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9.18.17

Nearly Two-Thirds of Egyptians Don't Use Formal Bank Accounts

Here's what many of them do instead.

9.12.17

Infested and uninhabitable: a tiny town's public housing crisis

A housing crisis could be the end for a small town in Illinois

7.27.17

With Few Healthy Options, Egyptians Often Turn to Fast Food

Egypt has the highest rate of adult obesity in the world, and on-demand delivery by both Western fast food chains and local alternatives is only adding to the epidemic.

4.4.17

Delivering Bread in Cairo Is a Balance of Life and Death

The handmade bread known as aish baladi is Egyptian staple. In Cairo, its ubiquity is made possible by the network of agalati—bread carriers—who risk their safety to deliver bread to restaurants, ful carts, and street stands.

12.14.16

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12.12.16

The VICE Morning Bulletin

Trump angers China by questioning Taiwan policy, GOP senators want bipartisan probe into Russian election meddling, 'La La Land' wins big at the Critics' Choice Awards, and more.

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11.7.16

Feds Accused of Profiling Muslim Americans in Pre-Election Terrorism Probe

Muslims from eight states said they were interviewed by the FBI about possible connections to al Qaeda in response to unconfirmed terror threats in the lead-up to Election Day.

9.14.16

Despite High Meat Prices, Cairo's Streets Still Run Red on Eid

During Eid al-Adha, freelance butchers spring up on every street and slit the throats of cows, goats, and sheep with production-line efficiency. But this year the butchers are also figures of resentment among Egyptians, thanks to sky-high meat prices.

8.19.16

Drinking Alcohol Is Always an Open Secret in Egypt

Egypt has been brewing beer for 3,000 years, but the highly religious country still has an under-the-table relationship with alcohol. Even some members of the Muslim Brotherhood buy booze on the down-low.

7.16.16

The EgyptAir flight that crashed in the Mediterranean may have been on fire

The reason for the crash of the Airbus A320, which killed 66 people, remains a mystery, investigators said on Saturday.

6.15.16

Black Muslims in Cleveland Are Bracing for Donald Trump

"What makes us nervous is that one of his supporters is going to do something crazy or extreme just to show their support for him."

5.24.16

EgyptAir Remains May Suggest Blast Happened on Board, but No Explosive Traces Found so Far

One Egyptian expert says the size of human remains retrieved from the crashed flight suggest there was an explosion on board, but another said it was too early to say what brought the plane down.

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