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4 fishermen released in Damietta following navy patrol attack investigations

With pressures on local fish stocks increasing, some Egyptian fisherman are venturing out into the territorial waters of other countries Laurence Underhill / DNE

Armed forces to provide financial compensation for damages to boats and fishing equipment, says fishermen’s spokesperson

Gaza reconstruction aid on hold: Foreign Minister

The summer 2014 war between Israel and Hamas resulted in over 2,000 deaths and the destruction of some 7,000 homes in Gaza, according to the United Nations.
(AFP File Photo)

Hamas accuses unity government of "not living up to its responsibilities in Gaza"

Security Council to receive final resolution for Palestinian statehood bid

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs invited African ambassadors to Egypt to the ministry to garner support for its bid to secure a non-permanent seat on the UN Security Council in 2016.

(AFP/File  Emmanuel Dunand)

Hamas describes bid as "catastrophic", Palestinian Authority maintains its stance

North Sinai governor says Gaza buffer zone to increase to 5km

Egypt announced that it will open the Rafah border crossing on Wednesday in one direction, allowing Palestinians into the Gaza Strip.

(AFP Photo)

Egypt first decided to establish a 500 metre buffer zone in late October, following two deadly attacks in Sinai that left at least 30 military ...

Al-Azhar University expels 51 students

Al-Azhar University expelled Sunday 51 students, claiming they participated in pro-Muslim Brotherhood protests, raising the total of expelled students to 122

(Photo from Student Against Coup Facebook Page)

Total number of students expelled from university has reached 122

Court allows re-trial for police personnel convicted in military courts

Court allows re-trial for police personnel convicted in military courts.


Police were never subject to military trials in first place, experts say

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Human rights groups calls for ‘presidential palace’ trial defendants amnesty

Defendants handed two year sentences and two years of parole, after appealing earlier sentence of three years

1,191 reported sexual harassment cases in 100 days: Report

An Egyptian protester hold up his hand with a slogan reading in Arabic: "Egyptian girls are a red line" during a demonstration in Cairo against sexual harassment on 12 February 2013. 

(AFP Photo \ Khaled Desouki)

82.3% of eye witnesses to the harassment do not interfere or help the victim, says Harassmap

Brotherhood Supreme Guide bodyguard arrested for protesting and inciting violence

Security forces in Giza arrested Ahmed Ateya, a former bodyguard for the Muslim Brotherhood Supreme Guide Mohamed Badie, on Monday, according to a Ministry of Interior ...

15 further students referred to military court

Azhar University Clashes

Zagazig University students charged with protesting and rioting

78 minors convicted for unlicenced protests released on parole

The Alexandria Juvenile Misdemeanour Appeal Court released 78 imprisoned minors convicted for illegally protesting and joining a banned organisation. In November, a first degree court had sentenced ...

Egypt and Sudan discuss Nile water

Egypt and Sudan discuss Nile water.

(Khaled Desouki/AFP/Getty Images)

Sudanese water minister believes Egypt’s continued freezing of Nile Basin Initiative membership will not achieve interests of Sudan and Egypt

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Public workers’ affairs abolished, human resources management starts in March: Minister of Planning

No price increase for oil products and the decision is up to the next People’s Assembly

EGP 44bn total debts of Electricity Ministry go to Petroleum Ministry

Ministry of Finance is set to review the final draft of Egypt’s economic reform programme set to precede the acceptance of the country’s pending $4.8bn International Monetary Fund (IMF) loan. (Daily News Egypt)

Finance Ministry pays 50% of monthly electricity bill the Electricity Ministry consumes due to an agreement made between three ministries

77,679 bought tenders in million-unit project in three governorates: Housing Ministry

Ministry of Housing has begun allocating 13,000 housing units to the beneficiaries of first stage of housing project

(DNE File Photo)

Ministry of Housing has begun allocating 13,000 housing units to the beneficiaries of first stage of housing project

Mehleb and chairmen of EGX and EFSA study criticised securities tax: Government official

The Egyptian Stock Exchange in session. (DNE PHOTO)

