Menna A. Farouk

A bride and groom have their photos taken in front of the tomb of late Egyptian President Anwar al-Sadat and the Unknown Soldier monument, Aug. 11, 2013. (photo by REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh)

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Cash-strapped young Egyptians forgo popular wedding traditions

Monday, Aug. 7, 2017 | Menna A. Farouk, Contributor

As their cost of living gets higher, Egyptian couples are being forced to go without the traditional, more expensive wedding festivities.

Egypt wheels out country's first bike-share program

Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2017 | Menna A. Farouk, Contributor

Cairo launches its first bike-share scheme called "Bicicletta" in collaboration with UN-Habitat Egypt to encourage Egyptians to cycle in order to reduce air pollution and save money.

What a drag: Egypt’s smokers feel burn of price hikes

Friday, Jul. 28, 2017 | Menna A. Farouk, Contributor

Cigarettes are getting more expensive in Egypt thanks to rising production costs spurred by the government’s economic reforms.

Egypt takes action against spread of jellyfish on its Mediterranean shores

Sunday, Jul. 9, 2017 | Menna A. Farouk, Contributor

Nomad jellyfish have been invading Egypt's Mediterranean beaches, affecting tourism; blame is being cast on global warming, pollution and even the new Suez Canal.

Egypt's economists praise decision to lift caps on money transfers

Sunday, Jun. 25, 2017 | Menna A. Farouk, Contributor

The Central Bank of Egypt is hoping to stabilize the country’s economy with its decision to lift caps on foreign exchange transfers.

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Menna A. Farouk

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Menna A. Farouk is an Egyptian journalist who has been writing about social, political and cultural issues in Egypt since 2013. She is an editor at The Egyptian Gazette newspaper. Farouk has covered stories about the unrest that followed the January 2011 revolution, press freedom, immigration and religious reforms. On Twitter: @MennaFarouk91

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