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Security forces disperse student protest at Al-Azhar University: SAC

  /  April 16, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  2 Comments

Two protests were organised by male and female students on Wednesday by Students Against the Coup group (SAC) at Al-Azhar University. Sarah Youssef, SAC female spokesman, said Central Security Forces based in front of the read the rest…

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Abu Ismail sentenced to 7 years

  /  April 16, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

Salafi preacher convicted of forging official documents in order to run as a candidate in the 2012 presidential elections

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Al-Dostour Party backs Sabahy for president

  /  April 16, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  4 Comments

“I vow to cancel the Protest Law and grant amnesty to all nonviolent detainees harmed by this law,” Hamdeen Sabahy says

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Egyptian FM meets with Russian envoy

  /  April 16, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  3 Comments

Nabil Fahmy and Russian counterparts discuss bilateral relations, security situation

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Haniyeh calls for permanent opening of Rafah crossing

  /  April 16, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

The border crossing has been closed since 1 April; humanitarian cases are still cut off inside the strip without access to assistance

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51 referred to criminal court for Helwan violence

  /  April 16, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

Prosecution refers 51 suspects to criminal court on charges that include murder and vandalism

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Sexual violence against Egypt women goes unpunished: Report

  /  April 16, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

Sexual assaults on women protesters were reported during demonstrations after the 2011 fall of Hosni Mubarak, and then under the military junta which ruled Egypt after him and again during protests against president Mohamed Morsi, they said in a report.

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Arrests made in connection with Aswan violence

  /  April 16, 2014  /  Politics  /  1 Comment

Two men thought to have been involved in the bloody tribal violence were arrested on Wednesday

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Paralympic weightlifters bring home four world records

  /  April 16, 2014  /  Sports  /  2 Comments

Egyptian team ranked second at the Dubai 2014 IPC Power lifting World Championships, winning four gold, six silver, and two bronze medals

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Egyptian hopes dominate El Gouna quarterfinal draw

  /  April 16, 2014  /  Sports  /  1 Comment

Five Egyptians reach last eight on home turf

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Al-Ahly go top through late winner

  /  April 16, 2014  /  Sports  /  1 Comment

Al-Zamalek are looking to play catch up in Group 2 when they face Al-Minya on Thursday

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Fahmy presses Arab League chief on activating terrorism convention

  /  April 16, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  2 Comments

Foreign minister and Arab League Secretary General discuss terrorism and regional issues

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Explosion in Sinai injures police officer

  /  April 16, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  2 Comments

Armed forces and police step up security campaign in volatile North Sinai

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Israel, Palestinian peace meet postponed after killing

  /  April 16, 2014  /  Politics, Region  /  2 Comments

Israel’s army and police were still hunting for the suspected gunman on Wednesday, after carrying out extensive searches around Idhna.

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IED injures 3 in Giza neighbourhood

  /  April 16, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

This is the second explosion of the day in Greater Cairo

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Journalists in Egypt ‘have become a target from all sides’: Rights groups

  /  April 16, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  2 Comments

Two rights groups release statements condemning ongoing attacks on journalists

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Tech giants look to skies to spread Internet

  /  April 16, 2014  /  Technology  /  1 Comment

Google took a step in that direction this week with the acquisition of Titan Aerospace, a maker of solar-powered drones that can help boost Internet access to remote areas.

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TE Data launches M3ak service for the disabled

  /  April 16, 2014  /  Technology  /  1 Comment

The company hired 10 employees with hearing disabilities to serve similarly disabled clients

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War breaks out

  /  April 15, 2014  /  Opinion  /  4 Comments

By Philip Whitfield Before conniptions consume, inhale the acronyms. FAG: (For/Against Government), IMP: the British Imperial Tobacco Group the world’s fourth-largest ciggie peddler flogging 320bn cigarettes a year (Davidoff in Egypt) after PMI: Philip Morris read the rest…

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Rising from the ashes

  /  April 15, 2014  /  Opinion  /  3 Comments

Twenty years after genocide, Rwanda makes huge development strides

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2 American delegations in Egypt to discuss ‘security issues’

  /  April 15, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  2 Comments

Army spokesman announces Sobhy’s meeting with unofficial delegation

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Injury of journalists raises questions on job safety

  /  April 15, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

Press Syndicate calls for silent protest to demonstrate journalists’ anger at the “deliberate attacks”

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One student dead, two journalists wounded at Cairo University

  /  April 15, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  3 Comments

Reports indicate live ammunition was used during dispersal; Ministry of Interior denies claims

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IED goes off across the street from Dokki Police Station

  /  April 15, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Blast injures noncommissioned police officer, conscript

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Armed forces finalise plans to build 1m youth residential units

  /  April 15, 2014  /  Business  /  1 Comment

Construction on the project, launched by former defence minister Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi, is expected to begin in December

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Court ruling prohibits Brotherhood from running in elections

  /  April 15, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  4 Comments

Primary Alexandria Court forbids SEC from accepting the nomination of members of the Muslim Brotherhood in upcoming polls

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Morocco’s economic growth slows in first quarter as agricultural output falls

  /  April 15, 2014  /  Business  /  2 Comments

Reuters  – Morocco’s economic growth slowed sharply to 2.5% in the first quarter from a year earlier, and is likely to ease slightly again this quarter as agricultural output shrinks, the country’s planning agency said read the rest…

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UAE’s Air Arabia bets on Ras Al Khaimah hub

  /  April 15, 2014  /  Business  /  1 Comment

The Sharjah-based budget carrier, which currently operates out of three hubs in the Gulf and North Africa region, signed an agreement with the RAK government in February declaring it the official carrier for the emirate and RAK airport as its new hub.

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Mortar fire on Syria schools kills child, hurts 40: Media

  /  April 15, 2014  /  Politics, Region  /  1 Comment

AFP – Mortar rounds fired on schools in the Syrian capital on Tuesday killed a child and wounded more than 40 people, among them more children, state media said. Rebels fighting to oust President Bashar read the rest…

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Ukraine leader says Russia wants to set southeast ‘on fire’

  /  April 15, 2014  /  Politics  /  2 Comments

Oleksandr Turchynov’s impassioned charges against Ukraine’s historic master came only hours after a “frank and direct” exchange on the crisis between US President Barack Obama and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin.

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