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A failure of democracy and human rights

  /  October 30, 2014  /  Opinion  /  No Comments

By Dr Cesar Chelala It is a sad day for democracy when 12 Nobel Peace Laureates write a letter to President Barack Obama urging him to close one of the darkest chapters of recent US read the rest…

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Activists launch legal guide for homosexuals in Egypt

  /  October 30, 2014  /  Lifestyle  /  No Comments

Guide discusses violations against homosexuals by the police, employers and people in public places

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Celebrating Egypt’s first aviator

  /  October 30, 2014  /  Lifestyle  /  No Comments

Lotfia El-Nady, who would have been 107 this year, was the first Arab woman to pilot a plane. El-Nady, who died in 2002, obtained her licence in 1933 then flew from Cairo to Alexandria at read the rest…

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Searing saw: Sinai

  /  October 29, 2014  /  Opinion  /  No Comments

By Amr Khalifa “Egypt is undergoing an existential battle.” That booming sound you heard was tantamount to a declaration of war by Egypt’s president Abdel Fatah Al-Sisi. “There will be blood…there will be a price read the rest…

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Marina tourist centre tender to take place early 2015: Housing minister

  /  October 29, 2014  /  Business  /  No Comments

Ministry planning to build 100,000 hotel rooms for tourists in north coast

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No backtracking on rice exports at EGP 2,000 per tonne

  /  October 29, 2014  /  Business  /  No Comments

Expected returns set at $1bn for exporters and $280m in returns for state due to export fee

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Sanmar aims for increased Egyptian investments in Egypt

  /  October 29, 2014  /  Business  /  No Comments

Company projects approximately $1.3bn investment and $150m injected into expansion of PVC production for 2015

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Egyptians forced to leave Libya want to return due to unemployment

  /  October 29, 2014  /  Business  /  No Comments

Egyptians employed in Libya demand their return despite ongoing armed conflict in the country, blame lack of work opportunities in Egypt

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Pope Tawadros visits Moscow

  /  October 29, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Pope met with senior officials, members of Russian Orthodox Church

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Armed forces creating ‘secure zone’ on Gaza border

and   /  October 29, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Residents told to leave homes as military seeks to destroy Gaza tunnels once and for all

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Relatives of jailed activists hold sit-in at High Court

  /  October 29, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Activist Mona Seif joined her mother’s stance, with both also being on hunger strike for the past 56 days.

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Egyptian, Cypriot, Greek foreign ministers meet in Nicosia

  /  October 29, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Talks occur on security, energy and tourism ahead of 8 November meeting in Cairo

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Egyptian singer moves to Sweden seeking ‘safe city residency’

  /  October 29, 2014  /  Culture  /  No Comments

Due to “continuous censorship of his music”, Ramy Essam leaves Egypt for two years but he is not seeking asylum

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Campaign to free Peter Greste: ‘A pen is mightier than a sword’

  /  October 29, 2014  /  Culture  /  No Comments

Australian blogger launches a campaign to send pens to Al-Mazraa prison, in solidarity with imprisoned journalist

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The ISIS within

  /  October 28, 2014  /  Opinion  /  No Comments

By Nesreen Salem The video that emerged from Hama, Syria, depicting the stoning of a woman in yet another episode in the ISIS propaganda series, is the first punishment of its kind to emerge from Hama. read the rest…

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Turkey files anti-dumping suit against polypropylene exports from Egypt

  /  October 28, 2014  /  Business  /  No Comments

Export halt from Syria, Iraq, Libya, Tunisia, Yemen, and Turkey creating crisis, says Helal

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Domestic debt recorded at EGP 1.8tn by June 2014: CBE

  /  October 28, 2014  /  Business  /  No Comments

Egypt’s external debt increased by 4.8% to record 45.3bn at the end of March 2014, compared to $43.2bn at the end of June 2013.

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Nidaa Tounes set to take 85 seats in Tunisian parliament

  /  October 28, 2014  /  Politics, Region  /  No Comments

While the official results have yet to be announced, the preliminary results show the secular party is set to obtain 85 seats against the 69 of Islamist rival.

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5 Syrian refugees face deportation from Egypt

  /  October 28, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Amnesty International calls on Egyptian authorities to provide international protection

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More students arrested as academics condemn crackdown

  /  October 28, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Around 230 students arrested since the beginning of academic year, whereabouts of some remain unknown

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Final ruling for the OCI postponed to 4 November

  /  October 28, 2014  /  Business  /  No Comments

Government seeking to settle tax dispute worth an estimated EGP 7bn

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Shoukry meets British PM Cameron

  /  October 28, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

UK expresses shared interest with Egypt to defeat terror, expresses concern for freedoms

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US ‘deeply troubled’ by recent sentencing of activists

  /  October 28, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Concern “extends” to preventative detention of Alaa Abdel Fattah

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Triple IED explosions in 10th of Ramadan City

  /  October 28, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

The electricity transformers’ blow up occurred hours before military law is imposed

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US Embassy in Cairo warns of possible terrorist attacks in Maadi

  /  October 28, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

US government cites “recent anonymous post on a Jihadist website”

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Reinforcements, special forces deployed to Sinai

  /  October 28, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Eights militants killed including perpetrator of Sheikh Zuweid bombing, says armed forces

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Colouring the grey city

  /  October 28, 2014  /  Culture  /  No Comments

Students launch a campaign to colour walls and stairs in Cairo

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Dinner initiative attempts to create world without boarders

  /  October 28, 2014  /  Culture  /  No Comments

The virtual dinner project connects people from east to west through series of online dinners

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Carbon Holdings negotiating $400m Emirati investment in Tahrir Petrochemical Complex

  /  October 27, 2014  /  Business  /  No Comments

UAE may donate shares in the project to Egyptian government

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Government considering ways to compensate farmers for fertiliser price hikes: Investment minister

  /  October 27, 2014  /  Business  /  No Comments

Companies refusing to comply with ministry’s domestic fertiliser quotas

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