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Think of them as passengers on a bus that's now being driven by a feral, paranoid monkey. They're not trying to kick him out of the driver's seat – they know we chose the monkey to be the bus driver because Hillary Clinton used e-mail and was a woman, and they respect that. They're just trying to turn the wheel slightly while the monkey is masturbating so we don't run over a cliff.
But perhaps we should consider these leaks the phlegm of democracy. They're a sign that something is very wrong, yes, but also that your system is fighting it – like it's supposed to.
This show is about holding authority accountable.
There used to be a big pile of garbage where the station now stands, and it smelled horrible.
It is ridiculous how this keeps on happening. It is not hard to store biscuits and look at the expiration date.
It was not just the parents who were angry in Sohag.
There is no foreign soldier from any foreign country on Egyptian soil. This is a matter of sovereignty.
Now my colleagues of the conservation department in the ministry will work on it, and the colossus, as well as the head, as well as the statue of limestone of the Seti II, will be in display in a few days in the garden of the Cairo museum. It's a big discovery. In my opinion, it's one of the greatest discoveries of the last years.
We used the bulldozer to lift it out. We took some precautions, although somewhat primitive, but the part that we retrieved was not harmed.
It was the main cultural place of ancient Egypt, even the bible mentions it. The sad news is that the whole area needs to be cleaned up, the sewers and market should be moved.
It's a race against time.
Bringing a semblance of normalcy to Eman's life may take a few years. The entire panel of doctors treating Eman is committed to giving her the best care and helping her to get back on her feet and recover from her current ailments.
We found the bust of the statue and the lower part of the head and now we removed the head and we found the crown and the right ear and a fragment of the right eye.
The sun god created the world in Heliopolis, in Matariya. That's what I always tell the people here when they say is there anything important. According to the pharaonic belief, the world was created in Matariya. That means everything had to be built here. Statues, temples, obelisks, everything. But ... the king never lived in Matariya, because it was the sun god living here.
Last Tuesday they called me to announce the big discovery of a colossus of a king, most probably Ramses II, made out of quartzite.
It was very formative for me. I probably wouldn't have been interested in doing an Egyptian character if it wasn't for the revolution. Even though Qahera is largely satirical, the concept of someone actually trying to protect Egypt, a superhero that stays, is definitely part of the atmosphere of back then.
Latent in every democracy [is] the permanent bureaucracy['s] capacity to subvert the elected administration, by virtue of permanence and knowledge.
They think tramadol will change the reality and will make them feel at peace. They want to lose awareness and any feeling of reality.
It is a problem but not a phenomenon. We suffer from it just as most countries all over the world. I urge young people ... to give up bad friends, otherwise they will be destroyed like me. I was a respected man who knew a loser friend and I became a loser myself.
He scored three more crazy goals, one even better than the other. We will have to wait and see whether a team is willing to pay €100 million. I hope not because I want to keep him here. We are just enjoying him and his goals for now.
Anyway, he is going nowhere for now. We want to enjoy him, then we'll see what happens. We intend to keep Belotti and president Urbano Cairo signed this important buy-out clause. I think he's worth more than they have offered.
The court has found the defendant innocent.
It's a nice cherry on the top of the situation we are in. It vindicates the entire history of Mubarak's corruption and dictatorship. It is a sign that this present regime is approving of all the past practices and there's no need for condemnation.
Nothing could serve them justice anymore now.
All of this is more painful and has been more surprising to us in the last few years more than today's verdict is.
We have reached concrete agreements on border control, Egypt has made suggestions on technical support. Further talks are needed on that, but on the point of border control, Germany is ready to offer further support.
Egyptians here read this visit as an European and German recognition of Egypt's role in supporting regional stability and as also as support by Germany for recent economic procedures, plus Egyptian efforts in fighting terrorism inside and outside the country, which is in both sides' common interest.
I will let the host announce it. Yes, we do have an agenda... the three baskets and possibly a fourth one, and a time frame, yes, in March.
This ruling is not fair and not just. The judiciary is politicized.
Mubarak is now technically an innocent, but he killed the future of a country, both directly and indirectly. The question now is how we move forward as a nation.
If commercialised, this could really help us decrease our waste... and it could help us improve our food exports because the plastic has antimicrobial and antibacterial properties.
We are continuing to work on enhancing its properties, like thermal stability and durability.
Egypt imports around 3,500 tonnes of shrimp, which produce 1,000 tonnes of shells as waste... Instead of throwing the shells away, we can make biodegradable plastic bags.
Ensuring safe and swift returns of Tunisians and Egyptians who are not in need of protection is legitimate, as long as the procedures are fair. It's another thing entirely to pursue dodgy deals that could trap asylum seekers and migrants from elsewhere in countries like Tunisia and Egypt that cannot guarantee decent treatment or meaningful access to asylum.
We will propose next week to the cabinet that the stamp duty comes in steps. We are working on not affecting the size or value of transactions in the market.
We will propose next week to the cabinet that the stamp duty comes in steps.
They're exhausted, with urgent needs for food and children's clothing. They're terrified of the violence and brutality.
In el-Arish, there are seven checkpoint buildings lining the road to town, but inside, you hardly see a soldier. Whenever there's an attack they come after we telephone them, sometimes days later, and ask for descriptions of the killers. But that's all.
They're thirsty for the blood of any Christian.
My cousin went to open the door after he heard knocking.
The security forces, they're all hiding and scared for their lives, scared to confront those people. There is no security. Yes, there are military and police at the check points, but for my protection as a human there is nothing.
At the end of the first day of negotiations, the HNC eventually accepted De Mistura's request to involve the two Moscow and Cairo platforms in the opening session.
If we compare it with a year ago, the situation or the relationship is better but it is not yet what is needed. The needs of our people are great, their need to travel, pursue education or treatment, attend to their businesses and families abroad, and also the need for open trade with Egypt. Egyptian intelligence is restoring its relationship with Hamas in accordance with certain guidelines, chief amongst them being that Hamas does not become a major gateway for threats from Gaza targeting Egypt's national security.
We've gotten to a point now with Hamas where we're working on a framework on which to build for the coming period, and this will be contingent upon controlling the borders and the crossing will be open routinely. We're thinking of direct trade and all this is pivotal for our brothers in Hamas and the Gaza Strip, but ... trust-building processes don't take place overnight.
There isn't one customer who walks in without complaining. Things that used to cost one pound now cost five, and whatever used to cost five pounds, is now 10 pounds. Some prices are exaggerated and I don't know why. Is there a reason the government is letting this happen? What are their reasons? We don't know.
(This art) is something new, and it's important for the children's development. Some of them accept it and some don't and just want to mess around, but none of them destroy it.
Those artists, in the eyes of the community, they're eccentric people who have come here to do something unusual. But when they work here in the street, there's a constant delivery of tea and homemade cakes because they work (outside), they involve children and they try to contribute in any way they can.
What we want to do is to bring together the old heritage, the traditions of this particular place, with creative contemporary art and with various cultural events to promote diversity. Old meets new, death and life come together in the city of the dead, where we can exchange ideas and culture between east and west.
I usually never go and click on documents that are sent to me by people I don't know. But because this was Azza and I was very upset about what had happened to her, I immediately went and clicked. Someone logged onto my computer from another neighbourhood in Cairo! Those (expletive) bastards!
This is a testament to how good they are with these phishing things. They know how to get you.
What is clear to me is that they're changing. But in a country as huge as China, we can't know everything. Egypt is where the biggest problem is at the moment. We're hearing about a lot of problems in Egypt, Pakistan and the Philippines. Wherever you have vulnerable people, you will see these kinds of problems.
They are targeting the entire human rights movement; silencing any voices that reveal state abuses and choking outlets that talk about them.
They used the fact that Thursday and Friday are the official days off at the center to go close the clinic and two other flats.
Today's shutdown of the Nadeem Center, an organization which offers crucial support to survivors of torture and violence, is yet another shocking attack on civil society in Egypt. The move exposes the chilling extremes to which authorities are prepared to go to in their relentless and unprecedented persecution of human rights activists in recent years.
The center was sealed with wax today as per the order issued in February 2016 which we have challenged in court.
I think AMOC will be the first company listed as part of the government listings programme. The listing will come out of the principal shareholder's share or from more than one shareholder's shares. We agreed with the (state-owned) Egyptian General Petroleum Corporation that we would start refining crude next month in Midor. We will start with around 350,000 barrels per month and the Corporation will buy the crude for us and we will sell the products back to them.
Egypt is where the biggest problem is at the moment.
When the administrations have common goals it makes cooperation easier. The military is the backbone of the relationship. We have a common enemy, which is terrorism.
The (Trump) administration has signaled repeatedly that it sees the Muslim Brotherhood as virtually indistinguishable from groups like al Qaeda or even Islamic State. This is something Cairo is very excited about and Arab partners favor as well.
(The administration) could ask Congress to no longer impose conditions on the funds and they could request increases in certain types of assistance. But President Trump's positive statements offer President Sisi a kind of affirmation and encouragement to continue what he is doing, which in some ways is worth more than dollars.
I went around yesterday in the evening and security was everywhere. Even now, when we arrived [at the Louvre], we were checked, and it's secure. I don't feel any threats.
There have been very good security measures taken, and it does not scare me at all. It's the phenomena of a person a little bit disturbed. The investigation will tell us what exactly happened.
