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A safer coming of age

  /  November 24, 2014  /  Opinion  /  No Comments

By Dr César Chelala Female circumcision, also called female genital mutilation (FGM) is widely practiced in 29 countries in Africa and the Middle East. More than 125 million women have been subjected to different forms read the rest…

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Innovation in Developing Economies

  /  November 24, 2014  /  Opinion  /  No Comments

By Michael R Czinkota and Ilkka Ronkainen Innovation in developing economies is evolving rapidly, but can still improve in terms of marketing. Businesses in emerging economies can make profits and can positively affect the livelihoods read the rest…

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Total value of Egyptian imports, exports falls in first half of 2014: EITP

  /  November 23, 2014  /  Business  /  No Comments

Yet the value of imports and exports to the EU rises, reports Egyptian International Trade Point

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FDI in oil and gas unaffected by Egypt’s instability

  /  November 23, 2014  /  Business  /  No Comments

Political instability in Egypt and other Arab countries had negative effect on non-oil manufacturing activities

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Egypt suffers from legislative chaos, lack of legal reforms: Saudi businessmen

  /  November 23, 2014  /  Business  /  1 Comment

Saudi investors say political turmoil in Egypt has had negative effect on investment climate, signs of stability will attract more Arab investments

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How does Egyptian culture influence its politics?

  /  November 23, 2014  /  Opinion  /  No Comments

By Mohammed Nosseir Culture matters! And when it comes to Egyptian politics, it matters enormously. In the absence of a proper political structure, where the existing structure is often altered to better serve the ruler, read the rest…

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South Sudanese president invites Al-Sisi for official visit

  /  November 23, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

Salva Kiir held closed talks with his Egyptian counterpart Saturday, with both countries signing several agreements on future cooperation

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Tunisians elect president in first democratic elections

  /  November 23, 2014  /  Politics, Region  /  2 Comments

The Islamist Ennahda Movement did not field any candidate

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10 militants killed, 18 arrested in Sinai: Armed forces

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

Deadly clashes between militants and the military continue in North Sinai

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Court sentences 100 Al-Azhar students to 5 years in prison

  /  November 23, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  3 Comments

Defendants found guilty of illegally protesting inside campus

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Shura Council trial: Videos fail to prove Alaa Abdel Fattah attacked police

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

Trial postponed to 26 November, defendants to remain in prison

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Army refused to secure the match: Port Said trial defendant

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

Witness claims military refusal was because Al-Ahly fans insulted Tantawi and SCAF, trial adjourned to Monday

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Egypt could send troops to guarantee a Palestinian state, reassure Israelis: Al-Sisi

  /  November 23, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  2 Comments

Tony Blair, Shoukry discuss Palestine amid rising tensions

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The Tentmakers of Cairo: Art, life and political rollercoasters

  /  November 23, 2014  /  Culture  /  1 Comment

An interview with Kim Beamish, the director of “The Tentmakers of Cairo”, which was screened at Cairo International Film Festival

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Man killed while planting bomb on railway tracks: Interior ministry

  /  November 22, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Security forces allegedly found three more bombs on the Cairo-Aswan line

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Police surround Alexandria University as students threaten to strike

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

Students were protesting the expulsion of 12 colleagues, says SAC

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7 militants killed, 67 arrested in North Sinai: Armed forces

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

Military operations destroyed seven tunnels connecting Rafah to Gaza Strip

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Major payment issues hinder real estate taxation: Finance minister

  /  November 22, 2014  /  Business  /  2 Comments

World Bank grants $200m to develop health issues, while energy efficiency increases through investments

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Petroleum ministry to open bids for shale gas exploration in 4 areas in Western Desert

  /  November 22, 2014  /  Business  /  1 Comment

Agreement with foreign partners to increase duration of projects to more than 20 years, says EGAS official

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Egypt, China set to launch strategic partnership

  /  November 22, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

President Al-Sisi scheduled for China visit in December

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EFG-Hermes donates EGP 50m for poor villages

  /  November 22, 2014  /  Business  /  2 Comments

EFG-Hermes Chairperson Mona Zulfikar said her company seeks, through scientific and field studies, to develop the neediest areas in Egypt by combating poverty, developing health care, education, housing, water, and sanitation.

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Economic summit to be held from 13-15 March in Sharm El-Sheikh

  /  November 22, 2014  /  Business  /  2 Comments

Finance minister says deadline for parliamentary elections has not yet been determined and government steadily approaches completion of roadmap

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Police officer abducted in South Sinai

  /  November 22, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  2 Comments

Security forces were able to find the policeman hours after his abduction

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6 dead in Kafr El-Sheikh accident

  /  November 22, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Prosecution investigates another deadly car accident

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Court ‘terrorises’ defence lawyers on cabinet clashes case: Lawyers’ Syndicate

  /  November 22, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  2 Comments

Court refers syndicate statement to prosecution for insults, defence lawyers withdraw from cabinet clashes case

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Presidential decision on mortgage support not to address illegal housing: MFF chairman

  /  November 22, 2014  /  Business  /  1 Comment

Decision to support Mortgage Finance Fund’s activities and amended mortgage law would not touch on safeguards for registration of residential real estate

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A woman fights against oppression in India

  /  November 21, 2014  /  Opinion  /  No Comments

By Dr Cesar Chelala One can fight oppression with violence or with education. Hema Konsotia, a 34-year-old Indian woman, has chosen the latter. She is helping to change a situation affecting an estimated 165 million read the rest…

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How does Sisi control the reins?

  /  November 20, 2014  /  Opinion  /  No Comments

Within the “1952” – or “army” – family, power is transferred from president to president when the regime arrives at a crisis. For this reason, a new president must confront the causes that led to read the rest…

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Academy offers free training to empower hair care professionals

  /  November 20, 2014  /  Lifestyle  /  No Comments

During their work, hairdressers are subjected to harmful chemicals potentially leading to health problems from skin rash, eye irritation and difficulty in breathing to cancer or loss of sight

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Gulf football diplomacy highlights regional divisions

  /  November 19, 2014  /  Opinion  /  No Comments

By James M. Dorsey Wealthy Gulf states have invited Jordan and Morocco to compete in future Gulf Cups as part of a bid to strengthen their fragile six-nation Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) at a time read the rest…

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