Al-Ahram Weekly - Egypt

Helping the needy

The government has taken a number of initiatives ahead of the holy month of Ramadan to help reduce the impact of inflation, reports Gamal Essam El-Din

New tax threshold introduced

The government has introduced new income-tax exemptions and allowances as part of efforts to mitigate the effects of rising prices, reports Nahla Abul-Ezz

Opposition candidate wins

Khaled Al-Balshy, the newly elected chairman of the Press Syndicate, says he will fight for greater press freedoms and better living conditions for journalists, reports Gamal Essam El-Din

Urgent warning on the climate

Ahmed Kotb reports on the latest report by the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change that warns of the need for urgent action on the climate

Pros of the Grains Trade Convention

Magda Shahin argues against Egypt’s withdrawal from the UN Grains Trade Convention

Boosting the potential of the furniture industry

Sarah Elhosary seeks to discover what the business needs to improve production and exports

Delivering for Ramadan

The Shoulder to Shoulder initiative is distributing food boxes to needy people in the run-up to the holy month of Ramadan.

Heated Press Syndicate elections

Journalists are to elect a new chairman of the Press Syndicate and six council members.

Promoting green energy in industry

Reducing carbon emissions and increasing the use of green hydrogen in the industrial sector were the focus of a two-day workshop in Minya this week.

INTERVIEW: A German view of Egypt

German Ambassador to Egypt Frank Hartmann talks about bilateral relations, green energy cooperation, food security, and political developments in the region to Al-Ahram Weekly.

Remembering the queen’s visit

A temporary exhibition recalling Queen Elizabeth of the Belgians’ journeys to Egypt was inaugurated at the Baron Empain Palace in Heliopolis this week.

Against unilateral action on GERD

Egypt reiterated this week the importance of reaching a legally binding agreement on the filling and operation of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam.

Growing Egypt-Russia relations

Economic and political relations between Egypt and Russia are growing despite the war in Ukraine.

Tribute to fallen soldiers

President Abdel-Fattah Al-Sisi spoke about the war on terrorism during the Martyr’s Day ceremony, reports Ahmed Eleiba

Privatisation heats up

Nahla Abul-Ezz reports on the pending sales of stakes in two major state-owned companies

Rising inflation and interest rates

Rising inflation rates are likely to prompt the Central Bank of Egypt to hike interest rates, reports Safeya Mounir

New warmth in Egypt-Turkey relations?

The visit by Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukri to Turkey last week is just one of many signs of a new warmth in Egyptian-Turkish relations.

Boosting food exports

Boosting agricultural exports was the main theme of last week’s Food Summit in Cairo.

Adjusting the clock

Daylight saving time is back. Reem Leila sounds out the public for reaction.

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