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Zumba Pink Party: Rock out and beat breast cancer

19 Oct 2014
Women from different walks of life and of different age groups rolled their sleeves up in the early hours of last Saturday to burn calories for a good cause.     At Zamalek’s Marriott hotel, the Breast Cancer Foundation of...
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Critics say move to put heart stents on insurance off-beat

A woman holds the hand of her mother who is dying from cancer during her final hours at a palliative care hospital in Winnipeg, 24 July 2010.
19 Oct 2014
At the time when Health Minister Adel al-Adawy announced last month the inclusion of stents as part of the health insurance, a number of doctors criticized the decision.   Doctor Mohamed Hassan Khalil, coordinator of the National...
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Health group boldly steps up, providing treatment for sufferers of blood disease

19 Oct 2014
A beam of light in the vicious battle against breaking the cycle between poverty and inefficient public health services in Egypt is now on the horizon.   In an unprecedented move, the National Health Insurance Organization (HIO)...
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Derna: An Islamic State emirate on Egypt’s borders

A fighter from Zintan brigade watches as smoke rises after rockets fired by one of Libya's militias struck and ignited a fuel tank in Tripoli 2 August 2014.
15 Oct 2014
Jungles and mountains, rivers of underground water that burst into the valleys, an excellent location and fertile soil irrigated by fresh water are geographic characteristics that turned into a curse on the city. Nature made the...
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Kafein raises Cairo coffee culture to a new level

13 Oct 2014
Since March, aromas of apple-flavored shisha and freshly brewed coffee have been pulling in passionate patrons into a cozy cafe called Kafein, nestled on Sherif Basha Street. What started as a mere opportunity to bring in high-quality,...
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Dabaa: Egypt’s nuclear dream in the army’s grip

The site of Egypt's planned nculear project in Dabaa
13 Oct 2014
Over three consecutive decades, and under different governments, official promises had been made to achieve Egypt’s nuclear energy dream, the latest was by incumbent president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, who pledged to revive the project...
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What to know about Halayeb and Shalateen: Egypt-Sudan disputed territories

12 Oct 2014
Controversy resurfaced on Saturday over remarks by Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir to the London-based Asharq Al-Awsat about his country’s sovereignty over the Halayeb and Shalateen region which Egypt also claims. ...
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Interview: Adviser to Egypt's late pope seeks US lobby

12 Oct 2014
Maged Riad, former legal adviser to Pope Shenouda, said he sought with a group of Egyptians living in the United States to create an Egyptian lobby aimed at pressuring the US administration to counter moves by the Muslim Brotherhood to...
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Agricultural burning: Clouding the sky with sickness

10 Oct 2014
On the Cairo-Alexandria Delta Road smoke rises from the fields, forming a gray cloud. Large piles of rice straw wait on the ground to be minced or incinerated. Machines whir with a metallic sound as they slice the straw for the farmers to...
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Falcon: Meet Egypt’s most famous security company

10 Oct 2014
Security agents from Falcon Group International are now stationed at the gates of Egyptian universities of Cairo, Ain Shams, Helwan and al-Azhar based on a protocol signed by both the company and the Ministry of Higher Education.   Al...
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