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This October marks the eighth edition of the annual and on-its-way-to-being-iconic Cairo Jazz Festival. To be held at the American University in Cairo’s Greek Campus in Bab al-Luq, Downtown, the festival will span three days and host well-...
The Arab Spring in 2011 was a hurricane of political change across the region and its aftermath continues to be felt by millions, including in war-torn Syria. Hundreds of thousands of Syrians displaced from their homeland have migrated to Europe and...
Egypt ranks sixth from bottom on a list of 141 countries in terms of travel safety and security, according a new report published by the World Economic Forum. The Global Travel and Tourism Report 2015 assesses nations on their suitability as travel...
The mother of an autistic boy has alleged that he was seriously sexually assaulted while at school in late September, prompting denials from both the school and the Education Ministry. Talking by phone during a live TV show, Eman Ragab said that her...
The first child with DNA from three parents was born in New York last spring. The birth was the result of a procedure by an American medical team, performed in Mexico, as it banned in the US. Despite happening in the spring of this year, the birth...
Fresh out of the oven, a new cultural space in Maadi called Gramophone aims to bring more culture to the suburb. With an impressive list of activities on offer, they have most areas of culture covered, offering everything from yoga classes to...
Cairo is a big city packed with things to do. Most residents could think of at least 10 activities to recommend to a visitor as ways to pass the time, including such contemporary cultural delights as going to the movies or watching a live...
Next month’s issue of Playboy Magazine is set to feature a historic spread — indeed the first in its history — featuring a Muslim hijabi woman, Libyan-American journalist Nour Tagouri. The spread will be entitled “Renegades...
Former Al-Jazeera journalist Mohamed Fahmy, who was arrested in 2013 and spent more than 400 days behind bars, is publishing an account of his trial and experiences in the Egyptian prison system. Titled “The Marriott Cell”, the book will...
Nadia Murad Basee Taha, a Kurdish woman who was captured and sold into sex slavery at the hands of the Islamic State (IS), has been appointed a Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations. Murad, 23, belongs to Iraq's Kurdish ethnic minority, the...