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US, UN to announce humanitarian ceasefire initiative: Hamas official

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

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  /  1 Comment

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  /  1 Comment

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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The Gaza Diktat

  /  July 21, 2014  /  Opinion  /  2 Comments

The Versailles Treaty directly led to World War II. It came, infamously, to be known by the German side as the “Diktat”. It is an insidious notion in politics: the dictation of terms by one read the rest…

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No change to Egyptian ceasefire proposal: Egypt FM

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

Gaza is an open wound and Band-Aid won’t help, says Ban Ki Moon

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How’d they do it?

  /  July 21, 2014  /  Opinion  /  No Comments

By Timothy Kaldas How’d they do it? How did Israel manage to bombard civilians with impunity and convince so many to stand silently by or even offer their endorsement and secure the support of many read the rest…

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Israel’s ‘Protective Edge’: Why Now?

  /  July 21, 2014  /  Opinion  /  2 Comments

By Fadi Elhusseini The new Israeli military operation in the Gaza Strip is not the first and won’t be the last if the political equation in that region does not change. Throughout previous aggressions Israel read the rest…

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Saudi company SCDC takes on tourist residential project in 6th of October City

  /  July 21, 2014  /  Business  /  No Comments

Dispute also settled with New Urban Communities Authority (NUCA) over land for the project by paying EGP192m

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Maximum wages announced, regulations show no exemptions

  /  July 21, 2014  /  Business  /  1 Comment

Judicial positions, police forces, holding companies, authorities and economic bodies all included in maximum wage plan

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EIPR criticises state budget as ‘unfair to the poor’

  /  July 21, 2014  /  Business  /  No Comments

Personal rights organisation expresses concerns about the status of the poor in light of approved FY 2014/2015 state budget

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El-Raml Police Station trial postponed

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

ANHRI calls for release of Mahienour El-Massry and all Protest Law detainees

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Ganoub El-Wadi proposes international tender for oil and gas exploration

  /  July 21, 2014  /  Business  /  No Comments

Recent fuel price rise may provide incentive for investments in exploration in Egypt

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Coptic Orthodox Church condemns targeting of Iraqi Christians

  /  July 21, 2014  /  Politics  /  No Comments

Scores of Christians flee Mosul amid continued prosecution by Islamist extremists

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Petroleum ministry proposes petrochemical projects worth $540m to UAE

  /  July 21, 2014  /  Business  /  1 Comment

Egypt has proposed three petrochemical projects to the UAE for a total investment of $540m, according to a senior official at the Ministry of Petroleum. The projects included establishing a factory to produce bio-ethanol from read the rest…

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Hamas ‘keen’ on Egyptian role in Gaza ceasefire talks

  /  July 21, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics, Region  /  No Comments

Turkey, Qatar and Arab League presented with Hamas terms for ceasefire

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Egyptian FM calls Moroccan counterpart after prostitution comment

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

An Egyptian television host claimed the Moroccan economy was based on prostitution

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Ban Ki Moon, Kerry head to Cairo for Gaza ceasefire talks

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

UN chief calls on Israel to “exercise maximum restraint” on Gaza

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