AME InfoGeneral Automotive Company, the official dealers of Mitsubishi in Oman was the key sponsor of an event organised by the Egyptian Social Club. This activity, which saw attendance of around 5,000 people, was not just an opportunity for Egyptians in the Sultanate to come together, but also an opportunity to create new connections and networks.The event was also attended by His Excellency
Egypt SISEgypt participates, with a high profile delegation, in the fourth session of the “Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction” in Geneva, which was held on May 19-23.The delegation was led by Head of the Information and Decision Support Center (IDSC) Yasser Ali, who was accompanied by specialists in the field of disaster management and civil defense.Ali said that the
A 4,000-year-old £2m Egyptian statue is at the centre of a legal row between its owner and the Northamptonshire council that wants to sell it.The statue of Sekhemka was gifted to Northampton's museums by the fourth Marquis of Northampton in about 1880.The borough council plans to sell it and use the money for heritage schemes.The sale has been challenged by Lord Northampton, a descendant of
Daily News EgyptHave you ever eaten at a restaurant that you despised or loved so much that you just needed to tell the world about it? To suggest or warn against a book, restaurant, product, or anything else for that matter? Well now you can. Two computer science graduates have launched Trustious, a website for you to brag or berate all things related to you as a consumer.Omar Maher and Yusuf
Hong Kong StandardFrench singer and composer Georges Moustaki, who sang in several languages and whose romantic ballads won him global fame, died on Thursday at the age of 79, his entourage said.
Born on May 3, 1934 to an immigrant European Jewish couple who had settled in Egypt, Moustaki -- whose real name was Giuseppe Mustacchi -- penned some 300 songs including the 1958 hit "Milord'' sung by
Two attempts to smuggle historic coins were foiled at Cairo Airport on Wednesday.The Antiquities Unit Bureau and the Antiquities and Tourism Police stopped a passenger carrying a Graeco-Roman gilded coin.Police said the passenger was travelling to an Arab country but refused to specify which one.Ahmed El-Rawi, head of the central administration of antiquities unit, said the coin is a unique
ReutersAfter two lackluster decades, Kuwait is experiencing a quiet revival of an arts scene once known as the most avant garde in the Gulf, thanks to a new generation eager to tackle sensitive issues using cutting-edge art forms.The artists have been exhibiting works in the graphic arts, photography, animation and fashion in private galleries but also bypassing traditional venues and arts groups
For three consecutive evenings on 12-14 May, the American University in Cairo (AUC) Malak Gabr Theatre invited the audience to the graduation projects of the bachelor of musical arts degree in performance.The evening included two performances: a one act opera, The Telephone (or L'amour a trois), with words and music by Gian Carlo Menotti and highlights from the musical Les Miserables by composer
APTwo emotionless prison guards watch Ai Weiwei as he eats, sleeps, paces, showers - and even sits on the toilet - in the Chinese artist's new obscenity-filled, metaphor-rich music video mocking state power.The video accompanying the visual artist's single "Dumbass" - released Wednesday but blocked online in mainland China - is meant to reconstruct his 81-day detention in 2011, which was part of
Ahram OnlineThe Visegrád Group is an alliance of four Central European states: Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia.According to the Visegrád's official statement, "these countries are closely linked by a shared history and Christian heritage, which is reflected in their common Central European identity. This identity manifests itself in a particular way in the works of
ZawyaOver 30 million Mobinil subscribers to enjoy high-speed internet services with flexible billing optionsMobinil will modernize the mobile backhaul by increasing microwave capacity and migrate to packet technologiesMobinil to utilize Ericsson's operations and business support systemsGrowing consumer demand for mobile connectivity in Egypt has resulted in a new agreement between Mobinil and
Campaign Middle EastOnline portal dubizzle is entering the content creation space with the launch of its first ever web series and the formation of a content platform in Egypt.The Dubai-headquartered web company is undertaking a major marketing push in the country in a bid to win market dominance and follows the rolling out of a traditional integrated campaign in February and March.Written,
AFPA man travelling from Saudi Arabia who was infected with the SARS-like coronavirus has died in Tunisia, the health authorities said on Tuesday."It is the first case in Tunisia, and he died on May 10," Noureddine Achour, director of the National Observatory for New and Emerging Diseases, told AFP."Two members of his family also contracted the virus but they are doing well after receiving
Kuwait News AgencyEgypt's Minister of Antiquities Dr. Ahmad Eissa denied Tuesday rumors on some news websites stating that the UNESCO is threatening to lift six archaeological sites in Egypt off its World Heritage List.
The rumors are untrue, Dr. Eissa said in a statement Tuesday, adding that the sites thought to be under threat include the Great Pyramids of Giza, the Karnak Temple in Luxor, the
Fresh PlazaFor years, the Egyptian grape season has been a special event at Frankort & Koning. "We are increasingly active in Egypt.
