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Egyptian shares have recovered during Thursday's session part of their large losses from the previous two days, following the Arab markets rebound, dealers said.   The EGX30 Index soared 3.39 percent to record 8,399.89 points. Meanwhile,...
Hamza Namira’s recently launched album "Esmaani" [Listen to Me] scored more than six million views on YouTube, whos popularity has been attributed in part to powerful political and societal messages.   Egypt’s state radio...
The Interior Ministry announced Thursday eligibility requirements for the recently-designated job of security assistant, initially referred to by media as "community police."   President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi recently issued...
The United Nations has made a new major call for humanitarian and development assistance for Syrians in 2015, targeting nearly 18 million Syrians in Syria and throughout the Middle East, urging finances of more than US$8.4 billion. “The appeal...
Egypt has decided to begin protectionist measures to face a sudden rise in automotive batteries imports in a bid to embolden local production, the Trade and Industry Ministry said Thursday.   Minister Mounir Fakhry Abdel Nour said the decision...
The US administration has not yet reached a decision on how to go forward with Egypt’s aid program, according to US State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki during a press briefing on Tuesday.   This week, the US Congress passed the 2015...
The Finance Ministry is considering slashing duties from the current 20 percent tax to as low as 2 percent on imported renewable energy appliances as specialists in the industry have complained that government quotations for energy products is...
Tel Aviv could likely withdraw a lawsuit it had brought against Cairo over a halt in Egypt’s natural gas supply to the Israel.   “Israel Electric Corporation (IEC) may withdraw a US$4.2 billion lawsuit that it filed against Egyptian...
A UN-backed initiative has called for intensified training on the use of pesticides in Egyptian agricultural activities so as to meet safety and quality standards of importer markets.   Further technical support and enhanced training is needed...
Egyptian Banks' credit balances moved up by LE13.4 billion to reach LE2.4 trillion during July/September 2014/2015, the Central Bank of Egypt’s (CBE) monthly report showed.   The private business sector accounted for 62.8 percent of...

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....