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Saudi-Led Coalition Destroys Drones Launched by Yemen's Houthis, State Media Says

CAIRO (Reuters) - A military coalition led by Saudi Arabia said on Saturday it had intercepted and destroyed three drones that were launched by...
Tags: Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Cairo, Reuters


Polygamy in Senegal, lesbian hookups in Cairo: inside the sex lives of African women

Nana Darkoa Sekyiamah’s new book The Sex Lives of African Women examines self-discovery, freedom and healing. She talks about everything she has learnedExtract: ‘I have no idea what my husband told his wives when he married me’Nana Darkoa Sekyiamah has a face that smiles at rest. When she is speaking, it is with a constant grin, one that only falters when she talks about some of the difficult circumstances she and other African women have gone through in their quest for sexual liberation. She sp...
Tags: Books, Family, London, Marriage, Sex, Africa, Women, Senegal, Life and style, Society, Culture, United States, Ghana, Cairo, Accra, Accra Ghana


Jehan Sadat obituary

Champion of social justice and women’s rights in Egypt before and after the assassination of her husband, President Anwar SadatJehan Sadat, who has died aged 88 of cancer, spent most of her life promoting social justice and women’s rights in Egypt. She continued to campaign decades after her husband, President Anwar Sadat, was assassinated, on 6 October 1981, by militants in the army avenging the imprisonment of fellow Islamists and condemning the 1978 Camp David accords that he had signed with ...
Tags: Gender, Israel, Divorce, Middle East and North Africa, Egypt, Jimmy Carter, Islam, Autobiography and memoir, Cairo, Anwar Sadat, Jehan, Female genital mutilation (FGM, Women's rights and gender equality, Jehan Sadat, Anwar SadatJehan Sadat, Al Manial


Limbo star Amir El-Masry: ‘I sat on Omar Sharif’s lap! It was like I was with my granddad’

A familiar face from TV roles in The Night Manager and Industry, the Cairo-born actor is spellbinding in the upcoming independent film about asylum seekers in the Outer Hebrides. But does he owe his career to the Lawrence of Arabia star?Amir El-Masry has a gravely handsome face and a forehead that goes on for ever: he is like an Easter Island statue with matinee-idol looks. Audiences will have a lot of time to study that face in Limbo, a bittersweet British comedy about asylum seekers dispatched...
Tags: Film, Scotland, Culture, Television & radio, Refugees, Cairo, The Night Manager, Omar Sharif, Uist, Masry, Comedy films, Amir El Masry, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker


Summer Re-runs: The Translational Challenges of Dubbing and Subtitling

Back in 2014, translator Zeinab Mobarak gave a lecture on the creative arts of dubbing and subtitling at the American University in Cairo (AUC), sponsored by the Center for Translation Studies. In honor of the CTS’s long-running series of translation talks, which are now coming to an end, we re-run this short review: By Mona Elnamoury Renowned translator Zeinab Mobarak gave a fascinating lecture at the AUC last Monday about the challenges of translating and dubbing children’s movie...
Tags: Books, Sesame Street, Time, Disney, Egypt, Ba, Doha, Cairo, Julie Andrews, MSA, Ursula LeGuin, Mobarak, AUC, On Translation, Center For Translation Studies, Samia Mehrez


Syrian Air Defenses Confront an Israeli 'Aggression' Over Homs -State TV

CAIRO - (Reuters) - Syria's air defences early on Thursday confronted an Israeli "aggression" over Homs, Syrian state TV reported.There was no...
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Saudi Official Denies the Kingdom Used Spyware to Track Communications -State TV

CAIRO (Reuters) -A Saudi official denied claims by some media outlets that the kingdom used spyware to track communications, the state TV reported...
Tags: Kingdom, Cairo, Reuters, Track Communications State TV


Iraqi President on List for Potential Pegasus Surveillance - Washington Post

CAIRO (Reuters) - The phone of Iraq’s President Barham Salih was on a list of 50,000 numbers selected for possible surveillance in the Pegasus...
Tags: Iraq, Cairo, Reuters, Barham Salih, Pegasus Surveillance Washington Post


Humphrey Davies and the ‘Tabloid Touch’ Demanded by Translating a 13th-century Charlatan

Jamal al-Din ʿAbd al-Raḥim al-Jawbari’s thirteenth-century Book of Charlatans is not only a comprehensive guide to trickery and scams as practiced in that period in Syria and Egypt — with tricks all the way from India and Morocco — but also a delight to read. It’s full of the wiles of false prophets, quacks, prestidigitators, cat burglars, money changers, pedophiles, horse copers, false alchemists, and—worst of all—women: The author, al-Jawbarī, was well versed in the practices he describes ...
Tags: Books, Interviews, India, Syria, Egypt, Morocco, Sherlock Holmes, Damascus, Cairo, St Paul Minnesota, Marcia, Anatolia, Solomon, Lupin, Ibn Khaldun, Arsene Lupin


