05 Aug 2012
Under the hot Ramadan sun, young people have gathered in the streets in an attempt to carry the momentum of President Mohamed Morsy’s “A Clean Homeland” campaign, where he pledged to fix waste and cleanliness...
31 Jul 2012
What do President Mohamed Morsy’s brain, the Constituent Assembly and Cairo traffic all have in common? None of them, alas, operate at the speed of light. In other words, they all have mass.
There’s nothing particularly...
29 Jul 2012
Old books describe Helwan, a southern suburb of Cairo, as “the sacred healing city” — one of Egypt’s main centers of therapeutic tourism since the pharaonic era.
Any book that mentions the medical healing value of...
27 Jul 2012
Egypt might have to look beyond the world’s biggest wheat exporter to feed its hungry nation, after the worst drought in more than a decade has wilted US grain crops.
“Wheat is the biggest problem for food security. There...
25 Jul 2012
Many patients suffering from psychological illnesses are given medication to cope. But another form of treatment, art therapy, could offer another route.
Art therapy integrates psychotherapeutic techniques with creativity to...
23 Jul 2012
Egyptian conservationist Usama Ghazali earlier this month was declared the runner-up for the 2012 International Young Conservationist Award, which is annually given by the International Ranger Federation and the International Union for the...
22 Jul 2012
While humans find it a challenge to wander Cairo's busy streets, thousands of homeless cats and dogs are also struggling through, on the lookout for food and shelter.
Animals in Egypt were once glorified, but are now mostly...
21 Jul 2012
In 2008, Egypt reached an agreement with the US-based Monsanto Corporation to import, grow and sell the company's genetically-modified maize.
The first shipment of 70 tons arrived in Egypt in December 2010 and was planted in ten...
20 Jul 2012
Mohamed Suleiman says he is 80 to 90 percent sure he saw the crescent moon on Thursday night, which marks the beginning of the month of Ramadan.
“I was just looking to the horizon, and I saw this spot that was blinking. And there are...
19 Jul 2012
Hundreds of Egyptian Nubians gathered outside the Ministry of Agriculture in Dokki Wednesday morning to protest against the sale of land which they claim is ancient Nubian property to private investors. At stake is hundreds of thousands of...