Present and Tense: Holy water

It isn't everyday that a former criminal is awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, and I am grateful to have lived long enough for my day to come. I wish I…

Nabil Shawkat Nabil Shawkat

Belle of the ball

The bridal gown, though central, is only part of the overall lookCAIRO: For all members of the wedding party, what to wear for the "big day preys heavily on their…

Aida Nassar Aida Nassar

Get creative with wedding invitations

Creativity and experimenting are on the rise in the invitation businessCAIRO: A few weeks ago I received a large, colorful lollypop that looked straight out of Charlie and the Chocolate…

Farah El Alfy Farah El Alfy

Stocks fluctuate within narrow band

Egyptian stocks failed to break out of their recession over the past week trading, moving up and down within a narrow band with sluggish trading volume as investors showed little…

Daily Star Egypt Staff Daily Star Egypt Staff

Protestors express support for Palestinians, Hamas

Boycott of American products called for at demonstrationCAIRO: Thousands rallied at Al Azhar Mosque following Friday prayers in protest of the recent Israeli incursion into Gaza. The Muslim Brotherhood organized…

Joseph Mayton Joseph Mayton

Israeli planes strike Gaza as offensive grows

Mubarak: Islamist group gives "conditional approval for releaseGAZA: Israeli warplanes pounded Gaza on Friday, setting ablaze the Interior Ministry offices of the Hamas-led Palestinian government in a widening military effort…

Daily Star Egypt Staff Daily Star Egypt Staff

Most foreign fighters in Iraq come from Egypt: U.S. military

BAGHDAD: The U.S. military said on Thursday that it has several hundred foreign fighters in custody in Iraq and that most of them come from Egypt, followed by Syria, Sudan…

Daily Star Egypt Staff Daily Star Egypt Staff

U.S. accuses Egyptian couple of human trafficking

Couple residing in California pleads guilty to holding a girl in involuntary servitudeCAIRO: A former husband and wife, Egyptian nationals residing in Southern California in the U.S., pleaded guilty on…

Daily Star Egypt Staff Daily Star Egypt Staff

Poor nations set high bar on industry goods at WTO

GENEVA: A group of big developing countries said on Thursday they would only cut their tariffs for industrial imports by a lot less than reductions sought by the European Union…

Daily Star Egypt Staff Daily Star Egypt Staff