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Egypt close to agreement with IMF

An agreement on the proposed $4.8 billion loan to Egypt could be reached by mid-November, according to director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Christian Lagarde. Lagarde spoke to Egyptian reporters on Thursday in a press briefing that was held during the joint meeting of the IMF and the World Bank in Tokyo. “As you …

Mohamed Salah

Who can oppose the Muslim Brotherhood?

Morsy’s administration and the Muslim Brotherhood’s blatant domination, vulgar exclusion of other forces and sheer propaganda will end up facing the Brotherhood militias that were mobilised last Friday.

Ziad A. Akl

Lambs to the slaughter

Earlier this week I looked up from Twitter to watch the pick of the day being dragged to the waiting butcher who was still sharpening his knife. Messages about the march to Maspero filled my timeline as the rest of the sheep did not even twist a tail as their fellow flock-mate was dragged to its end.

Adel Heine

The ancient tradition of Cairo’s bath houses

By Abdel-Rahman Sherief Bath houses have been part of Cairo’s heritage since medieval times. The bath houses, or Hammam as they are called in Arabic, were first founded by the Fatimid caliph Al-‘Aziz Bellah. The bath houses of Cairo, built to be Egypt’s capital by his father, the Fatimid Caliph Al- Moez, used to be …

Daily News Egypt

Bite Me Cairo: Seoul Food

There are some great restaurants here but over time I discovered that what Maadi does better than anywhere else in Cairo is Asian food thanks to the large Asian community located here.

David Blanks