Security forces quelled demonstrations today, in some cases using violence. Journalists were barred from covering the protest, but DNE was able to discreetly record these images using a pocket camcorder. Originally published by Daily News Egypt on April 6, 2010.
Sham el Nessim, or ‘smelling the breezes’ is a holiday from pharaonic times, ushering in the first day of spring. But every year, one popular custom creates quite a stink. Originally published by Global Post on April 5, 2010.
Why rumors of Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak’s illness, death and even mummification are running rampant.
At the famous Luxor Temple on the Nile River, tourists come to touch a wall relief of Min, the ancient God of Fertility, in the hopes that some of his luck will rub off. But now the Pharaonic relief is in danger of destruction. Originally published by Daily News Egypt on March 22, 2010.
Does the downside of popularity with Western tourists outweigh the benefits? Depends who you talk to.
At the first annual Cairo Jazz Festival, local musicians are fusing sounds from East and West. Story originally published by Daily News Egypt on March 10, 2010.
A picture may be worth a thousand words, but many Egyptians are speechless over an image that recently hit the streets here. Can a new impotence warning dent the manhood of Egypt’s smokers? Originally published by Global Post on February 17, 2010.
In a country of smokers that shuns talk of sex, anti-tobacco warnings highlighting impotence draw fire.
For more than 150 years, craftsmen in Cairo’s tentmaking market have passed the hand-made, needle skills on from father to son. But not everyone wants to continue the cycle. Story originally published by Daily News Egypt on February 8, 2010.
In this 2008 interview, Daily News Egypt speaks with Egyptian actor Omar Sharif on his career, religion, and his life spent on the road. Story originally published by Daily News Egypt on February 2, 2010.
“Bouza” — an ancient form of bootleg alcohol — is cheap, popular and frowned upon both by religious and medical authorities.
Throughout the Gaza Strip, where many cities are still destroyed from the Israeli offensive, some young men are finding hope in the gym. But steroid use is a growing problem. Originally published on Global Post on January 15, 2010.