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Morsi espionage trial postponed, media gag lifted

Egyptian ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi looks on from behind the defendants cage during is trial on May 8, 2014 alongside 130 others on charges of organising jail breaks during the 2011 uprising that toppled strongman Hosni Mubarak. 


Defendants accused of disclosing national secrets and funding terrorism

Al-Sisi meets with US Congressman Darrell Issa

Chairman of the House of Representative’s Oversight and Government Reform Committee met with Al-Sisi last September when the latter was still Minister of Defence. (Photo from the Armed Forces Facebook Page)

US Congressman Darrell Issa holds talks with Al-Sisi over regional developments and events, including Gaza conflict and "terrorism"

14 August will remain ‘immortal memory’ of 114 dead policemen: Interior minister

Minister of Interior Mohamed Ibrahim
(AFP Photo)

It is believed that over 1,000 protesters died during the dispersal of two pro-Morsi encampments on that day last year

Border security is a ‘sacred mission’: Defence minister

Minister of Defence Sedki Sobhi (Photo from Army Spokesperson Facebook Page)

More arrested as security campaign in Sinai continues

Palestinians, Israelis return to Cairo for Gaza talks

Netanyahu stressed Israeli security as priority for delegation in Cairo

A year behind bars: Ibrahim Halawa

Irish Egyptian Ibrahim Halawa was arrested in Al-Fath mosque last year.
(Photo provided by Ibrahim Halawa's family)

Irish Egyptian Ibrahim Halawa has spent one year behind bars.

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Update: Gaza ceasefire, talks collapse

Israel recalls delegations from Cairo: Official

Al-Sisi ‘continuing democratic transition’: US State Department deputy spokeswoman

president-elect Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi


Remarks come despite US being “deeply disturbed” by HRW report on Rabaa dispersal

Suspects in Mortada Mansour assassination attempt arrested

Zamalek Sporting Club President Mortada Mansour.

(DNE File Photo)

Ultras White Knights group says members’ homes were raided; Ministry of Interior denied allegations

Israel, Hamas ready for any outcome of Gaza talks

Gaza talks continue in Cairo as ceasefire expiry draws near

Police officer sentenced to 15 years for shooting unarmed lawyer in prison

Police brutality continues to be a problem in Egypt

Rabaa 1-year anniversary sees increasing detentions

An Egyptian security forces’ armoured vehicle drives amid remains of a protest camp by supporters of ousted president Mohamed Mursi and members of the Muslim Brotherhood after a crackdown on August 14, 2013 near Cairo’s Rabaa al-Adawiya mosque.


Daqahleya police arrest two people for distributing video footage of the Rabaa Al-Adaweya and Nahda dispersals. Abdeen Court denies anniversary protesters' appeal

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Al-Tayyar awaits government response on Cairo land, offers to construct housing units: Managing Director

Al-Tayyar Travel Group awaits a response from the governorate of Cairo regarding company ownership of land and offers to construct housing units for low-income families

Supply ministry develops SMS service informing citizens with monthly shares

The new service will reply citizens’ inquiries on all the services provided by the ministry

Former supply minister Ahmed Al-Goueli passes away

Al-Goueli fought and targeted importers of rotten meat in the 1990s

Egypt’s power crisis worsens as outages approach five hours per day

Ministry of Electricity attributes increased power outages on Monday to a 6,180MW deficit

(Photo by Doaa Farid)

Electricity deficit increases to approximately 6,180MW, no solution in sight

TDA to offer 4 investment opportunities for projects in Ain Sokhna: Tourism minister adviser

TDA plans to offer four investment opportunities for integrated development projects in Ain Sokhna

(AFP Photo)

Tourism Development Authority will offer four investment opportunities for integrated development in Ain Sokhna on an area of over 500,000 square metres each

Egypt to host Libya neighbours’ talks on 25 August

Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry.

(AFP Photo)

Shoukry and Arab League envoy to Libya discuss possible political solutions to the situation in Libya

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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%. 

(AFP Photo)

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

YallaKora.com sees 135% more daily visits than market average

YallaKora becomes the best performing website during the World Cup.

(Photo courtesy of YallaKora )

Around 47% of Arab online football viewers visited YallaKora.com, according to the sports’ website

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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
(Laura Dinthras)

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

Are arranged marriages less happy?

A wedding party in Maadi, Cairo Governorate

(Photo by Elizabeth Stuart)

A new study suggests women who choose their own husbands experience higher levels of marital satisfaction and are less likely to experience partner violence – but ...

Ramadan desserts go global

Oriental desserts are a favourite part of Ramadan in Egypt and across the region
(Photo / AFP / Ahmad Al-Rubaye )

Egyptian pastry chefs, have started putting this twist on traditional Ramadan desserts such as Konafa and Atayef, a trend driven, in part, by creative marketing, and ...

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Bringing international literature to the blind

Hala Salah Edin, founder Albawtaka, a Cairo-based nonprofit that translates contemporary English literature into Arabic 

(Photo Courtesy of Hala Salah Edin)

The nonprofit online magazine Albawtaka Review is translating and recording English audio books into Arabic for Egypt's blind

Germany returns illegally obtained archaeological samples from Cheops Pyramid

The Great Pyramids of Giza.

(AFP File Photo)

The German government returned 15 archaeological samples from inside the Cheops Pyramid to the Egyptian Ambassador in Berlin last week after Egypt pressed charges against two ...

iYoga: Exploring oversharing and introspection

Photo by Mireille El-Magrissy

In a photography series capturing the ancient spirituality of Yoga and its interaction with modern technology, Mireille El-Magrissy explores the balancing act of our daily lives

Egypt among top 20 destinations for international students

Originally published by Egyptian Streets According to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), Egypt ranks as one of the top 20 destinations for international ...

Egyptian documentary ‘The Square’ wins three Emmys

The documentary, which chronicles Egypt’s protests since the 25 January Revolution, won Emmys for “Outstanding Cinematography for Non-fiction Programming”, “Outstanding Direction for Non-fiction Programming”, and “Outstanding ...

Kadim Al-Sahir: Still charming after 30 years

Photo courtesy of Mawazine World Rhythms Festival

“I hope for love and peace for Egypt and that Egyptians gather as one family around the president they elected”

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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. 

(Photo from  Africa Renewal)

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

Rwanda remembers

The Genocide Memorial Centre in Kigali, Rwanda

(Photo by Renato Granieri / Alamy)

How private groups and government try to heal the wounds of genocide

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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

Hotels chamber demands property tax to be based on replacement value

Hotels have been suffering from the drop in tourism since 2011. 

(Photo from the Marriott Hotel website)

Using replacement value method would reduce property tax for Cairene hotels by 90%, says deputy chairman

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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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Hosted by the dead

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

In Pictures: Turnout threatens to mar Sisi win

In Pictures: Small IED explodes in Heliopolis

In Pictures: Sabahy, Al-Sisi exert final campaign efforts before pre-elections silence

In Pictures: Egypt votes… again

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

The Nay Maker

In Pictures: Behind the scenes at Khan el-Kahlili

In Pictures: Playtime in the mausoleum

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

In Pictures: Egypt Cup action

In Pictures: Demonstrators rally against sexual harassment

Handcrafting Ramadan

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