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Why did this Egyptian man put his library on the street?

Wednesday, 3 January 2018

Ghareeb al-Sheikh is a 50-year-old Egyptian citizen. He came up with an idea to put a home library in the street and in front of his small kiosk where he offered his books for free borrowing, in order to educate young people and encourage them to read. Ghareeb works as a newspapers salesman in the Dekheila area of Alexandria. He told Al Arabiya that he has a library of about 390 books. After reading most of it, he felt that it should be available to others to benefit from his books and enjoy ...

Egypt: Former army officer led terrorists in West Desert attack

Friday, 3 November 2017

Egyptian soldiers and officers who battled terrorists in the Western Desert confirmed that the masked dead militant leader was Imad al-Din Sayyid Ahmed Abdul Hamid, 36, a former military commando in the Egyptian army. The terrorist leader was dismissed from the army after he had adopted extremist ideology and served as an assistant to Hasham al-Ashmawi, leader of the al-Murabetin organization in Libya. Maher Farghali, a researcher and expert on terrorist and extremist groups told Al-Arabiya that ...

Young Egyptian man caught wearing ‘niqab’ to meet his girlfriend

Tuesday, 3 October 2017

A young Egyptian man was caught wearing “niqab” as he went to his girlfriend's house to meet her, but the villagers beat him up and handed him over to security. Major General Redha Tablia, head of security of Al-Sharqeya governorate, received a report stating that a number of residents of the village of Sowada Abu Shalabi held a man wearing “niqab” to sneak into his girlfriend's home in the absence of her family. The villagers noted the young man's way of walking and his ...

Khouribga African Film Festival honors Egyptian film ‘A day for Women’

Monday, 18 September 2017

Egyptian movie “A day for Women” has won the Grand Competition at the African Film Festival in Khouribga, Morocco. Director Kamel Wagih Abouzekri and actress/producer Elham Shaheen received the Ousmane Sembene award at the end of the 20th edition of the film festival in Morocco. The award comes days after filmmakers Shaheen, Nelly Karim and Nahed Al-Sibai won Best Actors’ Awards from the Kazan International Film Festival in the Russian Federation of Tatarstan. The film traces ...

DIFF nominates Egyptian movie ‘Mawlana’ for Golden Globe lineup

Tuesday, 12 September 2017

The Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) today announced they will present Magdi Ahmed Ali’s ‘Mawlana’ and Vatche Boulghourjian’s ‘Tramontane’ to the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) in Los Angeles for consideration for Best Foreign Film at the 75th annual Golden Globe Awards. The event will be hosted on 21st September, 2017 in Los Angeles and both movies will feature to the members of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA). Both films ...

How an Egyptian was recruited by ISIS to store and move weapons in Benghazi

Wednesday, 31 May 2017

A video shared yesterday on social media featured an Egyptian belonging to ISIS confessing about taking part in moving weapons on behalf of terrorist organizations in Libya. The man named Yehia Abdul Monem Naguib spoke about operations to store weapons in the city of Benghazi and listed names of terrorist leaders responsible for the bombings and assassinations that took place in Libya. Naguib said he came to Libya in search of work and stayed in Derna for only two days. He then moved to ...

WATCH: The world's heaviest woman ‘Eman’ lands in Abu Dhabi

Thursday, 4 May 2017

 Egyptian Eman Ahmed, who was once the world's heaviest woman, arrived in Abu Dhabi Thursday. Eman suffered complications during her loss weight treatment while in India. Al Arabiya received an exclusive video showing Eman being transported under medical care at Abu Dhabi Airport. The 36-year-old Eman is leaving India close to 300 kg lighter after undergoing treatment at a hospital in Mumbai. Eman is set to be admitted to Burjeel hospital in Abu Dhabi to continue her health care journey. ...

Indian FM intervenes to help 500kg Egyptian woman

Wednesday, 7 December 2016

Indian doc relentless in drive to help Iman, contacted minister on Twitter to grant visas to obese woman’s family

UK court fines Egyptian who ‘posed as Saudi prince’ and threatened women

Tuesday, 26 July 2016

Khaled Abdelhakam, a 28-year-old Egyptian man, approached two women and claimed he was from the Saudi royal family

‘Not afraid’: Eatery owner’s calmness foils robbery in New Zealand

Saturday, 9 July 2016

In an interview with a local television channel, the father of two said: ‘I knew that [gunman] he was not going to shoot me’

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