Dina Ezzat's Articles

In the midst of an economic crunch, exceptional offers at special fairs – including porcelain sold by the kilo – are keeping tableware and cutlery within reach of shoppers with small and medium budgets.

The late prominent Egyptian cartoonist Ahmed Toughan shares his testimony on major events in the history of the country and the world in the second half of the 20th century as well as his take on the big political choices of late presidents Nasser and Sadat in his captivating autobiography.

To mark the centenary of Boutros Boutros-Ghali’s birth, Dina Ezzat revisits the memoirs and legacy of an Egyptian diplomat with unconventional views

Mersal charity founder and manager Heba Rashed talks about dealing with the challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic in Egypt to Dina Ezzat

Egypt is bracing for what is hoped will be a mild seventh wave of Covid-19

Hesham Badr, coordinator of the National Initiative for Green and Smart Projects, tells Al-Ahram Weekly about a consistent and expanding scheme to give the Egyptian economy a green and smart glow

President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi is expected to arrive on Tuesday in the Algerian capital as the head of the Egyptian delegation to the two-day Arab Summit.

The UAE and Saudi decision to mediate in the Russian war in Ukraine is the result of regional calculations and with a view to possible regional impacts, writes Dina Ezzat

The first in-person Arab summit since the Covid-19 pandemic could take place early next month, though with few expectations on outcomes, reports Dina Ezzat

Higher education options in Egypt have been increasing over recent years, with more and more private institutions now taking more and more students, writes Dina Ezzat

With a thorough read through the press of the days leading to 6 October 1973, two historians drew a picture of a nation in pursuit of reversing defeat and regaining land occupied by Israel.

The BBC’s decision to end its Arabic radio service signals both an end and a beginning

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.

Egypt is refining its diplomatic positions regionally and internationally.

Neveen Radwan and Mariam Khaled talk about a mother and daughter’s shared battle against anorexia in the book “A Glow-Up Gone Wrong – My Daughter’s Journey for Her Life Against Anorexia.”

With a decree, issued earlier in the summer, to extend the administrative boundaries of Cairo to include the New Administrative Capital, Cairo is again proving to be a city eternal, no matter the metamorphosis, architect and restorer Mona Zakaria says.

With the government’s fast and intense urban development plans across the city, Cairo’s history, present and future, is being subject to daily attention of the Egyptian press. Below is a short list of some titles providing many perspectives on this invincible capital.

Prominent architect and conservationist Soheir Zaki Hawas explains to Al-Ahram Weekly that urban development and heritage preservation can be reconciled, even in a growing city like Cairo

Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas is engaged in a rearguard action to keep the Palestinian cause on the international agenda, writes Dina Ezzat

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