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Police forces return to Al-Azhar University

Students protest at Al-Azhar University on Tuesday.

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Demonstrations at university organised in response to the death of Alexandria University student Omar Al-Sharif

Libyan tribal leaders gather in Cairo for unity talks

The Cairo Centre for Conflict Resolution and Peace Building in Africa has hosted Libyan tribal elders

Egyptian foreign minister meets Arab League envoy to discuss Libya’s political path

Al-Sisi stresses independence of judiciary in Al Jazeera case

Al-Jazeera news channel's Australian journalist Peter Greste (L) and his colleagues, Egyptian-Canadian Mohamed Fadel Fahmy (C) and Egyptian Baher Mohamed , listen to the verdict inside the defendants cage during their trial for allegedly supporting the Muslim Brotherhood on June 23, 2014 at the police institute near Cairo's Tora prison. The Egyptian court sentenced the three Al-Jazeera journalists to jail terms ranging from seven to 10 years after accusing them of aiding the blacklisted Brotherhood.  Since the army ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi in July 2013, the authorities have been incensed by the Qatari network's coverage of their deadly crackdown on his supporters. 


President says foreign journalists guilty of crimes should be deported

Supreme Electoral Commission urges voters to verify data

The Supreme Electoral Commission called on all voters to verify their information on the electoral role before the upcoming parliamentary elections, to ensure that listed details are correct.
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Date for upcoming parliamentary elections yet to be set

ANHRI condemns cut-off on live talk show

Presenter Wael Al-Ibrashi

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The ministries of Housing and Education both say they had no involvement in the decision to take the show off the air

Endowments ministry inspectors granted right of civilian arrests

The Ministry of Endowments received an approval from the justice ministry

Ministry is trying to hold religious entities in its grip: Researchers

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Freedom and Justice Party submits formal objection against party’s dissolution


Party lawyer says ban "contradicts Egyptian law"

7 sentenced to death on terrorism-related charges

Convictions stem from March raid that ended in the death of two military officers

Alleged drug trafficker killed by security forces in Qaliubiya

Security forces in search for other suspect involved in incident

Al-Sisi travels to Alexandria to oversee naval exercises

President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi

Al-Bader exercises mark anniversary of sinking of Israeli destroyer Eliat in 1967

Shoukry meets EU human rights envoy ahead of review

Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry met with European Union Special Representative for Human Rights Stavros Lambrinidis at the ministry headquarters.

Egyptian foreign minister stresses importance of building legal system based on equality

36 referred to court for forming ‘terrorist’ group

Post-July 3 seeks to placate to an anticipating population through adopting a number of popular decisions that add burden to the country’s economic situation.
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Police arrested 22 members, including the founder, with remaining 14 still at large

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New law regulating National Authority for Tunnels expected: Chairman

Legislation expected to allocate more transfer resources to the authority and allow it to form companies, says El Nagdy

Agreement signed to begin phase 1 of Arabtec project before year’s end

President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi met with Arabtec Construction CEO Hasan Abdullah Ismaik on March 9 2014 in Cairo (Photo courtesy of the Egyptian Cabinet)

Subsidiaries formed by Arabtec to implement the project, says Ministry of Housing

Ministry of Finance refuses to finance import of liquefied gas

By Ahmed Tolba A meeting will be held in the coming days between officials from the ministries of Oil, Finance, and Electricity to agree on a solution ...

Security guard companies demand judicial seizure and arming of security personnel


Vice chairman of the Division of Security Services, said that Falcon Group's crisis has caught the interest of all security guard companies and caused them to ...

Business community rejects independent trade unions

Ahmed El-Wakeel, President of the Federation of Egyptian Chambers of Commerce (FEDCOC).

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Egyptian Federation for Independent Trade Unions member says business community should not decide for the workers on representation

Communications ministry aims for broadband services for 90% of Internet users

Internet user

According to a ministry official, the Internet speed users will enjoy is expected to reach up to 25MB.

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Communications Ministry aims to increase sector GDP to EGP 195bn

Photo from Ministry of Communications and Information Technology

The number of indirect jobs the sector will provide is set to increase from 45,000 to 750,000 by the end of 2020, according to the official.

TE’s relationship with Vodafone still uncertain


Lintatel for Telecommunications CEO and Chamber of Information Technology and Telecommunication (CIT) Board Member Hamdy El-Leithy said TE separating from Vodafone represents a government-owned company offering ...

2014 sees significant investment, acquisitions in mobile phone sector

Investments injected into the telecommunications and IT sector will be directed toward mobile applications during the coming phase, Yehia Thawrat, CEO of Link Egypt says.
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Smartphones leading source of growth in Egypt

2 Egyptian companies ranked in 10 most expensive brands in Arab telecommunications

Mobinil ranked tenth on the list with a market value of $210m

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Saudi Arabia’s STC topped the ranking with its brands worth $4.9bn, while Telecom Egypt and Mobinil ranked ninth and tenth

Defence ministry to gain ruling share of communications infrastructure

MCIT to grant the Ministry of Defence a ruling share of and the right to manage national communications infrastructure.

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Government and sovereign agencies will obtain the ruling share of the national infrastructure of communications, Gamal El-Sadat, CEO of Etisalat Egypt, said.

