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Al-Ahram Weekly
Falling oil and natural gas prices worldwide due to the spread of the coronavirus have pushed down local prices for industry
Doctors are often on the front line in the war against the coronavirus
With schools and universities suspended because of Covid-19, Al-Ahram Weekly reports on how students are keeping up with their studies
The government wants Egyptians to practise social distancing and stay home. Al-Ahram Weekly looks at how the two are working
A number of political activists were released
Parliament will remain in recess until 12 April amid coronavirus fears
Changes are due in the MENA region’s financial systems to avoid the destabilising effects of climate change while capturing the benefits of related investment opportunities
As more and more countries go into lockdown in a bid to contain the spread of the coronavirus, a global recession seems inevitable
Egypt has adopted a host of measures to shield businesses and workers against the repercussions of Covid-19
The coronavirus pandemic may reshape the world as we have known it through transformational change within borders and across nations, argues Dahlia El-Hawary
Workers and their representatives in parliament have taken a united stand against government-drafted amendments to the public enterprise law, reports Gamal Essam El-Din
The government is tapping into a new pool of international investors looking for fixed-income instruments by moving ahead with steps to issue green bonds, writes Niveen Wahish
Egypt is gearing up to flatten the curve of potential Covid-19 infections
The besieged Gaza Strip now has to grapple with the Covid-19 pandemic after two cases tested positive
Britain went into lockdown this week in efforts to halt the spread of the Covid-19 coronavirus, but is it too late to avoid an Italian scenario
The threat of an outbreak of Covid-19 in Syria has forced a truce between the warring parties in the country
The struggle to cope with the spread of the coronavirus is likely to present some hard choices to Arab countries, writes Salah Nasrawi
While the world focuses on countries in lockdown, few are talking about vulnerable groups like refugees, which also face heightened prejudice and fear, writes Khadija Elrabti
The challenge that progressives pose to the moderate wing of the Democratic Party is real and will not end, writes James Zogby
Teams across the world are working night and day to find a cure and vaccine against the devastation wrought by the Covid-19 coronavirus, writes Hany Ghoraba
With the world in pandemic lockdown, Hussein Haridy examines the state and prospects of regional dynamics and affairs
Noha Bakr writes on her meeting with President Abdel-Fattah Al-Sisi on the occasion of this year’s Egyptian Women’s Day
Photographs are an important component of any newspaper, but are they always all that they seem, asks Samir Sobhi
Shada Khaled, a high school girl, provides her take on director Mahmoud Kamel’s new film
Since Covid-19 placed cultural activities strictly at arm’s length, let's explore the stay-at-home options
Just before lockdown, we caught Islam Zaher’s latest exhibition at Misr Gallery
Our Nile In response to the recent failure of negotiations on the Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, Nader Habib looks at ...
Though they have millions of readers worldwide, the Tintin books by the Belgian cartoon-book artist Hergé have had a mixed reception in Arabic
The grievance and torment of holidaymakers who had dreamed of a perfect holiday were tossed up in a tempest of tragic ...
Your visitor is seated comfortably and you rush to make a hot cup of tea. Tea is the second most popular drink after water. ...
The world is tremblingly alive, gushing and blushing in exquisite shades of scarlet, crimson, vermillion, flaming reds ...
It is hard for anyone to avoid it. Anywhere and everywhere, the talk is of a certain Coronavirus. Strange that ...
A small, infant Afaf Ali Kamel was born in the city of Tanta, miles away from Cairo. It is not known whether acting ...
THE ANCIENT Egyptian boy king Tutankhamun is in the British capital. The exhibition “Tutankhamun: The Treasures ...
