Fars News AgencyA senior Egyptian tourism official underlined the need for the broadening of ties and mutual cooperation between Iran and Egypt in the tourism sector."Tehran and Cairo should broaden tourism relations," Tofiq Abdullahi, Head of an Egyptian tourism delegation currently visiting Iran, said here in Tehran on Sunday.He noted that Iran and Egypt should make their utmost efforts to hold
BBC NewsThe World Health Organization says it appears likely that the novel coronavirus (NCoV) can be passed between people in close contact.This comes after the French health ministry confirmed a second man had contracted the virus in a possible case of human-to-human transmission.Two more people in Saudi Arabia are also reported to have died from the virus, according to health officials.NCoV is
Telecom Egypt, Egypt’s only fixed-line operator, said on Sunday that it is ready to launch mobile services by July once the industry regulator awards it a mobile operating licence.Ina statement sent to the stock exchange on Sunday, the company, which is seeking to launch mobile phone services to ease pressure from declining fixed-line subscriptions, said it will move forward with technical
ReutersFacebook Inc is in advanced talks to acquire Israeli mobile satellite navigation start-up Waze for $800 million to $1 billion, business daily Calcalist reported on Thursday.The deal, which would be Facebook's largest acquisition, would give the social networking company a mapping service and allow it to better compete with Google Inc and Apple Inc.Maps and navigation services have become a
Ahram OnlineThis year's Academy Award-winning Swedish film in the documentary films selection is set to screen in Alexandria's El-Cabina Centre on Tuesday, 14 May.Rodriguez was the greatest ’70s US rock icon who never was. His albums were critically well-received, but sales bombed, and he faded away into obscurity among rumours of a gruesome death. However, as fate would have it, a bootleg
The District, a workspace in Maadi, usually hosts entrepreneurs, freelancers and other innovators, as well as hosting some events. This week, Eline Hennik, Marwa El-Ghobashy and Mohamed El-Mongy will curate a set of five African films, one to be screened each night, showing a different side of the continent."We wanted to show what African cinema was capable of," El-Ghobashy, who spent a
Here comes another comedy to entertain us during the hot summer season. The audience, however isn't laughing.The all-around cinematic deficiency is highly apparent in Samir Abu El-Nile, a new comedy directed by Amr Arafa, starring Ahmad Mekki.Renowned for box office hits and memorable personalities, such Haythem Dabbour in H-Dabbour (2008), Hazaloum in La Tarago' Wala Istislam (Neither Regression
ReutersThe Indian government's cyber watchdog is investigating how the computer systems of two companies that are part of the country's vast IT services industry were breached in a global ATM heist that saw $45 million stolen from two banks in the Middle East.EnStage Inc, which operates from Bangalore, and ElectraCard Services, based in the Indian city of Pune, processed card payments for the two
Telecom Egypt (ETEL) denied news published about facing difficulties in receiving fourth mobile operator license due to a condition related to settling its dispute with the other mobile operators on interconnection fees before receiving the license.
The company added, in a release sent to EGX that, legal claims are on courts between TE and the other two mobile operators, adding that it
The fifth edition of the Caravan Festival of the Arts, which kicked off Thursday, 9 May with an exhibition of 90 painted donkeys at the St. John's Church in Maadi, seeks to promote interfaith dialogue and challenge sectarian strife with a dynamic, weeklong cultural programme. Until 16 May, the 80-year-old church will host a series of cultural events, including talks by actor Amr Waked and author
"The President" is broadcast weekly on Maan TV, a popular independent Palestinian TV station. It offers contestants a chance to address the Palestinian people on what they would do on a variety of subjects if elected president.
They are grilled by a panel of politicians, professors and businesspeople who, with input from the audience, vote them off — something they can't do in the real
APEating fish is good for your heart but taking fish oil capsules does not help people at high risk of heart problems who are already taking medicines to prevent them, a large study in Italy found.The work makes clearer who does and does not benefit from taking supplements of omega-3 fatty acids, the good oils found in fish such as salmon, tuna and sardines.Previous studies have suggested that
WamdaDespite a train conductor strike that paralyzed Egypt’s railways in mid-April, the engineering Faculty at Minya University pushed ahead with the second Innovation Day competition and exhibition on April 9th.