Reopening stalled factories via ‘Google maps’

Deputy manager at AAIB Tamer Momtaz has proposed a new idea to re-establish closed Egyptian factories using Google maps

(Photo courtesy of Google maps)

A total of 4,500 factories to resume operations in Egypt, says economic expert

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Initiative produces biodiesel from used cooking oil

Green Pan collects used vegetable oil from restaurants, hotels and houses to produce up to 2 tonnes of biodiesel daily (Photo Handout from Green Pan Facebook page)

Green Pan collects used vegetable oil from restaurants, hotels and houses to produce up to 2 tonnes of biodiesel daily

University students creating and launching android apps

TREE organises workshops that help students launch android applications (Photo Handout from TREE Facebook page)

TREE student programme training undergraduates to produce mobile applications

Reshaping body image

Overweight girls suffer from sexual harassment, cruel criticism and many other kinds of harassment on the Egyptian street
(Photo Courtesy of Bassant Al-Qassem)

A student uses her talent to draw portraits for overweight girls showing them wearing bright colourful dresses, bikinis, skinny t-shirts, encouraging a more positive self-image

Struggling for Vegetarianism

As Eid Al-Adha approaches, vegetarians and animal activists are objecting to the tradition of making a sacrifice during the Islamic celebration
(Photo by Joel Gulhane)

Vegetarians subject to social pressure in Egypt

Egypt’s alternative therapists

Reiki, one of the most popular types of energy therapy techniques, can heal most of psychological and organic diseases such as depression, diabetes, cancer, scoliosis and back pain and many others
(Photo Courtesy of Heartwood Center for Body, Mind and Spirit)

Energy therapy techniques are used to treat most of psychological and organic diseases such as depression, diabetes, cancer, scoliosis and back pain and many others

Students propose recycled building material as solution to slum housing problem

A community center, which will be built of cheap durable material, will act as a “prototype” for the neighbourhood houses
(Photo Handout from Ezbet Project Facebook Page)

Development project aims to build a community centre out of cheap, durable material

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Theatre performance depicts ‘stories of empty stomachs’

Group of volunteer performers present true stories of detainees on hunger strike to protest against their “inhumane treatment” in prison

Royal Museum of Jewellery reopens for first time since 25 January Revolution

Princess Fawzeya’s name carved in one of the pieces preserved in Royal Jewelry Museum in Alexandria. Public Domain

The museum includes 1,045 archaeological pieces that belonged to Egyptian royalty

Tourists return to Egypt after 3 years of turbulence

At the Great Pyramids of Giza, visitors often encounter hordes of men that attempt to prevent visitors from accessing the Pyramids and instead rent a horse or camel
(AFP File photo)

Questions remain whether enough is being done to make Egypt a top destination for travellers once more

Literary competition promotes ‘Unsold Stories’ of struggling artists

The competition, which is open till 1 December, accepts entries of short stories ranging 1500 and 5000 words. Five Stories will be published in Rowayat’s next ...

ROOM organises a week of classic movie nights

Casablanca movie poster
(Photo Handout from ROOM Facebook page)

American and Egyptian films such as Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Casablanca, E.T., and Eshae’et Hob (Love Rumour) will be shown as a part of the programme

Hanging Church re-opened after 16-year renovation

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The renovations involved architectural and structural work, as antiquities affected by a rise in the level of groundwater were repaired as part of an integrated project

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Mixed scenarios play out for runaway Brotherhood members

Muslim Brotherhood members and supporters have been forces into exile since the ouster of Brotherhood president Mohamed Morsi

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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

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

Will Egyptians restore their sense of security?

Protesters gather around the burning headquarters of the of the ruling National Democratic party (NDP) in downtown Cairo on Friday, January 28, 2011.

(AFP File Photo)

Egypt faces increased militancy and crime following 25 January Revolution

Electoral coalitions gear up for uncertain parliamentary elections

The Egyptian parliament (file photo) AFP Photo

Coalitions and parties reflect on elections amid calls for postponement

Will the Muslim Brotherhood resurface under new umbrella?

A woman holds a portrait of ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi as thousands of Muslim Brotherhood members and supporters of Morsi rally at Raba Al Adaawyia mosque on 4 July in Cairo. 

(AFP Photo)

By Marwa Al-A'sar Ever since the downfall of the Muslim Brotherhood, a looming question has been raised: will the group return to political life under ...

Intra-Africa trade: Going beyond political commitments

Reliable road networks are essential to trade 

(Photo by World Bank/Arne Hoel)

Progress will come when agreements are implemented

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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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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)


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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Handcrafting Ramadan

In Pictures: Egypt Cup action

In Pictures: Demonstrators rally against sexual harassment

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Sculpted in the Sun: Bahariya’s Black and White Deserts

In Pictures: Al-Sisi confirmed as president, begins four year term

Egyptian football roundup: Victorious Al-Ahly eyes league title after Cairo derby

In Pictures: Behind the scenes at Khan el-Kahlili

In Pictures: Riot police surround universities as students clash with private security company

In Pictures: World leaders gather in Cairo for permanent Gaza solution

In Pictures: Judge adjourns Mubarak's case to 29 November

In Pictures: Little Damascus of Cairo

In Pictures: Playtime in the mausoleum

In Pictures: Feeding Egypt

Tanta receives 3 million visitors participating in Moulid Al-Sayed Al-Badawy festival