Latest in Politics Highlight

Advertising Area





Latest in Politics


Three Egyptians arrested in Austria on smuggling claims

VIENNA: Police on Sunday were questioning five people from Egypt and Slovakia arrested overnight for allegedly trying to smuggle 17 refugees into Austria, authorities said. The suspects, three Egyptians and two Slovaks, were detained in separate operations late Saturday and early Sunday, according to police in the province of Upper Austria. Officials said the Slovaks …

Daily Star Egypt Staff

Thirteen killed in latest transportation catastrophe

ASSIUT: A four-vehicle collision in southern Egypt Saturday killed 13 Egyptians and injured 10 others, police said. A truck and a minibus crashed on a single-lane highway, a police official said speaking on condition of anonymity because he is not authorized to speak to the press. Two additional speeding trucks then barreled into the first …

Daily Star Egypt Staff

Egyptian freighter stranded in South Carolina to set sail

CHARLESTON, South Carolina: An Egyptian freighter stranded for more than two months because of its owner s legal problems may get to set sail in just a few days, according to a media report Saturday. The owner of the Edco has arranged for a $2 million letter of credit to cover claims of a lawsuit …

Daily Star Egypt Staff

9/11: Savage birth of a new world order

Once upon a time a disgruntled millionaire troglodyte plotted with his ideological cohorts in his Afghan mountain fastness to teach the superpower a lesson. As a result, 19 volunteers, including several trainee pilots, were dispatched to the U.S. to engender a cataclysmic event that would shake America to its core. The rest is history, or …

Daily News Egypt

Al Ahli into African Champions League semi-final

CAIRO: Holders Al Ahli of Egypt became the first team to book a place in the African Champions League semi-finals after holding on for a 2-1 win over CS Sfaxien of Tunisia in Cairo on Saturday. The win took Al Ahli to 10 points at the top of the Group A standings and still left …

Daily Star Egypt Staff

Wars of civilization

The Egyptian Museum came up with a wonderful idea some years ago. They launched a summer art class for children on the museum’s premises. The children would be taken on a tour of a particular wing of the museum, helped to appreciate the ancient Egyptian artifacts on exhibit, given a bit of the history of …

Daily News Egypt

Series celebrates great film director

Ingmar Bergman film tribute opens at AUC I shall remember this moment: the silence, the twilight, the bowl of strawberries, the bowl of milk. Your faces in the evening light, Mikael asleep, Jof with his lyre, the forlorn, baffled knight Antonius Block says to the ingenuous Mia in Ingmar Bergman s “The Seventh Seal. I …

Joseph Fahim

Business competition first step in creating an innovative culture, EBF chairman says

CAIRO: Amr El-Abd, the young chairman of the Alexandria-based Entrepreneurs Business Forum, has big plans. Only a year old, EBF is organizing an ambitious nation-wide business plan competition which wraps up in November. The competition, and the organization itself, are the first of their kind in Egypt, and El-Abd is both ambitious and optimistic about …


Renovating an old favorite Renovating an old favorite

Privatization of Biscomisr has led to product improvement CAIRO: The Egyptian company for foods, Biscomisr, which has recently undergone full privatization, is ready to launch new products and expand on its exports after it has reclaimed its old fame, says Samir Sabet, chairman and managing director. “New products are, and will be, formulated but the …

Pakinam Amer

Euromoney Conference kicks off tonight

CAIRO: The consortium of who s who in Egypt s financial affairs will all be found at the 11th annual Euromoney Egypt Conference opening tonight at the Semiramis InterContinental in Cairo. The 2-day conference attempts to bolster the host country s GDP and investments by targeting both business leaders and decision makers in a series …

Deena Douara

9/11 Footnote: Egyptian, security guard and a false accusation

Associated Press CAIRO: They were different men going in different directions – one a visiting Egyptian student on scholarship, the other an ex-cop in a dead-end job as a hotel security guard. But an aviation radio left in a high-rise hotel brought Abdullah Higazy and Ronald Ferry together as an unfortunate footnote to the Sept. …

Daily News Egypt

Family urges release of opposition leader Ayman Nour

CAIRO: The family of jailed opposition leader Ayman Nour on Thursday called for his release on the one-year anniversary of the country s first multi-candidate presidential elections. In a statement, Nour s family urged President Hosni Mubarak to use the exclusive authority vested in him by the constitution in suspending the penalty. It appealed to …

Daily Star Egypt Staff

Opposition lashes out at U.S. over Darfur

CAIRO: Egypt s main opposition group the Muslim Brotherhood on Thursday criticized the United States for pushing a UN resolution on sending peacekeepers to the troubled Sudanese region of Darfur. The United States and Western countries which are allied to it are aiming, through the resolution … at igniting the situation in the Darfur region …

