Boycott vs. dialogue

CAIRO: After protesting relentlessly for months, vociferously declaring a boycott of all Danish products, Muslims are divided over "what to do next. With some Muslims insisting on continuing the economic…

Pakinam Amer Pakinam Amer

Investments in tourism industry unfazed by bombings: minister

CAIRO: Investments coming in from Egypt's tourism industry are still booming despite the recent bombings in Dahab, according to Minister of Tourism Zoheir Garrana. In an interview on Tuesday with…

Najla Moussa Najla Moussa

Emergency Law hinders human rights work

CAIRO: The threat of unjustified arrests and fear of unilateral legislative powers, among other issues, topped the concerns of human rights activists in the country following the parliament s decision…

Sarah El Sirgany Sarah El Sirgany

Reporters barred from protest as police intervene yet again

CAIRO: Hundreds of riot police once again converged on downtown Cairo, Monday, in order to stem another demonstration, this time organized by the Nasserite Party in connection with Labor Day…

Joseph Mayton Joseph Mayton

Egyptian program "anti-America," says Israel media watch group

CAIRO: An Israeli media watch group is accusing Egyptian television of promoting anti-American messages on its airwaves. Palestinian Media Watch (PMW), a right wing organization based in Jerusalem, is reporting…

Vivian Salama Vivian Salama

Islamic Jihad team holds talks in Cairo

GAZA CITY: A delegation from Islamic Jihad, the radical Palestinian faction behind the last eight anti-Israeli suicide attacks, is in Cairo for talks with Egyptian officials, Jihad sources said on…

Daily Star Egypt Staff Daily Star Egypt Staff

Dahab bombings death toll rises to 19

CAIRO: The death toll from last week s bombings in Dahab has risen to 19 after an Egyptian died of his injuries, state-owned newspapers reported Tuesday. Ihab Salah Al-Sharqawy, an…

Daily Star Egypt Staff Daily Star Egypt Staff

Median overnight interbank rate ticks up to 8.3 percent

CAIRO: The median overnight interbank rate on the pound rose slightly to 8.3 percent on Tuesday from Sunday s 8.247 percent with banks seeking to place funds in a central…

Daily Star Egypt Staff Daily Star Egypt Staff

Government rethinks food subsidies in light of rising sugar prices

CAIRO: The dramatic rise in global sugar prices in recent months has been a mixed blessing for Egypt. Sugar is one of a handful of food products supported by the…

Waleed Khalil Rasromani Waleed Khalil Rasromani

Press Round-up

CAIRO: After the upper house agreed to President Hosni Mubarak's proposal to extend the Emergency Law for two years, criticism of the decision has been non-stop.National newspapers published few reactions,…

Pakinam Amer Pakinam Amer