Features/Interviews

Coppersmiths area replaced by stainless steel workshops

27 Apr 2015
The Coppersmiths area (Al-Nahaseen), a milestone street in Old Cairo that had long been known for the production of copper artifacts, has gradually been replaced by stainless steel products, although the area still maintains its old name....
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Political activist: Phosphate sunken shipment includes toxic materials

27 Apr 2015
The phosphate shipment which sank in the Nile on Tuesday includes uranium and cadmium, which are both toxic substances, said political activist Mamdouh Hamza in a phone-in interview on Sunday evening on Al-Asema Channel.   "I did...
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Al-Masry Al-Youm releases Abnoudi’s ‘death interview’

Abdel Rahman El Abnoudi 
23 Apr 2015
When renowned Egyptian poet Abdel Rahman al-Abnoudi felt that his health was deteriorating and that his days were numbered, he chose Al-Masry Al-Youm for what he called “the death interview” and asked the newspaper to publish...
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Can any man establish a new country on a border land?

22 Apr 2015
In early April 2015, a Czech man named Vít Jedlička declared himself president of a newly founded 7 square kilometer state called Liberland, which is currently being disputed over between the countries of Croatia and Serbia.   He...
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Reuters: Sisi's crackdown on Islamists yet to win over Egyptian village

22 Apr 2015
Egyptian police often raid homes in this rundown village just outside Cairo, residents say -- part of a broad crackdown on Islamists that has included the imprisonment of ousted president Mohamed Morsi.   But a look around Kerdasa...
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Palestinian man recounts arrest at 13, spending 8 years in Israeli jails

© AFP | A Palestinian protester throws back a tear gas cannister using a sling shot during clashes with Israeli security forces on February 27, 2015 in Bilin
 
 
 
21 Apr 2015
Awni al-Habet, 41, still remembers the eight years he spent in an Israeli prison on charges of belonging to the Fatah movement and the Palestinian resistance.   Habet was smiling when he recounted his story at the “Palestinian...
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Factbox: Egypt's trials of Morsi, Muslim Brotherhood leaders

21 Apr 2015
An Egyptian court has sentenced ousted Islamist president, Mohamed Morsi, to 20 years in jail on charges of inciting the killing of protesters in Cairo in December 2012.   The case is part of a wide crackdown on Morsi's Muslim...
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Better walk than take a cab

White taxi drivers protest in front of headquarters of Ministers Cabinet, Cairo, 25 September 2012.
19 Apr 2015
In an attempt to counter the greed of taxi drivers in Mansoura, activists called on people to walk on Monday instead of taking a cab, as taxi drivers do not switch on the meters and ask for exaggerated tariffs.   The campaign...
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Police in Egypt: Torture, repression and bribes within departments and prisons

By Abdallah: I don't know why everytime he sniffs the crime tool he barks at you
19 Apr 2015
“The police are at the service of the people” is the slogan of the Interior Ministry. But it seems quite a few officers prefer the slogan: “the police rob the people,” given the theft, fraud and forgery that has...
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Study: High school smoking fell as e-cigarette use boomed

Cigarettes on sale in a store. Reuters/archive
 


 
 

 
17 Apr 2015
Teen smoking hit a new low last year while the popularity of electronic cigarettes and water pipes boomed, a government report shows. The number of high school students who tried e-cigarettes tripled in one year - to more than 13 percent....
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