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The not-so-rarefied earth: The desert has much more to offer than sand

It’s impossible not to notice the great expanse of desert that seems to fold out indefinitely around Siwa. Rolling hills...

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Dates and olives: Take a break from the city and indulge in Siwa’s abundant landscape

Due west from Cairo, the road leaves behind the urban gray for a world of endless beige, vast expanses of...

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New Giza power plant threatens Abu Ghaleb farming village

The dirt road leading into Abu Ghaleb is lined with green oranges, prickly pear blooms, mango trees, vineyards and date...

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Hookah at home: You can get food, drink and medicine delivered — so why not shisha?

There is no lack of shisha places in Cairo. Restaurants and cafes market themselves with strange designs and lucrative new...

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In conservative climate, some fear greater tolerance of female circumcision

The day a girl is circumcised is often remembered as her “black day,” according to the National Council for Childhood...

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Lack of services and sanitation a toxic mix on Gezirat al-Warraq

Standing on the peak of one of Gezirat al-Warraq’s trash mountains, one can see beautiful Nile vignettes, the shores of...

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No more birds and bees: A lack of information in schools could harm the public’s sexual health

Two years after the Education Ministry removed the entire sexual and reproductive health chapters from the national curriculum, studies show...

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The flavor of politics; At Somaya’s, conversation is the main course

Near Tahrir Square, in the alley between Youssef al-Guindy Street and Mohamed Sidy Street, behind pine-green shuttered doors, lies Fasahat...

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Bad blood: A look at the controversial healing technique of blood-letting

A small suction cup is placed on the skin and a vacuum is created, drawing the blood close to the...

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Cogs in the wheel: A day in the life of a community doctor

Egypt is a massive living organism — a web of ticking clocks, each set to a slightly different millisecond. With...

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Urbanization, marriage, poverty and shame: The many faces of obesity in Egyptian women

“I want to go back to my old body. I can't even see myself!” The woman in the Al-Sabtia clinic...

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