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Rice Harvest Season reveals hopes, suffering of Egyptian farmers

  Farmers at Qaransho village in Basion area in Gharbeya Governorate harvested their rice crops in late September, ending a season which they described as “one of the best in recent years”. Surrounded by waves of joy and excitement, farmers and their families worked to gather the rice grains from huge fields. The season for …

Rana Khaled

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Celebrating new Hijri year the Sufi way

  Dozens of Sufi followers organised a march from Al-Gafary Mosque to Al-Hussein Mosque celebrating the new Hijri year. The march began after Al-Asr prayers with a large number of sheikhs from Al-Azhar in attendance. Sufis aim to find the truth of divine love and knowledge through a direct personal experience with God that involves …

Daily News Egypt

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‘Happy Academic Year’: photography project portrays problems plaguing pupils

“We learn at school how to fill our minds with information that we don’t understand, without even questioning if the information is false or true. You aren’t supposed to wonder how this happened because you are only asked to memorise data without experiments or conclusions. That’s why Egypt’s education system ranks very low in global …

Rana Khaled

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The unseen sides of Egypt

Photography has always been a form of stating reality. It’s the window through which people can look into the lives of others and the portrait that displays their daily life events. While media portals are filled with pictures taken by famous photographers, many unknown talents use tools as simple as their mobile cameras to develop …

Daily News Egypt

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Italy wins the 2016 Junior World Modern Pentathlon Championships’ mix relay competitions

The 2016 Junior World Modern Pentathlon Championships has come to an end, celebrating the mix relay competitions’ finals at the Cairo International Stadium on Sunday. The Italian team, which included Matteo Cicinelli and Francesca Tognetti, won the gold medal, after they acquired 1,428 points. The French team, composed of Brice Loubet and Pulcherie Delhalle, acquired …

Maydaa El-Nadar

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Korea’s Sunwoo Kim and Guatemala’s Charles Fernandez win at 2016 Junior World Modern Pentathlon Championships

The 2016 Junior World Modern Pentathlon Championships was held at Cairo International Stadium from 12-18 September, at which South Korea’s Sunwoo Kim and Guatemala’s Charles Fernandez were crowned this year’s champions. Around 28 countries participated in the event this year, including Egypt, Italy, South Korea, Chile, Hungary, Great Britain, Belarus, Germany, Russia, Poland, Japan, France, …

Maydaa El-Nadar

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Gezira Sporting Club honours Farida Osman

At the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Summer Olympics, Egyptian swimming champion Farida Osman qualified for the semi-finals in the 100-metre freestyle, achieving a new African and Arab record. Osman also broke all records achieved by former Egyptian swimming champion Rania Elwany at the 1992 Barcelona Summer Olympics, 1996 Atlanta Summer Olympics, and 2000 Sydney Summer …

Maydaa El-Nadar

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In Pictures: Lawyer Malek Adly walks free

  Shubra El-Kheima court granted releases for both prominent rights lawyer Malek Adly and journalist Amr Badr, whose detention in separate incidents had stirred controversy among rights advocates. According to the Egyptian Center for Economic and Social Rights (ECESR), the appeals division in Shubra El-Kheima court is the same one that granted Adly a final …

Daily News Egypt

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The unseen sides of Egypt

  Photography has always been a form of stating reality. It’s the window through which people can look into the lives of others and the portrait that displays their daily life events. While media portals are filled with pictures taken by famous photographers, many unknown talents use tools as simple as their mobile cameras to …

Daily News Egypt

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In Pictures: Al-Sisi, top officials bid farewell to Nobel laureate Zewail

A military funeral was held on Sunday morning for late Nobel prize winner Ahmed Zewail. The funeral was attended by President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi and top state officials. It was held in New Cairo at the Hussein Tantawy mosque. The prime minister, ministers of defence and foreign affairs, Al-Azhar’s grand imam, and the parliament speaker …

Daily News Egypt

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Marsa Matrouh: the city of serenity

  Over the past few days, heat waves have begun to blast Egypt, causing people to suffer heat stroke and exhaustion. Since the beginning of August, the hottest month of the year, people started to escape town and head to the seaside, looking for relaxation. While most citizens head to the North Coast, Hurghada, and …

Daily News Egypt

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Generations of crafting silver: inside a 200 year-old workshop 

  Imagine the life of someone who was raised up among silver ornaments and elaborate sketches. Many families in Egypt have dedicated their days and years to shower the country, and the world, with intricate jewellery and captivating accessories. While some Egyptians have entered the silver crafting business in recent decades, others have had the …

Nada Deyaa’

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Muslims spend ’Laylet al-Qadr’ seeking mercy and forgiveness

This year, Ramadan’s last Friday was the 27th day of the holy month, what is known as Leylet al-Qadr (the night of power). In Islam, Laylet al-Qadr is the night the Quran was first revealed to the Prophet Muhammad. According to the Quran, that night is the greatest night of the year and any adoration …

Daily News Egypt