Egypt Life & Style
Female wrestlers give stigma a body slam
Why do men harass women? New study sheds light on motivations
Egypt marks MS804 crash with ceremony and no information
Australian couple's Walk Like an Egyptian video goes viral in Egypt
Churches in southern Egypt will not celebrate Easter
Book highlights women's divorce woes in Egypt
German Tourist Arrested After Climbing Shanghai Skyscraper for a Photo
Female wrestlers give stigma a body slam
2017-12-16 17:05:21 (8 Dec 2017) LEADIN: Female wrestling is a growing sport in Egypt. But the young women taking part say there is still a lot of stigma attached to it. STORYLINE: Spectators gather around the floodlit wrestling ring. They are here to marvel at a growing sport in Egypt - female wrestling. The competitors don't hold back as they run at, jump on and kick their opponents. Walaa Adel was one of the first women to try the sport in the country. She started training with Ashraf Mahrous - also known as "Captain Ashraf Kapunga" - the founder of the Arab Egyptian Wrestling Entertainment Federation (EWR), six years ago   Read More ...
Egyptian lawyer jailed after calling for men to rape women wearing ripped jeans
2017-12-02 19:44:53 An Egyptian lawyer has been jailed for three years after saying men had a "national duty" to rape women in ripped jeans. The BBC reports Nabih al-Wahsh made the comments during a TV appearance in October, during a debate on prostitution laws. "Are you happy when you see a girl walking down the street with half of her behind showing?" he said, according to the BBC   Read More ...
Sensing Light and Dark: A Cretan Story | Sharon Lawlor Jackson | TEDxTechnicalUniversityofCrete
2017-11-29 18:11:49 Sharon designed and built ESA, In Drapanos, Crete in 2011, as a sustainable, off- grid, international training and research academy. ESA evolved from Sharon’s vision and global experiences as a company director and teaching in business school academia over 24 years. In 2016 and 2017 she received awards at ‘World CSR Day’ in Mumbai, India, in recognition of the global sustainability education impact of ESA. ESA education programmes connect people with the natural environment. She has written about ESA as an action research, case study for ‘biophilia’ and the positive impacts on human learning and health (2016, Routledge). Currently she is preparing a paper for presentation and publication in Cairo, entitled ‘Women Architects in the Grand Design of Sustainable Development’   Read More ...
Egypt marks 115th anniversary of national museum in Cairo
2017-11-29 04:03:16 CAIRO - Egypt celebrated on Tuesday the 115th anniversary of the establishment of the Egyptian Museum located in downtown Cairo, featuring the largest collection of masterpieces of the country's ancient artifacts. Held at the museum in Tahrir Square, the celebration was attended by Antiquities Minister Khaled al-Anany, ex-minister and former candidate for UNESCO presidency Moushira Khattab as well as several other ministers, governors, officials, archeologists and foreign ambassadors   Read More ...
Young women in Egypt fight harassment on the street and restrictions at home
2017-08-27 00:07:02 Hana*, 27, faced relentless pressure from her family to be what they considered normal for a young Egyptian woman. "They just want me to be a normal girl in Egyptian society and be traditional — get married, have a family, have kids, don't work too much," she explains. "I just don't want my life to be about creating a family. "I have so many goals that are different   Read More ...
Egyptian liver delicacy on the table at operating room themed restaurant
2017-08-03 17:42:00 CAIRO (Reuters) - Dressed in blue surgical scrubs and gloves, kitchen staff at the Egyptian restaurant D.Kebda prepare grilled beef-liver sandwiches behind a glass pane as the customers tuck in. The sandwiches, an Egyptian delicacy known as kebda, are the only item on the menu of the surgery-themed restaurant, established in July by a group of Egyptian doctors. Kebda is a popular street food in Egypt, but it can cause severe food poisoning if not prepared with proper care   Read More ...
TIBA - building business and relationships in Egypt
2017-07-25 00:18:20 Earlier this year TIBA Poultry Grandparent Company embarked on an enhanced customer training program that is building knowledge and understanding with customers and growing the Indian River Egypt family. The customer focused training day is held in the company’s new offices in a dedicated meeting room for Egyptian poultry farmers to attend the one-day workshop on the management of breeding flocks   Read More ...
