Drug use among Egyptian public employees drops to 1.7%

Mon, 06 Dec 2021 - 11:43 GMT

That is because a law was promulgated making screening for drug use among civil employees mandatory.

6K recovered addicts trained in vocational training programs in Egypt: Minister

Thu, 23 Sep 2021 - 12:06 GMT

Nearly 6,000 recovered addicts were engaged in a vocational training program, announced the Egyptian Minister of Minister of Social Solidarity and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Fund for Combating and Treating Addiction and Abuse Dr. Nevin Al-Qabbaj.

UN refers to Egypt’s experience in treating, rehabilitating addicts to be used in Iraq

Mon, 13 Sep 2021 - 10:52 GMT

A delegation from the United Nations Organization on Drugs and Crime visited Cairo to transfer the Egyptian experience in treating and rehabilitating addicted patients to Iraq.

Black Fungus: What we know so far

Thu, 27 May 2021 - 01:28 GMT

A 62-year old lady in Fayoum, who recently recovered from COVID-19, was diagnosed with the fungal infection.

Lebanon thwarts attempted smuggle of 4-tons of Hashish to Egypt

Sat, 22 May 2021 - 03:01 GMT

The Lebanese Presidency announced Saturday seizing a huge shipment of hashish in the Port of Sidon Jieh before it was set to be smuggled into Egypt.

Egypt allocates LE2.5B to subsidized drugs, baby formula in FY2021/22

Thu, 29 Apr 2021 - 01:30 GMT

Subsidized drugs include insulin among others.

Egyptian Border Guards foil 2.75K illegal migration attempts, smuggling of tons of drugs

Sun, 18 Apr 2021 - 04:24 GMT

The Armed Forces Spokesperson Tamer al-Refai posted Sunday a press release showcasing the efforts of the Border Guards over the past month.

One police officer, 3 criminals killed in exchange of gunfire in Egypt’s Damietta

Mon, 21 Dec 2020 - 12:51 GMT

One police officer and other three criminals were killed, Monday in exchange of gunfire in Egypt’s Damietta according to Ministry of interior.

Two criminals killed in exchange of gunfire with security forces

Mon, 14 Dec 2020 - 02:45 GMT

Two criminals were killed in an exchange of gunfire with the security forces, Monday in a ride on a hideout involved in narcotic trade

Egyptian police handles thousands of cases in 1 week

Sat, 10 Oct 2020 - 07:07 GMT

The Ministry of Interior released on Saturday a statement detailing its achievements over one week.

Attempt to smuggle large amounts of drugs worth LE 30M thwarted in Ahmed Hamdi Tunnel

Thu, 20 Aug 2020 - 09:24 GMT

This comes as part of the ministry’s efforts to combat crime in all forms, especially in the field of drug trafficking.

66K drivers apprehended for failing to wear a mask, 256 cafes closed after violating anti-coronavirus measures

Tue, 04 Aug 2020 - 02:07 GMT

A total of 256 cafes, 9 educational centers and 9,912 shops have been shut down due to violations of anti-Covid-19 measures, while 66,836 public transport drivers have been apprehended for failing to wear a mask.

UNODC executive director calls for collective action in face of drug trafficking

Thu, 25 Jun 2020 - 02:27 GMT

Around 269 million people used drugs worldwide in 2018, which is 30 percent more than in 2009, while over 35 million people suffer from drug use disorders.

Egyptian engineer on death row in Saudi Arabia exonerated: family

Sun, 26 Apr 2020 - 12:45 GMT

An Egyptian engineer who was sentenced to death in Saudi Arabia in 2017 on charges of smuggling drugs to the Kingdom was acquitted of charges, his brother told Egypt Today, saying the ruling is almost final.

Egypt approves clinical trials for COVID-19 drugs: WHO official

Mon, 30 Mar 2020 - 03:14 GMT

Egypt approved proposals to conduct clinical trials to help develop a treatment for the virus, said director for communicable diseases in the World Health Organization’s regional office.

Border guards seize 48 tons of drugs, 9.3M narcotic bills in 2019

Mon, 30 Dec 2019 - 09:51 GMT

They also succeeded in seizing 1,027 pieces of firearms, 850,000 bullets, 206 gun magazines, six binoculars (field glasses) and 105 kg of explosives.

Egypt says Ghada Waly eligible for UNODC executive director position

Fri, 22 Nov 2019 - 09:29 GMT

Waly was also chosen to succeed Yury Fedotov of Russia as director-general of the UN Office at Vienna (UNOV).

UN appoints Ghada Waly executive director of Office on Drugs and Crime

Thu, 21 Nov 2019 - 08:30 GMT

United Nations Secretary‑General António Guterres today announced the appointment of Ghada Fathi Waly of Egypt as the next Executive Director of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). Ms. Waly will also serve as Director‑General of the Uni

Police launches operations against 2 dangerous criminal areas

Sun, 10 Nov 2019 - 02:29 GMT

That has resulted in the arrest of 55 defendants.

AIDS patient expulsion from Gharbia hospital investigated

Thu, 15 Aug 2019 - 09:19 GMT

The ministry said those who mistreated the patient must be held accountable.