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The reported merger of 25 liberal parties into one party under Amr Moussa’s leadership not complete
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Ten-member advisory committee selected, having no voting privilege
NDP members will run in next election under the “Coalition of the People’s Representatives”
Nile University protesters joined by different political movements in off-campus protest
The Sixth of October for Development and Investment Company (SODIC), Egypt’s third largest real estate developer, reported to the Egyptian Stock Exchange that no lawsuits were filed against them by the Lebanese multinational real estate developer Solidere. According to AhramOnline’s report on Tuesday; Beltone, a Cairo-based investment bank, stated that Solidere announced Sunday its plans …
By Hend El-Behary The Ministry of Finance has received offers equating to EGP 2.5 billion for the first Floating-Rate Note (FRN) ever issued in Egypt. The move comes in the context of the ministry’s strategy to diversify public debt instruments, according the ministry’s press release. FRN are bonds with a variable interest rate. The adjustments …
Saudi Arabia did not send its foreign minister
Books with “radical ideas,” laptop, wireless device, and license plates for stolen cars were found with the suspects
Workers are cleaning, paving and planting Tahrir square following the orders of Prime Minister Hisham Qandil who declared his intention to turn the square into a global tourist attraction. According to Qandil, the plans aim to upgrade the square that was the epicenter of the revolution against Mubarak’s rule at the beginning of 2011. Tahrir …
The Euromoney Egypt Conference 2012 will now be held on 9 and 10 October at The Fairmont Towers Hotel, Heliopolis. Euromoney confirms that HE Dr Hisham Kandil will open the conference. Other government speakers include the Minister of Finance, Minister of Investment and Minister of Communications and IT. Political leaders from many parties will also …
By Hend El-Behary Egypt’s trade deficit nearly doubled, reaching EGP 17.6 billion in June, compared to EGP 11.9 billion in the same month last year, a 47.9 per cent jump according to the Central Agency for Public Mobilisation and Statistics (CAPMAS). Exports have plunged by 18 percent, falling to EGP 14.6 billion, a decrease of …
Mobile tax, a new burden on the average citizen!?
Driven by the current financial shortfall, the Egyptian government has begun discussions regarding prospective public-private partnerships (PPP). According to officials, PPP are intended to catalyse infrastructure development, of which the country is in desperate need. The Ministry of Finance launched the MENA Project Finance and PPP two day conference yesterday, under the patronage of Prime …
Maintaining this heritage is not without controversy though. “Hunting with hawks is treated like dealing with drugs,” Sheikh Metlq El Tahawy said, referring to an environmental law that forbids hunting with hawks and imposes fines of up to EGP 50,000 on those who breach it.
There are three types of tally; Islamic, Coptic and folkloric with overlapping designs between the three types. “The first piece of tally I saw in Asyut belonged to an old, simple woman. It was a folkloric piece which depicted carvings of mosques and churches beside each other,” said Zaghlol.
The works were all representative of the artists’ native Chile in one way or another, often reflecting both the nature and people of Chile. In addition to the artworks exhibited in Cairo, the Bibliotheca Alexandrina has also received 13 works in a notable ceremony that will be permanently on display there.
The “Freedom, Social Justice and Bread” calls that rocked the square 20 months ago are now apparently fulfilled, as far as the prime minister is concerned
By Mohammed Aly Ibrahim The fear of Friday 13th in western superstition as an unlucky day touched upon me as I was heading to perform my weekly prayer. Many Egyptians, myself included, think that the mosques of Prophet Muhammad’s ancestors here bestow endless blessings upon those who regularly visit such places of worship. The most …
As the reaction to the US movie offensive to prophet Muhammed slows down, columnists across several Egyptian newspapers continue with their analysis of freedom of expression and its relation to the clip. Many writers touch upon the violent reactions towards the movie recalling the indecent words of many Islamic preachers while attacking certain artists. Some …
Assuit University students hold protest for girl shot dead for standing up to her harasser
Transport workers escalate their strike after spokesperson of their union was arrested
The Multinational Force & Observers (MFO) issued a statement on Sunday correcting two false reports
Sami Mahran facing criminal charges relating to profiteering
Security forces violently clear Nile University campus of protesters
Al-Dostor Party officially established, Shafiq announces new party
High economic costs, lengthy security processes, and low demand are the reasons for the move
“The FIAPF has not specified that this will happen though obviously it would not be good if the festival was not held two years in a row. But why would it not be held? We have permission from the FIAPF to hold it. The only reason why it would not happen is because the Ministry is in the way. This is a clear case of the minister creating the problem and then using it as an excuse to bring the organization back under the his wing.”
CIC aims to encourage development of “artistic practice, engagement and discourse” as stated on their website. Part of this mission is the CIC PhotoSchool that will start its fall semester on 25 September. This week, open photography classes that offer a taste of the different subjects that will be taught this fall are available to anyone contemplating singing up for a class at the CIC premises.
The road to the monastery itself is worth the visit as the place is nestled between the gorgeous mountains of Egypt’s scenic desert.