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Hussein Haridy

Inter-Arab concertation in high gear

The Arab countries participating in the forthcoming Jeddah summit with US President Joe Biden should prepare an Arab agenda presenting their common priorities and concerns.
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Mohamed Salmawy

Point-blank: Gas politics

I received a phone call from Egypt’s Ambassador to Belgium Badr Abdel-Atti, following the publication of an article of mine about a gas export deal between Egypt and the EU. At the time, the agreement had not been made public.
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Mahmoud Mohieldin

Vicious circles of climate change

The developing countries need much more money for climate-mitigation and adaptation efforts if they are to escape from the vicious circles of climate change.
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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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Antiquities repatriation committee convenes over probe into Louvre trafficking of Egyptian artefacts

The National Committee for the Repatriation of Stolen and Smuggled Antiquities met Sunday to discuss several issues, chief among which was the latest work to repatriate stolen and illegally smuggled antiquities.

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NY prosecution seizes over $3 million-worth Egyptian artefacts from Met Museum in Louvre probe

New York prosecutors have announced seizing five Egyptian artefacts worth more than $3 million from the Metropolitan Museum of Art as part of an investigation into international trafficking involving the Louvre Museum.

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Egyptian archaeological mission unearths largest-ever bronze statues cachette in Saqqara

An Egyptian archaeological mission in the Bubastian Cemetery at the Saqqara Necropolis unearthed a collection of 250 wooden painted coffins and the biggest ever bronze cachette containing a collection of 150 bronze statues of ancient Egyptian deities of different sizes.

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Nubian songs translated to colloquial Egyptian for the first time

Thursday marked the launch of Nuba Nour Troupe’s latest album titled Dessy Brama, which was held at El-Damma Theatre at the premises of El-Mastaba Centre for Egyptian Folk Music, which was founded and directed by artist Zakaria Ibrahim with the aim of reviving Egypt’s rich and unique performing arts heritage.

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Alaa El-Habashi’s Library of Rare Books in Beit Yakan: Treasures of Books and People

Last week marked the opening of Alaa El-Habashi’s Public Library of Rare Books in El-Darb El-Ahmar District in historic Cairo.

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Cairo International Biennale of Arabic Calligraphy Art: Pioneers and Renovators in 100 Years (1922 - 2022)

Last week, Cairo witnessed the seventh edition of the Cairo International Biennale of the Arabic Calligraphy Art under the auspices of Minister of Culture Ines Abdel-Dayem at the premises of Cairo Opera House.

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International Festival for Drums to kick off at Saladin’s Citadel

Under the slogan ‘Drums, Dialogue for Peace’, the 9th edition of the International Festival for Drums will open on Saturday night at Beir Youssef Theatre at Saladin’s Citadel at 8pm.

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Monkeypox cases in Europe have tripled in last 2 weeks: WHO

The World Health Organization's Europe chief warned Friday that monkeypox cases in the region have tripled in the last two weeks and urged countries to do more to ensure the previously rare disease does not become entrenched on the continent.

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Indian embassy celebrates 8th International Day of Yoga at Al-Azhar Park

The embassy of India celebrated the eighth International Day of Yoga (IDY) with the Egyptian minister of youth and sports as the chief guest, on 21 June at Al-Azhar Park in Cairo.

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Luxottica eyewear empire founder Leonardo Del Vecchio dies

Leonardo Del Vecchio, who founded eyewear empire Luxottica in a trailer and turned an everyday object into a global fashion item, becoming one of Italy’s richest men in the process, died , the eyeglass company said. He was 87.

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UN chief: National selfishness delaying global oceans deal

Some countries won’t accept that the world’s oceans belong to everyone and their “egoism” is holding up a global agreement on protecting these vast tracts of the planet, the United Nations chief charged.

The Sheikh Zayed Book Award (SZBA) announced that it has opened submissions for its 17th edition starting this June and that they will remain open till 1 October.

Maqha Riche: Ain Ala Misr (Cafe Riche: An Eye on Egypt), by Maisoon Sakr, (Cairo: Nahdet Misr Publishing), 2021

A memoir by Chelsea Manning will come out this fall. The book is titled "README.txt,'' and it's scheduled for release on Oct. 18.

Abdulrazak Gurnah, the British-Tanzanian Nobel-winning writer, has spent a lifetime confronting colonialism and racial politics -- and welcomes a new generation keeping these issues alive.