Blinken hands Egypt copies of old letters of recognition of independence, sovereignty as gift

Wed, 13 Apr 2022 - 08:45 GMT

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken handed Egypt’s Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry two official letters as a gift from the US represented in two letters during Shoukry’s current visit to Washington.

Egyptian president greets chiefs of state of Mexico, Papua New Guinea on independence day anniversary

Thu, 16 Sep 2021 - 10:57 GMT

President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi greeted Thursday his Mexican counterpart Andres Obrador and Governor-General of Papua New Guinea Bob Dadae.

Africa Day: Celebrating unity and independence

Sat, 25 May 2019 - 01:14 GMT

Every year on May 25, Africans around the world celebrate the annual occasion of “Africa Day,” which marks the establishment of the Organization of African Unity in 1963 (now known as the African Union).

Police clash with Catalan separatists ahead of independence vote anniversary

Sun, 30 Sep 2018 - 12:00 GMT

Six people were arrested in Barcelona on Saturday after pro-independence protesters clashed with riot police.

Documentaries show independence of US and Egyptian women

Sat, 03 Mar 2018 - 10:50 GMT

When “Dream, Girl,” a documentary film featuring female entrepreneurs in New York, was screened in Cairo last December, the majority of the attendees were male. However, that did not bother director Erin Bagwell.

Kosovo celebrates 10 years since splitting from Serbia

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 - 07:28 GMT

Kosovo on Saturday celebrates 10 years since it declared independence, a moment of pride for its ethnic Albanian majority.

Catalans vote in bid to solve independence crisis

Thu, 21 Dec 2017 - 11:16 GMT

Catalans began voting Thursday in a decisive election that could mark a turning point for their region.

Puigdemont: the ousted Catalan president plotting a return

Wed, 20 Dec 2017 - 10:10 GMT

Catalonia's axed separatist leader Carles Puigdemont has dreamed since childhood of independence from Spain.

Finland suspects Russian aircraft violated airspace

Tue, 05 Dec 2017 - 11:55 GMT

Finland’s defense ministry said on Tuesday it suspected a Russian aircraft had violated Finnish airspace over the Baltic Sea earlier in the day.

Separatists may lose absolute majority in Catalonia: poll

Mon, 04 Dec 2017 - 02:12 GMT

Catalan separatist parties that tried to break away from Spain would lose their absolute majority in regional parliament in elections later this month.

Former Catalan cabinet members to appear before Supreme Court

Fri, 01 Dec 2017 - 08:36 GMT

Eight former Catalan cabinet members currently in custody awaiting trial will appear before the Supreme Court on Friday.

Finland celebrates 100th anniversary of independence

Tue, 28 Nov 2017 - 07:25 GMT

The nation celebrates its 100th year with numerous events in Finland and all around the world.

Profile: 93-year-old President Robert Mugabe

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 - 06:01 GMT

Political tensions are high in Zimbabwe after Zimbabwe’s military seized power early on Wednesday from 93-year-old President Robert Mugabe.

Catalan ex-leader says independence not only solution to crisis

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 - 02:36 GMT

The deposed leader of Catalonia Carles Puigdemont said Monday that there could be solutions to Spain's political crisis other than independence for his region.

Ex-Catalan leader granted freedom to campaign for independence

Mon, 06 Nov 2017 - 11:31 GMT

Catalonia's former leader Carles Puigdemont was spared custody on Monday.

Spanish judge orders custody for Catalan leaders pending trial

Fri, 03 Nov 2017 - 09:10 GMT

A Spanish judge ordered nine Catalan secessionist leaders to be held in custody on Thursday pending a potential trial over the region's independence push.

Catalan pro-independence party says will take part in Dec. 21 election

Mon, 30 Oct 2017 - 12:35 GMT

Catalan pro-independence party Esquerra Republicana de Catalunya (ERC) will take part in a snap regional election Dec. 21.

Spanish government sacks Catalan chief of police operations

Sat, 28 Oct 2017 - 09:12 GMT

The Spanish government has sacked the operational chief of Catalan's regional police force, Josep Lluis Trapero, after taking control of the region to block its push

Egypt Today’s evening international news

Fri, 27 Oct 2017 - 05:02 GMT

Egypt Today briefs top newspapers on Thursday for political issues.

Catalonia declares independence from Spain, direct Madrid rule looms

Fri, 27 Oct 2017 - 02:05 GMT

Catalonia's parliament declared independence from Spain on Friday in defiance of the Madrid government.