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Tarek Osman

Modern Egypt – (I) Rebirth

Tarek Osman traces key ideas and figures that have formed modern Egyptian culture in the first of a series of articles.
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Eman Ragab

Africa on the climate agenda

Egypt’s hosting of the UN COP27 Climate Conference in Sharm El-Sheikh in November will put African priorities back on the climate agenda, writes Eman Ragab
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Mohamed Salmawy

Point-blank: Moving the UK Embassy in Israel

Just weeks before the next Arab summit in Algeria to discuss the Palestinian cause among other urgent issues, British Prime Minister Liz Truss announced that her government would study moving the British Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to occupied Jerusalem.
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Film

Cinema Syndicate decision not to send any Egyptian film to 2023 Oscars receives mixed reviews

The decision of the selection committee at the Cinema Syndicate not to nominate any Egyptian film for the international feature film category at next year's Oscars received mixed responses.

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Music

Cairokee returns to top with a dreamy album Roma

Popular Egyptian indie rock band Cairokee has been topping the music streaming services in Egypt since last Friday after the release of their latest album titled “Roma” which features famous young rapper Marwan Pablo.

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Egypt recovers ancient wooden coffin cover from Houston museum

Egypt has successfully recovered an ancient wooden coffin cover from a Houston museum in the US.

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Egypt repatriates ancient artefact from Switzerland: Foreign ministry

The Egyptian embassy in Switzerland has recovered a smuggled ancient Egyptian statue, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced on Tuesday.

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Israeli archaeologists unearth burial site from Ramses II era

A burial site from ancient Egypt’s Ramses II era filled with dozens of pottery pieces and bronze artefacts has been unearthed on a beach in Israel, the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) announced on Sunday according to AFP.

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Sarcophagus of King Ramses II’s head of treasury unearthed in Saqqara, Giza

To the south of the causeway of King Unas in Saqqara necropolis, the archaeological mission of the Faculty of Archaeology, Cairo University, headed by Ola El-Aguizy, stumbled upon the sarcophagus of Ptahemwia from the reign of King Ramses II, whose tomb was discovered last year in Saqqara.

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Stabene: Preserving the rich history of Port Said

If you truly wish to find someone you have known and who travels, there are two points on the globe you have but to sit and wait, sooner or later your man will come there: the docks of London and Port Said - Kipling

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El-Warsha performs at closing ceremony of Sard camp for female writers

El-Warsha performed at the closing ceremony on 15 September of the Sard Creative Camp, a joint project between Netflix 'Because She Created' programme and Sard screenwriter’s hub to train women in creative writing and develop their storytelling.

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Al-Athar Lina to celebrate 10th anniversary with a walk thru Al-Khalifa Friday

Historic Cairo will celebrate on friday the 10th anniversary of Al-Athar Lina (The Monument is Ours) - one of the most successful and inspiring community engagement initiatives, with a heritage walk through the historic Al-Khalifa neighbourhood.

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Open courtyards in ancient and modern Egypt

Last week, Egyptologist Fatma Keshk gave a lecture at the French Institute for Oriental Archaeology (IFAO) in Cairo on courtyards in ancient Egypt.

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Nobel season is here: 5 things to know about the prizes

The beginning of October means Nobel Prize season. Six days, six prizes, new faces from around the globe added to the world’s most elite roster of scientists, writers, economists and human rights leaders.

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S. Korean ambassador discusses cooperation with Upper Egypt officials

Korean Ambassador to Egypt Hong Jin-wook paid a visit to Upper Egypt's governorates of Minya, Assiut and Sohag from 25 to 28 September to explore possible avenues for cooperation between Korea and these governorates.

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Next year’s Met Gala will celebrate fashion icon Lagerfeld

Vogue Editor-in-Chief Anna Wintour convened a huddle of top Paris Fashion Week insiders Friday to announce that the theme of next year’s Met Gala will be the work of the late Karl Lagerfeld.

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Long Covid remains a mystery, though theories are emerging

Millions of people around the world are believed to suffer from long COVID yet little remains known about the condition—though research has recently proposed several theories for its cause.

In his semi-memoire, Hekayat Taeir AlTabashir (“Stories of the Bird on the Chalkboard”), cartoonist and illustrator Ahmed Ezzalaarab shares recollections of and views on people and politics – with the 1970s figuring high in his stream of consciousness.

The wave of attempted book banning and restrictions continues to intensify, the American Library Association reported Friday. Numbers for 2022 already approach last year's totals, which were the highest in decades.

A biography of the late George Floyd and poetry by Pulitzer Prize winner Sharon Olds were among the works included Thursday on long lists for the National Book Awards.

Ahmed Sabry Aboul-Fottouh tells the personal histories of Egypt's feudal masters and servants alike in his newest novel, Another History of Sadness.