We heard on the news that a terrorist attack took place ... we stayed at the hotel and we're thinking about cutting our vacation in Paris short.
This is a game I think the team showed a lot of good spirit despite the fact that I rested a lot of the key players. I was happy because one of the things we are working on is mental strength and despite not scoring we came to the Egypt half and attacked several times. Congo is a good side and I know it will be a tough game but we will be up for it. It's not looking so good but Gyan is a very strong boy. We will need to wait and see. We will have a scan and then we will know better.
Our goal was always to win the match, we never go into a match with the intention to draw. I would have liked a better second half but we were playing a very strong opponent.
You see the cash generated by Sukari, and if you make one of those discoveries every four to five years you have the ability to generate billions of dollars, but you've got to get the company to take the risk to do the exploration to see if the potential is there first.
(Juniors) don't want to pay money for signing-on bonuses... they'd rather put that money in the ground.
For those who find the bid round suitable for them under these terms, they are welcome in Egypt. For those who don't find them suitable, I don't want to hear anyone's advice.
I've been really excited about them making changes. But unfortunately the terms don't seem to be getting any better. The framework that's currently on offer in Cairo isn't really attractive for the smaller players to really get involved and hence the reason you've only got one gold mine.
Egypt needs a modern and competitive mining law and then there will be many mines like Sukari, which was created after over $1bn of investment and now employs directly and indirectly approximately 5,000 people. This bid round should be canceled otherwise ground will be held by small companies for many years with no significant investment as was the case with all areas offered in 2006 and 2008.
This bid round should be canceled otherwise ground will be held by small companies for many years with no significant investment as was the case with all areas offered in 2006 and 2008.
Whilst Egypt contains many areas that are highly prospective for gold, Centamin will not bid for further ground under the latest terms proposed by EMRA (Egypt's mining agency) in the 2017 bid round.
Egypt's potential will put it, in under 10 years, among the biggest producers of gold in the world based on our level of gold reserves and the studies and expertise we have.
Combined, the proposed terms result in an effective tax rate that is by far one of the highest for mining globally.
The proposed 6 percent royalty rate... is one of the highest globally... Furthermore, the onerous production-sharing terms, the partial cost recovery and the various bonuses due to EMRA create a non-commercial operating environment for any mining investor. Combined, the proposed terms result in an effective tax rate that is by far one of the highest for mining globally.
There has been a little bit of enhanced demand in key consuming countries, Egypt, Pakistan and even the UK.
The exchange rate is more depreciated than we expected given the fundamentals.
Although (economic indicators) for December have not been published yet, early indications are that the benchmarks for the next tranche of the loan are likely to be met.
Positive sentiment will continue to support the market and this is likely to be the case until there is specific, negative news that reverses the uptrend.
It is the court's belief that Egypt's sovereignty on Tiran and Sanafir is indisputable.
One of the main goals of the project is to ensure that the (Egyptian) museum has a full inventory of the objects and understands their conservation needs, so that the coffins can be made available for research by scholars but also for the public.
It means that in the long run more people here in Egypt and people from around the world will have the opportunity to discover and appreciate the full range of heritage and of history within this single collection of coffins.
There has been no other project like this worldwide with this number of coffins being documented or restored.
So it is not permissible for the president, or prime minister or parliament or cabinet or a referendum to give up this land. It is Egyptian land and cannot be given up according to the Egyptian constitution.
We have received some indication that refer to acceptable figures (for the yields).
Getting to $10 billion will happen gradually and with reassurance that the measures of the economic reform programme are happening gradually and in a sound manner. The more people see that we are achieving good results in our reform programme, the more they will be interested in investing so it is possible, within a year, to reach those levels (of $10-11 billion).
Egypt is the country with which one could come to some sort of agreement. There is stability to a certain extent, and they are interested because even they themselves have got their own problem with migration.
Dubai's strong performance last year helped build confidence in that market and because it is diversified from oil relative to other Gulf economies, investors have been focusing on growth stocks.
The Egyptian people have succeeded brilliantly in this test.
What are people going to do in the next six months, eat each other? We hope that things get better, but prices that go up never go down again.
I got on a bus, looking for a high place so that someone from the government would come and talk to me, and if no one showed up, I would have thrown myself off and said it's the government's fault. We are unable to bear six hours, how could we bear six months?
We've been handcuffed and thrown into the sea.
I cannot cover that. I will have to tell them 'thank you very much, come and take my company, along with its factory and the clothes on my back ... I will leave the company to them and be on my way.
If we all do this the economy will halt.
We are not facing difficulty, we are facing bankruptcy. My debt with the bank is equal to 150 percent of my equity capital.
The market thought we would still need to support the new FX regime. No. We want this newborn child to start standing on its own feet and supporting itself.
Since the float of the currency on Nov. 3 the market has not witnessed a correction and foreign funds have been flooding the market with fresh money, helping maintain positive appetite towards equities. Non-loaned sources of inflows are more productive in the long term than borrowed money.
He was a foreign guy who was asking strange questions and he was with the vendors in the streets, questioning on matters affecting national security.
During the call they discussed regional affairs and developments in the Middle East and in that context the draft resolution in front of the Security Council on Israeli settlement. The presidents agreed on the importance of affording the new U.S. administration the full chance to deal with all dimensions of the Palestinian case with a view of achieving a full and final settlement.
My worry is on the extent of subsidy cuts, and fees on expatriates if any, which could result in a large consumption squeeze and inflation.
Fresh money is coming into the capital markets, helping boost liquidity, and funds are positioning their portfolios for what they expect to be a top-performing market on both the Middle East and emerging market levels in 2017.
The primary reason is that the market is perceived as an inflation hedge in Egypt, particularly in a context where EGP is at an all-time low and there are further expectations for inflation to continue to creep up.
Historically, any time an emerging market won an IMF bailout, stock markets soared - one case study could be India's bailout in 1991, because structural change on both the monetary and fiscal level will eventually be prosperous for the economy.
Our notebooks are open and our assets are clear, and they have just one source – our advertisements and subscriptions. We did not receive any explanations or even warnings about this beforehand whatsoever, so we are extremely surprised by this decision.
The government had already made it clear in last year's budget announcement that there will be further subsidy cuts, but I don't think the impact will be as negative on sentiment as it was then.
He said he would not return because security forces would detain him again ... He was asking after me and his sisters ... I didn't notice any change in his voice or anything to suggest he would blow himself up.
He kept crying all night ... He wasn't crying because he was beaten or tortured, though the scars were still visible on his face and body. I believe they broke him at the station, they violated his honour.
We are all brothers whether Muslim or Christian and we reject such acts. The government should set up military courts to speed up trials and verdicts when it comes to terrorism cases.
God protect Egypt from evil and protect all Egyptians. In times like this we lean on each other, stand together and offer condolences to each other. This grief we will share together.
There were police cars stationed in front of the church gates .. I'll tell you what they were doing, they were too busy eating breakfast and drinking tea and soda. They weren't doing their job, they weren't asking people going in and coming out. We have an incompetent government, look at the economy, we are surviving only because God is supporting us.
There were large numbers so people entered without being searched.
Where was the security? There were five or six security cars stationed outside, so where were they when 12 kilograms of TNT was carried inside? They keep telling us national unity, the crescent with the cross … This time we will not shut up.
The fact that a terrorist group was able to plant a bomb inside a cathedral, which was so tightly guarded, has raised serious questions about security. It has also fueled anger among Egyptians, from all religions and sections of society. There are calls to catch the perpetrators and bring them to justice.
As soon as the priest called us to prepare for prayer, the explosion happened. The explosion shook the place ... the dust covered the hall and I was looking for the door, although I couldn't see anything ... I managed to leave in the middle of screams and there were a lot of people thrown on the ground.
They keep telling us national unity, the crescent with the cross ... This time we will not shut up.
I saw a headless woman being carried away. Everyone was in a state of shock. We were scooping up people's flesh off the floor.
There were children. What have they done to deserve this? I wish I had died with them instead of seeing these scenes.
We heard the blast and rushed to the scene and found police vehicles damaged. We saw some police were injured, and some of their legs had been cut off.
The Saudi petrochemical sector is currently trading at a forward price-to-earnings ratio of 16.7 times compared to global peers' average of 17.2 times.
But for the equilibrium we are talking about to be reached we need some months.
This dollar issue will not last like this for long... because this is not its fair price. The Egyptian pound, its real price is not 17 or 18. But for the equilibrium we are talking about to be reached we need some months.
Shares in OTMT have almost doubled since October, so this sell-off is not only specific to this week's news, it's part of the overall sell-off seen across the broader market today.
Sentiment has not shifted, the market is simply taking a breather.
Most of the Gulf markets are poised to end the year with some gains, so institutional funds will tend to hold onto their current positions so that they don't have to realise any losses on their books, bolstering their year-end returns.
I consider putting 500 people on this boat to be murder. There is no other way to describe it.
I understand the frustration. Every thing is getting more expensive and you are throwing this on top of it. But they are trying to create incentives for local investment while protecting local industries and simultaneously cutting pressure on the pound.
We cannot bear the increased prices. The dollar has already increased costs by 110 percent and then we put another 60 percent on at customs? People who don't have money, where will they buy?
I was neither given nor shown any official paperwork saying I am banned from travel.
The Egyptian authorities want to sever the connection between the Egyptian human rights movement and the outside world.
