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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  /  No Comments

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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New 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  /  1 Comment

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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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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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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Ramadan beneath the surface: Fish at Farag since Farouk times

  /  July 21, 2014  /  Lifestyle  /  1 Comment

Ramadan provides an annual opportunity for restaurants to show off their best meals for the hungry, fasting crowd. The food business thrives as customers line up to find a seat in dinner halls, fast food outlets and “shaaby chic” kitchens. But there are other establishments to choose from once you’re done with lengthy family dinners at home: local places only known by name and neglected by reviewers. We, a meat-loving Egyptian and a flexible vegetarian foreigner with a shared love of food, go on a culinary quest through the streets of Cairo to experience Ramadan beneath the surface.

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Al-Borsa website takes the lead in Egyptian economic publications: Alexa ranking

  /  July 20, 2014  /  Business  /  No Comments

Al-Borsa plans to become an economic news agency at the end of this year, and hopes to expand regionally by launching specialised sites for Arab markets throughout the rest of this year.

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Government will not offer new licences to steel factories: IDA

  /  July 20, 2014  /  Business  /  No Comments

The cabinet agreed to modify Bianco’s licence to allow the company to produce rebar and billet according to the energy available after paying fees for altering the licence as well as fees for violating the terms of their current licence.

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Gaza ceasefire talks underway in Doha, Egypt absent

  /  July 20, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

Egypt’s foreign minister continues contacts with regional and international counterparts to reach solution to Gaza conflict

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Nuclear plant tender to launch by year’s end; winning country to finance project: El-Osery

  /  July 20, 2014  /  Business  /  1 Comment

Project could cost up to $5bn and will be implemented over 5 years, nuclear expert

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Sexual assault verdict ‘first step’: NGOs

  /  July 20, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Twenty-two civil society organisations hold state responsible for further action against sexual violence

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Rafah rocket likely stray from Gaza: Security official

  /  July 20, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Officials say rocket that wounded soldier was meant for Israel

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Gamal Abdel Nasser museum to open in 2015

  /  July 20, 2014  /  Culture  /  No Comments

Ministry of Culture to convert former president’s residence into museum displaying furniture, military awards and draft speeches

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With no words, master mime says it all

  /  July 20, 2014  /  Culture  /  1 Comment

Nabil, Egypt’s first pantomime artist, has been ranked among the best 20 pantomime artists in the world.

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The betrayal of Dr Schweitzer

  /  July 19, 2014  /  Opinion  /  1 Comment

By Dr César Chelala I first learned of Dr Albert Schweitzer’s work when I was a medical student in the 1960s. During those years, the story of Schweitzer’s efforts to improve the health of Africans read the rest…

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Football pitches: An emerging battleground for control of Iraq

  /  July 19, 2014  /  Opinion  /  No Comments

By James M. Dorsey Iraqi football pitches have emerged as an alternative battleground in the struggle for control of Iraq between the Islamic State, the jihadist group that controls chunks of northern Iraq, and embattled read the rest…

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Broke? Spend, spend, spend

  /  July 19, 2014  /  Opinion  /  1 Comment

By Philip Whitfield Let me give you my vision: A man’s right to work as he wills, to spend what he earns, to own property, to have the state of servant and not as master. read the rest…

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Agiba Petroleum Company to produce 63,000 barrels of crude oil daily through FY 2014/2015: Chairman

  /  July 19, 2014  /  interviews  /  2 Comments

Egypt undergoing crisis providing fuel for local market while it also faces difficulty in paying dues to foreign companies in the petroleum sector

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Ireland and Denmark lift travel advisory on Sharm El-Sheikh

  /  July 19, 2014  /  Business  /  2 Comments

Ireland follows in the footsteps of Denmark, Italy and Germany

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SODIC, CIB sign EGP300m loan for Westown project

  /  July 19, 2014  /  Business  /  No Comments

Project expected to yield around EGP1.3bn, company says

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Son of ousted president arrested in train station

  /  July 19, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Security forces allege Abdullah Morsi was trying to flee country

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Egyptian FM in contact with Arab, international leaders over Gaza escalation

  /  July 18, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

Sameh Shoukry makes efforts to stop Palestinian bloodshed

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