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Gulf States and their US critics seek to shape US perceptions on football pitch

  /  August 27, 2014  /  Opinion  /  1 Comment

By James M. Dorsey Gulf states seeking to polish images tarnished by allegations of violations of human rights and their critics are employing football in an effort to shape American perceptions. At stake for countries read the rest…

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Renowned human rights lawyer Ahmed Seif El-Islam passes away

  /  August 27, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  2 Comments

Human rights advocate and lawyer Ahmed Seif El-Islam passed away on Wednesday afternoon

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Transportation minister inaugurates Egypt-Sudan Qustul Border Crossing

  /  August 27, 2014  /  Business  /  1 Comment

The inauguration of the Qustul Border Crossing represents a starting point for Egyptian products to begin entering the Sudanese market as well as the markets of other African countries, according to Minister of Industry and read the rest…

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Finance minister forms committees to receive appeals on property tax value

  /  August 27, 2014  /  Business  /  No Comments

The number of members of the appeal committee will be reduced to three instead of five, ministry says

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OIC secretary general, Shoukry discuss Gaza situation

  /  August 27, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

Foreign minister met with Madani to discuss recent developments in the Middle East

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Second round of literary festival attracts thousands of young Egyptians

  /  August 27, 2014  /  Culture  /  No Comments

Eighteen writers share their stories and experiences with the readers’ community at Sawy Culturewheel

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Gezira club cat killings spark widespread anger

  /  August 27, 2014  /  Culture  /  No Comments

Members gather to demonstrate against the mass killing of cats Tuesday

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2% growth in construction sector: Gleeds Construction Consultancy

  /  August 27, 2014  /  Business  /  2 Comments

Sector growth remains despite rise in prices of cement, concrete and steel

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Mehleb given partial presidential jurisdiction

  /  August 27, 2014  /  Business  /  No Comments

Prime minister is now freely allowed to act upon state’s properties, expropriate the ownership of properties for the public benefit and protect monuments

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Mohandes Insurance offers insurance policy worth EGP 50m for Suez Canal workers

  /  August 27, 2014  /  Business  /  1 Comment

By Fahd Omran Engineer Mohamed Ahmed Lotfy, chairman of the Board of Directors of Mohandes Insurance Company, stated that a personal accident insurance policy would be granted to labourers working on the new Suez Canal read the rest…

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The ICC should live up to its mandate

  /  August 26, 2014  /  Opinion  /  1 Comment

By Dr Cesar Chelala The 1998 Rome Statute, the International Criminal Court’s founding charter, states that one of the critical ICC’s tasks is that “the most serious crimes of concern to the international community as read the rest…

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UAE to provide Egypt‘s petroleum needs at $9bn for 1 year

  /  August 26, 2014  /  Business  /  No Comments

UAE will provide Egypt with diesel, fuel oil, petrol and butane gas at a value of $800m monthly

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‘Organ harvesting ring’ broken up in 6th of October City: Qaliubiya Security Directorate

  /  August 26, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  2 Comments

As many as 13 victims thought to have been forcibly sedated and operated on

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Egypt will never oppose development of Nile basin countries: Water minister

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

Irrigation ministers discuss how to implement the recommendations of their International Panel of Experts Committee

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Arab Parliament ‘puts all resources at disposal’ of Palestinian leadership under Abbas

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

Abbas is expected to request that the UN implement provisions of the 1967 borders, including evacuating Israeli troops from Palestinian territories

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Mali and Egypt aim to strengthen military cooperation

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

Defence minister Sedki Sobhi met with his counterpart in Mali to discuss the situation in the country

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Suez Canal investment certificates issued within next week: CBE governor

  /  August 26, 2014  /  Business  /  No Comments

$0.5bn repaid to Qatar at beginning of October, said Hisham Ramez

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Rights group suggest legislative reforms

  /  August 26, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

Egyptian Organisation for Human Rights suggests reforms to Protest Law and NGO Law

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Women on wheels, breaking taboo

  /  August 26, 2014  /  Culture  /  1 Comment

All-female scooter clubs set to challenge social norms and encourage independence

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246 rare pieces of jewelry returned to state

  /  August 26, 2014  /  Culture  /  1 Comment

The pieces originally belonged to the former ruling family of Mohamed Ali and his descendents

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Trade between two unequal partners

  /  August 25, 2014  /  In Focus  /  1 Comment

Africa and Europe search for an elusive agreement

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Egypt to be negatively impacted by Libyan conflict: ESCWA

  /  August 25, 2014  /  Business  /  1 Comment

The Libyan conflict could hurt the already struggling Egyptian economy

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Abbas requests deadline for 1967 borders

  /  August 25, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

Al-Sisi offers support to Abbas to implement two-state solution

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‘Dangerous terrorist’ arrested as military campaign in North Sinai continues

  /  August 25, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Military destroys tunnel openings in Rafah as part of ongoing campaign to restore security

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Federation of Egyptian Industries chambers reject monetary donations to ‘Billion EGP Initiative’

  /  August 25, 2014  /  Business  /  No Comments

Economy in need of industrial projects – donation initiatives are just “a media show”, say chamber heads

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Industry ministry issues decision to form committee dairy product safety and quality system

  /  August 25, 2014  /  Business  /  No Comments

System to be implemented tracking all steps from farm to final product to meet export requirements for EU markets

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How uncertainty managed to negatively affect the Egyptian economy

  /  August 24, 2014  /  Opinion  /  3 Comments

By Mohammed Nosseir Egypt is in need of a coherent economic vision complemented by explicit economic policies. Undermining both, or using economic initiatives as substitutes and surprising citizens with an assortment of mega investment projects read the rest…

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Syria: One year later

  /  August 24, 2014  /  Opinion  /  1 Comment

By Matthew Timmerman A column in honour of the one-year anniversary of Syria’s chemical attack At 2.30 am on the morning of 21 August 2013, statements circulated on Twitter of a chemical attack in a Damascus read the rest…

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Greater respect for international humanitarian law needed – 150 years after Geneva Convention

  /  August 24, 2014  /  Opinion  /  1 Comment

By Didier Burkhalter and Peter Maurer   150 years ago this past Friday, the first Geneva Convention for the Amelioration of the Condition of the Wounded and Sick in Armed Forces in the Field was read the rest…

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Egypt looks to secure LNG production and supply

  /  August 24, 2014  /  Opinion  /  1 Comment

  With its significant reserves of liquefied natural gas (LNG), Egypt has been a key exporter for regional consumers over the past decade but with growing domestic consumption and a number of fiscal constraints, the read the rest…

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