12-year-old CEO Inspires Young Entrepreneurs at EBI Closing Ceremony
2017-07-11 08:00:43 It was a day of inspiration and celebration as 12-year-old CEO of ChubiiLine Fashions, Egypt “Ify” Ufele, and her mother, Dr. Reba Renee Perry, spoke at the recent closing program for the Entrepreneur Business Institute (EBI) class of 2017 that took place at UVI’s St. Thomas Campus this past weekend. The subject of bullying at a young age, Egypt turned to her creative energy as an escape … an escape that, with the training from her grandmother, the inspiration of her older sister who was also a fashion designer, and the direction of her mother, began her entrance into the world of fashion and what has led her to become one of the youngest designers to be featured at New York’s famous Fashion Week   Read More ...
In pictures: Muslims celebrate Eid al-Fitr festival
2017-06-25 11:03:22 Egypt and other Arab countries began celebrating on Sunday, based on an official sighting of the new moon. This is a street scene in the Egyptian village of Dalgamon, 120km (75 miles) north of Cairo. Muslims in the Russian capital Moscow prayed in the street near the central mosque - the city lacks prayer facilities for its Muslims, many of whom are migrant workers from Central Asia   Read More ...
Why do men harass women? New study sheds light on motivations
2017-06-16 01:31:45 Esraa Yousria Saleh was walking down El Hussein, a busy street in downtown Cairo famous for its souvenirs and tchotchkes, when a man in his early 20s made eye contact with her. He followed her, circled her, then suddenly — she felt a hot breath in her ear: "I would like to put it all inside." Saleh, 28, a feminist and activist based in Egypt, was furious   Read More ...
Egypt marks MS804 crash with ceremony and no information
2017-05-21 07:31:09 Cairo - Egypt held a sombre ceremony on the first anniversary of the EgyptAir MS804 disaster in Cairo Friday, but no answers were forthcoming on why the flight crashed into the Mediterranean killing all passengers on board. During the ceremony at Cairo airport, relatives of the victims laid flowers at the foot of a memorial wall bearing the names of all 66 passengers and crew killed when the Airbus A320 flying from Paris to Cairo crashed   Read More ...
Egypt marks MS804 crash with ceremony and no information
2017-05-19 23:02:39 Cairo (AFP) - Egypt held a sombre ceremony on the first anniversary of the EgyptAir MS804 disaster in Cairo Friday, but no answers were forthcoming on why the flight crashed into the Mediterranean killing all passengers on board. During the ceremony at Cairo airport, relatives of the victims laid flowers at the foot of a memorial wall bearing the names of all 66 passengers and crew killed when the Airbus A320 flying from Paris to Cairo crashed   Read More ...
Australian couple's Walk Like an Egyptian video goes viral in Egypt
2017-04-21 10:58:29 A Brisbane couple whose Walk Like an Egyptian holiday video went viral in Egypt is delighted they could give the country's struggling tourist industry a shot in the arm. Zoe Russell and Brad Moore visited Egypt in early 2016 as part of a year-long world trip. They fell in love with the country. While they were there they even got engaged   Read More ...
Fear and grief mar Easter Mass celebrations in Egypt
2017-04-16 10:05:23 Cairo - Easter Mass celebrations were held amid fear and grief in churches across the country on Saturday after twin bombs killed 45 people in churches in Alexandria and Tanta earlier this week on Palm Sunday. At least eight security agents could be seen surrounding Coptic Christian Pope Tawadros II as he entered St. Mark's Cathedral in Cairo, the seat of the Coptic Orthodox Pope, where he lead prayers with several ministers in attendance   Read More ...
Fear and grief mar Easter Mass celebrations in Egypt
2017-04-15 22:11:30 CAIRO (AP) — Easter Mass celebrations are being held amid fear and grief in churches across the country after twin bombs killed 45 people in churches in Alexandria and Tanta earlier this week on Palm Sunday. At least eight security agents could be seen surrounding Coptic Christian Pope Tawadros II Saturday as he entered St. Mark's Cathedral in Cairo, the seat of the Coptic Orthodox Pope, where he lead prayers with several ministers in attendance   Read More ...
