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Hijab fashion in Egypt: a classical wrap or a trendy “Spanish”?

  /  September 25, 2013  /  In Focus  /  2 Comments

The hijab fashion in Egypt has been changing rapidly over the last ten years. Although the Spanish style veil has emerged five years ago, a newer and faster “Spanish” is getting simpler and looser now. Some argue that the traditional hijab, despite the new florescent colours, will soon fade out in Egypt.

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Palestinian and Kurdish contestants politicise Arab Idol 2

  /  June 24, 2013  /  In Focus  /  57 Comments

The nationality of contestants on Arab Idol 2 drew comments from politicians as well as sparking huge social media debates.

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Drug rehabilitation centres in Egypt: Struggling to get clean

  /  June 10, 2013  /  In Focus  /  285 Comments

Addicts seeking treatment on the rise, but public centres strain to cope

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Egypt’s incubator shortage: A medical tragedy

  /  May 26, 2013  /  In Focus  /  2 Comments

Understaffing, infection, and negligence plague public neonatal units

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Foreign maids: a flourishing new market in Egypt

  /  May 12, 2013  /  In Focus  /  32 Comments

Every month, hundreds of immigrants, whether Nigerians, Indonesians or Filipinos, arrive in Cairo seeking employment as cleaners and babysitters. More and more families are hiring foreigners rather than Egyptians as maids despite the higher financial cost. Daily News Egypt explores the burgeoning community of foreign maids in the country and also seeks out the fate of traditional Egyptian housemaids vis-a-vis the new configuration of domestic help within Egypt.

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Sham El-Nessim: A new spring has come

  /  May 4, 2013  /  In Focus  /  No Comments

A celebration that brings all Egyptians together

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Liver transplants: Driven by desperation

  /  April 28, 2013  /  In Focus  /  6 Comments

In Egypt, the chronic liver disease Hepatitis C is a major concern in medical circles. Specialists are recording an increasing rate of infection in the country, and liver transplants are sometimes the only solution. However, it can be extremely difficult to find liver donors in Egypt.

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Abortion in Egypt: Whose choice?

  /  April 24, 2013  /  In Focus  /  64 Comments

There are few options for women in Egypt who choose to undergo an abortion. Financial constraints, social stigmas, the issue of morality and “unavailable” over-the-counter medication have forced a vast number of women into backstreet abortions. Daily News Egypt explores how social, cultural and religious ideals restrict a woman’s right to choose what is best for her.

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Presidency says Qandil remains in position, denies Russian loan request

  /  April 22, 2013  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

Minister of Industry denies that Egypt requested a $2bn loan from Russia

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Morsi announces sudden cabinet reshuffle

  /  April 20, 2013  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

Says responsibility will go to those ‘most efficient’

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Review: Commentaries continue to watch Mubarak’s trial

  /  April 17, 2013  /  Opinion  /  1 Comment

Mubarak’s healthy condition and wide smile continued to attract attention from the Egyptian writers in major newspapers. Other commentators called upon the youth to unify their efforts to achieve the objectives of the 2011 revolution read the rest…

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Review: Op-Eds debate Mubarak’s court session

  /  April 15, 2013  /  Opinion  /  1 Comment

After ousted President Mubarak appeared smiling and waving behind the bars, more than one writer has explored the court rulings and the possibility of a counter-revolution. Several commentators believe that those supportive of the 25 read the rest…

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Review: Columnists analyse Mubarak’s smile behind the bars

  /  April 15, 2013  /  Opinion  /  1 Comment

In the occasion of ousted President Mubarak’s retrial, op-ed pages dissect how he appeared waving to the people in the courthouse as if no revolution has occurred. How will the country be administrated in the read the rest…

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Columnists debate sectarian tensions in Egypt

  /  April 9, 2013  /  Opinion  /  No Comments

After the recent incidents in front of St. Mark’s Cathedral, writers in major Egyptian newspapers have explored the issue of sectarian strife in the country, believing that the extremism spreading across Egypt is the primary read the rest…

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Review: April 6 celebration and Iranian tourists

  /  April 8, 2013  /  Opinion  /  1 Comment

Commentators in major Egyptian newspapers have discussed the celebration of the sixth anniversary of the April 6 Youth Movement and the potential for establishing its own political party. Meanwhile, some writers continued to condemn the read the rest…

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Presidency denies debate on status of Hala’ib

  /  April 7, 2013  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

Presidential spokesperson: ‘unacceptable’ topic not mentioned in any meetings

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Belly Dance in Egypt

  /  April 7, 2013  /  In Focus  /  36 Comments

Belly dancing is one of the most fascinating styles of dance in Egypt. Cairo is known as the global capital of belly dancing. Following the increasing appearance of foreign belly dancers in Egypt’s nightclubs and casinos, the Daily News Egypt looks at the belly dancing industry in Egypt and learns about the different techniques and styles of belly dancing. Considering the Muslim Brotherhood’s influence in Egyptian politics, some are concerned that belly dancing might become more restricted in Egypt. Belly dancers, though, have faith that their profession will continue to grow.

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Review: Bassem Youssef’s interrogation and Al-Azhar University incident occupy writer’s attentions

  /  April 7, 2013  /  Opinion  /  1 Comment

Columnists in major Egyptian newspapers discuss the recent summoning for questioning of satrist Bassef Youssef and the fierce attack of Islamists on prominent artists and comedians. Also occupying the column inches was the food poisoning read the rest…

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Review: Columnists discuss Iranian tourists in Egypt, condemn Morsi’s big mistakes

  /  April 3, 2013  /  Opinion  /  No Comments

Writers in several newspapers hve focused their commentaries on the recent group of Iranian tourists who visited the Upper Egyptian city of Luxor. A few writers criticised the negative reactions of the Salafis in Egypt, read the rest…

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Presidency: Prosecutor General remains in office

  /  April 3, 2013  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Investigations underway to challenge Appeals Court decision against Tala’at Abdallah

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Morsi announces initiative to support women’s rights

  /  March 24, 2013  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Aims to expand the role of Egypt’s women through workshops

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Educating with a broomstick

  /  March 24, 2013  /  In Focus  /  No Comments

Officials claim incidents of violence against students are ‘minor’, while some parents support ‘harmless’ beatings to keep the kids under control

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Morsi arrives in India, holds talks over Syria and Palestine

  /  March 19, 2013  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Calls on India to help end Syrian conflict and support the Palestinian people

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Morsi meets Nubians, Matruh leaders to discuss internal issues

  /  March 5, 2013  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

President Mohamed Morsi has met with representative of the Nubian community and leaders from Marsa Matruh governorate to discuss their internal challenges and demands.

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Dialogue session recommendations for elections

  /  February 27, 2013  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Thirteen political parties and several public figures make recommendations after national dialogue session

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Morsi sets meeting to discuss transparent elections guarantees

  /  February 26, 2013  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Invites 29 political parties and 20 political figures to explore election systems

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Morsi repeats invitation for dialogue

  /  February 25, 2013  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Appears in a long pre-recorded televised interview

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Presidential team shrinks

  /  February 23, 2013  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Eleven of Morsi’s original 21 advisory board members have walked out leaving Islamist aides and advisors

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SCC returns election draft law to Shura Council

  /  February 18, 2013  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Rejected five articles as “unconstitutional”

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Presidential spokesperson quits, heads cabinet’s IDSC

  /  February 16, 2013  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Yasser Ali was chosen by Prime Minister Hesham Qandil for the new position

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