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Israel’s deadly attack on Gaza – A never-ending déjà vu

  /  July 24, 2014  /  Opinion  /  1 Comment

By Jonathan Moremi A few weeks ago I bought the book “The General’s Son” by Miko Peled, an Israeli. His father – Matti Peled – was one of the most respected Israeli Generals fighting in read the rest…

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NGOs demand government to stop fight against civil society

  /  July 24, 2014  /  Politics  /  1 Comment

A coalition of NGOs hand Prime Minister Mehleb memo with their position on new civil society organizations draft law

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UN Human Rights Council investigates human rights violations in Palestine

  /  July 24, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

Council strongly condemns violence resulting from Israeli offensive in Gaza; welcomes Egypt’s ceasefire initiative

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Gallup ranks Egypt ‘third most negative country’, but silver linings remain

  /  July 24, 2014  /  Lifestyle  /  1 Comment

Amid political turmoil and economic uncertainty, what makes Egyptians feel optimistic?

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Electronic payments benefit people excluded from formal financial services: MasterCard Country Manager

  /  July 23, 2014  /  interviews, Technology  /  2 Comments

In an exclusive interview with the Daily News Egypt, Magdy Hassan, Country Manager of MasterCard Egypt, highlighted the programmes and services the credit card provider offers. He also highlighted the “Road to Inclusion Report” adopted by MasterCard.

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Sanitary measures imposed on Egypt have negative impact on export: ERF

  /  July 23, 2014  /  Business  /  No Comments

Government should support firms to increase their quality and productivity in order to export

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Kerry arrives in Israel amid diplomatic efforts to broker ceasefire agreement

  /  July 23, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Ban Ki Moon “strongly condemns” Hamas rocket attacks; calls on both parties to “stop fighting”

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Military reveals investigation findings of Al-Farafra attack

  /  July 23, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Attack executed by 20 armed men in vehicles equipped with explosives, says army spokesperson

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Foreign ministry welcomes Libyan parliamentary election results

  /  July 23, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics, Region  /  No Comments

The foreign ministry congratulated Tuesday its western neighbour Libya after the conclusion of parliamentary elections. “Egypt is looking forward to working with the House of Representatives,” a statement released by the Foreign Ministry said, adding read the rest…

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2 tribal leaders killed in North Sinai

  /  July 22, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

Unidentified gunmen kill tribal leaders in separate incidents on same day

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Civil society groups criticise ‘unregulated’ decision to provide emergency cases with free medical treatment

  /  July 22, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

Prime minister issued the decision; groups fear it will not be carried out due to ambiguity of its
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Resurgence of Papyrus plant poses potential ecological benefits

  /  July 22, 2014  /  Culture  /  No Comments

The plant, most famed for its uses in Ancient Egypt as paper, is seeing a resurgence of late due to its environmental benefits

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The Gaza Diktat

  /  July 21, 2014  /  Opinion  /  2 Comments

The Versailles Treaty directly led to World War II. It came, infamously, to be known by the German side as the “Diktat”. It is an insidious notion in politics: the dictation of terms by one read the rest…

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How’d they do it?

  /  July 21, 2014  /  Opinion  /  No Comments

By Timothy Kaldas How’d they do it? How did Israel manage to bombard civilians with impunity and convince so many to stand silently by or even offer their endorsement and secure the support of many read the rest…

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Israel’s ‘Protective Edge’: Why Now?

  /  July 21, 2014  /  Opinion  /  2 Comments

By Fadi Elhusseini The new Israeli military operation in the Gaza Strip is not the first and won’t be the last if the political equation in that region does not change. Throughout previous aggressions Israel read the rest…

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Maximum wages announced, regulations show no exemptions

  /  July 21, 2014  /  Business  /  1 Comment

Judicial positions, police forces, holding companies, authorities and economic bodies all included in maximum wage plan

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Cairo Nile Shuttle contracts fibreglass company to manufacture Nile taxis

  /  July 21, 2014  /  Business  /  No Comments

The River Transport Authority is considering the possibility of issuing an experimental operating license for river taxi activities in cooperation with other government bodies involved with Nile River navigation.

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Coptic Orthodox Church condemns targeting of Iraqi Christians

  /  July 21, 2014  /  Politics  /  No Comments

Scores of Christians flee Mosul amid continued prosecution by Islamist extremists

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Egyptian FM calls Moroccan counterpart after prostitution comment

  /  July 21, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

An Egyptian television host claimed the Moroccan economy was based on prostitution

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Egypt summons Turkish charge d’affaires over Erdogan comments

  /  July 21, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  3 Comments

Turkish Prime Minister describes Al-Sisi as “illegitimate… tyrant”, questions Egypt’s ability to broker peace treaty between Hamas and Israel

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Foreign ministry urges Egyptians in Libya to take measures of ‘extreme caution’

  /  July 21, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Ministry is facilitating the safe return of Egyptian citizens from Libya following the killing of 22 Egyptian guards near the Libyan border

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New app fights black market pharmaceuticals

  /  July 21, 2014  /  Lifestyle  /  1 Comment

A group of young Egyptian programmers, who call themselves GENU, has developed a smartphone application that can differentiate between genuine and fake drugs

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Ramadan beneath the surface: Fish at Farag since Farouk times

  /  July 21, 2014  /  Lifestyle  /  1 Comment

Ramadan provides an annual opportunity for restaurants to show off their best meals for the hungry, fasting crowd. The food business thrives as customers line up to find a seat in dinner halls, fast food outlets and “shaaby chic” kitchens. But there are other establishments to choose from once you’re done with lengthy family dinners at home: local places only known by name and neglected by reviewers. We, a meat-loving Egyptian and a flexible vegetarian foreigner with a shared love of food, go on a culinary quest through the streets of Cairo to experience Ramadan beneath the surface.

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Hunting for Eurobonds

  /  July 20, 2014  /  In Focus  /  1 Comment

Views split on sub-Saharan Africa’s debut in the international markets

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Youm7 against the purchase of visits to websites

  /  July 20, 2014  /  Business  /  2 Comments

Egyptian newspaper negotiates with Promo Media to develop criteria for ranking news websites

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Al-Borsa website takes the lead in Egyptian economic publications: Alexa ranking

  /  July 20, 2014  /  Business  /  No Comments

Al-Borsa plans to become an economic news agency at the end of this year, and hopes to expand regionally by launching specialised sites for Arab markets throughout the rest of this year.

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Mahienour El-Massry’s prison verdict reduced to 6 months

  /  July 20, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Lawyer and activist was primarily sentenced to two years in prison for violating the controversial Protest Law

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Rafah rocket likely stray from Gaza: Security official

  /  July 20, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Officials say rocket that wounded soldier was meant for Israel

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Minya court acquits 91 arrested following Rabaa dispersal

  /  July 20, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

Defendants were accused of protesting without a permit and assaulting security forces

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Gamal Abdel Nasser museum to open in 2015

  /  July 20, 2014  /  Culture  /  No Comments

Ministry of Culture to convert former president’s residence into museum displaying furniture, military awards and draft speeches

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