Egyptian exports have significantly increased since the beginning of this year amid expectations of further growth
Egypt is stepping up cooperation with international and regional players to defuse tension in the Middle East, the Horn of Africa, and the Eastern Mediterranean
Egypt’s e-commerce companies have followed global trends in coming out stronger in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic
Al-Ahram Weekly seeks out the theme of terrorism in this year’s Ramadan drama
Cairo for Investment and Real Estate Development (CIRA): Egypt’s largest provider of educational services has acquired ...
As the holy month approaches, the collective sense of festivity is rising with people looking forward to the delicacies ...
All films screened in commercial cinemas are changed on Wednesday. Generally, shows begin at 10:30am, 1:30pm, 3:30pm, ...
Libya has embarked on a new interim phase, its fifth since the Libyan crisis broke out. As an influential stakeholder ...
Do last week’s bombings in Baghdad signal a re-eruption of the war against the Islamic State group in Iraq
A project to allow better access to the River Nile is underway in cities across northern and southern Egypt
Pompeo called Pashinyan and Aliyev separately and pressed them to abide by their commitments
Orascom Investment Holding (OIH): The company owned by business tycoon Naguib Sawiris might be considering acquiring a ...
Excess water from the Nile’s exceptional flooding this year is being used to rejuvenate the river flow and cleanse the soil of the Delta
Nearly two decades after the death of the late Palestinian-American writer Edward Said, it is more important than ever that we adopt his thinking as a tool to analyse ourselves
Sheikh Sabah was foreign minister for 40 years after 1963. He was the last surviving figure of Kuwait’s popular ruling elite that was associated with modernisation of the small oil-rich Gulf emirate in the 1970s
Ankara is looking for ways out of the corner it has painted itself in
What resources do some of the world’s pre-eminent cultural institutions have to offer on Egypt and the Arab world during the Covid-19 pandemic, asks David Tresilian
The members of the Cleopatra Group, a group of foreign ambassadors in Cairo, will have their names engraved in golden hieroglyphic letters because of their love for Egypt
ELECTRICITY in Egyptian households will increase by 19 per cent on average starting July, Minister of Electricity Mohamed ...
The Cairo Declaration could be the foundation on which warring parties in Libya begin negotiating a political settlement, writes Ahmed Eleiba
Mega projects and new cities have dominated development during the last six years, reports Ahmed Morsy
The government took MPs by surprise this week when it submitted a law aiming to impose “fees” on a number of goods and activities
There has been evidence of a recent warming of relations between the Arab Gulf countries and the Syrian regime, writes Ahmed Mostafa
A belated “voluntary quarantine” has toughened the battle against Covid-19 in Turkey, reports Sayed Abdel-Meguid
Several measures have been taken by the Ministry of Sports to combat the coronavirus
After global sports competitions were put on hold, it didn’t take long before some high-profile athletes caught the novel coronavirus
A CONSERVATOR restores an Islamic piece of art before its permanent exhibition at the National Museum of Egyptian Civilisation, ...
Zahi Hawass describes the challenges of excavating the water-filled Osiris Shaft on the Giza Plateau, the burial place of the ancient Egyptian Pharaoh Cheops
With most reformers disqualified from running, Iran’s parliamentary elections returned a landslide victory for conservatives, albeit on meagre voter turnout
Al-Ahram Weekly investigates the causes of the pound’s appreciation against the US dollar
Algerians are marking the anniversary of a year of massive popular protests demanding an overhaul of the ruling system
Al-Ahram Weekly looks at how electric vehicles are catching up in the Egyptian market
Replacing the US troops withdrawing from the country with a NATO training mission could be Iraq’s best option, for now
Demands are growing for the government to reprice the gas sold to industry so that it can cut costs and increase competitiveness
Natural gas prices are dropping on the back of falling global energy prices
International Labour Organisation Assistant Director-General and Regional Director for Africa Cynthia Samuel-Olonjuwon explained the challenges facing the continent’s workforce in an interview with Al-Ahram Weekly
Trump’s deal on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict displays all the arrogance of a businessman who cares nothing for those whose lives he seeks to buy
During its presidency of the African Union, Egypt highlighted the needs of the continent to the world
Iraqi protesters have been pleading for outside help as they come under attack for rejecting the country’s new prime minister, but the world is too busy to listen
Al-Ahram Weekly finds reasons for optimism following the latest round of negotiations on GERD
All films screened in commercial cinemas are changed on Wednesday. Generally, shows begin at 10:30am, 1:30pm, 3:30pm, ...
