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  ALEPPO — While being a landscape of warfare and death for the last two years, love and romance has not been killed by Syria’s ongoing revolution. Mahmoud Abu Jafaar, 29, used to be a driver, while Nour, 22, worked as a hairdresser...
It’s 10 am Friday and Tahrir Square is quiet and empty. A bit further from the square, in downtown Cairo, a group of friends is gathering for their first coffee of the day, among them Nabil Shawkat, writer and organizer of leisurely Friday...
"No photo, no story" read one poster carried by one of many photojournalists at a protest held on 19 March in front of the Shura Council, in response to ongoing violence toward them during the last wave of clashes between security and...
ALEPPO — The atmosphere was tense in Bustan al-Qasr after a Friday protest turned into a fight between two groups, one calling for an Islamic state after President Bashar al-Assad’s fall and another demanding a free and liberal future...
ALEPPO — The winter season is upon us. At 4:30 pm, the streets are already shrouded in a darkness broken only by falling drops of rain and the flashing lights of passing cars. Scuffles and shouting can be heard near a bakery where hundreds...
ALEPPO — At one of the gates of a major infantry academy at the northern entrance of Aleppo — also known as Sheikh Suleiman Base — a tank stands, covered by leaves and grass. The tank was taken by the Free Syrian Army (FSA) early...
For the second time, the Culture Resource (Al-Mawred Al-Thaqafy) presents CirCairo, the Cairo International Circus festival, from 4-20 October. The performances take place in Cairo, Mansoura and Monufiya, where more than 13 circus groups from...
Two weeks after the election of President Mohamed Morsy, the Coptic community is concerned about the implementation of Islamic law.  On Saturday, 7 July, Copts protested outside the presidential palace to call on Morsy to protect his citizens,...
Sexual harassment has been a long-standing problem in Egypt. But since the street protests broke out last year, women have started to come out of their silence. In support of the movement, Darb 1718 art space, along with the sexual harassment...
Egypt is a massive living organism — a web of ticking clocks, each set to a slightly different millisecond. With approximately 80 million in the country, 18 million of whom are woven into the streets and buildings of Cairo, the traffic of the...