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In Pictures: Al-Sadat metro station opened after two years of closures

Following almost two years of closure, Al-Sadat metro station witnessed Wednesday morning cheers, selfies, and patriotic songs celebrating the reopening of the station, which was closed by the order of the Interior Ministry for “security reasons”. Between middle aged women cheering in joy, young men taking pictures near the “Al-Sadat” sign, and riot police observing …

Daily News Egypt

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In Pictures: NDP headquarters demolished

Parts of the headquarters of the National Democratic Party (NDP) of former president Hosni Mubarak were demolished on Sunday. The headquarters were burned during the 25 January Revolution, having not been in use since Mubarak’s ouster. The site of the building, close to the iconic Tahrir Square in downtown Cairo, will be used for a …

Daily News Egypt

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Carved into stone: Suffering in Minya’s limestone quarries

Hundreds of Egyptian workers in different industrial sectors are taking to the streets, courts, and protesting in factories, to demonstrate anger at working conditions and insufficient payment. Although oppressed legally by law and pro government syndicates and management, alongside a physically heavy security presence, organised labour is still fighting for its rights, amid an obvious …

Daily News Egypt

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Fashion in Egypt is still at the beginning: Vivian Moawad

Vivian Moawad is a fashion designer who studied at the Istituto Marangoni in London as well as the London College of Fashion. She believes that the journey for fashion in Egypt is still beginning, and that she saw in London how fashion is created and marketed. She also wishes Egypt had colleges specialising in the …

Al-Shaimaa Soliman

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Moaaz El-Beheiry – Classic menswear with modern edge

  Moaaz El-Beheiry displayed his collection at the Cairo Fashion Festival’s fourth session, with great distinction in his choice of fashionable suits, garnering major media attention. His collection seamlessly transforms the look of a classic suit into its youthful counterpart, free from colour and length restrictions, and he believes a fashion show is the best …

Al-Shaimaa Soliman

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In Photos: Yemenis in Egypt turn calls for return home to Egyptian Foreign Ministry

Yemenis stranded in Egypt continued protesting their forced stay, this time at the Foreign Ministry. Since the start of Saudi-led military operations in Yemen they have been unable to return home. Scores of Yemeni nationals gathered outside the ministry’s headquarters Sunday, demanding the Egyptian authorities help facilitate their return to Yemen. Groups of Yemenis started …

Daily News Egypt

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In Pictures: The journey of pottery, from clays to pretty products

In several villages in El-Wady El-Gedeed (The New Valley), the main income of the people living there is the industry of pottery.  Producing handmade vases, cooking pots, home accessories and ashtrays is what people spend their time designing and decorating. From the very beginning, when men shape the wet clay into different shapes, the items …

Al-Shaimaa Soliman

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In Pictures: Street vendors removed from Ramsis Square

Security forces removed street vendors from Ramsis Square early Sunday, deploying armed vehicles into the area. According to an eyewitness, vendors called upon thugs when the security forces first attempted to move them to the Ahmed Helmy bus stop. “Security forces started firing at them, and in seven minutes the area was clear,” he said. …

Aya Nader

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In Pictures: Juices hit the streets of Cairo with summer season

With summer just a stone’s throw away, Cairo’s crowded streets sometimes reach unbearable limits. Yet its unique tastes never fail at adding colours of joy for citizens. A simple walk in  Downtown Cairo or nearby places can lead to street vendors standing with large glass-canisters clutched to their chests on one side, and a stand …

Daily News Egypt

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Real fashion is a woman wearing an item of clothing that enhances her femininity: Jailan El-Hommosany

Make yourself a distinctive image in your own taste and don’t be dazzled by international models. Jailan is an Egyptian fashion designer who got her inspiration for her 2015 spring collection from nature. She believes that renewal and vitality and distance from classic clothing result in good looks and advises against being dazzled by international …

Al-Shaimaa Soliman

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In pictures: Witnesses become defendants in Shaimaa Al-Sabbagh’s killing case

Saturday’s trial of the 17 defendants, including members of the Socialist Popular Alliance Party (SPAP) and witnesses to the killing of Shaimaa Al-Sabbagh, who are now accused of violating the Protest Law, was held at Abdeen Court. It was attended many of Egypt’s prominent human rights lawyers. The ruling was to postpone the case to …

Emir Nader