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Sunday 23 July 2017

Egypt

GoodBye to Pain..Welcome to Hope

Wednesday 28/December/2016 - 04:05 PM
The year of 2016 preserved to be the year of pains and tears in the whole world.. wars.. Conflicts.. Massacres.. destruction..bloodsheds.. and economic crises..
People passed away and others shined..
The world says goodbye to a Gloomy year and receives 2017.. the year of hope، willing the suffering of millions will come to an end everywhere to enjoy life.

Egypt.. successes and challenges in all fields

Egypt witnessed، during 2016، many incidents including painful disasters، terrorist attacks and economic difficulties. At the same time many achievements have been accomplished to be a getaway for Egypt to step towards the future.

January 
Minister suggests uprising anniversary protests would violate Islamic law
Egypt's minister of religious endowments warned on Jan 8،2016 against holding protests during the anniversary of the uprising that ended President Hosni Mubarak's rule، the state news agency said، and suggested any unrest would violate Islamic law.

Two foreign tourists wounded in gun attack on Egyptian hotel
Two foreign tourists were wounded when gunmen opened fire at the entrance to a hotel in the Egyptian Red Sea resort city of Hurghada on Friday، security sources said.

Gunman killed in attack on Egyptian hotel
Egyptian security forces killed a gunman who opened fire at the entrance to a hotel in the Red Sea resort city of Hurghada on Friday Jan 8، 2016، state television reported.

Egypt's court of appeals rejects Mubarak and sons appeal of jail sentence
Egypt's court of appeals on Saturday Jan 9، 2016 rejected an appeal by former president Hosni Mubarak and his two sons over a three-year jail sentence for corruption.

Officer and soldier shot dead in Cairo suburb attack
Armed men shot dead a police officer and a soldier in their car on the outskirts of Cairo on Saturday Jan 9، 2016، Egypt's state news agency said، a day after suspected militants armed with knives wounded three European tourists in a Red Sea resort.

After three-year gap، Egyptian parliament picks speaker 
Meeting for the first time in more than three years، Egypt's new parliament on Sunday Jan 10، 2016 elected a constitutional expert as its speaker، a key position as President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi looks to push through more than 200 laws issued by executive decree while the assembly was suspended.

Egypt extends participation in Yemen conflict
Egypt's national defense council on Thursday Jan 14، 2016 extended its military's participation in a Saudi-led operation in Yemen for up to one year، the presidency said in a statement.

Egypt announces further security measures in key tourist resorts
Egypt is introducing a series of new security measures at its holiday resorts، the tourism ministry said on Thursday Jan 14،2016 a week after suspected militants armed with knives wounded three European visitors to Hurghada.

Egypt's parliament endorses anti-terrorism law
Egypt's parliament on Sunday Jan 17، 2016 overwhelmingly endorsed anti-terrorism law.

China، Egypt plan projects worth up to $15 billion
China and Egypt are planning 15 projects in the Arab country that could be worth up to $15 billion، Chinese President Xi Jinping said on Thursday Jan 21، 2016.

China's Xi visits Egypt، offers financial، political support
China signed investment and aid deals worth billions of dollars with Egypt during a visit by President Xi Jinping on Thursday Jan 21، 2016 and expressed support for Cairo's efforts to maintain stability، which have included a crackdown on dissent.

Top Russian MP eyes resumption of flights، tourism with Egypt: agencies
Russia is interested in resuming in full its relations with Egypt in tourism and in civil aviation flights، Russian news agencies quoted Sergei Naryshkin، the speaker of the Russian lower house of parliament، as saying on Monday Jan 25،2016.

On the Anniversary of January 25 Revolution: Celebrations in streets 
About 300 people gathered in Cairo's Tahrir Square on Monday to celebrate the anniversary of the revolt that five years earlier overthrew Egypt's longtime ruler Hosni Mubarak.

Four Egyptian soldiers killed، 12 injured in Sinai explosion
Egypt At least four Egyptian army soldiers were killed and 12 injured in the Sinai Peninsula after an armored personnel carrier exploded on the outskirts of the city of Arish، security and medical sources said on Wednesday Jan 27،2016.

No bomb found on plane at Cairo airport after threat: sources
Egyptian security has found nothing suspicious on board a passenger plane that was held up for searches at Cairo airport on Thursday Jan 28، 2016 afternoon following a bomb threat، security sources said.

Minister denies arrests in connection to Russian plane crash
Egypt's interior ministry denied on Saturday Jan 30، 2016 making any arrests in connection with the crash of a Russian passenger plane in Sinai last October that killed all 224 people on board.

February 
Search underway for Italian student missing in Cairo
Italy is working with the Egyptian government to find an Italian student from Britain's Cambridge University who went missing last week in Cairo، where he was carrying out doctoral research، an Italian diplomat and friends of the student said Tuesday Feb 2، 2016.

Egyptian forces kill two militants in clashes in upscale Cairo area
Egyptian security forces killed two suspected Islamist militants during clashes in the upscale Cairo district of Maadi on Wednesday Feb 3، 2016، security sources reported.

Italy summons Egyptian ambassador over suspicious Regeni’s death
Italy's Foreign Ministry on Thursday Feb 4، 2016 summoned the Egyptian ambassador to Rome to express concern about the suspicious death of an Italian student in Cairo and to urge a joint investigation، according to a statement.

Italy PM asks Egypt to return body of slain student: source
Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi spoke to Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Thursday Feb 4، 2016، urging the swift return of the body of a slain Italian student who was found with cigarette burns on his body، a government source said.

Dozens mourn slain Italian student at Cairo embassy
Dozens of people gathered at the Italian embassy in Cairo on Saturday Feb 6، 2016 to mourn the Italian student Giulio Regeni، whose body was found at a roadside.

Egyptian police shoot four suspected militants in raid near Cairo
Egyptian police shot dead four suspected Islamist militants inside a house a few miles from central Cairo، the interior ministry said on Sunday Feb 7، 2016، the third such incident in as many weeks.

Egypt slams accusations security forces behind killing of Italian student
Egyptian Interior Minister Magdi Abdel Ghaffar said on Monday Feb 8، 2016 he rejected media accusations that security forces were behind the killing of an Italian student who was found dead on a Cairo roadside.

Egyptian policeman who killed man in custody jailed for eight years
Egypt police officer in Egypt's eastern city of Ismailia has been sentenced to eight years in jail for beating a man to death in custody and falsifying police records، judicial sources said on Tuesday Feb 9، 2016.

Libya must lead anti-Islamic State effort: Egypt's foreign minister
Libya needs to form a unified government before the United States and European allies opt for any military intervention against thousands of Islamic State fighters in the chaotic North African country، Egypt's foreign minister Sameh Shoukry said on Tuesday Feb 9، 2016.

Thousands of Egyptian doctors protest over alleged police brutality
Thousands of Egyptian doctors demonstrated in Cairo on Friday Feb 12، 2016 in a rare protest at what rights groups call police impunity after two doctors were alleged to have been assaulted in a hospital in the city last month.

Court reverses policeman's jail sentence for killing activist
Egypt's highest court reversed on Sunday Feb 14، 2016 a 15-year jail sentence handed down by a lower court to a policeman for killing an activist in the street، judicial sources said، overturning a rare sentence against members of security forces.

Former U.N. chief Boutros Boutros-Ghali dead at 93
Former U.N. Secretary-General Boutros Boutros-Ghali، a blunt-spoken Egyptian who led the world body through global turmoil as it defined its peacekeeping role and lost his job over disputes with Washington، died on Tuesday Feb 16، 2016. He was 93.

Leading Arab journalist Mohamed Hassanein Heikal dies at 92
Mohamed Hassanein Heikal، the Arab world's best known political commentator، died on Wednesday Feb 17، 2016 at age 92، Egyptian state television reported.

Hundreds protest in Cairo over police shooting
Hundreds of protesters gathered in front of the Cairo security directorate on Thursday Feb 18، 2016 night after a policeman shot dead a man in the street، in the latest outburst of anger over alleged police brutality in Egypt.

President Sisi tells interior minister to crack down on abuses by police
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi told the interior minister on Friday Feb 19، 2016 to crack down on police abuse and to submit proposals to parliament to achieve this goal، the presidency said، as anger mounts over alleged police brutality.

Court sentence author to 2 years in prison over sexually explicit novel
Egyptian court has sentenced an author Ahmed Naji to two years in jail for public indecency after excerpts of his sexually explicit novel were published in a literary newspaper.

March 
Gazan factions welcome President Sisi’s call to revive reconciliation talks
National and Islamist factions in Gaza welcomed President Sisi’s call to revive reconciliation talks.Following a meeting held at the headquarters of the Islamic Jihad Movement، the Palestinian factions expressed appreciation to the call which will contribute to ending the ongoing rift.Also، the national and Islamist factions in Gaza offered condolences to the Egyptian government for the victims of the EgyptAir flight crashed on Thursday.

Planes of US Navy continue searching for Egypt Air jet
Planes of the US Navy continue participating in searching for Egypt Air MS804 jet، which fell in the Mediterranean Sea days earlier. Two squadrons of US planes took off Sicily island.The website of the US 6th Fleet in the Mediterranean Sea published a release press revealed that a patrolling plane spotted about 100 pieces of derbies belonged to Egypt Air jet.

Flight recorder of the ill- fated Egypt Air jet lays on sea floor: Source
Rear Admiral Nabil Abdel Wahhab، said that the flight recorder of the ill- fated jet of Egypt Air thought to lay on the Mediterranean Sea floor at the depth 250-300 m. This spot situates 290 km off Alexandria’s shores.Abdel Wahhab said in special statements to Sada El bald” that the coral reef do not exist at this depth. The coral reefs extend near the shore line in the shallower water، as they need light.Egypt dispatched a submarine with potent and sophisticated tools to explore and screen the sea bottom in the spot of the fallen wreckage.

Al Azhar، Vatican resume dialog 
Rome، the Italian capital will host، Monday، meeting of Dr. Ahmed Al Tayyib Grand Imam of Al Azhar، Head of Muslim Sages Council and Pope Francis II. They will discuss efforts to propagate peace and coexistence.The Grand Imam and the Pope will preside a joint forum tomorrow، which include a number of Muslim and Christian schlors. Dr. Mahmud Hamdy Zaqzouq، chairman of Dialog Center، Al Azhar، Dr. Mohi El Din، General- Secretary of Academy Islamic Scholar، present Al Azhar. Cardinal Jean Louis Tourane، Head of the Papal council for Dialog presents the Vatican. The two parties will discuss reactivating the joint committees between Al Azhar and the Vatican.

First audio of EgyptAir pilot released
The first audio transmission from EgyptAir flight 804 has been released. This is not the final transmission from the plane، according to CNN.The airliner with 66 passengers aboard plunged into the Mediterranean Sea on Thursday.Authorities said earlier that some debris and personal belongings as well as human remains were found. Egypt led a committee investigating the crash.

Germany honors Egyptians engineer who designed Berlin railway station
Germany on Saturday celebrated the 10th anniversary since opening Berlin railway station، the biggest of its kind in Europe.The station was designed by an Egyptian engineer called Hany Azer.For that، a ceremony was held today at the headquarters of Berlin railway station to honor the Egyptian chief engineer.Egypt’s ambassador to Germany Badr Abdel-Aty attended the celebration.

Sisi، Hungarian PM holds a press conference 
Egypt’s President، Abdel Fatah El-Sisi received، Wednesday Hungarian Prime Minister، Victor Orban، at the presidency headquarters in El-Etehadiya palace.It the official talks were followed by a joint press conference، according to presidency spokesman، Ambassador، Alaa Youssef.

President Sisi Urges More Efforts to Settle Palestinian Issue: FM
Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry said on Saturday that President Abdel Fattah El Sisi called for intensifying efforts to settle the Palestinian issue and revive peace talks as well as end the inter-Palestinian division، according to MINA."Egypt took part in an initiative to hold a UN Security Council meeting this month to shed light on the protection of Palestinians،" the top diplomat said. He added that Egypt will also take part in the coming days in the first meeting of a French initiative for peace in the Middle East.

“There will not be any slums in Egypt within Two years”، Sisi says
Egypt’s President، Abdel Fatah El-Sisi said that the inauguration of “Tahya Masr” city in El-Asmarat district is a great achievement، should be celebrated by every Egyptian، adding that it will be a motivation to exert more efforts in order to eliminate slums، unplanned and dangerous areas in Egypt. He stressed in his word during the inauguration of the first phase in AL-Asmarat project on the importance of developing these areas، noting that the state must precede the citizens in their demands.

Defense minister inaugurates Air Force Museum 
Defense minister Gen Sedki Sobhi opened on Tuesday the Air Force Museum located in the neighborhood of Al-Maza. Ministers of civil aviation and culture as well as the chief of staff Gen Mahmoud Hijazy attended the inauguration. The museum contained pavilions displaying the documents issued to found the Air Force in 1929.

President Sisi’s achievements in two years surpass the ones of all former presidents: Analyst  
Prominent columnist Makram Mohammed Ahmed، former head of Press Syndicate، said on Tuesday that the achievements made by President Sisi over the past two years surpass the ones made by former presidents in the period of two or five years.President Sisi is keen to continue efforts to make more achievements.

Sisi’s 2 years in power efforts restore Egypt’s pivotal role: experts
President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has managed-- since the first day in power--to face internal and external challenges and restore Egypt’s pivotal role، experts and analysts said on Thursday.The president has mainly depended on his confidence in the Egyptians capabilities، and their insistence، working in full swing on all files in parallel to restore Egypt's regional and international prestige it deserves، they said.

Defense minister heads to France to raise Egyptian flag over Mistral vessel
Defense minister Gen Sedki Sobhi headed on Wednesday to France accompanied by top military officials on a multi-day trip.During the visit، Sobhi will raise the Egyptian flag over the Egyptian Mistral vessel، named Gamal Abdel-Nasser، as preclude to joining the Egyptian navy.

Helicopter carrier Nasser to appear in Egypt-France naval exercise
A joint military exercise between Egyptian and French marine forces will be conducted within the next few days with the participation of the helicopter carrier Gamal Abdel Nasser، a senior military source was cited as saying Friday by Sada El-Balad News. The exercise will be in the French territorial waters، according to the source.

Egypt’s FM in Paris for Israeli-Palestinian peace talks
Egypt’s foreign minister Sameh Shoukry arrived Friday in Paris to participate in the international peace conference on Israeli- Palestinian conflict. Shoukry said the conference aims to find common ground to sit both sides to the negotiating table by the end of the year.

Abul-Enain congratulates navy commander after receiving Mistral vessel
Business magnate Mohammed Abul-Enain، chairman of Ciramica Cleopatra Group، and the honorary president of the Euro-Mediterranean Parliament، on Thursday congratulated the Egyptian naval forces and its commander Gen Osama Rabie for receiving the Mistral vessel from Paris. Abul-Enain attended the delivery ceremony of the Mistral vessel، participating in a landmark moment where Egypt has been declared the first Arab and African country to possess a plane carrier.

Sisi launched LE 150 billion project to develop Sinai: Presidency 
According to a report issued by the Information Office of the Presidency، President Sisi launched an LE 150 billion project to develop Sinai.This project includes establishing 77 thousand housing units by the end of the upcoming year، the report added.

Former chief auditor referred to misdemeanor court over spreading false news
A judicial source at the Supreme State Security Prosecution said on Thursday the former chief auditor Hesham Genayna has been referred to misdemeanor court for spreading false news about the volume of corruption in Egypt.The prosecution decided to release Genayna on LE 10 thousand bail.

Italy provides free scholarships for Egypt’s doctors
Pierro Auditto، Principal of the Italian Hospital in Cairo، said the Italian government will provide free scholarships for a number of doctors in the framework of exchange the medical and scientific expertise. Pierro added during his address during the ceremony of inauguration of the Italian hospital، that the standing year will see more cooperation with Egypt in all fields. 

Abul Enein takes part in ceremonies of raising Egyptian flag above Mistral in Paris
Egyptian prominent businessman Mohamed Abul Enein، on Thursday، took part in the ceremonies of raising the Egyptian flag above Egypt's first Mistral-class Landing Helicopter Dock (LHD)، named after the late Egyptian President Gamal Abdel Nasser، in Paris. 

Baseera: 91% of Egyptians are satisfied with president Sisi’s performance
Egyptian Center for Public Opinion Research “Baseera” revealed that about 91% of Egyptians are satisfied with the performance of president Abd Al Fattah Al Sisi since he took the office. Last month، “Baseera” said about 79% of Egyptians are satisfied with the performance of president Al Sisi since he took the office.

April 
We have launched projects ‘of LE 1400 billion worth’: Sisi
President Sisi said on Friday that Egypt’s government secured about $ 300 billion for projects.“The government launched projects of LE 1 trillion and 400 billion worth،” he added.He also warned of questioning the fairness or the validity of the tenders of such projects.

No force in this world is able to defeat the will of the Egyptians: President Sisi
President Sisi said on Friday that forces of evil are tirelessly trying to defame Egypt، both leadership and people.“Egyptians are well-aware of those forces of evil at home and outside the country،” he added in a landmark interview conducted by anchor Osama Kamal on the 2nd anniversary since President Sisi took office.The president also pressed that there is no force that is able to defeat the will of the Egyptians as they are unified.

Egypt made great strides under President Sisi، just in two years: Experts
After two years in office following a landslide victory in 2014 presidential elections، President Abdel-Fattah Al-Sisi presents a statement of account to the Egyptian people about the accomplishments he made. Egypt managed to face up to many challenges during those two years. Many experts and columnists give an account on President Sisi’s performance in the lines to come.
Cognizant of Egypt’s crises and cares about youths
In this respect، former president adviser Skyna Fuad said that the accomplishments made by President Sisi in two years require ten years to be accomplished given the delicate situation that the government faced during that period.
No more daunting queues
The international politics expert at Al-Ahram Center for Strategic Studies Saeed Eisa said that President Sisi is ruling Egypt at a very delicate juncture. The president managed to unify the Egyptians at home and overseas،” Eisa added. Many countries have turned to be on Egypt’s side across the world، save Qatar and Turkey، who support the Muslim Brotherhood، he stated.

Egypt’s population exceeds 91 m
The Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statics، has announced that Egypt’s population inside will reach 91 million people at 10 p.m.، today، Sunday. It is worth that population passed the threshold of 90 million on 6-12-2015. The new million people was added in the last six months only.

Sisi heads National defense Council
Egypt’s President، Abdel Fatah El-Sisi heads on Sunday National Defense council meeting، according to presidency spokesman، Ambassador، Alaa Youssef.

Sisi approves the appointment of the new head of the Supreme Constitutional Court
President Sisi issued a decree to appoint Chancellor Abdel-Wahab Abdel-Razeq as head of the Supreme Constitutional Court as of next July 1.The decree No 252 for 2016 has been published in the Official Gazette.He is the first-vice head of the Supreme Constitutional Court، and he was chosen to replace the outgoing Chancellor Adly Mansur.

Phone call from President Sisi surprises ‘Sandub Bridge’ workers
Anchor Ahmed Moussa displayed the phone call that President Sisi made with the head of the Armed Forces’ Engineering Authority Major Gen Kamel Al-Wazeer and the governor of Daqahleya.The two officials were inspecting the finishing works of Sandub Bridge which will be opened after the Holy month of Ramadan.

Al-Azhar mourns death of Mohammed Ali Clay
Egypt’s Al-Azhar mourned the death of the boxing legend Mohammad Ali Clay، who died on Saturday aged 74. “Clay set a bright example for the athlete who is committed to the ethics of Islam،” Al-Azhar said in a statement.The statement added that the late legendary athlete dedicated his life to fighting racism، helping the poor and resisting injustice.

British Airways to resume flights to Sharm Al Sheikh on September 15
British Airways decided on Monday to resume the flights to Sharm Al Sheikh resort on September 15، after getting the approval of the British government، an official source said.

May
Second specialist vessel joins EgyptAir search
A second ship with specialist search equipment joined on Thursday 05May2016، the hunt for the 'black box' flight recorders and wreckage of a crashed EgyptAir jet on Friday، the head of France's air accident investigation safety agency said on Thursday، according to Reuters.

Egypt antiquities souvenirs distributed in ILC session to activate tourism
Egypt’s Ministry of Manpower distributed on Thursday 05May2016، souvenirs of Egyptian antiquities for delegates in an International Labor Conference session currently held in Geneva in a bid to activate tourism.

Egypt condemns attack on African peacekeepers in Somalia
Egypt’s Foreign Ministry spokesman، Ahmed Abu Zaid has condemned in strongest terms Thursday’s 05May2016، attack on Ethiopian troops at an African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) base in Halgan، Somalia.

Egyptian Embassy in Damascus succeed in getting convoy of humanitarian aid into Syria
Egyptian Embassy in Damascus managed on Friday 06May2016، to get humanitarian aid convoy sent through donations of Syrian figures in Cairo.

Defense Minister meets US DIA Director
Egypt’s Defense Minister، Sedqi Sobhi met on Saturday 07May2016، the Director of U.S Defense Intelligence Agency، Vincent Stewart، and his accompanied delegation.

Egypt heads Security Council meeting on terrorist foreign fighters
Security Council Counter-Terrorism Committee، currently headed by Egypt، held Tuesday 10May2016، an informal meeting to address the phenomenon of the terrorist foreign fighters and the threat they represent.

We have made a lot of achievements in two years: President Sisi
President Sisi congratulated Friday 13May2016، the Egyptians on Ramadan، saying that the Egyptian people have customs and traditions that should never be abandoned.

Al Sisi ratifies document founding of “Da’am Misr” coalition
The Official Gazette published on its edition issued Sunday 15May2016، that President Abdel Al Fattah Al Sisi approved of Da’am Misr’ coalition’s document.

“Gamal Abdel Nasser“ Mistral on its way to Alex
Egypt's first Mistral-class Landing Helicopter Dock (LHD)، named after late Egyptian President Gamal Abdel Nasser، left French port of Saint-Nazaire Sunday 15May2016، heading to Alexandria to join the Egyptian fleet، AFP News Agency announced.

High school students demonstrate in front of Education Ministry
A number of high school students held a demonstration on Monday 16May2016، in front of Education ministry to denounce Exams’ leak and lack of equal opportunities for all students.

Republican decree to appoint new State Council Head
President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Monday 23May2016، issued a republican decree to appoint counselor Mohamed Abdel Hamid Massoud as new head of the State Council.

Aboul Fotouh، Iranian FM discuss launching of Confidence-Building initiative
Head of Strong Egypt (Masr AL-Kawiya) party، Abdel El-Moniem Aboul Fotouh، met on Monday 23May2016، Iranian Foreign Minister، Mohamed Gawad Zaref، on the sidelines of their participation in Helsinki forum، held in Finland.

Former top auditor’s daughter sacked over insult charges
Administrative Prosecution Authority has dismissed Thursday 26May2016، former top auditor’s daughter on charges of insulting former Minister of Justice Ahmed Al-Zend.

550 thousand residential units to be completed next year: Al Sisi
Al Sisi announced on Thursday 26May2016، that 550 thousand residential units will be completed next year.

Dar Al-Ifta condemns Orlando nightclub shooting
Egypt’s Dar Al-Ifta denounced Friday 27May2016، the worst shooting in U.S. history at an Orlando nightclub، which occurred Sunday 22May2016، leaving 49 people dead.

General Congregation Council approves unified law of churches construction
Chancellor Monsief Sulieman، member of the General Congregation Council said Friday 27May2016، that all articles of the unified law for constructing churches were approved over the meeting of representatives of the Christian denominations in Egypt with Chancellor Magdy Al Aagaty، Minister of the Legal Affairs and House of Representatives.

The military constructs major power plant in Sheikh Zayed City
Head of the Development Agency of Sheikh Zayed City، Giza Governorate، Gamal Talat، said Tuesday 24May2016، that the National Company of the Armed Forces is constructing a major power plant in the city over the current fiscal year. Premises of the station encompass 4 acres ( about 16 thousand square meters). This project will be implemented in one phase within 18 months. It costs EGP 700 m. Maximum capacity of the plant reaches 350 mega watt.

Parliamentary Committee authorizes Sisi to form Supreme Press Council
The parliament's culture and information committee ratified Saturday 28May2016، a bill submitted by MP Mustafa Bakry to organize the press in Egypt. Seventeen MPs have voted for the motion، but five other lawmakers have rejected it. The bill authorizes President Sisi to reshuffle the Supreme Press Council temporarily.

June
Grand Imam’s image appears on the cover of famous French magazine
Le Point، a well-circulated French magazine، published Wednesday 08June2016، an exclusive interview with the Grand Imam of Al Azhar، Dr. Ahmed Al Tayyib. The magazine published the interview under headline of "The man who holds the keys to the right Islam."

French ship ends search effort for EgyptAir plane remains
A French naval ship left Wednesday 08June2016، the search for the remains of an EgyptAir jet that crashed in the Mediterranean، now that another specialized undersea search vessel is in the area and has located wreckage، AP reported.

Russia to Install Equipment on Egypt's Mistral Warships
Russia plans to provide equipment for Egypt's Mistral-class helicopter carriers delivered from France، Russian state arms exporter Rosoboronexport Deputy Director General Igor Sevastyanov said Thursday 9June2016، Sputnik reported.

Regeni family wants Egypt declared unsafe for travel
The mother of the Cambridge student Giulio Regeni whose body was discovered on February 3 and his death remains a mystery، has said on Friday 17June2016، that she may publish 266 photographs of her son’s tortured corpse unless European countries، including the UK، force Egypt to unmask his killers.

EgyptAir crash: Second black box 'recovered'
The flight data recorder from the EgyptAir plane that crashed in the Mediterranean Sea last month has been retrieved، Egyptian investigators said on Friday 17June2016، BBC reported.

Egypt wants Kenya diplomat fired over racism charge
Egypt on Friday 17June2016، demanded the dismissal of a Kenyan diplomat over her "fabricated" charge that an Egyptian official had referred to sub-Saharan Africans as "dogs and slaves" during a conference in Nairobi، Anadolu Agency said.

Egyptian national dies in Kuwait
An Egyptian citizen was killed on Friday 17June2016، in Kuwait in a car accident near the area of Al-Gaberia in the capital city. The body was transferred to forensic medicine، and the driver of the car was put in custody. A Kuwaiti security source said the operations room at the Ministry of Interior received a tip-off concerning the incident.

Investigators start examining the EgyptAir black box
The second black box of the doomed EgyptAir plane that crashed last month killing all 66 people on board was pulled out of the Mediterranean Sea on Friday 17June2016، a day after Egypt's investigation committee said the plane's cockpit voice recorder had been recovered، AP reported.

Court sentences Morsi to life in prison over Qatar espionage case
Cairo criminal court sentenced، on Saturday 18June2016، 3 defendants، including Former President، Mohamed Morsi to life in prison، and sentenced 6 others to death over Qatar Espionage case.

Investigation Commission conducts electric checkups on black boxes of doomed Egypt Air jet
Investigation Commission of Egypt Air airliner doomed to the Mediterranean waters on May 19، announced Sunday 19June2016، that it was running a dehydration of the memory units in the two black boxes، as well as performing electric checkups in order to discharge their contents.

«Fajr Libya» kidnaps 7 Egyptians
Militiamen belonging to Fajr Libya، or Libya Dawn group، kidnapped Monday 20June2016، seven Egyptian nationals working in Libya، and took them to one the security camps of the group، Libyan and Egyptian sources told Sky News.

Administrative Court abolishes agreement with Saudi Arabia on Tiran، Sanafir
The First Chamber of the Administrative Court، the State Council، headed by Chancellor Yahiya Dkroury، vice president of the Council of State، ruled Tuesday 21June2016، to stop implementation of agreement of marine border demarcation between Egypt and Saudi Arabia.

US Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition to Counter ISIS arrives in Cairo
US Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition to Counter ISIS Brett H. McGurk has arrived in Cairo on Tuesday 21June2016، to meet with Egyptian high-profile officials.

Yemen resumes flights to Egypt after 18-month hiatus
Yemeni airways resumed on Tuesday 21June2016، flights to Egypt after an 18-month break due to the ongoing military operation in Yemen to restore legitimacy.

Egypt’s FM: Turkey’s government should pay attention to its internal problems
Egypt’s foreign minister Sameh Shoukry said Wednesday 22June2016، that the Turkish government should pay attention to its internal problems pointing out to the recent problem of killing a Syrian family by Turkish border guards during an attempt to flee Syria to escape from the hostilities and terrorist organizations there. Turkey should pay attention to its internal problems and issues and not to interfere in the others' affairs as commitment to the Charter of the United Nations، Shoukry told the Egyptian Radio. The Foreign Minister's remarks came in response to a question about the statement of the Turkish Foreign Ministry on the Egyptian judiciary regarding the prison sentences handed to former President Mohamed Morsi in Qatar espionage case. Shoukry also highlighted Egypt’s fair judicial authority.

We should support Egypt in its war on terror: US Congressman
US Congressman for California district Dana Rorabakr said Wednesday 22June2016، that the Egyptians are in the vanguard among the ones fighting terrorism and we should support them as much as possible.

“Gamal Abdel Nasser“ Mistral in Alex
Egypt's first Mistral-class Landing Helicopter Dock (LHD)، named after late Egyptian President Gamal Abdel Nasser، has arrived Thursday 23June2016، in Alexandria to join the Egyptian fleet.

Egypt to receive German submarines next year: Navy commander
The Vice Admiral Osama Rabie، the commander of the Navy، said that the crew of the jet carrier، "Anwar Sadat" is on par with the one of Mistral، named Gamal Abdel-Nasser، explaining that he watched the crew himself. In response to a question by Sada El-Balad on the date of receipt of the German submarines، the Egyptian navy chief said during a press conference to mark the arrival of the corvette Gamal Abdel Nasser to the port of Alexandria on Thursday 23June2016، said that Egypt will receive the first of those submarines in early 2017.

Egypt calls on US، UK، Italy to decode mysteries relating to death of Egyptian nationals
Egypt's permanent representative to the United Nations in Geneva Ambassador Amr Ramadan، called Thursday 23June2016، on Italian، British and American authorities to disclose the circumstances behind the death incidents that targeted Egyptian nationals in those countries.

Egyptian citizen killed in refugee camp in Greece
An Egyptian citizen was killed on Thursday 23June2016، in Greece’s Chios Island by a compatriot following a brawl broke out between them، police said. They were on the island at a refugee camp where 2500 migrants were stranded as they were prevented from completing their way to Europe following an agreement with Turkey. Media outlets said that the 32-year Egyptian citizen succumbed to his injury at a hospital after being stabbed. Authorities said the perpetrator was arrested.

Egypt wins the membership of the United Nations Commission on Human Rights until 2021
Chancellor Ahmed Abu Zaid، a spokesman for the Foreign Ministry، said Thursday 23June2016، that Egypt won membership of the Commission on Human Rights of the United Nations in the midterm elections for period from 2017 to 2021.

Egypt sends doomed flight 804 recorders to France for repair
Egypt has failed to mend the black boxes of the EgyptAir plane which crashed last month and has sent them on Friday 24June2016، to France for repair.

Court adjourns Journalist Syndicate head trial to July 2
A misdemeanor court in Egypt has adjourned on Saturday 25June2016، trial of Journalist Syndicate head، Yahya Qallash، General Secretary Gamal Abdel Rahim and Undersecretary Khaled Al-Balshy to July 2. The defendants face charges of harboring two journalists، Amr Badr and Mahmoud Al-Saka، who were on the police wanted list for violence-related charges.

R-32 missile corvette to join Egypt’s navy in July
Russian Navy spokesman Viktor Kochemazov has confirmed Saturday 25June2016، that Russia delivered a R-32 missile corvette to the Egyptian Navy.

Sisi meets US Congressional delegation
Egypt’s President، Abd Al-Fatah Al-Sisi meets on Sunday 26June2016، a delegation from US House of Representative at the presidency headquarter in El-Etehadiya Palace.

Turkey’s stances on the situation in Egypt could not be hailed as positive: FM
Foreign minister Sameh Shokry said on Sunday 26June2016، that remarks made by Turkish officials do not help forge positive relations with Egypt.

President Sisi approves amends to civil status law
President Sisi issued Sunday 26June2016، the decree No 4 of 2016 to ratify amends to law No 143 for 1994 in relation to civil status law after the parliament approved them.
Also، he issued the decree No 5 of 2016 to ratify amends to law No 394 for 1954 in relation to weapons and ammunition following the approval of the parliament.

High school students demand Education Minister’s Departure
Egyptian high school students have held Monday 27June2016، a vigil in front of the parliament to demand Education Minister، El-Helali El-Sherbeni’s departure over exams’ leaks crisis.

Sudan releases Egyptians detained for leaking exams
Sudanese authorities released on Monday 27June2016، Egyptian citizens، who were detained for leaking secondary school exams، media reports said.

Egypt begins talks with IMF over $5 bln loan –minister
Egypt’s central bank has begun negotiations with the International Monetary Fund over a $5 billion loan، a minister from Egypt’s economic group of ministers told Reuters on Monday 27June2016.

Egypt Air crew saves passenger experienced heart attack
A crew of an Egypt Air jet was able to save a passenger-experienced heart attack during the flight from London to Ciro hours earlier on Wednesday 29June2016. A Passenger doctor took share in providing first aid to the patient، whom she was carted to hospital to receive treatment as the jet landed in Cairo International Airport.

Egypt denounces terrorist attack in Turkey
Egypt on Wednesday 29June2016، declared its firm condemnation of terror attack at Turkey’s Istanbul Ataturk Airport leaving 36 people dead and at least 150 injured.

President Sisi pledges to take all necessary measures to prevent leaks of high school exams
President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi asserted on Wednesday 29June2016، that the government is keen to prevent any further leaks for the high school exams.

Sisi says June 30 revolution restored the identity of Egyptian people
President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi congratulated the Egyptian people، Thursday 30June2016، on the occasion of the third anniversary of June 30 revolution. President Sisi said that June 30 revolution restored the identity of the Egyptian people to prove to the world that Egypt couldn’t be defeated.
The revolution of June 30 embodied great meanings، most notably، the resistance of the Egyptian people to regain their dignity، Sisi added.

Coptic priest shot dead in N.Sinai
A priest was declared dead earlier on Thursday 30June2016، after a gunman attacked him in a city in North Sinai where authorities are battling an extremist insurgency، security officials and the Coptic Church said.

Egyptian limestone tablet restored from Paris
The Egyptian embassy in Paris received Thursday 30June2016، a limestone tablet that dates back to the Thirtieth Dynasty 360-343 BC from an auction house in Paris on June 27، media reports said.

Egypt FM says crisis of nationals stranded at Ataturk Airport resolved
Egypt’s Foreign Minister said on Wednesday 29June2016، that the problem of 32 Egyptian nationals، including three children، and three Arab nationals stranded in Turkey’s Ataturk Airport، had been solved. The Foreign Ministry said، in a press statement، that Egypt has contacted with the Turkish authorities and got temporary presence for the stranded in Turkey until the airport was reopened. The airport was closed after terrorist attacks that killed and injured dozens.

EgyptAir crash: Initial data from black box points to fire on board
Preliminary data from one of the black box flight recorders from EgyptAir Flight MS804 suggested on Thursday 30June2016، that lavatory and avionics smoke was present on the flight، which crashed into the Mediterranean Sea on May 19، killing all 66 people on board.

Grand Mufti condemns Arish priest assassination
Grand Mufti Shawqi Allam on Thursday 30June2016، denounced the villain assassination of Arish’s priest Rofeil Moussa.

July 
MP suggests holding urgent session to discuss Israeli bid to attain observer status at AU
MP Anissa Hassouna، a member of the Foreign Relations Committee at the House of Representatives suggested holding an emergency joint session between Committees of African Affairs and Foreign Relations of parliament to discuss Ethiopia's support of Israel to attain the status of observer member of the African Union.

Egyptians kidnapped in Libya released: Spokesman
Chancellor Ahmed Abu Zeid، Spokesman for the Foreign Ministry، said that the Egyptian embassy in Tripoli، informed us that the six Egyptian citizens who were being kidnapped on their way back from Tripoli are currently being held with the local authorities in Bani Walid after they were freed.

For 1st time: Trade minister takes part in G20 meetings
Egypt's Minister of Trade and Industry Tareq Qabil left Cairo heading to China to take part in the G20 Trade Ministers Meetings that will be held in Shanghai on July 9-10.

Egypt’s Apaches kill IS offshoot leader in Sinai
Egypt’s Apaches have killed leader of IS offshoot in the Sinai Peninsula، reports said on Saturday. Mohamed Mussa، head of the Province of Sinai terror group، was killed in air strikes in the middle of Sinai، a statement by the Egyptian military announced.

Sisi attends graduation of New NCOs Batch
Egypt’s President، Abdel Fatah Al-Sisi attends on Tuesday the graduation ceremony of a new batch of Non-Commissioned Officers (NCOs) Institute. Prime Minister، Sherif Ismail، Defense Minister Sedqi Sobhi، in addition to a number of armed forces’ leaders and public figures will attend the ceremony.

Sisi calls to reform public sector
President Abdel Fattah El Sisi stressed on Sunday the importance of continuing efforts to develop and reform the public sector. During a meeting with Minister of Public Business Sector Ashraf el Sharqawi، Sisi urged following up the implementation of investment projects carried out by the public sector.

House Speaker pays visit to Russia over ‘vital issues’
Speaker of the House of Representatives، Ali Abdel-Al، is scheduled to visit to Russia on Monday at an invitation of the Russian parliament speaker Sergey Naryshkin، Osama Heikal، chairman of parliament’s media، culture and antiquities committee told reporters Saturday.

1 Conscript killed، 1 other injured as bomb hits police vehicle in Al-Arish
A conscript was killed، and 1 other was injured after a bomb hit a police vehicle on the ring road in Al-Arish city earlier on Monday. The injured was transferred to Al-Arish Military hospital.

President Al Sisi reviews Awqaf’s plan to qualify imams، preachers
President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi met Dr. Mokhtar Gomma، Minister of Awqaf، today Sunday. 
Ambassador Ala Youssef، the presidential spokesman، said that the minister submitted the ministry’s plan in the preaching sector، especially introduction programs to qualify the imams under supervision of a constellation of elite scholars.

Sisi allocates 335 acres for the establishment of residential area in Luxor

Tightly-woven conspiracy to kick Egypt out from chairing UNESCO
Well-known Egyptian painter and former culture minister Farouk Hosny revealed that there is conspiracy interwoven by European countries to keep Egypt away from holding the UNESCO Director-General position.

Egypt: state of emergency extended in N. Sinai for other 3 months
President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi issued a decree on Tuesday to extend state of emergency in some regions of North Sinai for extra three months. Deputy parliamentary speaker Mahmoud al Sherif said on Wednesday the decision will take effect after parliament approval.

FM condemns Amnesty International for non-neutral political stances
Ahmed Abu Zeid، a spokesman of the Foreign Ministry، said that Egypt condemned reports of the Amnesty International Organization، pointing out that those reports lack neutrality and depend on biased political stances.

UN invites the Mufti to deliver lecture in Germany
Dr. Shawky Allam، Egypt’s Mufti flied today، Wednesday to Bonne in Germany on invitation of the United Nations and the university of the city where he will deliver a lecture on Islam، issues of the current time and the dialog between religions.

NCOs Cadets perform a Military Parade before Sisi
Cadets of Non-Commissioned Officers Institute have performed on Tuesday a military parade before Egypt’s President Abdel Fatah Al-Sisi. Noteworthy، Al-Sisi attended earlier Monday the graduation ceremony of a new batch of Non-Commissioned Officers (NCOs) Institute.

Cairo Airport receives world’s first solar plane 
The first-ever worldwide flight using no fuel except solar energy is on its next-to-last leg، USA today reported. The Solar Impulse 2، piloted by Swiss adventurerAndre Borschberg، is on a two-day flight across the Mediterranean Sea from Seville، Spain، to Cairo، Egypt. The plane took off from Seville early Monday and will land in Cairo late Tuesday or early Wednesday.

Egypt Gov't know nothing about MPs participation in Iran opposition conference--FM says
Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced in a statement Thursday that the participation of a number of Egyptian lawmakers in a recent Iranian opposition conference in Paris did not represent the government.

Bibliotheca Alexandria Festival chooses India as guest of honor
The 14th edition of Bibliotheca Alexandria International Summer Festival، to be inaugurated July 29، will host India as a guest of honor، media reports have indicated Thursday.

Sisi attends graduation ceremony of Naval، air defense batches
Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi، the Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces، attends on on Thursday the graduation ceremony of the 67th batch of the Naval Academy and the 44th batch of the Air Defense Academy.

Sisi meets youth participating in Presidential Leadership Program
President Sisi met on Wednesday with a group of youth participating in the Presidential Leadership Program (PLP)، presidency information office stated.

Two conscripts injured as explosive charge goes off in central Sinai
Two conscripts were reportedly injured on Wednesday after an explosive device went off in central Sinai.

Soldier shot dead on shooting range in N.Sinai
Solider was reportedly killed on Wednesday after a sniper targeted him on shooting range in Sheikh Zuwied، Sinai.

Egypt takes part in High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development
State Minister for International Cooperation Sahr Nasr headed earlier this morning to New York where she will be leading Egypt's delegation to the United Nations (UN) High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development.

Sisi pays condolences to French counterpart following Nice attack
President Sisi on Friday phoned his French counterpart to offer condolences for the victims killed in Nice terrorist attacks. He expressed Egypt’s strong condemnation of the incident، hoping speedy recovery for the injured.

Egypt: 10 sentenced to 3 years over unlicensed protests
A Cairo court on Thursday sentenced 10 defendants to three years in prison over protesting without a permit in April against an Egyptian-Saudi marine demarcation deal that delivered two Red Sea islands to the Gulf state.

Hundreds of judges participate at the election of their club
Election of the main Judges’ Club in Cairo witnesses intensified crowding from the members to cast ballot in the current election today afternoon. They will elect the Chairman and fifteen members as the Board of Directors. Heat does not hinder the judges from flocking to their club downtown Cairo.

Sisi flies to Rwanda for AU summit 
Egypt’s President، Abdel Fatah Al-Sisi left Cairo، earlier Saturday، heading to Rwanda to participate in African Union Summit. Presidency Spokesman، Ambassador، Alaa Youssef said that Sisi's participation in the 27th AU summit in the Rwandan capital Kigali is meant to foster Egypt's role in Africa and bolster Cairo's ties with African countries.

Sisi، Ethiopian PM discuss bilateral relationships
Egypt’s President، Abdel Fatah Al-Sisi meets on Monday Ethiopian Prime Minister، Hailemariam Desalegn on the sidelines of Sisi’s participation in the 27th Session of African Union Summit held in Rwanadan Capital، Kagali.

Sisi participates in Electing new AU Commission Chairperson
Egypt’s President، Abdel Fatah Al-Sisi، and a number of African leaders participate on Monday in electing a new African Union Commission chairperson and his deputy in the Rwandan Capital، Kagali.

Egypt supports stability، unity of Somalia: Al Sisi
President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi met today، Sunday his Somali counterpart Hassan Sheikh Mahmud on the sidelines of the African Summit held in Kigali، the Rwandan capital.

Egypt rejects UNSC draft statement on Turkey
Diplomats said on Saturday that UN’ Security Council (UNSC) failed to release a statement condemning violence and chaos in Turkey after Egypt rejected the draft of the resolution which called on all parties to respect the democratically elected government.

Sisi witnesses graduation of Air Academy new batch
Egypt's President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi has attended earlier Wednesday the graduation ceremony of batch 83 of the Air Academy at the Air Academy's headquarters in Bilbeis، Sharqia Governorate.

Sisi to take part in Arab Summit in Mauritania
An Egyptian delegation left Cairo today، Wednesday، heading to Mauritania to prepare for the participation of President Abd Al Fattah Al Sisi in the activities of Arab Summit 27th session، which will kick off next Sunday in Nouakchott.

Russian delegation to visit Egypt soon to discuss resuming flights
Minister of civil aviation Sherif Fathy has met several Russian senior officials during his trio in Moscow. He met with Russian Transport Minister Maxim Sokolov who is responsible for tourism and aviation file.

President El-Sisi inspects Moqattam housing project
President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi inspected earlier today the third phase of a housing project in Moqattam. The projects comes in the light government’s continued efforts to combat informal settlements، state-run MENA agency reported.

The parliament rejects privileges to martyrs’ families of January 25th، June 30th revolution
The House of Representatives ( HoR) chaired by Dr. Ali Abdel Aal refused a motion sponsored by a number of lawmakers to add a clause to the Article No. 13 of the Civil Service Bill to grant privileges to families of martyrs of both January 25th and June 30th Revolutions.

Two conscripts reported injured in IED blast
Two soldiers were injured this morning following an IED blast in Sheikh Zuweid، North Sinai. Security sources said the planted IED went off as an armored vehicle passed by، injuring two conscripts.

Egypt’s Hegazy meets chairman of Defense Commission of Japan's parliament
Egyptian Armed Forces' Chief of Staff Mahmoud Hegazy met، yesterday، Wednesday، chairman of the Foreign Affairs and Defense Commission of Japan's House of Councilors، Masahisa Sato who is in a current visit to Egypt.

Eilat Port Operation’s Hero Alaptanona passes away aged 73
Rear Admiral Amr Alaptanona، one of Egypt’s navy heroes، passed away this morning at the age of 73 after long battle with illness. Military funeral was given to the late hero who left an indelible mark in the history of sacrifice، patriotism، and Heroism.

Parliament approves 18 new articles of civil service code
Parliament approved on Wednesday 18 articles of civil service code (from 39 to 57) out of 76 articles. Most of the articles approved during today’s session deal with wages، save the article 38 that regulates incentives and allowances.

