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Egypt opens Rafah border crossing to admit Palestinians into Gaza

The meeting comes in the wake of the government’s decision to enforce a ‘secure zone’ along Egypt’s border with the Gaza Strip.

(AFP File Photo)

Egypt has closed the border crossing for a month, after deadly attacks in the Sinai Peninsula claimed the lives of 30 Egyptian security personnel

607 protesters died in Rabaa Al-Adaweya sit-in: Committee report

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.


Committee holds government accountable for the number of casualties, issues recommendations

Calls for 28 November protest ‘humiliation of Quran’: Mufti

The calls to protest on 28 November were launched by the Islamist political organisation, the Salafi Front, to restore “the [Islamic] identity and Sharia Law”.

(Photo by Mohamed Omar\DNE File)

Questioning basics of Islam fuel extremism, say Shawqy Allam

Airports secure to face emergency on 28 November: Aviation minister

Salafi Front members have announced the formation of a new political party called "Al-Shaab” (Photo by Hassan Ibrahim)

The Salafi Front is calling for mass protests on Friday

90% of houses within 500 metres of Gaza border evacuated in Rafah: Official

90% of houses within 500 metres of Gaza border evacuated in Rafah.
(AFP File Photo)

More than EGP 100m have been disbursed to the displaced families so far, according to North Sinai Governorate Office

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Brotherhood to remain peaceful, denies statements by unknown individuals

Group asserts commitment to “overthrowing junta”

Cabinet approves ‘terrorist entities’ draft law

Draft law details offences that could result in a group being listed as a terrorist group

Court claims no jurisdiction over religiously affiliated parties

Verdict in Alexandria issued after fourth trial session for case

UN adopts resolutions presented by Egypt

Egypt’s foreign ministry accuses countries voting against resolution of being in favour of “Israel’s illegal practices”

Al-Sisi, Hollande hold counter terrorism talks

President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi.

(Photo Courtesy of Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi’s official capmaign page)

Egyptian President affirms support for Libya's "people and army", Palestinians and Iraqis in France visit

Courts sentence alleged Muslim Brotherhood members

A group of 15 on trial in Beheira handed life prison sentences, after being tried in absentia

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Opportunities, challenges for investment in Egypt’s renewable energy sector

Abu Dhabi-based ‘Invest in Egypt’ Conference discusses opportunities and challenges in the renewable energy sector

(Photo courtesy of ‘Invest in Egypt’ Conference)

‘Invest in Egypt 2014’ conference kicks off in Abu Dhabi, amid speculation on the country’s potential for green energy

Urban authority solves 12 investment disputes with foreign partners: Vice president

Panel of the second day of Builders of Egypt Conference, which gathers leading contractors and construction companies Photo courtesy of Builders of Egypt Conference

New Urban Communities Authority targets EGP 26bn budget in Q3, says Magdy Farahat

Cement prices stable: Supply minister

Khaled Hanafi stated that regular investigations are conducted at supply firms, factories, wholesalers and cement retailers to ensure their compliance with the prices they state.
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No ministry obligation to stabilise prices, cement prices vary according to market changes, says Suez Cement chairman

Egypt economy recovering after 4 years of slow activity: IMF mission chief

Egypt economy recovering after 4 years of slow activity: IMF mission chief

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“There is growing national consensus on the need for economic reform”, says Chris Jarvis

Upgrading Egypt’s economic outlook stimulus for investments, growth rate

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Since the 25 January Revolution, Egypt’s economic outlook was downgraded several times by international credit rating agencies. The downgrades came about due to violence and ...

Egyptian government takes actions to lure foreign investments

President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi

Al-Sisi promised that he is committed to pursuing policies aimed at achieving high and sustainable rates of growth and creating an attractive, predictable, fair and internationally ...

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Telecom Egypt experiences profits drop in 2014

telecom egypt

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.

(AFP Photo)

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%

(AFP Photo)

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

ITIDA to sign expertise exchange agreement with Emirates Identity Authority

By Mohamed Alaa Eldin The Information Technology Industry Development Agency (ITIDA) and the Emirates Identity Authority signed a cooperation agreement Tuesday to exchange expertise in the field ...

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Health ministry launches medical protocol for victims of gender-based violence

91% of Egyptian women between 15 and 49 have undergone FGM

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One in three women around the world has reported an experience of violence, 38% of all murder crimes against women were by their partners

Academy offers free training to empower hair care professionals

CHI Academy provides free training to hair care professionals- 
(Photo Courtesy of CHI Academy)

During their work, hairdressers are subjected to harmful chemicals potentially leading to health problems from skin rash, eye irritation and difficulty in breathing to cancer or ...

