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Clashes break out at Cairo University

Clashes broke out between Cairo University students and administrative security guards Sunday.

(Photo by Ahmed Al-Malky\File)

Some people were walking outside university gates with melee weapons, says eyewitness

Al-Masry Al-Youm articles on police violations ‘libellous’: MOI

The Interior Ministry branded Sunday a special report in Al-Masry Al-Youm newspaper documenting police violations as “libellous”, and vowed to take legal action against the newspaper.

(Photo by Ali Omar\File)

Newspaper published seven pages documenting alleged police abuses

President Al-Sisi tells Archbishop of Canterbury Christians ‘not a minority’ in Egypt

President Al-Sisi receives Archbishop Justin Welby at the Presidential Palace in Heliopolis  
(Presidency press release)

The religious leader expressed his condolences to the President for the killings of Christians earlier in the year

11 sentenced to death in Port Said Massacre trial

The Port Said clashes left tens dead and hundreds injured (file photo)

Court refers sentences for Grand Mufti’s ratification, final verdict 30 May

Court refers Qatar ‘supporting terrorism’ lawsuit to prosecution

Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi (R) meets with Qatari Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Hamad bin Jassim Al-Thani in Cairo on January 8, 2013.   

The case accuses Qatar of “providing financial, logistical and media support for terrorist leaders in the Arab world”

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)

[caption id="attachment_254862" align="alignright" width="300"] President Al-Sisi during third ...

Politics View All →

Al-Sisi meets CIA chief, US ambassador

Meeting discussed bilateral relations, international and regional updates

Yemenis stuck in Egypt continue requests for help

Yemenis protesting in front of the Yemeni embassy in Cairo voice their demands to an embassy official. 

(Photo by Omar Korashi)

Yemenis attempt to ward off internal tensions to remain unified in common objective - returning to their homeland

AUC ‘claims standards it does not implement’: Employees

AUC students' protest Hassan Ibrahim / DNE

“Many of us came from Aswan and other governorates to work here because we thought AUC was different. It isn’t,” says employee.

Shoukry’s Europe trip ‘achieved goals’ for supporting Egypt

sameh shoukry

Barcelona meetings highlighted importance of unconditional European support to Arab countries and reviewing the neighbouring countries' policy

Grand Mufti heads to Europe in efforts to combat radical Islam

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

The move comes amid a rise of anti-Islamist groups in Western countries 

Houthi foreign allies criticise Egypt’s support of Saudi-led airstrikes

A string of rumours in April targeted Egyptian affairs by state-run Iranian news agencies

Business View All →

Sanmar India pumps $350m new investments in Egypt

Indian companies willing to pump investments in several projects, including solar units production and irrigation development

Sun City to be established by coalition of foreign, Arab companies: AGI Chairman

Arabia Group for Investment negotiates with Housing Ministry to establish Sun City in 6th of October City, create a tourist town in Western Cairo

Real estate companies’ EGX listing offers cheap funds, expansion: Developers

EGX30 plummeted more than nine per cent on Sunday, 25 November. (DNE/ Mohamed Omar)

While situation is stabilising in Egypt, real estate developers believe market has greater growth potential

Infrastructure planning for Cairo Capital to be completed within 4 months: Housing Minister  

Minister of Housing Mostafa Madbouly giving a speech during a conference on development partners

(DNE photo)

The minister added that the ministry seeks to finalise the contracts for the six projects announced in the Economic Summit, as well as solve investment problems.

Former Chamber of Hotels chairman demands placing furnished flats under state supervision

Former chairman of the Chamber of Hotels Waseem Mohey El-Din says furnished flats should be placed under tight supervision from Ministry of Tourism

(AFP Photo)

The demand aims to improve tourist services during the upcoming period and increase tax revenues

Emaar Misr registers EGP 172.7m in Q1 net profits

Emaar Properties has registered $912m in profits in 2014

(Photo courtesy of Emaar Misr)

Company will discuss amending the chairman’s position in a 20 April meeting

Technology View All →

Continuous decline in number of mobile users last January

The number of mobile users declined slightly last January, to record 95.2 million users compared to 95.3 million users last December

(AFP Photo)

This caused the rate of mobile service usage in comparison to the population retreat to 110.6% compared to 110.9% in December 2014, the report said.

Internet Revolution meets Minister of Communications

Members of the “Internet Revolution” movement held a meeting Monday, with Minister of Communications and Information Technology Khaled Negm

The activist group suggested amendments to Internet service prices and speed

Samsung acquires 70.8% smartphone sales, maintains top spot in Egyptian market

Innovation is one of the most important factors that have allowed Samsung to occupy its leading position as one of the biggest technology companies worldwide.

(AFP Photo)

Talking to Daily News Egypt on the company’s Egypt market share, El-Gamal said Samsung obtained the biggest smartphone market share by acquiring 70.8% of the total ...

DrBridge seeks investments at $4m to start foreign expansion: CEO

Amir Barsoum, CEO and Co-Founder of Drbridge

(DNE Photo)

We plan to expand externally by the end of 2015, and are choosing between Saudi Arabia, Nigeria and South Africa, says Barsoum

Slight increase in number of internet users last December

Google’s top search report Zeitgeist showed that former Egyptian president Mohamed Hosni Mubarak was the top political figure searched in 2013.
(AFP Photo)

Meanwhile, the number of internet users through USB reached 4.5 million by the end of last December, compared to 3.9 million last November, achieving a growth ...