10 ABM affiliates killed in Sinai
10 of Ansar Bait Al-Maqdis (ABM) terror group have been killed in security campaign launched Wednesday in Rafah and Sheikh Zwayed، North Sinai.

Sisi passes draft law on 2016-2017 FY socio-economic development plan
President Abdel Fattah El Sisi endorsed on Wednesday a draft law on the 2016-2017 FY socio-economic plan after parliament's ratification. The law stipulated increasing all-out resources to EGP 3،885.3 billion in view of the current market prices.

President Sisi meets with Dawoodi Bohra community leader
President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi met on Tuesday the spiritual leader of Dawoodi Bohra community Sultan Muffadal Saifuddin in Cairo، the Egyptian presidency announced. During their meeting، the president praised the efforts of the Dawoodi Bohra community in Egypt to restore ancient mosques.

20 elements of Ansar Bait Al Maqdis killed in N. Sinai
Armed Forces killed 20 elements of Ansar Bait Al Maqdis today، Saturday، in North Sinai cities including (Rafah and Shiekh Zuwaid).

Sisi warns of attempts ignite sectarian strife among Egyptians
President Abdel Fattah El Sisi warned on Thursday of attempts to ignite sectarian strife among Egyptians and sow seeds of discord among them. This came during jis meeting with Pope Tawadros II of Alexandria and Patriarch of Saint Mark Diocese and members of the Holy Synod of the Coptic Orthodox Church.

August 
Egypt dismisses request for Israel mediation over Ethiopian Dam
Spokesman for the Egyptian Foreign Ministry Ahmed Abu Zeid dismissed what has been published in the media that Egypt had requested Israel's mediation over Ethiopia's Renaissance Dam issue.

Egypt’s Jews shrink to only 6 ladies
Head of the Jewish community in Egypt Magda Haroun said the number of Jews has shrunk to only six after Lucy Toba was buried Sunday. Haroun announced the loss of the 80-year-old Tuba on the social media، saying “I will miss you Lucy. We have become just six women.”

Abul-Enein participates in launching of “Proudly Made in Egypt” Campaign
Prominent Businessman، Mohamed Abul-Enein، chairman of Ceramica Cleopatra Group has participated on Tuesday، in the conference organized by Trade ministry to announce the launching of “Proudly made in Egypt” campaign.

Pope Tawadros II laments Diaspora Copts protests against “Egypt sectarian events”
Pope Tawadros II of Alexandria and Patriarch of Saint Mark said Tuesday he rejects demonstrations by the Copts in the Diaspora against what they called sectarian crises in Egypt.

Egypt's three Christian cults approve newly proposed Church Construction Law
Egypt's three main Christian cults have approved the final proposed draft of the church construction and restoration law، the country's Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Magdi al-Agati said on Monday.

Egyptian Nobel Laureate Ahmed Zewail dies at 70
Egyptian Noble Laureate Ahmed Zewail passed away on Tuesday at the age of 70، Reuters said.
Zewail، who was 70، won the prize in 1999 for pioneering work in femtochemistry، which studies chemical reactions in ultra-short timescales.

Egyptian national missing in Italy since 2013
An Egyptian fisherman has been reportedly missing in Italy since 2013، Head of Egypt’s Fishermen Syndicate said on Wednesday، calling for his country’s foreign ministry to help get information about him.

Egypt launches tender for Japanese firms over Cairo Metro 4th line
Egypt’s National Authority for Tunnels announced Wednesday it would launch a tender for Japanese companies to construct the first phase of the Cairo Metro’s fourth line، media reports said. 

Egypt’s Sisi discusses flight resumption to Sharm with Theresa May
Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has phoned British PM Theresa May over the possibility to resume UK suspended flights to Egypt، local media reported Wednesday. Sisi discussed with May his country’s endeavors to open a new chapter with the UK and to enhance bilateral cooperation، according to a press release by the British embassy in Egypt.

Egypt's former grand mufti escapes assassination attempt
Egypt's former grand mufti، Ali Gomaa، has survived an assassination attempt today، Friday، while he was heading to perform Friday Prayer in 6th of October city.

Three killed، 4 injured in Arish bombing
Three citizens were killed and 4 others injured after an explosive device planted at Al-Bahr street in Arish went off، official said on Friday.

Egyptian-European Council  hosts high-profile Italian economic delegation 
Upon an invitation from business magnate Mr. Mohammed Abul-Enain، head of the Egyptian-European Council and the honorary president of the Euro-Mediterranean Parliament، Italian Senate’s majority leader Lucio Barani and a delegation of Italian businessmen and parliamentarians is to visit Egypt on Sunday.

YPG says Egyptian killed in clashes against ISIS in Syria
An Egyptian national was reported killed Aug. 3 in clashes between Kurdish forces in Syria’s Aleppo and militants of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS)، according to a statement issued by the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG)، the daily Yum7 reported Sunday.

Egypt FM seeks to verify 27 nationals abduction in Libya، spokesperson
Spokesperson for Egypt’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs Ahmed Abu Zeid said on Sunday the ministry was closely following up media reports on the abduction of 27 Egyptian laborers in the neighboring Libya.

Cairo University students to take HIV test
Students seeking to be enlisted in the Cairo University will take HIV test، the university vice president Mohamed Othman al-Khashab said on Sunday، according to the daily Yum7.

6 injured in bomb blast in Arish
A police officer، 4 conscripts and a citizen were injured on Tuesday in bomb blast in Arish. Their armored vehicle was on the International Road when the blast took place.

Egypt: Parliament interrogates Supply Min. Tuesday over wheat corruption
Egypt’s parliament will hold Tuesday an interrogation session for Minister of Supply Khaled Hanafy on wheat-linked corruption، according to press reports.

Libyan army kills 6 ISIS-linked Egyptian nationals
Spokesman for the Libyan army Colonel Ahmed Al-Mismary said that 6 ISIS-linked Egyptian nationals were killed in battle near Zela region.


Libyan army frees kidnapped Egyptian nationals
Security sources said on Thursday that the Libyan elite forces succeeded in freeing Egyptian nationals kidnapped near Ajdabiya، according to Skynews.

European Business Council praises Sisi’s efforts in Freeing 23 Egyptians kidnapped in Libya
European Business Council، headed by Egyptian Businessman، Mohamed Abul Enein، praised president Sisi’s and Armed Forces’ role in freeing 23 Egyptian workers who were kidnapped in Libya.

Mass grave containing remains of ABM affiliates discovered in Rafah
Residents of city of Rafah، North Sinai، discovered a mass grave containing the human remains of dozens of supporters of Ansar Bait Al-Maqdis (ABM) terror organization on Saturday.

President Sisi addresses nation over current economic situation
President Abdel Fattah El Sisi asserted that the current economic situation in Egypt requires full cooperation of the Egyptian people.

Sisi inaugurates petrochemicals complex in Alexandria
President Abdel Fattah El Sisi inaugurates today، Saturday، petrochemicals complex at Egyptian Ethylene and Derivatives Company (Ethydco) in Alexandria.

Egypt police arrest 10 suspects over ex-mufti assassination attempt
Egypt’s police announced they arrested 10 suspects involved in the attempt assassination of the country’s former grand mufti earlier this month.

Saudi seeks cooperation with Egypt over Red Sea resources
Saudi Council of Ministers authorized in a Monday meeting Minister of Energy and Industry or his deputy to discuss with the Egyptian Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources a memorandum of understanding for cooperation with Egypt to exploit natural resources in the Red Sea.

Netanyahu office denies imminent visit to Egypt
A statement from Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu's office denied on Tuesday that he plans to visit Egypt soon، Sada El-Balad Arabic website reported.

MB activist confesses Rabia sit-in was heavily armed
An activist related to the now banned Muslim Brotherhood group has confessed through a social media post that the group’s sit-in in August 2013 was heavily armed.

Security services reveal mystery of disappearing sister of the Virgin’s church pastor
Security services in Giza Governorate have revealed the mystery of disappearing of sister of the pastor of the Virgin church، Haram ( the Pyramids) District. Her family charged security with defaulting. She eloped her house to her relatives in Sohag Governorate in Upper Egypt. She plotted with a cousin and his comrade to fabricate her kidnapping tale.

Egypt’s military devastates new tunnel bet. Sinai، Gaza Strip
Egypt’s military has discovered a new underground tunnel between the Sinai and the Gaza Strip used to smuggle weapons and militants، the military spokesperson said on Wednesday.

Egypt، NATO naval force conduct joint military drill
Egyptian naval forces held a joint military drill with NATO’s navy while on a multiple day visit to Egypt، according to a statement by the army.

Israeli delegation leaves Cairo after discussing Sisi peace initiative
A high-profile Israeli delegation left Cairo on Tuesday boarding a private jet after brief visit. The Israeli delegation discussed President Sisi’s peace initiative.

Egypt: New lawsuit accuses religious researcher of apostasy
Egypt’s attorney general Nabil Sadek has referred to the Supreme State Security Court (SSSC) a lawsuit against Islamic researcher Sayyed Al-Qemany over charges of blasphemy، press reports said on Thursday.

Conscript killed، 5 injured in bomb attack in Al Arish
At least a conscript was killed while 5 others، including two officers، were injured today، Friday، in a bomb blast in Al Arish city، North Sinai.

4 conscripts injured in terror attack in Rafah
4 conscripts were injured on Thursday as militants affiliated with Ansar Bait Al-Maqdis (ABM) terror group attacked Al-Masura checkpoint in Rafah.

Forces arrests 70 Sudanese before infiltrating into Israel
Sudan says that Egyptian authorities have arrested 70 Sudanese nationals while they were attempting to enter Israel، detaining them at a prison in Cairo.

We have no ground troops deployed beyond our borders: Sisi
President Sisi asserted on Sunday that Egypt throws weight behind all efforts and initiatives aimed at finding a solution to the Palestinian question، affirming that Egypt has no ground troops deployed outside the country.

Three Egyptian teens assaulted in Italy
Three Italian youth have been arrested and police are still searching for 2 others after they brutally assaulted three Egyptian teens. The attack took place in the Italian city of Catania.

Italy deports 46 Egyptians for illegal immigration
Italy deported 46 Egyptians for illegal immigration، Egypt's state owned MENA news agency reported Tuesday. The 46 Egyptians arrived at Cairo International Airport from Catania، located on Italy's east coast.

Jordanian King arrives in Cairo
A short while ago، Jordanian King، Abdullah II has arrived in Cairo، in a short official visit.

Death toll of Sunday police checkpoint terror attack rises to 3
Egyptian medical sources said the death toll due to the Sunday terror attack against a police checkpoint in Al-Sadat city، northwestern the capital Cairo، rose to three after another injured conscript succumbed to his wounds on Tuesday.

Thousands gather at Shishan airport to welcome Azhar’s Grand Imam
Media outlets in Shishan aired video featuring the warm welcome of the Grand Imam Ahmed Al-Tayeb at the airport there.

Cairo Court releases activist Malek Adly on proof of residence
A Cairo court ordered Thursday the release of human rights activist Malek Adly on proof of his residence over charges of inciting unlicensed protests and attempting to overthrow the regime.

Egypt’s Military Foils Terror Attack in N. Sinai
Egypt’s military announced it had foiled a terror attack against a security checkpoint in Rafah، North Sinai earlier on Friday and killed four militants، Sada El-Balad Arabic Website reported.

Parliament Cancels Wheat Corruption Interrogation Session as Supply Min. Resigns
Head of the parliamentary fact-finding committee on wheat silos corruption said on Friday the interrogation sessions for supply minister Khaled Hanafy has been cancelled for the latter’s resignation.

6 ABM affiliates killed، 4 injured in North Sinai
6 Ansar Bait Al-Maqdis affiliates were killed and 4 injured on Thursday in Rafah and Sheikh Zwayed.

11 Ansar Bayt Al Maqdis elements killed in N. Sinai
At least 11 elements of Ansar Bayt Al Maqdis terrorist organization were killed in North Sinai today، Monday، by Egyptian security forces.

Egypt’s Cabinet Adopts Tougher Sentences against Female Mutilation Offenders
Egypt’s cabinet has approved plans to impose jail terms ranging from five to seven years on those involved in forcing females into genital mutilation، press reports said on Monday.

Yemeni deputy PM commends Egypt’s positive stance to end Yemen crises
Yemeni deputy prime minister and Minister of Interior Hussein Mohammed Arab said his country wholly appreciates Egypt's positive and supportive stance for legitimacy and stability in Yemen.

Parliament’s Ethics Committee to probe Mansour-Selim insult exchange
The ethics committee in the Egyptian parliament on Wednesday started investigation into clashes between two MPs after they hurled insults at each other.

2 conscripts wounded as militants attack checkpoint in N. Sinai
Egyptian medical and security sources said on Tuesday two conscripts were injured after militants opened fire at a checkpoint in Rafah، North Sinai.

Sisi، Bashir discuss holding tripartite meeting in Khartoum
Egypt’s President، Abdel Fatah Al-Sisi، and Omar El-Bashir in their will discuss the possibility of holding a tripartite meeting between Egypt، Sudan، and Ethiopia in El-Khartoum، Sudanese Foreign Ministry Spokesman، Qareb allah Khedr said.

Abul-Enain attends farewell ceremony held for EU ambassador to Cairo
James Moran، the European Union ambassador left Cairo this evening، after a farewell ceremony attended by businessman Mohamed Abul-Enain، honorary president of the Euro-Mediterranean Parliament، and the President of the Egyptian-European Council، and Elham Abul Fateh general manager of Sada El-Balad channels.

September 
*President Sisi’s Visit to New Delhi، China 
Egypt’s President، Abdel Fatah Al-Sisi visited Indian Capital New Delhi،on September 1، in a three-day official visit at the invitation of his Indian counterpart، Pranab Mukherjee. 
During his Visit، Sisi met his Indian Counterpart، Paranab Mukherjee، Prime Minister، Narenda Mody، in addition to a number of Senior officials، and Indian businessmen. They discussed ways to boost bilateral cooperation between both countries in various fields، in addition to a number of important regional and international issues. This comes as part of a tour، which included a visit to China، where Al-Sisi attended the G20 summit، which took place in Hangzhou from 4-5 September. Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi met with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping.
Xi Jinping expressed China's support of Egypt's efforts to "maintain stability and explore its own development path،" the Xinhua news agency reported. The presidents talked of strengthening cooperation between the two countries. Moreover، the Chinese president praised Egypt's development over the past two years. President Abd Al Fattah Al Sisi met a number of leaders and high-level officials on the sidelines of this summit.

*Pope Tawadros II pays first visit to Jordan since becoming Pope
Pope Tawadros II arrived in Amman on September 3، in his first official visit to Jordan since he became the head of the Coptic Orthodox Church in November 2012.
The Pope was met at the airport in Amman by Prince Ghazi bin Muhammad، the personal envoy and special advisor to King Abdullah II، along with Tourism Minister Lina Annab.
The visit follows an invitation from His Majesty King Abdullah II.
HH Pope Tawadros II، Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of the see of St. Mark، inaugurated St. Anthony Monastery in Madaba، some 30 kilometers southwest of Amman in the presence of copts in Jordan. Pope Tawadros II also visited Mount Nebo where he was briefed about the historical and religious importance of this place as a destination for Christian pilgrims.

*Six Egyptian provincial governors and new supply minister sworn-in before Sisi 
On September 7، Six new Egyptian provincial governors and Supply Minister were sworn-in before Egypt's President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi at the Egyptian presidency.
The new minister of supply، Mohamed Ali El-Sheikh، is a retired 64-year-old army general with a long record of experience in commodities supplies in the Egyptian armed forces.
He succeeds Khaled Hanafi، who resigned amid corruption allegations over wheat procurement، as well as his residence at a five-star hotel in Cairo. The new governors are appointed in the following governorates: Qalyoubiya، Minya، Fayoum and Suez in addition to Alexandria and Cairo.

*Egyptian Navy receives second Mistral helicopter carrier
On Sepmtember 19، The Egyptian Navy had received a second Mistral-class Landing Helicopter Dock، or LHD، ship from French naval shipbuilder DCNS. This is the second carrier that Egypt had received only three months after it welcomed the first Mistral helicopter dock -- named after late President Gamal Abdel-Nasser -- in June in Alexandria coming from the French city Toulouse. 
The contract for the two Mistral carriers، which was finalised in September last year، was valued at 950 million Euros، according to AFP.

*President Sisi’ interview with PBS channel 
On September 20، President Abdel Fattah El Sisi said Egypt is developing a great deal despite the challenges ahead، referring to progress reached in many fields over the past few years، MENA Reported. In an interview with Charlie Rose on PBS، the Egyptian president voiced hope that Egypt would restore its right place and reach development and prosperity for entire Egyptian people. Egypt is a large country with a population of 90 million who wish to live in peace and security، he said، adding that Egypt is committed to the law and deals with all issues within a legal framework.
It is necessary to reach a balance between security and stability particularly in a restive region، Sisi said، pointing to incidents that occurred during the past couple of days which had an impact on security and stability in the American society. Regardless of their perpetrators، there was a bad influence and the security forces shouldered the responsibility of protecting the citizens، as the case everywhere around the world، Sisi added. Terrorism is the most dangerous threat that faces not only Egypt but the entire world، he said، underlining the need to adopt a comprehensive strategy to confront terror that does not depend on the security aspect alone but rather covers various domains including the economy، culture، science and sound religious rhetoric. The situation in Sinai has considerably improved compared with previous conditions. The terrorist attacks are only between one and two percent of what was going on in the peninsula، the Egyptian president said.
Sisi asserted the Egyptian people wanted a change on January 25، 2011 and on June 30، 2013 they wanted to correct the path of the revolution. Egypt's new constitution does not allow the president to even stay an extra day after the end of his term، he added. When the presidential elections are held by mid-2018، the president will be either re-elected or the people will elect a new one، which in itself is a big change in Egypt's political arena، he told Charlie Rose.
Referring to attempts to exploit Islam، he said some people adopt a specific ideology to enlist elements to carry out acts of terror، violence and killings. With their possession of arms، these extremists have destroyed countries such as Syria، Libya، Somalia and Afghanistan، he said.
He called for concerting all efforts to confront the extremist ideology as a whole and not just one group. Egypt is a major force in achieving stability in the Middle East and any destabilization of Egypt will represent a real threat to the region as a whole، Sisi added. Sisi Asked about the Egyptian economy، he said terrorism has deprived Egypt of large resources that would have supported the economy، adding that terrorist elements are trying to create instability to weaken the economy which in the end affects the citizens and the country's stability. Egypt has been facing a fierce war on terror for over three years and provides security along its borders with Libya that stretch more than one 1،000 kilometers as well as its southern borders which requires enormous efforts and huge resources، Sisi told PBS's Charlie Rose in an interview. As for the funding program provided by the International Monetary Fund، President Sisi said it will give credibility to the economic reform program adopted by the government. The increase in population in Egypt amounts to 2.5% annually، which means 2.6 million people every year، while more than 600،000 youth join the labor market every year which requires providing jobs، he said. Sisi referred to efforts that aim at fully overcoming unemployment in Egypt which will take time. The president also stressed the Egyptian government's keenness on increasing economic growth and resolving the foreign currency problem by the end of this year. As for the issues of human rights and NGOs، President Sisi said the media does not present facts accurately and does not reflect the reality in Egypt either، adding that the media and the press say whatever they want as there are no restrictions. There is no dictator in Egypt، the president stressed. The government is trying to reach security and stability at the time a group is trying to impose its rules and resort to violence against the state and the Egyptian people، Sisi said. All issues in Egypt are being dealt with within a legal framework، he said، explaining that the parliament is currently probing a bill on organizing NGOs activities. 
Some 40،000 NGOs are operating in Egypt. They provide valuable services to the Egyptian society and contribute to reaching development، he added. The president referred to a misunderstanding as regards this case to give a bad impression on Egypt، while friends always understand each other especially at times when the region is facing such turbulence and there are extremist groups and other factors that create instability. These issues should be dealt with very sensitively، Sisi said، stressing keenness on abiding by human rights because in the end he seeks to protect the citizens against injustice. The President said that some incidents occurred before he assumed power which he tried to settle through a presidential pardon as the case with the Canadian and the Australian journalists، adding that he does not hesitate to correct any violations in conformity with the law and to punish those responsible. This is for his own interest and the best interest of the country، justice and freedoms، he added. The president said that US Secretary of State John Kerry was handed over، during their meeting، a list of names of released citizens whether through court or by a presidential pardon to inform the US administration of Egypt's keenness on exerting all efforts in this respect. However، there is no media coverage of such efforts، Sisi said. Asked to address his US counterpart Barack Obama، President Sisi said Egypt is keen on strategic relations with the United States، pointing out to great changes in Egypt and that there is no going back to authoritarianism.
President Sisi asserted in his interview with PBS's Charlie Rose that there is no religious discrimination in Egypt، explaining that all Egyptians have the same rights and same duties. No one is discriminated against in Egypt on a religious basis، he said. The unified law on building houses of worship، which has been sanctioned by the parliament، was shelved for more than 150 years، Sisi said. What happened against the Copts was committed by a terrorist group that was responsible for destroying churches before June 30، 2013، he said. However، after this date the restoration of all churches started and will be completed by the end of this year. The president stressed the need for more society awareness of equality among all Egyptians and respect for each other.
As for efforts to reach a two-state solution between Palestine and Israel، President Sisi said that he always addresses the public opinion in Israel and not just the prime minister because peace can change the face of this region. Establishing a Palestinian state alongside Israel allows for reaching security and stability in the area، Sisi said. There is a big difference between convincing citizens of the importance of peace and imposing a solution by force. This can never be effective as convincing them of the need to reach peace. It is necessary to remember that the Palestinian cause has been one of the main reasons for the emergence of terror، the president said، adding that if this issue is resolved this would be a means that could guarantee stability and openness in relations between Israel and the Arab world. Asked about improvement in Egyptian-Turkish relations، Sisi said this has not taken place yet. The region has enough conflicts and Egypt is trying to give time and opportunity to others to understand the conditions in the region and inside Egypt، he added.
As for Egyptian-Russian ties، the president said Egypt offered a tender to establish a nuclear energy power plant and many countries submitted their bids and the Russian one was the best. 

*Boat carrying 600 migrants sinks off Egypt، killing at least 202
On September 21، A boat carrying almost 600 people capsized off Egypt's coast، killing at least 202، in the latest disaster among migrants trying to reach Europe.
The boat sank in the Mediterranean Sea off Burg Rashid، a village in the northern Beheira province. 
Egypt’s police have arrested the owner of the boat، and 15 members of the crew as well as the brokers who attracted the victims.

*Sisi Participates in 71st UN General Assembly
On September 29، President Al-Sisi attended the 71st UN general assembly session، held in New York. President Al-Sisi attended a number of significant meetings، among them is the UN Security Council summit discussing the current situation in the Middle East which mainly focused on the Syrian crisis.
In addition، he attended a high-profile meeting about refugees and migrants to address effective solutions to these problems. Al-Sisi headed the African Peace and Security Council، held on the margins of the UN general assembly، to address the current situation in South Sudan. 

--Sisi’s speech in UN 
President Al-Sisi، in his statement in the 71st UN general assembly session، said that the government should be supported to guarantee sustainable development، especially in domains like social protection networks، stressing on the significance of creating a global financial system that can achieve economic justice among countries، offer equal development opportunities and fill the gap among developed and developing countries. He explained the Egyptian citizens are determined to achieve stability، protect their country، from being driven towards chaos. The government has approved a new constitution that protects freedom and rights، complying with the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Egypt’s president called for finding solutions for the political conflict in Syria، Israeli-Arab conflict and Yemen and Libya crises، highlighting that most of the Arab conflicts are a reflection of the global conflicts. He said that Egypt rejects foreign interference in Arab countries domestic affairs. Furthermore، Al-Sisi asserted that Egypt is exerting its efforts to counter terrorism. Al-Sisi has also urged countries to support Somalia’s government and help achieve stability in South Sudan. President Al-Sisi concluded his statement by urging the world’s nations to cooperate، share science، knowledge، technology and unit to face threats.
Egypt’s president attended a high-profile meeting about refugees and migrants to address effective solutions to the problem of refugees. The meeting’s objective is to counter human trafficking، migrants and refugees smuggling and help victims of human trafficking، and those who suffer from any form of mistreat. Al-Sisi made a statement in the meeting to express Egypt’s viewpoint on the refugees problem as the government is exerting its efforts to maximize the benefits of legal migration، counter smuggling of migrants، and make new regulations to punish criminals and compensate victims.

--Sisi meetings with Clinton، Trump 
President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi met with the U.S president-elect، Donald Trump from the Republican Party and Former U.S Presidential Candidate، Hillary Clinton from the Democratic Party، on the sidelines of his participation in the 71st debate of the UN general assembly.
During his meeting with Trump، Al-Sisi discussed bilateral relations between Egypt and the US in political، military، and economic fields. Trump recognized Egypt’s efforts in countering terrorism and extended the partnership between both countries for several decades، according to presidency spokesperson Alaa Youssef. If elected، Trump vowed that he will be a “strong ally” that Egypt can rely on for the next few years، saying that Egypt and the US both face a common threat.
Meanwhile in his meeting with Clinton، Al-Sisi discussed historic and strategic relations between Egypt and the US and potential ways to collaborate in order to serve the interests of both nations، and maintain peace and security in the Middle East.

--Businessman Abul Enein praises Sisi’s Speech before UN Assembly 
Egyptian prominent businessman Mohamed Abul Enein، honorary president of Euro-Mediterranean Parliament said President Abd Al Fattah Al Sisi’s speech before the UN General Assembly proves that Egypt has gained a different image and became an appreciated and influential country.
He added that The political power of Egypt has gained a significant influence، assuring that president Sisi’s speech represents an important message to show the role of Egypt and its leadership in the region.

October
*Sudanese President visits Egypt 
On October 5، Sudanese President، Omar El-Bashir arrived in Cairo in a several-day official visit. 
President Abdel Fatah Al-Sisi received his Sudanese Counterpart at Cairo international airport.
Both presidents discussed ways to boost bilateral cooperation between both countries in addition to important regional and international issues. 

*Sisi congratulates Egyptians on the anniversary of the 6th of October victory
On October 6، Egypt’s President، Abdel Fatah Al-Sisi congratulated Egyptians on the 43rd anniversary of the 6th of October war victory through his official page on social network “Twitter”. 
Sisi wrote that the 6th of October victory confirmed on the ability of the Egyptians to face all the recent economic and development challenges. 
Sisi also stressed that he is doing his best to achieve Egyptians’ aspirations.

*In solidarity with KSA، Egyptian-European Business Council rejects JASTA law
On October 6، Egyptian-European Business Council declared its rejection to Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act (JASTA) approved recently by US Congress.
The move comes in solidarity with Saudi Arabia، the principal target by this law as analysts see.
The council، chaired by the Egyptian business magnate Mohammed Abul-Enain، said in a statement:”This law defies the UN Charter and the public and private international law in respect of the sovereign immunity among the member states and equality thereof in accordance with the UN Charter’s Article II.” It also called on the whole world to declare refusal to JASTA and show solidarity with Saudi Arabia. “The UN should condemn this law،” the statement added. Congress approved on Sept. 28 the first successful override of a presidential veto from President Obama when the House joined the Senate in voting against Obama's objection to a bill that would allow family members to sue Saudi Arabia over the Sept. 11 attacks. The House vote was 348-77. And he Senate was 97-1 in favor of the override. The Saudi government denies any role in those attacks، and the 911 Commission found no evidence that the Saudi government as an institution or senior Saudi officials were involved. The Obama administration says it's sympathetic to victims' families، but concerned that allowing such lawsuits would open the door to legal challenges against American officials in other countries.

*Egypt celebrates House of Representatives’ 150th year in Sharm El-Sheikh
On October 9، Egypt’s celebrated the occasion of the House of Representatives’ 150th year.
President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi began his speech by offering his condolences to the family، friends، and colleagues of member of parliament Amira Refaat who died in a car accident on her way to Sharm El-Sheikh، Daily News Egypt reported.The parliament is considered as a “mirror” that reflects what is happening in Egyptian society، Al-Sisi said in his speech. “Youth representation in the parliament has reached 40%. Of the 596 members of parliament، we have 90 female members، and also disabled members. The 2014 Constitution has guaranteed the parliament a very broad and unprecedented authority،” the president said. The celebration in Sharm El-Sheikh was attended by head of the Arab Parliament Ahmed Al Garwan، head of the African Parliamentary Union Roger Nkodo Dang، and secretary general of International Parliamentary Union Martin Chungong. These officials also gave speeches to congratulate the Egyptian parliament on marking 150 years. Prior to Al-Sisi’s speech، parliamentary speaker Ali Abdul Aal spoke to the attendees، calling on “foreign” powers to not interfere in the region’s internal affairs and to engage in effective dialogue to restore stability. Moreover، he asserted that the parliament carries out its work with the respect of international legitimacy، and works with the United Nations to eliminate weapons of mass destruction. “The Egyptian parliament refuses any interference in countries’ internal affairs. Countries’ sovereignty should be respected and agitation policies must desist،” Abdul Aal said. He further praised the 2014 Constitution for building a strict، democratic political environment in Egypt، adding that Egypt was subjected to numerous foreign and domestic challenges before and during the drafting of the Constitution. “Despite foreign and domestic challenges facing Egypt during this period، Egypt did not impose exceptional measures، even though these challenges might have led to the collapse of the state and brought about chaos،” he clarified.

*President Sisi participates in Sudan National Dialogue Conference 
On October 10، Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi arrived in Khartoum to attend the closing session of the Sudan Dialogue Conference upon the invitation of President Omar Al-Bashir، state news agency MENA reported. El Sisi’s participation comes within the framework of the “historical relationship between the two countries and the two brotherly peoples،”.
El Sisi’s participation comes in response to invitation by Sudanese President Omar al Bashir.

--Sisi’s Speech before the conference
President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi expressed his happiness regarding the discussion and positive results of the Sudanese National Dialogue، during the closing session of the conference held in Khartoum، the capital of Sudan، on Monday، MENA reported. Al-Sisi began his speech by greeting all attendees، and explaining his understanding of the dialogue’s significance for Sudan، confirming that the Egyptian people wish the Sudanese people success and stability. The president called for cohesion among the Sudanese people، and urged them to unify in order to form a national unity government. In his speech، the president praised Al-Bashir’s performance for working on maintaining peace and stability in his country، describing him as ”courageous statesman”، and also praised the initiative to maintain peace by offering a floor for dialogue among all forces and political groups. He also welcomed the Sudanese initiative to sign a roadmap presented by the African Mediation Mechanism in March، and also the country’s keenness to respond to regional and international efforts aimed at achieving security، stability، and peace in all parts of Sudan.

*‘Cairo Declaration’ launched as leaders of Egypt، Greece، Cyprus meet
On October 11، Egypt’ president Abdel-Fattah Al-Sisi، Greece’s Alexis Tsipras، and Cyprus’s Nicos Anstasiades met in Cairo. As a symbol of their pursuit behind peace and prosperity، the three leaders instilled three olive sprouts in the garden of Al-Ittihadeya Palace.
In the beginning of the meeting، Sisi asserted that this trilateral meeting underscores keenness to go ahead with the efforts aimed at enhancing cooperation. He also referred that he، in propria persona; follows up the efforts exerted the carry out the joint projects agreed upon in the former meetings. Also، one of the meeting’s key outcomes was Cairo Declaration issued with the consent of the three leaders to demonstrate their keenness to further collaboration in the political، economic and cultural areas.


*Sisi honors Olympic and Paralympic medalists
On October 12، Egypt’s President، Abdel Fatah Al-Sisi honored athletes who won medals in Olympics، and Paralympics games. Egyptian athletes won three bronze medals in the Olympics، while Paralympic athletes won medals، including three gold، five silver and four bronze medals. The meeting was attended by Sports’ minister، Khaled Abdel Aziz in addition to a number of athletes.

*Businessman Abul Enein receives US Consul General
On October 13، Prominent Businessman، and president of Egyptian-European Business council، Mohammed Abul Enein received، US Consul General، Sean Murphy. Abul Enein praised the historical Egyptian-American relationships، assuring that the bilateral relationships between both countries should witness a development during the next period. Moreover، Abul Enein pointed out to the efforts exerted by Egypt to encourage the foreign investments. Meanwhile، Abul Enein stressed that Egypt is the pillar of the Middle East region، and the most important country in the Arab World، adding that Egypt regarded United States as a strategic partner، and is looking forward to further Political، economic and security cooperation، particularly in the field of combating terrorism and extremist ideas. On the other hand، Murphy expressed his happiness to work in Egypt، considering it as one of the leading stations in his career. Regarding the warnings issued by US Embassy lately to American nationals in Cairo، Murphy stressed that they are a part of routine procedures، noting that Washington appreciates the role played by Cairo to achieve the security and stability of the region.


*El Sisi interviews with state-owned newspapers focus on foreign policy، economy
On October 16، El Sisi interviewed with state press hit on foreign policy، economy:
In a sit-down with state-owned newspapers، President Abdel Fattah El Sisi discussed relations with Saudi Arabia and Russia and the economy and the Army’s role in it، among other topics، economic website Enterprise reported. On the economy، the president sought to reassure the public that the IMF loan is a fundamentally good thing، reiterating that it was a testament to the strength of the economic reform program that Egypt was able to line up the USD 12 bn extended fund facility.
El Sisi promised the Investment Law will be out by year’s end and that the national project to upgrade infrastructure، which he considers pivotal for investment، will be completed by 2018، four years ahead of schedule. El Sisi also outlined seven measures to tackle rising prices including: 1) reviewing ration card databases and eliminating those not eligible for support; 2) reviewing the social welfare and Takafol and Karama programs; 3) expanding the state’s network of subsidized food retailers، particularly in Upper Egypt; 4) curbing smuggling through stricter customs enforcement; 5) launching initiatives to curb electricity، natural gas and water consumption; 6) building up to six months’ worth of strategic reserves، and 7) ensuring domestically produced staples are widely available. Notably absent from the discussions was talk of devaluation. The president noted that Egypt takes a balanced approach on foreign policy and is adamant of not interfering in the domestic affairs of other nations. The president discussed Egypt’s votes on UN resolutions on Syria and insisted that Egypt is not supporting the opposition in Ethiopia.
El Sisi said Cairo’s relationship with Riyadh remains important and strategic and will not be impacted by recent events. Egypt has taken measures to ensure it is not wholly reliant on the Aramco fuel product shipments. Similarly، relations with Russia remain strong: The final Dabaa nuclear contracts are expected to be signed soon and we should expect direct flights to Egypt to also resume in the near term، El Sisi added. El Sisi said the Armed Forces’ role in development projects will ease in the coming years as it completes the national project to upgrade infrastructure. On security، El Sisi said he is more worried about domestic threats than international ones، noting that while the situation in Sinai is improving، “the war on terror is long” and that "the terrorists are evolving، but we are improving our operations.”

*Sisi extends state of emergency in N. Sinai for extra three months
On October 18، Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi extended state of emergency in some regions in North Sinai province for extra three months. The presidential decree that was published on the official gazette also imposed curfew on some regions. This came days after a terror attack that targeted a police checkpoint in Al Arish leaving 12 killed and seven injured. 

*Sisi establishes supreme investment council
On October 19، Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah al Sisi gave orders to establish a national supreme council for investment to attract investment for the cash strapped country. The council will shoulder responsibilities of following up on the implementation of investment plans، development of major economic projects. President Sisi himself will chair the council with PM Sherif Ismail and governor of Central Bank Tarek Amer among its members. The members of the council will meet every two months. Its decisions will be taken by the votes of the majority.

*Abul Enein meets British ambassador John Casson
On October 23، Chairman of Egyptian-European Business council، Prominent businessman، Mohammed Abul Enein stressed that Egypt will prove to the whole world that it is leading the investment in the region، especially after the amendments carried out by the government regarding investment laws، and regulations. Abul Enein added during his meeting with British Ambassador، John Casson، that there is a large number of tourists who are strongly wishing to visit Egypt، yet they are afraid because of what is being said by the western Media. Moreover، Abul Enein highlighted the depth of relationships between both countries، noting that they have agreed to address a number of issues in the region، especially fighting terrorism، and Middle East stability.

*National Youth Conference kicks off in Sharm El-Shiekh 
On October 25، President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi inaugurated Egypt's first National Youth Conference in Sharm el-Sheikh، launching a three-day event that aims to improve relations between the state and Egypt's younger generations.Participants arrived from all over the country، including; university students، politicians، media personalities، political parties and members of the Presidential Leadership Program. On the third and final day of the First National Youth Conference in Sharm El-Sheikh، President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi took part in a session on the causes of violence in stadiums and retaining spectators. President El-Sisi said there is a sect among the Egyptians which intends to hinder the country’s development track and to ignite the youth’s emotions. The president called for the community to find non traditional solutions to the problems facing the nation، noting that the state is adopting the policy of self-constraint to end any tension. The president highlighted the importance of grooming the youth to lead the future.

*Abul Enein partakes in 25th edition of “Arab-U.S. Policymakers
Egyptian prominent businessman، Mohamed Abul Enein، Chairman of the Egyptian-European Business Council participated in the 25th edition of “Arab-U.S. Policymakers” conference، held in Washington under the title of “Egyptian-American Relationships…. New Vision for the Post-Obama Era”. Abul Enein gave a speech before the conference after displaying a documentary film regarding national projects implemented in Egypt nowadays. Abul Enein started his speech by thanking the attendees on the warm hospitality، saying that this is his second visit to U.S.، and he has a lot of messages to deliver. He said that the documentary which he had started his speech with، defines what is happening in Egypt nowadays and reflects the truth and reality. 
Abul Enein added that Egyptians with their leaders decided to build the modern Egypt، despite negative rumors spread by those who dream to destruct Egypt، and impede its investment and tourism، noting “ Egypt will never fall، and it will give a lesson to all those who have misunderstanding، and misinformation”.Abul Enein continued، “The Egyptians made the revolution of 2011، and they had their hopes، which had been transferred to the Arab countries، to achieve democracy، the preservation of Human rights، and social justice”.
“Yet، unfortunately the dictatorial Islamic movement hijacked the revolution and led it to another route”، Abul Enein said. He continued، “Thus millions of Egyptians took to streets on June 30، 2013، and the Egyptian armed forces stand behind them and support their will”.
Abul Enein added، “Egypt is now suffering from what had happened over the past six years، yet it is offering a huge opportunities for investment to the whole world” Additionally، Abul Enein said، “I believe that Egypt’s stability and security، not only important for Egypt and Middle East but to the whole world as well” He added “Since 30 June، we had faced terrorism in Sinai، which transferred from Tora Bora to Sinai during 2011 and 2012، yet Armed forces defeated them، not for the benefit of Egypt only but also for the whole world.Abul Enein explained that he believed that foreign investment and its related activities represent great opportunities to boost economy in Egypt، indicating that there are many fields of investment in Egypt، such as energy، industry and agriculture.He pointed out that there are a million and a half acres of land، currently being reclaimed، stressing that the market around the region is massive، equivalent to 1.6 billion consumers due to the unique geographical location between the European، African and Asian States. Abul Enein said that these projects currently represent an axis، the same as the Suez Canal axis that President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi declared investment in it two years ago to boost trade through the Suez Canal axis، as it represents a new industrial zone. Abul Enein continued his speech on the Suez Canal axis، saying: “What we mean by a new industrial zone، is that each country would be a special industrial zone entitled to complete administration and enables it to complete exportation، as well as achieving profits. This region of the world can witness progress in industry، agriculture، services or international trade. It is no secret that we are proud that President El-Sisi said we will overcome the challenges of the Suez Canal in one year، after Egyptians completed it in 10 years in the past.” Abul Enein continued on saying that Egypt has changed and it is now moving on the right track، calling everyone to visit Egypt to correct the distorted image spread about Egypt. He pointed out that talking about the past is something that he does not like، so he talks about the future. “Today we begin a new relationship، so we should look at ourselves and see what we can say، as well as propose. The talk about ideas on what we think about in the Middle East، as this region is a region for the whole world،” he said. He explained: “We cannot ignore what is happening in it or stand fold-handed and watch what happens، especially that terrorism has spread everywhere. Everyone knows، since 2011، a new era began and a new vision for change، as well as the perspective of terrorism has changed and spread to various places of the world، including Paris، Brussels and New York last month.” “The time to defeat terrorism has come and this will never happen unless the United States does its part with determination to stop terrorism، and this could happen.” Abul Enein said: “This is the first message، the original problem in the Middle East goes back to the Arab-Israeli conflict; We cannot ignore this problem and say that we are friends، the problem is not a Palestinian problem، it is a regional religious problem. We cannot ignore it and we must solve this problem، then give them their rights. There are many solutions that can be put forward and these efforts will serve everyone in resolving this conflict، which has lasted for more than 67 years، as the time has come to end this conflict.”
In 2002، there were efforts to support solutions to resolve the Palestinian-Israeli conflict and respect the United Nations، as well as the Arab initiative، he pointed out. 
“Obama himself talked about it at the Cairo University but unfortunately nothing was implemented، we hope that the United States will succeed in implementing this matter،” he said. 
Abul Enein added: “We should also be aware of rejecting foreign interference in the internal affairs of the country، as this country cannot accept imposing of a party or pushing towards a certain direction. Our people have dignity، opinions، customs and traditions، and the new administration must respect these traditions and customs.” Abul Enein called for a means to shape a new vision of cooperation between the United States، Egypt and other important parties to achieve stability and security in the region. “I think there are many areas of cooperation; I also believe that the future couldn’t be much better، especially if we look at death and destruction currently happening in Syria، Libya، Iraq and Yemen،” the Egyptian businessman said. He highlighted the United Nations and the whole world’s rejection of such destruction and continuous killing of children and women، calling the world for shouldering the responsibility of restoring these people to their homes.
“It is time now for a fair solution to the crises and for those homeless to return homes. I think that there are many messages in the media and newspapers that security in the region is important and necessary not only for the region but for the world as a whole،” Abul Enein added.
He explained that cooperation in many areas including industry and job creating could be achieved to overcome terrorism. “There are many ways to fight terrorism not only by weapons but by cooperation as well. We say yes، we would like to cooperate to fight terrorism،” he said.
Abul Enein added that Egypt could be a good example for countries of the region through creating jobs and sealing agreements with large companies to provide huge opportunities for investment.
He highlighted the 2015 Sharm el-Sheikh Economic Conference، where Cairo agreed with international companies and investors to pump $ 12 billion investments in the country. 
He also indicated that only $4 billion is being invested in oil and gas exploration and development fields، stressing large opportunities are available for major companies in Egypt. He also confirmed on the large trade opportunities between Egypt and the United States. Abul Enein concluded his speech by greeting the audience، hoping that this conference would make a breakthrough in relations between Egypt and the United States and between the American and the Egyptian peoples.

*Singapore President visits Egypt 
On October 31، Singaporean president Tony Tan arrived in Cairo on a three-day official visit. The visit coincides with the 50th anniversary of establishing diplomatic ties between Egypt and Singapore and is the first by a Singaporean president to Egypt in 20 years. President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi held a press conference in the presidential palace after a productive meeting with Singaporean president Tony Tan. At the press conference، both presidents delivered speeches about their meeting which focused on ways to develop the commercial exchange between their two countries، as well as addressing several other topics that would require the cooperation of both nations.


November 
Egypt Free Floats Its Currency
Egypt’s central bank floated its tightly controlled currency Thursday، 3112016.

President Sisi phones Donald Trump to congratulate him 
President Abd Al Fattah Al Sisi has phoned President-elect Donald Trump، Wednesday،9112016، to congratulate him on victory. President Sisi expressed his willing to enhance cooperation relations between Egypt and the United States of America in all fields. President Sisi also invited Trump to visit Egypt. Meanwhile، Trump expressed his willing to meet president Sisi soon. trump also expressed his appreciation for president Sisi’s phone call، assuring that it is the first international phone call he had received on his victory.

Sisi meets Abu Dhabi Crown Prince 
President Abdel Fattah Sisi has received، on 10112016، at the Cairo Airports Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan، Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces. The two sides discussed means to support bilateral cooperation as well as various Arab issues in the region.

Sisi takes part in African summit in Morocco
President Abd Al Fattah Al Sisi took part in an African summit in Morocco on November 16،. Many African leaders will take part in this summit.

Son of «Al-Qaradawi» sentenced to three years in jail for spreading false news
Dokki Misdemeanor Court sentenced Monday،14112016، Abd Al Rahma Yusuf al-Qaradawi، son of the Islamic scholar Yusuf al-Qaradawi، to three years in jail. Abd Al Rahma Yusuf al-Qaradawi faces charges of spreading false news to threaten the national security، and inciting violence against the state institutions to serve the interests of Muslim Brotherhood terrorist group inside and outside the country.

Cassation Court Upholds Mubarak Sons Release over “Presidential Palaces” Case
Court of Cassation on Tuesday 15112016، upheld the release of former President Hosni Mubarak’s two sons—Alaa and Gamal over the Presidential Palaces case as the defendants had served the maximum pre-trial detention period. Mubarak was tried in the case، along with his two sons، for embezzling almost EGP 126m from state funds. The Court of Cassation had ordered a retrial of the case in January، a decision that was followed by the release of Mubarak’s sons in the same month. After his ouster in February 2011، Mubarak and his sons were taken into custody in April 2011 on several charges. On 29 November 2014، the Cairo Criminal Court dropped the highest profile of cases against Mubarak، the killing of protesters، and acquitted him of graft charges.

