Egypt minister Sees ‘steep rebound’ in tourist numbers
09 November 2018 | 1:17 pm
Rania Al-Mashat, Egypt's tourism minister, talks about the prospects of the industry and the government's efforts to attract more visitors.
She is the first woman to hold the position in over 30 years. French President Emmanuel Macron and Borne were expected to appoint the full government within days.
After becoming the first French president in two decades to win re-election, Emmanuel Macron now has to convince enough voters to once again give him a mandate in next month's legislative elections. A centrist who this time has to face an unusually united left, Macron has to persuade the electorate to stick with free-market reform, while shedding his "too clever for his own good" image.
The former human rights minister of Pakistan was arrested, prompting protests from her supporters before she was later released. She was a close aide of ousted Prime Minister Imran Khan.
FRANCE 24 interviewed Kao Kim Hourn, Cambodia's minister delegate to Prime Minister Hun Sen, from the World Economic Forum in Davos. Hourn said he believes a full reconciliation with the US will occur. He affirmed that no Chinese military base has been established in Cambodia, and said that China does not dominate the country's economy despite owning most of its debt.
Egyptian influencers, especially women, have become the target of a crackdown by authorities. At least a dozen women have been prosecuted since 2020 for ''attacking family values''. Two of them, Haneen Hossam and Mawada al-Adham, were sentenced to three and six years in jail on charges of "attacking society's values" and "inciting human trafficking". Like many TikTokers, they made videos of themselves dancing and lip-synching to music. For more on the crackdown, we speak to Souleimene Benghazi, an Egypt and Tunisia campaigner at Amnesty International.
The German company said it has sealed the biggest order in its history to build the world's sixth-largest rail network. Tracks will connect cities along the Nile with the Red and Mediterranean seas.
A cache of hundreds of ancient Egyptian coffins and bronze statuettes have gone on display in Egypt. The discoveries were made in the Saqqara archaeological site south of Cairo.
We look at reactions from the European and Russian papers as the EU agrees to a deal to ban up to 90 percent of Russian oil imports by the end of the year. Also, French Interior Minister Gérald Darmanin is slammed for blaming the Champions League final fiasco on fake tickets. Plus, we look ahead to a "night of giants" as Rafael Nadal takes on Novak Djokovic in the highly-anticipated quarter finals at the French Open.
Russia's invasion of Ukraine "fundamentally" changed the way Swedes thought about joining the NATO military alliance, Swedish Defense Minister Peter Hultqvist told DW.
Johnson cannot face another leadership challenge from within his own party for at least a year after surviving a vote of no-confidence with the support of 211 out of 359 lawmakers.
Since February 24, Ukraine has been putting up fierce resistance against Russia: on the ground, but also in the digital sphere. FRANCE 24 spoke with Ukraine's Deputy Minister of Digital Transformation, George Dubinskiy. He explained that Ukraine, which suffered several large-scale cyberattacks long before February 24, has been in a digital war against Moscow "since 2014" and is defending not only its land borders, but also digital ones.
Marco Buschmann told DW that Germany is collecting evidence against Putin and others for war crimes prosecutions. He said a structural investigation has been opened to collect evidence in Russia's war of aggression.
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