Last week, a judge ordered the government to block access to the video-sharing website for 30 days for carrying an anti-Islam video that set off deadly riots last year.
The ministry said this week it cannot block access to YouTube because of high technical costs, adding that it cannot legally monitor the content of social media websites.
The Association for Freedom of Thought and
It said none of its users' data was compromised in the attack, which occurred after a handful of employees visited a website last month that infected their machines with so-called malware, according to a post on Facebook's official blog released just before the three-day U.S. President's Day weekend.
"As soon as we discovered the presence of the malware, we remediated all infected
Cisco says the increase in mobile traffic is mainly due to the yearly strong growth in mobile internet connections and the growing dependence in the region on mobile phone usage. The Egyptian government expected mobile phone users in Egypt to have reached almost 81.7 million by the end of the year 2012. Nigeria ranks first among countries in the MENA region in the number of mobile phone users
A newly discovered asteroid about half the size of a football field will pass nearer to Earth than any other known object of its size on Friday, giving scientists a rare opportunity for close-up observations without launching a probe.
At its closest approach, which will occur at 2:24 p.m. EST/1924 GMT, the asteroid will pass about 17,200 miles (27,520 km) above the planet traveling at 8 miles
Egyptian authorities appealed on Thursday against a court order banning the video file-sharing site YouTube for a month over an amateur video that denigrates the Prophet Mohammad, saying the ruling was unenforceable.
"The National Telecommunication Regulatory Authority has presented an appeal to halt implementation of the verdict," said a statement from the Ministry of Communications and
Khoga called on Saudi citizens to "raise their awareness" and contribute to the censorship initiative taken up by the ministry. "People have to take care of what they are writing on Twitter," the minister said.
"It is getting harder to observe around three million people subscribing to the social network in the kingdom," Khoga added.
Last month, Saudi intellectuals called on Saudi
"Internet usage is increasing year by year in Egypt; thus, my position has become of utmost importance," said newly-appointed Sherif Hesham, NTRA's vice president for cyberspace security.
The increase in Internet users means a higher possibility of cybercrimes. For this reason, vital information is at a higher risk of being breached, especially now that the government is currently
The bill, comfortably adopted by the primary chamber on Tuesday evening, still has to go to the Senate for examination and approval, but the upper house is unlikely to prevent the groundbreaking reform from becoming law by the summer.
"I was in the Assembly and it was really a very moving moment," Nicolas Gougain, a spokesman for the Inter-LGBT rights group, told AFP.
"We so badly want
Soliman passed away on 24 December after a battle with cancer.
He is the author of Autmun of Dictatorship.
He was one of the founding members of the French-language Al-Ahram Hebdo in 1994 and wrote for Ahram Online. He also contributed articles to other publications, including El-Bosla, El-Watan and El-Shorouk.
The service will be held at the
The first major museum exhibition on the divisive biblical figure of Herod the Great has provoked a modern-day row between Israel and the Palestinians over who has the right to dig up his artefacts.
The Israel Museum in Jerusalem on Tuesday unveiled a display dedicated to Herod - branded a baby-killer in the Christian tradition but remembered by many in Israel for rebuilding the Jewish
The verdict was issued on Saturday in response to a lawsuit filed in September by lawyer Mohamed Hamed Salem, as Egypt and the Muslim world were rocked by deadly protests against the film. It orders the Egyptian government, through the National Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (NTRA), to ban YouTube and other websites carrying the controversial video and other anti-Islamic content
The decision by an Egyptian court to ban YouTube in the country for one month due to its continued hosting of an anti-Islamic film has attracted harsh criticism from human rights organisations, online activists, and disgruntled users of the video-sharing website.
The verdict was issued on Saturday in response to a lawsuit filed in September by lawyer Mohamed Hamed Salem, as Egypt and the Muslim
The nine-minute film, published on the Facebook page of the armed forces spokesman, briefly tells the story of El-Shazli who was born in 1922 in Al-Gharbiya governorate and took part in World War II, and the Arab-Israeli wars of 1948, 1967 and 1973.
El-Shazli is celebrated for founding the Egyptian paratrooper battalion in 1954, and becoming its first commander.
