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  • 22
  • Jun
By Simon Willis Squares are boring and smug. They sit on the paper and believe themselves to be a cut above other two-dimensional figures. Just because they have four…
  • 20
  • Jun
Dr Mohamed el-Masry It is too difficult for any scientist to believe that our universe simply happened – it must have had a creator, a designing one. And Albert…
  • 19
  • Jun
 By Ramadan A. Kader A mother is being remanded on suspicion of inciting her junkie son’s death, a local online newspaper has reported. The woman, whose name was not…
  • 19
  • Jun
By Ramadan A. Kader The story may sound personal. Yet, it is symptomatic of a real Egyptian problem that should not be underestimated. For months, I kept calling an…
  • 19
  • Jun
By Ramadan A. Kader Just three days before its scheduled release for public showing, “Karma”, the latest film by celebrated filmmaker-cum – lawmaker Khaled Youssef, was banned. The state…
  • 13
  • Jun
Dr Mohamed Elmasry My younger brother Mamdouh passed away in Toronto on Saturday June 2 after a brief but difficult illness. Although he was given three weeks to live…
  • 12
  • Jun
By Ramadan A. Kader These days 51 years ago, his voice dominated the airwaves, announcing the downing of dozens of Israeli jets by the Egyptian army in the 1967…
  • 12
  • Jun
By Ramadan A. Kader Street charity banquets are a hallmark of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan in Egypt. The charity, called Mawaed Al Rahman (the Tables of Almighty)…
  • 12
  • Jun
By Ramadan A. Kader Egyptians have a special reason to celebrate this week’s edition of the World Cup in Russia. It marks the first time for the Pharaohs to…
  • 06
  • Jun
Dr Mohamed Elmasry Evidence-Based Behavioural Practice (EBBP) entails “making decisions about how to promote health or provide care by integrating the best available evidence with practitioner expertise and other…
  • 05
  • Jun
By Ramadan A. Kader Some audience of the provincial Alexandria radio was last week confused when the broadcaster aired the azan, or the call to prayer at sunset seven…
  • 05
  • Jun
By Ramadan A. Kader Egyptians reacted with shock to the shoulder injury sustained by Liverpool superhero Mohamed Salah in the Champions League final. Many of the Egyptian King’s compatriots…
  • 05
  • Jun
By Ramadan A. Kader "Do not reconcile even if they give you goldSuppose I gouged out your eyes and fix two gems in their place would you see?These things…
  • 30
  • May
Dr. Mohamed Elmasry In teaching engineering students about microchip design, I would start with a simple exercise – design a microchip to control the traffic signals for an intersection.…