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Militants claim to behead 4 in Sinai

  /  August 28, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  2 Comments

Ansar Beit Al-Maqdis claims to have beheaded four men it claims gave information to Mossad

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Egypt’s NGOs under threat: rights groups

  /  August 28, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

Civil society groups say their attempts to register have been refused or ignored

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Finance minister forms committees to receive appeals on property tax value

  /  August 27, 2014  /  Business  /  No Comments

The number of members of the appeal committee will be reduced to three instead of five, ministry says

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Unified licence to be launched in September: Communications ministry

  /  August 27, 2014  /  Technology  /  No Comments

The three mobile service operators have agreed to the licence’s terms for offering landline services

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Number of hunger-strikers grow

  /  August 27, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Tanta prisoner Diaa al-Mahdi joins activists in refraining from food

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Open-ended Gaza ceasefire reached

  /  August 27, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

Hamas claims victory, Israel claims military pressure forced Palestinian factions into agreement

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Orascom Development Holding registers first profit since 2010

  /  August 27, 2014  /  Business  /  No Comments

The Swiss hotel operator is expecting an improvement in the hotel performance during the second half of 2014

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Mehleb given partial presidential jurisdiction

  /  August 27, 2014  /  Business  /  No Comments

Prime minister is now freely allowed to act upon state’s properties, expropriate the ownership of properties for the public benefit and protect monuments

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Rights group suggest legislative reforms

  /  August 26, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

Egyptian Organisation for Human Rights suggests reforms to Protest Law and NGO Law

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Libya’s neighbours push for political process as crisis deepens

  /  August 26, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

Islamist dominated GNC appoint rival PM as international community calls for calm

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Saudi-based CPC buys Qalaa’s Sphinx Glass for EGP 1.3bn

  /  August 25, 2014  /  Business  /  No Comments

Qalaa Holdings sells Sphinx Glass in line with its framework to abandon “non-core” projects

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Tahya Masr donations yet to exceed EGP 5bn: Fund board member

  /  August 25, 2014  /  Business  /  No Comments

Salah Diab says board of directors are still reviewing how the fund will be used

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Abbas requests deadline for 1967 borders

  /  August 25, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

Al-Sisi offers support to Abbas to implement two-state solution

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Gaza fighting continues, no response to Egypt ceasefire call

  /  August 24, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Netanyahu calls on Gazans to evacuate sites used by Hamas, saying they are potential targets

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Former presidential spokesman referred to criminal court

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

Ali stands accused of harbouring a fugitive and joining a terrorist organisation

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‘Port Said Massacre’ retrial pushed back to 21 September

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

11 defendants retried after being convicted in absentia

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Egypt calls for ‘indefinite’ ceasefire in Gaza

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

President Al-Sisi hosted Abbas to discuss the situation in Gaza and Egypt’s efforts to reach a ceasefire

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Priority is to see Egypt succeed: UK Ambassador

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

New British Ambassador says Cairo posting is his “dream job”

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Abbas calls for indirect talks to resume in Cairo

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

President Al-Sisi hosted Abbas to discuss the situation in Gaza and Egypt’s efforts to reach a ceasefire

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Public execution of Egyptian in Libya demonstrates ‘lawlessness’: Amnesty International

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

Man executed in football stadium in eastern port city Derna

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Al-Sisi amends Property Tax Law to exempt owning EGP 2m in one unit

  /  August 20, 2014  /  Business  /  No Comments

Amended law says hotels, clubs, hospitals, medical centres and clinics affiliated to the armed forces are exempted from paying taxes

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30 arrested in North Sinai operation

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

Tunnels in Sinai destroyed by armed forces bringing total to 1696

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Supply ministry develops SMS service informing citizens with monthly shares

  /  August 19, 2014  /  Business  /  1 Comment

The new service will reply citizens’ inquiries on all the services provided by the ministry

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Former supply minister Ahmed Al-Goueli passes away

  /  August 19, 2014  /  Business  /  1 Comment

Al-Goueli fought and targeted importers of rotten meat in the 1990s

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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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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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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, Norway to co-host Gaza conference

  /  August 18, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  3 Comments

“Keeping a population trapped and starved provides no security for Gaza’s neighbours”, says Norwegian foreign minister

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138 protests on sit-in dispersal anniversary: Democracy Index

  /  August 18, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  2 Comments

200 people were arrested and 30 explosive devices were defused over the three days

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Tourism minister denies offering Egyptian citizenship for sale to foreign investors

  /  August 17, 2014  /  Business  /  No Comments

Hisham Zaazou says that if security, judicial and economic authorities approved the project, it can be sent to the cabinet for ratification

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