Stone blocks dating back to King Khufu era discovered in Temple of Sun

The joint Egyptian-German expedition at Matariya discovered on Monday stone blocks made of granite dating back to the age of King Khufu in the Temple of the Sun.

As well, archaeologists have uncovered foundations of the temple courtyard dating back to the modern state era and a number of statues and altars.

The archaeological mission was conducting excavation works in the western part of the open museum at the Obelisk of King Senusret I in Matariya, a Cairo neighborhood.

Secretary General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities Dr Moustafa Waziri asserted the importance of this discovery, given the fact that it is the first time ever to discover artifacts at King Khufu era in Ain Sham district.

The discovered stones may be part of an unidentified building or may be moved from the Giza Plateau to be used as building materials in 19th and 20th dynasties of Egypt, added Waziri.


Source: State Information Service Egypt

Application for eighth stage of Bait el Waten start

Plots of land in a number of new cities will be available in the new stage as part of State efforts to provide housing units for Egyptians working abroad.


The project is carried out in coordination with the Communications Ministry and the Central Bank of Egypt.


The project is part of a national program launched by the New Urban Communities Authority.




Source: State Information Service Egypt

Manpower min. discusses coop. with GIZ in qualifying Egyptian technicians

Manpower Minister Mohamed Safaan on Friday discussed at a meeting with Parliamentary State Secretary to the German Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development Bärbel Kofler the possibility of cooperation with the German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ) in training and qualifying Egyptian technicians.

The meeting was held on the sidelines of Safaan’s participation in the fifth Union for the Mediterranean (UfM’s) ministerial meeting on employment and labor in the Moroccan city of Marrakech.

During his talks with Kofler, the manpower minister stressed his ministry’s willingness to cooperate with the German side to implement projects that could contribute to providing job opportunities for Egyptian youth, noting that the government pays special attention to training for employment.

He explained the underway mega national projects have been a key factor in cutting unemployment rates that reached 7.2% in the first quarter of 2022, compared to 7.4% recorded in the fourth quarter of 2021, despite the current global challenges.

Concerning the issue of women’s employment, the manpower minister said his ministry launched the national plan for gender equity at work, in cooperation with the International Labor Organization, as well as issuing two decisions No. 43 and 44 that allow women to join previously-prohibited professions.



Source: State Information Service Egypt

Egypt, US eye counter-terrorism ties after IS Sinai attack

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Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi expressed hopes for deeper US counter-terrorism ties during talks with a top American general on Monday, following a deadly weekend attack by militants in the Sinai peninsula, a US military official said on Monday. The attack was claimed by Islamic State and killed 11 Egyptian troops. Militants descended on a checkpoint at a water pumping station, striking with an explosive-rigged vehicle and firing heavy weapons from pick-up trucks, Egyptian security sources said. It was one of the most deadly attacks in recent years in the northern Sinai. US Army Gener… Continue reading “Egypt, US eye counter-terrorism ties after IS Sinai attack”

Israeli forces ‘shoot machine guns’ at Palestinians in Gaza

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Israeli forces reportedly shot machine guns at Palestinian crop farmers and animal herders in Gaza on Tuesday. Troops stationed in watch towers in Israel but near Khan Yunis province in Gaza’s south fired at the Palestinians as they worked, official Palestinian news agency Wafa said. The agricultural workers fled the “heavy… gunfire” east of the town of Khuzaa where they had been looking after their crops and cows, Wafa cited its correspondent as adding. Gaza is a besieged Palestinian enclave on which Israel and Egypt have imposed a crushing siege since 2007, the year Hamas seized control ther… Continue reading “Israeli forces ‘shoot machine guns’ at Palestinians in Gaza”

US ‘deeply disturbed’ by the death of Egyptian economist

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The United States on Monday urged a credible investigation into the death of an Egyptian economist as it denounced certain “shocking” setbacks in the country’s human rights record. “We are deeply disturbed by reports surrounding the death in custody of Egyptian researcher Ayman Hadhoud and allegations of his torture while in detention,” US State Department spokesman Ned Price told reporters. “The circumstances of his detention, of his treatment, of his death, we think, require a thorough, transparent and credible investigation without delay,” Price said. “We are deeply disturbed by reports sur… Continue reading “US ‘deeply disturbed’ by the death of Egyptian economist”