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Al-Beltagy and Hegazy on trial for torture and sexual assault

Mohamed Al-Beltagy faces trial for an alleged incident of torture and secual assault said to have occurred in 2011 alongside other Islamist leaders
(Photo by Ahmed Al-Malky)

The Islamist leaders already sentenced to 20 years of prison on terrorism charges

Amnesty International warns of photojournalist’s ongoing detention

Mahmoud 'Shawkan' Abu Zied was arrested on 14 August 2014. He remains in detention. (Freedom for Shawkan)

Mahmoud Abu Zied has been imprisoned since 14 August 2013

16 sentenced to 18 years for disrupting constitutional referendum

The accused were also sentenced on charges of joining a banned group

Azbakeya riots detainees sentenced to 15 years

Cairo Court sentences 68 people to 10-15 years in prison

Suggested amendments to university laws are severe violation of academic freedom: AFTE

The Association for Freedom of Thought and Expression (AFTE) condemned Monday the suggested amendments to the law regulating university affairs, describing it as a severe violation to the independence of universities and academic freedom.(AFP Photo / Khaled Desouki)

State is treating university campuses as enemy camps, says professor

Al-Sisi’s Cairo University speech met with critical reaction from students

President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi 
(AFP PHOTO)

Speech an approval of security measures against student movement, says Students Against the Coup

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Parliamentary elections to take place by end of the year: Mehleb

Parliamentary elections to take place by end of the year
 (AFP File Photo)

Amending the Protest Law has not been broached in cabinet meetings, says Prime Minister

Government relying on economic reform to improve Egyptians’ lives: Finance minister

Sustainability and stability for next five years is a requisite for growth

Alexandria detainees’ appeal verdict postponed

Egyptian police detain a political activists and supporter of 28-year-old blogger Khaled Said who died following police questioning before the revolution in 2010, during clashes with police outside a court in Egypt's northern coastal city of Alexandria on October 1, 2013 during the trial of Egyptian police officers Awad Ismail Suleiman and Mahmud Salah Amin accused of using excessive force and killing Said. The death of the Egyptian youth sparked demonstrations in Egypt, in the most high profile case to have dominated the headlines at the time.  (AFP PHOTO / STR)

Detainees are accused of violating Protest Law by participating in demonstration organised in solidarity with torture victim Khaled Said

EIPR criticises Coptic Church for drafting statute in closed session

Two Copts were injured as a result of violence brought about by the predominantly conservative Muslim crowd barring the entrance. (KHALED DESOUKI/ AFP PHOTO / GETTY IMAGES)

Rights group comments on proposed bylaws based on Article 3 of the constitution

Egypt seeks non-permanent Security Council seat

Egypt seeks non-permanent Security Council seat.

(AFP/File  Emmanuel Dunand)

Foreign minister discussed possibility of membership with counterparts during UN Visit

Shoukry discusses Gaza ceasefire and reconstruction with top OCHA official

Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry asserted Egypt’s keenness on supporting international aid work during talks Sunday with Valerie Amos, under secretary general and emergency relief coordinator of the Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs.

(Photo Ministry of Foreign Affairs Handout)

The two sides also discussed the humanitarian conditions inside Syria and Iraq “amid the rising influence of terrorist organisations there”

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Companies owned by MB leader not closed: Asset seizure committee

Hassan Malek said that “mechanisms are currently in place to effect reconciliation with former regime businessmen who have currently absconded abroad” Photo: Hassan Malek (Photo\Courtesy of Facebook Fan Page)

Muslim Brotherhood leader Hassan Malek is the owner of several well-known clothes and furniture stores

Delisting for Cairo Investment & Real Estate Development is final: Company chairman

Egyptian Exchange official says “18% of company shareholders filed a complaint against delisting; we have not delisted a single company during 2014”

Full value of Egyptian tourism industry remains untapped: OECD

The number of tourists visiting Egypt during the first half of 2014 fell to 4.4 million, representing a 25.4% decrease compared to the same period in 2013. 

(AFP photo)

Egypt spends some $60m per annum on tourism promotion, advertising

Banque du Caire expects 25% net profit growth in 2014: CEO

Banque du Caire expects 25% net profit growth in 2014.
(DNE File Photo)

Bank provides loans worth EGP 1bn to microenterprises, says Mounir El-Zahed

Edita Food Industries to go for new IPO: Actis partner

Mark Richards could not provide details on the value and the timing of the IPO

Recommendation to nullify 20% sale of Telecom Egypt raises concerns

telecom egypt

We were not notified, says company

Technology View All →

Digital universe to grow over 600% in MENA region

MENA region needs to increase data security says Digital Universe Study

Political turmoil leads Egypt to drop 6 places in IT services global ranking

Egypt ranks 10th in A.T.Kearney’s 2014 Global Services Location Index, down from 4th place in the 2013 rank.

