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‘We are under siege’: Sheikh Zuweid police officer

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Dozens killed in major clashes in North Sinai between army and “State of Sinai” militants

Lawyers concerned presidential amendment of terrorism law affects judicial independence

The amendments Al-Sisi suggested include: decreasing the duration of trials related to terrorism charges; increasing privileges of police officers to arrest civilians on terror suspects. 
(AFP PHOTO / KHALED DESOUKI)

Cabinet reviewed Wednesday new amendments on anti-terrorism law that increases penalties for terrorism suspects

9 Muslim Brotherhood members killed in Cairo

An Egyptian supporter of the banned Muslim brotherhood, sporting a T-shirt written on it "Glory for our Martyrs", walks in front of a wall decorated with images of ousted president Mohamad Morsi, with a slogan that reads "Our President, Dr. Mohamad Morsi"  in the village of Kirdassa, a hot bed for Islamists southeast of Cairo, May 26, 2014. Egyptians voted for a new president in an election expected to sweep to power the ex-army chief, Abdel Fattah al-Sisi,  who overthrew the country's first democratically-elected leader and crushed his Islamist movement. 

(AFP PHOTO/ MARWAN NAAMANI)

Brotherhood accuses police of ‘executing’ members in cold blood; police say deceased fired at forces, were killed in action

Counter measures to threats should respect rights, rule of law: Rights groups

The Monday assassination of Prosecutor General Hisham Barakat represents a turning point, and the official response should be different from its previous efforts

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Extensive analysis and reactions by different groups continue amid tense political climate following Barakat’s killing

Despite mounting attacks, observers do not offer damning assessment of security

There were almost as many attacks in the first three months of 2015 as the whole of 2014

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Analysts say security has deteriorated but Egypt’s security forces will not lose control

We are under siege; town has not fallen so far: Colonel Soliman

"State of Sinai" militant as he was allegedly seizing armed forces' weapons following an earlier attack

(Photo from 'State of Sinai' official Twitter account)

Clashes between army personnel and militants erupted Wednesday morning at Sheikh Zuweid police station, numbers of casualties remain undetermined

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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Clashes back to “normal” after a peak in violence: Colonel Abdel Moneim

The armed forces has been caught up in a fight against a growing insurgency in the restive Sinai peninsula.

(Photo from  “State of Sinai” Twitter Account)

Sheikh Zuweid civilians continue to face losses as armed forces crackdown on “terrorists”

North Sinai attacks internationally condemned

Islamic State-affiliated militant group “State of Sinai”, formerly known as Ansar Bait Al-Maqdis, rose to prominence after the ouster of Muslim Brotherhood government in July 2013.
(Photo from State of Sinai Twitter account)

The United States, the European Union, Japan, and others “express deep condolences” and support for Egypt’s “fight against terrorism” after “State of Sinai” attacks on Egyptian soldiers

Controversy increases over Muslim Brotherhood killings

Muslim Brotherhood Supreme Guide Mohamed Badie and FJP leader Essam Al-Arian during Saturday's trial session where scores of Muslim Brotherhood leaders were sentences to death. 

(Photo by Ahmed Al-Malky)

Journalists claim to have been arrested outside Zeinhom morgue, while Interior Ministry says it arrested 21 more middle-ranking Brotherhood members

From palace to prison: 1 year of Morsi’s rule

Former President, Mohamed Morsi 
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Daily News Egypt reviews decisions and circumstances which led to former president Mohamed Morsi losing popularity in one year

Update: Intensive Sheikh Zuweid clashes continue, reports of civilian deaths

Islamic State affiliates in North Sinai, known as "State of Sinai", posted a new video Sunday evening of the assassination of three judges in May. 
(Photo from State of Sinai Twitter account)

More explosions occur in Sheikh Zuweid, whilst reports of deaths are still conflicting

Attacks continue ahead of 3 July anniversary

Bombs have become common in the capital over the past two years.

(AFP FILE PHOTO / MOHAMED EL-SHAHED)

Police officer shot dead in Helwan security checkpoint attack

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CBE raises dollar price by 10 piasters at official auction

Central Bank of Egypt

The Central Bank of Egypt (CBE) allowed the Egyptian pound to deteriorate on Thursday, for the first time since February 2015

Islamic monuments in Khalifa region restored through donations

The Mashhad of Elsyeda Roqia

(Photo courtesy of AtharLina website)

AtharLina initiative works on conservation of Shajar Al-Durr Dome, Mashhad El-Sayeda Roqia, shrines of Ateqa and Jaafri by year-end, says Al-Ibrashy

Ramadani tourism events in historic, non-historic places in Egypt

Tourism during holy month includes historic tours, breaking fast meals, tanoura and religious chanting shows.