Our quality strategy is appreciated by more and more customers," says Hans Korsten, who lives in Egypt and is responsible for the control and communication with local producers."There is plenty of stock this year, but the challenge is to deliver the right
Ahram OnlineOn May 18, yet another delightful concert was given by Cairo Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Egyptian conductor Hisham Gabr. The evening's programme included works by Rossini, Saint-Saëns and Sibelius and featured cellist Ayman El Hanbouly. The same concert was performed on 19 May in Alexandria.The concert opened with G. Rossini’s (1792-1868) Semiramide overture.
Ahram OnlineOn Sunday 26 May, Hungarian musicians Peter Olah, a flutist, and Robert Ritner, a violinist, accompanied by pianist David Hales, will invite the audience to a commemorative evening performing works by the Hungarian composer László Lajtha.While 2013 sees several anniversaries in the music world – Richard Wagner (1813-1883), Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901), Witold
ReutersA tragic love story between two Palestinians living under Israeli occupation received a standing ovation at the Cannes film festival on Monday and broke new ground as the first film fully funded by the Palestinian cinema industry.Omar by director Hany Abu-Assad, known for the 2005 award-winning film Paradise Now, is a political thriller interwoven with a story of trust and betrayal as two
Ahram OnlineImagine a young man or woman, as young as 20 years old, struck by an immunity disease and facing the possibility of a disability to talk, walk and live normally within few years. That is the tragedy of multiple sclerosis (MS) if left untreated.Out of all points and arguments brought up among the audience at an event held to raise awareness about MS, all the experts were most keen to
Daily News EgyptThe winding, narrow streets of Old Cairo behind Khan El-Khalili have traditionally been bustling with an array of economic activity.
Today, nestled among the ancient houses and mosques of the Fatimid era, many traditional workshops still remain, defying modern trends and contemporary production practices alike.These little holes-in-the-wall, and the streets where they make their
Daily News EgyptEl Warsha is one of the few non-governmental charity organisations that use different forms of art to make a positive contribution to the Egyptian society.
Dr Ehab El-Toukhy, a professor of sculpture at the college of fine arts, had a vision to use his love and passion for art along with other professors and fine art students as a charitable service to society.
Ahram OnlineRepresentatives of an Egyptian heritage body have called for authorities to act to stop ongoing building and painting work at the Sayyeda Zeinab Mosque in Cairo.On Monday, Samir Gharib, head of the National Organisation for Urban Harmony (NOUH) called on Cairo governor Osama Kamel to stop the work on the façade of the Sayyeda Zeinab Mosque in downtown Cairo because it does not
Daily News EgyptThe Italian Cultural Centre in Cairo is organising a series of workshops that aim to spread the art of poetry among young people in Egypt.
The project is part of Kalam le-l-Shabab: Youth, Creativity and Poetry in Today’s Egypt, and is co-funded by the European Union and organised in collaboration with the Association of Egyptian Poets. The workshops will be held in Cairo,
APA first edition copy of "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone" that contains author J.K. Rowling's notes and original illustrations is going on sale in a charity auction.The personal annotations from Rowling included comments on the process of writing and a section from an early draft of the novel.They also included a note on how the best-selling author came to invent the game of
AP"And the Mountains Echoed" (Riverhead Books), by Khaled Hosseini.My main goal in reading Khaled Hosseini's new book, "And the Mountains Echoed," was to avoid crying. I failed within the first 20 pages. And by the last page, I was bawling.So, yes, much like Hosseini's earlier works, "The Kite Runner" and "A Thousand Splendid Suns," his latest book is bathed in sadness and despair, with the
ANI NEWSDiscrimination against Jews and Muslims is on the rise around the world, according to a new report in the US.The annual US Department of State report for 2012 has revealed an increase in anti-Islamic sentiment in Europe and Asia.The report also said there was growing anti-Semitism, especially in Venezuela, Egypt and Iran.According to the BBC, the International Religious Freedom Report
TelecompaperItalian internet company Tiscali is seeking possible market opportunities and investors in the United Arab Emirates, Jordan and Egypt.
In an interview with daily La Stampa, Tiscali director Renato Soru said that the Indoona VoIP service has already been downloaded 500,000 times in the three countries, out of a total 1.5 million downloads.
Soru also said that Tiscali currently has
Ahram OnlineEl-Fusion is a series of two-part concerts, where first set is played by Egyptian contemporary musicians, followed by a band from another country in the Middle East/North Africa every Tuesday between 14 May - 4 June at the Cairo Jazz Club.This Tuesday, 14 May Lebanese band Zeid and the Wings, founded by the godfather of Lebanese underground music, Zeid Hamdan, who was also behind