Here is Why Egyptians need to Re-think the “Feminism is Western” Argument

Here is Why Egyptians need to Re-think the “Feminism is Western” Argument

Some of the articles I have previously written – containing references to women’s rights or feminism – are often met with one common response: “feminism is a western invention – even invasion –  that ought not be applied to non – western contexts.”   While it is historically true that individual rights in theory and […]

Explore Ancient Egypt in the Most Epic Way with Assassin’s Creed

Explore Ancient Egypt in the Most Epic Way with Assassin’s Creed

2018 is the year where hardcore gamers around the world will get to experience exploring ancient Egypt in the most epic way possible. Rumor has it that the newest edition of Assassin’s Creed will be set in Ancient Egypt, and the inner geek inside of me cannot wait.     Assassin’s Creed is one of […]

Why People Should Stop Claiming That “Dubai Is Fake”

Why People Should Stop Claiming That “Dubai Is Fake”

As the Middle East’s first urban destination, we here at Scoop Empire write a lot about the region’s hottest spots; mainly Dubai. Nearly every week, something interesting is happening in the emirate. From introducing driverless buses to the tallest observation wheel in the world, robot cops and more; it has everything.   Via Ajman Business Setup   Which leads […]

4 Reasons Why You Need to Give Egypt a Chance

4 Reasons Why You Need to Give Egypt a Chance

by Sarah Richard of Of Coffee with a Slice of Life

  I didn’t book a tour to the pyramids, my Egyptian friends took me in their car. I knew I was already in for a better experience doing it like this, and when we entered I just presumed we’d gone the back way – a secret way that only the locals knew – after all, […]

Throwback to a Time Before Egypt Was Veiled

Throwback to a Time Before Egypt Was Veiled

Straight off the bat, this is not an opinion piece on the concept of the hijab or the niqab. I am not a religious spokesperson to have such an opinion nor do I condone any doctrine that dictates how women ought to dress.   This is more of retrospective piece, if you will, documenting an […]

Archaeologists Discover 66 Statues of Pharaonic Goddess Sekhmet in Luxor

Archaeologists Discover 66 Statues of Pharaonic Goddess Sekhmet in Luxor

  With countless statues and temples in Luxor and Aswan, it always baffles us when we realize there is more history buried deep in the ground. A German archaeological mission has been operating at the King Amenhotep III Temple area in Luxor for the past year and the results are more than impressive.     The […]

Celebrating the Parliament’s 150th Birthday: 10 Stages of Egyptian Parliamentary Life

Celebrating the Parliament’s 150th Birthday: 10 Stages of Egyptian Parliamentary Life

While parliamentary delegations from the UAE, Morocco, Hungary, Japan, Palestine, Madagascar, Ghana and Uganda arrive at Sharm El-Sheikh for the parliament’s 150th year celebration, let’s remember the century and a half our parliament has been thriving.   1866: Advisory Council of Representatives     Khedive Ismail established the Advisory Council of Representatives, the first with representative functions. […]

5 Reasons You Should Drop Everything and Fly to Mykonos Right Now

5 Reasons You Should Drop Everything and Fly to Mykonos Right Now

The Greek island of Mykonos is a majestic place surrounded by turquoise waves, lush sand, culture and beautiful maze-like cobblestone streets. This cosmopolitan island is one of the top summer destinations; it has been the “in” spot for years, hosting the most ravishing beach parties and welcoming world renowned celebrities to their memorable summer vacations. […]

Mohamed ElBaradei Removed from List of Nobel Prize Winners in Egyptian Textbooks

Mohamed ElBaradei Removed from List of Nobel Prize Winners in Egyptian Textbooks

  Egypt’s media has been outraged since news came out that former vice president Mohamed ElBaradei’s name was removed from the list of Nobel Prize winners in fifth grade Egyptian textbooks. ElBaradei won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2005 as the director of the International Atomic Energy Agency. The list in the Arabic book also includes […]

VIDEO: 100 Years of Beauty in Egypt

VIDEO: 100 Years of Beauty in Egypt

  In this fascinating video, Cut.com has taken us through a century of women’s looks in Egypt, from the 1910s to today. Incredibly well-researched by Egyptian Jacinthe Assaad, who has a Ph.D in comparative literature, the video does more than just show sartorial trends, it also reflects the social, political and religious shifts in Egyptian culture over […]