Special Olympics athletes gave up their gold medals as a sign of appreciation, reports Abeer Anwar
A positive national image is an essential ingredient in the promotion of exports and investment, so should countries invest more in national branding
Starting July electricity bills will cease to include a component for garbage collection
Could Iran have been deterred from retaliating more effectively to the assassination of Al-Quds Force leader Qassem Suleimani by US threats to destroy the holy city of Qom, asks Said Okasha
Tunisian President Kais Saied has asked the country’s parliamentary blocs to nominate a new prime minister after they rejected the government of Habib Jemli
New Omani Sultan Haitham Bin Tariq has pledged to walk in the footsteps of his predecessor. But Oman faces significant challenges that may test its traditional policy of neutrality,
writes Haitham Nouri
Some world museums are still following the methods of the past and buying antiquities that have been stolen in Egypt
Malinne Blomberg, Egypt country manager for the African Development Bank, explains the role of the bank in Egypt’s development efforts and the opportunities available on the African continent
As tensions peak between Washington and Tehran after the US assassination of Qassem Suleimani, Iraq is likely to be the ground on which the balance of forces is settled or upturned
There was widespread rejoicing among the opposition in Syria at the news of the assassination of Iranian Al-Quds Force leader Qassem Suleimani
The fourth and last round of technical discussions between Egyptian, Sudanese and Ethiopian water resources and irrigation ...
With the Zohr field’s daily production increasing and new discoveries and more regional deals coming online, Egypt moved closer towards becoming a regional energy hub in 2019
It was quite a year for Egyptian sports: tears of joy but also of disappointments. Ahram Weekly delves into the ups and downs of 2019 and how athletes will meet the challenges in the year ahead
The wave of protests that shook Iraq over the final months of 2019 has given rise to hopes and fears for the future
This year saw the stabilisation of Egypt’s macro-economic indices, with experts saying that further structural reforms are now in order
Ahram Weekly reviews 12 months in which military spending skyrocketed while instability continued and little progress was made in resolving long-running regional conflicts
April’s constitutional amendments have yet to invigorate political life
Nile clean-up campaigns, limiting single-use plastics and converting waste into energy were among this year’s growing efforts to protect the environment
While 2019 witnessed the demise of the IS Caliphate, confrontations with other terrorist organisations escalated throughout the year
A ‘cold peace’ approach to the crisis that has led to Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain and Egypt cutting their relations with Qatar could derail relations in the region
Two agreements inked between Libya’s Fayez Al-Sarraj and Turkey’s Recep Tayyip Erdogan have elicited outrage across the Libya, writes Reda Shaaban
Lionel Messi won the Ballon d’Or for a record sixth time while Mohamed Salah came fifth, reports Abeer Anwar
Rare discoveries at the Saqqara Necropolis including mummified lion cubs and statuettes of crocodiles, cobras, mongooses, and dozens of cats shed light on the ancient Egyptian use of animals in worship, reports Nevine El-Aref
Zahi Hawass describes favourite objects from the tomb of the ancient Egyptian boy-king Tutankhamun, the subject of a major exhibition in London
Tunisia’s Islamist Ennahda Party now controls the country’s parliament and government after its victory in the October parliamentary elections
The Egyptian Museum in Cairo’s Tahrir Square is celebrating its 117th anniversary with two temporary exhibitions and a first look at its renovations, writes Nevine El-Aref
Yet again, the vast majority of states in the UN have voted down US sanctions on Cuba. Yet they persist, with ravaging consequences, writes Faiza Rady
Will the Riyadh Agreement between the internationally recognised government of Yemen and the Southern Transitional Council finally give the country the peace it deserves, asks Haitham Nouri
Erdogan paid a visit to the US capital, but can he breach the divide between the US and Turkish strategic interests and goals, asks Sayed Abdel-Meguid
Many European countries are baffled by US President Donald Trump’s “keep the oil” strategy in Syria, writes Manal Lotfy
Director of the Middle East and North Africa Programme at the European Council on Foreign Relations Julien Barnes-Dacey gave his views on the current situation in the Middle East to Suzy Elgeneidy
The Syrian Constitutional Committee tasked with drafting a new constitution for Syria is unlikely to achieve sustainable results,
writes Bassel Oudat in Damascus
While Hamas and Fatah both publicly embrace the call for general and presidential elections, it appears that division and distrust, once again, are getting in the way of moving forward, writes Haitham Ahmed
