President Sisi wishes new Italian PM Meloni success in leading her country to 'a bright future'

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi wished new Italian PM Giorgia Meloni “success in leading Italy toward prosperity and a bright future" in a message to congratulate the country's first-ever woman prime minister on her party's victory in the general elections last week.

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President Sisi wishes new Italian PM Meloni success in leading her country to 'a bright future'
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Tarek Osman

Modern Egypt – (I) Rebirth

Tarek Osman traces key ideas and figures that have formed modern Egyptian culture in the first of a series of articles.
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Eman Ragab

Africa on the climate agenda

Egypt’s hosting of the UN COP27 Climate Conference in Sharm El-Sheikh in November will put African priorities back on the climate agenda, writes Eman Ragab
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Mohamed Salmawy

Point-blank: Moving the UK Embassy in Israel

Just weeks before the next Arab summit in Algeria to discuss the Palestinian cause among other urgent issues, British Prime Minister Liz Truss announced that her government would study moving the British Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to occupied Jerusalem.
Egypt's national dialogue to kick off officially within a few weeks: Rashwan
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Egypt's national dialogue to kick off officially within a few weeks: Rashwan

General Coordinator of the National Dialogue Diaa Rashwan said Thursday the dialogue is progressing at a steady pace and the sessions of the recently formed political, economic, and social committees and subcommittees are set to kick off officially within a few weeks.

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Egypt recovers ancient wooden coffin cover from Houston museum

Egypt has successfully recovered an ancient wooden coffin cover from a Houston museum in the US.

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Egypt repatriates ancient artefact from Switzerland: Foreign ministry

The Egyptian embassy in Switzerland has recovered a smuggled ancient Egyptian statue, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced on Tuesday.

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Israeli archaeologists unearth burial site from Ramses II era

A burial site from ancient Egypt’s Ramses II era filled with dozens of pottery pieces and bronze artefacts has been unearthed on a beach in Israel, the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) announced on Sunday according to AFP.

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Sarcophagus of King Ramses II’s head of treasury unearthed in Saqqara, Giza

To the south of the causeway of King Unas in Saqqara necropolis, the archaeological mission of the Faculty of Archaeology, Cairo University, headed by Ola El-Aguizy, stumbled upon the sarcophagus of Ptahemwia from the reign of King Ramses II, whose tomb was discovered last year in Saqqara.

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Stabene: Preserving the rich history of Port Said

If you truly wish to find someone you have known and who travels, there are two points on the globe you have but to sit and wait, sooner or later your man will come there: the docks of London and Port Said - Kipling

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El-Warsha performs at closing ceremony of Sard camp for female writers

El-Warsha performed at the closing ceremony on 15 September of the Sard Creative Camp, a joint project between Netflix 'Because She Created' programme and Sard screenwriter’s hub to train women in creative writing and develop their storytelling.

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Al-Athar Lina to celebrate 10th anniversary with a walk thru Al-Khalifa Friday

Historic Cairo will celebrate on friday the 10th anniversary of Al-Athar Lina (The Monument is Ours) - one of the most successful and inspiring community engagement initiatives, with a heritage walk through the historic Al-Khalifa neighbourhood.

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Open courtyards in ancient and modern Egypt

Last week, Egyptologist Fatma Keshk gave a lecture at the French Institute for Oriental Archaeology (IFAO) in Cairo on courtyards in ancient Egypt.

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Long Covid remains a mystery, though theories are emerging

Millions of people around the world are believed to suffer from long COVID yet little remains known about the condition—though research has recently proposed several theories for its cause.

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Cher appears at Balmain finale at Paris Fashion Week

Paris Fashion Week roared into full gear with a star-studded charity concert featuring the latest fashions, members of the public and performances. That included a finale walk from none other than Cher.

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Next year’s Met Gala will celebrate fashion icon Lagerfeld

Vogue Editor-in-Chief Anna Wintour convened a huddle of top Paris Fashion Week insiders Friday to announce that the theme of next year’s Met Gala will be the work of the late Karl Lagerfeld.

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3 knives every cook needs. And some they might just want

There is likely no kitchen tool purchase as important as your cooking knives. And it’s easy to feel overwhelmed by the variety of styles, prices, sizes and materials.

In his semi-memoire, Hekayat Taeir AlTabashir (“Stories of the Bird on the Chalkboard”), cartoonist and illustrator Ahmed Ezzalaarab shares recollections of and views on people and politics – with the 1970s figuring high in his stream of consciousness.

The wave of attempted book banning and restrictions continues to intensify, the American Library Association reported Friday. Numbers for 2022 already approach last year's totals, which were the highest in decades.

A biography of the late George Floyd and poetry by Pulitzer Prize winner Sharon Olds were among the works included Thursday on long lists for the National Book Awards.

Ahmed Sabry Aboul-Fottouh tells the personal histories of Egypt's feudal masters and servants alike in his newest novel, Another History of Sadness.