A homemade bomb exploded on University Bridge, causing little damage
Defence minister overseeing final stages of military exercises and meeting officials
The 6th edition of the festival hosts live and ‘beyond stage’ performances from local and international acts as well as workshops and masterclasses at multiple venues including the Cairo Jazz Club and El-Geneina theatre in Al-Azhar park
This week I learned that power comes to those who shimmy and shake
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By Dr Cesar Chelala One of the saddest things in the world today, ravaged by brutal wars, is a child, looking nowhere, as if asking the viewer, “Why are you doing this to us? We are only children.” This thought came to my mind as I read a report of the effects of the Syrian …
Students Against the Coup (SAC) protested Tuesday inside the building of the Faculty of Commerce at Ain Shams University. According to Ayman AbdAllah, head of the faculty’s security, the students broke the all the locks of the faculty building, adding that administrative security had locked the doors of different faculties along with the main gates …
Final stage of the two-week joint exercise is set to commence within the next two days
Reuters – Egyptian shares rose on Tuesday after an unconfirmed media report suggested defence minister Abdel-Fattah Al-Sisi would soon launch his bid for the presidency, while Qatar took a hit as heavyweight Industries Qatar traded ex-dividend. Egypt’s Al Shorouk newspaper reported Sisi would officially announce his resignation from his current post on March 17; it …
Author Karam Saber was found guilty of contempt of religion over a book he wrote
Reuters- The two Arab countries that have full peace treaties with the Jewish state share some of its concern regarding the disputed nuclear programme of Iran and the civil war wracking Syria – both states with long-range missile arsenals. Jordan’s Red Sea port of Aqaba is also under threat from short-range rockets fired by Islamist …
Prime Minster discusses ways to strengthen relations with South Sudan
The steel tycoon remains locked up for two other financial corruption cases
Reuters – A real estate investment trust, Emirates REIT, said on Tuesday that it planned to raise at least AED 500 million dirhams ($135m) in Dubai’s first initial public offer of shares since 2009. The company will use proceeds from its IPO on the Nasdaq Dubai bourse for possible future acquisitions and investment in existing …
Abdel Fattah’s family sues prosecutor general for “double standards”; movements condemn alleged assault on jailed activists during their appeal trial
Interior ministry spokesman says security forces will remain outside stadiums as Ultras groups remain unconvinced
Ministry says 77% of natural gas and diesel supply were delivered to cement factories in January and February
Municipal bakeries that make subsidised bread for Egypt’s poor have been working 13 months without pay
Reuters – A court in Cairo has cancelled a verdict against the chairman of Juhayna Food Industries, one of the country’s largest dairy product and juice makers, the firm said on Tuesday. Juhayna said on Monday it was appealing a court’s decision to jail Safwan Thabet, who is also the firm’s chief executive, for one …
Yanukovych still enjoys Moscow’s recognition and remains a political wildcard who the Kremlin says is pushing for Russia’s immediate invasion of Ukraine in the most explosive east-west standoff since the Cold War.
Foreign minister confirms Egypt support for Palestinian cause, condemns “unilateral” Israeli actions
For now, neither side seems to have the means to win decisively a conflict that has cost more than 140,000 lives and displaced nearly half Syria’s population, many of them now refugees.
The Swedish ambassador to Afghanistan Peter Semneby identified the dead man as radio journalist Nils Horner, 51.
Ghanem was accused at the criminal court in Oran last month of insulting the president, with the prosecution demanding an 18-month prison sentence and a DZA 30,000 (€280) fine.
The construction company said on Sunday that it had agreed with the Egyptian army to build the homes at 13 locations around the country on land provided free by the armed forces, which own a large amount of financial assets and real estate.
Reuters – Fawaz Abdulaziz Alhokair Co., the Saudi retailer which franchises brands such as Zara and Marks and Spencer in the kingdom, is studying three to five acquisition targets in the United States and United Kingdom, a company official said on Monday. The firm, the largest listed retailer on the Saudi stock market, also aims …
EFG, which has yet to report full-year 2013 earnings, has seen its annual profits slide sharply since 2011, when Mubarak was deposed.
Yanukovych told the new pro-West authorities in Ukraine who took over after he fled to Russia last month that “sooner or later, most likely sooner” they would be held responsible for their actions.
Ministry releases statement about capture of street vendor involved in Giza bombing