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Arab youth environmental conference kicks off in Hurghada

SESCO representative Youssef Kreshan, Red Sea Governor Ahmed Abdallah, Arab Federation for Youth & Environment Technical Committee Head Magdy Allam, Head of Arab Network for environment and development Emad Adli at the opening session of The sixth environmental conference for university youth .

(Photo by Aya Nader)

Red Sea to become a green governorate, says governor

IED goes off across the street from Dokki Police Station

An explosion was reported in Greater-Cairo’s middle class neighbourhood of Dokki on Tuesday at 715am.

(Photo by Ahmed Al-Malky)

Blast injures noncommissioned police officer, conscript

One student dead, two journalists wounded at Cairo University

Egyptian students, supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood and ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi, demonstrate outside Cairo University, on April 9, 2014 

(AFP Photo/Mahmoud Khaled)

Reports indicate live ammunition was used during dispersal; Ministry of Interior denies claims

Catherine Ashton voices praise for EU election monitoring, concern for Minya 529

European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton
(AFP  File Photo)

EU High Representative delivers varying messages on Egypt before Foreign Affairs Council meeting

IED injures 3 in Giza neighbourhood

Egyptian security forces and bystanders inspect the wreckage of a car following a bomb attack in western Cairo that left three civilians wounded late on April 15, 2014. Two bomb blasts in Cairo wounded six people including at least two policemen yesterday, the latest attacks since Egypt's Islamist president Mohamed Morsi was ousted. 


This is the second explosion of the day in Greater Cairo

Journalists in Egypt ‘have become a target from all sides’: Rights groups

1-1	Mourners pray over the body of Egyptian journalist Mayada Ashraf during her funeral in Estanhaa village at El-Monofia, 70 km north of Cairo, on Saturday


Two rights groups release statements condemning ongoing attacks on journalists

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2 American delegations in Egypt to discuss ‘security issues’

Egypt’s Defence Minister Sedki Sobhi (R) met on Tuesday with a delegation of American military veterans and 
strategic analysts

(Photo from ourtesy of the military spokesman)

Army spokesman announces Sobhy's meeting with unofficial delegation

President refers anti-terror legislation back to cabinet amid mounting criticism

Interim president Adly Mansour 
(AFP Photo)

Presidential decision to subject the draft to societal dialogue is futile, says human rights lawyer

Injury of journalists raises questions on job safety

Journalists and photojournalists shout slogans as they demonstrate in front of the journalist's syndicate in Cairo against repeated attacks on members of the press in Egypt on April 4, 2014. 


Press Syndicate calls for silent protest to demonstrate journalists’ anger at the “deliberate attacks”

Court ruling prohibits Brotherhood from running in elections

Members of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood, the country's best organised movement, front row from right to left: Issam al-Aryan,  Mohammed al-Mursi, Mahmud Hussein, the group's secretary general, Saad Al-Qatatni, take part in a press conference in Cairo on April 30, 2011, to announce the formation of a new party, the Freedom and Justice Party, to contest up to half of parliament's seats in a September election. 

Primary Alexandria Court forbids SEC from accepting the nomination of members of the Muslim Brotherhood in upcoming polls

Sudan’s president bans political party meetings

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir speaks during a press conference in Khartoum late on September 22, 2013.
(AFP Photo)

The decree comes just a week after Al-Bashir assured a meeting of party leaders they had freedom to operate in the run-up to a “national dialogue” ...

Mortar fire on Syria schools kills child, hurts 40: Media

AFP - Mortar rounds fired on schools in the Syrian capital on Tuesday killed a child and wounded more than 40 people, among them more ...

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Political upheaval obscures growth potential: Markaz

Kuwait Financial Centre Markaz recently published a report on the Egypt Asset Management Industry. In this research report, Markaz analyses the current state of Egypt asset ...

Ministries of Housing and Supply cooperate on development of services in new cities

Minister of Supply Khaled Hanafy

New cities will be provided with markets, trade complexes, logistics areas and factory outlets, housing ministry says

Armed forces finalise plans to build 1m youth residential units

The Egyptian Army Corps of Engineers and Emirati construction company Arabtec held a conference on Tuesday to finalise arrangements to commence building one million residential units for youth

(Photo from Army Spokesman Facebook Page)

Construction on the project, launched by former defence minister Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi, is expected to begin in December

Government to adopt new economic stimulus package

Minister of Finance says package would focus on industry, housing and construction, communication and tourism sectors

Morocco’s economic growth slows in first quarter as agricultural output falls

Reuters  - Morocco's economic growth slowed sharply to 2.5% in the first quarter from a year earlier, and is likely to ease slightly again this quarter ...

