Cairo

Cafe Riche: An Ode to a Bygone Cairo

By Salma Islam Photos by Hany Maher The wooden door opens and a smart looking gentleman in a grey suit and a black briefcase in tow walks in, greets the staff, and makes a beeline for an empty table near the back of the long, narrow restaurant. He doesn’t wait long. He is soon joined by

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Rapid Currency Slide Chokes Business in Egypt

By Lin Noueihed CAIRO, Nov 1 – Business is grinding to a near-halt in Egypt as companies struggle to keep pace with a rapid slide in the black market value of the pound. Factories are halting production, shops are running low on stocks and a sense of panic is spreading. Bassem Hussein, whose company imports,

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Egypt: Our Daily Bread

Egypt’s hive of small, unregulated businesses are keeping the nation afloat By Safa Joudeh A particular brand of urban entrepreneurship is keeping food on the table for millions, as a hard currency crisis has crippled Egypt’s business activity in recent months. Unregulated, untaxed businesses are operating in the shadow of the state, making up a large

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Egypt Foreign Minister to Talk Mideast Peace in Rare Visit to Israel

CAIRO/JERUSALEM, July 10 – Egypt’s foreign minister will meet Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday during a rare visit to Israel aimed at reviving the moribund Israeli-Palestinian peace process. Sameh Shoukry’s visit to Israel — the first by an Egyptian foreign minister in nine years — follows a similar meeting with Palestinian officials in

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EgyptAir: An Untimely End

As an international team of investigators scrambles to ascertain the cause of the crash, will we ever learn what happened to the doomed Egyptian airliner? By Sarah El Shaarawi On May 19, tragedy struck over the Mediterranean as EgyptAir’s flight MS804—en route from Paris to Cairo—crashed into deep blue waters without sending any distress signal.

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Families Of EgyptAir Victims Struggle to Accept Loss

By Amina Ismail CAIRO, May 22 – Amal sits in the lobby of a hotel staring out at Cairo airport. Face tight with exhaustion, eyes puffy. She is hoping her daughter Samar Ezzedine, a stewardess aboard an EgyptAir flight that crashed into the Mediterranean on Thursday, will walk through the arrivals door. “She doesn’t want

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Egypt Finds Belongings, Debris from Plane Crash at Sea

By Ahmed Aboulenein CAIRO, May 20 – The Egyptian navy said on Friday it had found the personal belongings of passengers and other debris floating in the Mediterranean, confirmation that an EgyptAir jet had plunged into the sea with 66 people on board. The military said it had found the debris about 290 km (180

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