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Bodybuilding champion debuts Egypt's first fitness supplement line

Rising bodybuilder and entrepreneur Mahmoud Al Durrah hopes his new supplement line can open a gateway in the fitness industry...

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Omar Sharif Jr: Being gay was not an issue for my grandfather

Omar Sharif Jr., grandson of famous Egyptian actor Omar Sharif, says being gay was never an issue for his grandfather.   “Before...

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Middle Eastern LGBT magazine looking at ‘risky’ expansion into Arabic

After eight years, the Middle East’s first LGBT-inclusive magazine could expand its publication into Arabic as early as October, says...

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‘Gay’ Syrian refugee convicted after online ‘entrapment’

A Syrian refugee was sentenced to one year in prison on Tuesday on an array of charges related to sexual...

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Two gay men in Morocco to be tried for standing too close together in photo

Two men in Morocco could go for jail for up to three years for standing too close together while taking...

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Video of ‘gay’ man beaten in Mohandiseen goes viral

A video of an effeminate man being beaten and taunted on Gamat al-Dawal Street in Mohandiseen has gone viral on...

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White House: Egypt's democracy off track, US aid must continue

The Obama administration criticized Egypt’s lack of progress along the democratic roadmap it set forth following the new military-backed government,...

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Video: Egyptian actress Mona Hala defends Egypt's homosexuals

Egyptian actress Mona Hala defended homosexuality in Egypt in a brave interview with private TV channel ONTV that was recently...

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Backlash ensues against Egypt's anti-veil campaign

The veil has yet again been brought to the forefront of ongoing culture wars in Egypt with a campaign to...

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Rebranding the beard

For many men in Egypt, the time to shave their beard comes when the same worn-out terrorist jokes are too...

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Hellenistic-era ruins demolished in Alexandria

The Antiquities Ministry's decision to demolish a Hellenistic-era archaeological site in Alexandria was carried out on Thursday, destroying the ancient...

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US State Dept approves Hellfire II Missile sale to Egypt

The US State Department approved on Wednesday the selling of AGM-114K/R3 Hellfire II Missiles to Egypt in addition to training...

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Jay-Z, Timbaland go to court for sampling from Abdel Halim Hafez

A California judge has sent Jay-Z and his producer Timbaland to court for sampling Abdel Halim Hafez's “Khosara Khosara” in their...

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Photojournalist ‘Shawkan’ marks 600 days in prison

Monday marked 600 days since photojournalist Mahmoud Abou Zeid, 27, known as “Shawkan”, was arrested and held in detention without...

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