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Vancouver, BC, Canada
University Prof., Communications and ESL
Interests: Egypt, Egypt, and Egypt.
Recent Activity
Ahram Online Egypt's Capmas (Ahram Online) A total of 2.25 million families who are beneficiaries of the conditional Takaful and Karama cash transfer programmes have so far received a total of EGP 23.921 billion, according to Egypt’s Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS). The agency released a statement... Continue reading
Reblogged 4 days ago at Egypt
Egypt Today Minister of Planning and Administrative Reform Hala el Saeed - File Photo CAIRO - 16 October 2018: Egypt’s balance of payments recorded a surplus of $12.8 billion, compared to a deficit of $11.3 billion in 2012, according to Planning Minister Hala el-Saeed. Saeed added that the volume of... Continue reading
Reblogged 7 days ago at Egypt
Egypt Today File: An army check point is seen in El-Arish city, in North Sinai July 15, 2013- Reuters CAIRO – 14 October 2018: Compensations of more than LE 1.3 billion were provided to the residents, who were living along the Gaza Strip Border Crossing with Egypt in Northern Sinai... Continue reading
Reblogged Oct 14, 2018 at Egypt
Clean Technica, by Joshua S Hill According to a new report from the International Renewable Energy Agency, Egypt has the potential to generate 53% of its electricity from renewable energy sources by 2030 and could reduce its energy bill by up to $900 million annually. The new report by the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 13, 2018 at Egypt
Note: An earlier version of this article was published in Arabic in Al Ahram Daily on October 10, 2018. Two scenes stunned the world recently. The first was of actor Bill Cosby, aka “the American Dad,” being led to prison in handcuffs, having been convicted of raping several women a... Continue reading
Posted Oct 12, 2018 at Egypt
Financial Times, by Nicholas Megaw (Link: Egypt is the latest darling of overseas lenders) Western banks that sold out stand to miss out on emerging opportunities Georges Elhedery, HSBC’s Middle East and north Africa chief executive Government drives to modernise economies in the Middle East have been a boon in... Continue reading
Posted Oct 11, 2018 at Egypt
الأهرام اليومي, بقلم د. عزة رضوان صدقي أثار مشهدان دهشة العالم بأكمله الأسبوع الماضي. الأول كان مشهد بيل كوسبى الممثل القدير المخضرم والملقب بـالأب الأمريكى وهو مكبل اليدين ويقوده أفراد الشرطة إلى السجن بعد إدانته بوقائع اغتصاب متعددة، هذا بينما ألغت 4 جامعات أمريكية الدكتوراه الشرفية التى قد مُنِحت له... Continue reading
Reblogged Oct 9, 2018 at Egypt
by Hany Ghoraba Special to IPT News October 9, 2018 Link: Rumours stoke Islamist attacks on Egyptian Copts Islamists and jihadists in Egypt have targeted the Egyptian Coptic minorities for decades with bombings and mob attacks on Coptic churches, businesses and homes. Many are sanctioned by fatwas from radicalclerics, Salafist... Continue reading
Posted Oct 9, 2018 at Egypt
Construction of new cities and infrastructure, and renewed focus on health care and education have raised visions of a rosy future By Linda S. Heard, Special to Gulf News (Link: Egypt's transformation is on a fast track) Published: 17:55 October 8, 2018 Egyptian pockets are feeling the pinch due to... Continue reading
Posted Oct 9, 2018 at Egypt
بقلم إيهاب الشيمي رابط المقال على روزاليوسف 7 أكتوبر 2014 من هنا "نصر أكتوبر !!! إنت بتصدق الحاجات دي برضه ؟ دي حاجات السادات ضحك عليكم بيها و خان سوريا عشان يعرف يبيع البلد للأمريكان يا ابني" ربما يتملكك الآن غضب شديد من قراءة هذه العبارة و حينها أستطيع أن... Continue reading
Reblogged Oct 6, 2018 at Egypt
MEM (Middle East Monitor) Egypt yesterday announced the arrival of the first electric bus from China which will service the Alexandria Corniche Road. Local media, including the state-run Al-Akhbar newspaper, reported that “the first electric bus has arrived in the port of Alexandria coming from the port of Shanghai, China,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 5, 2018 at Egypt
Channel News Asia (Link: IS in Egypt's Sinai announces death top militant) Egyptian policemen driving on a road leading to the North Sinai provincial capital of El-Arish on July 26, 2018 AFP/Khaled DESOUKI CAIRO: The Islamic State group has announced the death of one of its leaders in Egypt's Sinai... Continue reading
Posted Oct 3, 2018 at Egypt
