The wonders of architecture

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A Cairene visiting Alexandria is amazed at how clean it's become

Coming soon: Secret Door, the sequel?

National Geographic's live archaeology event ended with a dud -- and a bit of controversy. Cairo Live was there.

Mummy's the word!

The trash attack
The Pyramids have seen a lot, but probably nothing like this before.
Photo-rich version
(May 20, 2002) 
To wait and talk
It was the last day to pay, and yet another first in the ever-increasing billing cycle.
(May 10, 2002) 
9-11, 1 year later:
Looking for directions
Plenty of issues are still gnawing at Egyptians' hearts and minds a year after the fact
Terror aftermath
Browse our complete coverage of the attacks on the US and the war on Afghanistan
Rocking the citadel
The summer's premier free festival continues to wow the crowds

The plot thickens
Is the ad world changing as fast as the audience?

Home from the hajj
Thousands of pilgrims came home safely from Mecca this week. Cairolive was there with the crowds...
(February 27, 2002)
The primadonna strikes again
An Arab media summit in Dubai was loaded with symbolism -- and the same sort of drama that governs the way the news is covered.
(April 29, 2002)

A very global event
Were the Egyptian students in the MTV "town hall" meeting with Colin Powell satisfied by the US Secretary of State's answers?
(February 15, 2002)

Pele to the rescue
Will a Brazilian diplomatic intervention save Egyptian soccer?
(February 13, 2002)

on the Nile

It happened one afternoon.
July 24, 2001

Here comes Al-Fankoosh
What do a Korean brewery and an old Adel Imam film have in common?
(January 14, 2002)

Artistic underground
For nearly three kilometers under the heart of Cairo's historical core, a controversial solution to the city's modern day traffic problems takes passer-by, both above and below ground, on a unique adventure. 
November 2, 2001
The birth of Arabic rap?
Find out what Dardasha has to say on shaabi singer Shaaban Abdel-Rehim's sudden popularity here.
Read excerpts from an interview with Shaaban Abdel-Rehim here.
Order a new book about the shaabi singer here.
February 3, 2001

Shaabola conducts traffic
Now he's way up over 6 October Bridge, with a billboard as big as the best of them.
June 26, 2001

Transforming the mobile festival map
It's an annual affair, but this year's fall mobile phone buying frenzy featured a twist -- ad mogul Tarek Nour's migration from Mobinil to Click.
October 7, 2001
Folding up the chairs
The benches, tables and chairs in the exam tent at Ain Shams University are being folded up and put away, as another academic year comes to a close.
June 17, 2001
Gucci's favorite leather?
The crocodile farmers on Lake Nasser are looking at futures as fertile as the banks of the Nile.
September 6, 2001
Takeef or bust
Installment plans and new models that require less wall-breaking are making it even easier to climate control your life.
June 19, 2001
Burying a legend
Thousands of mourners turned out at Mustafa Mahmoud mosque in Mohandiseen at noon on Thursday to bid their last farewells to actress Suad Hosny.
June 28, 2001
Eternal Sunset
A man gazes out at the sunset on the Nile over Kasr El-Nil Bridge downtown, with the famous Cairo Tower in the background. Read about the summertime traffic tradeoff here.
June 23, 2001
Stadium within a stadium
A visual tour of Britain's attempt to export its football "experience" to an ambivalent  Egyptian audience (January 22, 2002)
Gephardt to Egypt Amcham
I'll take Thomas Jefferson over Baywatch any day. (January 19, 2002)
A private launch
In honor of Media Day, several major projects were inaugurated at the 6 October Media Production City, including 4 new private satellite channels.
June 14, 2001

Star barometer's Star barometer gives you an extra dose of all the latest, hottest entertainment scoops in town.
June 7, 2001

