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The Republic of Matariya

At least 12 protesters were killed Sunday in Matariya, a working class area in north-eastern Cairo, that has become a flashpoint of anti-government protests since the beginning of the 25 January Revolution
(Photo by Hamed Abu El-Dahab)

Cairo neighbourhood witnessed deadliest clashes in third and fourth anniversaries of revolution

Revolutionary groups vow escalation as death toll increases

Heavy equipped riot police troops were deployed to disperse the protests.

(Photo by Hamed Abu El-Dahab)

Human Rights Watch demands that prosecutors investigate excessive use of force; student protesters say yesterday was an "accomplishment"

Accusations, denials over abuses of authority by security forces on 25 January anniversary

The minister of interior said in a Monday conference that police forces only use tear gas in dispersing protests. Photo shows riot police personnel in armoured vehicles in Ramsis Street using a birdshot gun on 25 January 2015

(DNE photo)

Rights groups issue condemnation of heavy-handed state response on 25 January Revolution anniversary

Clashes erupt in Matariya for 2nd day

DNE Photo

Reports say two injured in renewed violence in the working class neighbourhood

North Sinai militants kill civilians, shoot police conscript

The armed forces destroyed seven tunnels on the Egypt-Gaza border and arresting four "criminal operatives" smuggling goods through the tunnels.

(AFP File Photo)

Nine bodies with gunshot wounds found in Al-Arish area over past two days

Mubarak sons walk out of prison

Egyptian toppled president Hosni Mubarak and his two sons Alaa (R) and Gamal stand behind bars during their trial at the Police Academy on September 14, 2013 in Cairo. 
(AFP Photo)

Gamal and Alaa were released pending retrial

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Al-Dostour finds participation in elections ‘difficult’ amid security crackdown

Hala Shukrallah

The party calls on civil forces to agree on a joint stance on political participation

Fires strike trains on 4th anniversary of 25 January Revolution: Railway Authority

Tanta-Cairo line suspended indefinitely due to 3 vehicles being set alight

Presidential pardon for jailed activists fails to materialise

All that came were statements, nothing in reality, says human rights lawyer

Doctor in FGM case sentenced to 2 years

13-year-old Soheir Al-Batea passed away during an FGM operation in June 2013. Photo/Public domain.

Clinic where a young girl died following a FGM procedure, lacks minimal healthcare requirements, says lawyer

Ajnad Misr claims Alf Maskan explosion and other attacks

Explosion occurred on morning of fourth anniversary of 25 January Revolution

25 January anniversary, 25 journalists abused: Journalists Against Torture

Rally attacked in front of Press Syndicate

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2nd round Drift Championship 2014/2015 to launch in February

The championship, organised by STT Race Management will be held over six rounds

(Photo courtesy of Egyptian Drifting Championship Facebook page)

The championship, organised by STT Race Management will be held over six rounds, with the first round held last October and won by Karim Shalash, Hesham ...

Federation of Egyptian Industries submits proposal amending automotive sector taxation

By Ahmed Amer The Federation of Egyptian Industries (FEI) has submitted a proposal to the ministries of Industry and Finance to amend the tax and customs system ...

FEDCOC initiates programme to promote Economic Summit

An integrated programme has been launched to promote Egypt’s March Economic Summit, according to the Federation of Egyptian Chambers of Commerce (FEDCOC) in a statement Monday. The ...

Tuk-tuk prices increase in black market due to import suspension

Replacement of tuk-tuk by small 7-passenger vehicle following administrative court decision to suspend imports

(AFP Photo)

Replacement of tuk-tuk by small 7-passenger vehicle following administrative court decision to suspend imports

Beltone Private Equity, Arabiyya Istithmaraat sign management contract

Period of the contact is five years

Beltone Capital to hold private stock issuance, construct $100m solar station

The Egyptian stock Exchange witness first signs of recovery since the beginning of Ramadan (DNE PHOTO)

50 MW solar energy facility will be in cooperation with Total Egypt

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Telecom Egypt resorts to appeals court to annul interdependence case verdict

The verdict came out in favour of Vodafone

National Postal Authority projects in 2015

Egypt Post’s projects mainly concern developing workers’ performance and office machinisationز
(Photo Egypt Post Handout)

Daily News Egypt prepared a list of the most important projects that are planned to be run by the authority during 2015.

