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Mahmoud Mohieldin

Caught in the middle

The world’s middle-income countries and middle classes are being caught in a “middle trap” as a result of the present global changes
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Al-Ahram Weekly Editorial

Before it is too late

President Abdel-Fattah Al-Sisi took part in intensive discussions with several key Arab leaders over the past week.
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Mostafa El Feki

Centenary of the Egyptian constitution

This year marks the centenary of Egypt’s 1923 constitution, the fruit of the 1919 Revolution and the guarantor of rights and freedoms that we take for granted today, writes Moustafa El-Feki
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Screens

Oscar snubs, surprises: No female directors, 'Babylon' bust

There are always a few big surprises and heartbreaks come the morning of Oscar nominations, as much as awards strategists try to mitigate those. But the batch of nominees for the 95th Academy Awards seemed to have more than its fair share of shockers, good and bad.

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Music

Not to be missed: From Egyptian Harp Ensemble, Ahmed Ali El-Haggar to Mummies, Al Kit-Kat

Ahram Online highlights a selection of do-not-miss events this week (25 - 31 January) in Cairo.

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In Photos: Egyptian mission discovers Old Kingdom tombs, 12 statues in Saqqara

An Egyptian archaeological mission unearthed a group of rich fifth and sixth dynasty tombs from the Old Kingdom in the Saqqara necropolis. Signs indicate the site, Gisr Al-Mudir, comprised a large ancient Egyptian cemetery.

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In Photos: Egypt takes part in Islamic Arts biennale in Saudi Arabia with collection of artefacts

Egypt is taking part in the three-month long Awal Beit (First House) Islamic arts biennale which was inaugurated Sunday at the Western Pilgrims Hall at King Abdul Aziz International Airport in Jedda with 18 Islamic-era artefacts from Egyptian museums.

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In Photos: CT scans reveal secrets of a golden mummy stored in the Egyptian Museum for over a century

Computed tomography (CT) scans and 3D printing have revealed the secrets of the 2,300-year-old “Mummy of the Golden Boy,” enabling it to be displayed at the Egyptian Museum in Tahrir for the first time in more than a century.

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In Photos: A group of 37 columns of Karnak Temples’ Great Hypostyle Hall in Luxor completed

Egypt has completed the restoration of 37 columns as part of the Karnak Temples’ Great Hypostyle Hall restoration project.

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INTERVIEW: Fayrouz Karawya decrypts trends of 19th, 20th century Egyptian songs

Fayrouz Karawya spoke to Ahram Online, talking about her first critical narrative book, Kol Dah Kan Leih? (“What Was All That For?”), reveals a spiral way of reading the musical history of the late 19th and 20th century Egypt.

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VIDEO: Sayeda Nafisa, the story of the throne of truth and secrets

Egypt celebrated the Moulid of Sayeda Nafisa on 28 December in El-Khalifa district, Cairo.

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'A Garden for the Immortals:' Latest idea to move Cairo's historic cemeteries faces pushback

For the past few weeks, Cairo's historic cemeteries have been in the limelight after an idea was floated in local media to rebury iconic Egyptian figures in a new site to be called “A Garden for the Immortals” has received pushback from affected communities.

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VIDEO: Sayeda Sakina's Moulid celebrated in Historic Cairo

Sayeda Sakina's Moulid celebration was held on 21 December in her mausoleum at Al-Khalifa district in the heart of historic Cairo.

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Egypt preparing to host first South African cultural season

Minister of Culture Nevine El-Kilani met with a delegation from South Africa's Ministry of Culture and Arts this week to discuss holding the first South African cultural season in Egypt.

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Controversy, frivolity mark day one of Paris Fashion Week

The pioneering Black performer Josephine Baker — who left the United States to find global fame in Paris in the 1920s — was Dior’s muse for an old school spring couture collection of archetypal classicism.

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Billions still exposed to toxic trans fat: WHO

Efforts to eliminate industrially-produced fat have a long way to go with five billion people exposed to toxic fat added to many food products, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said Monday.

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Paris couture season kicks off with frivolity, seaborne life

Schiaparelli kicked off haute couture season Monday with plenty of glamorous frivolity and exaggerated silhouettes ahead of the highly anticipated show by powerhouse Christian Dior.

Afandina (Our Sire) by Mohsen Al-Ghamry, Arwaqa Institution for Studies, Translation and Publishing, Cairo 2021, pp. 368

Egyptian Prime Minister Moustafa Madbouly inaugurated on Wednesday the 54th Cairo International Book Fair which sees the participation of 1,047 publishing houses from 53 countries.

Today marks the end of a year that saw considerable attention in Egypt to Greek literature.