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Spain’s defence minister signs pending military MOU with Egyptian counterpart

Egypt’s Defence Minister Sedki Sobhi and his Spanish counterpart, Pedro Morenes, have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) in military cooperation Tuesday, the first agreement between both countries since 1953.
(Photo Ministry of Defence Handout)

Spain continues to export arms sales to Egypt after partial embargo imposed by EU in 2013

Less freedom, more violence: Report on journalists’ everyday struggle

Journalists and photojournalists hold banners as they demonstrate in front of the journalist's syndicate in Cairo against repeated attacks on members of the press in Egypt on April 4, 2014. 

(AFP PHOTO / MAHMOUD KHALED)

"I was attacked by a police officer for voicing people's complaints against him," says journalist Sally Ghaleb

1 conscript killed, 13 female protesters arrested in Damietta clashes

Egyptian police have been engaging in weekly clashes with Brotherhood and pro-Morsi affiliates.

(AFP FILE PHOTO \STR)

Despite security force successes in limiting Brotherhood-affiliated protests in cities, small villages continue defiance of security presence

Photojournalist Ziada walks free after last week’s acquittal

Photojournalist Ahmed Gamal Ziada was released in the early hours of Tuesday morning, six days after the Cairo Criminal Court's terrorist division acquitted him from protest and violence charges.

(Photo from Free Journalist AHmed Gamal Ziada)

Friends and family celebrate, after release procedures took several days

‘Perverted fatwa’ of IS indicate their ignorance: Dar Al-Ifta

2-ISIS while destroying statues in Iraq (photo from youtube)

Dar Al-Ifta also noted the importance of protecting such relics, adding that the only way of doing so is by studying their history and the ...

Al-Sisi to visit Moscow for WWII commemoration

During a visit of Russian President Wladimir Putin (L) to Egypt in February, weapon deliviries were discussed 
(Photo Presidency Handout)

Egyptian-Russian relations have expanded to include nuclear energy cooperation

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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 ...

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Activists launch campaign to release ‘Rabaa Operations Room’ journalists

An Egyptian security forces’ armoured vehicle drives amid remains of a protest camp by supporters of ousted president Mohamed Mursi and members of the Muslim Brotherhood after a crackdown on August 14, 2013 near Cairo’s Rabaa al-Adawiya mosque.

(AFP PHOTO / MAHMOUD KHALED)

Fourteen journalists and other media workers, including Abdullah Al-Fakharany, were given life sentences in case’s verdict

Egypt closest ‘sibling’ to South Sudan: Kiir

South Sudan president Salva Kiir 
(AFP Photo)

Foreign Minister on South Africa tour

Armed forces, ‘State of Sinai’ continue social media warfare

The group claimed to have launched three mortar shells hitting a Rafah security camp and injuring 14

(Photo from "State of Sinai" official Twitter account )

Armed forces announced thwarting of Sheikh Zuweid attack, "State of Sinai" claim injuring 14 in Rafah checkpoint attack

Tahya Misr Fund’s head claims NGOs aim to ‘bring down state organisations’

Meeting between US Congress delegation and NGOs covered deterioration of rights in Egypt

Lawyers prohibited from visiting detained minors: NGO

Article 53 of lawyer’s code grants authorised lawyers the right to visit anyone detained in public prisons at any time

Egypt gives priority to Gulf security: Shoukry

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Foreign Minister "explains" government's agenda to delegation visiting Washington

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Food Africa exhibition launched Wednesday

The volume of food exports from Egypt to African countries reached EGP 23bn

Egypt’s foreign reserves post largest rise since December 2011

Egypt's international foreign reserves jumped to $20.5bn at the end of April 2015, compared to $15.29bn the preceding month.

(AFP Photo)

International foreign reserves jumped to $20.5bn at the end of April 2015, compared to $15.29bn in previous month

Egypt 3rd in Arab region for online ticket purchases: Report

Online ticket purchases for airlines in Egypt amounts to $1.9bn, out of $11bn in the Arab region.

