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Jabal Al-Halal: the old stronghold of terrorism

I have numerous memories that date back to the end of the 1990s in Jabal Al-Halal, located 60 kilometres south of Al-Arish. We visited the mountain a few days ago after the elimination of terrorists who used to take shelter in it until mid-February. It was named “Halal” because of the camels and sheep that …

Emad El-Sayed

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In Pictures: Al-Refa’i’ followers celebrate his birth in Qal’a

To celebrate the birth of the revered Sufi Ahmed Al-Refa’i, the founder of the Rifa’i Sufi order, dozens of people gathered in front of Sayeda Zeinab Mosque last Thursday to start a long march that ended in the afternoon at Ahmed El Refa’i Mosque in Al Qal’a Square. Lifting their distinguished flags and banners that …

Rana Khaled

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Mahmoud Mokhtar Museum hosts “A Story of Her” Exhibition in March

  In the presence of professor Khaled Sorour, head of the Fine Arts sector in Egypt, Mahmoud Mokhtar Museum hosts the “A Story of Her” exhibition of the leading artist Zeinab Nour, the associate professor at the Faculty of Fine Arts in Helwan University. The photography exhibition runs between 8 and 19 March at Renaissance …

Rana Khaled

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“I Ikadolly” celebrates Valentine’s Day in the Nubian way

Although Nubia has always been an important part of Egypt, a lot of people do not have enough information about its history, roots, and traditions. Aiming to bridge the gap between Cairo and Nubia and spread Nubia’s distinctive culture and the origins of its language, a group of young Nubian men and women held the …

Rana Khaled

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In Pictures: March held at Cairo University on Arab Women’s Day

Cairo University held a march on Wednesday on the occasion of Arab Women’s Day, celebrated on 1 February. The march was organised by the university president and the National Council for Women Rights in solidarity with displaced and refugee women in the Arab region. The purpose of the Arab Women’s Day is to assure the …

Daily News Egypt

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The sweet aroma of one of Cairo’s coffee vendors 

For ages, coffee addicts in Egypt couldn’t find a place that could compete with Al-Ghoreya coffee vendor when it came to the taste, spirit, and price of Turkish coffee. Just a few steps away from the timeworn cosy little shop, visitors smell the rich scent of roasted coffee beans which invades the neighbourhood with its …

Daily News Egypt

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Egypt wins 22 Emirates Airlines Basketball Championship

On Sunday, Egypt won the 22nd Emirates Airlines Basketball Championship for Arab teams, defeating Morocco by a narrow 96-90. This victory marks the second consecutive title win for the Egyptian team. Egypt’s Omar Tarek also won the award for best player in the championship. The final match was held at the Cairo International Stadium. Morocco …

Maya Nawar

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Mahinaz Soliman: an artist who blends reality with surrealism

With a blurred vision in her mind and a palette of watercolours between her fingers, Mahinaz Soliman uses art as a method for reflecting her own interpretations about the world around her. In her paintings, she presents reality under a surreal cover that gives the people, places, landscapes, nature, and even animals she portrays a …

Rana Khaled

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Copts celebrate Christmas traditions despite fears

Despite an abundance of stress and fear that naturally followed the aftermath of the attack on St. Peter and St. Paul church last month, Egyptian Coptic Christians held their Christmas in peace on 7 January. Creating a heavy security presence, churches were surrounded with police and central security forces. For some main churches, like Mar …

Daily News Egypt