The project will be built over 700 sq km east of Cairo between Greater Cairo and the Red Sea and will be executed within five to seven years at a cost of $45 billion.  (File photo)
February 20, 2017 - 07:00 GMT
Dubbed as Egypt’s administrative capital, the Capital City development is one of President Sisi’s mega-projects that aims to kick-start Egypt’s economy.
This file photo taken on June 25, 1993 shows Sheikh Omar Abdel-Rahman (R) entering his apartment building with an unidentified man after afternoon prayers at his mosque in Jersey City, New Jersey. (AFP/Mark D. Phillips)
February 19, 2017 - 15:00 GMT
Radical preacher Omar Abdel-Rahman, 78, died while serving a life sentence for his involvement in the 1993 World Trade Center attacks in New York.
Visitors go through security at Sharm El Sheikh airport. (AFP/File)
February 19, 2017 - 07:00 GMT
Cairo has improved most security aspects providing for safe Egypt-Russia flights, but Moscow believes that a few details remain problematic, according to a Russian parliamentarian.
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February 18, 2017 - 18:46 GMT
Two Egyptian squash players, Youssef Ibrahim and Mohamed Saied, represented Egypt in the 2017 Squash Open D’Italia.
Ahmed Helmy, Mona Zaki, and Donia Samir Ghanem join a list of international celebrities from 190 countries. (DNE)
February 16, 2017 - 12:31 GMT
Ahmed Helmy, Mona Zaki, and Donia Samir Ghanem join a list of international celebrities from 190 countries.
A scene from the play American Buffalo. (The Spectator)
February 16, 2017 - 10:17 GMT
Highlights of exhibitions, music and theatre events this weekend.
Once a net gas exporter, Egypt has turned into a major importer in recent years as growing domestic demand outstripped production. (File photo)
February 16, 2017 - 07:30 GMT
EGAS chief Mohamed Al-Masry has announced that the country expects private sect imports to replace government gas imports for the domestic market by 2018.
Some of the replaced ministers were accused of wasting public funds amidst a dire economic situation in Egypt. (AFP/File)
February 16, 2017 - 05:00 GMT
The cabinet reshuffle involved nine ministers.
The Egyptian Athletics Federation president Walid Atta supported the athlete, saying that Abdelrahman is the victim of personal conflicts between the federation and others.
February 15, 2017 - 16:52 GMT
Egyptian javelin thrower Ihab Abdelrahman has been suspended for two years by the World Anti-Doping Agency after failing two doping tests.
Barcelona's Argentinian forward Lionel Messi looks on during the UEFA Champions League round of 16 first leg football match between Paris Saint-Germain and FC Barcelona on February 14, 2017 at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris.
February 15, 2017 - 16:07 GMT
Barcelona star Lionel Messi has postponed a medical tourism campaign visit to Egypt following his side’s 4-0 defeat against Paris St-Germain in the Champions League on Tuesday.
Egypt's tourism industry effectively asks tourists to help subsidise the oppression of Nubians, to give them a bit of tourists' money, and contribute to a sort of rentier state in southern Egypt, in which cash is doled out in return for stolen land and silence over the lack of basic rights. (AFP/File)
February 15, 2017 - 10:27 GMT
The Nubian human rights defenders fighting for the right of return are slandered as anti-national trouble makers, digging up 'ancient history' to destabilise and disrupt Egypt's alleged march into the future.
Egypt has pledged to eliminate its arrears to foreign oil and gas companies by the end of June 2019 and to not accumulate new arrears. (File photo)
February 15, 2017 - 09:00 GMT
Egypt's arrears owed to foreign oil companies stood at $3.5 billion at the end of December, down from $3.6 billion in September.
The Cotton Egypt Association estimates that about 90 percent of global supplies of Egyptian cotton last year were fake. (File photo)
February 14, 2017 - 10:00 GMT
A surge in local cotton prices ahead of next month's planting season and a crackdown on ersatz Egyptian cotton worldwide are reviving interest in cultivating the long-neglected crop.
A scene from Diab's new romantic hit. (Facebook)
February 14, 2017 - 07:30 GMT
It's awesome, you guys.
Russian tourists made up 67.9 percent of Egypt’s tourists in 2015. (AFP/File)
February 14, 2017 - 07:00 GMT
Russian flights will be flying to Cairo, Sharm El-Sheikh, and Hurghada, bringing hopes for a tourism revival in Egypt's South Sinai.
UK trade envoy to Egypt Sir Jeffrey Donaldson MP and the CEO of UK Export Finance Mr Louis Taylor in Egypt in 2016. (
February 13, 2017 - 11:00 GMT
Three British trade missions, led by the UK Prime Minister’s trade envoy Sir Jeffrey Donaldson, will visit Egypt to explore investment opportunities.