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The decision by British voters last Thursday to leave the European Union has dominated discussion in global political, business and media circles, with many fearing negative consequences for both Britain and the EU. In Egypt, many are concerned at...
Environmentalists in the Red Sea resort of Hughada are hoping to build an "underwater museum" that will simultaneously protect the coastline's wildlife and encourage responsible tourism in the area, according to Al-Watan newspaper. A...
Egypt's Attorney General Nabil Sadeq has requested access to the Cypriot investigation into the hijacking of an Egyptian plane to Laranca airport in Cyprus by the end of March 2016, according to judicial sources. Sadeq made the request on...
Egypt's Interior Ministry says four masked gunmen have stormed a house in the North Sinai city of Arish and shot dead two policemen inside. Arish, a city on the Mediterranean, has been at the center of an insurgency by Islamic militants...
Oxford University Criminology Professor, Federico Varese, has said that Cambridge University kept its silence over the murder of its graduate student, Giulio Regeni, to avoid the risk of being held responsible. Regeni, a 28-year-old Italian Ph.D....
Fire fighters extinguished on Sunday morning a fire that broke out at Ain Shams University’s Faculty of Commerce, located in Abbassiya district, Al-Youm7 independent news outlet reported. No casualties were reported. The blaze required three...
Abdel Fattah al-Sisi was sworn in as the sixth president of Egypt on June 8, 2014 — two years ago this week. As Sisi hits the half-way point in his first term, supporters and critics are debating his performance in office, measuring his...
Judges from the State Council Aministrative Court have postponed hearings in a case challenging Egypt's recent maritime border agreement with Saudi Arabia, ruling that the evidence must be assessed by a tripartie committee of experts in...
A security source from inside the Interior Ministry has dismissed media reports that terrorist group Islamic State (IS) intends to blow up the Giza pyramids, saying that the achaeological site is highly secure and constantly monitored. On Wednesday...
A dagger found in the tomb of King Tutankhamun was made from a rare sort of iron meteorite, according to Egyptian and Italian researchers who recently examined the object using x-ray fluorescence spectrometry. According to Professor Abdel Razeq al-...

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....