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Bay News 9 Tampa Bay
Egyptian filmmaker Mohamed Khan has died at 73(AP) One of Egypt's best-known film directors, Mohammed Khan, whose realism she
Egyptian filmmaker Mohamed Khan has died at 73
Bay News 9 Tampa Bay / Posted an hour ago
(AP) One of Egypt's best-known film directors, Mohammed Khan, whose realism shed light on the country's urban landscape since the 1980s, has died. He was 73. Filmmakers and friends from his generation, including Said Shimi and Yousry Nasrallah, said... Read more
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WLOX-TV Biloxi
Egyptian filmmaker Mohamed Khan has died at 73CAIRO (AP) - One of Egypt's best-known film directors, Mohammed Khan, whose rea
Egyptian filmmaker Mohamed Khan has died at 73
WLOX-TV Biloxi / Posted 2 hours ago
CAIRO (AP) - One of Egypt's best-known film directors, Mohammed Khan, whose realism shed light on the country's urban landscape since the 1980s, has died. He was 73. Filmmakers and friends from his generation, including Said Shimi and Yousry... Read more
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WSMV Nashville
Egyptian filmmaker Mohamed Khan has died at 73CAIRO (AP) - One of Egypt's best-known film directors, Mohammed Khan, whose rea
Egyptian filmmaker Mohamed Khan has died at 73
WSMV Nashville / Posted 2 hours ago
CAIRO (AP) - One of Egypt's best-known film directors, Mohammed Khan, whose realism shed light on the country's urban landscape since the 1980s, has died. He was 73. Filmmakers and friends from his generation, including Said Shimi and Yousry... Read more
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Salon.com
Egyptian filmmaker Mohamed Khan has died at 73CAIRO (AP) — One of Egypt’s best-known film directors, Mohammed Khan, whose rea
Egyptian filmmaker Mohamed Khan has died at 73
Salon.com / Posted 2 hours ago
CAIRO (AP) — One of Egypt’s best-known film directors, Mohammed Khan, whose realism shed light on the country’s urban landscape since the 1980s, has died. He was 73. Filmmakers and friends from his generation, including Said Shimi and Yousry... Read more
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The Seattle Times
Egyptian filmmaker Mohamed Khan has died at 73CAIRO (AP) — One of Egypt’s best-known film directors, Mohammed Khan, whose rea
Egyptian filmmaker Mohamed Khan has died at 73
The Seattle Times / Posted 2 hours ago
CAIRO (AP) — One of Egypt’s best-known film directors, Mohammed Khan, whose realism shed light on the country’s urban landscape since the 1980s, has died. He was 73. Filmmakers and friends from his generation, including Said Shimi and Yousry... Read more
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FOX 12 Oregon
Egyptian filmmaker Mohamed Khan has died at 73CAIRO (AP) - One of Egypt's best-known film directors, Mohammed Khan, whose rea
Egyptian filmmaker Mohamed Khan has died at 73
FOX 12 Oregon / Posted 2 hours ago
CAIRO (AP) - One of Egypt's best-known film directors, Mohammed Khan, whose realism shed light on the country's urban landscape since the 1980s, has died. He was 73. Filmmakers and friends from his generation, including Said Shimi and Yousry... Read more
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KXXV Waco
Egyptian filmmaker Mohamed Khan has died at 73CAIRO (AP) - One of Egypt's best-known film directors, Mohammed Khan, whose rea
Egyptian filmmaker Mohamed Khan has died at 73
KXXV Waco / Posted 2 hours ago
CAIRO (AP) - One of Egypt's best-known film directors, Mohammed Khan, whose realism shed light on the country's urban landscape since the 1980s, has died. He was 73. Filmmakers and friends from his generation, including Said Shimi and Yousry... Read more
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Eyewitness News 3 Hartford
Egyptian filmmaker Mohamed Khan has died at 73CAIRO (AP) - One of Egypt's best-known film directors, Mohammed Khan, whose rea
Egyptian filmmaker Mohamed Khan has died at 73
Eyewitness News 3 Hartford / Posted 2 hours ago
CAIRO (AP) - One of Egypt's best-known film directors, Mohammed Khan, whose realism shed light on the country's urban landscape since the 1980s, has died. He was 73. Filmmakers and friends from his generation, including Said Shimi and Yousry... Read more
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KPLC Lake Charles
Egyptian filmmaker Mohamed Khan has died at 73CAIRO (AP) - One of Egypt's best-known film directors, Mohammed Khan, whose rea
Egyptian filmmaker Mohamed Khan has died at 73
KPLC Lake Charles / Posted 2 hours ago
CAIRO (AP) - One of Egypt's best-known film directors, Mohammed Khan, whose realism shed light on the country's urban landscape since the 1980s, has died. He was 73. Filmmakers and friends from his generation, including Said Shimi and Yousry... Read more
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Al-Ahram Weekly
THEATREThe Ninth Egyptian National Theatre Festival This round honours the memory of
