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Protest at Press Syndicate denounce imprisonment of journalists

The Egyptian Press Syndicate.

(Photo by Mahmoud Abou El Dahab/Daily News Egypt)

Protest interrupted by stones thrown by civilians

Turkish news agency closes Cairo office

Anadolu Agency’s Cairo office has been closed by the Turkish news outlet’s management, to give it more freedom in their editorial policy

Anadolu staff members deny Al Jazeera report that Egyptian government forced closure

Politically involved students ‘forcibly’ disappeared

Student groups say that security forces forcibly “kidnap” students and claim that police in plainclothes fight along security forces during clashes with students.  Forced disappearances have seen a general rise over the past two years. 

(Photo by Gehad Abaza)

Ministry of Interior spokesperson denies the arrests

2 leading Brotherhood members arrested ahead Morsi verdict

State TV announced Monday evening a Muslim Brotherhood plot against the regime was foiled

7 minors sentenced in Al-Qubba Palace clashes case

Egyptian security use water cannons to disperse anti-government protestors as they throw stones into the grounds of the al-Kobaa Presidential palace in Cairo, on February 15, 2013. The demonstration took place after hundreds of supporters of Islamist Egyptian President took to the streets to denounce violence after weeks of bloody protests between police and anti-Morsi protesters. 

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Clashes erupted between protesters and police outside the Al-Qubba presidential palace in February 2013

Morsi’s verdict postponed to 16 June

The Cairo Criminal Court sentenced Morsi to death in the Prison Break trial, alongside scores of Muslim Brotherhood leaders, both in this case and the espionage case.

(Photo by Ahmed Al-Malky)
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Former president previously received death sentence for storming Wadi El-Natrun prison

Egypt Economic Development Conference View All →

EGOTH targets revenues at EGP 120 in next FY

Egyptian General Company for Tourism and Hotels will pump EGP 900m for development of its hotels and resorts to make up for losses

National Bank of Abu Dhabi leads OCI-IPIC plant financing: Sawiris

Financing was obtained in record timing, the top Egyptian businessman added 

‘Heliopolis for Housing and Development’ proposes Heliopark worth EGP 6bn: Board Chairman

By Sahar El-Zarkany and Ahmed Eid           Heliopolis for Housing and Development (HCHD) proposed two real estate projects at the Economic Summit, in New Cairo and Heliopolis City, with an investment read the rest…

Renaissance Capital to list companies in EGX

Bonds released for Qalaa Holdings will not be less than $100m: Badr

Siemens pledges $1.4m on summit’s final day

Pyle said that AlDahra is aiming to have 5,000 operational feddans by the end of 2015

(Photo courtesy of AlDahra)

Several other agreements worth €4bn signed between Siemens and Egyptian government on second day of summit

Summit’s 3rd day shows rise in renewable energy sector MoUs

President Al-Sisi during third day of the EEDC

(Photo by Ahmed El-Malky)

Several Memorandum of Understandings (MoUs) were signed between international companies and the Ministry of Electricity regarding solar energy projects. MoUs were signed between Tharwa Investments and Electricity Holding Company to establish a coal-fired power plant read the rest…

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Khaled Said’s family demands EGP 5bn compensation

An Egyptian activists shouts slogan against police as he holds up a portrait of the alleged torture victim Khaled Said near of Interior Ministry in Cairo on June 13, 2010 during the demonstration against police brutality. 
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Money will be used for charity, says the victim of police brutality’s mother

AFTE manager’s brother detained for 15 days

Accusations of printing ‘inciting material’ and belonging to 6 April Youth Movement

Al-Sisi takes part in Al-Bashir’s inauguration

Sudan President Omar Al-Bashir speaks at a press conference (AFP)

The Sudanese president is indicted by ICC for genocide, crimes against humanity, and war crimes

Detention renewed for prominent Al-Azhar cleric

Sheikh Anas Al Sultan at Tahrir Square. (Photo from public domain)

Al-Azhar cleric and his brothers are to be detained for 15 more days

Imprisoned 16-year-old passes exams from jail

Family strongly denies charges of violence handed to child

Al Jazeera journalists retrial adjourned to 4 June

Al-Jazeera channel's Australian journalist Peter Greste (2nd-R), Egyptian-Canadian journalist Mohamed Fahmi (2n-L) and Egyptian journalist Mohamed Baher (R) stand inside the defendants cage during their trial for allegedly supporting the Muslim Brotherhood at the police institute near Cairo's Tora prison on June 1, 2014. The high-profile case that sparked a global outcry over muzzling of the press is seen as a test of the military-installed government's tolerance of independent media, with activists fearing a return to autocracy three years after the Arab Spring uprising that toppled Hosni Mubarak. 

(AFP PHOTO / KHALED DESOUKI)

Prosecution resumed arguments in the court

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Dana Gas, BP sign participation agreement

Dana Gas and British Petroleum (BP) signed a participation agreement, where BP will conduct the drilling of a first exploration well in the El-Matariya onshore Concession Area, located in the Nile Delta.

