Author: Dina Khadr

Ancient Egyptian civilization bore witness to the pivotal role women play within a society when women were business owners, doctors, and judges. Today, while women make up more than 50% of the global population, as per World Bank data,  their presence in the workforce is uneven. The effects of this are also felt in the environmental crisis, with women and children being disproportionality affected. On a panel hosted on January 15, 2023, by the Women in Business Committee, entitled “Gender and COP27: Initiatives, Opportunities, and Challenges,” guest speaker and President of the National Council for Women, Maya Morsy shed light…

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The ancient Egyptian tomb of a royal goldsmith, discovered in Luxor by Egyptian and British researchers, has been unveiled to the public. The tomb was unearthed on the west bank of the River Nile, where the famous Valley of the Queens and Valley of the Kings lies, said Mostafa Waziri, head of Egypt’s Supreme Council of Antiquities. The tomb dates back around 3,400 years to Egypt’s 18th dynasty. It contains some rare wall paintings depicting hunting scenes and images from daily life in ancient Egypt. “In addition to its artistic value, this discovery is important for archaeological research because it…

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The IMF board has approved a $3 billion Extended Fund Facility for Egypt following a request from the country. The loan will help the country stave off rising economic challenges and bring back confidence in the financial sector. Egypt secured the $3 billion loan with exceptional access, as the country had already surpassed the cumulative access limit of 435 percent of its quota under the $5.2 billion Stand-By Arrangement loan it had secured in FY2020/21 to address the impacts of the COVID-19 outbreak. In December, Egypt received an immediate disbursement of $347 million upon approval from the IMF board. The…

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On December 3, the fashion industry stood in awe of Dior’s 75th-anniversary celebration, which saw the unveiling of the brand’s pre-fall collection for men, set against the backdrop of one of the seven wonders of the world: the Pyramids of Giza. With around 800 guests, including international press and celebrities, the fashion show was the first one to be held at the iconic site. Social media was set ablaze with stunning imagery of models sauntering across a catwalk teeming with history. “The buzz surrounding this, and especially that it’s Dior, will have an impact. Dior is one of the biggest…

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