Daily Star Egypt Staff

Italian FM hints EU may recall Gaza-Egypt border observers

TEL AVIV: Italian Foreign Minister Massimo D Alema hinted Friday that the European Union could be forced to withdraw its monitors deployed along the Egypt-Gaza border should the crossing remain closed. The Rafah crossing must be opened … This is the concern of the EU, the foreign minister told a news conference with his Israeli …

Daily Star Egypt Staff

Slimmed-down Mido ready to offer tonic to Spurs fans

Agence France-Presse LONDON: Mido has returned to Tottenham with a sharp new haircut, a slimline figure and a burning desire to reignite his love affair with the White Hart Lane faithful. The Egyptian striker, whose flowing locks have been replaced with a severe crew cut, revealed on Thursday that he had shed 10 kilos over …

Daily News Egypt

Business Recap

Annual Doing Business report disappoints Egypt; LNG prices to increase and millions to stop Nile dumping CAIRO: Egypt ranks among bottom 10 countries in ease of doing business According to the annual Business Report 2007: How to Reform released Wednesday, Egypt ranks 165 out of 175 countries when it comes to the ease of doing …

Ahmed A. Namatalla

Present and Tense

The morning show Welcome to the Martha Wood Show. For the next 60 minutes we’ll bring you news and commentary from all around the world. Experts in the cosmetic industry say that the Iranian nuclear programme is not what it claims to be. Is it true that heavy water can be used commercially as a …

Nabil Shawkat

Upswing in economy unaffected by accidents

Concord Group sees much potential in Egyptian market CAIRO: Continuous government efforts to boost the economy are paying off, it seems. According to Laura Osman, portfolio manager of the Concord Group’s international Egyptian public equity funds and a member of its investment committee, numbers from the latest fiscal year show an outstanding improvement and a …

Sarah El Sirgany

New cases of bird flu in domestic fowl uncovered

CAIRO: Egypt uncovered new cases of bird flu in domestic fowl, the Health Ministry said Thursday. Birds tested positive for the lethal H5N1 strain in locations in the southern province of Sohag and the Mediterranean coastal province of Damietta, the ministry said. Teams were culling the infected birds in both locations, it said in a …

Daily Star Egypt Staff

Women exclusive beaches are fun for some and resented by others

NORTH COAST, Alexandria: For many outsiders, it s a secluded place shrouded in myth. Elite women, hidden away from society, congregate and suddenly emerge as sensual beings in an orgiastic experience. Some say it is a place for women ashamed of their bodies and who just can t bear to compete with the pseudo-models of …

Deena Douara

Get your wares for nothing, but no chips for free

Paying for software has never been as unnecessary but might be just as foolish CAIRO: Not only in Egypt, but wherever you are, finding the right piece of software that does just what you want can be difficult. The challenge is harder still if the stores don’t stock the latest releases or the prices are …

Wael Elazab

The venue for the fuul-weary herbivores

L Aubergine serves a selection of vegetarian exotic creations L Aubergine5 Sayed El Bakry St., off 26th of July Street, ZamalekPhone: 738 00 80 CAIRO: Tucked away in a leafy side-street just off 26th of July Street in Zamalek, the unassuming L Aubergine is reputedly Cairo s only vegetarian restaurant, and as such will surely …

Daily News Egypt

Veteran striker Hassan signs for Tersana

CAIRO: After a proposed move to former club Zamalek fell through, Africa s most capped international Hossam Hassan is joining Tersana in the Egyptian premier league, the club announced. The 40-year-old, who helped his country to win the African Nations Cup title earlier this year, has signed a one-year contract. Hassan joins Tersana after the …

Daily Star Egypt Staff

A sneak peek at fall fashion

The colors, styles and the must haves of the upcoming season CAIRO: Sadly, the summer is pretty much over, and it’s almost time to pack minis, bikinis, sandals and string tops and put them back into storage. Although Egypt doesn’t have such distinct four seasons, it is still important to know what the fall season …

Farah El Alfy

Human rights abuses in Egypt, Iraq, Jordan and Syria

DUBAI: In Egypt, the government has again cracked down on members of political opposition party the Muslim Brotherhood. On Aug. 26, state security raided four Brotherhood members’ homes in the Upper Egyptian governorate of Beni Suef, 200 km south of Cairo, and detained them without any charges, according to a report on the Brotherhood s …

Daily Star Egypt Staff

Three Egyptians get death sentence over Taba bombings

ISMAILIA: Egypt s state security court sentenced three people to death during a court hearing on Thursday over involvement in a series of blasts targeting Red Sea holiday resorts. The three were convicted of seven charges, including illegal possession of weapons, manufacturing explosives and plotting to kill Egyptians and foreigners. The prosecutors said Younis Gurair, …

Daily Star Egypt Staff

Right group says detainees begin hunger strike

CAIRO: Dozens of detainees caught up in a search for militants have gone on hunger strike to protest their imprisonment for more than a year despite having release orders from courts, an Egyptian rights group said Thursday. The 70 detainees have been held since 2004 following an explosion in a packed Cairo market that killed …

Daily Star Egypt Staff