Court sentences syndicate of journalists Chairman to 2 years imprisonment
Kasr El Nile Court sentenced Saturday 19112016، Chairman of Egypt's Press Syndicate، Yehia Qalash، as well as board members Khaled Al Balshy and Gamal Abdel Rahim to two years imprisonment and a fine of EGP10 thousand. The defendants are accused of harboring two individuals wanted by security forces and publishing false news on the raid by police on the syndicate’s headquarters in Cairo، which occurred in April. Both individuals، Amr Badr and Mahmoud Al Sakka journalists accused of attempting to overthrow the government، changing the state's constitution and Republican system، as well as joining associations، bodies and organizations that seek to disable the provisions of the constitution and laws. The two journalists are also charged with preventing state institutions and authorities from carrying out their work، harming national unity and social peace، in addition to distributing false information likely to disturb public security. Security forces stormed the Syndicate of Journalists' headquarters in April and detained both journalists. As a result، the syndicate had declared a sit-in at its headquarters، as a sign of its objection on the incident. The Lawyers Syndicate and Egyptian Medical Syndicate have both declared their solidarity with the syndicate of journalists.

Sisi visits Portugal
President Abdel Fatah Al-Sisi visited، on 21-11-2016، Jerónimos Monastery in the Portuguese Capital، Lisbon. President Sisi laid a wreath on the tomb of late Portuguese poet، Luís Vaz de Camões، who considered the most prominent poet in the Portuguese history، and the founder of the Portuguese language.

Court Cancels Morsi، Badie's Life sentences in Espionage Case
The Court of Cassation has accepted، Tuesday22-11-2016، the appeal submitted by ousted President، Mohamed Morsi، and former Muslim Brotherhood Supreme Guide، Mohamed Badie، along with 15 other defendants on the Life sentences handed down to them over “ Espionage case”. In September 2014، late prosecutor general Hisham Barakat had referred the defendants to criminal court on charges of illegally obtaining copies of intelligence reports and confidential reports on the Armed Forces’ plans. They were also accused of intending to deliver the documents to the Qatari satellite network Al Jazeera. Morsi is currently in prison over other cases including for escaping from prison during the January 25 Revolution in 2011، insulting the judiciary and handing documents of national security importance to Qatari intelligence through the Qatar-based Al-Jazeera news channel.

Egypt: Police find Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank director killed at home
Egyptian security sources said Tuesday Director of Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank had been found killed at her flat in October City. Ms. Neven Lotfy، 64، was found stabbed to death at her flat at a compound on the Cairo-Alexandria Desert Road، police said. Public prosecution has been notified for investigations. Ms. Lotfy، a graduate of the American University in Cairo (AUC)، has served as Managing Director and CEO of Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank since 2008، according to the bank’s website.

President Sisi’s speech at the Fourth African Arab Summit
President Abdel-Fattah Al-Sisi on Wednesday 23112016، partook in the inaugural session of the fourth African Arab summit held in Equatorial Guinea’s capital of Malabo. The summit has been held under the theme of ‘Together for Sustainable Development and Economic Cooperation’ in the presence of many African and Arab leaders. The summit is expected to endorse the Malabo Declaration and Action Working Plan for 2017-2019 to promote trade and economic ties. Out of its keenness to enhance cooperation with the African and Arab countries to achieve a sustainable economic development and standing up to all challenges faced by African countries، Egypt participated in the African-Arab summit، presidency spokesman Alaa Youssef said. President Sisi addressed the summit. And in the lines to come is the full text of it. At the beginning، Sisi welcomed the African and Arab leaders partaking in the summit. “First، I would like to hail your keenness to host the African summit، which reflects the commitment of your brotherly country to enhance the joint African action. And I want to sincerely greet the president of the third African Arab summit، emir of Kuwait، Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmed Al-Gaber Al-Sabah،” he said. He also said that the current challenges imposed by the realities are cross-border in their nature، adding that African countries need concerted regional and international efforts to tackle such challenges. “Crises relating to refugees، illegal immigration، activities of organized crime groups، cross-border drug smuggling، human trafficking and the heinous practices of the terrorist organizations represent a clear proof for the urgency and importance of such collaboration،” the president continued. Sisi yet confirmed that the founders of both the Arab League and the Organization of African Unity realized this fact and established those bodies to defend the interests and independence of its member states. “African-Arab relations are historic، accumulated، and multi-faceted shaped by geographic nearness and the cultural intermingle،” he affirmed. “Egypt is proud to be an African and an Arab state، and a bridge between the two sides، and is proud of its roots and its affiliation to the two regions which witnessed the cradle of humanity and the emergence of the first civilization and religions. And this had a deep impact on enriching the Egyptian identity،” the Egyptian leader stated. On Egypt’s role in the region، Sisi made it clear that Egypt considers maintaining safety and stability in the Arab and African regions of top priority for its foreign policy، as it believes in the fact that peace is a key pillar for achieving sustainable development. “Strengthening the economic cooperation and integration among the regional markets requires the availability of infrastructure necessary to reach the aspired level of trade and economic integration، which has been the focus of discussion during the economic cooperation forum held on the sidelines of the summit.” Sisi concluded his speech as saying that Egypt looks forward to the implementation of its proposal made during Kuwait summit on the establishment of a network for coordination between financing Arab and African the funds and the mechanisms of development in order to maximize the benefit of the aid provided through these mechanisms.

Fatma Naout gets six-month over religious contempt
The Appeal Court sentenced writer and poet، Fatma Naout to six-month suspended jail sentence over contempt of religion case. Noteworthy، the writer was found guilty of insulting Islam in a 2014 Facebook post in which she labelled the Islamic ritual of slaughtering sheep and distributing their meat as charity for the poor during the Islamic feast of Eid al-Adha as a “massacre.” She denied that her post was meant to commit blasphemy، but stressed that the ritual of slaughtering sheep is a harmful act against animals.

US says Egypt now ‘safe’ for tourists
The Egyptian Tourism Ministry welcomed the “positive” decision of the US Department of State to consider Egypt among the safe countries for travel and tourism، the ministry said in a press statement، Xinhua reported. The US Department of State published a map highlighting in green the safe countries for travel and tourism، which included the most populous Arab country.“The decision is a message of reassurance regarding the Egyptian tourist sites and an invitation for tourists to visit Egypt،” Egyptian Tourism Minister Yehia Rashed said in the statement. He also stressed the importance of the decision for improving the mental image about Egypt as a tourist destination.

Egypt’s population hits 92 million
Anchor Tamer Amin has displayed during his show the census of the Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics. A number appeared on the screen showing Egypt’s population to have reached 92 million.

A Sinai attack leaves 12 Egyptian soldiers killed
The death toll from an attack on an Egyptian military checkpoint on Thursday 24112016 in the restive northern Sinai Peninsula has climbed to 12. The military said late on Thursday that militants had killed eight soldiers and that it had killed three attackers.

Sisi meets his Eritrean counterpart to discuss bilateral ties
President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi met Tuesday 29112016، his Eritrean counterpart Isaias Afwerki at the presidential headquarters in Misr el-Gadedah، to discuss bilateral ties between both countries. The meeting addressed means of developing bilateral relations between Egypt and Eritrea، both politically and economically، in addition to tackling the latest security developments in the Syrian، Libyan and Iraqi crises، as well as the Palestinian-Israeli peace talks and the Egyptian efforts in each of them. Moreover، the meeting dealt with the latest security developments and challenges of the African continent، particularly the fight against extremism and terrorism، which threaten the security of the entire continent and the world.

Egypt، US sign a MOU in Monuments’ protection from smuggling field
Egyptian Foreign Minister، Sameh Shoukry held official talks with US Secretary of states، John Kerry، on the sidelines of his visit to Washington. The meeting witnessed the signing of memorandum of understanding between both countries in field of Monuments’ protection from smuggling.

December 
Sisi partakes in UAE’s National Day celebrations
President Abd Al Fattah Al Sisi took part in the UAE’s National Day celebrations.This celebration included a military parade conducted by the UAE Armed Forces.

Abul-Enein is the deputy head of 1st Arab Court of International Arbitration in trade and investment legal disputes
General Assembly of the Arab Union for International Arbitration on Sunday declared the establishment of 1st Arab court to arbitrate trade and investment legal disputes. Ahmed Fathy Srur shall head this court. Hassan Hammad will take office as the secretary general of the court. And the prominent business magnate Mohammed Abul-Enein will assume responsibility as the court’s deputy head for the affairs of business community members.

Australia enlists “Sinai Province” as terror group
Australian embassy in Cairo announced Thursday 8122016، that the Australian government has enlisted the Sinai Province organization a terror group. Australian Foreign Affairs ministry highlighted in an official statement the terrorist group’s attacks against Egyptian security forces. According to the statement، those who support or join the Sinai-based group would face prison terms up to 25 years. The Sinai Province، formerly Ansar Bait al-Maqdis، pledged allegiance to the Islamic State (ISIS) in 2014.

Morsi’s son arrested in Sharqia
On Thursday 8122016، Security forces have arrested the son of ousted President Mohamed Morsi. A warrant was released against Osama Morsi on charges of inciting violence dates back to Rabea incidents in 2013. Osama was arrested at his house in the Nile Delta’s governorate of Sharqia according to the anonymous official who is allegedly not authorized to brief the press on the arrest. Mohamed Morsi، the elected but divisive president، was ousted in 2013 following mass demonstrations.

6 policemen killed in Cairo blast
On Friday, At least Six policemen were killed and four others were injured، in a bomb blast at a security checkpoint in Al Haram street in Cairo.

Businessman Mohamed Abul Enein meets European delegation
Businessman and Chairman of the Egyptian-European Council Mohamed Abul Enein expressed his happiness on meeting European parliamentarians، by saying in his closing speech: “I am very happy because I have conducted a number of meetings with officials from Europe، America and Asia، to correct misconceptions and false information about Egypt، which created a negative perception of Egypt، contrary to the reality،” he added: “I am happy as you (European parliamentarians)، after just one day in Egypt، realized the truth.”
* The role of President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi and the Egyptian army in achieving the will of Egyptians
Abul Enein، said: “The Egyptian people decided to build a modern Egypt، and build a new Egyptian civilization، and this is what President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi aspires for، this is the Egyptian will. In June 30 revolution، the entire Egyptian people took to the streets demanding change and asked for a better future، away from extremism. The Egyptian army performed a heroic role and supported the will of the Egyptians، as both the people and army were together able to rescue Egypt. Maybe there is some economic suffering، but we are happy with this suffering in order to build Egypt، its our will and our decision. I am very happy that you (European parliamentarians) understood this well، as well as the will of the Egyptian president to build a modern and better Egypt.”
* Call to boost tourism by promoting safety and security in Egypt
He continued: “The second message that I would like to deliver to you (European parliamentarians) is in regards to warnings by some against spending vacation in Egypt، as the country contains many wonderful tourist attractions، especially that tourism represents an important and large part of the Egyptian economy. However، we believe that the decision concerning the return of tourism to Egypt is a political decision، as those who try to convince tourists not to go to Sharm el-Sheikh or visit Egypt suffer from terrorist attacks in their own countries.”
Businessman Abul Enein، said: “I invite you to go with me to see the real-life situation in the Egyptian tourist destinations، like I did with my friends from the Euro-Mediterranean Parliament when I accompanied them in a to visit to Cairo، Sharm el-Sheikh and Hurghada، where we spent two days inspecting those cities and witnessing the real-life situation، and when they (friends from the Euro-Mediterranean Parliament) returned to Italy، they held a press conference explaining the truth about what they have seen with their own eyes. I think one of the aspects of support for Egypt is to face those who try to prevent the return of tourism to Egypt، through spreading rumors and false news contrary to the truth، thus holding Egypt from returning to its leading status in the field of tourism.”
Chairman of the Egyptian-European Council، said: “I am sure that all European peoples would like to return to visit Hurghada، Sharm el-Sheikh، Cairo، Luxor and Aswan، and spend more time in those wonderful places، but there are those who are trying to scare them away by saying things that are not true. Please convey to them the message of stability and security of which you (European parliamentarians) have found in Egypt، and transmit a message that Egypt wants to return to its former status، as well as Egypt’s wish to enhance investment، trade and tourism relations.”
* In reference to the visit of Italian Parliament delegation to Egypt
Abul Enein stressed that whatever accomplishments Egypt has achieved today and the level of security and stability، which members of the European Parliament have experienced in Egypt، reflects the wrong message being conveyed to Europe about Egypt، including warning against visiting Egypt، adding: “But I am happy that you (European parliamentarians) have seen otherwise، during your (European parliamentarians) visit to Egypt.” 
He invited members of the European Parliament to visit Sharm el-Sheikh، which their Italian counterparts have visited، saying: “Two months ago، I hosted Italian Senator Lucio Barani and five other members of the Italian Parliament in Sharm el-Sheikh، after I personally invited them، during this visit I explained the truth behind the false and misleading information that reach Europeans about Egypt.”
During his stay، I suggested for Senator Barney to come down to the streets of Egypt ‘alone’ and to wander among the Egyptians، all happened without escorts or even a car، after the experience، he himself realised that situation and the false reports circulated about Egypt.
“The Italian delegation went to a restaurant late in the night، they themselves witnessed the hospitality and generosity of the Egyptian people، they wandered in the street and experienced Egypt’s safety، security and stability، in the following day، a press conference was held at which they spoke about what they observed، and about the misleading picture drew by the western media،”
"I have asked the delegation to convey this message of how Egypt is safe and secure، and that anyone can come to visit Egypt، whether as an investor، a tourist،or even a friend، we are all aware of the how much strong the relationship between Egypt and Europe as the European Union is Egypt’s first partner for trade، investment and tourism”
“it’s pleasant that we are partners in the future، as also in the successes achieved by Egypt، it’s pleasant to welcome you in Egypt today as it represents a great opportunity to deliver the real image to Europe، and the whole world in addition to having mutual business and success.” 
Abul Enein welcomed the delegation of members of the European Parliament، saying “Your visit to Egypt pleases me the most، I hope that there will be a plenty of time for the next visit to enjoy Luxor، Aswan، Sharm el-Sheikh، and Hurghada، especially since I’m aware that some of you pay a visit to Egypt for the first time” He also welcomed the attendees of state officials، including Maj. Gen. Kamal Eldaly. “You and your colleagues of police officers exert much effort to restore security and stability to provide Egyptians with a safe country they can live in” 
Abul Enein also welcomed Fathi Sorour، the Egyptian politician who was the Speaker of the People's Assembly of Egypt from 1990 until the Egyptian Revolution of 2011.
“We all know the remarkable history of Fathi Sorour either at the parliament، where he remained the Speaker for two decades or for being a great Jurist، it’s honourable to have him today among us.

Swiss Extend Freeze of Ben Ali، Mubarak Assets
Switzerland has decided to keep assets of the former presidents of Tunisia، Egypt and Ukraine and their associates frozen for another year، a move meant to support investigators' efforts، ABC news reported. Assets belonging to and related to ousted presidents Zine El Abidine Ben Ali of Tunisia and Hosni Mubarak of Egypt have been frozen in Switzerland since early 2011. The Swiss government says some 60 million francs ($59.4 million) and 570 million francs ($564.5 million) respectively were involved in those cases. The current freeze was set to expire in January. Switzerland's government said Friday the extension "is expected to yield tangible progress... and make it clearer whether the assets in question are likely to be returned."

Sisi in the first monthly youth dialogue 
The first monthly dialogue session for youth was held، Saturday،10122016، under the auspices of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi. The session came in the light of President Sisi's decision during the first national youth conference in Sharm el-Sheikh، to hold monthly dialogue session for youth. This session focused on following up the implementation of recommendations in various fields، it addressed a number of important issues such as education، economic situation and the proposed initiatives، in addition to young people's proposals in a number of issues.

FM Shoukry partakes in 12th Manama Dialogue
On Saturday، 10122016، Egypt’s Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry delivered a speech at the 12th Manama Dialogue، which is organized by the International Institute for Strategic Studies in Bahrain، State-run MENA reported. Shoukry reviewed the pillars of the Egyptian foreign policy toward the Middle East، said Foreign Ministry Spokesman Ahmed Abu Zeid. He also tackled the viewpoint of the Egyptian leadership on ways of dealing with the region that is suffering from conflicts and crises، added the spokesman. Shoukry also expounded Egypt's stance on the Syrian issue، saying that Egypt is keen on maintaining Syrian unity and stability. Regarding the Libyan crisis، Shoukry said that Egypt is committed to implementing Skhirat agreement and encouraging the presidency council to form a new government for national consensus. Egypt is committed to establishing the Palestinian State، he said، underlining the importance of resuming peace negotiating.

Cairo cathedral bombing
On Sunday 11122016، a terrorist explosion hit near Cairo’s Coptic Christian Cathedral، at El Botroseya church، leaving 25 killed and 49 injured. President Abd Al Fattah Al Sisi revealed the name of the terrorist who is involved in the explosion. President Sisi said that the terrorist’s name is “Mahmoud Shafiq Mohamed Mostafa” and he blew himself up with an explosives belt. President Sisi added that three others، including a woman، were arrested for involving in this incident. Pope Tawadros II has expressed his deep pain over the terrorist explosion. Egypt's top prosecutor Nabil Ahmed Sadiq issued an arrest warrants for two terrorists over being involved in the explosion. He also decided to detain the defendants accused of bombing El-Botroseya Cathedral Church for 15 days pending investigations. The defendants are، Mohamed Abdel Hamed Abdel Ghani، Mohammed Hamdi Abdel Hamed Abdel Ghani، Mohsen Moustafa Al-Said Qasem، and Ola Hussein Mohamed Ali. They faced charges of joining “Bait El-Maqdes” terrorist group، disturbing public security، peace and premeditated murder. Then، The self-proclaimed Islamic State group claimed responsibility Tuesday for a suicide bombing at a Cairo church.

Parliament approves media regulation law
Egypt’s parliament on Tuesday 13-12-2016، approved the "Institutional Regulation of the Press and the Media in Egypt. House of Representatives’ Speaker Ali Abdel-Aal told lawmakers that the State Council has completely reviewed the draft law in terms of its accordance to the constitution. “Initially، The law will be discussed as a principle، then it will be discussed article by article، a final vote will be followed،" Abdel-Aal said. Abdel-Aal also argued that the new law deals with press and media freedoms in regards to Egypt's 2014 constitution. "This is why it took a long time to be reviewed by the State Council to ensure it does not infringe on freedoms or contravene the constitution،" said Abdel-Aal.

Top Militant “Adel Habara” Executed
Egypt’s Interior Ministry has executed، Thursday 15-12-2016، Top militant Adel Habara، accused of killing 25 army conscripts in Northern Sinai. Noteworthy، Egypt's Court of Cassation rejected an appeal made by prominent Islamist militant Adel Habara over his death sentence، judicial sources said on Saturday. Habara has been convicted in 2014 of killing 25 army conscripts in North Sinai in August 2013، near the border with Israel.

Traces of explosives found on victims of ‘Paris flight’
Traces of explosives have been found on some of the victims of an EgyptAir flight from Paris that crashed in the Mediterranean Sea in May، Egypt's Civil Aviation Ministry said Thursday 15122016، AP reported. A ministry statement said a criminal investigation will now begin into the crash of Flight 804، which killed all 66 people on board and came just seven months after a Russian passenger plane was blown up over the Sinai Peninsula in an attack claimed by the Islamic State group. That attack، which killed all 226 people on board in October 2015، led to widespread flight cancellations and dealt a major blow to Egypt's vital tourism sector، already weakened by years of unrest unleashed by the 2011 uprising that toppled Hosni Mubarak. Egypt has never officially said what caused the downing of the Russian plane. But a local IS affiliate said it blew up the plane with a bomb smuggled on board، and Russia said the aircraft was likely downed by explosives. No one has claimed to have brought down Flight 804. The Airbus A320 crashed as it approached Egypt's northern coast before dawn on May 19.

"Egypt Can" conference
Prime Minister Sherif Ismail has welcomed scientists and experts taking part in a conference that kicked off in the Red Sea city of Hurghada Wednesday 14-122-016، state-run Mena reported. In his speech in the "Egypt Can" conference، Sherif thanked all migrant brainpowers who accepted the invitation to participate in the event. This conference aims to serve Egypt's interests، the premier said، voicing confidence in the Egyptian people's awareness of challenges facing their country in this critical stage of its history. Taking part in this gathering، Egyptian brainpowers are sending a clear message about the need for all to unite to outline effective policies and reach successful solutions to chronic and old problems، Ismail noted. Egypt، he added، is facing the threat of terrorism، which recently targeted the Boutroseya Church and left scores of people dead and wounded. Such attacks will only make Egyptians more firm on uprooting terrorism، Ismail stressed.He told participants his government sees in this conference a chance to benefit from their valuable contributions to mega projects، atop of which the Suez Canal Corridor."We're looking forward to turning the Suez Canal zone into a hub of advanced and modern industries to meet the needs of the local، neighboring and international markets،" Ismail said. Hopefully، the Suez Canal zone would secure thousands of jobs for youth، he added.This conference، the first of its kind، is meant to create a positive interaction between scientists and Egyptian youth on the one hand، and officials tasked with running the national projects on the other، the premier made it clear.

Sisi inaugurate Rod Farag-Dabaa axis
President Abdel Fattah El Sisi attended on Thursday 15122016 a celebration marking the inauguration of Rod el Farag-Dhabaa axis. President Abdel Fattah El Sisi said the state tried to intervene to alleviate people's burdens، noting that price rise had led to upping allocations for state-subsidized housing units. Housing Minister Moustafa Madboly said the social housing project secured about 6،000 units for rent، noting that this would serve people whose monthly income is less than 1500 EGP.

Sisi visits Uganda
President Al-Sisi arrived in Uganda in a one-day official visit on Sunday 18122016. Sisi held a bilateral talks with his Ugandan counterpart، Yoweri Museveni. Uganda and Egypt are willing to boost their trade relations in various sectors.

Sisi pays visit to Port Said
President Abdel Fatah Al-Sisi visited Port Said،Wednesday 28-12-2016، in the framework of the governorate’s celebrations of its national day. Sisi inaugurated a number of national projects during his visit، 
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Business

The standing year creeps to its end soon . It was a gloomy year for  business locally and abroad.  Manny  dark spots spread across the world map, except  few positive developments. The voters in UK supported a memorandum  in June to leave the European Union.  Greece received  a huge financial  bailout of the other members of the EU, especially Germany, but that was in vain . On the other hand, the Western sanctions were lifted off Iran . In Egypt the shock waves of floating the national  currency are still  rocking the poor people.  

January

US Treasury Department releases Saudi debt holdings

The Treasury Department  released on January 8, Saudi Arabia’s holdings of U.S. debt, for the first time in four decades.
The Kingdom’s holdings stood at $116.8 billion as of March, according to data the agency disclosed in response to a Freedom of Information Act request submitted by Bloomberg News.

Egypt: Supply Ministry contracted to purchase 40 thousand tons of rice: Official

Assistant supply minister Ahmed Kamal said on January  5 that the recent hike in the prices of rice is ascribed to the markets opened for rice exports. Mogherini seeks boost to business opportunities in Iran with France, Germany, UK and U.S. High Representative Federica Mogherini held talks night on January 22 with her counterparts from France, Germany, the UK and the US on how the recent nuclear agreement with Iran - the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action - can be turned into real opportunities to do business in the country, according to "european Union" website.

February

Western powers back business with Iran

Foreign banks and businesses should not hold back from conducting legal business with Iran, Western powers said  on February 3.  In a joint statement released after talks in Brussels, the United States, the European Union, France, Britain and Germany sought to reassure companies that, after the Iran nuclear deal, certain forms of trade are permitted.

UK's Cameron warns Brexit would drive up food prices

David Cameron, PM of UK  said on February 5 is leading the push to keep Britain inside the European Union ahead of the referendum, the outcome of which will have far-reaching consequences for the country's economy, its role in world trade and its global diplomatic status.

Greece passes controversial new reforms to unlock bailout money

Greek lawmakers on February  adopted another batch of controversial spending cuts and tax hikes. The move comes two days before a crucial eurozone meeting that's expected to unlock the next round of bailout funds for the debt-ridden nation, according to "France 24" news website.

The African Development Bank funnels $ 500 m to Egypt

Dr. Sahar Nassar, Minister of International Cooperation, held a number of meetings during the annual conference of the African Development Bank in Lusaka, Zambia’s capita on February 13l.  

Egypt: Agriculture, Supply Ministries receive 4.076 m tons of local wheat

Ministry of Agriculture and Land Reclamation announced on February 16 that wheat growers have delivered 4.076 million tons of the local production.

March

Japan's Abe to delay sales tax hike until 2019: government source

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe plans  on March 3, to delay an increase in sales tax by two and a half years, a government official said on Sunday, as the economy sputters and Abe prepares for a national election, Reuters reported.

Egypt  seeks to attract $ 10 billion : Minister

Minister of investment Ghada Waly said on March 8 that the ministry will work over the next period to provide more incentives to investors to boost their enterprises in Egypt.
She also added that the ministry is seeking to attract $ 10 billion in 2016-2017.

Egypt:  The public debit leaps to EGP 2.7 trillion

Amr Al Garhy, Minister of Finance, said  on March 8 that Egypt’s economy grows by 5.2% . This rate compared to lower ones achieved in previous fiscal years. He added that Government carried out a number of mega national projects to get rid of deficit the budget, which ranges from GDP 11% to 13%.


Egypt: Wheat growers deliver 4.537 m tons: Agriculture Ministry

An official report prepared by experts of Agriculture Minister states on March 17, that wheat growers deliver 4.537 million tons of local yield to silos and warehouses of both Development and Credit Bank as well as ones under the Ministry of Supply and Internal Commerce.

April 

The World Bank presents one billion dollar to support utilities sector in Egypt

Dr. Syed Ismail, Advisor to the Minister of Housing for Utilities Sector, said  on April 23,that the ministry has contracted for a loan of US$ 1billion from the World Bank. The credit will fund sanitation projects in seven governorates.

Oil prices soften on profit taking after hitting 2016 highs

Oil prices edged lower on  April 27,as traders took profits after three sessions of gains, though prices remained close to their highest this year thanks to a fall in U.S. crude inventories and supply disruptions, Reuters reported.

Eni’s new significant gas discovery in the Egyptian offshore

Eni made a new significant gas discovery on April 27,  in the Baltim South West exploration prospect, located in the Baltim South license, in the conventional waters of Nile Delta, offshore Egypt.

May

Reserves, assets of the banking institutions increased to EGP 430.4 bln in March: CBE

A recent report of the Central Bank of Egypt ( CEB) revealed  on May6, that reserves, despites and the assets of the banking institutions reached EGP430.0 billion in last March. This amount compared with EGP 410.2 billion in February of the standing year.

 Global economy may see huge annual cost over air pollution

A research by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) warns  on May 12, about massive costs of air pollution on the world economy, according to "Press TV" , an Iranian news network.


 

 Egypt: Government seeks to carry out more development projects in the Suez Canal Zone

Eng. Sherif Ismail, the Prime Minster chaired on May 26 a meeting of the Cabinet to follow up pace of implementing of the national projects. Dr. Ahmed Darweish, head of the Economic Authority of the Suez Canal Zone, Lieut. Gen. Mohab Mamish, head of the Suez Canal Authority and Maj. Gen. Kamel Al Wazir attended today’s meeting.

June

 Egypt: Finance Ministry refers “VAT” bill to Parliament

Amr Al Garhi, Minister of Finance, said ON June 8 that the Ministry of Finance is ready to enforce the law of the value-added tax (VAT) a month after the House of Representatives issues it. He pointed out the government had already sent the bill the House of Representatives. Experts of State Council amended and revised the bill.


 Egypt: Appropriations for health sector increased to 3.7 percent of the general budget: Source

Chairman of the Plan and Budget Committee of Egypt’s parliament Yasser Omer said said on June 16, that the appropriations allocated for health sector increased to 3.7 percent of the general budget.

 Egypt to ink agreement of industrial zone with Russia next February: Minister

Eng. Tarek Kabil، Minister of Industry and Commerce، announced  on June 17,that experts are putting the finishing touches of the blue print of the Russian industrial zone in Egypt. The suggested investment zone will be constructed in the eastern area of Port Said Governorate.

 Greece receives new bailout funds

Cash-strapped Greece has received on June 21, 7.5 billion euros (8.3 billion dollars) in promised bailout money from the European Stability Mechanism (ESM)، according to "Press TV"، an Iranian news network.

 
July 

 S&P downgrades EU credit rating after Brexit

 

The European Union has suffered on July1 , a downgrade of its long-term credit rating following the UK’s Brexit vote last week، according to the "Guardian"newspaper.



Egypt: Wheat granaries embezzlement exceeds EGP 250 mln: Lawmaker

 Medhat Al Sherif، a lawmaker and member of the fact-finding committee on corruption in delivering wheat to silos and granaries، said , on July 1, that the pinching in those outlets exceeded EGP 250 million.

 Moody's cuts UK، euro area growth forecast

The growth forecast of the U.K. and the euro area have been lowered for this year and the next due to the Brexit، Moody's Investors Service said ON July 8,.

 Egypt: VAT is the toughest road to reform the national economy: Finance

Government seeks to introduce Value-added Tax (VAT) bill over the next period following the ongoing debates between the lawmakers and representatives of Finance Ministry on July 22.

 Egypt: Finance minister denies intent to float pound

Finance minister Amr Al-Garhy denied on July 31, that  the government’s intent to devalue the pound، saying that these hypotheses are groundless.

He also told Sada El-Balad that the new electricity prices have been determined before ushering in taking the loan from the International Monetary Fund (IMF).


August

 IMF loan makes Egypt’s external debt $53.4 b: minister

Egypt’s external debt would come to $53.4 billion in case it got a $ 12 billion loan from the International Monetary Fund (IMF)، the country’s finance minister said on August 1, .


 US Dollar gallops in Egypt’s black market

The US dollar galloped on August1, in the black market against the Egyptian pound to reach 12.00 pounds for buying and 12.30 for sale.  The black market traders stressed the rise will continue in the coming period to break the EGP 13 barrier. 

 Offers to promote Egyptian chemical exports to Africa، Europe

Head of Egypt’s council of chemical export announced  on August 9, four marketing firms made offers to promote the sector's exports in Africa and Europe.


 IMF loan is a testament to the strength of our economy: CBE

Central Bank Governor Tareq Amer said on August 11, that the $ 12 billion loan of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) is a milestone step for Egypt as it will help improve our image abroad.

September 

IMF supports Egypt's economic reform programme: Lagarde to Sisi at G20


The International Monetary Fund supports Egypt’s efforts in achieving economic reform، the IMF’s managing director Christian Lagarde told Egypt’s President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi during a meeting on the sidelines of the G20 summit in China، on September 3.

 

 Egypt in talks with Saudis for $2-3 bln deposit

Egypt is in advanced talks with Saudi Arabia on September 9, to secure a deposit of between $2-3 billion as part of the bilateral financing required to seal an International Monetary Fund loan package، the finance minister said in remarks and was quoted by Al-Borsa newspaper on Thursday.



October

Egypt Air resumes flights from Luxor to London

Safwat Mussallam، Chairman of Egypt Air Holding Company، announced on October2,  that the company will resume tomorrow، Monday، flights between Luxor in the south of Egypt and London، the British capital. He said that the national carrier is keen on activating the coming tourism to Egypt.

Floating Egyptian pound will push US dollar to EGP20: Economist

The decision to float the Egyptian pound will push US dollar to EGP20، economist and head of the Egyptian forum for political and economic studies، Rashad Abdou told Sada El Balad News website on October2. 

 Egyptian exports to EU countries increase by 4%: Commerce Min.

Minister of Commerce Tarek Kabeel announced on October21, that a Belgian delegation will visit Cairo early next year in order to discuss ways of boosting economic and trade cooperation between the two countries.


November

 Egyptian reform program restores stability to country’s economy: IMF

Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Christine Lagarde said on November 12, that the Egyptian government established new economic reform program for the benefit of the Egyptian people.

- First tranche of IMF loan to tackle budget deficit: Minister

Finance minister Amr Al-Garhi said on November 16, that the ministry is committed to reimbursing the dues of the foreign firms, referring that there are no preconditions regarding the reimbursements as they occur based on the program adopted by the government.

 Suez Canal Axis’ attracted $ 10 billion investments: Official

Head of the Suez Canal Economic Zone Ahmed Darwish on November 24,estimated the total investments that the zone attracted to be $ 10 billion over the next five years.

December

Economic reform based on 3-pillar strategy: minister

 Egypt’s Minister for Investment Dalia Khorshid said on December 20, that the second session of the monthly "national dialogue for youth" conferences is to be tackling several files regarding the economic reform

Bank of England warns of Trump economic risks

Donald Trump’s victory in the U.S. presidential election has increased the threats to the world economy from higher interest rates and less trade، the Bank of England said on Wednesday، according to "the Globe and Mail" newspaper.

 Comprehensive strategy to revive the textile industry in Egypt: Manpower Ministry

Mohammed Saaphan، Minister of Manpower، said  on December 6, that neglect of the textile industry in Egypt led to dropping of the staff. This causes labor deficit when government seeks to revive that industry again.

 Russian businessmen look to strengthen cooperation with Egypt

Executive director of the Egyptian-Russian Business Council Mona Abdul Malik Khalil said Saturday in a statement to Middle East News Agency (MENA) on December 9. that a delegation of Russian businessmen will arrive in Egypt later in the day، to discuss ways to strengthen bilateral cooperation.

 

 Egypt: 2nd tranche of African Development Bank loan signed

Minister of International Cooperation, Sahar Nasr، signed on December 19, with the Representative of the African Development Bank in Egypt، the second tranche of a $ 1.5 billion loan to Egypt. 

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Middle East Most prominent Events in 2016

Throughout the passing year, the Middle East has been subject to many significant events, the most prominent of which were multilateral battles fought against ISIS in three counties in the region, namely : Syria , Iraq and Libya. Though, none of these battles yielded the hoped results of giving this troubled region peace, but there was still light at the end of the tunnel with some other events.

Among the most prominent events in the middle east in 2016 are :

 

January

• In the third of January, Following the fallout caused by the execution of Nimr al-Nimr, Saudi Arabia ended its diplomatic relations with Iran.

• In  January– The International Atomic Energy Agency announced that Iran has adequately dismantled its nuclear weapons program, allowing the United Nations to lift sanctions immediately.

May

• In May 19 – EgyptAir Flight 804 crashed with 66 people on board over the Mediterranean en route from Paris to Cairo.

July

• On 15 July, a coup d'état was attempted in Turkey . The attempt was carried out by a faction within the Turkish Armed Forces and attempted to seize control of several key places in Ankara, Istanbul, and elsewhere, but failed to do so after forces loyal to the state defeated them

October

• On October 31st, finally Lebanon's lawmakers elected Michel Aoun, an lran-backed politician and former general, as president, ending more than two years the country has gone without a leader.

• On 16 October began The Battle of Mosul which is a joint offensive by Iraqi government forces with allied militias, Iraqi Kurdistan, and international forces to retake the city of Mosul from (ISIS).  The battle for Mosul is considered key in the military intervention against ISIL, which seized the city in June 2014.Outnumbering ISIL forces 10 to 1, Iraqi forces are experiencing their largest deployment since the 2003 invasion by U.S. and coalition forces.

December

• On December the 2nd, the Libyan forces announced that it took control of the last building occupied by ISIS group militants in Sirte, with the seaside city now completely in the UN-backed government's hands.

• On 11 December, a suicide bomber killed at least 27 people and injured 47 others at  El-Botroseya Church, a chapel next to Saint Mark's Coptic Orthodox Cathedral, seat of theCoptic Orthodox Pope, in Cairo's Abbasia district. The bomber was a 22-year-old Mahmoud Shafiq Mohammed Mustafa, who had worn a suicide vest.

• On the 22nd of December, The Syrian army announced that Syria second city of Aleppo has been fully recaptured from rebel fighters, the government’s biggest victory in the nearly six-year civil war.

• On the 23rd of December, The United States military has officially ended Operation Odyssey Lightning, which was launched on August 1 to help Libyan forces push Islamic State (ISIS) militants from their stronghold of Sirte.

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World in 2016 :

Many events took place in 2016 such as the United States presidential election , Democratic National Committee email leak, a coup d'état was attempted in Turkey against state institutions, a massive leak of documents dubbed the Panama Papers, The United Kingdom's withdrawal from the European Union is widely known as Brexit, Brazil's Senate has voted to remove President Dilma Rousseff from office for manipulating the budget, South Korean President Park Geun-hye has been impeached by parliament over a corruption scandal.

US presidential election:

The United States presidential election of 2016 was the 58th quadrennial American presidential election, held on Tuesday, November 8, 2016. The Republican ticket of businessman Donald Trump and Indiana Governor Mike Pence defeated the Democratic ticket of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and U.S. Senator from Virginia Tim Kaine. On January 20, 2017, Trump is expected to take office as the 45th President, and Pence as the 48th Vice President.

Trump will be the fifth person in U.S. history to become president despite losing the nationwide popular vote.[b] He will be the first president without any prior experience in public service, and Clinton was the first woman to be the presidential nominee of a major American party.

Russian ambassador shot dead in Ankara:

Russia's ambassador to Turkey was shot dead in front of a crowd at a posh art gallery in the capital Ankara as the angry gunman screamed: "Don't forget Aleppo".Police later killed the assailant on Monday night, Turkish station NTV reported.AndreyKarlov, 62, was several minutes into a speech at an embassy-sponsored photo exhibition when a man who stood directly behind him in a dark suit shot the diplomat in the back from close range multiple times.

 

Brazil:

Brazil's Senate has voted to remove President DilmaRousseff from office for manipulating the budget.

It puts an end to the 13 years in power of her left-wing Workers' Party. MsRousseff had denied the charges.

Sixty-one senators voted in favour of her dismissal and 20 against, meeting the two-thirds majority needed to remove her from the presidency.

Michel Temer has been sworn in as president and will serve out MsRousseff's term until 1 January 2019.

Brexit:

The United Kingdom's withdrawal from the European Union is widely known as Brexit, a portmanteau of "British exit". Following a referendum held on June 23 2016 in which 52% of votes were cast in favour of leaving the EU, the UK government intends to invoke Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union, the formal procedure for withdrawing, by the end of March 2017. This, within the treaty terms, would put the UK on a course to leave the EU by March 2019. Prime Minister Theresa May, elected by the ruling Conservative Party in the wake of the referendum, has promised a bill to repeal the European Communities Act 1972 and to incorporate existing EU laws into UK domestic law.The terms of withdrawal have not yet been negotiated; in the meantime, the UK remains a full member of the European Union.

Colombia:

A new peace deal reached between the Colombian government and leftist Farcguerrillas aims to broaden support after voters narrowly rejected an original accord to end more than 50 years of conflict.

Negotiations began in September 2012, and mainly took place in Havana, Cuba. Negotiators announced a final agreement to end the conflict and build a lasting peace on August 24, 2016 with a referendum that was taken place on October 2, 2016 which was unsuccessful after 50.21% of voters voted against the referendum although 49.79% voted in favor. The Colombian government and the FARC on November 24 signed a revised peace deal and the revised agreement will be submitted to Congress for approval. Colombia’s congress approved the revised peace accord.

 

Philippine:

On May 9, 2016, Rodrigo R. Dutertewon the Philippine presidential election with 38.5% of the votes,[13] after a campaign in which he promised to defeat crime by killing tens of thousands of criminals.[14] His domestic policy has focused on combating illegal drug trade by initiating the Philippine Drug War. Following criticism from United Nations human rights experts that extrajudicial killings had increased since the election, he threatened to withdraw the Philippines from the UN and form a new organization with China and African nations.[15] His administration has also vowed to pursue an "independent foreign policy" that would reject any meddling by foreign governments.

South Korea:

South Korean President Park Geun-hye has been impeached by parliament over a corruption scandal. She stepped down following the vote on 9 December.

The case now goes before the constitutional court, which has 180 days to rule.

The scandal, which has generated huge protests, centres on her relationship with an old friend, and has brought allegations of cult activities, influence-peddling and leaks of classified information.

Turkey:

On 15 July 2016, a coup d'état was attempted in Turkey against state institutions, including, but not limited to the government and President RecepTayyipErdoğan. The attempt was carried out by a faction within the Turkish Armed Forces that organized themselves as the Peace at Home Council. They attempted to seize control of several key places in Ankara, Istanbul, and elsewhere, but failed to do so after forces loyal to the state defeated them. The Council cited an alleged erosion of secularism, the elimination of democratic rule, a disregard for human rights, and Turkey's loss of credibility in the international arena as reasons for the coup. The government accused the coup leaders of being linked to the Gülen movement, which is designated as a terrorist organization by the Republic of Turkey and led by FethullahGülen, a Turkish businessman and cleric who lives in Pennsylvania, United States.Erdoğan accuses Gülen of being behind the coup—a claim that Gülen denies—and accused the United States of harboring him.Events surrounding the coup attempt and the purges in its aftermath reflect a complex power struggle between Islamist and ultranationalist elites in Turkey.

 

During the coup, over 300 people were killed and more than 2,100 were injured. Many government buildings, including the Turkish Parliament and the Presidential Palace, were purposely damaged. Mass arrests followed, with at least 40,000 detained,including at least 10,000 soldiers and, for reasons that remain unclear, 2,745 judges.15,000 education staff were also suspended and the licenses of 21,000 teachers working at private institutions were revoked as well after the government alleged they were loyal to Gülen.More than 100,000 people have been purged.

Germany faces a high threat from terrorism in 2016:

Doctor killing: Tuesday July 26

A patient shot and fatally injured his doctor before turning the gun on himself at a hospital in Berlin on Tuesday July 26.The killing came after a week of terror in Germany but Berlin police said there is no evidence that the patient had a terrorist background.

Suicide bombing: Sunday July 24

A failed asylum seeker blew himself up outside a wine bar near a music festival in the German town of Ansbach at about 10.30pm. The explosion, which injured 12 people, was the fourth bloody attack in what was an extremely traumatic week for Germany.

 

Machete attack: Sunday July 24 2016

 

A machete-wielding Syrian refugee hacked a pregnant woman to death in the German city of Reutlingen on Sunday July 24. The 21-year-old killer also wounded two other people before a BMW ran him over in the street at about 3.30pm.

 

Munich shooting: Friday July 22 2016

Gunman Ali David Sonboly, 18, killed seven teenagers and two adults during a rampage at a Munich shooting centre on Friday July 22. Sonboly, of German-Iranian descent, hero-worshipped neo-Nazi Breivik and launched his attack on the fifth anniversary of the Norway bloodbath.

Axe attack: Monday July 18 2016

An Afghan refugee hacked passengers with an axe as he shouted 'Allahu Akbar' - 'God is Great' - during a rampage on a train in Germany on July 18.Police shot dead the 17-year-old attacker and later found a handprinted ISIS flag in his room. The attacker came to Germany as an unaccompanied minor two years ago.

Knife attack: May 10 2016

A knifeman killed a passenger and injured several others during a rampage at a train station in the Bavarian town of Grafing near Munich.The knife-wielding man shouted 'Allahu Akbar' during the violent attack at 5am local time on May 10, according to witnesses.

The attacker was caught near the station entrance and taken into custody. Authorities said he was mentally ill and had no proven links to Islamic extremism.

 

Terror raids: February 4 2016

Hundreds of police officers carried out mass raids across Germany in the hunt to find four men connected to Islamic State (ISIS).A couple was arrested in North Rhine-Westphalia and another man was arrested in Berlin as part of the police operation.

Panama Paper:

April 2016, the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists published a massive leak of documents, dubbed the Panama Papers.

A huge leak of documents has lifted the lid on how the rich and powerful use tax havens to hide their wealth. The files were leaked from one of the world's most secretive companies, a Panamanian law firm called Mossack Fonseca.

The files show how Mossack Fonseca clients were able to launder money, dodge sanctions and avoid tax.

In one case, the company offered an American millionaire fake ownership records to hide money from the authorities. This is in direct breach of international regulations designed to stop money laundering and tax evasion.

It is the biggest leak in history, dwarfing the data released by the Wikileaksorganisation in 2010. For context, if the amount of data released by Wikileaks was equivalent to the population of San Francisco, the amount of data released in the Panama Papers is the equivalent to that of India.

There are links to 12 current or former heads of state and government in the data, including dictators accused of looting their own countries.More than 60 relatives and associates of heads of state and other politicians are also implicated.

The files also reveal a suspected billion-dollar money laundering ring involving close associates of Russia's President, Vladimir Putin.

Paris

2016 Nice attack:

On the evening of 14 July 2016, a 19 tonne cargo truck was deliberately driven into crowds celebrating Bastille Day on the Promenade des Anglais in Nice, France, resulting in the deaths of 86 peopleand injuring 434. The driver was Mohamed Lahouaiej-Bouhlel, a Tunisian resident of France.The attack ended following an exchange of gunfire, during which Lahouaiej-Bouhlel was shot and killed by police.Five hours after the attack, French President François Hollande announced an extension of the state of emergency (which had been declared following the November 2015 Paris attacks) for a further three months, announced an intensification of the French military attacks on ISIL in Syria and Iraq, and suggested the attack might have been Islamic terrorism.France later extended the state of emergency until 26 January 2017.

 

Thousands protest in Paris:

In June ,Tens of thousands of people have taken part in a protest in Paris against France's labourreforms.About 2,000 riot police were deployed to prevent a repeat of the violent clashes during the last demonstration on 14 June.

Some 100 people were arrested before Thursday's march set off from the Place de la Bastille.Most of those held were wearing scarves or other items which could be used to conceal their identities, police said.Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said the march was held under "optimal conditions" with no clashes or damage reported."No teargas was fired... no-one was injured," he said.

The march was initially banned but ministers reversed their decision after a public uproar.The protesters object to government reforms that make it easier for employers to hire and fire workers and relax the limit on working hours.French President Francois Hollande has said the government will not retreat from the reform.