(AFP Photo)

Online ticket purchases amounted to $1.9bn in Egypt, e-commerce of travel and tourism sector valued at $870m in 2014

Crédit Agricole generates EGP 236.2m in Q1 2015

Crédit Agricole Egypt (CAE) has achieved net profits worth $30.9m (EGP 236.2m) in the first quarter of 2015, compared to a total of $19.3m (EGP 147.6m) in the same period last year

(AFP photo)

Figures show that there is a 60% increase in the company's earnings in Q1 of 2015, compared to the same period in 2014

Chinese companies to visit Egypt with Chinese President: Helal

The China Development Bank (CDB) will provide Egyptian banks with credit to finance projects in small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).
(Photo courtesy of Ministry of Industry, Foreign Trade and Investment\File)

Trade balance between the Egypt and China amounted $ 11.6bn last year, says Chinese Ambassador

IMF technical assistance team to visit Cairo early June

The IMF had "good discussions" with Egyptian officials in Washington last month and will send a technical assistance team to Cairo early June.
(AFP Photo)

To reduce the current budget deficit Egypt would need to export more, create policies to achieve this

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Jobzella to establish HQ in Dubai in 2016, further GCC expansion planned: CEO

Nader El-Batrawi Jobzella CEO 

(Photo Courtesy of Jobzella)

Company targets increasing users from 150,000 to 500,000 by end of 2015

Protecting small enterprises’ portable devices

Installing a low price application may eliminate data from some of the lost or stolen devices which is so important
(Photo public domain)

Awareness and suitable technology can play an important role in making notable achievements, on guarantee of protection for portable devices and offering help to the ...

Distributors push to halt supplies of collected subscription payments, company threatens legal actions

Distributors push to halt supplies of collected subscription payments, company threatens legal actions, 
(Photo public domain)

Shorter contracting period, changing commission system sparked TE Data crisis

HTC raises Egyptian market share of smartphones to 7%

Tarek Abdel Mohsen, Marketing Director of JoVi Tronix, HTC’s exclusive agent in Egypt

(Photo handout o the Daily News Egypt)

“Setting a limit to dollar deposits lowered chances of sale growth”, says Abdel Mohsen

Huawei employs over 10,000 people in research, development: Egypt GM

General Manager of Huawei Egypt Yang Tao 

(Photo handout o the Daily News Egypt)

Huawei provides many technological solutions, including smart transportation solutions, whereby it has provided solutions to more than 87,000 kilometres of railways and metro in different areas ...

Polaroid negotiates with local mobile service providers over product distribution

the company is negotiating with mobile phone operators in the Egyptian Market to partner with one of them for the distribution of the company's tablets.

(Photo handout o the Daily News Egypt)

“We are launching a smart photo printer by June,” says Abdul Ghaffar

Lifestyle View All →

CFF4: Fashion festivities hit Cairo for 4th time

The flower girl presentation by Randa Torky
(Photo by Hatem Reda)

Egypt’s fashion population starts the summer at Cairo Fashion Festival

Amna Elshandaweely and Nada Elsonbaty pave ‘Road to Fayoum’

Road to Fayoum” mixed the authenticity of Khayameya with the comfort of jeans
(Photo from facebook)

"While people are on their way to Fayoum, they just leave all the negative thoughts and go creative," says Elshandaweely

Menna Khalil resurrects Radwa Ashour’s Mariama and Rokaya

Radwa Ashour’s legacy and quotes were captured by Menna Khalil’s masterpieces
(Photo from facebook)

Khalil’s fascination with Ashour was not interrupted by her death a couple of months ago.

Doritos brings the Avengers to Egypt before its US release

Photo Handout to DNE

PepsiCo's Doritos teamed up with Marvel Entertainment for the exclusive event.

The place’s charm is irreplaceable: Review of The Four Season’s Spa

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There are different kinds of facial treatments, natural masks and scrubs to serve various tastes and needs.

Jewellery Technology Center PRIME to develop Egyptian entrepreneurs’ talents

Jewellery Technology Center PRIME to develop Egyptian entrepreneurs' talents

(DNE Photo)

The project aims for cultural exchange, in the form of jewellery, or art in general.

Culture View All →

A travelling agency brings outer-space trips to Egypt

Trips' prices starts from EGP 265000 
(Photo from Facebook)

According to Abdelgliel, the agency is set to start its first space voyage with more than 25 participants.

