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In his book, Impressions of Egypt [Inṭibāʿāt ʿan Miṣr], French voyageur Étienne-Louis Malus observes the impact of French culture and schools established by French missionaries on Egyptian society at the beginning of the 19th century.  Even though these schools were established and run by monks and...
Mr. Nabil Youssef [Nabīl Yūsuf], office director of the Cairo Foreign Press Association, asked Cornelis Hulsman to announce the death of FPA chairman Volkhard Windfuhr to the FPA members. Hulsman has been an FPA board member between 1995 and 2009 and served as its general secretary between 2003 and...
Photo by Veronica Merlo, 06-09-2019 “Medina cosmopolitiya” (“a cosmopolitan city”) has traditionally been the defining expression associated with Alexandria of Egypt. Overlooking the Mediterranean Sea, Alexandria has distinguished itself as a place of constant interaction where people from...
At a time when the topic of migration is at the center of debate, it is usual to take under scrutiny how foreigners coming to Western countries integrate. Do they learn the language of the host country? Do they open themselves to the local communities? Do they adapt to the new customs and...
Diana Sakakini [Diana al-Sakākīnī] was born in Milan, Italy, from the prestigious al-Sakākīnī family of Christian Syrian origins that has left indelible marks in Egypt as the majestic al-Sakākīnī Palace in Old Cairo testifies. She was educated in Italy but later returned to Egypt where her parents...
The documentary highlights Egypt's civilization, its progress in various fields and its moderate religious faith, in addition to how it succeeded in dazzling the world over time. It includes the vision of foreigners residing in Egypt. Prepared over a period of two months, the script of the...
Professional British musician Martin Orbidans was so moved by the needs of children and youth with large learning gaps, that he decided to offer music lessons at the CAWU Learning Center. Students who can afford to pay will pay and with these payments Martin will contribute to the costs of the...
In the mosque of Prophet Muhammad (al- Masjid al- Nabawī) in al- Madīnah al- Munawarah, the first simultaneous translation of a Friday sermon to English and Urdu was held.
I understand that there is sensitivity regarding travel to the Western Desert and when you look at the map, the case against travelling or living there seems obvious: Sīwah [Siwa] oasis is a long way from the Nile Valley and not so far from Libya. On the ground, the situation is very different.
Editor Arab-West Report: German nationals Maher Wilson and Susanne Walter have lived between 1995 and 2014 in Sīwah. Their son Mario was born here in 2000, and Lucien was born here in 2003. This was the ideal place for Maher to work on larger translation projects. Susanne was in these years fully...

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