Latest Cairo Stories

2008-07-29 03:01:05

The burial ceremony took place today at the Birmasis Church in Cairo for the late Egyptian legend director Yusif Shahin. Hundreds of celebrities and top figures in Arab cinema were among the over 1,500 mourners who came together at the director's funeral.

2008-07-25 12:00:39

Al-Alam, Iran's international news TV channel, says it has received no official word that it faces a ban in Egypt. Security forces in Cairo ransacked the Al-Alam office earlier this week and confiscated equipment, including cameras, computers and two videotapes.

2008-07-20 03:00:25

By Golia, Maria Maria Golia reports from Cairo WHEN WINTER COMES to the northern lands, people steel themselves for long months of darkness, damp and bitter cold.

2008-07-10 12:00:45

The young actress Bushra plays the leading role in the new film "Al Hikaya Feeha Muna" (The Story Has Muna) with the singers Esaaf, Aydah Riyad and Lutfi Labib. The film was created by Muhammad Hafeth and directed by Olfat Othman, her first film.

2008-07-06 12:00:16

By Paul Schemm Associated Press CAIRO, Egypt -- A motley group of foreigners -- English teachers, students of Arabic, even a journalist -- gathered on a recent chilly night in the Egyptian port city of Alexandria, brought together by a love of cinema, curiosity and a furtive hope of catching a glimpse of Omar Sharif.

2008-06-24 03:02:22

Cairo, Egypt / June 24, 2008 OCI Receives New Construction Awards for the Skikda LNG Project in Algeria Orascom Construction Industries ("OCI") confirmed that it has been awarded two construction contracts by Kellogg, Brown & Root International Inc.

2008-06-24 02:30:14

Egypt to apply international university education quality standards CAIRO, June 21 (Xinhua) -- Egyptian Minister of Higher Education and the State for Scientific Research Hani Hillal on Saturday said that Egyptian public universities will start applying international education quality standards as of July.

2008-06-20 09:00:33

By PAUL SCHEMM By Paul Schemm The Associated Press CAIRO, Egypt Offering a cigarette is as common as a handshake in Egypt, where the culture of smoking is so entrenched that patients sometimes light up in hospital rooms.

2007-12-22 18:20:00

Months after Egypt boldly announced that archaeologists had identified a mummy as the most powerful queen of her time, scientists in a museum basement are still analyzing DNA from the bald, 3,500-year-old corpse to try to back up the claim aired on TV.

2007-08-27 09:05:00

Egyptian authorities have accused Belgian diplomats of damaging a 40 million-year-old whale fossil when they allegedly drove over the remains in a protected desert area, an official said Monday. Belgian officials denied any damage was done.

Word of the Day
  • A person or thing gazed at with wonder or curiosity, especially of a scornful kind.
The 'stock' of 'gazingstock' comes from an Old English word meaning 'tree trunk' or 'wood'.