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Al-Sisi delivers speech before Climate Change Summit at the UN

President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi held talks with the United States’ former secretary of state Hillary Clinton and former president Bill Clinton during his current visit to the United Nations as head to Egypt’s delegation in the 69th General Assembly

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President claims ideological link between “terrorist groups”

Released activist Mahienour El–Massry begins hunger strike

Released activist Mahienour El–Massry begins hunger strike.

(Photo from Free  Mahienour)

El-Massry joins scores of hunger striking activists

Hunger striking activist’s trial postponed

Egyptian- American activist Mohammed Soltan has been on hunger strike since 26 January


Mohamed Soltan to remain in detention until 11 October

Activist Ahmed Douma’s trial halted

Cairo Criminal Court decided to halt the proceeding of political activist Ahmed Douma's trial along with 268 other defendants on Tuesday.


Judge to be reviewed after being challenged by lawyers

NCHR orders investigation into security forces assault on Minya’s Copts

NCHR orders investigation into security forces assault on Minya's Copts.

(AFP Photo)

Beheadings in Sinai not looked into, says Egypt's Copts coalition leader

Israeli and Palestinian factions begin ‘preliminary negotiations’

First round of indirect talks since August ceasefire agreement

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Mehleb puts Disability Council under social solidarity ministry’s supervision

Ibrahim Mehleb

Government does not care about the disabled: NCDA former head

Gaza talks continue despite West Bank killings

Hamas says Israel is attempting to "avoid fulfilling the ceasefire agreements"

EIPR calls for dialogue between Egypt, ‘competing social forces’

Organisation cites lack of negotiation as reason for civil strife

Shoukry discusses independent Palestinian state at the UN

Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry noted that utmost importance should be given to preparing the Palestinian state to become politically and economically independent during a meeting of the Ad Hoc Liaison Committee (AHLC) on Monday.

(Photo by Ahmed Al-Malky/DNE File)

Foreign minister stresses Egypt's efforts in achieving stability and security in the region

Same-sex marriage video trial postponed

Detainees accused of “violating the teachings of religion and public morals”

International call for Libya ceasefire

Egypt joins international chorus to end “violence, terrorism and extremism” in Libya

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World Bank to offer Egypt $1.5bn for housing, sanitation projects

World Bank to offer Egypt $1.5bn for housing, sanitation projects.
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Minister of Housing announces the agreement after his return from US visit to meet World Bank officials

Committee makes recommendations to solve 20 land and tax disputes: Justice minister

Head of GAFI Hassan Fahmy said that the government is working hard to reassure investors by resolving their disputes.

(Photo courtesy of Ministry of Investment)

Government aims to settle investors’ disputes, revive economic confidence, mobilise new investments

Informal sector volume records around EGP 1.5tn: ECES

Egypt’s informal sector consists of 18m establishments, 40,000 of them are factories, a recent ECES study stated.


Government lost EGP 300bn in potential taxes, according to study

Banks spent EGP 1bn for social development over past 3 years: FEB chairman

The allocations set aside by banks for slums development from the beginning of 2014 through now amount to EGP 300m.

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Egyptian banks set aside 2% of profits for 2012 to develop slums in different areas across Egypt

New telecommunications law nearly completed: Communications minister

Minister of Communications and Information Technology Atef Helmy

(Photo courtesy of Atef Helmy)

High-speed Internet, marine cable projects, and cloud computing services are priorities, says Helmy

13,000 pilgrims arrive in Saudi Arabia for Hajj: Tourism ministry

Mecca is already awash with pilgrims who have arrived from around the world for this year's hajj. (AFP Photo/ FAYEZ NURELDINE)

Egypt was granted around 63,000 visas for pilgrimage to Mecca and Medina this year

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Jumia online shopping app Google Play store favourite

Jumia’s shopping application has been downloaded over 100,000 times, the company said.

(Photo Courtesy of Google Play)

The shopping application has been downloaded over 100,000 times, the company announced this week

ICT minister, Cisco Africa VP discuss ways to expand investment in Egypt

The Minister of Communications and Information Technology Atef Helmy met Cisco Africa Vice President David Meads on Tuesday to discuss key technology projects for the company in Egypt.

(Photo Ministry of Communications and Information Technology Handout)

Meeting discussed ways to increase cooperation frameworks in national projects

‘Baseta’: a new service to finish government documents

Baseta helps Egyptians extract or renew governmental documents including ID cards, passports, marriage documents and death certificates.