Securities industry representatives strongly criticised the tax, describing it as punishment for investors looking to diversify portfolios

New bid to acquire Arab Dairy offered, EFSA announces

Al-Nour Company for Dairy Product offers EGP 58 per share

General Authority for Industrial and Mining Projects to finish seven logistical areas in Q1 2015: Official

The mining port in Safaga to be launched next March, head of the Technical Affairs Sector at the General Authority for Industrial and Mining Projects said.
(AFP Photo)

Authority aims to establish 13 industrial areas to achieve fair investments distribution between governorates during coming months

Technology View All →

Saudi company acquires controlling stake in professional network Jobzella


We are taking advantage of a new round of investment by expanding to the Gulf, says Batrawi

Telecom Egypt experiences profits drop in 2014

Mobile operating companies agreed on a unified price

TE’s revenue amounted to EGP 9.1bn during the first nine months of 2014, compared to EGP8.3bn for the same period last year, according to a company ...

IBM predicts 50% growth in cloud computing in Egypt by end of 2015

The initiative aims to support local software companies in acquiring skills and expertise in cloud computing as a source of innovation in the region.
(AFP/File, Odd Andersen)

ITIDA and IBM launch 2nd phase of joint-initiative to help telecom SMEs enter new markets

Lenovo to lead Egyptian computer sales by end of 2015: CEO

Lenovo Group gained 20% of local computer sales, and acquired the second largest market share despite only selling laptops.

(AFP Photo)

Lenovo spends $3bn globally per year in research and development, says CEO YasserShaheen

30% growth target in 2015: Dell sales manager

Computer company Dell, must target a 30% sales increase in 2015, at the top end of the IT sector’s growth range of 20%-30%

(AFP Photo)

2014 figures targeted 20% growth, but company reached only a “not acceptable” 10%, says distribution sales manager

E-finance launches new “Banzenty” app

The electronic payment company E-Finance has entered into negotiations with Blom Bank Egypt, Crédit Agricole Egypt, The Arab Bank, the National Société Générale Bank (NSGB), the Arab Banking Corporation (ABC) and the Commercial International Bank (CIB) to provide them with Automated Clearing House (ACH) services. (Photo: Courtesy of Facebook Fan Page)

New app provides details on the nearest petrol station

Lifestyle View All →

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?!”

A parking lady or a hero?

Om heba has been working for 22 years as a parking lady to provide her children an appropriate life
(Photo by Nada Deyaa’)

Om Heba follows in her husband’s path and doesn’t believe in equality between women and men in work

Youth Innovation Camp to promote social justice in Egypt

Photo from Egyptian Streets

The camp attempts to provide a platform for young Egyptians to communicate their understanding of the term Social Justice

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For the first time in the region, the service gives film and TV series lovers access to a variety of media for a monthly subscription of ...

Celebrating International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

El Sawy Culturewheel organizes a seminar to celebrate the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women
(Photo by Nada Deyaa')

95% of women between 18-28 suffered from verbal, physical harassment in the street, 52% think the way they’re dressed is reason

10,000 children participate in the Global Hand Washing Day

In celebration of Global Hand Washing Day, "Lifebuoy" soap brand launches a National Hand Washing Campaign to raise awareness on the importance of hygiene
(Photo Courtesy of the campaign)

In celebration of Global Hand Washing Day, "Lifebuoy" soap brand launches a National Hand Washing Campaign to raise awareness on the importance of hygiene

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Population growth rate in Egypt 4 times that of developed countries

The strike caused severe congestion across Cairo (file photo) (AFP Photo/ Mahmud Hams)

Between government’s role and people’s social beliefs, the rates continue to rapidly increase

Egypt bans “Exodus: Gods and Kings”

Christian Bale portraying Moses in an action scene from the film "Exodus: Gods and Kings".

