke of Egyptian affairs and how the world looks at Egypt.   Q: How do you think the regime and the people...

NTRA CEO: We are updating data of 24 million mobile phone lines

Hisham al-Alaily
11 Feb 2015
In an interview with Al-Masry Al-Youm, Hisham al-Alaily, CEO of the National Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (NTRA), said he has ordered mobile phone companies to stop service for unknown lines and lines with inaccurate data for...

Davos interview: Sisi stresses strong relations with Arab countries

Protesters cheer with drums near a poster of army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi as they gather for a mass protest to support the army in Tahrir Square in Cairo, July 26, 2013. REUTERS
28 Jan 2015
President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi stressed strong relations between Egypt and Arab countries, pointing out that Egypt has not shown disrespect to Qatar at the official level at all.   Regarding an amelioration in relations with Qatar,...

Al-Masry Al-Youm interviews the Grand Sheikh of Al-Azhar, Ahmed al-Tayyeb (Part I)

24 Jan 2015
Al-Masry Al-Youm sat down with the grand sheikh of Al-Azhar, Ahmed al-Tayyeb, tackling a wide range of issues including politics, radicalism and Islamic law.   Q: What role does Al-Azhar play in combating extremism in Egypt and the...

Last Interview with Egyptian film icon Faten Hamama republished

Faten Hamama
19 Jan 2015
Al-Masry Al-Youm has republished the last interview made by the TV presenter Mufeed Fawzy with the late Egyptian film icon Faten Hamama, who died 17 January at the age of 83 after suffering from health complications.   When...

Tunisian presidential front runner: I will not exclude or persecute anyone if I win

Tunisian presidential candidate Beji Caid Essebsi
19 Dec 2014
Tunisian presidential candidate Beji Caid Essebsi is competing in a runoff with Interim President Moncef Marzouki, to take place on 21 December. The second round follows November's elections where Essebsi lead by a small margin...

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...