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Al-Futtaim to open new EGP 4.9bn mall

Mall of Egypt is expected to open in 2016

Cairo University area hit by bomb, injuring at least 10

A bomb exploded in the vicinity of Cairo University on Wednesday afternoon, injuring six policemen and four civilians, according to the Ministry of Interior.

(AFP File Photo)

SAC spokesperson condemns the explosion, denies any involvement

Activist Asmaa Mahfouz banned from travelling

Asmaa Mahfouz 
(AFP Photo)

Mahfouz was kept for three hours inside the criminal investigation office at the airport until investigations could determine whether there were other lawsuits against her.

Israeli troops injured by gunfire from Sinai

2 soldiers injured and evacuated to Israeli hospital for treatment

Obama requests Soltan’s release on health grounds

Egyptian- American activist Mohammed Soltan has been on hunger strike since 26 January


Prison medical report states "Soltan faking hunger strike", court refuses intervention

Police forces return to Al-Azhar University

Students protest at Al-Azhar University on Tuesday.

(Photo from SAC)

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Demonstrations at university organised in response to the death of Alexandria University student Omar Al-Sharif

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Shoukry heads to Algeria for Libya crisis discussions

Foreign Minister to meet with Algerian counterpart to discuss Libya Crisis

Ajnad Misr claims responsibility for university blast

Students Against Coup blame regime, adding it will further repress students

Israeli troops injured by gunfire from Sinai

Israeli troops injured by gunfire from Sinai
(AFP Photo)

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2 soldiers injured and evacuated to Israeli hospital for treatment

Yemeni authorities agree to release 64 Egyptian sailors and fishermen

Negotiations still ongoing concerning fines and impounding of vessels

Police man killed, another injured in Minya

Assailants still on the run, according to Ministry of Interior

ECESR files report against president, prime minister

Egyptian demonstrators clash with Egyptian police in central Cairo during a protest to demand the ouster of President Hosni Mubarak and calling for reforms on January 25, 2011.

(AFP Photo / Mohammed Abed)

Report came after revolutionary denied appropriate treatment since 2011

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Sawiris assumes CEO role of OTMT

Orascom Telecom Media and Technology Holding (OTMT) announced Wednesday that Ahmed Abou Doma resigned from his duties as a member of the Board of Directors and ...

Abraj Misr develops EGP 4.5bn project in El-Nozha: Company chairman

Contract signed with French consultant and consultations underway with a foreign contractor for construction

ECESR files appeal against decision forcing taxi drivers to provide bank statements

White taxi drivers were unable to renew their car licenses as traffic departments were requiring bank statements showing regular payment of instalments, ECESR says DNE file photo/ Menna Mourad

According to traffic law, taxi owners are not obliged to submit bank statements in order to renew their licenses, ECESR says

Tourism Syndicate asks 7% annual allowance for workers

Tourism Syndicate asks 7% annual allowance for workers.
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General Syndicate for Tourism and Hotels makes request in light of increased flow of foreign tourists to Egypt

IDB approves $230.2m Sharm El-Sheikh airport development

High occupancy in Red Sea and South Sinai pre-Eid Al-Fitr: Hotels Chamber 

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Bank’s contribution to development project reaches $457m

Documents requested for stock market listing reduced

The total number of documents now demanded for listing is 12, having previously been 24, the EGX said in its official statement.

(Photo by Mohamed Omar)

Up to six companies are expected to list on EGX before end of year

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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.
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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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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

University students creating and launching android apps

TREE organises workshops that help students launch android applications (Photo Handout from TREE Facebook page)

TREE student programme training undergraduates to produce mobile applications

Reshaping body image

Overweight girls suffer from sexual harassment, cruel criticism and many other kinds of harassment on the Egyptian street
(Photo Courtesy of Bassant Al-Qassem)

A student uses her talent to draw portraits for overweight girls showing them wearing bright colourful dresses, bikinis, skinny t-shirts, encouraging a more positive self-image

Struggling for Vegetarianism

As Eid Al-Adha approaches, vegetarians and animal activists are objecting to the tradition of making a sacrifice during the Islamic celebration
(Photo by Joel Gulhane)

Vegetarians subject to social pressure in Egypt

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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

Trayvon Martin inspires gallery display in Zamalek

Mona Marzouk uses politically loaded themes to provoke dialogue 

(Photo Courtesy of Gypsum Gallery)

Mona Marzouk uses politically loaded themes to provoke dialogue

Theatre performance depicts ‘stories of empty stomachs’

Group of volunteer performers present true stories of detainees on hunger strike to protest against their “inhumane treatment” in prison

Royal Museum of Jewellery reopens for first time since 25 January Revolution

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

The museum includes 1,045 archaeological pieces that belonged to Egyptian royalty

Tourists return to Egypt after 3 years of turbulence

At the Great Pyramids of Giza, visitors often encounter hordes of men that attempt to prevent visitors from accessing the Pyramids and instead rent a horse or camel
(AFP File photo)

Questions remain whether enough is being done to make Egypt a top destination for travellers once more

Literary competition promotes ‘Unsold Stories’ of struggling artists

The competition, which is open till 1 December, accepts entries of short stories ranging 1500 and 5000 words. Five Stories will be published in Rowayat’s next ...

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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

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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 ...

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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