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On the first day of President Mohamed Morsy’s reinstated parliament, hundreds of people crowded the gates as parliamentarians came and went. They were a deeply divided group, with around 200 Morsy supporters camped immediately outside the entrance, while another 40 who opposed the decision stood across the street bitterly looking on. Some politicians drove through …
The Shura Council’s Economic and Financial Affairs Committee is citing widespread corruption within the state as the main reason for worsening public debt in a report that has created a firestorm since it was released. The report highlighted 65,000 instances of corruption in a single year as evidence of massive waste, with government agencies routinely …
By Badawy Shalaby Abdelmoteleb Mamdouh, head of the El-Shorouk City administration, announced that the city will make 100 acres available for investors at the beginning of next year. The land is suitable for all commercial or educational purposes. Mamdouh said that the plots will range from 8,400 square metres to five acres. The city will …
By Shaimaa Raouf Supporting the Egyptian economy, attracting investment, building human capital… These are the goals of the Egyptian Business Development Association (EBDA) and its professional training programme, according to Ahmed Seda, Director of Programmes for the Association. Seda said that Egyptian workers are not properly trained and thus not competitive with workers in other …
By Inaam El-Adawy The Cotton Exporters’ Association predicts that worldwide cotton production will fall during the 2012-2013 season to 24.9 million tons. In a recent report, the Association attributed the decline in production to the fall of prices during the 2011- 2012 period, which will drive cotton farmers to reduce output this season. The study …
Our final award is won by the same competitor year after year, no matter how much trends change and no, it is still not okay to wear Crocs.
Supreme Constitutional Court: our decisions are final and binding to all institutions of state
President Mohamed Morsy shared a dais with the two heads of the Supreme Council of Armed Forces at the graduation ceremony for the Military Technical College
You can’t really escape the topic of Islamists when you discuss Middle East politics.
No Military Trials movement called on the president to free all of those facing “unjust” trials at the hands of the SCAF
Of all the nations in the world, Egypt trumps all in bread consumption. This seems like as good a starting point as any for dealing with obesity.
This is the time of year when droves of wooden carts descend upon every available metre of sidewalk space, hawking their equally delicious-looking wares.
Interior Ministry’s beard ban overruled
In the wake of President Mohamed Morsy’s official inauguration, The Coalition of the Youth of the Revolution on Saturday announced its dissolution, citing the president’s election as a turning point in the country’s history. Ziad El-Elaimy, a member of the executive office of the coalition, and a former member of parliament, said the organization had …
The International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) agreed to subsidise Egyptian pharmaceutical companies so that their products can reach European and American markets
Minister of Tourism, Mounir Abdel Nour, revealed that 5.4 million tourists arrived in Egypt during the first half of 2012, an increase of 31.5% from the same period in 2011
Marchers hope to publicly demonstrate a strong response to the rising reports of harassment and assault in Egypt
Mohamed AbulEnein is under investigation over labour practices of two companies
He is described as the unseen hand of an incredibly hierarchal and rigid organization. The Muslim Brotherhood’s General Masul, the General Guide, Mohamed Badie is a man in the shadows, who some believe will have the last word.
Some parts tempt you to test your skill to pass without losing your footing and fall in the water. Others are specifically designed to make the biggest splash you can.
The Egyptian Centre for Economic and Social rights reported protest movements rose dramatically during the second half of June. A contentious presidential election seemed to account for the rise. The Egyptian Centre for Economic and Social Rights recorded only 38 protests during the first half of the month, but 119 protests ended the month. Reasons …
They make up over half the population of Egypt. Their opinions are as diverse as their locations. They go to school. They work, either in a job or by taking care of their families. They are fierce in their beliefs. They differ in background and in levels of education. They proudly share one thing – they are the women of Egypt.
Energy veteran British Petroleum (BP) has announced production of first gas from the Seth development block, located 60 kilometres offshore Ras El Bar, east of the Nile Delta.
Farouk Sultan Court: Supreme Constitutional Court Positions: Chairman of the Supreme Constitutional Court, Chairman of the Presidential Elections Committee Famous for: Appointed by Hosni Mubarak, headed the PEC ex-officio as Chairman of the SCC, organised Egypt’s first post-Mubarak presidential elections, disqualified Khairat El-Shater, Ayman Nour, Omar Suleiman and Hazem Salah Abo Ismail from the presidential …
The carts are getting the final check, the runners are fueling up, by filling up their tank with clover.
The Egyptian people are connected to their country in a way that supersedes patriotism – it seems to be an intrinsic part of their being. The country encompasses many different groups and their boundaries fluctuate depending on the matter at hand. Differences, be it geographical, social, economical or religious are clearly defined yet fade away in the face of the profound common denominator: being Egyptian. The Egyptians who have made their home abroad are a perfect example.
Political events have contributed to the downturn in the Egyptian car market and led some companies to make changes in their plans to import vehicles in the second half of 2012.
Egypt’s Supreme Administrative Court ruled on one critical case and set to rule on four more
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.
Morsi’s stance on Iran just a few hours before he became president must certainly make Israel, which has been pressuring the US to confront Iran, uncomfortable.