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Police, journalists’ dispute intensifies

Wednesday’s march was not the first escalation by journalists against the Ministry of Interior.

(Photo by Omar Korashi)

Journalists march from syndicate to Prosecutor General’s office, accuse former interior minister of killing female journalist last year

Photojournalist Gamal Ziada acquitted in Al-Azhar clashes case

Photojournalist Ahmed Gamal Ziada, along with twelve other defendants, was acquitted of all charges Wednesday in the Al-Azhar University clashes case.

(Photo by Ahmed Hendawy)

Twelve others acquitted, rest of defendants sentenced to 1-7 years in prison

Egypt to force striking workers into retirement

Workers protest in Mahalla that led to the formation of the 6 April movement (File photo) AFP Photo

It is “ridiculous” to punish workers who want to improve production, says communist party leader

Al-Sisi signs cooperation agreement with Greece, Cyprus

President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi signed an agreement of cooperation with the President of Cyprus Nicos Anastasiades 

(Photo Presidency handout)

Foreign Ministry official criticises Al-Sisi while on European tour, Al-Sisi tells Spanish newspaper he has prevented Egypt from descending into civil war

Sobhi holds talks with Chinese counterpart strengthening military cooperation

Egyptian Defence Minister Sedki Sobhi met with his Chinese counterpart, Chang Wanquan, Tuesday during an official visit to China intended to strengthen Egyptian-Chinese military cooperation

Defence Ministers discussed methods of cooperation in fields of defence, transportation as well as enhancing exchange of military expertise and training

Egypt, China sign new weapons deal

Defence Minister Sedky Sobhi returned to Egypt, Saturday, after striking deals for new weapons and military equipment with China.

(Photo courtesy of Ministry of Defence’s official website)

While economic relations are booming, Al-Sisi urges enhanced Sino-Egyptian relations in other fields

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 ...

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)

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Setting the stage: The 2012 Abbaseya clashes

Although the political dispute between the State and the Islamists intensified after the ouster of former president Mohamed Morsi in July 2013, the May 2012 Abbaseya ...

Egypt, Rwanda enhance security cooperation

Egypt to train Rwanda in techniques for fighting terrorism and extremist ideology

3 illegal immigrants die after boat sinks

Over 100 people arrested attempting to leave the country

Without a hashtag: Egypt’s journalists forgotten behind bars

this year alone, 18 journalists were given death and prison sentences during the verdict of the Rabaa Al-Adaweya operations case.

(DNE Photo)

Last year, the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) put the number of jailed journalists in Egypt’s prisons at 12 at least, calling the country one of ...

World Press Freedom Day: Journalists under attack in Egypt 

Since July 2013, courts have imprisoned journalists on “trumped-up” charges, including “belonging to a banned group”, “spreading false news, information or rumours” and “inciting violence”, among others. 

(Photo by Adham Youssef)

The group referred to six journalists who have been killed by security forces and in clashes while covering protests since the ouster of former president Mohamed ...

Sudan’s Al-Bashir invites Egyptian President to inauguration ceremony

Sudan's President Omar Al-Bashir 

(AFP Photo)

Al-Sisi discusses trade with Sudanese Foreign Minister after the opening of a crossing between the two countries

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ABB triples spending on CSR programmes: Country Communications Manager

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ABB’s CSR activities for 2015 include renewable energy, community development and energy saving awareness

Banque Misr continues CSR programmes in Fayoum, Aswan: Programme Manager

Leading the way among traditional banks offering Sharia-compliant services is Banque Misr, with a total of EGP 22bn in Sharia-compliant transactions. (Photo:DNE)

Banque Misr Foundation developed 34 medical units in university hospitals, developing 14 villages and informal areas

Housing and Development Bank spends EGP 20m in CSR activities

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Bank donated EGP 10m to Tahya Masr Fund

Arab Energy contracts to supply 1st floating power plant

Arab Energy Chairman Khaled Abu Bakr.

(Photo by Nagy Youssef\DNE)

200MW will be connected to national grid four months after approvals

Egypt’s PayPal merchants can now sell internationally

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The new service comes as part of PayPal’s commitment to developing e-commerce in Middle-East and North Africa, and specifically in Egypt

Arab Bank registers $217.2m net profit in Q1 2015

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The bank’s capital adequacy ratio stood at a strong level of 14.6%.

