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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

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Egypt to face off against Saudi Arabia on Wednesday

Egypt is slated to play against Saudi Arabia at 6pm on Wednesday, in the final match of the first round of the 22nd Edition of the Emirates Airlines Men’s Basketball Championship for Arab teams. On Tuesday, Egypt defeated Algeria 73-56. The championship is taking place at the Cairo International stadium.   Photos courtesy of Ministry …

Maya Nawar

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Diaries of an animal rescuer

Seeing animals heartlessly stripped of their skin, or cruelly deprived of their sight is not an easy thing; yet, people don’t understand, says Jo

Nada Deyaa’

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How Egyptian Muslims celebrate the birth of Jesus

Streets decorated with lights, trees with garlands and ornaments in most malls and city centres, people taking pictures with the tree while Christmas songs play in the background—this is the Christmas spirit in Egypt. Despite the fact that Christmas is a commemoration of the birth of Jesus, many Muslims share the different festive rituals of …

Nada Deyaa’

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Promoting Korean culture through food

  The Korean Cultural Center in Egypt organised on Sunday its 3rd K-Food Contest. The event took place at the centre’s building, located in Dokki, and aimed to introduce Korean cuisine to Egypt, bearing in mind that most of the popular food in Egypt from the Far East comes from Japan and China. Park Jae …

Maya Nawar

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Mohamed Al-Sarraj wins 2016 IMET Squash Open

Jordanian squash player Mohamed Al-Sarraj won the 2016 IMET Squash Open on 18 December in a final against Hungarian Farkas Balázs. The competition was held in Bratislava, Slovakia. It was an easy win for Al-Sarraj, as he defeated Balázs by 3-0 (11-4/11-3/11-7). Al-Sarraj qualified to the finals after he defeated Dutch Piëdro Schweertman, by 3-2 …

Maya Nawar

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Sports and Youth Affairs Ministry honours Egyptian Women’s squash team

The Ministry of Sports and Youth Affairs honored on Sunday the Egyptian women’s squash team that represented Egypt at the 2016 WSF World Team Squash Championships. The ceremony, held at the ministry’s headquarters, honoured Nour El-Sherbiny, Omneya Abdel Kawy, Raneem El-Welily, and Nouran Gohar. All four athletes are also being given EGP 75,000. The team …

Maya Nawar

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Stung by the cure: using bee venom as an alternative medicine

Over the years, science has proven the effectiveness of using different bee products—such as beeswax, honey, pollen, propolis, and royal jelly—in treating various kinds of diseases. Bee stings were also added to these methods. It is believed that stings are effective in curing the symptoms of a wide variety of diseases, including arthritis, multiple sclerosis, …

Daily News Egypt

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Egypt’s Tarek Momen named runner-up at 2016 Channel VAS Squash Championship

The 2016 Channel VAS Squash Championship concluded its events a few days ago in London, where Australia’s Paul Coll was named the champion and Egypt’s Tarek Momen finished as the runner-up. The championship witnessed a strong participation by Egyptians. The following Egyptian champions participated: Mohamed El-Shorbagy, ranked 1st internationally; Omar Mosad, ranked 8th internationally; Marwan …

Maya Nawar

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Meet Yara Shalaby: first to cross from Taba to Aqaba by kayak

Ferries that transport passengers from Taba in Egypt to Aqaba in Jordan are fairly common; however, it was Egypt’s Yara Shalaby, along with her husband and three friends, who were the first to kayak from Taba to Aqaba, and back, with the help of Orascom Hotels and Developments. Can you introduce yourself to the readers? …

Maya Nawar

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Al-Mawlid Al-Nabawi: a traditional celebration about to die?

Over the centuries, Egyptians have preserved a number of outstanding customs and traditions in celebrating the birth of Prophet Muhammad every year. Before Al-Mawlid, Egyptian parents accompany their children to nearby sweet shops and bakeries to buy Arouset Al-Mawlid, colourful sugar-syrup dolls [brides] for girls; and for the boys the traditional Housan Al-Mawlid, horses made …

Rana Khaled

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‘Downtown Cairo Geneva Run’: where sports meets history across borders

The “Downtown Cairo Geneva Run”, an event organised through the cooperation of the Cairo governorate, Cairo Runners, and the Embassy of Switzerland, took place on 2 December and witnessed thousands of participants join in to hit the pavement of Cairo’s downtown streets. The 4km run began at 7am at Abdeen Square, and winded through the …

Maya Nawar

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Cairo turns Orange

The Embassy of the Netherlands in Egypt organised the fifth Orange Bike Day with more than 5,000 cyclists participating on Friday morning. The goal of the event is to raise awareness about the importance of sustainability and sustainable business practices, supported by the slogan: Orange is the new Green. The event was planned with the …

Maya Nawar