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In Photos: Cairo Citadel’s Iftar Cannon Goes off for First Time in 30 Years

In Photos: Cairo Citadel’s Iftar Cannon Goes off for First Time in 30 Years Photo courtesy of Egypt’s Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities The Saladin Citadel’s iconic iftar cannon was fired at sunset today for the first time since 1992 to mark the first break-fast of the holy month of Ramadan, according to local …

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In Photos: Dive Into Africa’s Wonders and Stories

In Photos: Dive Into Africa’s Wonders and Stories Machangulo Beach, Mozambique There is so much to learn about Africa than just that it is “a continent with 55 countries.” To provide richer content on Africa’s facts and stories, meaningful storytelling that connects all countries, documents historical and important events, and showcases grassroots successes is …

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Saudi Arabia Announces Mandatory Vaccination for Umrah Pilgrims

Saudi Arabia Announces Mandatory Vaccination for Umrah Pilgrims Image Credit: Amir Nabil, AP Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Hajj and Umrah announced last week that a permit to perform Umrah in Mecca can only be granted if the individual is vaccinated against COVID-19, is within 14 days of taking their first dose, or has recovered …

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45 Million Egyptian Facebook Users Impacted in Data Leak: Reports

45 Million Egyptian Facebook Users Impacted in Data Leak: Reports Personal information from half a billion Facebook accounts was made public following a 2019 data breach, with Egypt reportedly having the highest number of affected users. According to data protection specialist Surfshark, Egypt is “the definite #1 victim of this hack”. Personal information from …

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Ahmed Bassam Zaki Sentenced to 8 Years in Prison for Sexual Assault

Ahmed Bassam Zaki Sentenced to 8 Years in Prison for Sexual Assault Ahmed Bassam Zaki, a 21-year-old student who was accused of sexual crimes by over 50 women in 2020, has been sentenced to eight years in prison for sexually assaulting and blackmailing three underage girls. The sentencing took place in a court in …

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‘The Present’ Film Depicting Palestinian Struggle Wins BAFTA Award

‘The Present’ Film Depicting Palestinian Struggle Wins BAFTA Award ‘The Present’ film. Palestinian-British filmmaker Farah Nabulsi’s short film “The Present”, which depicts Palestinian struggle, has won the award for Best Short Film at the 2021 British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) ceremony on Saturday. Co-written by Nabulsi and Hind Shoufani, the film …

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In Photos: Egyptian Photographer Captures Cairo As It Braces Itself for Ramadan

In Photos: Egyptian Photographer Captures Cairo As It Braces Itself for Ramadan Few jewels sparkle like Cairo on a Ramadan night. The capital comes alive during the holy month, its streets bustling with worshippers and Muslims who have come to mark the religious occasion in the city of a thousand minarets. Even more charming …

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