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In Pictures: 25 January 2016, Yet another militarised response to dissenting protest

  Amid heavy security presence throughout the country, minor anti-government protests continue to be violently dispersed throughout Monday. No casualties have been reported at this time. Protesters affiliated with the Muslim Brotherhood have taken to the streets in small groups in several governorates since Sunday night, defying security forces deployed throughout the country in anticipation …

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In Pictures: A parliament in place

  The parliamentary session is its first and began at 9 am. The session was announced and run by Bahaa El-Din Abu Shoka, the Secretary-General of Al-Wafd Party, and an appointed member of the parliament among 27 others chosen by President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi on 31 December 2015. Abu Shoka temporarily administered the session, as …

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Protest organised for Suleiman Khater’s 30th death anniversary

The Egyptian Committee Against Normalization organised a protest Wednesday at the Press Syndicate to commemorate the 30th death anniversary of Suleiman Khater, the Egyptian soldier and struggler who fought against Israel. They chanted against the Israeli occupation of Palestine and lack of Arab governments’ action towards the cause

Amira El-Fekki

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In Pictures: Egypt celebrates New Year with joy and spirituality

  While the rest of the world celebrated the New Year with copious amounts of fireworks, Egypt chose to welcome 2016 in a different fashion. From church masses, to hiking trips in the wilderness, and Santa-themed marathons; the country was truly a beacon of joy during the year’s very first hours. A group of young …

Nayera Yasser

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In Pictures: German Henkel to take part in restoration of Tutankhamun mask

The German company Henkel, specialised in adhesives material, will take part in the restoration of Tutankhamun’s gold mask, the company announced in a press statement Wednesday. Henkel agreed with German archaeologist Christian Eckmann, head of the Egyptian-German team, to use the company’s adhesive material after it conducted careful studies to restore the golden mask and …

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In pictures: Siemens presents its first inventions to journalists

  Daily News Egypt toured the Siemens Perlach site in Munich to take a look at the inventions created over 160 years ago. The tour took over an hour at the Siemens research centre. The inventions developed by Siemens include telephones, telegraphs, computers, trains, trailers and the first electric car. Siemens invited journalists from Europe …

Shaimaa Al-Aees

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In Pictures: At least 16 killed in attack on Giza nightclub

  At least 16 people were killed early Friday morning and 10 were injured in an attack on a Giza nightclub, state media reported. Five women were among the dead, and the attackers tossed Molotov cocktails inside the nightclub and fled using motorbikes, according to media reports. Police forces arrested Saturday morning perpetrators accused of …

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Handmade aluminium cookware: Unprotected job to uphold heritage

  Almost every item people use in their daily lives, from the moment they wake up until they fall asleep, is usually produced electronically as technology has become an essential part of manufacturing. But aluminium cooking pots have remained as a large part of heritage that is not electronically manufactured. In small factories, workers stand …

Nada Deyaa’

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In Pictures: Sharm El-Sheikh abandoned

Crowded streets were filled with foreign and Egyptians tourists and investors with taxis and busses packed. Loud lively music echoed at the Naama Bay strip. Hotel occupancy rates were at their highest and restaurants were fully booked. That was the scene eight months ago during the Egypt Economic Development Conference in Sharm El-Sheikh. Now, the …

Doaa Farid

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Egypt’s main fish market: Glorious history and misery present 

  For those who love seafood, “Halaket El-Samak” (Fish Market) in Alexandria has to be one of their favourite places.  All types of seafood are available for sale after being freshly caught at dawn; the price of fish at the market depends on the quantity and variety of fish the fishers were able to catch. …

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In Pictures: Syrian refugees’ transit in Greece

By Maydaa Abo El-Nadar Due to its geographical position, Greece is one of the countries in the middle of the Syrian refugees’ crisis.  Athens is the refugees’ lifeline to reach other countries that welcome them, such as Germany. Their journey to Athens starts mainly from Turkey passing through the Greek islands including Lesvos, Chios, Samos, …

Daily News Egypt