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1 hour ago

Business
Banking system received $1 bln in 2 days, after central bank raised key interest rates

Governor of the Central Bank of Egypt Tarek Amer said Monday that the banking system received around $1 billion since Thursday’s (CBE) decision to raise its key interest rates by 200 basis points. In press statements on Sunday, he added ... Read More

4 hours ago

Culture
Iranian film 'A Man of Integrity' wins 'Certain Regard' competition at Cannes

A movie by an Iranian who was arrested for his work in Iran won the “Un Certain Regard” competition at the Cannes Film Festival on Saturday, bolstering the country’s filmmakers’ reputation for defying the censors to make high-quality films. “A ... Read More

1 day ago

Science
Egypt to launch 'Cairo Pass' package for unlimited access to touristic sites

From November, foreign visitors to Egypt can buy a ‘Cairo Pass’ which will allow them unlimited entry to archaeological sites and Islamic museums in Greater Cairo over a five-day period, Egypt’s Supreme Council of Antiquities said earlier this week. The ‘Cairo Pass’ ... Read More

3 days ago

Life & Style
Five tips to avoid gaining weight during Ramadan

Despite the long hours of fasting, which exceed 15 hours, most people suffer from gaining weight during Ramadan, which is blamed on the huge amounts of sugar and calorie-rich foods they consume. To stay away from weight gain in Ramadan, ... Read More