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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,...
Egypt's stock market lost LE5.7 billion on Tuesday, while all indexes remained up, due to the loss of large market capitalization like Commercial International Bank-Egypt (CIB). The Egyptian stock exchange edged up as its main index EGX30 rose...
The Egyptian stock exchange edged up as its main index EGX30 rose 0.66 percent to 9,177.81 points in total turnover of LE657 million.   The broader index EGX70 rose 1.4 percent, and EGX100 up 0.1.3 percent.   Arab and foreign institutions...

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....