THEATRE
Al-Ahram Weekly / Posted 4 days ago
The Ninth Egyptian National Theatre Festival This round honours the memory of late veteran actor Nour Al-Sherif Al-Ahram Organisation Al-Galaa St, Ramses, Tel 16545 Helm Wala Aalm(A Dream or A Reality), a play performed by Al-Ahram... Read more
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Al-Ahram Weekly
The Pokémon phenomenonfamiliar nowadays to find people wandering in their backyards, neighbourhoods,
The Pokémon phenomenon
Al-Ahram Weekly / Posted 4 days ago
familiar nowadays to find people wandering in their backyards, neighbourhoods, and sometimes even in their workplaces totally zoned out of their surroundings and staring at their mobile screens engrossed in the recently released smartphone-based... Read more
4d
Al-Ahram Weekly
DigestA group of pioneer ladies established the first women’s parallel government whi
Digest
Al-Ahram Weekly / Posted 4 days ago
A group of pioneer ladies established the first women’s parallel government which aims to serve the country and cooperate with state bodies. The government includes, among others, Moushira Khattab as foreign minister, Inas Abdel-Dayem as minister of... Read more
4d
Al-Ahram Weekly
Boosting revenuesof Antiquities has been suffering from budgetary problems. Its budget is mainly
Boosting revenues
Al-Ahram Weekly / Posted 4 days ago
of Antiquities has been suffering from budgetary problems. Its budget is mainly dependent on ticket fees from archaeological sites and museums across the country, as well as touring exhibitions abroad. The ministry has lost around LE1 billion of... Read more
4d
Al-Ahram Weekly
Learning from papyrusA collection of three dozen fragments of papyri has been put on display for the
Learning from papyrus
Al-Ahram Weekly / Posted 4 days ago
A collection of three dozen fragments of papyri has been put on display for the first time in a special exhibition in the foyer of the Egyptian Museum in Tahrir Square in Cairo after their discovery in 2013 in the entrance to two caves at Wadi... Read more
4d
Al-Ahram Weekly
French debates on IslamismAs noted in my article in Al-Ahram Weekly two weeks ago, French writer Olivier
French debates on Islamism
Al-Ahram Weekly / Posted 4 days ago
As noted in my article in Al-Ahram Weekly two weeks ago, French writer Olivier Roy says that we are witnessing an Islamisation of radicalism, the latter being a product of Western societies. The explanation of fellow French writer Gilles Kepel is... Read more
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Al-Ahram Weekly
Regeni fact-finding committeeParliament this week said it will form a fact-finding committee to investigate
Regeni fact-finding committee
Al-Ahram Weekly / Posted 4 days ago
Parliament this week said it will form a fact-finding committee to investigate the circumstances surrounding the brutal murder of Italian graduate student Giulio Regeni in Cairo in January. Regeni’s death — his tortured body was dumped on the... Read more
4d
Al-Ahram Weekly
Terrorism ‘ruled out’Investigators say a fire broke out on EgyptAir flight MS804 moments before it c
Terrorism ‘ruled out’
Al-Ahram Weekly / Posted 4 days ago
Investigators say a fire broke out on EgyptAir flight MS804 moments before it crashed into the Mediterranean. Analysis of the plane’s flight data recorder has revealed smoke in the lavatory and avionics bay of the plane while wreckage from the jet’s... Read more
4d
Al-Ahram Weekly
Islamic State’s failure in FallujahThe military plan to liberate the Iraqi city of Fallujah from Islamic State (IS
Islamic State’s failure in Fallujah
Al-Ahram Weekly / Posted 4 days ago
The military plan to liberate the Iraqi city of Fallujah from Islamic State (IS) control has thrown into relief a new framework for military planning and cooperation between the Iraqi government and the forces of the US/NATO-led international... Read more
4d
Al-Ahram Weekly
Europe in despairafter Brits vote to leave the EU, an Afghan refugee attacking passengers on a t
Europe in despair
Al-Ahram Weekly / Posted 4 days ago
after Brits vote to leave the EU, an Afghan refugee attacking passengers on a train in southern Germany with an axe — all of these are related, facets of interconnected crises that feed one another. The terrorist attack in Nice bolstered... Read more
4d
Al-Ahram Weekly
‘Slight amendment’that condemned the coup attempt in Turkey. The statement was supposed to be iss
‘Slight amendment’
Al-Ahram Weekly / Posted 4 days ago
that condemned the coup attempt in Turkey. The statement was supposed to be issued on Saturday, reports Doaa El-Bey. Several international news agencies reported the incident on Saturday claiming that Egypt tried to obstruct the Security Council’s... Read more
4d
Al-Ahram Weekly
The case of the missing wheatcommittee. Members of the committee have been paying surprise visits to silos
The case of the missing wheat
