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Minister of Antiquities Khaled Anany announced plans to establish Egypt’s first museum to celebrate religious tolerance, to be located in the New Administrative Capital. According to Anany, the museum will include pieces from the ancient Egyptian period, as well as the Islamic, Coptic, and Jewish civilizations, all while highlighting Islam’s teachings of tolerance and Egypt’s …
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The Ministry of Antiquities is to transfer 124 artefacts from the Islamic and textile museums to be showcased at Sohag National Museum, which is planned to be opened in a short period of time, according to a press release on the ministry’s official Facebook page. Elham Salah, head of the ministry’s museums’ sector, stated in …
Each artifact requires specific funds for restoration, average at EGP 10 – 20m
Council members are expected to meet with President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi
The campaign mainly focuses on saving Islamic and Coptic buildings that have not been under maintenance
UN brokered peace talks stall
El-Razzaz is a true advocate for art in Egypt. His method mainly depends on critical thinking and genuine identity.
Reports from Libya claim Egyptians were kidnapped from areas controlled by “Islamic State”
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Procedures are ongoing for those willing to return upon President’s instructions, says spokesman
Egypt and Libya coordinated attacks, says Libyan Air Force commander
Their disappearance follows the alleged killing of 21 Coptic Egyptians by ‘Islamic State’ militants
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Al-Arish National Museum is one of the few antiquities holders in North Sinai where there are lots of monuments from the Pharaonic period, Graeco-Roman era, drawings of the Coptic and Islamic antiques.
Defendants are charged with killing Shi’a cleric Hassan Shehata and three others
Egyptian found killed in Benghazi, 15 fishermen detained
Rape and sexual violence among reported ISIS crimes in Iraq
Makhioun condemns culture minister’s statements regarding screening of the movie Noah
Erdogan’s speech to parliament followed a report by the US-based watchdog Freedom House earlier this month, which downgraded Turkey’s status from “partly free” to “not free” and said the country had seen the biggest decline in press freedom in Europe.
Both streets will be open to pedestrians only starting from 30 June
Reuters – The government of Dubai plans to sell a benchmark-sized, US dollar-denominated sukuk with a lifespan of 15 years on Tuesday, a document from lead managers said. Initial price thoughts on the Islamic bond have been set between 5% and 5.125%, the document said. Benchmark size is traditionally understood to mean at least $500m. …
Net income improves by EGP 958m between 2012 and 2013, marking the first year of positive net income since the Emirati consortium acquisition in 2007.
Indonesia, Egypt and United Arab Emirates have banned the film because of scenes they say contradict Islam.
Egypt’s permanent representative to UN demands permanent seat in Security Council for Africa
Relations between Cairo and Hamas tense; Cairo court recently banned Hamas activities in Egypt
Reuters – Bahrain’s Al Salam Bank has launched a listed sharia-compliant real estate investment trust (REIT) that will invest in a portfolio of Asian properties, the lender said on Tuesday. The REIT will invest in between 15 and 35 properties and be managed by Swiss-based B&I Capital AG, with Al Salam providing seed capital for …
AFP – An Egyptian criminal court on Wednesday sentenced 26 people to death for founding and leading a “terror group” that aimed to target ships in the Suez canal, judicial sources said. The court referred the verdict to the mufti, a top Islamic official who under Egyptian law has to validate the sentence, and set March 19 for …
S&P value total Islamic banking assets in Egypt at around $11.6bn
The bombing that took place early morning on 24 January has affected the neighbouring Islamic Art Museum and the Egyptian National Library and Archives. A group of archaeologists and art restorers volunteered to form a taskforce, which visited yesterday the site of the museum to survey the damage. Photos By AFP