I write to revive Arab literature: Mahana

Mehana believes that there is a problem with the service of providing readers with books everywhere through reputable distribution institutions. 
(Photo Handout from Amed Mehana)

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2 ancient tombs reopened after restoration

The tombs were discovered back at 1925 and  closed at 2007 to be renewed. 
(Photo handout from ministry of antiquities)

The tombs of a father and his eldest son includes beautiful scenes of ancient craftsmen

‘1980 and upwards’ represents true suffering of our generation, says writer

Team of the play which is performing at Hosspair Theatre, down town Cairo. 
(photo from Facebook page)

Mahmoud Gamal, the play’s 30-year-old writer, also acts in it. He sat with Daily News Egypt to talk about the details of the play and the ...

National Security calls Massar Egbari inappropriate

Massar Egbari sings to unfold the youth's stories 
(Photo from Massar Egbary’s Facebook page)

“Massar Egbary is an entertaining inciting band that only sings about the negativities while leaving out the achievements,” says National Security representative

Stolen antiquities from Alexandria found

The storage was located in the Moustafa Kamel area of Alexandria, and contains very rare and very old relics.

In Focus View All →

Why press freedom?

Photo from Reporters Without Boarders

Voices from journalists worldwide on World Press Freedom Day

Is Africa tiptoeing back onto the map?

Transportation is one of the major Egyptian investment sectors in Africa. 

(Photo courtesy of Qalaa Holdings)

Diplomats continuously emphasise the "depth of historical relations", including President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi during his speech in front of the Ethiopian parliament in March.

Urban development project set to upgrade informal settlement of Istable Antar

Local standing over a breath taking mound of garbage

(Photo by Leon Dubois)

Residents suffer from lack of services and medical care, and isolation from basic needs

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

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 →

Football roundup: Zamalek widens gap with Al-Ahly, ENPPI stands ground

The derby between Cairo giants Al-Ahly and Al-Zamalek on Saturday ended in a 1-0 victory for the Red Devils.

Last year’s runners-up fail to climb out of relegation zone

American Football in Egypt

Since 2007 a few young athletes, about 40 players took the first steps towards Egyptian American football
(Photo courtesy of Egyptian Federation of American Football facebook page)

Today EFAF has seven teams, four of which are university teams: the BUE Hawks, AUC Titans, MSA Tigers, and GUC Eagles, while three are independent teams; ...

Triathlon seeks place under Egypt’s sun

Belal Hassan at TFA Sahl Hasheesh Triathlon in December 2014
(Photo handout from Belal Hassan)

Players take care of almost all training budgets on their own, says Egyptian triathlete

Egyptian Ali Farag takes over GillenMarkets Irish Squash Open

Farag won the title after beating France’s Lucas Serme on 25 April
(Photo courtesy of the Professional Squash Association)

This week also witnessed Karim Abdel Gawad winning the Andorra Open

Salah said to stay next season in Fiorentina, Mohamady’s Hull City rebounds

Salah has helped Fiorentina reach the Coppa Italia semi-final for the first time since 2008
(Photo courtesy of AFC Fiorentina website)

Chelsea said to be expecting to receive additional £1.5m from Fiorentina to keep Salah for the next season

Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup at stake

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

(AFP PHOTO/FABRICE COFFRINI)

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

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In pictures: 11 injured, no deaths in High Court explosion

Indian style stands out for the spring and summer collection of 2015

In pictures: Cairo’s lawyers attack police brutality, collapse of rule of law

In Pictures: Activist Alaa Abdel Fattah received 5-year sentence in Shura Council trial

The Best Selling Cars in Egypt of 2014

In Pictures: Egyptians ask for intercession on Mulid Al-Hussein

Amina Khalil - Spring collection from under water

In pictures: Witnesses become defendants in Shaimaa Al-Sabbagh's killing case

In Pictures: Street vendors removed from Ramsis Square

In Pictures: The journey of pottery, from clays to pretty products

In Pictures: Juices hit the streets of Cairo with summer season

Real fashion is a woman wearing an item of clothing that enhances her femininity: Jailan El-Hommosany

In Pictures: The ‘forgotten’ fishermen of Ezbet El-Borg

In Pictures:Morsi handed 20 years in prison for inciting, demonstrating violence

In Photos: Yemenis in Egypt turn calls for return home to Egyptian Foreign Ministry