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Saving Egypt’s heritageFor many, her name is associated with the traditional galabiyyas (women’s robes
Saving Egypt’s heritage
Al-Ahram Weekly / Posted 2 days ago
For many, her name is associated with the traditional galabiyyas (women’s robes) that she makes for a limited clientele inside and outside Egypt. Designer Shahira Mehrez provides the well-off with elegant outfits to wear on special occasions, and... Read more
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Al-Ahram Weekly
Disputes among alliesThe city of Aleppo in northern Syria was the scene of fierce clashes between Sy
Disputes among allies
Al-Ahram Weekly / Posted 2 days ago
The city of Aleppo in northern Syria was the scene of fierce clashes between Syrian army forces and fighters with Hizbullah, the Lebanese Shia militia, last week. The fighting between the ostensible allies left dozens of Hizbullah fighters dead and... Read more
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Al-Ahram Weekly
DigestA member of “Mawlay Ensemble” band and whirling dervish performs a traditional
Digest
Al-Ahram Weekly / Posted 2 days ago
A member of “Mawlay Ensemble” band and whirling dervish performs a traditional Mawlawi Sufi dance during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan at Al-Raba Cultural Centre in Old Cairo. (photo: Reuters) The UK’s EU referendum: To stay or not to... Read more
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Al-Ahram Weekly
Interest rates uppedThe Central Bank of Egypt (CBE) raised key interest rates by one per cent on Th
Interest rates upped
Al-Ahram Weekly / Posted 2 days ago
The Central Bank of Egypt (CBE) raised key interest rates by one per cent on Thursday in a move intended to rein in the soaring inflation that hit a seven-year high last month. The bank raised the overnight deposit rate from 10.75 per cent to 11.75... Read more
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Al-Ahram Weekly
Developing the Trianglewhich runs from the Nile Corniche in the west, 26 July Street in the north, Abd
Developing the Triangle
Al-Ahram Weekly / Posted 2 days ago
which runs from the Nile Corniche in the west, 26 July Street in the north, Abdel-Moneim Riyad Street in the south, and Al-Galaa Street in the east, to sound out their views on development of the area. “The aim of developing the Triangle is to... Read more
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Al-Ahram Weekly
Press push and pullA legislative amendment that would grant Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah Al-Sis
Press push and pull
Al-Ahram Weekly / Posted 2 days ago
A legislative amendment that would grant Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah Al-Sisi the right to reshuffle the Higher Press Council is expected to be discussed at a plenary session of parliament next week. The discussion comes after the amendment flew... Read more
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Al-Ahram Weekly
TV dramaEgypt’s broadcast industry found itself in crisis again this week after the pri
TV drama
Al-Ahram Weekly / Posted 2 days ago
Egypt’s broadcast industry found itself in crisis again this week after the private TV station Al-Hayat laid off 30 employees following a financial downturn. Over the last three months the network failed to pay hundreds of its employees and most of... Read more
2d
Al-Ahram Weekly
Criticisms of cybercrime lawa report issued last week by three human rights organisations in Egypt reviewin
Criticisms of cybercrime law
Al-Ahram Weekly / Posted 2 days ago
a report issued last week by three human rights organisations in Egypt reviewing some of the major articles of a controversial new cybercrime law that is undergoing parliamentary discussion. In their report, the Egyptian Initiative for Personal... Read more
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Al-Ahram Weekly
Islands enter legal battleless than three months after Egypt ceded two strategic Red Sea islands to Saudi
Islands enter legal battle
Al-Ahram Weekly / Posted 2 days ago
less than three months after Egypt ceded two strategic Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia a court ruling would nullify the deal and declare that they fall under Egyptian sovereignty. Even the lawyer who took the case to court didn’t see it... Read more
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Al-Ahram Weekly
Sarcophagi lids returnedin the 1990s, when Egypt received a large collection of objects that had been e
Sarcophagi lids returned
Al-Ahram Weekly / Posted 2 days ago
