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New joint command erected in Sinai to counter terrorism

President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi adresses the nation on 31 January 2015 following series of deadly operations in North Sinai claimed by 'State of Sinai' 

(Photo by presidential office to DNE)

Al-Sisi promotes and appoints Lieutenant General Osama Askar to head the new command

3 militants killed in fire exchange in North Sinai

Screen shot of a 'State of Sinai' video, showing a militant during a December attack

Militants attack checkpoint two days after 29 January attack

Socialist Popular Alliance VP detained as suspect in Al-Sabbagh’s killing

Picture of Shaimaa Al-Sabbagh posted on a Facebook page launched in her memory. Al-Sabbagh was killed by security forces on 24 January, 2015

(Photo from Shaimaa Al-Sabbagh Tribute Facebook Page )

“A police conspiracy to allow perpetuators to walk free,” says Al-Haqanya law centre

This is why you agreed to support me in fighting terrorism: Al-Sisi

President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi adresses the nation on 31 January 2015 following series of deadly operations in North Sinai claimed by 'State of Sinai' 

(Photo by presidential office to DNE)

Sinai attacks will not be last, says president following series of operations in North Sinai

Al-Sisi, Ethiopia’s PM agree on further Renaissance Dam coordination

President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi travelled to Addis Ababa on 29 January as the AU summit is to conclude Saturday. 

(Photo Presidency Handout)

President attended AU's opening session before urgent return to Cairo following North Sinai attacks

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Interior ministry to release 312 prisoners

The Ministry of Interior announced Sunday it will release a total number of 312 prisoners, part of commemorating fourth anniversary of the 25 January Revolution and Police Day.

(DNE File Photo)

Initiative part of ministry’s emphasis on “respecting human rights”

Mehleb travels to Kuwait with delegation of ministers

Ibrahim Mehleb

Visit is expected to discuss potential collaboration between the two countries

Suspects in police station attacks in Giza, Fayoum arrested

Police conscripts standing guard (Photo by Adham Youssef)

Others were arrested trying to set fire to public transportation bus, says interior ministry

Egyptian authorities accused of ‘covering up’ protester deaths: Amnesty

Heavily equipped riot police troops were deployed to disperse protests on 25 January

(Photo by Hamed Abu El-Dahab)

More than two dozen people were killed in protests marking the 2011 uprising, says human rights watchdog

Final verdict for Mohamed Morsi due 16 May

Ex-president and 35 Muslim Brotherhood leaders accused in “espionage trial”

Bombs go off in Qaliubiya, Alexandria, Suez and Port Said

Explosions continue despite ongoing security operations to counter insurgency

Business View All →

CEOs view 2015 world economic growth with less optimism: PWC

Photo Courtesy of PWC

Over-regulations, availability of key skills and government response to fiscal deficit and debt burden are among the main concerns in 2015

CIB’s Ezz Al-Arab receives best CEO in Africa award

Chairman and Managing Director of Commercial International Bank (CIB) Hisham Ezz Al-Arab has been awarded the EMEA Finance African Banking best CEO award for 2014 in ...

NBE’s deposits reach EGP 405bn

The total amount of National Bank of Egypt’s (NBE) loan portfolio has registered EGP 136bn, said Hisham Okasha, General Manager of NBE. Meanwhile, the net loan portfolio ...

Egyptian banks expanding tax, customs e-payment service

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)

Tax system e-payment currently working with nearly 33 banks, through 3,439 bank branches and 1,405 post offices

Dollar’s unofficial market still precedes official by EGP 0.16

The US dollar has continued to rise against the Egyptian pound, officially reaching EGP 7.59 selling and EGP 7.56 buying rates on Thursday

(AFP Photo)

$1 is EGP 7.59 on official market, EGP 7.75 on black market

Mehleb inaugurates EGP 675m Tahrir garage

The garage can accommodate 1,700 cars and includes a private garage that accommodates 24 tourist buses

(Photo Courtesy of Al-Borsa)

Garage is milestone in changing contours and shape of downtown and Tahrir Square, according to the prime minister

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ITG close to agreement with oil companies to recycle electronic waste

ITG aims to recycle 100 tonnes a month during 2015

(AFP Photo)

We aim to recycle 100 tonnes a month during 2015, says CEO

Android continues to increase its market share at others’ expenseby

Android expanded its market share to 84.4% by the end of the third quarter (Q3) of 2014.

