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NoMilTrials: Arresting change

Despite the worrying number of men and women still facing military trial in Egypt, one grass-roots movement has succeeded in alerting the public to the need for change. Rana Muhammad Taha speaks to No Military Trials activists Salma Abdelgelil and Mohammad Fouda about the group’s development.

Rana Muhammad Taha

Bites Fil Beit: Mahshi – stuffed vegetables

We love food. We love the real, down to earth, tried-and-tested, handed-down-through-the-generations, local Egyptian food. Here is your chance to learn how to make these local delicacies in your own home. And just so you know what to ask for, we have added how to say the ingredients in Arabic. No more excuses, off to the souq!

Iman Adel Abdel-Fattah

Review: Sinai, Morsy’s independence and liberal powers

Although President Morsy has commenced his first trip to China, which will be followed by a unique trip to Iran, most columnists across Egyptian newspapers have not touched upon the presidential trips. Opinion writers commented on the importance of Morsy’s independence from his Islamist group and some have warned against possible occurrences of violence and …

Daily News Egypt

Cairo’s Citadel Music Festival to begin tomorrow

The festival is of crucial importance because it is now one of, if not the only, cultural event that is a portal from the artistic towers to the bottom of society. It reaches people who need to be nourished by art, who are thirsty and are finally provided with water.

Daily News Egypt

Markaz: traditional handcrafts with a unique twist

Markaz works with artisans from all over Egypt and although it is a commercial business, they are committed to making a positive social impact by creating a platform in which local artisans can gain financial independence and pass on their skills to younger generations.

Adel Heine

Trains in the Cairo nights

The railroad that traverses Maadi seems a relic from a time long past; grass grows between the iron rails and the trees that grow on the sides of the track join high in the air to form a tunnel of leaves.

Adel Heine

Internal Memo 21581-2012

The army is one of the country’s largest and richest business empires and it is too integral to our economic interests to have it ran this way

Mahmoud Salem

Opinion pages kept busy with 24 August protests and Morsy’s visit to Iran

As three days passed after the 24 August anti-Morsy protests were organised, columnists have continued to analyse the repercussions of the demonstrations. Some writers condemned the entire notion, while highlighting angles and reasons of failure, others praised the move describing it as one of the first successful trials of democracy and one of the most …

Daily News Egypt

Calls to fix energy pricesfor factories

The Exports Council for Construction Materials (ECCM) will hold an urgent meeting this Sunday to request Prime Minister Hesham Qandil fix energy prices for factories. The ECCM plans to ask for a detailed five year plan to fix energy prices for industries. Waleed Gamal Eldeen, Presidentof the ECCM, said the energy prices instability is causing …

Daily News Egypt

New initiative to maximise benefits of international trade agreements

By Inaam El Adawy The Federation of the Chambers of Commerce (FEDCOC) has adopted an initiative to review the trade agreements signed with Egypt in previous years. The initiative is aimed at seeking methods to derive optimal benefit from the agreements. “We are currently studying the free trade agreements between Egypt and other states, to …

Daily News Egypt