24 Jun 2016
A very large number of people live in Cairo. Some live in large luxury homes, others in small, practical apartments, and there are those who inhabit Cairo’s streets. We’ve all seen them constructing makeshift homes on street...
14 Jun 2016
In Cairo the essence of Ramadan is tangible in the air and it seems that the rhythm of the city has been entirely reset. The city goes quiet and deserted around Iftar time and becomes a lot more crowded late at night when people stay out...
11 Jun 2016
He's just won the Champions League with Real Madrid — and now Cristiano Ronaldo can celebrate being the world's highest-paid athlete, too.
Forbes estimates that Portugal captain Ronaldo, who will be one of the biggest...
08 Jun 2016
Ramadan in Egypt used to have a special spiritual feel. Interwoven with the religious essence of the holy month of fasting, a rich tapestry of traditions dating back as far as the Fatimid period have come to characterize Ramadan in the...
07 Jun 2016
As Ramadan began in Germany on Monday, Syrian asylum seeker Khairallah Swaid said he would pray for a reunion with his wife, who is stranded at a camp in Greece, and crave his mother's makloubeh, a meat and rice dish served during the...
06 Jun 2016
Egypt’s population reached 91 million on Sunday, rising by one million in only six months since December 2015, the Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS) said.
"Continued population growth on the current...
06 Jun 2016
In the run up to Ramadan, Cairo’s streets are always alive with Muslims making preparations for the holy month and its associated festivities. Aside from dried fruit, desserts and a plethora of other food-related essentials,...
05 Jun 2016
Rideshare service Uber has come up with a unique solution to a uniquely Dutch problem: cars equipped with bike racks to take both passengers and their rides back home.
Cycling is a deeply ingrained part of daily life in Amsterdam: 75...
20 May 2016
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg said Wednesday that conservatives are an important part of the social network after a meeting aimed at defusing concerns it is politically biased.
"We've built Facebook to be a platform for...
18 May 2016
Living in Cairo, we are no strangers to street carts.
Whether they are selling the national staple food, "fuul", early in the morning, selling seasonal fruits and vegetables or collecting "robabekya" household scrap,...