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My liberal times in Oum al Dounia – (Part One)

  /  April 23, 2014  /  Opinion  /  2 Comments

By Dr Ronald Meinardus After nearly eight years at the helm of the Cairo Office of the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Liberty (FNF), Germany’s liberal think tank, Dr Ronald Meinardus, who has, on and off, read the rest…

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Ministry of Interior, Al-Azhar students clash through the night

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

During what witnesses are calling the most violent university clash yet, security forces break into faculty buildings and students light tyres on fire

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Political activists released on bail

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

Abu Zeid was arrested while giving a literacy class in an informal neighbourhood

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Egypt could see US military aid return

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

Kerry set to certify Egypt’s commitment to relationship with US and obligations under Israel peace treaty, unable to certify democratic progress

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Female sit-in held outside presidential palace against the Protest Law

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

Female protesters decry prison verdicts maintained to prominent activists

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US to deliver Apache helicopters to Egypt, relaxing hold on aid

  /  April 23, 2014  /  Business  /  1 Comment

The decision will help Egypt’s counter-terrorism operations in the Sinai Peninsula, the Pentagon said.

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Tailang’s work draws parallels between Indian and Egyptian democracies

  /  April 23, 2014  /  Culture  /  No Comments

The political satire used by Tailang is very similar to the humour used by Egyptian cartoonist as well as the Egyptian people when criticising their government.

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Religion and tradition

  /  April 23, 2014  /  Culture  /  1 Comment

Egyptians celebrated two major national holidays during the past few days

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Who is responsible for the disbanding of the national partnership?

  /  April 22, 2014  /  Opinion  /  1 Comment

I have no problem with replacing the 30 June alliance term with the national partnership. Recently, I have used the term 30 June alliance to refer to the alliance formed between the old state supporters, read the rest…

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Too hoarse race

  /  April 22, 2014  /  Opinion  /  1 Comment

By Philip Whitfield Too cute? You try. Two’s company, three’s a crowd (corny); Spin doctors (better); Whispering campaign (true); Rope a dope (scurrilous). What’s being spoon-fed? Battle lines drawn, littered through copy with adjectival innuendo: read the rest…

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More video evidence presented as Al Jazeera trial resumes

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

Journalists briefly dismissed from Tora prison courtroom for interacting with defendants

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Decision to refer Presidential Elections Law to SCC due 29 April

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

Constitutional expert believes it is near impossible for the law to be reconsidered

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Morsi and Brotherhood leaders appear in court for espionage trial

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

Trial of Brotherhood leadership for espionage is postponed to next week

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Port Said Massacre retrial hearing postponed

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

The retrial of 11 defendants will resume on 18 June

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Anti-harassment campaign intervened in 17 harassment cases during Easter

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

I Saw Harassment calls for swift issuance of legal text criminalising sexual harassment

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Al Jazeera trial resumes

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

Sixth court session for Al Jazeera journalists underway at Tora Prison

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Bodylicious: Homemade body butters and scrubs

  /  April 22, 2014  /  Lifestyle  /  1 Comment

All of the ingredients in Bodylicious products are 100% Egyptian and natural

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Ted Baker opens its first store in Egypt

  /  April 22, 2014  /  Lifestyle  /  1 Comment

Festive opening included a fashion show of the current collections

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Energy subsidies reform to take effect in July: PM

  /  April 21, 2014  /  Business, Energy  /  No Comments

Mehleb says interim government has yet to decide whether it will increase fuel and diesel prices

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Clashes erupt at SAC protest at Al-Azhar dorms

  /  April 21, 2014  /  Politics  /  1 Comment

Student group had been protesting SCU Eight weeks long semester concludes the school year and upset students

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Industry minister orders restructuring of 16 export councils

  /  April 21, 2014  /  Business, Economy  /  1 Comment

Abdel Nour says export councils in question had failed to achieve past targets

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Detained 6 April members go on hunger strike

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

NGOs also to hold protest against detention of journalist in Washington DC

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Fahmy and Fatah discuss negotiations and Palestinian reconciliation

  /  April 21, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Foreign minister meets Fatah member ahead of renewed Palestinian reconciliation efforts

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Egypt vote turns into Sisi, Sabahy contest

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

Former army chief Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi is the front-runner in the 26-27 May vote,

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Presidential pardons in commemoration of Sinai Liberation Day

  /  April 21, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Release order for those who served more than half their time in prison

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Death sentence for child molester and murderer in Zagazig

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

The defendant molested, robbed and killed his seven-year-old neighbour

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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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