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Al-Ahram Weekly
School meals are backwaking up daily to the happy sight of millions of children going to school in t
Al-Ahram Weekly / Posted 14 hours ago
waking up daily to the happy sight of millions of children going to school in the early mornings. Even more excited than usual perhaps are the students of a public primary school in the village of Al-Fazara, where the Egyptian Food Bank (EFB), an... Read more
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Al-Ahram Weekly
In giving, to receiveIn a first-of-its-kind event last Thursday, Al-Ahram Weekly screened Alexander
Al-Ahram Weekly / Posted 14 hours ago
In a first-of-its-kind event last Thursday, Al-Ahram Weekly screened Alexander Kronemer’s award-winning The Sultan and the Saint at Al-Ahram’s Naguib Mahfouz Hall. One of several docudramas intended to promote interfaith dialogue between Christians... Read more
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Al-Ahram Weekly
Egypt’s media power abroadFor nearly six years, international perceptions of Egypt have been marred by en
Al-Ahram Weekly / Posted 14 hours ago
For nearly six years, international perceptions of Egypt have been marred by endless stereotyping, rumours and misconceptions due to the biased media coverage of political events in the country. With the Egyptian state and politicians always choosing... Read more
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Al-Ahram Weekly
Pressuring for releaseOn Thursday 19 October the Court of Cassation will hold a hearing for activist
Al-Ahram Weekly / Posted 14 hours ago
On Thursday 19 October the Court of Cassation will hold a hearing for activist Alaa Abdel-Fattah who is appealing a five-year jail sentence for organising a demonstration against military trials of civilians. Abdel-Fattah, an engineer, blogger and... Read more
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Al-Ahram Weekly
Showdown in SinaiA series of terrorist incidents rocked North Sinai this week. One attack on Sun
Al-Ahram Weekly / Posted 14 hours ago
A series of terrorist incidents rocked North Sinai this week. One attack on Sunday targeted the Karm Al-Qawadis checkpoint in Sheikh Zuweid, killing six security personnel. A second attack took place a day afterwards in Arish, where terrorists staged... Read more
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Al-Ahram Weekly
They don’t teach JapaneseThis Sunday, students began an introductory two weeks at their new and controve
Al-Ahram Weekly / Posted 14 hours ago
This Sunday, students began an introductory two weeks at their new and controversial Japanese schools. A total of 29,703 students applied to enter, Assistant Minister of Education for National Projects Hind Galal told Al-Ahram Weekly. Of those, only... Read more
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Al-Ahram Weekly
Losing with honourFormer Egyptian candidate Mushira Khattab for the post of director-general of t
Al-Ahram Weekly / Posted 14 hours ago
Former Egyptian candidate Mushira Khattab for the post of director-general of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) lost the election race to her French rival Audrey Azoulay in the fourth round. Azoulay then... Read more
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Al-Ahram Weekly
Finding buried treasureNovember have made important discoveries at sites around the Abusir necropolis,
Al-Ahram Weekly / Posted 14 hours ago
November have made important discoveries at sites around the Abusir necropolis, Saqqara and the Matariya archaeological site. At the Abusir necropolis, 30km south of the Giza Plateau, a mission from the Czech Institute of Egyptology at the... Read more
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Al-Ahram Weekly
Ahmed Sabry at Mashrabia galleryAl-Ahram Art Gallery “Second International Art Forum,” features artworks by a
Al-Ahram Weekly / Posted 14 hours ago
Al-Ahram Art Gallery “Second International Art Forum,” features artworks by a number of artists New Cairo Campus, Abdul Latif Jameel Hall, Plaza Level, Tel 02 2615 3318 “Intifadat Al Aqsa,” a photographic exhibition from the gallery’s archival... Read more
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The Columbian
Cease-fire deal is reached for southern Damascushave reached a cease-fire agreement for southern Damascus during a meeting in C
The Columbian / Posted 5 days ago
have reached a cease-fire agreement for southern Damascus during a meeting in Cairo, Egypt’s state media reported. The deal includes opening main crossings and halting the forced displacement of people living in the rebel-held district of Eastern... Read more
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Al-Ahram Weekly
He laughs best who laughs lastThis week, no news item captured the attention of the Egyptian media more than
Al-Ahram Weekly / Posted 6 days ago
This week, no news item captured the attention of the Egyptian media more than the Sunday football match which qualified Egypt to enter the World Cup. Before the match, many writers had expressed the hope that Egypt would win the match. And, when... Read more
