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Central Bank of Egypt unveils rainbow colored plastic notes; social media users unamused
Business

Central Bank of Egypt unveils rainbow colored plastic notes; social media users unamused

The Central Bank of Egypt on Sunday unveiled the new rainbow-colored designs for ten and twenty-pound plastic currency notes, with…
Iran spy TV show ignites controversy for 2nd season
Middle East

Iran spy TV show ignites controversy for 2nd season

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A controversial Iranian TV spy thriller is once again generating buzz in the Islamic…
Israeli actress Gal Gadot’s portrayal of Cleopatra sparks controversy
Cinema/TV

Israeli actress Gal Gadot’s portrayal of Cleopatra sparks controversy

An announcement from Warner Brothers Studios stating Israeli actress Gal Gadot would portray Queen Cleopatra in an upcoming film triggered angry…
Netflix’s ‘Cuties’ sparks global backlash for allegedly sexualizing children
Cinema/TV

Netflix’s ‘Cuties’ sparks global backlash for allegedly sexualizing children

Netflix’s release of the award-winning French comedy/drama “Cuties” (2020) has sparked global outrage over accusations that the film portrays children…
Egyptian Doctors Syndicate apologizes over obituary for Muslim Brotherhood leader
Egypt

Egyptian Doctors Syndicate apologizes over obituary for Muslim Brotherhood leader

The Egyptian Doctors Syndicate has apologized for publishing an obituary for late Muslim Brotherhood leader Essam al-Erian, a former member…
Photos: Sculptor behind controversial ‘Egypt Rising’ statue apologizes
Art news

Photos: Sculptor behind controversial ‘Egypt Rising’ statue apologizes

The sculptor behind the ‘Egypt Rising’ statue which sparked outrage across social media has apologized, stating that the work was…
Video: Mortada Mansour files lawsuit to suspend Ramez Galal’s latest prank show
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Video: Mortada Mansour files lawsuit to suspend Ramez Galal’s latest prank show

The President of the Zamalek Sporting Club, member of Egypt’s House of Representatives and lawyer Mortada Mansour filed a lawsuit…
Egypt’s Dar al-Iftaa slams controversy over Magdi Yacoub’s religious beliefs
Egypt

Egypt’s Dar al-Iftaa slams controversy over Magdi Yacoub’s religious beliefs

Egypt’s Dar al-Iftaa, the government’s principal Islamic legal institution for issuing fatwas (religious edicts), applauded the work of Egyptian-British cardiac…
Mohamed Ramadan, former pilot trade accusations over controversial plane video
Egypt

Mohamed Ramadan, former pilot trade accusations over controversial plane video

Egyptian actor and rapper Mohamed Ramadan has gone public over his dispute with suspended pilot Ashraf Aboul-Yosr, who was dismissed…
Sawiris controversial statement on hijab causes uproar
Egypt

Sawiris controversial statement on hijab causes uproar

A statement by Egyptian business tycoon and billionaire Naguib Sawiris regarding his viewpoint of the hijab caused an uproar on…
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