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Al-Sisi appoints new Director of Intelligence Agency

Khaled Fawzy was appointed as director of the General Intelligence Directorate(GIS) succeeding Mohamed Farid El-Tohamy, who served since July 2013, after President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi issued a presidential decree.

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Previous head of the National Security Authority appointed as new director of the General Intelligence Service

Over 10,000 people arrested for ‘rioting’ and ‘terrorism’ in 2014

A supporter of Muslim Brotherhood ousted president Mohamed Morsi, flashing the "Rabaa" sign, is arrested by Egyptian policemen outside the police academy where takes place the second hearing in his murder trial on January 8, 2014 in Cairo. Toppled by the military in July, Morsi is charged with inciting the killings of opposition activists in clashes outside the presidential palace in December 2012.
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Brotherhood “down to last bits”, says assistant to Minister of Interior

Al-Sisi receives Qatari, Saudi envoys

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Diplomatic reconciliation between Qatar and Egypt resulted from Saudi and US pressure: analysts

Egypt’s miltary confirms 10 Apaches delivered by US

Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi (R) and US Secretary of State John Kerry talk before a meeting at the Presidential Palace on June 22, 2014, in the capital Cairo. Kerry arrived in Egypt on a surprise trip to push for democracy in the politically tumultuous country as Washington quietly released $572 million in military aid. 

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Military expert says Egypt's pursuing 'multiple alternative sources for military cooperation'

Captain of container ship that struck fishermen boat arrested

A Sudanese navy boat patrols close to a larger Iranian ship docked at Port Sudan. (AFP PHOTO/ ASHRAF SHAZLY)

The prosecution ordered their detention for four days pending further investigations, state media reported.

British Embassy in Cairo re-opens, security issues ‘resolved’

The British Embassy in Cairo resumed its services Tuesday after nine days of suspended operations due to unspecified security concerns.

Relations with Egypt rest on “people – not a building”: British Ambassador

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Tunisians vote again in presidential elections run-off

A polling station in Tunis on Sunday, during the run-off round of the country's first democratic presidential elections 

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Candidates traded accusations, personal attacks in heated run-up to poll

Hamas commits to Egyptian-brokered ceasefire agreement

Mousa Abu Marzouk is the Deputy Head of the Political Bureau of the Hamas movement

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Egypt should take action "to stop the occupation's violations" as peace agreement sponsor, says Haniyeh

Egypt to deport 51 Palestinian migrants to Gaza

Egyptian authorities released 51 Palestinian migrants on Sunday and deported them to Gaza through the Rafah border crossing on Sunday
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The migrants had entered Egypt through underground smuggling tunnels

Military operations in Sinai kill 14 militants

Military operations in Sinai kill 14 militants

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Armed forces arrested 45 militants, five of them wanted, the rest suspects

Over 150 arrested on charges of ‘debauchery’ since 30 June: EIPR

Bath house raid one of many cases of clampdown on homosexuality since ouster of former President Mohamed Morsi

Israeli air strikes hit Gaza in response to rocket attack

Israeli air strikes hit Gaza in response to rocket attack.

(Photo Handout from the Palestinian Ministry of Interior in Gaza\File)

First exchange of fire since August truce

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Declining oil prices contribute to budget deficit decrease by $5.5bn: Citadel Holding

Citadel Capital reported a 38.3% decrease in its net loss in the third quarter (Photo Courtesy of Citadel Capital)

Citadel Holding expects to achieve earnings totalling $700m in 2017 due to declining oil prices

No export restrictions from Russia on Egypt

Russian wheat export restrictions will not be applied to Egypt

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GASC recently contracted to purchase 300,000 tons of wheat from France and Russia for subsidised bread

Egyptian energy investments may decrease due to low global oil prices: Experts

Oil prices plunged notably during the past five months, dropping to $61 per barrel of Brent crude

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Chairman of the Energy Committee of the FEI expects energy investments to decline and concerns of Arab investments may lead to decrease in investments

EGP 100m for premiums and developing Fairmont Hotel: NCIN

Capital increase is used to finance all current financial obligations and repay premiums and interest-free loan

Government considers bartering commodity imports from Moscow: Official spokesman

Government considers bartering commodity imports from Moscow
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A halt in trips from Moscow and St Petersburg to Sharm El-Sheikh and Hurghada due to decline of rouble: AlMasria Universal Airlines chairman

Over half a million Egyptians offered work contracts abroad: Manpower Ministry

Unemployment in Egypt registered 13.3% during the second quarter of 2014, CAPMAS previously reported

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Ministry of Manpower offered approximately 150,000 job opportunities between March and December

Technology View All →

Saudi company acquires controlling stake in professional network Jobzella

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

Telecom Egypt experiences profits drop in 2014

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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.

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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%

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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

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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

Culture View All →

Writer Mohammed Magdy: My dark past created my bright present

Three years ago, Magdy lost all of his savings in a failure project and that what drove him to transfer his emotions into words 
(Photo by Rana Khaled)

The novels of the author succeeded at listing amongst the best seller novels for a long time at bookstores.

Controversy surrounds excavation of million mummy tomb

Jewelleries found around an arm of a mummy buried in the cemetery 
(Photo from BYU in Egypt Facebook page)

The contradiction occurred when the facts of the American team opposed the ones of the Egyptian antiquities sector.

Free theatre course offers opportunity to work with Kevin Spacey

Students with Kevin Spacey learn to develop their talents 
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The Middle East Theatre Academy and Kevin Spacey Foundation have partnered together to create Home Grown, the region’s first theatre programme to discover future performers

2014 in the eyes of Google

Belly dancer Safinaz came in first place in Google searches

Belly dancer Safinaz comes in 1st place for the most popular people searches, with Al-Sisi in 3rd place, “Halawet Rouh” the most popular in film

Exhibition attempts to raise ‘Refugee Voices’

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Through work by five photographers, the exhibition explores a side of refugees’ lives in Egypt

Prominent Egyptian filmmaker Nader Galal dies at 73

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Galal directed over 50 films and a number of television series

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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


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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” 
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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 
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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

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

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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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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.

Egypt hosts 30th Women’s World Open Squash Championship

Egypt is hosting for the second time the 30th edition of the Women’s World Open Squash Championship, after first hosting it in Sharm El-Sheikh in 2010.

The championship will host great challenges with the participation of English player Laura Massaro and Malaysian Nicol David, the first to win the title internationally for ...

Al-Attiyah wins Dubai Rally title through court ruling

Al-Attiyah wins Dubai Rally title through court ruling

Al Attiyah claimed that Al Qassimi changed routes during the rally. However, these claims were overruled, leading him to the court of appeals of the FIA, ...

African record for Sharkia Hockey Club

Sharkia Club continues its hockey achievements by entering the Guinness Book of Records as the club won the African Championship Hockey League, its 26th edition, making the 23rd African win in history, 12 consecutive African titles, a sports record in the Encyclopaedia of World Sport.

Sharkia team played six games before the final round, in which the team won five, and tied in one.

Thierry Henry – the king who gave up his wand!

French football gazelle Thierry Henry, also known as King Henry, bid farewell to the pitch, taking the decision to quit football at 37 to end a long career that extended 20 years in international pitches.

Henry was considered the best striker in the history of Arsenal, where he participated with Arsenal in a total of 377 games, during which scored 231 ...

Morocco: The Champion of Arab Golf

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Morocco won the title after topping the rankings at the tournament, coming in first with a total score of 310 strokes, to preserve the title it ...

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