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Shura Council trial: Videos fail to prove Alaa Abdel Fattah attacked police

Activist Alaa Abdel Fatah

(AFP File Photo)

Trial postponed to 26 November, defendants to remain in prison

Police surround Alexandria University as students threaten to strike

Students in Al-Azahr have been protesting demanding the opening of the dormitories, and against the arrest of fellow students.

(Photo from Students Against the Coup)

Students were protesting the expulsion of 12 colleagues, says SAC

7 militants killed, 67 arrested in North Sinai: Armed forces

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

(AFP File Photo)

Military operations destroyed seven tunnels connecting Rafah to Gaza Strip

Court sentences 100 Al-Azhar students to 5 years in prison

Student supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi and the Muslim brotherhood clash with Egyptian security forces outside al-Azhar university in Cairo on October 28, 2013. 
(AFP File Photo)

Defendants found guilty of illegally protesting inside campus

Al-Sisi to hold talks with South Sudanese counterpart

Egypt’s Water and Irrigation Minister Hossam El-Din Moghazy and South Sudan’s Water and Electricity Minister Jemma Nunu Kumba hold talks in preparation of a water agreement signing between the two countries 

(Photo Egyptian Water and Irrigation Ministry handout)

The South Sudanese president led a delegation to Egypt on Thursday

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7 die in road accidents across Egypt on Monday

Those responsible for the accidents will be subject to the new traffic laws, says police official

5 members of Salafi Front arrested in Cairo ahead of 28 November protests

Among the suspects is Islamic scholar Ashraf Abdelmonem.
(Handout from the Salafi Front )

Suspects were planning to "stage protests and incite violence", says interior ministry

What happened to Egypt’s NGOs?

A woman reacts to the verdict sentencing to jail the 43 defendants in the foreign funding of NGO case 
(Photo by Mohamed Omar)

Civil society groups continue to operate after registration deadline, despite challenges

Egypt welcomes ‘great success’ of Bahrain elections

Bahrain women protesters (file photo) AFP PHOTO / MOHAMMED AL-SHAIKH

Bahrain held parliamentary and municipal elections Saturday, opposition boycotted the vote

Military court upholds Al-Jamaa Al-Islamiya leaders’ sentence

Five found guilty of breaching military zone by a military court in September

Egypt’s Islamist movements divided over calls for 28 November uprising

Sheikh Isam Khairy, the CDP spokesperson, said the concert was an attempt by Christians to convert Muslims. (AFP PHOTO)

Muslim Brotherhood announced its support but did not officially state whether it would participate

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Large share of foreign aid goes to private sector, government: International cooperation minister

Egypt is counting on an increase in loans and grants from international funding agencies to support implementation of government projects and increase growth rates in the ...

Sudan to invest in Damietta logistics project

Sudan to invest in Damietta logistics project.
(Photo from Damietta Port Authority website)

This is the first official agreement for investment and cooperation in the logistics project signed with another country, says supply ministry

Egypt-UAE agreement to fund micro-projects signed

Agreements reflect steps to decrease rural poverty and increase women’s participation in the work force

Total value of Egyptian imports, exports falls in first half of 2014: EITP

Yet the value of imports and exports to the EU rises, reports Egyptian International Trade Point

FDI in oil and gas unaffected by Egypt’s instability

Political instability in Egypt and other Arab countries had negative effect on non-oil manufacturing activities

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Political instability in Egypt and other Arab countries had negative effect on non-oil manufacturing activities

Egypt suffers from legislative chaos, lack of legal reforms: Saudi businessmen

Saudi investors say political turmoil in Egypt has had negative effect on investment climate, signs of stability will attract more Arab investments

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Telecom Egypt experiences profits drop in 2014

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TE’s revenue amounted to EGP 9.1bn during the first nine months of 2014, compared to EGP8.3bn for the same period last year, according to a company ...

IBM predicts 50% growth in cloud computing in Egypt by end of 2015

The initiative aims to support local software companies in acquiring skills and expertise in cloud computing as a source of innovation in the region.
(AFP/File, Odd Andersen)

ITIDA and IBM launch 2nd phase of joint-initiative to help telecom SMEs enter new markets

Lenovo to lead Egyptian computer sales by end of 2015: CEO

Lenovo Group gained 20% of local computer sales, and acquired the second largest market share despite only selling laptops.

(AFP Photo)

Lenovo spends $3bn globally per year in research and development, says CEO YasserShaheen

30% growth target in 2015: Dell sales manager

Computer company Dell, must target a 30% sales increase in 2015, at the top end of the IT sector’s growth range of 20%-30%

(AFP Photo)

2014 figures targeted 20% growth, but company reached only a “not acceptable” 10%, says distribution sales manager

E-finance launches new “Banzenty” app

The electronic payment company E-Finance has entered into negotiations with Blom Bank Egypt, Crédit Agricole Egypt, The Arab Bank, the National Société Générale Bank (NSGB), the Arab Banking Corporation (ABC) and the Commercial International Bank (CIB) to provide them with Automated Clearing House (ACH) services. (Photo: Courtesy of Facebook Fan Page)

New app provides details on the nearest petrol station

ITIDA to sign expertise exchange agreement with Emirates Identity Authority

By Mohamed Alaa Eldin The Information Technology Industry Development Agency (ITIDA) and the Emirates Identity Authority signed a cooperation agreement Tuesday to exchange expertise in the field ...

