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First 100 days under Al-Sisi rule witnessed launch of mega projects to increase investment opportunities: Moussa

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

(Photo Presidency Handout)

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

My release is a ‘conspiracy’: Alaa Abdel Fattah

My release is a ‘conspiracy’: Alaa Abdel Fattah

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Activist and family continue hunger strike

Badie and 14 others handed life imprisonment in Giza clashes trial

Supreme Guide of the Muslim Brotherhood Mohamed Mohamed Badie.

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Defendants charged with murder and inciting violence

Egypt unlikely to offer military support to US: Al-Ahram analyst

US Secretary of State John Kerry (L) and Egypt's Foreign Minister Sameh Hassan Shoukry attend a joint press conference June 22, 2014 in Cairo. Kerry pressed Egypt's former military leaders to allow greater political freedoms, warning the nation faced a "critical moment", as he arrived on a surprise visit. 


US officials have been touring Arab states seeking support campaign against extremist group

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Shoukry discusses Libyan affairs with counterparts in Madrid conference

Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry

Foreign minister to meet his Spanish counterpart on the sideline of the conference to discuss bilateral relations

Sobhi meets French counterpart to exchange views on regional security

Defence Minister Sedki Sobhi met with his French counterpart, Jean-Yves Le Drian, Monday to discuss cooperation between the two countries in various fields, with terrorism given utmost priority.

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Defence ministers and Egyptian chief of staff discussed cooperation in various fields and latest developments

ISIS threat requires ‘comprehensive confrontation’: Shoukry

Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry went to Paris Monday for an international conference to discuss ways to support the new Iraqi government against the “threat of terrorism”, particularly ISIS.

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Over 20 countries gathered in Paris to discuss procedures to help new Iraqi government fight ISIS

6 policemen killed by roadside bomb in Sinai: MOI

Sinai has witnessed violent clashes between security forces and militants since 2013

Hunger strikers outside jail reach 295 nationwide

Strikers carrying a poster with the pictures of prisoners

Strikers, whether independent activists or others belonging to political groups and parties, are in Cairo, Giza, Alexandria, Luxor, Sharqeya, Kafr Al-Sheikh, Daqahleya, Beheira, Fayoum, Sohag, South ...

Foreign ministry condemns execution of British aid worker by ISIS

Foreign Minister Shoukry attends conference in France propping-up Iraqi government

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Reducing subsidy expenses essential to jumpstarting Egypt’s economy: Economists

Reducing subsidy system expenses in the 2014/2015 fiscal year (FY) budget will help drive Egypt’s economy forward, ...

$6bn foreign direct investment in FY 2014/2015: Investment minister

Minister of Investment Ashraf Salman during an interview with him in the Euromoney Egypt Conference

Photo by Amany 

Egypt’s total foreign direct investments for FY 2013/2014 measured $6bn, Investment Minister Ashraf Salman said on Tuesday. On ...

Government to offer bids to generate 8GW from coal and renewable energy: Salman

The government hopes to offer two tenders to generate 8GW of electricity from new and renewable energies, said Minister of Investment Ashraf Salman on Tuesday.

(Photo by Hossam Fadl)

The government hopes to offer two tenders to generate 8GW of electricity from new and renewable energies, ...

Egypt needs growth, jobs over economic stability: IMF chief in Egypt

Speakers of the Increasing Investment and Generating Growth panel, including Chris Jarvis, Mission Chief for Egypt, IMF (right).

(Photo by Amany Kamal)

Government has set concrete goals for its February economic summit, says Lazard managing director

Suez Canal certificates sold out: CBE

Suez Canal certificates sold out: CBE

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Sale raises EGP 61bn for canal extension project

Goal is to pay attention to investors, not privatise: Investment minister

Minister of Investment Ashraf Salman said that Egypt is on the right path, explaining that the government has a clear economic vision represented by the economic reform programme adopted by President Abdel Fattah El Sisi, which extends until 2030.

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Government will pay 30% of total dues to foreign oil companies by year-end

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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.

(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 

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

(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.”
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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 
(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

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

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. 

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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 

(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. 

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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

(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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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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