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Priority is to see Egypt succeed: UK Ambassador

Newly appointed British ambassador to Egypt, John Casson, presented his credentials to Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry on Saturday, expressing the importance of a “successful Egypt”.

(Photo from UK Embassy in Egypt)

New British Ambassador says Cairo posting is his “dream job”

Abbas calls for indirect talks to resume in Cairo

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas

President Al-Sisi hosted Abbas to discuss the situation in Gaza and Egypt’s efforts to reach a ceasefire

Egypt calls for ‘indefinite’ ceasefire in Gaza

Egypt calls for ‘indefinite’ ceasefire in Gaza
(Photo Handout from the Palestinian Ministry of Interior in Gaza)

President Al-Sisi hosted Abbas to discuss the situation in Gaza and Egypt’s efforts to reach a ceasefire

Central Security Forces go on strike in Ismailia

Central Security Forces go on strike in Ismailia.
(AFP File Photo)

The paramilitary forces have been criticised for being “unconstitutional and unprofessional”

Government reduces gas to plants to solve power crisis

The Ministry of Petroleum has stopped pumping gas to a number of fertiliser and cement plants to provide greater quantities to electricity stations.

(AFP Photo)

590m cubic feet of gas reduction for fertiliser and cement

Shoukry to visit Ethiopia ahead of tripartite talks

Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry.

(AFP File Photo)

The last tripartite talks were held in January but no agreement was reached

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Former presidential spokesman referred to criminal court

Ali stands accused of harbouring a fugitive and joining a terrorist organisation

Court hands 5 preliminary death sentences

The defendants are charged with murdering a police officer

‘Port Said Massacre’ retrial pushed back to 21 September

On Saturday the retrial of 11 defendants accused of killing 72 Al-Ahly Football Club fans after a match in Port Said was postponed to 21 September.

(Photo by Ahmed Al-Malki)

11 defendants retried after being convicted in absentia

Shoukry joins Syria meeting in Saudi Arabia; FM condemns killing of US journalist

Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry.

(AFP Photo)

Arab ministers will discuss deteriorating situation in Syria, Iraq and the rise of Islamic State

Anti-Coup Alliance calls for partial strike

Anti-Coup Alliance calls for partial strike

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Escalation comes after the pro-Morsi alliance organised weekly protests throughout the past year

Public execution of Egyptian in Libya demonstrates ‘lawlessness’: Amnesty International

Man executed in football stadium in eastern port city Derna

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Government bodies owe Petroleum Authority EGP 163bn

Several government agencies have stopped paying for fuel products they are receiving from the EGPC in light of their need for this money in order to ...

Government fails to abide by payment schedule with foreign partners

The government is the reason behind the continued inability of the petroleum sector to repay dues to foreign partners in return for oil and gas received ...

Foreign partners demand government repays dues before increasing investments

Foreign companies operating in the oil sector have linked increasing their investments to their payment from the Egyptian government, in light of the government’s failure to ...

EGPC guarantees loan with naphtha, crude oil revenues from Ras Gharib

The Egyptian government has no choice but to pay its dues if it wants an increase in investments within the sector, official said.

(Photo courtesy of BP)

Total dues owed to foreign partners in the petroleum sector currently stand at $5.9bn, according to the head of the EGPC.

Dues to foreign companies increase by $300m

Dues to foreign companies operating in the oil sector have increased by $300m, while the government's inability to pay such an amount – even as it ...

Petroleum agreements stipulate interest on the government’s dues to its partners

The value of the foreign partner's share, crude gas and oil obtained by the EGPC, is about $700m monthly.

(AFP photo)

All petroleum agreements stipulate an interest on dues owed by the government to its partners in the case of late payment, and the interest rates vary ...

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Supply service call centre to be inaugurated Thursday: MCIT

Supply service call centre to be inaugurated Thursday.

(AFP Photo)

Hotline to be established to receive complains from citizens and keep them informed of their ration supplies, said MCIT

Experts – a Threatened Species?

An expert is not defined by his ability to predict or answer a question but actually ask the right questions

Communication ministry discusses ‘Electronic Engineers Syndicate’

Atef Helmy says ministry will provide technological services to the syndicate and its premises under its Technology Homes Programme

Electronic payments benefit people excluded from formal financial services: MasterCard Country Manager

Mobile Money solutions emerged as the suitable option which could rapidly open doors for Egyptian people from all walks of life, Magdy Hassan says.

(Photo Courtesy of MasterCard)

In an exclusive interview with the Daily News Egypt, Magdy Hassan, Country Manager of MasterCard Egypt, highlighted the programmes and services the credit card provider offers. ...

UAE to establish space agency and send the first Arab spaceship to Mars by 2021

The probe will take nine months to make the more than 60m kilometre journey to Mars and will mark UAE out as one of only nine ...

Use of electronic payments to pay taxes increases GNP by 0.75% per annum: eFinance study

Converting 10% of the country’s total payments into electronic payments within increases GNP by 1%. 

(AFP Photo)

Electronic payments for taxes increase GNP by 0.75% per annum due to more liquidity available in the country, the study says

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AUC students aim to turn ‘Trash into Cash’ in Cairo slum

Two AUC students are drawing on lessons from Cairo's Zabaalin community, which has managed to create a system to recycle about 80% of the neighbourhood's trash, for a new trash disposal program

(Photo by Elizabeth Stuart)

Project draws inspiration from a similar recycling model applied in the Zabaalin community, which has managed to create a “self sustaining recycling system” that recycles approximately ...

