Egypt’s communications ministry will begin work on a 40 billion Egyptian pound ($2.44 billion) telecommunications network in the first phase of a new capital city being built east of Cairo, a cabinet statement said.
Abdel Rehim Saeid, 35, applies the ancient Pharaonic technique, known as the "fiery towel."
Business sentiment around future activity soared to the highest in one-and-a-half years in August, as more Egyptian firms expressed optimism for growth.
Fatima Said made her singing debut at 14 at the Cairo Opera House and had progressed to become the first Egyptian soprano to win a scholarship to study at the prestigious academy of the world famous La Scala opera in Milan.
The city, Egypt's second-largest, is surrounded on three sides by the Mediterranean and backs up to a lake, making it uniquely susceptible to the rise in sea levels caused by global warming and the melting of the polar ice caps.
Egypt’s economic growth is expected to slow to 5.5% in the current fiscal year, below the government’s target, and 5.8% the following year, a Reuters poll showed, as Cairo nears the end of an IMF-backed economic reform programme.
The Nile, the life giver of ancient, medieval and modern Egypt is running dry. The world’s longest river, the Nile has watered and nourished Egypt with silt from deep in Africa for millennia.
Egyptians go to the polls today, for the third day, in a referendum on constitutional changes which will grant President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi the possibility to remain in power until 2030. Without the amendments he would leave office in 2022. A general-become-field marshal, he stepped into the breach after the army, with popular approval, ousted Muhammad Morsi who had been elected to the top job in 2012.
Alaa al-Habashi was looking for ingredients for a Ramadan feast when he stumbled on an Ottoman-era mansion being used as a slaughterhouse and butcher's shop in Cairo's historic Islamic district.