Features/Interviews

Egypt's ambition: The Suez Canal, then and now

28 Jul 2015
Workers construct the Suez Canal, circa 1860, stretching some 190-kilometers long.   The French Empress Eugenie officially opens the Suez Canal at Port Said in Egypt, on board the imperial yacht 'Aigle,' on November 17,...
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UAE State Minister: Evidence is clear; Egypt navigating towards success

28 Jul 2015
In an interview with the Egyptian daily publication, Al-Masry Al-Youm, H.E Dr. Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber, the UAE State Minister and head of the UAE/Egypt Liaison Office discusses the UAE’s strong ties with Egypt, Egypt’s economic...
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Nasser’s doctor: He died of natural causes, not poison

President Gamal Abdel Nasser 
27 Jul 2015
In an interview with Al-Masry Al-Youm, Dr. Al Sawy Habib, the physician of late President Gamal Abdel Nasser, denied what the former director of the Palestinian Fatah movement’s Political Department, Atef Abu Bakr, said about Nasser...
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AFP: Football frenzy waning in turbulent Egypt

Egypt once boasted some of the strongest teams in Africa and the Middle East, but violence now means games are played in empty stadiums
24 Jul 2015
Denied entry to watch his favourite football team, Osama Gamal glumly settled on a pavement outside and followed the match live on his phone as policemen guarded the near-empty stadium. Egypt once boasted some of the strongest teams in...
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Report: Factory, public sector workers at forefront of labor protests

Labor protests
 
22 Jul 2015
The El-Mahrousa Center for Socioeconomic Development has monitored 385 labor protests in the second quarter of 2015, with protests of workers of private factories and public sector companies at the forefront.   In a report issued on...
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Ecclesiastical Council: New personal status draft law expands grounds for divorce

21 Jul 2015
The Coptic Orthodox Church said the new personal status draft law aims at resolving 75 percent of the problems faced by Coptic Christians, while some argued that it increase problems. They called for a law for civil marriage away from the...
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Egypt-Turkey tensions at unprecedented level

21 Jul 2015
Tensions between Cairo and Ankara have reached unprecedented levels since the ouster of former Egyptian president and Turkey ally Mohamed Morsi in 2013, an Israeli think-tank has said.   The Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs said...
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Anti-harassment volunteers recount security inaction

20 Jul 2015
While the vast majority of Egyptian youths tend to spend the days of the holy Eid al-Fitr feast with family and friends, a group of young volunteers prefered to take to the streets to prevent anything that could disturb the joyful ambiance...
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Sisi supporters criticize presidency a year after inauguration

Sisi supporters
19 Jul 2015
From almost complete support to charges of failure and warnings of the anger of the poor ranged the assessments of journalists and politicians of the performance of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi a year after his inauguration.  ...
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Celebration of feasts in ancient Egypt

17 Jul 2015
Feasts in ancient Egypt were seasons for marriage and recreation in preparation for the start of a new season of hard work, a study on life in ancient Egypt said.   All life aspects of life used to stop on feasts, and workers did not...
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