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New student coalition demands more freedom and rights

Azhar University Clashes

Last week’s protests resulted in 35 students injured and over 150 arrested

Over 4,000 students undergo drug testing at Cairo University

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University president assures students tests are "in their own interest"

University professors gain government assurances on new law

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9 March movement vows to continue working to “defend the independence of universities and academic freedoms”

BREAKING: Police vehicle targeted in deadly Sinai bombing

Incident leaves six police personnel dead and four injured, according to state media

Riot police storm university campuses as SAC promise ‘student uprising’

Azhar University Student clash with the riot police on October 12, 2014. (Photo by Ahmed Al- Malky)

Interior Ministry announces arrest of 29 students from several universities

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UPDATE: Security vehicles targeted in deadly Sinai attack

Incident leaves six police personnel dead and five injured

Egyptian FM welcomes formation of new Iraqi government

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New unity government charged with fighting ISIS insurgency

Dozens of Egyptian fishermen detained in Yemen

We are following the case and working for their release, says Egyptian Embassy in Sana’a

Egypt truckers warned on Libya

International community expresses concern over Libya, Egypt reiterates travel warning

Al-Sisi, Al-Bashir to strengthen bilateral relations

President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi 
(AFP File Photo)

Egypt and Sudanese Presidents also discussed GERD and regional conflicts as part of talks

Brotherhood accuses Interior Ministry of ‘false propaganda’

The Ministry of Interior’s charges of sabotage are politicised, says Brotherhood

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Emirati company Al-Sweiden to invest over EGP 40bn in Egypt

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Emirati firm will construct commercial and shopping area over 4.2m square metres

Deutsche Bank plans to allocate $35m in grants to Egypt: Investment Minister

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German bank studying new and renewable energy and road projects, as well as Suez Canal Axis Development project

EGX requests financial disclosure from listed companies

Egyptian Stock Exchange. (PHOTO BY MOHAMED OMAR)

Stock market has witnessed series of significant losses during past week

400% tourism growth from UAE, Saudi Arabia and Jordan over last 3 months: TAA official

The Ministry of Tourism is aiming to raise the incoming tourist traffic from the Gulf states to the cities of Sharm El-Sheikh and Hurghada through the end of August, hoping to raise traffic by 20%.

(AFP Photo)

Promotional programmes conducted by Tourism Activation Authority led to significant increase, claims Shoukry

Price rises to kill fertiliser black market: Agriculture Minister

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Farmers syndicate questions government’s ability to cut black market and says price rises burdens farmers

Export Council to set up Egyptian products exhibition in Uganda

An exhibition for Egyptian products in the Ugandan capital to take place in March 2015

(AFP Photo)

100 Egyptian companies set to participate in March 2015 exhibition

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Communications Ministry aims to increase sector GDP to EGP 195bn

Photo from Ministry of Communications and Information Technology

The number of indirect jobs the sector will provide is set to increase from 45,000 to 750,000 by the end of 2020, according to the official.

TE’s relationship with Vodafone still uncertain

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Lintatel for Telecommunications CEO and Chamber of Information Technology and Telecommunication (CIT) Board Member Hamdy El-Leithy said TE separating from Vodafone represents a government-owned company offering ...

2014 sees significant investment, acquisitions in mobile phone sector

Investments injected into the telecommunications and IT sector will be directed toward mobile applications during the coming phase, Yehia Thawrat, CEO of Link Egypt says.
(AFP Photo)

Smartphones leading source of growth in Egypt

2 Egyptian companies ranked in 10 most expensive brands in Arab telecommunications

Mobinil ranked tenth on the list with a market value of $210m

(Photo from Mobinil)

Saudi Arabia’s STC topped the ranking with its brands worth $4.9bn, while Telecom Egypt and Mobinil ranked ninth and tenth

Defence ministry to gain ruling share of communications infrastructure

MCIT to grant the Ministry of Defence a ruling share of and the right to manage national communications infrastructure.

(AFP photo)

Government and sovereign agencies will obtain the ruling share of the national infrastructure of communications, Gamal El-Sadat, CEO of Etisalat Egypt, said.

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

(Photo courtesy of Google maps)

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

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Reshaping body image

Overweight girls suffer from sexual harassment, cruel criticism and many other kinds of harassment on the Egyptian street
(Photo Courtesy of Bassant Al-Qassem)

A student uses her talent to draw portraits for overweight girls showing them wearing bright colourful dresses, bikinis, skinny t-shirts, encouraging a more positive self-image

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
(Photo Courtesy of the British Embassy)

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

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Tourists return to Egypt after 3 years of turbulence

At the Great Pyramids of Giza, visitors often encounter hordes of men that attempt to prevent visitors from accessing the Pyramids and instead rent a horse or camel
(AFP File photo)

Questions remain whether enough is being done to make Egypt a top destination for travellers once more

Literary competition promotes ‘Unsold Stories’ of struggling artists

The competition, which is open till 1 December, accepts entries of short stories ranging 1500 and 5000 words. Five Stories will be published in Rowayat’s next ...

ROOM organises a week of classic movie nights

Casablanca movie poster
(Photo Handout from ROOM Facebook page)

American and Egyptian films such as Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Casablanca, E.T., and Eshae’et Hob (Love Rumour) will be shown as a part of the programme

Hanging Church re-opened after 16-year renovation

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The renovations involved architectural and structural work, as antiquities affected by a rise in the level of groundwater were repaired as part of an integrated project

‘After 10 years I Will Be’: University graduate launches an ‘un-annoying’ advertising agency

Ebrahim ElSafadi sells space for brand logos on his website

Dancers in Film: Changing depictions

Screen shot from Qesset Al-Hay Al-Sha’by (The tale of the popular neighbourhood), a film that depicts a story of a famous singer, who takes dancing as a profession to pay off her dead mother’s debts
(Photo Public Domain)

Dancers were portrayed as artists, men-stealers, victims and outgoing characters in Egyptian films through the past century

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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

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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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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)

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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: Demonstrators rally against sexual harassment

Handcrafting Ramadan

The Nay Maker

In Pictures: Al-Sisi confirmed as president, begins four year term

Hosted by the dead

Sculpted in the Sun: Bahariya’s Black and White Deserts

In Pictures: Egypt Cup action

Egyptian football roundup: Victorious Al-Ahly eyes league title after Cairo derby

In Pictures: Judge adjourns Mubarak's case to 29 November

In Pictures: Riot police surround universities as students clash with private security company

In Pictures: Little Damascus of Cairo

In Pictures: Feeding Egypt

In Pictures: Behind the scenes at Khan el-Kahlili

In Pictures: Playtime in the mausoleum

In Pictures: World leaders gather in Cairo for permanent Gaza solution