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Egyptian artist awarded Abraaj Capital Art Prize

Egyptian visual artist Wael Shawky was among six artists awarded the 2012 Abraaj Capital Art Prize on Tuesday. Established in...

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Western visitors to Egypt must obtain visas before arrival

Egypt will require visas from all travelers prior to arriving in the country, ending decade-long unrestricted entry for American and...

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Wife demands divorce after husband accepts free meal

The university professor didn’t realize that accepting free food would end his married life. But when he decided to break...

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Egypt's 'Western' music scene loses Talaat Zein

Younger generations best know Egyptian singer, Talaat Zein, for his '90s hit “Ta’ala” (Come On) and a local rendition of...

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Poll finds support for Mubarak execution, military role in politics

More than 60 percent of Egyptians who took part in a voluntary online poll earlier this month support the death...

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'Marilyn Monroe of the East' dies at 82

For at least two generations, actress Hend Rostom represented ultimate femininity in Egypt. Her physical beauty, sharp features and natural...

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National Theater Festival postponed due to security fears

With audiences and critics anticipating the opening on Tuesday 19 July of the sixth session of the National Theater Festival,...

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Amnesty renews calls for end of military trials, Emergency Law, protests ban

Amnesty International (AI), the London-based human rights watchdog, renewed its call for the abolition of the law banning protests, military...

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Remembering Atef al-Tayeb: A landmark in Egyptian cinema

Thursday marked 16 years since Egyptian film director Atef al-Tayeb passed away.  A pioneer of the “New Realism” wave that...

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New poll gives insight into post-uprising public opinion

The international opinion polling firm Abu Dhabi Gallup is due to release a report tomorrow shedding light on Egyptian public...

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Venice Biennale jury announces awards

On Saturday at 12 noon, the jury of the 54th edition of the Venice Biennale – entitled ILLUMInations – announced...

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ElBaradei lends his support to planned Friday demonstrations

Presidential candidate Mohamed ElBaradei on Thursday said he supports the planned demonstrations on Friday calling for the expedition of the...

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US Egyptologist uncovers 17 buried pyramids using new infrared technology

A new satellite survey in Egypt, led by American Egyptologist Sarah Parcak of the University of Alabama, Birmingham, has uncovered...

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Mubarak used excessive force during uprising, says Amnesty International

Former President Hosni Mubarak’s security services used excessive force in an attempt to quell the 18-day uprising that led to...

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