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[l] at 5/21/24 10:07am
Despite Egypts legal framework criminalizing rape, marital rape remains a pervasive issue that is not recognized by law. According to the 2021 Egypt Family Health Survey, 6 percent of married women aged 15-49 in Egypt have experienced sexual violence. This includes being physically forced to have sexual intercourse or perform a sexual act, or being threatened to perform a sexual act.  Dr. Wafaa Eltantawy, a psychosexual and relationship therapist, told Egyptian Streets that “Usually, patients don’t call it marital rape because, within the Arab culture and religious context, a sexual relationship is allowed within marriage.”  A Hidden Crisis The Egyptian law criminalizes rape, stating, “Whoever lies with a female without her consent shall be punished with the death penalty or life imprisonment.” However, marital rape—sexual intercourse with a spouse without their consent—is not criminalized. “There is a lot of misinformation about marital rape and consent in Egypt, especially in light of Islamic and Christian teachings, so it’s hard to find a clear representation of marital rape and definition,” Eltantawy shared with Egyptian Streets. The state religion of Egypt is Islam, and Egyptian family law mandates that wives should obey their This content is for members only. Visit the site and log in/register to read.The post Marital Rape in Egypt: Voices of the Silenced first appeared on Egyptian Streets.

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[l] at 5/21/24 5:30am
On Monday 20 May, Egypt’s Finance Minister, Mohamed Maait, spoke during a seminar on Policymaking in Times of Increasing Risks and Uncertainty, highlighting the governments efforts to manage the countrys public finances amidst global inflationary waves.  With domestic and international challenges (including the war in Ukraine, Gaza, and turmoil in the Red Sea region, Finance Minister Mohamed Maait announced the implementation of a corrective phase to improve Egypt’s economy.  According to Maait, Egypt’s import bill has risen by USD 4 billion (EGP 186 billion) per month due to the surge in global prices, increased shipping costs, and exchange rate fluctuations.  This escalating financial burden has been compounded by the economic slowdown, reduced trade movement, and the restrictive policies adopted to address the inflationary pressures. The minister projected a 60 percent decline in Suez Canal revenues, attributing this to the ongoing tensions in the Red Sea region, a repercussion of the Israeli war on Gaza. The governments financial obligations have further increased due to the rising costs of financing, a result of higher interest rates and currency fluctuations.  However, Maait assured that the states priority remains the allocation of expenditures towards This content is for members only. Visit the site and log in/register to read.The post Egypt Navigates Economic Challenges Amid Global Crises first appeared on Egyptian Streets.

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[l] at 5/20/24 10:14am
Al-Zamalek SC secured its second Confederation Cup title by defeating Moroccos RS Berkane 1-0 in the second leg of the final at Cairo Stadium on Sunday, May 19, earning a USD 2 million (EGP 93 million) reward for its victory. Despite losing the first leg 2-1 in Morocco, Zamalek claimed the title on the away goals rule after a 2-2 aggregate draw.  This victory marks Zamaleks second Confederation Cup title, their first being in 2019 against the same opponent, RS Berkane. Zamalek started the game strongly, with significant pressure on the visitors. Defensive midfielder Nabil Emad and Senegalese winger Ibrahima Ndiaye missed two early opportunities in the opening minutes. The White Knights maintained control and capitalized on a back pass from Ahmed Zizo Sayed in the 23rd minute, allowing Ahmed Hamdi to score. Zamalek increased their tally of continental titles to 14, comprising five CAF Champions League titles, four CAF Super Cups, two Confederation Cups, two Afro-Asian Cups, and one Cup Winners Cup. They became the first team to secure a spot in the CAF Super Cup for the sixth time, awaiting the CAF Champions League winner between Al Ahly This content is for members only. Visit the site and log in/register to read.The post Zamalek SC Wins Its Second Confederation Cup Title first appeared on Egyptian Streets.