in the 1990s, when Egypt received a large collection of objects that had been excavated in Sinai by an Israeli archaeological mission during the country’s occupation of the Peninsula. This time the situation is different, as Egypt has recovered... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
Rob Harris: Shearer's Middle East border analysis falls along simplistic linesA Palestinian boy looks from his family's destroyed house at workers rebuild a
Rob Harris: Shearer's Middle East border analysis falls along simplistic lines
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 3 days ago
A Palestinian boy looks from his family's destroyed house at workers rebuild a house which was destroyed during the 2014 summer war between Israel and Hamas. Photo / AP David Shearer's article last week, "Border decisions condemn countries to... Read more
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Al-Ahram Weekly
Race against timeblack boxes of EgyptAir flight MS804, which crashed into the Mediterranean on 1
Race against time
Al-Ahram Weekly / Posted 9 days ago
black boxes of EgyptAir flight MS804, which crashed into the Mediterranean on 19 May, are expected to continue emitting signals until 24 June, says the Ministry of Civil Aviation. It is hoped that if recovered the black boxes, which contain flight... Read more
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Al-Ahram Weekly
Islands in rough seasthe administrative court set 21 June as the date it will issue its ruling on th
Islands in rough seas
Al-Ahram Weekly / Posted 9 days ago
the administrative court set 21 June as the date it will issue its ruling on the two lawsuits filed by former presidential candidate Khaled Ali and lawyer Ali Ayoub, calling for annulling the Egyptian-Saudi maritime borders demarcation... Read more
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Al-Ahram Weekly
Yemen peace still a long way offAl-Ahram Weekly sources in Damascus, Sanaa, Riyadh and Geneva report that negot
Yemen peace still a long way off
Al-Ahram Weekly / Posted 9 days ago
Al-Ahram Weekly sources in Damascus, Sanaa, Riyadh and Geneva report that negotiations on both the Syrian and Yemeni crises are going nowhere, with the talks on the Syrian conflict facing a total collapse AL-AHRAM Weekly has learned that... Read more
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Al-Ahram Weekly
Syria talks risk collapseAl-Ahram Weekly sources in Damascus, Sanaa, Riyadh and Geneva report that negot
Syria talks risk collapse
Al-Ahram Weekly / Posted 9 days ago
Al-Ahram Weekly sources in Damascus, Sanaa, Riyadh and Geneva report that negotiations on both the Syrian and Yemeni crises are going nowhere, with the talks on the Syrian conflict facing a total collapse SOURCES in the Syrian opposition have told... Read more
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Al-Ahram Weekly
The rules of protestPolitical forces have welcomed the 8 June announcement by Minister of Parliamen
The rules of protest
Al-Ahram Weekly / Posted 9 days ago
Political forces have welcomed the 8 June announcement by Minister of Parliamentary Affairs Magdi Al-Agati that the protest law will be amended in line with the 2014 Constitution. Mohamed Anwar Al-Sadat, chairman of parliament’s Human Rights... Read more
9d
Breitbart
Egypt Gov’t Daily: Jews Using Freemasonry to Pit Sunnis Against Shiites in Plot for World Dominationa secret plot to take over the world and destroy all other nations and religion
Egypt Gov’t Daily: Jews Using Freemasonry to Pit Sunnis Against Shiites in Plot for World Domination
Breitbart / Posted 9 days ago
a secret plot to take over the world and destroy all other nations and religions, a new series in Egypt’s government daily, Al Ahram, claims. The series of five articles, authored by Egyptian journalist Ali Gad and translated by the Middle East... Read more
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Al-Ahram Weekly
Digesthas a busy programme in the holy month of Ramadan that includes Arab and Islami
Digest
Al-Ahram Weekly / Posted 16 days ago
has a busy programme in the holy month of Ramadan that includes Arab and Islamic nights in its three branches in Cairo, Alexandria and Damanhour. Troupes from Palestine, Indonesia, Sudan, Bangladesh and China will take part, presenting heritage... Read more
16d
Al-Ahram Weekly
MUSEUMSAdam Henein Sculpture Museum Al-Labeini St, Al-Harraniya district, Al-Haram, G
MUSEUMS
Al-Ahram Weekly / Posted 16 days ago
Adam Henein Sculpture Museum Al-Labeini St, Al-Harraniya district, Al-Haram, Giza, Tel 012 1173 7708 The Adam Henein Museum, which opened on 18 January 2014 in Cairo’s Al-Harraniya district, displays 4,000 artworks from all stages of the artist’s... Read more
