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Better late than never: how to rebound state fragility in Egypt?

  /  October 25, 2014  /  Opinion  /  No Comments

By Abdulla M. Erfan The Fund for Peace recently published the 2014 fragile states indicators for Egypt bringing empirical realities to the heated debate on policies for addressing Egypt’s political, economic and social challenges.  According to the read the rest…

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Should Egypt be governed by majority rule or by rule of law?

  /  October 25, 2014  /  Opinion  /  No Comments

By Mohammed Nosseir The term ‘majority’ could be a very pleasant one, used to refer to a segment of any given society. In reality, rulers and citizens tend to commit a number of mistakes based read the rest…

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Dave McClure sees big opportunities in Egypt

  /  October 25, 2014  /  interviews  /  No Comments

Growth rates in emerging markets are far in excess of US markets, with more opportunity internationally, McClure said

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Education: The global antidote to poverty, disease and terrorism

  /  October 25, 2014  /  Opinion  /  No Comments

By Dr Cesar Chelala Despite enormous technological advances, humanity continues to grapple with three enormous burdens: poverty, disease and terrorism (both individual and state-sponsored.) Although the policies aimed at solving those problems are different, there read the rest…

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Policeman killed in Sharqeya

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

Masked gunmen gunned down the officer on way home from work

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Criticism of government’s terrorism record follows widespread condemnation of Sinai attacks

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

US, UK, UAE pledge support for Egypt anti-terror efforts in wake of deadly Sinai attacks

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Rafah crossing closed indefinitely after deadly Sinai attacks

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

Al-Sisi says government “ready to take action to solve the problem on the Egypt-Gaza border at the roots”

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Iran executes woman for killing of alleged sexual attacker

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

Amnesty International says trial and investigation were deeply flawed

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BNP Paribas Wealth Management wins private bank awards for Europe, North Asia

  /  October 25, 2014  /  Business  /  No Comments

Awards confirm their position as a “reference private bank”, say Wealth Management co-CEOs

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Update: Sinai violence kills 30 army personnel

  /  October 25, 2014  /  Politics  /  No Comments

State of emergency is declared in Sinai

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Shoukry meets Algerian President

  /  October 24, 2014  /  Politics  /  No Comments

Two officials discuss regional “security and stability”

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Al-Futtaim to open new EGP 4.9bn mall

  /  October 24, 2014  /  Business  /  No Comments

Mall of Egypt is expected to open in 2016

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Sawiris assumes CEO role of OTMT

  /  October 23, 2014  /  Business  /  No Comments

Orascom Telecom Media and Technology Holding (OTMT) announced Wednesday that Ahmed Abou Doma resigned from his duties as a member of the Board of Directors and as CEO of the company for personal reasons. Abou read the rest…

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New clothing brand mixes bohemian culture with Egyptian heritage

  /  October 23, 2014  /  Lifestyle  /  No Comments

Dalia Naguib launches a self-titled collection that “rebels against traditional fashion styles and colours”

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Football and militant Islam intersect in incidents across the Middle East

  /  October 23, 2014  /  Opinion  /  No Comments

By James M. Dorsey A successful football player near the peak of his career, 22 year-old Nidhal Selmi, died last week a foreign fighter for the Islamic State, the jihadist group that controls a swath read the rest…

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TV show cut mid-air

  /  October 22, 2014  /  Culture  /  No Comments

Show host accuses channel of stopping a reportage showing a death of a child at school, channel denies

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Maintaining forefront in Egyptian market tops Samsung challenges for 2015: ElGamal

  /  October 22, 2014  /  interviews  /  No Comments

Egyptians care most about screen size, price, battery, and camera for mobile phones

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Activist Asmaa Mahfouz banned from travelling

  /  October 22, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Mahfouz was kept for three hours inside the criminal investigation office at the airport until investigations could determine whether there were other lawsuits against her.

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Police man killed, another injured in Minya

  /  October 22, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Assailants still on the run, according to Ministry of Interior

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Prosecution investigates child’s death on school grounds

  /  October 22, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Second child in less than a week – and third in a month dies in an accident inside school

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SEC commences preparations for parliamentary elections

  /  October 22, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Date for elections yet to be decided

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Israeli troops injured by gunfire from Sinai

  /  October 22, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

2 soldiers injured and evacuated to Israeli hospital for treatment

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Egyptian ambassador to UN calls for end to Palestinian occupation

  /  October 22, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Amr Abu Atta’s comments came during UN Security Council meeting shortly before peace talks are set to resume in Cairo

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Presidential Palace trial postponed to 23 October

  /  October 22, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Morsi is charged in four other trials with verdicts yet to be received in all cases

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Royal Museum of Jewellery reopens for first time since 25 January Revolution

  /  October 22, 2014  /  Culture  /  No Comments

The museum includes 1,045 archaeological pieces that belonged to Egyptian royalty

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New law regulating National Authority for Tunnels expected: Chairman

  /  October 21, 2014  /  Business  /  No Comments

Legislation expected to allocate more transfer resources to the authority and allow it to form companies, says El Nagdy

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Agreement signed to begin phase 1 of Arabtec project before year’s end

  /  October 21, 2014  /  Business  /  No Comments

Subsidiaries formed by Arabtec to implement the project, says Ministry of Housing

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Ministry of Finance refuses to finance import of liquefied gas

  /  October 21, 2014  /  Business  /  No Comments

By Ahmed Tolba A meeting will be held in the coming days between officials from the ministries of Oil, Finance, and Electricity to agree on a solution to issues threatening the implementation of agreements to read the rest…

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Security guard companies demand judicial seizure and arming of security personnel

  /  October 21, 2014  /  Business  /  No Comments

Vice chairman of the Division of Security Services, said that Falcon Group’s crisis has caught the interest of all security guard companies and caused them to reconsider their future in the local market.

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Communications ministry aims for broadband services for 90% of Internet users

  /  October 21, 2014  /  Business  /  No Comments

According to a ministry official, the Internet speed users will enjoy is expected to reach up to 25MB.

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