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Nasser

The spectre of Gamal Abdel Nasser is haunting Egypt’s upcoming presidential election. The election has set up a contest between two candidates who both, in different ways, claim Nasser’s legacy.

The prohibitive favorite, former...

Egyptian currency

This week sees the World Bank's Spring Meeting on tax talks, a conference on how to boost Egypt’s ranking on the World Bank’s 'Doing Business' report, and a World Bank loan granted for micro and small enterprises (MSEs) for US$300 million....

Families celebrate Sham al-Nessim at Al-Azhar Park in Cairo

Copts attend Easter mass at Saint Samaan's Church in Moqattam over the holiday weekend and families picnic at Al-Azhar Park to celebrate Sham el-Nessim, the holiday that marks the beginning of spring.

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CHAPTER SEVEN: “Then came Alexander the Great, tutored by the great Greek philosopher Aristotle. At the age of 16, when his father was assassinated, Alexander inherited a vast Greek empire. Alexander also inherited his father’s ambition to...

Malak Helmy at AUC

More than a decade ago, Malak Helmy walked into the same Arab Society class I was taking at the American University in Cairo. It's one of those “core electives” that every student has to take in order to complete the liberal arts education...

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