First Aswan international film festival supports women, boosts tourism

Monday, Feb. 27, 2017 | Youssra el-Sharkawy, Contributor

A women's international film festival in Aswan put Upper Egypt and ordinary women in the spotlight.

An ancient Egyptian mystery draws tourists to King Ramses II statue

Monday, Feb. 27, 2017 | Omar al-Naghy, Contributor

Tourists flock each year to Egypt's Aswan governorate to witness a rare solar alignment phenomenon at the Abu Simbel temple, where the sun's rays strike the statue of Pharaoh Ramses II.

Rift widens between Egyptian president, Al-Azhar

Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017 | Shahira Amin, Contributor

Tensions have emerged in the relationship between Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and Al-Azhar, with the former promoting reform that the latter finds unacceptable, rejecting governmental influence on religion.

A glimmer of hope for Egypt's Syrian refugee children

Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017 | Salwa Samir, Contributor

An Egyptian NGO in 6th of October City is making efforts to prevent Syrian children from dropping out of school.

Female preachers officially find their way to Egypt's pulpits

Friday, Feb. 24, 2017 | Amira Sayed Ahmed, Contributor

In a groundbreaking move, Egypt's Ministry of Religious Endowments has appointed 144 female preachers to deliver sermons to all-female congregations.

Mutual interests break ice between Egypt, Saudi Arabia

Friday, Feb. 24, 2017 | Amr Mostafa, Contributor

Although tension has been high between Egypt and Saudi Arabia in the past few months, signs of cooperation are emerging over the development of Sinai and other common interests.

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