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Egyptian authorities censor newspaper

A whole page in Al-Masry Al-Youm newspaper’s Wednesday issue was censored by the government 

(Photo by Ali Omar)

Act is a severe violation of press freedom, says ANHRI

US Court accepts Egyptian national’s guilty plea for US embassy bombings

Workers stand on what remains of a building in front of the U.S. embassy in Nairobi, Kenya after the deadly 1998 bomb attack.

(AFP File Photo)

1998 bombings targeted two US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania, killing 224 people

Poll conducted by Baseera on President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi’s visit to the United States of America

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68% of Egyptians knew of President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi’s visit to the United States, while 32% where unaware of the visit. 85% of those who knew ...

EFG Hermes acquires 49% stake in French wind energy firm in $208m deal

Deal is EFG Hermes’s second investment in green energy in last 12 months

Al-Sisi ammends law on weapons and ammunition

President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi 


Ammended law requires Ministry of Defence approval to import firearms

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What are Egypt’s chances of gaining UNSC non-permanent seat?

Egypt has been garnering the support of United Nations member states to approve its candidacy for a non-permanent seat in the UN Security Council (UNSC).

(AFP/File  Emmanuel Dunand)

The country’s last membership in the Security Council was in 1997.

3 street vendors detained, security cancels demonstration

Street vendors protest relocation to Al-Turgoman

Egyptian national shot dead in Benghazi in militia crossfire

Egyptian foreign ministry remains concerned over security and political situation in Libya

7 militants killed, 15 arrested in Sinai

Military campaign will continue until end of Eid Al-Adha celebrations, says Abou Deraa

9 sentenced to 2 years in prison for ‘illegal assembly’

A protestor shouts slogans at Talaat Harb Square, downtown Cairo on November 28, 2013, during a demonstration to protest against a new law which regulates demonstrations.    

Group includes 3 members of 6 April movement

Pro-Morsi alliance condemns Istiqlal Party dissolution

Party vows to continue its activities

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Solving investors’ problems, legislative reform key to economic summit success: Prime Minister

Egypt to meet UAE, Saudi Arabia ahead of Sharm El-Sheikh investment summit in February

Working group to resolve fertiliser production problems: Prime Minister

Meeting held between petroleum ministry and companies to address gas shortages for fertiliser plants

3 logistical centres to be constructed for EGP 13bn

Minister of Supply and Internal Trade Khaled Hanafy stated that 3 logistical centres to be constructed with EGP 13bn 
(Photo Courtesy of khaled Hanafy's facebook page)

20,000 jobs provided during construction and operation

Marriott International reaffirms interest in Egypt to Al-Sisi

Sisi meets with President and CEO of Marriott International Arne Sorenson

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CEO of Marriott International says Egypt remains major tourism destination

Interruption of landline services due to cables changes: Telecom Egypt

Interruption of landline services due to cables changes: Telecom Egypt.
(AFP Photo)

Outrage from residents due to interruption of landline services over several months

Dana Gas signs agreement with EGAS, EGPC to drill 37 new wells

Company recently won bids for 2 Nile Delta concessions

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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

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

Digital universe to grow over 600% in MENA region

MENA region needs to increase data security says Digital Universe Study

Political turmoil leads Egypt to drop 6 places in IT services global ranking

Egypt ranks 10th in A.T.Kearney’s 2014 Global Services Location Index, down from 4th place in the 2013 rank.

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Egypt ranks 10th in A.T. Kearney’s 2014 Global Services Location Index

Number of mobile users hike to 100 million

Number of mobile users hike to 100 million
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EGP 45bn needed to install high speed internet, Helmy added

Fawry announces launch of traffic fine payment service

Payment transaction via FAWRY point of sale device

(Photo Courtesy of Fawry)

Egypt’s EBPP leader provides convenience and efficiency to vehicle owners

PayFort assists unbanked Egyptians to shop online with pay@store service

PayFort launched its pay@store service in Egypt

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Company states that only 9% of Egyptians have bank accounts

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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

British embassy gives vulnerable children a sheep as a gift

British Ambassador hosts 50 vulnerable children in his residence and gives them a sheep as a gift
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Ambassador hosts 50 children from Cairo-based NGO in his official residence

Giving eyeglasses a ‘second life’

Bassita launches a campaign, sponsored by Baraka Optics, to help artisans who cannot afford to buy eyeglasses
(Photo by Marwa Morgan)

Bassita launches a campaign, sponsored by Baraka Optics, to help artisans who cannot afford to buy eyeglasses

Egyptian diver breaks world record for deepest scuba dive

The Egyptian diver Ahmed Gabr officially breaks the world record for the deepest scuba dive, reaching a depth of 332.35 metres
(Photo by Jenny Lord)

Ahmed Gabr reaches depth of 332.35 metres in 14 hours

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Cairo exhibition hosts photography from Middle East, North Africa

Nadia Mounier’s photos discuss the dwindling green spaces amid Cairo’s concrete high rises
(Photo by Nadia Mounier)

18 photographers attempt to document various aspects of modern life

Egyptians launch initiative to comfort injured Palestinians receiving treatment

“We are all human” has arranged more than 17 hospital visits in Egypt and helped 3 severely injured patients to travel to Germany for treatment
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“We are all human” has arranged more than 17 hospital visits in Egypt and helped 3 severely injured patients to travel to Germany for treatment

From Tokyo to Cairo: Japanese characters on a visit

The exhibition examines characters like these as a radical aspect of a Japanese subculture related to anime and manga
(Photo from Egyptian Streets)

With the travelling exhibition “JAPAN: Kingdom of Characters”, the Japan Foundation examines characters like these as a radical aspect of a Japanese subculture related to anime ...

Coalition to Support Tahya Masr fund calls for closing cultural centres in Cairo, Alexandria

Yunus Emre Cultural Centre offers educational activities, trainings, and scientific studies with the aim of “promoting Turkey, Turkish language, art and history”

(Photo Handout from Yunus Emre Kahire Facebook page)

Coalition’s secretary general says in statement that Turkish cultural centres are a “threat to national security”

New report criticises freedom of expression during Al-Sisi’s presidency

Censorship authorities ban “Introduction to Semiotics,” a book of academic articles by Nasr Hamed Abo Zayd, along with other books on arrival to Egypt
(Photo Handout from Al-Tanweer Facebook page)

Cultural events and TV channels banned, TV series dropped, publications confiscated during the first 100 days of president’s rule, according to ANHRI report

Transmissions of hope through Cairo’s satellite dishes

Stoneking  starts his project by painting dishes on the art space’s roof

(Photo Handout from Cairo Dish-Painting Initiative Facebook page)

American writer and artist transforms “depressing” rusty dishes into brightly-coloured ones

In Focus View All →

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

(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

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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

Tourism View All →

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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