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Inas Abdel Dayem: Egypt’s new culture minister

The Egyptian Parliament approved Inas Abdel Dayem as the new culture minister, succeeding Helmy El Namnam as part of the limited ministerial reshuffle that was announced on Sunday. Abdel Dayem is the current president of the Cairo Opera House and the president of the Arab Music Academy. Born on 28 July 1960, the internationally recognised …

Nihal Samir

AUC opens new bookstore at Egyptian Museum

Celebrating the 115th anniversary of the Egyptian Museum, the American University in Cairo (AUC) took part in the he Egyptian Heritage Exhibition, and opened a branch of its bookstore at the museum. “AUC Press Bookstores regularly takes part in events and book fairs, but this is a unique and excellent initiative by the Ministry of Antiquities,” …

Daily News Egypt

49th international book fair kicks off 27 January

The head of the Egyptian General Authority for Books, Haitham El-Hag, announced the opening of the 49th Cairo International Book Fair on 27 January, running until 19 February, with the participation of 27 countries; 17 from the Middle East and 10 foreign countries.   El-Hag said that Algeria is this year’s guest of honour, as …

Daily News Egypt

‘Egyptian Jeanne d’Arc’ screened across Middle East

Following a series of screenings all across the world, Director Iman Kamel’s documentary film “Egyptian Jeanne d’Arc” (Egyptian Joan of Arc) is set to be screened at the Cairo Institute for Liberal Arts and Sciences (CILAS) on January 16. Earlier this week, the film was screened in Ramallah Municipality Theatre in Palestine as a part of …

Daily News Egypt

Zawya screens Lebanese ‘104 Wrinkles’

In a special tribute to the documentary that won several international awards, Zawya will screen Hady Zaccak’s film “Ya Omri” (104 Wrinkles), in which he followed his grandmother’s life since she was young until she turned 104. The film won several awards, including the Jury Award at the Malmo Arab Film Festival in Sweden. In …

Daily News Egypt

Ministry of Antiquities reveals mysterious 2,600-year-old temple, statues 

Remains of 2,600-year-old mudbrick walls and several artefacts that can be dated to different periods of the ancient Egyptian era, as well as four furnaces from the Late Period, were discovered by an Egyptian excavation mission from the Ministry of Antiquities at Tel El-Pharaeen archaeological site. The find was announced in a Tuesday press statement …

Mohamed Samir