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British Embassy in Cairo re-opens, security issues ‘resolved’

The British Embassy in Cairo resumed its services Tuesday after nine days of suspended operations due to unspecified security concerns.

Relations with Egypt rest on “people – not a building”: British Ambassador

Captain of container ship that struck fishermen boat arrested

A Sudanese navy boat patrols close to a larger Iranian ship docked at Port Sudan. (AFP PHOTO/ ASHRAF SHAZLY)

The prosecution ordered their detention for four days pending further investigations, state media reported.

Egypt second in the world for arrested journalists: Reporters Without Borders

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“Political situation does not justify President Al-Sisi’s repressive policies,” says watchdog

Brent price decrease drives down subsidies in FY 2014/2015 budget to approximately EGP 55bn

Global price of fuel oil reached EGP 2,448 per tonne and EGP 2,300 on the local market, which is quite close to global prices, an expert said.

(Photo Courtesy of RWE)

Fuel oil, which is supplied into markets, is currently not subsidised, says expert

Petroleum prices drive stock market down: Experts

Foreign investors were inclined to buy stock while Egyptian and Arab investors sold their stocks
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Market gains EGP 5.9bn Monday after witnessing a huge loss the previous day

Court postpones Morsi’s espionage case to 22 December

Ousted president Mohamed Morsi
(AFP FILE PHOTO / TAREK EL-GABASS)

The defendants are accused of leaking the documents to foreign agents, including Hamas and Hezbollah.

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Israeli air strikes hit Gaza in response to rocket attack

Israeli air strikes hit Gaza in response to rocket attack.

(Photo Handout from the Palestinian Ministry of Interior in Gaza\File)

First exchange of fire since August truce

On-campus violations against students continue: AFTE

Two students from Alexandria University refered to military courts, says student observatory

Ramsis bath house arrests violation of ‘privacy and human rights’: EIPR

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The defendants will stand in court Sunday

Shoukry meets Syrian opposition delegation to discuss political solution to conflict

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Results of Egyptian initiative for non-violent transition remain uncertain, says expert

Photojournalist Shawkan describes “endless nightmare” from behind bars

Photojournalist Mahmoud Abou Zied, also known as Shawkan, re-affirmed his innocence, saying “I am a photojournalist, not a criminal”, in an open letter he sent from prison on Saturday.

(Photo from Freedom for Shawkan)

Freelance photojournalist has managed to send an open letter from prison

Ajnad Misr reacts to US terrorist designation

Designation is a "blessing", says group media spokesman

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Cement companies look to control market prices in face of production decline: Sector Source

Establishment of higher council for building materials sought and introduction of new licence to control irregularly priced items

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Establishment of higher council for building materials sought and introduction of new licence to control irregularly priced items

Six Middle East countries lose $35bn as impact of Syrian war and ISIS spread

Analysis suggests Syria and Iraq bear brunt of direct costs of war, losing 14% and 16% in per capita welfare, respectively 

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Analysis suggests Syria and Iraq bear brunt of direct costs of war, losing 14% and 16% in per capita welfare, respectively

Fitch Raises Egypt’s Credit Rating to ‘B’

At end of 2014, national debt stood at 90.5% of GDP, and is set to drop to 85.8% of GDP by the end of the FY 2015-2016
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At end of 2014, national debt stood at 90.5% of GDP, and is set to drop to 85.8% of GDP by the end of the FY ...

Russian deal will make Egyptian products more competitive, increase tourism and trade: Russian-Egyptian Business Council member

Russian deal will make Egyptian products more competitive, increase tourism and trade: Russian-Egyptian Business Council member

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Government sources confirm sufficiency of Russian tourism in Egypt, despite tumble in value of rouble

EU supports Egypt with EGP 80m in tourism investments

EU is source of over 50% of foreign direct investment, constituting over 40% of total European direct investment per Mediterranean countries

EIPR calls for more budget transparency

EIPR calls for more budget transparency

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Budget transparency defined by disclosing more information on budget and providing simple and clear data for public to understand, EIPR study says

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Saudi company acquires controlling stake in professional network Jobzella

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We are taking advantage of a new round of investment by expanding to the Gulf, says Batrawi

Telecom Egypt experiences profits drop in 2014

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TE’s revenue amounted to EGP 9.1bn during the first nine months of 2014, compared to EGP8.3bn for the same period last year, according to a company ...

IBM predicts 50% growth in cloud computing in Egypt by end of 2015

The initiative aims to support local software companies in acquiring skills and expertise in cloud computing as a source of innovation in the region.
(AFP/File, Odd Andersen)

ITIDA and IBM launch 2nd phase of joint-initiative to help telecom SMEs enter new markets

Lenovo to lead Egyptian computer sales by end of 2015: CEO

Lenovo Group gained 20% of local computer sales, and acquired the second largest market share despite only selling laptops.

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Lenovo spends $3bn globally per year in research and development, says CEO YasserShaheen

30% growth target in 2015: Dell sales manager

Computer company Dell, must target a 30% sales increase in 2015, at the top end of the IT sector’s growth range of 20%-30%

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2014 figures targeted 20% growth, but company reached only a “not acceptable” 10%, says distribution sales manager

E-finance launches new “Banzenty” app

The electronic payment company E-Finance has entered into negotiations with Blom Bank Egypt, Crédit Agricole Egypt, The Arab Bank, the National Société Générale Bank (NSGB), the Arab Banking Corporation (ABC) and the Commercial International Bank (CIB) to provide them with Automated Clearing House (ACH) services. (Photo: Courtesy of Facebook Fan Page)

New app provides details on the nearest petrol station

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Photographs capture reactions as ‘Spiderman’ comes to Egypt

The photo session spotted the problems citizens deal with daily like transportation
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A question popped into a group of friends’ minds and they decided to see the answer for themselves: “What if Spiderman landed in Egypt?!”