We are in a state that tramples on the law and constitution. They are acting like thieves in the night. I wasn't shown a single official paper saying I've been banned from travel or that my assets were frozen.
Restrictions imposed on...freedom of movement have regrettably become routine in what is seen as a broader crackdown against Egyptian civil society that has continued unabated since 2011.
Tunisia, Algeria and Egypt have direct contact with Libya on three levels: security, geographical and economic levels. May God help us to meet and coordinate together with Libyans. If this happens, we might give Libya, through our help, the opportunity to stabilise the country.
Inflation is higher than incomes and salary increases. The moment the price of the dollar goes up, everything else shoots up.
Egypt has all the ingredients to become a manufacturing hub. To the extent that a weaker pound and economic reforms could spark a move in that direction, we'd certainly see job prospects stem from prospects of growth, and wages as well should pick up.
Egyptians are in for a tough time over the next year.
We can no longer survive on my salary. The situation is very, very, very difficult.
These results point to the possibility of a more contentious relationship between the government and the National Assembly than was seen between 2013 and 2016, when the opposition was a minority.
Cairo, he kept us all in suspense with that bank shot, or the chip shot, or whatever it is. It was a great game to watch. I'm sure it put a couple of extra gray hairs on your head. Proud of our guys, our coaches and the job they did in all three phases.
Politically, it's insensitive to work on anything like that at the moment. But we need these companies to keep operating so their profits can start to absorb the losses.
The banks in the past few months were not making foreign currency available except for strategic commodities, so this is the majority of the backlog.
We have to ask high to see what they will do.
Every minister should have sat down with the government after the float and discussed an emergency plan because it's a crisis if patients can't find life-saving medicines. We can give up sugar or tea, but we can't give up medicine.
We're working on a strategy to eliminate any product that's not profitable. But companies that depend on unprofitable products will be forced to shut down now given the new currency rate.
Distributors are now telling pharmacies nothing imported is available. The problem has been going on for a while, but has only turned into a crisis in recent weeks.
There's no way of knowing how long this amount will last because cancer drugs are expensive and it depends on the shortages, but the amount is not enough to solve the problem.
Patients who come looking for insulin ask me: 'What am I supposed to do? Die?' and I don't know what to tell them. I don't have the drugs they need.
It's an orchestrated crisis. The decision to float the pound was taken...and two hours later people began saying we have a crisis and we don't have meds. It's a way to push for a rise in medicine prices, which will not happen.
We aren't a charity. We have expenses and production costs, and if a company isn't making profit it will have to halt production.
The central bank's decisions could not have been delayed more than this and the results over the past two to three weeks were positive. We have seen during this period how the banks were able to attract large dollar resources during the past period, amounting to around US$3 billion over the past two weeks.
The consolidation genie is out of the bottle with the Abu Dhabi government having already announced the merger of two banks and two sovereign funds. This is a sound strategy when trying to cope with a prolonged economic slowdown, so it is unsurprising investors are trying to second guess which companies may be next in line.
When a market gains about 20 percent in one month some profit taking is a given. Sentiment swung from extreme fear to extreme greed in a short period.
The case shouldn't have gone to court to begin with. The decision is political ... We are not talking here about law and the judiciary.
This is a very tormented situation where the unemployment in this region, all this instability, is really alarming. At the same time the internet is infiltrating all around. Look at Egypt, look at other countries where, in the Arab Spring, the internet played a key role in moving the population towards changing the regime.
The market rally is overdone, but there has been a structural change in the economy brought about by the flotation of the currency, and this has unleashed both foreign capital inflows as well as liquidity in the equity markets, which is encouraging. The stabilisation of the pound around 15.50-15.75 to the dollar is also encouraging foreign buyers to buy shares.
There is nothing stopping him from returning.
This means the IMF can't avoid political engagement in countries, exposing it to a backlash if economic transitions prove painful.
The relationship has developed. It's more of a partnership than a carrot and stick relationship.
The Arab Spring had a humbling effect on the staff of the Fund.
I think we've learned.
Governments are undertaking difficult economic reforms. If after a few years they haven't succeeded in improving living standards, people will point fingers.
People are buying the economic growth expected in the next few years ... Most of the money is transfers from abroad.
What we are witnessing this year is that idiosyncratic risk is driving market performance, and the stock market performance has somewhat decoupled from the movement of oil prices.
The revolutionary bloc is reticent to protest. We now know that any street action leads to bloodshed. There is no result we can achieve [through protest] with this regime.
I came to Baku to do a presentation about migrants, and this was a good subject, because many people here are talking about refugees and the theatre of war. Here and there – wars are constantly erupting, all consequences of a dearth of multiculturalism. When you are a migrant, a person who lives where he can, how does this loss of home influence a person's spirit? Today many plays in the post-Soviet space are about this.
Only time will tell how he affects oil prices and foreign policy.
We expect Telecom Egypt to use an aggressive pricing strategy as its main tool to compete with the current mobile network operators - taking advantage of its existing network and infrastructure.
Poor people who do not want to ruin the country will not protest. They want to build the country, not destroy it.
Global markets, the Gulf and Egypt included, were pricing in a Clinton victory over the last couple of sessions, and instead they got Trump in the White House, but investors in the region then turned their focus on domestic factors especially in Saudi Arabia and Egypt.
Over the past few months, the Egyptian authorities have embarked on an ambitious reform program to put the country's economy on a sustainable path and achieve job-rich growth. I will recommend that the board approve Egypt's request.
Yesterday the central bank governor and I sent the letter of intent. This was the document we still needed to send to complete the procedures.
By the end of the year, international arrivals are expected to exceed 27 million, including cruise arrivals, which is a new high record for Greece.
It's something we have had to absorb.
Until there is hard evidence of fund inflows sticking around long enough, markets will be unable to unlock their true potential.
The market is re-rating assets, pricing in the weaker pound, but the trend is likely to be challenged by the super 300 basis point hike in interest rates. This will attract money because of the carry trade, but borrowers will be hit.
From a practical perspective, it's still difficult to deploy capital into Egypt.
It makes sense for them to keep it weak for now as their only source for dollars... is people coming in and depositing. Those are the main flows until portfolio investors and tourists come back but this could take months.
They told me to make a request if I want to receive my money in dollars.
The value of the dollar changed four times since I came to the bank [just now]. If in just 10 minutes the value changed that much, what is going to happen later?
No one is going to sell or buy anything now until we see what is going to happen.
"This will make more foreign exchange available. The flexible exchange rate regime, where the exchange rate is determined by market forces, will improve Egypt's external competitiveness, support exports and tourism and attract foreign investment,"
We welcome the Central Bank of Egypt's decision to liberalise the foreign exchange system and adopt a flexible exchange rate regime. This will make more foreign exchange available. The flexible exchange rate regime, where the exchange rate is determined by market forces, will improve Egypt's external competitiveness, support exports and tourism and attract foreign investment.
This is a welcome move given the economic circumstances. The way in which it is handled is welcomed and it's a decision clearly that the Egyptian authorities have matured and deliberated and are putting in place for the Egyptian economy and for the Egyptian currency.
For the last tens of years we are talking about the exchange rate as a target as an objective. It's the first time ever we talk about the exchange rate as a tool.
There is no intention to sell $4 billion in another auction.
There will be relief in the market and with companies that the devaluation has happened. The resetting of Egypt's economic equation has begun at last, but much more needs to be done by the government to reform the economy.
Inflation is already high and it is endemic in Egypt.
All of this will help foster growth, job creation and stronger external position for the country.
Now everyone is frightened. So the snowball effect has started and people are dumping their dollars so as not to be stuck with them when the price is going down.
They are coming and taking any quantity they find. Even if you are selling just 10 kilos, they'll take it ... if they do this again and I lose my goods, it will shut my shop.
There is enough sugar in government stocks ... enough to resolve the crisis.
Eighteen pounds was not the real value by any means. The weakness in the black market was built on speculation and we think the rate should settle around 11 to 12.
I don't know if they have a Plan B or they are panicking (too much) to execute ... But I know one thing, everything is closing down in terms of market functioning whether official or unofficial. They have to float immediately.
We used to feel it weekly, now the impact is daily. It's not just wood, it's all our materials, 50 per cent up on a month ago.
No one knows what is happening. We stopped buying and selling two weeks ago. We're only doing retail. It's not logical and it's not just us, it's all merchants.
We are in negotiations now with the government ... to try to finalize the agreement. We are building a mini city.
The numbers will be better in terms of top line, bottom line and margins.
Our target was 6.5 billion pounds ($732 million), then we increased it to 7 billion pounds because the market is doing really well.
There is still room for prices to go a bit higher but at a certain point it will plateau ... Instead of seeing 30 percent year over year, you may start seeing 20 percent.
We got a few hopeful signals in September from the Egyptian judicial authorities, and the Rome prosecutor interpreted that as some willingness to collaborate.
There are some negative points that we are dealing with but they were a limited number of cases. We can't leave the market without supervision. ... Monitoring is necessary.
[The raids are] a limited number of cases and they have been dealt with. And we will monitor this procedure, but it was necessary.
I imagine that within the coming two months and before the end of the year we will have signed the loan.
We provided all the original documents and invoices to the ministry for the sugar. The factory is now stopped because of the seizure of the sugar - 2,000 tonnes, which is three weeks of sugar for the company. This is a normal amount.
