In a country with stringent gender norms, women are discouraged from playing sports and even Olympic-level female athletes are expected to retire when they become mothers.
According to Fahmy's Canadian lawyer, "Canada has imposed a condition that the Egyptian authorities themselves haven't imposed."
They want it to house five million people, have a green space twice the size of Central Park, an amusement park four times the size of Disneyland, and an airport as big as Heathrow. Oh, and they'd like it to be finished in seven years, please.
How do people—especially women—learn about sex in a country where sex is taboo?
When I revealed my diagnosis to my mother, she told me to go to Cairo, convinced that I'd be healed there.
Photographer Jade Cantwell traveled through Syria, Lebanon, Israel, and Egypt in the months before the Arab Spring. Several years later, her photos are reminders of the lives behind the news reports.
His family says Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper "failed us miserably" as Fahmy's imprisonment in Egypt drags on.
The 32-year-old Egyptian artist's first New York solo show takes on police brutality and the crimes committed by the American government.
A Canadian journalist imprisoned in Egypt has called out the Canadian Prime Minister after a visit by Foreign Minister John Baird failed to end his more than year-long nightmare.
Ottawa is exporting less military aid overall but upping shipments to India, Egypt, and Tunisia, as well as other non-NATO allies with questionable moral records.
The government is cracking down on fans in what many believe is a campaign of revenge led by the state security forces that dominated Egypt before the revolution.
In Egypt the school year began with a wave of arrests, violent protests, and clashes between young people and police that left one demonstrater dead from a head wound.
Born from working-class Egyptian DJs, electro chaabi—a combination of electronic beats, traditional chaabi music, and revolutionary undertones—blows most new music out of the water.
When I visited the camel market in Birqash recently, I could hear sticks as they whipped through the air and cracked on strained, burdened flesh.
On November 10, Pink Floyd will release their first album in 20 years. Their creative team scoured the internet to find a visual match for their bluesy, psychedelic sound, and they found 18-year-old Ahmed Eldin.
Businesses are still hurting, and possible tax hikes on alcohol to plug Egypt's strained public finances might mean more pain, but this country's alcohol industry has been here before.
Writing can be a dangerous, even lethal profession in the region. In honor of the brave authors who continue to challenge censorship and Banned Books Week, we made you a reading list.
During last week's ceasefire, many Gaza residents attempted to flee across the Rafah border gate with Egypt, while others returned home to completely devastated neighborhoods.
This week, an Egyptian court handed down life sentences in sex assault cases, Mexican police raided a group home amid sexual abuse allegations, Russia agreed 'in principle' to reopen a spy base in Cuba, and an ancient Chinese town was submerged in floodwa…
"Approval rating? Hahaha. Hey folks, how about you approve this wicked Mexican-American deuce that in a few hours will be dropping from my ass to your mouth, you ungrateful motherf—Wait, what's that? Yes, extra sour cream, please."
Egyptian judges have been prone to extreme and barely explicable decisions, including throwing mass death sentences around like confetti, but when you have seen a farce happen in front of you—and that is what this trial with its guilty verdict was—it's st…
The law in Egypt refers to a rapist as, "whosoever has sexual intercourse with a female without her consent," but it doesn't cover penetration short of full sex or with things that aren't body parts.
The VICE News Capsule is a news roundup that looks behind the headlines. This week, Al Jazeera journalists detained in Egypt face 15 years in prison, Kenyan police seize hundreds of elephant tusks, and the Thai military sweeps the country for weapons.
If you're a working-class Cairene and you want something more fortifying than a coffee and shisha but can't afford to go to a five-star hotel, then the baladi bars are for you.