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Egypt gears up for first of its kind governmental green bond issuance
An informed source at the finance ministry told Ahram Online that the issuance is expected to be carried out before the end of 2020
At least 39 killed as Karabakh fighting enters second day
Armenian separatists in the breakaway region of Nagorny Karabakh said Monday 15 more of its fighters ...
Egypt reports 104 new coronavirus cases, 14 deaths on Sunday
Egypt reported 104 new coronavirus cases on Sunday bringing the total infection tally to 102,840 since ...
Egypt ‘concerned’ over tensions between Armenia and Azerbaijan
Egypt has expressed concerns over increasing tensions between Armenia and Azerbaijan over the Nagorno-Karabakh ...
$16.9 bln allocated for Suez Canal investments in FY2020/2021: Planning minister
Suez Canal revenues increased to $467.8 million in August, up from $440.1 million in July
Egypt’s FM discusses latest developments in Libya with US counterpart
Egypt’s Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry discussed on Sunday several regional and international ...
Interview: Egypt is the cherry for Gulf investors: ADCB managing director and CEO Ihab ElSewerky
Ihab ElSewerky talks with Ahram Online about Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank's strategy, expounding on new products and how it will tap into Egyptian market opportunities
Egypt’s government to launch initiative to repay exporters’ arrears at 15% discount: Finance minister
The initiative aims at providing cash liquidity to enable exporters to fulfil their obligations and keep their labour force amid the ongoing COVID-19 crisis
Palestine starts diplomatic steps to hold int'l conference for peace process with Israel
The Palestinian Authority on Sunday started diplomatic steps to hold an international conference at ...
Trump demands Biden take drug test before or after Tuesday debate
US President Donald Trump demanded Sunday that his Democratic rival Joe Biden take a drug test either ...
EgyptAir to resume flights to five destinations starting 1 October
Egypt will resume direct flights to Oman, Jordan, Rwanda, Uganda and South Africa starting October observing tough safety and hygiene measures, according to the country's flag carrier
Police clash with Portland protesters and press; more than 20 arrested
Police clashed with anti-racism protesters and pushed back members of the press in downtown Portland, ...
Lebanon says 9 IS-linked suspects killed in hunt for 'terrorists'
Lebanese police have killed nine suspected members of the Islamic State group in the hunt for "terrorists" ...
Lebanon reels after efforts to form government collapse
Lebanon was left reeling Sunday without the slightest prospect of ending multiple crises, after its ...
23:24 Messi scores in first game since transfer dispute as Barca thump Villarreal
23:04 Ronaldo double earns point for 10-man Juventus at Roma
22:42 Last-gasp penalty gives Zamalek 4-3 win over Gouna in thrilling affair
22:16 Spain La Liga results & scorers (3rd matchday)
22:10 Egyptian Premier League results & fixtures (30th matchday)
22:05 Match facts: Zamalek v Gouna (Egyptian Premier League)
22:00 Italy Serie A results & fixtures (2nd matchday)
21:44 Egypt’s Shoukry meets with Danish counterpart
21:34 Egyptian composer Khalil Mostafa dies at 65
21:32 TikTok will survive Donald Trump, US users say
20:58 Egyptian cultural figures welcome new Russian ambassador
20:56 Egypt’s top prosecutor orders release of 68 children involved in recent riots
20:05 Ahly defender Rabia to miss Champions League clash due to hamstring injury
19:44 Macron accuses Lebanon leaders of 'betrayal' over govt failure
19:43 Vardy scores 3, Leicester stun Man City in wild 5-2 win
19:32 English Premier League results & fixtures (3rd matchday)
19:21 Suarez scores twice off the bench as Atletico hammer Granada
19:16 Clashes between Azerbaijan and Armenia separatists leave at least 23 dead
19:16 Biden accuses Trump of using Supreme Court to 'eliminate' Obamacare
18:58 How Trump, Biden are preparing for first presidential debate
18:24 Pompeo heads for Greece seeking 'de-escalation' in east Med
18:22 How it happened: From law professor to high court in 4 years
18:16 Bayern Munich's 23-match winning streak ends with Hoffenheim defeat
18:04 Germany Bundesliga results & scorers (2nd matchday)
17:57 Mourinho walks off after Tottenham denied by late Newcastle penalty
17:34 Sudan needs 'deep' debate before any Israel deal: PM
17:33 Iran says ready to facilitate Armenia-Azerbaijan talks
17:31 Judge plans to decide on TikTok U.S. app store ban by end of day
17:31 Art Alert: 'Cinema Masr' play continues at Cairo Opera House
17:24 Tennis: Venus knocked out in Roland Garros opener
The Iranian Ayatollah trying to save Iraq
Can Ayatollah Ali Al-Sistani live up to the high expectations he has created in backing Iraq’s reform-minded prime minister?
