Diaa Rashwan

National Dialogue Board of Trustees to meet, Saturday to continue discussions

Mon, 27 May 2024 - 02:00 GMT

Egypt’s General Coordinator of the National Dialogue Diaa Rashwan, announced on Monday that given the current developing situation surrounding the country and the region, the Board of Trustees of the Dialogue decided to meet to continue its activities

Israel's potential Rafah invasion can only kill dozens of captives: Egypt’s SIS

Sun, 05 May 2024 - 11:33 GMT

"I am afraid that if Netanyahu enters Rafah, he may return with the bodies of 50 or 60 captives," Rashwan said. "No one will get out alive," he added.

Bloomberg corrects errors in its publications about Egyptian economy

Tue, 30 Apr 2024 - 06:44 GMT

Egypt’s State Information Service (SIS) said Tuesday that Bloomberg has withdrawn posts and publications broadcast on its social media website related to the Egyptian economy.

Egypt denies discussing any plans of Rafah invasion with Israel, says it stands ‘completely against it’

Tue, 23 Apr 2024 - 08:39 GMT

Egypt has never discussed any plans with the Israeli side of a ground invasion to Rafah city, head of the State Information Service [SIS] Diaa Rashwan confirmed, Tuesday, denying what was mentioned in report published in one of the U.S. newspapers on this matter.

Egypt replies to ‘false Israeli allegations’ about smuggling weapons through borders with Gaza

Mon, 22 Apr 2024 - 03:13 GMT

Egypt has strongly denied all ‘false allegations’ that was circulated lately by several Israeli officials, including Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu regarding any smuggling operations of weapons, explosives, or ammunition, into the Gaza Strip from Egyptian territory.

Egypt increases Gaza aid delivery to minimum of 300 trucks daily as Cairo hosts ceasefire talks

Sun, 07 Apr 2024 - 03:29 GMT

The State Information Service (SIS) announced that Egypt has escalated the number of humanitarian aid trucks entering Gaza to a minimum of 300 trucks per day through the Rafah border crossing.

Egypt denies setting up units for Palestinians at Gaza border, says it 'irreversibly' rejects displacement

Fri, 16 Feb 2024 - 08:33 GMT

Diaa Rashwan, Head of the State Information Service (SIS), has categorically denied reports that Egypt plans to establish units to shelter Palestinians at its Gaza border in the event of forced displacement caused by Israeli attacks.

Egyptian prosecution releases 32 pretrial detainees including journalists Ajrama, Korbigi, Fahmy

Wed, 07 Feb 2024 - 02:30 GMT

Head of Egypt's Journalists Syndicate Khaled El-Balshy announced on Wednesday the release of journalists Manal Ajrama, Safaa Al-Korbigi, and Hala Fahmy, who were detained pretrial.

Egypt received ‘positive’ response from Hamas to ‘ceasefire proposed deal’, Diaa Rashwan

Tue, 06 Feb 2024 - 08:50 GMT

Diaa Rashwan, head of the State Information Service affirmed Tuesday that Egypt has received a response from Hamas to the proposed ‘ceasefire and prisoners swap’ deal, and that details are being discussed by all parties.

Government proposed ‘executive plan’ to implement National Dialogue’s recommendations: Diaa Rashwan

Mon, 22 Jan 2024 - 11:51 GMT

General Coordinator of Egypt’s National Dialogue, Diaa Rashwan, said that 140 recommendations had been submitted from the Dialogue to President Abdel Fattah al Sisi.

Egypt: Israeli ‘intransigence’ remains the primary obstacle for aid delivery to Gaza

Sun, 14 Jan 2024 - 04:20 GMT

After 100 days of Israeli aggression in Gaza, Rashwan stressed that the Rafah border crossing has remained open from the Egyptian side throughout the ongoing military escalation.

Egypt denies Israeli allegations at ICJ

Fri, 12 Jan 2024 - 11:03 GMT

Head of the State Information Service Diaa Rashwan refuted claims made by the Israeli defense team in front of the International Court of Justice that Egypt is in charge of obstructing the entry of relief and humanitarian supplies into the Gaza Strip through the Rafah crossing.

Egypt denies all allegations on collecting fees from travelers at Rafah crossing from Gaza

Wed, 10 Jan 2024 - 05:51 GMT

Diaa Rashwan, head of Egypt’s State Information Service, denied allegations circulated by some media outlets regarding the fees collected on travelers through the Rafah crossing border from Gaza Strip to Egypt.

Egypt intensifies efforts to pass more humanitarian aid into Gaza, Diaa Rashwan

Wed, 13 Dec 2023 - 07:10 GMT

Head of the State Information Service Diaa Rashwan said on Wednesday Egypt is exerting intensive efforts to ensure the continued entry of humanitarian aid to brothers in the Gaza Strip

Extensive media coverage of Egypt’s Presidential Elections 2024 showed no violations: SIS

Wed, 13 Dec 2023 - 02:20 GMT

Diaa Rashwan, Head of the State Information Service (SIS), said extensive media coverage of the 2024 Presidential Elections inside the country showed that the electoral process was conduced in an atmosphere of freedom and integrity.

Egypt’s Presidential election ‘serious path’ towards genuine political pluralism, SIS chief

Thu, 07 Dec 2023 - 05:32 GMT

Chairman of the State Information Service Diaa Rashwan said that Egypt is witnessing a significant and pivotal phase in its political history with the 2024 Presidential Election.

Israeli endeavors to displace Palestinians lack global support: Egypt’s SIS

Wed, 06 Dec 2023 - 11:18 GMT

“There is no country in the world that supports the Israeli position regarding the displacement of Palestinians,” Rashwan said in TV remarks.

Egyptian-Qatari efforts underway to reach 2-day extension of Gaza truce: Egypt’s SIS

Thu, 30 Nov 2023 - 12:31 GMT

The Head of Egypt's State Information Service (SIS), Diaa Rashwan, said Egypt and Qatar are working to reach a two-day extension of the truce in Gaza, which extends for the seventh day and is set to expire on Friday.

National Dialogue's Board of Trustees convenes to elevate recommendations to President El-Sisi

Wed, 16 Aug 2023 - 12:33 GMT

Rashwan clarified that the board is reviewing these recommendations and proposals as the outcomes of the first phase of the dialogue.

Releasing pretrial detainees helps ensure national dialogue’s success: Board

Mon, 07 Aug 2023 - 02:50 GMT

The Egyptian Public Prosecution’s decisions to release more pretrial detainees help ensure further positive atmospheres to ensure the success of the National Dialogue, said Diaa Rashwan, the dialogue’s general coordinator.