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Bringing a Taste of Egypt to Canada

Maha’s, a family business feeding the masses BY Jillian Kestler-D’amours For Maha Basoom, there are no sweeter words than, “This is exactly like home.” The chef and entrepreneur aims to transport Egyptians back to their native country, the minute they step into her restaurant – eponymously called Maha’s – in Toronto’s east end. And introducing Canadians to

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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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After University Crackdown, Egyptian Students Fear for Their Future

By Amina Ismail CAIRO, June 1 – In June 2014, 23-year-old engineering student Mohammed Badawy was expelled from Cairo University. The university said it ejected him for obstructing the education process, and for rioting and destruction at a protest against President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi’s government. Badawy said it was because he protested against the government

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In Egyptian Village, Attack on Christian Grandmother Fuels Anger

By Ahmed Aboulenein and Omar Fahmy ALKARM, Egypt, May 30 – Soad Thabet’s house no longer has a door. Inside, its walls are blackened with soot and a television lies shattered on the floor. The remains of a red nightgown stand out among the ashes. Thabet, 70, describes being dragged outside by Muslim villagers and

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Hundreds Protest in Cairo Over Police Brutality

CAIRO, Feb 19 – Hundreds of protesters gathered in front of the Cairo security directorate on Thursday night after a policeman shot dead a man in the street, in the latest outburst of anger over alleged police brutality in Egypt. A statement from the Cairo security directorate said the policeman had shot dead a driver

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Egypt: Fashion Victims

The government of Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El Sissi is increasingly concerned with how women dress BY Ruth Michaelson Gaber Nassar sits in his ornate office, behind a huge oak desk covered with piles of papers, as he explains why his university recently banned women from teaching while wearing the niqab, a veil that covers the face

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Former U.N. Chief Boutros Boutros-Ghali Dies at 93

By Michelle Nichols UNITED NATIONS, Feb 16 – Former U.N. Secretary-General Boutros Boutros-Ghali, whose term was marked by war in the former Yugoslavia, famine and genocide in Africa and confrontation with the United States, died on Tuesday. He was 93. The 15-member U.N. Security Council observed a minute’s silence after the death was announced on

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