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Egypt mourns the death of 23 nationals in Libya shelling

Former rebel fighters who are now intergrated into the Libyan army guard the western entrance of the capital Tripoli on May 19, 2014

(AFP / Mahmud Turkia)

Foreign ministry calls on Libyan authorities to identify the perpetrators as violence in the neighbouring country intensifies

‘Dangerous’ Ansar Beit Al-Maqdis member killed during arrest operation: MOI

Killed member responsible for attacks on security personnel and “vital” institutions, says interior ministry

10 children killed in shelling of Gaza park

A children's park in Al-Shati camp in Gaza was shelled on Monday, killing 10 children

Violence returns to the besieged strip amid failure to broker ceasefire; Israel claims “Gaza terrorists” responsible for latest tragedy

Top diplomats call for extension of 12-hour Gaza ceasefire

Top diplomats call for extension of 12-hour Gaza ceasefire.

(Handout from the Palestinian Ministry of Interior)

Efforts to extend humanitarian ceasefire continue in Paris as it holds in Gaza

High occupancy in Red Sea and South Sinai pre-Eid Al-Fitr: Hotels Chamber

High occupancy in Red Sea and South Sinai pre-Eid Al-Fitr: Hotels Chamber 

(AFP Photo)

Occupancies in the Red Sea increased to 70% and South Sinai to 50% before Eid Al-Fitr, expected to rise to 90% and 80% respectively

Anti-harassment group to form Eid operation rooms

Two women dressed in modern fashion walk in downtown Cairo 19 August 2007. From lewd looks to inappropriate touching, experts say Egypt's growing street harassment of women is a deep-rooted and largely ignored problem shackling the country's progress. Sexual harassment in public areas is not limited to a specific age category or social class, says the independent Egyptian Centre for Women's Rights (ECWR), which is spearheading a campaign against this "social cancer" in Egypt. 


Group says sexual harassment is worse during holidays

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Prosecutor general orders release of 45 students for Eid

Others with health, humanitarian issues will be pardoned

Gazans salvage their dead during humanitarian ceasefire

Gazans salvage their dead during humanitarian ceasefire.

(Handout from the Palestinian Ministry of Interior)

Death toll rises as more bodies are found under the rubble during ceasefire

Prosecution refers 20 to court on terrorism charges

The men are believed to be members of the militant group Agnad Misr

Two police officers killed in North Sinai

Security forces investigating the scene

US pulls diplomats out of Libya following fresh clashes

123 Egyptians prevented from entering Libya on Friday

Three arrested during Friday protests

Small demonstrations disbursed peacefully, says interior ministry

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Rise of interest rate to have limited effect on stock market: Experts

Several economic experts agreed that the negative impact of the rise of interest rates in banks on the Egyptian stock market would be limited.

(AFP Photo)

Economic experts give different reasons for the limited impact of the interest rate hike on the stock market

7 banks raise interest rates on deposits after Central Bank decision

Some people criticised Central Bank policies after the 25 January Revolution, and that it had been helped by Egyptian banks to help businessmen to smuggle their money deposited in banks abroad (File Photo) (AFP Photo)

A recent CBE decision saw an increase in the benchmark overnight deposit rate by 1% to 9.25%, and the overnight lending rate to 10.25%.

National Bank of Egypt, Banque du Caire, and Banque Misr increase returns on savings certificates

Banque Misr decided to increase returns on the triple ‘Excellent’ savings certificate by 1%, up to 10.5% annually from 9.5%, in order to contain inflation. 

(DNE Photo)

A number of government banks raise returns on savings certificates to attract liquidity, fight inflation, and increase individual returns

Egyptian banks show ‘impressive growth’ but fall short in Tier 1 capital: The Banker’s report


Tier 1 capital, a core measure of a bank’s financial strength, of National Bank of Egypt and CIB fell to reach the 404th and the 535th ...

Delay in imports of gas for electricity threatens the industrial sector in Egypt


EGAS stopped pumping gas to MOPCO, EFC, and EBIC factories; reduction of 80% of gas needs of cement plants

Power stations boosting fuel consumption at expense of industrial sector: EGAS

Fuel station deficit worth 6m cubic metres of gas and equivalent daily

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Electronic payments benefit people excluded from formal financial services: MasterCard Country Manager

Mobile Money solutions emerged as the suitable option which could rapidly open doors for Egyptian people from all walks of life, Magdy Hassan says.

(Photo Courtesy of MasterCard)

In an exclusive interview with the Daily News Egypt, Magdy Hassan, Country Manager of MasterCard Egypt, highlighted the programmes and services the credit card provider offers. ...

UAE to establish space agency and send the first Arab spaceship to Mars by 2021

The probe will take nine months to make the more than 60m kilometre journey to Mars and will mark UAE out as one of only nine ...

Use of electronic payments to pay taxes increases GNP by 0.75% per annum: eFinance study

Converting 10% of the country’s total payments into electronic payments within increases GNP by 1%. 

(AFP Photo)

Electronic payments for taxes increase GNP by 0.75% per annum due to more liquidity available in the country, the study says

YallaKora.com sees 135% more daily visits than market average

YallaKora becomes the best performing website during the World Cup.

(Photo courtesy of YallaKora )

Around 47% of Arab online football viewers visited YallaKora.com, according to the sports’ website

Environment ministry and Microsoft discuss developing monitoring systems

Minister of Environment Khaled Fahmy held talks Tuesday with computer software giant Microsoft on applying electronic information systems for environmental monitoring to observe violations.