We have already opened a logistics center in Kenya ... last month. We have a direct shipping line now from Egypt to Kenya and we're expanding on that ... Kenya is a no-brainer because it has access to five immediate countries next to it.
If you look at last month's report, industry grew by almost 20 percent, because it has to fill the gap of the imports. Some of (the imports) are unnecessary and some is real consumption that Egyptian industry has to fill the gap for.
We have been focusing on this because there is a severe shortage of industrial land. We are looking for exports to be 50 percent of imports within three years.
This government has no vision, it is not transparent about its policies. At this point, the country doesn't need rhetoric. People need their basic necessities, to eat and drink.
After two revolutions, the Egyptian people are going backwards not forwards. We are heading for an explosion and this time it won't be peaceful.
The dollar crunch is so bad that things have been piling up at the port for a long time and you cannot get them out. Dollars are not available... and the situation is deteriorating.
Prices are rising daily, not monthly. This situation will push people to do bad things. It could slip out of hand and the government will not be able to control it because if the poorest cannot get enough to eat they will steal. If someone has children to feed, what will he do?
There has been a string of positive events that have helped revive optimism towards Saudi shares, namely because of the successful bond sale, payment by government to construction sector and relatively supportive oil prices.
Minutes after he left the house I heard gunfire, I went out to find him covered in blood ... he received a lot of bullets .. He died instantly.
The draft is ready. We will send it to the cabinet as soon as possible. We will be done with it next month.
It's been four weeks since we've had sugar at any of the branches.
It includes a definition of smuggling of migrants. We were lacking such a definition in our law and accordingly the smugglers used to escape ... and there are the sanctions that could reach up to 25 years in prison.
This is the first law on smuggling of migrants in the Middle East.
The cost for Egypt is $140 million a week in terms of fuel it has to import...that means that foreign currency which could be available elsewhere in the marketplace is not available.
Farmers don't want to sell because in the previous years they saw that they sold cheaply and then prices increased and they didn't profit. In the free market (the price of rice) is around 2,900 Egyptian pounds ($326.58) and the government is offering 2,400, so there is a huge gap.
The market reacted negatively to the news about Aramco stopping its supply of petroleum products, and this, coupled with the fact that the index failed to break the resistance barrier of 8,500 points, led to profit-taking.
It will be between us and in house, we have enough resources even if the closing happens before the end of the year, as we expect it.
Some in Morocco think it is a miracle. Participative products conform to Islamic rules, but they do cost money too.
We will have to be careful to not mislead customers because if they feel disappointed it will be even less than 5 percent. Some in Morocco think it is a miracle. Participative products conform to Islamic rules, but they do cost money too.
There are countries, which are directly involved in arming, financing and training these elements.
This is not an attempt by the military to take over.
We know for a fact that the terrorist group OLF has been receiving all kinds of support from Egypt. Its leaders used to be in Asmara [Eritrea] – now they are in Cairo.
If you take somewhere like Egypt, 90 percent of people have got houses, they've got a garden, but they've got no piece of paper to show ownership of that ... And without ownership of your property, it's almost impossible to start a business or get a bank loan or anything.
We're not obliging everyone to take the same stance as us. Some decisions were taken by the UN Security Council and we simply want them to be enforced. For example, the Geneva Communique or the Vienna Convention, which outline the resumption of talks, set the basis for negotiations and also clarify the stages of political transition. So, we're not asking anyone to adopt our personal position, but simply to make an effort to stop this war.
This is of course Europeans, but this is also Egypt, Algeria, in particular the south. There is a link between the terrorism in Libya and with Boko Haram in the south.
There were about 450 to 500 passengers on board. The boat was overcrowded and began to tilt at two o'clock in the morning until around five, then it capsized completely… the ones who could swim were able to survive, while the ones who couldn't drowned as the boat sank.
Some expectations mixed with grief and shock: this is how you can describe the scene that families are facing over here. With search and rescue operations still going involving the Navy and local fishermen, hospitals along the coast close to the site of the sunken boat have been put on high alert.
Entire families, children and young people entrusted their lives to human smugglers, and risked everything aboard an unseaworthy boat that capsized and sank in the middle of the sea. We urge the parliament to pass (a) new anti-human smuggling law that should be a strong deterrent for smugglers.
The drowning incident highlights the increasing number of migrant boats from Egypt, carrying Africans and Syrians escaping war and conflicts, besides the thousands of eager Egyptians looking forward to better jobs and improved lives.
All the details are with the central bank.
We've doubled the amount of money from the EIB, directed to Egypt's private sector, and we are interested in developing the private sector through cooperation with international institutions, with long-term financial loans.
The government is trying to re-boost the activity, the economy of the country, but they still need support from other regions.
Our reform plan contains a comprehensive programme of economic, financial and tax reforms, done in cooperation with the international institutions and completely endorsed by them.
For Arab and international investors, this conference represents an opportunity to look closely at the government's reform programme, and see if they find an attractive enough destination for them to invest in, given the current security and social challenges.
We know from the start the case is political and the aim is revenge against NGOs that expose the state's abuses.
I think it was dumb luck. I don't think we ever started off to build a business. We wanted to do something for pets and for ourselves.
We started realizing that it was something the world needed, it was what we loved to do, it was what we were good at, and people started to pay us for it.
A lot of times a fish can only go as long as they have air in their bags. We've also shipped diabetic ferrets to Egypt, where we had to stop them three or four times just for insulin shots.
The fact that Egypt has now reached an agreement with the IMF is an indication that they are taking their economic restructuring, their economic objectives seriously, and that should encourage either friendly neighbouring countries or other bilateral partners to actually participate in the funding.
Many people still link the idea of honour with female circumcision, so it is not about stiffening the law as much as addressing people's mindsets.
It will also decrease the rate of reporting FGM cases, as imposing a punishment on whoever escorts a girl to have the operation will make families fear reporting cases.
It's positive for revenue generation and the budget deficit. This shows government commitment to reforms. They are going ahead with one of the difficult reforms that has been pending for a decade and should be followed by the other reforms, such as a devaluation and other fiscal reforms.
I underwent FGM at the age of eight. I experienced many problems when I was circumcised. I was at home, in great pain and bedridden for several days due to the stitches, my legs were tied together to ensure I didn't move so the stitches would stay in place. I was unable to pass urine normally, I had to lie on my side in order to urinate.
When the baby comes into the birth canal, it cannot exit, and the baby becomes asphyxiated and later on becomes a stillbirth or after a long resuscitation, can also develop cerebral palsy. A c-section may be the only solution, with its attendant risks.
Along with population growth and ageing, these ongoing conflicts have dramatically increased the burden of chronic diseases and injuries and many health workers have fled for safer shores. These issues will result in deteriorating health conditions in many countries for many years and will put a strain on already scarce resources.
Life expectancy decline is traditionally regarded as a sign that the health and social systems are failing. The fact that this is happening in several countries indicates there is an immediate need to invest in health care systems.
I don't believe the crackdown will help reduce the parallel market rates.
The delegation doesn't allow mixing politics with sports. In Judo, the players can either shake hands or bow in respect to each other. It's up to the player.
My son watch out, don't be fooled, or fool yourself thinking you will play with the Israeli athlete to defeat him and make Egypt happy. Egypt will cry; Egypt will be sad and you will be seen as a traitor and a normalizer in the eyes of your people.
The taxes represent 118 million pounds from the 525 million pound sale.
I was cheering for them. They were about my age and were up against it in this match.
If you can understand the landscape of a chemical change or a biological change, you might be able to alter the landscape. I never ever believed that one day I would get a call from Sweden as a boy. I had passion about science. My mother said I was going to burn the house (with chemistry experiments).
I started to dream about this project 17 years ago in 1999 when I finished my hot-air balloon landing in Egypt, so 17 years later I take off where the balloon landed.
Our growth momentum in AMAP remains strong, with excellent performance in South Africa, Turkey and Egypt and ongoing recovery in India.
The danger in dealing with this game is that it involves the user photographing areas nearby with ... smart phones which transfer the pictures of the sites to third parties. The interior ministry has informed security men to show zero tolerance to anyone approaching such prohibited sites, deliberately or not.
Beyond 2016, FDI could increase significantly if the Egyptian authorities implement deeper structural reforms--including major improvement in the business environment--and if geopolitical environment in the region improves.
The government of President el-Sisi has not been able to push through many economic reforms.
South Africa has been hit by a prolonged slowdown coupled with a weaker currency.
The government is attacking the independent and professional unions, and the workers are standing up, especially in cases where they are dismissed unjustly or benefits are not paid out.
The overall pattern is that most people ... do not support either candidate, but they hate Trump essentially and one out of three support Hillary.
I called my Egyptian counterpart and I told him that I could not remain indifferent to a situation that impairs freedom of the press... I regret this Egyptian decision.
The efforts that we need to put are maybe 10 times what we planned to put in place but we need to focus on our ability to drive business back to Egypt to change the image of Egypt.
At this time we do not yet know definitively what caused the disappearance of Flight MS804. The US stands ready to provide our full support and resources to the governments of Egypt and France as they investigate this incident.
US national security and aviation experts have been in touch with their counterparts in France and Egypt to offer assistance. Many of you all have probably also seen the announcement from the Department of Defense that the United States Navy is working to deploy a P-3 Orion aircraft to provide support for the search of the missing jetliner.
