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Health ministry awards 400 nurses on International Nursing Day

Patient receives treatment in the El-Mounira hospital (Hassan Ibrahim)

Nursing Rebel Movement denounces the syndicate and ministry’s negligence to their demands

Egypt ranks joint-3rd for attacks on hotels in 2015

Graph by IntelCenter

January’s mass attack in North Sinai which struck military hotel puts Egypt into third place

Nationality for freedom: Mohamed Soltan released

Mohamed Soltan, the Egyptian-American son of Muslim Brotherhood leader Salah Soltan
(Screenshot from YouTube)

The 27-year-old son of prominent Muslim Brotherhood member Salah Soltan left to the US after surrendering Egyptian nationality

‘Port Said Massacre’ verdict postponed, media gag enforced

TOPSHOTS  Egyptian protesters clash with security forces in Port Said late on March 3, 2013. Four people including two policemen were killed in overnight clashes between security forces and protesters in Egypt's restive canal city of Port Said, the interior ministry said on March 4, 2013. 


Verdict postponed to 9 June, police forces deployed in Port Said streets

Hamas official warns of another possible war in Gaza

Israel launched airstrikes across the Gaza Strip Wednesday morning, although no casualties were reported as a result.(AFP Photo)

Israel launched airstrikes across Gaza in response to alleged rocket fired from the strip

GUC students released, case ongoing

The GUC Student Union’s president, Hazem Abdel Khalek, Vice President, Karim Nagib, and student, Alaa Al-Attar, were released Wednesday, according to the union’s representative Ahmed Hashim.
(Photo from The Insider GUC)

Student Union representatives met with German ambassador in Cairo

Egypt Economic Development Conference View All →

EGOTH targets revenues at EGP 120 in next FY

Egyptian General Company for Tourism and Hotels will pump EGP 900m for development of its hotels and resorts to make up for losses

National Bank of Abu Dhabi leads OCI-IPIC plant financing: Sawiris

Financing was obtained in record timing, the top Egyptian businessman added 

‘Heliopolis for Housing and Development’ proposes Heliopark worth EGP 6bn: Board Chairman

By Sahar El-Zarkany and Ahmed Eid           Heliopolis for Housing and Development (HCHD) proposed two real estate projects at the Economic Summit, in New Cairo and Heliopolis City, with an investment read the rest…

Renaissance Capital to list companies in EGX

Bonds released for Qalaa Holdings will not be less than $100m: Badr

Siemens pledges $1.4m on summit’s final day

Pyle said that AlDahra is aiming to have 5,000 operational feddans by the end of 2015

(Photo courtesy of AlDahra)

Several other agreements worth €4bn signed between Siemens and Egyptian government on second day of summit

Summit’s 3rd day shows rise in renewable energy sector MoUs

President Al-Sisi during third day of the EEDC

(Photo by Ahmed El-Malky)

Several Memorandum of Understandings (MoUs) were signed between international companies and the Ministry of Electricity regarding solar energy projects. MoUs were signed between Tharwa Investments and Electricity Holding Company to establish a coal-fired power plant read the rest…

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Al-Wafd Party leader sacks opponents in peak of internal crisis

Al- Wafd Party Chairman El-Sayed El-Badawi

(DNE Photo)

Secretary General Fouad Badrawi and six supporting members dismissed Friday

Egypt continues to defend courts despite ongoing criticisms

Egypt’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs has continued to defend the country’s judicial system and its role in “promoting and protecting human rights”, following criticism from governments, NGOs and political organisations for a series of controversial court cases this month.
(DNE File Photo)

International rights organisation FIDH welcomed the acquittal of 17 Al-Sabbagh witnesses, but say that “judicial harassment” is ongoing

Libyan tribes seek to class Muslim Brotherhood as ‘terrorist organisation’: Tribal elder

Over 45,000 Egyptians have so far returned from Libyan territories since mid-February

‘Gaza is ‘paralysed’ when crossing closes: Rights worker

A Palestinian boy waits with his family to cross into Egypt at the Rafah crossing between Egypt and the southern Gaza Strip.

