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Criticism of government’s terrorism record follows widespread condemnation of Sinai attacks

A picture taken from Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip on the border with Egypt, on July 8, 2013, shows Egyptian soldiers monitoring the border with Gaza from a checkpoint on the Egyptian side of the border.
(AFP File Photo)

US, UK, UAE pledge support for Egypt anti-terror efforts in wake of deadly Sinai attacks

‘Foreign elements’‪ supported Friday attacks: Al-Sisi

President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi accused on Saturday “foreign elements” of supporting the attacks on army checkpoints in North Sinai on Friday which left 30 army personnel dead and more than 25 injured. No group has claimed responsibility for the attacks so far.

(Photo Presidency handout\File)

New security measures to take place at the Rafah border crossing

Rafah crossing closed indefinitely after deadly Sinai attacks

The Rafah crossing between the Gaza Strip and Egypt was closed indefinitely after Friday's attacks against army forces that killed 31 and injured 30.
(AFP Photo)

Al-Sisi says government "ready to take action to solve the problem on the Egypt-Gaza border at the roots"

EU allocates €4.7m for mine clearance in Egypt

The European Union (EU) announced on Friday their allocation of €4.7m to mine clearance of the Western Desert.

17m unexploded mines are still planted in World War II battlefield El Alamein

Policeman killed in Sharqeya

Masked gunmen gunned down the officer on way home from work

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Tunisian holding parliamentary elections amid security concerns

Tunisian Parliamentary elections are to take place Sunday, amid heavy clashes between security and militants

(Photo by Giada Frana)

Islamist Ennahda party will not run in next month’s presidential vote

3-month state of emergency imposed on North Sinai

Emergency law first used by Gamal Abdel Nasser back in force

Child dead, 6 injured in Matariya clashes

Cause of death still to be officially confirmed, says health ministry

Iran executes woman for killing of alleged sexual attacker

Amnesty International says trial and investigation were deeply flawed

Palestinian-American shot dead in the West Bank

Shooting of Orwa Hammad is the second by the IDF in the West Bank in eight days

Update: Sinai violence kills 30 army personnel

State of emergency is declared in Sinai

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Banking deposits grow 20.2% in July: IDSC

Banks’ deposits reached EGP 1,456.9bn in July 2014 compared to EGP 1,212bn for the same period in 2013.

(Abdelazim Saafan/DNE Photo)

Credit granted to agriculture, trade, industry, and services grows 4.8%

Investment ministry in EGP32bn asset-debt swap with National Bank of Egypt, Banque Misr

Investment ministry in EGP32bn asset-debt swap with National Bank of Egypt, Banque Misr.
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Meeting to be held soon regarding payment of outstanding EGP 1.6bn owed to banks, says minister

Government jeopardising EGPC finances: Petroleum ministry source

Ministry of Finance refused to provide the liquidity necessary to import LNG, despite the EGP 5bn allocated in the fiscal year (FY) 2014/2015 budget for such imports, the official says.

(AFP File Photo)

Ministry of Finance refusing to provide the liquidity necessary to import liquefied natural gas, says official

BNP Paribas Wealth Management wins private bank awards for Europe, North Asia

BNP Paribas Wealth Management wins private bank awards for Europe, North Asia 

(AFP Photo)

Awards confirm their position as a “reference private bank”, say Wealth Management co-CEOs

Al-Futtaim to open new EGP 4.9bn mall

Mall of Egypt is expected to open in 2016

Sawiris assumes CEO role of OTMT

Orascom Telecom Media and Technology Holding (OTMT) announced Wednesday that Ahmed Abou Doma resigned from his duties as a member of the Board of Directors and ...

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Global Telecom sells Burundi and Central Africa shares

Global Telecom planned to sell Telecel to another entity last year, but Econet Wireless Global was unable to complete the deal.

Communications Ministry aims to increase sector GDP to EGP 195bn

Photo from Ministry of Communications and Information Technology

The number of indirect jobs the sector will provide is set to increase from 45,000 to 750,000 by the end of 2020, according to the official.

TE’s relationship with Vodafone still uncertain


Lintatel for Telecommunications CEO and Chamber of Information Technology and Telecommunication (CIT) Board Member Hamdy El-Leithy said TE separating from Vodafone represents a government-owned company offering ...