We were upset. As you know Sharm El-Sheik's hotels were already 80 percent closed, so life is reduced to almost nothing there but, despite this morning's events, we still decided to go.
I think we have to go back to our country whatever the conditions. If we don't travel today, we'll travel next week, we will travel next month, but in the end we will go back.
This year we've been able to completely remix our holiday program from Turkey, Egypt, Tunisia, and taking 1.2 million bookings from there to Spain or other destinations… the Canaries [Islands] are up 27 percent, long-haul is up 40 percent, so there is a response that we're managing.
We cannot exclude anything at this time or confirm anything. All the search operations must be concluded so we can know the cause.
We are in close contact with the Egyptian authorities, both civil and military. At this stage, no theory can be ruled out regarding the causes of the disappearance.
The pilot did not mention any problems.
There was nothing unusual. The search and rescue aircraft from the Egyptian air force are at the position where we lost contact. They are still looking and so far there is nothing found.
Here, several years ago, in the situation room of the ministry of foreign affairs, we dealt with a siege that grew ever tighter around our people in the Israeli embassy in Cairo. A wild mob came to slaughter our people and that night we worked with all the tools at our disposal, including threats to extract them using the Israel Defense Forces, which finally tipped the scale.
The Egyptian government did not give me the opportunity to prove my theory.
When you play in Egypt, there is more pressure but at the same time I have a lot of support behind me at every match and it gives me a big boost and I am very happy to come back here in the final again.
We went from mistakes in Iraq to Egypt to Libya to President Obama's line in the sand in Syria. Each of these actions have helped to throw the region into chaos and to give ISIS the space it needs to grow and prosper. Very bad.
We really need to reflect, especially today, facing yet another tragedy in the Mediterranean in which, it seems, several hundred people have died, on the day we are marking the first anniversary of the shipwreck in which 800 people lost their lives.
Egypt does not sell its land to anyone and it does not take anyone's land. I brought you here to reassure you about the man you entrusted with your land and honour. I did not take the issue personally ... Please let's not talk about this issue again.
There will be no direct relationship between the kingdom and Israel due to the return of these islands. There is an agreement and commitments that Egypt accepted related to these islands, and the kingdom is committed to these.
This land is Saudi and Egypt administered it based on a request from the kingdom and this door that spreads doubts, which have no foundation in truth, must be closed.
Recalling the ambassador for talks means that Italy confirms its commitment with itself and the Regeni family: We will stop only before the truth, the real truth. Italian prosecutors said this week's meetings had been "disappointing.
Technology is beginning to open doors that were permanently locked, or seemed permanently locked or maybe we did not know it existed. It is creating a revolution ... and it is going to result in the 21st century being the greatest in exploration in the history of mankind and we are just scratching the surface.
The service was offered free of charge to the consumer, and the national telecommunications regulator saw the service as harmful to companies and their competitors.
(TUI Group) has been hit hard by the deteriorating situation in many key destinations like Turkey, Egypt and North Africa, but a bullish trading outlook this morning - and arguably the fact that the shares had been sold down a little too aggressively – has served to leave the stock trading ... higher.
The Messi issue is shameful.
He is an Egyptian and obviously there will be a thorough investigation to find out the reasons behind such an act.
The odds that Rousseff will continue to the end of her mandate have fallen below 50 percent and the market is very happy about it.
The market is just extending the moves we saw prevailing last week which were in a positive direction.
Clearly a positive step. the pound would need to fall further, to around 9.5 per dollar, to restore the economy's competitiveness. Inevitably there will be short-term pain as inflation rises, and the central bank will hike rates at its meeting on Thursday, probably in the order of 100 basis points. But in time the devaluation will bring benefits to Egypt...and encourage foreign investors back to the country.
This is great news. You've made my day.
So the invitations are still the same, we have not issued any new invitations, and as far as the parties invited are concerned, it is the government, the HNC and individuals involved in the Cairo and Moscow meetings as per Security Council resolution 2254.
With these examples which still remain very few and rare in Arab society, Arab women are proving once again their ability to break the restrictions which have been imposed on them But their dreams do not stop at this point, as the gap between reality and ambition to achieve substantial equality is still big.
The authorities had arrested 48 members of a Muslim Brotherhood cell aimed at undermining security through a series of attacks. Fourteen of them had confessed to killing Barakat.
The current economic situation seems to be the main reason for this crisis, but we also can't ignore the effects of the political and security problems. That's also caused economic worries which means foreign investment is not coming into the country.
Egypt's government is trying to find ways to rescue the economy, but so far it doesn't appear to be enough or particularly effective. Economists now fear the government could allow the Egyptian pound to float, which they think would be economic suicide, especially in a country already experiencing low growth and high unemployment.
The needs of the comics are acknowledgment, recognition from the public as a major art, not an art which is directed to children. There are a lot of needs in terms of commercial developments.
Italian investigators in Egypt have been investigating alongside their Egyptian counterparts for several days now but the reasons behind the death remain unknown and mysterious. This increases pressure on the Egyptian government to discover who carried out the crime of torture and murder.
Egypt doesn't currently have the legal system in place that would be able to attract foreign investment, so even if the IMF approves this $12 billion loan over three years, that doesn't mean foreign investors would rush to come to Egypt, we lack the legal framework and we're also lacking strong infrastructure.
Egyptians are awaiting the outcome of their government's negotiations with the IMF, hoping they will work and can revive an economy that's becoming increasingly troubled day by day, but many people fear the IMF could impose tough preconditions, adding insult to injury.
We've asked them to act with determination, with transparency and speed.
It has become increasingly difficult and dangerous to conduct research.
That particular day he wanted to visit for a friend's birthday. He sent me a text message about that. When I called him back his phone was off. The next day… I knew from another friend who was waiting for him in the street that he never arrived. His phone was off since….
We have a precedent. There was a Croatian citizen who was kidnapped and slaughtered… We also have precedents where Egyptian security captures people and they disappear.
It is true that Tahrir Square is empty but we're not completely silent, even if the authorities are trying to impose silence. Because not only is there a fear mounting in people's minds, but what is more worrying, is the indifference. Because today, for Egyptians, going out and risking their life for a demonstration has no meaning.
We heard the sound of an explosion and when we ran outside all we could see for around half an hour was a dense cloud of dust and fumes. After about 30 to 45 minutes, the dust cleared and we could see the damage. But none of us knows what happened.
China will take measures to help the industrialisation of the Middle East follow up on this amount. This will include specifying loans to curb the industrial cycle, in the amount of 15 billion dollars, to be used in cooperative projects with the countries of the region in the field of [inaudible] and infrastructure. Also we will be offering 10 billion dollar loans and increasing support and cooperation.
What path a country or people chooses cannot be separated from historical and cultural traditions or the reality of economic development and should be set and orderly advanced by the country or people themselves. China supports Egypt's efforts to maintain stability, develop the economy and improve livelihoods, and supports Egypt to play an even greater role in international and regional affairs.
Choosing Egypt to hold this press conferences which is considered rare for North Korean officials, may carry political messages reflect Pyongyang's desire to play a stronger role in the Middle East these days.
We have to reach our goal, but we have to be sure, 100 percent, step-by-step, what we have to go, and we have to know exactly our road, for this reason we took several steps with radar scan.
"We have to reach our goal, but we have to be sure, 100 percent, step-by-step, what we have to go, and we have to know exactly our road, for this reason we took several steps with radar scan,"
My ulterior motive is actually to finally do something about a cancer, the cancer of sexual exploitation and abuse against people who trust the blue flag. They see a peacekeeper coming their way and they think: 'This is somebody who is going to help me.' They don't think: 'I have got to run. This is somebody who is going to rape me. That is not what they think or what they should ever think.
We said earlier there was a 60 percent chance there is something behind the walls. But now after the initial reading of the scans, we are saying now its 90 percent likely there is something behind the walls.
Zamalek is so empty because all the schools are closed; traffic is great. I wish we had elections here all the time.
We specifically chose Paris, I saw him regularly there. He was a very good person and had nothing to do with any of the trouble.
The French authorities and the French people have always acted wisely and with common sense while avoiding misunderstandings and confusion among its citizens. I don't think this will change and I believe that France, once again, will come out of this stronger and even more certain of their beliefs about the need to fight terrorism. I don't think French people will fall into the trap of associating Muslims and Islam with this distorted view of Islam which terrorists, especially Daesch, represent.
Egypt is secure, stable and safe and welcomes your people. They will come to Egypt peacefully and leave peacefully and we will do all we can to protect and look after them.
The impact on Egyptian tourism, which had already been struggling, is serious, and this major income earner for Egypt's economy is being overtaken by this crisis. But meanwhile, several tourists we talked to here have described some countries' decision to evacuate the place as 'exaggerated.
An airlift has been put in place at the airport in Sharm el-Sheik for the evacuation of foreign tourists and will continue for a few days. Besides that, people working in the tourism industry appear nervous, especially after the evacuation of Russian tourists which make up the bulk of those who travel to Egypt.
Planes will arrive empty at various airports in Egypt and pick-up passengers that have return flights but they won't be allowed to bring their luggage.
What we're dealing with is big in scale, it's logistically very demanding – we've had to work around the clock with the Egyptians, with the airlines, and that's why we're appealing to the airlines not to bring people to the airport until they're sure there is a flight ready for them to get on.
