Egypt Upholds Court Order to Ban Jewish Festival of 19th Century Rabbi Yaakov Abuhatzeira

Egypt Upholds Court Order to Ban Jewish Festival of 19th Century Rabbi Yaakov Abuhatzeira Young Jewish women undertake a bat mitzvah ceremony in Egypt’s Alexandria. Date unknown. (Photo: Wikipedia) Egypt’s Supreme Administrative Court upheld earlier today a controversial ruling issued by the Alexandria Administrative Court in 2014, which banned the annual celebrations of a …

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Public Prosecution Orders 3 Alleged Fairmont Rapists Detained Pending Investigation

Public Prosecution Orders 3 Alleged Fairmont Rapists Detained Pending Investigation Egyptian Public Prosecution has ordered the detention of three Egyptian men extradited by Interpol to Egypt following their arrest by Lebanese forces in August in relation to the gang rape of a young woman at the Fairmont Nile City hotel in Cairo in 2014. …

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Mayar Sherif Becomes First Egyptian Woman to Reach Roland Garros Main Draw

Mayar Sherif Becomes First Egyptian Woman to Reach Roland Garros Main Draw Photo: WTA Egyptian tennis player Mayar Sherif has made history and became the first Egyptian woman to reach the Roland Garros main draw, after beating Giulia Gatto-Monticone on Friday. To secure her spot, Sherif played three qualifying matches in the main draw, …

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COVID-19 Hits Khan El Khalili: Cairo’s Tourist Limelight Sees Early Closures, Vacant Stores

COVID-19 Hits Khan El Khalili: Cairo’s Tourist Limelight Sees Early Closures, Vacant Stores Once a clustered alleyway with busied merchants, open shacks, and curious tourists, now sits empty, with out-of-business shops. Nested in the heart of old Cairo, this historic souq, famous for its animated streets, mamluk landmarks, and scores of tourists and locals, …

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Paving the Road for Women: Meet the Heroines of Upper Egypt

Paving the Road for Women: Meet the Heroines of Upper Egypt Credit: borgenproject “People in the village would mock me and say, why is she leaving her responsibilities at home to become a teacher? Why is she neglecting both her husband and children?” Ekram Abdel Baset tells Egyptian Streets, “but it was my husband …

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A Brief Guide to Egyptian Cinema’s Most Memorable Monologues

A Brief Guide to Egyptian Cinema’s Most Memorable Monologues Youssef Wahby in ‘Eshaeit Hob’ (Love Rumor) Almost every true Egyptian cinephile will have a long list of film references that somehow manage to make their way into day-to-day conversations.  These references – or rather memorable phrases, which are often associated with older films – …

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Interpol Extradites Three Egyptians Implicated in ‘Fairmont Gang Rape’ from Lebanon to Egypt

Interpol Extradites Three Egyptians Implicated in ‘Fairmont Gang Rape’ from Lebanon to Egypt Three Egyptians arrested by Lebanese forces in August in relation to the gang rape of a young woman at the Fairmont Nile City hotel in Cairo in 2014 have been extradited by Interpol to Egypt and arrived at Cairo International Airport …

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Family Businesses in Egypt Fight to Stay Afloat Amid COVID-19 Woes

Family Businesses in Egypt Fight to Stay Afloat Amid COVID-19 Woes Family businesses have been affected by COVID-19 in terms of cashflow, operations and losses. Image courtesy of Pixabay. COVID-19 rapid outbreak had an impact on all businesses in different industries all over the world, including family businesses that have been quite affected by …

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PayTabs Egypt is Giving COVID-19 Impacted Small Businesses Free Access to Digital Payment Solutions

PayTabs Egypt is Giving COVID-19 Impacted Small Businesses Free Access to Digital Payment Solutions Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in Egypt will be able to access and set up a payment gateway free of charge for a three-month period in a move aimed to boost business activity while supporting small businesses impacted by the …

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Egyptians Prepare for School Reopening Amid COVID-19

Egyptians Prepare for School Reopening Amid COVID-19 With the academic year kicking off, schools, both public and private, are adapting to new COVID-19 restrictions in order to protect students and maintain educational standards. The Minister of Education, Tarek Shawky, announced earlier this month, in a press release, that schools will proceed through a blended …

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