Making a living on the street

92% of Egypt's 5 million street vendors operate without a license

AIDS-related deaths double in Egypt

Less than 20% of infected Egyptians have access to treatment, according to a new report from UNAIDS

One year after Rabaa dispersal, Egyptians wrangle psychological trauma

In the aftermath of violence, people are more prone to isolation, depression, sleep disorders or even substance abuse, experts say

Taking the plunge: Egyptian to dive for world record

Diver Ahmed Gabr prepares for a 350-metre dive in Dahab in September
(Laura Dinthras)

Diver Ahmed Gabr is preparing for a 350-metre dive in Dahab in September – 31.5 metres deeper than any diver on record

In Egypt, rich and poor equally likely to be overweight

Salads and “relatively healthier options” are usually offered along with cream and fattening dressings 
(Marwa Morgan)

As opposed to most low-income countries, there is no link between socioeconomic status and the prevalence of obesity in Egypt, according to a new study

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Beyond conflict, prejudice, and stereotype

A Jew and a Muslim embrace at the Muslim Jewish Conference in Vienna in August

(Photo Courtesy of the Muslim Jewish Conference)

Muslims and Jews meet at Muslim Jewish Conference in Vienna to discuss "Combating for Peace"

Bringing international literature to the blind

Hala Salah Edin, founder Albawtaka, a Cairo-based nonprofit that translates contemporary English literature into Arabic 

(Photo Courtesy of Hala Salah Edin)

The nonprofit online magazine Albawtaka Review is translating and recording English audio books into Arabic for Egypt's blind

Germany returns illegally obtained archaeological samples from Cheops Pyramid

The Great Pyramids of Giza.

(AFP File Photo)

The German government returned 15 archaeological samples from inside the Cheops Pyramid to the Egyptian Ambassador in Berlin last week after Egypt pressed charges against two ...

iYoga: Exploring oversharing and introspection

Photo by Mireille El-Magrissy

In a photography series capturing the ancient spirituality of Yoga and its interaction with modern technology, Mireille El-Magrissy explores the balancing act of our daily lives

Egypt among top 20 destinations for international students

Originally published by Egyptian Streets According to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), Egypt ranks as one of the top 20 destinations for international ...

Egyptian documentary ‘The Square’ wins three Emmys

The documentary, which chronicles Egypt’s protests since the 25 January Revolution, won Emmys for “Outstanding Cinematography for Non-fiction Programming”, “Outstanding Direction for Non-fiction Programming”, and “Outstanding ...

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Food crisis in Cameroon

Out of Cameroon’s 21 million people, 8 million people live below the poverty line, according to the World Food Programme. 

(Photo from  Africa Renewal)

The country ranks 150 out of 186 countries on the 2013 UNDP's Human Development Index, which measures countries based on income, life expectancy and education.

Tanzania: Rural areas to have better telecom services

The project is expected to commence as soon as possible and it will cover 16 regions in Tanzania.

(Photo from Africa Renewal)

The project is expected to commence as soon as possible and it will cover 16 regions in Tanzania, including Arusha, Tabora, Iringa, Kagera, Manyara, Dodoma, Lindi, ...

In sub-Saharan Africa, primary school teacher shortage on the horizon

A teacher in Namibia. 

(Photo By World Bank)

Analysts believe this rate could enable the country to meet the challenges of a future shortage. Cameroon, Namibia and Lesotho have also taken steps to ...

What future awaits Egypt’s political parties?

Courtesy of Arab Reform Initiative

Analysing new legislation for the House of Representatives

Big dreams for Rwanda’s ICT sector

Rwandan children learn computers in class.  

(Photo by One Laptop per Child (OLPC) )

Success story is grabbing global attention

Rwanda remembers

The Genocide Memorial Centre in Kigali, Rwanda

(Photo by Renato Granieri / Alamy)

How private groups and government try to heal the wounds of genocide

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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

Hotels chamber demands property tax to be based on replacement value

Hotels have been suffering from the drop in tourism since 2011. 

(Photo from the Marriott Hotel website)

Using replacement value method would reduce property tax for Cairene hotels by 90%, says deputy chairman

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Egypt Cup goes to Al-Zamalek, Smouha left empty-handed

Alexandria’s Smouha mourns after league loss; miss out on cup title, beaten by Cairo giant Al-Zamalek in final

Egyptian football roundup: Smouha and Al-Zamalek in Egypt Cup final

Premier League winners Al-Ahly eliminated in semi-finals by Alexandrian side Smouha

Egyptian football roundup: Al-Ahly and Al-Zamalek in Egypt Cup semi-finals

After narrow victories in quarterfinals, Cairo giants meet Smouha and Wadi Degla in semis

Germany crowned world champions in Brazil

Players of Germany lift the World Cup trophy after the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Final match between Germany and Argentina at Maracana on July 13, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. 

(Photo by Lars Baron - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)

Extra time goal Götze stuns Argentina and delivers Die Mannschaft fourth World Cup title

World Cup 2014 – Brazil’s dream turns into 7 goal nightmare

David Luiz of Brazil reacts as Mesut Oezil of Germany looks on after Germany's 7-1 win during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Semi Final match between Brazil and Germany at Estadio Mineirao on July 8, 2014 in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. 

(Photo by Felipe Dana - Pool/Getty Images)

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First semi-final produces shocking result to send Germany through to the final

Egyptian football roundup: Al-Ahly triumph earns 8th successive title

Red Devils extend their list of trophies winning 37th league title after 0-0 draw with Smouha

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In Pictures: Egypt votes… again

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