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Court issues fines for insulting Judges Club

Judges Club Head, Ahmed Al-Zend

Head of the Central Auditing Organisation, journalist and editor ordered to pay EGP 15,000–EGP 20,000

Egypt’s Mufti condemns storming of Al-Aqsa Mosque

Egypt’s Grand Mufti Shawky Allam 
(AFP Photo / Gianluigi Guercia)

Foreign ministry issued similar condemnation last week

Endowments ministry inspectors granted right of civilian arrests

The Ministry of Endowments received an approval from the justice ministry

Ministry is trying to hold religious entities in its grip: Researchers

Police disperse protests at Al-Azhar Girls University

Police forces stormed Al-Azhar Girls University Monday aiming to disperse protests Student Against Coup Handout

Campus storming continues as students defy arrests and suspensions

New student coalition demands more freedom and rights

Azhar University Clashes

Last week’s protests resulted in 35 students injured and over 150 arrested

Over 4,000 students undergo drug testing at Cairo University

Cairo University Egypt

University president assures students tests are "in their own interest"

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60 judges face disciplinary action over ‘Brotherhood support’

Judges were referred to the disciplinary committee calling for their dismissal

AFTE condemns interrogating journalists over leaking legal document

Al-Masry Al-Youm editor and journalist interrogated by state security for 14 hours

Egypt-Israel gas deal won’t happen without state’s approval: Petroleum ministry

Gas pipeline running from Egypt to Israel AFP

Israeli energy company Delek says purchased gas will be supplied to industrial consumers in Egypt

Inciting against armed forces, police is betrayal: Endowment ministry

Inciting violence against the police and the armed forces is a betrayal, said Minister of Endowment Mohamed Mokhtar in a Monday statement..

(Photo from Ministry of Endowment)

Ministry will stand up against extremist ideologies, says endowment minister

3 suspended at hospital after pregnant woman was refused service

Ministry of Health to investigate the incident after woman was forced to give birth outside

19 Sudanese nationals detained by Kafr El-Sheikh border guards

Group allegedly attempted to travel to Italy illegally

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SODIC to invest up to $2.5bn in Egypt real estate

Earlier this year SODIC agreed to pay EGP 900m to the Egyptian government over seven years after reevaluating the East town project in Cairo.

Egypt begins transformation into global logistics centre for grain handling: Prime minister

The government has begun taking steps to convert Egypt into a global logistics centre for the handling and storage of grain and food commodities 

(AFP File Photo)

Mehleb says the project is as important as the Suez Canal expansion

Businessmen voice optimism for uniform investment law

Investment minister faces opposition to ‘one-stop shop’ system if put into effect

Deutsche Bank investments in Egypt worth $35m: Investment minister

Deutsche Bank intends to allocate $35m in grants to Egypt within a total of $150 earmarked for Africa.
(AFP Photo)

Deutsche Bank follows Egyptian projects in areas of new and renewable energy, roads, and development of Suez Canal

FEI rejects minister’s approval of independent union

Industry Federation demands prime minister’s intervention over independent union for land transport workers

52.5% growth in railway passengers in August: IDSC

Number of railway passengers grew to 15.4 million in August, a 52.5% surge compared to the same period last year.

(AFP photo)

Number of railway passengers reached 15.4 million

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Communications Ministry aims to increase sector GDP to EGP 195bn

Photo from Ministry of Communications and Information Technology

The number of indirect jobs the sector will provide is set to increase from 45,000 to 750,000 by the end of 2020, according to the official.

TE’s relationship with Vodafone still uncertain


Lintatel for Telecommunications CEO and Chamber of Information Technology and Telecommunication (CIT) Board Member Hamdy El-Leithy said TE separating from Vodafone represents a government-owned company offering ...

2014 sees significant investment, acquisitions in mobile phone sector

Investments injected into the telecommunications and IT sector will be directed toward mobile applications during the coming phase, Yehia Thawrat, CEO of Link Egypt says.
(AFP Photo)

Smartphones leading source of growth in Egypt

2 Egyptian companies ranked in 10 most expensive brands in Arab telecommunications

Mobinil ranked tenth on the list with a market value of $210m

(Photo from Mobinil)

Saudi Arabia’s STC topped the ranking with its brands worth $4.9bn, while Telecom Egypt and Mobinil ranked ninth and tenth

Defence ministry to gain ruling share of communications infrastructure

MCIT to grant the Ministry of Defence a ruling share of and the right to manage national communications infrastructure.

(AFP photo)

Government and sovereign agencies will obtain the ruling share of the national infrastructure of communications, Gamal El-Sadat, CEO of Etisalat Egypt, said.

