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Egypt and Iran—odd bedfellows?

By Nervana Mahmoud The extraordinary and well-organised funeral procession of the deposed Iranian Shah in 1980 marked the first state funeral to be held in Old Cairo in modern Egypt’s history. The Egyptian president Anwar Sadat had done his best to give the Shah a dignified burial. Sadat had chosen the beautiful Rifa’i Mosque, where …

Daily News Egypt

Tourism in the news: Tourism pays the price for violence

Egypt’s economy relies heavily on its tourism sector that has been struggling to survive since the uprising of 25 January and subsequent events in the country. Once a month DNE rounds up the most significant news relating to tourism to give you an overview of the efforts that are being made to bring tourists back to the country.

Daily News Egypt

Tourism in the news: Emirates campaigns for Dubai to host 2020 Expo

Egypt’s economy relies heavily on its tourism sector that has been struggling to survive since the uprising of 25 January and subsequent events in the country. Once a month DNE rounds up the most significant news relating to tourism to give you an overview of the efforts that are being made to bring tourists back to the country.

Daily News Egypt

Egypt: A twilight without a new dawn

By Nervana Mahmoud Egypt has always been portrayed in folk history as a woman with eternal youth, defiant and graceful. But the state that has been proud of its iconic past is currently crumbling at a surprisingly fast pace, and no one seems to be able to stop it. The chaotic scenes witnessed in Egypt …

Daily News Egypt

Rebel Economy Wrap

Port Said: Egypt’s Statue of Liberty By Farah Halime, Rebel Economy After yesterday’s deadly clashes with as many as 30 killed, it’s hard to imagine how the Port Said of today was once the object of a sculptor’s fascination. In the 1850s, French sculptor Frederic Auguste Bartholdi planned to build what is now known as the Statue of …

Daily News Egypt

The main pyramid at Saqqara photographed in 1993 Sara Abou Bakr

Djoser’s dilemma

Archaeologists are worried that renovations may cause the Djoser pyramid to collapse while the Antiquities Authority has assured the public that the pyramid is in safe hands

Fady Salah

Is the Muslim Brotherhood’s sowing the seeds of its own destruction?

It is not an exaggeration or act of slander to say that the Muslim Brotherhood has always been the fascist alternative to what has been a reactionary regime. In the beginning of the 20th century, it entered into alliances with Egypt’s minor parties against the Wafd, who ruled the country and represented the people’s desire …

Fady Salah

The Constituent Assembly of 1923 was composed of only 30 members Archive

Egypt’s Constitutional Experience

The current Constituent Assembly is the biggest in Egypt’s history. However, it is not just the number of constituency assembly members that distinguishes the current draft. The curious reader will also notice a comparative difference in the choice of words and sentence structures, exhibiting the current assembly’s lack of legal knowledge…

Sarah El Masry

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