 

 

China:

China Seized US underwater drone

An underwater drone seized by the Chinese navy, The Pentagon has said the underwater vehicle was an unclassified piece of equipment conducting routine operations but a commentary published in the People's Daily, the ruling Communist Party's official mouthpiece, said the drone was linked to US efforts to "contain" China.

The Chinese government has returned the US underwater drone it seized last week in the South China Sea, according to Chinese and US officials.

China has built up military bases in the South China Sea, which is home to a tense territorial dispute.The incident has threatened to further unsettle ties between China and the US, where President-elect Donald Trump has shown himself increasingly willing to confront and challenge Beijing on a range of issues.

 

Germany:

Truck plows into Christmas market in Berlin in terrorist attack:

On 20 December,at least nine people have been killed and many more were injured،after a truck ploughed into a Christmas market in Berlin.The vehicle،a large black Scania articulated lorry،ran into the market outside the landmark Kaiser Wilhelm memorial church on Monday evening. Local reports cited police at the scene who said initial indications pointed to a terror attack.

 

 

Zurich Islamic center shooting :

 

On  20 December, a gunman walked into an Islamic center in central Zurich and shot three men، police in the Swiss city said ، according to "CNN".

The man، decked out in dark clothing، opened fire on a group of worshipers standing inside a prayer room at about 5:30 p.m.، police said، citing eyewitnesses. The shots injured the men، some seriously، Zurich police said in a news release.The gunman fled and police blocked off the area، not far from the central train station. Witnesses said the shooter، who is still being sought، appeared to be about 30 years of age and was wearing a dark wool cap.

 

 

Turkey:

Ambassador to Turkey Shot and Killed by Gunman in Ankara:

Russia’s ambassador to Turkey، Andrei Karlov، was assassinated on 19 December ، while attending an art exhibition in the Turkish capital of Ankara. The Russian Foreign Ministry has confirmed the diplomat's death, as Moscow Times said.The shooter، who is believed to have been a radical Islamist، was then killed by special forces، who quickly raided the museum. According to CNN Türk، several other individuals — as many as three people— were also injured in the attack.

Turkish President Erdoğan has already telephoned President Putin directly and informed him about the attack on Ambassador Karlov.

 

Democratic National Committee:

The 2016 Democratic National Committee email leak is a collection of Democratic National Committee (DNC) emails leaked to and subsequently published by WikiLeaks on July 22, 2016. This collection included 19,252 emails and 8,034 attachments from the DNC, the governing body of the United States' Democratic Party. The leak includes emails from seven key DNC staff members, and date from January 2015 to May 2016. he leak prompted the resignation of DNC chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz before the Democratic National Convention. After the convention, DNC CEO Amy Dacey, CFO Brad Marshall, and Communications Director Luis Miranda also resigned in the wake of the controversy.

Yahoo hack:

On December, Yahoo has announced another huge security breach, leaving its users fretting once again about their personal information.

The latest data theft affected more than one billion accounts, Yahoo (YHOO, Tech30) says. That's roughly double the number involved in the cybersecurity incident it announced in September, which is believed to be separate.

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 sports

 2016 has witnessed numerous sports activities, whether locally or globally.  Locally, the main highlight for this year was Al Ahly SC’s ability to retrieve the Egypt League title; Zamalek’s fourth consecutive Egypt Cup victory and the national team’s success to reappear in the Gabon 2017 Afcon championship. On the international arena, 2016 witnessed the Olympic and Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro and the European championship in France.

Stephen Keshi: Nigeria football legend dies aged 54

One of African football's best-known figures, Stephen Keshi, has died at the age of 54, the Nigeria Football Federation has said, BBC reported.

A former captain of the Nigeria national team, Keshi was one of only two men to win the Africa Cup of Nations both as a player and a coach.

 Mohamed Salah voted AS Roma’s best player in May

AS Roma fans have voted Mohammed Salah as the Player of the Month in May 2016 in a poll conducted by the club’s official website.

Salah overwhelmingly named the best player after getting 81 percent of the voters, as opposed to 8 percent for Totti.

Marseille police teargas England fans clashing with locals ahead of Euro 2016

Hundreds of England football fans, some of whom were chanting “ISIS, where are you?” clashed with locals outside a bar in Marseille ahead of their team’s opening match against Russia. The city’s riot police teargassed the fans, according to "Russia Today " news network.

Brazil's suspended president plans to attend Olympics

Brazil's suspended President Dilma Rousseff intends to attend the Olympic Games whether she is invited or not, though she will not be there to open them in Rio in August, Reuters reported.

"If I am not invited, I will climb a tree to watch the Games," she joked on Tuesday to foreign reporters.

 

Copa America: Brazil knocked out thanks to 'handball' goal

Substitute Raul Riudiaz's hotly disputed goal earned Peru a shock 1-0 win over Brazil in Foxborough, Massachusetts on Sunday, the defeat knocking the five-times world champions out the Copa America at the group stage.

Northern Ireland fan dies of heart attack during Euro 2016 win over Ukraine

A second Northern Ireland supporter has died at the European Championship after a man suffered a heart attack during the team’s 2-0 win over Ukraine in Lyon.

 Elmohamady extends contract with Hull City to 2019

Egyptian international Elmohamady has extended his contract with Hull City by three more seasons، which will keep him at his Premier League club until 2019.

Elmohamady admitted his desire to stay with City immediately after the Wembley win and four weeks of negotiations have led to a new long-term deal.

 Egypt’s coach says indifferent to new FIFA rankings

Egypt’s coach Hector Cuper said Thursday he did not pay attention to the rankings anymore after a new FIFA rankings put the Pharaohs on opt 2 ahead of Friday's 2018 World Cup qualifying draw.

Lionel Messi says he quits international football

Lionel Messi has said his international career is over at the age of 29 after he blazed a penalty over the bar in Argentina’s defeat in the Copa América final to Chile.

The Argentina captain missed his spot-kick in the decisive shootout at Met Life Stadium، which Chile went on to win 4-2 and secure a second Copa crown in two years، and was disconsolate on the pitch after the game.

 Lierse hires Mido as technical advisor

Ahmed Hossam ‘Mido’ was appointed to serve as a technical advisor for Lierse S.K. and Wadi Degla.

The 33-year-old ex-footballer and current coach has wore the shirt of Ghent of Belgium before signing for Anderlecht but finally commit to Ajax.

Zamalek defeats Al Ahly 3-1, wins Egypt Cup

 Volleyball: Niklas Seppanen carries Finland to 3-0 win over Egypt

Finland volleyball team managed to defeated Egypt in straight sets (25-22، 25-17، 25-22) as Niklas Seppanen and Markus Kaurto scored joint team-high 11 points in the Pool E2 FIVB World League encounter.

13- Al-Ahly snatches league title following 2-1 win over Ismaily

In the game held on the pitch of Petro Sport Stadium، Al-Ahly managed to secure 2-1 win over its rival Ismaily. The game was held in the 32nd round of the Egyptian League.

 CAF expels Setif from African Champions League، gives Zamalek golden chance for qualification

Algeria's Entente Setif have been ejected from the African Champions League after trouble marred their match with Mamelodi Sundowns of South Africa.

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) said "missiles، stones، bottles and firecrackers" were thrown onto the pitch during the game.

 Assistant manager of the Pharaohs survives Turkey’s explosions

Mahmud Fayez، an assistant manager of the first football national team ( the Pharaohs) survived the explosions in Ataturk Airport in Turkey hours earlier.

 Police، Al-Ahly fans clash near Borg Al-Arab Stadium

Police clashed with Al-Ahly fans gathering at the main gate of Borg Al-Arab Stadium on Tuesday evening.

The clashes erupted after the authorities refused to let the fans that did not bear tickets in.

 Ex-Zamalek right back appears in Basel-1860 München 1-1 draw

Basel’s Egyptian international Omar Gaber featured Friday in his team’s friendly match against 1860 München.

The 22-year old right back started the game that ended in a 1-1 draw.

 Ahli Tripoli appoint Tarek Ashry new manager

Libyan Giants Ahli Tripoli have appointed former Arab Contractors and Ahly Benghazi coach Tarek Ashry as their new manager replacing Tunisian Jamal Benouara.

Ahly’s Gabonese forward back within 2-3 weeks

Ahly’s Gabonese striker Malick Evouna will return to action in two to three weeks، the team’s doctor Khalid Mahmoud announced Friday.

20- Zamalek reject Bologna bid for Mostafa Fathi

Egypt’s Zamalek FC have declined an Italian offer to borrow winger Mostafa Fathi over financial reasons، reports said on Friday.

The offer by Pologna does not meet our financial requirements، sources in the Cairo-based Zamalek said.

 Istanbul attack victims remembered at Euro 2016 match

Tributes were paid to victims of Istanbul’s airport terror attack before the quarter-final Euro 2016 game between Poland and Portugal began at the Stade Velodrome in the French city of Marseille Thursday. Anadolu Agency said.

 Lionel Messi handed jail term in Spain for tax fraud

Argentina and Barcelona footballer Lionel Messi has been sentenced to 21 months in prison for tax fraud، BBC News reported.

His father، Jorge Messi، was also given a jail term for defrauding Spain of €4.1m (£3.5m; $4.5m) between 2007 and 2009.

Algeria reportedly cancels soccer match against Ghana because of Israeli coach

The warm relations between Algeria and the Palestinian people which are based on a shared narrative of struggle against Western colonialism are now reportedly pushing the Algerians to carry out anti-Israel moves، as the Jerusalem Post said.

 Argentines take to streets، demand Messi return to national team

Hundreds of Argentines protested in the pouring rain on Saturday، demanding that soccer star Lionel Messi return to Argentina's national team after he unexpectedly quit following a loss in the regional Copa America final، according to "Reuters" news agency.

 World champ Isinbayeva & other Russian athletes barred from Olympic Games

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The IAAF has rejected all applications from Russian track and field athletes to compete in this summer’s Olympics in Rio de Janeiro، the Russian Olympic Committee has said، with the exception of long jumper Darya Klishina، according to " Russia Today " news network.

Hossam Hassan apologizes for his misconduct during Al-Mahalla game

Al-Masry manager Hossam Hassan offered an apology for assaulting a press photographer during Al-Mahalla game.

“I’m sorry for what I did during the match. And I am not satisfied with this conduct,” he said in a phone call to Al-Hayah channel.

27- Veteran goalkeeper Peter Cech quits national team

Veteran goalkeeper Peter Cech has announced his retirement from international football after a record 124 games for the Czech Republic over an eventful 14-year career.

"I would hate to end up in a situation when I would start feeling tired midway through a qualifying campaign،" the 34-year-old told reporters in Prague on Friday.

Kahraba receives 1-yr offer from Ittihad Jeddah

Zamalek's striker Mahmoud Abdel-Moneim ‘Kahraba’ has officially received a loan offer from Saudi Arabian Ittihad Jeddah، the footballer's agent confirmed on Friday.

 Security forces deport manager of Al Masry to prison

A source at the Security Directorate of Ismailia said that Hossam Hassan، the manager of the first football team، Al Masry Sporting Club، his twin، Ibrahim and their aide Walid Moneer were deported to prison of Al Mazrae at Torra zone. The Public Prosecutor decided to send them behind bars for four days.

 Aifuna transfers to Tianjin Club for three seasons

Malik Aifuna، the Gabonese striker of first team football team of Al Ahly Sports Club has inked agreements of moving to Tianjin، one of leading football clubs in China. He will play for that club for three seasons and a half soccer seasons. As he has passed successfully the medical examination which he had been underwent in the Netherlands.

Egyptian U-18 basketball team wins Arab Championship

The Egyptian U-18 national basketball team has won the 16th Arab Basketball Championship.

The competitions of the championship were held at covered hall of Olympic Club in Alexandria.

 Tareq Selim Funeral to be launched from Moustafa Mahmoud Mosque

Prominent Football Player، Tareq selim Funeral will take place from Mostafa Mahmoud Mosque in Al Mohandsen after Al-Dhuhr Prayer، according to his family.

33- Egypt's Zeina Farid Mikawy wins silver at Harrow Ukrainian Squash Cup

Egyptian squash player Zeina Farid Mikawy performed excellently at the 2016 Harrow Ukrainian Squash Cup 2 in Kiev، Ukraine, local report said on Friday.

Zamalek’s Bassem Morsi، Hazem Imam wave knives at each other at South Africa camp

Some hours ago، a deplorable incident took place at the camp of Zamalek club held in South Africa ahead of Sundowns game.

An argument took place between Bassem Morsi and Hazem Imam. It turned violent to the extent that both of them waved knives at each other.

 Zamalek’s koffi flees after Mortada’s attack

Burkinabe player Mohamed Koffi left Egypt hours after Zamalek president Mortada Mansour accused him of ‘faking’ an injury.

Mohamed Koffi was diagnosed with a knee injury after Zamalek’s most recent CAF Champions League fixture against Mamelodi Sundowns.

NADO prevents the Egyptian world javelin champion from Rio Olympic games

The Egyptian - doping analysis laboratory ( nicknamed as NADO) issued today، Sunday a shocking decision for sports fans. It ruled to suspend Ihab Abdul Rahman world javelin champion for positive testing for handling male hormone of testosterone. He will be prevented temporarily from participating in the Olympics Games 2016 in Rio de Janiro، Brazil on of August 5th.

 Rio 2016: Meet America's first Muslim Olympian to wear a hijab

The 30-year-old is gearing up to represent her home country at the Rio Olympics in the sabre fencing competition، as the Independent said.

Muhammad has captured attention since qualifying for the games in February and was voted second by her fellow American athletes to carry the flag during the Opening Ceremony. She was narrowly pipped to the post by the record-bolding swimmer Michael Phelps.

 Rio Olympic Games 2016 kick off at seven this evening

The official ceremony of opening the summer Olympic Games for 2016 in Rio de Janiro will kick off at 7 p.m. today، Friday. Athletes from 206 countries along a team represent the refugees participate in the competitions.

 Messi may come out of int’l retirement

Lionel Messi is set to sensationally come out of international retirement، according to reports in Argentina.

The five-time Ballon d’Or winner stopped playing for his country after penalty shoot-out heartbreak against Chile in the final of Copa America Centenario.

Rio 2016: Syrian teenager Yusra Mardini leads the way for refugee Olympic team

Syrian teenager Yusra Mardini is determined to spread a message of positivity when she becomes the first member of the Refugee Olympic Team to compete at the Rio Games on Saturday، as the Independent said.

 Unpaid flight bill grounds Nigeria’s Olympic footballers in Atlanta

Nigeria’s Olympic footballers are cutting it fine with their arrival in Rio de Janeiro with their flight expected to touch down in Brazil less than 36 hours before their opening match of the men’s football tournament، as the Guardian said.

 Rio Olympics 2016: Russia claims first medal as Beslan Mudranov wins in judo

Russia claimed its first medal of Rio 2016 as Beslan Mudranov won Olympic gold in the judo men's -60kg، BBC reported.

 Swimming: Peaty smashes own 100m breaststroke record in heats

Adam Peaty demolished his own world record in the heats of the 100 meters breaststroke on Saturday as he launched a bid to become the first British man to win an Olympic swimming gold medal for 28 years، Reuters reported.

 Rio 2016: Boxer Jonas Junius 'arrested for alleged sexual assault' of housekeeper in Olympic Village

Jonas Junius، the Namibian boxer، has been arrested for the attempted sexual assault of a housekeeper in the Olympic Village، according to reports, as the Independent said..

The 22-year-old light welterweight was selected to be Namibia’s flag-bearer at the opening ceremony.

Rio 2016: Wrong Chinese flag used in medal ceremonies

Chinese viewers and media are incensed after the wrong national flag was repeatedly used during medal presentation ceremonies.

 Rio 2016: Michael Phelps wins 19th Olympic gold in 4x100m freestyle relay

Michael Phelps has to clear out more space in his medal case. Time to make room for gold No. 19.

With yet another dazzling performance، the most decorated athlete in Olympic history added to his staggering haul Sunday night in the 4x100-meter freestyle relay، giving the United States a lead it never relinquished, as the Independent said.

 Egypt’s legend El-Hadary plans to play till age of 50

Egypt’s legendary goalkeeper Essam El-Hadary said he dreams of remaining in the pitch until the age of 50، media reports said.

Swimming: Sjostrom avoids 'disasters' to win 100m butterfly

Calming her nerves by reassuring herself that 'it's just a pool'، hot favorite Sarah Sjostrom broke her own world record in the 100 meters butterfly on Sunday to become the first Swedish woman to win an Olympic swimming gold medal، Reuters reported.

 Rio Paralympics 2016: Russian athletes banned after doping scandal

Russian athletes have been banned from competing at the Rio 2016 Paralympics following the country's doping scandal، according to "BBC".

Egypt gets 1st medal in Rio Olympics

Egypt’s athlete Sara Samir managed to fly the flag for the first time Rio de Janeiro Olympics، as she got bronze medal in weightlifting.

Chinese athlete got the silver medal، while Kazakhstan snatched the gold one.

 Pharaohs in Rio: Handball team snatches last-grasp stunning victory over Sweden

Pharaohs have claimed a stunning victory at the men’s Olympic handball tournament after beating Sweden with a last-gasp goal.

 Rio 2016: Egypt’s weightlifter placed fifth

Ahmed Saad، Egypt’s weightlifter  at 69 category,achieved a personal record. He placed fifth in weightlifting competitions of the Olympic Games in Rio de Janiro 2016.

 US Muslim fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad wins bronze medal

Fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad came to the Rio Games determined to show the world that Muslim-American women could compete in elite sports. Anadolu Agency said.

 Rio 2016: Al Deshnawy qualifies for the semi-final of 800 m

Hamada El Deshnawy، a sprinter and member of the national athletics team qualified for the semi- final round of 800 m in Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

 Turkey issues arrest warrant for Hakan Şükür in coup investigation

Turkey has issued an arrest warrant for the former footballer Hakan Şükür over last month’s failed coup، and said it had detected the first progress in persuading the United States to extradite the alleged mastermind of the putsch, according to the Guardian.

 Rio 2016: Egypt’s judoka lost against Israel’s champion

Islam El Shehbi، Egypt’s judoka lost 100-0 against his Israeli foe Ore Sassoon، in the first round of above 100 category. The two contestants met in a judo competition in Rio 2016 Olympic games today، Friday.

 Ultras elements storm Al-Ahly headquarters in Nasr City

Al-Ahly officials have contracted security officials at Cairo security directorate after elements of Ultras Ahlawy stormed the club’s headquarters in Nasr City.

 Rio 2016: The Bulgarian wrestler won over Egypt’s champion

Ahmed Othman، Egypt’s champion of greco-roman wrestling left competitions at Rio 2016 Olympic Games. The Egyptian champion was defeated 9-0 by his Bulgarian rival in 85 kg.

Former footballer Dalian Atkinson dies after police shoot him with Taser

The former Aston Villa footballer Dalian Atkinson has died after police Tasered him near his home in Telford، The Guardian reported.

 Imperious Bolt completes amazing 100m treble

For 9.81 glorious seconds on Sunday، all the ills that have dogged athletics recently were forgotten as Usain Bolt stormed to victory in the 100 meters final to become the first man to win three successive Olympic titles on the track، Reuters reported.

US athlete protests cruelty on minorities by denying respect for flag

An American major league football star has refused to stand for the US national anthem before games due to oppression of African Americans and other minorities in the country، according to "Press TV"، an Iranian news network.

 Ciramica Cleopatra club recruits former Zamalek footballer

Former player in the ranks of the Whites Mohammed Ibrahim joined the ranks of Ciramica Cleopatra.

 Ahly fail to save face, end Africa’s race in goalless tie with ASEC

In a horrendously boring match, ASEC Mimosas and Al Ahly played to a goalless draw in their final CAF Champions League, Group A game at at Stade Robert Champroux in Abidjan, Ivory Coast on Wednesday.

Egyptians celebrate Taekwondoist Hedaya Malak arrival at Cairo Airport

Large crowds of Egyptians on Wednesday morning celebrated the arrival of Taekwondoist Hedaya Malak who won bronze medal at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Cairo Airport.

 Martin Jol leaves Cairo as El-Ahly training mission ends

El-Ahly’s former manager Martin Jol left Cairo Monday morning for his country after the end of his mission with the Reds، press reports said.

 Egypt’s mission participates in Paralympic Games in Brazil

The Egyptian Paralympic Committee، headed by Dr. Hayat Khattab، decided to participate in the Paralympic Games during the period from 7 to 18 September in Rio de Janeiro، Brazil. Egypt’s mission will fly to Brazil in two groups.

Qatar hosts Italian Super Cup for second time

Qatar hosted for the second time the Italian Super Cup match between Juventus and AC Milan on December 23.

Egypt has great opportunity to organize 2028 Olympic Games: Amer

Eng. Farag Amer، chairman of the Youth and Sports Committee، the House of Representatives، said he called to adopt an initiative to host the Olympics of 2028 in the new administrative capital.

Al Ahli beat Al Jazira 2-1، win UAE Super Cup

In a tightly contested match، the UAE’s Al Ahli beat their arch-rival Al Jazira 2-1 in a match that took place Tuesday at the 30 June Stadium in Egypt and saw two red cards.

Pharaohs in Rio: Sherif Othman wins Gold, becomes Usain Bolt of powerlifting

The Usain Bolt of powerlifting Sherif Osman secured the first gold medal for Egypt in the Rio 2016 Paralympics early on Friday.

Ibrahim Hassan suspended for 8 matches، fined 20.000 EGP for misconduct

Egypt’s soccer federation has suspended Ibrahim Hassan، manager of Al-Masry for eight matches and fined him 20 thousand Egyptian pounds for misbehavior during his side’s defeat against Talaei Al-Geish.

One step taken, many to follow: Egypt edge Congo 2-1 in World Cup qualifications

Mohamed Salah’s goal has returned the game to starting point before colleague Abdallah El-Said scores a winner giving 3 points for Egypt in World Cup qualifying group in convincing fashion after beating Congo in Brazzaville on Sunday.

Truths behind Cameroonian legend’s death as he collapses earlier

One of the most recognizable faces in African soccer has been rumored dead at the age of 40.

 

Rigobert Song suffered a stroke on October 3 and was said to have been making a recovery.

CAF conducts the official draw of the Africa Cup of Nations 2017

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) conducts، today، Wednesday، the official draw of the Africa Cup of Nations Gabon 2017. Delegations of the sixteen nations qualified for that competition attend that event in Libreville، Capital of Gabon.

2022 World Cup Stadium Worker dies in Qatar

The 2022 World Cup organizing committee announced Sunday the death of a worker while participating in the construction of a stadium.

Zamalek fail to make miracle despite win، Downs declared Kings of Africa

Zamalek failed to achieve miracle in the Sunday CAF champions league final at the Borg Al Arab Stadium، Alexandria despite their 1-0 victory over Mamelodi Sundowns.

Mazembe beat Bejaia to win African Confederation Cup

Zambia international Rainford Kalaba scored twice as TP Mazembe of the Democratic Republic of Congo beat Algeria's Mouloudia Bejaia 4-1 at home on Sunday to win the African Confederation Cup for the first time.

Abu Treika alongside Maradona in charity friendly in Morocco

Egyptian retired footballer Mohamed Abu Treika announced he accepted invitation of Argentine legend Diego Armando Maradona to attend a friendly match in Morocco.

Egypt’s national team for bodybuilding participates in Mr. Olympia title in Jordan

Egypt’s team for bodybuilding left Cairo on its way to the Jordanian capital، Amman. The Egyptian bodybuilders stay in Amman for five days، where they participate in Mr. Olympia championship، which begins within few hours. The competition runs until next Sunday.

TV presenter files lawsuit against Kahraba over secret marriage differences

A lawsuit filed by TV presenter Sarah Khalifa against Egyptian footballer Mahmoud Kahraba was referred to public prosecutor ahead of trial، Egyptian press reports said on Monday.

With honorable 2-0 home win over Ghana, Egypt tops group in African World Cup qualifiers

Egypt national soccer team produced a professional if not sensational performance to beat Ghana 2-0 in the African qualifiers for the Russia 2018 World Cup.

Salah joins Mahrez, Aubameyang on CAF best player shortlist

A vote on Tuesday by the CAF Media Committee CAF Technical & Development Committee and half of the 20-member Panel of Experts (10 persons) revealed the Africa’s Top player who are candidate for CAF’s player of the year، Egypt’s Mohamed Salah came fourth according to CAF official website.

Prosecution orders Reem Magdy body exhumation for autopsy

Ismailia Prosecution has ordered to exhume the body of Egyptian wrestler Reem Magdy for forensic medicine check.

Reem died after getting hit by a car in her home town Ismailia.

 

Mohamed Helmy appointed Zamalek coach replacing Mohamed Salah

Zamalek SC newly-appointed coach Mohamed Helmy on Wednesday held a technical session with the footballers at the club headquarters.

Brazil Chapecoense football team in Colombia plane crash

A plane carrying 81 people، including a top Brazilian football team، has crashed on its approach to the city of Medellin in Colombia، officials say.BBC reported.

Egypt to host 2020 world championship of modern pentathlon

Egypt will host 2020 world championship of the modern pentathlon. She submitted a fine file overpasses the American one.

2016 FIFA Club World Cup kicks off in Japan

The 13th edition of the FIFA Club World Cup started in Japan، where seven sides will be looking to establish themselves as the best club football team in the world, Inside The Game reported.

 “I have friends from Israel”، Medo says

Former Zamalek Coach، Ahmed Hossam ‘Medo’ said that he had had an Israeli friend during his professionalism، noting that he did not know his nationality before their deep friendship.

 

 Sports minister congratulates Al-Ahly for winning African basketball title

Minister of sports Khaled Abdel-Aziz attended the final game of the African Basketball Championship for clubs.

 Cristiano Ronaldo beats Lionel Messi to win Ballon d'Or 2016

Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo beat rival Lionel Messi to win the prestigious Ballon d'Or award for a fourth time، BBC Sports reported.

 Eto’o، Salah to attend awards in Dubai

Egypt’s winger Mohamed Salah and Cameroonian striker Samuel Eto’o as well as world football stars will feature at next week’s 11th Dubai International Sports Conference.

 Ronaldo hat-trick sees off spirited Kashima

Cristiano Ronaldo bagged a hat-trick as Real Madrid claimed their second FIFA Club World Cup crown after defeating J.League champions Kashima Antlers in extra-time at the International Stadium Yokohama.


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 Tourism

Tourism in Egypt witnessed a noticeable improvement during 2016, as the number of tourists visiting Egypt has increased, especially in the Red Sea region, where tourist traffic increased by 61%. Also, the visits of prominent international figures to Egypt, such as Miss Mexico, as well as the announcement of a number of discoveries in Aswan and elsewhere, in addition to US’ acknowledgement of Egypt as safe a destination for tourism have helped boost the sector.

2016 sees six archaeological discoveries in Egypt’s Aswan

Six archaeological discoveries have been uncovered in Aswan in 2016 in cooperation with foreign archaeological missions on Saturday 17/December/2016.

 

7 pct increase in tourists number in October

The number of tourists visiting Egypt increased in October by 7 percent, compared to September, according to a report by the Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS), which was issued on Wednesday 30/November/2016.

 

Lost Egyptian city discovered after 7،000 years

Archaeologists have uncovered an ancient Egyptian city and graveyard dating back to around 5300 BC، the antiquities ministry said on Thursday 24/November/2016.

 

Archaeologists excavate residential city of King Seti I’s era in Suhag

Dr. Mahmoud Afifi، Head of the Egyptian Antiquities sector announced on Wednesday 23/November/2016, the discovery of a cemetery and residential city dating back to the era of the beginning of the dynastic period in Ancient Egypt circa (5316 BC).

 

US acknowledges Egypt as safe destination for tourism

US Department of State ranked Egypt among the safe countries for tourism and travel on Wednesday 23/November/2016.

 

French mission starts excavation in three archeological spots in Qena

French mission from the Scientific Institute in Cairo has started on Tuesday 22/November/2016, excavation in three spots inside Dendera Temple complex in Qena Governorate.

 

Rome hosts campaign to promote tourism in Egypt

Egyptian Academy of Arts in Italy launched a campaign on Wednesday 16/November/2016, to promote tourism in Egypt.

 

Tourist traffic to Red Sea ports increases by 61%

Spokesman for Red Sea Ports Authority Malak Youssef announced on Monday 14/November/2016 that Red Sea ports have witnessed an increase in tourist traffic by 61% in October، compared to the same period of 2015.

 

Ancient Egyptian mummy discovered in 'very good condition'

Spanish archaeologists have discovered a millennia-old mummy in "very good condition" near the southern Egyptian town of Luxor، the antiquities ministry said on Monday 14/November/2016.

 

Ancient Egyptian causeway discovered in Aswan

A causeway leading to the three-room tomb of Sarenput I has been found on Tuesday 08/November/2016, at the Qubbet El-Hawa necropolis by a team of archaeologists from the University of Birmingham and the Egypt Exploration Society.

 

Friday Nov.4 marks 94th anniv. of Tutankhamun’s tomb discovery

The discovery of Tutankhamun’s tomb in Luxor’s Valley of the Kings by British archaeologist Howard Carter took place on November 4، 1922. Friday 04/November/2016 marks the 94th anniversary of Carter’s discovery.

 

Tourism minister participates in WTO Executive Council celebration

Ministry of tourism started on Sunday 30/October/2016, a celebration for the 104th edition of the World Tourism Organization (WTO) executive council.

Minister of tourism Yehya Rashid، senior officials at the ministry and Taleb Al-Refaei، the secretary of the WTO attended the celebration.

The huge presence in this celebration asserts the improvement of the situation in Egypt، as there are 130 out of 170 members attended the WTO executive council celebration.

 

‘This Is Egypt’ commercial viewed by 3 million people on Facebook

Tourism Ministry said on Friday 28/October/2016, that ‘This Is Egypt’ commercial’s viewers on Facebook exceeded 3 million in less than 24 hours.

 

Egyptians، Tourists witness the phenomena of the sun passes over king Ramsis II face

A large number of Egyptians and Tourists celebrated on Saturday 22/October/2016, by watching the sun pass over the face of the statue of Pharaoh Ramses II inside the Temple of the 'Abu Simbel', south of Aswan.

 

Experts discover cavities in Giza’s Great Pyramid

Egypt´s Great Pyramid of Giza could contain two previously unknown "cavities"، scientists using radiography to scan the millennia-old monument said on Saturday 15/October/2016.

 

Greek PM visits the Pyramids

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras visited the pyramids of Giza on Tuesday 11/October/2016, during his visit to Egypt.

 

Soma Bay host Ace of Base concert to revive tourism in Red Sea

Soma Bay coastal resort hosted on Saturday 08/October/2016، a live musical concert aimed at reviving tourism in Red Sea governorate.

 

4 foreign missions scan archaeological sites in New Valley

New Valley archaeological sites supervisor، Bahgat Abo Sedera announced on Friday 07/October/2016, that four foreign archaeological missions arrived in the governorate، to scan archaeological sites.

 

World Tourism Organization experts arrive in Egypt to assess promotion campaign

Two experts at the World Tourism Organization have arrived on Wednesday 21/September/2016, in Egypt on multi-day trip to assess the campaign prepared for the Egyptian tourist landmarks.

 

Miss Mexico visits tourist landmarks in Egypt

Yezenia Navarro، Miss Mexico، has arrived in Cairo on Sunday 18/September/2016, coming from Doha on multi-day visit to Cairo, to visit Egypt’s tourist landmarks.

 

The Grand Museum receives 2500 pieces of King Tut’s artifacts

The Grand Museum received on Monday 12/September/2016, 2500 pieces of King Tut Ankh Amun’s artifacts.

 

Egyptian statuette recovered from Mexico as authenticity confirmed

After a week of studies and analysis، the Ministry of Antiquities has confirmed on Thursday 08/September/2016, the authenticity of an Ancient Egyptian Ushabti figurine newly recovered from Mexico.

 

Egypt takes part in Czech tourism fair

Deputy Charge d’Affaires of Egypt in Prague Rany Mohi Eddin opened on Tuesday 30/August/2016, the Egyptian pavilion at Prague’s tourism festival “Vibrant Nine 2016”.

 

Flow of Arab tourists into Egypt surged 150 percent in July

Deputy Head of Tourism Promotion Authority Major Gen Ahmed Hamdi said on Wednesday 24/August/2016, that campaigns to be launched in Poland، Ukraine، Italy and Germany.

He also added that the flow of Arab tourists into Egypt went up 150 percent in July as opposed to a month before.

 

Menkaure statue to undergo restoration works at "GEM"

The Grand Egyptian Museum (GEM) has received on Tuesday 19/July/2016, a statue of Menkaure of ancient Egypt’s fourth dynasty.

The statute will undergo restoration works at the Conservation Center.

 

Ancient sarcophagus covers returned to Egypt

Two ancient Egyptian sarcophagus covers have been delivered to Cairo's Egyptian Museum on Tuesday 21/June/2016, after they surfaced at an auction in Israel.

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Science and Technology 

At first glance, the stories taking the top two spots in Science News’ review of 2016 have little in common. Scientists began searching decades ago for gravitational waves. Discussions of these subtle signals from dramatic and distant phenomena appear dozens of times in the SN archive starting as early as the 1950s. Their long-awaited discovery, our No. 1 story of the year, touched off celebration of a new era in astronomy.

Less expected, and far from subtle, was the sudden rise in Brazil of microcephaly cases, linked this year to Zika virus infections — our No. 2 story. Little was known about Zika before the outbreak, which delivered devastation and fear across the Americas. In fact, only a single previous mention of Zika exists in the SN archive, in a book review from the 1990s.

 

1-Gravitational waves

The detection of gravitational waves introduced a new era in astronomy. Expect new details about black holes and other cosmic phenomena.

 

2-Zika virus

Zika brought devastation to families in Brazil, where cases of microcephaly surged. Fear has also spread across the Americas.

 

3-Three-parent baby

A baby boy born this year has DNA from mom and dad, plus donor mitochondria. The technique raises safety and ethical concerns.

 

5-Ancient human migration

DNA studies put new twists on the timing of human migrations out of Africa – but genetics alone are not enough to tell the full story.

 

6-Minimal genome

A synthetic cell reported this year jettisons unnecessary genes and embraces human design principles.

 

7-Alzheimer's treatment

A drug that swept away amyloid brain plaques in people with Alzheimer's will undergo new tests to see if it also improves cognitive performance.

 

8-Antarctic ozone hole

Research this year confirms that the Antarctic ozone hole is healing – a success attributed to international cooperation and new technologies

 

9-Artificial intelligence

AlphaGo’s triumph over its human opponent in the board game Go provides a glimpse into the future of artificial intelligence.

 

10-Proxima b

Astronomers discovered a planet around the closest star to the sun, fueling sci-fi dreams of interstellar travel.

 

11-Largest moon in 68 years rises in Cairo skies

Skywatchers on Monday enjoyed the countenance of the largest supermoon to draw near to earth in decades. In Cairo, people enjoyed watching this moon too. It is the closest supermoon to Earth in almost seven decades، according to the Guardian. The moon seems larger with about 14 percent، and brighter with almost 30 percent in this phenomenon. There are no disasters that could happen as a result of it.

 

12-Apple releases

Apple’s financials are stronger than ever, thanks in large part to its booming iPhone business, but we thought it would be interesting to ditch the numbers for a moment and just focus on the products Apple released this year.

The iPhone SE

The 9.7-inch iPad Pro

The iPhone 7 and 7 Plus

Apple Watch Series 2

AirPods

The New MacBook Pro

 

13-Samsung releases

From the waterproof Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge, all the way to the ultra affordable Galaxy J1, these are the best Samsung phones

Samsung Galaxy S7 edge and Samsung Galaxy S7

 

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A decade ago, you wouldn’t have expected a social media site to be a leader in digital innovation, but Facebook remains one of the most dynamic tech companies around today—and its strides are affecting businesses and marketers everywhere. If you’re an entrepreneur, a marketer, or even just a social media junkie, get ready for these seven changes Facebook is bringing to the world.

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 Opinion

These are the best Opinion articles in 2016:

-         Egypt Is Charting a New Economic Course, by Sahar Nasr,“The Wall Street Journal” :

Egypt announced a program of sweeping economic reforms. Its features include fiscal consolidation، a widening of the tax base، rationing energy subsidies، civil-service and institutional reforms، and allowing the Egyptian pound to float. With political support from the highest levels of government، this is a landmark step toward boosting economic growth and development.It’s no secret that Egypt has been facing serious economic challenges since the 2011 revolution. Catastrophically incompetent economic administration under the Muslim Brotherhood only made things worse، as economic growth hovered around 2%.The main task of the government of President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi so far has been to restore economic stability and attain inclusive and sustainable development to meet the aspirations of the Egyptian people. With prudent policies، economic growth between 2013 and 2015 almost doubled، to 4.3%، and our budget deficit declined to 11.7% of gross domestic product from 13%

 

-         World-Beating Egypt Stocks Defy Trump Slump as Foreigners Return , by Bloomberg:

Investors are finding a rare bright spot amid the emerging-market rout that has followed Donald Trump’s election victory،in a country they had shunned since 2011: Egypt.The nation’s benchmark stocks gauge is the world’s best performer since the Nov. 8 vote،returning more than 20 percent in dollar terms،according to data compiled by Bloomberg. Thanks to a surge in foreign-investor holdings since the country adopted a free-floating currency policy this month،Egyptian equities were able to buck a 6.1 percent decline for the MSCI Emerging Markets Index."Volatility presents opportunities،and we’re finding them in markets like Egypt،" said Andrew Schultz،the Cape Town-based head of frontier sales at Investec Securities who reported a pick-up in demand for Egypt from clients. "We’re seeing investor relief over the authorities’ decision to float the currency. Now it’s a market where you can make investment decisions based on fundamentals،rather than have potential gains capped by an overvalued exchange rate."

 

-Trump’s Middle East reset should start in Egypt , by Market Watch:

Trump’s quest to restore America’s standing should start with estranged ally’s economy.President-elect Donald Trump’s vows on other foreign-policy issues،from trade pacts through tariffs to Mexico،would be disastrous if implemented،and will hopefully be shelved. However،his insight that “we’re a laughing stock around the world” is accurate and will likely be addressed.Washington’s diminished global standing is evident from Ukraine to China،but the place where this trend first surfaced and can now be reversed is the Mideast،and within it — in Egypt.

 

-         Iran Using Commercial Planes to Smuggle Weapons to Terrorists, by "Free Beacon":

The Obama administration has given clearance to Western airline manufacturers to sell planes to Iran at the same time the Islamic Republic is using commercial airliners to smuggle weapons and other illicit arms to Hezbollah terrorists in Lebanon،according to new intelligence and congressional communications obtained by the Washington Free Beacon.

The disclosure of this new intelligence،which shows that Iran has been using its commercial airline company to smuggle advanced weaponry to Hezbollah and terrorists operating in Syria،has placed renewed focus on a congressional inquiry that has been stymied by Obama administration officials since early October.

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 Books

All along 2016, publishers were keen to reveal the best of their works when it comes to books. Many books came to light this year, especially the ones dealing with politics, and promptly the ones discussing the affairs of the Middle East and the Arab and Islamic world. Also, books on the Egyptian civilization and its distinguished kings, queens and innnovaitons were also present.

 

The Underground Railroad (National Book Award Winner) (Oprah's Book Club): A Novel by Colson Whitehead

The National Book Award Winner and #1 New York Times bestseller from Colson Whitehead, a magnificent tour de force chronicling a young slave's adventures as she makes a desperate bid for freedom in the antebellum South

Cora is a slave on a cotton plantation in Georgia. Life is hell for all the slaves, but especially bad for Cora; an outcast even among her fellow Africans, she is coming into womanhood—where even greater pain awaits. When Caesar, a recent arrival from Virginia, tells her about the Underground Railroad, they decide to take a terrifying risk and escape. Matters do not go as planned—Cora kills a young white boy who tries to capture her. Though they manage to find a station and head north, they are being hunted.

 

The Wolf Road: A Novel by Beth Lewis  

ELKA BARELY REMEMBERS a time before she knew Trapper. She was just seven years old, wandering lost and hungry in the wilderness, when the solitary hunter took her in. In the years since then, he’s taught her how to survive in this desolate land where civilization has been destroyed and men are at the mercy of the elements and each other. But the man Elka thought she knew has been harboring a terrible secret. He’s a killer. A monster. And now that Elka knows the truth, she may be his next victim.

 

 

Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis by J. D. Vance

From a former marine and Yale Law School graduate, a powerful account of growing up in a poor Rust Belt town that offers a broader, probing look at the struggles of America’s white working class. Hillbilly Elegy is a passionate and personal analysis of a culture in crisis—that of white working-class Americans. The decline of this group, a demographic of our country that has been slowly disintegrating over forty years, has been reported on with growing frequency and alarm, but has never before been written about as searingly from the inside. J. D. Vance tells the true story of what a social, regional, and class decline feels like when you were born with it hung around your neck.

 

The Nix: A novel Hardcover – Deckle Edgeby Nathan Hill

 

 

 

Mischling by Affinity Konar

Pearl is in charge of: the sad, the good, the past.Stasha must care for: the funny, the future, the bad.It's 1944 when the twin sisters arrive at Auschwitz with their mother and grandfather. In their benighted new world, Pearl and Stasha Zagorski take refuge in their identical natures, comforting themselves with the private language and shared games of their childhood.

 

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts 1 & 2 by J.K. Rowling , Jack Thorne, John Tiffany

Based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany, a new play by Jack Thorne, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is the eighth story in the Harry Potter series and the first official Harry Potter story to be presented on stage. The play will receive its world premiere in London’s West End on July 30, 2016.It was always difficult being Harry Potter and it isn’t much easier now that he is an overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic, a husband and father of three school-age children.

 

When Breath Becomes Air Deckle Edgeby Paul Kalanithi, Abraham Verghese

At the age of thirty-six, on the verge of completing a decade’s worth of training as a neurosurgeon, Paul Kalanithi was diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer. One day he was a doctor treating the dying, and the next he was a patient struggling to live. And just like that, the future he and his wife had imagined evaporated. When Breath Becomes Air chronicles Kalanithi’s transformation from a naïve medical student “possessed,” as he wrote, “by the question of what, given that all organisms die, makes a virtuous and meaningful life” into a neurosurgeon at Stanford working in the brain, the most critical place for human identity, and finally into a patient and new father confronting his own mortality.What makes life worth living in the face of death? What do you do when the future, no longer a ladder toward your goals in life, flattens out into a perpetual present? What does it mean to have a child, to nurture a new life as another fades away? These are some of the questions Kalanithi wrestles with in this profoundly moving, exquisitely observed memoir.

 

The Whistler by John Grisham

From John Grisham, America’s #1 bestselling author, comes the most electrifying novel of the year, a high-stakes thrill ride through the darkest corners of the Sunshine State.We expect our judges to be honest and wise. Their integrity and impartiality are the bedrock of the entire judicial system. We trust them to ensure fair trials, to protect the rights of all litigants, to punish those who do wrong, and to oversee the orderly and efficient flow of justice.But what happens when a judge bends the law or takes a bribe? It’s rare, but it happens. Lacy Stoltz is an investigator for the Florida Board on Judicial Conduct. She is a lawyer, not a cop, and it is her job to respond to complaints dealing with judicial misconduct. After nine years with the Board, she knows that most problems are caused by incompetence, not corruption.

 

The Last Mile (Amos Decker series) by David Baldacci

In his #1 New York Times bestseller Memory Man, David Baldacci introduced the extraordinary detective Amos Decker-the man who can forget nothing. Now, Decker returns in a spectacular new thriller .Convicted murderer Melvin Mars is counting down the last hours before his execution--for the violent killing of his parents twenty years earlier--when he's granted an unexpected reprieve. Another man has confessed to the crime.

 

Killing the Rising Sun: How America Vanquished World War II Japan by Bill O'Reilly, Martin Dugard

 

The powerful and riveting new book in the multimillion-selling Killing series by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard Autumn 1944. World War II is nearly over in Europe but is escalating in the Pacific, where American soldiers face an opponent who will go to any length to avoid defeat. The Japanese army follows the samurai code of Bushido, stipulating that surrender is a form of dishonor. Killing the Rising Sun takes readers to the bloody tropical-island battlefields of Peleliu and Iwo Jima and to the embattled Philippines, where General Douglas MacArthur has made a triumphant return and is plotting a full-scale invasion of Japan.

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Arts and Entertainment

2016 was full of mixed emotions, as we had seen a host of some of our best-loved celebrities pass away, from actors and comedians to musicians. Moreover, There has been lots of love lost this year among celebrity couples with many famous faces announcing their divorces.

On the other hand, several stars and their longtime loves have been walking down the aisle to tie the knot already this year. And Biggest stars became mommies and daddies in 2016.

Important Arab & International Film Festivals During 2016

*Alexandria Film Festival

Alexandria film Festival for Mediterranean countries launched its 32nd edition in September at Alexandria library.

A number of actors were honored during the ceremony, including,  actor, Farouq El-Feshawy, actress, Solaf Fwaghrgy, Actress, Hanan Motawae, actress, Boushra, actress, Sherry Adel, actress, Salwa Khatab, Director, Khaled Youssef, and others.

This edition is Under the theme of "Cinema and resistance، which also celebrated the 60th anniversary of the Suez Canal nationalization. It displayed several films about people's resistance and struggle for liberation and independence.

The annual festival is organized by the Egyptian Association for Film Writers and Critics, under the auspices of the ministries of culture, information and tourism.

 

*Cairo International Film Festival

 

The 38th edition of Cairo International Film Festival wass launched on 15 November at the Cairo Opera House in downtown Cairo, and run for ten days.

