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Ginger and Spice and everything nice

What does one get when two best friends, both mothers of toddlers, having an avid passion for baking, and a mind frame for eating consciously healthy food, come together? Ginger and Lace: a bakery for artisan bespoke cookies with the finest ingredients sourced from Egypt. Basma Hamdy and Nora Abdel Salam Hussein are two young …

Heba Elkayal

Albright's brooch collection to be shown in NYC

Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, a forthright and tenacious negotiator, loved to communicate her mood and intentions in a more subtle way – through the brooches she wore. Now New York s Museum of Arts & Design is presenting the first ever exhibition of her pin collection, featuring some 200 of her favorites including …

Daily News Egypt

A touch of mamma's cooking

A meal at Da Mario is like a home-cooked meal that warms your stomach and heart through and through. The cuisine is Italian, and unlike many restaurants in town that claim to be authentic, it was my lunch at Da Mario that made me feel nostalgic for a trip to Rome I took last spring …

Heba Elkayal

How to decorate one's Terra

More people today are considering contemporary tastes and ideas in home decoration and renovation, a departure from the ubiquitous gilded French style that peppered every self-respecting Egyptian’s home. Off with the old, and on with the new is the attitude de jour. There’s a new-found emphasis on comfortable living to be complimented by home accessories …

Heba Elkayal

Real estate is a 'safe haven,' says Palm Hills CEO

CAIRO: Amid the gloom of the global economic crisis, Egyptian officials and industry insiders have repeatedly proclaimed the health of both the financial industry and the real estate sector. Yasseen Mansour, CEO of Palm Hills Development (PHD), echoes these sentiments, describing real estate in particular as a “safe haven even during recessionary periods or in …

Amira Salah-Ahmed

CIA "kidnap" victim eyes political career in Egypt

CAIRO: An Egyptian cleric who says he was kidnapped by the CIA in Italy and flown to Egypt for interrogation is considering a political career in his home country thanks to the fame the case has brought him. Hassan Mustafa Osama Nasr, also known as Abu Omar, announced his political intentions in a wide-ranging interview …


Housing stocks up on mixed Egypt stock market

CAIRO: Investor interest in housing stocks helped up small and mid-cap Egyptian shares on Tuesday amid expectations firms in the sector will benefit from increasing land prices, traders said. The benchmark Hermes index fell because seasonal holidays in western markets meant many foreign institutional investors, who traditionally prefer big-cap stocks,were absent from the market, the …


The attackers had knives and firearms, and they took documents and video tapes from Nour’s office, before starting a fire. (Photo : Ayman Nour El-Ghad El-Thawra Party's Head) (AFP\Photo)

Nour continues hunger strike

Appealing for the sympathy of the public and attention of the officials, Ayman Nour, leader of El-Ghad (Tomorrow) Party, continues his hunger strike for an eighth day – lying in a hospital room in Tora Mazraa Prison – protesting his temporary detention amid warnings of his appointed physicians and appeals from his wife.

Pakinam Amer

The attackers had knives and firearms, and they took documents and video tapes from Nour’s office, before starting a fire. (Photo : Ayman Nour El-Ghad El-Thawra Party's Head) (AFP\Photo)

Court extends detention of Nour – lawyer

An Egyptian court extended the detention of liberal politician and former presidential candidate Ayman Nour on Saturday until today, when his trial on forgery charges resumes, Nour’s lawyer said.


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