Culture

Meet Egypt’s first female coach of a men's soccer team

Fayza Haidar has become Egypt’s first female coach to train a male soccer team, breaking all norms in a conservative society like Egypt.

Rasha Mahmoud | | Nov 18, 2020
al-monitor Egyptian referee Hanan Hassan (C-L) blows a whistle while gesturing during a women's soccer game, Cairo, Egypt, June 3, 2018. Photo by Khaled Desouki/AFP via Getty Images.

Art perseveres in Istanbul despite coronavirus

The city’s traditional fall art season is underway as curators take new approaches to exhibit work safely and sustainably during the coronavirus pandemic, despite confusing government restrictions about what would be allowed to go ahead.

Ayla Jean Yackley | Art and entertainment | Nov 16, 2020
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Cairo to turn 15th century sultan's caravansary into heritage hotel to boost tourism

The Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities announced Oct. 24 that it will convert the 15th century Wakala al-Sultan Qaytbay into a heritage hotel after its restoration.

Salwa Samir | Architecture | Nov 16, 2020
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Egypt holds its first Islamic exhibition in Saudi Arabia

Egypt is trying to attract Saudi tourists by holding an exhibition of Egyptian Islamic antiquities in Saudi Arabia, which includes 84 artifacts from the collections of Islamic art in Cairo.

George Mikhail | Art and entertainment | Nov 11, 2020
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Netflix airs its first Egyptian original series

The US streaming giant Netflix has started airing "Paranormal," the first original Egyptian Arabic-language series, as part of its efforts to boost its activity in the Middle East and draw a larger audience.

A correspondent in Egypt | Art and entertainment | Nov 10, 2020
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