Fear and grief mar Easter Mass celebrations in Egypt
2017-04-15 22:02:55 CAIRO -- Easter Mass celebrations are being held amid fear and grief in churches across the country after twin bombs killed 45 people in churches in Alexandria and Tanta earlier this week on Palm Sunday. At least eight security agents could be seen surrounding Coptic Christian Pope Tawadros II Saturday as he entered St. Mark's Cathedral in Cairo, the seat of the Coptic Orthodox Pope, where he lead prayers with several ministers in attendance   Read More ...
Fear and grief mar Easter Mass celebrations in Egypt
2017-04-15 21:44:32 Easter Mass celebrations are being held amid fear and grief in churches across the country after twin bombs killed 45 people in churches in Alexandria and Tanta earlier this week on Palm Sunday. At least eight security agents could be seen surrounding Coptic Christian Pope Tawadros II Saturday as he entered St. Mark's Cathedral in Cairo, the seat of the Coptic Orthodox Pope, where he lead prayers with several ministers in attendance   Read More ...
After Attacks, Egypt's Pope Curbs Easter Celebrations
2017-04-15 04:14:02 CAIRO — The Coptic Christian Pope Tawadros II on Friday canceled most Easter celebrations, limiting them to a simple Mass, following the recent twin attacks on churches by Islamic State militants that killed dozens of Christian worshippers. During his sermon on Good Friday, Pope Tawadros said, "Easter celebrations shouldn't come at a time of offering condolences to our martyrs.'' He said that the Easter morning reception, in which worshippers exchange greetings, would also be cancelled   Read More ...
After attacks, Egypt's Pope curbs Easter celebrations
2017-04-14 22:02:53 CAIRO -- The Coptic Christian Pope Tawadros II on Friday cancelled most Easter celebrations, limiting them to a simple Mass, following the recent twin attacks on churches by Islamic State militants that killed dozens of Christian worshippers. During his sermon on Good Friday, Pope Tawadros said, "Easter celebrations shouldn't come at a time of offering condolences to our martyrs." He said that the Easter morning reception, in which worshippers exchange greetings, would also be cancelled   Read More ...
After attacks, Egypt's Pope curbs Easter celebrations
2017-04-14 20:27:44 CAIRO (AP) — The Coptic Christian Pope Tawadros II says he will be canceling most Easter celebrations, limiting them to a simple mass, following the recent twin attacks on churches by Islamic State militants that killed dozens of Christian worshippers. During his sermon on Good Friday, Pope Tawadros said, "Easter celebrations shouldn't come at a time of offering condolences to our martyrs   Read More ...
Churches in southern Egypt will not celebrate Easter
2017-04-12 06:10:56 Cairo - Egyptian churches, in the southern city of Minya, say they will not hold Easter celebrations on Saturday in mourning for 45 Coptic Christians killed in twin bombings of churches in two cities during Palm Sunday ceremonies. The Minya Coptic Orthodox Diocese said on Tuesday that celebrations would only be limited to the liturgical prayers "without any festive manifestations". Minya province has the highest Coptic Christian population in the country   Read More ...
Churches in southern Egypt will not celebrate Easter
2017-04-12 00:53:40 CAIRO — Egyptian churches, in the southern city of Minya, say they will not hold Easter celebrations next Saturday in mourning for 45 Coptic Christians killed this week in twin bombings of churches in two cities during Palm Sunday ceremonies. In statement on yesterday, the Minya Coptic Orthodox Diocese said that celebrations will only be limited to the liturgical prayers "without any festive manifestations   Read More ...
Churches in southern Egypt will not celebrate Easter
2017-04-11 21:01:39 CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian churches, in the southern city of Minya, said on Tuesday that they will not hold Easter celebrations in mourning for 45 Coptic Christians killed this week in twin bombings of churches in two cities during Palm Sunday ceremonies. The Minya Coptic Orthodox Diocese said that celebrations will only be limited to the liturgical prayers "without any festive manifestations   Read More ...
