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Notes from America: Unlike the Egyptian sniper, ‘American Sniper’ is glorified

  /  January 31, 2015  /  Opinion  /  No Comments

By Ahmed Tharwat A day before the fourth anniversary of the 25 January Revolution, a 32- year -old mother, activist and poet Shaimaa Al-Sabbagh  carried a wreath of flowers and went to Tahrir Square to commemorate read the rest…

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Final verdict for Mohamed Morsi due 16 May

  /  January 31, 2015  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Ex-president and 35 Muslim Brotherhood leaders accused in “espionage trial”

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This is why you agreed to support me in fighting terrorism: Al-Sisi

  /  January 31, 2015  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Sinai attacks will not be last, says president following series of operations in North Sinai

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NBE’s deposits reach EGP 405bn

  /  January 31, 2015  /  Business  /  No Comments

The total amount of National Bank of Egypt’s (NBE) loan portfolio has registered EGP 136bn, said Hisham Okasha, General Manager of NBE. Meanwhile, the net loan portfolio of the bank amounted to EGP 129bn, Okasha read the rest…

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In Pictures: Families of Sinai attack victims attend military funeral at Almaza military airport in Cairo

  /  January 31, 2015  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

  Militant group ‘State of Sinai’ claimed the most recent North Sinai attack that took place Thursday evening, targeting military and interior ministry facilities, in a Friday statement providing details about the implementation of the attack. High profile officials read the rest…

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Bombs go off in Qaliubiya, Alexandria, Suez and Port Said

  /  January 31, 2015  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Explosions continue despite ongoing security operations to counter insurgency

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‘State of Sinai’ claim hundreds of killings in Sinai attacks

, and   /  January 31, 2015  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

Numbers will not be announced, says military spokesman

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Candidates start medical check-up before parliamentary application

  /  January 31, 2015  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Controversy erupts as politicians say “high cost” challenges youth

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Mehleb inaugurates EGP 675m Tahrir garage

  /  January 31, 2015  /  Business  /  No Comments

Garage is milestone in changing contours and shape of downtown and Tahrir Square, according to the prime minister

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Electricity ministry owes EGAS EGP 53bn for gas deliveries: EGAS Chairman

  /  January 31, 2015  /  Business  /  No Comments

The Ministry of Electricity demanded a maximum of approximately 149m cubic metres of daily gas to stations during the summer, says Abdel Badie

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Al-Sisi, Ethiopia’s PM agree on further Renaissance Dam coordination

  /  January 31, 2015  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

President attended AU’s opening session before urgent return to Cairo following North Sinai attacks

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Court confirms Al-Qassam Brigades ‘terrorist group’ designation

  /  January 31, 2015  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Lawsuits argued group “attacked” state institutions

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Student shot in anti-government Sharqeya protest

  /  January 31, 2015  /  Politics  /  No Comments

Violence continues as more local militant groups operate against government

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Living and working as a Syrian refugee in Egypt

  /  January 29, 2015  /  Culture  /  No Comments

The United Nations figures point to 136,717 refugees registered with the organisation in Egypt.

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The fresh sound of ‘Portrait Avenue’

  /  January 29, 2015  /  Culture  /  1 Comment

“Portrait Avenue”, an experimental band from Alexandria, debuts at Cairo Jazz Club

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Violence against women and children costs Egypt $147bn yearly

  /  January 29, 2015  /  Opinion  /  1 Comment

By Bjørn Lomborg Violence holds a huge cost for our world. Globally, the cost runs to more than 11% of the world’s GDP. But this is not mostly about the highly visible violence that dominates read the rest…

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Government tells foreign journalists to ‘be more accurate’

  /  January 28, 2015  /  Politics  /  No Comments

Egypt feels the negative coverage it is receiving internationally is unfair considering the security situation

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The significance of Shaimaa’s death

  /  January 28, 2015  /  Opinion  /  No Comments

By Wael Eskandar I’ve thought a lot about why the death of Shaimaa Al-Sabbagh has been more painful than many of the unjustified recent deaths we’ve encountered recently. It could be because she’s close to read the rest…

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North Sinai residents to go through with open strike against curfew hours

  /  January 28, 2015  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Citizens plan to boycott elections and file lawsuit as they fear protests, says Al-Karamah party member in Sinai

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Government encourages Luxor, Aswan trips to promote domestic tourism

  /  January 28, 2015  /  Business  /  No Comments

Ministry of Tourism offers Luxor and Aswan trips with lower prices to raise tourist flow into the cities

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High accident rates threaten Red Sea tourism: Ministry official

  /  January 28, 2015  /  Business  /  No Comments

Accident rates increased 200% over the past four years due to lack of ministerial oversight on diving and other tourist services

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Hilton to open new hotel in Alexandria

  /  January 28, 2015  /  Business  /  No Comments

5 hotels are currently under development says hotel chain’s Vice President

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Memorandum signed for storage, distribution of food products in Egypt

  /  January 28, 2015  /  Business  /  No Comments

Memorandum leads to strengthening the Canadian-Egyptian trade relations and exchange experiences in establishing an Egyptian commodity exchanges

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Egyptian pound plunges against the dollar to EGP 7.46

  /  January 28, 2015  /  Business  /  1 Comment

The US dollar exchange value jumped to EGP 7.5 at NBE and Banque Misr

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28 January 2011: Egypt’s Bastille Day

and   /  January 28, 2015  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

  28 January 2011 marked a turning point in Egyptian history. On that day, anti-Mubarak demonstrations escalated their protests, engaging in violent confrontations with police forces all over the country. Protesters surrounded police stations, and read the rest…

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Survey poll says 79% will vote in parliamentary elections

  /  January 28, 2015  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Report inaccurate as non-representative sample and biased questions, says expert

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Media coverage was far from impartial: Yaser Abdel-Aziz

  /  January 28, 2015  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Western reactions on revolution anniversary receive criticism by Egyptian officials

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Volatile Matariya braces for more protests

  /  January 28, 2015  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Main road closed, as plain-clothed police officers patrol tense streets, after interior minister tells forces to be “direct and decisive”

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Government should revoke citizenship of those ‘inciting violence’: Ministry

  /  January 28, 2015  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Religious endowments ministry also condemned “Western double standards of dealing with human rights”

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New Qatari-funded channel sparks media controversy

  /  January 28, 2015  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Channel founders include former Brotherhood member and former head of Al Jazeera Mubasher Misr

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