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Indian Embassy in Cairo celebrates International Yoga Day

The Indian Embassy in Cairo celebrates the International Yoga Day on Wednesday, through a public event taking place at El-Horriya Park. The event takes place for the fourth year in a row, under the arrangement of the Indian Charge d’Affaires Vinod Bahade. Aiming to stress the importance of yoga and spread the Indian culture in …

Daily News Egypt

Amal Farid dies at 80

Prominent actress Amal Farid passed away on Tuesday at the age of 80 at Shobra Public Hospital, after battling severe health issues for months. The actress, known for her successful duets with late artist Abdel Halim Hafez, suffered from complications of replacing her left hip joint, which led to deteriorating her condition and admitting her …

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Christie’s to offer Egyptian artefacts to be auctioned

Following a chain of ancient Egyptian artefacts that are auctioned for individuals to purchase, Cristie’s Auction House announced putting dozens of Egyptian antiquities up for auction, which is set to take place on 3 July. The antiquities verified that belong to several periods in the ancient Pharaonic times. Under the name of “Antiquities,” the booklet …

Nada Deyaa’

Hints of Arab culture abound in Portugal’s Algarve

While most people associate Andalusia with Spain, an important stretch of what was once the northernmost part of the Arab World was also located in what is today’s Portugal. Though Arab rule extended even to the north of Portugal past Lisbon (Lisbun to the Arabs), the best remnants of Islamic civilisation in Spain can be seen …

Joseph Hammond

Ramadan in the Comoros

The Comoros is a small African-Arab Islamic country consisting of a group of islands in the Strait of Mozambique in the Indian Ocean. The official languages of the Comoros are Comorian, French, and Arabic. Comorian (or Shikomoro) is a Bantu language closely related to Swahili. About 86% of the Comorian population is Muslim. The Arabs …

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Ramadan in Thailand

Thailand in located in Southeast Asia and was known as Siam until 11 May 1949. Thai means “free” in the Thai language. Opinions vary on the percentage of Muslims in Thailand, but some say they represent about 5-10% of its total population. Muslims are largely present in Southern Thailand. Their origins date back to the …

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Ramadan in Pakistan

Like millions of other Muslims around the world, people in Pakistan observe the month of Ramadan with traditional fervour and zeal. With millions of Muslims in the country who do not eat from sunrise to sunset, with the exception of those who are exempt for certain reasons, Pakistan is one of the countries where citizens, …

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Ramadan in Morocco

“Awasher Mubaraka” (happy first 10 days of Ramadan) is a greeting usually said by the people of Morocco during the first days of Ramadan or at the beginning of any religious occasion. By these words, the Moroccans congratulate each other on the beginning of Ramadan. The Moroccans receive the month of “obedience” with cannons shooting …

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Ramadan in Philippines

The Philippines is located in the Far East in the Pacific Ocean. The archipelago consists of 7,000 islands. Each has mountains, plains, and forests, in addition to the world’s largest coasts, with a large number of lakes, rivers, springs, and streams. Filipino Muslims are called Moro. It is the name the Spanish gave to the …

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Ramadan in Ivory Coast

Ivory Coast, also known as Côte d’Ivoire, is located on the Atlantic coast in West Africa. It is famous for ivory, cocoa, and elephants. Its capital since 1983 has been Yamoussoukro, while Abidjan was the capital before that since 1933, and is still its economic capital. Ivory Coast was named as such because of the …

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