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Al-Ahram Weekly
Flight into Egyptof St Matthew recounts how the Holy Family fled to Egypt seeking safety from Ki
Al-Ahram Weekly / Posted 7 days ago
of St Matthew recounts how the Holy Family fled to Egypt seeking safety from King Herod it offers no details of their actual journey. For that we must turn to a mediaeval manuscript which includes the places visited by the Holy Family in Egypt as... Read more
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Al-Ahram Weekly
Deus vultcentury was rife with religious conflict. On the one hand there were internecin
Al-Ahram Weekly / Posted 7 days ago
century was rife with religious conflict. On the one hand there were internecine battles within Islam, associated with the fall of the Ismaili Fatimid Empire and the rise of the Sunni Ayyubids in Egypt and Greater Syria, but on the other there were... Read more
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Al-Ahram Weekly
New model for negotiationsPalestinian reconciliation talks in Cairo are moving towards negating the effec
Al-Ahram Weekly / Posted 7 days ago
Palestinian reconciliation talks in Cairo are moving towards negating the effects of the rift between Fatah and Hamas and reviving Palestinian unity. Major steps towards this end include the reinstatement of the national consensus government in Gaza,... Read more
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Al-Ahram Weekly
Flare-ups in the MediterraneanEarlier this month, Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources Tarek Al-Molla ann
Al-Ahram Weekly / Posted 7 days ago
Earlier this month, Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources Tarek Al-Molla announced that production at the giant Zohr gas field in the Mediterranean north of Damietta was expected to start in October. The field would start by producing 350 billion... Read more
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Al-Ahram Weekly
Laws in the pipelineThe House of Representatives this week began grappling with a host of controver
Al-Ahram Weekly / Posted 7 days ago
The House of Representatives this week began grappling with a host of controversial issues. Independent and opposition MPs tabled several questions to cabinet ministers on subjects ranging from the human rights situation in Egypt to stripping those... Read more
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Al-Ahram Weekly
Different wavelengthsfreelancers laid off when air time is reduced by 12 hours. The public service
Al-Ahram Weekly / Posted 7 days ago
freelancers laid off when air time is reduced by 12 hours. The public service European Programme broadcasts in Greek, Italian, German, Armenian, French and English. Programmes in the first four languages are broadcast for an hour a day with the... Read more
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Al-Ahram Weekly
Political wranglingAfter what has been an unusually heated campaign, members of the executive boar
Al-Ahram Weekly / Posted 8 days ago
After what has been an unusually heated campaign, members of the executive board of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) met in Paris on Monday to elect the body’s next director-general. The first round of... Read more
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Daily Herald
Egypt's UNESCO candidate not qualified, says rights lawyerCAIRO -- A top Egyptian rights lawyer said on Sunday the country's candidate fo
Daily Herald / Posted 10 days ago
CAIRO -- A top Egyptian rights lawyer said on Sunday the country's candidate for UNESCO's top job was not qualified for the post because of her silence and "sometimes complicity" in some of the government's repressive policies. Gamal Eid, head of... Read more
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Al-Ahram Weekly
​Welcome to GazaThe start of parliament’s legislative session and the Palestinian reconciliatio
Al-Ahram Weekly / Posted 14 days ago
The start of parliament’s legislative session and the Palestinian reconciliation were the two main items of news that were covered extensively in this week’s Egyptian press. The private daily Al-Masry Al-Yom quoted Prime Minister Sherif Ismail as... Read more
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Al-Ahram Weekly
Menasce Synagogue on Heritage ListThe Menasce Synagogue is located in Mansheya Square in central Alexandria, its
Al-Ahram Weekly / Posted 14 days ago
The Menasce Synagogue is located in Mansheya Square in central Alexandria, its simple architectural style and façade being complemented by decorated arcaded widows. This week, more than 100 years after it was built, the synagogue has been added to... Read more
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Al-Ahram Weekly
Palestinian unityA celebratory atmosphere prevailed in Gaza for Monday’s arrival of the Palestin
Al-Ahram Weekly / Posted 14 days ago
A celebratory atmosphere prevailed in Gaza for Monday’s arrival of the Palestinian national consensus government headed by Rami Al-Hamdallah. Heavy security measures were in place to ensure the smooth running of the handover. Al-Hamdallah takes over... Read more
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Al-Ahram Weekly