Samsung sells EGP 5.5bn-worth of smart phones in Egypt over 10 months

Samsung represented the largest share of smart phone sales in Egypt

Samsung represented the largest share of smart phone sales on the market, with 72.9% or EGP 5.5bn in sales over the 10-month period, according to the ...

Less than 4,000 Egyptians transact online: Egypt Business Directory

Despite the 400% increase in internet penetration in Egypt between 2004 and 2014, just over 3,000 people are transacting online.
(AFP Photo)

Despite fast penetration of internet in Egypt, e-commerce remains slow in growth

TE provides infrastructure services worth EGP 15bn to Vodafone, Mobinil

TE offers international telecommunications services for mobile operators as commercial alternative instead of their obtaining international gateways licence

TE offers international telecommunications services for mobile operators as commercial alternative instead of their obtaining international gateways licence

2014: The year Samsung’s throne shook

Samsung’s global market share declined from 32.3% in 2013, to 25.2% in 2014.

(AFP Photo)

The entrance of new players onto the market will force the company to waive a portion of this share, especially for products that compete in the ...

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An Egyptian reality programme about people’s lives and dreams

The small team consists of 16 people and is responsible of choosing the stories and to live with the people while shooting the show. 
(Photo handout from Hetetna team)

Each episode explores the lives of three people in different neighbourhoods

Egypt enters Guinness record with the world’s largest Koshary plate

Preparations of making the world’s biggest plate koshary plate took 4 hours .

(Photo from Experience Egypt Facebook Page)

Disappointment hit some due to bad organisation, while others found it satisfying

The bard comes to Alexandria

Performing Hamlet in Alexandria Library is one of the  two-year tour the cast perform around the world.
(Photo from The Bibliotheca Alexandria promotional material)

London’s Globe Theatre performs Hamlet in Alexandria for one night only

A girl tries to break Egyptian social taboos

Menattullah cleaned the street side where she opened the stand and re-coloured the pavement to keep the environment as clean as possible

(Photo from Mennatullah’s  facebook page)

Opening a hot drinks stand in downtown Cairo aims to erase the “for men only” jobs taboo

Despite losing one of his legs, a student goes from Cairo to Ain Sokhna on his bicycle

During the trip from Cairo to Ain Sokhna which took him 7 hours. 
(Photo from Hana Essam facebook page)

After six years of treatment, his passion lit the way to his inner strength

Photographs capture reactions as ‘Spiderman’ comes to Egypt

The photo session spotted the problems citizens deal with daily like transportation
(Photo from Facebook page)

A question popped into a group of friends’ minds and they decided to see the answer for themselves: “What if Spiderman landed in Egypt?!”

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Restoration specialist claims King Tut mask can be restored

The golden mask of King Tut in the Egyptian Museum in Cairo.
(Photo by Mohamed Osama)

A botched attempt to re-affix the beard of King Tutankhamen, which left the mask damaged, can be restored according to specialist

‘Fractals’ latest solo-exhibition at Mashrabia Gallery

“Exhale” from the “Fractals” exhibition. (Photo of painting provided by Nada Baraka)

Artist Nada Baraka has her first solo-exhibition “Fractals”, where she uses abstract work to explore perceptions of the human body

‘In Harm’s Path’ reveals secrets of Al-Qaeda’s 9/11 plans

Fouda described the media shows now with a process of mind violation for Egyptians (Photo by amany kamal)

Yousry Fouda describes the details of his interview with the organisers of the attacks, and the other side of ISIS

In the memory of Radwa Ashour, her friends mourn their loss

Ashour died at the age of 78 after a long battle with cancer. 
(Photo public domain)

Ashour is one of the few writers who combined the magic of fairytales and the reality of the actual world in her novels.

The survival strategies of Downtown’s bookstores

The bookstores located in Down town Cairo have been serving people with rare books for 65 years. 
(Photo by Nadine El Guiddawy  )

In Downtown’s busy streets, Cairo’s oldest bookshops still endure: a look at how they started and where they are now

Faten Hamama’s shining star fades away

Faten Hamama’s shining star fades away

Hamama closed her eyes for the last time last on Saturday at the age of 84, leaving behind millions of beloved and loyal fans crying for ...