Reopening stalled factories via ‘Google maps’

Deputy manager at AAIB Tamer Momtaz has proposed a new idea to re-establish closed Egyptian factories using Google maps

(Photo courtesy of Google maps)

A total of 4,500 factories to resume operations in Egypt, says economic expert

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Initiative produces biodiesel from used cooking oil

Green Pan collects used vegetable oil from restaurants, hotels and houses to produce up to 2 tonnes of biodiesel daily (Photo Handout from Green Pan Facebook page)

Green Pan collects used vegetable oil from restaurants, hotels and houses to produce up to 2 tonnes of biodiesel daily

University students creating and launching android apps

TREE organises workshops that help students launch android applications (Photo Handout from TREE Facebook page)

TREE student programme training undergraduates to produce mobile applications

Reshaping body image

Overweight girls suffer from sexual harassment, cruel criticism and many other kinds of harassment on the Egyptian street
(Photo Courtesy of Bassant Al-Qassem)

A student uses her talent to draw portraits for overweight girls showing them wearing bright colourful dresses, bikinis, skinny t-shirts, encouraging a more positive self-image

Struggling for Vegetarianism

As Eid Al-Adha approaches, vegetarians and animal activists are objecting to the tradition of making a sacrifice during the Islamic celebration
(Photo by Joel Gulhane)

Vegetarians subject to social pressure in Egypt

Egypt’s alternative therapists

Reiki, one of the most popular types of energy therapy techniques, can heal most of psychological and organic diseases such as depression, diabetes, cancer, scoliosis and back pain and many others
(Photo Courtesy of Heartwood Center for Body, Mind and Spirit)

Energy therapy techniques are used to treat most of psychological and organic diseases such as depression, diabetes, cancer, scoliosis and back pain and many others

Students propose recycled building material as solution to slum housing problem

A community center, which will be built of cheap durable material, will act as a “prototype” for the neighbourhood houses
(Photo Handout from Ezbet Project Facebook Page)

Development project aims to build a community centre out of cheap, durable material

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Tourists return to Egypt after 3 years of turbulence

At the Great Pyramids of Giza, visitors often encounter hordes of men that attempt to prevent visitors from accessing the Pyramids and instead rent a horse or camel
(AFP File photo)

Questions remain whether enough is being done to make Egypt a top destination for travellers once more

Literary competition promotes ‘Unsold Stories’ of struggling artists

The competition, which is open till 1 December, accepts entries of short stories ranging 1500 and 5000 words. Five Stories will be published in Rowayat’s next ...

ROOM organises a week of classic movie nights

Casablanca movie poster
(Photo Handout from ROOM Facebook page)

American and Egyptian films such as Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Casablanca, E.T., and Eshae’et Hob (Love Rumour) will be shown as a part of the programme

Hanging Church re-opened after 16-year renovation

6-1 Hanging church 3

The renovations involved architectural and structural work, as antiquities affected by a rise in the level of groundwater were repaired as part of an integrated project

‘After 10 years I Will Be’: University graduate launches an ‘un-annoying’ advertising agency

Ebrahim ElSafadi sells space for brand logos on his website

Dancers in Film: Changing depictions

Screen shot from Qesset Al-Hay Al-Sha’by (The tale of the popular neighbourhood), a film that depicts a story of a famous singer, who takes dancing as a profession to pay off her dead mother’s debts
(Photo Public Domain)

Dancers were portrayed as artists, men-stealers, victims and outgoing characters in Egyptian films through the past century

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Mixed scenarios play out for runaway Brotherhood members

Muslim Brotherhood members and supporters have been forces into exile since the ouster of Brotherhood president Mohamed Morsi

(AFP File Photo)

After seven leading Muslim Brotherhood leaders announced on 12 September that they would depart their longtime ally, Qatar, diverse scenarios were raised as to the reasons ...

Egypt redirects US military relationships

Egypt’s current stance on terrorism involves obtaining strategic solutions

(AFP/File Photo)


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

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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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In Pictures: Demonstrators rally against sexual harassment

Handcrafting Ramadan

The Nay Maker

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

Hosted by the dead

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

In Pictures: Egypt Cup action

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

In Pictures: Judge adjourns Mubarak's case to 29 November

In Pictures: Riot police surround universities as students clash with private security company

In Pictures: Little Damascus of Cairo

In Pictures: Feeding Egypt

In Pictures: Behind the scenes at Khan el-Kahlili

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In Pictures: World leaders gather in Cairo for permanent Gaza solution