(AFP Photo)

BP to start drilling in El-Matariya onshore Concession Area in first half of 2016

REACAP sells 13,452 sqm land for EGP 332m

EGP 120m of Alexandria land sale went to REACAP

3% reduction in car sales during first 4 months of 2015

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The market recorded sales of about 14,800 passenger cars in April, compared to 15,200 in April 2014, with a reduction of 2%, while buses sales increased to reach 2,700 buses compared to 2,500 buses, with an increase of 9%.

Youth car to be launched for EGP 20,000

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AAST will design the car, while production will take place in the AOI

German auto companies, ECA conflict ongoing

Committees are working to finalise the legislations of new tax revisions

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German companies present the issue to Al-Sisi during his visit to Germany

Electrolux launched new factory Sunday

The factory is landed on 60,000 sqm and has a production capacity of 600,000 cookers per year

(Photo handout by Electrolux)

The factory is landed on 60,000 sqmand has a production capacity of 600,000 cookers per year

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Youth innovate Youtta application providin free Wi-Fi

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Service to be launched next month, targeting world covering with free internet, says one founder

El-Nawawy’s dismissal aims to inject BOD with new experiences: Negm

The decision was not taken against El-Nawawy alone, but against several government representatives in the company, Negm says
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Studies were conducted to lower Internet prices by next week

Uber organises 1m rides in 305 cities worldwide: MEA Head of Expansion

The company seeks to expand its client base in Egypt, and especially in Cairo, as per an interview with Anthony Khoury, Uber’s Head of Expansion in the Middle East & Africa.

(Photo handout to DNE)

Cairo caught our attention for its need for smart transport solutions due to population density, says Khoury

Saudi investor acquires 10% of Spreado

Spreado CEO Mohamed Ahmed
(Photo handout to DNE)

Our target is to increase the company’s capital to reach EGP 250,000, says CEO

Flat6Labs approves 10 startups in Saudi market

According to Ramez Mohamed, Flat6Labs CEO, the most prominent of the projects in this batch are Allemi.

Flat6Labs is a startup accelerator programme that aims at encouraging entrepreneurs to establish their own companies.

33 million Truecaller users in Arab region:Vice-President of MENA Growth Partnerships

We have more than 2 billion monthly searches on Truecaller, says Husain Misherghi, Vice President of Growth Partnerships for Middle East and North Africa Photo handout to DNE

Egypt is second largest market worldwide with 10 million users

Lifestyle View All →

Ramadan 2015 at Sequoia: Bringing out the beauty of nature, with an exotic feel

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Our collaboration with Encode Design Studio this year is going to bring about a magnificent, novel ambience to Sequoia by introducing the exotic nature.

Farida Temraz – A lady on the path of education evolution

Temraza has been featured in numerous international publications
including the french magazine "Runway"
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“I want to be the designer who is recognised not only for her talent, but also by her knowledge and expertise,” Temraz says

Review: ‘El-Maiz’ a must try for pasta lovers

In Arabic, “El-Maiz” means the place where prisoners or military personal have their meals at.

Review: One Oak steak and sushi bar

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The perfect place to go for sushi and steak lovers

Braun releases latest products at World of Beauty

Searching for uniqueness, the way Braun decided to release its newest products at the World of Beauty and Charm achieved the target. In a party at one of Egypt’s classiest places, Uptown Cairo, with a read the rest…

Creative Industry Summit supports Egypt’s newest businesses

part of the panel discussion led by Mohamed Tarek 
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For the second year in a row, Egypt’s Creative Industry Summit successfully brought together the country’s most promising creative minds under one roof, the Greater Cairo Library, in an attempt to take local talents to the next level.

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Online platform to connect NGOs with private sector profits

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Platform aims to let people change lives with just a mouse click by deciding which project gets the funding, says founder

Famous international brands to capitalise their investments in Egypt

Isac Andic announcing the establishment of MANGO Island to the local media

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“The Egyptian customers have been always very pro-MANGO and we do not want to disappoint them,” says founder

College professor draws street murals with help of her students

Making 30 murals on “Rokn Faroukat Gizam, were the first achieved part of the project.
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The project also teaches street children creativity

The Word Project: Egypt’s platform for poetry

Shaaba along side few other talents spent the night sharing their deepest thoughts
(Photo by DNE)

“My goal is to get young writers in Egypt published, because you need to see your by-line somewhere, and if your story is good and authentic it will get there,” says founder

‘The Pioneers’:  A forum to discuss the future of the start-ups’ sectors

“The Pioneers” forum aims to improve the future of the start-ups sector
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The two day event aimed to raise the awareness of people about new start-ups and to build connections between the entrepreneurs.

Famed Egyptian actor diagnosed with Alzheimer’s

The famous actor find it hard to rememver the movies he took part at and where they were shot. 
(Photo Public Domain)

El-Sherif has recently been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, his son revealed in an interview to Spanish newspaper El Mundo.