Al-Ahram Weekly / Posted 4 days ago
committee. Members of the committee have been paying surprise visits to silos to monitor the quantities and quality of the wheat delivered, Medhat Al-Sherif, a member of the committee, told Al-AhramWeekly. “We have found infractions... Read more
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Al-Ahram Weekly
Russian tourists expected to return ‘soon’After a four-day visit to Russia, parliamentary speaker Ali Abdel-Aal told repo
Russian tourists expected to return ‘soon’
Al-Ahram Weekly / Posted 4 days ago
After a four-day visit to Russia, parliamentary speaker Ali Abdel-Aal told reporters that Russian-Egyptian relations are on the cusp of major development. Abdel-Aal told Al-Ahram that he believed the investigation into last year’s crash of a Russian... Read more
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Sky News Australia
Pokemon GO 'haram' as Islamic fatwa renewedin. Abbas Shumman said users could lose their sense of reality and endanger the
Pokemon GO 'haram' as Islamic fatwa renewed
Sky News Australia / Posted 4 days ago
in. Abbas Shumman said users could lose their sense of reality and endanger themselves while playing. Egypt's state-run al Ahram newspaper also reported Shumman announcing the game could lead to a "manic attachment to technology" making people... Read more
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SKY News
Pokemon GO 'Haram' As Islamic Fatwa Renewedin. Abbas Shumman said users could lose their sense of reality and endanger the
Pokemon GO 'Haram' As Islamic Fatwa Renewed
SKY News / Posted 5 days ago
in. Abbas Shumman said users could lose their sense of reality and endanger themselves while playing. Egypt's state-run al Ahram newspaper also reported Shumman announcing the game could lead to a "manic attachment to technology" making people... Read more
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5d
FOX News
Saudi clerics renew fatwa against playing 'Pokemon GO'and promotes "forbidden images." The edict, or fatwa, has reappeared in a ticke
Saudi clerics renew fatwa against playing 'Pokemon GO'
FOX News / Posted 5 days ago
and promotes "forbidden images." The edict, or fatwa, has reappeared in a ticker on the home page of the kingdom's portal for official religious decrees. Saudi-based Arab News reported on Wednesday that Sheikh Saleh al-Fozan, a member of the... Read more
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Business Standard India
Do not play Pokemon Go, says Saudi Arabian religious decreeand promotes "forbidden images." The edict, or fatwa, has reappeared in a ticke
Do not play Pokemon Go, says Saudi Arabian religious decree
Business Standard India / Posted 5 days ago
and promotes "forbidden images." The edict, or fatwa, has reappeared in a ticker on the home page of the kingdom's portal for official religious decrees. Saudi-based Arab News reported on Wednesday that Sheikh Saleh al-Fozan, a member of the... Read more
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Business Standard India
Saudi renews fatwa to ban Pokemon Goand promotes "forbidden images." The edict, or fatwa, has reappeared in a ticke
Saudi renews fatwa to ban Pokemon Go
Business Standard India / Posted 5 days ago
and promotes "forbidden images." The edict, or fatwa, has reappeared in a ticker on the home page of the kingdom's portal for official religious decrees. Saudi-based Arab News reported on Wednesday that Sheikh Saleh al-Fozan, a member of the... Read more
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Daily Telegraph
Saudi Arabia renews fatwa for Pokémon GoThe game is popular in the Middle East and many gamers have downloaded the app
Saudi Arabia renews fatwa for Pokémon Go
Daily Telegraph / Posted 5 days ago
The game is popular in the Middle East and many gamers have downloaded the app though it's not been officially released regionally. A senior official at Egypt's Al-Azhar, the pre-eminent seat of Sunni scholarship in the Muslim world, has also spoken... Read more
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The Mercury News
Saudi clerics renew edict against playing 'Pokemon Go'and promotes "forbidden images." The edict, or fatwa, has reappeared in a ticke
Saudi clerics renew edict against playing 'Pokemon Go'
The Mercury News / Posted 5 days ago
and promotes "forbidden images." The edict, or fatwa, has reappeared in a ticker on the home page of the kingdom's portal for official religious decrees. Saudi-based Arab News reported on Wednesday that Sheikh Saleh al-Fozan, a member of the... Read more
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Silicon Valley
Saudi clerics renew edict against playing 'Pokemon Go'and promotes "forbidden images." The edict, or fatwa, has reappeared in a ticke
Saudi clerics renew edict against playing 'Pokemon Go'
Silicon Valley / Posted 5 days ago
