US wheat struggles to maintain market share in Egypt

French, Russian competition surges ahead of the former market leaderCAIRO: US Wheat Association Vice President Dick Prior said Egyptian imports of US wheat should again reach nearly 2 million tons…

Ahmed A. Namatalla Ahmed A. Namatalla

Egypt blocks travel for Muslim Brotherhood members

CAIRO: Egypt has barred several members of the Muslim Brotherhood, Egypt s strongest opposition group, from travelling to Jordan for an event commemorating the group s founder, the Brotherhood said…

Reuters Reuters

Egypt unable to resolve Palestinian-Israeli conflict, experts say

Too many factors beyond Egyptian control in regional clashCAIRO: Egyptian efforts to bring about a peaceful resolution to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict go beyond merely negotiating the release of a captured…

Sarah El Sirgany Sarah El Sirgany

A continent apart

Film festival offers first chance to view some of Australia's contemporary filmsOften overlooked, the Australian industry is famous for the stars it has launched in Hollywood rather than the undervalued…

Daily Star Egypt Staff Daily Star Egypt Staff

You're so gangsta: director Scorcese delivers his finest work in years

"The Departed could finally win best picture Oscar gold for seasoned directorStarring Jack Nicholson, Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, Mark Wahlberg, Martin Sheen and Vera Farmiga. Directed by Martin Scorsese.At major…

Jered Stuffco Jered Stuffco

Wedding fever

Hassan Ibrahim Hassan Ibrahim

Students react to perceived political oppression

Free Student Union elections held in protest of campus clampdown on activismCAIRO: Students for the second year in a row voted this week in parallel, unofficial Free Student Union elections…

Deena Douara Deena Douara

Marry a stranger, say the experts

Campaign warning against marriage between relatives kicks into high gearCAIRO: An awareness campaign targeting the downsides of consanguineous marriages - marriages between blood relatives - will start this month in…

Ahmed Maged Ahmed Maged

Copts call for church reform, greater role for secularists

Spokesman dismisses idea that non-Copts should have say in church affairsCAIRO: Coptic researchers and intellectuals attending the Secular Vision on Church Problems Conference Tuesday demanded reform and a larger role…

Magdy Samaan Magdy Samaan