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Egypt will never oppose development of Nile basin countries: Water minister

An Egyptian delegation in Khartoum engaged in its second day of tripartite talks on Tuesday

(Photo Handout from the Ministry of Water Resources and Irrigation)

Irrigation ministers discuss how to implement the recommendations of their International Panel of Experts Committee

Libya’s neighbours push for political process as crisis deepens

Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry met with United Nations Envoy for Libya Bernadino Leon on Tuesday morning to discuss the crisis in Libya, updating him on the results of the regional conference held in Cairo on Monday. 

(Photo Ministry of Foreign Affairs Handout)

Islamist dominated GNC appoint rival PM as international community calls for calm

Egypt does not support the Syrian regime or opposition: Al-Sisi

president-elect Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi

(AFP PHOTO/STR)

Egypt is a member of the Friends of Syria group, which is made up of countries that oppose Syrian president Al-Assad

Al-Sisi voices willingness to visit Ethiopia up to 3 times to resolve dam issue

President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi 
(AFP File Photo)

Egypt’s water minister arrives in Sudan to attend tripartite talks held to address issues surrounding the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam

Regional partners convene in Cairo to discuss Libya crisis

Egyptian Minister of Foreign Affairs Sameh Shoukry (right) meets with his Libyan counterpart Mohamed Abdel-Aziz (left) in Cairo

(Photo Handout from the Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs)

Libya's neighbouring countries meet to discuss internal political turmoil in Libya; fear "terrorist activities" may move across borders

Khartoum hosts Renaissance Dam tripartite talks

Khartoum hosts Renaissance Dam tripartite talks

(Photo from Ethiopian Electric Power Cooperation)

Recommendations by international experts to be discussed during talks

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‘Organ harvesting ring’ broken up in 6th of October City: Qaliubiya Security Directorate

As many as 13 victims thought to have been forcibly sedated and operated on

Arab Parliament ‘puts all resources at disposal’ of Palestinian leadership under Abbas

Abbas is expected to request that the UN implement provisions of the 1967 borders, including evacuating Israeli troops from Palestinian territories

Mali and Egypt aim to strengthen military cooperation

Minister of Defence Sedki Sobhi met Bah N'Dao, the Malian minister of defence and veterans affairs, in Egypt on Monday to discuss the current regional situation and the implications on the security and stability in Africa.

(Photo Ministry of Defence Handout)

Defence minister Sedki Sobhi met with his counterpart in Mali to discuss the situation in the country

UK and Egyptian ministers discuss importance of British tourist flows

Tourists visit the Temple of Hatshepsut on February 27, 2013, in Egypt's ancient temple city of Luxor.  

(AFP PHOTO / KHALED DESOUKI)

UK minister says security measures encourage British tourists to visit Egypt

Rights group suggest legislative reforms

A protestor shouts slogans at Talaat Harb Square, downtown Cairo on November 28, 2013, during a demonstration to protest against a new law which regulates demonstrations.    
(AFP PHOTO / MOHAMED EL-SHAHED)

Egyptian Organisation for Human Rights suggests reforms to Protest Law and NGO Law

At least 17 killed in microbus sinking in Luxor

All of the deceased belong to the same family, Luxor security says

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2% growth in construction sector: Gleeds Construction Consultancy

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Sector growth remains despite rise in prices of cement, concrete and steel

Orascom Development Holding registers first profit since 2010

The Swiss hotel operator is expecting an improvement in the hotel performance during the second half of 2014

Mehleb given partial presidential jurisdiction

Ibrahim Mehleb

Prime minister is now freely allowed to act upon state’s properties, expropriate the ownership of properties for the public benefit and protect monuments

Mohandes Insurance offers insurance policy worth EGP 50m for Suez Canal workers

By Fahd Omran Engineer Mohamed Ahmed Lotfy, chairman of the Board of Directors of Mohandes Insurance Company, stated that a personal accident insurance policy would be granted ...

Suez Canal development project studies to begin next week: Dar Al-Handasah official

After the Suez Canal project’s completion, the government is expecting to increase the $5.2bn revenues to over $13bn, Ashraf El-Araby added.

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Studies will include data collection and objective setting, director of operations at Dar Al-Handasah says

Government allows private sector participation in renewable energy production: Electricity minister

Prime Minister Ibrahim Mehleb stressed during the meeting on new and renewable energy and water desalination.

(Photo Cabinet Handout)

Ministry of electricity seeks to address the electricity crisis by diversifying production sources to include solar and wind energy

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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

Electronic payments benefit people excluded from formal financial services: MasterCard Country Manager

Mobile Money solutions emerged as the suitable option which could rapidly open doors for Egyptian people from all walks of life, Magdy Hassan says.

(Photo Courtesy of MasterCard)

In an exclusive interview with the Daily News Egypt, Magdy Hassan, Country Manager of MasterCard Egypt, highlighted the programmes and services the credit card provider offers. ...

UAE to establish space agency and send the first Arab spaceship to Mars by 2021

The probe will take nine months to make the more than 60m kilometre journey to Mars and will mark UAE out as one of only nine ...

Use of electronic payments to pay taxes increases GNP by 0.75% per annum: eFinance study

Converting 10% of the country’s total payments into electronic payments within increases GNP by 1%. 

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Electronic payments for taxes increase GNP by 0.75% per annum due to more liquidity available in the country, the study says

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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

AIDS-related deaths double in Egypt

Less than 20% of infected Egyptians have access to treatment, according to a new report from UNAIDS

One year after Rabaa dispersal, Egyptians wrangle psychological trauma

In the aftermath of violence, people are more prone to isolation, depression, sleep disorders or even substance abuse, experts say

Taking the plunge: Egyptian to dive for world record

Diver Ahmed Gabr prepares for a 350-metre dive in Dahab in September
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Diver Ahmed Gabr is preparing for a 350-metre dive in Dahab in September – 31.5 metres deeper than any diver on record

In Egypt, rich and poor equally likely to be overweight

Salads and “relatively healthier options” are usually offered along with cream and fattening dressings 
(Marwa Morgan)

As opposed to most low-income countries, there is no link between socioeconomic status and the prevalence of obesity in Egypt, according to a new study

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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

246 rare pieces of jewelry returned to state

Princess Fawzeya’s name carved in one of the pieces preserved in Royal Jewelry Museum in Alexandria.

(Photo Public Domain)

The pieces originally belonged to the former ruling family of Mohamed Ali and his descendents

From pollution to art

Litter on the North Coast. The Darb1718's newest art exhibit, called “Out to Sea? The Plastic Garbage Project”, is part of a year-long awareness campaign that will include clean-up events and exhibitions in Sinai, Cairo, and Alexandria.

(Photo by Nadia Mounir )

Art exhibit showcases contemporary art made from trash collected from the Red and Mediterranean seas

Egyptian short to air at Los Angeles film festival

By Simone Egarter and Marwa Morgan The Egyptian short film “The Visit”, directed by Mohamed Karim, has been selected to be screened at the Los Angeles Lift-Off ...

Beyond conflict, prejudice, and stereotype

A Jew and a Muslim embrace at the Muslim Jewish Conference in Vienna in August

(Photo Courtesy of the Muslim Jewish Conference)

Muslims and Jews meet at Muslim Jewish Conference in Vienna to discuss "Combating for Peace"

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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. 

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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

Big dreams for Rwanda’s ICT sector

Rwandan children learn computers in class.  

(Photo by One Laptop per Child (OLPC) )

Success story is grabbing global attention

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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)

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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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