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[l] at 5/20/24 6:59am
In a landmark move, the chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), Karim Khan KC, has announced the application for arrest warrants for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Hamass leader in Gaza, Yahya Sinwar. The warrants are based on alleged war crimes and crimes against humanity committed by Israel and Hamas since 7 October 2023. In a statement, Khan stated that there are reasonable grounds to believe that both Netanyahu and Sinwar, along with other high-ranking officials from both sides, bear criminal responsibility for the atrocities committed in the conflict. The charges against the Hamas leaders, including Ismail Haniyeh and Mohammed al-Masri, pertain to crimes committed from at least October 7, 2023. The Israeli leaders, Netanyahu and Defence Minister Yoav Gallant, are accused of crimes starting from October 8, 2023. The alleged crimes committed by Hamas include extermination, murder, taking hostages, rape, torture, and other inhumane acts. These actions are claimed to have targeted the civilian population of Israel as part of a widespread and systematic attack. These crimes demand accountability, Khan emphasized in his statement, highlighting the severe impact on Israeli civilians. Similarly, Netanyahu and Gallant are accused This content is for members only. Visit the site and log in/register to read.The post ICC Seeks Arrest Warrants for Israeli, Hamas Leaders for War Crimes first appeared on Egyptian Streets.

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[l] at 5/20/24 3:30am
Irans government and state media have confirmed that Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi and Irans Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian died when their helicopter crashed in a remote region of northwest Iran on 19 May. Along with Raisi, a total of nine people, including a provincial governor, were on board when the aircraft went down in northern Irans East Azerbaijan province. Following the announcement of Raisis death, Irans government convened an urgent meeting as the clerical establishment, headed by Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, prepares for new leadership. According to Irans constitution, the first vice president, Mohammad Mokhber, will take over presidential duties. The constitution also mandates that presidential elections be arranged within 50 days. Meanwhile, in response to the confirmation that the Iranian President and his entourage had been killed in the helicopter crash, Egypts President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi and foreign ministry spokesperson Ahmed Abu Zeid expressed “the solidarity of the Arab Republic of Egypt with the Iranian leadership and people in this profound loss.” They also extended their heartfelt condolences and that the “Arab Republic of Egypt mourns, with deep sadness and grief, the passing of President Ibrahim Raisi, the President of the Islamic Republic of Iran, and Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, as well as their companions.” The deaths of Raisi and Irans foreign minister comes as Iran faces ongoing tensions with Israel, which has intensified in recent months. Last month, Iran launched an unprecedented drone and missile attack on Israel, the first direct attack on the country by Iran. Domestically, Irans leadership has faced significant challenges, including youth-led demonstrations against clerical rule and grim economic conditions. The government has responded with a widening crackdown on dissent since nationwide protests broke out over the 2022 death of a young woman in the custody of the countrys notorious morality police.The post Iran’s President Dies in Helicopter Crash, Egypt Sends Condolences first appeared on Egyptian Streets.

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[l] at 5/19/24 9:26am
Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi has been confirmed dead after he and his entourage went missing following a helicopter crash earlier on Sunday. To read the latest on this story, click here. This article was published when the President was not confirmed dead and is no longer up to date. Accompanying Raisi were Iran’s Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian, along with the governor of Iran’s East Azerbaijan province and additional officials and bodyguards. Two other helicopters travelling in the convoy landed safely. The fate of Raisi following the crash remains uncertain, as the Iranian Ministry of Internal Affairs declined to verify his status. Around 20 rescue teams, equipped with drones and search dogs, are now on their way to access the site. However, bad weather conditions have impeded rescue teams from reaching the location of the helicopters last GPS signal. The helicopter is presumed to have crashed in a wooded region within the mountains situated south of Irans border with Azerbaijan. This content is for members only. Visit the site and log in/register to read.The post Iranian President Confirmed Dead After Helicopter Crash first appeared on Egyptian Streets.

