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Egypt and the United States have reaffirmed their commitment to cooperate on defeating the terror group Islamist State (IS), emphasizing the long history of Egypt-US cooperation on security issues within the MENA region and globally. Egypt’s...
Non-governmental organizations and charities in Egypt, like those the world over, rely on the generous support of the public to be able to continue their work. Following the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, a time when Muslims typically give alms for...
On Sunday, Cairo International Airport stood by to receive David Govrin, Israel’s new ambassador to Egypt, on an Air Sinai flight from Tel Aviv, arriving in the capital to take up his position. Last April, Israel’s cabinet voted to...
Zeinab Salem, member of parliament for Sharqiya, was allegedly beaten by a police officer from Nasr City police station after demanding the release of her nephew, according to claims reported in Youm7 newspaper. The allegations were relayed to Youm7...
Minister of Tourism Yehia Rashid has announced plans for future agreements between airlines in China and Egypt to increase the number of Chinese tourists visiting Egypt to 200,000 a year. About 115,000 Chinese tourists visited Egypt in 2015,...
The Egyptian Museum in downtown Cairo is hosting an unprecedent exhibition of the King Khufu Papyri for a period of 15 days until July 29.   The exhibition — titled "The Papyri of Khufu from Wadi al-Jarf" — is based around...
The Agriculture Ministry has issued a final rejection to a shipment of wheat from the US, saying that it has levels of ergot fungus that breach international standards. In a statement on Thursday, Agriculture Minister Essam Fayed said the shipment...
TV host Amr Adib has ended his 20-year association with the Orbit television channel, saying that he will not renew his contract, which ended recently. Adib, who has been hosting talk shows for the channel for the past two decades, told Al-Masry Al-...
Three suspects have been arrested in connection with the recent murder of a nun and a businessman in the Wadi al-Natrun area, near the Cairo-Alexandria Desert Road, according to source from Giza security department. The suspects, one of whom is a...
The Antiquities Ministry announced plans on Wednesday to start opening the Egyptian Museum to the public in the evenings.   The proposal would see a special lighting system installed within the museum to illuminate the galleries and halls in a...

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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....