(DNE Photo)

Tourism during holy month includes historic tours, breaking fast meals, tanoura and religious chanting shows

Misr Insurance pays EGP 127.5m in compensation for Taba Heights torrent damages

Photo of a Taba resort before the floods (Photo by Thoraia Abou Bakr)

By Abdel Razek Al-Shuwekhi and Mohamed Azab Misr Insurance Company has paid EGP 127.5m in total compensation to Orascom Hotels & Development Company for the material damage suffered by the latter’s  hotels in the Taba read the rest…

New state budget targets total deficit of EGP 251bn: Finance ministry

Ministry of Finance is set to review the final draft of Egypt’s economic reform programme set to precede the acceptance of the country’s pending $4.8bn International Monetary Fund (IMF) loan. (Daily News Egypt)

Total debt interest for local and foreign loans in state budget draft for FY 2015/2016 amounts to 244bn, with an increase of 25.1%, statement says

Domestic tourism programme to visit Taba, Nuweiba stops in Ramadan: Sulaiman

Taba Heights overlooks the sea and is surrounded by mountains

Primary approval given to extend programme until end of September, which raises hotel and compound occupancies

Technology View All →

Nafham targets 1 million users by 2016

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“We plan to present vocational training videos to qualify youth for the labour market,” says General Manager

Fawry financial transactions increase by 50% in Q1 of 2015

Fawry CEO Ashraf Sabry announced that financial transactions via the company's collection network increased in the first quarter
(DNE Photo)

The company started working through a paid capital worth EGP 77m, of which 75% belonged to Egyptian banks and entities including: Amlak Egypt, AlexBank, the Information Technology Development Fund, the Arab African International Bank, Raya Holdingand HSBC.

Mobile phone operators research 5G technology

It is predicted that 85% of Middle East and Africa subscribers will be 3G/4G by 2020.
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By 2020, LTE subscriptions are expected to reach 3.1bn, compared to 500m in 2014.

Vodafone attracts 1 million clients using mobile money transfer services

Vodafone's clients who use money transfer services via mobiles reached more than 1 million clients.
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Fixed Internet acquires 7% of company’s profits

Ministry of Communications continues to counter TE’s monopoly over infrastructure

Minister of Communications Khaled Negm said the plan to reduce internet prices will not be stopped, and that he is continuing his battle against the Telecom Egypt (TE) monopoly on the communications sector infrastructure.

(AFP File Photo)

TE executives send letter to ministry accusing it of targeting company through “haphazard” steps

‘Internet Revolution’ targets communications companies over low-quality services

The ‘Internet Revolution’ movement has escalated its campaign against the three mobile companies, Vodafone, Mobinil, and Etisalat, over the low quality of services.

(Photo from Internet Revolution in Egypt Facebook Page)

This phase of the campaign also targeted Internet companies and Telecom Egypt, in protest at hefty Internet prices and low-quality services.

Lifestyle View All →

“Vogue Fashion Dubai Experience” to return for the third round

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Global fashion legends and emerging talents to showcase their latest creations at Dubai Mall

Yahia and Cairo Marriott awaken Khedive Ismail and Empress Eugenie

This time the alluring marble staircase witnessed the first public appearance of Yahia’s FW 2015 collection, “Your Grace”
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“I am so inspired by royalties, especially the royal era in Egypt,” says Yahia

Hellofood: Fastest online platform for delivering food 

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“Hellofood” is a company that believes that sharing good times means sharing good food.

The Design Studio rediscovers Khan El-Khalili through ‘One thousand and one nights’

The design studio holds occasional exhibitions to celebrate the students’ most outstanding pieces
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“We had to work on our first collection so I chose some Egyptian household objects and I wanted to study and modernise them,” says a student

Splash launches Summer 2015, Eid collection in Egypt

The Splash team alongside the brand ambassador posing for the media

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Arriving at the store, Saba met with her fans, who had been waiting to catch a glimpse of their favourite star

Fashion Walk to invade streets of Cairo

“Fashion Walk is a massive designer showcase, which will help the artists engage directly with the biggest audience,” says organiser

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Young authors were faced with cruel injustice due to Al-Sisi’s decree

Bookstores now decline to sell books with “inappropriate” content
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It is sad and shameful that a terrible decree would be taken into consideration without anyone protesting or asking why, especially since publishing houses as well as bookstores took it more seriously than those who issued it.It is sad and shameful that a terrible decree would be taken into consideration without anyone protesting or asking why, especially since publishing houses as well as bookstores took it more seriously than those who issued it.

“BuSSy” seeks safe space

One of Bussy’s performances in Alexandria
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Crowd funding ongoing for space as group can no longer provide “safe and judgement-free environment” they promise, says project manager

Project aims to renovate the beauty of Alexandria’s buildings

One of the architects while sketching an image of the buildings
(Facebook photo)

Volunteers include artists, sketchers, and photographers documenting Mediterranean city’s architectural heritage

Zanaty Khalifa and Abo Zeid El-Helaly visit Cairo for ‘A Tale of Two Nights’

El-Shiekh Zein Mahmoud the ambassador of Egypt’s folkloric music 
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Zanaty Khalifa and Abo Zeid El Helaly are mere names for today’s generation, especially those who have never been to Upper Egypt. However, they remain two of the most prominent folkloric tales, as well as a huge part of Egypt’s cultural heritage.