Egypt re-closes Rafah crossing after three-day opening

48% of inspected pharmacies shut down in 2015

A total of 30,117 pharmacies were closed across Egypt, out of 62,175 pharmacies inspected by the Ministry of Health during 2015, the ministry said on Friday.

(DNE Photo)

 Ministry of Health takes further measures fighting black market drugs, says minister

Istiqlal Party calls for civil disobedience

This is “our road to achieving the goals of the revolution”, group says

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Arab African Bank signs agreement with Temenos, IBM to develop tech systems


The Arab African International Bank (AAIB) signed an agreement with leading banking systems company Temenos and IBM, specialised in manufacturing and developing software, to develop the bank’s core banking system. The new system aims to read the rest…

$600m from World Bank for Egypt’s small-, micro-enterprises

World Bank Group

Total funding from the World Bank has reached $5.4bn over 25 projects, according to World Bank Former Country Director for Egypt, Yemen and Djibouti Hartwig Schafer.

NBAD-Egypt represents 8% of bank’s total activities


Bank targets activating brokerage in commerce between the east and west for development

Egypt to build 2 solar power plants in Congo

Solar power

Project implementation assigned to Arab organisation for Industrialisation by direct order

AfDB loans worth $140m finalised for Sharm El-Sheikh airport extension

A total of $90m will be financed from the bank’s resources, with the second loan, which is worth $50m, is provided by the "Africa Growing Together Fund" (AGTF)
(AFP Photo)

A grant amounting to $1.7m also provided for the development of the airport’s second phase

Initiative to postpone payment of tourism dues to end of this year

Tourism activity has suffered from losses that neared $10bn over the past four years, with 2010 being the standard to measure the tourism income in Egypt.

Losses of tourist activity nears $10bn over the past four years, using 2010 a standard to measure tourism income in Egypt

Technology View All →

El-Nawawy’s dismissal aims to inject BOD with new experiences: Negm

The decision was not taken against El-Nawawy alone, but against several government representatives in the company, Negm says
(Photo from ICT)

Studies were conducted to lower Internet prices by next week

Uber organises 1m rides in 305 cities worldwide: MEA Head of Expansion

The company seeks to expand its client base in Egypt, and especially in Cairo, as per an interview with Anthony Khoury, Uber’s Head of Expansion in the Middle East & Africa.

(Photo handout to DNE)

Cairo caught our attention for its need for smart transport solutions due to population density, says Khoury

Saudi investor acquires 10% of Spreado

Spreado CEO Mohamed Ahmed
(Photo handout to DNE)

Our target is to increase the company’s capital to reach EGP 250,000, says CEO

Flat6Labs approves 10 startups in Saudi market

According to Ramez Mohamed, Flat6Labs CEO, the most prominent of the projects in this batch are Allemi.

Flat6Labs is a startup accelerator programme that aims at encouraging entrepreneurs to establish their own companies.

33 million Truecaller users in Arab region:Vice-President of MENA Growth Partnerships

We have more than 2 billion monthly searches on Truecaller, says Husain Misherghi, Vice President of Growth Partnerships for Middle East and North Africa Photo handout to DNE

Egypt is second largest market worldwide with 10 million users

Egypt Post studies implementing workers’ innovative ideas

Egypt Post will be offering a new service allowing companies and individuals to pay taxes electronically in payment centres located throughout the country beginning this month in March. (Photo Public Domain)

“Invest Your Ideas” aims at improving authority’s services, says official

Lifestyle View All →

Ramadan 2015 at Sequoia: Bringing out the beauty of nature, with an exotic feel


Our collaboration with Encode Design Studio this year is going to bring about a magnificent, novel ambience to Sequoia by introducing the exotic nature.

Farida Temraz – A lady on the path of education evolution

Temraza has been featured in numerous international publications
including the french magazine "Runway"
(Photo from Facebook)

“I want to be the designer who is recognised not only for her talent, but also by her knowledge and expertise,” Temraz says

Review: ‘El-Maiz’ a must try for pasta lovers

In Arabic, “El-Maiz” means the place where prisoners or military personal have their meals at.