Since the beginning our objective has been to get British people home safely, as quickly as possible, and today eight flights have left Sharm el-Sheikh with around 1,500 people on board.
The developments of Egypt's position after the British and US statements will be visible here on the ground by tightened security at Egyptian airports, but Egyptian authorities confirm that this tightening is no indication that terrorism caused the crash. The end judgment will be left to the results of the investigations.
Well we can't be certain at the moment but it looks more likely than not that this was a bomb, placed aboard the airliner. ISIL claimed they did it, we have no corroboration of that, so it's impossible to be certain, but we have to take every precaution now given that there are so many British citizens out in Sharm el-Sheikh.
I fully understand the importance of being aware that this accident could put in peril the return home of British citizens in Egypt.
According to the information available, the main hypothesis is that the crash was caused by a technical failure on the plane. But the answer will be found in the examination of the black boxes.
The political indifference which been witnessed during this election is certainly linked to the deep problems still affecting the Egyptians. This, as observers have said, will result in a weak parliament which will not represent the majority of Egyptians.
Egyptian people are bored of going to the polls again and again, and the second thing is that young people are boycotting these elections because the political regimes that ruled the country after the two revolutions did not succeed in achieving their demands and their goals. For example, social justice, providing jobs and a good life in order to give young people a sense of hope for a better future.
There are basically two major components to this project: one is the de-attachment and re-attachment of the beard and the second, very important component is the comprehensive study of the material they used for manufacture as well as the complete manufacturing technique.
Last week we saw the formation of death cross in the dollar index. Could it be good news for the stock market?
The EGX30 Index is still under pressure following the recent sell-off in global equities. We don't think the Central Bank decision is good news for the market, especially as the uncertainty remains toward global equities. Moreover, the declining Egyptian pound with the continuous global economic slowing down would not be good news for corporate earnings.
I want stability, growth and success in my country. They are the most important things. Egypt has suffered a lot, but it deserves the best.
Look at Egypt. It has been up and down for the last 10 years. Every time it comes back stronger than before.
Egypt is the buyer that I considered as the preferred one because of our military cooperation with Egypt. I might remind you that we have already sold them Rafale fighter jets, because Egypt is playing a key role in the Middle East, and finally because Egypt wants to have a democratic transition which is not easy and we must support those efforts.
I'm thrilled with this new idea, with women taking charge. Of course, Egyptian society is always going to reject new ideas and doesn't understand initiatives like this, but it will get used to it, and I am sure that Pink Taxi will be a success.
This terrorist attack comes a few days after the Egyptian president's endorsement of the new anti-terrorism law that gives security forces more powers to counter terrorist activities and attacks that still hit Egypt.
Supporters consider this law to be a necessary measure specifically during this period to fight terrorist activities and to maintain the security of the country, while its critics are expressing their fear that media freedoms will be restricted and human rights compromised.
"Terrorism is defined using very wide terminology which could be used to impose restrictions on the media. The new law should have a clear definition of terrorism and not impose restrictions on freedom as is happening now,"
Terrorism is defined using very wide terminology which could be used to impose restrictions on the media. The new law should have a clear definition of terrorism and not impose restrictions on freedom as is happening now.
They left from Alexandria, Egypt, ten days ago. They have arrived here in the Port of Augusta on two different ships, one from the Croatian Coast Guard and one from the Italian finance police. There are many families, many children, mainly from Iraq, but also from Libya.
Among other things, it is necessary to help unify all the opposition groups, on a constructive basis, on a basis formed first of all from concern about the future of Syria, about saving it as an integral state, in which all the ethnic and religious groups feel protected.
Egypt we will look at and we already signalled that to Barclays. Once the competitive process starts we hope to receive the documents and decide accordingly.
The warming in Egypt-US relations comes in part due to the their common enemy: rampant terrorism in the Middle East. But that does not invalidate other outstanding issues between the two nations, such as concerns over human rights.
They work using chemicals and have oxygen tanks. One of them blew up and – with the mixture of the chemicals – there was an explosion in the whole building.
This is the first trial crossing but it will be followed by more trials. We are 99.2 percent done with everything. We should be completely done in two or three days.
Everything is based on appearances and what appears in the eyes of society and people.
People are only interested in money. They have no interest in what is really happening.
This class evolved in a downgraded and unchanging universe. It refuses change, which I consider absurd.
Sisi's approach to counter-terrorism is almost a textbook case of what not to do.
Egyptians understandably are frightened and so tend to see 'the enemy' as a single agglomeration of internal and external forces, all the more terrifying and sinister for its polymorphism. Thus they want that dragon definitively slain, with a ferocity and relentlessness at least equal to the enemy's.
Destroying homes, neighbourhoods, and livelihoods is a textbook example of how to lose a counterinsurgency campaign.
Today's summit is an important step towards exploiting economic capacity and using the African continent's natural resources which the leaders say they hope will benefit all African people.
I have to thank Hungary for its positive behaviour towards Egypt despite the negative position of other countries which ignore the challenges which (we are) facing.
If ousted President Mohamed Mursi is executed he will become the first president to receive this sentence in Egypt's history. But the question remains: how will the current regime deal with the international and local repercussions?
Everything is possible, we're ready for anything. If they confirm the death penalty, we'll appeal again.
Today's decision keeps the case pending, while the events of the tragic massacre stay rooted in the memory of Egyptians, and the families of the victims as well as the defendants who have been waiting for a resolution for a long time.
Heads of tribes, I'm not exaggerating when I say that the whole world is watching you today, waiting for your unified word and looking forward to your important role in creating stability in Libya.
The tribal influence in Libya still holds sway and has been rooted in state institutions for years giving rise to the belief that they are the key to any solution to the current crisis in Libya.
The scale of sexual violence occurring during arrests and in detention, the similarities in the methods used and the general impunity enjoyed by the perpetrators point to a cynical political strategy aimed at stifling civil society and silencing all opposition.
The West, unfortunately, is still turning a blind eye to Sisi's coup.
He would sink into depression and give up.
When a country loses the sense of social justice, there is no hope.
Dance troupes crossed borders bringing with them a message of peace, joy and escapism for those living in the turbulent region.
Once borders are closed, things switch off.
The era from 1952 to 1967 was a golden one.
Gaza was like a duty-free zone, with Egyptians coming to buy goods brought by merchants from Lebanon.
With the return of these relics, Egypt has recovered a missing part of its great history, but there is much more to do to recover hundreds and possibly thousands of stolen relics and fight against smuggling which continues to this day.
Today's decision resolves a lot of speculation about the likelihood of a death sentence for the former president, a punishment imposed on other leaders of the Muslim Brotherhood. But this possibility still exists regarding other charges still to be decided in the coming months.
This ruling is convincing for me. But finding the accused innocent on charges of incitement to murder and participating in the killing of victims, such as the journalist Abu Deif and others, does not satisfy the representatives of the victims and their families.
You will develop and grow and I am with you, but be aware that in Egypt the people live only on the water that comes from this river.
The sun was a god in ancient Egyptian culture, and in several places throughout Egypt, we can watch the sunrise and the sunset, lined up with the ancient temples.
There is a reluctance which surrounds North Africa, Egypt, those destinations.
I see the solution just like I can physically see you. Egypt wants no less than $200-300 billion to have real hope to exist, for the 90 million people to truly live and truly work and be truly happy.
90 square kilometers will be powered by solar energy.
The energy sector here in Egypt is very important, there is a gap between consumption and production of energy annually, and in a state of maximum consumption sure we are going to see more demand.
Egypt is pinning great hopes on this conference. A lot of people here describe it as a 'economic revolution' due to the huge numbers of proposed economic projects as well the number of the countries represented here.
The sites that are in these areas are counted by thousands. We of course are mostly concerned by the most emblematic sites: we have been shocked by the aggression against Hatra, which is a World Heritage Site – it's tantamount to aggressing the Pyramids in Egypt or the Birthplace of Buddha in Lumbini in Nepal. So this is really a significant acceleration of destruction. Ashur is on the World Heritage list, the archeological city in Samarra is on the World Heritage list. These are very important sites in Iraq.
Help would come through a lifting of the embargo on weapons, so our army can receive material and weapons, so as to deal with this rampant terrorism.
Egypt reserves the right of retaliation and with the methods and timing it sees fit for retribution from those murderers and criminals who are without the slightest humanity.
India will take longer than Egypt.
As Chairman McCaul put it, the barbarians are at the gate, America needs to fight them. But no one here is in favour of sending US ground troops into the area. What Washington wants is that countries like Egypt, Turkey and Saudi Arabia step up to the plate and do the fighting.
He was an engineering student just going to cheer his team. He suffocated while some of his friends were shot.
This has been like a rebirth and you realise that it is those little beautiful moments of life that are really precious, and spending time with my family of course too.
I can't tell you how relieved I am at being free, I really didn't expect it. We were settling in for a period of months behind prison, and for the retrial, and so to be out now today with just a few minutes notice really is just extraordinary.
They did change the law recently and that enables there to be a kind of prisoner transfer, or an accused person can be transferred back to another country, their home country, and we're pursuing all those opportunities now.
These journalists are oppressed, they are professionals and do not belong to any terrorist group and cannot harm Egypt's security in any way, and I hope they are released.
I hope the reconciliation between Egypt and Qatar continues, and is reflected in this issue, in a positive way.