Churches in southern Egypt will not celebrate Easter
2017-04-11 19:52:01 Egyptian churches, in the southern city of Minya, say they will not hold Easter celebrations next Saturday in mourning for 45 Coptic Christians killed this week in twin bombings of churches in two cities during Palm Sunday ceremonies. In statement today, the Minya Coptic Orthodox Diocese said that celebrations will only be limited to the liturgical prayers "without any festive manifestations   Read More ...
Churches in southern Egypt will not celebrate Easter
2017-04-11 18:58:20 Egyptian churches, in the southern city of Minya, said on Tuesday that they will not hold Easter celebrations next Saturday in mourning for 45 Coptic Christians killed this week in twin bombings of churches in two cities during Palm Sunday ceremonies. The Minya Coptic Orthodox Diocese said that celebrations will only be limited to the liturgical prayers "without any festive manifestations   Read More ...
Churches in southern Egypt will not celebrate Easter
2017-04-11 18:50:49 CAIRO -- Egyptian churches, in the southern city of Minya, said on Tuesday that they will not hold Easter celebrations next Saturday in mourning for 45 Coptic Christians killed this week in twin bombings of churches in two cities during Palm Sunday ceremonies. The Minya Coptic Orthodox Diocese said that celebrations will only be limited to the liturgical prayers "without any festive manifestations   Read More ...
Dad-of-three feared he would be shot after he was detained in Egyptian airport when amplifier was mistaken for BOMB
2017-04-05 17:10:51 A dad-of-three feared for his life after being detained by airport workers because they thought he was carrying a bomb. Robert Lapham had 'visions of being handed to ISIS ' by Egyptian security forces after they mistook a headphone amplifier stuffed inside the mint tin for a bomb. The 54-year-old feared he would be shot while being detained for 75 hours after the small tin sparked a security alert   Read More ...
Trump seeks to 'reboot' US relationship with Egypt in Monday talks
2017-04-01 10:00:25 WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump will seek to rebuild the US relationship with Egypt at a Monday meeting with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi focused on security issues and military aid, a senior White House official said on Friday."He wants to use President Sisi's visit to reboot the bilateral relationship and build on the strong connection the two presidents established when they first met in New York last September," the official said, briefing reporters on condition of anonymity   Read More ...
Trump seeks to 'reboot' U.S. relationship with Egypt in Monday talks
2017-03-31 17:51:07 President Donald Trump will seek to rebuild the U.S. relationship with Egypt at a Monday meeting with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi focused on security issues and military aid, a senior White House official said on Friday. "He wants to use President Sisi's visit to reboot the bilateral relationship and build on the strong connection the two presidents established when they first met in New York last September," the official told reporters   Read More ...
Egypt ad campaign backfires over 'spinster' billboards
2017-03-06 17:31:07 An Egyptian company's attempt to tackle gender stereotypes has backfired after its latest advertising campaign was accused of reinforcing negative attitudes towards women. "Are you a spinster?!" reads one billboard promoting Sunny cooking oil, alongside a picture of a young woman looking down in resignation while several fingers point at her from the back. Other billboards in the campaign use Egyptian proverbs, including one that says: "Break a girl's rib and she will grow 24 more   Read More ...
How Rakesh Roshan’s wife helped 500kg Egyptian woman
2017-02-22 14:14:29 Filmmaker Rakesh Roshan says he’s proud of his wife Pinky’s donation towards the weight loss surgery for an Egyptian woman. Pinky gave Rs1 million (Dh54,744) to 36-year-old Egyptian woman Eman Ahmad Abdelaty for her bariatric surgery. “I was not aware of this [donation]. My wife Pinky did it on her own. I got to know of what she had done when journalists began inquiring about it. I was as surprised   Read More ...
Book highlights women's divorce woes in Egypt
2017-02-13 14:52:28 Cairo: Almost four months after its publication, I Want to Divorce, a book co-written by two Egyptian women, is creating ripples. The book takes the shape of a short story collection, which the co-authors say is based on real-life tales. Women are usually blamed for divorce in the mostly male-dominated Egyptian society. I want to Divorce features cases of women caught up in doomed marriages, but they cannot demand divorce   Read More ...