(Photo Ministry of Environment Handout)

Minister of Environment Khaled Fahmy seeks development of monitoring system for process of transferring coal and vehicle exhaust emissions

2.5m smartcards for petroleum products distributed so far: EGPC chairman

Egypt has suffered from diesel shortages over the last two years, and the government has recently announced fuel prices hike for some industrial factories. (AFP\Photo)

About 11,000 smartcard machines have been placed at gas stations in order for customers to use their cards to access fuel at the subsidised price.

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Ramadan desserts go global

Oriental desserts are a favourite part of Ramadan in Egypt and across the region
(Photo / AFP / Ahmad Al-Rubaye )

Egyptian pastry chefs, have started putting this twist on traditional Ramadan desserts such as Konafa and Atayef, a trend driven, in part, by creative marketing, and ...

Made in Prison

Sentenced to serve five years in prison after she was arrested in December during an anti-coup protest at Al-Azhar University, Asmaa Hamdy started her own line of handbags to promote a message of hope

(Photo from “Free Asmaa Masr” Facebook page)

A dental student arrested during anti-coup protests at Al-Azhar University is making and selling handbags from prison

Gallup ranks Egypt ‘third most negative country’, but silver linings remain

Amid political turmoil and economic uncertainty, what makes Egyptians feel optimistic?

(Photo by Marwa Morgan)

Amid political turmoil and economic uncertainty, what makes Egyptians feel optimistic?

New app fights black market pharmaceuticals

A group of young Egyptian programmers, who call themselves GENU, has developed a smartphone application that can differentiate between genuine and fake drugs

Ramadan beneath the surface: Fish at Farag since Farouk times

Grilled shrimp temptation at Farag Fish Restaurant
Mohamed Anis
Grilled shrimp temptation at Farag Fish Restaurant

(Photo by Mohamed Anis)

Ramadan provides an annual opportunity for restaurants to show off their best meals for the hungry, fasting crowd. The food business thrives as customers line up ...

Deaths from cancer and heart disease climb

Teenagers smoke in Cairo's Al-Darb Al-Ahmar neighborhood 

(Photo by Marwa Morgan)

Because of political uncertainty, Egypt is struggling to address the issue on nearly every level, from "commitment to action to implementation”, WHO officials say

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‘Where is the Queen?’

Western Saharan singer Aziza Braheim, who developed her musical talents and participated in major cultural events in Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic, performs at the ninth annual Hayy Festival in Cairo’s El-Geneina Theatr.

(Photo by Adham Youssef)

Ninth annual Hayy Festival shines light on promising and prominent Arab and African female singers

Kids search for alternatives to omitted children shows

Bakkar, presented by the private Egyptian company “Cairo Toon” between 1998 and 2007, was the last children show aired on the Egyptian national TV.

After the government pulled programming, children are watching adult series that may expose them to “complex scenes they cannot process”, says AUC professor

Keeping up with the changing Egyptian Ramadan

Traditional handmade lanterns, the Mesaharaty, TV shows and charades have become the stuff of memories

The art of fighting sexual harassment

Qahera, the hijab-clad super heroine fights harassers and protects women.

(Photo handout from Qahera- the Superhero Facebook page.)

“Shout Art Loud,” an interactive web documentary produced by the international non profit “Index on Censorship”, explores how art tackles the topic of sexual harassment ...

Resurgence of Papyrus plant poses potential ecological benefits

Ecologist John Gaudet, author of the new book, "The Plant that Changed the World", which outlines papyrus's past and future in Africa

(Photo Courtesy of John Gaudet)

The plant, most famed for its uses in Ancient Egypt as paper, is seeing a resurgence of late due to its environmental benefits

A survivor of ‘restriction attempts’, Al-Fan Midan receives monthly culture ministry grant

Eskendrella band performing at Al-Fan Midan

(Photo Handout from Eskenderella)

Just three months after festival organisers were arrested, accused of violating the Protest Law, Al-Fan Midan has secured funding from the Ministry of Culture

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Hunting for Eurobonds

Joseph Stiglitz, a Nobel laureate in economics and Columbia University professor worries about “excessive borrowing” over the long term

Views split on sub-Saharan Africa’s debut in the international markets

Central African Republic: killings in the time of transition

A World Food Programme cargo plane arrives at the airport in Bangui where a camp for internally displaced persons has been set up.  

(Photo: UNHCR/ B.Ntwari)

Peace eludes nation in a rocky political transition

Rising from the ashes

Happy schoolboys, beneficiaries of Rwanda’s high primary school enrollment.  

(PYMCA/Alamy/Mischa Haller)

Twenty years after genocide, Rwanda makes huge development strides

Survey analysis on street vendors

Street vendors occupy marked out stall positions near Talaat Harb Street in Downtown Cairo in August 2012
(Photo by: Mohamed Omar)

By the Federation of Economic Development Associations (FEDA), With the Support of the Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE)

The special court for Sierra Leone rests – for good

The Sierra Leone Special Court ended operations in 2013 after trying former Liberian leader Charles Taylor (pictured) and other key figures in the Sierra Leonean civil war

(AFP File photo)

The court, ruling in April 2012, found Mr Taylor guilty of five counts of crimes against humanity, five counts of war crimes and one count of ...

One Year of Crackdowns



Since the 3 July military-backed ouster of former president Mohamed Morsi, the judiciary has been busy with a seemingly unending flow of high-profile trials, and arrests ...

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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

Hotels chamber demands property tax to be based on replacement value

Hotels have been suffering from the drop in tourism since 2011. 

(Photo from the Marriott Hotel website)

Using replacement value method would reduce property tax for Cairene hotels by 90%, says deputy chairman

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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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Spinning back time

In Pictures: Battle of the Banners

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

Handcrafting Ramadan

In Pictures: Demonstrators rally against sexual harassment

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

The Nay Maker

In Pictures: Behind the scenes at Khan el-Kahlili