Yasmin El Beih

The Egypt-Russia Connection

Sun, Jun. 17, 2018

From cinema to music, theater and literature, Egyptian culture takes much from the Russian tradition. The intercultural dialogue between both countries has affected myriad Egyptian art forms and influenced generations of celebrated icons.

Finding their way to Umm El-Dunya

Sat, Jun. 16, 2018

With passenger flights to and from Russia back on track, we talk to longtime Russian residents about life on both the Red Sea costline or the capital, and why they chose to stay put when other expats left.

Make a Different kind of Difference this Ramadan

Wed, Jun. 13, 2018

Ramadan is a time for doing good and giving back, but giving back doesn’t always have to be through the same old charitable forms. We’ve profiled a few organizations where you can give back to the local community, but in a different, and possibly more nee

Vegan Iftar

Mon, Jun. 11, 2018

Quality time with family is an inevitable part of Ramadan. But when you’re following a seemingly restrictive plant-based diet, the pleasure most people experience during times of reunion is often replaced with seclusion or mockery. We’ve drafted a few rec

Shaarawi's 'The Harem Years' Highlights Life Under Strict Conventions

Mon, Nov. 27, 2017

Huda Shaarawi’s memoirs reflect on living under strict conventions and her journey to transforming into a revolutionary feminist.