Egypt’s Suez Canal revenues to hit $7bln by end of FY

Egypt expects the Suez Canal’s revenues to reach about $7 billion by the end of the current FY — ends on 30 June — up from $5.5 billion last year, Minister of Finance Mohamed Maait said on Saturday.

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Mohamed Salmawy

Point-blank: Sinai, Morsi, and the MB

In the politically and meteorologically hot summer of 2013, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas arrived in Cairo on an unscheduled visit to meet with president Mohamed Morsi. I had the opportunity to interview Abbas in his hotel afterwards.
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Ahmed Al-Gamal

A shared project for Egypt and Sudan

Exactly 100 years ago, Sudanese army officer Ali Abdel-Latif advocated national independence for Sudan and its unity with Egypt
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Mahmoud Mohieldin

Five priorities on climate change

The COP27 meeting on climate change to be hosted by Egypt in Sharm El-Sheikh in November should focus on five main priorities, writes Mahmoud Mohieldin as the UN Climate Change High-Level Champion for Egypt
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Work at Egypt's Grand Egyptian Museum nears completion: Ministry

Architectural work at the Grand Egyptian Museum (GEM) is scheduled for completion by the end of June and interior finishes by the end of September, the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities announced on Monday.

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In Photos: Ancient engravings, reliefs uncovered during restoration of Temple of Esna

The Egyptian-German archaeological mission has uncovered original reliefs and engravings on the walls and ceilings of Temple of Esna in Luxor, Upper Egypt during ongoing restoration work.

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Passengers at Cairo Airport can visit its museums free on Wednesday

In celebration of the first anniversary of the opening of the two archaeological museums at Cairo International Airport, the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities announced on Monday that museum visitors will be able to enter free of charge on 18 May.

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Mummification Museum in Luxor to celebrate its 25th anniversary with free guided tours

To mark the 25th anniversary of the inauguration of the Mummification Museum in Luxor, the museum offered free guided tours to Egyptian visitors on Saturday 7 May.

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International Festival for Drums to kick off at Saladin’s Citadel

Under the slogan ‘Drums, Dialogue for Peace’, the 9th edition of the International Festival for Drums will open on Saturday night at Beir Youssef Theatre at Saladin’s Citadel at 8pm.

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Obituary: Director Abdel-Rahman El-Shafaai (1939-2022)

This morning Egypt bids goodbye to an icon of folk theatre, renowned director Abdel-Rahman El-Shafaai. The director of the Nile Troupe for Traditional Instruments passed away yesterday at the age of 83.

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Sirah: Larger than life

“The ‘sirah’ (‘life story’) of a person outlives them,” goes the Egyptian proverb that highlights the importance of the legacy one leaves behind.

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Tunisian diva Ghalia Benali’s latest concert in Cairo: ‘Time to sit down and listen to ourselves’

As free as the curlew bird that greets her and her audience every time she sings on stage, Tunisian diva Ghalia Benali broke from the typical time constrains of songs, chanting only long poems of her choice during her latest concert in Cairo.

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African scientists baffled by monkeypox cases in Europe, US

Scientists who have monitored numerous outbreaks of monkeypox in Africa say they are baffled by the disease’s recent spread in Europe and North America.

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Slovenia celebrates 30 years of diplomatic relations with Egypt

On the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Slovenia and Egypt, Slovenia’s Ambassador in Egypt Mateja Prevolsek held a reception party at the Seasons Country Club located on the Alexandria Desert Road on 12 May.

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World remains unprepared to face new pandemics: panel

Global reform efforts to better ward off new pandemic threats have been slow and fragmented, leaving the world as unprepared as when COVID-19 first surfaced, a report warned.

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INTERVIEW: Miss Elegant 2022 on aspirations, dreams and blessings

Newly crowned Miss Elegant Judy Rahim spoke to Ahram Online about her experience in the pageant and the charitable and social work she is carrying out across the country.

The American University in Cairo Press, has recently released “Ottoman Cairo” book by late author Chahinda Karim. The book was published posthumously.

A writer who penned a piece titled "How To Murder Your Husband" is on trial in the United States for...killing her husband.

Nadi El Mohebin (Lovers Club) by Sobhi Moussa, (Cairo: Samaa Publishing House, 2021).

The Sheikh Zayed Book Award (SZBA) has announced the winners for its 16th edition across seven categories on Tuesday.