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Al-Sisi greeted in Germany by storm of criticism

Protests against President Al-Sisi in Berlin

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Merkel shaking Al-Sisi’s hand is shaking “the hand that tortures”, says German media, while demonstrations break out

Photojournalist disappeared, Oscar-nominated documentary star arrested

Freelance photojournalist  Esraa El-Taweel and Magdy Ashour

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Campaign of arrests for youth ongoing, says rights lawyer

2 policemen killed near Giza Pyramids

Gunmen opened fire on police stationed near historical site

Former Daily News Egypt editor wins EU award

The former editor-in-chief of Daily News Egypt, Maher Hammoud, won an irregular honorary award during the 40th anniversary celebration of the European Union Visitors Programme last week.

(Photo Handout from Maher Hamoud)

He was first nominated in September 2013 for succeeding in reconstructing Daily News Egypt in 2012 and his work during that period.

Al-Sisi takes part in Al-Bashir’s inauguration

President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi partook in Sudanese President Omar Al-Bashir’s inauguration Tuesday, celebrating a new five-year presidential term for the man who had led Sudan since 1989.

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The Sudanese president is indicted by ICC for genocide, crimes against humanity, and war crimes

Morsi’s verdict postponed to 16 June

The Cairo Criminal Court sentenced Morsi to death in the Prison Break trial, alongside scores of Muslim Brotherhood leaders, both in this case and the espionage case.

(Photo by Ahmed Al-Malky)
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Former president previously received death sentence for storming Wadi El-Natrun prison

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 New Cairo and Heliopolis City, with an investment read the rest…

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

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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)

Several Memorandum of Understandings (MoUs) were signed between international companies and the Ministry of Electricity regarding solar energy projects. MoUs were signed between Tharwa Investments and Electricity Holding Company to establish a coal-fired power plant read the rest…

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‘It is our intention to terminate contract with Israel’: Orange Chief Executive

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BDS movement accused Orange Telecommunication Company in Egypt of cooperating with Israeli occupation on Palestinian territories

Rights groups concerned of investigations into anti-torture judges

Lawyer Negad Al-Borai
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Judges are interrogated under pretence of their participation in workshop organised by “illegal” organisation to draft anti-torture law

10 minors acquitted over violence, unlicenced protest

Ten minors from Zamalek SC’s hardcore fan group were acquitted Wednesday of violence and unlicenced protesting among other charges dating back to August 2014.

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The minors, all Zamalek fans, were initially sentenced to two years in prison

Military factory workers accuse army of killing colleague in Sinai

Security forces argue militants killed victims; workers say army opened fire to disperse crowd, vow to strike

Environmental talk considers effect of rising seas levels on Egypt

Egypt’s population and industry typically live by water; threats are more severe

Opposition parties mobilise against Protest Law in online petition

A protestor shouts slogans at Talaat Harb Square, downtown Cairo on November 28, 2013, during a demonstration to protest against a new law which regulates demonstrations.    
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420 prominent politicians and public figures lend signatures demanding Al-Sisi’s promise to release political detainees

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USAID to fund SMEs project in Egypt in 6 months: Director of Egypt mission

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The agency allocated no less than $150m to fund new enterprises beginning next September, says Carlin

800,000 German tourists visited Egypt last year, bring EGP 2bn revenues

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German tourists stay in Egypt for one week on average, instead of two weeks before 25 January Revolution

Egypt, EU twinning agreement to reach full potential in 24 months

Twinning project aims to look into the difference of legislations between Egypt and the EU and try to reduce the gap
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EgyptAir still studying financing air fleet increase from 81 to 125 aircrafts

Investments worth EGP 9bn in 59 projects on TDA lands by end of current FY: TDA Chairman

Land in Marsa Allam and Hurghada is set to be offered up to Gulf investors (Photo by Thoraia Abu Bakr)

TDA’s activity growth before the end of FY 2014/2015 led to financial surplus of EGP 258m at the Ministry of Finance

Mechanisation of public wages to stimulate economy: Visa Egypt director

There are 12 million credit cards in Egypt, but approximately 33 million mobile phone customers do not use any method of electronic payment. 
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Around 6.5 public employees will be offered this service

Charter flight stimulation: Suspension or reinforcement

The Ministry of Tourism is studying the suspension of charter flights stimulation to Sharm El-Sheikh and Hurghada without any prejudice to Luxor, Aswan, Marsa Alam, Taba, El Alamein and Matruh.