 

Noteworthy، this edition paid homage to prominent director Mohamed Khan، who passed away this year، by both giving him an honorary award and hosting tribute screenings، and it is dedicated to actor Mahmoud Abdel Aziz، who passed away on November 12.

 

The festival included 32 Egyptian films، and hosted a special “Panorama” for Egyptian films that have been successful at home and abroad in the past two years، such as Hepta: The Last Lecture، Eshtebak (Clash)، Nawara and Sukkar Mur (Bitter Sugar).

 

The winners of the 38th Cairo International Film Festival were announced during the closing ceremony on 24 November

 

*Murex D’or Festival

Murex D’or Festival was launched in the Lebanese Capital Beirut on March 1.

Egyptian Superstar, Angham won best Singer award in Murex D’or Festival.

The Murex d'Or (also known as the Golden Murex award) is a Lebanese award created by Lebanese physicians, Zahi and Fadi Helou to recognize achievements in the domain of art in Lebanon, the Arab region and the world.

The first Murex d'Or ceremony took place on June 4, 2000. The name of the award is a tribute to Phoenician Murex which was used to dye cloth in imperial Tyrian purple.

 

*Marrakech International Film Festival

The 16th annual Marrakech International Film Festival, was held under the patronage of King Mohammed VI on December 2-10.

               

This year’s edition brought together major national and international figures from the world of cinema، culture، art and media، as well as film enthusiasts.

 

*Cannes Film Festival

The 69th annual Cannes Film Festival was held from 11 to 22 May 2016. Australian director George Miller was the President of the Jury for the main competition. French actor Laurent Lafitte was the host for the opening and closing ceremonies.

Egyptian Actress, Nelly Karim walked one of the most awaited red carpets of the year at the 69th annual Cannes Film Festival.

Nelly Karim was there for the Egyptian movie Eshtebak (“Clash”), which opened the Un Certain Regard selection this year.

 

*The 88th Academy Awards (Oscars 2016)

 

The Academy Awards took place once again at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, California.

it’s one of the most competitive Oscars in recent memory, with The Revenant, The Big Short, Spotlight and even Mad Max Fury Road serious contenders for major trophies.

The Revenant was awarded three Oscars at the 88th Academy Awards, including the first-ever win for actor Leonardo DiCaprio, who'd received five previous nominations.

 

Leo was previously nominated for The Wolf of Wall Street (Best Actor and Best Picture), Blood Diamond (Best Actor),

 

The Aviator (Best Actor), and What's Eating Gilbert Grape (Best Supporting Actor).

 

Along with Leo's Best Actor statuette, The Revenant was victorious in the Cinematography and Directing categories.

 

This was cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki's third consecutive Oscar.

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*Dear Guest Festival

Dear Guest Festival was held on December 24، in Dusit Thani lakeview hotel، to honor a number of actors، and Media professionals.

 

Among the Honorees were; Actor، Ahmed Helmy، Singer، Tamer Hosni، Actress، Ysmine Abdel Aziz، Ayad Nassar، Anchor، Osama Mounir، Actress، Esaad Younis، Anchor، Lames El-Hadedi، Actress، Rojena، and others.

               

Noteworthy، DG festival (The best of the year) is one of Egypt's best festivals solely dedicated for choosing the best of the year following voting system via the company web-site in addition to hard copies questionnaires and video voting.

 

It is a marathon between companies andor individuals. From June till October of each year the voting take place in which people votes for their favourites all over the year.

 

DG festival was founded in 2004 with a great success from one year to the other.

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Important local and international Competitions

 

                                                          

Miss Egypt 2016

 

On September 19, Twenty-year-old Nadine Osama has been crowned Miss Egypt 2016 in a ceremony that took place in Cairo on Sunday.

 

The pageant was hosted at City Stars hotel.

 

The Jury includes Professional photographer، Khaled Fadda، Stylist، Hany El-Beheiry، Actress، Boushra، and Actress، Ragaa El-Gedawy.

 

Miss World 2016

                                                                                                             

On December 19, Puerto Rico's Stephanie Del Valle was crowned Miss World 2016 on Sunday، winning the top prize in the 66th edition of the pageant held this year in the United States، Reuters reported.

                                      

The first runner-up was Yaritza Miguelina Reyes Ramirez of the Dominican Republic. Indonesia's Natasha Mannuela took third place.

 

Contestants from more than 100 countries took part in the Miss World beauty pageant، held at National Harbor near Washington، D.C.

 

Events Ignite Audience During 2016

 

Marriage & Engagement News:

Several stars and their longtime loves have been walking down the aisle to tie the knot already this year.

 

*Egyptian Actress Heba Magdi Gets Married

Egyptian actress Heba Magdi and singer Mohamed Mohsen got married!

               

The couple got married in an elegant wedding ceremony surrounded by many Egyptian celebrities, such as Yehya Al Fakharani.

 

The bride previously said she won't be having her wedding this year, but she surprised everyone when she changed her mind and announced that she's getting married sooner than everyone thought.

 

Heba was pictures with tears in her eyes, probably because she was sad her father who passed away a few months ago was not at her special day.

 

*Amy Samir Ghanem Just Got Married, and She Made a Stunning Bride!

 

Egyptian actors Amy Samir Ghanem and Hassan El Radad got married on 4 November 2016.

               

The wedding took place at the El Gouna Tourist Resort, Hurghada.

 

The couple have been under the spotlight ever since their engagement rumors started to spread.

 

 

*Actress Hanan Motawei & Director Amir El-Yamani

 

Iconic Egyptian actress، Soheir El-Morshedy celebrated this year her daughter actress Hanan Motawea’s, and Director Amir El-Yamani Wedding، amid a great attendants of actors، and public figures.

 

The wedding ceremony was held in Inter-continental hotel.

 

Among the attendants were، actress، Ragaa El-Gedawy، bellydancer، Fifi Abdouh، Actress، Elham Shahen، Actress، Hala Sedqi، scenarist، Ayman Salama، anchor، Ahmed El-Meslmani، and others.

 

*Singer Carmen Soliman & Composer Moustafa Gad

 

Egyptian singer Carmen Soliman got married to Egyptian composer Mostafa Gad on November 18.

 

*Kinda Alloush and Amr Youssef announce Their Engagement

 

Egyptian actor Amr Youssef and gorgeous Syrian actress Kinda Alloush are officially engaged.

               

And their colleagues shared the announcement posts and congratulating them, and ET Arabi confirmed it on live TV.

 

Their engagement, according to sources, will be followed by a wedding in the beginning of 2017.

 

This will be Amr's first marriage and for Kinda Alloush this is her second marriage after her first marriage to Syrian playwright Fares El Zahabi.

 

*Actress Dalia El-Beheiry

Actress، Dalia El-Beheiry signed her wedding contract to an Egyptian Businessman، amid the attendance of her family members and close friends.

                               

Biggest Celebrity Breakups of 2016:

 

THERE’s been lots of love lost this year among celebrity couples with many famous faces announcing their divorces.

 

*Singer Ahmed Saad, Actress Reem Al-Baroudi

 

Singer Ahmad Saed and actress Reem Al Baroudi have split up and ended their relationship days before announcing plans of an official engagement.

 

*Singer Dolly Shaheen

Lebanese singer and actress Dolly Shahine recently revelead that she is getting a divorce from her husband Bakhos Alwan.

 

*Singer George Wassouf

Syrian superstar George Wassouf has reportedly divorced his second wife, Qatari rally champion Nada Zeidan.

The couple tied the knot in 2014, but their marriage was a bumpy one right from the start.

George and Nada have one child together. Their daughter, Oyoon, is only 11-months-old.

 

*Arab-Idol Star Mohamed Assaf

Arab Idol Mohammed Assaf has broken off his engagement from Lina Qishawi.

The Palestinian superstar proposed to the Palestinian-Russian TV presenter in September 2015. At the time, he had asked Lina to quit her job and stay away from the limelight should she wish to marry him.

 

*Actor Hussein Fahmy

Egyptian actor Hussein Fahmy divorced his 6th wife, Millionairess Rana al Qasabi.

Rana, who is visually-impaired, claimed that Fahmy has kicked her out of their marital home and prohibited her from returning for any of her personal belongings.

She has filed a police report against the actor and demanded that he hires a personal assistant to take care of her due to her visual impairment.

 

 

Hollywood Stars

Marriage News

*Matthew Lewis & Angela Jones

Matthew Lewis (aka Neville Longbottom from Harry Potter) has proposed to his girlfriend, events planner, Angela Jones. It's been a whirlwind romance as they've only been together six months. According to reports he got down on one knee in Paris.

*Brie Larson & Alex Greenwald

The 26-year-old Oscar-winner was spotted wearing a ring on her engagement finger while hosting Saturday Night Live in April, and her reps then confirmed to Us Weekly that she is engaged.

According to sources, Brie's 36-year-old musician beau popped the question to the Oscar-winning actress while holidaying in Tokyo in March.

The couple have been together for over two years, and Brie recently described the Phantom Planet singer as her "best friend".

 

*Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Jason Statham

They make a gorgeous couple, and we're positive that Rosie will be one babe of a bride. It's believed the actor popped the question to his model girlfriend during a holiday in Thailand, and Rosie debuted the ring on the red carpet at the 2016 Golden Globes.

 

*Robert Pattinson & FKA twigs

The hearts of Twi-hard fans everywhere broke when it emerged that it wasn't just rumours, Robert Pattinson and FKA Twigs were actually engaged.

*Lady Gaga & Taylor Kinney

Taylor Kinney popped the question to Lady Gaga on Valentine's Day 2015. The global pop star took to Instagram to show off a picture of her heart-shaped engagement ring and has described herself as being "such a happy bride-to-be".

 

Break-ups News

*Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt

Fans were thrown for a loop when news broke that Angelina filed for divorce from Brad in September. While the actress cited "irreconcilable differences" as the grounds for the divorce, Brad released a statement of his own to People that read, "I am very saddened by this, but what matters most now is the well-being of our kids."

It's still unclear what went wrong, but a source close to the pair revealed to Us Weekly, that "they fought a lot over the years and disagreed about many things. . . . The fighting got worse and they disagreed a lot about parenting." The insider also noted that they would "fight over their schedules and politics."

 

*Justin Bieber and Sofia Richie

After a PDA-filled trip to Mexico, Justin and Sofia broke off their six-week-long relationship in mid-September. While it's unclear what went wrong, a source confirmed to People, "They're broken up for now."

 

*Jennifer Lopez and Casper Smart

Jennifer and her longtime boyfriend split in August. A source told People, "It wasn't anything dramatic and they were on good terms — it just came to a natural end. They will remain friends and they see each other, but they are not together. It was very amiable." Jennifer and Casper first met in 2011, when he was a dancer on her tour, and dated on and off since 2012.

 

*Taylor Swift and Tom Hiddleston

 

Fans were in for quite the shock when Taylor and Tom called it quits in early September. According to sources, Taylor "was the one to put the brakes on the relationship" because "Tom wanted the relationship to be more public than she was comfortable with.

Taylor knew the backlash that comes with public displays of affection, but Tom didn't listen to her concerns when she brought them up." Now that their relationship is over, Tom is reportedly "embarrassed that their relationship fizzled out."

 

 

 

 

Arab Celebrities Who Passed Away in 2016

 

2016 has seen a host of some of our best-loved celebrities pass away.

               

From actors and comedians to musicians, we want to remember these well-known figures who are no longer with us.

 

 

*Mamdouh Abdel Alem – 5/1/2016

Egyptian actor Mamdouh Abdel Alim passed away at the age of 60 due to a heart attack.

The prominent actor is believed to have had a heart attack while at the gym. He passed away en route to a private hospital in Zamalek.

Abdel Alim was preparing to commence shooting on the sixth part of the prominent Egyptian drama Layale El Helmeya (Nights of El Helmeya), which documents the history of Egypt from the era of King Farouk to the early 90s.

 

*Hamdy Ahmed - 8/1/2016

Egyptian award-winning film, television and theatre actor Hamdy Ahmed died aged 82 after sudden health complications.

Born on 9 November 1933 in the southern city of Sohag, Ahmed starred in a large body of television and film productions, with over 35 plays, 25 silver screen appearances, 30 TV films, 89 television series, and nearly 3,000 hours on radio.

 

*Fayrouz –  30/1/2016

The actress Fayrouz, who was called ‘the miracle child’, has passed away at the age of 72.

Fayrouz acted in 10 movies during her career, the last of which was in 1959 at the age of 16.

 Fayrouz was married to writer and actor Badr Eddin Gamgoum. They have a daughter and a son.

 

* Mohamed Hassanein Heikal- 17/2/2016

Mohamed Hassanein Heikal, the Arab world's best known political commentator, died on at age 92, following a short period of illness.

The leading Egyptian journalist rose to prominence as editor in chief of Egypt's Al-Ahram, widely regarded as the newspaper of record in the Arab world during his tenure.

Above all, Heikal was one of the most trenchant defenders of Nasserite Egypt and its pan-Arabism trends.

 

*Hamdy Ahmed- 11/4/2016

Egyptian well-known Hamdy Ahmed died at the age of 82 after a battle with disease.

Hamdy was best known for his appearances in numerous television shows and the film Al-Kahira 30 (1966).

He also starred in Youssef Chahine’s Al-Yawm Al-Sadis (1986), graduated from the Institute of Performing Arts in 1961 and in the same year starred in a theatrical television show.

In 1966, Hamdy won a prize for best new actor and in 1985 he worked as a manager for the Comedy Theatre.

The late Egyptian actor had also been a regular writer for the newspaper Al-Esboaa.

 

*Sayed Zayan- 13/4/2016

 

Prominent Egyptian actor Sayed Zayan, best known for roles in popular stage and TV comedies, died on Wednesday after long illness, the Actors’ Union said. He was 73.

Zayan passed away at his family’s house in the Shaikh Zayed quarter outside Cairo.

Having launched an acting career in the 1960s, Zayan became a big name when he performed in ‘My Fair Lady’, a 1969 comedy adopted from George Bernard Shaw classic ‘Pygmalion’.

Zayan has since acted in around 170 works including stage shows, films and TV serials.

 

*Wael Nour- 2/5/2016

 

 Egyptian Actor Wael Nour passed away on Monday at the age of 55 after suffering from a sudden heart attack.

The late actor was in the province for his play premiere night of El-Gaba El-Mashora "Enchanted Forest".

 

A number of actor and actress as well as public figures had expressed their grieve on social media networks.

 

The actor had presented a variety of 140 diverse works between film, theater and radio.

 

Nour’s last work was a television drama series entitled “Faisal flat” scheduled to be presented in Ramadan 2016.

 

*Melhem Barkat-28/10/2016

Lebanese singer and composer Melham Barakat, who was highly esteemed and popular across the region, has died at the age of 71.

Barakat rose to prominence more than three decades ago. He was influenced by the late Egyptian composer Mohammed Abdul-Wahhab, who was widely regarded as one of the Arab world's best songwriters.

Among Barakat's most popular songs are "Two Moons at my Door," and "Habibi Inta (You are my Love)".

Barakat was a personal friend of Syrian president Bashar Assad and while in hospital was visited by the Syrian ambassador to Lebanon him.

He was married twice and is survived by four children.

 

 

*Mahmoud Abdel Aziz- 12/11/2016

Egyptian outstanding actor Mahmoud Abdel-Aziz has died at the age of 70 after a long battle with decease.

He suffered from severe anemia recently.

Abdel-Aziz was born in June in 1946. The popular Egyptian movie and television starred and was imprinted in the memories of the audience through his distinguished roles either as a movie star or when impersonating characters on the television.

 

*Zubaida Tharwat- 13/12/2016

The famous Egyptian actress Zubaida Tharwat passed away on Tuesday evening, the family of the 1960s cinema icon announced.

Zubaida Tharwat's most famous films include Fi Baituna Ragol (A Man in our House) with Omar El-Sherif and Rushdie Abbaza and Youm Men Omri (A day of My Life) with Abdel-Halim Hafez.

               

Zubaida Tharwat married five times and had four daughters with her second husband, Syrian producer Sobhy Farahat.

 

 

*Ahmed Rateb- 14/12/2016

Egyptian actor، Ahmed Rateb passed way، aged 67 after he suffered a heart attack.

 

Ahmed Rateb was born in 1949، He appeared in more than sixty films since 1979.

 

Rateb began acting when he was a student at the school, after joining the Faculty of Engineering, he joined the band of acting in the college, then he joined "The Higher Institute of Theatrical Arts".

 

Hollywood’s Notable Deaths of 2016

 

*David Bowie

David Bowie was one of the most influential figures in the history of rock and roll. He passed away at the age of 69.

 

*Alan Rickman

Alan Rickman passed away at 69. The British actor was best known for his roles in Die Hard and the Harry Potter films.

 

*Glenn Frey

Glenn Frey passed away. The singer, songwriter, and guitarist for the Eagles waa 67.

 

*Rene Angelil

Rene Angelil, Celine Dion's husband, died at the age of 73 following a battle with throat cancer.

 

*Daniel Dion

Daniel Dion passed away. The brother of singer Celine Dion was 59.

 

*George Kennedy

George Kennedy passed away. The beloved actor was 91.

 

*Patty Duke

 

Patty Duke has passed away. The Oscar-winning actress was 69.

 

*Florence Henderson

Florence Henderson. The beloved actress died at the age of 82 in November of 2016.

*Peter Vaughan

Peter Vaughan has passed away. The British actor was best known in the States for his work on Game of Thrones.

The Best Arabic Movies in 2016

 

*Eshtbak (Clash)

Set entirely in an 8m police truck, a number of detainees from different political and social backgrounds are brought together by their inevitable fate, during the turmoil that followed the ousting of former president Morsi from power. (97 mins.)

Director: Mohamed Diab

Stars: Nelly Karim, Hani Adel, El Sebaii Mohamed, Ahmed Abdelhamid Hefny

 

*Hepta: The Last Lecture

Dr. Shukri Mokhtar is a renowned social psychology specialist, best known for his ability to answer the simplest questions, who decides to give one last lecture about the very simple question: "how do we love?"

Director: Hadi El Bagoury

Stars: Amr Youssef, Ahmed Malek, Ahmed Dawood, Maged El Kedwany

 

*Laaf Wa Dawaraan

Noor and Leila must to assume the role of the couple who spending their honeymoon in "Sharm el-Sheikh" because of Accommodation they decided to exploit.

Director: Khaled Marei

Stars: Ahmed Helmy, Donia Samir Ghanem, Sabreen, Bayoumi Fouad

 

 

*Gahim Fel Hend

Group of young people trying to save the Egyptian Ambassador in India as part of a comedy.

Director: Moataz Eltouni              

Stars: Mohamed Emam, Yasmine Sabry, Bayoumi Fouad, Ahmed Fathi

 

*30 Years Ago

He (Sherif Mounir) returns back from Europe after inheriting his former boss, carrying the curse that killed his boss' family to his family's doorsteps.

Director: Amr Arafa

Stars: Ahmed el-Sakka, Mona Zaki, Sherif Mounir, Mervat Amin

 

 

*Brooks, Meadows and Lovely Faces

A family in a small Egyptian village prepares for a big wedding celebration. (115 mins.)

Director: Yousry Nasrallah           

Stars: Ahmed Dawood, Laila Eloui, Mohamed Farag, Sabrien

 

 

*The Fourth Pyramid

A hospital refused to help a guy's mother because they needed a sum of money first, which lead to the death of his mother; the Egyptian hacker who then starts taking revenge becomes the sound of the people.

               

Director: Peter Mimi

Stars: Ahmed Hatem, Tara Emad, Mohsen Mansour, Mirhan Hussein

 

*The Flower of Aleppo

A mother, Hend Sabry, refuses to surrender to the statues quo of the new reality of the Arab world and travels into the heart of darkness of ISIS to bring back her recruited son home.

Director: Ridha Behi       

Stars: Hend Sabry, Hichem Rostom, Badis Behi, Ahmed Hafiene

 

*A Day for Women

 

A new swimming pool opens in a Cairo district, with the announcement that Sundays will be only for females. This causes ripples throughout the local community, while three women - Shamiya, Azza, and Lula - assess their varying lives.

Director: Kamla Abu Zekry

Stars: Ilham Shaheen, Nahed El Sebaï, Nelly Karim, Mahmoud Hemida

 

 

The Best Hollywood Movies in 2016

 

*After Love

Painful drama of longterm relationship breakup and possession-division from Belgian director Joachim Lafosse, featuring Bérénice Bejo and Cédric Kahn as a couple no longer able to go through the motions.

 

*Captain America: Civil War

The third in Marvel’s Captain America series, with two sets of superheroes lining up to battle each other over whether the Avengers should retain their independence, or give up control.

 

*The Childhood of a Leader

The feature debut of 28-year-old actor-turned-director Brady Corbet, it’s the story of a privileged, petulant 10-year-old boy who is fated to end up a fascist dictator, loosely based on a 1939 story by Jean-Paul Sartre.

 

*The Jungle Book

Alicia Vikander and Michael Fassbender star in an impassioned melodrama about lighthouse keepers who find a baby in an open boat, and decide to raise the child as their own.

 

 

*The Revenant

 

A hallucinatory epic of survival in the old west, about frontiersman Hugh Glass who survives bear attacks and the treachery of his fellow travellers, which won Oscars for its star Leonardo DiCaprio and director Alejandro González Iñárritu.

*Celebrities giving Birth during 2016

Biggest stars became mommies and daddies in 2016

 

*Ayten Amer

Egyptian actress Ayten Amer is officially a mama after giving birth to an adorable baby girl in the USA.

               

Unfortunately, Ayten's baby wasn't in a great health condition when she was born; she had to breathe artificially through a machine in the ICU.

 

*Myriam Fares

 

The Lebanese superstar and her hubby Dany Mitri have finally welcomed into the world their first child together.

Myms, 32, announced the delightful news with this Instagram post.

Throughout her pregnancy, Myriam remained in tip top shape and was the epitome of elegance in her designer maternity wear.

Myriam also remained active on social media by sharing every stage of her pregnancy with her millions of loyal followers, including trips to the hospital, baby shopping trips in Europe and the interior design of her new baby's bedroom.

 

*Maryam Ayman

Egyptian actress, Maryam ayman, and Actor, Sherif Ramzy welcomed their little baby boy “Ramzy” this year.

Actress, Maryam Ayman decided to retire from acting to take care of her baby.

 

*Hollywood stars

*Blac Chyna and Rob Kardashian welcomed a baby girl, Dream, this past November.

 

*Actress Olivia Wilde gave birth to her second child -- a girl! This cute kiddo's name is Daisy.

 

*Megan Fox gave birth to baby No. 3, Journey River, back in August with her husband Brian Austin Green.

 

*Actress Jurnee Smollett-Bell welcomed her bundle of joy, Hunter Zion, into the world in November.

 

*Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher welcomed baby No. 2 -- a boy -- in early December.

 

*May Kassab

May Kassab is officially a MUM, Egyptian Singer, and actress, May kassab and her Husband Popular Singer, Okka have finally welcomed into the world their First child together.

Kassab gave birth to a baby girl, named Friday .

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 Horoscopes

Aquarius Horoscope 2017

 

The Aquarius horoscope 2017 shows that this year the career opportunities bring recognition and travel. You have all you need within to manifest your desires. Increased self-love brings in the love you’re seeking from others.

Aquarius 2017 Horoscope: Overview

 

The 2017 Aquarius astrology shows that the North Node is in Leo, so from May 2017 the emphasis is on learning to enjoy and cherish life and building warm human relations. With the South Node in Aquarius, your Sun sign, this is a time to tone down excessive Aquarian qualities. Excessive Aquarius qualities could be too much independence, too much prominence given to your personal freedom and no respect to the freedom of others, rebellion, and vagrancy. We could say that the nodal axis is suggesting the way forward in 2017 is through heart, rather than detachment, depending on himself rather than on friends and group, learn to be a leader rather than a follower.

 

“Rebel With a Cause” could be the title of a film based on your life, Aquarius. You’re an individual original. A humanitarian, you’ll put your curious and visionary mind toward the betterment of humanity. Your friends might describe you as inventive, idealistic and philanthropic, but they may also accuse you of being aloof and unpredictable. It’s just that you’re more pensive and intellectual than most, dear Aquarius. While others choose to color between the lines, you’ll find your own box of crayons and an alternative and creative way to get the same job done. Unconventional and progressive, you’ll gravitate toward things that are different and strangely new. With your broad mind and accepting nature, you’re truly a forward thinker — perfect for the new year!

 

The horoscope 2017 for Aquarius points out that Jupiter is in your travel sector till Octobre 2017, so travel is on your mind this year. You’re eager to see the world and learn from your encounters. Travel experiences may not be life changing, but your perspective will certainly change. You allow yourself to be open-minded to strangers this year, Aquarius, and you’re easily influenced. The stars suggest possibilities for spiritual growth. Internal changes are more important to you than external changes. Family dynamics could affect your belief system. Pay special attention to your health and don’t overexert yourself.

 

When Jupiter, the Planet of Luck and Good Fortune, moves into your sector of career, in Octobre 10th, good things are bound to happen in your professional life. Make the most of it, Aquarius!

 

January 28, 2017 really is the start of the New Year for you as a new Moon appears in your sign marking the astrological start of your fresh 12 month cycle. Your new Moon marks the cosmic start of this cycle no matter when your birthday actually falls and also brings in the Chinese New Year of the Fire Rooster. Again, the vibe of this year underscores what is already coming into being for you.

 

Aquarius, take this time to look at what it is you want to achieve in 2017. The seeds of whatever that may be are already contained within you. Very often it is hard to grasp one of the biggest spiritual paradoxes of them all and yet the most simplest: you already have everything you need to get anything you want.

 

Huh?! I hear you say in your admirable and original Aquarius way. Right now I’m back living in my old room in my mum’s house, my partner left me, I got laid off from my job and worse I just trod on the hamster and you’re telling me I already have what I need? What I need is a million pounds, a contract on my ex and the ability to raise Tumbles from the dead. When I say you already have what you need I don’t exactly mean it like that. What I do mean however is that you already have the skills, talents, know-how, experience and above all, insight, to change your reaction to your current situation no matter what it may be, and use these to create the life you desire. Sorry, Aquarius, there’s not much I can do about Tumbles however.

 

Aquarius, find your singing voice or musical talent and learn how to play a musical instrument if you have a desire to do so. Maybe you have a desire to dance, sing, paint, write or to express yourself in a creative way during transiting Uranus in your 3 rd solar house. Don’t wait, go for it, Aquarius!

 

Transiting Pluto in Capricorn has been in your solar 12th house since November 28, 2008 . Watch your back because powerful enemies behind the scenes are not to be trusted. On the positive side you have been learning how to protect yourself from those that would if they could harm you or your reputation or covet your valuable possession. You have been learning to become strong in the face of adversity. And because you have been striving to stay fair, abide by the law and keep honest, the angels stay diligent by your side to keep you protected from evil or negative forces.

 

You are becoming a powerful force to be reckoned with and there are others who are jealous of you, your position and your accomplishments. You are no longer naive to this fact, thus you have learned to safe guard yourself from those who would use you, talk about you behind your back and those who would take advantage of you and your talents or skills.

 

Because of all the problems, obstacles you’ve had to overcome, minor and major aggravations, setback, or sad events you have experienced, you have grown powerful in self-reliance. You have been gaining in inner strength and getting ready for when transiting Pluto enters your solar sun sign around 2023 . You will have learned how to stand strong and be a powerful force in order to experience a whole new life that is hard to imagine at this time. For now, you may experience some isolation or feelings of loneliness as you take those hard steps to a better future.

Aquarius Love and Friendship Horoscope 2017

 

According to the 2017 Aquarius horoscope for love, you do not have a major planetary transit in your 7th house this year. Your ruler Uranus remains in your 3rd house and those Aquarians born in February will be feeling the impact which will most likely manifest with an increased desire for individual expression and the freedom to do this.

 

Partners who do not support this or feel threatened by this rapidly evolving new you could stir up feelings of restriction within you and you are likely to rebel against any attempts to block this process. So be warned if this occurs that you could be heading for conflict. For singles, the person I was describing earlier should be very comfortable with who they are with the result that they are comfortable with you being exactly who you are.

 

With Uranus transiting your solar 3rd house expect the unexpected in regards to your siblings. They could surprise you with unexpected gifts or phone calls. That Uranus in the solar 3rd sector could indicate a new car, new boat, new musical instrument or new stereo. What ever you buy or receive, you will enjoy it thoroughly.

 

New neighbors are unusual, different and bring unexpected happenings and excitement or upset. You can expect new neighbors. They may be a little strange or unusual and they could bring upset, but for some Aquarians, it may not bother you.

 

The Aquarius 2017 astrology also shows that Saturn is in your friendship sector, and you may feel that all of your friends are attached or becoming serious in their romantic relationships. Even if you have a honey of your own, you may still feel left out. Toss aside any feelings that everyone is moving ahead and leaving you behind, since you’ll be the leader of the pack and get the gang all together. Put your social calendars together with your pals and figure out the best nights for dinner parties. Share your hopes and wishes with friends – the more you speak your dreams, the closer you are to making them come true.

Aquarius Horoscope 2017 For Finance

 

The Aquarius 2017 money horoscope shows that transiting Neptune is in your solar 2nd house of money, and you don’t know how rich or how poor you really are. You may be too busy to know what you have in the bank or how much you are receiving in deposits into your checking account. For some Aquarians money may be slipping through their fingers like water because of unexpected expenditures and bills, computer bills, technical or electrical equipment or machinery like phones, computers, fax machines, stereo equipment, etc.

 

Think of creative ways to make money, Aquarius. Expect to spend money on technical equipment like computers, cell phones and electronic equipment. You could make money through your creative efforts or artistic talents, so don’t hesitate to give it a try!

Aquarius Horoscope 2017 For Career

 

The Aquarius horoscope 2017 for career shows that from Octobre 10th, Jupiter, the Planet of Good Luck and Fortune, will be in your sector of career. Jupiter sticks around for the next 12 months, so don’t be surprised when the boss starts to notice how efficient and deserving you are. The next year will be a good time career-wise. If you were thinking about making a change, this would be a good time to do it. People are eager to have you on their team.

 

You are asked to put all that experience into practice and especially in the areas of career, reputation and business. Look back on what career progress you made 12 years ago if you were either working or studying back then. Was it hard work or easy going? What opportunities were you offered and what results did you get? What would you differently if offered the same things now?

 

Aquarius, if this is the first time you have experienced this cycle since you left school or university, then think, act and be seen as a professional and someone who knows what they are talking about. The 2017 Aquarius astrology foretell that doors will open for you and if you take yourself and your talents seriously – others will too. Those of Aquarians who are established in their field could be looking at that next big step up the ladder.

 

If you are not happy in your chosen career however, Jupiter will help you change direction. Jupiter favours advanced learning linked to career progress and so re-training, broadening your expertise and also travel for business are all favoured now. Some of you, Aquarius, may find your present employer pays for you to study or up-skill.

 

Aquarius, it is time to think big and to approach career matters with confidence.

If you have been out of work for a while then Jupiter’s entry in here should see you being offered at least one opportunity to get back either into the workforce or perhaps return to studying.

 

Remember however, and I have said to every sign, Jupiter wants to expand our world and ease our path and even on occasion hand us that lucky break. But it is no good just sitting him back and expecting him to wave a magic wand for us. We have to make the effort ourselves. Even if you are out of work, Jupiter can see you focussed on what you have to offer and you won’t sell yourself short as a result.

 

Some of you may find themselves working for a boss who is Jupiter personified – extrovert, risk taking, slightly larger than life and most probably generous to those who show him or her loyalty. If so, this is Jupiter saying hello in person and also the equivalent of a career lottery win!

 

Those Aquarius whose professions come under Jupiter’s rulership should benefit in 2017, too. These include: travel, the law, academia, the media, those who work with animals – especially larger animals, sports and businesses that have overseas dealings. If you are looking at a change of direction and it is in one of these areas I mentioned, then consider Jupiter is giving you a green light now.

 

It won’t be easy for you to sit still this year, as you’re eager to travel and explore the world beyond your windows. You’re serious about making an excursion and will spend time on the details of any travel plans. While you want to get out there and see the world, you don’t necessarily want to compromise your creature comforts. A four-star stylish trip is up your alley. If your first trip winds up not being all that you thought it would be cracked up to be, don’t be put off by the idea of traveling again later on in 2018. You know better than anyone that success is in the planning. In September, many of the planets are aligned in your sector of travel. This is a good time to plan an adventure on the other side of the world. With all the attention you give to your work, you’ll need a few quick getaways.

Pisces Horoscope 2017

 

The Pisces horoscope 2017 shows that for you will begin a year of travel and exploration. Jupiter, the Planet of Good Luck and Fortune, moves into your sector of long-distance connections and travel during October. These three months are the best for you to travel. Love enters the hot zone and some unexpected issues may arise involving money. You can always plan for the future and try to be as prepared as possible, but something may happen that will be beyond your control.

Pisces 2017 Horoscope: Overview

 

Let’s begin by talking about the exciting universal vibration of 2017 and how it is going to relate to you, Pisces! The 2017 horoscope for Pisces shows that there’s a fire in the air! Jupiter will enter in Scorpio on Octobre 2017 and for you it is going to be a year of expansion, travel, learning – and perhaps with a little bit of luck thrown in for good measure! Pisces, be adventurous and willing to explore and try new things! And above all, project confidence and act like you have a million pounds in the back, even if you are not certain where your next penny is coming from. If you walk it, you will believe it and so will others.

 

The 2017 Pisces astrology also points out that in the last 3 months of the year people born under the sign of Sagittarius could enter your life and if they do, fate is at work. Or you may encounter people who work in Sagittarian ruled professions – travel, the law, academia, sports, the mass media or with animals. Your personal beliefs and philosophies will come under review with you perhaps becoming extremely interested in other religions and belief systems and you may change your own viewpoint as a result or incorporate some of these discoveries into your own system.

 

After Octobre 10th, travel is a strong possibility, so have the passport up to date. However, even if you don’t end up going far due to other circumstances, it is highly likely the world will find you this year and you may encounter people from overseas and faraway even if you don’t leave your neighbourhood. Again, if you do they are there to open up new horizons for you. However, if there is a faraway destination you have always wanted to go to, this are the months to do that or at least set the wheels in motion to get there.

 

Pisces, you are a sensitive soul, compassionate, understanding, caring and intuitive. It’s a rare occasion when you don’t pick up on others’ true feelings. Often daydreaming about the most idyllic of fantasies, you’re a romantic with a sympathetic and tender heart. Others may not quite understand your kind of mystical and sometimes hazy approach to life. Your mind may float from one idea to the next, but that’s only a testament to your fluid nature. After all, the flowy Fish represent your sign. Self-sacrificing and charitable, you’ll put the needs of others above your own. This unassuming way of life often leads you to swim in your own dreamy stream and live simply.

 

With transiting Neptune going through your zodiac sign, you have been going through so many personality changes it seems as though you are like a chameleon, always changing your spots. You seem to take on the energies of whatever or whomever you are around.

 

With all the changes going on in your life, you may be confused about who you really are, Pisces. Your life has had so many life altering events and changes that you don’t really know yourself like you used to. Pisces, you aren’t who you used to be. You might be walking around in a daze or fog waiting for your feet to touch the ground and reunite with reality once again. You may not feel like you are grounded in any kind of stability and reality seems like a dream. You may see yourself as being one way and others are seeing you differently and you may not understand why they don’t understand you. You might be thinking you are putting your messages across to others quite clearly and in reality others are misreading your signals or intent. You have to find someone you can do a reality check with, someone who can be objective and tell you the truth. The Pisces 2017 horoscope suggest to ask yourself, “Are you really who you think you are?”

Pisces Love Horoscope 2017

 

The Pisces love horoscope 2017 shows that during the year, your thoughts are consumed with your work and professional goals, so your concerns with family life slide to the side. You may easily forget those who are closest to you. Plan ahead like you usually do and be sure to write in special dates like birthdays on your calendar so you don’t forget to at least make a phone call. Pressures from the office ease up around late-December, but your family is eager to spend time with you. Family members may have some good advice for you in regard to your work habits. Family balance shifts this year – you may have to be responsible for a parent this year. Take it in stride, Pisces.

 

You should not be so focused on your career, social prestige or social status that you overlook your personal life, because you may be waking up in this year and find to some degree that your personal life is in a bit of shambles.

 

The fact of the matter is you are tired, Pisces. You are overworked and over stressed with all that you have had to do and get done. Take some deep breaths, relax and get off of everyone’s back. Things will get worked out. Don’t try so hard for perfection. It doesn’t exist in this world. And if you try to be perfect, you will break. Ease up on yourself. Don’t be so hard on yourself if you happened to overlook something important, forgot to do something important, or dropped the ball in some important matter. What’s done is done, Pisces. Move on.

 

This also may be a year of hot sex! Jupiter will be in your sex house till Octobre 2017, and those Pisces coupled up could revive those early days of passion perhaps with a little bit of experimentation. Single Pisces may attract someone in who is adventurous, out-going and has their own kind of irresistible sexiness happening. Just a word about someone like this – they don’t react well to clinginess or neediness. They will need their space but then so do you so this should not be a problem for you. Understand it is the illusion of freedom they seek as opposed to not wanting to be tied down. Provided you can give them this, this could be one of the most satisfying relationships you have ever had and if you are seeking a fellow traveller and lover with whom to explore the big wide world that’s calling to you, this could be the perfect person for you.

 

The love forecast for Pisces also points out that the August full Moon in your sign will help you to focus on your priorities – in relationships and towards yourself. Have you been neglecting your needs in favour of others? Have you been neglecting to let others know what you need from them in return (in the nicest possible way of course!). Time to understand the difference between neediness and neglect. Full Moons tend to bring our emotions to the surface and you may now be crying ‘But what about me?!’ as a result. Try to think this through without getting things out of proportion or worse, others just seeing you as being demanding or an attention junkie.

 

This is however a very good full Moon under which to finish up personal projects. If you are feeling a little emotionally short-changed the horoscope advice is to focus on projects and then raise any issues with loved ones after the full Moon starts to wane and then you will be able to get your point across far more effectively.

 

Back to what I was saying about love earlier. It now has to be big love – or not at all, and this goes hand-in-hand with your desire for a bigger life experience. Tepid love is not your thing now, Pisces, neither is being half way in or ambivalent. You want to experience real passion in 2017, and the kind of person you are likely to attract during this months wants the same.

 

Remember Pisces, the 2017 forecast for Pisces shows that Jupiter will remain in your 9th house until October 2017, so you have plenty of time to explore passion and anything else that this cycle is associated with.

Pisces Horoscope 2017 For Finance

 

The 2017 Pisces horoscope for money shows that Jupiter continues to work his way through your 8th house, until Octobre. This house rules personal power, our fears, your salary, sex and things we share with others – joint accounts for example. This transit has traditionally been associated with a legacy or payout of some kind, although we can say that as he will visit this house many times during our lifetime, a legacy or payout will not happen every time he does so.

 

Some of you Pisces, however may be the beneficiaries of one or of someone else’s generosity. If you do receive a lump sum or are left something during 2017, the question will be what to do with it? You are advised to use it to invest in your future in some way rather than fritter it away.

 

The Pisces 2017 zodiac also shows that transiting Pluto is going through your solar 11th house of hopes, goals, plans, dreams and wishes. You have gone overboard and probably to great extremes to get what you want, but the price may be bankrupting you in the long run and on many levels. No one can tell you to slow down or what to do about how to spend your time or money. You are hell bent on getting your way and God forbid if anyone should stand in your way. You have been very lucky and fortunate so far in these last few years and you feel like nothing can happen to turn this faucet of good fortune off, but life can do it, maybe not now, but in time.

 

So Pisces, try to make an effort at shoring up the holes in your wallet or pocket book, stop spending like there was no tomorrow. More does not necessarily make you happier or better off. Some of those investments have paid off, but you should make it a point to put whatever extra money that comes your way into a savings account or solid investment. In other words, Pisces, don’t spend like there was no tomorrow.

 

You have had many opportunities to hob-knob with the rich and famous and the social elite, but you don’t want to become a social snob. You will wind up falling on your face in the long run. Remember your humble beginnings. Living beyond your financial means could spell disaster down the road. Money may be running through your fingers like water. You may be spending on anything that brings you excitement for the moment, but what about the future, Pisces? You may be numbing your senses with too much of a good thing, like alcohol, cigarettes, gambling, or food.

Pisces Horoscope 2017 For Career

 

The Pisces 2017 career forecasts shows that at the start of 2017, you might take a serious attitude with your career. Transiting Saturn has been in your solar 10th house and has been squaring your sun sign since 2015, and will continue till December 23, 2017. You are driven to succeed, but you might feel frustrated when things don’t move as efficiently as you would like. You may feel that your boss is too critical and overbearing. If you think you might work better without them always looking over your shoulder, make your thoughts known as soon as you suspect a problem or this predicament could last throughout the year.

 

It is likely that you have experienced some heavy challenges during this cycle regarding work, career, job, reputation, social reputation and your status in life. You have gotten a lot done and will get even more done before this transit is over. If you have been in business for yourself, this cycle could have meant increased responsibility, or you could have shut down the business all together. Or you could have finally decided to retire. Whatever your decisions about job, career, and work, you have had to take charge to get things done, get the paper work rolling, take on other tasks outside your line of duty, etc. And all the while, you may have felt over burdened and unappreciated for all the hard work you have done.

 

Having been wearing the “bosses” hat lately, you probably have been quite the taskmaster yourself. You have been giving orders and telling others what to do and how to do it quite forcefully. Are you a little bit short tempered or crabby lately? Well, Pisces, transiting Saturn in your solar 10 th house may be the reason why. But the good side of all this is that things did get accomplished, hopefully without losing friends or having loved ones distance themselves from you.

For some of Pisces, in some ways, this year may be a time when your efforts for these last 7 1/2, 15, or 20 years has comes to fruition. If you have worked hard for a decent retirement plan or worked hard to get your business up and rolling, worked hard to raise your children to be responsible and self-sufficient, then the rewards of this year should prove quite rewarding. But whatever you failed to do, wherever you failed to put in all the hard work that was necessary, then the results could prove disappointing. Now you may have to pay for your lack in some way which could be reflected by a lot of difficulty you have to deal with currently.

 

Pisces, in your professional life, you have gained much respect and with it a lot of responsibility. If you have pulled yourself up by your bootstraps, then you can stand tall and be proud of where you are now. But Pisces, the horoscope advises: don’t beat yourself up because you haven’t accomplished every thing you wanted to do. You may have been chosen to lead or to be the boss during this cycle, because you have proven yourself worthy to be in the driver’s seat, because of all the hard work you have done in the past. People know you are a take-charge-person; they knew you could get the job done. They know you can be a driving force, a take-charge person, although some might say you were overly controlling or bossy.

 

If you feel anyone used you think again. You needed them to need you. You did all the hard work because it made you feel good about yourself. So, Pisces, don’t go blaming anyone because you took on so much work. You wanted the job.

 

Overall, the Pisces 2017 horoscope for career predicts that this year will require hard work, responsibility and discipline at the office. Set your goals high, Pisces, and get to work!

2017 Pisces Horoscope for Travel and Education

 

Those universal/yearly vibes I was telling you about at the start of this forecast now get supercharged from October 10th, 2017, as Jupiter arrives in his ruling house in your chart – the 9th house.

 

Eye-opening journeys and experiences open you up to new possibilities and also involve learning on some level – about the world, other cultures and beliefs and also you’ll become more universal in your thinking. It’s not so much a window on the world opening but the doors being thrown open for you to step through. Many people who have never travelled before find themselves on a plane destined for an exotic destination without even being sure how this happened – except it did quickly! As well as people from overseas you will probably meet people who are from your country but extremely well-travelled and you may catch the ‘bug’ from them!

 

The Pisces 2017 astrology suggest that big ideas are now favoured so the only restrictions you may face are in your own thinking and beliefs around what is and isn’t possible for you. If another human being can do it – so can you. This is your ‘go for it’ year and luck is on your side. Look back 12 years ago and see what was happening back then and what you started, where you travelled to, who crossed your path and what opportunities presented themselves. Expect similar themes to emerge.

 

This is also an excellent Jupiter cycle for study, as Jupiter rules higher education and academia. If you have been thinking about returning to study something, then do whatever you can now to fulfil that goal. Even if you don’t study formally, you are likely to come across books, people, places and situations in the University of Life that expand your knowledge in some way.

Aries Horoscope 2017

The Aries horoscope 2017 offers key opportunities which light up with potential for you. The main areas which shine throughout the year are going to be partnerships and also your long term career. So focus your energy here as you have the planets – including ruler Mars very much on your side this year. Aries, in 2017, explore just how fulfilling togetherness can be, your best love cycle for 12 years began last year. Expect growth and recognition with your career in 2017.

Aries 2017 Horoscope: Overview

 

Aries, you have had transiting Uranus in Aries conjuncting your Sun sign since March 12, 2011 . Having fun yet? Uranus is known as the awakener. What have you awakened to? Uranus shocks, stimulates, brings sudden and unexpected events. What has it done in your life so far? Uranus can change our lives suddenly, unexpectedly, bring people back into our lives that were gone a long time or take people out of our lives that were very important to us. Without a doubt, Uranus can bring in new circumstances, new people, and old acquaintances; even alter our life style suddenly or ever so subtly.

 

The presence of Uranus in Aries zodiac sign may be subtle for some Aries and very strongly felt by other Aries. How you respond to these particular Uranian energies all depends on how emotionally mature and well adjusted you are in your life, your world, your inner world, how well you get along with your mate/spouse or significant others, how well adjusted you are in your own personality and most of all how open you are to change.

