Brian Rohan, Associated Press Updated 12:44 am CST, Sunday, December 23, 2018 In this Sunday, Dec. 16, 2018 photo, work continues in the shadow of a statue of Pharaoh Ramses II, at the Grand Egyptian Museum, under construction in Giza, Egypt. Thousands of Egyptians are laboring in the shadow of the pyramids to erect a monument worthy of the pharaohs. The Grand Egyptian Museum has been under construction for well over a decade and is intended to show off Egypt’s ancient treasures while attracting tourists to help fund its future development. less In this Sunday, Dec. 16, 2018 photo, work continues in the shadow of a statue of Pharaoh Ramses II, at the Grand Egyptian Museum, under construction in Giza, Egypt. Thousands of Egyptians are laboring in the ... more Photo: Amr Nabil, AP Photo: Amr … [Read more...] about After delays, Egypt’s new mega-museum set to open in 2020
Two Danes caused outrage in Egypt by climbing the Pyramid of Khufu and making a sexual video. File photo: AP Photo/Amr Nabil/Ritzau Scanpix Last week, a sexually-charged video and photos emerged on social media of two Danes climbing the Great Pyramid at Giza. Egyptian journalist Farah Bahgat explains the reaction in Cairo. In 2003, an Egyptian film titled The Danish Experience premiered and instantly became a Middle Eastern blockbuster about the extreme cultural differences between Egypt and Denmark, particularly when it comes to sex. The Danish Experience was a comedy about a Danish woman, Anita, who visits Egypt and stays with a government minister and his four 20-something sons and teaches them her perspective on sexual freedom. In one scene, as Anita talks about how nudity is socially acceptable in Denmark, her Egyptian host family are constantly astonished by how confidently she is tackling a topic they consider a taboo. Fifteen years later, when 23-year-old Dane … [Read more...] about Two Danes climbed a pyramid. Why is Egypt mad?
Hamza Hendawi, Associated Press Updated 10:11 pm PST, Sunday, November 25, 2018 FILE - In this July 28, 2018 file photo, Egyptian photojournalist Mahmoud Abu Zied, known by his nickname Shawkan, gestures in a soundproof glass cage inside a makeshift courtroom in Tora prison in Cairo. Egypt has created a new high-powered human rights watchdog agency, but its primary mission isn’t to protect Egyptians from violations. Instead, the body is primarily aimed at protecting the government from allegations of rights abuses, especially those made by international groups. The new body reflects an attitude of the state under President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi that sees accusations of human rights violations to be intended to undermine the government and cause instability. less FILE - In this July 28, 2018 file photo, Egyptian photojournalist Mahmoud Abu Zied, known by his nickname Shawkan, gestures in a soundproof glass cage inside a makeshift courtroom in Tora prison in Cairo. … [Read more...] about Egypt creates new human rights watchdog
Vanuatu treasures friendship, cooperation with Vietnam PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc (R) and Prime Minister of Vanuatu Charlot Salwai Vanuatu attaches importance to its friendship and cooperation with Vietnam, Prime Minister of Vanuatu Charlot Salwai told his Vietnamese counterpart Nguyen Xuan Phuc at their meeting on November 17. During the meeting, which was held on the sidelines of the 26th APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, the Vanuatu leader expressed his hope that the two sides will enhance the exchange of delegation to promote their cooperation in the coming time. Charlot Salwai informed PM Phuc about his country’s plan to open a consulate general office in Ho Chi Minh City, while affirming that Vanuatu supports Vietnam’s candidacy for a non-permanent seat in the United Nations Security Council for the term 2020-2021. Vanuatu will continue to create favourable conditions for the community of Vietnamese expats in … [Read more...] about Government News 18/11
Viet Nam News CAIRO, Egypt — “I am very proud to be a Vietnamese engineer working on Siemens’ biggest project ever,” said Nguyễn Chí Hiếu, one of three Vietnamese commissioning engineers trained to work at Beni Suef power plant in Egypt, where he tests the plant’s systems. The project Hiếu referred to is the US$9 billion deal reached by Siemens and the Egyptian government to build three gas-fired combined cycle power plants in three different regions in the country. The project was expected to lift the country’s capacity of power generation by 45 per cent compared to its installed base in 2015 by adding 14.4GW of power generation capacity to Egypt’s national grid, which would help address the electricity shortage in the country. Egyptian people had experienced frequent and lengthy power cuts and blackouts since 2010, said Emad Ghaly, CEO of Siemens Egypt. At the peak of electricity crisis, … [Read more...] about Siemens’ mega-project in Egypt completed in record time, benefits more people