(Photo by Sara El 

The service aims to help Egyptians to extract or renew governmental documents including ID cards, passports, marriage documents and death certificates.

E-marketing campaigns intensify to increase travel to Egypt: Tourism minister

Minister of Tourism Hisham Zaazou previously told Daily News Egypt that said the ministry’s aim was to reach the 10 million tourist threshold in 2014.

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Ministry focusing on promoting cultural tourism

Fuel distribution monitoring via GPS and smart card system reduces smuggling by 60%

Fuel shortages in Egypt have sparked panic and hoarding amidst rumors that the government is preparing to increase gasoline prices. (AFP PHOTO / GETTY IMAGES / Khaled Desouki)

The official added that EGPC has recently faced difficulties in monitoring fuel distribution and following up on shipment arrivals at depots and then to stations.

MCIT, Misr El-Kheir and Future Generation Foundation sign cooperation protocol

Minister of Communications Atef Helmy and Misr El-Kheir’s Board of Trustees Chairman and former Grand Mufti Ali Gomaa signing the protocol

(Photo courtesy of Ministry of Communication and Information Technology)

The initiative aims to support human values and democratic dialogue, says MCIT

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Giving eyeglasses a ‘second life’

Bassita launches a campaign, sponsored by Baraka Optics, to help artisans who cannot afford to buy eyeglasses
(Photo by Marwa Morgan)

Bassita launches a campaign, sponsored by Baraka Optics, to help artisans who cannot afford to buy eyeglasses

Egyptian diver breaks world record for deepest scuba dive

The Egyptian diver Ahmed Gabr officially breaks the world record for the deepest scuba dive, reaching a depth of 332.35 metres
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Ahmed Gabr reaches depth of 332.35 metres in 14 hours

150 days around Egypt

For five months, Chatila plans to travel a distance of over 8,000 kilometres by himself and film his journey.

(Photo Handout from Galal Zikri-Chatila Facebook page)

University student to spend five months travelling over 8,000 kilometres by bicycle and film his journey

“The Ice Bucket Challenge” inspires a solidarity campaign with Gaza

Maysam Abumorr launches “The Rubble Bucket Challenge” to raise awareness about the situation in Gaza

(Photo Handout from The Rubble Bucket Challenge Facebook page)

Instead of ice water, a stand-up comedian used sand and dust to raise awareness about the Gaza situation

A wise man’s advice on love through theatre in medieval Cairo

Director Hani Afifi and dramaturge Karim Arafa base their play “About Lovers” on Ibn Hazm’s famous book “The Ring of the Dove.”
(Photo from Egyptian Streets)

Director Hani Afifi and dramaturge Karim Arafa base their play “About Lovers” on Ibn Hazm’s famous book “The Ring of the Dove”, on the art of ...

Rolling with Cairo’s first roller derby team

Egypt's first roller derby team, CaiRollers, during practice

(Photo from Egyptian Streets)

Interview with Angie Marie, co-founder of CaiRollers

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Underground musicians rise to the limelight

Code Masr, a band which was formed by a group of university students in 2011, performs in Cairo Underground Festival in June.
(Photo by Marwa Morgan)

Independent bands move beyond live performances to talk shows, TV commercials and fame

WANAS festival: Egypt’s first international folk festival

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6 Egyptian, 3 international bands dazzle Cairo

Salata Baladi to be screened at Zawya

Like many Egyptian families, Mary’s family experienced multiple immigrations, a few conversions and a few mixed marriages.

(Photo Handout from Zawya Facebook page)

The film explores the concepts of identity and xenophobia through a story of mixed marriages in the filmmaker’s family

Hacking like Egyptians

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After juggling between spaces, “Cairo Hackerspace” settles in studio at Townhouse Gallery

Google launches a 360-degree street view imagery of Egypt’s historical sites

The Citadel of Salah Al-Din in Cairo
(Photo Courtesy of Google Street View)

Google has launched a 360-degree street view imagery of the Pyramids and five other historical landmarks in Egypt

‘Djerbahood’ paints a new face on an old historic village

150 artists of 30 nationalities “leave their mark” on building walls of Erriadh village 
(Photo by Aline Deschamps)

150 artists of 30 nationalities “leave their mark” on building walls of Erriadh village

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Mixed scenarios play out for runaway Brotherhood members

Muslim Brotherhood members and supporters have been forces into exile since the ouster of Brotherhood president Mohamed Morsi

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After seven leading Muslim Brotherhood leaders announced on 12 September that they would depart their longtime ally, Qatar, diverse scenarios were raised as to the reasons ...

