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Columnists discuss a variety of issues, including the arbitrary nature of the Egyptian cultural and political spheres and the effects of the looming US presidential elections on the Middle East.
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.
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 …
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.
Central Bank of Egypt officials say they are committed to keeping Egypt’s pound and foreign reserves stable, but do not have a “magic number” targeted
Human rights activists worried about the implementation of the law
Week long naval exercise latest sign of stronger relationship
“..we thought, well, we could use this material. We all have a lot of things in our houses that we do no longer use, like newspapers or magazines and glass jars. We can use them in creative ways,” Zanzer said.
Review of Morsy’s first 100 days in power
Romney would keep Iran in check, chase terrorists in Libya, put conditions on US aid to Egypt and help arm Syrian rebels
HRW suggests constitution guarantees Egypt’s commitment to international treaties
UNHCR releases report detailing Syrian refugee status in Egypt
Suez is a marginalised city, even by Egyptian standards. While it is no secret that most of the nation’s funds go to our major two cities, Cairo and Alexandria, any resident of Suez will tell you that the city was, more than any other, neglected by Mubarak . In fact, it is widely known that Suez …
Pictures of icons hanging on a brick wall, sentimental tunes playing in the background, and a TV playing jazz concerts or documentaries complete the setting of JazzMate. The venue will have performances every Friday, although Mustafa said that they are seeking to host live music on a more frequent basis.
Amid a crackdown on houses of worship, incidents of persecution, accusations of contempt of religion and the rejection of their political party, Egyptian Shi’as are no longer a forgotten community in Egypt. After the 25 January Revolution, Egyptian Shi’as sought to have more freedom in the new era. Hence, they were brought under scrutiny. Daily News Egypt investigates the Egyptian Shi’as file; their quest for more freedom, their attempts to enter the political arena, their demands for the new constitution, and Al-Azhar’s response to their activities
Columnists tackled various issues indicative of the nascent and provisional state of Egyptian democracy, as well as the tentative and at times apprehensive attitude the country holds towards the future. They relay fears of both internal and external transformations, and discuss the Egyptian political arena and its struggles to learn the rights and wrongs of …
A wave of alert follows the announcement that a Chinese steel freight will be sold for around EGP 700-800 less than Egyptian steel. The news caused local steel producers to panic, forcing Ezz steel to lower its prices by EGP 250 per tonne, reaching EGP 4,080 for factories and EGP 4,230 for the final consumer, …
By Noah Chasek-Macfoy International Monetary Fund Director Christine Lagarde confirmed on Saturday that there are no preconditions placed on Egypt before the expected arrival of an IMF delegation at the beginning of next month to discuss Egypt’s request for $4.8 loan. Lagarde’s comments were made after attending a meeting with GCC countries in Riyad. Egypt …
March and protest planned to simulate Maspero Massacre and demand prosecution against SCAF
Rights groups offer alternatives to law outlined this week by PM Qandil
Families of detained protesters allege abuse
New flight routes to be launched between Egypt and Istanbul
CirCairo 2012 opened with dazzling performances in front of the Abdeen Palace last Thursday.
“The crowd here is very friendly and very nice. They are a great audience, they cheer you on and interact with you. We get a lot more encouragement from the people here than we do back home in Belgium,” said Wout, one of the performers.
The panel then took to examining the idea of cultural and artistic exchange and the role of embassies, with many representatives from cultural institutes and embassies present, and how culture is a representation of a certain country to another.
A short preview of the new movies in the cinemas this weekend.
One hundred days have passed since that afternoon when the official result of the presidential election was out. On that day, it took me 20 minutes to drive from New Cairo to Mohandseen, a trip that usually takes me 90 minutes. The streets of Cairo were as empty as a Friday early morning. After days …
Trials in absentia to be reconsidered and no death sentences signed
North Sinai governor claims shooting was not religiously motivated, while conflicting reports claim otherwise
Minister promises that film about religious discrimination can be made without changes