(Photo courtesy of A.T.Kearney)

Egypt ranks 10th in A.T. Kearney’s 2014 Global Services Location Index

Number of mobile users hike to 100 million

Number of mobile users hike to 100 million
(AFP Photo)

EGP 45bn needed to install high speed internet, Helmy added

Fawry announces launch of traffic fine payment service

Payment transaction via FAWRY point of sale device

(Photo Courtesy of Fawry)

Egypt’s EBPP leader provides convenience and efficiency to vehicle owners

PayFort assists unbanked Egyptians to shop online with pay@store service

PayFort launched its pay@store service in Egypt

(Photo Courtesy of PayFort)

Company states that only 9% of Egyptians have bank accounts

20.4% decrease in landline phone subscribers and 8.7% increase in mobile phone subscriptions: IDSC report

Telecom Egypt made EGP 6.5bn in revenues, representing 17% growth

Lifestyle View All →

Egypt’s alternative therapists

Reiki, one of the most popular types of energy therapy techniques, can heal most of psychological and organic diseases such as depression, diabetes, cancer, scoliosis and back pain and many others
(Photo Courtesy of Heartwood Center for Body, Mind and Spirit)

Energy therapy techniques are used to treat most of psychological and organic diseases such as depression, diabetes, cancer, scoliosis and back pain and many others

Students propose recycled building material as solution to slum housing problem

A community center, which will be built of cheap durable material, will act as a “prototype” for the neighbourhood houses
(Photo Handout from Ezbet Project Facebook Page)

Development project aims to build a community centre out of cheap, durable material

British embassy gives vulnerable children a sheep as a gift

British Ambassador hosts 50 vulnerable children in his residence and gives them a sheep as a gift
(Photo Courtesy of the British Embassy)

Ambassador hosts 50 children from Cairo-based NGO in his official residence

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
(Photo by Jenny Lord)

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

Culture View All →

From Tokyo to Cairo: Japanese characters on a visit

The exhibition examines characters like these as a radical aspect of a Japanese subculture related to anime and manga
(Photo from Egyptian Streets)

With the travelling exhibition “JAPAN: Kingdom of Characters”, the Japan Foundation examines characters like these as a radical aspect of a Japanese subculture related to anime ...

Coalition to Support Tahya Masr fund calls for closing cultural centres in Cairo, Alexandria

Yunus Emre Cultural Centre offers educational activities, trainings, and scientific studies with the aim of “promoting Turkey, Turkish language, art and history”

(Photo Handout from Yunus Emre Kahire Facebook page)

Coalition’s secretary general says in statement that Turkish cultural centres are a “threat to national security”

New report criticises freedom of expression during Al-Sisi’s presidency

Censorship authorities ban “Introduction to Semiotics,” a book of academic articles by Nasr Hamed Abo Zayd, along with other books on arrival to Egypt
(Photo Handout from Al-Tanweer Facebook page)

Cultural events and TV channels banned, TV series dropped, publications confiscated during the first 100 days of president’s rule, according to ANHRI report

Transmissions of hope through Cairo’s satellite dishes

Stoneking  starts his project by painting dishes on the art space’s roof

(Photo Handout from Cairo Dish-Painting Initiative Facebook page)

American writer and artist transforms “depressing” rusty dishes into brightly-coloured ones

Fighting censorship, Al-Fan Midan organisers pledge to continue performing

Slang poet Zein al-Abidine Fouad, who has become well acquainted with censorship over the course of his decades-long career, says the Al-Fan Midan art festival will press on despite government interference

(Photo Courtesy of Khaled Mahmoud)

Poet Zein al-Abidine Fouad, who helped organise the festival, draws strength from a long history of opposing artistic repression

Abu Simbel Antiquities celebrates 46 years since temple’s rescue

Tourism authorities celebrated the 46th anniversary of the successful rescue of the Abu Simbel temple Monday. After the construction of the High Dam, it was at risk of being submerged .

(AFP File Photo)

The celebration included issuing postcards with photos of the temple, as well as organising three lectures for students about the rescue process

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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

(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)

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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

Tourism View All →

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)

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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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