Egypt’s Attorney-General Nabil Sadek ordered the blocking of Blue Whale, a suicide challenge game that took the lives of more than 130 people around the world since 2013. The National Telecom Regulatory Authority (NTRA) has been ordered to take all the necessary measures to ensure the game is not accessible to Egyptians anymore. Sadek also ordered the blocking of any similar games that encourage suicide, explaining that they endanger the lives of youth and teenagers. “Those games target the young people, incite them to commit suicide and hurt their beloved ones, which threatens the safety of the Egyptian family, and the national security as well,” the attorney-general statement reads. However, the head of the Egyptian Federation for Electronic Games Sherief Abdelbaky released a statement admitting that blocking the game might be a challenge on its own, as it requires high technical capabilities — instead he suggested providing alternatives to … [Read more...] about Attorney General bans ‘Blue Whale’ suicide challenge game in Egypt
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Ride-hailing service Uber will on Monday launch the application UberEats in Egypt, which will allow users to order food and get it delivered to them. Uber said that restaurants and cafes can send requests for the home delivery service through the application, which uses a similar interface as Uber’s ride-hailing car app. Uber clients can easily browse the application as it depends on the same technology as the ride-hailing app. UberEats aims to change the style of food delivery, raising it to a new and developed level of service, the company said. In March, Egypt’s Administrative Court issued a verdict ordering the government to shut down Uber and Careem and close their mobile applications for allegedly violating Egyptian law. Cairo court of urgent matters decided on April 8 that Uber and Careem can resume their work in Egypt. Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm Recommendations No GERD situation will be imposed on Egypt: … [Read more...] about Uber launches food delivery app UberEats in Egypt
The mother of a British woman jailed in Egypt for smuggling in Tramadol says her daughter looks like “a corpse with make-up on”. Shopworker Laura Plummer, 33, from Hull, is currently serving three years in a Cairo jail after her holiday abroad went disastrously wrong last summer. Laura was seen on camera for the first time - from inside jail - earlier this week on Egyptian TV, which was also published on YouTube. Viewing the footage, her mother, 63-year-old Roberta Sinclair, was shocked by the effect prison life is having on her daughter. Speaking to the Sun she said: “She looks like a corpse with make-up on. She’s dead. You can see it in her eyes. There’s nothing left of her — no sparkle, nothing. “She’s shock-white and her face is all puffy from crying. It’s destroying me to see her like this. I’m dying inside and we, her family, are serving the sentence with her.” The minute-long clip of Laura was posted on … [Read more...] about Mother of Brit jailed in Egypt says she looks ‘like a copse with make-up on’
Steigenberger Hotels & Resorts, part of Deutsche Hospitality, has signed an agreement to open up the Steigenberger Resort Achti in Luxor as part of its Egypt expansion portfolio, Hotelier Middle East reports. Steigenberger Resort Achti will comprise 281 rooms, suites and bungalows and will feature six dining options. Located on the East Bank of the Nile, the resort will also feature an outdoor pool with views of the Nile, as well as a pool with a Jacuzzi in the bungalow area. The company’s new Luxor property, which is slated to open by the third quarter of 2018, will include meeting rooms, a business center and a permanent multi-purpose tent for hosting conferences and banquets. By inaugurating Steigenberger Resort Achti, the number of Deutsche Hospitality’s hotels in Egypt will rise to 14. The Egyptian housing ministry had previously announced that InterContinental Hotels Group requested to manage and operate 1,000 hotel apartments in New Alamein city through … [Read more...] about Steigenberger Hotels to expand in Egypt with new hotel in Luxor set to open by 2018
Democracy Dies in Darkness Sections Home Subscribe Try 1 month for $1 Username Sign In Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Subscribe Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Accessibility for screenreader Monkey Cage Analysis Analysis Interpretation of the news based on evidence, including data, as well as anticipating how events might unfold based on past events by Jannis Grimm by Jannis Grimm April 15 at 8:00 AM Protesters shout slogans against Egyptian President Abdel Fatah al-Sissi during a demonstration on April 15, 2016, in Cairo. The protests were over transfer of sovereignty of the two Red Sea islands, Tiran and Sanafir, from Egypt to Saudi Arabia. (Amr Nabil/AP) Earlier this month, Egyptian President Abdel Fatah al-Sissi won reelection with a sweeping 97 percent of the vote, in what was … [Read more...] about Two years ago nationalism sparked massive protests in Egypt. Could it happen again?