Egypt

 
For global water crisis, climate may be the last straw
For global water crisis, climate may be the last straw
Before man-made climate change kicked in – and well before "Day Zero" in Cape Town, where taps may run dry in early May – the global water...
Liverpool's Salah is the idol of his Egyptian village
Liverpool's Salah is the idol of his Egyptian village
Deep in Egypt's Nile Delta region, the children of Nagrig village have a clear goal in life: they want to become football stars like Mohamed Salah,...
Myths and methadone: Will Egypt’s laws bend to the  rising tide of drug abuse?
Myths and methadone: Will Egypt’s laws bend to the rising tide of drug abuse?
A thin, frail man slumps in an oversized chair, his body fading into the fabric. Deep creases line his face.
Saudi permanently closes only land border with Qatar
Saudi permanently closes only land border with Qatar
Saudi Arabia has permanently closed its only land border with Qatar, which continues to be blockaded by the kingdom and some of its other Gulf...
Imam vows to return to massacre mosque
Imam vows to return to massacre mosque
The young Egyptian imam who survived the Sinai mosque massacre that killed 305 people has vowed from his hospital bed to go back and resume the...
Global indifference to LGBTI crackdown
Global indifference to LGBTI crackdown
"Hysteria and panic” are sweeping through Egypt’s queer communities since the government’s arrests of those suspected of being lesbian, gay,...
The Machiavellian Prince: Welcome to Salman Arabia
The Machiavellian Prince: Welcome to Salman Arabia
You've got to admire Mohammed Bin Salman's stamina and drive. The ambitious, adrenaline-pumped young prince is fighting a major war next door,...
Rival factions have reached a deal in Palestinian reconciliation
Rival factions have reached a deal in Palestinian reconciliation
Rival Palestinian factions Hamas and Fatah have reached agreement on aspects of their bid...
Europe is training military forces in weak states – and that’s risky
Europe is training military forces in weak states – and that’s risky
Within hours of the death of Guinea’s president in 2008, four officers trained by the German military launched a coup d’état. Led by Captain...
Racism is behind outlandish theories about Africa’s ancient architecture
Racism is behind outlandish theories about Africa’s ancient architecture
Some of the most impressive buildings and cities ever made by humans can be found in Africa: the ruined city of Great Zimbabwe,
Droughts, floods to plague Nile
Droughts, floods to plague Nile
The Nile River’s annual flood was the backbone of civilisation in Egypt. Surrounded by desert, this phenomenon ensured that a thin ribbon of...

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