 

Aries, are you capable of changing in 2017 the behaviors within you that keeps you from growing or reaching your inner potential? Can you be objective in assessing who you really are? Can you admit to having some faults or hang-ups that tend to make those closest to you frustrated, angry or down right mad? Are you secure enough in your own self-image to know that not all your problems are always the other person’s fault? Can you be honest in your self-analysis enough to understand the way in which you express yourself or project your self to others? Do you truly know who you are, Aries? Well, that’s what transiting Uranus through Aries star sign might be able to teach or show you how to do.

 

In astrology, Uranus is the planet of independence. It walks to the beat of its own drummer. Uranus has to do its own thing and in its own time. No one tells Uranus what to do. It is a very stubborn planet and seldom listens to any one’s advice or words of wisdom. Thus, since its arrival in Aries sign, you may be feeling picked on, beaten or abused or taken advantage by the harsh energy of Uranus and it may be manifested in how you feel others are treating you.

 

But the reality is that maybe it is you, Aries, who is beating you up. Uranian energy is trying to force you to become more independent, stand on your own two feet and not rely on others to fulfill you or meet all your needs. In 2017, it is time you did all these things for yourself, dear Aries. In the long run you will feel much better about yourself when you become fully independent and less dependent on others to make you happy.

 

Well, the 2017 Aries horoscope shows that Uranus is going to make you, force you, to speak up and develop a voice. At first it may seem like you keep putting your foot in your mouth at every turn or you keep embarrassing yourself by the things you say to others. You may even embarrass your loved ones or those closest to you by what you say or talk about. Others may look at you strangely wondering what has gotten into you.

 

In fact, the 2017 astrology shows that you could lose some friends during this year, because you can’t seem to keep your very strong opinions to your self or you can’t seem to hold back your temper or your sudden rush of emotions and “pow” you just socked someone in the eye with your sudden and unexpected rush of harsh, critical or cruel words. It might feel good at first when you do it. It may feel quite liberating to be able to tell someone off or express your real feelings as though for the first time, but in 2017, you will need to learn how to tone all these sudden, unexpected emotional outbursts down. You will be forced to learn how to vocalize your feelings without hurting anyone else’s feelings in doing it, thus without losing friends and gaining enemies.

 

Uranus will teach you tolerance for other people’s likes and dislikes, other people’s values and opinions so that you won’t feel like they are always wrong because they don’t happen to agree with you or agree with the way you view things or do things. For right now in whatever way you are currently experiencing and handling the energies of Uranus there is one learning lesson that is certain to repeat itself during this year.

 

Uranus is going to liberate you by bringing the hidden you to the surface. Whatever has been buried inside you for years, whatever negative experience you have kept at bay in your subconscious, whatever you have kept secret, whatever fears, hang-ups or anger or abuse you have repressed and kept buried inside you for what seems like an eternity will come to the surface with such force, such an urgency that it will force itself to the conscious level so that it can be healed, dealt with and released, once and for all.

 

Well, Hurray! Hurray! Fancy that, the real you coming out. When and if this should happen you will finally have the inner freedom from those hidden monsters in which you can blossom into the peace filled loving person you were meant to be. You haven’t really known who the real you is. For some of you Aries, you have been what other people have wanted you to be, needed you to be. Isn’t it time to seek your independence, your inner freedom to be yourself? Well, I got just the thing to help you do that–Uranus the awakener.

 

Uranus doesn’t always do things on a quiet or subtle level. It can bring sudden unexpected events that are hard to deal with like having your appliances fall apart all at once, having your car fall apart, being terminated from a job without any good reason, having your pet get sick, having been singled out to be audited by the IRS, losing an important relationship, having your worst nightmare become reality, etc, etc, etc. Sound familiar. I’m sure some of you Aries have experienced a number of events that you wouldn’t wish on your worst enemy.

 

I don’t mean to sound all gloom and doom. There are always exceptions to the rule. I’m sure there are some Arians somewhere out there that have not had to go through any of these upsets or nightmares. They may be on a beautiful beach somewhere enjoying a wonderful vacation with not a care in the world and everything is just peachy and peaceful in their life. But by golly, I find it unfortunate that I haven’t met any Aries yet during this transit that hasn’t been hit with some sort of calamity, drama, upset, or life altering event or having to contend with feeling like they are going to explode if they don’t find something more exciting or important to do with their life now that Uranus has moved into their sun sign.

 

Uranus is one of those planets that can be a force for change in a person’s life. What would it take for some people to change, a Mack truck hitting them or a slap on the wrist? Need I answer? You say, “Why do we have to change?” Let’s face it folks. An Earthly life isn’t a picnic in the sky; it isn’t paradise down here. So why? What if Earth is that great big classroom in the sky? We would have to learn the required material before we graduated out of 1st grade in order to be allowed to enter the  nd grade and so on and so on. We are here to learn. You say, “Learn about what?” “Ourselves,” I reply. Our learning lessons keep stretching and molding us into bigger, better and stronger human beings, whether we like it or not. And as we are stretched, sometimes beyond our emotional, spiritual and physical limits, we eventually wake up to find we are in control of our lives and we have free will, free will to decide whether or not we will follow the rules, continue to grow, stay on track, stay ethical, moral and stay on our spiritual path.

 

So, the 2017 horoscope for Aries zodiac sign predicts that you could adopt some radical new changes to the way that you look and act this year. How people perceive you will be very different than in years past. With transiting Uranus continuing to live in your solar 1st house you will find yourself changing in many different ways. You will strike out hard to gain more independence and freedom to be yourself. This can cause many arguments with significant others or spouse in your life. They may not understand the new you. You will just refuse to be tied down or handed anyone else’s work or problems, while transiting Uranus is in your solar 1st house of self. You want room to grow and be all that you can be.

 

Subtlety is not a strong suit for Aries sign. Much like the Ram, which represents this sign, you’d rather make your presence known. Starting things up is a favorite pastime, regardless of whether anything gets done – that’s a story for another day. You’re fiery and fearless and love to lead. The 2017 forecast for Aries shows that self-confidence is your middle name in 2017, although you shouldn’t let all that poise turn into an overarching sense of self. That would be a shame, since Aries star sign are freedom loving, action-oriented folks who achieve a great deal and serve to inspire others in the process. Challenges ahead? The Ram is always ready to rumble!

 

All in all, the 2017 zodiac predictions for Aries suggest to expect your life to change in major ways this year, good and not so good, but life is all about change, so just try to be prepared, dear Aries. If you don’t break out of your shell and safety net or comfort zone, you may literally explode from within. Blood pressure could go up, accidents can happen, illness can be a way of getting away from the life you dread. An Aries tends to be an adventurer, always looking for new mountains to climb, new excitement, new things to do and experience, so hold on to your hat and enjoy the ride in 2017.

 

But, remember to make out those lists. Find the time to stay as organized as you possibly can. Making lists helps to keep focused and to stay sane and not so irritable. Oh, yes, expect to continue to be outspoken, because there is no way back to who you used to be. Actually, you will be a much better personality, because you will be yourself and you will sour with the eagles, crying out – FREEDOM.

Aries Love Horoscope 2017

The Aries love horoscope 2017 shows that you’ll be only too aware of the dynamics between yourself and others from the time the Sun enters your sign on March 20th, 2017. Your birthday season should have you looking at your new awareness of all you need in your intimate relationships and seeing how you can get these needs met. You are bringing a new maturity to the table and this will be reflected in how you communicate with current partners. As a result you may bring about a new phase of openness and willingness to achieve joint goals and also accommodate each other’s desires than you’ve previously enjoyed. Use the to work through togetherness concerns successfully.

 

Just take care that you don’t cause hurt feelings instead – even if this is not your intention. Loving someone gives you the power to hurt them – and them to hurt you. Successful relationships in 2017 depend on whether or not you use this power, Aries.

 

The Aries love horoscope also shows that the biggest transit of the year however will be Jupiter’s transit into your house of partnerships and long term love. Jupiter will remain in here for 9 months and during this time you will have many opportunities to explore all kinds of partnerships. With your 10th house lit up this year, if you are seeking a business partner it is highly likely Jupiter will deliver someone who fits the bill. For most of us however, the term ‘partner’ conjures up an image of a significant other and we can say that for a great many Rams, this is the area they will be most focussed on.

 

If you are single and seeking, the 2017 love horoscope for Aries predicts that this is your best opportunity for 12 years to find that special someone. Just remember that Jupiter is not some kind of Santa Claus who delivers what we desire without us making any kind of effort on our own behalf. He promises that things will be easier in a certain area than at any other time but we do still have to do whatever is in our power to bring about what it is we want. So, if you want long term love it is no good staying at home and waiting for someone to know on the door. Take the initiative to find them.

 

Arians already in a relationship may now be thinking of taking it to the next level with a bigger and permanent commitment. Others could find a new level of togetherness by coming up with a joint goal or dream to work towards together. Of course, as with any transit, Jupiter cannot guarantee everything will go smoothly and if things have gone badly awry with your relationship, you cannot expect Jupiter to fix them.

 

However, if you realise that you have sadly reached the end of the road with someone, Jupiter can certainly make breaking up go more smoothly in many cases. However, as he does rule freedom, just ensure that you are leaving the relationship for the right reasons as there is no point in throwing the baby out with the proverbial bathwater. Aries, if you are feeling stifled or restricted in your relationship, don’t be afraid of discussing this through with a partner before taking a drastic step. Sometimes the planets like to sit back and have a good laugh at our expense – usually when they give us what we’ve asked for and then we discover we don’t want it after all. Sometimes we think we want more freedom only to discover it’s not what we thought it would be.

 

Usually however, Jupiter in your 7th brings you good luck in matter of the heart and also the opportunity to explore all kinds of ways to be ‘partnered’ up via close friendships, activity partners and collaborators. Your understanding of partnerships and being in one will expand in 2017, Aries – as will your desire to compromise and work with your partner. You begin to see that if you do, it is not about ‘giving in’ to one person but giving to the relationship. At this point something magical happens as it means we value the connection more than our egos!

 

Your relationship with yourself will also improve in 2017, because after all, it’s the one partnership we are all in from cradle to grave! Benefits may also come your way via partners and romance can be re-kindled. It often does take two in all kinds of ways. So double up for double benefits in areas that may surprise you in 2017, Aries!

Aries Horoscope 2017 For Finance

The Aries 2017 finance forecasts warn you to keep close reins on your money and investments. People may try to take advantage of you by convincing you to do business with them and it may turn out to be a disaster. Checkout everyone’s credentials very carefully.

 

Aries, be very cautious when it comes to financial expenditures and investments – 2017 is not a good year to expand, rather stay focused and diligent. Do whatever you have to do in order to stay solvent for these next few years and don’t lose sight of your financial goals.

 

If you got a raise, inheritance or more money in a retirement package or financial deal than you anticipated or more in dividends from insurance or investments, be happy and stick it in the bank for a rainy day or any future financial crises that could arise.

 

You may apply for a large size loan or line of credit to get your finances organized or under control. No need to worry, Aries, you will get it and more.

Aries Horoscope 2017 For Career

Aries, in the past few years you have been motivated to have a better life and to reach your goals. If you have been working on a new career or profession, the Aries horoscope 2017 for career predits that this year you may begin to see positive results. It may be a slow steady climb, but if you have been laying a solid foundation with a lot of hard work up the mountain of success, then you are likely to reach the success you desire, especially with transiting Saturn in the sign of Sagittarius.

Aries, if you have become stagnant in your career/profession and have done nothing to improve your situation, like going back to school or being willing to learn a new trade, etc., then in 2017 you could be very disappointed when your company closes down or you get laid off or there is no longer any work for you in this business or company. The writing was on the wall years back for you to open your eyes and to find a new career (hopefully you did).

 

Transiting Pluto will continue to be in your solar 10th house of career and profession and, with this heavy transit, it is best to rise to the top of success carefully. Be careful who you step on as you rise to the top. Don’t let power and over confidence be your downfall. Remember, that Pluto says you have to think of the whole and not just yourself. Paying your success forward in some humanitarian effort will help you keep your own profit.

 

The 2017 zodiac for Aries also indicates that Saturn, the Planet of Responsibility, is into your travel sector in 2017, so it is advised to make sure that you plan your travels well in advance. If an adventure trip is your bag, better start planning now before Saturn shakes a stern finger of discouragement and caution. December 2017 is a good time planning and preparing ready for an adventure. Make sure to straighten out every detail and step of your next far-off escapade or you might regret it later.

 

Transiting Saturn has been in your solar 9th house since 2015 and will be there till mid-December, 2017. So, the 2017 Aries horoscope predictions indicates a heavy focus on school, your schooling or your children’s, earning a degree, learning deeper philosophies, exploring your own personal and foreign religions and cultures as well as law or you could go back to school. Whatever you are learning, you are in serious thought about it and taking it quite seriously. And you may be giving serious thought to moving or repairing a home or dwelling. You might be involved with installing a pool, a well, a garden with a pond, repairing some old plumbing, toilet or putting in a new bathroom, kitchen or kitchen sick, etc. Should go well. Aries, if you are looking to relocate to a new town home, condo, nursing home, or retirement home, you will find what you are looking for, but it won’t be elaborate, rather you will find exactly what you can afford so that you can stay within your means financially.

 

During 2017 you are rounding a corner or reaching a life peak when all your ambitions and hard work should bear their greatest rewards. As long as you have put in all the necessary groundwork, everything should work out as you hoped.

 

Strange as it may seem, you may find yourself investigating or drawn to higher levels of consciousness, such as religion, law, ethics, metaphysics or philosophies. In 2017, something is drawing you to better understand the world and why things are the way they are, Aries. You want to know the laws of the church and people’s religions. You will not be told what to believe. The 2017 horoscope suggest that you want to find your own belief system and the religion that is right for you, Aries. Just don’t become narrow minded or a religious snob. Explore the history of many religions to help you stay open minded.

 

If you have been dreaming of taking a cruise, or boat excursion or a vacation around a lot of water like Florida , Bahamas , Hawaii or Venice etc., then it should manifest into reality for you during this year. But for those Arians who haven’t saved their money and haven’t been striving for this a long time, such a cruise or vacation may be put back on hold.

2017 Aries Fashion Horoscope

 

Aries, the 2017 Aries zodiac shows that this is a big year for fashion. What you wear to work and around town lets the world know who you are. Whether you like it or not, you may be like a book being judged by its cover.

 

With Uranus, the Planet of Rebellion, in your own sign, be ready to keep your head up high when you cause a few shocked people to stare at you from head to toe. Your radical new appearance may launch a trend, although some people might find your style to be too outrageous and too far out there. It is a new year, though, so one never knows what trends will emerge. You just might be setting them. If you’re an Aries born in April, you may push it too far, so be sure not to be offensive.

Taurus Horoscope 2017

The Taurus horoscope 2017 predicts that this year the work opportunities expand. 2017 is a year to take care of that body – and love it more!

 

The 2017 forecast for Taurus also shows that with transiting Uranus in your solar 12th house there appears to be some type of behind the scenes activity going on or events that you don’t want others to know about. You may be secretly doing things that are very unusual and behind the scenes. You may be planning some type of life that will give you more freedom in your life in the future. You may be flexing your independence while out of the public eye, spreading your wings in private, while continuing to play a role you think the world expects of you–sort of like leading a double life.

Taurus 2017 Horoscope: Overview

 

Taurus, in 2017 you could become involved in some new venture that will or may give you more independence, but in the mean time you may want to keep these things under wraps. Whatever is going on in private, you will want to keep private.

 

The 2017 yearly predictions for Taurus warn to be careful not to waste any opportunities by sitting around and doing nothing. If you don’t know what you want to do, do something, anything constructive. Take a class, join an educational or social club. You are slow to get started on a realistic path, but once headed in the right direction, you can go far.

 

Steady as a rock … or a Bull. As a Taurus zodiac sign, you’re grounded, and you’ve got a good head on your shoulders. Speaking of grounded, it’s next to impossible to get you to budge once you’ve made your decision or set your goal. Stubborn and tenacious, as a Taurus star sign you approach life with steadiness and stability. Taurus, you are a patient soul, you’re capable of tremendous devotion and dedication. You’re not all work and no play since you’re quite the sensualist who appreciates and indulges in the finer things in life like art, fine foods or opera. Sometimes, though, your appreciation turns from self-indulgence to over-indulgence as you enjoy the fruits of your labor. Just be sure to share some of those fruits and not keep them all to yourself.

 

Those Taurus born around the beginning of May should be enjoying enhanced intuition and a desire to explore spirituality and the occult thanks to your Sun making a wonderful angle to Neptune. This is a wonderful transit under which to join a psychic group, learn or even explore your creativity. This transit is also best experienced as part of a group or class as you will find you get far more from it if you participate with like-minded others.

Taurus Love Horoscope 2017

The Taurus love horoscope for 2017 shows that Neptune shows up in your sector of friendship, which could spell confusion within your friendships. When things seem to get tangled, you’ll have to hold your ground, while simultaneously being diplomatic and smooth. The best time for friends is mid-February through mid-March, and then again in December, when friends bring laughter and good times to you.

 

Thanks to Neptune’s illusory glow, chums will surprise you with some off-the-wall revelations. Face it, your friends will be making some radical – and often imprudent – changes over the course of the year. Will you be the voice of reason?

 

You have to learn how to be tolerant the things other people think is important. With transiting Saturn in your 8th house, your mate, spouse or significant other may not be feeling very sexual now or because of how you have treated him/her or because of certain events or circumstances that have come into the marriage. Thus getting sex may not be as easily available as in the past. Some wells dry up which to some extent you may have made happen, either intentionally or unintentionally. Let’s hope it is only a temporary thing.

 

The Taurus love horoscope also shows that with Uranus in 12th house some Taurus people could be having an affair, which they do not want anyone to know about. This affair could be very unusual in some way.

Taurus Horoscope 2017 For Finance

The 2017 Taurus horoscope for money indicates that Saturn continues to wield his influence in your shared resources and salary sector and could also stir up any insecurities around money. 2017 is a year for serious, long term financial planning, to set goals and also to repay debts if you have any.

 

Taurus, in 2017, you will have the confidence and determination to face and sort through any financial obstacles. You’ll be only too aware now of where the money goes and as a result, be less likely to spend it on frivolous things. Saving for the long term will become a priority. You’re setting limits on your spending – and sticking to it.

 

With Saturn in your 8th house you can become a tough negotiator and sticking out for that it is you want. You won’t be railroaded. A business like attitude when dealing with financial institutions and re-negotiating loans could see you in a much better position than you’ve been for some time.

 

What are you earning about the power that money gives you? Remember – money is the symbol for energy nothing more. Time to ditch those negative connotations be there ‘Money is the root of all evil’ – or worse, determine your value based on how much money you have or earn. If you have plenty of money do you think you would be less of a person if you lost it all? Conversely, do you think you or what you do doesn’t matter much because you don’t earn as much as a CEO? Saturn in here will continue to have you looking at themes around money and what you believe it buys you as he continues to work his way through this house in your chart.

 

With transiting Saturn in your solar 8th house, you will be dealing with even more Plutonian energy. Your mate, partner or significant other may be financially strained at this time. Their salary or means of making money may have taken a hit and you may have had to be the sole provider for a while. Because of this you may have had to adjust your attitude about who earns what and who carries the heavier load of financial responsibility. It’s okay if you have had to carry your partner for a while through some financial slim times. He/she would do the same for you or perhaps already has or is doing so presently. So all is fair in the long run.

 

The 2017 forecast for Taurus also points out that you need to learn how to come to terms with other people’s values or what is important to them. Just because you don’t think something is important doesn’t mean it isn’t important to the other person.

Taurus Horoscope 2017 For Career

The Taurus star sign predictions for career foretell that your work and your wellbeing are now about to receive their biggest boost in 12 years as Jupiter is into your 6th house and unpacks for a 9 month stay.

 

Jupiter in your 6th sector should boost your confidence levels at work and this in turn should result in increased money coming your way. Jupiter in your 6th promises you’ll enjoy the work you’re doing but once again, he doesn’t let you off doing the work. The thing about most successful people is that they almost always worked hard before that ‘lucky’ break came along. The hard work meant they were ready to take opportunity of it when it happened. Jupiter in your 6th doesn’t let you cut corners, but he does remind you work can and is, supposed to be fun!

 

The Taurus 2017 horoscope predictions also indicates that travel for work is highlighted in 2017 as is the opportunity to attend a course or seminar to upskill yourself. Your work should expand and the kind of work you do will take a change for the better with you living to work – and enjoying what you do. If you have felt you are stuck in a wage-slave rut or just on a path that’s going nowhere, Jupiter can open up the avenues to something bigger and better.

 

Of course, I always have to remind you that Jupiter is not your fairy godmother in drag and that to tap into his ‘lucky’ vibe you do actually have to show up and do some work. In the case of Jupiter in your work sector this means updating that CV and actually applying for that better job or ensuring that your present boss knows you are ambitious and ready for that promotion.

 

One thing about Jupiter in your 6th house is that he takes a more logical approach to goals as opposed to just flying by the seat of his pants. So, chances are you will put a strategy in place before embarking on your next step up the ladder.

2017 Taurus Zodiac for travel and education

 

The astrology for 2017 shows that the presence of powerful Pluto in your travel sector this year indicates that whatever traveling you do in 2017 may well change your life. With that in mind, plan any travel carefully.

The horoscope also shows that with transiting Pluto continuing to transit your solar 9th house of higher education, any type of schooling should work out well and help your financial future. You may be considering going back to finish up where you left off. Education will spell success if you keep your mind focused and stay the course.

Taurus, you may experience a major transformation of some sort with religion or you could change your religion or church. If it isn’t religion, then perhaps it could involve higher education.

 

Some Taurus could become judges, paralegals or lawyers in 2017.

 

Taurus, this year don’t argue politics or religion with anyone. Respect other people’s opinions and be careful of those who would harm you or lie about you or talk about you behind your back. Don’t break the law and you won’t have to show up in court. Arguing with the judge will only make your case worse. Sometimes even when we know we are right and we know that those with the power are wrong, we need to know when to concede or give up or toss in towel, otherwise we do ourselves more harm than good.

 

In 2017, you may seek government aid to help with schooling expenses and it may bring a lot of frustration, but stick with it. Don’t give up.

 

The Taurus horoscope also shows that in 2017 you could have business or legal business with the Supreme courts or high courts. Learn how to navigate through legal waters. Learn the jargon and the laws, so a lot of research

 

Going to court won’t be fun this year, make sure you have a good lawyer.

 

Taurus, keep your eye on the prize. 2017 is a time in your life to strive for a secure future and education will the the ticket to get there.

Gemini Horoscope 2017

The Gemini horoscope 2017 predicts that romance will be on your mind this year. In 2017, love moves as fast as Cupid’s arrow. You’re okay with flirting for fun, but also you’re looking for something more substantial. You’re eager to partner up with someone and make a long-term commitment. This attachment attraction could be a new feeling for you.

Gemini 2017 Horoscope: Overview

 

The Gemini horoscope shows that versatility is your middle name – you always seem to have many things going on. A social butterfly, you’re always circling around different groups of friends and jetting off to some activity or event. Your social scene is very important to you, but you may be a little fickle and well, flighty. With a social calendar and capacity for chatter like yours, who could blame you?

 

As an Air sign, you like to make intellectual connections with others. While you have, at times, been accused of being two different people, it’s just because you have so many different interests and projects to work on. And you know what that means? Simply that you take full advantage of the bounty that life has to offer.

 

The 2017 forecast for Gemini shows that the Gemini New Moon appears on the 25th May, 2017 and no matter when your birthday falls this really does mark the start of your new cycle for you. Time plans such a sending out manuscripts or projects, applying for that new job or launching that idea to coincide with this as this year you have a green light to go for it as ruler Mercury is direct and will arrive in your sign on June 7th.

Gemini Love Horoscope 2017

Can there really be too many roses and love notes at your feet? You’ll find out at the start of the year when you’re surrounded by love and romance. The Gemini Love horoscope for 2017 shows that the planets during the first 9 months of the year offer you a star-studded, romantic lineup. Jupiter, the Planet of Good Luck and Fortune, is in your sector of romance. Jupiter remains in your 5th house until October 2017, so enjoy all the loving bliss that comes your way. Have a bucket of water or a fire extinguisher handy because sexual attractions may be ignited at the most surprising times.

 

You’re a big picture thinker, Gemini and usually brimming with ideas. You know that a mental turn-on in addition to physical attraction is essential for you if love is to last – or even make it out of the starting gate! Get ready to shine bright like a diamond as January sees Jupiter into your romance, attraction and pleasure zone. If you are single, this is going to bring in one of the best cycles for attracting love in 12 years! Think back to what happened 12 years ago and you may get an inkling about what may come up this time. You should see at least one potential suitor appear during the 9 months Jupiter will spend in here.

 

Also, the 2017 Gemini astrology predictions suggest to think back to what opportunities presented themselves back then as well as this house rules being in the spotlight and also lucky breaks. What opportunities did you take advantage of and which ones did you fail to grasp but now wish you had?

 

If there are any lingering regrets about something (or someone for that matter!) that you allowed to slip through your fingers – perhaps simply because you lacked the courage or the confidence to grasp it back then, then vow not to make the same error this time. The great thing about astrology is that the planets are always moving and so always presenting us with another chance. Nothing is fixed no matter what is in our birthcharts as it is our transits that allow us to grow. Every transit therefore represents a new beginning if we look at it that way.

 

As this is your 5th house, you should also be offered opportunities to attend some wonderful events – concerts, parties and even events where you rub shoulders with famous people or ‘A’ list types. There’s a touch of glamour about you now so please work this to your advantage and pay attention to your appearance more than you usually do. Your image is going to be really really important and the impression you make does matter – whether you’re set to impress someone for personal or professional reasons. Don’t be afraid to cull that wardrobe or invest in a new look that just oozes star quality as you will find it pays off now.

 

Just bear in mind that while Jupiter is the ruler of luck and in the house of luck, this does not mean you can treat life like you are holding a winning lottery ticket and don’t have to make any effort. The fact is the more effort you make – the ‘luckier’ you become – at least that it what it may seem like to others. Put yourself – the best version of you that you can create, and your talents, skills and creations out there and ensure you are seen. The luck then follows.

 

As this is also the house of children in your chart, the 2017 Gemini star sign predictions foretell that the children could be a big part of Jupiter in here with some of you becoming parents for the first time or deciding to add to your family. You could be sharing wonderful times with your children, if you already have them and could enjoy seeing your child succeeding at school or in some other area.

 

But the 2017 yearly predictions for the Twins warn that transiting Saturn is in your solar 7th house of marriage, the pubic and significant other and it opposes your sun sign Gemini. It will be here until mid-December. Oppositions have to do with others, therefore me VS you, kind of circumstances will be in high focus during this transit of Saturn.

 

This indicates possible problems in the marriage or in some other very important relationship. You will have to work very hard to keep the peace in an important relationship such as marriage or business. You may feel very burdened with having to do things, like compromise, negotiate, be patient, etc, in order to keep the relationship going. If you are married you could either divorce or work hard to make the marriage stronger by working to resolve any long standing problems between you and your spouse or significant other. This will take time.

 

A marriage or significant relationship that hasn’t been working harmoniously for a long time could end. And while this relationship is coming apart, you may feel that the other party is being mean and/or cruel or has all the power and you have very little – except for the power of your stubbornness and tenacity to hang on and survive the storm.

 

The 2017 astrology also shows that your spouse, partner or significant other is likely to be under a lot of pressure or stress. You may need to be more understanding of their sober or somber moods. They may be experiencing some periodic states of depression, repression, restrictions or limitations, thus they may not be very giving, loving, thoughtful or emotionally responsible to your needs during this cycle. More attention, focus and work on the relationship may be needed to get the two of you through this transit.

 

Gemini, there are bound to be losses or separations from some family members, friends or significant others at this time, but these events or happenings are about change. There is always change in our lives. Very often that which would hold us back is taken out of our lives, whether we like it or not. So accept it as progress or a blessing in disguise and not as a loss. You could be separated from your spouse, mate, family, mother, family member or significant other. It may only be a temporary thing.

 

December sees the Sun in your opposite sign and your 7th house throwing the light onto partnership matters. As Saturn remains in here until December 20, 2017, this may be a time when singles make a big commitment for the future as things get serious and looked down. The full Super Moon in your 1st on December 3, 2017 has you needing that recognition from a partner or else now you need a serious indication of where you are headed. If you are still single at this time, please do not despair.

 

With transiting Pluto in your solar 8th house of sex and sexual matters, the 2017 horoscope for Gemini warns to not allow pornography of any kind ruin a good relationship. Say no to porno, yours or significant other’s. If you have sexual frustrations or problems with significant other in your life, try working it out first through compromise and talk and possibly counseling, before calling it quits.

 

2017 is an interesting year for relationships with friends. Uranus, the Planet of Surprise, is in your friend sector. Uranus’s influence in the sphere of friendships is likely to shake up your interactions with pals all year long. Brace yourself as friends will be making unexpected announcements; you may even forge a friendship with the one you’d least expect. You may be shocked to learn something about a friend or a group of friends. Because you’re generally easygoing and liberal, your friends may look to you for understanding and comfort.

 

In 2017, friends from the past may come into your life, but they may be very upsetting because they are so wild or different. Don’t allow them to cost you money or time or respect. It is okay to join in with the wild or good times with friends, just don’t allow it to cost you money or reputation. The Gemini horoscope also predicts that a new person you believe to be an instant friend could come into your life to mesmerize you and you fail to see their darker side or real side. If you don’t want to be disappointed then let time take place in the relationship before you decide you can trust them or not. You may find some unusual experiences when joining groups, clubs or social outlets. Gemini, be careful in this area in 2017.

Gemini Horoscope 2017 For Finance

The 2017 Gemini astrology for money shows that you can’t really rely on partner’s money or financial help. This is also true for any joint finances you have with another. 2017 is not a good year to take out a loan, but you probably will and wish you hadn’t later.

 

You may feel like a fish out of water in 2017 because you are feeling you are working under a handicap of some sort, having to put up with some sort of restraints or restrictions. Well it just may be time for this butterfly to settle on a branch and stay put for a while. Besides you may encounter a lot of transportation problems, like no car, no bus, no transportation, etc.

 

Gemini, in 2017 you are about to change in some very serious ways. This is a year in which to pay off your debt, become more responsible with money, spending and earning a salary. You could be setting up some type of financial plan for your old age or retirement years and this can be a good thing if you start young. You may need to work matters out with the government or social security.

 

The Gemini horoscope warn to keep your taxes up to date because you could be audited. Gambling of any kind is a no-no. Do not gamble during this year. It will only get you deeper in debt and call down the IRS on you.

 

Gemini, you are about to change your long term plans for the future during this year, just make sure you have all the details and know exactly what the outcome of your decisions will be.

 

If you are a senior then make sure your wills are updated properly. This is only a precautionary measure and make sure you know where your final resting place will be. It may be a good time to get those cemetery plots bought and paid for ahead of the time because you may need them in the future.

 

Gemini, in 2017 you my not have the money or financial security you usually have or like to have and this could be making your feel uncomfortable. When money was more plentiful, did you learn how to save for this type of rainy day? If you weren’t able to curb your spending or learn better saving habits, then you may be feeling vulnerable and insecure with less money in your pocket during these poor economic times.

Gemini Horoscope 2017 For Career

The 2017 Gemini horoscope for career shows that you have transiting Neptune in your solar 10th house, so the profession and career can begin to seem very dreamy, unreal, or unusual in some way. But, there are opportunities involved in your line of work. Unbelievable offers come to you in 2017. Just make sure that what is being offered is real and not some “pie in the sky” offer. Make sure everything is legitimate and grounded in reality.

 

Strange circumstances may be weaving its web in your career or vocation or business firm or company that confuse you or are setting you up for disappointment because you aren’t able to see clearly with those “rose-colored” glasses you have on. Perhaps have put them on your self, because you may not want to deal with reality or someone has used their cunning ways to dupe you or keep you from seeing the truth. It may be intentional and it may not be intentional. You may need to clear things up.

 

Gemini, make sure you have the right information and not rely on others for exact information. On the other hand, if you are asking for spiritual help or praying hard on some matter this may help you to see more clearly than ever before regarding your superiors, bosses, career, vocation or firm or company you work for.

 

Any work or dealings with the public, lawyers, police or government authorities will involve business or at least be serious in nature, but you are up to the challenge, so don’t sweat it.

 

 

Cancer Horoscope 2017

The Cancer Horoscope 2017 shows that as the sign of home and family, you have strong emotional ties even if you don’t always like to admit to it. Only when you feel secure with your environment are you able to take life in to the fullest. In 2017, trust in the power of love and journey back to where you truly belong.

 

You’re caring and compassionate and can throw some killer dinner parties. That’s where it’s at for you: being with loved ones without having to leave the comfort of your cozy home. While you’re known for your culinary skill and your tender hospitality, you can also be quite moody and hide in your shell when you’re the least bit miffed. At times, you may appear to have a tough exterior, but deep down inside, you really do have a soft spot.

Cancer 2017 Horoscope: Overview

 

Wow! Dear Cancer, according to the 2017 horoscope for Cancer, you are about to experience what is called a Cardinal Cross, because you are a Cancer Sun sign and your zodiac sign squares both Jupiter in Libra and Uranus in Aries and opposes Pluto in Capricorn, all in cardinal signs.

 

Let’s hope you have been preparing for all this change and activity. Otherwise, it could prove overwhelming to say the least. The 2017 forecast for Cancer shows lots and lots of change, big and small, and lots of decision making, big ones, small ones and a ton of transformation is about to take place in every sector and area of your life. This may be a pivotal year in your life. All these changes can be positive ones as long as you are prepared, level headed and can organize a daily schedule and think on your feet.

 

If you haven’t prepared, then a lot of changes occur that probably won’t be within your control and you may feel like life has turned against you. Let’s hope you don’t have any addictions because they can prove to be quite problematic and burdensome during this cycle.

 

But let’s look at the positive. You could move because of your job/career, but the move could prove very liberating for you.

 

If you are married, the 2017 Cancer horoscope predicts that you could divorce or break up with spouse of significant other. And it could prove to be quite a long and frustrating court and legal battle.

 

Do you feel like you have been a David going up against Goliath a lot in these last few years, because of some of the heavy challenges you have had to face? Transiting Pluto opposing your sun sign has given you a chance to pay back, wear the other shoe, face obstacles and challenges that others in your life have faced. Ironic how you may never have seemed to realize just how hard it was for some others you know to have gone through their trials and tribulations till now, because you have had to face some of these similar things yourself in the last few years. Some might say you are getting a chance to pay back some of your Karma, or debt while others might say it’s just the way it is, because downhill cycles are just a part of life.

Cancer Love and Family Horoscope 2017

The universal vibe of this year as the Sun enters your 1st is very much one of being focussed on increased security and close relationships. Domestic matters are always a priority for you but will be even more emphasised this year becouse Jupiter is in your 4th of home and family and unpacks for a stay of just over 9 months. The Cancer love horoscope 2017 shows that many of Cancer people will upgrade their homes or living arrangements during this time, either through moving to a bigger or better property or one in a better neighbourhood or else through upgrading your existing home. You may discover you need more space due to your family expanding.

 

Some of Cancer people will become more interested in learning more about their roots and begin to research this. Others may actually take a journey back to their birthplace or else to where their family originated or find themselves travelling to see family members while Jupiter is in residence in this house of your chart.Your spiritual, religious or philosophical beliefs may come into question on some level as well.

 

You may discover you have evolved a different belief system to your family or the one you were brought up with. Either it all makes perfect sense to you and you feel you share the same faith with the rest of your ‘clan’ – or you differ from the belief system you were brought up with – and this includes of course being part of a non-believing family and discovering that you no longer share those opinions either.

 

Jupiter in your 4th is very much about finding that place you call home. And as he rules foreigners and long distance travel and journeys, if emigration has been on your mind or you have always felt you ‘belong’ somewhere else, this is the year that may see you apply to emigrate or for that overseas position. Don’t forget that in ancient times, Cancer along with Sagittarius (Jupiter’s ruler) was seen as the sign of the explorer and the restless spirit. So don’t be surprised if you have to answer a call from far away. Being ‘at home’ – wherever you may call that, is what Jupiter can create for you while in your 4th and as he always wants to expand in some way, for many Cancerians trying to get a foot on the property ladder, this transit may mark the fulfilment of that wish as Jupiter hands you the keys to the door.

 

Cancer, in 2017 it is time to expand, redecorate or beautify your home or dwelling in some way. Perhaps you will move, have moved, or enlarged your home or decorated in the last few years. If you have, then hopefully till October 10th, 2017, you have time to enjoy it immensely. If you have not done so, then be sure to take the time to enjoy the fruits of your labor. You may not get the chance later on.

 

When transiting Jupiter enters your solar 5th house, on October 10th 2017, perhaps you can take a nice vacation and finally enjoy yourself and relax. According to the Cancer horoscope for 2017, it looks like more love, romance, pleasure trips, theatre, movies, vacations and just plain old fashion fun is likely to befall you during this year. So Cancer, get prepared when all these opportunities to have fun, experience more love, fall in love again and have some very pleasurable experiences. You are apt to be very creative during this time also. Whatever you create, it is sure to be a success. About time, you have waited long enough.

 

With transiting Jupiter in your solar 5th house, expect love, fun, romance and kindness and much more fun to permeate your life till around October 2018. If you are going to take that dreamed of vacation then do it in this time frame. Life is about to take on much more pleasure, fun and laughter, so enjoy! Make sure to share some of your wealth and happiness with others less fortunate.

 

Perhaps love has come your way or others are giving you a wink or two or some sexual innuendos to let you know you haven’t lost your sex appeal.

 

Take the time to enjoy the children or young people around you. The Cancer 2017 predictions shows that they will make you laugh and keep your feet planted firmly in the practical matters of life, which is great. Your children are your joy at this time. They may move, change their life style considerably and you will enjoy watching them and being part of all their changes during this time of your life, especially all their personal expansions. You may want to share in their foreign travels or cultural/foreign experiences. If you are a Cancer grandparent you might be enjoy baby sitting and being involved in the grandchildren’s activities.

 

Cancer, enjoy the movies, concerts, theatre, special parties, and gala events, but try not to over indulge. You may want to buy a large ticket item for yourself, your child or your loved one. During this cycle you might find yourself having to fight compulsive or obsessive desires to buy and spend or even gamble. Just make sure you can pay for it all later on down the road.

 

Also take the time to enjoy your family, loved ones and friends. Tell them how much you love them and don’t spare the hugs and words of praise. Give yourself away to others with charity, kindness and gifts and you get tons back, more than you imagined. The rewards of giving are great, so try it.

 

According to the 2017 astrology forecasts for Cancer, trust and honesty in your relationships will prove to be the foundation stones of love. If these are absent then you will have some serious thinking to do about sustaining the connection. Overall 2017 favours you as you have Venus making one pass to Pluto in your 7th this year as well as a boost from Mars who gives you the confidence to ask for what you want in an existing union or make you unafraid to put your cards on the table at the start of a new one to avoid time-wasting or disappointment later on. This also boils down to being honest with yourself and others about what you are seeking and also trusting that if one person is not on the same page as you, you will eventually attract the one that is.

 

This kind of mindset usually only comes from experiences that transform us, courtesy of Pluto. Secrets cannot be kept with Pluto – so with him in your 7th house if you feel something about a relationship is not right – chances are he’ll confirm that as the truth will get out. But he also asks you are honest with yourself too. So lying to yourself won’t be tolerated either.

 

The Cancer love horoscope shows that you will be able to deal with most of the challenges that come your way in 2017 quite well, but the real tests may come from spouse or important significant others in your life. It may appear that they hold the power or some type of authority over you and you may not feel comfortable about it.

 

Maybe you will have to take care of them because they are ill or because they want to travel and you don’t, but what ever the circumstances you will probably have to go along with them whether you like it or not, because their needs may be more paramount than yours. Some of your greatest learning lessons so far could come from spouse or significant other in your life. They can be very demanding now or a hand full to deal with. For your own good it would be best to cooperate and say, “Yes, dear” more often in 2017. Best not to resist the learning lessons in this challenge.

 

Some of the reasons for so much pain is that it is hard for you to change on core levels. You would rather hang onto a bad situation rather than let it go. You would rather suffer than try something new to find relief. Your nature is going to go through a transformation and you aren’t going to like it, dear Cancer, but most of all, you probably won’t let anyone know what is going on with you. You would rather play the Pollyanna game and say everything is just fine, couldn’t be better. That’s that positive side of Cancer shining through no matter how dark the tunnel of life can get.

Cancer Horoscope 2017 For Finance

Cancer, if you are a creative person or are having a strong urge to create or be artistic at this time, you have have an opportunity, from October 2017, to create or invent whatever it is you have longed to create or invent, even if its creating a baby. Perhaps you redecorated or painted or put together your dream house, planted a show case garden, had a complete physical make-over to glamorize yourself, whatever it was or whatever you are doing, it is surely apt to cost a lot maybe even more than you can afford. But you should be pleased with the results regardless if it cost a pretty penny.

Cancer Horoscope 2017 For Career

According to 2017 horoscope predictions for Cancer, you have transiting Saturn in your solar 6th house of job, health, co-workers and pets. These areas of your life will be in high focus in the next year while transiting Saturn is in Sagittarius. You may not like what you have to do during this transit, but you won’t have much choice. Now you have to get serious regarding your job and health. You may need to get a job during this year. Or you may have to take on a second job or a part time job to make ends meet. It will only be for a short while.

 

Cancer, ask for help and learn how to delegate the work when you need to and don’t expect others to do your work for you. This might be the hardest working cycle in your entire life, so grin and bare it, but don’t take on or promise more than is humanly possible. Know your limits in 2017.

The Cancer 2017 zodiac also shows that transiting Uranus is in your solar 10th house, so don’t expect to retire anytime soon. You may work only part time and might even quit your job all together, but to be completely out of a job or work or having a lot of work to do, I don’t think so. You are surely to be called to work and serve in some capacity.

 

In 2017, you could experience some ups and downs in our job or work. Could be laid off or have to work part time because work is slow. You can expect some of the weirdest people to pop up in your job, career or vocation, so learn how to deal with the crazier than crazy kinds of people in this world. And most of all be on guard so no one harms or takes advantage of you or causes you disappointment. You don’t want to act or react rashly because of what they say or do. Don’t be taken in or fooled by those that appear completely normal. You will have to take up the job as boss or overseer, whether you want to or not. Expect extra responsibilities to be yours during this transit.

 

You are apt to be out in the public eye much more than usual and it could be in large crowds or with the masses. You might have more people coming to your business or store or want to buy from you. You won’t be able to hold back the river, literally or physically. Whatever the circumstances go with the flow.

 

Your new liberation is tied in with your new career or position. Cancer, enjoy the many accomplishments you can achieve during this year. Your new line of work can be exciting, innovative, and technologically challenging. During this year you are apt to be at work more hours than you are at home, but just remember, Cancer, this cycle won’t last forever, so make the best of it.

 

Your faith and belief system may be expanding in new areas of thought and understanding, which is fine, just don’t get involved in cults that would try to brainwash you into their narrow way of thinking. You will regret it later. Remember, this is a time to learn about life, it is not a time to become all we learn or come to believe. Better to wait a year or two in order to sort out all you are learning during this cycle.

Leo Horoscope 2017

 

The Leo horoscope 2017 points out that is time for that serious love and serious commitment and to create a starring role for yourself. Generous, warm and full of life, you’re a natural-born leader, Leo, with an excellent sense of loyalty and dignity. People feel comfortable in your company, and it’s likely you’re one of the best-liked people around. Able to stay focused when you really want to be, you set goals for yourself and go after them with plenty of energy and drive. It wouldn’t be a surprise to find that an abundance of mirrors are used as decorative pieces in your Lion’s den. Leos do have a tendency to be vain, you know? In spite of some self-inclined tendencies, you’re a generous and kind sort who is friendly and honest. Even though you can be a bit childish and smug at times, the world is a better place because of your tremendous glow and warmth.

Leo 2017 Horoscope: Overview

 

The 2017 Leo horoscope predicts that for the next year you will be dancing fast trying to keep up with all the changes going on in your life and life around you, especially in the work place and home life.

 

Leos, you have a big heart and always wanted to be proud of your job/career and home life/family. But during this year you may not have all the control you are used to having to keep things the way you want them or like them to be. No matter how hard you try to hang on to the old ways of life, things just aren’t going to stay the same during this year. You have to recognize that life is changing all around you. It’s not a matter of just throwing out an old couch or changing the theme furniture–it is about your feelings. Your feelings are going to under go a traumatic change. These changes could be for the better, but my hunch is that they won’t seem to be the best changes in your way of thinking.

 

Your Leo pride and golden vibe sets you roaring into 2017 as on February 23, 2017 a Lunar Eclipse appears in your 1st. You’ll be only too aware of what others are reflecting back at you now. Is how they see you how you see yourself? Or alternatively, is someone else basking in your glory as you make them look good?

 

That pride says you must have connections that compliment you but which are also equal – friends, lovers and partners who you can take pride in as they take pride in you. Is this what your relationship is founded on or are you suddenly aware there’s an imbalance creeping in or which may have been there for some time which you have not seen until now? Hopefully you like what you see and how they see you. If not, that mirror is a two-way one and you are being asked to adjust the reflection.

 

With transiting Jupiter in Scorpio and in your solar 3rd house, from octobre, the 2017 forecast for Leo shows that it is a good time to connect and have some fun with siblings and neighbors. This might be a good time to buy that car, get your car fixed or take those trips you have always wanted to take. Learning is fun at this time. Leo, be open to reading, writing and expanding your mind in this months.