Al-Ahd: A dramatic battle to win the throne

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The characters’ brutal fight over the throne plus their super natural powers and numerous interrelationships sparked resemblance to another famous series

TV drama show highlights Jewish life in Egypt 

“Haret Al-Yehudd” (Jewish Quarter) is a series being aired on several government- and private-owned channels featuring the lives of Egyptian Jews who were in Egypt during the 1940s and 1950s. 

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“Haret Al-Yehudd” (Jewish Quarter) is a series being aired on several government- and private-owned channels featuring the lives of Egyptian Jews who were in Egypt during the 1940s and 1950s.

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Tamarod: From deposing Morsi to its own collapse

‘Tamarod’ (Rebel) leader Mohamed Abdel Aziz

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25 January and 30 June were not revolutions because we haven’t done anything differently since, says ex-Tamarod founder

The rules of the game: Who joins last, takes over

The National Salvation Front spearheaded opposition before 30 June

(Photo by Mohamed Omar)

So long as the ruling regime gets closer to freedoms and social justice, we will be on its side. So long as it drifts away, we will be against it, says Al-Karama Party head

From palace to prison: 1 year of Morsi’s rule

Former President, Mohamed Morsi 
(AFP File Photo)

Daily News Egypt reviews decisions and circumstances which led to former president Mohamed Morsi losing popularity in one year

Repeated promises to establish a parliament in post-30 June Egypt

Thousands of opponents of Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi pray during a protest calling for his ouster at Cairo's landmark Tahrir Square on June 30, 2013. 
(AFP Photo)

Officials have, between 2013 and 2015, continually promised “elections soon”, yet they remain a distant prospect

Imam Al-Sadiq Al-Mahdi: A man full of worries for Sudan’s future

Al-Mahdi does not believe that Sudan needs uprisings similar to the Arab Spring countries

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In assessing the current political situation in Sudan and the prospects for stability, Al-Sadiq Al-Mahdi referred to the need to follow a new approach that is at once democratic and inclusive of all political factions

Egyptian news outlets self-censor in response to authoritative concerns

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More newspapers have been banned since 2013 for controversial critical articles

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Islamic monuments in Khalifa region restored through donations

The Mashhad of Elsyeda Roqia

(Photo courtesy of AtharLina website)

AtharLina initiative works on conservation of Shajar Al-Durr Dome, Mashhad El-Sayeda Roqia, shrines of Ateqa and Jaafri by year-end, says Al-Ibrashy

Ramadani tourism events in historic, non-historic places in Egypt

Tourism during holy month includes historic tours, breaking fast meals, tanoura and religious chanting shows.

(DNE Photo)

Tourism during holy month includes historic tours, breaking fast meals, tanoura and religious chanting shows

Misr Insurance pays EGP 127.5m in compensation for Taba Heights torrent damages

Photo of a Taba resort before the floods (Photo by Thoraia Abou Bakr)

By Abdel Razek Al-Shuwekhi and Mohamed Azab Misr Insurance Company has paid EGP 127.5m in total compensation to Orascom Hotels & Development Company for the material damage suffered by the latter’s  hotels in the Taba read the rest…

Domestic tourism programme to visit Taba, Nuweiba stops in Ramadan: Sulaiman

Taba Heights overlooks the sea and is surrounded by mountains

Primary approval given to extend programme until end of September, which raises hotel and compound occupancies

Hotels launch offers to attract Egyptians during Eid Al-Fitr holiday

AFP Photo

Hotels in Cairo, Luxor, and Aswan have least occupancies during Eid, as Egyptians prefer coastal areas

Tourism Federation requests activation of  Supreme Tourism Council to face problems : Board members

Ministries will not issue conflicting decisions that harm the sector if council is activated

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A successful first victory for Egyptian teams in Africa

Abdullah Al-Saeed celebrating the second goal for his club 

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Smouha, Al-Ahly, and Zamalek are on top of the quarterfinals groups in the two African championships

Maged Abo Sleem third round champion of Egyptian Drifting Championship

Maged Abo defeated Mohamed Khaled, who came in second place

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“Egyptian Drifting” is the first Egyptian championship in drifting in the country.

Uzbekistan’s Denis Istomin is Nottingham Open surprise

Uzbekistan’s Denis Istomin

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Istomin qualified to the finals after achieving five victories: the first one was over the Spaniard Nicolás Almagro, with 1-6, 4-6; his second win was against Argentine Juan Mónaco, with 1-6, 2-6; and the third was against the Ukrainian Sergiy Stakhovsky, 5-7, 4-6.

Big conflict in the summer mercato between Al-Ahly and Zamalek in Egypt

There are no doubts that the conflict between Zamalek and Al-Ahly is constant and some clubs participate in increasing this conflict 

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Over the years, conflict between the two biggest Egyptian clubs erupted, with players moving to either one of the teams with big media fanfare.

Murray wins at Queens, Federer wins in Halle

Andy Murray lifts the title at Queen’s
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Roger Federer, ranked world number 2, won the 23rd Halle Open competition, which is also within the ATP World Tour 500 series.

Amro El-Geziry places Egypt at top of Modern Pentathlon

Egyptian pentathlete Amro ElGeziry 
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Egypt now holds 23rd place in the Modern Pentathlon games, with two silver medals and two bronze medals

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