Erdogan says hope to take relations with Egypt to 'highest level', because 'Egyptians are our brothers'

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that Turkey continues contacts with Egypt at level of ministers, and is hoping to take this step at "highest level" in the best way possible "because people of Egypt are our brothers," Anadolu news agency reported.

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Erdogan says hope to take relations with Egypt to 'highest level', because 'Egyptians are our brothers'
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Amina Khan

After the American exodus

Amina Khan reviews a year of the Taliban in power
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Nouran Sallam

The UK sizzles in anticipation

Nouran Sallam writes on the combination of hot weather and political turmoil taking place in the United Kingdom
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Abdel-Moneim Al-Mashat

Security in the Arab region

An Arab security association could help to identify threats to Arab security and draw up strategies for collective defence, writes Abdel-Moneim Al-Mashat
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Medhat Saleh to perform at Citadel Festival for Music and Singing

Egyptian singer Medhat Saleh will give a concert at the historic Citadel of Salah Al-Din on Saturday 20 August, as part of the ongoing Citadel Festival for Music and Singing.

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Music

Egypt launches 30th edition of Citadel Festival for Music and Singing

Egypt launched the 30th edition of the Citadel Festival for Music and Singing on Wednesday at the Citadel of Salah Al-Din, with the attendance of many cultural figures and multiple performances.

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Tomb of Egyptian commander of foreign soldiers in Abusir sheds light on 'globalisation' in ancient world

The shaft tomb of the ancient Egyptian dignitary Wahibre-mery-Neith - who commanded foreign soldiers in Egypt - that was uncovered by a Czech archaeological mission from Charles University in Abusir near Saqqara has shed light on "globalisation" in the ancient world.

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Egyptian Museum in Tahrir assigns guides for free during summer, official holidays

To raise the cultural and archaeological awareness of Egyptians, the Egyptian Museum in Tahrir launched free guides to its Egyptian visitors during summer vacation and official holidays, the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities announced on Wednesday.

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Grand Egyptian Museum receives Tutankhamun's biggest shrine

A few months after receiving the fourth, third and second shrines of Tutankhamun, the Grand Egyptian Museum (GEM) received the first and biggest shrine and placed it in its permanent location at the boy king’s gallery.

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In Photos: Egyptian-German mission discovers blocks from Khufu's reign in Cairo’s Matariya

An Egyptian-German archaeological mission has recently unearthed the foundations of the Temple of the Sun and blocks dating back to Khufu's reign at the open-air museum of Matariya, in Cairo’s Heliopolis.

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Cairo University: Meet Egypt's first National University

Education has always been a cornerstone in Egyptian history. From the ancient Egyptians down to university halls, however, education took many forms back in the day according to the history of Cairo University book written by professor Raaouf Abbas Ahmed.

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Preserving Siwa’s urban story

Last Wednesday, under the auspices of the Egyptian Minister of Culture Inas Abdel-Dayem, the National Organisation for Urban Harmony (NOUH) headed by Mohamed Abu Seida, celebrated the launch of its latest publication titled “Siwa: An Urban Story.”

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In Photos: 5,000 years of Egyptian heritage under one roof

The National Museum of Egyptian Civilisation (NMEC) is a haven of Egyptian intangible heritage that has thrived throughout the centuries.

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A tribute to Egypt’s demolished houseboats

New concepts of urban development will claim the Nile bank in Imbaba after the removal of what remained of Cairo’s houseboats last week.

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Article on ‘fat’ Arab women sparks uproar over body-shaming

To Enas Taleb, the headline felt like a spiteful punch line. “Why women are fatter than men in the Arab world,” it read in bold, above a photograph of the Iraqi actress waving onstage at an arts festival.

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Mango season: A look at one of Egypt’s favorite delights

Ahram Online spoke to experts and traders in Souk El-Obour – one of the largest and most famous fruit markets in Cairo – about the sweet and flavourful fruit that is synonymous with Egypt in the summer.

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Hanae Mori, Japanese designer for films, empress, dies at 96

Designer Hanae Mori, known for her elegant signature butterfly motifs, numerous cinema fashions and the wedding gown of Japan’s empress, has died, her office said Thursday. She was 96.

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Studies to see if mutations behind monkeypox spread: WHO

Studies are under way to see whether genetic changes in the monkeypox virus are driving the rapid spread of the disease, the World Health Organization told AFP.

In his debut novel, Dr. Osama Abdel-Raouf El-Shazli, who is an orthopaedic surgeon, chooses an unprecedented setting for his tale: the years the Israelites spent wandering in the wilderness led by the Prophet Moses after the Exodus.

The stunning knife attack on author Salman Rushdie has fanned interest in his works -- above all, "The Satanic Verses," which left him living for years under a looming death threat.

British children's author and illustrator Raymond Briggs, whose creations include "The Snowman'' and "Fungus the Bogeyman,'' has died. He was 88.

Italian Professor Giovanni Gobber’s fascinating book, Languages, Cultures and Experiences, shows how languages transcend political borders to co-exist and develop with one another, helping to explain why – for example – Arabic words can be found in European languages.