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President  Abdel Fattah al-Sisi 
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First 100 days under Al-Sisi rule witnessed launch of mega projects to increase investment opportunities

Prosecution releases 126 Protest Law detainees

Egyptian policemen in plain clothes detain a protester 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 in the first unauthorised protest staged in the capital since the adoption of a law that regulates demonstrations. Egypt's interim president Adly Mnsour passed a law the previous day that allows security forces to gradually step up force while dispersing protestors. 

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Fayoum Court releases 10 detainees, refers 1 to Juvenile Court

Prosecution releases 116 Protest Law detainees

Fayoum Court releases 10 detainees, refers 1 to Juvenile Court

6 April members join hunger strike calling for release of detainees

Political activist and coordinator of the April 6 Movement, Ahmed Maher shows a T-shirt reading "Dropping the law on demonstrations" during his trial over an unlicensed and violent demonstration on December 8, 2013 in Cairo, Egypt
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Human rights group ECESR launches legal challenge against Protest Law

President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi to Daily News Egypt: Egypt’s Blueprint for Stability, Investment and Growth

Egypt’s Blueprint for Stability, Investment and Growth: President Abdel Fattah El Sisi

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Growing confidence also rests on the structural reforms the government has already implemented – as well as on the many additional reforms still in the ...

AFTE calls for journalists’ release

Among the journalists detained is Egyptian-American activist Mohamed Soltan, who has been imprisoned for over a year. He was working for Qatari broadcaster Al-Jazeera and has been on a hunger strike for more than 200 days.



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Over 80 journalists detained in course of work, which violates Egyptian government’s international commitments

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Shourky to attend UN meetings on nuclear weapons eradication and the right to veto

Egyptian Foreign minister attending more than 20 organisational meetings

Mehleb meets Swiss ambassador to discuss smuggled money

Mubarak-era leaders' assets frozen, despite pressure from their lawyers

15 Zamalek Ultras released from custody

‘We will continue to struggle for the remaining 39 detained members’, group

UN fact-finding committee to focus on human rights defenders: CIHRS

Cairo-based human rights group calls on UNHRC to hand Syrian file to International Criminal Court

Proposed amendments to Prisons’ Law ‘disappointing’: EIPR

Recently proposed changes “more cosmetic than substantive,” rights group says.

Court sentences 15 Azhar students to 4 years

The Nasr City Misdemeanours Court sentenced Wednesday 11 male and 4 female Al-Azhar University students to four years in prison over violating the Protest Law, the ...

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Euromoney Conference: North coast land to be offered in February’s Economic Summit: Minister of Tourism

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Government targets EGP 19bn investments with 28msquare metres of land, says an official source at the Ministry of Tourism

Euromoney Conference: EGP 750m funding target by Tanmeyah to finance SMEs: Company president

Tanmeyah aims to bring loan to small and medium enterprises by end of 2014 through new loans issuance ranging from EGP 30,000 to EGP 200,000

Euromoney Conference: Government removing barriers to investment: Tourism minister

Zaazou revealed his ministry’s plan to attract 40 million tourists in the coming period, which will generate $25bn in revenues.

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Ministry plans to attract 40 million tourists to Egypt in the coming period

Carbon Holdings increases investments in Tahrir Petrochemical Complex to $7bn: Company chairman

Carbon Holdings’ Chairman and Managing Director Basil El-Baz with panel moderator Richard Banks

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Carbon Holdings has increased investments for the Tahrir Petrochemical Complex, set to be constructed in Ain ...

Euromoney conference: Main stock index making remarkable progress: Chairman of Egyptian Stock Exchange

Chairman of the Egyptian Stock Exchange Mohamed Omran with panel moderator Richard Banks

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Omran cautions that economic indicators are still marred by persistent unemployment, debt, budget deficit, and inflation

Euromoney Conference: Dorra considers investing in Suez Canal Axis project

Dorra Group is interested in investing in the Suez Canal axis

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Dorra plans to open the first phase of Capital Business Park—administrative, commercial and medical project—in Sheikh Zayed City during the first quarter of 2015.

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Jumia online shopping app Google Play store favourite

Jumia’s shopping application has been downloaded over 100,000 times, the company said.

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The shopping application has been downloaded over 100,000 times, the company announced this week

ICT minister, Cisco Africa VP discuss ways to expand investment in Egypt

The Minister of Communications and Information Technology Atef Helmy met Cisco Africa Vice President David Meads on Tuesday to discuss key technology projects for the company in Egypt.

