Daily News Egypt

32711 Articles

Advertising Area





Latest by Daily News Egypt


Water is life

At the United Nations, March 22 is World Water Day. We don’t expect people to stop what they are doing and observe a moment of silence – but maybe they should. Every 20 seconds, a child dies from diseases associated with a lack of clean water. That adds up to an unconscionable 1.5 million young …

Daily News Egypt

Obama owes it to Howard Dean

Barack Obama reminds me of Howard Dean. Of course, Obama speaks like a prophet and Howard Dean is most famous for his scream. As a presidential candidate, Dean was blunt and almost oblivious to political calculations, while Obama is politically astute and very much attuned to all sorts of political sensibilities. So what is it …

Daily News Egypt

Revising the hadith

A rather excited report two weeks ago on the BBC s Today program hailed a development that could signal the start of a reformation in Islam. The possibility of an Islamic Reformation of the kind that launched Protestantism in Christianity sounds attractive – at least superficially – and it has been promoted with enthusiasm by …

Daily News Egypt

News In Brief

Egypt s Olympic Group 2007 net up 14 pct Reuters reported that appliance maker Olympic Group made net profit of LE 242.9 million ($44.5 million) in 2007, up 14 percent on LE 212.9 million in 2006, the company said in a statement. Sales and other revenues in the year rose to LE 2.296 billion pounds, …

Daily News Egypt

TRAVEL: Before you plan your next Europe trip, read this

Planning a trip to Europe anytime soon? Before you set your mind on the destination, there’s a thing or two you should know about European cities and the experience of fellow travelers. TripAdvisor carried out a survey released Wednesday where 1,100 travelers were asked about popular travel destinations. According to respondents, London is the dirtiest …

Daily News Egypt

'El Matbakh' brings the kitchen to your doorstep or desk

Personal chef delivery services, home-meal replacement companies, and prepared-meals from the grocery store for home consumption – do you ever feel like you need a degree in economics or engineering to feed yourself properly these days? How many cups of orange vegetables do I need today? And teaspoons of oil? I’m too confused to eat …

Daily News Egypt

SCI-TECH SCENE: Intel targets 'pocketable Internet'

The Intel Atom processor will be the name for a new family of low-power processors designed specifically for mobile Internet devices (MIDs) and a new class of simple and affordable Internet-centric computers arriving later this year. The company also announced the Intel Centrino Atom processor technology for MID platforms, consisting of multiple chips that enable …

Daily News Egypt

Leo Burnett agency of the year at MENA Cristal Awards 2008

BEIRUT/DUBAI: Leo Burnett MENA has triumphed as Agency of the Year at the third edition of the MENA Cristal Awards, 2008. In addition to the highly sought after title, the agency scooped a total of 12 major awards across its various regional offices as well as 3 Grand Prix. The winners were announced during the …

Daily News Egypt

EU cautiously agrees on closer ties with Mediterranean rim

BRUSSELS, Belgium: French President Nicolas Sarkozy said Friday he won unanimous backing for his plan to forge closer political ties with Europe s North African and Mideast neighbors on the Mediterranean Sea. The agreement came at the end of the first day of a two-day EU summit, but the specific details of the plan will …

Daily News Egypt

With a Grain of Salt: False Wolves!

These days literary circles in the US and Europe are preoccupied with the acclaimed book by Belgian-born Jewish author Misha Defonseca, who had written about her childhood in the Nazi era. Titled “Misha: A Memoire of the Holocaust Years , the novel, depicting in extraordinary detail, the horror of the Nazi persecution of the Jews, …

Daily News Egypt

Keeping Pakistan's military away from politics

The clean sweep by opposition parties in the recently held national elections has uprooted President Musharraf´s party, putting his future at risk. Asif Zardari, leader of the Pakistan People´s Party (PPP) and Nawaz Sharif, leader of the Pakistan Muslim League (PML-N), surprised everyone by joining together to form a new government in Islamabad. This new …

Daily News Egypt

Malaysia's Opposition Reborn

In Malaysia’s recent elections, opposition parties managed their strongest showing since the country gained its independence from Britain in 1957, cutting the ruling coalition’s parliamentary majority to below two-thirds. Where the country’s newly invigorated democracy goes from here rests with one man, Anwar Ibrahim, the deputy prime minister sacked by former premier Mahathir Mohamad and …

