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Female sit-in held outside presidential palace against the Protest Law

Egyptian political activist Ahmed Douma reacts as he stands behind dock bars during his trial in Cairo on June 3, 2013, on charges of insulting president Mohamed Morsi.   
(AFP FILE PHOTO / KHALED DESOUKI)

Female protesters decry prison verdicts maintained to prominent activists

Sabahy meets Al-Dostour Party figures

Hamdeen Sabahy, is one of two presidential candidates running in the upcoming presidential elections.

(Photo by Ahmed Al-Malky)

They discussed coordinating support after the party announced earlier this month that it is backing the presidential candidate

Egypt could see US military aid return

US State Secretary John Kerry (R) meets with Egypt's Foreign Minister Nabil Fahmy (L) during a bilateral meeting prior to the start of the UN general assembly, in New York, September 22, 2013.
(AFP PHOTO/Emmanuel Dunand)

Kerry set to certify Egypt’s commitment to relationship with US and obligations under Israel peace treaty, unable to certify democratic progress

Political activists released on bail

Abu Zeid was arrested while giving a literacy class in an informal neighbourhood

US to deliver Apache helicopters to Egypt, relaxing hold on aid

The US will deliver 10 Apache attack helicopters to Egypt (AFP File Photo)

The decision will help Egypt's counter-terrorism operations in the Sinai Peninsula, the Pentagon said.

Al Jazeera trial resumes

Australian journalist Peter Greste (C) of Al-Jazeera and his colleagues stand inside the defendants cage during their trial for allegedly supporting the Muslim Brotherhood at Cairo's Tora prison on March 5, 2014. The high-profile case that sparked a global outcry over muzzling of the press is seen as a test of the military-installed government's tolerance of independent media, with activists fearing a return to autocracy three years after the Arab Spring uprising that toppled Hosni Mubarak.  

(AFP PHOTO / KHALED DESOUKI)

Sixth court session for Al Jazeera journalists underway at Tora Prison

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Defiant Egypt workers pose challenge to next president

Egyptian workers leave the Masr spinning and weaving factory in Mahalla on April 8, 2014 (AFP Photo/Mahmoud Khaled)

In the years since Mubarak's overthrow in 2011, workers have staged persistent strikes across the country

Ministry of Interior, Al-Azhar students clash through the night

During what witnesses are calling the most violent university clash yet, security forces break into faculty buildings and students light tyres on fire

Bomb kills Brigadier General; Lieutenant dies in shoot out

Two others wounded in Giza attack

Syrians arrested while attempting to illegally emigrate

The Syrian crisis affects Egyptians AFP/File, Miguel Medina

Arrested group include 2 underage Egyptians, 18 Syrians

More video evidence presented as Al Jazeera trial resumes

Australian journalist Peter Greste (C) of Al-Jazeera and his colleagues stand inside the defendants cage during their trial for allegedly supporting the Muslim Brotherhood at Cairo's Tora prison on March 5, 2014. The high-profile case that sparked a global outcry over muzzling of the press is seen as a test of the military-installed government's tolerance of independent media, with activists fearing a return to autocracy three years after the Arab Spring uprising that toppled Hosni Mubarak.  

(AFP PHOTO / KHALED DESOUKI)

Journalists briefly dismissed from Tora prison courtroom for interacting with defendants

Incarcerated 6 April leader calls for international review of Protest Law conviction

Egyptian prominent activicts Mohamed Adel stands in the accused dock during his trial on December 22, 2013, in Cairo. An Egyptian court sentenced three activists, Mohamed Adel, Ahmed Maher (unseen), the founder of the April 6 youth movement that led the revolt against former president Hosni Mubarak, and Ahmed Douma (unseen), all accused of spearheading the 2011 uprising against Mubarak to three years in jail for organising an unlicensed protest, judicial sources said. It was the first such verdict against non-Islamist protesters since the overthrow of president Mohamed Morsi in July, and was seen by rights groups as part of a widening crackdown on demonstrations by military-installed authorities. AFP PHOTO/STR

Demand is “satirical response” to interim president Adly Mansour’s statement that the Protest Law is in line with international standards

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Paying for giant Nile Dam itself, Ethiopia thwarts Egypt but takes risks

Reuters Insight by Aaron Maasho Ethiopia's bold decision to pay for a huge dam itself has overturned generations of Egyptian control over the Nile's waters, and may ...

Revenues from price hike in natural gas will finance its delivery to homes: Cabinet

Government says the new decision took into account needs of low-income citizens

Egypt to pay some $1bn owed oil firms within two months: Minister

Reuters - Egypt will pay about $1bn of the money it owes to foreign oil companies within the next two months, the state's MENA news agency said, ...

Egypt issues law barring challenges to state deals

Reuters- Egypt's interim President Adly Mansour on Tuesday approved a law that would restrict the right to challenge state business and real estate deals to only ...