(AFP Photo)

Android continued, in the Q3 2014, to dominate the market according to IDC, having gained 84.4% of the market by the end of the quarter, compared ...

Samsung Egypt hires 15 Korean experts to improve after-sale services

Samsung Egypt still has a local market lead, says head of mobile phone sector.

(AFP Photo)

Regarding the decline of Samsung’s market share in 2014, Al-Gamal emphasised that the company still has a local market lead.

Telecom Egypt resorts to appeals court to annul interdependence case verdict

The verdict came out in favour of Vodafone

National Postal Authority projects in 2015

Egypt Post’s projects mainly concern developing workers’ performance and office machinisationز
(Photo Egypt Post Handout)

Daily News Egypt prepared a list of the most important projects that are planned to be run by the authority during 2015.

Samsung sells EGP 5.5bn-worth of smart phones in Egypt over 10 months

Samsung represented the largest share of smart phone sales in Egypt

Samsung represented the largest share of smart phone sales on the market, with 72.9% or EGP 5.5bn in sales over the 10-month period, according to the ...

Lifestyle View All →

An Egyptian reality programme about people’s lives and dreams

The small team consists of 16 people and is responsible of choosing the stories and to live with the people while shooting the show. 
(Photo handout from Hetetna team)

Each episode explores the lives of three people in different neighbourhoods

Egypt enters Guinness record with the world’s largest Koshary plate

Preparations of making the world’s biggest plate koshary plate took 4 hours .

(Photo from Experience Egypt Facebook Page)

Disappointment hit some due to bad organisation, while others found it satisfying

The bard comes to Alexandria

Performing Hamlet in Alexandria Library is one of the  two-year tour the cast perform around the world.
(Photo from The Bibliotheca Alexandria promotional material)

London’s Globe Theatre performs Hamlet in Alexandria for one night only

A girl tries to break Egyptian social taboos

Menattullah cleaned the street side where she opened the stand and re-coloured the pavement to keep the environment as clean as possible

(Photo from Mennatullah’s  facebook page)

Opening a hot drinks stand in downtown Cairo aims to erase the “for men only” jobs taboo

Despite losing one of his legs, a student goes from Cairo to Ain Sokhna on his bicycle

During the trip from Cairo to Ain Sokhna which took him 7 hours. 
(Photo from Hana Essam facebook page)

After six years of treatment, his passion lit the way to his inner strength

Photographs capture reactions as ‘Spiderman’ comes to Egypt

The photo session spotted the problems citizens deal with daily like transportation
(Photo from Facebook page)

A question popped into a group of friends’ minds and they decided to see the answer for themselves: “What if Spiderman landed in Egypt?!”

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Al-Arish National Museum damaged in Sinai attacks

All of the antiques were saved at basement of the museum and none of them got lost.  
(photo from Monica Hanna Facebook page)

Al-Arish National Museum is one of the few antiquities holders in North Sinai where there are lots of monuments from the Pharaonic period, Graeco-Roman era, drawings ...

Groundbreaking fabric to prevent cross-contamination


Unique textile, manufactured in Egypt, will help stop the spread of infections

Living and working as a Syrian refugee in Egypt

Syrian refugees in Egypt began their own businesses, primarily opening restaurants and other jobs.

The United Nations figures point to 136,717 refugees registered with the organisation in Egypt.

The fresh sound of ‘Portrait Avenue’

Portrait Avenue serenading Cairo Jazz Club
 (Photo taken by Sharif Paget)

“Portrait Avenue”, an experimental band from Alexandria, debuts at Cairo Jazz Club

Academy Awards nominated Yemeni film to be shown in Egypt for first time

The two documentaries will be shown at 1st of February at Zawya Cinema 
(Photo from Zawya Facebook page)

To break that taboo, Zawya Cinema’s screens will feature new Yemeni films to be shown to the public and open to discussion the behind-the-scenes actions with ...

