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Hunger striking detainees receive Ministry of Interior threats: Freedom of the Brave

Prominent activist Alaa Abdel Fattah, arrested in November 2013 over violating the Protest Law, began a hunger strike on 19 August.

(Photo By Aaron T.Rose\DNE File)

Ministry of Interior denies detainees in Ains Shams police station entered hunger strike

Cairo University to ban politically affiliated student groups

Egyptian army and riot police stand guard outside Cairo University in the capital Cairo on April 23, 2014.

(AFP Photo)

NGO describes Cairo University ban and recent arrest of Alexandrian professor "violation of academic freedom"

Social Justice Coalition members increase to 27

Senior coordinator of the Social Justice Coalition Gamal Zahran 

(Photo from Gamal Zahran)

The coalition intends to run in parliamentary elections under the slogan “25 January-30 June”

Minister warns of Brotherhood teams ready to kill and destroy

Minister of Endowments Mohamed Mokhtar Gomaa.

(Photo from Minister of Endowments)

Statements follow reconciliation initiative proposed by a Brotherhood figure recently released from prison

Mourners chant ‘down with military rule’ during Seif El-Islam’s memorial

Activist Alaa Abdel Fattah and sister Mona Seif greet mourners during the memorial service of their father Ahmed Seif El-Islam Hammad, a prominent human rights lawyer who passed away last week

(Photo by Ahmed Al-Malki)

Renowned lawyer’s two children, who were allowed to attend the memorial, were taken back to prison afterwards

6m tax-exempted Suez Canal investment certificates to be issued: CBE governor

1-1	Drilling in the  new Suez Canal continues with the project’s investment certificates is expected to be used soon

(DNE Photo)

Following the presidential approval of the Suez Canal investment certificate law, protocol to be signed between CBE, four public banks and the Suez Canal Authority

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Iran keen on seeing Egypt revive international and regional role

the Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African countries, Amir Abdollhayan.

(AFP Photo)

Egyptian media delegation meets with Iran’s deputy foreign minister

6 militants killed, 10 arrested in Rafah

Security forces also destroy a number of tunnels

CIHRS appeals to President Al-Sisi ‘to prevent disaster’

NGO registration deadline extended for 45 days, as demanded by rights groups

Conscript killed, 3 injured in car crash in Al-Farafa district

State media says soldiers were chasing smugglers in the Western Desert

Police officer detained for sexually assaulting handicapped girl

Forensic report did not find evidence of the incident

NGO registration deadline extended, as demanded by rights groups

Rights groups given 45 day extension to ministry registration or face legal investigation

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Al-Sisi approves Suez Canal investment certificates law

The investment certificates are expected to be issued within days

Labour Law amendments do not meet workers’ aspirations: Rights campaign

A campaign titled “Towards a Fair Labour Law” has been launched, demanding better work environment for workers.

(Photo from Aswat Masriya/File)

Coordinator of the “Towards a Fair Labour Law” campaign says they are to submit suggestions to manpower ministry

Ministerial meeting upcoming to resolve property tax crisis on hotels: Tourism ministry official

Finance and tourism ministers to meet this month to resolve dispute between Real Estate Taxation Authority (RTA) and Chamber of Hotels over property tax law

EGAS halts pumping of gas to Idku plant

The Egyptian Natural Gas Holding company (EGAS) has stopped pumping gas to the Idku liquefaction plant operated by British Gas and GDF Suez, as a result ...

Government ends customs evasion crisis in Port Said, grants 40% tax cuts for goods: PM spokesperson

By Mohamed Ayyad Prime Minister Ibrahim Mehleb responded to the requests of the Port Said traders to calculate customs on the basis of the bill that determines ...

Government considers new legislation to counter customs smuggling

annual global trade now stands at $1tn, with Europe its largest partner.

(AFP File Photo)

Legislation to regulate customs transactions and control all ports to eliminate smuggling and prevent entry for non-compliant goods

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Egypt has 18th slowest broadband in the world: Ookla

Egypt has 18th slowest broadband in the world: Ookla.

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In February, thousands of Egyptian attempted to start an “internet revolution”, protesting against poor services and high prices

Tablets remain ‘untapped market’ in Egypt: Nielsen

Tablets remain ‘untapped market’ in Egypt: Nielsen

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Ages of tablet users vary between 20 and 55 years old, consumer behaviour firm noted

Unified licence to be launched in September: Communications ministry

The unified licence would allow communication operator Telecom Egypt (TE) to offer mobile services and the three mobile operators, Mobinil, Etisalat and Vodafone, to offer landline services.

