Detox | How language confounds
Our weekly guide to help you unwind during the weekend.
What I didn’t tell the officer: a review of Randa Shaath’s The Sand Mountain
Shady Zalat | "The Sand Mountain? Hmmm … Is this a political novel, Mr. Shady?”
On giving birth: Our bodies as vehicles and our bodies as agents
Yasmin El-Rifae | More than one person asked her “When’s your operation?” instead of “When is the baby due?”
Sources: US-proposed GERD deal sets Ethiopia water release at 37 bcm, major disputes remain
For the US proposal to become a reality, Sudan, Egypt and Ethiopia must first make major concessions
Detox | Exploring routine
WHAT’S UP? A routine is something we do every day: it might be a workout, a specific diet, a writing
cosmic lovers meet Kamilya Jubran
cosmic lovers | We read Constantine Cavafy then listen to Kamilya Jubran at Bibliotheca Alexandrina. Cavafy’s poetry
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8 men convicted by military court in deadly church bombings case executed on Monday
Three days of mourning announced for former President Hosni Mubarak
Militant cell linked to Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt accused of plotting attack in Khartoum
After years of legal limbo, civil society workers set to receive court decision in April
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Where do old lesbians go to die?
How can we grow old when the world never stopped making children of us, over and over again?
H.A. Hellyer
‘And give good tidings to the strangers’
For much of the January 25 movement’s active lifespan, it was on the margins.
Nada Wahba
Feminine genitalia and well-behaved women: How circumcision has adapted and why it continues
Their efforts miss the point, addressing a practice that has, in the minds of many, ceased to exist

The worker’s rock bottom moment
Andeel | Worker: "What do you mean he is going to be BURIED in it?"