UAE’s Air Arabia bets on Ras Al Khaimah hub

Air Arabia, the United Arab Emirates’ (UAE) only publicly listed airline, will begin flying from the Ras Al Khaimah (RAK) emirate starting 6 May, taking over from RAK Airways which suspended operations earlier this year.

(AFP Photo)

The Sharjah-based budget carrier, which currently operates out of three hubs in the Gulf and North Africa region, signed an agreement with the RAK government in ...

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Tech giants look to skies to spread Internet

Google bought Titan Aerospace, a maker of solar-powered drones that can help boost Internet access to remote areas 

(Photo courtesy of Titan Aerospace)

Google took a step in that direction this week with the acquisition of Titan Aerospace, a maker of solar-powered drones that can help boost Internet access ...

Samsung executive says Galaxy S5 to outsell S4, sees second quarter rollout for Tizen phone

A Samsung Galaxy S5 smartphone is displayed at a store in Seoul on April 11, 2014. 

(AFP Photo)

A smooth launch is crucial for Samsung, which reported its second straight quarter of profit decline earlier this month as margins in the key smartphone business ...

TE Data launches M3ak service for the disabled

TE Data, the internet service provider by Telecom Egypt (TE), launched a new, free service titled M3ak (Arabic for “with you”) to help customers with hearing disabilities.

(Photo from TE Data)

The company hired 10 employees with hearing disabilities to serve similarly disabled clients

MCIT, MOI sign protocol to integrate new technology into transportation sector: Communications ministry

Minister of Communication and Information Technology Atef Helmy attended the signing of a joint cooperation protocol with the Ministry of Interior, aimed at integrating technology into the transportation sector to monitor urban streets
(Photo from Ministry of  Communication and Information Technology)

Protocol will ensure quick response to traffic emergencies, improve transportation system, Helmy says

Ministry of Finance launches blog to communicate with the public

The aim of the blog is to communicate with the public regarding the country’s economic situation, the ministry says

Communication services shutdown temporarily in Aswan

Telecom Egypt says the Tuesday outage occurred due to damage in a communication cable

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Retreat for PTSD survivors on the Nile now open

The Nile itself is part of the healing process participants will experience in Fekra
Karina Al Piaro

Fekra is a new Nile retreat that offers alternative healing practices for PTSD survivors

Take a dip in Cairo’s pools



Summer is here; take refuge at the pool

TEDxCairo returns to AUC

TEDxCairo is expecting about 800-900 participants for the 2014 edition

Kayan: A quaint eatery in Zamalek

The fresh sandwich, served with soup and salad in a glass, makes for a satisfying meal

Zamalek finally gets a café that offers good food and mellow ambience

Tabla LUNA serves delicious South American food

Chilli Nachos as served at Tabla LUNA

(Photo by Adel Heine)

The new restaurant brings you the flavours of Latin America

Egyptian street kids play soccer in Brazil

Photo / AFP / Yasuyoshi Chiba

About 230 street children from 19 countries are in Brazil to compete in the Street Child World Cup.

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Hyakutome’s dissonant sounds elicit lukewarm reaction from audience

Photo from Takao Hyakutome Facebook page

Violin virtuoso’s skills were well-received by the audience but the pieces performed were not aligned with the general expectation


Proudly Colourful 
By M. Elmahdi, published through Momentography

Abdelwahab hopes to redirect attention to landscapes

Palm Sunday around the world


Christians of all denominations celebrated the start of the Holy Week

D-CAF ends on good note with final performance

Nass Makan is one of the only groups left performing traditional Zar music

La Voix est Libre included a diverse mix of artists across different genres and was greatly enjoyed by the audience

Women From Egypt: A new exhibition by Helmy El Touni

Al-Hilaly’s take on the Mona Lisa.
Photo by Thoraia Abou Bakr

Helmy El Touni depicts Egyptian women going about their daily lives

Palm Sunday starts Christian Holy Week

An Egyptian Orthodox Christian uses palm leaves to make a cross during the Palm Sunday procession in Cairo in 2013. 
AFP / Photo / Khaled Desouki

Palm Sunday marks the beginning of many religious ceremonies for both Western and Eastern Orthodox Christians

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Egypt’s military economy: Money is power, power is money

In this photo released by the office of the Egyptian presidency, Egyptian troops demonstrate their skills at a graduation ceremony in Cairo in July 2012. 
(Photo courtesy of the Egyptian Presidency)

Egypt’s military controls not only the political levers of power, but also the economic ones, and its involvement is getting even deeper

Arab integration: A 21st century development imperative- Part III

Protesters in Tunis demanding the release of detainees in January 2011
(AFP File Photo)

