Security and politics: Treading a dangerous path

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The worst mistake committed by the pre-revolution regime was filling the political vacuum with an ever tightening security grip. Hosni Mubarak’s regime gave the security apparatus the responsibility of solving the political problems that arose in the moment. Mubarak chose the route of security instead of listening to political and opposition powers as well as civil organisations that […]

Prosecution summons GUC president over student’s death on campus

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The Cairo prosecution has summoned the president of the German University in Cairo (GUC) to listen to his testimony following the death of a student who was crushed by a university bus on campus on Monday. The prosecution has also contacted the victim’s parents, currently residing in Qatar. Yara Tarek GUC students continued their strike for the second consecutive day, blaming the […]

Nuances of Nimrod

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Bashing Nimrod, described in the Bible as “a mighty hunter before the Lord”, added fuel to fire in a region on edge over the excesses of the Islamist terrorist organisation, the so-called Islamic State, neither Islamic nor a state, and is a despicable act of senseless terror.  The ides of March are ominous. The 2,000-year-old fortress […]

Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson at Paris Fashion Show

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Though we have already seen actors Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson on a fashion set with their 2001 comedy ‘Zoolander’, they acted as models in their real life with a surprise appearance for a shocked audience at the Paris Fashion Show. A 2001 still from ‘Zoolander’ (photo: flavorwire) Valentino didn’t tap the most requested models for his Tuesday […]

7 things to look for in a preschool‏

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Today’s mothers have so much pressure to deal with. On the list of concerns are the following: the polluted environment, pesticides, GMOs in the food their children consume, and the drawbacks of too much technology, among other things. There’s something even more daunting than all of those issues combined; children’s education. Research into child psychology […]

Dance in Ancient Egypt

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It is not known exactly what type of dance the Ancient Egyptians practised, but one thing seems sure: it was a common part of their celebrations and rituals. Evidence from the Old Kingdom period (around 2,500 BCE) up to Graeco-Roman times (around 400 CE) shows women that look like they may be dancing, performing at […]

Top 5 Shami restaurants in Cairo

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Whether you’re hungry or looking for something new to try, here are the top five places to pick up some scrumptious food from the Levant in Cairo. 1. Abu Haidar Location: 3 Sekket Al Salama St., Roxy Square, Heliopolis. Recommendations: Beef Shawarma served on a Kaiser roll (from 2 to 7 rolls according to one’s […]

Culture pickings: 11-17 March

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The TNN team has picked some of the most interesting cultural events scheduled to take place in Cairene cultural centres during the upcoming week. Here is our list of recommendations: 1. ‘Juxtaposition’: Hazem Al-Mestikawy’s first solo exhibition Egyptian artist living in Austria, Hazem Al-Mestikawy opened his solo exhibition at Arts Talks Gallery yesterday. Al-Mestikawy’s sculptural creations […]