The famous statue of the great Egyptian Pharaoh Ramses II has now been moved to its final location welcoming visitors inside the Grand Egyptian Museum, writes Zahi Hawass
Zahi Hawass gives his recommendations on what to see in Cairo
Egypt celebrated the 40th anniversary of the completion of the Nubia Temples Safeguarding Campaign this week
After more than a dozen years of conservation work, the Djoser Step Pyramid at Saqqara is now open to visitors
The first museum for antiquities in Hurghada was officially inaugurated this week, linking cultural to leisure tourism, reports Nevine El-Aref
Traditional belly dancing arose in Egypt in the early 20th century with the rise of evening cabarets and has been declining a century later owing to the lack of suitable public venues
Egypt is racing against time to keep the number of Covid-19 infections in check in an on-going battle against the pandemic
Nora Koloyan-Keuhnelian puts on her mask and gloves and hits the Metro system in Cairo
Despite the temporary closure of schools and universities in Egypt due to the new coronavirus, many families are still worried about their children
Residents of Giza’s Saff district now have cleaner air after the Ministry of Environment, through a project for ...
A UN initiative has been helping Egypt’s farmers to use pesticides correctly and to make a better living
As pharmaceutical companies worldwide race to find a vaccine for the new coronavirus, some are asking whether the pandemic has been artificially created, writes Nehal Al-Ashkar
Egypt is taking strict measures to fight the spread of the new coronavirus by testing at Luxor hotels and on Nile cruises and suspending international flights until the end of March
Many films and TV series have given an unrealistic picture of women in Upper Egypt that has remained engrained in people’s ...
The recent ban on Mahraganat, a new form of popular music, has sparked heated debate
With the increasing influence of social media and the unrealistically perfect images they can convey, a growing number of people are developing imposter syndrome without even realising it
One Libyan woman’s recent workshop on natural handmade soap for tourists and others in Cairo was an outcome of a very remarkable career
Aziza Sami describes how Cairo communities are taking a pro-active approach to the Covid-19 crisis
Amira El-Noshokaty highlights the efforts of Egyptian women to promote children’s books and stories on Egyptian Woman’s Day
Amira Elhamy talks to Egyptian makers about small industries and recycling at this year’s Maker Faire in Cairo
An Egyptian entrepreneur has opened a new restaurant where clients eat in the dark as a way of expressing solidarity between the blind and partially sighted and the rest of society
The legacy of Egyptian singer Um Kolthoum, the Nightingale of the Nile, lives on in the hearts of young people
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Serves 6-8 Ingredients: 1 cup Egyptian rice (washed, drained) 1/2 cup green onion (finely chopped) 1 ...
Serves 4-6 Ingredients: 500 gm fine spaghetti 10-12 garlic cloves (peeled, sliced) 2 tbsp chili flakes 1/3 ...
Serves 4-6 Ingredients: 6-8 pieces Osso Bucco on the bone 2 onions (sliced) 5-6 garlic cloves (sliced) 4-5 ...
Serves 10-12 Ingredients: 2 large onions (chopped) 1 whole head garlic (cloves peeled, chopped) + 2 extra ...
With universities, schools, and daycare centres closing their doors across Egypt for two weeks starting 15 March in efforts ...
Mother’s Day is right around the corner, being a special day to honour all mothers and motherhood.If you’re ...
In preparation for spring and summer, the seasons of sandals, wedges and bare feet, it’s high time to remember and ...
Unfortunately, the corona virus is spreading fast, so you need to be strong enough from the inside out to beat it. While ...
Reaching 40 and wanting to turn back the clock and look a few years younger? You’re not alone: many women have the ...