Bringing students to Minya from all around Egypt, the two day event hosted 50 graduation projects that competing in building technical and engineering solutions to some of Egypt's
Ahram OnlineKarmet Ibn Hanie cultural centre will host Professor Mohammed Afifi, head of the history department at Cairo University and Nahla Mattar, professor of music at Helwan University on Thursday evening to discuss the newly released book ‘Attarikh Wal Musika’ (‘History and Music’), which they edited.The book comprises a series of articles written by various
Daily News EgyptOn Wednesday, the United Nations for High Commissioner Refugees (UNHCR) will throw a fundraising concert to support Syrian refugees in Egypt. The concert has been organised with support from the British embassy in Egypt and the Arab League.Mohamed Dayri, UNHCR regional representative, weighed in on the subject. “We are convinced that Egypt’s government and people have
World BulletinThe protocol relating to the development of cooperation in civil aviation between Turkey and Egypt has been published in the Official Gazette of Turkey.According to the protocol, Turkey and Egypt will guarantee the strengthening of regional cooperation and the development of the operation of aviation activities.Also, the two countries will actively support the bilateral flow of
Al-BawabaA poster exhibition entitled “Did you sense the spirit of Gandhi in Tahrir Square?” is currently running in Cairo as part of the ongoing India by the Nile festival, reported Ahram online on Monday.The exhibition compiles works by various artists from Egypt, India and African countries. All the pieces link Mahatma Gandhi, the revolutionary who demanded Indian independence from
The urge to encourage fitness and sports is growing in Egypt, with initiatives mixing exercise with fun for people of all ages and fitness levels. The success of these initiatives has been noticed by charities and foundations.Cairo Runners, an initiative to promote fitness in Egypt, describe their vision as building stepping stones for a running community in Egypt. Their marathon events take to
Egypt's new culture minister Alaa Abdel-Aziz El-Sayed Abdel-Fattah, known as Alaa Abdel-Aziz, graduated from the High Institute of Cinema in 1985. Abdel-Aziz, 52, obtained his Masters degree in postmodern philosophy in 2002 and his doctorate in cinema in 2008 from the same institution. He currently teaches at the High Institute of Cinema.During his career, Abdel-Aziz worked in film editing and as
Oxford Business GroupThe large and comparatively diverse higher education sector is expected to see an encouraging increase in demand in the years to come, but a mismatch between the courses chosen by Egypt’s university students and the market’s requirements has highlighted the need for wide-ranging reforms across the university system.About 55% of Egypt’s population, which
Daily News EgyptThe liaison office of the Swiss Arts Council in Cairo, Pro Helvetia Cairo, is getting ready for the opening of a new exhibition curated by Maha Maamoun, the general director of the Contemporary Image Collective, and Amman-based artist Ala Younis. The photography exhibition Covering One’s Back shows an array of photographs from a wide selection of artists.Photographers were
Daily News EgyptHamdi Attia’s exhibition at the Al Masar Gallery features a selection of his works, mostly on paper. The contemporary artist is known for his abstract artwork and he has had many exhibitions in a number of cities across the world, including New York, Paris and Sao Paolo.
In 1995 he, together with three other Egyptian artists, was assigned a pavilion at the Venice Biennial.
BernamaCo-operation in the fight against terrorism and relevant security issues were on the agenda of a consultation meeting held between Algerian and Egyptian officials Sunday and Monday in Algiers.At the meeting, the two sides expressed their satisfaction with the level of consultations between the two countries through the creation of a bilateral consultative group to deepen security
Investigators in Kafr El-Sheikh Governorate in the north of Egypt located a batch of salted fish that was beyond its expiration date, reported state-owned news agency MENA.Salted fish is a seasonal delicacy, traditionally eaten on the Sham El-Nasim national holiday, celebrated this year on Monday.Eleven reports were filed on Monday with prosecutors against shops that were selling the fish in the
Ahram OnlineThe Bibliotheca Alexandrina Orchestra, the Bibliotheca Alexandrina Choir with choir master Rodica Ocheseanu, and various soloists will put on a performance of George Frideric Handel's Julius Caesar in Egypt (Giulio Cesare in Egitto) on Wednesday 15 May at the Cairo Opera House's main hall.The role of Cleopatra will be sung by Dolores Lahuerta, Caesar by Ashraf Sewailam, Cornelia by
Egypt's most beloved singer, Mohamed Mounir ended his spring concert abruptly early at the Red Carpet Hotel, in Ain Sokhna Sunday, 5 May.Mounir played several of the most popular songs to his more than 20,000 fans in the audience, but surprised them by launching early into the night with Ashky Lmein - which he always ends his concerts with."Some want to spoil our joyous, warm gathering," said the
Ahram OnlineAn poster exhibition called "Did you sense the spirit of Gandhi in Tahrir Square?" at El-Sawy Culturewheel compiles works by artists from Egypt, India and Africa.The display is the second exhibition from the ongoing India by the Nile festival (13 April – 13 May), which has a rich programme aiming to present a variety of aspects of Indian culture to Egyptian audiences. The
The Arab Week in Paris themed 'Laughter the Arab way' (Rire à l’heure arabe), demonstrated that humour has become the best weapon to expose stupidity and extremism in the countries of the Arab Spring as well as a way to relieve anger and frustration."To laugh is proper to man," François Rabelais, French humanist of the 15th century wrote in Gargantua. But the concept of
Islamist-ruled Egypt is open to visitors who drink alcohol and wear bikinis as it sets out to boost numbers by at least a fifth this year, the tourism minister said on Sunday.
Tourism is a pillar of the Egyptian economy but has suffered since a popular uprising toppled President Hosni Mubarak in 2011 and set off two years of periodic rioting and instability.
The minister, Hisham Zaazou,