All three are prisoners of conscience, targeted simply for exercising their right to freedom of expression in carrying out legitimate activities as journalists.
Today's decision sends an optimistic signal and raises the possibility of a positive outcome after the retrial of the three journalists. But it also means starting the case from scratch once again.
They will not be released until they appear before the new chamber, which will decide whether to release them or not.
Those who have been campaigning against the military coup in Egypt are back on the streets this time to protest against the executions. They are calling for the authorities to reverse their decision.
If I can't cross now, I'll lose another term at university and will be delayed when starting the next term. This is a huge problem for Palestinian students in Egypt. It will cost us more money.
I am going to Saudi Arabia. I have come here to try and cross a couple of times in the past few weeks. I'm tired of it.
It is becoming a threat to peace in the community.
We also urge the release of political prisoners. We also urge strongly a national dialogue, national dialogue that is inclusive of parties, including the Muslim Brotherhood. And at the same time, we expect the Muslim Brotherhood to refrain from violence.
Despite the end of the Second World War the mines remain and the fatalities continue. These munitions are proving an obstacle to the development of large tracts of Egyptian land.
It is helping to take responsibility, not just for the development of Egypt, but also an historical responsibility by the combatants in the Second World War to do everything we can to help the country to fully recover.
The British government takes the issue of mine clearance very seriously. The mines here in El Alamein and Matrouh City are a deadly legacy from the Second World War and they are still killing people. I am optimistic for the future and hopefully with this partnership, we can start to solve the problem.
If they have found any evidence, how many years they could give him? For nothing, they give him seven years!
I am particularly concerned by the unacceptable procedural shortcomings during the trial, including that key prosecution evidence was not made available to the defence team.
What's more, the opposition isn't united about whether to accept this proposition so there is a possibility that the crisis will last a long time.
On a political level, handing over power from the President to Vice-President Omar Suleiman presents a constitutional problem – especially given Article 82 of the constitution does not give the president the ability to grant his vice-president major powers such as dissolving parliament or carrying out big reforms.
I'm afraid, I'm very happy, I'm proud of the youth in the Tahrir Square, I'm afraid of the future. What will happen?
This is a step that we should have taken a long time ago. Egyptians are suffering from a lack of domestic gas supply because we are selling it to Israel at a very low price.
This is the best thing that Egypt has done since last year's revolution. The old regime should have cut all relations with Israel.
Israel has accepted the extension of the ceasefire. All along we have been ready for an unconditional extension of the ceasefire. But the problem has been Hamas. They are the wild card. They have violated or rejected ten specific ceasefires and we saw that again last night.
In the closing moments it was agreed to extend the ceasefire for for five more days. It will begin at midnight [local time] tonight and will end on Monday. Instead of 72 hours, it is 120 hours.
We'll be watching very closely, though,because as we've seen, as recently as last Friday, Hamas has violated ceasefires that it supposedly committed to. So we'll be watching closely. We'll be ready for any development.
The Israeli occupation forces should withdraw outside the border. According to this agreement, the other members of the Palestinian delegation will travel to Cairo. There will be indirect negotiations through the Egyptian mediation.
The crime that President Mohammed Mursi has committed under the name of the Constitutional Declaration, represents a full coup against the revolutionary legitimacy that brought him to power, and his action is a full takeover of all of the country's authorities. This action makes him a even more of a dictator than (former leader Hosni) Mubarak.
The protest transformed into running battle between police and demonstrators on Mohammed Mahmud Street. At least ten people have been injured and rushed to hospital. Police are firing tear gas rounds in an attempt to disperse the crowds.
My opinion is that what happened is shameful for the Egyptian media, for both the private and public sector. It brings shame upon us as revolutionaries to accept this because he was here during the time of the Muslim Brotherhood, criticizing them.
We are here today to reject what happened to the media satirist and the revolution's satirist, Bassem Youssef, and to say that freedom for the media is amongst the most important demands of the revolution. We reject any suppression of anyone in the Egyptian media from any group.
During the meeting of the Arab League these people demonstrated in front of the parliament. They are calling for the Syrian ambassador to be expelled from Cairo.
Listen to the people's shouts and their very humanist demands. Without hesitation, you have to meet this demand for change which is coming from the people. Work towards peace, security and stability in Egypt.
We don't want to see more rockets, we don't want to see any more terror tunnels. So we have to make sure that Hamas cannot rebuild its very formidable terrorist military machine. In the longer term of course we have to talk about demilitarising the Gaza Strip.
We are comfortable with the mediation of our Egyptian brothers and hope that this Egyptian position will lead to an Arab and international agreement, which in turn leads to actual international pressure on Israel to lift the siege of the Gaza Strip.
The national alliance supporting legitimacy announces it's decision to boycott this invalid referendum that is being conducted by the bloody fascist coup authority.
The sentence could be death for those who lead this organisation.
Egypt is entering a transitional phase, with preparations for parliamentary and presidential elections a priority for all political parties.
The law is criminal, repressive, tyrannical and idiotic. Any power that thinks it can govern a country in this stupid way after three waves of revolution doesn't deserve to govern, or even to exist!
The new protest law puts the ministry in direct confrontation once again with the revolutionary movements, both liberal and secular. Most of these are starting to withdraw support from the current government. This could boost the Islamists' chances of gaining more support.
The state must protect institutions and protect protesters during legal demonstrations by taking into account the differences between a demonstration, a strike, the occupation of a public building and sabotage.
This pyramid is the most complete subsidiary pyramid ever found at Saqqara because a big part of the casing – about two metres wide – was found, showing that this pyramid was beautifully cased. And the other important thing is that this is the first pyramid to be discovered with a superstructure five metres high.
"Nevertheless, the very issuing of the sentence itself is quite significant,"
We (the defence lawyers) were all banned from attending (the trial) by the security. (The judge) issued his verdict with no defence lawyers attending and sentenced to death 530. The rest of the verdicts (will be heard) on April 28. This is not justice. Justice has been killed.
They (the expats) are more familiar with the country, with the systems there, and they're much more willing to contribute. As I mentioned, there are eight million Egyptians living abroad, versus 80 million in the country. Those eight million probably have an income equal to the remaining 80 million in Egypt. So they are a tremendous asset that can be encouraged to invest back in the country.
We are going to celebrate the revolution that started to bring about the victory. This final victory will certainly come, and, God willing, we'll meet very soon in Gaza, glorious Gaza.
Thanks to God for this justice, Mubarak has how regained his rights. Egypt has now got over the January 25th conspiracy.
It was wrong of us that we took to the streets…we shouldn't have protested, nor should we have demanded our rights because now they are saying that we are wrong and they are being acquitted. They are innocent? Who killed the martyrs? I want to know.
Are you ready to deal with the Muslim Brotherhood, in the event you win the presidency?
Egypt now has to establish a modern civil state. If mainstream political Islam decided to take part in that, we would welcome it, but there is a need to define political Islam.
I do not have a job or anything. We have no oil or even bread to eat.
Successive governments have ignored the suffering of Egypt's poor, and their calls for clean water and bread.
So far, none of the political objectives have been achieved. Practically the same regime is in power. The same businessmen and deputy ministers and administrative chiefs and apparatus are still there. They haven't been changed.
Certainly, this played a basic role, if the Muslim Brotherhood and Hamas a group which is a part of them had wanted to end the division and complete what they signed in the past, which was the agreement signed in Egypt on May 4, 2011 it would have been possible for them to do so. But the Muslim Brotherhood ruled in Egypt for one year and the reconciliation process did not advance one step.
How do you describe the progress which was made in achieving the Palestinian reconciliation especially as years passed without reaching any real agreement?
There is an enormous battle going on in Egypt between the Islamists and all the other political forces who don't agree with them. Today the Islamists have been asked to take power to install a Democratic regime, not an Islamist one. The question is will they do that?
The price band study and the long term study are not finished and we will be doing that in Vienna at the end of January.
That's right, political analysts here in Cairo and security experts say that the Egyptian army is taking those measures in the capital, to calm things down, to restore security and to end the gatherings and flying demonstrations. That's in reaction to the actions of the Islamists in Rabaa al-Adawiya Square and Al Nahda Square.
Frankly Riad, when we crossed the front lines at Rabaa al-Adawiya Square, we saw how determined the Muslim Brotherhood members were. When we asked them, they confirmed they intend to go on till the end, and that they are ready to die if they have to. They don't want to leave under any circumstances, and they've threatened to strike back even more strongly against the forces of order here in Cairo. So, we're looking at things getting more intense and not more peaceful in the hours that are coming.
Confrontation and violence is not the way forward to resolve key political issues. Islamists to blame.
The beneficiaries of what happened today are those call for violence, terrorism and the most extreme groups.
The Muslim brotherhood supporters are here and continue to defend themselves on the Rabaa al-Adawiya square where the clashes last for several hours and as you can see the bullets are coming from everywhere on this square.
Is it the beginning of a revolution or just a simple protest? No one knows but what is certain is that yesterday's demonstration showed that there is a new kind of opposition on the streets of Egypt that is seeking change, but does not belong to mainstream politics.
I have more than 200 million viewers all over the world. I'm just 33-years-old. People even know me in Vietnam. I'm going to Egypt for a shoot and I am learning Arabic. I think in 10-15 years' time, Turkey will be called the 'Hollywood of the Middle East and the Balkans.