Iraq’s protests have morphed far beyond anger over some political and economic grievances, writes Salah Nasrawi
The committee tasked with drafting a new Syrian constitution met in Geneva this week against a background of mutual accusations and recrimination, writes Bassel Oudat in Damascus
Despite his bombast, Erdogan’s intervention in northeast Syria has amounted to nothing for Ankara, writes Sayed Abdel-Meguid
The Riyadh Agreement sets out measures to be taken in the forthcoming period under the supervision of the Arab Coalition, writes Ahmed Eleiba
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has filed a complaint against the French news magazine Le Point for its coverage of his policies, reports Sayed Abdel-Meguid
A Saudi-sponsored deal in Yemen may pave the way to a political solution to the conflict in the country
While Islamic State group affiliates remain in number, their cohesion is likely to significantly weaken with the death of Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi, writes Ahmed Kamel Al-Beheiri
Candidates have registered for next month’s presidential election in defiance of the protest movement. Amira Howeidy reports
Born on 9 November 1936, the late Abdel-Hadi Al-Wishahi would have been 83 this month. Honouring the memory of her famed teacher, sculptor Houreya El-Sayed explores the secrets behind the power of his inimitable sculptures
Egypt's musical theatre company has numerous successes in their portfolio, with the latest one being an award for Best Music Video at the ninth annual MoziMotion festival, held in Hilversum, the Netherlands
China is becoming a driving force in the transition to green energy across the Middle East
Gulf countries, routinely strident on preserving the state in the face of popular protests, are noticeably circumspect on Lebanon’s mass demonstrations, writes Ahmed Mustafa
Why Iran sees anti-corruption protests in Iraq as a threat to its influence in the neighbouring country, writes Salah Nasrawi
If successful, negotiations between the Sudanese government and armed movements will put Khartoum on the right political and economic path, writes Haitham Nouri
The production, an adaptation of Voltaire’s Candide, has enjoyed great public success since it premiered in July
Fresh talks appear underway. But will Iran commit to a genuine peace in Yemen, asks Ahmed Elieba
A MOBILE application that allows users to report unremoved garbage is now available, writes Mahmoud Bakr
Further signs of a desire to de-escalate tensions in the Gulf emerged from Saudi Arabia and the UAE this week, writes Ahmed Mustafa
Football is the world’s number one sport in every country, but squash is becoming the pride of many Egyptians
With Algeria moving towards presidential elections later this year, the public’s priority remains removing the remnants of the former regime, writes Haitham Nouri
Tunisia’s political parties are regrouping behind the candidates who made it through to the run-offs in the country’s presidential elections
With a full-fledged agenda topped by the Iran crisis, climate change and global development — and denuclearisation ...
BRITAIN’s opposition Labour Party voted to open negotiations on a new Brexit deal at its conference this week.
Busy working days and a healthy body can go hand-in-hand if we just know how, writes Mariam Ayman
At the UN for his third address as US president, and despite rising calls in Congress for his impeachment, Trump lashed out at Iran but left the door open for compromise, reports Khaled Dawoud
After a second election this year, Israeli politics remains stymied unless Netanyahu steps down, which is unlikely when the premiership is his main protection against looming corruption charges, writes Said Okasha
Citing unpaid debt, Israel is cutting electricity across the West Bank, putting the health and food sectors in particular into grave peril, writes Haitham Ahmed
The winds of change are always blowing. Brace yourself. Change is coming and it is coming fast. The entire fabric of life ...
“In Memoriam of Raouf Abdel-Meguid” features a rare collection of paintings by the truly iconic, award-winning ...
Vote of confidence
THE WAFD, Egypt’s oldest political party, on Sunday renewed its confidence in Bahaaeddin ...
GIANA Lotfiof Egypt took back the spotlight after her victory in the karate World Cup in Japan. The triumph in the female ...
Zamalek won the Egypt Football Cup after overpowering newcomers Pyramids FC 3-0,
reports Abeer Anwar
Said Okasha examines the composition of domestic political forces that may see an unusual alliance form
The debate on leaving the European Union in Britain is damaging core democratic values in the country, among them parliamentary scrutiny and the rule of law, writes Manal Lotfy in London
New elections are looming in Britain amid warnings that the government may ignore the parliamentary opposition, writes Manal Lotfy in London
Is the West still a reliable international partner for Egypt
The Egyptian powerhouse football club hires a relative unknown as their new coach