Controversy between Ministry of Culture and critics regarding main reason behind the ban

A biography of Osama El-Baz

Writer Hani Khalaf signs the book for audience 
(Photo Nahdet Masr publishing agency Handout)

From working as a butcher’s boy while studying for his PhD, to being Mubarak’s foreign affairs advisor

Middle-East’s first ever tattoo expo held in Cairo


Tattoo artists in Egypt speak about their experience working in the country

Media conflict leads to misunderstanding of selling Baron Empain palace

The Baron Empain wasn’t sold as the media controversy led into believing 
(Photo  Public Domain)

Antiquities official Youssef Khalifa confirmed that the government currently owns the palace and the heirs were compensated.

Indian Embassy in Egypt celebrates first Indian Yoga ministry

The instructor of the Indian Yoga centre in Egypt showing some movements help inhancing the mind and body power

Indian government spends over $100m on ministry’s scientific research

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Farmers struggle to uphold property rights in land dispute with government

Hasan Adel Wahed said his farmland has been contaminated by sewage and other pollutants from nearby housing and real estate development projects

(Photo by Kenneth Changpertitum)

The Endowments Ministry is seeking to evict thousands of farmers in the Alexandria governorate in order to pursue real estate development

Gaza residents describe life in a city of ruins

The war in Gaza last summer left 18,000 housing units destoyred or severly damaged, according to the United Nations Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs 
(Photo Palestinian  Interior ministry handout)

After war and donor conferences, humanitarian catastrophe looms in heavily populated strip

The return of the caliphate: between Islam and politics

(L) Coin from the Abbasid Caliphate in the year 765 that reads the Shahada “La Ilah Ella Allah, Mohamed Rassol Al- lah” (Islamic creed declaring belief in the oneness of God and the acceptance of Muhammad as God’s prophet), (R) coin of the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq (ISIS), according to  Elijah J. Magnier , Al Rai Chief International Correspon- dent that reads “A Caliphate in the steps of the prophet” 
(Photo Public Domain)

ISIS is obsessed with the myth of the Mehdi, and is preparing for his reign, claim AUC professors

Racism, violence, exploitation afflict life of Sudanese refugees in Cairo

Sudanese refugees protesting in Cairo, making demands from the United States and the International Organisation for Migration 

(Photo from Immigration and Sudanese Refugees Facebook page )

During the 2011 revolution almost 45,000 refugees came into Egypt because there was no supervision on the borders

Fear, violence and hardship part of everyday life in volatile North Sinai town

The site of the 11 November car bomb in Arish 
(DNE Photo)

Residents of Al-Arish are caught in the fight between militants and the military

Cairo University students react to security measures on campus

Cairo Univeristy Students protest on October,12 2014.

Students say security measures are necessary but criticise enforcement

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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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Napoli wins Italian Super Cup in Qatar

Italy Super Cup

Napoli has not won the Italian Super cup title since the 1990/1991 season, with this title win considered the second in the team’s history.

Real Madrid revels in records set at FIFA Club World Cup!

The curtain came down on the FIFA Club World Cup, held in Morocco between 10 and 20 December, with Spanish team, Real Madrid, winning the world title for the first time in its history.

The team reaped its fourth title this year, the first time in its history.

Manchester City: The shining team

The top scorer for the championship is Argentine Sergio Aguero with 14 goals, 39% of the team’s total goals

The team’s management spent €57.6m this season to raise the team’s efficiency and meet the demands of Pellegrini, and to maintain the Premier League title and ...

Illness can’t take down ‘The Greatest’

Retired legendary boxer, Muhammed Ali Clay

Ali returned to boxing again in 1970 in a match described as the “Match of the Century”, against Joe Frazier where neither of them had lost ...

Raptors and Blazers lead NBA after 28 rounds


Portland Trail Blazers continues leading the Western Conference after winning the game against the New Orleans Pelicans, scoring 114 points to 88.

Real Madrid qualifies for FIFA Club World Cup

Real Madrid qualified for the FIFA Club World Cup final round, which began on 10 December in Morocco, after winning against Mexican team Cruz Azul.

Real Madrid carried on scoring points for this season by reaching its 21st consecutive win through several competitions.

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Tanta receives 3 million visitors participating in Moulid Al-Sayed Al-Badawy festival

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