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El-Serify put under “probationary measures” over hunger strike

  /  August 21, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  3 Comments

Hunger striking Karima El-Serify to be put under “probationary methods”, which family and friends say is a way to pressure her to end hunger strike

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NGO law will comply with constitution and international standards: Ministry of Social Solidarity

  /  August 21, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

Ministry says NGO law will be issued by the next parliament

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Israel assassinates senior Hamas officials

  /  August 21, 2014  /  Politics, Region  /  No Comments

Israel kills three Hamas officials, Mohamed Abu Shamala, Raed Al-Attar, and Mohamed Barhum.

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AUC students aim to turn ‘Trash into Cash’ in Cairo slum

  /  August 21, 2014  /  Culture  /  3 Comments

Project draws inspiration from a similar recycling model applied in the Zabaalin community, which has managed to create a “self sustaining recycling system” that recycles approximately 80% of collected trash

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Making a living on the street

  /  August 21, 2014  /  Culture  /  2 Comments

92% of Egypt’s 5 million street vendors operate without a license

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What are the forces that underpin Al-Sisi’s management of the country?

  /  August 20, 2014  /  Opinion  /  1 Comment

It is now clear, to all those concerned, that President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi does not depend on political parties or forces in his administration of the country’s affairs. He has been clear and careful in read the rest…

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Former Mubarak industry minister sentenced to 15 years

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

Rashid Mohamed Rashid and his daughter, who were referred to criminal court in March, were facing charges of smuggling EGP 500m to Cyprus

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Ministries of Housing, Industry to settle with 1,250 New Cairo factories to resume work

  /  August 20, 2014  /  Business  /  1 Comment

Concession agreements will be adopted and operation licences issued immediately to allow project managers to carry on working

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Studies on Suez Canal Project to start within days: Dar Al-Handasah operations director

  /  August 20, 2014  /  Business  /  1 Comment

There is an “aggressive” plan to finish the studies as soon as possible, Yehia Zaki says.

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Police arrest 6 Morsi supporters at Alexandria demonstration

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

Dispersals of demonstrations continue as forces continue to crack-down on dissenting voices

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Human rights groups demand access to Gaza from Israel, Egypt

  /  August 20, 2014  /  Business  /  1 Comment

Israel and Egypt have denied human rights organisations Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch entry into Gaza to investigate violations

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Gaza fighting resumes as truce collapses

  /  August 20, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  2 Comments

Israel recalls its negotiators from Cairo and resumes airstrikes on Gaza Strip, Al-Qassam Brigades say Israel has opened “the gates of hell” onto itself

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Supply service call centre to be inaugurated Thursday: MCIT

  /  August 20, 2014  /  Technology  /  No Comments

Hotline to be established to receive complains from citizens and keep them informed of their ration supplies, said MCIT

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30 arrested in North Sinai operation

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

Tunnels in Sinai destroyed by armed forces bringing total to 1696

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Alaa Abdel Fattah launches hunger strike

  /  August 20, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  2 Comments

Prominent activist vows he will “no longer play the role they’ve written for me”

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Beyond conflict, prejudice, and stereotype

  /  August 20, 2014  /  Culture  /  1 Comment

Muslims and Jews meet at Muslim Jewish Conference in Vienna to discuss “Combating for Peace”

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Bringing international literature to the blind

  /  August 20, 2014  /  Culture  /  3 Comments

The nonprofit online magazine Albawtaka Review is translating and recording English audio books into Arabic for Egypt’s blind

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Tourism insights from around the world

  /  August 19, 2014  /  Opinion  /  2 Comments

By Omar Khedr Changing perceptions and successfully rebounding an entire industry is generally a herculean challenge.  Representing approximately 6.5% of Egypt’s total Gross Domestic Product (GDP) as well as being an important source of foreign read the rest…

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Update: Gaza ceasefire, talks collapse

  /  August 19, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

Israel recalls delegations from Cairo: Official

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Al-Sisi ‘continuing democratic transition’: US State Department deputy spokeswoman

  /  August 19, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

Remarks come despite US being “deeply disturbed” by HRW report on Rabaa dispersal

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Israel, Hamas ready for any outcome of Gaza talks

  /  August 19, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

Gaza talks continue in Cairo as ceasefire expiry draws near

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Dar Al-Handasah wins Suez Canal project bid; 8 months needed to finish master plan

  /  August 19, 2014  /  Business  /  No Comments

French engineering services company Egis selected to evaluate performance of project master plan

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Rabaa 1-year anniversary sees increasing detentions

  /  August 19, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  2 Comments

Daqahleya police arrest two people for distributing video footage of the Rabaa Al-Adaweya and Nahda dispersals. Abdeen Court denies anniversary protesters’ appeal

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Germany returns illegally obtained archaeological samples from Cheops Pyramid

  /  August 19, 2014  /  Culture  /  2 Comments

The German government returned 15 archaeological samples from inside the Cheops Pyramid to the Egyptian Ambassador in Berlin last week after Egypt pressed charges against two German researchers for illegally removing them from the country.

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Egypt calls for restraint in Ferguson

  /  August 19, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  7 Comments

Foreign ministry reflects UN Secretary General’s call for respect for the right to peaceful assembly

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Egypt among top 20 destinations for international students

  /  August 19, 2014  /  Culture  /  1 Comment

Originally published by Egyptian Streets According to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), Egypt ranks as one of the top 20 destinations for international students in the world. The North-African country ranked as read the rest…

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Arab Contractors to significantly expand Egyptian and Saudi operations: Chairman

  /  August 18, 2014  /  interviews  /  4 Comments

In an interview with Al-Borsa, company Chairman Engineer Mohsen Salah talks about the the company’s upcoming expansion projects in Egypt and Saudi Arabia.

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Food crisis in Cameroon

  /  August 18, 2014  /  In Focus  /  3 Comments

The country ranks 150 out of 186 countries on the 2013 UNDP’s Human Development Index, which measures countries based on income, life expectancy and education.

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Tanzania: Rural areas to have better telecom services

  /  August 18, 2014  /  In Focus  /  1 Comment

The project is expected to commence as soon as possible and it will cover 16 regions in Tanzania, including Arusha, Tabora, Iringa, Kagera, Manyara, Dodoma, Lindi, Mbeya, Morogoro and Mtwara.

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In sub-Saharan Africa, primary school teacher shortage on the horizon

  /  August 18, 2014  /  In Focus  /  1 Comment

Analysts believe this rate could enable the country to meet the challenges of a future shortage. Cameroon, Namibia and Lesotho have also taken steps to increase the number of teachers.

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