‘Mother Teresa of Cairo’: The life of Maggie Gobran

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She’s been given many titles. She’s been called “the Voice of the Poor”. Many have even referred to her as the “Mother Teresa of Cairo”. But the name dearest to Maggie Gobran is, simply, Mama Maggie. Maggie Gobran is the Coptic Orthodox ministry leader who founded the organisation Stephen’s Children in 1989. She has helped more than 30,000 […]

Something about a comet

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Scientists at the European Space Agency (ESA) are analysing data sent back from a research vessel that landed on a comet on the other side of the solar system. Exciting, to say the least! The ESA’s spacecraft is named “Rosetta” after the town in Egypt where the Rosetta Stone was found, which helped decipher the […]

Nemtsov’s alleged killer ‘confessed after being tortured’

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Zaur Dadayev, one of the two men charged with the murder of Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov, confessed to the charges after he was tortured, according to a member of Russia’s Human Rights Council. Andrei Babushkin, a member of the Human Rights Council, believes Dadayev was tortured prior to giving his confession. “There are reasons that […]

Al-Tahrir News Network | Events for March 2015

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AUC Venture Lab’s Third Cycle Demo-Day

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The American University in Cairo’s (AUC) Venture Lab held Demonstration Day for its third SODIC cycle on Thursday, 5 March with nine start-ups participating.  AUC Venture Lab (V-Lab) was first established in June 2013 as part of AUC’s School of Business Entrepreneurship and Innovation Program. In March 2015, it celebrated its third cycle. The third […]

The art of re-purposing

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Adapting items for a different purpose is a method of recycling. It’s an unconventional process to add your own touch of fun into your space. Re-purposing means that the original object is not modified, but the way it is used has been enhanced. Here are some creative new uses for things found in your home. Hopefully […]

‘Spectre’ unveils latest Bond girl

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Producers of the new James Bond film, ‘Spectre’, have revealed the latest Bond girl in the upcoming ‘007’ movie. Back in December, the title and cast of the 24th James Bond movie were unveiled confirming Daniel Craig as ‘007’ for the fourth time. The latest model of the Bond car that was exclusively designed for […]