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Deadly clashes in Rafah between militants and armed forces

Egypt announced its decision on Monday to expand a buffer zone between Rafah and the Gaza Strip from 500 metres to 1 km.

(AFP Photo)

"Terrorist elements" killed in exchange of fire, number of injuries and deaths unavailable, says military spokesman

Rafah-Gaza buffer zone to expand to 1km

Egypt is set to expand the buffer zone between the town of Rafah and the Gaza Strip from 500 metres to 1km, as counterinsurgency efforts by the authorities continue.

(AFP File, Said Khatib)

Decision comes after the armed forces discovered tunnels over 800 metres long

Muslim Brotherhood ‘demons’ trained by terrorist organisation: Prosecution

Ousted president Mohamed Morsi's parent organisation, the Muslim Brotherhood, has been designated a terrorist group by the United Arab Emirates.


Morsi says he is outside the court's authority, trial postponed

Security forces disperse Mohamed Mahmoud protest

Small crowds gathered in Mohamed Mahmoud Street on the afternoon of the third anniversary of deadly clashes that took place there three years ago, leaving dozens dead. The crowds were later dispersed amid reports of arrests

(Photo by Amany 

Undercover agents wearing Guy Fawkes masks infiltrated protests and then suddenly began to arrest people

Birdshot, teargas used to disperse Al-Azhar University protests: SAC

Students Against the Coup group did not protest at Mohamed Mahmoud Street

Dozens arrested on Mohamed Mahmoud anniversary

Witnesses said undercover agents with Guy Fawkes masks were arresting protesters

Undercover agents wearing Guy Fawkes masks infiltrated protests and then suddenly began to arrest people, say eyewitnesses

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Ajnad Misr assumes responsibility for Helwan bombing


Operation is part of their campaign “Retribution is Life,” says group

Anti-Coup Alliance leader arrested

The Anti-Coup Alliance announced Sunday in a press conference their boycott to the referendum on the draft of the constitution.
(Photo by Ahmed Al-Malky)

Alliance says it “rejects the continuation of attacks” against its members, analysts say the state is sending the Brotherhood a message

Update: Mahienour El-Massry released after hours of arrest

Egyptian activist and lawyer Mahienour El-Massry

(Photo from Free  Mahienour)

The human rights lawyer was arrested in the area surrounding Stanley Bridge in Alexandria

Egypt commends efforts to build prosperous Somalia

Foreign minister Shoukry describes crisis in parts of Somalia as “alarming”, warranting an “immediate response”

7 killed, 4 injured in Aswan car crash

The accident involved a police car and another vehicle

Saudi King invites Egypt to join reconciliation with Qatar

Saudi Arabian King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud

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Saudi monarch says agreement with Qatar included “support for Egypt”

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46.2 million local internet users by end of August 2014

46.2 million local internet users by end of August 2014.
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7.2% growth in mobile internet users

Cost of development behind stranded gas: Petroleum officials

Around 36 concession agreements in which 153 wells to be drilled have been ratified

Disney in Egypt important message to attract investors: Investment minister

Photo from Disney Live! Mickey's Magic Show

Presence of Disney World shows in Egypt is important message for investors that Egypt is safe and stable, says Salman

Egypt’s economy grows by 1.1% in first quarter

Figure 6.8% higher than same quarter last year

Solar energy production falls by 48%: Baseera

Solar power

Electricity from solar power totalled 247m KWh in 2012/13, compared to 479m KWh 2011/12

Government to re-pump gas to EBIC

EGAS pumps 60% of factories’ fuel needs after Sawiris donates EGP 2.5bn to Long Life Egypt fund

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Telecom Egypt experiences profits drop in 2014

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TE’s revenue amounted to EGP 9.1bn during the first nine months of 2014, compared to EGP8.3bn for the same period last year, according to a company ...

IBM predicts 50% growth in cloud computing in Egypt by end of 2015

The initiative aims to support local software companies in acquiring skills and expertise in cloud computing as a source of innovation in the region.
(AFP/File, Odd Andersen)

ITIDA and IBM launch 2nd phase of joint-initiative to help telecom SMEs enter new markets

Lenovo to lead Egyptian computer sales by end of 2015: CEO

Lenovo Group gained 20% of local computer sales, and acquired the second largest market share despite only selling laptops.

(AFP Photo)

Lenovo spends $3bn globally per year in research and development, says CEO YasserShaheen

30% growth target in 2015: Dell sales manager

Computer company Dell, must target a 30% sales increase in 2015, at the top end of the IT sector’s growth range of 20%-30%

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2014 figures targeted 20% growth, but company reached only a “not acceptable” 10%, says distribution sales manager

E-finance launches new “Banzenty” app

The electronic payment company E-Finance has entered into negotiations with Blom Bank Egypt, Crédit Agricole Egypt, The Arab Bank, the National Société Générale Bank (NSGB), the Arab Banking Corporation (ABC) and the Commercial International Bank (CIB) to provide them with Automated Clearing House (ACH) services. (Photo: Courtesy of Facebook Fan Page)

New app provides details on the nearest petrol station

ITIDA to sign expertise exchange agreement with Emirates Identity Authority

By Mohamed Alaa Eldin The Information Technology Industry Development Agency (ITIDA) and the Emirates Identity Authority signed a cooperation agreement Tuesday to exchange expertise in the field ...

