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"Photo, money, come!" pleaded 80-year-old Raseema, who doesn't speak Arabic or English, except for these few words. She only speaks Nubian. Raseema was born in the village of Gharb Sohil to a father who works as a fisherman and has lived...
This month, Aswan's famous High Dam celebrated its golden anniversary, marking fifty years since its construction and the resultant migration of the Nubian peoples that had previously lived in the area. In an exclusive interview with Al-Masry Al-...
Aswan-This week, the Upper Egyptian city of Aswan celebrated both its national day and the 50-year anniversary of the beginning of construction of the famous Aswan High Dam. Celebrations kicked off on 15 January at the foot of the dam, which became...
Aswan-- On 15 January 1971, Egypt celebrated the completion of the High Dam, whose funding was the center of a Cold War dispute that led to the 1956 Suez War. Located on the Upper Nile, around 1000km downstream from Cairo, the gigantic mountain of...
2009 witnessed a wave of demonstrations, egged on by young activists and tech-savvy students, who seem to have shaken the "opposition forces" out of their sleep, thus filling a void left behind by the ineffectiveness of more organized...
The Rafah border wall news dominated most major newspapers headlines. The independent daily Al-Shorouq lead with news that the Rafah border wall will be suspended until the situation in Rafah calms down. "Egypt has information that the...
Prominent Egyptian Maestro Sherif Mohie ElDin is currently working on his new opera El Saqamat, based on a novel by the late writer Yussef El Sibai, after the thrilling success of Miramar, his last opera which was based on the work of Naguib Mahfouz...
This week, the Bibliotheca Alexandrina is celebrating the golden Jubilee of the famous Reda Troupe for folkloric arts. The celebration, from 15 to 17 December, marks the 50th anniversary of the band that began Egypt's folk-art movement. Along...
Yesterday, Syrian writer Khalil Sweileh received the 14th Naguib Mahfouz Medal for Literature for his novel Warraq al-Hubb (The Scribe of Love) in a grand celebration at the American University in Cairo (AUC). The award ceremony took place in AUC's...
Swiss, French and Belgian delights are tipped to become front-runners in the Egyptian chocolate market. Al Masry AL Youm samples high-end favorites  "I used to get a Corona [local brand] chocolate bar whenever a relative visited us and I...