Correction: SODIC registers EGP 477m net loss in 2013

The Daily News Egypt reported yesterday that real estate company Sixth of October Development and Investment (SODIC) reported a net profit of 229m, however, 2013 actually ...

Egypt, UNIDO in $2.9m cooperation for development of medical, aromatic plants: Industry minister

Cooperation will include founding and activation of “first quality organisation for the production, trading and manufacturing of medical and aromatic plants”, says minister

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New Egyptian satellite launched into orbit over Kazakhstan

Satellite will serve industrial, agricultural, mineral, planning and environmental fields in Egypt, says cabinet spokesman

Tech giants look to skies to spread Internet

Google bought Titan Aerospace, a maker of solar-powered drones that can help boost Internet access to remote areas 

(Photo courtesy of Titan Aerospace)

Google took a step in that direction this week with the acquisition of Titan Aerospace, a maker of solar-powered drones that can help boost Internet access ...

Samsung executive says Galaxy S5 to outsell S4, sees second quarter rollout for Tizen phone

A Samsung Galaxy S5 smartphone is displayed at a store in Seoul on April 11, 2014. 

(AFP Photo)

A smooth launch is crucial for Samsung, which reported its second straight quarter of profit decline earlier this month as margins in the key smartphone business ...

TE Data launches M3ak service for the disabled

TE Data, the internet service provider by Telecom Egypt (TE), launched a new, free service titled M3ak (Arabic for “with you”) to help customers with hearing disabilities.

(Photo from TE Data)

The company hired 10 employees with hearing disabilities to serve similarly disabled clients

MCIT, MOI sign protocol to integrate new technology into transportation sector: Communications ministry

Minister of Communication and Information Technology Atef Helmy attended the signing of a joint cooperation protocol with the Ministry of Interior, aimed at integrating technology into the transportation sector to monitor urban streets
(Photo from Ministry of  Communication and Information Technology)

Protocol will ensure quick response to traffic emergencies, improve transportation system, Helmy says

Ministry of Finance launches blog to communicate with the public

The aim of the blog is to communicate with the public regarding the country’s economic situation, the ministry says

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Edible art at Penny’s Fruit Bouquet

The Strawberry Tree is the most popular creation

The start-up offers desserts and savouries that are both healthy and tasty

Bodylicious: Homemade body butters and scrubs

Peach, vanilla and mint scrubs are among client favourites 
Bodylicious

All of the ingredients in Bodylicious products are 100% Egyptian and natural

Ted Baker opens its first store in Egypt

Ted Baker offers sleek and modern designs inspired by spring florals
Ted Baker

Festive opening included a fashion show of the current collections

India by the Nile’s Food Fiesta brings its cuisine to life

Fragrant spices are an integral part of the delectable cuisine on offer

The festival wants to showcase all aspects of India’s culture and it says a big part of that is its world famous cuisine

Retreat for PTSD survivors on the Nile now open

The Nile itself is part of the healing process participants will experience in Fekra
Karina Al Piaro

Fekra is a new Nile retreat that offers alternative healing practices for PTSD survivors

Take a dip in Cairo’s pools

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Summer is here; take refuge at the pool

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Jowan Safadi and Fish Samak make Egyptian debut at the Cairo Jazz Club

Jowan Safadi is a Palestinian artist performing for the first time in Cairo
Jowan Safadi Facebook page

Though his nationality and previous controversies can overshadow his music, Safadi offers an entertaining mix of Arab rock with different themes.

Tailang’s work draws parallels between Indian and Egyptian democracies

Sudhir Tailang is known for his political and satirical cartoons in India
Sudhir Tailang Facebook page

The political satire used by Tailang is very similar to the humour used by Egyptian cartoonist as well as the Egyptian people when criticising their government.

Egypt foils attempt to smuggle Jewish antiquities

An antique Jewish silver crown decorated with Hebrew inscriptions and the Star of David, part of religious ceremonies artifacts that were recovered by Egyptian authorities
AFP PHOTO / HO / Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities

The artefacts were discovered in the Mediterranean city of Damietta as they were about to be shipped to Belgium, a ministry statement said on April 18, ...

Religion and tradition

Pope Tawadros II, leader of Egypt's Coptic Church, leads an Easter service late on April 19, 2014 at the Cathedral of Abbasiya in Cairo
AFP PHOTO/MOHAMED EL-SHAHED

Egyptians celebrated two major national holidays during the past few days

Hyakutome’s dissonant sounds elicit lukewarm reaction from audience

Photo from Takao Hyakutome Facebook page

Violin virtuoso’s skills were well-received by the audience but the pieces performed were not aligned with the general expectation

Momentography

Proudly Colourful 
By M. Elmahdi, published through Momentography

Abdelwahab hopes to redirect attention to landscapes

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Dutch youth debate Egypt issues, path to democracy

In Utrecht, The Netherlands, the student organisation Utrecht University Model United Nations (UUMUN) organised the ‘Race to Cooperation’

The following articles are written by groups of Dutch students as part of a yearly event for students in their last year of high school. This ...

