Category Archives: HOSTING

Uber Driver Sentenced to 15 Years Over Death of Habiba Al-Shamma

The Cairo Criminal Court, located in the 5th Settlement – an area in Greater Cairo –  sentenced the Uber driver involved in Habiba Al-Shama’s death to 15 years in prison. He was also fined  EGP 50,000 (USD 1,036) on Monday, 15 April. The court convicted the defendant of attempting to kidnap the victim, forging documents… Read More »

Beats and Bliss: Exploring Egypt’s Vibrant Music Festival Scene

Egypt’s vibrant music festival scene is set to captivate audiences with a lineup of exhilarating events that will leave music enthusiasts craving for more. From the soulful melodies of jazz to the beats of electronic music, these festivals offer an eclectic mix of genres, fostering cultural exchange and providing unforgettable experiences for attendees of all… Read More »

Central Bank of Egypt Raises Daily Cash Withdrawal Limits

The Central Bank of Egypt (CBE) announced an increase in daily cash withdrawal limits, the country’s State Information Service reported on 15 April. Bank branches now allow withdrawals of up to EGP 250,000 (USD 5,170) for individuals and companies – up from EGP 150,000 (USD 3,102) in January 2024. The adjustment, the second of its… Read More »

Where to Take Pilates Classes in Cairo

Beyond the traditional methods of working out, pilates is emerging as a beacon of mindful movement in Cairo’s fitness landscape. In recent years, various fitness centers have integrated pilates to its classes — offering a haven for individuals seeking to nurture their spirits and bodies. Pilates — performed either on a mat or on a… Read More »

Egypt Increases Allocations for Healthcare in Next Year’s Fiscal Budget

To strengthen the healthcare sector in Egypt, the Egyptian government announced on Sunday 14 April an increase in funding for healthcare in the upcoming fiscal year, starting in July 2024.  Finance Minister Mohamed Maait revealed that allocations for the health sector will rise by 25 percent, reaching EGP 495.6 billion (USD 10.4 billion). This commitment… Read More »

Iconic Egyptian Actress Shereen Seif El-Nasr Passes Away Aged 57

Egyptian actress Shereen Seif El-Nasr, famed for her memorable contributions to the film and television industry during the ’90s and early ’00s, has tragically passed away aged 57, her brother revealed in a Facebook post on 13 April. El-Nasr was born in 1967 to an Egyptian father, journalist Elham Seif El-Nasr, and a Palestinian mother… Read More »

Iran Launches Drones at Israel, Egypt Calls for Restraint

In a significant escalation of tensions between Iran and Israel, Iran has confirmed launching a “massive” drone attack on Israel late Saturday, involving more than 50 drones. This assault marks the first direct Iranian military action on Israeli soil. News reports from Iran reported that some drones were also launched from Yemen, indicating a broader… Read More »