Samar Samir

Parliament Approves Tougher Penalties for Building on Arable Lands

Thu, Jan. 11, 2018

Building on arable lands is banned, with violators potentially facing penalties punishable for up to five years in prison and a fine between LE 100,000 (US$ 5,648) and LE 5 million.

Fallen from Grace: Rabbi Hayyim El-Imshati Synagogue

Sat, Dec. 30, 2017

A look at Jewish heritage sits and a once-significant Jewish synagogue that has fallen through bureaucratic cracks and left in ruins.

Timeline: Egypt’s nuclear history

Mon, Dec. 11, 2017

After 54 years of struggle to own a nuclear reactor, Egypt starts its first nuclear power plant in cooperation with Russia.

Brazil eyes food production, tourism, health invest. in Egypt

Tue, Nov. 21, 2017

In light of Egypt’s latest participation in the ninth annual BRICS summit in September, President of Brazil-Africa Institution discussed potential cooperation.

Bull's eye on rural poverty eradication: SSTC conference kicks off in Brazil

Tue, Nov. 21, 2017

The two-day conference aims to share and exchange the expertise and innovative solutions to eradicate rural poverty worldwide.

Will Egypt push Israelis, Palestinians towards ‘real’ peace?

Wed, Sep. 20, 2017

Experts find difficulties in following the Egyptian experience due to Israel’s skeptical stance towards Hamas’ attitude despite its new policy.

Holding Down the Fort

Fri, Sep. 15, 2017

In an effort to safeguard Qaitbay and other historical sites against climate change threats, Egypt puts in motion various heritage conserving measures.

Swiss cease legal aid with Egypt over Mubarak’s frozen assets

Wed, Sep. 6, 2017

Swiss authorities have ceased legal mutual aid with Egypt over charges of money laundering or of organized crime in Switzerland during Mubarak’s era.