DNE publishes the third and final part of ESCWA's Arab Integration Report: A 21st century development imperative

Arab integration: A 21st century development imperative Part II

A Palestinian man holds up a sign in support of the Palestinian request for UN membership during a protest at an Israeli army checkpoint in the centre of the divided West Bank city of Hebron, on 14  September  2011
(AFP File Photo)

DNE publishes the second part of ESCWA's Arab Integration Report: A 21st century development imperative

Breaking the glass ceiling: Women agricultural scientists

Professor Segenet Kelemu, 2014 L'Oréal-UNESCO Awards Lauréate for Africa and the Arab states, working in the lab.  
Photo: Julian Defort/L'Oréal Foundation

African Women in Agriculture Research and Development (AWARD) is turning things around for Africa's female agriculturalists

Syria’s cultural priorities


Culture as a major component of the Syrian transition

EU-Africa summit: Investing in people, prosperity and peace

The podium used for the signing the Treaty of Lisbon on 13 December 2007

(Public Domain photo)

Building on the spirit of their 2007 Joint Strategy, Africa and the European Union will discuss as equal partners how to deepen cooperation under these three ...

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NDP land to go to Egyptian museum

The old headquarters seen next to the Egyptian Museum in Cairo

(Photo by Ahmed Al-Malky)

After an anonymous petition a decision has finally been taken about the land of the former headquarters

Indian artists put on a show at Cairo International Airport

Rajasthan Josh Folk music group set to perform at the India on the Nile festival

(Phhoto from IndiaOnTheNile.com)

The India by the Nile festival seeks to improve cultural understanding and encourage tourism between the two countries

Tourism down 17.9% year on year in 2013: CAPMAS

Empty reclining chairs are seen on the beach in the Egyptian Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh 

(Photo / AFP / Khaled Desouki)

9.5 million tourists visited Egypt in 2013, according to the Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics

Ministry of Tourism celebrates Earth Hour

The Mohammed Ali mosque at the Salaheddine Citadel before and during Earth Hour in 2010

(Photo / AFP/ Khaled Desouki)

The Ministry of Tourism turned lights off at major monuments around the country

Egyptian tourism will return to its prime: World Tourism Organisation

Secretary General of the World Tourism Organisation Taleb Al-Refai

(Photo Screengrab from UNWTO.org)

Refai said Egypt is a prime tourism destination and the sector will overcome the challenges it faces

Defence of Tiba movement demands resignation of Luxor governor


Movement holds governor responsible for damage caused by sewage leakage to antiquities in Luxor

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Ashour leads home hopes into second round at El Gouna

Egyptian squash superstar Ramy Ashour remains on course to retain his EL Gouna International Squash Open title after romping to a 3-0 victory over Finnish challenger Olli Tuominen in his opening match in the 2014 event.

(MARK GRAHAM/AFP/GettyImages/ File Photo)

Egyptian No.1 stays on course to retain El Gouna International title

Ga Sabry shakes up El Gouna International

Egyptian qualifier Mazen Hesham Ga Sabry (L) pulled off a shock 3-1 win over French World No.22 Mathieu Castagnet. Courtesy of SquashSite/Steve Cubbins

Ga Sabry, whose only previous appearance in the main draw of a PSA World Series event was a first round exit in the 2013 World Championships, ...

El Sherbini triumphs in Texas

Nour El Sherbini with the Women’s Champion Fiberglass Texas Open trophy. Martin Langley

Egyptian teenager Nour El Sherbini claimed the biggest Women’s Squash Association World Tour title of her career

The Rise of the Minnows

Fady Ashraf

[caption id="attachment_229510" align="alignright" width="210"] Fady Ashraf[/caption] Egyptian football has been deeply affected by the political and social ...

Controversial football club chief declares candidacy in Egypt’s presidential election

James Dorsey

By James M. Dorsey Egyptian football is adding salt to the run-up to presidential elections that are ...

Egyptian Sumo player honoured during Arabic-Japanese friendship week

“The Egyptian player is the first Arab to be honoured on such an occasion”, Egyptian ambassador in Japan says

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Stand alone: Yarmouk Camp humanitarian disaster

Deserted Naama Bay

In Pictures: African asylum seekers protest in Tel Aviv

AFP Infographic: Top 15 military budgets in 2013

In Pictures: World marks International Women's Day

Exploring Sakkara on horseback

Where does Egypt stand? Rankings 2013/2014

In Pictures: Portraits of Al Sisi in Cairo

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In Pictures: Explosions outside Cairo University

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In Pictures: Cairo University protests

In Pictures: Palm Sunday celebration in Egypt