Ahmed Aleem

Egypt’s Tourism Ministry is courting A-list international stars, such as Sylvester Stallone (L), Salma Hayek and Will Smith, to support Egyptian tourism. Smith visited in March. (photo by Hugo Goodridge/Al Monitor)

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Why are Sylvester Stallone, Salma Hayek, Will Smith visiting Egypt?

Sunday, Apr. 16, 2017 | Ahmed Aleem, Contributor

Egypt’s Tourism Ministry is investing in a “tourism of stars” to try to revive the tourism sector by bringing A-list celebrities to the country.

Will bulked-up wheat reserves keep the peace in Egypt?

Thursday, Mar. 30, 2017 | Ahmed Aleem, Contributor

After protests over a decrease in bread subsidy allocations, Egypt is reinforcing its wheat reserves.

Egypt hopes Chinese visitors can make up for Russian tourism decline

Monday, Mar. 6, 2017 | Ahmed Aleem, Contributor

Egypt's tourism sector is working to attract the largest possible number of tourists to offset its recent heavy losses, especially in light of the sharp decline in Russian tourism.

Egypt swears in new Cabinet members after tough search

Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017 | Ahmed Aleem, Contributor

Egypt faced a lot of rejections before it was able to field nine new Cabinet members.

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Ahmed Aleem is an Egyptian writer and researcher who writes for Egypt's Al-Shorouk newspaper and the Lebanese As-Safir. He has published his research with several Arab and Egyptian centers in addition to writing three scholarly books and two novels.

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