What's in a name? Just ask Cairophenomenons

Feb 26, 2017

What's in a name? Just ask Cairophenomenons

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When a band changes its name, it sometimes signifies a switch in artistic direction. For indie band Cairophenomenons — previously known as Cairo — the decision was far more practical, even if the new moniker is a bit of a mouthful. “Our band didn’t ...

Dec 26, 2016

Egypt detains Al-Jazeera reporter for 15 days over 'fake news'

Egypt has ordered the detention for 15 days of an Al-Jazeera journalist accused of incitement and fabricating news, a prosecution official said Sunday. It was the latest move against the Qatar-based broadcaster which Egypt accuses of supporting the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood of ousted President ...

Aug 28, 2016

Renowned Egyptian rights lawyer Malek Adly, arrested in May, is freed

Egyptian authorities Sunday released a renowned human rights lawyer arrested after protests against President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi’s decision to hand over two islands to Saudi Arabia. Malek Adly had been held in pretrial detention since being arrested by plainclothes police on May 5. His defense ...

Finding serenity in an ancient Cairo mosque

Apr 16, 2016

Finding serenity in an ancient Cairo mosque

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Amid Cairo’s cramped mass of humanity and traffic, with its incessant honking and haggling, visitors will be hard-pressed to find some solitude. However, if you’re willing to go off the beaten tourist track a bit, serenity can be found. The expansive Mosque of Ahmed ...