Blind Egyptian cleric behind 1990s terror plots dies in US prison

19 Feb 2017
Omar Abdel-Rahman, the so-called Blind Sheik convicted of plotting terror attacks in New York City in the decade before 9/11 and spiritual guide to a generation of Islamic militants, has died in a federal prison. He was 78. Abdel-Rahman,...

Crackdown on fake cotton helps revive Egypt crop

Photo of cotton crop
14 Feb 2017
Egypt's most famous export, the silky soft cotton prized by makers of luxury bedding and clothing, has become so scarce as production has fallen, that most supplies sold under its brand name last year were fake. But a surge in local...

As the Book says: 'Something special about Egypt!'

A young arts and design student at the German University of Cairo designed a book entitled “Hope”, which attempts to change people’s vision towards the negatives in our society and to bring hope back into people’s souls.
13 Feb 2017
If you are living in Egypt, you must have seen the country's major problems, including the slums, street children, poverty, pollution and desertification. But did you ever imagine that these problems could be solved inside a book?...

Revolutionizing learning methods: 'Couture' your education in Egypt's international schools

Students have opportunities to gain practical experience through hands-on practice with what they learn.
02 Feb 2017
"It's more vibrant. I didn't want the boring all-day lectures kind of thing. Her school has one room per subject with loads of materials for hands-on exploring and creating. All I care about now is nurturing her...

Rift escalates, becomes public between Sisi, Al-Azhar

Egypt President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and Al-Azhar Grand Sheikh Ahmed al-Tayyeb
26 Jan 2017
President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi's latest statements to Egypt's Al-Azhar Grand Sheikh Ahmed al-Tayyeb have publically revealed disagreement and tension between him and Al-Azhar, especially with regard to the so-called "renewal...

January 25 turns six: Despair overwhelms in Cairo streets, no signs of celebration

Anti-Morsy protesters chant slogans during a mass protest to support the army in Tahrir square in Cairo, 26 July 2013 (Reuters)
25 Jan 2017
Six years after the January 2011 uprising that overthrew Egypt's longtime ruler Hosni Mubarak, Egyptians who had participated in protests back then are now either facing clampdowns on freedoms or grappling with despair. "It's...

Egyptian regime continues to squash January 25 Revolution demands

25 Jan 2017
Rights activists maintained almost identical views when asked by Al-Masry Al-Youm: What is the situation of human rights and freedoms in Egypt six years after the January 25 Revolution, a period which also witnessed the 30 June uprising?...

Direxiona: a driving school for women by women

20 Jan 2017
Worry concerning road safety and sexual harassment in Egypt’s jammed streets leave many ladies with a saddle of waiting around for male relatives or friends to teach them how to drive. Aiming to grant girls the opportunity of a safe...

Social media outcry after football star Abu Treka placed on terrorism list

19 Jan 2017
Football enthusiasts expressed stun on social media, and called the government move “unfair” in support of ex-midfielder Mohamed Abu Treka, after he was put on an official terror list. Retired football star, Abu Treka led Egypt...

‘Egyptian Messi’ Salah’s star rising for Egypt

Mohamed Salah, Best Arab Player of the Year 2016, Globe Soccer Award 
13 Jan 2017
He may have failed to impress Jose Mourinho, but Mohamed Salah has the chance at the Africa Cup of Nations to demonstrate just why he has been hailed as the ‘Egyptian Messi’. “Salah looks great,” Egypt coach Hector...