A parking lady or a hero?

Om heba has been working for 22 years as a parking lady to provide her children an appropriate life
(Photo by Nada Deyaa’)

Om Heba follows in her husband’s path and doesn’t believe in equality between women and men in work

Youth Innovation Camp to promote social justice in Egypt

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The camp attempts to provide a platform for young Egyptians to communicate their understanding of the term Social Justice

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For the first time in the region, the service gives film and TV series lovers access to a variety of media for a monthly subscription of ...

Celebrating International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

El Sawy Culturewheel organizes a seminar to celebrate the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women
(Photo by Nada Deyaa')

95% of women between 18-28 suffered from verbal, physical harassment in the street, 52% think the way they’re dressed is reason

10,000 children participate in the Global Hand Washing Day

In celebration of Global Hand Washing Day, "Lifebuoy" soap brand launches a National Hand Washing Campaign to raise awareness on the importance of hygiene
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In celebration of Global Hand Washing Day, "Lifebuoy" soap brand launches a National Hand Washing Campaign to raise awareness on the importance of hygiene

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Controversy surrounds excavation of million mummy tomb

Jewelleries found around an arm of a mummy buried in the cemetery 
(Photo from BYU in Egypt Facebook page)

The contradiction occurred when the facts of the American team opposed the ones of the Egyptian antiquities sector.

Free theatre course offers opportunity to work with Kevin Spacey

Students with Kevin Spacey learn to develop their talents 
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The Middle East Theatre Academy and Kevin Spacey Foundation have partnered together to create Home Grown, the region’s first theatre programme to discover future performers

2014 in the eyes of Google

Belly dancer Safinaz came in first place in Google searches

Belly dancer Safinaz comes in 1st place for the most popular people searches, with Al-Sisi in 3rd place, “Halawet Rouh” the most popular in film

Exhibition attempts to raise ‘Refugee Voices’

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Through work by five photographers, the exhibition explores a side of refugees’ lives in Egypt

Prominent Egyptian filmmaker Nader Galal dies at 73

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Galal directed over 50 films and a number of television series

Omar Samra announces latest challenge

Samra on the summit of mountain Everest

Omar Samra will attempt “Adventurers Grand Slam”, a challenge involving climbing seven summits and skiing the North and South Poles

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Gaza residents describe life in a city of ruins

The war in Gaza last summer left 18,000 housing units destoyred or severly damaged, according to the United Nations Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs 
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After war and donor conferences, humanitarian catastrophe looms in heavily populated strip

The return of the caliphate: between Islam and politics

(L) Coin from the Abbasid Caliphate in the year 765 that reads the Shahada “La Ilah Ella Allah, Mohamed Rassol Al- lah” (Islamic creed declaring belief in the oneness of God and the acceptance of Muhammad as God’s prophet), (R) coin of the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq (ISIS), according to  Elijah J. Magnier , Al Rai Chief International Correspon- dent that reads “A Caliphate in the steps of the prophet” 
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ISIS is obsessed with the myth of the Mehdi, and is preparing for his reign, claim AUC professors

Racism, violence, exploitation afflict life of Sudanese refugees in Cairo

Sudanese refugees protesting in Cairo, making demands from the United States and the International Organisation for Migration 

(Photo from Immigration and Sudanese Refugees Facebook page )

During the 2011 revolution almost 45,000 refugees came into Egypt because there was no supervision on the borders

Fear, violence and hardship part of everyday life in volatile North Sinai town

The site of the 11 November car bomb in Arish 
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Residents of Al-Arish are caught in the fight between militants and the military

Cairo University students react to security measures on campus

Cairo Univeristy Students protest on October,12 2014.

Students say security measures are necessary but criticise enforcement

The fading faces of opposition media under Al-Sisi’s Egypt

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Egyptian media formed Al-Sisi's personality cult and is constantly emphasising the fight against “terrorism”

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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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Real Madrid qualifies for FIFA Club World Cup

Real Madrid qualified for the FIFA Club World Cup final round, which began on 10 December in Morocco, after winning against Mexican team Cruz Azul.

Real Madrid carried on scoring points for this season by reaching its 21st consecutive win through several competitions.

Egypt hosts 30th Women’s World Open Squash Championship

Egypt is hosting for the second time the 30th edition of the Women’s World Open Squash Championship, after first hosting it in Sharm El-Sheikh in 2010.

The championship will host great challenges with the participation of English player Laura Massaro and Malaysian Nicol David, the first to win the title internationally for ...

Al-Attiyah wins Dubai Rally title through court ruling

Al-Attiyah wins Dubai Rally title through court ruling

Al Attiyah claimed that Al Qassimi changed routes during the rally. However, these claims were overruled, leading him to the court of appeals of the FIA, ...

African record for Sharkia Hockey Club

Sharkia Club continues its hockey achievements by entering the Guinness Book of Records as the club won the African Championship Hockey League, its 26th edition, making the 23rd African win in history, 12 consecutive African titles, a sports record in the Encyclopaedia of World Sport.

Sharkia team played six games before the final round, in which the team won five, and tied in one.

Thierry Henry – the king who gave up his wand!

French football gazelle Thierry Henry, also known as King Henry, bid farewell to the pitch, taking the decision to quit football at 37 to end a long career that extended 20 years in international pitches.

Henry was considered the best striker in the history of Arsenal, where he participated with Arsenal in a total of 377 games, during which scored 231 ...

Morocco: The Champion of Arab Golf

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Morocco won the title after topping the rankings at the tournament, coming in first with a total score of 310 strokes, to preserve the title it ...

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