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Antiquities - Ancient Egypt
5/22/2023 3:34:21 PM
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.

Egypt - Society
5/20/2023 2:16:04 PM
Four people were killed, including a six-year-old girl, and 11 others were injured as a building collapsed in Al-Taramsa village of Upper Egypt’s Qena governorate.

Al-Ahram Weekly - Nakba remembered
5/16/2023 10:30:06 AM
Mahmoud Darwish was born in 1942 in the village of Birwe, in Upper Galilee. Birwe was destroyed in 1948 after its inhabitants were made to flee the village. The extract which follows is taken from a memoir Darwish wrote during the 1982 Israeli invasion of Lebanon. In it, he remembers his first encounter with Beirut in 1948, before his family stole back into what has since become Israel, where Darwish remained until 1972

Al-Ahram Weekly - Nakba remembered
5/14/2023 6:36:34 PM
At first it seemed that the Zionists' assault on Jaffa* could not succeed. But, as Ibrahim Abou Loghd**, then a student in his final year of high school, recalls, the Palestinian population was soon forced to realise that the enemy had got the upper hand

Al-Ahram Weekly - Nakba remembered
5/14/2023 5:41:40 PM
A few resilient settlers heroically facing the massed forces of all the Arab countries that surrounded and threatened to swallow them. The official Israeli version of the 1948 War, carved, by now, on tablets of stone, could hardly be further from the truth. Fifty years to the day that the first UN sponsored cease-fire, mediated by Count Bernadotte -- a Swedish aristocrat subsequently assassinated by a Jewish gang -- came into effect, Mona Anis assesses the situation on the ground between the combatants after just 26 days of fighting. On paper, though, the Arab forces may well have appeared to have the upper hand. But they were overstretched. Their supplies of arms were exhausted, and they had no access to more. The Jewish forces, on the other hand, were determined and had the support to use the truce to reinforce their positions, to re-arm, recruit and train yet more soldiers for an arena in which they had never ceased to outnumber their Arab opponents by a ratio of two to one

Egypt - Urban & Transport
5/6/2023 12:48:19 PM
38 Sudanese, including children, and two Egyptians were injured after their bus overturned in Upper Egypt’s Beni Suef governorate on their way to Cairo early Saturday, the Beni Suef governorate said in a statement.

Egypt - Society
4/29/2023 11:46:49 AM
The Church of the Virgin Mary, the Archangel Michael, Martyr Abu Sefein and St. Karas in Assiut’s Dairut city in Upper Egypt burned down early on Saturday in a massive fire caused by a gas leak.

Arts & Culture - Screens
4/19/2023 11:36:59 PM
The TV series El-Harsha El-Sabaa (The Seven-Year Crisis) and Mozakerat Zawg (Diary of a Husband), broadcast during Ramadan, address the marital problems of the Egyptian bourgeoisie and upper middle class.

World - War in Ukraine
4/12/2023 4:14:17 PM
Russia's upper house of parliament on Wednesday approved a controversial bill to create a digital draft system that could bar men from leaving the country amid Moscow's offensive in Ukraine.

Egypt - Courts & Law
4/10/2023 3:30:42 PM
Five people were killed and 10 injured on Monday after two trucks collided in the city of Qus, south of Qena Governorate, in Upper Egypt.

Egypt - Society
3/22/2023 12:42:52 PM
An earthquake measuring 4.1 on the Richter scale hit 45 kilometres northeast of Upper Egypt's governorate of Aswan in the early hours of Wednesday morning.

Al-Ahram Weekly - Focus
3/21/2023 10:44:08 PM
Ramadan traditions have hardly changed over the centuries, but each part of Egypt has its own customs and festivities.

Egypt - Foreign Affairs
3/3/2023 7:51:49 PM
Germany is keen to import larger quantities of liquified natural gas (LNG) from Egypt to be used in homes, German Ambassador to Cairo Frank Hartmann said in a press conference this week after a five-day visit to Upper Egypt’s Aswan.

Antiquities - Greco-Roman
2/24/2023 1:42:08 PM
The Egyptian-Spanish archaeological mission from Barcelona University uncovered 22 tombs from the Persian, Roman and Coptic periods during excavation work carried out at the Al-Bahnasa archaeological site in the upper Egyptian governorate of Minya.

Business - Economy
2/19/2023 5:16:44 PM
The Senate – Egypt's upper consultative house – approved Sunday a government-drafted bill granting the Industrial Development Authority (IDA) the power to allow informal industrial projects to operate for a temporary one-year period.

Egypt - Society
2/18/2023 5:47:07 PM
Temperature highs in Sharm El-Sheikh, South Sinai and Luxor-Aswan in Upper Egypt will average in the mid to upper 20s, and the Greater Cairo area will experience highs of around 20 degrees Celsius throughout the week.

Egypt - Courts & Law
2/18/2023 3:43:38 PM
Egypt’s Public Prosecution issued an arrest warrant on Friday for a group of suspects who created a fake tomb in the Upper Egypt governorate of Beni Suef for the purpose of defrauding would-be antiquities traffickers.

Arts & Culture - Screens
2/11/2023 8:04:48 PM
The Aswan International Women's Film Festival (AIWFF), taking place in the Upper Egyptian city between 5 and 10 March, has unveiled the poster for its seventh edition.

Antiquities - Ancient Egypt
2/9/2023 2:31:15 PM
The northern and southern rooms of deity Amun Re, located on the Upper Terrace of Hatshepsut Temple in Deir El-Bahari and the Tomb of Meru at the North Asasif necropolis, Luxor's West Bank, are now open to visitors after their restoration.

Life & Style - Health
2/7/2023 2:38:11 PM
Could humanity finally be gaining the upper hand in our age-old fight against cancer?

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