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Programme aims to reduce shelter and take-off fees by about 20%-30%, or exempt airplanes from paying them, says Al-Adawy

Technology View All →

Landmarks in the history of Telecom Egypt

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Telecom Egypt’s history extends for more than 150 years, and being the first entity to provide communications solutions in the local market, it served as a liaison between Egyptian society and technological development. 1854 was read the rest…

Infrastructure, proliferation of services keys to doubling TE’s revenues in a year: Experts

Losses started with Mobinil entering the market, and licences should not be issued without the development of the operators’ infrastructure, says Abu Quraish

Unified licence, national entity, Internet prices TE’s most significant issues

Some communications experts see Telecom Egypt’s (TE) infrastructure offers only sound services, even though it is able to offer Internet services as well.

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Management changes since 2000 have failed to make a breakthrough, says SSTE deputy head

Internet service, revenue increase Elnawawy’s most important Telecom Egypt achievements

Telecom Egypt’s former chief executive, Mohamed Elnawawy.

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Deterioration in relations with mobile companies is most prominent failure of former chief executive

Telecom Egypt back to square one

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By Mohamed Alaa El-Din and Aisha Zedan Many years were wasted in negotiations between the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology and mobile companies on one hand, and the National Telecommunication Regulatory Authority (NTRA) along read the rest…

Youth innovate Youtta application providin free Wi-Fi

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Service to be launched next month, targeting world covering with free internet, says one founder

Lifestyle View All →

Ramadan 2015 at Sequoia: Bringing out the beauty of nature, with an exotic feel

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Our collaboration with Encode Design Studio this year is going to bring about a magnificent, novel ambience to Sequoia by introducing the exotic nature.

Farida Temraz – A lady on the path of education evolution

Temraza has been featured in numerous international publications
including the french magazine "Runway"
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“I want to be the designer who is recognised not only for her talent, but also by her knowledge and expertise,” Temraz says

Review: ‘El-Maiz’ a must try for pasta lovers

In Arabic, “El-Maiz” means the place where prisoners or military personal have their meals at.

Review: One Oak steak and sushi bar

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The perfect place to go for sushi and steak lovers

Braun releases latest products at World of Beauty

Searching for uniqueness, the way Braun decided to release its newest products at the World of Beauty and Charm achieved the target. In a party at one of Egypt’s classiest places, Uptown Cairo, with a read the rest…

Creative Industry Summit supports Egypt’s newest businesses

part of the panel discussion led by Mohamed Tarek 
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For the second year in a row, Egypt’s Creative Industry Summit successfully brought together the country’s most promising creative minds under one roof, the Greater Cairo Library, in an attempt to take local talents to the next level.

Culture View All →

When music tells the story of a nation

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The concert was the first in a series of concerts dedicated for the 150th anniversary of the birth of the famous Finnish composer Jean Sibelius.

Online platform to connect NGOs with private sector profits

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Platform aims to let people change lives with just a mouse click by deciding which project gets the funding, says founder

Famous international brands to capitalise their investments in Egypt

Isac Andic announcing the establishment of MANGO Island to the local media

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“The Egyptian customers have been always very pro-MANGO and we do not want to disappoint them,” says founder

College professor draws street murals with help of her students

Making 30 murals on “Rokn Faroukat Gizam, were the first achieved part of the project.
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The project also teaches street children creativity

The Word Project: Egypt’s platform for poetry

Shaaba along side few other talents spent the night sharing their deepest thoughts
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“My goal is to get young writers in Egypt published, because you need to see your by-line somewhere, and if your story is good and authentic it will get there,” says founder

‘The Pioneers’:  A forum to discuss the future of the start-ups’ sectors

“The Pioneers” forum aims to improve the future of the start-ups sector
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The two day event aimed to raise the awareness of people about new start-ups and to build connections between the entrepreneurs.

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Politics suspended between old structures, modernisation

ESDP executive bureau member Bassel Kamal

(Photo from Bassel Kamel's Twitter account)

New post-revolutionary parties moved away from the idea of the “one leader”

Killing a student: The full story of Islam Ateeto

The Ministry of Interior said, in an official statement, that Atitu was killed after clashes and a chase by security forces. The ministry also accused the student of killing a police officer 

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Student was arrested outside Ain Shams University’s Faculty of Engineering after being chased, say witnesses

The ‘sayes’: More than just a car keeper

“Car keepers have been hired by police officers as ‘informers’ long before the 25 January Revolution,” says traffic expert Major-General Magdy Al-Shahed

The myths and realities surrounding unlicenced car keepers in Egypt

Egypt marches towards national strategy for women empowerment

The Egyptian Women Empowerment Conference was held at the Bibliotheca Alexandrina from 13 to 16 May (Photo by Aya Nader)

Women from all corners of Egypt, and the world, gathered in Alexandria to conclude the Egyptian Women Empowerment project.