Technology View All →

HTC raises Egyptian market share of smartphones to 7%

Tarek Abdel Mohsen, Marketing Director of JoVi Tronix, HTC’s exclusive agent in Egypt

(Photo handout o the Daily News Egypt)

“Setting a limit to dollar deposits lowered chances of sale growth”, says Abdel Mohsen

Huawei employs over 10,000 people in research, development: Egypt GM

General Manager of Huawei Egypt Yang Tao 

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Huawei provides many technological solutions, including smart transportation solutions, whereby it has provided solutions to more than 87,000 kilometres of railways and metro in different areas ...

Polaroid negotiates with local mobile service providers over product distribution

the company is negotiating with mobile phone operators in the Egyptian Market to partner with one of them for the distribution of the company's tablets.

(Photo handout o the Daily News Egypt)

“We are launching a smart photo printer by June,” says Abdul Ghaffar

Infrastructure may not withstand new Internet speeds

Mansoura download speeds reached 1.7 megawatts per second, with Giza placing second at 1.6 megawatts per second. (AFP Photo)

The report included how Internet is used, the price ranges compared to income, the level of infrastructure in the country, and the availability of communication services ...

Financial, e-commerce sectors to benefit most from Internet speed increase

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Developing Internet speed will increase the volume of e-commerce and help in expansion, same goes for call centres, where Egypt is the pioneer country within the ...

Internet companies link price reduction to TE solving infrastructure issues

Following Telecom Egypt’s (TE) decision to replace the copper Internet cables with high speed fibre optic cables, competing companies have been losing internet services, forcing customers ...

Lifestyle View All →

Amna Elshandaweely and Nada Elsonbaty pave ‘Road to Fayoum’

Road to Fayoum” mixed the authenticity of Khayameya with the comfort of jeans
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"While people are on their way to Fayoum, they just leave all the negative thoughts and go creative," says Elshandaweely

Menna Khalil resurrects Radwa Ashour’s Mariama and Rokaya

Radwa Ashour’s legacy and quotes were captured by Menna Khalil’s masterpieces
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Khalil’s fascination with Ashour was not interrupted by her death a couple of months ago.

Doritos brings the Avengers to Egypt before its US release

Photo Handout to DNE

PepsiCo's Doritos teamed up with Marvel Entertainment for the exclusive event.

The place’s charm is irreplaceable: Review of The Four Season’s Spa

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There are different kinds of facial treatments, natural masks and scrubs to serve various tastes and needs.

Jewellery Technology Center PRIME to develop Egyptian entrepreneurs’ talents

Jewellery Technology Center PRIME to develop Egyptian entrepreneurs' talents

(DNE Photo)

The project aims for cultural exchange, in the form of jewellery, or art in general.

Under the radar: The up and coming Egyptian fashion industry

One of Bassant Raafat’s outfits which was inspired by the four selected Divas. (Photo handout to DNE)

Daily news Egypt met five of this year’s freshest talents; Randa Torky, Norhan El-Sakkout, Nora Radwan, Bassant Rafaat and Nour El-Sawaf, along with their instructor Waleed ...

Culture View All →

I write to revive Arab literature: Mahana

Mehana believes that there is a problem with the service of providing readers with books everywhere through reputable distribution institutions. 
(Photo Handout from Amed Mehana)

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2 ancient tombs reopened after restoration

The tombs were discovered back at 1925 and  closed at 2007 to be renewed. 
(Photo handout from ministry of antiquities)

The tombs of a father and his eldest son includes beautiful scenes of ancient craftsmen

‘1980 and upwards’ represents true suffering of our generation, says writer

Team of the play which is performing at Hosspair Theatre, down town Cairo. 
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Mahmoud Gamal, the play’s 30-year-old writer, also acts in it. He sat with Daily News Egypt to talk about the details of the play and the ...

National Security calls Massar Egbari inappropriate

Massar Egbari sings to unfold the youth's stories 
(Photo from Massar Egbary’s Facebook page)

“Massar Egbary is an entertaining inciting band that only sings about the negativities while leaving out the achievements,” says National Security representative

Stolen antiquities from Alexandria found

The storage was located in the Moustafa Kamel area of Alexandria, and contains very rare and very old relics.