Upper Egypt has long been the focus of film documentaries tackling poverty issues, but one French filmmaker has sought to capture moments of childhood joy
Secretary-General of the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa Chileshe Kapwepwe talks about the organisation’s efforts to deepen African economic integration to Mona Sewilam
From facing enemies on the battlefield to heading the Cairo Opera House, Samir Farag’s autobiography is unusually rich in remarkable stories, writes Gihan Al-Gharabawi
The foreign minister’s assistant for human rights and international humanitarian and social affairs, Ahmed Ihab Gamaleddin underlines that Egypt is open to “constructive dialogue” on human rights, writes Bassem Aly
In the second of a two-part interview, holistic health coach Dana Dinnawi explains how women can look radiant, take back control of their health, and get over stress and emotional eating
A new book on the leading Sunni Muslim states of the Middle East describes a long period of implicit and explicit tensions
A cooperative approach with an ecological focus and a new legal regime could make life easier for all the Nile Basin countries, argues a recent book on the management of the River Nile
Dina Ezzat reviews a book by Turkish historian Soner Cagaptay that tries to explain the peculiar case of Erdogan and its impact on the future of his country as a modern state rather than a head of a 'political Islam' empire
Before the 7th tripartite summit in Cairo, Greek PM Mitsotakis discussed the relationship between Egypt, Greece and Cyprus, saying it is a model for other countries in achieving peace and stability in the region
The seventh tripartite summit between Egypt, Greece and Cyprus discussed economic cooperation and Turkish violations in the Aegean Sea, Reem Leila reports
Tahia Halim(1919-2003) is an Egyptian artist known for her expressionistic paintings of Sudan and Egypt. Her folkloric ...
A dual exhibition of paintings by Sarah Al-Samman entitled “Paralles From Within”, and Ahmed El Badawi named ...
Picasso gallery in Zamalek presents a dual exhibition of paintings: “Forbidden Fruit” byHelmy Al-Toniand Intizar(waiting) ...
An exhibition of paintings by artist and former culture minister Farouk Hosny was inaugurated at The Complex of Artsinside ...
“Solitude II”, an exhibition of paintings by Ashraf Zamzami, is currently showing at Safarkhan gallery. For ...
All films screened in commercial cinemas are changed on Wednesday. Generally, shows begin at 10:30am, 1:30pm, 3:30pm, ...
CINEMA All films screened in commercial cinemas are changed on Wednesday. Generally, shows begin at 10:30am, ...
All films screened in commercial cinemas are changed on Wednesday. Generally, shows begin at 10:30am, 1:30pm, 3:30pm, ...
All films screened in commercial cinemas are changed on Wednesday. Generally, shows begin at 10:30am, 1:30pm, 3:30pm, ...
All films screened in commercial cinemas are changed on Wednesday. Generally, shows begin at 10:30am, 1:30pm, 3:30pm, ...
Cairo Opera Complex Gezira Exhibition Grounds, Zamalek Salah Taher gallery Tel 02 2739 0132/0144 “The ...
Aisha Fahmy Palace 1 Aziz Abaza St, Zamalek, Tel 02 2735 8211 The Complex of Arts Paintings by artist and ...
Aisha Fahmy Palace 1 Aziz Abaza St, Zamalek, Tel 02 2735 8211 The Complex of Arts Paintings by artist and ...
Aisha Fahmy Palace 1 Aziz Abaza St, Zamalek, Tel 02 2735 8211 The Complex of Arts Paintings by artist and ...
Aisha Fahmy Palace 1 Aziz Abaza St, Zamalek, Tel 02 2735 8211 The Complex of Arts Paintings by artist and ...
Amir Bashtak Palace Al-Muaaz St, Tel 02 2787 9187 Every Saturday and Wednesday, 4pm: The training courses of the ...
Amir Bashtak Palace Al-Muaaz St, Tel 02 2787 9187 Every Saturday and Wednesday, 4pm: The training courses of the ...
The American University in Cairo New Cairo Campus Career Center, Campus Center, Room 1020 Career Center Tel ...
The American University in Cairo AUC New CairoCampus Moataz Al Alfi Hall Thurs 5, Fri 6 and Sat 7, 5.30-9pm: ...
The American University in Cairo Al-Sheikh Rihan St, off Tahrir Square Hill House, Room 601 Mon 2, 6-7.30pm: ...
The 10th Hakawy International Arts Festival for Children (2-12 March) Hakawy celebrates its 10th anniversary through ...
