Egyptian GazetteTobacco kills nearly six million people each year more than 600,000 of which are non-smokers, who die from breathing second-hand smoke only.
Consequently, the World Health Organisation has launched this year on May 31 a campaign entitled "Ban Tobacco Advertising, Promotion and Sponsorship," marking World No Tobacco Day.According to Dr Magdi Badran, a fellow and consultant at the
Mariz Tadros, whose forthcoming book is Copts at the Crossroads: The Challenges of Building Inclusive Democracy in Egypt, will be speaking on Saturday 8 June at 2:30pm at St Antony’s College in the UK.The author will give a lecture entitled 'From revolt to sectarian ruptures: the challenges of building an inclusive society in post-revolutionary Egypt and Syria'.The lecture is part of a
Ahram OnlineThursday 6 JuneMeshwar Band and Senet (Eritrea) in El-Geneina Theatre at 8.30pmEl-Geneina Theatre kicks off its summer programme in Al-Azhar Park by hosting musicians from Egypt and across the region on weekends in June and July. The theatre, run by Al-Mawred Al-Thaqafi, a non-profit cultural organisation, is one of Cairo's most active stages, showcasing carefully selected musicians
Artists' occupation of the Ministry of Culture building located in Cairo's Zamalek district enters its second day.The atmosphere of the dimmed halls of the ministry today morning, Thursday, 6 June, didn't resemble anything the institution has witnessed over the past decades.Following the unprecedented move by artists who yesterday entered the ministry and took over its offices in protest against
AFPNorth Korea's state broadcaster has begun providing live streams of selected programming, including news bulletins, on its official Facebook page.The move marks a further step by the reclusive state to develop its Internet presence and use of social networks to disseminate state-approved propaganda.Thursday's Korean Central Television (KCTV) live stream began at 5:00 pm (0800 GMT) with a news
Angered by the lack of coverage of Turkey's violent crisis in the country's mainstream media, Turks are mobilising via Twitter and Facebook, prompting police to arrest users they accuse of spreading subversion.Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has dismissed Twitter as a "troublemaker" that "terrorises society," ranking it along with the "extremists" he blames for the days of protests against
ReutersParis Jackson, the 15-year-old daughter of late pop star Michael Jackson, was rushed to a Los Angeles-area hospital on Wednesday after an apparent suicide attempt, her mother, Debbie Rowe, told entertainment TV program "Entertainment Tonight."Paris, the second of Jackson's three children, had "a lot going on (lately)," Rowe told "Entertainment Tonight.""We appreciate everyone's thoughts
The director-general of the Repatriation of Antiquities Department (RAD) at the Ministry of State for Antiquities (MSA) has resigned.Osama El-Nahas said he made the decision because a lack of cooperation by other departments at the MSA left him unable to carry out his duties.El-Nahas submitted his resignation to Antiquities Minister Ahmed Eissa on Wednesday.El-Nahas told Ahram Online that since
AFPWomen's prison workshops across Italy are joining up under a new commercial fashion brand they hope will help encourage more detainees to learn the trade and give them hope for a future on the outside.The Sigillo (Seal) brand unveiled by the justice ministry this year will be available in the shops within months -- a unique experiment that has given new energy to places like a handbag workshop
APAn Apple Inc. lawyer is using Winnie-the-Pooh and tens of millions of customers too to try to convince a judge that the computer giant did not manipulate e-book prices when it opened an online bookstore.Attorney Orin Snyder enlisted the popular children's title as he questioned the top executive at publisher Penguin Group USA on Tuesday. It was the second day of an anti-trust civil trial
Egypt's controversial culture minister, Alaa Abdel-Aziz decides not to renew the term of the head of the Egyptian National Library and Archives (NLA), as expected, and instead appoints professor of Arabic literature at Menoufiya University, Khaled Fahmy.Fahmy replaces Abdel-Nasser and is known for his Islamist tendencies. Fahmy earned his bachelor in Arabic literature from Ain Shams University in
All Cairo Opera House activities have resumed as normal, Badr El-Zakaziky, the opera house's newly-appointed head, announced in his first official press release Tuesday.The announcement applies to the opera house's three venues in Cairo, Alexandria, Damanhour, said El-Zakaziky, who was appointed by Culture Minister Alaa Abdel-Aziz last week.Stressing the opera house's many planned cultural
ANSAmedAnyone calling the museum inside the Egyptian Academy in Rome to learn about its opening hours will receive the same answer: 'We are sorry, the Egyptian museum has closed'.
Employees also explained that 'the artifacts have gone back. It was a temporary exhibit'.
The museum's artwork has been packed and taken back to Egypt, though it is still unclear where, in a without any clamour.
