Adham Shebl

Egypt's migration policy: Greatest asset - and burden

Brain drain and emigration have been a concern for the Egyptian state for much of its modern history.

Al-Ahram Weekly Editorial

Brave new world

Since the Arab Spring wave of popular uprisings in 2011, several key Arab countries have practically disintegrated, with competing governments and armed militias fighting against each other for control.

Abdel-Moneim Said

A complex conundrum

Abdel-Moneim Said makes an effort to understand the world

In Photos: Largest ever intact embalming workshop uncovered in Saqqara

Two embalming workshops, the largest and most complete found to date, dedicated to humans and animals have been uncovered at the Saqqara Necropolis in a stunning discovery that is unlikely to be the last at the valuable archaeological site.


More Egyptian archaeological attractions go cashless

A second group of iconic Egyptian archaeological sites have switched over to cashless entry, including the Giza Pyramids, Egyptian Museum in Tahrir, Salah El-Din Citadel, Unfinished Obelisk and Nubia Museum.


Egypt denies sending sarcophagus lids to Israel for examination

Egypt’s Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities denied sending any ancient sarcophagus — a coffin, most commonly carved in stone — lids to Israel for examination amid a social media controversy over the alleged act.


Nefertiti: The beautiful Pharaoh who went from Egypt to Berlin

This year marks 111 years since the German archaeologist Ludwig Borchardt discovered the beautiful limestone bust of the ancient Egyptian Queen Nefertiti in Tel El-Amarna, Upper Egypt, and secreted it out of the country.


El-Warsha troupe honours Egyptian labour corps of WWI through songs and storytelling

At one of El-Warsha's recent performances, the audience sang along with Naima Al Masrya's classic tune "Ya Aziz Eini Ana Awez Arawah Balady" (O The Apple of My eye, I want to go back home) and participated in the troupe's group singing session and educational presentation on Egypt's social history.


Own the city series: Al-Sakakini – The old Cairo district named after a Syrian Bey

In our series, we walk through one of Cairo's older districts and marvel at the 126-year-old enchanting palace which gave the neighbourhood its name.


Masters of the Craft Series: Alabaster - The Art of Moving Mountains

Masters of the Craft series is created in collaboration with Fair-Trade Egypt.


INTERVIEW: The French campaign was 'a turning point for Egypt' is a colonial myth

Peter Gran, Professor of Modern Egyptian History at Temple University, talks to Ahram Online about the impact of colonial ideas on western historians' analysis of Modern Egypt and the need to decolonize knowledge and dismantle the prevailing postcolonial thought.


INTERVIEW: Together to Save a Human is a second chance at life, says chairman

​The Ministry of Social Solidarity's 2019 report revealed a staggering number of 12 million homeless individuals in Egypt, including three million children, with the numbers continuing to rise due to various factors, such as economic hardships and psychological challenges.


Think morals are declining? So has everyone, ever, study says

Do you feel like society's morals have declined recently? You are far from alone, and may be suffering from a "psychological illusion," according to new research on Wednesday.


Treatment found to reduce progression of rare blood cancer by 74%

A treatment that involves genetically modifying the body's own immune cells has been found to cut the risk of disease progression by 74 percent in people with a rare type of blood cancer, results showed Monday.


Kids and bullying: Understanding the psychology

Ahram Online talks to experts about the psychological factors that lead to bullying among youngsters.

In a rhythmic and poignant memoire, legendary Egyptian musician Hany Shenouda shared moments in a life of passion for the tunes he has been making and an a national identity he tried to preserve - and modernize.

Omani novelist and poet Zahran Al-Qasmi was announced winner of this year’s International Prize for Arabic Fiction (IPAF).

Al-Ahram Weekly reviews a new book on the Middle East Peace Process as designed by former US secretary of state Henry Kissinger and told by author Martin Indyk.

British author Salman Rushdie said Tuesday he was back at his writing desk after being repeatedly stabbed at an event last year in the United States.