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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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Update: Gaza ceasefire, talks collapse

  /  August 19, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

Israel recalls delegations from Cairo: Official

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Israel, Hamas ready for any outcome of Gaza talks

  /  August 19, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

Gaza talks continue in Cairo as ceasefire expiry draws near

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One policeman killed, another injured

  /  August 18, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Attack on checkpoint in Gharbeya at dawn is latest in series of recurrent attacks on security forces

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Gaza ceasefire extended for five days

  /  August 14, 2014  /  Politics, Region  /  No Comments

The extension comes to provide more time for the indirect negotiations taking place in Cairo, says Egyptian foreign ministry

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A little hope shines on Demerdash Hospital

  /  August 13, 2014  /  Culture  /  No Comments

The Egyptian Medical Students Association redecorates the walls of children clinics at Demerdash Hospital

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Egypt beyond the headlines

  /  August 10, 2014  /  Culture  /  1 Comment

“Everyday Egypt” shows daily life in the country using instagram photos

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Egypt officials discuss Libya violence

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

The Egyptian foreign ministry stressed the need for violence and armed clashes to end in neighbouring Libya in a Thursday statement. The ministry’s political action group met to discuss the situation on Wednesday as the situation worsened in Libya with people read the rest…

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New confidence in real estate with increased stability: JLL

  /  August 2, 2014  /  Business  /  No Comments

Strongest performance in the residential sector, with no major changes in office and retail sector, but hotel sector close to worst level of its cycle

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UN, US sponsored Gaza ceasefire broken in less than 3 hours

  /  August 1, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics, Region  /  2 Comments

At least 35 dead in Rafah after Israel resumes strikes in response to gunfire, Egypt rescinds invitation for talks

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‘Where is the Queen?’

  /  July 27, 2014  /  Culture  /  No Comments

Ninth annual Hayy Festival shines light on promising and prominent Arab and African female singers

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Kids search for alternatives to omitted children shows

  /  July 27, 2014  /  Culture  /  1 Comment

After the government pulled programming, children are watching adult series that may expose them to “complex scenes they cannot process”, says AUC professor

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Hamas has fundamental choice to make: Kerry

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

Kerry discusses Gaza and ceasefire efforts with Egypt’s president and foreign minister

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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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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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Gaza ceasefire talks underway in Doha, Egypt absent

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

Egypt’s foreign minister continues contacts with regional and international counterparts to reach solution to Gaza conflict

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Tourism buses to offer public transportation services in Greater Cairo within weeks

  /  July 16, 2014  /  Business  /  No Comments

Ministry of Transportation says that Cairo governorate will be responsible for managing the buses

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EgyptAir to launch flights to Indian capital of New Delhi: Tourism minister

  /  July 15, 2014  /  Business  /  No Comments

Direct route with 3 flights a week from Cairo to New Delhi to begin service in October

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Fuel price increases push up restaurant meal pricesby 30%: Tourist Restaurant Chamber

  /  July 14, 2014  /  Business  /  2 Comments

As customers bear the brunt, turnout to restaurants, particularly in Cairo negatively impacted

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Arab League demands protection for Gaza

  /  July 14, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  2 Comments

Egypt and Kuwait coordinate ahead of emergency Arab League meeting in Cairo

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Ban on Mubarak party members in upcoming elections overturned

  /  July 14, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  4 Comments

Court cites lack of corruption evidence against National Democratic Party members to uphold decision

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Putting a face on the ‘Humans of Cairo’

  /  July 13, 2014  /  Culture  /  No Comments

The photography project is one of hundreds inspired by “Humans of New York”, a Facebook page that features portraits of New Yorkers and personal stories from their lives

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Around 90 students expelled from Cairo University throughout past academic year

  /  July 12, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Most expelled students face prosecution for committing crimes, says university chairman

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Army officer shot dead in Damietta

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

Army lieutenant shot in the chest by masked gunmen, fiancé survives attack

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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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Ramadan beneath the surface: Tuk-tuk race in Dar El-Salam

  /  July 7, 2014  /  Lifestyle  /  1 Comment

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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One dead as pro-Morsi protests dispersed across Cairo, Giza and Alexandria

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

Anti-Coup Alliance claims three dead during dispersals, MOI arrests 34 for incitement, organising protests

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Dinner at Lulu’s

  /  June 30, 2014  /  Lifestyle  /  2 Comments

Cairo cook teaches culinary arts from home kitchen

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Trial begins for Tahrir sexual assaults

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

Accused may face life in prison if convicted

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Stories of the streets

  /  June 24, 2014  /  Culture  /  No Comments

Book documents how the streets of Cairo were planned, built and adapted

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