The non-profit organisation saving street cats

EMRO makes sure the street cats live a perfect happy life until they find a warm, sweet house to live in. 
(Photo Handout from EMRO)

EMRO helps homeless Egyptian “mau” breeds find a home

Recipe-generating app ‘Fel Talaga’ wins first place at ‘Fekrathon’ competition

The application suggests recipes from ingredients in the kitchen

Bicycles: The future of transport in Egypt?

The event was held in Zamalik and quickly took around of the streets of Egypt.
(Photo from Egyptian Streets)

Dutch embassy organises cycling day in Egypt’s streets

Integrating prayers in psychological practices improves well-being: Study

he study suggests that prayer can enhance positive energy

(AFP Photo)

Research emphasises improved sense of psychological well-being after prayer

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Nile Project: Using culture to transform conflict

Sudanese singer Al-Sara at the musicians gathering at Minya

(Photo Handout from The Nile Project Facebook page)

Through music production, educational workshops and activities promoting innovation, the project aims to contribute to finding solutions to the conflict over water resources

The Tentmakers of Cairo: Art, life and political rollercoasters


An interview with Kim Beamish, the director of “The Tentmakers of Cairo”, which was screened at Cairo International Film Festival

A walk to revive South Sinai’s tourism

The campaign helps hikers to entertain the beauty of Sinai away from the negative reputation it gained since 2011

(Photo by Khaled Abduallah )

The initiative aims to change how South Sinai is perceived in the media, to nourish tourism and help the development of Bedouin communities

A final call to save Alexandria’s antiquities

The museum is located in one of the most spectacular places at Foa'ad Street, downtown Alexandria 
(Photo from state information system)

Intellectuals and archaeologist launch campaign to expend Graeco-Roman museum

An Egyptian artist without borders

Ahmed  is currently working on a new series of artworks, inspired by decayed walls that have been painted over and over again
(Photo from Egyptian Streets)

With his latest installation, ‘The Beautiful Ones Are Not Yet Born’, Ibrahim Ahmed tries to expose people to power and the attractiveness it has

‘No School for Children’ to be screened at Nahdet el-Mahrousa

No School For Children discusses education in Egypt and Germany through stories of two young girls
(Photo Handout from No School for Children Facebook page)

Co-directed by a German and an Egyptian, the documentary discusses education in both countries through the stories of two young girls

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Fear, violence and hardship part of everyday life in volatile North Sinai town

The site of the 11 November car bomb in Arish 
(DNE Photo)

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

The fading faces of opposition media under Al-Sisi’s Egypt

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Egyptian media formed Al-Sisi's personality cult and is constantly emphasising the fight against “terrorism”

Will Gaza receive pledged donations?

Egypt and Norway co-hosted an international donor conference in Cairo in October. Questions have been raised as to whether or not the pledges made then will be kept

Hamas remain sceptical about aid pledges

Mixed scenarios play out for runaway Brotherhood members

Egypt welcomes UAE terror listing of Muslim Brotherhood
(AFP File Photo)

After seven leading Muslim Brotherhood leaders announced on 12 September that they would depart their longtime ally, Qatar, diverse scenarios were raised as to the reasons ...

Egypt redirects US military relationships

Egypt’s current stance on terrorism involves obtaining strategic solutions

(AFP/File Photo)


Government’s anti-terrorism statements believed to be for “media consumption”, expert says

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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 ...

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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Egyptian squash player wins world title for 3rd time

Ashour kisses the trophy
(Photo from Egyptian Streets)

The world’s number four player, Ashour, beat the world number one, Elshorbagy, in a match that lasted 90 minutes

Days counting down until crunch Abu Dhabi Formula 1 Grand Prix

Formula 1 fans in the Arab world are passionately awaiting the Grand Prix of Abu Dhabi’s 2014 race which will be held on 23 November.

(Photo Public Domain)

The Bahrain Grand Prix was the first to be held in the Middle East.

Euro 2016 qualifiers: Heroes retreat and youngsters advance


The first and second winning teams of each group (18 teams in total) will qualify for the final tournament, as well as the hosting team (France). ...

Cristiano Ronaldo: Euro Championship’s top goal scorer

Portuguese player Cristiano Ronaldo Ronaldo played his 117th international match and scored his 52nd international goal 

Ronaldo played his 117th international match and scored his 52nd international goal

Gulf 22: When brothers compete

The Gulf Cup kicked off last week in Saudi Arabia with eight competing teams divided into two groups -  the first consisting of Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Yemen, and Bahrain, with the second comprising Kuwait, the UAE, Oman, and Iraq.

(AFP File Photo\FIFA)

Kuwait beat Iraq with a goal in the 90th minute, while Saudi Arabia beat Bahrain with a clean score of 3-0 in the second round.

Egyptian qualification for the 2015 Nations Cup: a dream that will not be realised

Egyptian qualification for the 2015 Nations Cup: a dream that will not be realised

The situation does not stop only at achieving victory—almost impossible—against Tunisia, but extends to anticipating negative results for teams also competing for third place. For example, ...

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