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  It has been more three months since Al-Fagr journalist Al-Husseini Abu Deif was shot and killed in clashes between the Muslim Brotherhood and opposition protesters near the Presidential Palace on December 2012. Though court cases have been...
"When people are fasting, they feel like they want to eat the whole world,” says Ayman al-Gameel, who owns a butcher shop in Ismailia Square called al-Gameel Poultry Butcher. Four large cow carcasses careen off hooks — certainly not...
Between the time when the sun disappears behind the mountain ranges to the west and reappears over the sea’s horizon in the east, Sinai nights speak magic. Nightlife in Nuweiba, located on Sinai’s eastern Red Sea coast, has a do-it-...
The day begins before dawn for most camels. In fact, many of them barely sleep. The journey from Daraw camel market in Aswan is long and bumpy. Camel elbows and camel knees tangled in the truck beds jab into camel bellies and camel sides. Some...
Egypt is a massive living organism — a web of ticking clocks, each set to a slightly different millisecond. With about 80 million in the country, 18 million of whom are woven into the streets and buildings of Cairo, the traffic of the city may...
On the winding coastal road between Taba and Nuweiba something unusual will meet your eye as you scan the landscape. Built into the mountains, almost indistinguishable in color and texture from the mountain itself, are the ruins of a castle....
Twinkling brightly on the bustling 26th of July thoroughfare in Zamalek is a new restaurant called Zooba. Zooba is a traditional Egyptian female name and though the restaurant sign is bright neon letters in funky font, the inside decor is a modern...
Mamdouh pours his perfume with worshipful concentration. “In the name of God, the most gracious and merciful.” The translucent white of the gardenia and rose, the menthol green of the lotus and the blood red of the musk are portioned by...