Cairo

Ezbet al-Nasr residents complain of sewage leaks, garbage piles
Environment

Ezbet al-Nasr residents complain of sewage leaks, garbage piles

Deteriorating sanitary conditions, including sewage leaks and uncollected garbage, are threatening the Ezbet al-Nasr neighborhood in Cairo's Basateen dis
London cabs in Cairo
Life & Style

London cabs in Cairo

The landscape of Cairo transportation services has widened in the past couple of years, with yellow cabs and white taxis…
Culture Minister: Van Gogh painting theft ‘no big deal’
Egypt

Culture Minister: Van Gogh painting theft ‘no big deal’

Culture Minister Farouk Hosni on Tuesday downplayed the importance of the theft last month of Vincent Van Gogh's "Poppy Flowers"…
Developing world’s megacities struggle to conserve water
Environment

Developing world’s megacities struggle to conserve water

Our world is home to 39 megacities--cities that are in turn home to more than ten million inhabitants each. Twenty-eight…
Committee to be drawn up for development of Bulaq slums
Egypt

Committee to be drawn up for development of Bulaq slums

A committee--to be headed by General Mahmoud Yassin, Cairo's western region Deputy Governor--will soon be established to supervise the planned…
Eid hotspots: Where to enjoy while stuck in Cairo
Life & Style

Eid hotspots: Where to enjoy while stuck in Cairo

While some are lucky enough to travel to the Red Sea bungalows or sandy beaches of the North Coast during…
Ramadan mercy tables: A disappearing tradition?
Life & Style

Ramadan mercy tables: A disappearing tradition?

Egypt's rahman , or 'mercy,' tables are more of a cultural phenomenon than a religious one. The tables, seen all…
PM puts Cairo public transport under ministry’s jurisdiction
Egypt

PM puts Cairo public transport under ministry’s jurisdiction

Prime Minister Ahmed Nazif has issued a decree putting public transportation throughout
The quest for good Indian food: The Karvin Hotel’s Massala
Food

The quest for good Indian food: The Karvin Hotel’s Massala

There are many Indian immigrants in Cairo, and at least a few of them are cooking food in the Karvin…
Culture ministry closes museums in wake of Van Gogh painting theft
Egypt

Culture ministry closes museums in wake of Van Gogh painting theft

The Egyptian government on Thursday announced its decision to close several more Egyptian museums following the theft of Vincent Van…
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