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The food explorer

  /  August 28, 2014  /  Lifestyle  /  1 Comment

Cairene sets out to find and review Egypt’s best eats on new website “MostakshFood”

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From pollution to art

  /  August 24, 2014  /  Culture  /  2 Comments

Art exhibit showcases contemporary art made from trash collected from the Red and Mediterranean seas

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Police arrest 6 Morsi supporters at Alexandria demonstration

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

Dispersals of demonstrations continue as forces continue to crack-down on dissenting voices

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30 arrested in North Sinai operation

  /  August 20, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  2 Comments

Tunnels in Sinai destroyed by armed forces bringing total to 1696

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Tourism insights from around the world

  /  August 19, 2014  /  Opinion  /  2 Comments

By Omar Khedr Changing perceptions and successfully rebounding an entire industry is generally a herculean challenge.  Representing approximately 6.5% of Egypt’s total Gross Domestic Product (GDP) as well as being an important source of foreign read the rest…

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Occupancies decrease in coastal areas following Eid Al-Fitr holiday: Vice President of Chamber of Hotels

  /  August 3, 2014  /  Business  /  1 Comment

Occupancies for hotels in coastal areas increased during the holiday to more than 80%, said Al-Shaer, as many Egyptians left their homes to spend Eid Al-Fitr elsewhere.

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Egypt Cup goes to Al-Zamalek, Smouha left empty-handed

  /  July 21, 2014  /  Sports  /  No Comments

Alexandria’s Smouha mourns after league loss; miss out on cup title, beaten by Cairo giant Al-Zamalek in final

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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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Almasria Universal Airlines considers operating flights to tourist areas at discounted prices: Chairman

  /  July 16, 2014  /  Business  /  1 Comment

Almasria Universal Airlines considers operating flights to Sharm El-Sheikh and Luxor during peak seasons holidays at reduced prices

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BP invests $10bn in Egypt

  /  July 16, 2014  /  Business  /  No Comments

British oil company’s north Alexandria project will start production in 2017

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50 Muslim Brotherhood supporters sentenced to 5 years imprisonment

  /  July 9, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

Defendants charged with violating Protest Law, lawyer claims lack of evidence

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31 ‘terror cells’ uncovered during last month and a half: MOI

  /  July 7, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Some of those arrested were in possession of grenades, firearms, and improvised explosive devices.

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Army destroys tunnels, arrests ‘intruders’ and captures marijuana

  /  July 2, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

“Very dangerous” alleged militant arrested

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17 on trial for post-Rabaa Al-Adaweya violence

  /  June 28, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

Prosecution accuses 17 individuals of killing six citizens in Alexandria the day after the August 2013 dispersals

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Napoleon’s sunken artillery recovered from Alexandria harbour

  /  June 24, 2014  /  Culture  /  2 Comments

A Russian dive team stumbled upon dozens of 18th century rifles, pistols, and canons during a routine underwater survey

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Average occupancy at Hilton Corniche Alexandria Hotel ‘over 80%’: Hotel official

  /  June 21, 2014  /  Business  /  No Comments

Rates expected to temporarily dip to 50% during Ramadan

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Activists’ trial in Alexandria postponed until 21 June

  /  June 16, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Trial of 10 activists for burning Freedom and Justice Party headquarters postponed until 21 June

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8 rights groups demand investigation into juvenile detention facility

  /  June 16, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Allegations of torture, abuse by authorities at Kom Al-Deka facility

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Hotels chamber demands property tax to be based on replacement value

  /  June 11, 2014  /  Tourism  /  1 Comment

Using replacement value method would reduce property tax for Cairene hotels by 90%, says deputy chairman

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French, Egyptian navies conclude ‘Cleopatra’ joint exercises

  /  June 10, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  16 Comments

Manoeuvres near port of Toulon the first to be held in French waters in 25 years, SIS says

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Morsi supporters protest against presidential elections

  /  June 7, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  26 Comments

Protests on Friday devolve into clashes leaving at least one killed

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Alexandria activist released on bail

  /  June 3, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

No charges pressed against him, says ANHRI lawyer

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Alexandria theatre collective in danger of closing

  /  June 1, 2014  /  Culture  /  2 Comments

The nonprofit El Madina has played a central role in supporting independent bands and theatre troupes in Alexandria since it was founded in 2007

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Alexandria on a shoestring

  /  June 1, 2014  /  Culture  /  16 Comments

Don’t let tough economic times get between you and your beach time

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Egyptian authorities prevent illegal emigration attempt

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

The 87 arrested include Egyptians, Syrians and Sudanese

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Elections underway with heavy security presence, arrests

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

Interior ministry lists arrests of “dangerous elements” planning to disrupt elections; army declares “combat readiness”

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Groups condemn Alexandrian activist’s imprisonment

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

Sentenced to two years in prison, Mahienour El-Massry is accused of taking part in a protest without prior notice; court to appeal her imprisonment

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Mahienour El-Massry, 8 others sentenced to 2 years

  /  May 20, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  8 Comments

Alexandria court upholds sentence for protests outside Khaled Said trial

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Trial of Alexandria lawyers and activists postponed

  /  May 19, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Defendants are on trial for incident dating back to March 2013, during tenure of then-president Mohamed Morsi

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Ministry of Tourism considering payment of $7 development fee on behalf of tourism companies

  /  May 18, 2014  /  Business  /  No Comments

This led the ministry to study the option of paying for the development fees instead of the companies.

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