Egypt: Building smarter cities
The first phase of the New Administrative Capital will be ready for ministries to relocate their headquarters and employees in 2021
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A Turkish U-turn
Ankara is looking for ways out of the corner it has painted itself in
Coronavirus: Third phase vaccine trials start in Egypt
Egypt is recruiting volunteers to take part in the clinical trials for a Covid-19 vaccine
Mideast peace
A fair settlement of the Palestinian cause: From Egypt to the UAE
From former Egyptian president Anwar Al-Sadat’s visit to Jerusalem in 1977 to the normalisation agreements signed by the UAE and Bahrain, Ahram Weekly recalls the pursuit of a fair settlement of the Palestinian cause
Egypt’s Shoukry meets with Danish counterpart
Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry met Danish Foreign Minister Jeppe Kofod in Cairo on Sunday, ...
Egypt’s top prosecutor orders release of 68 children involved in recent riots
The children were released after their guardians pledged to protect them and to not allow them to commit such violations in the future
Egypt's Sisi inaugurates hydrocracking complex in Qalioubiya governorate
The country aims to achieve self-sufficiency by the end of 2023
Three suspects in Fairmont rape case detained pending investigation
Egypt’s public prosecution ordered on Tuesday the detention of three suspects pending investigation ...
Egypt's NPA reshuffles heads of state-owned press institutions
Egypt’s National Press Authority announced on Tuesday the names of the new heads of state-owned ...
Egypt's Mostaqbal Watan-led coalition announces its list of parliamentary election candidates
The list, submitted to the National Election Authority, includes a large number of current MPs
At least 39 killed as Karabakh fighting enters second day
Armenian separatists in the breakaway region of Nagorny Karabakh said Monday 15 more of its fighters ...
Israel to hold US-mediated talks with Lebanon on sea border
Israel will hold rare talks with Lebanon next month in an effort to resolve a longstanding maritime ...
Lebanese security forces kill two members of armed group, sources say
The Lebanese security forces killed at least two militants during a heavy exchange of fire on Saturday ...
Sudan rejects linking removal from US terrorism list with Israel ties
Sudan had told U.S. Secretary of State during a visit last month it was necessary to separate the removal from the U.S. list from the normalisation of relations with Israel
Trump plans to nominate conservative judge Amy Coney Barrett to Supreme Court
U.S. President plans to announce conservative federal appeals court judge Amy Coney Barrett as his Supreme Court nominee, and he wants her confirmed by Senate before election
WHO warns 2 million virus deaths possible, Australia urges vaccine-sharing
Australian Prime Minister insisted that any nation that develops a Covid-19 vaccine share it universally, warning that history will be a "severe judge" if not
Egypt’s central bank cuts key interest rates by 0.5%
The new cuts are the first since the slashing of interest rates by 3% (300 pbs) in March amid the COVID-19 crisis
Egypt’s service e-bills grow by 223% since 2019: Finance minister
10 phases of the electronic payment and collecting system have been carried out starting May 2019, including providing 17,000 GPOS for electronic payments and collecting in the administrative bodies across the country
President Sisi ratifies Egypt’s CBE, banking sector law
The law aims at maintaining banking and monetary stability and avoiding financial crises
SMEs drive 90% of MENA's business, accounting for 70% of GDP: IMF
Governments in MENA should implement number of procedures to eliminate the significant challenges that SMEs face in the region, according to the study
Changelabs provides funds for 13 promising Egyptian start-ups
The Changelabs accelerator program provides training, mentorship, and support to the selected innovative startups
Egypt's central bank attracts EGP 21 billion with T-bill auctions
The CBE offered T-bills in an auction on Sunday with the aim of attracting EGP 19 billion, with interest rates ranging between 12.9 percent and 13.6 percent
Arts & Culture
Egyptian actor and prankster Ramez Galal reveals official poster for 'Ahmed Notre Dame'
The film is scheduled for release in late 2020
Famous Egyptian comedian El-Montaser Bellah dies at age 70
Since the 70s, the actor appeared in dozens of films, theatre plays and TV series, some of them among Egypt's classics
‘Between Women Filmmakers Caravan’ goes online
More than 20 films made by female filmmakers will be screened and discussed
Remembering Khaled Saleh: A remarkable Egyptian actor who left us way too soon
Saleh, who died in 2014 athe age of 50, was one of Egypt's most respected actors of his generation, with an impressive list of cinema and television productions under his belt
Inaugural Cairo Francophone Film Festival to launch in December
The festival is held under the supervision of the Egyptian Ministry of Culture and with the participation and support of the international TV5Monde network
'It’s important to show our ingenuity': Nigerian collector promotes local artistic heritage amidst Black Lives Matter
Nigerian art collector Yemisi Shyllon wants to see works created by Nigerian artists and the country’s ...
