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Catherine Exists: Recognising the ‘unknown’ spots of Saint Catherine

  /  September 2, 2014  /  Culture  /  1 Comment

A photographer raises money through her photos to help develop the community in Saint Catherine

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Make ROOM for Egypt’s newest art space

  /  September 2, 2014  /  Culture  /  1 Comment

By Tine Levant, Egyptian Streets Get ready art fans, the opening of a new art space in Cairo is near. ROOM is the name, a bright Garden City basement the location. The plan is to read the rest…

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On selling out, censorship, and nostalgia: Rappers reflect on society

  /  August 31, 2014  /  Culture  /  1 Comment

“Rap was originally founded to confront racism and police brutality. In Egypt we modify it to match our needs to protest oppression and economic turmoil,” says Romel B of 3adam El En7yaz group.

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The Egyptian state: ‘The only leader’

  /  August 27, 2014  /  Culture  /  No Comments

State policy in managing mosques presumes Muslim unity on ‘the official Islam of the state’, according to study

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Second round of literary festival attracts thousands of young Egyptians

  /  August 27, 2014  /  Culture  /  No Comments

Eighteen writers share their stories and experiences with the readers’ community at Sawy Culturewheel

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Gezira club cat killings spark widespread anger

  /  August 27, 2014  /  Culture  /  No Comments

Members gather to demonstrate against the mass killing of cats Tuesday

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Women on wheels, breaking taboo

  /  August 26, 2014  /  Culture  /  1 Comment

All-female scooter clubs set to challenge social norms and encourage independence

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‘7 Billion Moments’ recorded

  /  August 26, 2014  /  Culture  /  No Comments

An amateur photographer starts photography project encouraging people around the world to document their daily routine at a given moment

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246 rare pieces of jewelry returned to state

  /  August 26, 2014  /  Culture  /  1 Comment

The pieces originally belonged to the former ruling family of Mohamed Ali and his descendents

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From pollution to art

  /  August 24, 2014  /  Culture  /  2 Comments

Art exhibit showcases contemporary art made from trash collected from the Red and Mediterranean seas

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Egyptian short to air at Los Angeles film festival

  /  August 24, 2014  /  Culture  /  1 Comment

By Simone Egarter and Marwa Morgan The Egyptian short film “The Visit”, directed by Mohamed Karim, has been selected to be screened at the Los Angeles Lift-Off Film Festival. “The Visit” tells the story of read the rest…

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Beyond conflict, prejudice, and stereotype

  /  August 20, 2014  /  Culture  /  1 Comment

Muslims and Jews meet at Muslim Jewish Conference in Vienna to discuss “Combating for Peace”

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Bringing international literature to the blind

  /  August 20, 2014  /  Culture  /  3 Comments

The nonprofit online magazine Albawtaka Review is translating and recording English audio books into Arabic for Egypt’s blind

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Germany returns illegally obtained archaeological samples from Cheops Pyramid

  /  August 19, 2014  /  Culture  /  2 Comments

The German government returned 15 archaeological samples from inside the Cheops Pyramid to the Egyptian Ambassador in Berlin last week after Egypt pressed charges against two German researchers for illegally removing them from the country.

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iYoga: Exploring oversharing and introspection

  /  August 19, 2014  /  Culture  /  1 Comment

In a photography series capturing the ancient spirituality of Yoga and its interaction with modern technology, Mireille El-Magrissy explores the balancing act of our daily lives

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Egypt among top 20 destinations for international students

  /  August 19, 2014  /  Culture  /  1 Comment

Originally published by Egyptian Streets According to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), Egypt ranks as one of the top 20 destinations for international students in the world. The North-African country ranked as read the rest…

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Egyptian documentary ‘The Square’ wins three Emmys

  /  August 17, 2014  /  Culture  /  1 Comment

The documentary, which chronicles Egypt’s protests since the 25 January Revolution, won Emmys for “Outstanding Cinematography for Non-fiction Programming”, “Outstanding Direction for Non-fiction Programming”, and “Outstanding Picture Editing for Non-fiction Programming”

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Kadim Al-Sahir: Still charming after 30 years

  /  August 14, 2014  /  Culture  /  No Comments

“I hope for love and peace for Egypt and that Egyptians gather as one family around the president they elected”

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A little hope shines on Demerdash Hospital

  /  August 13, 2014  /  Culture  /  No Comments

The Egyptian Medical Students Association redecorates the walls of children clinics at Demerdash Hospital

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Artist draws 52 metre mural documenting revolution

  /  August 13, 2014  /  Culture  /  3 Comments

Egyptian artist Taha Al-Korany painted 20 oil on wood pieces, reflecting impressions about “the most significant” points of revolution

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In Pictures: Feeding Egypt

  /  August 12, 2014  /  Culture  /  1 Comment

  The number of Egyptians who cannot afford “enough nutritious food” is increasing, one in five Egyptians suffers from food insecurity, according to a new report from international research institute Future Directions.  Another study by read the rest…

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Egypt beyond the headlines

  /  August 10, 2014  /  Culture  /  1 Comment

“Everyday Egypt” shows daily life in the country using instagram photos

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Cairo Opera House Summer Festival promises upbeat month of performances

  /  August 10, 2014  /  Culture  /  1 Comment

Violin virtuoso Rasha Yehia performs in the opening night of the Cairo Opera House 2014 Summer Festival

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Tourism programme to trace Holy Family’s steps through Egypt

  /  August 10, 2014  /  Culture  /  3 Comments

Pope Tawadros II has agreed to open monasteries to tourist groups

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Enrique Iglesias’s secret to success: ‘I love what I do’

  /  August 7, 2014  /  Culture  /  1 Comment

Daily News Egypt caught up with the superstar Enrique Iglesias at the Mawazine World Rhythms Festival in Rabat, Morocco.

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Viral video shines light on animal abuse at Giza Zoo

  /  August 6, 2014  /  Culture  /  1 Comment

Lack of hygiene, inexperienced staff and a shortage of equipment are only some of the problems at the Giza Zoo, which activists compare to a “concentration camp”

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Egyptian feminists raise awareness of women’s cultural and political role

  /  August 6, 2014  /  Culture  /  No Comments

Feminist groups like the National Council for Women (NCW) are trying to reach their goal by initiating projects to empower women in society and support women in politics.

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Advertisers appeal to ‘egocentric’ youth culture

  /  August 5, 2014  /  Culture  /  1 Comment

Coca-Cola’s campaign, which was originally launched in Australia, has dramatically changed Coca-Cola’s sales around the globe, especially among teenagers and young adults, according to Ogilvy, the advertising company which designed the original campaign.

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Nailed it

  /  August 5, 2014  /  Culture  /  No Comments

Salah, an architect, started constructing artwork with nails after quitting her job three years ago to take care of her newborn boy.

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Security forces block ‘Art is a Square’ street festival

  /  August 4, 2014  /  Culture  /  2 Comments

The shut down comes two weeks after festival organisers of Al-Fan Midan (Art is a Square) struck a deal with the Ministry of Culture to provide funding and facilitate government clearance

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