Egypt explorers hunt gold in the desert, following ancients

28 Apr 2016
Off the off-road tracks deep in Egypt's eastern desert, prospectors are ramping up the hunt for the treasure once revered by the Pharaohs as the "skin of the gods" — gold. Essential for ancient artifacts like the famed...

In Egyptian textbooks, the revolution never happened: Washington Post

Officials from the Ministry of Education burn books deemed as inciting extremism at a Giza school
25 Apr 2016
Since the 1952 revolution that overthrew the monarchy, the Egyptian education system has been an extension of the government. So said US newspaper The Washington Post in an article on Saturday. School textbooks and curricula have always...

Egypt buys 57,000 tonnes of local wheat since start of season

24 Apr 2016
Egypt's Supply Ministry said on Sunday it had purchased 57,000 tonnes of local wheat from farmers since the start of the season on April 15. Egypt, the world's largest wheat importer, is planning to buy 4 million tonnes of Egyptian...

Gulf firms invest in Egypt's health sector as privatization looms

Strike of doctors of Al-Zawia al-Hamra hospital, Cairo, 2 October 2012. Doctors went on a partial strike in 540 public hospitals to call for higher salaries, securing hospitals, and increase of health budget. 
21 Apr 2016
The Egyptian Doctors Syndicate has expressed concern over the increasing influence of Gulf-based companies in the Egyptian health sector, increasing their stakes in hospitals, laboratories and pharmaceutical companies, while buying some...

Thirst and terrorism together against North Sinai residents

20 Apr 2016
The residents of North Sinai's Arish not only have to put up with the struggle of the "war against terrorism," but they also have to deal with the unavailability of clean drinking water, which has been gone for up to a week....

Hollande visit raises hopes of progress on Eric Lang murder case

17 Apr 2016
On Sunday, French President Francois Hollande arrived in Cairo for the second leg of a three-stop visit to the Middle East. On the agenda for discussion in Cairo are matters of regional conflict, arms and economic deals between Egypt and...

Egyptian TV host ridiculed over questions for football star Messi

28 Mar 2016
An interview conducted with Barcelona's Argentinian football star Lionel Messi on the MBC Masr channel has been widely ridiculed by Egyptians on social networking sites due to the strange questions from the anchor.  Here are the...

Egypt supply minister says close to wiping out graft in wheat sector

24 Mar 2016
Egypt's supply minister said the world's top wheat buyer is close to eradicating graft in its strategic sector, defending the country's management of the system against criticisms that it is vulnerable to corruption. He said...

Textbook manipulation: a history of politicization dating back to monarchy

22 Mar 2016
“History is written by the victors” is a well-known quote in the literary field and among the intelligentsia, reflecting a reality that — though so clear for many years — is still not recognized by many. That said...

Anger at police builds up in Egypt, creates solidarity

19 Mar 2016
The past months in Egypt have seen fluctuating moments of protest, and despite the varying backgrounds of those who dissent, all seem to have a common enemy: the police. “There is a case of defiance that exists,” Adel Ramadan,...