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ArtBeat Festival: A cultural meeting point

The band was astonished by the Mansoura audience, who sang along with the German lyrics, without understanding what they were saying. “The audience was the best public I have ever played for,” said Max Gaier, vocalist.

Adham Roshdy

New in the cinema

If this movie lures you with the flashy name of director Oliver Stone, the eye candy that is Salma Hayek and annoying-mouth-movements lady aka Blake Lively, or if you maybe you have a thing for veteran bad guys like John Travolta and Benicio Del Toro, you are in for a disappointment.

Salma Hamed

Chilean culture week opens in Cairo

The works were all representative of the artists’ native Chile in one way or another, often reflecting both the nature and people of Chile. In addition to the artworks exhibited in Cairo, the Bibliotheca Alexandrina has also received 13 works in a notable ceremony that will be permanently on display there.

Daily News Egypt

And an ostrich in a palm tree

Maybe El-Brince shares my appreciation of this strange looking, pea-brained, fast running mega bird. Our long-necked, feathered friend is revered for its ability to plunge its head in the sand to avoid seeing what should remain hidden from plain view. And given what purportedly went on is this villa the poor animal must have spent most of its time faced down.

Adel Heine

New movies this week: a lot more of the same

Ted Ted tells the story of a teddy bear who comes to life when his young owner, John Bennet, wishes on a star. The walking, talking bear becomes famous for a while, making TV appearances and the like. Mark Wahlberg plays the adult Bennet who is still loyal to his by now bitterly disappointed, pot-smoking, …

Adel Heine

Protests at Alexandria plant turn violent

“One person died yesterday.  Approximately 12 to 14 were injured” during protests at the Abu Qir Thermal Power Plant, a spokesman from the Ministry of Interior confirmed in a phone call.  The Saturday protests have settled down after “some officers and soldiers went to save the plant,” he said.  “Everything is now calm and quiet.” …

Connor Molloy

Cross Egypt Challenge 2012 is gearing up

Yes, we are facing big challenges but for the most part Egypt is a safe place to be. I wanted to show the world that it is possible to travel across the country on a scooter and arrive safely.

Adel Heine

EU funds city sanitation and beautification project

By Mohamed El-Atroush The Chairman of the Federation of Egyptian Chambers of Commerce (FECC), Ahmed El-Wakeel, revealed that the Alexandria Chamber of Commerce obtained financing for the first stage of a project to remove trash and to beautify the city. The European Union (EU) is providing the financing for the project, which will cost EGP 40 …

Daily News Egypt

After a week of unofficial claims of victory, Mohamed Morsi is officially declared President of Egypt.

Mohamed Morsi wins

The candidate from the Muslim Brotherhood’s Freedom and Justice Party becomes the first civilian President of Egypt

Maryam Ishani

Islamist group ‘trusts’ Abu Ismail, criticize his escalation

By Abdel Rahman Youssef ALEXANDRIA: The association of Alexandria religious scholars and preachers said it “fully trusts” disqualified candidate Hazem Abu Ismail, but criticized his calls for escalation in response to being eliminated from the presidential race. Ahmed El-Mahlawy, head of the association and the sheikh of El-Qaed Ibrahim Mosque, said Abu Ismail is a …


Thousands protest against former regime candidates in Cairo, Alexandria

By Ahmed Hazem CAIRO: Thousands of protesters affiliated with Islamist groups gathered Friday in Tahrir Square, demanding that figures of the former regime be banned from practicing their political rights and be disqualified as presidential candidates. In Alexandria, thousands of protesters affiliated with Islamist groups or parties also demonstrated. In answer to a call for protest …


Alexandria police officers trial indefinitely adjourned for security reasons

By Abdel Rahman Youssef ALEXANDRIA: Head of the Alexandria Criminal Court decided Wednesday to indefinitely adjourn the trial of police officers accused of killing Jan. 25 protesters due to security reasons. Justice Mahmoud Abdel Hady told reporters that the court received a security report stating the difficulty in securing the courtroom. The report recommended transferring the …


Orders to arrest 12 Alex police officers for murder

By AFP CAIRO: The prosecutor in Egypt’s second city Alexandria ordered on Saturday the arrest of 12 police officers accused of torturing to death a suspect in a deadly New Year’s church attack, a judicial official said. Adel Emara ordered the arrest of the officers, who allegedly killed Sayed Belal, a Salafi who was arrested …


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