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New developments indicate further crackdowns on ex-regime figures
A law suit filed against the independent news channel’s popular show is being reviewed by the commissioners’ body in the administrative court
One week before his lawyer’s visit to Egypt, Israel requests releasing Tarabin
Few days after president ‘s statement that the Egyptian Pound will not be devaluated, the exchange rate of the US dollar rises against the Egyptian pound to hit its highest level since 2004
The World Economic Forum (WEF) issued its annual global competitive report, showing that Egypt’s competitive rating slipping 13 places to 107th place. The Egyptian market, in the view of many economic experts, lacks discipline and transparency. The price of goods and services’ do not represent actual patterns of supply and demand, in addition to other …
By Mahmoud Salah El-Din Tarek Shaalan, Head of the food products companies sector at the Holding Company for Food Industries, said EGP 100 million have been allocated for investment in the year 2012-2013 to develop branches of the companies and open new ones. The development plan includes developing 45 branches of Nile, Ahram and Alexandria …
Ashraf el-Arabi, minister of development and international cooperation discussed economic support to Egypt with Hildegard Gacek, managing director of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) for the southern and eastern Mediterranean region on Wednesday. It was reported that the Egyptian government seeks to attract the EBRD to carry out operations in Egypt beside …
MB calling for protests all over Egypt to show solidarity with the Syrian uprising
Egyptian president says it’s “time for change” in Syria
On the smaller streets riding a bike is a breeze, since you avoid the kind of traffic that bogs down cars. On the bigger streets it is more challenging but general rules apply; take the right side of the road (but leave some space), deal with the other traffic as if you are a slower, smaller car and above all be mindful of your surroundings.
Muslim Brotherhood figures appointed as governors for the first time in Egypt’s history
The Shura Council’s general committee has appointed new heads for the country’s state-owned newspapers. The Islamist-dominated assembly appointed current head of the Press Syndicate Mamdouh Al-Waali as head of Al-Ahram and Ahmed Sameh Saadallah the head of the board of Al-Akhbar Al-Youm. Shaker Gamal Eddin, who was already appointed editor-in-chief of the MENA last month, …
Controversy ensues over election of new Coptic Pope
Egyptian fishermen continue escaping life conditions through water
By Ibrahim El-Masry Minister of Planning and International Cooperation Ashraf Al-Arabi said the government is considering drafting a new law to regulate the flow of foreign capital to Egypt whether in investments or funding for non-governmental organisations (NGOs). Speaking during a public session of the Shura Council that tackled the issue of foreign grants and …
Appointments includes Islamists, rights activists and is headed by Constituent Assembly Chairman
A statement by chambers of commerce blames the Egyptian standard specifications
Money could be the solution to Egypt’s financial woes
I was expecting that something like this could happen in the future, but I did not think it would be this soon. No matter how absurd the accusations are, the fact they are brought by a well known lawyer from the FJP will generate a big amount of bad publicity with possible serious repercussions.
We are very locally minded and coming to Egypt was a big dream for us. The Arab world and culture are our primary focus and a big part of that is obviously the language. Fortunately, Arabic is a poetic language and people here are used to oration.
Photography in Egypt is often seen as a means to a commercial end, disregarding the fact the people behind the camera are often artists. This is Egypt, as seen by talented photographers.
Cairo is a vast, complex city and it takes a lot to keep it going. In an effort to unravel the great enigma, we bring you the occasional slice-of-life peek into the men and women without whom our fair city would not exist.
Still no new military intelligence director
Coptic activists accuse the state of double-standards towards the religious minority
Ultras Ahlawy members protested outside the Police Academy
The Nobel-prize winning political idol officially heads the party he had co-founded
Egypt has appointed a new ambassador to Israel. Atef Salem el-Ahl is currently serving in the Egyptian consulate in the Israeli resort town of Eilat. The appointment is standard operating procedure as a number of embassies change leadership at the end of a four year cycle. El-Ahl’s appointment has pleased Israeli and international spectators who have …
The Egyptian Organisation for Human Rights (EOHR) condemned an attack on two Egyptian doctors working in Kuwait on Monday. According to the EOHR, the Egyptian government has failed to provide sufficient security for Egyptians working overseas by not properly investigating or seriously pursuing crimes against Egyptian migrant workers. The attack happened at Jahra Hospital, in …
Israeli Mossad agents entered Egyptian territory, assisted to kill jihadists, says Ma’an News Agency
Seven new ministers to be appointed by Hamas government