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Al-Ahram Weekly
EXHIBITIONSAl-Ahram Organisation Al-Galaa St, Ramses, Tel 16545 Cairo Opera Complex Gez
EXHIBITIONS
Al-Ahram Weekly / Posted 16 days ago
Al-Ahram Organisation Al-Galaa St, Ramses, Tel 16545 Cairo Opera Complex Gezira Exhibition Grounds, Zamalek Salah Taher Gallery Tel 02 2739 0132/0144 Music Library (Ziad Bakir) Gallery Ceramic and Traditional Handicrafts Centre 1 Al-Imam St,... Read more
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Al-Ahram Weekly
Crafting Ramadan lanternsAfter the 2015 ban on importing fawanees, the traditional Ramadan lanterns, the
Crafting Ramadan lanterns
Al-Ahram Weekly / Posted 16 days ago
After the 2015 ban on importing fawanees, the traditional Ramadan lanterns, the craft of making them has been revived in many Egyptian homes after an NGO started to teach women as a way of providing them with a source of income. Suzanne Attia,... Read more
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Al-Ahram Weekly
Karm incidentI had not intended to write about that appalling incident involving a decent el
Karm incident
Al-Ahram Weekly / Posted 16 days ago
I had not intended to write about that appalling incident involving a decent elderly Egyptian woman who was abused and insulted in a manner, moreover, that was deeply offensive to authentic Islamic and Egyptian values. I felt that the subject had... Read more
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Al-Ahram Weekly
Celebrating RamadanFatimid period rituals celebrating the spotting of the new moon of Ramadan were
Celebrating Ramadan
Al-Ahram Weekly / Posted 16 days ago
Fatimid period rituals celebrating the spotting of the new moon of Ramadan were revived yesterday night in Al-Muizz Li-Din Allah Street in Islamic Cairo, but with a small twist. To the rhythm of traditional flutes and drums, revelers gathered on the... Read more
16d
Al-Ahram Weekly
Boat timbers discoveredthe help of experts in boat construction in order to determine the purpose of e
Boat timbers discovered
Al-Ahram Weekly / Posted 16 days ago
the help of experts in boat construction in order to determine the purpose of every piece of the boat. The shrine was also documented and photographed with a 3D laser scanner, Zidan said. Restorers had removed the beams from the pit piece by... Read more
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Al-Ahram Weekly
Egyptian awards in Chinain evidence this year at Egypt’s stand at the Shenzhen Convention and Exhibitio
Egyptian awards in China
Al-Ahram Weekly / Posted 16 days ago
in evidence this year at Egypt’s stand at the Shenzhen Convention and Exhibition Centre for the Twelfth China International Cultural Fair where the country won Excellence and Best Performance Awards. Textiles of khayamiya type, a decorative... Read more
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Al-Ahram Weekly
Shahinda Maklad (1938-2016): ‘Egypt’s people will never be shattered’in Kamshish, the Delta town which witnessed her life-long struggle against the
Shahinda Maklad (1938-2016): ‘Egypt’s people will never be shattered’
Al-Ahram Weekly / Posted 16 days ago
in Kamshish, the Delta town which witnessed her life-long struggle against the exploitation of Egypt’s impoverished small farmers. While no high-level state official attended the burial, Maklad’s constituency, the Kamshish farmers, joined her... Read more
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Al-Ahram Weekly
Reviving the Arab Peace InitiativeThe Paris summit on the Palestinian-Israeli peace process was essentially focus
Reviving the Arab Peace Initiative
Al-Ahram Weekly / Posted 16 days ago
The Paris summit on the Palestinian-Israeli peace process was essentially focused on an attempt to generate a climate that would lead to a conference that would re-launch the negotiating process. This is essentially what can be understood from the... Read more
16d
Al-Ahram Weekly
Two high-profile trials have been stirring controversy. In the first case hearings against the head of
Two high-profile trials
Al-Ahram Weekly / Posted 16 days ago
have been stirring controversy. In the first case hearings against the head of the Press Syndicate Yehia Qallash and two senior board members Khaled Al-Balshi and Gamal Abdel-Rehim, have now been postponed to 18 June to allow... Read more
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Al-Ahram Weekly
Caving in to Russia?Senior members of the High Negotiations Committee representing the Syrian oppos
Caving in to Russia?