Egypt redirects US military relationships

Egypt’s current stance on terrorism involves obtaining strategic solutions

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Government’s anti-terrorism statements believed to be for “media consumption”, expert says

Will Egyptians restore their sense of security?

Protesters gather around the burning headquarters of the of the ruling National Democratic party (NDP) in downtown Cairo on Friday, January 28, 2011.

(AFP File Photo)

Egypt faces increased militancy and crime following 25 January Revolution

Electoral coalitions gear up for uncertain parliamentary elections

The Egyptian parliament (file photo) AFP Photo

Coalitions and parties reflect on elections amid calls for postponement

Will the Muslim Brotherhood resurface under new umbrella?

A woman holds a portrait of ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi as thousands of Muslim Brotherhood members and supporters of Morsi rally at Raba Al Adaawyia mosque on 4 July in Cairo. 

(AFP Photo)

By Marwa Al-A'sar Ever since the downfall of the Muslim Brotherhood, a looming question has been raised: will the group return to political life under ...

Intra-Africa trade: Going beyond political commitments

Reliable road networks are essential to trade 

(Photo by World Bank/Arne Hoel)

Progress will come when agreements are implemented

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History, culture, and scenic grandeur on Mount Catherine

Mountain view of Saint Catherine village in Sinai.

(Photo by Eduard Cousin)

Besides the beautiful landscape of mountains, wadis and canyons, the traditional Bedouin society is a large part of the beauty of Saint Catherine.

Eid travel: Discover something new this year

The views from atop the Temple of the Oracle are also well worth seeing. You can look out over the palm trees in all directions and see the beautiful landscape surrounding Siwa

(Photo by Joel Gulhane)

Here are a few ideas to help you relax and a hide away from the crowds

Once-leading Red Sea oceanography institute now lifeless

Two meter mummified turtle.

(Photo by Aya Nader)

Tourism restrictions, legal dispute keep visitors from discovering mermaid mysteries and underwater secrets

Walking with the Bedouins

Photo Courtesy of The Bedouin Way

Sleep under the starry heavens and get to know the desert dwellers

Tourism Assistance Fund aiming for 25% annual returns: Investment manager

Egypt’s Tourism Assistance Fund is looking for annual returns of 25% on investments, or $250m in the first phase of underwriting, according to Amr Askar, investment ...

Tax Authority agrees with tourism industry to divide new tax into installments: chairman

Installments will be based on each company’s circumstances

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Egypt Cup goes to Al-Zamalek, Smouha left empty-handed

Alexandria’s Smouha mourns after league loss; miss out on cup title, beaten by Cairo giant Al-Zamalek in final

Egyptian football roundup: Smouha and Al-Zamalek in Egypt Cup final

Premier League winners Al-Ahly eliminated in semi-finals by Alexandrian side Smouha

Egyptian football roundup: Al-Ahly and Al-Zamalek in Egypt Cup semi-finals

After narrow victories in quarterfinals, Cairo giants meet Smouha and Wadi Degla in semis

Germany crowned world champions in Brazil

Players of Germany lift the World Cup trophy after the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Final match between Germany and Argentina at Maracana on July 13, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. 

(Photo by Lars Baron - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)

Extra time goal Götze stuns Argentina and delivers Die Mannschaft fourth World Cup title

World Cup 2014 – Brazil’s dream turns into 7 goal nightmare

David Luiz of Brazil reacts as Mesut Oezil of Germany looks on after Germany's 7-1 win during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Semi Final match between Brazil and Germany at Estadio Mineirao on July 8, 2014 in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. 

(Photo by Felipe Dana - Pool/Getty Images)


First semi-final produces shocking result to send Germany through to the final

Egyptian football roundup: Al-Ahly triumph earns 8th successive title

Red Devils extend their list of trophies winning 37th league title after 0-0 draw with Smouha

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Sculpted in the Sun: Bahariya’s Black and White Deserts

In Pictures: Al-Sisi confirmed as president, begins four year term

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