Amira Sayed Ahmed

Commuters are seen inside the Sadat metro station underneath Tahrir Square in Cairo, June 17, 2015. (photo by REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih)

Most Recent Story

Cairo metro drowns in debt, risks shutdown

Sunday, Mar. 26, 2017 | Amira Sayed Ahmed, Contributor

The Cairo metro system owes vast sums to electrical, water and maintenance companies, and this week's move to double the price of a ticket to about $0.11 a ride isn't enough to solve the debt problem.

Azhar-Vatican ties witness major breakthrough after long hiatus

Friday, Mar. 17, 2017 | Amira Sayed Ahmed, Contributor

Al-Azhar and the Vatican have resumed talks that address the root causes of extremism, highlighting the means of combatting terrorism and religious extremism.

The art of hand clapping makes comeback in Egypt

Monday, Mar. 13, 2017 | Amira Sayed Ahmed, Contributor

The Arab folk art of hand clapping was on the verge of dying out, but a musical group in Egypt has revived the practice.

How Egypt plans to forge closer economic ties with France

Thursday, Mar. 2, 2017 | Amira Sayed Ahmed, Contributor

On a visit to Paris, Egypt's minister of trade and industry sought to attract French investments to his country.

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.

⇦ Home Next ⇨
Amira Sayed Ahmed

Connect with Amira

Amira Sayed Ahmed is a Cairo-based freelance journalist and full-time editor of local news at The Egyptian Gazette, Cairo's oldest English-language daily. She has been involved in writing about political, social, and cultural issues in Egypt since 2013.

©2017 Al-Monitor. All rights reserved.

Get Al-Monitor delivered to your Inbox

Cookies help us deliver our services. By using them you accept our use of cookies. Learn more... X