The 10th Hakawy International Arts Festival for Children (2-12 March) (The official opening to the public is on Friday ...
The 10th Hakawy International Arts Festival for Children (2-12 March) Hakawy celebrates its 10th anniversary through ...
Cairo Festival City Al-Tagamouaa Al-Khamis King Lear, an adaptation of William Shakespeare’s masterpiece ...
Cairo Festival City Al-Tagamouaa Al-Khamis King Lear, an adaptation of William Shakespeare’s masterpiece ...
Culture Minister Ines Abdel-Dayem, reports Reham El-Adawi, announced the “Stay at Home: Culture in Your Hands” ...
The American University in Cairo Al-Sheikh Rihan St, off Tahrir Square, Tel 2615 2694/01280009077 Oriental Hall Thurs ...
The 8th India by the Nile Festival (2-10 March) Family Park New Cairo Fri 6, 6pm:Kutle Khan Project performs ...
The American University in Cairo Al-Sheikh Rihan St, off Tahrir Square, Tel 2615 2694/01280009077 Ewart Memorial ...
Arab Music Institute 22 Ramsis St, Tel 02 2574 3373 Thurs 20, 8pm: Alharamlektroupe features singer Marwa Amr. Fri ...
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Several measures have been taken by the Ministry of Sports to combat the coronavirus 
After global sports competitions were put on hold, it didn’t take long before some high-profile athletes caught the novel coronavirus
A CONSERVATOR restores an Islamic piece of art before its permanent exhibition at the National Museum of Egyptian Civilisation, ...
Zahi Hawass describes the challenges of excavating the water-filled Osiris Shaft on the Giza Plateau, the burial place of the ancient Egyptian Pharaoh Cheops
With most reformers disqualified from running, Iran’s parliamentary elections returned a landslide victory for conservatives, albeit on meagre voter turnout
Al-Ahram Weekly investigates the causes of the pound’s appreciation against the US dollar
Algerians are marking the anniversary of a year of massive popular protests demanding an overhaul of the ruling system
Al-Ahram Weekly looks at how electric vehicles are catching up in the Egyptian market
Replacing the US troops withdrawing from the country with a NATO training mission could be Iraq’s best option, for now
Demands are growing for the government to reprice the gas sold to industry so that it can cut costs and increase competitiveness
Natural gas prices are dropping on the back of falling global energy prices
International Labour Organisation Assistant Director-General and Regional Director for Africa Cynthia Samuel-Olonjuwon explained the challenges facing the continent’s workforce in an interview with Al-Ahram Weekly
Trump’s deal on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict displays all the arrogance of a businessman who cares nothing for those whose lives he seeks to buy
During its presidency of the African Union, Egypt highlighted the needs of the continent to the world
Iraqi protesters have been pleading for outside help as they come under attack for rejecting the country’s new prime minister, but the world is too busy to listen
Al-Ahram Weekly finds reasons for optimism following the latest round of negotiations on GERD
All films screened in commercial cinemas are changed on Wednesday. Generally, shows begin at 10:30am, 1:30pm, 3:30pm, ...
Special Olympics athletes gave up their gold medals as a sign of appreciation, reports Abeer Anwar
A positive national image is an essential ingredient in the promotion of exports and investment, so should countries invest more in national branding
Starting July electricity bills will cease to include a component for garbage collection
Could Iran have been deterred from retaliating more effectively to the assassination of Al-Quds Force leader Qassem Suleimani by US threats to destroy the holy city of Qom, asks Said Okasha
Tunisian President Kais Saied has asked the country’s parliamentary blocs to nominate a new prime minister after they rejected the government of Habib Jemli
New Omani Sultan Haitham Bin Tariq has pledged to walk in the footsteps of his predecessor. But Oman faces significant challenges that may test its traditional policy of neutrality, writes Haitham Nouri
Some world museums are still following the methods of the past and buying antiquities that have been stolen in Egypt
Malinne Blomberg, Egypt country manager for the African Development Bank, explains the role of the bank in Egypt’s development efforts and the opportunities available on the African continent
As tensions peak between Washington and Tehran after the US assassination of Qassem Suleimani, Iraq is likely to be the ground on which the balance of forces is settled or upturned
There was widespread rejoicing among the opposition in Syria at the news of the assassination of Iranian Al-Quds Force leader Qassem Suleimani
The fourth and last round of technical discussions between Egyptian, Sudanese and Ethiopian water resources and irrigation ...
