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Relatives of jailed activists hold sit-in at High Court

Activist Leila Seif held a sit-in at the Supreme Judicial Council Wednesday protesting the imprisonment of her son Alaa Abdel Fattah and daughter Sanaa Seif

(Photo from The Freedom for the Brave movement)

Activist Mona Seif joined her mother's stance, with both also being on hunger strike for the past 56 days.

Interior ministry arrests 34 students across Egypt for ‘inciting violence’

Cairo University Students protest on Tuesday.

(Photo by Ahmed Al-Malky)


Ministry deactivates nine explosive devices found in different university campuses over two days

Armed forces creating ‘secure zone’ on Gaza border

Residents living within 500 metres of the Egypt-Gaza border have been told to leave their homes as the armed forces begin to establish what it describes as a “secure zone” in order to eliminate the use of smuggling tunnels that cross the Egypt-Gaza border.
 (AFP File, Said Khatib)


Residents told to leave homes as military seeks to destroy Gaza tunnels once and for all

Pope Tawadros visits Moscow

Pope Tawadros II visited Moscow this week to meet with senior Russian officials and members of the Russian Orthodox Church.

(Photo Ministry of Foreign Affairs Handout)

Pope met with senior officials, members of Russian Orthodox Church

Reinforcements, special forces deployed to Sinai

Additional troops from the armed forces and police have been deployed to the Sinai Peninsula, to assist forces already present in the “war on terror”.

(Photo Armed Force Handout)

Eights militants killed including perpetrator of Sheikh Zuweid bombing, says armed forces

More students arrested as academics condemn crackdown

Students protest at Cairo University on Tuesday.

(Photo by Ahmed Al-Malky)

Around 230 students arrested since the beginning of academic year, whereabouts of some remain unknown

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Rights groups condemn jurisdiction of military courts

Egyptian protesters hold placards shouting slogans during a demonstration organized by the group "No Military Trials for Civilians" in front of the Shura council in downtown Cairo on November 26, 2013

(AFP File Photo)

President decree could lead to the trial of thousands of civilians in military courts, says CIHRS

Egypt prepares for Universal Periodic Review

Foreign ministry claims “great efforts” made, while rights group claim ‘dramatic deterioration’ in human rights

Court releases 26 Ultras White Knights detainees

Ultras fans protest the detainment of their colleagues last Saturday

(Photo by Haleem El-Shaarani)

Football fans found innocent after being charged with breaking Protest Law

Dramatic deterioration of human rights: EIPR

Rights groups invite government to discuss human rights abuses as Egypt’s Universal Periodic Review approaches

‘Prison Break’ trial postponed to 30 November

Ousted president Mohamed Morsi's "Prison Break" trial which took place Wednesday has been postponed to November 30.


Former president Morsi's four cases postponed with no verdict received on all of them

Egyptian, Cypriot, Greek foreign ministers meet in Nicosia

Talks occur on security, energy and tourism ahead of 8 November meeting in Cairo

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Marina tourist centre tender to take place early 2015: Housing minister

The entrance to the Abu Tig Marina David Cooper

Ministry planning to build 100,000 hotel rooms for tourists in north coast

No backtracking on rice exports at EGP 2,000 per tonne

No backtracking on rice exports at EGP 2,000 per tonne.
(AFP Photo)

Expected returns set at $1bn for exporters and $280m in returns for state due to export fee

Sanmar aims for increased Egyptian investments in Egypt

Company projects approximately $1.3bn investment and $150m injected into expansion of PVC production for 2015

Successful overseas dollar bonds launch will strengthen Egyptian economy: Experts

Egypt plans to offer dollar bonds abroad during the first quarter of 2015, with a value ranging between $1-1.5bn, according to Finance Minister Hany Kadry Dimian.

(AFP Photo)

Analysts call government’s determination to offer dollar bonds during first quarter of 2015 a move to restore confidence of foreign investors

Egyptians forced to leave Libya want to return due to unemployment

Egyptians arrive to Cairo from Libya as evacuations from the unstable country continue.

(Photo Handout from the Ministry of Civil Aviation/File Photo)

Egyptians employed in Libya demand their return despite ongoing armed conflict in the country, blame lack of work opportunities in Egypt

Russian firm to invest in Egypt’s global logistics centre project

The next government is set to propose a new worldwide investment plan that will seek to establish industrial zones in three parts of the Suez Canal region, the first being the North-West Gulf of Suez region. (AFP photo)

Ministry of Supply says company has offered to supply all necessary equipment and machinery

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Global Telecom sells Burundi and Central Africa shares

Global Telecom planned to sell Telecel to another entity last year, but Econet Wireless Global was unable to complete the deal.

