Contents tagged with Egypt

  • Moscow is ready to engage the leaders of Israel and Palestine in direct negotiations

    The President of Egypt, Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, announced that Russian President Vladimir Putin assured him of Moscow’s readiness to hold direct negotiations with the leader of Palestinian National Authority, Mahmoud Abbas, and Prime Minister of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu, according to a report on Al Watan’s online portal.

    “Russian President Vladimir Putin informed me that he is ready to meet with Mahmoud Abbas and Benjamin Netanyahu in Moscow to hold direct negotiations,” El-Sisi said. The …

  • Mistral ship, originally built for Russia, sails to Egypt

    One of the two Mistral amphibious assault warships that were originally built for the Russian Navy left the port of Saint-Nazaire destined for Egypt, the Associated Free Press reports.

    The “Gamal Abdel Nasser,” a helicopter carrier formerly named “Vladivostok”, will travel along the Atlantic where it will sail through the Strait of Gibraltar and into the Mediterranean Sea. In total, the ship will cover about three thousand nautical miles. The Gamal Abdel Nasser is bound to take part in joint …

  • First mistral class carrier, initially built for Russia, arrives in Egypt

    One of the two mistral class helicopter carriers originally built for Russia by France was transferred to Egypt, the radio station France Bleu reported.

    A ceremony took place in the port of Saint-Nazaire, during which an Egyptian flag was raised above the ship.The second ship will be delivered in September. This was previously reported by French military expert Philippe Chapleau, who also said that the mistral carriers were given Egyptian names.

    "The former 'Sevastopol' and 'Vladivostok' will …

  • 10 Euros to avoid security checks in Egyptian Sharm El Sheikh airport

    Security agents of the Sharm El Sheikh airport, inspecting baggage with X-ray scanners, take bribes from passengers for turning a blind eye to the content of their bags – reports Associated Press agency.

    Associated Press’s journalists carried out an independent investigation and found that in Sharm El Sheikh airport from where Airbus 321 of the Russian airline”Kogalymavia” had flown and then crashed in the Sinai, numerous violations had been observed for a long time. The main reason of abuses …