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Academy offers free training to empower hair care professionals

CHI Academy provides free training to hair care professionals- 
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During their work, hairdressers are subjected to harmful chemicals potentially leading to health problems from skin rash, eye irritation and difficulty in breathing to cancer or ...

The non-profit organisation saving street cats

EMRO makes sure the street cats live a perfect happy life until they find a warm, sweet house to live in. 
(Photo Handout from EMRO)

EMRO helps homeless Egyptian “mau” breeds find a home

Recipe-generating app ‘Fel Talaga’ wins first place at ‘Fekrathon’ competition

The application suggests recipes from ingredients in the kitchen

Bicycles: The future of transport in Egypt?

The event was held in Zamalik and quickly took around of the streets of Egypt.
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Dutch embassy organises cycling day in Egypt’s streets

Integrating prayers in psychological practices improves well-being: Study

he study suggests that prayer can enhance positive energy

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Research emphasises improved sense of psychological well-being after prayer

Book fair provides space for literary debate in Maadi

Eclectic selection of second hand books on hand during fair

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A walk to revive South Sinai’s tourism

The campaign helps hikers to entertain the beauty of Sinai away from the negative reputation it gained since 2011

(Photo by Khaled Abduallah )

The initiative aims to change how South Sinai is perceived in the media, to nourish tourism and help the development of Bedouin communities

A final call to save Alexandria’s antiquities

The museum is located in one of the most spectacular places at Foa'ad Street, downtown Alexandria 
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Intellectuals and archaeologist launch campaign to expend Graeco-Roman museum

An Egyptian artist without borders

Ahmed  is currently working on a new series of artworks, inspired by decayed walls that have been painted over and over again
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With his latest installation, ‘The Beautiful Ones Are Not Yet Born’, Ibrahim Ahmed tries to expose people to power and the attractiveness it has

‘No School for Children’ to be screened at Nahdet el-Mahrousa

No School For Children discusses education in Egypt and Germany through stories of two young girls
(Photo Handout from No School for Children Facebook page)

Co-directed by a German and an Egyptian, the documentary discusses education in both countries through the stories of two young girls

Cairo International Film Festival celebrates Egyptian director Henry Barakat

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CIFF will exhibit photographs of the director and his most celebrated work, in addition to a 30-minute documentary about his life

Egyptian actress Mariam Fakhr Eddine dies age 81

Egyptian actress Mariam Fakhr Eddine. (Photo Public Domain)

The actress died after complications in surgery to remove a blood clot

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Cairo University students react to security measures on campus

Cairo Univeristy Students protest on October,12 2014.

Students say security measures are necessary but criticise enforcement

The fading faces of opposition media under Al-Sisi’s Egypt

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Egyptian media formed Al-Sisi's personality cult and is constantly emphasising the fight against “terrorism”

Will Gaza receive pledged donations?

Egypt and Norway co-hosted an international donor conference in Cairo in October. Questions have been raised as to whether or not the pledges made then will be kept

Hamas remain sceptical about aid pledges

Mixed scenarios play out for runaway Brotherhood members

Egypt welcomes UAE terror listing of Muslim Brotherhood
(AFP File Photo)

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

(AFP/File Photo)


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

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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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Days counting down until crunch Abu Dhabi Formula 1 Grand Prix

Formula 1 fans in the Arab world are passionately awaiting the Grand Prix of Abu Dhabi’s 2014 race which will be held on 23 November.

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The Bahrain Grand Prix was the first to be held in the Middle East.

Euro 2016 qualifiers: Heroes retreat and youngsters advance


The first and second winning teams of each group (18 teams in total) will qualify for the final tournament, as well as the hosting team (France). ...

Cristiano Ronaldo: Euro Championship’s top goal scorer

Portuguese player Cristiano Ronaldo Ronaldo played his 117th international match and scored his 52nd international goal 

Ronaldo played his 117th international match and scored his 52nd international goal

Gulf 22: When brothers compete

The Gulf Cup kicked off last week in Saudi Arabia with eight competing teams divided into two groups -  the first consisting of Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Yemen, and Bahrain, with the second comprising Kuwait, the UAE, Oman, and Iraq.

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Kuwait beat Iraq with a goal in the 90th minute, while Saudi Arabia beat Bahrain with a clean score of 3-0 in the second round.

Egyptian qualification for the 2015 Nations Cup: a dream that will not be realised

Egyptian qualification for the 2015 Nations Cup: a dream that will not be realised

The situation does not stop only at achieving victory—almost impossible—against Tunisia, but extends to anticipating negative results for teams also competing for third place. For example, ...

In numbers: One decisive kick – a humiliating defeat!

The Senegalese team won 1-0, making Senegal the second team to qualify from Group 7 along with Tunisia.

(AFP File Photo)

The loss to Senegal for the second time in qualifiers was not the worst thing that happened in the game, but the performance was monotonous for ...

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