Communications Ministry aims to increase sector GDP to EGP 195bn

Photo from Ministry of Communications and Information Technology

The number of indirect jobs the sector will provide is set to increase from 45,000 to 750,000 by the end of 2020, according to the official.

TE’s relationship with Vodafone still uncertain


Lintatel for Telecommunications CEO and Chamber of Information Technology and Telecommunication (CIT) Board Member Hamdy El-Leithy said TE separating from Vodafone represents a government-owned company offering ...

2014 sees significant investment, acquisitions in mobile phone sector

Investments injected into the telecommunications and IT sector will be directed toward mobile applications during the coming phase, Yehia Thawrat, CEO of Link Egypt says.
(AFP Photo)

Smartphones leading source of growth in Egypt

2 Egyptian companies ranked in 10 most expensive brands in Arab telecommunications

Mobinil ranked tenth on the list with a market value of $210m

(Photo from Mobinil)

Saudi Arabia’s STC topped the ranking with its brands worth $4.9bn, while Telecom Egypt and Mobinil ranked ninth and tenth

Defence ministry to gain ruling share of communications infrastructure

MCIT to grant the Ministry of Defence a ruling share of and the right to manage national communications infrastructure.

(AFP photo)

Government and sovereign agencies will obtain the ruling share of the national infrastructure of communications, Gamal El-Sadat, CEO of Etisalat Egypt, said.

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Activists launch legal guide for homosexuals in Egypt

Guide discusses violations against homosexuals by the police, employers and people in public places
(Photo Courtesy of Scott Long)

Guide discusses violations against homosexuals by the police, employers and people in public places

Celebrating Egypt’s first aviator

Lotfia El-Nady

Lotfia El-Nady, who would have been 107 this year, was the first Arab woman to pilot ...

Review: ‘Crave’ opens a branch in Cairo Festival City Mall

The chicken cordon rose is a chicken breast stuffed with smoked salmon, topped with Emmental cheese, and served with rice and sautéed vegetables
(Photo by Rana Radwan)

The restaurant has two seating areas; the outside area offers visitors a chance to enjoy the energetic ambiance and watch the dancing fountain.

New clothing brand mixes bohemian culture with Egyptian heritage

Dalia Naguib launches a self-titled collection that “rebels against traditional fashion styles and colours”
(Photo Courtesy of Dalia Naguib)

Dalia Naguib launches a self-titled collection that “rebels against traditional fashion styles and colours”

Reviving royal chocolate beverages

Scelerisque, the first company to specialise in chocolate beverages, opens its first shop in Cairo
(Photo Courtesy of Scelerisque)

Scelerisque, the first company to specialise in chocolate beverages, opens its first shop in Cairo

Initiative produces biodiesel from used cooking oil

Green Pan collects used vegetable oil from restaurants, hotels and houses to produce up to 2 tonnes of biodiesel daily (Photo Handout from Green Pan Facebook page)

Green Pan collects used vegetable oil from restaurants, hotels and houses to produce up to 2 tonnes of biodiesel daily

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Egyptian singer moves to Sweden seeking ‘safe city residency’

The singer has not been able to perform since the ouster of the former president Mohamed Morsi, except for a small concert in June
(Photo Handout from Ramy Essam Facebook Page)

Due to “continuous censorship of his music”, Ramy Essam leaves Egypt for two years but he is not seeking asylum

Campaign to free Peter Greste: ‘A pen is mightier than a sword’

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Australian blogger launches a campaign to send pens to Al-Mazraa prison, in solidarity with imprisoned journalist

Colouring the grey city

Students launch a campaign to colour walls and stairs in Cairo
(Photo Courtesy of Colouring the Grey City)

Students launch a campaign to colour walls and stairs in Cairo

Dinner initiative attempts to create world without boarders

The virtual dinner project connects people from east to west through series of online dinners
(Photo Handout from VDG Facebook page)

The virtual dinner project connects people from east to west through series of online dinners

Between power and defeat: Men in Egyptian film

“Emra’a Saye’at Al-Som’aa” (A Woman with a Bad Reputation)

Some films have been critical about some forms of masculinity, offering an ‘ideal’ for men to aspire to

TV show cut mid-air

A live broadcast of “Al-Ashera Masa’an” (10pm) talk show was suddenly cut on Sunday

Show host accuses channel of stopping a reportage showing a death of a child at school, channel denies

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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

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)


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)

Ever since the downfall of the Muslim Brotherhood, a looming question has been raised: will the group return to political life under a new umbrella?...

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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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Tanta receives 3 million visitors participating in Moulid Al-Sayed Al-Badawy festival