Social changes began to appear in Egyptian society after Islamists came to power including the establishment of this kind of cafe committed to the laws of Islam. Perhaps it's the beginning of other changes which will appear in the days ahead.
Protesters here in Istanbul are chanting slogans against the Egyptian army who carried out the military coup. They're also calling for international action against the killings of civilians.
I don't think it's connected whatsoever, you know. It may be used as an excuse but not as a reason. Whatever happened in Egypt, in Tunisia, in Syria or in Yemen, has nothing to do with Israel. It is a result of their internal situation. So we pray for peace, not only between us and the Arabs, but for peace all over the place.
The people who live in cemeteries are branded 'the dead who live above ground'. They're ignorant of political conflicts and don't think about what's going on in their country. In these cemeteries' narrow streets, the only conflict is how to stay alive.
The lack of jobs and high rents made us come to live here. To get a new apartment would cost me a lot, and I don't have any work, so I can't move. The government has forgotten us and does not care. They consider us dead, because we live in cemeteries.
I think we are missing around 500 objects. When the break in happened here at the Egyptian Museum the loss was around 50 objects, so imagine this loss is ten times bigger.
We are fed up. Ever since the revolution started, we haven't been living well and things haven't changed. In fact, they are worse.
The demonstrations which the opposition promised millions would show their support are now a reality with Egyptians of all ages taking part. All of them are now waiting to see how the president will respond to such a huge turn out.
We believe that the amount and type of violation that took place in the parliamentary election was very big, and this completely corrupts the electoral process.
With the announcement of the preliminary results, we now have a clearer picture of the next parliament, in which the opposition will have few seats. These results will pave the way for a limited presidential ballot, between marginal opposition parties and a party that controls all aspects of Egyptian political life.
President Nasser tried it years ago and all they did was to go and join the international Muslim Brotherhood.
For building material to be available we have to have the Palestinian Authority's national consensus government on the ground. We need to have them controlling the crossings, controlling the men in streets, that needs to happen before there will be any building material. Hopefully, in the Conference in Cairo, the donors will be generous on that, but I think there is a real concern that in the absence of any political solution, why rebuild?
The Muslim Brotherhood has not been excluded from politics in Egypt. The party is faced with an historical choice. Either they interpret this event in the right way or they'll continue to see this as a military coup, and this is not true – you only have to look at the TV pictures shown around the world, and you can see the millions who've been on the streets. All of this has nothing to do with a military coup.
If there are early elections in Egypt, is there any chance that the Muslim Brotherhood could return to power?
Major international actors are asking for a return of democracy to Egypt. Can that happen?
These incarcerations are not politically motivated, they are criminally based. You know that lots of people have been killed in front of Cairo University and other places in Egypt. But General al-Sisi's statement made clear that no political parties will be excluded, even the Muslim Brotherhood.
Joining us now is Saad Hajras who is a political analyst. How do you see the situation now in Egypt?
The Military Council has reassured the people that it's not going to take power in Egypt, that it doesn't have those sorts of ambitions. The Council said it only wants to avoid bloodbaths and to calm things down. The President of the Constitutional Court was sworn in as interim head of state, hoping he can form a government in the shortest possible time.
The Egyptian people have welcomed enthusiastically the decision of the Military Council to pass the presidency over temporarily to the head of the Constitutional Court yesterday evening. It's a joyful atmosphere here in the streets of Cairo, and in every city in Egypt, after what people here are calling 'the corrective revolution.
The Islamist parties gathered in the Egyptian capital plan to pursue a sit-in protest. They believe that the real revolution has only just begun and they'll resist until the very last moment.
If the Egyptian people accept this and the whole world accepts this – a military coup against democracy and an elected civilian president – it is a shame for the entire world.
Egypt is experiencing a strong polarisation of opinion which manifests itself in demonstrations of force by the two camps who have taken to the streets, each side wanting their side of the story heard. All of this is happening against a backdrop of fear that the protests could turn bloody.
The resumption of Egyptian-Iranian relations after years of hostility has provoked radical Islamist groups in Egypt, who blame Iran for unwelcome interference in Sunni nations, and the bloodshed in Syria and Iraq.
In Egypt, the main question is how the new constitution will ensure the balance of power between the army and the parliament after the fall of Hosni Mubarak. It is seen as a long, difficult and complicated process.
He is a symbol of corruption, he should be tried. This is the justice for those who used the Egyptian people.
The time has come to start a comprehensive political process to achieve the goals of the revolution, the goals of the revolution that we the people of Egypt and its majority had started to achieve – to live freely in our country, independently and with dignity.
In Egypt these diesel pumps are widespread. And we want this to change. These diesel machines have many inherent problems; they are very noisy, and very polluting. They release lots of toxic gases into the atmosphere. Also, they are quite expensive to use and maintain. You need to buy diesel, pass technical controls, change the motor oil, and buy spare parts. All this comes at a huge cost to farmers.
We will only have to import the concentrated photovoltaic cells from outside Egypt. All the other materials used in this experimental plant are conventional. Glass, mirrors, metals, iron; all these materials can easily be obtained locally. So we are creating jobs. The system will not only improve farmers' living conditions, but hopefully improve conditions for everyone living in isolated regions. We are tackling a global energy problem with a local approach.
The question remains – how can Egypt achieve real national reconciliation after the decision to remove the Muslim Brotherhood from the political scene? It's been a major political force for decades.
The judgement from the court is correct by law. It was issued on a purely legal basis and not driven by any political or partisan pressure.
They are now demanding that new trials take place.
Shafiq will represent Egypt, establish security and work in the interest of the country. He's a good man for the job.
Restoring confidence in the Egyptian national currency it closely dependent upon political stability, security, and the government's package of reform measures. They include such things a market surveillance and import controls all so that the Egyptian pound can eventually recover.
There are a lot of artists in Egypt and lots of comics, but unfortunately we don't have the ability to publish but we hope to, one day.
Every country has its unique stories and experiences. The majority of the art on show here reflects the daily problems of Egyptians in the hope of attracting readers and making them interact with the story.
Both sides have shown their strength with marches over the last few days, now comes the violence and Egyptians see it as the beginning of the end.
My business has really been affected. My business was dying. We're dead for three years. This government had many chances to give any sort of comfort. So, it's a medication that we have to take. It's going to be very sour, but we're going to take it. And that's why we're out, and we're going to be out. If it takes whatever it takes, what can we do? It's for the sake of Egypt.
We are doing a lot of work right now to move forward and investigate to see where these particular seeds have gone and why a particular batch of them contained the infection. We will also be sending a team of experts to Egypt to further investigate this source.
The government decision that the Brotherhood is a terrorist group was taken hastily and with a lack of objectivity, in every way. I also think that it was the worst timing for the Egyptian security forces.
Ansar Beit Al-Maqdis is one of what we call the second generation al-Qaeda terrorist organisations. It is a small group formed from groups that came out of the revolution of January 25, 2011, specifically in the Sinai region. As for the evidence that they were involved in the blast: there are techniques and methods that have been studied in this attack, and the results are almost identical – dramatically – with those associated with Ansar Beit Al-Maqdis, and the group has already said it was their work.
This group and the Muslim Brotherhood opened lines of communication in the Sinai region. They are trying to use them as armed terrorists to apply real pressure there, and to politically blackmail the military council to influence the transition phase through these operations.
To familiarise them with the constitution so they can reclaim their rights.
Egypt will explod.
The European Union will be there to offer its support. We have a lot of history, a lot of knowledge, a lot of experience in building democracy and we offer that to the people of Egypt.
I saw two tourists with blood on them. They were taken to hospital. We thought those bombs would never explode in Egypt again.
We are very worried because the situation is escalating and the tension is increasing. We, the French, as a force of peace, want to help bring about a de-escalation.
You've all seen the bodies inside the Eiman mosque; and after Rabaa Square was cleared out, we found buried bodies covered and shrouded. How is it possible that we murdered them and wrapped them in shrouds? How?
So, now the United Stated is talking about human rights?! Where are human rights in Afghanistan, Palestine, Libya, Tunisia, or Egypt?
That Muslim Brotherhood claim is false, and I refute it completely.
These are false claims coming from biased media outlets backed by the Muslim Brotherhood, that is spreading false rumours.
The CSF have been severely criticised, especially after the Rabaa and Al-Nahda dispersion, accused of using excessive force, and of incompetence in how they dispersed people. How would you respond to such claims?
Some human rights organisations have called for an international investigation into what happened at Rabaa and Al-Nahda. Would you be willing to co-operate with that?
Who murdered the people in Rabaa? Is it possible that all these bodies that were present inside the Eiman mosque and in the square itself were murdered the day of the dispersal action? What about the blocks of ice that were present inside the mosque? What were they doing there? Why didn't they send the bodies for forensic testing?
There is proof that Egypt respects human rights, otherwise it would have been expelled from the United Nations.
Protect legitimacy and act with restraint is the message of the demonstrators here but they also emphasise that all possibilities remain on on the table depending on what happens on the streets.
So the rapidly developing indicators all point to the fact the current system is starting to show cracks under the pressure of the anti.-government street protests but despite this the current regime is holding on.
It will continue, until the regime responds to the real demands being made. They cannot save the situation with just some window-dressing.
The truce is broken but the door doesn't seem to have been completely closed by the Israeli government that says it wants to respect to international diplomacy. It remains to be seen if the Cairo talks will help to calm the situation.