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First long Nile cruise since 25 January docks in Menya

By Mohamed Abdel Monsef and Abdel Razek Elshoweikhy Minister of Tourism Hesham Zaazou passed a decision last Sunday to re-start long Nile cruises from Luxor and Cairo. Two days ago the first cruise arrived in Menya. General Director of Tourism at the governorate, Osama Wadie, said that the boat docked at the Ekhnaton port of …

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Negotiations to streamline Qatari investment obstacles underway

By Ehab El-Dobaby and Mohamed Ayyad Within the coming days, a number of officials and executive directors of Qatari companies operating in Egypt will engage in negotiations with the Egyptian government. The negotiations will hopefully streamline several conflicts pertaining to the investment contracts that were signed by these companies before the 25 January revolution. During …

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The EGPC issues new bid round for 20 blocks

By Islam Serour The Egyptian General Petroleum Corporation(EGPC) announced a new bid round for 20 blocks in the areas of the Eastern and Western Deserts exploration. Total investments according Hani Dahy, Chairman of the EGPC, is estimated to amount to $8.5 billion in the 2012-2013 fiscal year. Adel Saeed, the EGPC’s Vice Chairman for Agreements, …

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Ministry of Electricity ready with third contingency plan

By Salah Elmenoufy The Ministry of Electricity (MOE) determined the new sites where it will implement its third contingency plan to meet the summer’s demand. Sources said that the plan includes establishing new power generation units in a number of already installed stations. These units will be established in Elseyuf station in Alexandria, Elmahmodeya, Damanhour …

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Kahk and groping: happy holidays

In a bitter, ironic contrast to the purity of thought and deed that are an integral part of Ramadan, scores of young Egyptian men took to the streets to chase, grope and violate women wherever they could find them.

Adel Heine

Taxi review: Egypt’s once indie becomes new pop?

The lyrics of Taxi are known to challenge the status quo in the country and have attempted to describe the different societal conditions of Egypt with this performance being no exception. The lyrics can be a big hit or miss, with some songs inventive and creative while others become formulaic and verge on the point of being clichéd.

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Review: Washington, witch hunts and wheat

Possible new directions for Egyptian foreign policy under President Morsy, the spectre of Islamic fascism haunting opponents of the Muslim Brotherhood, possible conspiracies in Sinai, dubious claims of a miraculous wheat harvest and privitisation in the United Kingdom; columnists address a range of issues relevant to Egyptians in today’s column review.   Morsy in Beijing …

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Bites fil Beit: Torli – mixed vegetables

We love food. We love the real, down to earth, tried-and-tested, handed-down-through-the-generations, local Egyptian food. Here is your chance to learn how to make these local delicacies in your own home. And just so you know what to ask for, we have added how to say the ingredients in Arabic. No more excuses, off to the souq!

Iman Adel Abdel-Fattah

Reconciliation

You need utopian idealists and pragmatic realists if we hope to make something of this mess we call a country

Mahmoud Salem

Cultural curfew

The concept of time in Egypt is stretchable in ways that defy logic to most recent arrivals, but after a few unfortunate mishaps we usually catch up and adjust accordingly.

Adel Heine

Shahira Amin

Egypt at a crossroads

Seventeen months after the revolution, Egypt is vastly different from the country that existed the day hundreds of thousands of protesters took to the streets to overthrow the former dictatorial regime

Shahira Amin