Opposition participate in protests against rising prices

Egyptian opposition parties and political movements staged protest marches on Wednesday in  Cairo ‘s poorest area the Matareya district demonstrating their anger over escalating bread prices, continued power cuts and shortages of drinking water. Kefaya representative Abdel Rahman Auf indicated that he hoped … read more

Egypt to assess art collections

Egypt’s Minister of Culture Faruq Hosni has formed several committees to conduct an evaluation and inventory of all antiquities and masterpieces in museums across the country in the wake of the theft of a priceless Vincent Van Gogh painting, his … read more

Blackouts continue across Egypt

Egypt has been experiencing its worst power outages in decades since the daily dawn-to-dusk fast for the holy month of Ramadan began two weeks ago. The power cuts have struck at the height of summer, amid temperatures of around 100 … read more

Mubarak to visit France on Sunday

President Hosni Mubarak is set to visit France on Sunday for talks with French President Nicolas Sarkozy, his second visit to the European country in two months, state agency MENA said. Mubarak, 82, will then travel to the United States … read more

Tycoon offers reward for stolen Van Gogh painting

Egyptian telecom tycoon Naguib Sawiris has offered a 140,000 euro reward for information leading to the recovery of a stolen masterpiece by Dutch painter Vincent Van Gogh, according to broadcaster Europe1. Sawiris is the first businessman to have publicly offered … read more

Egypt’s Unusual Political Pair

Two of the biggest opposition players in Egyptian politics have joined forces as unofficial campaigning kicks off for parliamentary polls later this year—though neither will be on the ballot. Mohamed ElBaradei, former head of the United Nations nuclear watchdog and … read more