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Resident calls North Sinai curfew extension pointless

President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi issued a decree extending the state of emergency in certain areas of North Sinai for a further three months.
(AFP File Photo)

President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi extended the curfew in certain areas in North Sinai for a further three months

Egypt receives over 374 illegal contraband antiques from France, US

Some of the antiquities Egypt regained from US 
(Handout from the ministry of foreign affairs)

The pieces range from jewellery, statues, stone and pottery pots and some coins go back to the Roman and Greek eras.

‘Human life has become cheap’: Al-Ahram

Article in state-owned newspaper follows caustic reports in newspapers Al-Masry Al-Youm and Al-Dostour that targeted police violations.
(File Photo/AFP /STR)

Article in state-owned newspaper follows caustic reports in newspapers Al-Masry Al-Youm and Al-Dostour that targeted police violations

1 injured as metro train crashes near Abbaseya station

1 injured as metro train crashes near Abbaseya station


Train clashed into buffer stops, says spokesperson

Morsi’s trial ‘badly flawed’: HRW

Former president Mohamed Morsi, and 12 other defendants, sentenced to 20 years in prison in Presidential Palace case.

(DNE Photo)

Prosecutors’ neglect of the deaths of Brotherhood supporters and disregard of security forces’ failure to intervene undermines justice, says watchdog

Egypt returning to central role in world: Mehleb

The State Information Service (SIS) hailed Prime Minister Ibrahim Mehleb's visit to Indonesia Sunday as "a message that Egypt has made a strong return to its natural and central role in the world".

(Photo Cabinet Handout)

Prime Minister Mehleb puts emphasis on economic cooperation, Al-Sisi focuses on combating terrorism

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 →

Individual seats increase to 448 in latest electoral districts law amendment

The committee in charge of amending the elections law made further amendments to the electoral districts law, raising the seats for individual seats to 448.
(Photo by Hassan Ibrahim)

President Al-Sisi announced elections will not be held during Ramadan

Abbaseya Court hands minors prison sentences

At least 1,000 minors have been detained over past year and a half, group says

Parliamentary elections will not take place during Ramadan: Al-Sisi

President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi has announced Parliamentary elections will be held in the coming period but not during Ramadan, which is to start in mid-June.

(AFP Photo)

Elections were initially set to take place in March, but constitutionality of electoral districts law was questioned causing delay

Police secure Ramses Square fearing return of vendors

Ramses Square’s clearance of the street vendors was a precautionary measure to prevent their return.

(Photo by Mahmoud Fikry)

Displaced vendor say “sufficient alternative should exist first”

2 police officers, 3 conscripts injured in Beni Suef shooting

An exchange of fire between security forces and wanted assailants led to the injuries, according to news reports

Imprisoned Christian journalist to face blasphemy charges

Beshoy Armia, formerly known as Mohamed Hegazy, was sentenced by the Minya Misdemeanour Court to five years imprisonment in 2013. 

(Photo Public Domain)

Former-Muslim previously charged with ‘inciting sectarian strife’ appears to be state security target

Business View All →

European passenger car sales in Egypt at EGP 1.1bn in first 2 months 2015

The Skoda Oktavia was the highest selling European car on the Egyptian market in the first two months of 2015

(Photo from Skoda website)

Skoda Octavia surpasses Peugeot 301 sales as topmost of European car sales in Egypt at EGP 297m

Chinese car sales in Egypt amount to EGP 280m in 1st 2 months 2015

Speranza Tiggo beats Geely Emgrand 7, becomes one of most sold Chinese cars in Egypt

EGP 582m American passenger car sales in Egypt in first 2 months 2015

The Chevrolet Lanos was the most sold US car in Egypt
(Photo from Chevrolet website)

Chevrolet Lanos tops list of most sold American cars in Egypt with EGP 127m

Locally manufactured car sales decrease by 14%, imported cars at 34%

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Ten most sold cars in Egypt outlined

Fairmont hotels, City Stars sign agreements worth $2bn: Canadian ambassador 

Canadian Ambassador to Egypt, Troy Lulashnyk & Chairman of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce Fayez Ezzeldin, during the Chamber's meeting, Monday

Photo Handout to DNE

Approximately 30 Canadian companies are currently operating in Egypt 

Many governorates start using solar energy for lighting

Solar energy units have been installed in many governorates’ administrative offices, such as Cairo, Beheira, and North Sinai. 

(DNE Photo)

Solar energy units have been installed in many governorates’ administrative offices, including Cairo, Beheira, and North Sinai.

Technology View All →

Infrastructure may not withstand new Internet speeds

Mansoura download speeds reached 1.7 megawatts per second, with Giza placing second at 1.6 megawatts per second. (AFP Photo)

The report included how Internet is used, the price ranges compared to income, the level of infrastructure in the country, and the availability of communication services ...

Financial, e-commerce sectors to benefit most from Internet speed increase

Internet user

Developing Internet speed will increase the volume of e-commerce and help in expansion, same goes for call centres, where Egypt is the pioneer country within the ...

Internet companies link price reduction to TE solving infrastructure issues

Following Telecom Egypt’s (TE) decision to replace the copper Internet cables with high speed fibre optic cables, competing companies have been losing internet services, forcing customers ...

Egypt ranked among slowest countries worldwide for Internet speed

Egypt was ranked among the 15 slowest countries for Internet speed

(AFP File Photo)

Local service costs average of $26.3 a month, says NET INDEX

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

Lifestyle View All →

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

Review (1)

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.

Under the radar: The up and coming Egyptian fashion industry

One of Bassant Raafat’s outfits which was inspired by the four selected Divas. (Photo handout to DNE)

Daily news Egypt met five of this year’s freshest talents; Randa Torky, Norhan El-Sakkout, Nora Radwan, Bassant Rafaat and Nour El-Sawaf, along with their instructor Waleed ...

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 ...

Culture View All →

The local renaissance twice banned by the government

“Your voice a gas canister” by Mina Nasr
(Photo from behance)

“I was quite keen on showing it to the public before it is too late.  However, it was banned twice in Egypt for its political message,” ...

Eshtaghal EXPO employment fair open for 2 days

PepsiCo signs agreement with the Egyptian Junior Business Association as part of Eshtaghal EXPO
(Handout from Pepsico)

PepsiCo offers 14,000 positions for youth

Describing dictatorship in novel form

Hassan Kamal, the writer of “The masters”.   
(Hassan Kamal’s Facebook page)

New novel “The Masters” and Orwell’s classic “Animal Farm” feature process of making a dictator and rebelling against it

Through the Eyes of Women

The exhibitoin is a journey through life, lead by women
(DNE Photo)

The "photographic journey", as Friedlander chose to describe it, accommodates the international month of women, March.

El-Abnoudy closes his eyes for the last time

The poet Abdel Rahman El-Abnoudy

He published more than 20 collections of poetry aside of writing famous songs for Egyptian legendaries like Abdel Halim Hafez and Mohammed Moneir.

Mehleb apologises to museum curator mocked by Culture Minister

Abd El-monim consideres her meeting with Mehleb a complet sucess for her demands 

(Photo from Azza's Facebook Page)

This is a victory, says Abd El-Moneim

In Focus View All →

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

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?

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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