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 […]

158 Kilos of Cannabis and Dh2.7 Million Worth of Pills Seized in the Gulf

158 Kilos of Cannabis and Dh2.7 Million Worth of Pills Seized in the Gulf

In joint operations carried out by the UAE, Saudi Arabia, and Oman during the first half of this year seized around 158 kilos of cannabis and Captagon tablets worth Dh2.7 million. These operations resulted in the arrest of 12 dealers.     Colonel Saeed Abdullah Al Suwaidi, Director General of the Federal Anti-Drugs Control Department and […]

Ministry of Interior Reveals Why the Prices of Hash and Tramadol Skyrocketed in Egypt

Ministry of Interior Reveals Why the Prices of Hash and Tramadol Skyrocketed in Egypt

  With everything in Egypt having its prices skyrocket, it’s not really surprising to hear about the dramatic increase that has just happened in the prices of several drugs including hash and Tramadol.   Al Masry Al youm interviewed Major General Ahmed Omar, the Assistant Minister of Interior, and the Director of the General Directorate […]

Egyptian Official Declares Cleaning Ladies are High on Tramadol

Egyptian Official Declares Cleaning Ladies are High on Tramadol

  Nazra, a show that airs on Sada El-Balad, recently interviewed Major Ahmed Omar, Head of Anti-Narcotics General Administration, about the effect of drug abuse on Egypt’s economy. It was revealed that Egyptians smoked EGP 720 million worth of hash in the past eight months, which we found extremely disturbing. However, that was not the only shocking thing we learned. […]

Tests Just Revealed Doping Among Lebanon Basketball Players

Tests Just Revealed Doping Among Lebanon Basketball Players

By Paula George

  The use of steroids is pervasive in all elite sports these days. So it comes as no surprise that several players on the Lebanese Basketball League tested positive for performance-enhancing drugs, according to MTV Lebanon.   “We received the test results but cannot release the names, because after the player is notified of his positive test result, he […]

25 Things You Probably Shouldn’t Do At 25

25 Things You Probably Shouldn’t Do At 25

  I’ve made many mistakes in life, so many so that if I had a reality show it’d be called “I F*cked Up So You Didn’t Have To” because I’m caring like that. As I approach my quarter life crisis (25), I have lived, learned, and f*cked up big time, all for the sake of […]

Saudi Prince Arrested with Two Tons of Drugs on Private Plane

Saudi Prince Arrested with Two Tons of Drugs on Private Plane

Abd al-Muhsen bin Walid bin Abd al-Aziz Al Saud was detained for questioning along with four others at the Beirut international airport on Monday on charges of carrying illegal narcotics. The Saudi prince was allegedly transporting 40 packages of drugs weighing two tons on his private plane, according to Lebanese TV station Al Mayadeen. Press […]

Would Your Parents Still Love You Unconditionally If…

Would Your Parents Still Love You Unconditionally If…

We grew up thinking that the only form of unconditional love that exists is that special bond we have with our parents. But just looking around me, I have to wonder, does unconditional love actually exist? We live in a society where what people think of us is what shapes our entire existence. Parents are […]

Why You Should Just Say No To Cocaine

Why You Should Just Say No To Cocaine

Cocaine, known as the caviar of street drugs or nose candy, is as common as high heels in the Egyptian party scene these days. Drug users who once shied away in the privacy of the toilet cubicles are now bluntly snorting lines in front of everyone in bathrooms and house parties. The tropane alkaloid derived […]

9 Things We “Don’t Have” in the Middle East

9 Things We “Don’t Have” in the Middle East

Middle Eastern culture is famous for a lot of things… falafels, heatwaves, camels and… denial. In the past three years I’ve been back home in good old Cairo, I’ve realized just how unaccepting some Egyptians are about the reality of our culture. Here are some of the things that just “don’t happen” here in the […]