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Notes from America: Watermelon’s summer tales

Mark Twain once said: “When one has tasted watermelon he knows what the angels eat.” And most likely, that angel was an Egyptian. Egyptians were the first to discover watermelons 5,000 years ago and then shared them with the rest of civilisation in the 10th Century. When it comes to eating watermelons, there are many …

Ahmed Tharwat

Boss and battikh

  The first interview with former army chief-turned presidential candidate Al-Sisi was viewed by a majority of Egyptians. While some saw it in the air-conditioned comfort of their own home, on a street in downtown Cairo, it was displayed on a makeshift screen for anyone who happened to pass by. In true Cairene fashion, patrons …

Daily News Egypt

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