25 January was instrumental in raising awareness on digital marketing industry: CEO of Enova

Natalie Youssef, CEO for Enova Digital Marketing & Advisory

(Photo handout from enova )

Saudi Arabia, UAE are the main countries that attract clients through internet, says Natalie Youssef

Lifestyle View All →

Cairo Couture: Lace, Flowers and Chiffon

Saedi maintained his signature warrior top and metal details 

(Photo from cairocouturecollections.com)

Fashion Zone's Cairo Couture swept Egypt to a night full of couture glamour

Boldness and colours: Women’s fashion for Summer 2015

Young fashion designers innovate new designs, opportunity to export Egyptian products, says El-Behairy

Young fashion designers innovate new designs, opportunity to export Egyptian products, says El-Behairy

Prince Bishop wins Dubai World Cup

Prince Bishop becomes the 20th winner of the Dubai World Cup. He us trained by Saeed bin Suroor and ridden by jockey William Buick.
(Photo from Dubai Racing Club,  Neville Hopwood)

The 50,000 racing fans in attendance were treated to an amazing finish, as the eight-year-old Prince Bishop blew past California Chrome down the final 300 metres ...

‘India by the Nile’ festival held with great success

The Indian Ambassador in Egypt welcomes Amitabh Bachchan
(Handout from the Indian embassy)

The Bollywood show was a sell-out, with security having a tough time managing the crowds, says Indian Ambassador

Our Wedding Carnival to help 10 brides

The whole participating team of the wedding carnival 
(Handout from the Wedding Carnival)

'Our Wedding Carnival' is an annual-local event that is about to return for its third round this April.

A beer advertisement promotes sexual harassment

A scene of the ad series asking males to “man up” 
( screenshot)

The series of ads under the theme of “man up” urges the male audience to look at women regardless their clothes

Culture View All →

Egyptian biker to return home Friday after 143 days on road

Chatilla has been on the road in different cities for 143 days now 

(Photo From Egypton2wheels.com)

During the two days spent in Cairo, he refused to return home, preferring instead to stay with his supporting friends.

Minister of Culture does not approve of ‘fat employees’

Azza Abd El-Moniem  who was mocked by the culture’s minister, holds a masters degree in sculpture  

(Photo from Azza’s Facebook page)

When the minister asked if the employees face any troubles at their work, Abd El-Moneim, who holds a Masters degree in sculpture, answered that she is ...

Akhenaten to take the Pharaohs to Broadway

Akhenaten a story about love and politics on Broadway 
(Photo from Facebook)

“After the 25 January Revolution, I saw how people kept getting manipulated in the name of religion, so I saw it is the perfect time to start ...

Exhibition in the memory of painter Mahmoud Said

Nine of these paintings have Said's signature on them. For his 118th anniversary, the loyal art-lover and fan showcased printed and magnified versions of his original ...

Cairokee celebrate release of 5th album

Photo Hand out to DNE

“Our songs discuss issues for the first time in Arab music history,” says  band

Masterpeace Playlist connects Egypt and Morocco

Masterpeace playlist in Amsterdam 
(Photo from Facebook)

The Masterpeace organisation is an international network that believes in the peaceful power of music.

In Focus View All →

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

For years, journalists fought against restrictive laws and legislation

On Sunday the Supreme Administrative Court headed by Chancellor Mustafa Hanafy, vice president of the State Council, decided the early elections were legal (file photo) Hassan Ibrahim

10 June marks an important day in the history of the 'battle for freedom', says head of Press Syndicate

United Arab Forces? A wish Al-Sisi may come to regret

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi previously met with Saudi King Salman Bin Abdulaziz in March 2015 to discuss and promote bilateral ties between both countries

(Photo Presidency Handout)

After airstrikes by Arab nations hit their neighbours, can enough be sacrificed by regimes across the region for any kind of joint security?

North Sinai residents’ daily suffering: Curfew, displacement, lack of access to services


"Many innocents disappear following arbitrary arrests," says Sinai-based politician

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 →

Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup at stake

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


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

Federer, Halep, and Šafářová dominate Dubai and Qatar tennis tournaments

The Swiss player, Roger Federer, who is ranked 2nd on the ATP, won the title of the Dubai tennis championship

Djokovic’s path to the final witnessed an easy win against the Canadian Vasek Pospisil.

Arsenal gains millions of dollars in profits

Arsenal chairman Sir Chips Keswick and football team maneger Arsene Wenger celebrating one of Arsenal trophies

Arsenal investments in its players is considered the major means by which the club achieves profits, keeping it from falling into debts, unlike many other English ...

Bomb in Borussia Dortmund Stadium

German authorities evacuated the Signal Iduna Park, the stadium of the Borussia Dortmund club, after finding an unexploded World War II bomb in parking west of the stadium.

The bomb was found hours before the press conference that the trainer of Borussia Dortmund, Jürgen Klopp, was intending to hold, for statements regarding his team’s ...

Legend star Ronaldo returns to stadiums

Brazilian star Ronaldo
(AFP Photo)

Ronaldo announced to Real Madrid, Barcelona, AC Milan and Inter-Milan that to play a football match, you have to match fitness criteria.

Spaniard Ferrer, Italian Errani win titles of Rio de Janeiro Open Tennis Championship

Spaniard David Ferrer

Ferrer, who is ranked 9th on the ATP, won the final game at the expense of his Italian rival Fabio Fognini, with 2 points to 6 ...

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