Cut in secret: the medicalization of FGM in Egypt
2017-02-06 21:55:07 With governments cracking down on FGM, parents are finding new ways The procedure is increasingly being done in secret by doctors 87% of Egyptian women have undergone FGM When 13-year-old Malika from a dusty village outside Cairo, Egypt turned eleven, her mother took her to the doctor late at night. It was not until she saw the blood and heard the cries from the other girls that it dawned   Read More ...
Cairo Sound Music Festival brings top Arab acts
2017-01-14 12:50:00 The first-ever Cairo Sound Music Fesitval featuring a number of Egyptian acts and bands — an antidote to mainstream Arabic music — brought out fans to the Dubai Media City Amphitheatre on Friday. From 4pm until 1am, bands such as Cairokee, Sharmoofers, Massar Egbari, Khalid Hussain and Mustafa Gazzal performed. “The lyrics these bands write are different, the art that they create is different than what is traditional, different than   Read More ...
Cairo Sound Music Festival in Dubai this weekend
2017-01-09 13:35:49 Temperatures are dropping in Dubai, which can only mean one thing: music festivals. Lots and lots of music festivals. Next week, we’ve got the inaugural Arabic alternative festival Al Wasla (Jadal, Mashrou Leila) and in February, we have RedFestDXB (G-Eazy, Demi Lovato) and Emirates Airline Dubai Jazz Festival (Enrique Iglesias, Mariah Carey). But first: Cairo Sound Music Festival, a newcomer on the scene that is open to all ages, taking   Read More ...
It's On! Kylie's Secret Plot To Destroy Rob & Blac EXPOSED
2016-10-18 03:51:50 Kylie Jenner is done playing nice! Yesterday, the 19-year-old Keeping up with the Kardashians reality superstar hosted a huge racecar-themed birthday bash for boyfriend Tyga's four-year-old son, King Cairo — who also happens to ALSO be the son of Jenner's longtime nemesis and soon-to-be sister, Blac Chyna! However, RadarOnline.com has exclusively learned that — what seemed like a cordial gesture by Jenner — was actually the beginning of a master   Read More ...
Who Was Sattjeni? Tomb Reveals Secrets About Ancient Egyptian Elite
2016-06-03 00:01:11 Two eyes painted on a newly discovered Egyptian coffin seem to stare out from across millennia, conveying the secrets of the ancient Egyptian elite. The coffin, discovered this year in the necropolis at Qubbet el-Hawa across the Nile River from Aswan, belonged to an important local woman, Sattjeni, daughter of one governor, wife of another and mother of two more, said excavation leader Alejandro Jiménez-Serrano, an Egyptologist at the University   Read More ...
How to Know Emerald Value
2016-05-25 12:02:43 Expert Reviewed. Emeralds have been one of the most sought after gemstones for well over 4,000 years. Many historians associate emeralds with Queen Cleopatra, the last Egyptian pharaoh. Cleopatra was so obsessed with emeralds that she often adorned her robes, jewelry, and crowns with them. Emeralds are about 20 times rarer than diamonds, and they are highly valued. Although you are likely not looking for an emerald to put in   Read More ...
German Tourist Arrested After Climbing Shanghai Skyscraper for a Photo
2016-04-02 12:08:16 Andrej Ciesielski is back at it again. The 19-year-old German was banned from Egypt for life earlier this year after illegally scaling the 4,500-year-old Great Pyramid of Giza to take photos. Now he’s turned his attention to China. After running into trouble climbing Shanghai’s World Financial Center, Ciesielski turned his eyes to the city’s third tallest building, the Jin Mao Tower. According to Ciesielski’s blog, his ascent of the 1,377-foot   Read More ...
Good Mom? Kylie Jenner ‘Ignores’ Tyga’s Son King Cairo At Disneyland
2015-06-17 22:52:35 Tyga brought his 2-year-old son, King Cairo, to Disneyland for North West’s birthday. The 25-year-old rapper attended the happiest place on earth with his 17-year-old girlfriend Kylie Jenner. The teen had to take on the role of secondary mom and babysitter that day, but she wasn’t quite feeling it. She’s just a teenager, after all!   Read More ...