With the Zohr field’s daily production increasing and new discoveries and more regional deals coming online, Egypt moved closer towards becoming a regional energy hub in 2019
It was quite a year for Egyptian sports: tears of joy but also of disappointments. Ahram Weekly delves into the ups and downs of 2019 and how athletes will meet the challenges in the year ahead
The wave of protests that shook Iraq over the final months of 2019 has given rise to hopes and fears for the future
This year saw the stabilisation of Egypt’s macro-economic indices, with experts saying that further structural reforms are now in order
Ahram Weekly reviews 12 months in which military spending skyrocketed while instability continued and little progress was made in resolving long-running regional conflicts
April’s constitutional amendments have yet to invigorate political life
Nile clean-up campaigns, limiting single-use plastics and converting waste into energy were among this year’s growing efforts to protect the environment
While 2019 witnessed the demise of the IS Caliphate, confrontations with other terrorist organisations escalated throughout the year
A ‘cold peace’ approach to the crisis that has led to Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain and Egypt cutting their relations with Qatar could derail relations in the region
Two agreements inked between Libya’s Fayez Al-Sarraj and Turkey’s Recep Tayyip Erdogan have elicited outrage across the Libya, writes Reda Shaaban
Lionel Messi won the Ballon d’Or for a record sixth time while Mohamed Salah came fifth, reports Abeer Anwar
Rare discoveries at the Saqqara Necropolis including mummified lion cubs and statuettes of crocodiles, cobras, mongooses, and dozens of cats shed light on the ancient Egyptian use of animals in worship, reports Nevine El-Aref
Zahi Hawass describes favourite objects from the tomb of the ancient Egyptian boy-king Tutankhamun, the subject of a major exhibition in London
Tunisia’s Islamist Ennahda Party now controls the country’s parliament and government after its victory in the October parliamentary elections
The Egyptian Museum in Cairo’s Tahrir Square is celebrating its 117th anniversary with two temporary exhibitions and a first look at its renovations, writes Nevine El-Aref
Yet again, the vast majority of states in the UN have voted down US sanctions on Cuba. Yet they persist, with ravaging consequences, writes Faiza Rady
Will the Riyadh Agreement between the internationally recognised government of Yemen and the Southern Transitional Council finally give the country the peace it deserves, asks Haitham Nouri
Erdogan paid a visit to the US capital, but can he breach the divide between the US and Turkish strategic interests and goals, asks Sayed Abdel-Meguid
Many European countries are baffled by US President Donald Trump’s “keep the oil” strategy in Syria, writes Manal Lotfy
Director of the Middle East and North Africa Programme at the European Council on Foreign Relations Julien Barnes-Dacey gave his views on the current situation in the Middle East to Suzy Elgeneidy 
The Syrian Constitutional Committee tasked with drafting a new constitution for Syria is unlikely to achieve sustainable results, writes Bassel Oudat in Damascus
While Hamas and Fatah both publicly embrace the call for general and presidential elections, it appears that division and distrust, once again, are getting in the way of moving forward, writes Haitham Ahmed
Iraq’s protests have morphed far beyond anger over some political and economic grievances, writes Salah Nasrawi
The committee tasked with drafting a new Syrian constitution met in Geneva this week against a background of mutual accusations and recrimination, writes Bassel Oudat in Damascus
Despite his bombast, Erdogan’s intervention in northeast Syria has amounted to nothing for Ankara, writes Sayed Abdel-Meguid
The Riyadh Agreement sets out measures to be taken in the forthcoming period under the supervision of the Arab Coalition, writes Ahmed Eleiba
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has filed a complaint against the French news magazine Le Point for its coverage of his policies, reports Sayed Abdel-Meguid
