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Chinese company to develop 6 square km in Ain Sokhna

By Hassan Ghonema General Mohamed Refaat, acting head of the General Authority for the Northwest Suez Gulf Economic Zone signed a contract with the Chinese developer TEDA to develop 6 square kilometers in Ain Sokhna.  The project is the first phase in a larger development deal between Egypt and China, with the Chinese government having …

Daily News Egypt

Your Weekly News

Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to this week’s news from the fair land of Egypt, the place so magical that the state’s institutions spend all of their effort in putting a smile and a chuckle on its citizens’ faces. We start our broadcast with the latest update regarding the military’s miracle cure, the CCD, by General …

Mahmoud Salem

Under US pressure, Iraq denies Iran arms deals

AFP – Iraq, facing heavy pressure from the United States, has denied signing deals for weapons and ammunition with Iran in apparent violation of international sanctions. The defence ministry said a variety of international firms had sought to supply Iraq with ammunition and night vision equipment, including one company from Iran. But contrary to media …

Daily News Egypt

Iran warns ready for ‘decisive’ battle with US, Israel

AFP – Armed forces chief of staff General Hassan Firouzabadi has warned the Islamic republic’s arch-foes that Iran is prepared for a “decisive battle” if attacked, Fars news agency reported on Wednesday. “We are ready for the decisive battle with America and the Zionist regime [Israel],” Fars quoted Firouzabadi as saying. He also warned neighbouring …

Daily News Egypt

China’s air zone announcement threatens major Asian crisis

By Andrew Hammond US Vice-President Joe Biden’s trip to Japan, China and North Korea this week comes at a moment of major diplomatic tension in the region.  Only last week, Beijing unilaterally declared a new “air defence identification zone” to much international concern. The zone covers an area of land and sea that encompasses islands, …

Daily News Egypt

Smoke and mirrors: Smuggled cigarettes

There’s no doubt that smoking is a detrimental practice; no matter how light some cigarettes are, they still do harm to the body. Yet in Egypt, about 40% of adult men and 8% of adult women are smokers, and since 25 January, access to cigarettes has only increased, as new brands have entered the Egyptian market illegally and are sold at cheaper prices. The Daily News Egypt looks into the issue of smuggled cigarettes and their additional harmful impact on smokers.

Sarah El Masry