Egyptian Singer Sentenced To Prison For “Inciting Debauchery, Harming Public Morality”

Little-known Egyptian singer Shaimaa Ahmed – or Shyma – has been sentenced to two years in prison and was fined EGP 10,000 after she had been charged with inciting debauchery for her music video clip that was viewed as “racy”. The 25-year-old singer was referred to trial along with the director. However, she appealed the ruling […]
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Population Growth in Egypt: Is Family Planning the Solution to Egypt’s ‘Biggest Challenge’?

Overpopulation: Egypt’s Biggest Economic Threat Egypt is struggling to confine the population boom that has surged in recent years which reached more than 100 million in October 2017. The country is already the most populous in the Arab world with more than 100 million citizens. It is set to grow beyond 120 million by 2030 […]
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Al-Sisi, Putin to Sign Contracts for Dabaa Nuclear Power Plant in a Bilateral Summit in Egypt

Russian President Vladimir Putin arrives in Cairo on Monday to attend the final signing ceremony of Egypt’s first Nuclear Power Plant (NPP) of Dabaa upon a formal invitation by Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi. The construction of the 4,800 megawatts (MW) plant to be built in Dabaa in Marsa Matrouh, located on the northern side of the […]
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Egypt Protests Over Trump’s Decision to Move the American Embassy to Jerusalem

More demonstrations sparked on Sunday across Cairo, Alexandria and other cities protesting against Trump’s decision to move the American embassy in Israel to Jerusalem and recognizing Jerusalem the capital of Israel. In Cairo, hundreds of students at Ain Shams University protested the decision raising signs and chanting slogans against the US and Israel.  More students demonstrated inUniversity of […]
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Egypt’s Zeina Mickawy Named Runner-Up at the 2017 Monte Carlo Squash Classic

Egyptian squash players Zeina Mickawy and Rowan El-Araby competed at the 22 Monte Carlo Squash Classic 2017 in Monaco which took place from 5 to 8 December. El-Araby exited the tournament after losing to Australian Donna Urquhart I the semifinal by a score of 3-1 (11-8/9-11/11-4/11-7). It was a battle between Egyptian and Australian players; Mickawy […]
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Egypt’s Randa Tag el-Din Wins Gold at the World Para Powerlifting Championships

After Egyptian champions Rehab Ahmed and Sherif Osman won gold at the Mexico City 2017 World Para Powerlifting Championships, Egyptian athlete Randa Tag el-Din won the women + 86 kg competition securing the third gold medal to Egypt. Tag el-Din achieved the gold medal after a 138-kg-lift. The Egyptian champion previously won gold at the […]
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Egypt’s Al-Azhar, Coptic Church Reject Meeting With US Vice President Over Jerusalem Move

Egypt’s Al-Azhar and Coptic Church rejected meetings requested by the United States (US) vice president Mike Pence after US president Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Al-Azhar – the world’s top Sunni Islamic authority – rejected on Friday the official request of Pence to meet during his visit to Egypt later this month, according […]
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