الوطن, بقلم خالد منتصر عتابى كبير على جريدة «الوطن»، التى أتشرف بالكتابة فيها وأعرف اتجاهها التنويرى الواضح، صُدمت بشدة عندما قرأت عن موضوع الطبيبة المنتقبة، التى تُجرى جراحة فى غرفة عمليات داخل مستشفى قصر العينى، وكأنه إنجاز ثورى يستحق جائزة نوبل، قالت فى العنوان إنها ستكون أول جراحة سيدة، وزفت... Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 2018 at Egypt
Ahram Online El-Sisi at the Arab forum for special needs students surrounded by participants (Photo: Ahram) Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi announced on Monday that the Tahya Misr Fund has allocated EGP 500 mln to support citizens with special needs. The announcement came as El-Sisi inaugurated the first Arab Forum for... Continue reading
Reblogged Oct 1, 2018 at Egypt
The Arab Weekly, by Amr Emam (Link: El Gouna Film Festival draws international talent to Egypt) Egyptian actress Bushra Rozza (R) celebrates as American actor and director Sylvester Stallone poses with his Career Achievement Award at the El Gouna Film Festival, on September 28. (AFP) CAIRO - Film-makers, producers, directors... Continue reading
Posted Sep 30, 2018 at Egypt
الاهرام اليومي د. عزة رضوان صدقى شاهدت مقدم برنامج تليفزيونى ينتقد الضريبة العقارية بشدة قائلا: إنه لا يجوز شرعا فرض ضريبة على محل إقامة المواطن. وأكمل حديثه بشيء من السخرية قائلا: إن الضريبة العقارية وسيلة لانتزاع مال الغلابة المطحونين. دعانى هذا المنطق إلى التفكير فيما يدفعه المصريون من ضرائب بالمقارنة... Continue reading
Reblogged Sep 23, 2018 at Egypt
Egypt Today First delegation of second and third Australian generations of Egyptian origin - Egypt Today/Mahmoud Raghed CAIRO - 15 September 2018: The first delegation of second and third Australian generation of Egyptian origin arrived in Cairo on Friday, and were received by Minister of Immigration and Egyptian Expatriate Affairs... Continue reading
Reblogged Sep 15, 2018 at Egypt
Egypt Independent, by Hend El Behary (Al-masry Al-youm) Link: Egypt launches largest screening campaign for Hepatitis C in the world Egypt will launch the largest medical screening campaign for Hepatitis C in the world by applying a new initiative to detect and treat Hepatitis C to almost 50 million citizens,... Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2018 at Egypt
AP (Link Germany’s DW: Sex allegations against ex-staffer credible) CAIRO (AP) — Allegations of sexual harassment against a former employee at the German broadcaster Deutsche Welle have proven credible, the broadcaster said Friday, amid recent accusations of sexual misconduct against a famous Egyptian-British TV host who worked for DW. In... Continue reading
Posted Sep 14, 2018 at Egypt
The best I've read on Egypt for a long time. Finally, someone gets it right. Thank you Michael Rubin. Washington Examiner, by Michael Rubin (Link: Washington's misplaced human rights advocacy on Egypt will backfire) There is an unfortunate tendency within American foreign policy circles to develop irrational hatreds. Part of... Continue reading
Posted Sep 14, 2018 at Egypt
Express, by HARRIET MALLINSON HOLIDAYS: The fastest growing tourist destinations in the world have been revealed in new research - with a country popular with Britons taking number one place. Can you guess what it is? The fastest growing tourist destination in the world has been revealed in new research... Continue reading
Posted Sep 12, 2018 at Egypt
Al Monitor, Menna A. Farouk September 11, 2018 ( Mickey Mouse will celebrate his 90th birthday in Egypt this year, and other Walt Disney characters, including Aladdin, Rapunzel from “Tangled” and Sheriff Woody from “Toy Story,” will be busy entertaining Egyptian fans in Cairo Sept. 26-Oct. 6. After shows in... Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2018 at Egypt
المصري اليوم يبدأ الأحد، وفد صيني من مسؤولي الحجر الزراعي الصيني زيارة رسمية للقاء نظرائهم في الحجر الزراعي المصري، لتفقد مزارع النخيل وإنتاج التمور المصرية لأغراض التصدير للبدء في فتح أسواق التمور الصينية أمام المنتجات المصرية لأول مرة، ضمن خطة وزارة الزراعة للتوسع في صادرات التمور المصرية لمختلف الأسواق الدولية.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2018 at Egypt
Daily Mail Online, by Sara Malm For Mailonline, published 5 September 2018 Four new tunnels, two from Ismailia and two from Port Said will connect mainland Egypt with Sinai Peninsula The tunnels will reduce the time it takes to cross the Suez Canal from hours or even days to a... Continue reading
Reblogged Sep 7, 2018 at Egypt