Review: One Oak steak and sushi bar


The perfect place to go for sushi and steak lovers

Braun releases latest products at World of Beauty

Searching for uniqueness, the way Braun decided to release its newest products at the World of Beauty and Charm achieved the target. In a party at one of Egypt’s classiest places, Uptown Cairo, with a read the rest…

Creative Industry Summit supports Egypt’s newest businesses

part of the panel discussion led by Mohamed Tarek 
(DNE photo)

For the second year in a row, Egypt’s Creative Industry Summit successfully brought together the country’s most promising creative minds under one roof, the Greater Cairo Library, in an attempt to take local talents to the next level.

Culture View All →

College professor draws street murals with help of her students

Making 30 murals on “Rokn Faroukat Gizam, were the first achieved part of the project.
(Handout photo)

The project also teaches street children creativity

The Word Project: Egypt’s platform for poetry

Shaaba along side few other talents spent the night sharing their deepest thoughts
(Photo by DNE)

“My goal is to get young writers in Egypt published, because you need to see your by-line somewhere, and if your story is good and authentic it will get there,” says founder

‘The Pioneers’:  A forum to discuss the future of the start-ups’ sectors

“The Pioneers” forum aims to improve the future of the start-ups sector
(Photo from Facebook)

The two day event aimed to raise the awareness of people about new start-ups and to build connections between the entrepreneurs.

Famed Egyptian actor diagnosed with Alzheimer’s

The famous actor find it hard to rememver the movies he took part at and where they were shot. 
(Photo Public Domain)

El-Sherif has recently been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, his son revealed in an interview to Spanish newspaper El Mundo.

At TedxCairo, several speakers on theme of continuum

The attendees of TedxCairo expressing their ovation for one of the speakers. 
(Facebook photo)

TedxCairo’s annual conference is definitely the event you need to have on your calendar. It’s mission is to spread useful ideas through talks from different speakers all on one main theme.

Fighting centralism, Alexandria initiatives promote cultural knowledge

The “Freedom of Creativity Centre” provides youth initiatives covering training sessions and studios for their rehearsals
(Handout Photo)

Believing that Alexandria must remain Egypt’s cultural capital, a number of young people who are interested in developing and promoting the artistic and cultural industries dedicated their time and effort to launching various initiatives and projects aiming to enhance and reinforce the cultural scene in the coastal city.

In Focus View All →

Killing a student: The full story of Islam Ateeto

The Ministry of Interior said, in an official statement, that Atitu was killed after clashes and a chase by security forces. The ministry also accused the student of killing a police officer 

(Photo Public domain)

Student was arrested outside Ain Shams University’s Faculty of Engineering after being chased, say witnesses

The ‘sayes’: More than just a car keeper

“Car keepers have been hired by police officers as ‘informers’ long before the 25 January Revolution,” says traffic expert Major-General Magdy Al-Shahed

The myths and realities surrounding unlicenced car keepers in Egypt

Egypt marches towards national strategy for women empowerment

The Egyptian Women Empowerment Conference was held at the Bibliotheca Alexandrina from 13 to 16 May (Photo by Aya Nader)

Women from all corners of Egypt, and the world, gathered in Alexandria to conclude the Egyptian Women Empowerment project.

Flying against the wind: How did thousands of Egyptian pilots end up jobless

Online ticket purchases for airlines in Egypt amounts to $1.9bn, out of $11bn in the Arab region.

(AFP Photo)

Unemployed pilots in Egypt escalate their demands of finding job opportunities, holding officials accountable for corruption

Should Al-Sisi cancel his visit to Germany?

President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi (L) and German replenishment ship Berlin in the Mediterranean(R)

(Photo Courtesy of Bundeswehr/Gottschalk)

Former foreign ministry official denounces “insulting” move after Bundestag President declared refusal to meet Egyptian president, while political party head disagrees

Domestic hell: The plight of African workers in Egypt

A study conducted by the centre of migration and refugees (CMRS) in 2007. The only study made on foreign domestic workers in Egypt.

