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Israel assassinates senior Hamas officials

Israel kills three Hamas officials, Mohamed Abu Shamala, Raed Al-Attar, and Mohamed Barhum.

Gaza fighting resumes as truce collapses

Hostilities resumed in the Gaza Strip on Tuesday evening following the collapse of a ceasefire agreement between Israel and Palestinian factions

(Photo Handout from the Palestinian Ministry of Interior in Gaza)

Israel recalls its negotiators from Cairo and resumes airstrikes on Gaza Strip, Al-Qassam Brigades say Israel has opened "the gates of hell" onto itself

El-Serify put under “probationary measures” over hunger strike

El-Serify, who was first detained in April, faces charges that include espionage.
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Hunger striking Karima El-Serify to be put under "probationary methods", which family and friends say is a way to pressure her to end hunger strike

33 killed after 2 tourist buses collide in Sinai

Prosecution team has moved to the scene to find out the reason behind the accident

Egypt-Sudan border crossing to be inaugurated in days

Sudanese Foreign Ministry describes this as a "historic event" and will develop ties

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Doctors’ Syndicate to take action against non-payment of dues

The Doctors' Syndicate

Syndicate says proof exists that meetings with health ministry do not solve any problems

17 Morsi supporters sentenced to life imprisonment

Supporters charged in absentia for alleged role in Manial riots

Former Mubarak industry minister sentenced to 15 years

Cairo Criminal Court on Wednesday sentenced Mubarak-era Minister of Industry and Foreign Trade Rashid Mohamed Rashid and his daughter to 15 years in prison

(AFP Photo)

Rashid Mohamed Rashid and his daughter, who were referred to criminal court in March, were facing charges of smuggling EGP 500m to Cyprus

Police arrest 6 Morsi supporters at Alexandria demonstration

Dispersals of demonstrations continue as forces continue to crack-down on dissenting voices

30 arrested in North Sinai operation

Tunnels in Sinai destroyed by armed forces bringing total to 1696

State Department rebuts Egypt’s Ferguson comments, says situation ‘not comparable’

State Department Deputy Spokeswoman Marie Harf
(AFP Photo)

US deals “openly and honestly” with its issues and encourages others to do the same, says State Department deputy spokeswoman

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Ministries of Housing, Industry to settle with 1,250 New Cairo factories to resume work

Minister of Industry and Foreign Trade has reached settlement with small- and medium-sized factories in New Cairo’s industrial area.

(AFP Photo)

Concession agreements will be adopted and operation licences issued immediately to allow project managers to carry on working

Businessmen want Wealth Tax to be paid in kind; government wants cash payment

Investors fear the government will direct proceeds of Wealth Tax to balance the budget deficit without focusing on development projects

Al-Sisi amends Property Tax Law to exempt owning EGP 2m in one unit

Under the Property Tax Law, residential properties with annual rental values less than EGP 24,000 will be exempted from paying taxes.

(AFP Photo)

Amended law says hotels, clubs, hospitals, medical centres and clinics affiliated to the armed forces are exempted from paying taxes

Studies on Suez Canal Project to start within days: Dar Al-Handasah operations director

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There is an “aggressive” plan to finish the studies as soon as possible, Yehia Zaki says.

Human rights groups demand access to Gaza from Israel, Egypt

A picture taken from Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip on the border with Egypt, on July 8, 2013, shows Egyptian soldiers monitoring the border with Gaza from a checkpoint on the Egyptian side of the border.
(AFP File Photo)

Israel and Egypt have denied human rights organisations Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch entry into Gaza to investigate violations

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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

Electronic payments benefit people excluded from formal financial services: MasterCard Country Manager

Mobile Money solutions emerged as the suitable option which could rapidly open doors for Egyptian people from all walks of life, Magdy Hassan says.

(Photo Courtesy of MasterCard)

In an exclusive interview with the Daily News Egypt, Magdy Hassan, Country Manager of MasterCard Egypt, highlighted the programmes and services the credit card provider offers. ...

UAE to establish space agency and send the first Arab spaceship to Mars by 2021

The probe will take nine months to make the more than 60m kilometre journey to Mars and will mark UAE out as one of only nine ...

Use of electronic payments to pay taxes increases GNP by 0.75% per annum: eFinance study

Converting 10% of the country’s total payments into electronic payments within increases GNP by 1%. 

(AFP Photo)

Electronic payments for taxes increase GNP by 0.75% per annum due to more liquidity available in the country, the study says

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AIDS-related deaths double in Egypt

Less than 20% of infected Egyptians have access to treatment, according to a new report from UNAIDS

One year after Rabaa dispersal, Egyptians wrangle psychological trauma

In the aftermath of violence, people are more prone to isolation, depression, sleep disorders or even substance abuse, experts say

Taking the plunge: Egyptian to dive for world record

Diver Ahmed Gabr prepares for a 350-metre dive in Dahab in September
(Laura Dinthras)

Diver Ahmed Gabr is preparing for a 350-metre dive in Dahab in September – 31.5 metres deeper than any diver on record

In Egypt, rich and poor equally likely to be overweight

Salads and “relatively healthier options” are usually offered along with cream and fattening dressings 
(Marwa Morgan)

As opposed to most low-income countries, there is no link between socioeconomic status and the prevalence of obesity in Egypt, according to a new study

Are arranged marriages less happy?

A wedding party in Maadi, Cairo Governorate

(Photo by Elizabeth Stuart)

A new study suggests women who choose their own husbands experience higher levels of marital satisfaction and are less likely to experience partner violence – but ...

Ramadan desserts go global

Oriental desserts are a favourite part of Ramadan in Egypt and across the region
(Photo / AFP / Ahmad Al-Rubaye )

Egyptian pastry chefs, have started putting this twist on traditional Ramadan desserts such as Konafa and Atayef, a trend driven, in part, by creative marketing, and ...

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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

Beyond conflict, prejudice, and stereotype

A Jew and a Muslim embrace at the Muslim Jewish Conference in Vienna in August

(Photo Courtesy of the Muslim Jewish Conference)

Muslims and Jews meet at Muslim Jewish Conference in Vienna to discuss "Combating for Peace"

Bringing international literature to the blind

Hala Salah Edin, founder Albawtaka, a Cairo-based nonprofit that translates contemporary English literature into Arabic 

(Photo Courtesy of Hala Salah Edin)

The nonprofit online magazine Albawtaka Review is translating and recording English audio books into Arabic for Egypt's blind

Germany returns illegally obtained archaeological samples from Cheops Pyramid

The Great Pyramids of Giza.

(AFP File Photo)

The German government returned 15 archaeological samples from inside the Cheops Pyramid to the Egyptian Ambassador in Berlin last week after Egypt pressed charges against two ...

iYoga: Exploring oversharing and introspection

Photo by Mireille El-Magrissy

In a photography series capturing the ancient spirituality of Yoga and its interaction with modern technology, Mireille El-Magrissy explores the balancing act of our daily lives

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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

Big dreams for Rwanda’s ICT sector

Rwandan children learn computers in class.  

(Photo by One Laptop per Child (OLPC) )

Success story is grabbing global attention

Rwanda remembers

The Genocide Memorial Centre in Kigali, Rwanda

(Photo by Renato Granieri / Alamy)

How private groups and government try to heal the wounds of genocide

Tourism View All →

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

Hotels chamber demands property tax to be based on replacement value

Hotels have been suffering from the drop in tourism since 2011. 

(Photo from the Marriott Hotel website)

Using replacement value method would reduce property tax for Cairene hotels by 90%, says deputy chairman

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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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