Yasmine Hassan

IX Special Olympics MENA Games kick off in dazzling ceremony

Sun, Mar. 18, 2018

Over 1,000 athletes from 32 countries held high their national flags as they entered the opening ceremony of the 9th Special Olympics Middle East/North Africa regional games in a dazzling parade on Saturday.

Get to know them: MENA athletes in IX Special Olympics Regional Games

Wed, Mar. 14, 2018

As we are approaching the 9th regional Special Olympics Games, we are sharing five inspirational stories of MENA athletes taking part in the upcoming games.

Officials, public figures support Special Olympics athletes for IX MENA Games

Tue, Mar. 13, 2018

Youth and Sports Minister Khaled Abdel Aziz, football player Tamer Bagato and representative of Cairo Governorate expressed their support for the Egyptian delegation in a press conference on Tuesday.

Dena Mekawi: a success story in the making

Sun, Mar. 11, 2018

She grew up alone and different, ashamed of declaring she was Egyptian or Muslim; but today, she is a social entrepreneur and a youth representative to the UN.

Op-ed: In celebration of Egyptian women

Thu, Mar. 8, 2018

In celebration of Women's Day, here is an overdose of female achievements and power, inspired by all the amazing ladies I met in my first year as a reporter.

115 Egyptian athletes to compete in Special Olympics MENA games

Wed, Feb. 28, 2018

The Egyptian delegation comprises of 78 male athletes, 37 female athletes and 40 coaches, who will be competing across 16 sports, including athletics, swimming, cycling, table tennis, basketball.

Special Olympics athletes ... get to know them

Wed, Feb. 28, 2018

Ahead of the annual regional Special Olympics Games, it is about time to revamp too many underestimations of these very special athletes and to get to KNOW them.

Email from Cupid: how online dating is changing the relationship scene in Egypt

Wed, Feb. 14, 2018

'No date this Valentine's? More and more Egyptians are going online to find their perfect match. Social scientists, online daters and digital romance “agents” weigh in on whether we should respond to Cupid’s e-messages or block them and never look back.