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Egyptian campuses and football emerge as flashpoint in resistance to President Al-Sisi

  /  October 31, 2014  /  Opinion  /  No Comments

By James M. Dorsey Football fans exploiting stadia as contested public space emerged more than three years ago as a key force in anti-government protests that toppled Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak and opposition to subsequent read the rest…

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A failure of democracy and human rights

  /  October 30, 2014  /  Opinion  /  No Comments

By Dr Cesar Chelala It is a sad day for democracy when 12 Nobel Peace Laureates write a letter to President Barack Obama urging him to close one of the darkest chapters of recent US read the rest…

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Celebrating Egypt’s first aviator

  /  October 30, 2014  /  Lifestyle  /  No Comments

Lotfia El-Nady, who would have been 107 this year, was the first Arab woman to pilot a plane. El-Nady, who died in 2002, obtained her licence in 1933 then flew from Cairo to Alexandria at read the rest…

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Searing saw: Sinai

  /  October 29, 2014  /  Opinion  /  No Comments

By Amr Khalifa “Egypt is undergoing an existential battle.” That booming sound you heard was tantamount to a declaration of war by Egypt’s president Abdel Fatah Al-Sisi. “There will be blood…there will be a price read the rest…

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‘Prison Break’ trial postponed to 30 November

  /  October 29, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Former president Morsi’s four cases postponed with no verdict received on all of them

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Pope Tawadros visits Moscow

  /  October 29, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Pope met with senior officials, members of Russian Orthodox Church

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Egyptian, Cypriot, Greek foreign ministers meet in Nicosia

  /  October 29, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Talks occur on security, energy and tourism ahead of 8 November meeting in Cairo

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Al-Sisi stresses importance of informed religious speech

  /  October 29, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Ministry of Endowments reviews plan to renovate 732 mosques across Egypt

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Mounting Israeli-Palestinian tensions reverberate on the football pitch

  /  October 29, 2014  /  Opinion  /  No Comments

By James M. Dorsey Mounting tension between Israel and Palestinians in the occupied West Bank and in East Jerusalem have spilt onto Israeli Palestinian football pitches in Israel proper as Israel swings towards ultra-nationalists that read the rest…

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Turkey files anti-dumping suit against polypropylene exports from Egypt

  /  October 28, 2014  /  Business  /  No Comments

Export halt from Syria, Iraq, Libya, Tunisia, Yemen, and Turkey creating crisis, says Helal

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Domestic debt recorded at EGP 1.8tn by June 2014: CBE

  /  October 28, 2014  /  Business  /  No Comments

Egypt’s external debt increased by 4.8% to record 45.3bn at the end of March 2014, compared to $43.2bn at the end of June 2013.

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Nidaa Tounes set to take 85 seats in Tunisian parliament

  /  October 28, 2014  /  Politics, Region  /  No Comments

While the official results have yet to be announced, the preliminary results show the secular party is set to obtain 85 seats against the 69 of Islamist rival.

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4% increase in MENAP economic activity expected by 2015

  /  October 28, 2014  /  Business  /  No Comments

Countries in MENAP region (Middle East, North Africa, Pakistan and Afghanistan) were resisting growth due to socio-political problems and regional conflicts

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Domestic liquidity increases to EGP 1.545tn: CBE

  /  October 28, 2014  /  Business  /  No Comments

Rise in domestic liquidity during July reflects increase in net domestic assets and retreat in net foreign assets at banking system, says CBE

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Shoukry meets British PM Cameron

  /  October 28, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

UK expresses shared interest with Egypt to defeat terror, expresses concern for freedoms

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US ‘deeply troubled’ by recent sentencing of activists

  /  October 28, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Concern “extends” to preventative detention of Alaa Abdel Fattah

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US Embassy in Cairo warns of possible terrorist attacks in Maadi

  /  October 28, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

US government cites “recent anonymous post on a Jihadist website”

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Reinforcements, special forces deployed to Sinai

  /  October 28, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Eights militants killed including perpetrator of Sheikh Zuweid bombing, says armed forces

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Colouring the grey city

  /  October 28, 2014  /  Culture  /  No Comments

Students launch a campaign to colour walls and stairs in Cairo

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New electronic system launched for paying electricity bills

  /  October 27, 2014  /  Business  /  No Comments

Bee, South Cairo Electricity Company, and e-finance collaborate to provide service

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RO-RO agreement not to be renewed

  /  October 27, 2014  /  Business  /  No Comments

The Egyptian government made a decision not to renew the agreement with turkey after it ends in April 2015.

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Presenter’s ban painful blow to freedom of expression: ANHRI

  /  October 27, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

TV presenter Mahmoud Saad banned from presenting his episode on Saturday

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PWC, P&G and IBM’s CSR initiative wins Gold Prize

  /  October 27, 2014  /  Business  /  No Comments

Minister of Social Solidarity Ghada Wali said that Sharek.org is a highly promising and inspiring effort to engage the citizens.

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Defence minister calls for combat readiness on Egypt-Libya border

  /  October 27, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Move aims at countering terrorism, says Sedki Sobhi

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Shura Council trial postponed to 11 November

  /  October 27, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

All detainees to be held in custody until upcoming trial

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Hamas responds to proposed Gaza buffer zone

  /  October 27, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Hamas official says buffer zone supports Israeli blockade, harms Palestinians

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Armed forces strike militant targets after Sinai attacks

  /  October 27, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

State media reports armed forces killed two militants behind Sheikh Zuweid bombing

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Presidential decree to pass crimes on ‘vital’ facilities to military court

  /  October 27, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Decree goes against the constitution, says head of human rights group

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Entrepreneurs do not understand their legal requirements: Levari founders

  /  October 26, 2014  /  interviews  /  No Comments

The legal information available is quite convoluted and entrepreneurs don’t have access to it, says Sherif Hefni, partner at Levari Law

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Upcoming Israel-Palestine peace talks postponed

  /  October 26, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Senior Hamas official cites “security measures”, says ceasefire will stand

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