Alarm on the censusbelow five years of age, the census showed — a huge number of children for whom
Al-Ahram Weekly / Posted 14 days ago
below five years of age, the census showed — a huge number of children for whom the government must provide education and health services, Hala Youssef, a former minister of population, told Al-Ahram Weekly. Egypt’s population has reached around... Read more
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Al-Ahram Weekly
The Sultan and the SaintAl-Ahram Weekly will host a screening of . Set against the backdrop of the Crus
Al-Ahram Weekly / Posted 14 days ago
Al-Ahram Weekly will host a screening of . Set against the backdrop of the Crusader wars, it tells the story of how a preacher and a king managed to bridge their differences. This is the award-winning account of one of the... Read more
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Al-Ahram Weekly
A new beginningPresident Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi’s visit to the United Arab Emirates and the star
Al-Ahram Weekly / Posted 21 days ago
President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi’s visit to the United Arab Emirates and the start of the new school year were the two most covered news items in the Egyptian press this week. The privately owned daily Al-Masry Al-Yom quoted the president as saying... Read more
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Al-Ahram Weekly
Memphis redevelopedThe serenity of the ancient site of Memphis, Egypt’s first capital city and one
Al-Ahram Weekly / Posted 21 days ago
The serenity of the ancient site of Memphis, Egypt’s first capital city and one of the longest-inhabited major cities in the world, was disturbed earlier this week when Egyptian and foreign archaeologists, ambassadors, journalists, photographers and... Read more
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Al-Ahram Weekly
Not a lack of disciplineas he took the bus to school. “He was a difficult child, constantly anxious an
Al-Ahram Weekly / Posted 21 days ago
as he took the bus to school. “He was a difficult child, constantly anxious and in a bad mood, whining and fidgeting all the time,” Ahmed’s mother reminisced as she organised her son’s old, mostly broken toys. “Look at his toys,” she said.... Read more
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Al-Ahram Weekly
‘Unconstitutional’ voteMonday 25 September: a contradictory day in Iraq. Many people in the capital we
Al-Ahram Weekly / Posted 21 days ago
Monday 25 September: a contradictory day in Iraq. Many people in the capital were sad. Baghdad’s streets were full of people condemning the referendum on Kurdish independence which they feared would lead to the partition of the country. Mohamed Ali,... Read more
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Al-Ahram Weekly
Heikal’s legacy celebratedEstablished in February 2007, the Heikal Foundation for Arab Journalism was to
Al-Ahram Weekly / Posted 21 days ago
Established in February 2007, the Heikal Foundation for Arab Journalism was to announce the winners of its first Annual Journalism Awards in a ceremony held at the Cairo Opera House earlier this week. It was a night to remember for fans of the late... Read more
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Al-Ahram Weekly
To be or not to be an EgyptianOn 20 September the cabinet approved amendments to Law 26/1975 regulating the a
Al-Ahram Weekly / Posted 21 days ago
On 20 September the cabinet approved amendments to Law 26/1975 regulating the acquisition and revoking of Egyptian nationality. The law doubles the waiting period for the offsprings of an Egyptian mother and foreign father to acquire Egyptian... Read more
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Al-Ahram Weekly
Parliament gets down to businessbefore the first Sunday of the month of October every year. Next week’s openin
Al-Ahram Weekly / Posted 21 days ago
before the first Sunday of the month of October every year. Next week’s opening plenary meeting will be largely procedural. “The speaker, his two deputies and the spokespersons of political parties will give speeches followed by the speaker... Read more
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Al-Ahram Weekly
Railways going privateThe government is amending the law regulating Egypt’s Railway Authority to allo
Al-Ahram Weekly / Posted 21 days ago
The government is amending the law regulating Egypt’s Railway Authority to allow for private-sector management against the background of discussions of private-sector involvement in the country’s railways since a train collision in Alexandria left 42... Read more
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Al-Ahram Weekly
Germany lowers the hand brakethe glamour of the car’s star. A very important part was missing to get the en
Al-Ahram Weekly / Posted 28 days ago
the glamour of the car’s star. A very important part was missing to get the engine running -- the determination of officials running the country to relive the golden days of car manufacturing. This part was found last week when Chairman of the... Read more
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Al-Ahram Weekly