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Ongoing investigations into Al-Sabbagh’s death as interior ministry denies accusations

Picture of Shaimaa Al-Sabbagh posted on a Facebook page launched in her memory. Al-Sabbagh was killed by security forces on 24 January, 2015

(Photo from Shaimaa Al-Sabbagh Tribute Facebook Page )

Testimonies point to violations by police that resulted in Al-Sabbagh's death

Where is the Egyptian revolution?

Riot police fire water cannons at protesters attempting to cross the Qasr Al Nile Bridge in downtown Cairo AFP Photo / Peter Macdiarmid

Demands increase on each anniversary, as do calls against every new regime

Prince Salman promises continuity as he takes Saudi Arabia throne

Prince Salman promises continuity as he takes Saudi Arabia throne.

(AFP File Photo)

Its backing will remain unchanged, but the lifeblood of Gulf aid cannot continue indefinitely

Media ethics in post-30 June Egypt

Photo reads "clensing of the media"

Religious figures, actors and other irrelevant guests are hosted to discuss and analyse matters of political importance on media channels, which neither differ in conduct nor ...

Parliament caught in political ambiguity: will the president respect legislative independence?

1)	Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi met with political party leaders in January 2015 for first time since he became president. 

(Photo by Presidential Office)

Experts warn of unfair representation, state control and failing public’s expectations

Calls for a ‘religious revolution’

Writer Karm Saber who is contesting a contempt of religion verdict .

(Photo Public domain)

Al-Sisi’s call for a “religious revolution” was criticised, but was not followed by protests

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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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Formula 1 regulations change in 2015 championship

Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA) announced changes in the regulations of the championship of 2015, which will be applied on the championship taking place in Australia on 15 February.

FIA made these changes regarding car fronts due to safety issues. Car fronts in the 2015 season will be of lower height with tapered ends, ...

The road to the Australian Open

Czech player Petra Kvitova (ranked no 4) won the women’s singles after defeating her compatriot K. Pliskova (ranked no 22) with scores of 7-6, 7-6.

Serbia’s V. Troicki (ranked no 54 worldwide) was able to claim the Apia men’s title this year by defeating Kazakhstan’s M. Kukushin (ranked no 51) in ...

January witnesses 9 major tennis competitions

Federer achieved his 1,000th victory in his professional career to enter the club of thousands alongside Americans Jimmy Connors, with 1,253 victories, and Ivan Lendl, with 1,071 victories.

Federer achieved his 1,000th victory in his professional career to enter the club of thousands alongside Americans Jimmy Connors, with 1,253 victories, and Ivan Lendl, with ...

Africa Cup of Nations: A remarkable history

In its 30th edition, the championship is attracting the interest of many fans following the qualifying tournament, which held many surprises after the loss of major ...

Ronaldo wins best player title for 2nd year: FIFA Ballon d’Or 2015

Christiano Ronaldo, midfielder and attacker of the Portuguese team and Real Madrid, won the Ballon d’Or Gala for best player in 2014, granted by FIFA, for the second year in a row and for the third time in his career.


Ronaldo won the award for the first time in 2008, when it was only held by FIFA, also against Lionel Messi

Formula 1 schedule for 2015 published

Formula 1-2015-ferrari landscape

Chief Executive of Formula One Group, Bernie Ecclestone, included Korea in the race schedule for legal reasons, since the race organisers could have filed a suit ...

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Al-Zahraa Stud hosts the 16th International Arabian Horse Championships

In Pictures: ‘Invest in Egypt 2014’ conference kicks off in Abu Dhabi

Second-hand market offers Cairenes weekly bargains

Little Egypt: Journey through history in 2 hours

Info-graph: Death in Egypt's prisons

Photographing the blind people of Egypt

In Pictures: Mubarak supporters and opponents react to court's verdict

‘Make a laugh’ captures the hope and sorrow of people living in poverty

Mouled Al-Nabwy celebrations

In Pictures: Memories of the 25 January Revolution

DNE stands in solidarity with their colleagues in Charlie Hebdo

Farmer dreams of having a big family despite poverty

Clover : From field to cattle in Ismailia

Tailoring the fabric of a nation

In Pictures: Shaimaa Al-Sabbagh shot in protest