(Infograph by Mohamed El-Zawam/Daily News Egypt)

The majority of African domestic workers in Egypt have fled their home countries due to hardships, only to find more traumatising experiences in Egyptian households

Tourism View All →

Russian tourism shows promise of increase in 2015

tourism AFP

Decision-makers say that booking ratios are reassuring and on the rise

Rixos Seagate Sharm to launch in August with renovations of $55m: General Manager

Rixos Hotels will launch its second resort in Sharm El-Sheikh

(Photo from Rixos Hotel Sharm)

Three Rixos Hotels will be opened by 2016-2017, says Huth

ETAA presents demands to Mehleb to raise sector efficiency

The agreement between the company and the governorate states that the company should pay the governorate EGP 30m in exchange for a waiver of all cases filed between the parties.

(AFP photo)

Egyptian Travel Agents Association proposed nine demands, including necessity to participate in regulations for activities

Egypt targets 20 million tourists by 2020: Tourism Minister

The ministry and the Tourism Activation Authority (TAA) also seek promoting tourism to Luxor and Aswan.

(AFP Photo)

Promotional campaign targets 27 touristic markets, 17 companies applied to implement it

Russia tops tourist income to Egypt last year at $2.5bn: Ministry official

Income from Russian tourists to Egypt came on top of the list of the 10 countries that sent the most tourists to Egypt last year.
(AFP Photo)

Number of Russian tourists to Egypt increased last year to 3.1 million tourists compared to 2.4 million tourists the previous year

Despite dip in tourism, Moez Street maintains historical art of engraving

Moez Street has been considered the backbone of Cairo since the city was first build, and one of the most significant touristic markets in Egypt, where tourists can find Egyptianhandicrafts, jewellery and souvenirs.

(DNE Photo)

Handcrafted engraved copper prices vary from EGP 35 to EGP 1,500

Sports View All →

Surprises in Geneva and Nice tennis championships

Austrian player Dominic Thiem

Austrian player Dominic Thiem, ranked 42 internationally, won the championship title of 31st Open de Nice Côte d’Azur. The championship is among the ATP World Tour 250 series that has total prize money of €439,405. read the rest…

Povetkin and Wilder compete for World Boxing Championship


Russian boxer Alexander Povetkin came close to a new and important step in his dream to compete for the heavyweight World Boxing Championship, whose title has, since January, belonged to Deontay Wilder. This took place read the rest…

Argentina’s Gutiérrez – conqueror of cancer

In 2013, the Argentine player Jonás Gutiérrez discovered his testicular cancer, after feeling severe pain during a match with his team, Newcastle United, against Arsenal.

The present legend of Argentina, Lionel Messi, star of Spanish team Barcelona, shared Jonás’s picture last March, at the time of his return to the field commenting: “How amazing it is to see you back on the pitch, Jonás”.

Abdel Gawad and Evans win Sharm El-Sheikh International Championship

Evans regained her victory in the fourth round with 11-7 as well as the fifth one with 11-5.

In the first set, Abdel Gawad won with 11 to 6 points. In the second set, Farag won with 11-9; then Abdel Gawad renewed his victory by winning the third set with 11-9. After that, in the fourth set, Farag won with 11-6

England wins Stella Di Mare International Pro-Am in Ain Sokhna

English golf player Jimmy Lytle won the title of the sixth annual Stella Di Mare International Pro Am for Golf in Ain Sokhna.

The English team, comprising Sam Forgan, Mark Fearn, James Brown and female Yvonne Brow, successfully defended their title.

Juventus: Europe’s Phoenix

Juventus is the hope of Italy to take back its prestigious rank after all these years, where Inter won the last title in 2009/2010 season, five years ago. At that time, not a single Italian team won the quarterfinals.

Just like the tales of the fictional Phoenix, Italian football team Juventus returned to the field shinning internationally, after qualifying for the final game of the UEFA Champions League. Juventus won the qualification, beating last read the rest…

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