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Living and working as a Syrian refugee in Egypt

  /  January 29, 2015  /  Culture  /  No Comments

The United Nations figures point to 136,717 refugees registered with the organisation in Egypt.

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The fresh sound of ‘Portrait Avenue’

  /  January 29, 2015  /  Culture  /  1 Comment

“Portrait Avenue”, an experimental band from Alexandria, debuts at Cairo Jazz Club

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Academy Awards nominated Yemeni film to be shown in Egypt for first time

  /  January 28, 2015  /  Culture  /  No Comments

To break that taboo, Zawya Cinema’s screens will feature new Yemeni films to be shown to the public and open to discussion the behind-the-scenes actions with their makers.

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Egyptian-born singer Demis Roussos dies at 68

  /  January 28, 2015  /  Culture  /  No Comments

Greek singer Demis Roussos, who was born in Alexandria, passed away early on 25 January

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Cairo International Book Fair to kick off on 28 January

  /  January 28, 2015  /  Culture  /  No Comments

There is going to be a little difference in the scheme of this year’s book fair; a three-day professional programme is taking place from 29 to 31 January.

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The writer is a doctor trying to diagnose the diseases of societies: Abdallah

  /  January 27, 2015  /  Culture  /  No Comments

In his interview with Daily News Egypt, the 41 year-old writer revealed some secrets about the preparations for his controversial novels and stories and provided some exclusive information about the cultural salon he holds at his clinic on a monthly basis.

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Restoration specialist claims King Tut mask can be restored

  /  January 26, 2015  /  Culture  /  No Comments

A botched attempt to re-affix the beard of King Tutankhamen, which left the mask damaged, can be restored according to specialist

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‘Fractals’ latest solo-exhibition at Mashrabia Gallery

  /  January 21, 2015  /  Culture  /  No Comments

Artist Nada Baraka has her first solo-exhibition “Fractals”, where she uses abstract work to explore perceptions of the human body

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‘In Harm’s Path’ reveals secrets of Al-Qaeda’s 9/11 plans

  /  January 21, 2015  /  Culture  /  No Comments

Yousry Fouda describes the details of his interview with the organisers of the attacks, and the other side of ISIS

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In the memory of Radwa Ashour, her friends mourn their loss

  /  January 20, 2015  /  Culture  /  1 Comment

Ashour is one of the few writers who combined the magic of fairytales and the reality of the actual world in her novels.

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The survival strategies of Downtown’s bookstores

  /  January 20, 2015  /  Culture  /  No Comments

In Downtown’s busy streets, Cairo’s oldest bookshops still endure: a look at how they started and where they are now

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In Video: In the memory of Faten Hamama

  /  January 19, 2015  /  Culture  /  No Comments

  Video By: Mohamed Khokha

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Faten Hamama’s shining star fades away

  /  January 18, 2015  /  Culture  /  No Comments

Hamama closed her eyes for the last time last on Saturday at the age of 84, leaving behind millions of beloved and loyal fans crying for their loss.

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What differentiates me is my style of western horror writing: Hassan El-Gendy

  /  January 18, 2015  /  Culture  /  No Comments

In his interview with Daily News Egypt, El-Gendy discusses the obstacles he faced to publish his first novels, revealing the other side of his mysterious personality and the sources of the ideas of his remarkable novels.

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Mouled Al-Nabwy celebrations

  /  January 13, 2015  /  Culture  /  No Comments

Hundreds celebrate the birth of the Prophet outside Al-Hussein Mosque in Donwtown Cairo

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First scooter taxis in Egypt await permission

  /  January 13, 2015  /  Culture  /  No Comments

Scooters can be ordered through mobile app, with female driver option available

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In the heart of Cairo, a grand old market survives against the odds

  /  January 13, 2015  /  Culture  /  1 Comment

All the 1950s vintage boutiques were located on this veranda, but most of them have closed long ago.

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The success story of ‘The Halal Guys’

  /  January 12, 2015  /  Culture  /  1 Comment

From street-cart to international franchise, the story of how Egyptian Halal food is going world-wide

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Our society has double standards, even though it’s a conservative community

  /  January 11, 2015  /  Culture  /  No Comments

Moawad talked to Daily News Egypt about the criteria he takes into consideration when he selects the ideas to present in his books, the fierce criticism he faced, as well as the future of satirical literature in Egypt.

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Farmer dreams of having a big family despite poverty

  /  January 8, 2015  /  Culture  /  No Comments

Despite 3 wives and 20 children, he still wants a 4th wife

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4 discoveries made this week by archaeologists

  /  January 7, 2015  /  Culture  /  No Comments

Ancient tombs, artefacts, and a tunnel have been discovered this week in Egypt

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Japan funds Egyptian palm handicrafts project

  /  January 7, 2015  /  Culture  /  No Comments

Japanese Ambassador in Egypt signs grant providing organisation with over $80,000 to improve equipment

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I can’t stop my pen from writing anything or force it to write any particular thought: Novelist

  /  January 6, 2015  /  Culture  /  No Comments

Young novelist Amr El-Gendy takes a walk on the dark side, finding inspiration in psychology in his novels

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Omar Samra reaches South Pole

  /  December 30, 2014  /  Culture  /  No Comments

Samra reaches South Pole bringing him one step closer to completing “Adventurers Grand Slam”

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Does the court ruling on Jewish mouled flout the constitution?

  /  December 30, 2014  /  Culture  /  No Comments

Court issues verdict preventing Jewish celebrations, despite the constitution protecting the right to worship of all Abrahamic religions in Egypt

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‘My novels hit a new record at the young writer’s market’: Mohammed Esmat

  /  December 30, 2014  /  Culture  /  1 Comment

Talking to Daily News Egypt, the 25-year-old writer unravels the mystery of his new novel, revealing a lot of secrets about the local and international horror literature industry and its various audiences around the world.

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Population growth rate in Egypt 4 times that of developed countries

  /  December 29, 2014  /  Culture  /  No Comments

Between government’s role and people’s social beliefs, the rates continue to rapidly increase

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Egypt bans ‘Exodus: Gods and Kings’

  /  December 28, 2014  /  Culture  /  No Comments

Controversy between Ministry of Culture and critics regarding main reason behind the ban

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A biography of Osama El-Baz

  /  December 28, 2014  /  Culture  /  No Comments

From working as a butcher’s boy while studying for his PhD, to being Mubarak’s foreign affairs advisor

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Middle-East’s first ever tattoo expo held in Cairo

  /  December 24, 2014  /  Culture  /  1 Comment

Tattoo artists in Egypt speak about their experience working in the country

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