Al-BawabaLocal clothing brand Amina K. displayed its latest collection at the Eklego showroom in Heliopolis last Tuesday and Wednesday.The brand features a new line of handmade Egyptian pieces every season. Amina, the fashion designer and founder of the brand, described this season’s collection as “a woven shred collection”. This is her eighth collection.“This
ZawyaTravelport- the leading provider of critical transaction processing solutions and data for the global travel industry - gathered industry leaders in Cairo recently to unveil its latestinvestment plans,as it pointed to predicted recovery in the country's tourism sector.According to a study co-sponsored by Travelport and conducted by market research company Pho-CusWright, the travel industry
AFPBollywood actress Jiah Khan, who made her debut starring opposite acting legend Amitabh Bachchan, died in an apparent suicide at her home in the Indian city of Mumbai, police said on Tuesday.The 25-year-old Khan, who grew up in London before moving to India for a career in Bollywood, was found dead in her home by her family, an officer said. Police were interviewing her neighbours, the officer
The number of unemployed in the Middle East is expected to climb from 8.3 percent in 2013 to 8.8 percent in 2015, according to the International Labour Organisation (ILO)'s 'World of Work' report for 2013, released on Tuesday.Citing "a deceleration of growth projected for most of the African region," the ILO expected unemployment in North Africa to rise by 4.3 percent to reach 8 percent by
Daily News EgyptLocal clothing brand Amina K. displayed its latest collection at the Eklego showroom in Heliopolis last Tuesday and Wednesday.The brand features a new line of handmade Egyptian pieces every season. Amina, the fashion designer and founder of the brand, described this season’s collection as “a woven shred collection”. This is her eighth collection.“This
Dozens of artists marched from the Cairo Opera House to the Ministry of Culture in Zamalek on Sunday to demand the removal of Culture Minister Alaa Abdel-Aziz. They chanted "Leave, Leave" and carried signs saying, "The minister and his decisions are illegitimate."They were met by a number culture ministry employees chanting "Clean up, clean up, minister, we support you."While protests and strike
Bikya NewsEgyptians are no strangers to body modification, no matter how taboo it may seem in modern Egyptian society. Any elderly woman from Upper Egypt will most likely wear a beauty mark tattooed on her chin, and one of the first gifts to a newborn baby girl is a pair of gold earrings and piercings to wear them.
It is clear, though, that as long as the tattoos are not worn by elderly women
AFPA simple vinegar test cut cervical cancer rates among Indian women by nearly a third and could prevent 73,000 deaths worldwide each year, the authors of a large-scale study said Sunday.Wealthy countries have managed to reduce such fatalities by 80 percent thanks to the widespread use of regular Pap smears that can detect the disease at an early, treatable stage.But it remains the leading cause
Al-Azhar Grand Imam Ahmed El-Tayeb called on Egypt's Ministry of Foreign Affairs and several leaders of international organisations to stop the auction of a 19th century Quran manuscript at Paris Fontainebleau Osenat house, scheduled for sale on June 9.El-Tayeb asked Egypt's Minister of Foreign Affairs Mohamed Kamil Ali Amr, United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO)
On Saturday, the regular public arts event ‘El-Fan Midan’ (‘Art is a square’) was held at Abdeen Square in Cairo, this time with a political flavour.Abdeen Square on Saturday was filled with people walking, joking, eating, drinking and shopping. A large banner welcomed attendees with the words ‘free entrance’.In addition to the usual arts programme, the
News TribeThe farewell party held in Faisal Masjid Campus of the International Islamic University, Islamabad (IIUI) in honour of services of Egyptian faculty members who had been serving IIUI for three years.In this occasion Federal Minister (caretaker) Feroz Shah Jamal, Ambassador of republic of Egypt Saed Hindam, President IIUI Dr. Ahmed Yousif Al-Draiweesh, Rector IIUI Dr. Masoom
ReutersUS singer Beyonce performed a set full of female anthems on Saturday at a London concert to raise funds for women's health, education and justice.The concert, which organisers hoped would reach a billion viewers, was staged by Chime For Change, a charity started by Italian fashion house Gucci which crowdfunds donations for projects to advance gender equality in more than 70 countries.The
ReutersIn his first few weeks as head of the melanoma group at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center seven years ago, a young man walked into Dr. Gary Schwartz's office with a rare form of the skin cancer that affects the eye."It was horrible. He died of metastatic disease. He was only 24. I promised him I would find a way to cure his cancer," recalls the physician-scientist of the patient who
Al-BawabaGhada Ragab has worked hard to use her career to create harmony between Turkey and Egypt.
Her peaceful efforts haven’t gone unnoticed by Turkish Ambassador to Egypt Mr. Hussein Awny. During the opening ceremony of a Turkish language-learning center “Youns Amrah” in Alexandria, the ambassador honored Ghada for using her vocal talents to create unity amid the
Al-Azhar, Egypt's leading seat of Islamic learning, is planning to launch its own television channel.The channel will promote a moderate version of Islam, Grand Imam Ahmed El-Tayyeb said on Thursday.It will be trialed in July to coincide with Ramadan and will feature social, cultural and historical programmes alongside its main religious content, El-Tayyeb said.The state-run Egyptian Radio and
AFPChina is experimenting with more subtle methods to censor Internet search results ahead of the 24th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square crackdown, according to a group that monitors blocked websites in the country.In the past, a search for keywords in China related to the events of June 4, 1989, came up with an explicit message saying: "According to relevant laws, regulations and policies,