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Meeting discussed ways to increase cooperation frameworks in national projects

‘Baseta’: a new service to finish government documents

Baseta helps Egyptians extract or renew governmental documents including ID cards, passports, marriage documents and death certificates.

(Photo by Sara El 
Masry)

The service aims to help Egyptians to extract or renew governmental documents including ID cards, passports, marriage documents and death certificates.

E-marketing campaigns intensify to increase travel to Egypt: Tourism minister

Minister of Tourism Hisham Zaazou previously told Daily News Egypt that said the ministry’s aim was to reach the 10 million tourist threshold in 2014.

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Ministry focusing on promoting cultural tourism

Fuel distribution monitoring via GPS and smart card system reduces smuggling by 60%

Fuel shortages in Egypt have sparked panic and hoarding amidst rumors that the government is preparing to increase gasoline prices. (AFP PHOTO / GETTY IMAGES / Khaled Desouki)

The official added that EGPC has recently faced difficulties in monitoring fuel distribution and following up on shipment arrivals at depots and then to stations.

MCIT, Misr El-Kheir and Future Generation Foundation sign cooperation protocol

Minister of Communications Atef Helmy and Misr El-Kheir’s Board of Trustees Chairman and former Grand Mufti Ali Gomaa signing the protocol

(Photo courtesy of Ministry of Communication and Information Technology)

The initiative aims to support human values and democratic dialogue, says MCIT

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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

“The Ice Bucket Challenge” inspires a solidarity campaign with Gaza

Maysam Abumorr launches “The Rubble Bucket Challenge” to raise awareness about the situation in Gaza

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Instead of ice water, a stand-up comedian used sand and dust to raise awareness about the Gaza situation

A wise man’s advice on love through theatre in medieval Cairo

Director Hani Afifi and dramaturge Karim Arafa base their play “About Lovers” on Ibn Hazm’s famous book “The Ring of the Dove.”
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Director Hani Afifi and dramaturge Karim Arafa base their play “About Lovers” on Ibn Hazm’s famous book “The Ring of the Dove”, on the art of ...

Rolling with Cairo’s first roller derby team

Egypt's first roller derby team, CaiRollers, during practice

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Interview with Angie Marie, co-founder of CaiRollers

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

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Hacking like Egyptians

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After juggling between spaces, “Cairo Hackerspace” settles in studio at Townhouse Gallery

Google launches a 360-degree street view imagery of Egypt’s historical sites

The Citadel of Salah Al-Din in Cairo
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Google has launched a 360-degree street view imagery of the Pyramids and five other historical landmarks in Egypt

‘Djerbahood’ paints a new face on an old historic village

150 artists of 30 nationalities “leave their mark” on building walls of Erriadh village 
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150 artists of 30 nationalities “leave their mark” on building walls of Erriadh village

Egyptian film about the pyramids travels to London

‘Domestic Tourism II’ part of ‘Whose Gaze Is It Anyway?’- an exhibition looking at the history of Arab pop culture

Samih Al-Qasim: A poet resisting on many fronts

Renowned Palestinian poet Samih Al-Qasim has passed away after a long battle with cancer last month, on 19 August.

(Photo Handout from Samih Al-Qasim Facebook page)

“They tried to silence me since my childhood. But I will talk whenever I can out loud and no one will be able to silence me.”

‘The image is always stronger than the word’: Ganzeer

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“The inspiration behind my own projects comes from a desire to comment on certain aspects of our lives.”

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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.

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Egypt faces increased militancy and crime following 25 January Revolution

Electoral coalitions gear up for uncertain parliamentary elections

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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. 

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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 

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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. 

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Africa and Europe search for an elusive agreement

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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

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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. 

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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. 

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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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Sculpted in the Sun: Bahariya’s Black and White Deserts

In Pictures: Al-Sisi confirmed as president, begins four year term

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In Pictures: Turnout threatens to mar Sisi win

In Pictures: Egypt votes… again

In Pictures: Small IED explodes in Heliopolis

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In Pictures: Demonstrators rally against sexual harassment

In Pictures: Playtime in the mausoleum

In Pictures: Feeding Egypt

In Pictures: Behind the scenes at Khan el-Kahlili

Egyptian football roundup: Victorious Al-Ahly eyes league title after Cairo derby

Handcrafting Ramadan

In Pictures: Egypt Cup action

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