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Cairo Governor Galal Mostafa has decided to close the Al-Azhar tunnel from 10 pm on Thursday 27 November to the morning of Saturday 29 November in anticipation for the protests slated for the 28 November, Al-Masry Al-Youm reports.   The group...
Talks scheduled for today by Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and his French counterpart Francois Hollande are predicted to focus on economic and military cooperation.   France 24 reported that Sisi was scheduled to have lunch with...
Orascom Development Holding is evaluating the sale of 10–15 percent of its subsidiary, Orascom Hotels and Development (OHD), to reactivate its trading on the Egyptian Exchange (EGX) given the recovery of the Egyptian economy and the increased...
A human rights group has condemned a court decision that turned down a challenge filed by two arrested during protests late last week that marked the third anniversary of the landmark 2011 clashes between security and pro-democracy protesters in...
The Egyptian stock exchange closed on a negative note for the second consecutive session, while EGX market capital gained LE2.8 billion to hit LE516.1 billion compared to LE 513.3.4 billion on Sunday.   The market's main index EGX30 dipped...
Tunisian presidential candidate Beji Caid Essebsi's gets 39.46%,  Moncef Marzouki 33.43% in Tunisian presidential vote - runoff set for next month according to FRANCE 24 TV. One frontrunner, Essebsi, who was parliament chief under Ben...
The Interior Ministry has announced raising its security alert to the highest degree as Islamist factions allied with deposed president Mohamed Morsy continue to lobby for massive protests on Friday against the government that ousted the former...
The Egyptian stock exchange fell as its main index EGX30 dipped 1.27 percent to 9,156.68 points in a total turnover of LE681 million. The broader index EGX70 was down 2.2 percent, and EGX100 lost 1.6 percent. Foreign institutions were net buyers,...
The number of internet users worldwide will surpass 3 billion in 2015, according to new figures from eMarketer, increasing 6.2% next year to reach 42.4% of the entire world's population , according eMarketer report. This year, the internet will...
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...

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....