All eyes on $1 trillion

A cocoa farmer shows his cocoa farm in the village of Adwenpaye, between Takoradi and Kumasi, Ghana, June 21st 2006.  Ghana and Nigeria already account for two thirds of the world’s cocoa 

Jonathan Ernst/World Bank

African agribusiness is set for a huge leap, according to a World Bank report

Egypt’s military economy: Money is power, power is money

In this photo released by the office of the Egyptian presidency, Egyptian troops demonstrate their skills at a graduation ceremony in Cairo in July 2012. 
(Photo courtesy of the Egyptian Presidency)

Egypt’s military controls not only the political levers of power, but also the economic ones, and its involvement is getting even deeper

Arab integration: A 21st century development imperative- Part III

Protesters in Tunis demanding the release of detainees in January 2011
(AFP File Photo)

DNE publishes the third and final part of ESCWA's Arab Integration Report: A 21st century development imperative

Arab integration: A 21st century development imperative Part II

A Palestinian man holds up a sign in support of the Palestinian request for UN membership during a protest at an Israeli army checkpoint in the centre of the divided West Bank city of Hebron, on 14  September  2011
(AFP File Photo)

DNE publishes the second part of ESCWA's Arab Integration Report: A 21st century development imperative

Breaking the glass ceiling: Women agricultural scientists

Professor Segenet Kelemu, 2014 L'Oréal-UNESCO Awards Lauréate for Africa and the Arab states, working in the lab.  
Photo: Julian Defort/L'Oréal Foundation

African Women in Agriculture Research and Development (AWARD) is turning things around for Africa's female agriculturalists

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An alternative Sham El Neseem

The one thing you have to do is to go to the park really early to avoid crowds and high temperature 
Bianca Spelt/AFP/Getty Images

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When you stay in town this long weekend there are many fun things to do

NDP land to go to Egyptian museum

The old headquarters seen next to the Egyptian Museum in Cairo

(Photo by Ahmed Al-Malky)

After an anonymous petition a decision has finally been taken about the land of the former headquarters

Indian artists put on a show at Cairo International Airport

Rajasthan Josh Folk music group set to perform at the India on the Nile festival

(Phhoto from IndiaOnTheNile.com)

The India by the Nile festival seeks to improve cultural understanding and encourage tourism between the two countries

Tourism down 17.9% year on year in 2013: CAPMAS

Empty reclining chairs are seen on the beach in the Egyptian Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh 

(Photo / AFP / Khaled Desouki)

9.5 million tourists visited Egypt in 2013, according to the Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics

Ministry of Tourism celebrates Earth Hour

The Mohammed Ali mosque at the Salaheddine Citadel before and during Earth Hour in 2010

(Photo / AFP/ Khaled Desouki)

The Ministry of Tourism turned lights off at major monuments around the country

Egyptian tourism will return to its prime: World Tourism Organisation

Secretary General of the World Tourism Organisation Taleb Al-Refai

(Photo Screengrab from UNWTO.org)

Refai said Egypt is a prime tourism destination and the sector will overcome the challenges it faces

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Paralympic weightlifters bring home four world records

The Egyptian Paralympic weightlifting team won four gold, six silver, and two bronze medals and broke four world records at the Dubai 2014 IPC Power lifting World Championships

(Photo from Egyptian Paralympic Committee)

Egyptian team ranked second at the Dubai 2014 IPC Power lifting World Championships, winning four gold, six silver, and two bronze medals

Egyptian hopes dominate El Gouna quarterfinal draw

Defending champion Ramy Ashour in action during his 3-0 victory over Simon Rosner in El Gouna

(Photo from SquashSite/Steve Cubbins)

Five Egyptians reach last eight on home turf

Al-Ahly go top through late winner

Al-Zamalek are looking to play catch up in Group 2 when they face Al-Minya on Thursday

Ashour leads home hopes into second round at El Gouna

Egyptian squash superstar Ramy Ashour remains on course to retain his EL Gouna International Squash Open title after romping to a 3-0 victory over Finnish challenger Olli Tuominen in his opening match in the 2014 event.

(MARK GRAHAM/AFP/GettyImages/ File Photo)

Egyptian No.1 stays on course to retain El Gouna International title

Ga Sabry shakes up El Gouna International

Egyptian qualifier Mazen Hesham Ga Sabry (L) pulled off a shock 3-1 win over French World No.22 Mathieu Castagnet. Courtesy of SquashSite/Steve Cubbins

Ga Sabry, whose only previous appearance in the main draw of a PSA World Series event was a first round exit in the 2013 World Championships, ...

El Sherbini triumphs in Texas

Nour El Sherbini with the Women’s Champion Fiberglass Texas Open trophy. Martin Langley

Egyptian teenager Nour El Sherbini claimed the biggest Women’s Squash Association World Tour title of her career

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