2014 sees significant investment, acquisitions in mobile phone sector

Investments injected into the telecommunications and IT sector will be directed toward mobile applications during the coming phase, Yehia Thawrat, CEO of Link Egypt says.
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Smartphones leading source of growth in Egypt

2 Egyptian companies ranked in 10 most expensive brands in Arab telecommunications

Mobinil ranked tenth on the list with a market value of $210m

(Photo from Mobinil)

Saudi Arabia’s STC topped the ranking with its brands worth $4.9bn, while Telecom Egypt and Mobinil ranked ninth and tenth

Defence ministry to gain ruling share of communications infrastructure

MCIT to grant the Ministry of Defence a ruling share of and the right to manage national communications infrastructure.

(AFP photo)

Government and sovereign agencies will obtain the ruling share of the national infrastructure of communications, Gamal El-Sadat, CEO of Etisalat Egypt, said.

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New clothing brand mixes bohemian culture with Egyptian heritage

Dalia Naguib launches a self-titled collection that “rebels against traditional fashion styles and colours”
(Photo Courtesy of Dalia Naguib)

Dalia Naguib launches a self-titled collection that “rebels against traditional fashion styles and colours”

Reviving royal chocolate beverages

Scelerisque, the first company to specialise in chocolate beverages, opens its first shop in Cairo
(Photo Courtesy of Scelerisque)

Scelerisque, the first company to specialise in chocolate beverages, opens its first shop in Cairo

Initiative produces biodiesel from used cooking oil

Green Pan collects used vegetable oil from restaurants, hotels and houses to produce up to 2 tonnes of biodiesel daily (Photo Handout from Green Pan Facebook page)

Green Pan collects used vegetable oil from restaurants, hotels and houses to produce up to 2 tonnes of biodiesel daily

University students creating and launching android apps

TREE organises workshops that help students launch android applications (Photo Handout from TREE Facebook page)

TREE student programme training undergraduates to produce mobile applications

Reshaping body image

Overweight girls suffer from sexual harassment, cruel criticism and many other kinds of harassment on the Egyptian street
(Photo Courtesy of Bassant Al-Qassem)

A student uses her talent to draw portraits for overweight girls showing them wearing bright colourful dresses, bikinis, skinny t-shirts, encouraging a more positive self-image

Struggling for Vegetarianism

As Eid Al-Adha approaches, vegetarians and animal activists are objecting to the tradition of making a sacrifice during the Islamic celebration
(Photo by Joel Gulhane)

Vegetarians subject to social pressure in Egypt

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TV show cut mid-air

A live broadcast of “Al-Ashera Masa’an” (10pm) talk show was suddenly cut on Sunday

Show host accuses channel of stopping a reportage showing a death of a child at school, channel denies

Trayvon Martin inspires gallery display in Zamalek

Mona Marzouk uses politically loaded themes to provoke dialogue 

(Photo Courtesy of Gypsum Gallery)

Mona Marzouk uses politically loaded themes to provoke dialogue

Theatre performance depicts ‘stories of empty stomachs’

Group of volunteer performers present true stories of detainees on hunger strike to protest against their “inhumane treatment” in prison

Royal Museum of Jewellery reopens for first time since 25 January Revolution

Princess Fawzeya’s name carved in one of the pieces preserved in Royal Jewelry Museum in Alexandria. Public Domain

The museum includes 1,045 archaeological pieces that belonged to Egyptian royalty

Tourists return to Egypt after 3 years of turbulence

At the Great Pyramids of Giza, visitors often encounter hordes of men that attempt to prevent visitors from accessing the Pyramids and instead rent a horse or camel
(AFP File photo)

Questions remain whether enough is being done to make Egypt a top destination for travellers once more

Literary competition promotes ‘Unsold Stories’ of struggling artists

The competition, which is open till 1 December, accepts entries of short stories ranging 1500 and 5000 words. Five Stories will be published in Rowayat’s next ...

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Will Gaza receive pledged donations?

Egypt and Norway co-hosted an international donor conference in Cairo in October. Questions have been raised as to whether or not the pledges made then will be kept

Hamas remain sceptical about aid pledges

Mixed scenarios play out for runaway Brotherhood members

Muslim Brotherhood members and supporters have been forces into exile since the ouster of Brotherhood president Mohamed Morsi

(AFP File Photo)

After seven leading Muslim Brotherhood leaders announced on 12 September that they would depart their longtime ally, Qatar, diverse scenarios were raised as to the reasons ...