Leo Love Horoscope 2017

 

No matter what January reveals for you when it comes to you and others, a fresh start on the relationship front is not far away as on January 28 a New Moon in your 7th ushers in a new connection or new phase in an existing relationship as well as the Chinese New Year of the Fire Rooster. This is always the time of year when you should be looking closely at your long term relationships – friends and partners of all descriptions and if you are seeking a partner – be it a long term lover, business or collaborative partner – then this is the time to get very clear as to what kind of person you are looking for and set the wheels in motion to find them.

 

According to the horoscope 2017, love is a serious game for you this year, especially if you’re currently unattached. The year could get off to a frustrating start if you don’t seem to be winning any points with anyone’s heart. You give and give, but your efforts may not be taken the way you wish they would be. Just hold on for a little while, Leo, because the game will soon turn around.

 

Leos who are already involved with a special someone will be thinking about making those relationships stronger — a deeper and more solid commitment could be on your mind. With love comes a certain responsibility, a concept which as a Leo, you’re a pro at. You may not be the only one blushing this year when your unabashed displays of affection, which are usually so uncommon, surprise both you and those near and dear to you.

 

Everything that happens this year occurs against the backdrop of Saturn in your 5th house. The reason I am advising you to get very clear about the kind of partner you are seeking is that the Leo horoscope for year 2017 shows that Saturn is asking you to get serious and preparing you for a big commitment in the areas of romance, children or a creative or business venture.

 

Again, this goes back to what I was saying at the start of the forecast about pride and reflection. You should never settle for a partner in life that you cannot take pride in or respect. If you do this, only dissatisfaction, resentment and finally a parting of the ways will follow so look closely at your own reflection and own this part of yourself and the kind of person you need. You will live with your decisions now for a long time to come and while Saturn says its time for that serious love this also requires you are serious about what you know deep down in your heart you need from a significant other. Do not fall victim to others who say you are too picky or have unrealistic expectations. We all have our criteria when it comes to partners, this just forms part of yours – or should do.

 

Saturn has not been in this house of your chart for 28 years so we can say that for many of you this will be his first visit – or the first visit from him in here you have experienced as an adult. So, many Leos may find themselves making the decision to become parents for the first time as your 5th is the house of children.

 

It’s also the house of passion, enjoyment, pleasure and creative ventures or anything that gets you noticed. Should you be serious about the pursuit of passion now? Absolutely! Especially when it comes to turning our passion into our profession or pursuing a profession we are passionate about. Passion is that intoxicating and above all, contagious ingredient that sees us radiating and draws others to our cause like moths to a flame! Expect to get serious about the path you are on or a project that just makes your heart beat faster. Nobody will be able to stop you from walking, talking or showcasing your enthusiasm and talents now.

 

The Leo 2017 yearly horoscope suggest to take some serious time and make an investment in your image and ensure it is aligned with your goals. If you want to break into a certain area for example, how do those who work in this area dress and act? Think of yourself as an actor about to take on the role of a lifetime – which this is as it’s YOUR life. What do you need to do to really project this role convincingly? Do you need to dress differently, look different? Even when socialising imagine you have already succeeded and become that person. How would this more successful you look, dress and act? Now, without breaking the bank go and become that person! Really immerse yourself in the role until it becomes you and the skin you’re in. Once you believe it and become it, the rest simply must follow!

 

And it will. News of success is on its way. Start your engines now before the Sun enters your 1st on July 22nd and a Solar Eclipse lights up that place that’s waiting for you centre stage on August 21. By the time Venus enters your 1st on August 26 you will most probably have completed your transformational process and be ready to take up the role of that new you.

 

Transiting Saturn in your solar 5th house might give you the feeling you aren’t loved, valued or appreciated. You will receive love when you give love. You may need to learn how to love unconditionally and without strings attached, looking for nothing in return. In giving you receive. It is time you learned how to give of yourself more and to be a vessel of love to others. This is truly the only way you will get what you want. It works this way folks.

 

If you go through a terrible loss, a break-up or divorce, realize that you are on a spiritual path and your higher power and the angels are watching over you and helping your through the metamorphism you will go through during this cycle—like the moth and the butterfly.

 

Leo, you may feel like your artistic talents are blocked. They aren’t. They just need to be re-channeled or re-structured. You could be up for world recognition of some sort if you are ready for it. Your status in life can change if you are ready for it. You could become famous or well recognized for your talents if you have put the work in necessary these last 14-20 years. If you have not worked to advance yourself in your chosen field, then don’t expect any rewards. You chose to waste your time.

 

For the past years your mate or significant other has been fun to be with. The two of you have spent a lot of time together and have enjoyed yourself at dinners, parties, movies, etc. You have been exposed to a lot of cultural things and it has been fun. For some of you Leos you have had some opportunities to build an empire, open a business or to go into partnership. It should have gone well for you. The deals you made were good ones, but soon you will need to decide if you want to stay the course or change course.

 

According to the Leo 2017 predictions, family is also on your mind this year. Your clan could provide some great opportunities, potentially teaching you something philosophical. Don’t let your stubbornness get in the way of learning things that can change the way you think about the world around you. Even if you haven’t contacted your sister or brother in a long time, you’ll find yourself reaching out to your siblings this year, after Jupiter enters in your family house. If you are craving a family reunion, the best time to have it is after Octobre 10, when Jupiter, the Planet of Expansion, moves into your sector of family. This could mean a birth or it could mean an addition to your home. Family will teach you something during this time.

Leo Horoscope 2017 For Career

 

The Leo horoscope 2017 for career shows that Jupiter enters in your 3rd sector of your chart on Octobre 10th. This house is all about education and communication and also what’s right outside your own front door in your neighbourhood. How you market yourself, sell yourself or let others know about your product, service or just what you personally have to offer can now be enhanced with spectacular results. It’s time to focus on written and communication projects – manuscripts, publishing, advertising and websites for example. Provided Mercury is not retrograde, you should at some point upgrade your phone, computer or any communication device. Others may see their means of getting around improve – perhaps a new or better car.

 

Education – either self education or the professional and more formal kind sees new avenues open up. If offered on-the-job training then take it. You may be looking at the level of education you received when you were younger. Were you satisfied with this or did you always yearn to attend further education or university? If this is your dream then Jupiter in your 3rd may just make this possible. As he rules travel and this is the house of shorter rather than longer journeys, if studying in this country seems cost-prohibitive, then if you are able to travel why not look into studying overseas especially in Europe? You could suddenly discover that dream is not unattainable after all.

 

Siblings and neighbours feature with increased contact with both and if you are starting a business or building a customer base for your home-based business, chances are your immediate community may provide your initial customer base or this comes through family members such as aunts, uncles or cousins. Or a neighbour or family member may alert you to an opportunity you may otherwise have overlooked. Jupiter may choose to use these as a conduit for his rewards. If you do work in teaching, communications, writing, publishing, PR or any kind of commercial activity then with a little effort on your part, Jupiter could just deliver that ‘lucky’ break. If you are studying or attending a seminar, you could encounter someone in your field who knows what they are talking about and who can turn out to be an inspiration and a resource for you.

 

Leo, choose your words carefully during this cycle. Jupiter can broadcast them to a large audience – perhaps bigger than you ever imagined and yes, while that can be good advertising you need to remember that once something is out there on the internet it can be out there forever. People will take you very much at your word now as what you say is how they perceive you. This can work wonders at that job interview or pitch, but it also can mean that a throwaway remark gets misinterpreted and then re-Tweeted and next thing you know you are dealing with the kind of publicity you didn’t want. Employ that inner editor and try to imagine each and every way what you say could be interpreted – or misinterpreted, before you say it. Be clear and direct and don’t leave room for ambiguity.

 

The 2017 Leo astrology indicate that you also have transiting Uranus in Aries trining your Leo zodiac sign. This is a nice flow of energy to help alleviate the other challenging energies you will be facing these next year. You may not realize it, but with transiting Uranus in Aries in your solar 9th house of higher mind and religion – these areas will help you get through your spiritual challenges. Whatever religion you happen to be, this is where you will find solace and positive to recharge your batteries during this year. Prayer and more prayer will be your guiding light.

2017 Health Horoscope For Leo

 

The 2017 Leo horoscope for health points out to take care of your health. Health can be a problem if you aren’t balancing all aspects of your life. You may have been putting all your energy into one sector of our life and not living in harmony with all the elements that make up your world and inner life.

 

Your pets may be experiencing your neglect of your being so busy or your not being around as reflected in their own health issues. Pets can have abandonment issues that their pet owners are not aware of. Don’t make your pets get sick in order to get more of your attention. You can’t keep leaving them for others to care for. They come down with what is known as detachment disorder. It is real and they experience it and it hurts them deeply.

 

Virgo Horoscope 2017

 

The Virgo horoscope 2017 says that practical, well organized and an absolute perfectionist would be the caption under your picture in the high school yearbook. You’ve got an eye for detail and a special place in your heart for efficiency. That Virgo mind of yours is always whirring along and makes you critical, picky and analytical. You’ll put that extra splash of effort and time in to get things just right. Often, you think you’re the only one who can do something the way it should be done. You think of details that nobody else would consider, and to the fortunate benefit of others, you’re quick to help others. They don’t call your sign the sign of service for nothing! A humble sort, you’d prefer that the accolades get showered on someone else. You’re happy to modestly but perfectly serve others.

Virgo 2017 Horoscope: Overview

 

The 2017 Virgo horoscope shows that Jupiter, the Planet of Expansion, moves into your sector of communication during the latter half of the year. You’ll be receiving good news from siblings and neighbors around this time. Take advantage of lucky Jupiter by staying in touch with those you love — if you speak your truth, you’ll likely take these relationships to the next level.

 

By now you know that you have been tugging with, arguing with and battling with transiting Saturn squaring your Sun Sign since 2015 . “Ugh!” You say? I know, I know, growing up is hard to do, but with Saturn being the Great Task Master you will be whipped, hammered and molded into a more responsible, wiser and more insightful human being whether you like it or not. Yes, the stress, responsibility, emotional, physical and spiritual pain are great, but so are the rewards.

 

What is the old saying, “With out pain, there is no gain.” “So how much longer is this square going to frustrate me,” you say? Transiting Saturn won’t stop squaring your sun-sign till it moves into the sign of Capricorn on mid-December, 2017. Only few months left, so hang in there!

Virgo Love Horoscope 2017

 

The 2017 love forecast for Virgo points out that Pluto, the Planet of Power and Regeneration, is in your sector of libido. There will be sexual power plays throughout the year, but don’t use these silly antics to gain the upper hand in a relationship. You may find that what works in the bedroom does not work elsewhere.

 

The Virgo love horoscope also shows that your partner or significant other may in some ways be fading away or becoming or turning into someone you don’t quite know like you used to. It may be a good time to reacquaint yourself with this person. They have grown and become wiser and probably while you weren’t looking.

 

Neptune is in your relationships sector and they may be becoming a bit more mysterious, more psychic, or spiritual in a scientific way. Their manner of speaking may be one of riddle, prophecy or rhyme. They could begin to recite or write poetry, sing or dance. They could become very futuristic or imaginative and creative and develop new talents you’ve never seen or heard before. Their changes could intrigue you and mystify you at the same time. Whatever the case may be, pay closer attention to your spouse of significant other. You don’t want to miss the changes. You might wind up idealizing or setting this person up on a pedestal, which they may or may not deserve. Or you may not be seeing this person clearly at this time, so pay more attention.

 

Your romance zone gets a kick from Pluto and enhanced by Neptune in your 7th. The easiest way to understand this aspect is to think of it as an envelope. Inside the envelope is a gift. You are being invited by the universe to open your envelope and discover your gift. For singles you could connect with someone with whom you feel and instant attraction and affinity that transcends the physical. You may feel you have known them before. Others may be presented with recognition for their talents or discover themselves attending an important or even Vip event where they not only get noticed but could rub shoulders with influential or even famous people. Whatever your envelope contains – work it!

 

Virgo, transiting Saturn is in your solar 4th house, so it may be a good time to spend more time with your parents, family and relatives. You may begin to feel a deeper need to know your parents and family better and to build a closer bond with them. If a family relationship has been strained or estranged you may want to try harder to mend things between you and mend fences.

 

Or you may come to better understand that with a parent(s) or some family members, you may never be able to be as close as you would like and for whatever reason, that’s just the way it is. With Saturn’s influence on your thinking now, you may realize some deep profound things about your parents or loved ones and when you think about it, this could be considered enlightenment. Have any light bulbs gone off in your head yet regarding family relationships or parents?

Virgo Horoscope 2017 For Finance

 

The Virgo 2017 money horoscope shows that your financial affairs will be no trifling matter this year, so watch those balances. You’ll feel pretty flush from January through October, with Jupiter, the Planet of Luck and Good Fortune, in your sector of possessions. Have a little fun while you can (a new car, perhaps?), since this period won’t last for long.

 

All this is merely preparing you for the massive cycle of abundance and recognition Jupiter now wants to deliver as he leaves your 2nd and arrives in your 3rd on October 10 where he will remain for a year. While Jupiter remains in your 2nd the focus will be on your income, perhaps starting a business or exploring a second income stream or investing. Jupiter in here can increase your money and perhaps without you having to put in as much effort as you might usually have to. However, its always important to keep in the back of your mind that this, like all transits, must come to an end.

 

When thinking up ways to expand your bank account, consider also pooling your resources with others. Uranus is in your solar 8th house and creative ways of working together can produce unexpected results. If you find yourself with a great amount of extra cash this year, like an inheritance, be sure to spend wisely.

 

Out of nowhere you may have an urge to purchase something you never thought you needed. Take your time before committing to the buy. If you’re going to change your mind about a purchase, it is best to change your mind before you buy, rather than after.

 

Working creatively with others will help your financial success this year, dear Virgo. There is money that is destined to come your way, but you will need to pull resources together. Cooperating with your friends is key. Learn from the success of others and apply it to your way of dealing with money matters.

 

The yearly Virgo horoscope for year 2017 warn you to make sure your bank and banking facilities are safe. They could go under or change names or policies. Make sure your vaults and storage places are secure and don’t give out the combinations to anyone, but don’t lose them yourself, either. It would be best to invest in sound securities in 2017 and don’t take chances on risky investments.

Virgo Horoscope 2017 For Career

 

According to the Virgo 2017 forecast when transiting Saturn enters the sign of Capricorn, on mid-December 2017, it will begin to trine your sun by sign. A trine is the reward or relief you get after having to endure a square for 2-2 1/2 years. So what have you accomplished so far? Can you see how much you have grown? Have you learned to slow down and pace yourself, learned to master your perfectionism or adjusted any negative attitude or eliminated bad behaviors? Have you grown into a more responsible, mature and understanding person? I’ll bet you have. You were always great, but now you are even greater.

 

Virgo, realize that any negative thing, hardships, losses or difficulties that you have experienced or will have to endure during this year are not because you are undeserving or bad or unlucky. Things happen for a reason. We just don’t always know what those reasons are when these things are happening. My belief is that much of what comes into our lives helps us to grow in wisdom and insight and sometimes our values deepen with hardship. What does it take for any of us to grow and learn or to change the way we think, behave or react? What does it take to change the course of our life?

Life sets up circumstances in order to help us experience our fate or master plan. This might not make sense to you now, dear Virgo, but some times this line of thought helps us to hang in there until we travel further down the road of our life, away from the difficulty, disappointments, pain or sufferings, when at a better time we can turn back to see how far we have come. When this happens only then can we look back at where we were, what we went through, what it took to get us through and only then can we understand the significance of the deep, profound and permanent positive changes we have made.

 

Transits of Saturn of any kind are wake up calls to grow up, work harder, mature and take on more responsibility. Sobering and as challenging as Saturn can be, Saturn the Great Teacher brings blessings in disguise. Saturn brings wisdom, growth and maturity. Saturn can be a ticket to freedom. We can only experience inner freedom when we are self-sufficient. Self-sufficiency means liberation and independence. Through your tears don’t forget to thank Saturn, Virgo.

 

If you were a quiet Virgo, have you grown a voice since transiting Saturn began to square Virgo sun-sign? If you were a vocal Virgo, have you become a better listener? You have a lot more to accomplish and a lot of drive to do it before this transit is over. So, the learning lessons aren’t over yet, which is a good thing, because now, in 2017, while you begin to turn the corner and are nearing the end, you can work even harder to get your life where you want it to be and to and get those bills paid, things fixed, body repaired, job you wanted or the education or degree you have been striving for, etc. Yes, Virgo, the 2017 zodiac predictions shows that you have time to climb those last few mountains, overcome those last few obstacles that have come into your life recently.

 

Virgo, I bet you have a better knack now for making better choices, taking responsibility for your behavior, for over coming obstacles, for planning, handling money, for saving money or for placing more importance on the things that are truly important. A Saturn transit might make you realize that money doesn’t bring happiness or good health, and that family and loved ones are much more important than you realized in the past. Loved ones should never be taken for granted.

 

You may not see it now, but you have overcome many obstacles within your self during this cycle of Saturn. You may not agree with this now, but the truth is that you are getting what you need as far as the challenges you have experienced lately in order to learn and grow from within. And that’s what this transit is all about with Saturn. It’s learn or burn, meaning you must learn the lessons necessary in life or continue to be frustrated from hitting your head up against brick walls. No sense in that.

 

Because of all the uphill battles you have climbed recently, you can be a role model for others, dear Virgo, as long as you continue to take the high road, don’t give up and realize everything is for your higher good in the Grand Master Plan.

 

Libra Horoscope 2017

 

The Libra horoscope 2017 shows that you enter a ‘no limits’ year when anything is possible! Have confidence in your decisions and know thyself in 2017. As a Libra, you look for balance, harmony and justice in the world around you. You’re known for having a tough time making up your mind because of your ability to see all sides of an argument. Libra, you’re well mannered, well groomed, courteous to strangers and cooperative. Ruled by the sign of partnership, you feel best when you’re surrounded by other people. You’re happy to be part of a team and thrive when involved in relationships. It’s because you’re ruled by Venus, the Planet of Love. As such, romance is usually at the forefront of your sociable and flirtatious mind. Inclined to spend money without rhyme or reason, you prefer to live in a world of beauty and harmony rather than get yourself enmeshed in the less pleasant side.

Libra 2017 Horoscope: Overview

 

The 2017 Libra horoscope shows that transiting Jupiter through your solar 1st house, hopefully, was pleasant for you. It began around September, 2016 and will leave the sign of Libra around October 10, 2017 . That was almost a full year with Santa Claus visiting you. This transit only happens about every 12 years, so maybe you were able to enjoy yourself for a while, traveling, visiting and just bumming around with friends and doing all the favorite things you like to do.

 

The 2017 forecast for Libra also points out that relationships may take an unexpected turn this year for you, Libra. If you’re an attached Libra, you may find that you come to the end of a relationship only to move on to a bigger and better one. If your relationship doesn’t reach an end, you’ll find that the relationship undergoes a process of growth and improvement. Unexpected people may walk into your life this year, and their influence may affect not only love, but careers as well.

Libra Love Horoscope 2017

 

Is it selfish to start 2017 focussed on the Wonderful World of You? The Libra love horoscope for 2017 says: absolutely not…so don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. There’s a very good reason for the sign at the entrance to the Oracle of Delphi which read: Know Thyself. People who know who they are lead better relationships, make better choices and are happier. This is serious soul work so don’t be afraid to delve deep and re-define yourself and your needs if necessary as the more self-knowledge you acquire, you’ll be in a much better position to take advantage of the many opportunities this year has to offer you. This process will take you deep and insights into yourself, your motivations and especially around relationships with others.

 

At the beginning of the new year 2017, you’re energetic and romance thrives. Expect the unexpected — Cupid’s arrow could strike you at any moment, Libra. If you’re a Libra born during November, you could easily fall for someone whose qualities might be falsely inflated. A few check-ins with your closest friends will help keep you straight and keep your glasses from getting all fogged up and obstructing your vision. Give yourself plenty of time when considering commitment with someone you have just met. Before the end of the year, old relationships may end or change significantly. You can look forward to something more substantial no matter what your relationship standing at the start of the year.

 

The 2017 forecast for Libra also shows that transiting Uranus in your solar 7 th house may have brought unexpected public office or more of a public life into your daily life. You never know what to expect with Uranus, especially with your mate, spouse or significant other. Some of your new significant other(s) are likely to stir excitement in your life as they bring with them some very unusual circumstances and even some drama. As these Uranian types of people pass through your life expect them to light up your world with their unusual and unexpected lifestyle, especially the way they talk, dress, eat, etc. Their stay may be fun at least for a while.

 

Whatever the circumstances, the new people you encounter are sure to create some excitement or drama in your life. But don’t expect Uranus to bring long lasting or stable relationships or a stable daily lifestyle. These year will not prove boring or stable in marriage, partnership or with a significant other. Uranian energies are so unpredictable and the new people it is likely to bring into your life may be on either side of the spectrum of genius to crazy. Uranus types of people are so independent and never want to be tied down or committed in anyway, but because Aries energy is connected to this 7-year transit with Uranus transiting through the sign of Aries, it is ever more unpredictable, and hard to pin down.

 

You won’t know you are married till you wake up from a fog, like Britney Spears. Or you won’t know your partner left you till some time has passed. Or you won’t realize your marriage is in trouble till it is too late. Or for some Libras, their mates could have some serious problems with their health or begin to forget a lot or begin to drink heavy. With transiting Uranus in your 7 th house of partners, spouses and significant others, expected the unexpected. They may be striking out for their own independence in some very strange or bazaar ways and it may really confuse you. On the positive side, they could become brilliantly creative and produce some wonderful works of art in music, painting, writing or poetry. They could dazzle you with their unpredictable words, thoughts, ideas or behavior.

 

This process works whether you are single or in a relationship because of course, your relationship status has nothing to do with this per se, as you always remain the common denominator single or taken! Questions such as why you seek out a specific type of partner, encounter certain issues, behave in a certain way when emotional buttons get pushed demand you answer them and the more you uncover, the more you understand yourself – and others in the process.

 

By the time we come to March 28 when the New Moon in your relationship sector brings the Sun in your 7th also opposes Jupiter in your 1st, you should have arrived at a point of better understanding – and as a result feel more sure of yourself and comfortable in your own skin. The more you know who you are, the more comfortable you become in existing relationships or know what you need in future ones.

 

The Libra 2017 astrology forecast says to use the time between these Moons to explore your inner landscape, dear Libra. Read uplifting and insightful books especially to do with psychology and personal development. Chances are if you go into a bookshop or explore Amazon, the right titles will jump right out at you! When we know ourselves we have no need to control or change others. We like ourselves and a person who has reached this point in their soul path is pretty well content to allow others to be themselves too. The energy you give out shifts and so if you are single and seeking, you are more likely to attract a partner who also knows who they are – and so is happy to let you be who you are too! Now, when you look at it like that, this kind of work doesn’t seem selfish or narcissistic at all, does it? In fact all it results in is a win/win all round!

 

For those Libra coupled up, you could see benefits arrive via a partner or partnership during this period. Jupiter in your 1st makes you thirsty for more inner knowledge and to explore who you really are and what you are capable of. He remains in your sign until Octobre 10, don’t forget. So expect your ideas – especially around YOU, to continue to shift as you acquire more inner knowledge and you also continue to place increased emphasis on your health and appearance.

 

Do you feel you have been in a similar situation before? As with all Jupiter transits think back 12 years to what was going on then and what you said ‘Yes’ to and what you let slide. What would you do different today? Act based on what you learned from the choices you made back then and above all, vow to have no regrets when you look back at this period 12 years in the future.

 

The 2017 zodiac predictions for Libra also suggest that there could be changes in your family situation this year. The family home may move to another location or the family dynamic may be different in some way or another.

Libra Horoscope 2017 For Finance

 

The 2017 money horoscope for Libra points out that the biggest transit for all signs is Jupiter’s shift on October 10th when he leaves your sign and heads off into your 2nd house. It’s now all about the money and your self-esteem. Now, working on knowing yourself means your self-esteem should already be at an all-time high.

 

Of course, Jupiter in here can bring an increased appreciation of your talents and skills and you are not likely to undersell these now. Neither should you under-sell yourself in personal relationships as by now you should know beyond a shadow of a doubt how you deserve to be treated and if others are not capable of this, it is likely you will choose to sever the connection rather than continue to be taken for granted or disappreciated. Your money and your savings should reflect this increased sense of worth with more coming in, so please try not to let it go out just as quickly.

 

The Libra 2017 horoscope predicts that this is the year to increase your assets and that includes savings and investments as well as the money you have on call on a daily basis. You should be in line for a pay increase, a better paying position or else a new source of income will open up for you.

 

But remember, Libra, this is not a house of windfalls or lottery wins – this is the house of the money we make ourselves and as with all Jupiter transits, we can’t just sit back and wait for that cash to bank, we have to make the effort and invest in ourselves and our skills. As the 2nd rules our assets, this house also rules our partner as the 2nd is ruled by Venus planet of love.

 

Another benefit of Jupiter in here is that if you are single, you can attract the kind of relationship you can ‘bank on’ – a partner who will be a real asset to you emotionally so if you are still waiting for that special someone to appear, this could well be the year which delivers them.

Libra Horoscope 2017 For Career

 

You couldn’t ask for a better start to the new year, Libra! According to the Libra 2017 career forecast, Jupiter, the Planet of Luck and Good Fortune is in the right place for your professional life. You should feel confident to speak your mind and ask the boss for a raise. You know what you are worth; make sure others know as well. The career outlook is especially good if you are a Libra born in the middle of this zodiac sign.

 

Between now and October, travel is highlighted – of the long distance kind, and if you have been yearning to take that big trip, the likelihood you will be packing those bags and heading to the airport remains high. If you do head overseas, expect the trip to also educate you on some level even if it is just for pleasure. You will return with an enhanced understanding of the world or even embrace a different philosophy or set of beliefs as a result!

 

As far as your work goes, Jupiter is pushing you to take a chance now – a calculated risk but a risk nonetheless. This could be around setting up your own business and taking a punt on your own talents or else having the courage and the confidence to aim for that job that may not just be one step up the ladder but several rungs above where you currently stand. Until you do, you will never know what you can achieve. If working overseas is on your mind, Jupiter in your 1st can really assist you in taking that big step towards larger possibilities.

 

The horoscope 2017 for Libra warn that Neptune is transiting your solar 6th house so make sure anyone you hire to do work for you is honest and trustworthy, like mechanics, plumbers, carpenters, electricians, etc. It might be best to get a referral from someone you know who can be objective before you look in the yellow pages for a repairperson.

2017 Health Horoscope For Libra

 

The Libra 2017 horoscope for health also warn that Neptune transiting your solar 6th house may bring some very strange illnesses, allergies, strange experiences that affect your health or some hard to diagnose ailments not easily detected by the doctors or tests. What Neptune here might be trying to teach you is to check out alternative or holistic types of healing methods and treatments.

 

Actually the only way to really work successfully with Neptune is through prayer, meditation, yoga and any type of and spiritual endeavor, like spiritual retreats, prayer groups, etc.

 

Neptune dissolves and tends to disguise things therefore regular doctors may not be able to diagnose any ailment you might have. All this confusion with Neptune will take place in the beginning of its residency in your 6th house, because its mission is to get you to change your current way of looking at the art of healing and health and to change your health practices. It also might force you to change negative or bag habits or behaviors that are detrimental to your health.

 

On the other hand, it may not be your health that you need to pay attention to. It could be your mate’s health or your significant other. Your spouse or significant other in your life needs to be careful with their health. Their health may be a bit more delicate then usual and you may need to doctor them more during this Neptune transit and pay closer attention to their physical health. They may or may not complain, but it doesn’t matter. What matters is that you need to be more aware of their health and physical fitness because they may be missing critical clues that there could be a problem. They may need to adjust their health routines and take better care of themselves and to be more thoughtful of you and others. They may be experiencing some strange malady or it just that they are going through a strange period in their life. Be compassionate and understanding with them, Libra, as you nurse them back to health or take care of their hurt feelings.

 

Be very watchful of your pets, Libra. They could become lost or stolen. Treacherous people abound. Be careful who you let watch over your pet. They may not be as watchful or as loving as you are. Look over their diet. They may be missing essential fatty acids or certain vitamins and minerals and they really need for them to stay healthy at this time. If you are a Libra that does not have a pet, Neptune in your 6th could bring you an experience with someone else’s pet. You might be asked to pet sit. You might find a stray at your back door or have to rescue an animal. Being kind to an animal at this time could be like giving care to an angel in disguise. There will be rewards or blessings attached to your act of kindness to an animal during this cycle, so don’t hesitate to be a good humanitarian if you should get the chance.

 

The 2017 Libra zodiac also indicate that it would be in your best interest to get new smoke detectors or more than the ones you have. Also check into meters that measure gas in the house.

Scorpio Horoscope 2017

 

Hello fabulous one! The Scorpio horoscope 2017 shows that your best cycle for 12 years begins! Breathtaking events in love, travel and expansion take you skyward! Get ready for a year of destiny as 2017 will take you on a fabulous journey where larger than life and breathtaking experiences open doors, new horizons and turn you into an attraction magnet!

Scorpio 2017 Horoscope: Overview

 

The 2017 forecast for Scorpio shows that till October Jupiter is in your 12th of spiritual secrets and soul contracts. The past is featuring or at least making you aware of how your past partnerships (or choices) have affected the present. Jupiter is also triggering any lingering soul contracts while in here and will either re-deliver a past lover from this life or perhaps another one. The 2017 Scorpio astrology points out that is a time of inner spiritual learning, where links with your past, family karma, karmic connections with others and soul path and purpose are revealed.

 

Jupiter always wants to deliver benefits but as I like to point out – he is not some fairy godfather with a magic wand and we do need to make an effort ourselves rather than sit there and wait for something to fall into our laps. Jupiter in your 12th is very rarely about big material benefits – rather his gifts to us are of a soul nature but it is important to remember that these can turn out to be the most valuable and lasting of them all. Once we identify patterns and what holds us back, we are free to take full advantage of any and all opportunities which come our way as we are healed and unburdened. This is what you are being prepared for now, so do the work!

 

People are lucky to count you in their corner, Scorpio, as you’re determined, loyal and brave. Depth of thought and great sincerity also make you a great ally to have. You’ve got a probing mind that can cut deep below the surface level to get to the heart of the matter. Passion is your middle name (if not your first), since you live life intensely. Scorpio, you are a highly sensual person, you tenaciously go after your goals and desires. Others are drawn to your sexy magnetic appeal, but they’d be sheer fools to ever cross you. While your magnetic force and strong will can be stunning, your mean streak of vengeance can stun your enemies like a Scorpion’s stinger (Scorpion — Scorpio, get it?). You have incredible hidden depths that only a special few are privy to and have the pleasure of knowing.

 

The mantra for the year 2017 will be responsibility with money. Saturn, the Planet of Hard Work and Discipline, will be in your sector of money and possessions for much of this year. There are valuable lessons to be learned during this year, most of them revolving around the prudent use of funds. The fact that you are flush now doesn’t mean that you should be spending freely – get smart with that cash instead.

 

You’ll be thanking your lucky stars you’re a Scorpio star sign in Octobre when Jupiter, the Planet of Good Fortune, moves into your sign for a full 12 months. This will be an interesting year for you, Scorpio. Traveling to exotic locations will open your eyes to a world you never imagined. This change of scenery and way of life may alter your philosophical outlook. You are open to others and eager to learn. Your enthusiasm for life and its many possibilities allows you to take advantage of everything around you. You may experience something this year that reveals an important message — you may figure out what life is all about for you and where you fit into the equation.

Scorpio Love Horoscope 2017

 

The Scorpio love horoscope 2017 shows that you have Neptune in your love sector. Let’s look in on what affect transiting Neptune might be having on you as it passes through your solar 5 th house. Neptune is the planet of illusion and idealism, while at the same time it can be deceiving if you are wearing “rose colored” glasses as you examine your love life. The 5 th house is the house of love, romance and creativity. You may be feeling unloved or you are seeking the perfect love. This could put your significant other in a difficult position if he/she is not performing or behaving like a heroine out of a romance novel. If you are seeking perfect love or a perfect partner, then you are in for disappointment. What you are looking for doesn’t exist in this world.

 

I would suggest that you don’t look for Neptune outside of yourself, Scorpio, rather look within. Fill yourself up with things that you feel good about. If you are an artist, musician, avid Gardner, designer, prayer worrier, writer or poet, get back to these things that fill you up with pleasure and feeds your soul. You may have allowed the mundane or practical things in life to take you away from what makes you happy. Remember, Scorpio, money does not make us happy. It can ease our stress and bring a feeling of safety and security, but it’s the things money can’t buy that truly make us happy.

 

If you have children watch over them closely. They are changing so rapidly. Give them their space and privacy, but without them noticing, make sure they aren’t getting into any trouble with drugs, sex or alcohol. Realize they are trying to find their identity, but they may be doing it by following blindly the groups that they think are cool.

 

The 2017 Scorpio horoscope for love also points out that this year you have the biggest and luckiest transit for 12 years, as on October 10th Jupiter moves out of your 12th and arrives in your 1st as an early birthday gift. Think back 12 years to what was happening back then and now expect more and then some! You may find similar opportunities and themes emerging as well as some new ones. It is very very important that you do look back and see what was going on back then especially with regards to what opportunities you accepted and which ones you did not take advantage of back then. Do you have any regrets? If so, make a vow now not to repeat any mistakes and make a different choice if put in the same kind of position again.

 

The 2017 forecast for Scorpio shows that travel especially long distance travel is highly likely during the last three months of the year. So ensure your passport is up to date. Is there anywhere you have always yearned to go see or experience? This is your invitation to explore a larger, more dynamic world so start to make plans to go even if at this stage you can only look on line at fares or flip through a guide book. You may be surprised at how the opportunity to actually go there comes about. You may find yourself in exotic locales this months, Scorpio. There are places in the world that are entirely foreign from what you are used to, and you’re eager to learn all you can from the world around you. Your intellectual curiosity will be satisfied researching distant lands, but most of all you’ll enjoy communicating with foreigners. Scorpio, consider finding someone online who lives in a world far, far away. An email pen pal could help introduce you to the uniqueness of a different culture without having to actually go there.

 

The luck is most definitely on your side during this transit so why not take a risk? I am talking about a calculated one of course and not going to Vegas and betting your house deposit fund on the Blackjack tables! Take a chance on your talents and skills, Scorpio – perhaps by pushing your own ventures or by applying for that position you would normally shy away from because you believe you are under-experienced or under-qualified. The results may astound you and prove there is more to you than you think!

 

Many astrologers consider Jupiter in your 7th to be the best Jupiter transit for relationships but in my experience Jupiter in your 1st is just as good and may perhaps even come with extra benefits! Jupiter in Scorpio zodiac sign turns you into a massive attraction magnet and what you want just cannot seem to escape from being drawn in if you make even the slightest effort! So, you are in one of the best cycles in 12 years for relationship matters. If your relationship has been troubled and has gone beyond the point of no return, the 2017 Scorpio predictions indicate that Jupiter makes it easier than you might think to step away from it and usually amicably. This is because Jupiter wants you to be free to expand and learn and if that process is now absent from your current union, Jupiter provides the release for you to move on to one that has more to offer your growth.

 

If you are recently single again or have been a single Scorpio for some time, Jupiter should now turn up in person. The 2017 forecast for Scorpio suggest to look for someone dynamic, successful, well-travelled and a bit larger than life in some way. They may be from overseas or have overseas connections and may also work in a Jupiter/Sagittarian profession. Sports, horses, large animals, academia, the law, the outdoors, travel, advertising, the media, sales – anything that allows them to stand out. This is not a person you are likely to miss, Scorpio. They think big and act with confidence.

 

While we are on that subject – now is the time for you to emulate those kinds of qualities as well. The 2017 Scorpio astrology forecast points out that Jupiter in Scorpio sun sign represents a new beginning and a new ‘you’ so make changes in a big way to your image, to your appearance, to your wardrobe, and do not be your old self. Be a bolder more vibrant version of you, Scorpio, and this is what acts at the catalyst for that attraction process as the reaction you get from others shows that they love this fabulous vibration you are broadcasting.

 

This will work on a professional and also personal level, Scorpio. It’s the gravitational power of attraction and for a moment just think about the massive gravitational effects Jupiter has on our solar system. Did you know that without Jupiter life on Earth may not have evolved? Or at least not evolved in the way it has. You see, Scorpio, Jupiter’s gravity adds an essential ‘wobble’ if you like to Earth’s orbit which combined with the Earth being in the ‘Goldilocks’ zone from our Sun means that life was able to begin here. Without Jupiter we cannot say what would have happened. When you begin to understand this on this kind of level then we have to say if Jupiter can influence our planet in this way, what can he do for us individually? Now you understand why working with his energy becomes some important. It takes astrology and understanding our Jupiter transit to another level. Defy gravity from October onwards!

 

You’ll be a backbone of support not only for family this year but also for friends. Those you care about and those who care about you may seek out solace from you. This year, you have a special gift of relieving people of their troubles and worries. With many planets aligned in your sector of friendship, friends will be very important to you. Your generosity and ability to comfort others keep you surrounded by friends throughout the year.

 

The Scorpio horoscope also shows that Venus, the Planet of Love, moves retrograde into your sector of love from April 3 to April 15, 2017 and stays through until April 28. Scorpio, when it comes to romance, take off the rose-colored glasses you always seem to wear and get yourself some specs that tell it like it is. If a new relationship seems too good to be true, maybe it actually is. A little research is advised before you make any long-term commitment. This is also true from mid-June until late November, when Neptune, the Planet of Fantasy, is traveling retrograde.

Scorpio Horoscope 2017 For Finance

 

The Scorpio 2017 predictions for money shows that it’s taskmaster Saturn which crowds your money house for the remainder of the year. That means budget time — dinner for two will be at home from now on. Smart Scorpio will also keep their eye on the Dow 30 and do some sensible investing.

 

You’ll be looking closely at how you’ve handled your money in the past. Are you proud of this or are you now seeing that there are different choices you could have made? With Saturn in your money zone this you will see all too clearly how your financial choices in the past have shaped your present monetary circumstances.

The good news for you is that with Saturn in your 2nd house, you have all the tools you need to make long term adjustments to how you earn, spend, save and manage your money. This is big pants finance business school for all Phoenixes and you can graduate with honours if you combine Saturn’s wisdom with your capacity to get things done. Scorpio, if you need to meet with people to discuss money – and this includes anything from meeting with your bank manage to talk about your overdraft or negotiating a payrise or salary, act professionally and present the facts and whatever you do, leave emotion out of it all.

 

Saturn will turn retrograde in your 2nd, from april to late august, asking you to apply what you are learning about your handling of money in the past in order to create a new financial future. Part of this may involve getting a handle on any debts you have and perhaps coming to an agreement with creditors how you will pay off any outstanding loans or balances. Again, approach anything like this in a practical manner and if you do have debts then do not blame yourself or think this in any way reflects on your worth as a human soul engaged in a learning process.

 

While he is retrograde, those of Scorpio born during the last week of your sign will find yourselves brought to a halt until those financial areas are sorted out so don’t expect much progress until then. Your money may also be harder to come by or just not increasing but there is another side to this as you will be less inclined to spend on what you do not need and in a much stronger conservation state of mind. Remember, Scorpio, that in order to save the first thing we need to is to start spending less rather than just concentrating on trying to earn more so we can start saving. If you begin here then by the time Saturn is direct again you should have established better and long term habits around your money with which you can build a solid foundation.

 

When Jupiter, the Planet of Good Luck and Fortune shows itself in October, you can count on having the money available that you need around that time.

Scorpio Horoscope 2017 For Career

 

The Scorpio 2017 career horoscope suggest that in Octobre, when Jupiter, the Planet of Good Luck and Fortune moves into your sign, to take a few risks. You may be surprised what comes your way when you are bold once in a while. You might just find that pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.

 

You have Pluto in your 3rd house, so you may be compulsively traveling back and forth, here and there and everywhere, so much that you don’t know how to get off the merry-go-round. Can you Scorpio every sit still for very long before you are out gallivanting around? Visit with people over the phone more and save on gas and your legs. If you take a closer look at all the running and traveling you have been doing lately you might begin to see why your feet or legs hurt so much, Scorpio.

 

Very deep changes could be taking place with some of your siblings. Pay attention to your siblings and friends. They may be having a hard time physically.They could be life-altering events or health issues that keep them confined. They may be experiencing some very big changes in their life and could use your kindness and thoughtfulness, letters, phone calls and visits. They could move out of the country or far away. You could have new neighbors or foreign neighbors that bring you new awareness of the different cultures in the world. A new car or vehicle may be in the making. Yours could die or be demolished. Just make sure you get what you need and not what you think you should have. You have to be able to pay for it later on.

2017 Fashion Horoscope For Scorpio

 

This year, you might get a radically different new look. If you have long hair at the start of the new year, be sure to take pictures because by the end of the year it may not be there. You’re building great confidence in your appearance and you’re willing to make changes.

 

During Octobre, Jupiter moves into your sign, which means that aspects in your life will start to expand, including your wardrobe. Feel free to buy something you like but you don’t think is really your style. One crazy morning you may just want to put on something a little wacky, and you should be prepared — at least get yourself a fun hat. Your style will be different when you’ll want to be taken seriously and your wardrobe will reflect that. Navy, brown and clean-cut lines will take you where you want to go.

2017 Health Horoscope For Scorpio

 

The 2017 Scorpio zodiac for health warn that Jupiter, the Planet of Expansion, can do wonders for your wallet and your wardrobe, but you don’t want it to affect your waistline. Be careful with candy, fast food and snacking between meals. You may be tempted to satiate jangled nerves with food in the end of the year, even though you know it is just a temporary pleasure.

 

Scorpio, October is the month to make radical changes to your fitness routine. Do something that you would not normally do and dare to be different from the other people who work out at the gym. Scorpio, check all the details before committing to an expensive workout program. If you choose to join a gym rather than take up a dance class, be sure the gym offers a variety of workouts. October to December are the best fitness months for you this year. It’s a great time to physically challenge yourself. Sore points may be the ankles, so take extra care. Stretching and flexing are always advised.

Sagittarius Horoscope 2017

 

According to Sagittarius horoscope 2017, get ready for a fated year, Sagittarius! Don’t you love those stories which begin ‘It is written . . .’? Where is it written? In the stars of course! You have a 2017 year where fate takes over and yes, it is written that you have these experiences. Open a new page in your Book of Destiny, Sagittarius. In 2017, make your money work for you over the long term. Love and other encounters have a fated feel in 2017.

Sagittarius 2017 Horoscope: Overview

 

The Sagittarius 2017 horoscope shows that Saturn in your sign continues his two and a half year journey asking you to step up and establish something via experience. Due to the time he spends in Sagittarius sun sign, he will play a major role in much that occurs this year. Sagittarius, don’t forget, he rules karma and fate which is why he will deliver those ‘written’ experiences he’s got in his Book of Time.

 

Please bear in mind that Saturn in the past has had a very bad rap from astrologers. Yes, he can place restrictions in your path but this is because you need to learn something major. He also protects you in 2017, which is why sometimes no matter how hard you push, you don’t get something. This is Saturn in Guardian Angel mode as he knows better than you do that what you want and what is good for you may be two different things!

 

How many times in your life have you looked back and been glad things did not work out the way you wanted them to and in fact you have had a lucky escape? That’s Saturn’s wisdom at work for you. He is the wise partner, elder and hard but fair teacher, and when you have learned your lesson, he can reward you like no other planet – and that includes Jupiter!

 

As a truth seeker, Sagittarius star sign continuously strives to better understand the world in which they live. Philosophical in nature, you’re broad-minded and often take risks. The following phrase was coined with you in mind: happy-go-lucky. Disarmingly cheery and optimistic, you’re enthusiastic and extroverted. People may accuse you of being tactless, Sagittarius, which can be an unfortunate by-product of just being genuine. You’re enchanted with different cultures and are often inclined to take the challenge of adventure when it comes to traveling and seeing the rest of the world. Needless to say, Sagittarius, you’re restless and like to be on the move. And on the move you should be, since people the world over will delight in your generous, tolerant and easy-going sensibilities.

 

After the Saturn heads direct again on August 25th the question is, do you feel you are more experienced and capable now thanks to what you have been re-learning during his retrograde phase, from April 6th to August 25, 2017? It’s not a question of looking older but certainly feeling older and wiser and now bringing this to bear on your decisions.

 

You are one of the most impulsive signs of the zodiac and while this makes you willing to take a chance, sometimes you can benefit more by slowing down a little. Which Saturn has now asked you to do by looking closely at some of those impulsive decisions and what their results have been. You now know that there’s a balance to be struck between grabbing an opportunity perhaps because you feel this may be the one time it’s offered, and stepping back to ask yourself if it’s actually going to be good for you in the long term? Sagittarius, sometimes you have to take a chance and sometimes you have to come from a place of knowing that this may be a good thing but if it’s meant for you, you can afford to stop to think about it.

Sagittarius Love Horoscope 2017

 

The Sagittarius love horoscope 2017 points out that you should expect the unexpected when it comes to love in 2017. Promises may be changed or broken, so don’t set your heart too quickly on somebody. People may not always be who they seem or who you had hoped them to be.

 

For some of you Sagittarius, you may be feeling very romantic and seeking excitement through some wild romantic flings. Don’t get yourself in a whole bunch of trouble by putting all your eggs in one basket with anyone at this time, Sagittarius. Uranus in your solar 5 th house of creativity, love and romance will keep you on a merry-go-round of romantic escapades in 2017. Don’t expect any of them to be permanent. Just have fun, Sagittarius.

