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Environmental activists are joining forces to transform a Marsa Alam camp into the first self-sustainable eco-lodge in the area, complete with solar panels and solar water heaters built from scratch. The southern Red Sea town has been suffering...
When it comes to first impressions, Hurghada might not score the highest points, especially when you compare it with its more manicured neighbor, Gouna. This Red Sea town has suffered years of over-development and its cheap package tours have...
  Shaimaa, 22, has Parkinson’s disease. She has been living on the streets of Cairo for most of her life. In her lap, a tiny baby lies sleeping. Dinar is Shaimaa’s fourth child and marks her fourth return to the Rehabilitation...
  The idea is either completely insane or brilliantly adventurous, but perhaps Mohamed Safi is a little of both. The popular former radio host of Nile FM will embark on an ambitious trip for charity this September, where he will drive 3000...
For many Egyptian holiday seekers, the beginning of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan doesn’t necessarily mean the end to the summer season on the North Coast. While many have returned to the city for the traditional family gatherings of...
With years of pop culture imagery and sex industry stereotypes firmly imprinted on our brains, it might be difficult to convince people that pole dancing is now officially recognized as a form of exercise. The activity even has its own accredited...
The Red Sea town of Gouna feels like a world apart from the rest of Egypt. Even though its architecture is distinctively Egyptian, drawing on influences such as the legendary architect Hassan Fathy with its domes, ventilation systems and rich earth...
The day before polls open for Libya’s first National General Congress elections, reports have warned of potential violence in the country’s eastern region, following a recent attack on the Benghazi elections commission. Egypt’s...
Once the metropolitan capital of the Mediterranean, today Alexandria has shed most of its former skin. Spitfire is one of the city’s oldest bars, and one out of a handful of hidden watering holes frequented by an eclectic crowd of students,...
Egyptian marine scientists have criticized a recent news report that a rare sunfish had been found and bought in Hurghada, claiming the report contained false and misleading information that would be harmful to the marine environment. The original...

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Days after the first anniversary of 25 January, tensions between anti-regime activists and loyalists to the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces have now reached the cement walls and streets of Cairo. The graffiti war, a showdown between...