Egypt redirects US military relationships

Egypt’s current stance on terrorism involves obtaining strategic solutions

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Government’s anti-terrorism statements believed to be for “media consumption”, expert says

Will Egyptians restore their sense of security?

Protesters gather around the burning headquarters of the of the ruling National Democratic party (NDP) in downtown Cairo on Friday, January 28, 2011.

(AFP File Photo)

Egypt faces increased militancy and crime following 25 January Revolution

Electoral coalitions gear up for uncertain parliamentary elections

The Egyptian parliament (file photo) AFP Photo

Coalitions and parties reflect on elections amid calls for postponement

Will the Muslim Brotherhood resurface under new umbrella?

A woman holds a portrait of ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi as thousands of Muslim Brotherhood members and supporters of Morsi rally at Raba Al Adaawyia mosque on 4 July in Cairo. 

(AFP Photo)

By Marwa Al-A'sar Ever since the downfall of the Muslim Brotherhood, a looming question has been raised: will the group return to political life under ...

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History, culture, and scenic grandeur on Mount Catherine

Mountain view of Saint Catherine village in Sinai.

(Photo by Eduard Cousin)

Besides the beautiful landscape of mountains, wadis and canyons, the traditional Bedouin society is a large part of the beauty of Saint Catherine.

Eid travel: Discover something new this year

The views from atop the Temple of the Oracle are also well worth seeing. You can look out over the palm trees in all directions and see the beautiful landscape surrounding Siwa

(Photo by Joel Gulhane)

Here are a few ideas to help you relax and a hide away from the crowds

Once-leading Red Sea oceanography institute now lifeless

Two meter mummified turtle.

(Photo by Aya Nader)

Tourism restrictions, legal dispute keep visitors from discovering mermaid mysteries and underwater secrets

Walking with the Bedouins

Photo Courtesy of The Bedouin Way

Sleep under the starry heavens and get to know the desert dwellers

Tourism Assistance Fund aiming for 25% annual returns: Investment manager

Egypt’s Tourism Assistance Fund is looking for annual returns of 25% on investments, or $250m in the first phase of underwriting, according to Amr Askar, investment ...

Tax Authority agrees with tourism industry to divide new tax into installments: chairman

Installments will be based on each company’s circumstances

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Egypt Cup goes to Al-Zamalek, Smouha left empty-handed

Alexandria’s Smouha mourns after league loss; miss out on cup title, beaten by Cairo giant Al-Zamalek in final

Egyptian football roundup: Smouha and Al-Zamalek in Egypt Cup final

Premier League winners Al-Ahly eliminated in semi-finals by Alexandrian side Smouha

Egyptian football roundup: Al-Ahly and Al-Zamalek in Egypt Cup semi-finals

After narrow victories in quarterfinals, Cairo giants meet Smouha and Wadi Degla in semis

Germany crowned world champions in Brazil

Players of Germany lift the World Cup trophy after the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Final match between Germany and Argentina at Maracana on July 13, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. 

(Photo by Lars Baron - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)

Extra time goal Götze stuns Argentina and delivers Die Mannschaft fourth World Cup title

World Cup 2014 – Brazil’s dream turns into 7 goal nightmare

David Luiz of Brazil reacts as Mesut Oezil of Germany looks on after Germany's 7-1 win during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Semi Final match between Brazil and Germany at Estadio Mineirao on July 8, 2014 in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. 

(Photo by Felipe Dana - Pool/Getty Images)


First semi-final produces shocking result to send Germany through to the final

Egyptian football roundup: Al-Ahly triumph earns 8th successive title

Red Devils extend their list of trophies winning 37th league title after 0-0 draw with Smouha

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Handcrafting Ramadan

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Sculpted in the Sun: Bahariya’s Black and White Deserts

In Pictures: Al-Sisi confirmed as president, begins four year term

Egyptian football roundup: Victorious Al-Ahly eyes league title after Cairo derby

In Pictures: Behind the scenes at Khan el-Kahlili

In Pictures: Riot police surround universities as students clash with private security company

In Pictures: World leaders gather in Cairo for permanent Gaza solution

In Pictures: Judge adjourns Mubarak's case to 29 November

In Pictures: Little Damascus of Cairo

In Pictures: Playtime in the mausoleum

In Pictures: Feeding Egypt

Tanta receives 3 million visitors participating in Moulid Al-Sayed Al-Badawy festival