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6 hours ago

US dollar rate inches up Tuesday

The US dollar exchange rate against the Egyptian pound currency increased in several Egyptian banks on Tuesday morning. According to the latest price updates, the price of the dollar in the National Bank of Egypt (NBE), Banque Misr, the Bank of ... Read More

2 hours ago

Sunken vessels dating back to Roman era discovered in Alexandria

The wreckages of three vessels dating back to the Roman era were discovered during excavations in the Mediterranean Sea carried out by an Egyptian mission in cooperation with the European Institute for Underwater Archaeology at the Eastern Port of Alexandria, ... Read More

1 day ago

‘Sheikh Jackson’ star El-Fishawy faces prosecution over 'contempt of religion’

A Cairo prosecutor has summoned the lead actor of the recently-released Egyptian film “Sheikh Jackson,” Ahmed El-Fishawy, for questioning over accusations of “contempt of religion”. The complaint was filed by a lawyer who accused El-Fishawy of portraying religious clerics as ... Read More

5 hours ago

Life & Style
Women-only buses to roll on Cairo streets

An Egyptian private transport company has announced a new experimental initiative that will introduce women-only buses on the streets of Cairo, according to al-Arabiya. The buses, which will also include a female driver, aims to provide a safe space for women ... Read More