Syrian Air Defences Intercept Israeli Attack Over Aleppo - State Media

CAIRO (Reuters) - Syria's air defences on Monday intercepted an Israeli attack on Al-Safirah area in the southern countryside of Aleppo, Syrian...
Tags: Aleppo, Cairo, Reuters Syria, Aleppo State Media, Al Safirah


How Cairo cracked down on one of Egypt’s leading businessmen | Financial Times

How Cairo cracked down on one of Egypt’s leading businessmen | Financial Times Safwan Thabet has long enjoyed a reputation as one of Egypt’s most successful businessmen, nurturing his small family company into the country’s pre-eminent dairy producer despite the Arab state being rocked by social and political unrest over the past decade.  But now a huge cloud of uncertainty hangs over Juhayna Food Industries as the 75-year-old who founded and chaired the group languishes in Cairo’s n...
Tags: Travel, Egypt, Army, Muslim Brotherhood, Sisi, Financial Times, Cairo, Abdel Fattah al Sisi, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Juhayna, Juhayna Food Industries, Thabet, Safwan Thabet, Seif el Din Thabet Safwan


Taliban's Political Office Says It Did Not Suggest a Truce in Doha Talks: Al Jazeera

CAIRO (Reuters) - A spokesman for the Taliban's political office told Al Jazeera TV on Sunday that the group did not suggest an Afghan truce during...
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Afghan Govt, Taliban: Two Sides to Meet Again, Expedite Talks - Al Jazeera TV

CAIRO (Reuters) - The delegations of the Afghan government and Taliban issued a joint statement on Sunday saying that they will meet again and that...
Tags: Taliban, Cairo, Reuters, Meet Again Expedite Talks Al Jazeera TV


Algerian Foreign Ministry Summons Its Ambassador to Morocco for Consultations - State TV

CAIRO (Reuters) - The Algerian foreign ministry summoned its ambassador to Morocco for consultations on Sunday, adding that "it doesn't rule out...
Tags: Morocco, Cairo, Reuters, Foreign Ministry, Consultations State TV


Algeria Recalls Ambassador to Morocco in Row Over Western Sahara

CAIRO (Reuters) -The Algerian foreign ministry recalled its ambassador to Morocco on Sunday and hinted at possible further measures in the latest...
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Egypt Frees Several Prominent Activists Ahead of Eid Al-Adha

CAIRO (Reuters) - Several prominent Egyptian activists and journalists were released from custody on Sunday following months of detention on...
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AUC Shuts Down Center for Translation Studies

The American University in Cairo has decided to shut down its Center for Translation Studies (CTS), director Samia Mehrez announced Sunday: The CTS was launched in December 2009 as a research center, fostering “collaborative outreach programs and research in translation and translation studies within an interdisciplinary context.” The first in its signature lecture series was by translator Denys Johnson-Davies that same month. Jonathan Wright and Khaled al-Khamissi at an early CTS lec...
Tags: Books, News, Egypt, Lebanon, Cairo, American University, CTS, Oxford University Press, Jonathan Wright, Ahmed Naji, Denys Johnson Davies, American University in Cairo, On Translation, Raph Cormack, Center For Translation Studies, Samia Mehrez


#UAE Stocks End Little Changed With OPEC+ Deal Eyed: Inside EM - Bloomberg

UAE Stocks End Little Changed With OPEC+ Deal Eyed: Inside EM - Bloomberg Equities in the United Arab Emirates’ finished Sunday little changed as investors focused on the outcome of a meeting between OPEC and its allies ahead of a long holiday.Abu Dhabi’s ADX General Index and Dubai’s DFM General Index slipped less than 0.1% each. The volume of trade in both exchanges was lower than the 30-day average before the four-day Eid holiday, which starts Monday.Markets in the oil-rich country closed b...
Tags: Travel, Saudi Arabia, Israel, Opec, Bloomberg, Egypt, United Arab Emirates, Dubai, Telecom, Abu Dhabi, Bahrain, Kuwait, Uae, Alexandria, Cairo, Etisalat


Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Says Vienna Talks Must Await Iran's New Administration

CAIRO (Reuters) - Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister said on Saturday that the nuclear deal negotiations in Vienna must await Iran's new...
Tags: Iran, Vienna, Cairo, Reuters, Vienna Talks Must Await Iran s New Administration