and promotes "forbidden images." The edict, or fatwa, has reappeared in a ticker on the home page of the kingdom's portal for official religious decrees. Saudi-based Arab News reported on Wednesday that Sheikh Saleh al-Fozan, a member of the... Read more
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The Mercury News
Pokemon Go roundup: Players in trouble with policeBALTIMORE — Police say a "Pokemon Go" player was trying to "catch them all" beh
Pokemon Go roundup: Players in trouble with police
The Mercury News / Posted 5 days ago
BALTIMORE — Police say a "Pokemon Go" player was trying to "catch them all" behind the wheel, but instead a Baltimore police officer's body camera caught him sideswiping a cruiser. Officers were standing on a southeast Baltimore corner early Monday... Read more
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Bay News 9 Tampa Bay
Saudi clerics renew edict against playing 'Pokemon Go'and promotes "forbidden images." The edict, or fatwa, has reappeared in a ticke
Saudi clerics renew edict against playing 'Pokemon Go'
Bay News 9 Tampa Bay / Posted 5 days ago
and promotes "forbidden images." The edict, or fatwa, has reappeared in a ticker on the home page of the kingdom's portal for official religious decrees. Saudi-based Arab News reported on Wednesday that Sheikh Saleh al-Fozan, a member of the... Read more
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The Manila Times
Turkey Mideast allies rally behind Erdogan, critics silentJuly 17, 2016 12:50 pm DOHA: Turkey’s regional allies on Saturday condemned a
Turkey Mideast allies rally behind Erdogan, critics silent
The Manila Times / Posted 9 days ago
July 17, 2016 12:50 pm DOHA: Turkey’s regional allies on Saturday condemned a deadly but foiled coup attempt by a faction of the army against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s rule, while his... Read more
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Rappler
Egypt media jumps the gun on Turkey coup bida coup attempt. "The Turkish army topples Erdogan," declared a red banner on t
Egypt media jumps the gun on Turkey coup bid
Rappler / Posted 9 days ago
a coup attempt. "The Turkish army topples Erdogan," declared a red banner on the front page of the state's flagship Al-Ahram newspaper. "Recep Tayyip vanishes," said the subhead. "Army controls Turkey and deposes Erdogan," the private... 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 11 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
11d
Al-Ahram Weekly
Revisiting Tuesday marketstime to correct some misapprehensions about Egypt’s Tuesday markets. There is n
Revisiting Tuesday markets
Al-Ahram Weekly / Posted 11 days ago
time to correct some misapprehensions about Egypt’s Tuesday markets. There is not a single Tuesday market in Cairo’s Gamaliya district, this was not established during the time of the Mamelukes, and Tuesday markets are not even necessarily held... Read more
11d
Al-Ahram Weekly
Challenges for antiquitiesMinister of Antiquities Khaled Al-Enani began his tenure in Prime Minister Sher
Challenges for antiquities
Al-Ahram Weekly / Posted 11 days ago
Minister of Antiquities Khaled Al-Enani began his tenure in Prime Minister Sherif Ismail’s second cabinet in March. His mission has been to solve the ministry’s budgetary problems that have been likely to prevent suspended works from being completed,... Read more
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Al-Ahram Weekly
Confusion on Seif Al-Islam Gaddafi’s fate points to Libya’s woesIn recent days, defence counsel for Seif Al-Islam Gaddafi, the son of the late
Confusion on Seif Al-Islam Gaddafi’s fate points to Libya’s woes
Al-Ahram Weekly / Posted 11 days ago
In recent days, defence counsel for Seif Al-Islam Gaddafi, the son of the late Colonel Muammar Gaddafi, and Al-Ajami Al-Atiri, the commander of a militia in Zintan, again brought the name of Seif Al-Islam to the forefront in Libya. Gaddafi’s defence... Read more
11d
Al-Ahram Weekly
New card restrictionsthe ban had been issued and said that there was no change to the rules on using
New card restrictions
Al-Ahram Weekly / Posted 11 days ago
the ban had been issued and said that there was no change to the rules on using debit cards abroad. It was up to individual banks to set limits on client usage, he said. The CBE had merely ordered measures to control the use of debit cards in... Read more
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Al-Ahram Weekly
Palestine plusSunday was the first by Egypt’s most senior diplomat in close to a decade and t
Palestine plus
Al-Ahram Weekly / Posted 11 days ago
Sunday was the first by Egypt’s most senior diplomat in close to a decade and the first visit by a leading Egyptian official to Israel since the 2011 January Revolution. A Foreign Ministry spokesman said the one-day visit aimed to “give a push to... Read more
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Al-Ahram Weekly
