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Government to settle 22 disputes with investors

Dispute Settlement Committee seeks to take decisive solutions to settle 22 government disputes with investors. 

(Photo Cabinet Handout)

The committee has also drafted solutions for another dispute between the Tax Authority and one steel firm over tax collection as well, according to Mahfouz.

Rights group condemns arrest of Rabaa Al-Adaweya witness

Mohamed Tarek provided testimony for a Human Rights Watch report on violence in Egypt (Screen grab from Human Rights Watch video)

Human Rights Watch says former professor was beaten and his home raided

Israeli land seizure in West Bank ‘not positive’: Egyptian foreign ministry

Egyptian foreign ministry views Israel land seizure as hindrance to peace talks

US congressmen to discuss US-Egypt relations during visit

US congressmen to discuss US-Egypt relations during visit.

(Photo Ministry of Foreign Affairs Handout)

Members of the American armed forces and intelligence committee discuss Palestine, Libya, Syria and Iraq with the Egyptian foreign ministry

Cairo University professors protest against colleague’s arrest

Cairo University professors protest against colleague's arrest.
(AFP Photo)

Detained academics face charges of joining MB and attempting to overthrow the regime

Hunger striking detainees receive Ministry of Interior threats: Freedom of the Brave

Prominent activist Alaa Abdel Fattah, arrested in November 2013 over violating the Protest Law, began a hunger strike on 19 August.

(Photo By Aaron T.Rose\DNE File)

Ministry of Interior denies detainees in Ains Shams police station entered hunger strike

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17 rights groups urge Arab foreign ministers to reject Arab Court proposal

Current proposal for Arab Court restricts court’s jurisdiction, say rights groups

6 April members face prosecution after spending night in security camp

A seven-year-old boy was among the members arrested while gathering for a memorial

Shoukry to visit Ethiopia after Europe tour

A picture taken on May 28, 2013 shows the Blue Nile River in Guba, Ethiopia, during its diversion ceremony 
(AFP/File, William Lloyd-George)

Recent talks between Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan on the Ethiopian Dam have ended in agreements

Two children killed as buildings collapse in Sohag

Unstable housing structures continue to be a problem in Egypt

7 protesters acquitted, 3 others released on bail in Alexandria

EIPR calls for abolishment of "draconian" Protest Law

11 killed in attack on North Sinai security convoy

Landmine planted on Rafah-Sheikh Zuweid Road, perpetrators unknown

Business View All →

German business delegation to visit in September

Delegation will discuss possibility of new investments in Egypt

Egypt’s juice and beverage industry worth EGP 8bn: Federation of Chambers of Commerce chair

Beverage business also exports an estimated $180m to foreign markets per year

Company invests EGP 2bn in construction of hypermarket: Supply minister

New investment of EGP 2bn will be injected to the hypermarkets sector in Egypt

(AFP Photo)

Private company to supply EGP 2bn to build chain of hypermarkets as part of plan to expand local trade markets in collaboration with supply ministry

Government begins reviewing bids for renewable energy projects

The government has begun reviewing offers submitted by private companies to carry out renewable energy projects in Egypt, said Minister of Electricity Mohamed Hamed Shaker. Shaker added ...

WTO supports Suez Canal project: Director General

WTO’s Director General Roberto Azevedo and Minister of Industry and Foreign Trade Mounir Fakhry Abdel Nour in a Tuesday press conference

(Photo by Doaa Farid)

Roberto Azevedo scheduled to meet President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi on Tuesday

Feasibility study underway for propylene project through $1.5bn in investments: ECHEM official

Three feasibility studies for petrochemical projects to be completed by 2015

Technology View All →

Egypt has 18th slowest broadband in the world: Ookla

Egypt has 18th slowest broadband in the world: Ookla.

(AFP Photo)

In February, thousands of Egyptian attempted to start an “internet revolution”, protesting against poor services and high prices

Tablets remain ‘untapped market’ in Egypt: Nielsen

Tablets remain ‘untapped market’ in Egypt: Nielsen

(AFP Photo)

Ages of tablet users vary between 20 and 55 years old, consumer behaviour firm noted

Unified licence to be launched in September: Communications ministry

The unified licence would allow communication operator Telecom Egypt (TE) to offer mobile services and the three mobile operators, Mobinil, Etisalat and Vodafone, to offer landline services.

(Photo by Aaron T Rose)

The three mobile service operators have agreed to the licence’s terms for offering landline services

Supply service call centre to be inaugurated Thursday: MCIT

Supply service call centre to be inaugurated Thursday.