Al-Ahram Weekly / Posted 16 days ago
Senior members of the High Negotiations Committee representing the Syrian opposition at the Geneva talks were replaced this week, including the head of the committee, and an announcement was also made that the committee would be reaching out to other... Read more
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Al-Ahram Weekly
The Panama connectionPanama made the international news headlines recently when it was associated wi
The Panama connection
Al-Ahram Weekly / Posted 16 days ago
Panama made the international news headlines recently when it was associated with the publication of the so-called “Panama Papers”, leaked documents from Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca revealing hundreds of offshore companies owned by... Read more
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Al-Ahram Weekly
Rice price soarsThe price of rice has skyrocketed in recent weeks amid shortages in the local m
Rice price soars
Al-Ahram Weekly / Posted 16 days ago
The price of rice has skyrocketed in recent weeks amid shortages in the local market. One kilogram of rice now sells at around LE8 instead of LE4.5, while higher quality rice now sells at LE10 per kg. Commodity prices usually soar ahead of the holy... Read more
16d
Al-Ahram Weekly
Combating security threatsDuring a TV interview marking the middle of his first term President Abdel-Fatt
Combating security threats
Al-Ahram Weekly / Posted 16 days ago
During a TV interview marking the middle of his first term President Abdel-Fattah Al-Sisi addressed a number of crucial issues. His primary focus was on Egypt’s capacity-building drive through defence enhancement and national mega projects, as well... Read more
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Al-Ahram Weekly
Did the Turks sweeten Egypt’s kitty?counter-accusations have now reached a deafening crescendo. Egypt and Turkey ar
Did the Turks sweeten Egypt’s kitty?
Al-Ahram Weekly / Posted 17 days ago
counter-accusations have now reached a deafening crescendo. Egypt and Turkey are today sovereign nations, but this was not always the case. For centuries, Turks and Turkic people governed Egypt. The shadow of this colonial legacy that permeates the... Read more
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Breitbart
WATCH: Egyptian Politicians, Media Blame Israel For Downing EgyptAir Plane in ‘Satanic Plot’Egyptian justice minister Ahmed Suleiman published a post on Facebook claiming
WATCH: Egyptian Politicians, Media Blame Israel For Downing EgyptAir Plane in ‘Satanic Plot’
Breitbart / Posted 19 days ago
Egyptian justice minister Ahmed Suleiman published a post on Facebook claiming that Israel downed the jet during aerial maneuvers that its airforce conducted in Greek airspace. His claims were supported by journalists Sameh Al-Laboudi and... Read more
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Slate
On His First Trip to Africa, Cassius Clay Became Muhammad Alihe learned that theaters across the country had shown Ali’s fight against Sonny
On His First Trip to Africa, Cassius Clay Became Muhammad Ali
Slate / Posted 22 days ago
he learned that theaters across the country had shown Ali’s fight against Sonny Liston, and popular newspapers, like Al Ahram, had published pictures of them together in New York. Ali was so popular in “the Muslim World,” Malcolm wrote in his... Read more
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The Moscow Times
Egypt Receives First Mistral Warship Originally Intended For RussiaFrance has delivered the first of a series of Mistral warships to Egypt, the Eg
Egypt Receives First Mistral Warship Originally Intended For Russia
The Moscow Times / Posted 24 days ago
France has delivered the first of a series of Mistral warships to Egypt, the Egyptian news website Al Ahram reported Thursday. The helicopter carriers were initially constructed for the Russian Navy, but France pulled out of the deal following... Read more
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Al-Ahram Weekly
EXHIBITIONSAl-Ahram Organisation Al-Galaa St, Ramses, Tel 16545 “Beyond Spring: History
EXHIBITIONS
Al-Ahram Weekly / Posted 24 days ago
Al-Ahram Organisation Al-Galaa St, Ramses, Tel 16545 “Beyond Spring: History Rewritten,” Al-Ahram newspaper’s second art exhibition, organised by Diwan magazine and curated by Omar Donia, featuring 12 artists including, among others, Shurooq Amin... Read more
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Al-Ahram Weekly
MUSEUMSAdam Henein Sculpture Museum Al-Labeini St, Al-Harraniya district, Al-Haram, G
MUSEUMS
Al-Ahram Weekly / Posted 24 days ago
Adam Henein Sculpture Museum Al-Labeini St, Al-Harraniya district, Al-Haram, Giza, Tel 012 1173 7708 The Adam Henein Museum, which opened on 18 January 2014 in Cairo’s Al-Harraniya district, displays 4,000 artworks from all stages of the artist’s... Read more
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Al-Ahram Weekly
DigestFaten Hamama: Still among us This week saw two events that show how the late L
Digest
Al-Ahram Weekly / Posted 24 days ago
Faten Hamama: Still among us This week saw two events that show how the late Lady of the Arab Screen is still alive among us: a Google doodle celebrating her 85th birthday on the 27 of May; and the four-day Faten Hamama Film Festival at the Cairo... Read more