Flying against the wind: How did thousands of Egyptian pilots end up jobless

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

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Unemployed pilots in Egypt escalate their demands of finding job opportunities, holding officials accountable for corruption

Should Al-Sisi cancel his visit to Germany?

President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi (L) and German replenishment ship Berlin in the Mediterranean(R)

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Former foreign ministry official denounces “insulting” move after Bundestag President declared refusal to meet Egyptian president, while political party head disagrees

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800,000 German tourists visited Egypt last year, bring EGP 2bn revenues

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German tourists stay in Egypt for one week on average, instead of two weeks before 25 January Revolution

Egypt, EU twinning agreement to reach full potential in 24 months

Twinning project aims to look into the difference of legislations between Egypt and the EU and try to reduce the gap
(Photo from Smart Aviation)

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EgyptAir still studying financing air fleet increase from 81 to 125 aircrafts

Investments worth EGP 9bn in 59 projects on TDA lands by end of current FY: TDA Chairman

Land in Marsa Allam and Hurghada is set to be offered up to Gulf investors (Photo by Thoraia Abu Bakr)

TDA’s activity growth before the end of FY 2014/2015 led to financial surplus of EGP 258m at the Ministry of Finance

Charter flight stimulation: Suspension or reinforcement

The Ministry of Tourism is studying the suspension of charter flights stimulation to Sharm El-Sheikh and Hurghada without any prejudice to Luxor, Aswan, Marsa Alam, Taba, El Alamein and Matruh.

(AFP Photo)

Programme aims to reduce shelter and take-off fees by about 20%-30%, or exempt airplanes from paying them, says Al-Adawy

Government demands company to manage archaeological areas: ETF Chairman

Cabinet demanded the ETF to establish a new company in order to manage the tourist areas and increase their income

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Two Saudi investors offer to establish company with $50m capital to manage archaeological areas

Russian tourism shows promise of increase in 2015

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Decision-makers say that booking ratios are reassuring and on the rise

Sports View All →

Surprises in Geneva and Nice tennis championships

Austrian player Dominic Thiem

Austrian player Dominic Thiem, ranked 42 internationally, won the championship title of 31st Open de Nice Côte d’Azur. The championship is among the ATP World Tour 250 series that has total prize money of €439,405. read the rest…

Povetkin and Wilder compete for World Boxing Championship

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Russian boxer Alexander Povetkin came close to a new and important step in his dream to compete for the heavyweight World Boxing Championship, whose title has, since January, belonged to Deontay Wilder. This took place read the rest…

Argentina’s Gutiérrez – conqueror of cancer

In 2013, the Argentine player Jonás Gutiérrez discovered his testicular cancer, after feeling severe pain during a match with his team, Newcastle United, against Arsenal.

The present legend of Argentina, Lionel Messi, star of Spanish team Barcelona, shared Jonás’s picture last March, at the time of his return to the field commenting: “How amazing it is to see you back on the pitch, Jonás”.

Abdel Gawad and Evans win Sharm El-Sheikh International Championship

Evans regained her victory in the fourth round with 11-7 as well as the fifth one with 11-5.

In the first set, Abdel Gawad won with 11 to 6 points. In the second set, Farag won with 11-9; then Abdel Gawad renewed his victory by winning the third set with 11-9. After that, in the fourth set, Farag won with 11-6

England wins Stella Di Mare International Pro-Am in Ain Sokhna

English golf player Jimmy Lytle won the title of the sixth annual Stella Di Mare International Pro Am for Golf in Ain Sokhna.

The English team, comprising Sam Forgan, Mark Fearn, James Brown and female Yvonne Brow, successfully defended their title.

Juventus: Europe’s Phoenix

Juventus is the hope of Italy to take back its prestigious rank after all these years, where Inter won the last title in 2009/2010 season, five years ago. At that time, not a single Italian team won the quarterfinals.

Just like the tales of the fictional Phoenix, Italian football team Juventus returned to the field shinning internationally, after qualifying for the final game of the UEFA Champions League. Juventus won the qualification, beating last read the rest…

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