 

The Sagittarius 2017 predictions suggest that you can create something spictular during this Uranus transit. You can develop new talents or discover you are artistic. Enjoy the movies, videos, cameras and anything to do with film. You can become a dance, music, art or literary critique or expert. Go out and grab life with both hands and have some fun. Just don’t break the law or get yourself into trouble, Sagittarius. The opposite sex is finding you very glamorous or handsome, so expect some winks and nods coming yur way in 2017.

 

Sagittarius, start the year 2017 still focussed on those three wishes I told you to make back in September 2015 when Jupiter entered your 11th house. Or at least, focus on those which have yet to come true. Chances are one of them may have and if you recall, I did say that one or more should be granted while Jupiter remains in this house in your chart. Just ensure you are doing your part to make them manifest. However as while Jupiter does want to say ‘Yes!’ he is also not a combination of Santa or your Genie of the Lamp all rolled into one. He does require that you make an effort as it is your actions which activate his luck potential. So, Sagittarius, you set the forces in motion and Jupiter will do the rest.

 

The 2017 astrology suggest to have a plan for the steps you can take to really activate Jupiter’s potential in this house. At the very least, he should be putting you in touch with influential, well-travelled and successful friends who may be able to help you or will at least assist with emotional support and perhaps offer more. If you are searching for a travelling companion or someone with whom to share new experiences, then Jupiter can deliver the perfect buddy. Just be aware that this is the house of friendship and not the house of romance. For a connection to grow into something more you need other transits going on. But see this as an opportunity to explore all kinds of connections as really, all connections are forged from love even if it is not the romantic kind!

 

However, that being said this is not to say romance may not grow out of friendship and remember, Sagittarius, if it does this is usually the most enduring kind, or that love may not appear anyway. Have you noticed it usually does when you are off enjoying yourself and not thinking about it? Funny that! So, Sagittarius, if you are seeking love in 2017, then my advice to you for this year is to concentrate on fun and being with those whose company you enjoy and chances are romance will find you anyway!

Sagittarius Horoscope 2017 For Finance

 

The 2017 forecast for Sagittarius money says that because of some event that has taken place in your life during last years, whether for bad or good, your values and what you find important in life has taken a drastic turn or is going through a complete metamorphosis, which may affect both our personal possessions on the material plane and your sense of values on the psychological plane. I think what you are realizing is that you can’t take anything or anyone for granted. And you may develop a deeper faith in a higher power and begin talking more to the Great Almighty. Sagittarius, you are more curious about the other side and if there is a hereafter.

 

With transiting Pluto going through our solar 2nd house of money, your financial picture has gone and still going through quite a bit of change. You might feel like you are on a financial merry-go-round. It may feel like you were once rich or poor and now you are poor or rich. A complete reversal of money matters may seem like it matches the same kinds of reversals of life events and circumstances happening in your life.

 

What is life trying to teach you, dear Sagittarius, especially regarding money? Let me reassure you that you are not doomed to poverty, rather you are learning how to define yourself and learning how to gather self-esteem by what you do, not how much you make or how much money you have or how much you own. Having money doesn’t give you self-esteem, Sagittarius, but being without it makes you resourceful and being resourceful slowly builds up your self-esteem. When you become resourceful and self-sufficient, you know no mater what happens in your life or what ever befalls you, you can stand on your own two feet and with your head held high.

Sagittarius Horoscope 2017 For Career

 

The career horoscope 2017 for Sagittarius shows that transiting Saturn has been in your sun sign since 2015 and it will be here till mid-December,2017 . There are heavy learning lessons with Saturn in any sign. You have taken on heavier responsibilities during this time and may be feeling a bit over burdened, stressed, lonely, more tired than usual, physically exhausted or even ill and perhaps even a bit depressed during this Saturn transit, due to all the things that have gone wrong, from big things to little things. But behold, this conjunction only happens once every 28-30 years. That’s nice to know. It is considered a growing up cycle or feeling you are getting “old” cycle.

 

So, with Saturn, the Planet of Discipline, into your zodiac sign, in 2017 you will work hard and reap the rewards. The year may seem like a lot of responsibility and hard work, but you’ll be impressed with the results and proud of your accomplishments.

 

This Saturn transit through the Sagittarius sun sign, can be considered an awakening for you. 2017 it’s a year to get real and get serious about your life, your health, your goals, what you want to accomplish in life and most of all it is time to grow up no matter what age you are. Life will bring you learning lessons in 2017 that may at first seem harsh or unfair, but this is life teaching you how to be better prepared to handle the realities of life. It is time to toughen up, without becoming hardened. The optimist Sagittarius has a hard time enduring disappointment and receiving criticism from others, thus you may feel like you are receiving an unfair amount of rejection, punishment, rejection or disappointment. So what is a Sagittarius to do with this kind of transit? How can the Sagittarius protect him/her self?

First, the Sagittarius 2017 horoscope advise the Archer to find a job and put every penny away they can in order to save; save for tomorrow, next year and a hundred years from now.

 

Second, the 2017 astrology advise to evaluates his/her life and works hard at figuring out where they want to be 15 years from now. This current transit is setting up a new 15-year cycle for Sagittarius. This is a time to plant roots, set your sights on your future goals and to get started on this journey by taking those baby steps needed to prepare for the future, no matter how old or young you are during this cycle. Realize you should have been doing this at the start of this transit way back in 2015. But you still have some time left since Saturn does not leave the sign of Sagittarius till December 23, 2017, so it’ not too late to get started on laying out your future goals and plans.

 

No matter how difficult this transit may seem to you, in the long run can be considered a “Golden Opportunity” to become extremely focused and self-centered in a healthy way. So, Sagittarius, no matter what house in your Natal Chart transiting Saturn is visiting, the purpose is the same: hard work, being responsible, taking on a lot of responsibility, focusing on your long term goals, and objectives and putting money away for the future. This are all core issues for you during this year.

 

People in authority, like bosses, parents, government officials and law enforcement officials, may come in to your life to give you some hard lessons to learn, but don’t resist. Learn to uphold the law. Don’t break the rules, Sagittarius, learn how to live within the rules, laws, and whatever restrictions you are currently under. You can find healthy or constructive ways in which to make the rules and laws work for you.

2017 Health Horoscope For Sagittarius

 

According to the 2017 health horoscope for Sagittarius, October 10th sees another of the year’s biggest transits occur when Jupiter enters your 12th house, of health. If you have any Scorpio friends or those with Scorpio rising, you might want to talk to them about how this transit manifests as they have spent the past 12 months experiencing it first-hand. Unlike many Jupiter transits, this one is not usually about material or actual expansion although as with all of them, travel is a possibility. Jupiter in your 12th is about higher, spiritual learning and this can mean learning more about yourself, exploring the deeper side of life and perhaps studying occult matters such as the Tarot, astrology, clairvoyance, philosophy and belief systems or even psychology.

 

The past in terms of your past in this lifetime and your past lives could become important and you will become more aware of how the past has shaped your present. Any major planet transiting this house can put you in touch with the deep side of life’s experiences as this house rules ‘womb and tomb’ – where you were before this life and where you are going afterwards – either through personal events or studying. You could even end up helping those who are sick or disadvantaged in some way during this transit.

 

This is an excellent cycle for anyone who works in heathcare, healing, places of confinement – hospitals, hospices and even prisons, and charity work. This is the house of what cannot be seen but nonetheless exists. So, as well as the more esoteric stuff, this house also rules subjects such as theoretical maths and quantum physics as both require us to enter a different realm of understanding to get to grips with them. So, Sagittarius, if you work in these areas again, this can be an excellent transit where discoveries can be made.

 

But the 2017 yearly predictions warn that this is the house of hidden enemies and while in here Jupiter will expose them if they exist. But remember, Sagittarius – the enemy within comes under this heading as it is always the one we are least aware of. Jupiter’s gift to you while in here, is that he will not only expose those thoughts that lead you to sabotage or hold yourself back. He will also allow you to identify where they came from and put them behind you, so that once he reaches the Sagittarius zodiac sign, in 2018, you are free from any limitations you have been carrying around inside of you.

Capricorn Horoscope 2017

 

The Capricorn horoscope 2017 predicts that armed with the desire to explore all the potential that is hidden inside you, that Saturn is going to show you in 2017, you can create positive change in every area of your life, especially as you have assistance from Pluto who just loves it when we commit to transformation. For those of Capricorn born at the start of the second week of January, you will feel the effects of Pluto more than most Capricorns, as he will be impacting on your Sun Sign. During this year, he will stir up your deepest fears and hidden feelings, secrets – including those you keep from yourself, and also, along with Saturn’s workings in your 12th sector, uncover those hidden talents. Don’t try to stop or resist this process.

Capricorn 2017 Horoscope: Overview

 

The 2017 Capricorn predictions shows that your ruler Saturn is going to spend a big part of 2017 retrograde in your 12th house. This period which runs from April 6th to August 25, 2017, is going to be all about inner learning, the acceptance of karma and of karmic debts repaid or falling due on some level. Pay close attention to who helps you and who is hindering you during this time as it is highly likely that you have either helped or hindered them in the past. Try to avoid feelings of anger, frustration of the desire to ‘pay back’ someone in kind if they are behaving in a negative way towards you.

 

People will show their true colours now and what will help you get through this period is maintaining a universal mindset. You do not have to forgive negative people if you are not ready to, but it will help break any karmic chains to try to step back and become the observer rather than just reacting – no matter how hard they are pushing those buttons! Capricorn, ask yourself in the grand scheme of things if this really matters? Do you want to go on repeating this dance lifetime after lifetime or do you want to now let it go? Remember, Capricorn, it is the stronger soul that lets go and walks away and sometimes that is all it takes. This is the essence of Saturn’s lessons in 2017 for you.

 

Of course, Capricorn, the other side to this coin are those souls paying you back for the fabulous stuff you have done for them. Those people you encounter who just want to help you without wanting anything much in return. If you benefit from this, then why not create some brand new karma and pay that forward to someone? You will be all too aware this year of what goes around, comes around, dear Capricorn.

 

Ever organized, Capricorn, you’re a ambitious zodiac sign, dependable and practical. Once you’ve decided what you want, you go after your goal with determination and hard work. Like the steady-footed goat that represents your sun sign, you’ll trudge ahead diligently to reach the summit of your intended lofty goal. Friends and family depend on you to be the stable and patient factor in any situation. Realism and caution color your cool-headed, reserved temperament. Getting big-ticket items at bargain prices is your modus operandi since thrift as well as quality are what really gets the Goat grooving (although you’re not really one to groove). Capricorn, you may be a bit conservative in your outlook on life and risk, of course, is not a part of your vocabulary. Sticking to solid ground that leads to a great view from the top is where it’s at for you.

 

With Pluto, the Planet of Transformation, in your sign, the 2017 horoscope for Capricorn zodiac sign shows that you may be in for a radical lifestyle change at the start of the year. There is great opportunity this year for you to learn and grow. You may be very surprised when you learn that certain people in your life are not really who you thought they were. Your abilities to be flexible and objective and to go with the flow will be put to good use.

 

A serious approach to health and fitness will pay off this year, even if you have been frustrated with yo-yo diets and passing attempts to get fit in the past. From July until the end of the year, a positive turnaround in relationships will take place regardless of whether you’re a single or hitched Capricorn.

 

You have had transiting Pluto passing through Capricorn sun sign from November 28, 2008. Ever so subtle or maybe not so subtle, you have been going through a complete metamorphosis and personality change for about 10 years now. Do you feel any different? Have you made any drastic changes in your personality, attitude, life style or behavior? You may not be able to see your changes, but I’m sure others can. If you should dare to know or dare to ask, perhaps those around you can testify to the changes, the mood swings and radical ups and downs you have gone through in these last several years.

 

Capricorn, you only have a few years left, so maybe the worst is over. Let’s hope so. You may not have enjoyed the journey much yourself. I’m sure you endured a lot of emotional traumas that were hard to deal with, but please realize most of it you created yourself. You have gone through some extremes in behavior from deeply depressed to utterly euphoric. What a roller-coaster ride you have been on in these last several years. You could have severed or destroyed many or several important relationships because you thought you were right and they were wrong. In looking back was it worth the price to lose these treasured relationships?

 

During this cycle you have gone to great lengths to accomplish your goals and ambitions and you did for the most part. You didn’t let anyone interfere or get in your way as you strived to get what you wanted out of life. But now, Capricorn, in looking back at all the bridges you burned or destroyed in your metamorphosis, have you learned how not to dominate others and to grant them the same freedom that you demand for yourself?

 

With Pluto energies combined with your Capricorn sun sign energies, you have learned how to play your cards close to your chest, to be secretive, keep people away or at arms length so that they can’t hurt you, so that they don’t burden you with too much responsibility or intimacy. In some ways this is good, Capricorn, but in some ways not so good. You have grown in your survival instincts and learned that not everyone is your friend.

 

As you can see, the Capricorn yearly astrology shows that much of your energy or focus has been firmly planted on yourself in these last 9 years. Which may or may not be a bad thing. It depends on how kind, generous and thoughtful you have been with others. The 2017 horoscope points out that if you have learned that in order to keep your wealth, your good fortune and good friends, you must share a little with others, and especially with those less fortunate, then you are in an okay place in 2017. You will not lose all that you have gained materially or financially. But if you have been very self-centered and stingy with sharing your good fortune with others, than you stand a good chance of losing much of what you have gained during this transit.

 

This was the big test, Capricorn, the learning lesson behind this Pluto transit through your sun sign. What is that old adage, “When given much, much is expected of you?” But there is still time to pick up the broken pieces if you failed this test. In 2017, learn to forgive others and yourself and learn how to share without strings attached. Learn how to love and be intimate with others. Learn how to share yourself with those you love and who love you. You will not be the dominant force in life forever, because transits change.

Capricorn Love And Friendship Horoscope 2017

 

The Capricorn Love Horoscope 2017 shows that in October, Jupiter, the Planet of Expansion, moves into your sector of circle of friends. You may walk into a party knowing only one person, but you will leave knowing many more. With October 2017 month begins an increase in your circle of friends, and the growth continues for the next 12 months.

 

Make three wishes and be prepared for at least one of them to come true in the next 12 months as Jupiter changes signs on October 10 and arrives in your 11th of friends, social and business connections, goals and dreams. Interacting with the collective in a big way is promised and you can also expect your social life to expand and new and interesting people to cross your path as a result.

 

Although I have said to make those three wishes, it is important to understand that Jupiter is not your Fairy Godfather, Santa and the Easter Bunny all rolled into one. Yes, he wants us to attain our goals but we cannot just sit there and expect what we want to door-knock or be there at the end of our bed (or in our bed!) when we wake up one morning. We have to take action for Jupiter to send those seemingly ‘lucky’ breaks our way. If you don’t yet understand this process I recommend you read psychologist Paul Wiseman’s book on Luck which explains this perfectly.

 

For you, Capricorn, goal manifestation will come about via putting yourself out there and making as many and as varied friendships and professional contacts as you can. If we want our ‘luck’ to expand then we have to be willing to step out of our usual circle and meet people operating in many different spheres. All too often we restrict ourselves on so many levels because we remain in our friendship comfort zone with the same people (usually like ourselves or with whom we work). Jupiter will put new and fascinating people in your path who could end up helping you or having a big influence on your future, if you just take that first step towards finding them.

 

Explore different activities and groups. Instead of staring at your phone or being plugged into your MP3 player when commuting have a book or a magazine, start to look around you. Smile. Strike up conversations. You never know who you may end up talking to. The 2017 yearly predictions for Capricorn shows that the benefits will come via stepping out of your world and entering the world of others. Do this and you may be surprised at how that wish or even wishes, end up being fulfilled.

 

Enjoy your friends, groups and associations. You have gotten a great opportunity to be surrounded by those you enjoy. Later transits indicate you may not have as much time to spend with them, so do it now and don’t feel guilty about it. A friend may call upon you to help them out in some way. They need you to be their friend now, so do this for them. You won’t regret it. You may need a favor from them in return one day. This is a good time to visit with some close friends or talk with some you haven’t seen in a while.

The Capricorn horoscope 2017 also says that there could be some changes in the family dynamic this year. Family secrets could be revealed to Capricorns. Be prepared to mind your own p’s and q’s and not mess with it if you don’t need to be involved.

2017 Health Horoscope For Capricorn

 

Well, the Capricorn 2017 predictions for health shows that transiting Saturn has been journeying through your solar 12th house, of health, since 2015, and will be here till December 23th, 2017. Have you been in the hospitals, nursing homes, prisons, visiting or helping people get to and from the doctor during this transit? These events are likely to happen with transiting Saturn transiting through the 12th house.

 

Let’s hope it was not you who might have had to receive hospital care, Capricorn. Let’s hope you were using this new 15-year cycle, which is a shutting down cycle or stage of life, to meditate and reflect in hidden, quiet or peaceful places, because this would have been the best way to handle this transit. It would have been a good time to write your memoirs or the book you always wanted to write or read all the books that have been piling up in your bookcase. But who can keep a Capricorn down what with all their pent up and inexhaustible energy?

 

Let’s hope you have had the opportunity or foresight to make money and to save money rather than spend everything that has come your way lately. You may have had to spend money on health care, but that is okay, you are worth it.

About this shutting down stage, this means that the 15-year cycle you have been going through is about to come to an end as of late December, 2017 transiting Saturn crosses your zodiac sign.

 

Very often friends and important relationships leave your life or you leave their life by some sort of strange coincidence in order for you, Capricorn, to begin your new 15-year cycle. Your new 15-year cycle will be a more reclusive stage of life, Capricorn, which means you won’t be thrust out into the world like you have been these past 15 years. This new cycle will put you more in the receiving end or taking-in department of life rather than the giving out to the world stage of your life. Now you are preparing to go more within in order to learn and grow on a deeper soul level. Capricorn, you will begin learning again and storing up all your knowledge for when transiting Saturn will cross your solar descendant some 16-or 17 years from now and when you will be thrust out into the public to give to others what you have learned.

2017 Fashion horoscope for Capricorn

 

The fashion 2017 horoscope for Capricorn shows that with Pluto, the Planet of Transformation, in your sign, there could be a radical alteration in your appearance, especially if you were born in January. One day you may find yourself cleaning out your closet and tossing out a few old rags here and there, and pretty soon, most of your wardrobe will be pitched. You’re itching to buy the hottest clothes for a “new look.”

 

You dare to be different, Capricorn, and everyone will know it when you walk into the office wearing new threads. Onlookers may think your style is outrageous, but by late October through mid-November, you may start fashion trends with your good taste.

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 Health

10 Top Medical Breakthroughs

The most popular health news articles posted in 2016 are shown below:

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1. Personalized treatment

 

What if you could get medical care tailored just for you, based on genetic information? The Precision Medicine Initiative, set to launch in 2016, would revolutionize how we treat disease, taking it from a one-size-fits-all approach to one fitted to each patient's unique differences. The project, Collins says, hopes to answer such important questions as: Why does a medical treatment work for some people with the same disease but not for others? One million volunteers will be asked to share their genomic and other molecular information with researchers working to understand factors that influence health.

2. Busting brain clots

 

A tiny new tool to get rid of brain clots will be a "game changer for stroke treatment," Roizen says. Although clot-dissolving drugs are the first line of treatment for the most common type of stroke, when they don't do the trick, physicians can now use a stent retriever to remove the small mass. A wire with a mesh-like tip is guided through the artery into the brain to grab the clot. When the wire is removed, the clot goes with it. The American Heart Association has given the device its strongest recommendation, after studies found it improves the odds that certain patients will survive and function normally again.

 

3. Brain-limb connection

 

The goal of linking the brain to a robotic limb to help paralyzed people and amputees move naturally is closer than ever. Previously, brain implants to help move these artificial limbs have had limited success because the person had to think about each individual action (open hand, close hand) in order to move the limb. But now researchers are putting implants in the area of the brain that controls the intention to move, not just the physical movement itself. This allows patients to fluidly guide a robotic limb. "We think this will get FDA approval in the next year and will have a major clinical impact on paralyzed patients," Roizen says.

 

4. Fine-tuning genes

 

Next year could see major strides toward the goal of cutting harmful genetic mistakes from a person's DNA. A gene-editing tool is a powerful technology that allows scientists to easily correct or edit DNA. "It basically gives you a scissors to cut out pieces of genes," Roizen explains. The technology was recently used to eradicate leukemia in a British child by giving her gene-edited immune cells to fight off the disease. This could represent a huge step toward treating other diseases, including correcting gene mutations that cause inherited diseases, but ethicists and scientists worry the technology could also be used to alter traits for nonmedical reasons.

 

5. New cancer vaccines

 

Your body's immune system fights off germs that cause infections — could it be taught to fight off cancer cells? That's the idea behind new immunotherapy cancer vaccines, which train the immune system to use its antiviral fighting response to destroy cancer cells without harming healthy cells. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) already has approved such vaccines for the treatment of advanced prostate cancer and melanoma. Current research is focused on pairing new and old vaccines, including the tetanus vaccine with a newer cancer vaccine to treat glioblastoma, a type of brain cancer. Those who received the dual vaccine lived three to seven more years after treatment than those who received an injection without the tetanus portion. Among the most eagerly anticipated vaccines in 2016, Misialek says, is a lung cancer vaccine. Work on such a vaccine, first developed in Cuba, is already underway here.

 

6. Faster public health vaccines

 

In the wake of the Ebola outbreak last year, the process for producing vaccines to protect the public against a possible epidemic has gone into warp drive — a feat that makes it the Cleveland Clinic's top medical innovation for 2016. The fear that, with international travel, a single person could potentially infect huge numbers of people "has led to a system to be able to immunize a large number of people really fast," Roizen explains. Where previously it took decades to develop a vaccine, the Ebola vaccine was ready in six months. A similarly accelerated process was behind the approval of a meningitis B vaccine following outbreaks at two universities.

7. Targeting cancer

 

Researchers are closing in on the day when a single drug will treat many different cancers. While traditional clinical trials focus on testing a drug for a particular type of cancer based on its location — breast or lung, for example — new studies are testing therapies that target a specific genetic mutation found in a tumor, regardless of where the cancer originated. "We're throwing all cancers with the same mutation in one basket," pathologist Misialek says, and then testing a drug that targets that mutation. Results of an international basket trial found that a drug focused on a single genetic mutation can be effective across multiple cancer types, including a common form of lung cancer and a rare form of bone cancer.

 

8. Wearable sensors

 

Wearable health sensors could soon change the way people with chronic diseases, such as diabetes, heart disease and asthma, control and monitor their condition. Drug companies and researchers are looking into using wearable technology to monitor patients more accurately in clinical trials, and hospitals and outpatient clinics could use it to monitor patients after discharge. Devices, from stick-on sensors to wristbands and special clothing, can already be used to monitor respiratory and heart rates, including EKG readings, as well as body temperature and glucose level. Stress levels and inflammation readings may be next, Roizen says.

 

9. Fighting superbugs

 

Decoding the DNA of bacteria is transforming the way we identify infectious diseases in the microbiology lab. That could help prevent the spread of dangerous, drug-resistant infections in hospitals and nursing homes, says Misialek. "Instead of identifying bugs in the traditional way and waiting days or weeks for the results, we can analyze genes and get exact identification sooner," he adds. That could help protect vulnerable patients against the spread of superbugs like MRSA, C. diff and streptococcus pneumoniae that currently resist treatment.

 

10. Better cancer screening

 

Some of the deadliest, most difficult-to-find cancers may be detected by analyzing blood for abnormal proteins. Cancer produces these abnormal protein structures. Up to now, blood tests weren't sensitive enough to identify them. A new type of analysis allows researchers to find the proteins earlier, which means cancer treatment can be started at an earlier stage. Cleveland Clinic experts predict this will lead to more effective tests for pancreatic cancer, considered the most deadly type with only about 7 percent surviving five years, as well as for prostate and ovarian cancer. A new test trial using protein analysis identified twice as many cases of ovarian cancer at an earlier stage than current tests.

Nobel Prize

The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2016 was awarded to Yoshinori Ohsumi "for his discoveries of mechanisms for autophagy".

10 global health issues to follow in 2016

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10. Ebola’s unprecedented survivors. Never before have there been so many survivors of the virus. Survival, it turns out, is both a boon and a burden – many now face a lifetime of social exile and chronic health problems. Ebola survivors will present new health-care challenges in 2016 as health workers learn to care for their unique needs. We’ll learn more than we’ve ever known about Ebola’s damaging physical, psychological and economic legacy.

 

9. Mental health for trauma survivors. In 2016, the mental health consequences of war, displacement, Ebola, gender-based violence, natural disasters and other traumas will become more and more apparent. Today’s global health workforce isn’t ready for these challenges – there are too few social service workers and others trained to provide complex, specialized mental health care, and far too few are based where the need is greatest. In fact, there just aren’t enough health workers right now to go around – period.

 

8. A reversal in the health worker shortage. According to the World Health Organization, there’s a global shortage of 7.2 million doctors, nurses and midwives. As we begin the first full year of our new Sustainable Development Goals, more countries will be working toward universal health coverage and to meet their health-related targets through stronger, more equitably distributed health workforces that include community health workers, widespread access to technology and a health team approach to bringing care to those in need. And for the first time ever, there will be a global strategy to achieve it: Human Resources for Health: Workforce 2030 is slated for release in 2016.

 

7. Air pollution. A study last year linked air pollution to 6 million deaths per year in China. Last month, Beijing issued its first red alert for smog. And smoking, which contributes to poor air quality, continues to rise in China, where it may cause about 20 percent of all adult male deaths during this decade. But air pollution is even worse in the United Arab Emirates, where the air contains 80 micrograms of pollutants per cubic meter, compared to China’s 73 and India’s 32. Health workers and systems around the world should be preparing for a rise in respiratory and other related health troubles.

6. Emerging and waning health threats. Polio and HIV are two of the most devastating diseases of our time – but they’re waning or, in the case of polio, on the verge of eradication. At the same time, Zika virus, Ebola flare-ups and other unexpected threats will make headlines in 2016, and pose challenges to global health security. For many health systems around the world, these dangers are already in the back yard.

 

5. Climate change. More extreme weather and rising sea levels, temperatures, and carbon dioxide levels could usher in a wide array of human health effects, the CDC warns – from asthma to chikungunya to mental illness. Will countries begin to make progress in curbing carbon emissions after the Paris climate accord of 2015? Or will the commitments made there fall by the wayside? And will progress come in time to protect the most vulnerable countries, such as the low-lying Marshall Islands, which are already disappearing as sea levels rise?

 

4. The health system as a whole. The U.S. government and other donors are finally recognizing and addressing health systems as whole, complex entities, rather than reducing them to series of disease-specific services. There’s even a first-of-its-kind bill pending in the U.S. Congress devoted to strengthening health systems as part of foreign aid, and global health security and planning is becoming a greater priority for the U.S. and the global community.

 

3. Politics and power shifts. The stakes are high for global health and development during any U.S. presidential election year, and this one will be no different. The U.S. is slated to contribute $37.9 billion in foreign aid during fiscal year 2016. But changes in the White House determine development policies and funding, and certain public health topics become highly politicized targets (reproductive health and family planning come to mind). For all countries – rich or poor – powerful data and up-to-date information are crucial when it comes to advocating for health investments.

2. The enduring wealth gap. Globally, the percentage of people living at or below $1.90 per day dropped from 44 percent in 1981 to 12.7 percent in 2012. Despite this remarkable progress, the wealth gap is growing. New Oxfam research indicates that the world’s 62 richest billionaires possess as much wealth as the 3.65 billion people who make up the poorer half of the human population. This inequality goes beyond wealth disparities; it means health disparities as well, as the poor are more likely to suffer chronic health problems, more likely to fall into financial hardships because of health costs, and less likely to have access to health care.

 

1. There are more than 59.5 million refugees today. That’s more than at any time in human history, even at the end of World War II. The movement of people – not just of those exiting Syria, but of all who are on the move worldwide – has huge implications for health systems around the world. The challenges of providing care to so many who’ve been displaced are staggering. And what about the families and friends they’ve left behind? Any mass exodus is sure to include skilled health workers, particularly as they and their facilities are common targets during wartime. And when health workers are forced to flee, their home towns are left without care. As the numbers shift in 2016, we’ll see the true public health implications of such a massive population of vulnerable human beings.

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Automobiles

Auto industry in 2016 has seen a large-scale advancement. Innovative models have been released including new racing cars that depended on technological development. Auto prices, this year, witnessed big variations, particularly on the local market. And the progress achieved in self-driving cars was the industry’s real breakthrough.

 

1-The 10 most impressive new cars of 2016

2016 will always be remembered as the year of Brexit، Donald Trump and the passing of many celebrity legends. But as fierce political debate raged on and we mourned the loss of our favorite stars، car manufacturers kept their heads down to make some truly magnificent motors, according to CNN.

 

2- Zurich University Students launch new racing car

An electric racing car manufactured by 30 students from Zurich and Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts، broke the world record for electric car acceleration reaching 100 kmh (62 mph) in 1.513 seconds.

3-  Egypt’s car imports reach EGP 35.8 b in 10 months

The total number of Egypt’s imported cars during the first ten months of the fiscal year 201520106 rose by 35%، according to a report by the Customs Department.

4- Tesla introduces new car model for $74،000

Tesla Motors is preparing to introduce a new، shorter-range Model X60D with an estimated range of 200 miles and will start at $74،000.

5- Adolf Hitler’s exceptional Mercedes-Benz

Leaders across the world have their special taste of vehicles. Perhaps a few people know that the Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler was an automobile enthusiast.

 

The German Fuehrer sponsored the creation of the "People’s Car" --the Volkswagen to financially suit the average German middle-class family.

6- Top 10 selling cars in July 2016: Maruti Ciaz sales surge 146%

Indian auto industry witnessed positive sales growth during the month of July 2016، on back of prediction of good monsoon. While Maruti Suzuki India (MSIL) remained the best seller with 13.9 percent growth، Hyundai Motor India came second with its sales increasing to 12.9 percent. Auto News said.

7- The cheapest new cars on sale: July 2016

Looking to spend as little money as possible on a new car? We’ve assembled a list of new cars you can buy for less than £10،000، including a host of city cars، a quadricycle، a compact crossover and a selection of superminis، according to "Motoring Research" website.

Dacia Sandero 1.2 75 Access 5dr: £5،995

8- Abdel Halim Hafez’s three beloved cars

Egyptian legend singer and musician Abdel Halim Hafez was said to have owned three cars that he loved most.

 

The first car was a a 130 Fiat gift from King Al-Hassan II of Morocco in 1969. The second one was a Toyota Selica Model 1977. The third car was a convertible to be used at Al-Ajamy beach in Alexandria.

9- Mohammed Ramadan’s new luxurious cars

Egyptian actor Mohammed Ramadan has purchased two new extravagant cars، according to a post on his Facebook account.

 

The post has triggered outrage with fans and followers considering him to be ‘a show-off’.

10- King Farouk’s car collection

King Farouk of Egypt used to admire unique cars. Even after he was exiled to the island of Capri in 1952، he kept driving his red 1947 Bentley Mark VI.

 

Farouk’s Bentley Mark VI then went through a series of owners over the years before coming to a rusty rest in a Morristown، N.J.، garage.

11- VW eyes transportation deals to boost autonomous car plans

Volkswagen (VOWG_p.DE) is planning further acquisitions in the market for new transportation technologies and services، a top manager at the carmaker said، as it pushes a strategic shift in the wake of its emissions scandal، Reuters reported.

12- Experts warn against VW “vulnerable systems”

European researchers warned that Volkswagen AG (VOWG_p.DE) models could be hacked through cheap technical devices، reports said on Saturday.

 

A Reuters report cited computer security experts at the University of Birmingham who have published a paper outlining how they were able to clone VW remote keyless entry controls by eavesdropping nearby when drivers press their key fobs to open or lock up their cars.

13- London tops European capitals for parking fees

The British capital city of London is the highest for parking fees in Europe، where the average price for the use of parking places in London amount to 4.10 Euros per hour، a survey conducted by Aobieko website، which is specialist in transportation services، revealed Friday.

14- The First Car in Egypt

The first car brought into Egypt was the French Dion-Bouton belonging to Khedive Ismail's grandson، Prince Aziz Hassan. In 1904، accompanied by two friends، the prince made the 210 kilometer journey from Cairo to Alexandria in over ten hours despite the hundreds of difficulties due to the absence of roads and bridges. It was a costly trip since the adventurers had to reimburse the heavy losses sustained by the felaheen left with damaged crops and cattle

15- Top 10 Motorcycles of the Future

More and more people change a car to a motorcycle. And as the technology evolves، motorcycle manufacturers are trying to please every “biker”. Manufacturers have focused their attention on the creation of the so-called “Motorcycle of the Future”. These models remind unusual copies from a science fiction movie. Below is the top 10 of these innovative inventions of the future، though they can be used today.

16- Why self-driving cars could solve traffic problems

For years، people have been trying to eliminate traffic around the world، but the jams continue. Now، YouTube video producer CGP Grey says he has a solution. He suggests that the primary reason traffic problems exist is because of driver reaction times. As each person moves، the reaction time delays when the next person can go، and the result is gridlock in town and slowdown on the highways، even after the obstruction or distraction is gone. The solution، he says، is self-driving cars، which would eliminate reaction time issues and eventually be able to communicate with other cars and infrastructure، maybe even removing the need for traffic signals. Auto News said.

17- Rolls-Royce introduces new model

Rolls-Royce motors introduced a new model after new engine amendments، making it a luxury car superhero، reports said on Saturday.

 

The British auto company converted the car into a convertible roof Road star design different from its original design، according to observers.

18- New Asphalt Invented to Prolong Streets Age

Professor Eric Falenning has announced the creation of a new type of asphalt.

 

Falenning، professor of Mechanics at Delft University، began his invention in 2008.

19- Self-driving cars go into public tests in the UK today

Self-driving cars will go into a public trial Tuesday in the streets of Milton Keynes, the UK, according to press reports.

 

Today's test will mark the culmination of an 18-month research project which involved virtually mapping the town and updating regulations for driverless electric vehicles.

20- Here is the Mercedes-Benz X-Class

We can finally see the vehicle nobody expected to see: the latest Mercedes-Benz offering، a midsize pickup truck concept، according to "Guide Auto " website.

 

First of all، we need to point out that this is indeed a concept، as the production version will probably be different.

21- 2017 Honda Civic Type R spotted testing in the US

A 2017 Honda Civic Type R prototype has been spotted testing in the US just weeks after the covers were pulled off a concept (pictured bottom) in Paris، AutoCar News reported.

 

The car، which was caught on video in California، can be seen completely undisguised، showing its trio of exhaust exits، wide arches، squared-off panels and 20in alloy wheels، suggesting that little، if anything، will change from the original concept.

22- Volkswagen to cut 25،000 jobs

Europe’s largest car producer Volkswagen says a shift to electric cars will force the company to slash 25،000 job openings in the coming years، the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung newspaper reported، citing the carmaker’s head of human resources، according to "Russia Today" news network.

23- 50 years of the Toyota Corolla

The Toyota Corolla is the best-selling nameplate، globally، in the history of the automobile، having moved well over 40 million cars into the hands of owners, Autoweek reported.

24- Weird: Police rescue mannequin from cold car

Police in an upstate New York town broke into a car last week to save an elderly woman only to discover she was a lifelike mannequin. Police in Hudson، NY، got a troubling call that a woman had frozen to death in a car، ABC News reported.

 

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Rising and fading stars in 2016

As we turn the page of 2016 , we should remember the winners & losers of the passing year . People who rose and achieved something that made them prominent & important, and others who were absented either by death or failure of some kind. The first are called the rising stars, while the others are called the fading one . Both are summed up in this list

People Who ascended

Donald trump

The rule breaker

It was a big surprise for the whole world that trump wins the the American Presidential election, to be USA new president.

Sure, Trump is confrontational, but his hard-nosed style is what has enabled him to turn a $1 million loan into billions and what has made him the Republican President of the United States.

Frankly, the U.S. is in desperate need of a leader like Trump who isn’t afraid to challenge the status quo and ruffle the appropriate feathers in order to get our country back on the right track.

If there were ever a time for Americans to have a ferocious leader in the White House advocating for us, it’s now.

 

Vladimir Putin

Russian President Vladimir Putin tops Forbe’s list of the Most Powerful People. For all of those out there who thought it would have been US President Barack Obama, note that he is the runner up.

Here are some of the reasons we think Putin is the ‘Most Powerful Man On Earth’:

From riding waves to wild beasts and heavy bikes to paragliding or having a go at extracting people’s teeth, Putin takes life head on. Its also worth mentioning that he enjoys cuddling animals and facing the raw elements of nature.

He is known to be autocratic, not giving people the freedom of thought or expression. Just look at what some people think of him:

Theresa May

May is often compared to Margaret Thatcher, Britain's first female prime minister. But ironically, there is one person with whom she might have even more similarities: Merkel.

Both are determined individuals known for their no-nonsense leadership style. Merkel and May also share a pragmatic approach to politics — the key characteristic that brought them to power. And their opponents say neither is easy to deal with.

By calling her a "bloody difficult woman," Conservative politician Ken Clarke last week created the most-frequently cited description of May, so far. The prime minister-in-waiting did not publicly condemn that characterization. Instead, she said the country needed more "bloody difficult women."

 

 

Angela Merkel

Merkel has ruled the country for more than 10 years now, and there is no successor in sight. Her approval ratings are currently about 60% even though she has made unpopular decisions recently.

Germans still call her "mutti" — a trivializing word for mother — even though Merkel does not have children.

The fact that Merkel has no children has rarely been discussed, and she has mostly refrained from publicly commenting on her private life.

Merkel came to power in 2005, when Germany was suffering through one of its worst economic crises in recent history, and her party, the Christian Democratic Union, was still shocked after Helmut Kohl, who governed Germany for 16 years, became a suspect in a donation scandal.

Nearly 13 percent of Germans were unemployed back then. Under Merkel — and thanks to economic policies her Social Democratic Union predecessor had passed — the German economy gradually recovered. Last month, less than 5 percent of Germans were out of work, and companies now often need to search abroad to find qualified job applicants.

 

 

Xi Jinping

Heir of Mao

Xi Jinping has made himself the most powerful Chinese leader since Mao Zedong. Appointed party general secretary and head of the party’s military-affairs commission, he has added the chairmanships of important new committees on the economy and national security. He permits a cult of personality, with songs written to “Uncle” Xi, and a book of his writings on governance is being distributed widely at home and abroad. He has terrified party members with a relentless anticorruption campaign, to the apparent delight of the man in the street. Less pleasing have been the arrests of rights lawyers, his clampdown on the press and the assaults on Christian churches. Xi’s “China Dream” is a national renaissance that includes occupying islands in the South China Sea, regardless of the claims of other nearby countries, and the creation of major new international institutions under Chinese leadership. If he can cope better with the projected reform of the economy and retain the confidence of the military, President Xi will loom ever larger on the world scene.

People Who descended

Hillary Clinton

She was a rising star in the political world. Nearly every one was sure that she was going to the next president after Obama . They thought she would have an easy victory over the her Republican rival trump. But Hillary lost, and in the last weeks before the voting she was under tremendous pressure because of the e-mails scandals of her aides, which confirmed that she was involved in many illegal issues, including a murder, fraud, the creation od ISIS, and lobbying.

All these scandals were very effective on the political career of Hillary who probably lost her last chance to become the first Female president of the United States.

David Cameron

David Cameron, who has served in Parliament since 2001, stepped down as Prime Minister in the aftermath of June's Brexit vote in which the UK decided to leave the European Union.

He had previously said that he was "keen to continue" in his role as a backbench MP after stepping away from Downing Street but has since decided such a role is untenable.

After that David Cameron has stepped down as an MP after 15 years saying that he does not want his presence on the Conservative backbenches to serve as a “distraction” to Theresa May.

The previous Conservative leader, who has ended his career in Westminster politics just two months after leaving Downing Street, hinted that he did not want people to pore over any differences in opinion between himself and his prime ministerial successor. His departure will trigger a byelection in his Witney constituency in Oxfordshire.

 

Matteo Renzi

Hours after suffering a crushing defeat in a referendum on constitutional reform, the centre-left prime minister announced his resignation in the early hours of Monday.

Italy's youngest ever premier, he was just 39 when he took office in February 2014 via an internal coup in his Democratic Party.

In the space of only three months, Renzi had gone from the relative obscurity of the mayor's office in Florence to running the country. The manner of his rise earned him a reputation as a ruthless schemer. But it did not prevent him securing impressive approval ratings.

With memories of Silvio Berlusconi's years in power still fresh, Italians seemed to buy into the energetic newcomer's promises of rapid reform in all walks of life.

But he was soon to find himself fending off claims that he was just another insider politician, taking the blame for long-standing problems he could never fix quickly enough.

 

Dilma Rousseff

She is a Brazilian economist and politician who served as the 36th President of Brazil from 2011 until her impeachment and removal from office on 31 August 2016. She is the first woman to have held that office.[1] She was previously the Chief of Staff of President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva from 2005 to 2010.

Impeachment proceedings against Rousseff were officially accepted by the Chamber of Deputies on 3 December 2015. On 12 May 2016, the Senate of Brazil temporarily suspended President Rousseff's powers and duties for up to six months or until the Senate reaches a verdict: to remove her from office if found guilty or to acquit her from the crimes charged.Vice President Michel Temer assumed her powers and duties as Acting President of Brazil during the suspension. On 31 August 2016, the Senate voted 61–20 in favor of impeachment, finding Rousseff guilty of breaking budgetary laws and removing her from office.

Park Geun-hye

She is the 11th and current President of South Korea.

Park, the first woman to be elected as President of South Korea, is serving the 18th presidential term. She is the first female president of a Northeast Asian nation and the first female elected as head of state in East Asia. On 9 December 2016, Park was impeached by the National Assembly on charges related to influence peddling by a top aide.Her presidential powers and duties have been suspended since the ratification of the impeachment proposal, and Prime Minister Hwang Kyo-ahn has assumed those powers and duties as Acting President.

 

People Who died

Fidel Castro (Aug. 13, 1926 - Nov. 25, 2016)

During his nearly half-century in power, Fidel Castro helped bring the world to the brink of nuclear war, tormented 11 American presidents and exerted almost total control over the last remaining communist government in the Western Hemisphere. Few other world leaders in history could boast the longevity or influence of the iconic bearded, cigar-chewing Cuban dictator.

Muhammad Ali (Jan. 17, 1942 - June 3, 2016) 

Muhammad Ali was widely hailed as the greatest heavyweight boxer in the sport’s history. Born Cassius Clay, Ali changed to a Muslim name and refused, on religious grounds, to be drafted into the military during the Vietnam War. His opposition to the war cost him the belt and led to a three-year ban from boxing. His conviction for dodging the draft was overturned by the Supreme Court in 1971.

 

John Glenn (July 18, 1921 - Dec. 8, 2016)

John Glenn, the first American to orbit the earth, and later a four-term U.S. senator from Ohio, died at age 95.

 

To understand why John Glenn became so important in America, it is important to remember how badly the United States was losing the space race in the early 1960s. The Soviet Union had pulled ahead in this Cold War battle when it launched Sputnik, the first man-made object to be placed into orbit. It then made a mockery of the American program by sending the first human being, Yuri Gagarin, into orbit. Then the Soviets sent a second cosmonaut into orbit.

So all of America was watching at 9:47 in the morning on Feb. 20, 1962. Sitting in the cramped quarters of the Friendship 7 spacecraft, Glenn took off from Cape Canaveral. Scott Carpenter, the backup astronaut for the mission, famously said: “Godspeed, John Glenn.”

Astronaut Glenn climbed into space, circled the globe three times, and then dropped down into the Atlantic Ocean. The flight took all of 4 hours, 55 minutes and 23 seconds, but it changed the space race and restored American pride.

 

Nancy Reagan (July 6, 1921 - March 6, 2016)

Former first lady Nancy Reagan will be remembered as the indispensable partner and protector of the Ronald Reagan, the nation's 40th president, who became a fierce advocate in the fight against Alzheimer's disease.

 

After the frugal Carter years of turned-down thermostats and cardigan sweaters, Nancy Reagan moved into the White House determined, as she later wrote, "to reclaim some of the stature and dignity of the building."

The first lady raised money to renovate the executive mansion, which had grown shabby. She ordered the first complete set of White House china since the Truman administration. She hosted lavish parties and 57 state dinners, inviting old Hollywood pals like Frank Sinatra and close friend Merv Griffin. Top fashion designers like Halston, Adolfo and Galanos provided her size 4 evening gowns, often in her signature "Reagan Red."

After a second term that saw the president survive colon cancer surgery and the first lady undergo a mastectomy for breast cancer, the Reagans retired to their California ranch. When she watched her soulmate taken "to a distant place where I can no longer reach him," Nancy Reagan spoke out in favor of embryonic stem cell research and its promise in treating Alzheimer's. That put her at odds with many, including President George W. Bush, in what had become "the party of Reagan." She died at age 94, nearly a dozen years after her husband passed away.

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Nobel Prize 

 The Nobel Prize in Physics 2016

David J. Thouless, F. Duncan M. Haldane and J. Michael Kosterlitz

"for theoretical discoveries of topological phase transitions and topological phases of matter"

 

The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2016

Jean-Pierre Sauvage, Sir J. Fraser Stoddart and Bernard L. Feringa

"for the design and synthesis of molecular machines"

 

The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2016

Yoshinori Ohsumi

"for his discoveries of mechanisms for autophagy"

 

The Nobel Prize in Literature 2016

Bob Dylan

"for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition"

 

The Nobel Peace Prize 2016

Juan Manuel Santos

"for his resolute efforts to bring the country's more than 50-year-long civil war to an end"

 

The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel 2016

Oliver Hart and Bengt Holmström

"for their contributions to contract theory"

 Source: the official website of the Nobel Prize

 

 

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