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Egypt said on Sunday it is seeking a strategic alliance with Saudi Arabia, stressing on the necessity to boost trade between the two countries.   Speaking during the 16th Conference for Arab Businessmen and Investors, Egyptian Minister of...
Egypt’s telecom tycoon Naguib Sawiris has criticized what he called the “inefficiency” of the government’s strategy in handling its Muslim Brotherhood opponents, suggesting that the security solution will not end...
A new tool to enable journalists and human rights defenders to scan their computers for known surveillance spyware has been released Thursday by Amnesty International and a coalition of human rights and technology organizations. Detekt is the first...
The Egyptian Exchange ended the week in the green with the EGX30 Index rising 0.41 percent to record 9,258.18 points on a total turnover of LE539 million.   During the course of the week, the benchmark index EGX 30 remained unchanged, said a...
E-commerce is booming in the Middle East, particularly in the United Arab Emirates, according to ShopGo, the leading e-commerce solutions provider in the MENA region. The Emirati market registered a 300 percent growth between 2013 and 2014, ShopGo...
The militant group, Islamic State, has seized control of the Libyan coastal city of Derna, not far from the Egyptian borders, CNN reported. The development comes amid rising Egyptian security concerns over the mushrooming Islamist influence in Egypt...
Officials at Disney deny plans to create a new theme park in Egypt, according to an email correspondence with MadaMasr.   “At Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, we continually look for ways to grow our business and as part of that...
Following President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi's violent and harsh crackdown on political dissidents, the organization calling itself the Islamic State seems to be benefiting from the disillusionment of young politically-minded youth who feel that...
Forces of the Giza Security Directorate stormed the Cairo University campus on Wednesday to face demonstrations by Brotherhood students commemorating the Mohamed Mahmoud Street incident. The protesters chanted slogans against the police, the army,...
The United Nations has recommended encouragement of the use of opioid substitutes as means to to curb the spread of HIV in Middle East and North Africa through people who inject drugs.   A conference held in Morocco from 11 to 13 November,...

Opinion articles

Downtown Cairo is once again a battlefield, and this time, the military is not just a silent facilitator, but an active participant — beating, dragging, shooting, and assaulting civilians. The latest round of brutality has led us to not only...
On 24 November, we issued the first edition of our new project, Egypt Independent, a weekly, 24-page newspaper that attempts to unpack Egypt’s complex and dynamic political and cultural landscape. It was not long before we were interrupted....