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Happy New Year

Some may disagree with the title of this article, whether they think I mean the past year or the new one. In fact, I am talking about both years. As one of the people from the film industry, I can say they are indeed two happy years, not just one. A quick tour of Egyptian cinema …

Mohamed Abdel Kareem

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In Pictures: Egypt celebrates New Year with joy and spirituality

  While the rest of the world celebrated the New Year with copious amounts of fireworks, Egypt chose to welcome 2016 in a different fashion. From church masses, to hiking trips in the wilderness, and Santa-themed marathons; the country was truly a beacon of joy during the year’s very first hours. A group of young …

Nayera Yasser

Happy New Year

2014 is only one week old and so far it has not delivered on the implicit promise that a new year supposedly holds.

Adel Heine

Dr. H.A. Hellyer

The New Year

On New Year’s Day, the Dar al-Ifta’ al-Misriyyah declared that 13 January would be the anniversary of the Prophet’s birthday in Egypt. It seems awfully fitting that at the dawn of 2014, this official government body would be in the fortuitous position of making that declaration – particularly as it means that the Prophet’s birthday …

Dr H.A. Hellyer

Parliament 2013: What to expect?

The constitutional fiasco is finally over; leaving the burden of dealing with its consequences and the political chaos this constitution is likely to produce on the shoulders of the opposition. In an attempt to face the Muslim Brotherhood’s ever growing hunger for power, the opposition has decided to further consolidate its unified front and prepare …

Fady Salah

Editor’s letter: Egyptian naive hopes for 2013

For some reason, towards the end of every year I feel emotionally detached from the many wishes and hopes of a happy New Year. I always wonder what difference it would make waking up the following day in a year that has a different digit to the right. However, I still like these good wishes …

Maher Hamoud

Hesham Hellyer

On hope and gratitude in 2013: the rock and the tide

I am not particularly enthusiastic about New Year’s Eve. My favourite in the last decade was in 2007/8; my wife and I watched a movie, and fell asleep at 11pm. That is usually the extent of my excitement on this night. But it seems that a lot of my dear friends take this evening rather seriously, …

Dr H.A. Hellyer

Most read columns in 2012

Daily News Egypt would like to thank contributors to the Commentary page who provided us and our readers with insight, analysis, hope and in some cases laughter to pull us through the stressful times

Daily News Egypt

CirCairo 2012 performing in front of Abdeen Palace Laurence Underhill / DNE

Art & Culture: a year in review (part 1)

Egypt’s Art&Culture scene flourished in 2012. From music, contemporary dance to photography, festivals and exhibitions of paintings, the underground scene grew exponentially.
Many artists quote the revolution as their inspiration and controversial subject matters were seen more than ever before. Artists in Egypt have become more outspoken and the diversity in their work made for a vibrant, surprising and entertaining year. Here are some of our highlights of 2012.

Fady Salah

Lifestyle: a year in review

In the past year the Lifestyle pages in DNE have covered food, fashion, jewellery, Green Initiatives, health, wellness and much more. We tasted cupcakes on your behalf, found out about kiteboarding, told you where to ride your bike and gave you many ways how to cook proper Egyptian food. Here are our favourites of 2012

Fady Salah

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