Ethiopia has started the second phase of filling a controversial mega-dam's reservoir on the upper Blue Nile, Egypt said, raising tensions ahead of an upcoming UN Security Council meeting on the issue.
A massive container ship blocking Egypt's Suez Canal for nearly a week has been partially refloated, the Suez Canal Authority (SCA) said on Monday, raising hopes the busy waterway will soon be reopened for a huge backlog of ships.
Al Jazeera journalist Mahmoud Hussein was freed on Saturday after being arbitrarily detained in an Egyptian prison for more than 1,500 days, without formal charges nor trial.
Flights between Qatar and two Arab countries - Egypt and the UAE - resumed on Monday following the reopening of airspace and borders. Qatar Airways resumed flights to Cairo with a daily service, touching down in the Egyptian capital for the first time since 2017.
The Qatari handball team will leave for Egypt on Thursday to participate in the 27th Men's World Championship which will start later on Wednesday and will run until Jan. 31.
Egypt has officially updated its NOTAMs (Notices to Airmen) to remove its airspace ban on Qatar, aviation analyst Alex Macheras tweeted Monday
Negotiations between Ethiopia, Egypt and Sudan over a multi-billion dollar dam on the Blue Nile will resume on Tuesday, nearly two months after Egypt left the talks, African Union chairman Cyril Ramaphosa said on Monday.
Ethiopia vowed Saturday not to ‘cave in to aggressions of any kind’ after US President Donald Trump lashed out over the country's Nile River mega-dam and suggested Egypt might destroy it.