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Militants claim to behead 4 in Sinai

  /  August 28, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  3 Comments

Ansar Beit Al-Maqdis claims to have beheaded four men it claims gave information to Mossad

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Egypt’s NGOs under threat: rights groups

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

Civil society groups say their attempts to register have been refused or ignored

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The Egyptian state: ‘The only leader’

  /  August 27, 2014  /  Culture  /  No Comments

State policy in managing mosques presumes Muslim unity on ‘the official Islam of the state’, according to study

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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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International conference to revive Downtown as heritage area via presidential commission

  /  August 27, 2014  /  Business  /  No Comments

The government is set to hold an international conference, commissioned by President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi, to revive Downtown Cairo as an important Middle Eastern heritage area after transferring street vendors to a new location. Prime read the rest…

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New ‘quartet committee’ to regulate financing and implementation of Suez Canal project

  /  August 27, 2014  /  Business  /  No Comments

Government seeks to complete the development of the Suez Canal on schedule within its efforts to increase resources and reduce unemployment

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Egypt has 18th slowest broadband in the world: Ookla

  /  August 27, 2014  /  Technology  /  No Comments

In February, thousands of Egyptian attempted to start an “internet revolution”, protesting against poor services and high prices

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Building and Development party condemns dissolution of Islamist parties

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

Islamist leaders fear removing Islamist parties from politics might give way to a new wave of fundamentalism

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Al Qalaa targets 25% revenue growth, $700m from noncore industries’ exit: Hisham El-Khazindar

  /  August 27, 2014  /  Business  /  No Comments

Company expected to announce details on new exit before the end of 2014, according to co-founder and managing director

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Tablets remain ‘untapped market’ in Egypt: Nielsen

  /  August 27, 2014  /  Technology  /  No Comments

Ages of tablet users vary between 20 and 55 years old, consumer behaviour firm noted

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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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Open-ended Gaza ceasefire reached

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

Hamas claims victory, Israel claims military pressure forced Palestinian factions into agreement

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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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Government seeking EGP 24bn in tax arrears

  /  August 27, 2014  /  Business  /  No Comments

The government is aiming to collect EGP 24bn from the total tax arrears recorded during the current fiscal year, compared to the 16bn collected during the past fiscal year, head of Income Tax Authority Mostafa read the rest…

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The Neo-Jihadist phenomenon: Contesting old depictions

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

With the rise of Jihadist rhetoric in the Middle East, Egypt’s cinematic depictions of the terrorist character remain controversial

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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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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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Suez Canal development project studies to begin next week: Dar Al-Handasah official

  /  August 26, 2014  /  Business  /  1 Comment

Studies will include data collection and objective setting, director of operations at Dar Al-Handasah says

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Government allows private sector participation in renewable energy production: Electricity minister

  /  August 26, 2014  /  Business  /  1 Comment

Ministry of electricity seeks to address the electricity crisis by diversifying production sources to include solar and wind energy

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European Union to fund € 10m development of 4 slum areas in Greater Cairo: James Moran

  /  August 26, 2014  /  Business  /  1 Comment

EU plans to provide €10m to develop services for 4 slum areas in Greater Cairo by allowing civic associations to apply for funding

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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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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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Libya’s neighbours push for political process as crisis deepens

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

Islamist dominated GNC appoint rival PM as international community calls for calm

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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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‘7 Billion Moments’ recorded

  /  August 26, 2014  /  Culture  /  No Comments

An amateur photographer starts photography project encouraging people around the world to document their daily routine at a given moment

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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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