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Fatimid Cairo is fourth capital in Islamic history
Argentina beats West Germany in 1986 World Cup final In the final game of the 1986 World Cup, hosted by Mexico, the German team presented an outstanding performance, but finally lost 2-3 to Argentina. The tournament saw the brilliant skills of the Argentine star Maradona, who is seen by many as the best football player …
Around 50,000 students across the nation are currently taking their exams
Egypt won three awards last week at the Dubai film festival and thank heavens it was not for those two annoyingly-titled movies that were showcased at the (bungled) Cairo International Film Festival. As luck would have it, I watched the trailer for one of those two movies and could not help but notice a scene …
I watched an offensive diatribe the other day on a private sector satellite channel – typically – that shed considerable doubt on certain religious and historical tenants. As luck would have it, I had an intellectual run-in with the guest on the show so I knew what the deal was but it is still important …
We are the people. We have a right to object and accept. We are the ones who never settle for any less for their motherland. We waited and waited for the motherland to live with pride. We are most entitled to have every official kneel before us, asking for our satisfaction and acceptance. We will not turn …
As Syrian refugees face increasing hunger, we can find inspiration from Egypt’s own history to meet this humanitarian emergency. It was April 1946, when the former United States president Herbert Hoover came to Cairo on an urgent mission. Famine threatened the globe. President Harry Truman dispatched Hoover as a food ambassador. His goal was to find food supplies that could …
“The tour boat passes a mosaic depicting the glorious triumph of the Egyptian people in re-capturing Sinai… The soldiers look upwards and onwards, towards progress and towards the future”
Site which dates to Ottoman era, was destroyed in Saudi airstrike
Each year, the students get to choose a certain track, and over the course of a few months they learn all the basics about this specialty.
Mahmoud Gamal, the play’s 30-year-old writer, also acts in it. He sat with Daily News Egypt to talk about the details of the play and the background of its scenes.
A play that many have watched over and over
By Fadi Elhusseini In the fractious, conflict-rife Arab world, described for a long time as immune against democratic transformation, revolts have snuck in, toppling some regimes and shaking the thrones of others. Almost three years have passed since the advent of the Arab Spring and statesmen and decision-makers have been trying to analyse these historic …
By Ana Maria Luca, Now. Totalitarian military regimes tend to react the same way when faced with a rebellion: they distract the population’s attention toward an even scarier enemy so that they can claim to be saviours rather than oppressors. And so whenever there is a revolution, there’s usually a counter-revolution, too. It has been …
Arabic cuisines play a role in depicting and representing its culture and history.
If you want to get to know a culture, take a look at their proverbs
The Coptic Era is an important part of Egyptian history that has helped shape society in ways that are still noticeable today.
A Lebanese documentary offers new perspective on a country’s history
One columnist recalls an incident in Egyptian history that resembles what happened and is still happening now. The other one is exploring the wheat issue and how Egypt can attain self-sufficiency. In the presence of Al-Gabarty Belal Fadl Al-Shorouk Newspaper “History teaches us that the poor have always been the strongest weapon, to which the …
A documentary shows the lives of some members of Egyptian Royalty before the 1952 coup d’état.
The neglected neighbourhood of Ibn Tulun makes one nostalgic to a different Egypt
The name in Arabic means the Berbers’ Area and from the 19th century on the area was inhabited by Algerians, Moroccans and Africans who are all called Barabra by Egyptians
David Blanks explores the past and present of Zamalek
Egypt and Italy cooperate to document the history of a forgotten site, Kom Al-Ahmer
The centre will work on documenting and restoring all the artefacts received by the Grand Egyptian Museum for its opening.
Discovering some of Aswan’s greatest temples, relaxation and shopping spots
The art of weaving goblan faces the threat of extinction
The artefacts will be moved to the Grand Egyptian Museum under strict security measures
The relocation procedure will hopefully restore the broken statues to their original state
The story of Saint Samaan church