Society

Middle Eastern LGBT magazine looking at ‘risky’ expansion into Arabic

26 Jul 2015
After eight years, the Middle East’s first LGBT-inclusive magazine could expand its publication into Arabic as early as October, says Khalid Abdel-Hadi, founder and creative director of My.Kali magazine.   Since 2007, the...
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Divorcees' Club President: Society debases divorced women

Abir al-Ansary
26 Jul 2015
Abir al-Ansary, head of the Divorcees' Club, has said that society debases divorced women.   “I have personally suffered from this,” Ansary said.   The club is not only for women however.   “We organize...
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Miss Egypt invited to Bellamy beauty center opening in Hollywood

Miss Egypt
25 Jul 2015
Kim Kardashian’s sister Kylie Jenner has invited Miss Egypt Sarah Fasha to the opening of her Bellamy beauty center in Hollywood.   Fasha told Al-Masry Al-Youm that she wore a simple dress and did not put much make-up,...
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Can your city survive the apocalypse?

New York faces increasing threats from hurricanes, storms and flooding. A new $335 million project is being implemented to disaster-proof the metropolis.
22 Jul 2015
The destruction of New Orleans by Hurricane Katrina was heralded as a wake-up call for the US, a catastrophe that illustrated the scale of the threat from natural disasters, and the inadequacy of preparations.   But for all the...
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Seminar tracks urban changes in Cairo’s Ramlet Boulaq

Smoke rises from near the Nile City Towers on 2 August as clashes erupt.
21 Jul 2015
On July 27, an urbanization and environment research organization, 10 Tooba, will present the results of its research project, tracking changes that occurred in Cairo’s Ramlet Boulaq, adjacent to one of the capital’s most...
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Will Female Genital mutilation end in Egypt in 15 years?

20 Jul 2015
Recently the UN Sustainable Development (SDGs) planned to totally eliminate the Female Genital mutilation (FGM) in Egypt by 2030; it seemed brilliant and achievable for many, however Amel Fahmy, co-founder of HarassMap initiative, ...
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Anti-harassment campaign: 223 cases during Eid

20 Jul 2015
A campaign against sexual harassment has recorded 223 cases of sexual harassment in Cairo during the three days of the holy Islamic Eid al-Fitr from Friday to Sunday.   Shoft Ta7rosh (I Saw Harassment), said Sunday in its final report...
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Landmarks light up for Eid

Imam of Mohamed Ali Mosque leads Eid al-Fitr prayer, Cairo, 19 August 2012.
20 Jul 2015
Buildings around the world took on different shades this weekend to commemorate the Muslim holiday of Eid.   The Empire State Building in New York went green, a prominent color in Islamic history, on Friday to celebrate the end of the...
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New York paupers' cemetery opens to mourners for first time

Rosalee Grable, (L) walks off the ferry to Hart's Island with Melinda Hunt in New York July 19, 2015.
 
20 Jul 2015
It takes a mere 10 minutes by boat to navigate to New York City's Hart Island, one of the United States' largest paupers' cemetery.   But it took Rosalee Grable more than a year to reach the gravesite where her mother was...
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Bill Cosby testified he was adept at picking up on romantic cues

In this Friday, Nov. 21, 2014, file photo, Bill Cosby performs during a show at the Maxwell C. King Center for the Performing Arts in Melbourne, Fla. Cosby will visit Alabama for a two-day event aimed at highlighting schools in one of the poorest areas of the state. The comedian will speak in several cities across Alabama’s rural Black Belt region on May 14-15, 2015. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack, File)
19 Jul 2015
Comedian Bill Cosby, who faces accusations that he drugged and sexually assaulted women in incidents dating back years, described himself in a deposition from a decade ago as adept at picking up on cues about sex, the New York Times...
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