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Eid travel: Discover something new this year

  /  July 27, 2014  /  Tourism  /  1 Comment

Here are a few ideas to help you relax and a hide away from the crowds

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Money talks

  /  July 27, 2014  /  Opinion  /  1 Comment

By Philip Whitfield Sing along: Money, money, money must be funny in the rich man’s world. Money, money, money: always sunny in the rich man’s world. ABBA’s chart-topper. Here’s the 64-million-dollar question: Where will the read the rest…

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Prosecutor general orders release of 45 students for Eid

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

Others with health, humanitarian issues will be pardoned

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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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Keeping up with the changing Egyptian Ramadan

  /  July 27, 2014  /  Culture  /  1 Comment

Traditional handmade lanterns, the Mesaharaty, TV shows and charades have become the stuff of memories

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Ramadan desserts go global

  /  July 27, 2014  /  Lifestyle  /  No Comments

Egyptian pastry chefs, have started putting this twist on traditional Ramadan desserts such as Konafa and Atayef, a trend driven, in part, by creative marketing, and reflecting changes in the Egyptian diet.

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The need for a peace narrative in the Middle East

  /  July 26, 2014  /  Opinion  /  2 Comments

Dr Cesar Chelala Growing up in Tucuman, a town in the North of Argentina, I had the opportunity to see a small example of peaceful coexistence and collaboration between Arabs and Jews. I was reminded of read the rest…

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Anti-harassment group to form Eid operation rooms

  /  July 26, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Group says sexual harassment is worse during holidays

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7 banks raise interest rates on deposits after Central Bank decision

  /  July 26, 2014  /  Business  /  1 Comment

A recent CBE decision saw an increase in the benchmark overnight deposit rate by 1% to 9.25%, and the overnight lending rate to 10.25%.

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Egyptian banks show ‘impressive growth’ but fall short in Tier 1 capital: The Banker’s report

  /  July 26, 2014  /  Business  /  1 Comment

Tier 1 capital, a core measure of a bank’s financial strength, of National Bank of Egypt and CIB fell to reach the 404th and the 535th position respectively

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Top diplomats call for extension of 12-hour Gaza ceasefire

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

Efforts to extend humanitarian ceasefire continue in Paris as it holds in Gaza

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Two police officers killed in North Sinai

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

Security forces investigating the scene

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US pulls diplomats out of Libya following fresh clashes

  /  July 26, 2014  /  Politics  /  No Comments

123 Egyptians prevented from entering Libya on Friday

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‘Terminology’ of Gaza ceasefire proposal still needs work: Kerry

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

Netanyahu agrees to 12-hour “pause” in Gaza, Kerry hopeful for extension

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US, UN to announce humanitarian ceasefire initiative: Hamas official

  /  July 25, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  2 Comments

John Kerry and Ban Ki Moon meet in Cairo in efforts to stop the violence in Gaza

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Egypt condemns Israeli targeting of UNRWA shelter in Gaza

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

Israel insists people were warned, asked to evacuate before launching strike

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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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Made in Prison

  /  July 24, 2014  /  Lifestyle  /  2 Comments

A dental student arrested during anti-coup protests at Al-Azhar University is making and selling handbags from prison

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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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Power stations boosting fuel consumption at expense of industrial sector: EGAS

  /  July 23, 2014  /  Business  /  2 Comments

Fuel station deficit worth 6m cubic metres of gas and equivalent daily

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Finance Ministry expects EGP11bn from special funds and accounts for FY 2014/2015: Ministry official

  /  July 23, 2014  /  Business  /  No Comments

Annual profit deduction of 10% compared to last year’s 20%, to strengthen involvement of governorates in development projects

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Sinai Cement begins preparations for coal usage

  /  July 23, 2014  /  Business  /  No Comments

Company will link with local contractors and suppliers to equip factory for coal using capabilities

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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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French contractor to supply Egyptian navy with 4 frigates: Industry source

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

Egypt would be the globe’s second non-French operator of ultra-modern Gowind-class corvettes

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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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EU Election Observation Mission presents final report

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

Chief observer recommends Egypt “rebuild confidence” in political process

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Dozens more killed in Israel’s Gaza operation

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

Palestinian death toll breaks 600, while 25 Israeli soldiers and 2 civilians have been killed

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The art of fighting sexual harassment

  /  July 22, 2014  /  Culture  /  1 Comment

“Shout Art Loud,” an interactive web documentary produced by the international non profit “Index on Censorship”, explores how art tackles the topic of sexual harassment in Egypt

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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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