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[l] at 5/19/24 9:26am
  Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi has reportedly gone missing following a helicopter crash earlier today, with rescue operations in progress to locate the helicopter and the President, local media reports. Accompanying Raisi were Iran’s Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian, along with the governor of Iran’s East Azerbaijan province and additional officials and bodyguards. Two other helicopters travelling in the convoy landed safely. The fate of Raisi following the crash remains uncertain, as the Iranian Ministry of Internal Affairs declined to verify his status. Around 20 rescue teams, equipped with drones and search dogs, are now on their way to access the site. However, bad weather conditions have impeded rescue teams from reaching the location of the helicopters last GPS signal. The helicopter is presumed to have crashed in a wooded region within the mountains situated south of Irans border with Azerbaijan. This story is developing. This content is for members only. Visit the site and log in/register to read.The post Iranian President Missing After Heliocopter Crash first appeared on Egyptian Streets.

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[l] at 5/19/24 7:10am
  Over the last two days in Gaza, Israeli airstrikes on refugee camps have killed 15 Palestinian civilians in Jabalia and at least 20 Palestinian civilians in Nuseirat, as reported by the Palestinian Wafa news agency. These recent Israeli airstrikes have been marked as one of the deadliest in weeks, as both refugee camps are packed with displaced Palestinians attempting to flee areas of aggressive targeting. Today is the most difficult in terms of the occupation bombardment, air strikes and tank shelling have been going on almost non-stop, one resident in Jabalia, Ibrahim Khaled, told France24 via a chat app. The two refugee camps, besieged by Israeli forces for days, face critical shortages of food, water, and medical supplies, leaving families in desperate conditions. Rescue teams struggle to reach the camps to attend to the wounded, and retrieve bodies. A video circulating on social media captures a scene of Palestinian civilians, from the Jabalia camp, fleeing amidst the Israeli airstrikes; it shows numerous injuries sustained in the attacks. Not eight months ago, not last year, not yesterday, but this morning, this video was taken in Jabalya camp, north of Gaza, This content is for members only. Visit the site and log in/register to read.The post Israeli Strikes Kill Over 20 Palestinians in Jabalia and Nuseirat Refugee Camps first appeared on Egyptian Streets.

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[l] at 5/19/24 6:37am
Egypt’s highly anticipated Spring Flowers Exhibition at the Agricultural Museum in Dokki is open to the public starting 19 May, the country’s Ministry of Agriculture and Land Reclamation announced in a Facebook statement. The event, located in the Agricultural Museum, will spend the coming month welcoming visitors from 9:00 AM until sunset. “This years exhibition promises to be a delightful experience for all. Over 200 exhibitors, including government institutions and private sector participants, will showcase an array of ornamental flowers, cut flowers, shade plants, and rare cacti,” the ministry statement reads. Adding to the charm, the exhibition will also feature the Khair Mazraana market, where visitors can purchase a variety of food products and goods at discounted prices, making it not only a feast for the eyes but also an opportune shopping destination. The Spring Flowers Exhibition, celebrating its 91st edition this year, is more than just a display of horticultural excellence, it is a beloved annual event that invites both Egyptians and expatriates to immerse themselves in a world of vibrant colours and fragrant blooms. Egypt is home to 800 species of non-flowering plants and 2,302 flowering plants, bringing This content is for members only. Visit the site and log in/register to read.The post Egypt’s Annual Spring Flowers Exhibition Opens to Public first appeared on Egyptian Streets.

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[l] at 5/19/24 5:48am
During FIFA’s (Fédération Internationale de Football Association) annual congress in Bangkok, the football governing body announced that it would seek independent legal advice on the possibility of suspending Israel from international football.  The call for suspension was proposed by the Palestinian Football Association on Friday 17 May, and will be discussed by FIFA’s council meeting on 20 July.  The decision to seek legal advice was revealed by FIFA President Gianni Infantino at the FIFA Congress on Friday after representatives of the Palestinian and Israeli football federations spoke in front of the 211 member associations. The Palestinian Football Association proposal called for appropriate sanctions, with immediate effect, against Israeli teams and cited international law violations committed by the Israeli occupation in Palestine, particularly in Gaza.  The motion noted that all the football infrastructure in Gaza has been either destroyed or seriously damaged, including the historic stadium of Al-Yarmuk. Jibril Rajoub, head of the Palestinian Football Association, said The Palestinian people, including the Palestinian football family, are enduring an unprecedented humanitarian catastrophe, and that he had been threatened by the Israeli Minister of Foreign Affairs over the proposal. The Palestinian Football Federation This content is for members only. Visit the site and log in/register to read.The post FIFA Seeks Legal Advice on Palestinian Proposal to Suspend Israel from International Football first appeared on Egyptian Streets.

