World  /  Published 16.11.19

In Cairo, not everything is as it seems

Cairo. October 6. It is a special date for Egyptians. On this day, in 1973, Egypt and Syria had launched a surprise attack on Israel; it came to be known as the Yom Kippur War. Though Israel won, Egyp...
By Abahan Datta

World  /  Published 29.12.18

Bomb strikes tourist bus in Egypt, kills 4

A roadside bomb hit a tourist bus on Friday near the Giza Pyramids, killing three Vietnamese and their Egyptian guide, officials said.The bus was traveling in the Marioutiyah area near the pyramids wh...
By AP in Cairo

Travel  /  Published 07.09.19

London in 3 Acts

‘Purpose of visit?’, the lady (wo)manning the immigration booth at Heathrow asked sternly. For an inexplicable reason the nursery rhyme “Pussycat, pussycat where have you been; I have been to Lo...
By Tota Roy Choudhury

World  /  Published 25.02.20

Egypt’s modern-day ‘pharaoh’ dies

Hosni Mubarak, the former autocratic President of Egypt, whose hold on power was broken and place in history upended by a public uprising against the poverty, corruption and repressive police tactics ...
By New York Times News Service/Michael Slackman in Cairo

World  /  Published 23.04.19

Egypt extends President Sissi’s rule until 2030

Voters in Egypt approved constitutional amendments allowing President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi to remain in power until 2030, election officials said Tuesday, a move that critics fear will cement his aut...
By AP in Cairo


Opinion  /  Published 19.08.19

The chequered history of military occupations

The month of August is named after the Roman emperor, Augustus Caesar. Augustus had an illustrious pedigree: he was the grand-nephew of Julius Caesar. But the christening of an entire month after Augu...
By Uddalak Mukherjee

Sports  /  Published 27.09.19

Oh Gad, what a save

An Egyptian goalkeeper has gone viral after pulling off one of the most astonishing saves in the history of football.Mahmoud Gad, who plays for ENPPI SC, originally made a strange decision to come out...
By The Telegraph in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 18.09.19

Social media can make and break a movement

Pay attention to Hong Kong. The three months of protests here speak volumes about the state of democracy today — how the human quest for freedom can’t be snuffed out, even by the most powerful aut...
By Thomas L. Friedman / New York Times News Service

Travel  /  Published 21.03.20

Enchanting Egypt

While the entire city gives the distinct impression of being a living museum, the Egyptian museum is a storehouse of history, carefully preserved and catalogued. Our next day began with the visit to t...
By Shikohi Agarwal

World  /  Published 18.06.19

Egypt's ousted President Mohammed Morsi buried after death in courtroom

Egypt's first democratically elected president, Islamist leader Mohammed Morsi, was buried under heavy security early on Tuesday, a day after his dramatic collapse and death inside a Cairo courtroom, ...
By AP in Cairo


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