Remembering a PharaohIt seems that the shadow cast over Italian-Egyptian relations is about to disap
Al-Ahram Weekly / Posted 28 days ago
It seems that the shadow cast over Italian-Egyptian relations is about to disappear. The ambassadors of both countries have returned, and the ancient Egyptians will be spending the autumn in Milan in “The Extraordinary Discovery of Pharaoh Amenhotep... Read more
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Al-Ahram Weekly
Including the excludedDozens of central bank governors, bankers and economists from 94 countries gath
Al-Ahram Weekly / Posted 28 days ago
Dozens of central bank governors, bankers and economists from 94 countries gathered in Sharm El-Sheikh last week for the ninth annual “Alliance for Financial Inclusion [AFI] Global Policy Forum” Conference. The event gathered extensive media... Read more
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Al-Ahram Weekly
Beneath diplomacycut one part of US aid to Egypt and reduce another with people who work in the
Al-Ahram Weekly / Posted 28 days ago
cut one part of US aid to Egypt and reduce another with people who work in the American administration. The one reason they all cited was that there are prevalent impressions and stereotypes in Congress and to some extent within the administration... Read more
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Al-Ahram Weekly
Building bridges in New YorkA series of meetings for President Abdel-Fattah Al-Sisi on the fringes of the U
Al-Ahram Weekly / Posted 28 days ago
A series of meetings for President Abdel-Fattah Al-Sisi on the fringes of the UN General Assembly in New York this week is being held in the hope of enhancing Egypt’s influence in the international arena. Top of the list comes Al-Sisi’s encounter... Read more
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Al-Ahram Weekly
Pursuit of peaceIn his address before the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday President
Al-Ahram Weekly / Posted 28 days ago
In his address before the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday President Abdel-Fattah Al-Sisi underlined Egypt’s continued commitment to pursue national and regional stability despite challenges that ranged from acute poverty to the spread of... Read more
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Al-Ahram Weekly
Monitoring the Kurdish referendumon the independence of Iraqi Kurdistan scheduled to take place on 25 September.
Al-Ahram Weekly / Posted 28 days ago
on the independence of Iraqi Kurdistan scheduled to take place on 25 September. One informed government source told Al-Ahram Weekly that Cairo had informed the leaders of Iraqi Kurdistan “with whom we have always kept very close relations”... Read more
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Al-Ahram Weekly
Inter-Palestinian breakthroughFatah and Hamas agreed this week to end the decade long inter-Palestinian rift
Al-Ahram Weekly / Posted 28 days ago
Fatah and Hamas agreed this week to end the decade long inter-Palestinian rift which began when Hamas seized control of Gaza in 2007. The move marks a major step towards implementing the provisions of the Palestinian Reconciliation Agreement (PRA)... Read more
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Al-Ahram Weekly
A race against timeThe southern Mediterranean countries are in a race against time to realise the
Al-Ahram Weekly / Posted 28 days ago
The southern Mediterranean countries are in a race against time to realise the dreams of their people, Debora Revoltella, director of the economics department at the European Investment Bank (EIB), told Al-Ahram Weekly in an interview. Speaking on... Read more
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Al-Ahram Weekly
Lightweight powerIt may be that cartoons date back to Stone Age cave paintings, but in its prese
Al-Ahram Weekly / Posted 28 days ago
It may be that cartoons date back to Stone Age cave paintings, but in its present form as a social-political force the cartoon emerged in the 18th century. This book, an academic study that remains approachable to the lay reader, explores the nature... Read more
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Gulf News
Isolated Hamas agrees to give up Gaza rulethe factors behind Hamas move.“Its not the main factor but its an important one
Gulf News / Posted a month ago
the factors behind Hamas move.“Its not the main factor but its an important one,” he said.Egyptian political scientist from Al Ahram Strategic Studies Centre Mohammad Abbas Naji agreed and attributed Hamas’ decision to “regional developments,... Read more
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Gulf News
As Arabs in disarray, Israel thrivesthe revolutions in the Arab countries,” said Moataz Salameh, head of the Arab a
Gulf News / Posted 1 months ago
the revolutions in the Arab countries,” said Moataz Salameh, head of the Arab and Regional Studies unit at the Cairo-based Al Ahram Strategic Studies Centre.“Why would it take any action when it sees that many of the countries that were opposing it... Read more
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