Daily News Egypt

Turkey's gripping pains of modernisation

It was a tense week for the Turkish parliament during the headscarf amendment debates. Despite massive demonstrations organized by secular Kemalist institutions, the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) took action to resolve the deep-rooted headscarf dilemma in Turkey by ending the headscarf ban in universities. However, the AKP needs to balance the demands of …

Daily News Egypt

Bridge in style

For the 25th consecutive year, the Ramses Hilton hotel has been chosen by the Egyptian Bridge Federation to host the 25th International Bridge Tournament. Around 400 professional players gathered from all over the world to participate in their beloved hobby. Minister of Tourism Zohair Garana attended the closing gala dinner, which took place at the …

Daily News Egypt

Prices, protests and poverty in the provinces

QALYUBEYA: Mohamed Al-Fiqi sat on the wooden couch in the unpainted and scantly-furnished living room. “Your father may come home with fruit, but I won’t come home with fruit, he said. The Al-Fiqis live in a small, unfinished two-story home. Mohamed’s son Sherif is the breadwinner of the family of eight. He works at a …

Daily News Egypt

The next American leader

The American presidential race commands attention around the world. The fact that the final three contenders included a woman, an African-American, and an older man who often challenged his own party suggests that the United States, after a decline in popularity during the Bush years, retains a capacity to reinvent itself. But the next president …

Daily News Egypt

For Copts, it is a matter of choice

Over the past few weeks the Higher Civil Court surprised Egypt’s Copts twice. The first surprise was in the court ruling obliging the Ministry of Interior to change the official papers, including national ID cards, for those who had re-converted to Christianity after a short-lived conversion to Islam. The court ruled that government agencies had …

Daily News Egypt

University launches viral hepatitis awareness campaign

CAIRO: The National Committee for the Control and Prevention of viral hepatitis launched Thursday the “University Awareness Campaign, which aims at preventing related diseases rather than finding a cure or facilitating medication. “Prevention is the bottom-line in fighting viral hepatitis, Doctors’ Syndicate President Hamdy El-Sayyed said during the inaugural session held at Ain Shams University. …

Daily News Egypt

INTERVIEW: Zidan vows to lead Egypt to the 2010 World Cup

CAIRO: Ever since he was a child, he was determined to follow his dream, to become a player in the national soccer team and to guide Egypt to victory on the international level. It was during this year’s African Cup of Nations in Ghana that Zidan realized his dream. “My long-awaited dream has finally come …

Daily News Egypt

Saied on brink of Metalurg Donetsk move

ISMAILIA: Ismaili board have agreed to sell international defender Hani Saied to Ukrainian side Metalurg Donetsk in a deal worth $1.2 million. Metalurg made an official bid for Hani Saied and a representative from the club will fly to Ukraine to sign the contracts and seal the transfer, the club s vice-president Ibrahim Ashour told …

Daily News Egypt

Italy's Farina to officiate Cairo derby

CAIRO: Italy s most respected referee Stefano Farina is set to officiate today’s Cairo derby between Al Ahy and Zamalek, the Egyptian Football Association said. Farina, 45, refereed several high-profile encounters in the Serie A and the Champions League over the past few years. The highlight of his career was the European Super Cup in …

Daily News Egypt

Hassan set for Ahly move

CAIRO: Egypt captain Ahmed Hassan and Al Ahly are in the middle of advanced talks over a move next summer. There are still a few details to agree upon, Hassan told FilGoal.com on Wednesday. I will announce where I will play next season after finalizing the contract, he added from Germany, where Anderlecht play Bayern …

Daily News Egypt

iBAHN acquires Menacom

LONDON: iBAHN announced the acquisition of Menacom, a provider of digital internet services to hoteliers in Egypt. Menacom provides plug and play connectivity for guests in leading hotel groups with secure internet access in guest rooms, meeting facilities and business centers, with easy roaming between wired and wireless areas. It was established in 2001 by …

Daily News Egypt

Economic growth requires strong technology leadership, says IDC

CAIRO: The Middle East and African region will be one the world’s leading hotspots for technology investment in 2008, alongside China and India, according to new research from leading analyst house IDC. This year, total investment could reach $40.5 billion – growing by more than 13 percent over 2007 – with GCC investment amounting to …

Daily News Egypt