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Yemen: The ravaging of a country

Recent indiscriminate air attacks by Saudi Arabia on civilians in Harez (northwest of Yemen) have resulted in 33 civilian deaths, and left 67 people with serious injuries. Those numbers add up to what is increasingly becoming a national tragedy, as coalition forces continue their attacks on Houthi fighters. Cities on the northern border with Saudi …

Cesar Chelala

Egypt: Country of remarkable, yet jailed, women

By Semanur Karaman and Sara Katrine Brandt No country in the world is safe for women human rights defenders, yet Egypt is particularly dangerous for women who want to contribute to democracy and assert their presence in the public-political sphere. Here are a few examples of defenders who have been punished, attacked, who have experienced …

Daily News Egypt

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CBE to reveal details of commodity prices developments in June

By Hossam Mounir The Central Bank of Egypt (CBE) is expected to reveal on Wednesday details pertaining to developments of commodity prices within the markets last June, upon which the state inflation rates are determined. The details would be announced in the CBE’s monthly report that is issued on the 15th day of every month. …

Hossam Mounir

Re-configuring the Middle East: IS and changing demographics

  By James M. Dorsey The Syrian civil war and Iraqi sectarian conflicts involving “Islamic State” (IS) have had far-reaching consequences for the demographics across the region. Once a relatively ethnically homogeneous autonomous region, Iraqi Kurdistan has seen its demography change radically as large numbers of Arab refugees pour into what was once an independent …

Daily News Egypt

Press uprising against anti-terror law’s Article 33

By Hussein Abd Rabu One of the most important readings of the anti-terrorism law that the Egyptian government rushed to pass after the assassination of the prosecutor general, was the state of instability in managing the country. Rushing to draft a law without adequate studies and discussions caused the law to direct a strike towards …

Daily News Egypt

A message from ‘Islamic State’ to Al-Sisi

By Amr Khalifa The sun rose in Cairo on Saturday morning with a fury: another explosive message from “Islamic State” to Al-Sisi. The attack on a building, associated with the Italian consulate, left eight injured and one dead in its wake, and marks the beginning of a far bloodier phase in an insurgency gaining momentum by …

Daily News Egypt

In a climate of intolerance, we cannot call Al-Sisi a failure

By Wael Eskandar It is no longer necessary to persuade the reader that Egypt is a country that has long forsaken its promised path of democratic transition, and whose rights abuses are systematic and deliberate. It is now a given, and whatever doubts there may have been dissipated with countless reports on human rights abuses, …

Daily News Egypt

EGAS, Rosneft negotiate technical, financial details for 24 LNG shipments

The Egyptian Natural Gas Holding Company (EGAS) and Russian government-owned Rosneft are negotiating technical and financial details to supply 24 liquefied natural gas (LNG) shipments to Egypt in the next two years. A senior EGAS official said in a statement to Daily News Egypt that the negotiations over the shipments will hopefully be finalised soon, …

Mohamed Adel

Banque du Caire launches charity convoy for third consecutive year

Banque du Caire has continued its organisation of the charities convoy launched three years ago. According to the banks’ Chairman and CEO, Mounir El-Zahid, this year’s convoy was distributed among the governorates of Minya, Fayuom, Giza, Beni Suef, Qena and Luxor. El-Zahid explained that since the convoy was launched in 2013. The bank was keen …

Daily News Egypt