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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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2 tribal leaders killed in North Sinai

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

Unidentified gunmen kill tribal leaders in separate incidents on same day

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Civil society groups criticise ‘unregulated’ decision to provide emergency cases with free medical treatment

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

Prime minister issued the decision; groups fear it will not be carried out due to ambiguity of its
nature

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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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Returns on treasury bills rise, negative impact on economic growth expected

  /  July 21, 2014  /  Business  /  1 Comment

Prices jumped 1% for returns on treasury bills in the hours after central bank raised the interest rates by same amount

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Tourism ministry to launch campaign to encourage Europeans to visit Egypt

  /  July 21, 2014  /  Business  /  No Comments

Tourism authority official says lifting travel warning important step to restore tourism from Europe

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Cairo Nile Shuttle contracts fibreglass company to manufacture Nile taxis

  /  July 21, 2014  /  Business  /  No Comments

The River Transport Authority is considering the possibility of issuing an experimental operating license for river taxi activities in cooperation with other government bodies involved with Nile River navigation.

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Petroleum ministry proposes petrochemical projects worth $540m to UAE

  /  July 21, 2014  /  Business  /  1 Comment

Egypt has proposed three petrochemical projects to the UAE for a total investment of $540m, according to a senior official at the Ministry of Petroleum. The projects included establishing a factory to produce bio-ethanol from read the rest…

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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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Security Council calls for ceasefire, Gaza death toll rises

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

UN Security Council expresses “concern” over Gaza crisis, Palestinian death toll surpasses 500

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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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Egypt summons Turkish charge d’affaires over Erdogan comments

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

Turkish Prime Minister describes Al-Sisi as “illegitimate… tyrant”, questions Egypt’s ability to broker peace treaty between Hamas and Israel

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Foreign ministry urges Egyptians in Libya to take measures of ‘extreme caution’

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

Ministry is facilitating the safe return of Egyptian citizens from Libya following the killing of 22 Egyptian guards near the Libyan border

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New app fights black market pharmaceuticals

  /  July 21, 2014  /  Lifestyle  /  1 Comment

A group of young Egyptian programmers, who call themselves GENU, has developed a smartphone application that can differentiate between genuine and fake drugs

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Youm7 against the purchase of visits to websites

  /  July 20, 2014  /  Business  /  2 Comments

Egyptian newspaper negotiates with Promo Media to develop criteria for ranking news websites

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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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Mahienour El-Massry’s prison verdict reduced to 6 months

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

Lawyer and activist was primarily sentenced to two years in prison for violating the controversial Protest Law

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Minya court acquits 91 arrested following Rabaa dispersal

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

Defendants were accused of protesting without a permit and assaulting security forces

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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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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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FJP condemns overturning ban on Mubarak party members in upcoming elections

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

Supreme Administrative Court looks into possible ban of FJP’s activities

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IDA tenders more than 1,270 land plots for first time since 25 January

  /  July 19, 2014  /  Business  /  No Comments

IDA will accept the applications from 24 August to 25 September, organisation head says

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Ration card commodities prices increased for quality improvement: Ministry of Supply spokesman

  /  July 19, 2014  /  Business  /  No Comments

New ration card system provides citizens 20 privately and government-produced products including meat and chicken items, ministry says

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Aid convoy to Gaza forced to turn back

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

Convoy prepared by group of political movements stopped at the border for security reasons

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56 Egyptians dead or missing after boat capsizes

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

Passenger were attempting to immigrate to Italy, rescue operations continue

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Al-Sisi ‘illegitimate tyrant’: Erdogan

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

Turkish prime minister criticises Egyptian president over Gaza

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18 arrested in pro-Morsi Friday clashes

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

Pro-Morsi protesters march against Israeli offensive in Gaza

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Tripartite talks on Ethiopia dam to resume

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

Egypt, Ethiopia, and Sudan agree to resume negotiations over Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam

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