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Health ministry launches medical protocol for victims of gender-based violence

91% of Egyptian women between 15 and 49 have undergone FGM

(AFP File Photo)

One in three women around the world has reported an experience of violence, 38% of all murder crimes against women were by their partners

Academy offers free training to empower hair care professionals

CHI Academy provides free training to hair care professionals- 
(Photo Courtesy of CHI Academy)

During their work, hairdressers are subjected to harmful chemicals potentially leading to health problems from skin rash, eye irritation and difficulty in breathing to cancer or ...

The non-profit organisation saving street cats

EMRO makes sure the street cats live a perfect happy life until they find a warm, sweet house to live in. 
(Photo Handout from EMRO)

EMRO helps homeless Egyptian “mau” breeds find a home

Recipe-generating app ‘Fel Talaga’ wins first place at ‘Fekrathon’ competition

The application suggests recipes from ingredients in the kitchen

Bicycles: The future of transport in Egypt?

The event was held in Zamalik and quickly took around of the streets of Egypt.
(Photo from Egyptian Streets)

Dutch embassy organises cycling day in Egypt’s streets

Integrating prayers in psychological practices improves well-being: Study

he study suggests that prayer can enhance positive energy

(AFP Photo)

Research emphasises improved sense of psychological well-being after prayer

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The Tentmakers of Cairo: Art, life and political rollercoasters


An interview with Kim Beamish, the director of “The Tentmakers of Cairo”, which was screened at Cairo International Film Festival

A walk to revive South Sinai’s tourism

The campaign helps hikers to entertain the beauty of Sinai away from the negative reputation it gained since 2011

(Photo by Khaled Abduallah )

The initiative aims to change how South Sinai is perceived in the media, to nourish tourism and help the development of Bedouin communities

A final call to save Alexandria’s antiquities

The museum is located in one of the most spectacular places at Foa'ad Street, downtown Alexandria 
(Photo from state information system)

Intellectuals and archaeologist launch campaign to expend Graeco-Roman museum

An Egyptian artist without borders

Ahmed  is currently working on a new series of artworks, inspired by decayed walls that have been painted over and over again
(Photo from Egyptian Streets)

With his latest installation, ‘The Beautiful Ones Are Not Yet Born’, Ibrahim Ahmed tries to expose people to power and the attractiveness it has

‘No School for Children’ to be screened at Nahdet el-Mahrousa

No School For Children discusses education in Egypt and Germany through stories of two young girls
(Photo Handout from No School for Children Facebook page)

Co-directed by a German and an Egyptian, the documentary discusses education in both countries through the stories of two young girls

Cairo International Film Festival celebrates Egyptian director Henry Barakat

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CIFF will exhibit photographs of the director and his most celebrated work, in addition to a 30-minute documentary about his life

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Fear, violence and hardship part of everyday life in volatile North Sinai town

The site of the 11 November car bomb in Arish 
(DNE Photo)

Residents of Al-Arish are caught in the fight between militants and the military

Cairo University students react to security measures on campus

Cairo Univeristy Students protest on October,12 2014.

Students say security measures are necessary but criticise enforcement

The fading faces of opposition media under Al-Sisi’s Egypt

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Egyptian media formed Al-Sisi's personality cult and is constantly emphasising the fight against “terrorism”

Will Gaza receive pledged donations?

Egypt and Norway co-hosted an international donor conference in Cairo in October. Questions have been raised as to whether or not the pledges made then will be kept

Hamas remain sceptical about aid pledges

Mixed scenarios play out for runaway Brotherhood members

Egypt welcomes UAE terror listing of Muslim Brotherhood
(AFP File Photo)

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

(AFP/File Photo)


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

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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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Egyptian squash player wins world title for 3rd time

Ashour kisses the trophy
(Photo from Egyptian Streets)

The world’s number four player, Ashour, beat the world number one, Elshorbagy, in a match that lasted 90 minutes

Days counting down until crunch Abu Dhabi Formula 1 Grand Prix

Formula 1 fans in the Arab world are passionately awaiting the Grand Prix of Abu Dhabi’s 2014 race which will be held on 23 November.

(Photo Public Domain)

The Bahrain Grand Prix was the first to be held in the Middle East.

Euro 2016 qualifiers: Heroes retreat and youngsters advance


The first and second winning teams of each group (18 teams in total) will qualify for the final tournament, as well as the hosting team (France). ...

Cristiano Ronaldo: Euro Championship’s top goal scorer

Portuguese player Cristiano Ronaldo Ronaldo played his 117th international match and scored his 52nd international goal 

Ronaldo played his 117th international match and scored his 52nd international goal

Gulf 22: When brothers compete

The Gulf Cup kicked off last week in Saudi Arabia with eight competing teams divided into two groups -  the first consisting of Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Yemen, and Bahrain, with the second comprising Kuwait, the UAE, Oman, and Iraq.

(AFP File Photo\FIFA)

Kuwait beat Iraq with a goal in the 90th minute, while Saudi Arabia beat Bahrain with a clean score of 3-0 in the second round.

Egyptian qualification for the 2015 Nations Cup: a dream that will not be realised

Egyptian qualification for the 2015 Nations Cup: a dream that will not be realised

The situation does not stop only at achieving victory—almost impossible—against Tunisia, but extends to anticipating negative results for teams also competing for third place. For example, ...

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