MPs rage against the WestMPs seized on the publication of an independent British judicial report investi
MPs rage against the West
Al-Ahram Weekly / Posted 11 days ago
MPs seized on the publication of an independent British judicial report investigating the UK’s participation in the war against Iraq to denounce Western policies. They also condemned what they called “wide-scale abuses by US police against black... Read more
11d
Al-Ahram Weekly
Investigations into plane crash intensifyinvestigating the EgyptAir flight MS804 crash should be in a position to announ
Investigations into plane crash intensify
Al-Ahram Weekly / Posted 11 days ago
investigating the EgyptAir flight MS804 crash should be in a position to announce preliminary findings, based on an analysis of the contents analysis of the plane’s black boxes, “within weeks”. “Experts are now verifying information obtained... Read more
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Al-Ahram Weekly
Pyramid accountsThe Papyri of Khufu from Wadi Al-Jarf, a temporary exhibition at the Egyptian M
Pyramid accounts
Al-Ahram Weekly / Posted 11 days ago
The Papyri of Khufu from Wadi Al-Jarf, a temporary exhibition at the Egyptian Museum in Tahrir, showcases for the first time the cache of papyri unearthed in 2013 in Wadi Al-Jarf, 119 km from Suez. The discovery was made by a Franco-Egyptian mission... Read more
11d
Al-Ahram Weekly
Key to a solution in Syria?discussion about the need for a Syrian Military Council to lead the country dur
Key to a solution in Syria?
Al-Ahram Weekly / Posted 11 days ago
discussion about the need for a Syrian Military Council to lead the country during the transition period in the ongoing talks between Moscow and Washington. The Council would lead Syria for nine months in the run-up to the transitional phase... Read more
11d
Al-Ahram Weekly
Israel’s regional tacticsvisit to Ethiopia, Uganda, Kenya, and Burundi Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin N
Israel’s regional tactics
Al-Ahram Weekly / Posted 11 days ago
visit to Ethiopia, Uganda, Kenya, and Burundi Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu focused on security as a central priority of Israeli-African relations. He stressed the need for closer cooperation in light of unconventional threats, not... Read more
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Aljazeera
'Don't leave me': The Arab children of the Afghan warwar correspondent Yehia Ghanem continues his series of stories on the wars he h
'Don't leave me': The Arab children of the Afghan war
Aljazeera / Posted 13 days ago
war correspondent Yehia Ghanem continues his series of stories on the wars he has covered and the people he has met along the way with his account of meeting the legendary Afghan leader Ahmad Shah Massoud and interviewing a 17-year-old... Read more
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Vavel
Krejci arrives in Bologna ahead of movemove, Sparta Prague and Czech Republic winger Ladislav Krejci has landed in Bol
Krejci arrives in Bologna ahead of move
Vavel / Posted 20 days ago
move, Sparta Prague and Czech Republic winger Ladislav Krejci has landed in Bologna and is expected to undergo his medical tomorrow with the move also expected to be announced on the same day, Sky Italia report. The 24-year-old was part of the... Read more
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Al-Ahram Weekly
New nominations to the UNESCO ListEgypt is to submit proposals for three major archaeological sites in Egypt to b
New nominations to the UNESCO List
Al-Ahram Weekly / Posted 25 days ago
Egypt is to submit proposals for three major archaeological sites in Egypt to be considered for inclusion on UNESCO’s World Heritage List, a list of the world’s main sites and monuments managed by the UN’s educational, cultural and scientific... Read more
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Al-Ahram Weekly
MPs to debate press law changesA legislative amendment that grants Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah Al-Sisi the
MPs to debate press law changes
Al-Ahram Weekly / Posted 25 days ago
A legislative amendment that grants Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah Al-Sisi the right to reshuffle the Higher Press Council will soon be discussed at a plenary session of parliament. Parliament Speaker Ali Abdel-Aal told MPs Monday that the... Read more
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Al-Ahram Weekly
Military council or transitional authority?In July 2012, the International Syria Support Group (ISSG) issued the Geneva De
Military council or transitional authority?
Al-Ahram Weekly / Posted 25 days ago
In July 2012, the International Syria Support Group (ISSG) issued the Geneva Declaration on the Syrian crisis, ratified by the UN and supported by all the parties to the conflict. It called for the formation of a transitional governing authority... Read more
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