(Photo by Aaron T Rose)

The three mobile service operators have agreed to the licence’s terms for offering landline services

Supply service call centre to be inaugurated Thursday: MCIT

Supply service call centre to be inaugurated Thursday.

(AFP Photo)

Hotline to be established to receive complains from citizens and keep them informed of their ration supplies, said MCIT

Experts – a Threatened Species?

An expert is not defined by his ability to predict or answer a question but actually ask the right questions

Communication ministry discusses ‘Electronic Engineers Syndicate’

Atef Helmy says ministry will provide technological services to the syndicate and its premises under its Technology Homes Programme

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Cosmetic surgery: Between medical ethics and ‘posthumanism’

The study reflects on Heidi Montag’s experience undergoing 10 cosmetic procedures in one day.
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Surgeons are part of system promoting “a culture that pathologises the body", experts say

‘Out of Place’: The Palestinian definition of home

The last war in Gaza left around half a million people displaced, according to UNRWA.
(AFP File Photo)

Violent experiences of losing home leave Palestinian families with “contradicting emotions” and almost no unity between definitions of home by each family

The food explorer

Fish at a market in Alexandria

(Photo Courtesy of Mostakshfood)

Cairene sets out to find and review Egypt's best eats on new website "MostakshFood"

Are youth more vulnerable to mental health problems?

20% of the world’s population of youth between 14 and 24 suffer from mental health conditions, according to a UN report

AUC students aim to turn ‘Trash into Cash’ in Cairo slum

Two AUC students are drawing on lessons from Cairo's Zabaalin community, which has managed to create a system to recycle about 80% of the neighbourhood's trash, for a new trash disposal program

(Photo by Elizabeth Stuart)

Project draws inspiration from a similar recycling model applied in the Zabaalin community, which has managed to create a “self sustaining recycling system” that recycles approximately ...

Making a living on the street

92% of Egypt's 5 million street vendors operate without a license

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On selling out, censorship, and nostalgia: Rappers reflect on society

Alexandria based rap unit Foo2 El-Sefr organises “The HipHop 03,” the third of a series of concerts.
(Photo by Adham Youssef)

“Rap was originally founded to confront racism and police brutality. In Egypt we modify it to match our needs to protest oppression and economic turmoil,” says ...

The Egyptian state: ‘The only leader’

The state maintains its control on mosques through unifying the Friday Khutba and selecting preachers of the most important mosques.
(Photo by Marwa Morgan)

State policy in managing mosques presumes Muslim unity on ‘the official Islam of the state’, according to study

Second round of literary festival attracts thousands of young Egyptians

Dar Dawen publishing organises the second round of the Young Writer’s Festival.
(Photo Courtesy of Dar Dawen publishing)

Eighteen writers share their stories and experiences with the readers’ community at Sawy Culturewheel

Gezira club cat killings spark widespread anger

Members gather to demonstrate against the mass killing of cats Tuesday

Women on wheels, breaking taboo

After Walaa Zohair posted photos of herself riding her scooter on Facebook, her friends started asking her for advice about convincing their parents to let them ride 

(Photo Courtesy of Girls on Wheels)

All-female scooter clubs set to challenge social norms and encourage independence

‘7 Billion Moments’ recorded

Ahmed Belal from Cairo joggles between playing Candy crash and reading.

(Photo Courtesy of 7 Billion Moments)

An amateur photographer starts photography project encouraging people around the world to document their daily routine at a given moment

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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

Trade between two unequal partners

Participants at a ministerial meeting on the margins of the EU-Africa Summit in Brussels. 

(Photo from European External Action Service)

Africa and Europe search for an elusive agreement

Food crisis in Cameroon

Out of Cameroon’s 21 million people, 8 million people live below the poverty line, according to the World Food Programme. 

(Photo from  Africa Renewal)

The country ranks 150 out of 186 countries on the 2013 UNDP's Human Development Index, which measures countries based on income, life expectancy and education.

Tanzania: Rural areas to have better telecom services

The project is expected to commence as soon as possible and it will cover 16 regions in Tanzania.

(Photo from Africa Renewal)

The project is expected to commence as soon as possible and it will cover 16 regions in Tanzania, including Arusha, Tabora, Iringa, Kagera, Manyara, Dodoma, Lindi, ...

In sub-Saharan Africa, primary school teacher shortage on the horizon

A teacher in Namibia. 

(Photo By World Bank)

Analysts believe this rate could enable the country to meet the challenges of a future shortage. Cameroon, Namibia and Lesotho have also taken steps to ...

What future awaits Egypt’s political parties?

Courtesy of Arab Reform Initiative

Analysing new legislation for the House of Representatives

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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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