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The General Prosecution will investigate the killing of two Coptic men as they were sitting in front of a liquor store, which is own by a common friend of the victims, according to state-owned media. According to eyewitnesses, a tuk-tuk drove near the store and masked men fired at the now-deceased men. One of the …
Ticket prices increased by 40% due to flotation and rising prices of services
Some may disagree with the title of this article, whether they think I mean the past year or the new one. In fact, I am talking about both years. As one of the people from the film industry, I can say they are indeed two happy years, not just one. A quick tour of Egyptian cinema …
While the rest of the world celebrated the New Year with copious amounts of fireworks, Egypt chose to welcome 2016 in a different fashion. From church masses, to hiking trips in the wilderness, and Santa-themed marathons; the country was truly a beacon of joy during the year’s very first hours. A group of young …
‘Novy God,’ the celebration of the Russian New Year, is often mistaken for Christmas. But a new initiative invites people to really get to know what’s behind the holiday and its traditions.
New Year’s Eve festivities have been banned by Hamas, the de-facto rulers of the Gaza Strip. The Islamist group says the celebrations were “incompatible” with Islam.
The two men were thought to have been preparing an attack on Kizilay square, where people usually gather for New Year celebrations. Police have seized suicide vests in the raids.
“If I were planning a vacation, Egypt would not be on my list,” says Nigerian journalist
2014 is only one week old and so far it has not delivered on the implicit promise that a new year supposedly holds.
On New Year’s Day, the Dar al-Ifta’ al-Misriyyah declared that 13 January would be the anniversary of the Prophet’s birthday in Egypt. It seems awfully fitting that at the dawn of 2014, this official government body would be in the fortuitous position of making that declaration – particularly as it means that the Prophet’s birthday …
From all of us at the Daily News Egypt we wish you a very happy 2014.
Maspero Union holds security forces and health ministry responsible for young man’s death
Anti Coup Alliance to refrain from protesting near churches
The constitutional fiasco is finally over; leaving the burden of dealing with its consequences and the political chaos this constitution is likely to produce on the shoulders of the opposition. In an attempt to face the Muslim Brotherhood’s ever growing hunger for power, the opposition has decided to further consolidate its unified front and prepare …
For some reason, towards the end of every year I feel emotionally detached from the many wishes and hopes of a happy New Year. I always wonder what difference it would make waking up the following day in a year that has a different digit to the right. However, I still like these good wishes …
Egypt is about to face an economic nuclear winter
I am not particularly enthusiastic about New Year’s Eve. My favourite in the last decade was in 2007/8; my wife and I watched a movie, and fell asleep at 11pm. That is usually the extent of my excitement on this night. But it seems that a lot of my dear friends take this evening rather seriously, …
Port Said Incident, Tawfiq Okasha and Nader Bakar top the 2012 trending list for search queries
Daily News Egypt would like to thank contributors to the Commentary page who provided us and our readers with insight, analysis, hope and in some cases laughter to pull us through the stressful times
Ten of our best features in 2012
A generation that refuses autocracy under any pretense has finally been born in Egypt.
Egypt’s Art&Culture scene flourished in 2012. From music, contemporary dance to photography, festivals and exhibitions of paintings, the underground scene grew exponentially.
Many artists quote the revolution as their inspiration and controversial subject matters were seen more than ever before. Artists in Egypt have become more outspoken and the diversity in their work made for a vibrant, surprising and entertaining year. Here are some of our highlights of 2012.
In the past year the Lifestyle pages in DNE have covered food, fashion, jewellery, Green Initiatives, health, wellness and much more. We tasted cupcakes on your behalf, found out about kiteboarding, told you where to ride your bike and gave you many ways how to cook proper Egyptian food. Here are our favourites of 2012
Daily News Egypt takes a look at old traditions designed to usher in a better, more prosperous new year
Things to do this New Year ’s Eve in Cairo
From all of us, Merry Christmas!
Most of Cairo does not seem to ascribe much importance to Christmas; there are no special plans for most people, no shopping season, no religious significance and no holiday