Netflix to debut its first Egyptian original series ‘Paranormal’

CAIOR - - Netflix Inc. will on Thursday debut its first Egyptian television series ‘Paranormal’, a major step in the streaming service’s Middle Eastern strategy. The series is based on Egyptian  novelist Ahmed Khaled Tawfik’s book about a doctor whose lifelong scientific convictions are suddenly called into question. His critically acclaimed novels in Arabic have … Continue reading Netflix to debut its first Egyptian original series ‘Paranormal’

SOCIAL MEDIA | Egypt Jails Five Women Influencer Over TikTok Posts

CAIRO – An Egyptian court sentenced five female social media influencers to two years each in prison on Monday after finding them guilty of promoting immorality and human trafficking by encouraging women to make money building social media followings. The women, who were also fined 300,000 Egyptian pounds ($19,000), were accused of running online accounts … Continue reading SOCIAL MEDIA | Egypt Jails Five Women Influencer Over TikTok Posts

TRAVEL | Masks And Sanitizers: Egypt Gears Up For Return Of Tourists

Hotels  have ramped up hygiene, archaeological sites have been sanitized and beaches cleaned up – Egypt is gearing up to welcome back tourists kept away by the coronavirus pandemic. ‘We are laying the groundwork for tourists from around the world to find this destination … in exemplary sanitary conditions’, Egypt’s antiquities and tourism minister, Khaled … Continue reading TRAVEL | Masks And Sanitizers: Egypt Gears Up For Return Of Tourists

NEWS | Egyptians Rush To Buy Treats Before Eid al-Fitr curfew

RIYADH | SAUDI ARABIA – Families rushed to buy sweets and biscuits in Cairo on Friday as they prepared to celebrate the end of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan under a tightened coronavirus curfew and lockdown. The Eid al-Fitrs festivities are usually a time of release when people pack the streets and visits families, … Continue reading NEWS | Egyptians Rush To Buy Treats Before Eid al-Fitr curfew

BUSINESS | MENA Managers To Boost Egypt Funds, Say Saudi Arabia and UAE Most Vulnerable: Reuters Poll

Middle Eastern fund managers plan to increase investments in Egypt in the current quarter, according to a Reuters poll, and say Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates are most vulnerable to tumbling oil prices and the coronavirus pandemic. The region, which is mostly under lockdown as it deals with the outbreak, is home to … Continue reading BUSINESS | MENA Managers To Boost Egypt Funds, Say Saudi Arabia and UAE Most Vulnerable: Reuters Poll

NEWS ALERT | Egypt To Ban Ramadan Gathering To Counter Spread Of Coronavirus

BUCHAREST  - Egypt will ban any public religious gatherings during the holy Muslim fasting month Ramadan starting in around two weeks to counter the spread of the new coronavirus, a government statement said on Tuesday. Muslims usually break the fast at sunset together with their families, go to the mosque to pray and spend maximum … Continue reading NEWS ALERT | Egypt To Ban Ramadan Gathering To Counter Spread Of Coronavirus

CORONAVIRUS ALERT | Egypt To Shut All Cafes, Malls, Sports Clubs In Evening Until March 31

RIYADH | SAUDI ARABIA – Egypt said on Thursday it would shut all cafes, shopping malls, sports clubs and nightclubs from 7 p.m. until 6 a.m. local time every night until March 31, strengthening measures introduced to prevent the spread of coronavirus. The government said supermarkets, pharmacies, bakeries and neighborhood corner stores were exempt from … Continue reading CORONAVIRUS ALERT | Egypt To Shut All Cafes, Malls, Sports Clubs In Evening Until March 31

CORONAVIRUS ALERT | Egypt Reports 13 News Cases Of Coronavirus, Bringing Total To 93

RIYADH – Egypt reported on Friday 13 new cases of coronavirus, bringing the total of cases detected in the country to 93, the health ministry said in a statement. Egypt her previously recorded two deaths because of coronavirus, one of a German tourist and another of a 60-year-old, the ministry said.

TRAVEL ALERT | Qatar Imposes Temporary Entrance Restriction On Visitors From Egypt

CAIRO – Qatar has imposed a temporary entrance restriction to its territories on visitors from Egypt via intermediate points because of the spread of the new coronavirus, the state news agency reported on Sunday, Qatar discovered 2 new coronavirus cases on Sunday, bringing its total 3.