(AFP Photo)

Hotline to be established to receive complains from citizens and keep them informed of their ration supplies, said MCIT

Experts – a Threatened Species?

An expert is not defined by his ability to predict or answer a question but actually ask the right questions

Communication ministry discusses ‘Electronic Engineers Syndicate’

Atef Helmy says ministry will provide technological services to the syndicate and its premises under its Technology Homes Programme

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Cosmetic surgery: Between medical ethics and ‘posthumanism’

The study reflects on Heidi Montag’s experience undergoing 10 cosmetic procedures in one day.
(Photo Public domain)

Surgeons are part of system promoting “a culture that pathologises the body", experts say

‘Out of Place’: The Palestinian definition of home

The last war in Gaza left around half a million people displaced, according to UNRWA.
(AFP File Photo)

Violent experiences of losing home leave Palestinian families with “contradicting emotions” and almost no unity between definitions of home by each family

The food explorer

Fish at a market in Alexandria

(Photo Courtesy of Mostakshfood)

Cairene sets out to find and review Egypt's best eats on new website "MostakshFood"

Are youth more vulnerable to mental health problems?

20% of the world’s population of youth between 14 and 24 suffer from mental health conditions, according to a UN report

AUC students aim to turn ‘Trash into Cash’ in Cairo slum

Two AUC students are drawing on lessons from Cairo's Zabaalin community, which has managed to create a system to recycle about 80% of the neighbourhood's trash, for a new trash disposal program

(Photo by Elizabeth Stuart)

Project draws inspiration from a similar recycling model applied in the Zabaalin community, which has managed to create a “self sustaining recycling system” that recycles approximately ...

Making a living on the street

92% of Egypt's 5 million street vendors operate without a license

Culture View All →

Catherine Exists: Recognising the ‘unknown’ spots of Saint Catherine

Through portraits and landscape photos, Khalid tells stories of Saint Catherine and its people.  
(Photo by Rehab Khaled)

A photographer raises money through her photos to help develop the community in Saint Catherine

Make ROOM for Egypt’s newest art space

ROOM plans on holding dance classes, panels, talks, film screenings, acting workshops, rehearsals, and concerts.
(Photo from Egyptian Streets)

By Tine Levant, Egyptian Streets Get ready art fans, the opening of a new art space in Cairo is near. ROOM is the name, a ...

On selling out, censorship, and nostalgia: Rappers reflect on society

Alexandria based rap unit Foo2 El-Sefr organises “The HipHop 03,” the third of a series of concerts.
(Photo by Adham Youssef)

“Rap was originally founded to confront racism and police brutality. In Egypt we modify it to match our needs to protest oppression and economic turmoil,” says ...

The Egyptian state: ‘The only leader’

The state maintains its control on mosques through unifying the Friday Khutba and selecting preachers of the most important mosques.
(Photo by Marwa Morgan)

State policy in managing mosques presumes Muslim unity on ‘the official Islam of the state’, according to study

Second round of literary festival attracts thousands of young Egyptians

Dar Dawen publishing organises the second round of the Young Writer’s Festival.
(Photo Courtesy of Dar Dawen publishing)

Eighteen writers share their stories and experiences with the readers’ community at Sawy Culturewheel

Gezira club cat killings spark widespread anger

Members gather to demonstrate against the mass killing of cats Tuesday

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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

Trade between two unequal partners

Participants at a ministerial meeting on the margins of the EU-Africa Summit in Brussels. 

(Photo from European External Action Service)

Africa and Europe search for an elusive agreement

Food crisis in Cameroon

Out of Cameroon’s 21 million people, 8 million people live below the poverty line, according to the World Food Programme. 

(Photo from  Africa Renewal)

The country ranks 150 out of 186 countries on the 2013 UNDP's Human Development Index, which measures countries based on income, life expectancy and education.

Tanzania: Rural areas to have better telecom services

The project is expected to commence as soon as possible and it will cover 16 regions in Tanzania.

(Photo from Africa Renewal)

The project is expected to commence as soon as possible and it will cover 16 regions in Tanzania, including Arusha, Tabora, Iringa, Kagera, Manyara, Dodoma, Lindi, ...

In sub-Saharan Africa, primary school teacher shortage on the horizon

A teacher in Namibia. 

(Photo By World Bank)

Analysts believe this rate could enable the country to meet the challenges of a future shortage. Cameroon, Namibia and Lesotho have also taken steps to ...

What future awaits Egypt’s political parties?

Courtesy of Arab Reform Initiative

Analysing new legislation for the House of Representatives

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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In Pictures: Egypt votes… again

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The Nay Maker

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