Foreign Belly Dancers? Egyptians Shake Their Heads (and Hips)

Foreign Belly Dancers? Egyptians Shake Their Heads (and Hips)

Cairo Dispatch The arrest of a Russian stomach dancer uncovered simmering tensions in Cairo’s belly-dancing scene. Critics say foreigners are sullying an historic artwork kind. Many Egyptians love them. ImageThe Russian stomach dancer Ekaterina Andreeva, often called Johara, at a marriage in Cairo just a few months after her arrest.CreditLaura Boushnak for The New York […]

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This is a part of Offsides, a publication on the broader points and hidden tales across the World Cup. You can sign up here to obtain it in your inbox. In the primary spherical of the World Cup, there’s a phenomenon known as “the Group of Death,” which refers to a grouping of 4 groups […]

Even With Mo Salah in the World Cup, Egypt Can’t Seem to Catch a Break

Even With Mo Salah within the World Cup, Egypt Can’t Seem to Catch a Break

CAIRO — When Russia scored its third purpose towards Egypt within the World Cup final week, the tidal wave of heartache that rippled throughout Cairo appeared to land squarely on the broad shoulders of Mahmoud Abdel Razek. The burly accountant had already spent the earlier hour perched on a rickety chair outdoors a tiny cafe […]

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This is a development. As the Committee to Protect Journalists reported in December: “For the second consecutive year, more than half of those jailed for their work around the world are behind bars in Turkey, China and Egypt. … President Donald Trump’s nationalistic rhetoric, fixation on Islamic extremism and insistence on labeling critical media ‘fake […]

Dr. Adel Mahmoud, 76, Dies; Credited With Major Vaccines

Dr. Adel Mahmoud, 76, Dies; Credited With Major Vaccines

Dr. Adel Mahmoud, an infectious-disease professional who performed an important position within the improvement of lifesaving vaccines, died on June 11 in Manhattan. He was 76. His demise, at Mount Sinai St. Luke’s Hospital, was attributable to a mind hemorrhage, his spouse, Dr. Sally Hodder, mentioned. As president of Merck Vaccines from 1998 till 2006, […]

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Egypt Imposes Steep Fuel Price Increases

CAIRO — Egypt introduced steep will increase in gasoline and cooking gasoline costs on Saturday as a part of austerity measures meant to overtake the nation’s ailing financial system. This is the third time the federal government has elevated gasoline costs for the reason that measures have been introduced in late 2015. The authorities additionally […]

Egypt Hands Over Video in Murder Case — Damaged and 2 Years Late

Egypt Hands Over Video in Murder Case — Damaged and a pair of Years Late

There was additionally stress on Mr. Sisi, who had simply signed a contract to take advantage of an enormous offshore gasoline area with the Italian state-controlled power large, Eni. He instantly agreed to a joint investigation into the killing. Weeks later, Egyptian law enforcement officials killed 4 males they accused of abducting Mr. Regeni, however […]

The Pyramids of Giza Are Near a Pizza Hut, and Other Sites That May Disappoint You

The Pyramids of Giza Are Near a Pizza Hut, and Other Sites That May Disappoint You

Movies and textbooks (and our imaginations) are likely to depict world locations like Stonehenge in a sure gentle, however the actuality is commonly fairly totally different. ImageThe pyramids of Giza in Egypt should not almost as distant as many individuals assume.CreditMaya Alleruzzo/Associated Press You’re in all probability conversant in these sweeping, romantic pictures of the […]

Egypt bans YouTube for one month over 2012 anti-Islamic video

We’ve requested YouTube for its touch upon the ruling, which had but to take impact as of this writing. Unlike in 2013, this determination is remaining and cannot be overturned. To some extent, the ban has misplaced its supposed impact — the furor has clearly died down in six years. YouTube itself has additionally modified […]

As Sisi Silences Critics, Hopes Fade that Egypt’s Crackdown Will Ease

As Sisi Silences Critics, Hopes Fade that Egypt’s Crackdown Will Ease

CAIRO — For the previous decade, Wael Abbas has been a fierce critic of Egypt’s authoritarian leaders, utilizing YouTube to spotlight police torture, and increase an enormous Twitter following that he used to attract consideration to the plight of dissidents who had vanished into state custody. At daybreak on Wednesday, the knock got here on […]