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Tokyo governor tells residents to stay home over holiday as virus surges

Wed, 22 Jul 2020 - 01:26 GMT

The city is on its highest coronavirus alert level, with experts warning infections appear to be spreading rapidly and widely.

Egypt to test Japanese anti-viral drug Avigan in clinical trials

Sun, 12 Apr 2020 - 12:53 GMT

Fujifilm Holdings Corp said it will start phase II clinical trials of its anti-flu drug Avigan for COVID-19 patients in the United States, according to the NY Times.

Postponed Tokyo Olympics to open July 23 next year

Tue, 31 Mar 2020 - 06:07 GMT

The Tokyo Olympics will begin on July 23 next year, organisers said on Monday, after the coronavirus forced the historic decision to postpone the Games until 2021.

Tokyo postponement has 'no impact' on Paris 2024 Olympics, says organiser

Wed, 25 Mar 2020 - 07:08 GMT

The postponement of the Tokyo Olympics due to the coronavirus pandemic will have "no impact" on the Paris Games, which will go ahead as scheduled in "summer 2024", the head of the organising committee Tony Estanguet told AFP on Tuesday.

Australia says qualified athletes assured of Tokyo spots in 2021

Wed, 25 Mar 2020 - 06:15 GMT

“At least we have a new goal and planning has started,” he said.

Tokyo stocks open higher on virus stimulus measures

Wed, 18 Mar 2020 - 05:37 GMT

The Chinese government plans to officially recommend the drug's use for treatment, Japan's Jiji Press and other media reported.

Olympic gymnastics qualifier in Tokyo cancelled over virus

Wed, 18 Mar 2020 - 05:24 GMT

Leading gymnasts including four-time Olympic gold medallist Biles, who is expected to be among the stars of Tokyo 2020, had been on the original entry list for the event.

No deadline for Olympic decision - IOC's Coates

Tue, 17 Mar 2020 - 07:07 GMT

The International Olympic Committee's point man for the Tokyo Games has insisted there's no deadline to call off the event and that it was still going ahead as planned.

Virus forces Japan to cancel ceremony to mark tsunami

Fri, 06 Mar 2020 - 07:52 GMT

For the past eight years, the prime minister, lawmakers, and family members who lost loved ones in the disaster have attended the nationally-televised ceremony.

Handball: Egypt delegation returns home after qualifying to Tokyo Olympics

Mon, 27 Jan 2020 - 08:37 GMT

Egypt's first handball team returns to Cairo on Monday after crowning the African Cup of Nations title over Tunisia, host of the tournament, with a score of 27/23, and booked the ticket to the Tokyo Olympics 2020, under the supervision of Moamen Safa, hea

Sisi congratulates Egyptians on African Handball title

Sun, 26 Jan 2020 - 07:56 GMT

President Abdel Fattah El Sisi has congratulated the Egyptian people and national team on claiming the title of the 2020 African Men's Handball Championship.

South Korea, Saudi Arabia seal Tokyo Olympics berths

Thu, 23 Jan 2020 - 09:57 GMT

South Korea and Saudi Arabia claimed two of Asia’s three places in the Olympic soccer tournament in Japan later this year after reaching the final of the Asian Under-23 Championship on Wednesday.

Handball Egyptian national team qualifies to AFCON Semi-finals

Thu, 23 Jan 2020 - 09:34 GMT

The Egyptian handball team tops their group in the African Nations Cup currently held in Tunisia, after beating Angola 33-26.

Handball: Egypt thrashed Gabon in the AFCON quarter-finals

Tue, 21 Jan 2020 - 08:21 GMT

Egypt's handball team thrashed the Gabonese national team in the quarter-finals of the African Nations Championship in Tunisia.

Egypt's handball team prepares for African Cup of Nations

Tue, 14 Jan 2020 - 05:00 GMT

The Egyptian handball team delegation leaves at 08:30 a.m. on Tuesday morning to Tunisia to participate in the African Cup of Nations and compete to qualify for the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020.

Japanese delegation to open Tokyo markets to Egyptian citrus: official

Sun, 08 Dec 2019 - 11:45 GMT

“The delegation will visit a number of citrus farms and filling and sorting stations, and will be introduced to the system used in agricultural exports for all world markets,” Attar said.

Star-stricken: Tokyo's famed Jiro sushi restaurant excluded from Michelin guide

Wed, 27 Nov 2019 - 01:10 GMT

“Jiro Dreams of Sushi” is not included in this year’s Michelin guide to Tokyo because it no longer accepts reservations from the general public.

President Sisi congratulates U-23 team for qualifying for Tokyo Olympics

Wed, 20 Nov 2019 - 09:18 GMT

Egypt thrashed South Africa 3-0 on Tuesday night at the Cairo in the U-23 AFCON semi-final.

Ramadan Sobhy thanks the fans after their great support

Wed, 20 Nov 2019 - 07:26 GMT

Al-Ahly player Ramadan Sobhy has given Egypt the qualification for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics for the fans who support the team at Cairo Stadium.

Shawki Ghareeb congratulates the Egyptian fans after qualifying to Tokyo

Wed, 20 Nov 2019 - 07:23 GMT

Egyptian Olympic team coach Shawki Gharib congratulated the Egyptian people on his team's qualification for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

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