Egyptian-born singer Demis Roussos dies at 68

Roussos was born and raised in Alexandria and moved to Greek by the age of 17 
(Photo Public domain)

Greek singer Demis Roussos, who was born in Alexandria, passed away early on 25 January

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Migrants face dangerous journey from Egypt to Italy

Fishing boats, lying in the harbour of a small village near Kafr El-Sheikh, are used for trafficking refugees from Egypt to Italy

(Photo by Kenneth Changpertitum)

Fleeing for a better life, people are risking their lives for better opportunities elsewhere

Ongoing investigations into Al-Sabbagh’s death as interior ministry denies accusations

Picture of Shaimaa Al-Sabbagh posted on a Facebook page launched in her memory. Al-Sabbagh was killed by security forces on 24 January, 2015

(Photo from Shaimaa Al-Sabbagh Tribute Facebook Page )

Testimonies point to violations by police that resulted in Al-Sabbagh's death

The Republic of Matariya

Volatile Matariya braces for more protests.

(Photo by Hamed Abu El-Dahab)

Cairo neighbourhood witnessed deadliest clashes in third and fourth anniversaries of revolution

Where is the Egyptian revolution?

Riot police fire water cannons at protesters attempting to cross the Qasr Al Nile Bridge in downtown Cairo AFP Photo / Peter Macdiarmid

Demands increase on each anniversary, as do calls against every new regime

Prince Salman promises continuity as he takes Saudi Arabia throne

Prince Salman promises continuity as he takes Saudi Arabia throne.

(AFP File Photo)

Its backing will remain unchanged, but the lifeblood of Gulf aid cannot continue indefinitely

Media ethics in post-30 June Egypt

Photo reads "clensing of the media"

Religious figures, actors and other irrelevant guests are hosted to discuss and analyse matters of political importance on media channels, which neither differ in conduct nor ...

Tourism View All →

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

Sports View All →

Formula 1 regulations change in 2015 championship

Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA) announced changes in the regulations of the championship of 2015, which will be applied on the championship taking place in Australia on 15 February.

FIA made these changes regarding car fronts due to safety issues. Car fronts in the 2015 season will be of lower height with tapered ends, ...

The road to the Australian Open

Czech player Petra Kvitova (ranked no 4) won the women’s singles after defeating her compatriot K. Pliskova (ranked no 22) with scores of 7-6, 7-6.

Serbia’s V. Troicki (ranked no 54 worldwide) was able to claim the Apia men’s title this year by defeating Kazakhstan’s M. Kukushin (ranked no 51) in ...

January witnesses 9 major tennis competitions

Federer achieved his 1,000th victory in his professional career to enter the club of thousands alongside Americans Jimmy Connors, with 1,253 victories, and Ivan Lendl, with 1,071 victories.

Federer achieved his 1,000th victory in his professional career to enter the club of thousands alongside Americans Jimmy Connors, with 1,253 victories, and Ivan Lendl, with ...

Africa Cup of Nations: A remarkable history

In its 30th edition, the championship is attracting the interest of many fans following the qualifying tournament, which held many surprises after the loss of major ...

Ronaldo wins best player title for 2nd year: FIFA Ballon d’Or 2015

Christiano Ronaldo, midfielder and attacker of the Portuguese team and Real Madrid, won the Ballon d’Or Gala for best player in 2014, granted by FIFA, for the second year in a row and for the third time in his career.


Ronaldo won the award for the first time in 2008, when it was only held by FIFA, also against Lionel Messi

Formula 1 schedule for 2015 published

Formula 1-2015-ferrari landscape

Chief Executive of Formula One Group, Bernie Ecclestone, included Korea in the race schedule for legal reasons, since the race organisers could have filed a suit ...

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‘Make a laugh’ captures the hope and sorrow of people living in poverty

In Pictures: ‘Invest in Egypt 2014’ conference kicks off in Abu Dhabi

Al-Zahraa Stud hosts the 16th International Arabian Horse Championships

Little Egypt: Journey through history in 2 hours

Second-hand market offers Cairenes weekly bargains

Clover : From field to cattle in Ismailia

Tailoring the fabric of a nation

In Pictures: Shaimaa Al-Sabbagh shot in protest

28 January 2011: Egypt’s Bastille Day

In Pictures: Memories of the 25 January Revolution

Mouled Al-Nabwy celebrations

Farmer dreams of having a big family despite poverty

DNE stands in solidarity with their colleagues in Charlie Hebdo

In Pictures: Families of Sinai attack victims attend military funeral at Almaza military airport in Cairo