UAE's Abu Dhabi Announces Partial Lockdown Effective July 19 -Tweet

CAIRO - (Reuters) - The United Arab Emirate's Abu Dhabi Emergency, Crisis and Disasters Committee announced on Thursday a partial lockdown and new...
Tags: Cairo, Reuters, United Arab Emirate, Abu Dhabi Emergency Crisis and Disasters Committee


Events platform Bevy acquires Egypt’s Eventtus to scale its offering for enterprises

It’s been fascinating to watch the development of Eventtus, a startup I came across many years ago on my travels in the Middle East, finding them at the Rise-Up Summit in Cairo in 2012. Then, it was two young women who’d taken the Silicon Valley startup culture to heart and created their own take on event ticketing. But today it’s my genuine pleasure to write that Eventtus has reached a well-deserved exit. Bevy, an enterprise event platform for virtual, hybrid, and in-person events has acquired ...
Tags: TC, Europe, Business, Tech, Economy, Companies, Egypt, Middle East, Silicon Valley, Startup Company, Cairo, Bevy, Mena, Series C, Medhat, Bizzabo


Risk of 'Catastrophic' Coronavirus Surge in Middle East - WHO

CAIRO (Reuters) - A surge of coronavirus cases in several Middle Eastern countries could have dire consequences, aggravated by the spread of the...
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Egypt's Top Court Rejects Terrorism List Appeal by Activists Source

CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt's highest civilian court on Wednesday rejected an appeal by a group of 13 people including two prominent activists who were...
Tags: Egypt, Cairo, Reuters Egypt


Egypt's Sisi Offers Support as Lebanon's Hariri Visits Cairo

CAIRO (Reuters) - Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi expressed full support on Wednesday for Lebanese Prime Minister-Designate Saad Hariri in...
Tags: Egypt, Lebanon, Cairo, Reuters, Abdel Fattah al Sisi, Saad Hariri, Hariri


Excerpt from Muhamad A. Jamal’s BILA HUDOOD-featured ‘The Book of Flight’

One of the most popular film pitches from the BILA HUDOOD festival was James Scanlan’s pitch of Muhamad A. Jamal’s Flying: You can — and should — watch Scanlan’s video pitch on our YouTube channel, along with others from the festival’s first night. You can also read the excerpts from Flying below. By Muhamad A. Jamal Translated by James Scanlan In the beginning was the Will to Exist. And by its existence, time began; which was on a Tuesday. From the pitch video for ‘Flying.’ W...
Tags: Books, UK, Fiction, Time, Flying, Mother, Cairo, Joseph Campbell, Alexandria Egypt, Scanlan, Akhbar al Adab, Bila Hudood, James Scanlan, Muhamad Jamal, Muhamad A Jamal


At Least 20 Killed, Five Injured in Coronavirus Hospital Fire in Iraq -INA

CAIRO (Reuters) - At least 20 people were killed and five injured in a coronavirus hospital fire in Iraq's southern city of Nassiriya, the state...
Tags: Iraq, Cairo, Reuters, Nassiriya, Least 20 Killed Five Injured


Egypt Tightens Punishment for Sexual Harassment

CAIRO (Reuters) - The Egyptian parliament on Monday approved harsher penalties for sexual harassment and related crimes and upgraded them to felony...
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The Station: Rimac-Bugatti is born, Tesla releases FSD beta v9 and Ola raises $500M

Hello and welcome to The Station, your central hub for all past, present and future means of moving people and packages from Point A to Point B. I’m back from my road trip and swimming in emails. If you sent me a message on Twitter, email or pigeon post, please give me a few days to dig out of the pile that awaits me. You might recall that I mentioned I was off to do some backpacking and climbing in Grand Teton National Park and then eventually would make it to Yellowstone National Park. Yes, th...
Tags: Transportation, South Korea, Europe, France, Germany, India, Halo, Tech, Tesla, Eu, Bloomberg, European Union, Atlantic, Automotive, Egypt, Vw


Egypt Passes Law Expanding Right to Sack Civil Servants Suspected of Links to Terrorism: Sources

CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt's parliament on Monday approved legal amendments expanding the government's ability to sack civil servants with suspected...
Tags: Egypt, Cairo, Reuters Egypt, Sack Civil Servants Suspected of Links


A More Interesting Story

This picture was posted on Twitter with the suggestion that it was a portrait of American slavery. I knew that was wrong right off the bat. This is not a picture taken in America, but in Africa.  Beyond that, however, I was not sure. A little drilling and I found the source of the picture, which is less than 100 years old. The picture was taken by Stella Court Treatt who, with her husband, Major Chaplin Court Treatt, made the first successful auto journey from Cape Town to Cairo in 1925.  ...
Tags: Europe, Pets, Africa, America, Cape Town, Sudan, Congo, Cairo, PBurns, Terrierman, Stella Court Treatt, Chaplin Court Treatt