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11 hours ago

Business
Egypt's unemployment rate 9.2% in April due to coronavirus: Minister

Egypt’s unemployment rate has risen to 9.2 percent as a result of the economic repercussions of the coronavirus pandemic said Minister of Planning and Economic Development Hala al-Saeed on Saturday, citing preliminary data from a labor force survey conducted from ... Read More

10 hours ago

Science
SpaceX ready to launch astronauts into space for the first time

In the beginning, everyone was skeptical. But Elon Musk’s SpaceX defied expectations — and on Wednesday hopes to make history by ferrying two NASA astronauts into space, the first crewed flight from US soil in nine long years. US President ... Read More

10 hours ago

Culture
Egyptian actress Ragaa al-Geddawy contracts coronavirus

Egyptian actress Ragaa al-Geddawy has contracted the coronavirus, medical sources said on Sunday. Speaking on condition of anonymity, the sources said that an ambulance transported 81-year-old Geddawy from her house to the Abo-Khalifa isolation hospital in Ismailia. Geddawy participated in ... Read More

8 hours ago

Life & Style
Photos: Defying ban, staff at Egyptian isolation hospital perform Eid al-fitr prayers

Defying the governmental ban on congregational prayers, medical workers of the Agamy isolation hospital in Alexandria performed Eid al-Fitr prayers on Sunday morning. Staff decorated the hospital with colored balloons to celebrate Eid, and shared decorations with patients throughout the ... Read More