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The Islamists’ political obsession

  /  December 29, 2012  /  Opinion  /  2 Comments

Finally, the Muslim Brotherhood’s newborn is here. The Shura Council is back, alive and kicking. The Council that hung by a thread for months waiting for a court ruling to be dissolved is now the read the rest…

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It’s the harasser who’s responsible for harassment in Islamic Law

  /  December 29, 2012  /  Opinion  /  1 Comment

By Musa Furber “Oppressing women and justifying it using Shari’a is more offensive to our Prophet than a cheap film.” Al-Habib ‘Ali al-Jifri Fear of sexual harassment is a fact of life for women in read the rest…

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Saudi 2012 surplus hits $102.9bn on rising revenues

  /  December 29, 2012  /  Politics, Region  /  No Comments

Saudi Arabia continues to use part of its surplus to repay its public debt

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Obama signs law against Iran’s influence in Latin America

  /  December 29, 2012  /  Politics, Region  /  No Comments

Washington has repeatedly stated it is closely monitoring Tehran’s activities in Latin America

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CBE launches a new mechanism to avoid FX reserves depletion

  /  December 29, 2012  /  Business  /  No Comments

The Central Bank reaffirmed its commitment to pay the instalments and interest of foreign debts

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NTRA to grant telecom integrated license

  /  December 29, 2012  /  Business  /  No Comments

Telecom Egypt has been granted right to offer mobile services

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Steel prices expected to jump at start of 2013

  /  December 29, 2012  /  Business  /  1 Comment

Industry experts predict prices to hike by January 2013

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EGAS to plug two million new households into the national grid

  /  December 29, 2012  /  Business  /  No Comments

Private sector to operate as a private contractor in the transport of natural gas

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Al-Gamaa Al-Islamiya calls for burning charity blankets

  /  December 29, 2012  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

One Million Blankets campaign is a UAE plot backed by “enemies of religion and state,” says Al-Gamaa Al-Islamiya member

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Lawyer withdraws lawsuit against NSF

  /  December 29, 2012  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Al-Askalani claims opposition is instrumental to democracy after accusations of inciting coup

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Prosecutor general bans 26 public figures from travelling

  /  December 29, 2012  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Investigations reveal former Al-Ahram chairpersons gave away gifts out of foundation’s budget

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Russia sees chance of Syria solution but Assad defiant

  /  December 29, 2012  /  Politics, Region  /  No Comments

Brahimi and Lavrov revealed no details of any peace initiative that may be under discussion

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In Pictures: The birthday that never happened

  /  December 29, 2012  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Today, 29 December, would have been Gaber Salah Gaber’s 17th birthday.

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Arab League chief arrives in West Bank

  /  December 29, 2012  /  Politics, Region  /  No Comments

Israel said it would not transfer tax and tariff funds it collects for the Palestinians this month in response to their successful bid for upgraded UN status

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Egyptian doctors arrested in UAE

  /  December 29, 2012  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Three Egyptian doctors arrested in UAE for reasons remain unknown

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Al-Nour former chairman to launch Al-Watan Party

  /  December 29, 2012  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

A large number of Al-Nour party members to join former chairman Emad Abdel Ghafour’s new party

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Morsy downplays economic crisis, calls on opposition to join dialogue

  /  December 29, 2012  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

In an address to the Shura Council President Mohamed Morsy discussed the political situation, called for dialogue, addressed economic concerns and foreign affairs

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A feloul liberal, leftist Nasserist and social democrat walk into a room

  /  December 29, 2012  /  Egypt, Politics  /  4 Comments

Analysis: Egypt’s upcoming parliamentary elections – Part 2

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Rebel Economy

  /  December 29, 2012  /  Business, Opinion  /  No Comments

Guide to the end of the world (or explanation of currency devaluation)

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FJP backs El-Erian’s call for Egyptian Jews’ right of return

  /  December 29, 2012  /  Egypt, Politics  /  7 Comments

Online activists criticise El-Erian’s comments, saying Egypt should accept Copts before introducing more minorities

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India appeals for calm after gang-rape victim dies

  /  December 29, 2012  /  Politics, Region  /  No Comments

Gang-rapes are a daily occurrence in India and many go unreported by victims who have little faith in an often painfully slow justice system

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