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Al-Ahram Weekly
The sweetest haven“I lie observing fine plants under the warm sunshine. I see roots penetrate the
The sweetest haven
Al-Ahram Weekly / Posted 24 days ago
“I lie observing fine plants under the warm sunshine. I see roots penetrate the surface of the earth. Small leaves rise towards the light in unlimited shapes and small insects look like sparkling jewellery. You are in a world that has its own laws... Read more
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Al-Ahram Weekly
People of good willtwo Egyptians – filmmaker Mohamed Hanafi Nasr and TV anchor Myriam Zaki – recei
People of good will
Al-Ahram Weekly / Posted 24 days ago
two Egyptians – filmmaker Mohamed Hanafi Nasr and TV anchor Myriam Zaki – received the Republic of Armenia’s 2015 Presidential Award for a significant contribution to the recognition of the Armenian Genocide. It was in recognition of their... Read more
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Al-Ahram Weekly
Saqqara pyramid reopensevening, as the sun was about to set over the horizon at the Saqqara necropolis
Saqqara pyramid reopens
Al-Ahram Weekly / Posted 24 days ago
evening, as the sun was about to set over the horizon at the Saqqara necropolis outside Cairo, Minister of Antiquities Khaled Al-Enany stood ready to reopen the site’s Unas Pyramid and three ancient Egyptian tombs from the Old and New Kingdoms... Read more
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Al-Ahram Weekly
Food costs increasewith family feasts and gatherings after evening prayers being a main feature of
Food costs increase
Al-Ahram Weekly / Posted 24 days ago
with family feasts and gatherings after evening prayers being a main feature of the holy month. This year, however, the devaluation of the pound has meant that the prices of many items have begun to soar even before the start of Ramadan. The... Read more
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Al-Ahram Weekly
Solutions to migration“Illegal migration is one of the important challenges facing Egypt today. Given
Solutions to migration
Al-Ahram Weekly / Posted 24 days ago
“Illegal migration is one of the important challenges facing Egypt today. Given that the committee alone cannot deal with the issue, we believe there must be a joint solution in which the government, civil society, the media and the business... Read more
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Al-Ahram Weekly
A question of loyalty?MPs say Parliamentary Speaker Ali Abdel-Aal is attempting to turn the House of
A question of loyalty?
Al-Ahram Weekly / Posted 24 days ago
MPs say Parliamentary Speaker Ali Abdel-Aal is attempting to turn the House of Representatives into a cheerleader for government policies. Mohamed Anwar Al-Sadat, chairman of parliament’s Human Rights Committee and head of the Reform and Development... Read more
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Al-Ahram Weekly
Towards Mosul’s liberationMarch, the Iraqi government announced the beginning of a military operation to
Towards Mosul’s liberation
Al-Ahram Weekly / Posted 24 days ago
March, the Iraqi government announced the beginning of a military operation to liberate the Nineveh Province and its capital Mosul from occupation by the Islamic State (IS) group. A military communiqué declared that the operation was in its first... Read more
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Al-Ahram Weekly
Raqqa battle on holdThe eyes of local and international parties with a stake in the Syrian conflict
Raqqa battle on hold
Al-Ahram Weekly / Posted 24 days ago
The eyes of local and international parties with a stake in the Syrian conflict have turned to Raqqa, the northern town that after five years of war has become the capital of the Islamic State (IS) group. Despite the keen interest and the media’s... Read more
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Al-Ahram Weekly
Crash-course journalismProsecutors referred the chairman of the Press Syndicate, Yehia Qallash, and bo
Crash-course journalism
Al-Ahram Weekly / Posted 24 days ago
Prosecutors referred the chairman of the Press Syndicate, Yehia Qallash, and board members Khaled Al-Balshi and Gamal Abdel-Rehim on 30 May to trial on charges of sheltering fugitives in the syndicate’s headquarters and spreading false news. The... Read more
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Al-Ahram Weekly
Allowing for the rule of lawAl-Minya has a long history of sectarian strife. In the latest incident, on 20
Allowing for the rule of law
Al-Ahram Weekly / Posted 24 days ago
Al-Minya has a long history of sectarian strife. In the latest incident, on 20 May, 70-year-old Soad Thabet was dragged from her home in the village of Al-Karm by a mob of Muslim extremists. The men stripped her naked in the street and set fire to... Read more
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Al-Ahram Weekly
Ramadan: Making ends meetEndless queues in supermarkets, billboards covered with ads for upcoming soap o
Ramadan: Making ends meet
Al-Ahram Weekly / Posted 24 days ago
Endless queues in supermarkets, billboards covered with ads for upcoming soap operas, sellers of fawanees — traditional lanterns — on every corner, and Cairo’s already unbearable traffic getting worse: no one could mistake the onset of Ramadan which... Read more
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