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Politics suspended between old structures, modernisation

ESDP executive bureau member Bassel Kamal

(Photo from Bassel Kamel's Twitter account)

New post-revolutionary parties moved away from the idea of the “one leader”

Killing a student: The full story of Islam Ateeto

The Ministry of Interior said, in an official statement, that Atitu was killed after clashes and a chase by security forces. The ministry also accused the student of killing a police officer 

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Student was arrested outside Ain Shams University’s Faculty of Engineering after being chased, say witnesses

The ‘sayes’: More than just a car keeper

“Car keepers have been hired by police officers as ‘informers’ long before the 25 January Revolution,” says traffic expert Major-General Magdy Al-Shahed

The myths and realities surrounding unlicenced car keepers in Egypt

Egypt marches towards national strategy for women empowerment

The Egyptian Women Empowerment Conference was held at the Bibliotheca Alexandrina from 13 to 16 May (Photo by Aya Nader)

Women from all corners of Egypt, and the world, gathered in Alexandria to conclude the Egyptian Women Empowerment project.

Flying against the wind: How did thousands of Egyptian pilots end up jobless

Online ticket purchases for airlines in Egypt amounts to $1.9bn, out of $11bn in the Arab region.

(AFP Photo)

Unemployed pilots in Egypt escalate their demands of finding job opportunities, holding officials accountable for corruption

Should Al-Sisi cancel his visit to Germany?

President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi (L) and German replenishment ship Berlin in the Mediterranean(R)

(Photo Courtesy of Bundeswehr/Gottschalk)

Former foreign ministry official denounces “insulting” move after Bundestag President declared refusal to meet Egyptian president, while political party head disagrees

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Government demands company to manage archaeological areas: ETF Chairman

Cabinet demanded the ETF to establish a new company in order to manage the tourist areas and increase their income

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Two Saudi investors offer to establish company with $50m capital to manage archaeological areas

Russian tourism shows promise of increase in 2015

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Decision-makers say that booking ratios are reassuring and on the rise

Rixos Seagate Sharm to launch in August with renovations of $55m: General Manager

Rixos Hotels will launch its second resort in Sharm El-Sheikh

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Three Rixos Hotels will be opened by 2016-2017, says Huth

ETAA presents demands to Mehleb to raise sector efficiency

The agreement between the company and the governorate states that the company should pay the governorate EGP 30m in exchange for a waiver of all cases filed between the parties.

(AFP photo)

Egyptian Travel Agents Association proposed nine demands, including necessity to participate in regulations for activities

Egypt targets 20 million tourists by 2020: Tourism Minister

The ministry and the Tourism Activation Authority (TAA) also seek promoting tourism to Luxor and Aswan.

(AFP Photo)

Promotional campaign targets 27 touristic markets, 17 companies applied to implement it

Russia tops tourist income to Egypt last year at $2.5bn: Ministry official

Income from Russian tourists to Egypt came on top of the list of the 10 countries that sent the most tourists to Egypt last year.
(AFP Photo)

Number of Russian tourists to Egypt increased last year to 3.1 million tourists compared to 2.4 million tourists the previous year

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Surprises in Geneva and Nice tennis championships

Austrian player Dominic Thiem

Austrian player Dominic Thiem, ranked 42 internationally, won the championship title of 31st Open de Nice Côte d’Azur. The championship is among the ATP World Tour 250 series that has total prize money of €439,405. read the rest…

Povetkin and Wilder compete for World Boxing Championship

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Russian boxer Alexander Povetkin came close to a new and important step in his dream to compete for the heavyweight World Boxing Championship, whose title has, since January, belonged to Deontay Wilder. This took place read the rest…

Argentina’s Gutiérrez – conqueror of cancer

In 2013, the Argentine player Jonás Gutiérrez discovered his testicular cancer, after feeling severe pain during a match with his team, Newcastle United, against Arsenal.

The present legend of Argentina, Lionel Messi, star of Spanish team Barcelona, shared Jonás’s picture last March, at the time of his return to the field commenting: “How amazing it is to see you back on the pitch, Jonás”.

Abdel Gawad and Evans win Sharm El-Sheikh International Championship

Evans regained her victory in the fourth round with 11-7 as well as the fifth one with 11-5.

In the first set, Abdel Gawad won with 11 to 6 points. In the second set, Farag won with 11-9; then Abdel Gawad renewed his victory by winning the third set with 11-9. After that, in the fourth set, Farag won with 11-6

England wins Stella Di Mare International Pro-Am in Ain Sokhna

English golf player Jimmy Lytle won the title of the sixth annual Stella Di Mare International Pro Am for Golf in Ain Sokhna.

The English team, comprising Sam Forgan, Mark Fearn, James Brown and female Yvonne Brow, successfully defended their title.

Juventus: Europe’s Phoenix

Juventus is the hope of Italy to take back its prestigious rank after all these years, where Inter won the last title in 2009/2010 season, five years ago. At that time, not a single Italian team won the quarterfinals.

Just like the tales of the fictional Phoenix, Italian football team Juventus returned to the field shinning internationally, after qualifying for the final game of the UEFA Champions League. Juventus won the qualification, beating last read the rest…

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