A Saudi-sponsored deal in Yemen may pave the way to a political solution to the conflict in the country
While Islamic State group affiliates remain in number, their cohesion is likely to significantly weaken with the death of Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi, writes Ahmed Kamel Al-Beheiri
Candidates have registered for next month’s presidential election in defiance of the protest movement. Amira Howeidy reports
Born on 9 November 1936, the late Abdel-Hadi Al-Wishahi would have been 83 this month. Honouring the memory of her famed teacher, sculptor Houreya El-Sayed explores the secrets behind the power of his inimitable sculptures
Egypt's musical theatre company has numerous successes in their portfolio, with the latest one being an award for Best Music Video at the ninth annual MoziMotion festival, held in Hilversum, the Netherlands
China is becoming a driving force in the transition to green energy across the Middle East
Gulf countries, routinely strident on preserving the state in the face of popular protests, are noticeably circumspect on Lebanon’s mass demonstrations, writes Ahmed Mustafa
Why Iran sees anti-corruption protests in Iraq as a threat to its influence in the neighbouring country, writes Salah Nasrawi
If successful, negotiations between the Sudanese government and armed movements will put Khartoum on the right political and economic path, writes Haitham Nouri
The production, an adaptation of Voltaire’s Candide, has enjoyed great public success since it premiered in July
Fresh talks appear underway. But will Iran commit to a genuine peace in Yemen, asks Ahmed Elieba
A MOBILE application that allows users to report unremoved garbage is now available, writes Mahmoud Bakr
Further signs of a desire to de-escalate tensions in the Gulf emerged from Saudi Arabia and the UAE this week, writes Ahmed Mustafa
Football is the world’s number one sport in every country, but squash is becoming the pride of many Egyptians
With Algeria moving towards presidential elections later this year, the public’s priority remains removing the remnants of the former regime, writes Haitham Nouri
Tunisia’s political parties are regrouping behind the candidates who made it through to the run-offs in the country’s presidential elections
With a full-fledged agenda topped by the Iran crisis, climate change and global development — and denuclearisation ...
BRITAIN’s opposition Labour Party voted to open negotiations on a new Brexit deal at its conference this week. Britain’s ...
Busy working days and a healthy body can go hand-in-hand if we just know how, writes Mariam Ayman
At the UN for his third address as US president, and despite rising calls in Congress for his impeachment, Trump lashed out at Iran but left the door open for compromise, reports Khaled Dawoud
After a second election this year, Israeli politics remains stymied unless Netanyahu steps down, which is unlikely when the premiership is his main protection against looming corruption charges, writes Said Okasha
Citing unpaid debt, Israel is cutting electricity across the West Bank, putting the health and food sectors in particular into grave peril, writes Haitham Ahmed
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## Vote of confidence THE WAFD, Egypt’s oldest political party, on Sunday renewed its confidence in Bahaaeddin ...
GIANA Lotfiof Egypt took back the spotlight after her victory in the karate World Cup in Japan. The triumph in the female ...
Zamalek won the Egypt Football Cup after overpowering newcomers Pyramids FC 3-0, reports Abeer Anwar
Said Okasha examines the composition of domestic political forces that may see an unusual alliance form
The debate on leaving the European Union in Britain is damaging core democratic values in the country, among them parliamentary scrutiny and the rule of law, writes Manal Lotfy in London
New elections are looming in Britain amid warnings that the government may ignore the parliamentary opposition, writes Manal Lotfy in London
Is the West still a reliable international partner for Egypt
The Egyptian powerhouse football club hires a relative unknown as their new coach
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