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Heavy metal music in for some heavy weather

I was expecting that something like this could happen in the future, but I did not think it would be this soon. No matter how absurd the accusations are, the fact they are brought by a well known lawyer from the FJP will generate a big amount of bad publicity with possible serious repercussions.

Adel Heine

Fareeq Al-Atrash delivers a fresh sound in Cairo

We are very locally minded and coming to Egypt was a big dream for us. The Arab world and culture are our primary focus and a big part of that is obviously the language. Fortunately, Arabic is a poetic language and people here are used to oration.

Daily News Egypt

This is Egypt: Yehia El Alaily

Photography in Egypt is often seen as a means to a commercial end, disregarding the fact the people behind the camera are often artists. This is Egypt, as seen by talented photographers.

Adel Heine

New Egyptian ambassador in Tel Aviv

Egypt has appointed a new ambassador to Israel. Atef Salem el-Ahl is currently serving in the Egyptian consulate in the Israeli resort town of Eilat. The appointment is standard operating procedure as a number of embassies change leadership at the end of a four year cycle. El-Ahl’s appointment has pleased Israeli and international spectators who have …

Daily News Egypt

Rights organisation condemns assault on Egyptian doctors in Kuwait

The Egyptian Organisation for Human Rights (EOHR) condemned an attack on two Egyptian doctors working in Kuwait on Monday. According to the EOHR, the Egyptian government has failed to provide sufficient security for Egyptians working overseas by not properly investigating or seriously pursuing crimes against Egyptian migrant workers. The attack happened at Jahra Hospital, in …

Luiz Sanchez

The fading shine of Egypt’s copper artisans

The copper business has a long history in Egypt. At the time when plastic and stainless steel were unheard of, almost everything in houses was made of copper. From the frames of beds, to coffee tables, kitchen utensils, lamps, and even incense-holders, copper was the predominant metal to be found in almost all Egyptian households.

Rana Muhammad Taha

10 Mahmoud Bassiouny: creating a new artistic community

“The idea is to have an alternative space in the form of a casual venue. We want to create something different and we want the place to be a kind of comprehensive cultural apartment with an informal setting. You do not have to be an artist to visit, just someone who is interested.”

Daily News Egypt

Om Kalthoum: the Star of the East still shines

While popular Arabic songs nowadays are barely a few minutes long, Om Kalthoum’s songs could easily span an hour if not more. It became a habit for many Egyptians to take time out of their days or make sure they were close to a radio, to listen to the incomparable grand lady of Egyptian music.

Hend Kortam

Iran, emergency law, Shafiq’s flight and Morsy’s performance

The prospect of the return of the hated emergency law, issues surrounding scientific research in Egypt and more specifically the Zewail City and Nile University projects, Shafiq’s flight and Morsy’s performance; these are the domestic issues concerning columnists. Further afield, Morsy’s recent trip to Tehran continues to attract the attention of columnists, most who think …

Daily News Egypt

Review: Columnists touch upon state media and political participation

Egyptian commentaries have explored an assortment of subjects. Many have continued to analyze the rising wave of political Islam, whereas others have addressed the challenges facing Egypt’s state media and the lack of interest in active political participation.   Wael Kandil The legend of the last Minister of Media Al-Shorouk newspaper The status of Egypt’s …

Daily News Egypt

Is Morsy pivoting eastwards?

Last week was quite eventful for our illustrious president. From his visit to China to his presence in the Non- Aligned Movement’s (NAM) summit, Morsy’s political clout has been progressively expanding as he strives to reinvigorate the image of Egypt, the leader of the Arab world. Since his ascent to power, Morsy has confidently taken …

Mohamed El-Bahrawi

The Social Media Illusion

The demonstrations of August 24 did not turn out to be politically significant, especially after major political forces decided to abandon them. The demonstrations were controlled by individuals who possess no experience in mobilizing for collective action and lack credibility within Egyptian political life. However, these demonstrations brought to the scene two valuable lessons, first, …

Ziad A. Akl

Review: Columnists analyse Morsy’s meetings in China and Iran

After President Mohamed Morsy’s two last visits to China and Iran, columnists across Egyptian newspapers analyze his speech at the Non-Aligned Movement Summit in Tehran and the new Chinese grant. Some praised Morsy’s early steps towards a new page of Egyptian international relations, others see that his trips, especially that to Iran, will add to …

Daily News Egypt

Central Bank to issue more bonds and treasury bills

The Ministry of Finance announced the Central Bank of Egypt is to issue treasury bills and bonds, amounting to EGP 52 billion during September, state-owned news agency MENA has reported. The government will issue 91 day, 182 day, 273 day and 364 day treasury bills, amounting to EGP three billion, EGP eight billion, EGP 15 …

Daily News Egypt

EFSA enact new regulations for changing stocks’ closing price

Chairman of the Egyptian Financial Supervisory Authority (EFSA), Ashraf El-Sharqawy, approved new regulations for changing stocks’ closing price, suggested by Egypt’s Stock Exchange (ESE) board of directors, in order to stem closing price manipulations that delay trading operations. The new regulations stipulate that in order to change a stocks’ closing price, the number of shares …

Islam Serour