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Al-Ahram Weekly Editorial

Silver lining

Things are finally looking up at the Egyptian Stock Exchange (EGX), with the market staging a rally since its slump the first week of July.
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Mahmoud Mohieldin

Regional solutions on climate change

The first of a series of regional roundtables on climate change took place this week with a view to gathering recommendations and listing projects in the run-up to the COP27 Conference in Sharm El-Sheikh.
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Ziad Bahaa-Eldin

On the National Dialogue

Four ideas and observations for forthcoming sessions of Egypt’s National Dialogue.
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Art Alert

Wegz to perform in New Alamein this Friday

Egyptian rapper Wegz will deliver some flow in a concert at New Alamein’s El-Alamein Arena this Friday.

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Entertainment

New Owen Wilson superhero film bets on streaming power

Owen Wilson's new superhero film "Secret Headquarters," out Friday, was originally slated for a theatrical release -- before creators opted to put it out exclusively on the streaming platform Paramount Plus instead.

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Tomb of Egyptian commander of foreign soldiers in Abusir sheds light on 'globalisation' in ancient world

The shaft tomb of the ancient Egyptian dignitary Wahibre-mery-Neith - who commanded foreign soldiers in Egypt - that was uncovered by a Czech archaeological mission from Charles University in Abusir near Saqqara has shed light on "globalisation" in the ancient world.

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Egyptian Museum in Tahrir assigns guides for free during summer, official holidays

To raise the cultural and archaeological awareness of Egyptians, the Egyptian Museum in Tahrir launched free guides to its Egyptian visitors during summer vacation and official holidays, the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities announced on Wednesday.

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Grand Egyptian Museum receives Tutankhamun's biggest shrine

A few months after receiving the fourth, third and second shrines of Tutankhamun, the Grand Egyptian Museum (GEM) received the first and biggest shrine and placed it in its permanent location at the boy king’s gallery.

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In Photos: Egyptian-German mission discovers blocks from Khufu's reign in Cairo’s Matariya

An Egyptian-German archaeological mission has recently unearthed the foundations of the Temple of the Sun and blocks dating back to Khufu's reign at the open-air museum of Matariya, in Cairo’s Heliopolis.

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Preserving Siwa’s urban story

Last Wednesday, under the auspices of the Egyptian Minister of Culture Inas Abdel-Dayem, the National Organisation for Urban Harmony (NOUH) headed by Mohamed Abu Seida, celebrated the launch of its latest publication titled “Siwa: An Urban Story.”

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In Photos: An Egyptian family keeps alive tradition behind hajj centrepiece

Under the steady hum of a ceiling fan, Ahmed Othman weaves golden threads through black fabric, creating Koranic verses, a century after his grandfather's work adorned the Kaaba in Mecca's Grand Mosque.

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In Photos: 5,000 years of Egyptian heritage under one roof

The National Museum of Egyptian Civilisation (NMEC) is a haven of Egyptian intangible heritage that has thrived throughout the centuries.

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A tribute to Egypt’s demolished houseboats

New concepts of urban development will claim the Nile bank in Imbaba after the removal of what remained of Cairo’s houseboats last week.

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Billions pour into bioplastics as markets begin ramping up

Bioplastics have long been used in medical applications. The stitches you got after cutting your hand slicing onions were likely made of a bioplastic thread that harmlessly dissolved into your body.

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National Reading Programme holds final round of competition

The National Reading Programme (NRP), affiliated to the Emirate's Research Science Institute, launched the final round of its nationwide competition (8-10 August) at El-Massa Hotel in the New Administrative Capital, Egypt.

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WHO: COVID-19 deaths fall overall by 9%, infections stable

The number of coronavirus deaths fell by 9% in the last week while new cases remained relatively stable, according to the latest weekly pandemic report released by the World Health Organization.

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Study connects climate hazards to 58% of infectious diseases

Climate hazards such as flooding, heat waves and drought have worsened more than half of the hundreds of known infectious diseases in people, including malaria, hantavirus, cholera and anthrax, a study says.

British author Salman Rushdie, whose writings made him the target of Iranian death threats that forced him into hiding, was attacked on stage Friday in western New York state.

Al-Nabi Al-Mafqood (The Lost Prophet Akhenaten), by Sherif Shaaban, (Cairo: Al Rowaq Publishing), 2022.

Stephen King didn't break any legal ground on the stand Tuesday as he testified against his own publisher's efforts to merge with Penguin Random House. But he did know how to please a crowd and even get the judge to thank him for his time.

At a time of mega-mergers and flashy high-tech corporate hookups, the biggest U.S. book publisher's plan to buy the fourth-largest for a mere $2.2 billion may seem somewhat quaint.