The people's victory
Alaa Thabet
It was bound to happen. People will always stand to be victorious and support the right side of the ...
Hypocritically correct?
Hany Ghoraba
The US Academy has introduced a new set of diversity standards for the Oscars, but good intentions may not always lead to positive changes in the film industry
Trump tell-alls
Abdel Moneim Said
The torrent of writings excoriating Trump is unlike that which has accompanied any other sitting US president, but this wave of exposés has not shaken Trump’s electoral base
Capitalising on Oslo
El-Sayed Amin Shalaby
Building on its successful mediation that culminated in the 1993 Oslo Accords, will Norway revive its diplomatic role for peace between the Israelis and Palestinians?
Who will be the next US president?
Atef Abdel Gawad
Democratic Party candidate Joe Biden is leading in the polls in the run up to November’s US presidential elections, but will he be able to maintain his edge on election day?
The MB under UK wings
Al-Ahram Weekly Editorial
Egypt and the UK have maintained close political, military and economic relations for decades. In ...
Messi scores in first game since transfer dispute as Barca thump Villarreal
Lionel Messi scored in his first game since trying to leave Barcelona as Ronald Koeman began his tenure ...
Last-gasp penalty gives Zamalek 4-3 win over Gouna in thrilling affair
A last-gasp penalty from defender Mahmoud Alaa, his second of the night, earned Zamalek a thrilling ...
Vardy scores 3, Leicester stun Man City in wild 5-2 win
Jamie Vardy scored his second hat trick of the season as Leicester came from behind to stun hosts ...
British minister urges Premier League to give financial aid to smaller clubs
The British minister with responsibility for sport has urged the Premier League to give financial ...
Formula One: Hamilton on brink of equalling Schumacher's 'untouchable' record
Lewis Hamilton can equal Michael Schumacher's record of 91 Grand Prix wins in Sunday’s Russian ...
Tennis: Azarenka caught cold as French Open match suspended
Azarenka and her opponent Danka Kovinic walked off the court after play was suspended with Belarusian Azarenka leading 2-1
Life & Style
Parental touch soothes pain signals in babies' brains
When a baby is held by their parent with skin-on-skin contact, the higher-level brain processing in response to pain is somewhat dampened
As COVID surges in Europe, officials warn of 'twindemic' with flu
A deadly double epidemic of flu and coronavirus infections
Positive about flying? Airlines look to COVID tests that give results in minutes
However the tests require an uncomfortable nasal swab and are not as accurate as the molecular, or PCR, tests.
If you do not snooze you lose: Sleep seen as essential for the brain
Scientists are providing a fuller understanding of the essential role that sleep plays in brain health
The plant-based diet – good for health and the planet
In Egypt, more and more restaurants and chains are catering towards people who want to eat mainly plant products
Skills lost due to COVID school closures will hit output for generations: OECD
Governments around the world closed schools to curb the spread of COVID-19, in most cases for around 10 weeks, or one third of a year of schooling
Cache of sealed coffins unearthed in Saqqara: Egypt's antiquities ministry
The coffins are 2,500 years old and still retain some original colours
Renowned Egyptologist Zahi Hawass selected as UNWTO Ambassador for Responsible Tourism
Hawass described the task as a great responsibility, especially in this exceptional time in which the world is suffering amid the coronavirus pandemic
Ancient Egyptian 'Kings of the Sun' exhibition to open tonight in Prague
'I am very proud of all the effort exerted to organise this exceptional exhibition during the exceptional time the world is going through,' El-Enany told reporters
In Photos: Tutankhamun artefacts to go on display at Hurghada, Sharm museums
Hurghada Museum has recently opened and Sharm El-Sheikh Museum is set to be opened this year
CT scan reveals story behind ‘mummy of the screaming woman’ from Deir El-Bahari’s Royal Cachette
The Egyptian princess died of a heart attack 3,000 years ago, the scans reveal
Mysterious carved rock chambers found inside sacred mountain of Abydos
Some openings lead to one chamber, while others lead to groups of two, three and five chambers, thought to be of ancient religious significance
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Nanako Nakajima
Sara Onsi
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