Egypt's minister of social solidarity has urged civil society groups not to prejudge a new draft law for non-government organizations (NGOs), which they fear will roll back freedoms won in the 2011 uprising and... Thursday, 23 October, 2014 - 18:06
An Egyptian woman waves a national flag as machineries are driven during an upgrading project on the Suez Canal, in Ismailia port city, northeast of Cairo, 12 August 2014.
Workers at the new Suez Canal project found Thursday the remains of another soldier during dredging works.   Brig. Gen. Kamel al-Wazir, head of the Engineering Authority of the Armed Forces, said the remains of... Thursday, 23 October, 2014 - 15:52
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The Ministry of Electricity is considering a suggestion to sell state-owned Telecom Egypt’s 45-percent share in Vodafone Egypt to a “sovereign” governmental body, a source at the Ministry of... Thursday, 23 October, 2014 - 14:44
Egypt's tourism minister hopes to fully revive one of the country's most vital industries by next April but persuading the world that it is safe to visit the ancient pyramids or Red Sea resorts after three years... Thursday, 23 October, 2014 - 14:39
An Egyptian woman waves a national flag as machineries are driven during an upgrading project on the Suez Canal, in Ismailia port city, northeast of Cairo, 12 August 2014.
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The death of three school children in Cairo’s Matariya, Giza’s Atfih and the province of Matrouh has shed more light on the growing negligence at schools in terms of lack of periodic maintenance.   One of the students died when a...

World

Turkish Kurds watch as smoke and dust rise over Syrian town of Kobani after an airstrike, seen from the Mursitpinar crossing on the Turkish-Syrian border in the southeastern town of Suruc in Sanliurfa province, 22 October 2014.
Iraqi Kurdish lawmakers approved a plan on Wednesday to send fighters to the Syrian town of Kobani to relieve fellow Kurds under attack by Islamic...
Residents stand in front of a damaged building after a bomb blast in a residential area in Karachi on 3 March 2013.
Eight Shi'ite members of Pakistan's ethnic Hazara minority were killed, and one wounded, on Thursday, after gunmen opened fire on a bus in...
(The story contains language readers may find offensive in paragraph 12 of section headed '21 February: The downfall'.)   In the...

Economy

The Egyptian stock exchange closed on a negative note with the benchmark index EGX30 slightly decreasing by 0.17 percent to record 8,797.29 points on a turnover of LE680 million.   While, the EGX30 was up 2.37 percent this week, the market...

Culture

“Al-Ins wal Djinn” (Man and Demon) did well at its time of release in 1985, probably due to its high-profile cast that includes regionally-revered comedian Adel Imam playing against type, and a young, anorexic-looking Yousra.
Broadcast rights of 200 Egyptian movies and plays have been illegally sold to an Arab channel by a scammer, the Chamber of Cinema Industry at the...
When the refined Lotus Abdel Kerim regrettably gave me her lavishly elegant book “Journey in Search of Myself: Story of a Life” I felt...
A story-telling performance entitled 'There You Go Man' will be held on 24 October on the stage of Rawabet theatre in Downtown, organized by...