Egypt Was Just Named the Best Arab Country with International Image

Egypt Was Just Named the Best Arab Country with International Image

By Reem Tolba

  Who knew that Egypt would have the best international image of all Arab countries? Om El Donia just managed to top Qatar, the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia, according to the Nation Brands Index (NBI) survey.   It was reported by Deutsche Welle that Egypt ranked the survey as the 40th best-international-image country […]

British Tourist to Face a Death Penalty in Egypt and Here’s Why

British Tourist to Face a Death Penalty in Egypt and Here’s Why

By Mohamed El Fishawy

Turns out that a foreign passport doesn’t always warrant a get out of jail card in Egypt and sometimes the law must take its course, regardless of who it’s against. Especially when we are talking about illegal drugs and painkillers. Laura Plummer, 33, from Hull, has been arrested after being detained for carrying 29 strips of […]

This Dubai Restaurant Is Serving Up the ‘World’s Poshest Fish and Chips’

This Dubai Restaurant Is Serving Up the ‘World’s Poshest Fish and Chips’

Egypt wouldn’t be the same without koshari, Jordan wouldn’t be the same without mansaf, and the United Kingdom sure as hell wouldn’t be the same without fish and chips. All of these aforementioned dishes are not just delicious, but they’re also quite cheap.     You can easily get fish and chips anywhere in Britain […]

Saudi Arabia Receives a Diplomatic Apology from the UK

Saudi Arabia Receives a Diplomatic Apology from the UK

Britain just sent an official apology to express their regret to Saudi Arabia. Why, you say? That weird incident that took place last Thursday. Major General Ahmed Al-Asseri, the spokesman of the Saudi-led military campaign against Yemen, was in a visit to London with Deputy Crown Prince Mohamed bin Salman. While entering an office in […]

Being Young, Female and Muslim in the UK

Being Young, Female and Muslim in the UK

  With everyone focusing on President Trump’s executive order to ban people from traveling to the United States from seven major Muslim countries, everyone seemed to forget that racism and Islamophobia doesn’t just exist in the land of the brave. On the other side of the world, the UK to be specific, it may be […]

London Mayor Sadiq Khan Urges World Leaders to Speak out Against Trump’s Muslim Ban

London Mayor Sadiq Khan Urges World Leaders to Speak out Against Trump’s Muslim Ban

London’s Mayor, Sadiq Khan, has informed all senior diplomats that the international community must show “moral leadership” by speaking out against Donald Trump’s Muslim ban.     Khan will urge global leaders to condemn the US President’s “cruel, prejudiced and counterproductive” policy as he hosts the largest ever gathering of ambassadors and dignitaries at City Hall.   […]

8 Shisha Places Every Arab Needs to Try in London

8 Shisha Places Every Arab Needs to Try in London

  Shisha, waterpipes, hookah, narghile, or hubble-bubble pipes, there are almost more words that refer to shishas in English than in Arabic. Since the British smoking ban was enforced exactly nine years ago, most (but not all) underground and enclosed shisha areas were closed down. Open air shisha spots, however, are in every corner of London and have […]

Why the British Embassy in Cairo Is a Disaster

Why the British Embassy in Cairo Is a Disaster

Having been raised in the UK, I always had an issue with the difficulty of getting things done in Egypt or how unorganized things were. But, after being here for a good 15 years, one gets used to it and knows exactly what to expect. But as a British national, I find it very hard […]

Two Egyptians Honoured by Queen Elizabeth II for Outstanding Services

Two Egyptians Honoured by Queen Elizabeth II for Outstanding Services

Lately, we’ve been hearing of many Egyptians abroad who are being honoured for their achievements, the latest of whom were Dr. Nemat Talaat Shafik, deputy governor of the Bank of England, and Bishop Angaelos, General Bishop of the Coptic Orthodox Church in the UK. The two Egyptians were honured by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II for […]