‘5 months cycling around Egypt’ trip comes to a close

While heading to last phase of his journey 
(Photo hand out from Galal Zekri-Chatilla)

The things I learned from that trip are priceless, says cyclist

In Focus View All →

Why press freedom?

Photo from Reporters Without Boarders

Voices from journalists worldwide on World Press Freedom Day

Is Africa tiptoeing back onto the map?

Transportation is one of the major Egyptian investment sectors in Africa. 

(Photo courtesy of Qalaa Holdings)

Diplomats continuously emphasise the "depth of historical relations", including President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi during his speech in front of the Ethiopian parliament in March.

Urban development project set to upgrade informal settlement of Istable Antar

Local standing over a breath taking mound of garbage

(Photo by Leon Dubois)

Residents suffer from lack of services and medical care, and isolation from basic needs

The ‘forgotten’ fishermen of Ezbet El-Borg

Ezbet El-Borg fishermen claim the authorities’ obstinacy acts against them, with the fishermen saying the government frequently places obstacles on their path

(Photo by Jihad Abaza)

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Government obstinacy against fishermen who warn that ‘in the upcoming years, Egyptians will not find fish to eat’

The life and imprisonment of ‘terrorist’ Mohamed Soltan

Under psychological and physical torture, Mohamed turned to a hunger strike as a form of protest, which was met by refusal from his mother at first.

With Ministry of Interior officials treating him "like they were God" and negligence from the US government, Soltan has been on hunger strike for over 420 ...

Egypt’s new city: More questions than answers

As the country's latest sky-reaching project with a total cost of $80bn and an area of 700 square-kilometres

(Photo by Sara Aggour)

The multi-billion dollar new administrative hub started a debate among urban planners on the real price and revenue Egyptians are to make

Tourism View All →

Saudi, US tourists major spenders in Egypt during 2014: Ministerial Economic Adviser

Saudi tourists were the biggest spenders during 2014, spending $131.5 per night, followed by US tourists spending $101.3 per night.

 (AFP/File, Marco Longari )

Ministry of Tourism hopes to raise sector expenditure in Q1 of 2015 to $85, increase tourist numbers to 1.2 million

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 ...

Sports View All →

Football roundup: Zamalek widens gap with Al-Ahly, ENPPI stands ground

The derby between Cairo giants Al-Ahly and Al-Zamalek on Saturday ended in a 1-0 victory for the Red Devils.

Last year’s runners-up fail to climb out of relegation zone

American Football in Egypt

Since 2007 a few young athletes, about 40 players took the first steps towards Egyptian American football
(Photo courtesy of Egyptian Federation of American Football facebook page)

Today EFAF has seven teams, four of which are university teams: the BUE Hawks, AUC Titans, MSA Tigers, and GUC Eagles, while three are independent teams; ...

Triathlon seeks place under Egypt’s sun

Belal Hassan at TFA Sahl Hasheesh Triathlon in December 2014
(Photo handout from Belal Hassan)

Players take care of almost all training budgets on their own, says Egyptian triathlete

Egyptian Ali Farag takes over GillenMarkets Irish Squash Open

Farag won the title after beating France’s Lucas Serme on 25 April
(Photo courtesy of the Professional Squash Association)

This week also witnessed Karim Abdel Gawad winning the Andorra Open

Salah said to stay next season in Fiorentina, Mohamady’s Hull City rebounds

Salah has helped Fiorentina reach the Coppa Italia semi-final for the first time since 2008
(Photo courtesy of AFC Fiorentina website)

Chelsea said to be expecting to receive additional £1.5m from Fiorentina to keep Salah for the next season

Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup at stake

Qatar was awarded the right in 2010 to host the 2022 World Cup tournament. 

(AFP PHOTO/FABRICE COFFRINI)

The hosting of the FIFA World Cup in 2022 by Qatar has been controversial all along for the same reasons.

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In Pictures: Juices hit the streets of Cairo with summer season

In Pictures: Street vendors removed from Ramsis Square

Real fashion is a woman wearing an item of clothing that enhances her femininity: Jailan El-Hommosany

In Pictures:Morsi handed 20 years in prison for inciting, demonstrating violence

In pictures: Witnesses become defendants in Shaimaa Al-Sabbagh's killing case

In Pictures: The ‘forgotten’ fishermen of Ezbet El-Borg

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