He was removed from
The Guardian CharlottetownA recent trip to Egypt and Turkey was about establishing relationships in those countries, says UPEI president Alaa Abd-El-Aziz.Abd-El-Aziz returned to P.E.I. this week from the trip that saw him meet with government officials, business leaders and representatives from post-secondary schools.In an interview with The Guardian, Abd-El-Aziz said UPEI has a great reputation
Ahram OnlineAt the end of February visitors to Karnak Temples will be able to admire the second chapel of the 18th dynasty Queen Hatshepsut after four years of restoration and reconstruction.The chapel was constructed in limestone to worship Thebes ancient Egyptian god Amun-Re. It includes an open court and two inner halls embellished with blocks engraved with very distinguished religious scenes
Al-BawabaMany were turned away, or were only able to sway with the music booming outside of the small concert hall at the French cultural centre in Mounira.The interest? A heavy trip-hop beat overlaid by a live Egyptian singer's voice that reminds us of the nay. They call themselves The Egyptian Project.The smile on many people's faces revealed their soulful reaction to the music that spoke to
Al-BawabaEgyptian funnyman, Ahmed Helmy, has been making his mark back home for some time but the actor hit the big time when he decided to star in Arab movie, 'Ala Jithiti' (Over My Dead Body) last year.The comedian moved from critical acclaim to household name when the movie went viral in Egypt. Producers managed to rake in profits of 9 million Egyptian Pounds (US$1,340,422) but apparently
Daily News EgyptThe Egyptian revolution does not only represent a political change that resulted in the ousting of a ruler, but it is also a great social and demographic movement that deserves to be thoroughly researched and studied as it may turn out to be one of the more significant occurrences in Egyptian history.The time after the uprising of 25 January has been filled with so many important
Right Side NewsEgypt has broken the OIC’s (Organisation of Islamic Cooperation’s) flagship human rights document UNHRC Resolution 16/18 that the OIC wants the whole world to embrace.
In an act of supreme hypocrisy Egypt’s Government seems to be deliberately creating a discriminatory Constitution. Egypt’s Coptic Christian Pope Tawadros II recently labelled the
Emirates 24/7If you have enough money and would like to possess the dagger of late King Abdul Aziz ibn Saudi, the first monarch and founder of Saudi Arabia, then you should head for Riyadh. But before embarking on this trip, you have to prove that you deserve it.An Egyptian woman claims it has that dagger and all documents verifying it belonged to King Abdul Aziz, who ruled Saudi Arabia from1876
Prominent Egyptian geologist Roshdi Saeed passed away Thursday in Washington DC where he had been living for more than 30 years.
Saeed graduated from Cairo University in 1937. He was celebrated for being the first Egyptian to hold a Masters degree from Harvard University.
He started teaching at Cairo University in the 1950s until he was appointed head of the National Mining Organisation,
The court’s verdict also applies to any website that aided in the sharing of the 13-minute film.
The lawsuit was filed in September by Egyptian attorney Hamed Salem amid rage and protests across the Muslim world where hundreds were injured in Egypt after a film mocking the prophet Mohamed was shared on social networks. In his filing, Salem presses for Egypt’s prime minister; minister
Troubled smartphone maker BlackBerry will not launch its new models in Japan, reports said on Friday, effectively heralding a pull-out from a booming smartphone market where it is being beaten by Apple.
The Canada-based company, which is hoping its long-delayed BlackBerry 10 series will turn around flagging global fortunes, will not sell the handsets in the country, the Nikkei business daily
Bayoubuzz At least 35 small pyramids, along with graves, have been discovered clustered closely together at a site called Sedeinga in Sudan.Discovered between 2009 and 2012, researchers are surprised at how densely the pyramids are concentrated. In one field season alone, in 2011, the research team discovered 13 pyramids packed into roughly 5,381 square feet (500 square meters), or slightly
SteelOrbisSwiss plantmaker SMS Concast AG has announced that it will supply the first electric arc furnace to the Egypt-based long steel producer El Marakby Steel.The new furnace with an annual capacity of 350,000 mt will broaden El Marakby's portfolio and strengthen the company's competitive position.
The new meltshop will be used to feed El Marakby's rebar mill with 130 mm square billets. The
Al-BawabaEgyptian actress, Basma, has revealed that she was assaulted three times while she took part in the recent protests in Egypt's infamous Tahrir Square, this week.Like many other women at the demonstrations, Basma was sexually harassed but unlike most other ladies present, she decided to fight back, hitting one of the men involved and making her story public later.The young starlet was
Packaging EuropeBosch Packaging Technology, one of the leading suppliers of total solutions in packaging and process technology, has announced the opening of a new sales and service office in Cairo, Egypt.With a population of over 80 million and growing, Egypt is experiencing tremendous growth in the food, confectionery, and pharmaceutical industries. Bosch’s new office provides local sales
Al-ArabiyaGozoor is a newly-established Egyptian company that explores the country’s identity and culture through fashion, local media reported.Many Egyptian artists have tried to capture the elusive nature of their identity through such mediums as art and cinema, one famous account was Shady Abdel Salam’s dream-like masterpiece, The Night of Counting the Years.The Gozoor project
Daily News EgyptKhobeyza masri – Egyptian malvaIngredients ½ kg malva – kho-bey-za ½ bunch coriander, chopped – koz-ba-ra ½ bunch dill, chopped – sah-bat 1 bunch swiss chard –sal’ 4 cups broth – ma-ra-a ¼ cup rice –