An ancient library in Egypt has been reopened in St Catherine’s Monastery in South Sinai.
A television presenter in Egypt has been sentenced to a three-year jail term for promoting single motherhood.
The current crisis playing out in the Gulf has escalated to Egypt ending its visa-on-arrival-policy for Qatari citizens.
António Guterres, said he would be unwavering in his support for the Egyptian government, following an attack on the Rafah checkpoint this week.
The crisis unfolding in the Arab world took a new turn on Monday, after Bahrain’s Foreign Minister, Sheikh Khalid bin Ahmed al-Khalifa took a veiled swipe at Turkey for involving itself in the dispute with Qatar.
The Algerian government said the need for dialogue between Arab states had never been greater, following a decision by many to cut economic and political ties with Qatar on Monday.
The Egyptian government is expected to continue with its air strikes against Islamic militants in Libya, whom it still blames for an attack on Egyptian Christians earlier this month.
Today in history: a boxing champ for SA, sea conservation treaties signed, freedom of the press granted at the Cape and a Frontier War ends.
Today in history: Indian students join the schools boycott, a death in police detention, a resistance movement is founded, a military pact finalized and a settler is born.
An Egyptian human rights lawyer has been sentenced to 10 years in prison, five years house arrest and banned from social media for posts made on Facebook.