Home

Daily News Egypt - Egypt’s Only Daily Independent Newspaper In English - Homepage

Top Stories

Activist Mahienour El–Massry to be released

Activist Mahienour El–Massry to be released

(Photo courtesy of Free Mahienour)

Court accepted the lawyer's appeal against Protest Law conviction

2 policemen dead in blast near foreign ministry

Seven people injured in the blast on 26 July Street in Bulaq Abul Ela area

Al-Sisi heads Egyptian delegation to UN

President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi 
(AFP File Photo)

President expected to speak at climate conference on Tuesday

Morsi espionage trial postponed

Egyptian ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi  espionage trial postponed

(AFP FILE PHOTO / TAREK EL-GABASS)

Homeland Security General called to testify; defendants face charges of collaborating with foreign groups

Critically-ill Mohamed Soltan denied crucial medical care: Amnesty International

Soltan's health has deteriorated as he has been on a hunger strike to protest his detention for more than 230 days. 

(AFP PHOTO / STR)

Protest Law amendments postponed, as it is feared it might give Brotherhood chance to protest, says NHCR deputy chairman

Electricity ministry sets new energy feed-in tariffs

Prices for electricity generated from solar and wind energies announced Saturday

(Photo Courtesy of Suez Cement Company)

Ministry of Electricity announces prices for electricity generated from solar and wind energies in the framework of combating the energy deficit in the coming months

Politics View All →

Tariff on solar power electricity to be increased to EGP 1.025 per kWh: Ministry official

Electricity Ministry issues distinct tariff for electricity generated from solar and wind energies

Security forces treat Copts as badly as under Mubarak rule: EOHR head

Security forces treat Copts as badly as under Mubarak rule: EOHR head.
( AFP PHOTO / KHALED DESOUKI)

Situation of Christians to be discussed with Al-Sisi; EGP 21m paid in six months as ransom for kidnapped Copts, Nagib Gabriel says

6 killed, 1 injured in aircraft crash

Crash was due to technical malfunction

Tripartite meetings discuss studies on GERD

Positive framework discussed for redistribution of water

30 June fact finding committee extends work until 21 November

A supporter of  ousted president Morsi searches through debris in Cairo on August 14, 2013 after the sit in dispersal 

(AFP, Mosaab el-Shamy)

The updated report is expected to include data regarding Rabaa sit-in dispersal from “official entities” and victims’ families

Egyptian activist nominated for European Parliament Award

Members of European parliament nominate Alaa Abdel Fattah for award honouring his efforts in human rights achievements  

(AFP File Photo)

Members of European parliament nominate Alaa Abdel Fattah for award honouring his efforts in human rights achievements

Business View All →

EGP 19bn of Suez Canal annual revenues allocated for interest, investment certificates: Finance minister

Egyptian investors are set to present the Suez Canal Regional Development Plan to Russian investors during both the Arabia Expo and during a number of meetings sponsored by the Egyptian-Russian Business Council (AFP\Photo)

Handy Kadry Dimian said that the canal revenues will increase to nearly EGP 60bn by the end of 2023

Tariff on solar power electricity to be increased to EGP 1.025 per kWh: Ministry official

Electricity Ministry issues distinct tariff for electricity generated from solar and wind energies

Errors in manoeuvring procedures reason for blackouts: Expert committee

Errors in manoeuvring procedures reason for blackouts: Expert committee
(AFP Photo)

Final report sent to Al-Sisi and Mehleb details reasons behind sudden electricity blackouts and requests that electricity grid be improved immediately

Gulf of Suez project exporting 270,000 tonnes of PET annually: EGPC official

The Polyester Producing Company, subsidiary of the Egyptian Petrochemicals Holding Company, exports 270,000 tonnes per year of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) while 150,000 tonnes of the product ...

New mineral resources law to be ratified by President within days

New mineral resources law to be ratified by President within days

(AFP File Photo)

25% of rent revenues directed toward developing governorates

Purchases of investment certificates divided as 82% citizens, 18% institutions: CBE governor

Central Bank Governor Hisham Ramez 
(AFP File Photo)

Egypt post collected EGP 730m from 250,000 Egyptians, governor says

Technology View All →

Jumia online shopping app Google Play store favourite

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

(Photo Courtesy of Google Play)

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.

(Photo Ministry of Communications and Information Technology Handout)

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.

(AFP photo)

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

Lifestyle View All →

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

(Photo Handout from The Rubble Bucket Challenge Facebook page)

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.”
(Photo from Egyptian Streets)

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

(Photo from Egyptian Streets)

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.
(Photo Public domain)

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

Culture View All →

WANAS festival: Egypt’s first international folk festival

6-1 Photo 5

6 Egyptian, 3 international bands dazzle Cairo

Salata Baladi to be screened at Zawya

Like many Egyptian families, Mary’s family experienced multiple immigrations, a few conversions and a few mixed marriages.

(Photo Handout from Zawya Facebook page)

The film explores the concepts of identity and xenophobia through a story of mixed marriages in the filmmaker’s family

Hacking like Egyptians

6-1 Photo 4

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
(Photo Courtesy of Google Street View)

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 
(Photo by Aline Deschamps)

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

In Focus View All →

Egypt redirects US military relationships

Egypt’s current stance on terrorism involves obtaining strategic solutions

(AFP/File Photo)

and

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 ...

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

Tourism View All →

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

Sports View All →

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)

and

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

Featured Image Gallery

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

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

Hosted by the dead

In Pictures: Turnout threatens to mar Sisi win

In Pictures: Egypt votes… again

In Pictures: Small IED explodes in Heliopolis

The Nay Maker

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

In Pictures: Little Damascus of Cairo