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Endangered Species: Egypt’s coral reefs

This article is part of Al-Masry Al-Youm’s weekly “Endangered Species” series, covering Egypt’s endangered flora and fauna. Irresponsible diving, overfishing...

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Women's groups relaunch Egyptian Feminist Union

Egyptian women’s organizations announced Saturday the reestablishment of the Egyptian Feminist Union, a group that dates back to 1923 when...

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UN prepares Egyptian children for natural disasters

Children and young people are extremely vulnerable when a natural disaster strikes. When an earthquake hit Haiti last year, 80...

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Streets of Cairo: Tahrir Street

Tahrir Square is more of a center point in Cairo than it ever was before. On the weekends, people gather...

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Postcard from Berlin: The bastion of nostalgia

Walking the streets of Berlin leads you to one historic site after another. You find remains of the Berlin Wall,...

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Multifaith spaces can offer dialogue opportunities

People from different religious backgrounds living side by side has been a challenge in Egypt, as well as many places,...

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Postcard from Chianti: A stop for wine and pasta

If you have ever visited Rome, Venice or Florence during the summer you might have gotten the impression that Italians...

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Enough cars! Get ready for Friday's Moving Planet event in Cairo

This Friday, Ukrainians will be dancing in Kiev’s main square while students in the Dominican Republic will paint the country’s...

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UN and World Bank discuss natural hazards and disaster reduction at Arab League

We can avoid letting hazards develop into disasters. That seemed to be the resounding statement at the Arab League conference...

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24 hours of reality: Al Gore’s live broadcast attracts hundreds of thousands

”Today marks the beginning of a new era of action addressing the climate crises. Together we can focus the world’s...

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How to live like a desert-dwelling Bedouin

There is much to learn from traditional Bedouin life, such as understanding nature better and engaging with it in everyday...

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International smugglers increasingly target Egypt's artifacts

The dismantlement of an international mummy and artifact smuggling ring by US authorities in July raised alarms about the status...

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A Nordic Ramadan

In Scandinavia – a region that includes Norway, Sweden and Denmark – Muslims are a minority and there are no...

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Despite green lights from embassies, tourists still avoid Egypt

According to the guidebook Lonely Planet, the queues outside the Egyptian Museum can be hours long. Just a few steps...

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