A time for sweets
Mulid al Nabi, Prophet Mohamed's birthday, was a national holiday for most people, and was accompanied by parades, music, religious ceremonies and the consumption of specially made sweets.
June 4, 2001
Visitation rights at the Pyramids
The debate over the new rules governing when and where Egyptians can visit the Pyramids got even hotter this week...
April 9 & 13, 2001
Sting at the Pyramids
Organizational problems and a controversy over why Egyptian singer Hakim didn't perform marred an otherwise enchanting concert by mega-star Sting at the Pyramids.
April 25, 2001
Old notes
A high-level banking official was quoted on the front page of Al-Akhbar recently suggesting that Egyptian banks needed to buckle down on their policies regarding old or damaged notes
June 5, 2001

Real jazz
comes to town

For four decades the name Herbie Hancock has been synonymous with jazz. This week the legendary musician is in Cairo...
April 5, 2001

Wish you were here pays tribute to 'Al-Andaleeb al-Asmar'on the anniversary of his death.
March 30, 2001
Cairo IT conference coverage:
The forum's first day...
What the conference decided..
Interviews with three IT leaders.
March 19, 2001
A dream come true?
Overall, the atmosphere at the Egyptian Society for Cinematic Arts' Egyptian Oscar awards was more like a wedding than an awards ceremony.
March 25, 2001
Parking lot
March 1 may be sunny, but February's last day was certainly gray. It was also one of the most crowded days Cairo has seen...
February 28, 2001
Will they reconcile?
Mohamed Hassanein Heikal in his address to the opening ceremony of the American University in Cairo's 13th International Model United Nations Conference.
March 14, 2001

Nightmare train kills 370
The midnight train was packed with thousands returning home for the holidays. Nearly four hundred of them would not make it.
(February 21, 2002)

Going local?
New tales of greed and thrift in the cigarette price saga
(February 11, 2002)'s 2001
Just the beginning... The year of seatbelts, Shaaban, the  dollar, Suad Hosny, and September 11. Take a tour of's 2001 
(January 1, 2002)
Cycle of change
A new era in Egyptian and Arab foreign policy begins. Just as Amr Moussa replaced outgoing Foreign Minister Esmat Abdel-Meguid ten years ago, Ahmed Maher replaced Amr Moussa as Egypt's new foreign minister.
May 16, 2001
Not the
government's job

ART launches new Arabic pay-TV scheme, "Al-Awael."
March 12, 2001
for a system catches up with Egyptian-American Nobel laureate Ahmed Zewail's latest adventures in the motherland.
February 13, 2001
Party on the Nile
Thousands of people turned up for the downtown celebrations commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Revolution
Photo album
(July 23, 2002)
Same bills, bigger denominations?
A weaker currency may inspire larger bills
(May 30, 2002) 


Egypt rally
Artistic intifadah
Weekend Pic
Campaign Trail
International film festival
Azhar tunnel
Pay to pray?

Ramadan 2000 specials:
Cross-country cultural exchange
Wet weekend
And then there was one
Al-Aqsa on the Autostrade
Nile views

Feasting after fasting
Fasten that belt
Time for the test
Facing the storm
Non-stop shop
To peg or not to peg?
Book Fair specials:
Looking for books
A quick draw
Digging for bargains
Food for thought
A quiet story

On the shoulders of giants
Searching for a system
Preserving the flame
Sun in the inner sanctum
Sprucing up the strip
Parking lot
Heading straight for the cup
Aiming for fun
Not the government's job
Will they reconcile?
Flowers galore

Illogical conference
At the edge of a drop

Responding to the masses
Anger in the streets
The summit begins
A summit like no other?
Setting the Beirut agenda
Moussa's message to Sharon
Moussa in the US:
Time for action
The Turkish question
Clinton in Cairo
Film can break the barriers of ignorance 
Ramadan 2001
Music for the stars
Show me the carousel
More funny play names please
Remember me?
Soccer round-up
Aida is Everywhere
One step closer
COMESA comes to town
Connection in progress

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