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[l] at 5/19/24 4:08am
Egypt witnessed a significant decline in road accident fatalities in 2023, with deaths dropping to 5,861 from 7,762 in 2022 – marking a 24.5 percent decrease according to the Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS) in its annual report as reported by state media by Ahram Online. The report highlighted a reduction in the severity rate of accidents, with the number of deaths per 100 injuries falling to 8.3 in 2023 from 13.9 in 2022 at a decrease of 40.3 percent. The fatality rate per 100,000 people also dropped to 5.6 in 2023 from 7.5 in the previous year, a 25.3 percent decrease. Despite the decline in fatalities, the number of road accident injuries surged to 71,016 in 2023, up from 55,991 in 2022, an increase of 27 percent. The injury rate per 100,000 people rose to a 25 percent increase to 67.5 in 2023, compared to 54.0 in 2022. The Cairo governorate recorded the highest number of road fatalities at 718, while North Sinai recorded the lowest with 18 fatalities in 2023. Dakahlia witnessed the highest number of injuries at 14,192, whereas Ismailia had the lowest with This content is for members only. Visit the site and log in/register to read.The post Road Fatalities in Egypt Decreased by 24.5% in 2023 first appeared on Egyptian Streets.

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[l] at 5/19/24 3:26am
Egypts Court of Cassation overturned a previous criminal court decision that had placed retired football legend Mohammed Aboutrika and 120 other individuals on a terrorism list linked to the Muslim Brotherhood. The overturned list also includes other prominent figures, including Al-Wasat Party head and former Brotherhood member Abou Elela Mady, the sons of the late Islamic preacher Yusuf Al-Qaradawi, former parliamentarian Essam Sultan, and former Cairo University Political Science professor Pakinam El-Sharqawi. Mady, who was placed on the list in 2017, explained in an interview with Mada Masr on 18 May that the inclusion entailed a travel ban, withdrawal of his passport, seizure of assets, and a ban from running for public office. Aboutrika and 1,528 individuals had been added to the same terror list as Mady in 2017 in a case linked to the Muslim Brotherhood, which Egypt designated a terrorist organisation in 2013 following the ouster of Mohamed Morsi as President of Egypt. The country’s Court of Cassation first overturned several names on the list in July 2018, but a separate case soon after saw another criminal court order the same individuals onto a terrorism list for five This content is for members only. Visit the site and log in/register to read.The post Court Rules to Remove Egyptian Footballer Aboutrika from Terror List first appeared on Egyptian Streets.

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[l] at 5/19/24 2:17am
Egypt’s Ministry of Environment and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) met on 18 May to discuss a USD 1.2 billion (EGP 56.1 billion) long-term package to bolster the country’s climate policies and projects. This potential financing comes in light of the USD 8 bn (EGP 374 billion) expanded facility agreement in March 2024, which allows Egypt to apply for additional funding to combat climate change. The climate financing package falls under the IMFs Resilience and Sustainability Facility, designed to offer extended funding to nations tackling long-term challenges such as climate change. The meeting, reported in a ministerial press release published on social media, included Minister of Environment Yasmine Fouad, officials from other ministries and entities, and IMF Mission Chief for Egypt Ivanna Vladkova Hollar. “[Fouad] welcomed the IMF delegation, emphasising that this session continues previous bilateral meetings with the IMF and national discussions among Egyptian government entities,” the press release reads. Previous discussions clarified the necessary reforms in climate policies, the minister said. The Egyptian government introduced several climate initiatives in the past decade, highlighted by its role in hosting COP27 in Sharm El-Sheikh in 2022. The government also launched This content is for members only. Visit the site and log in/register to read.The post Egypt Explores $1.2 Billion Climate Funding With IMF first appeared on Egyptian Streets.

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[l] at 5/18/24 10:26am
In a decisive move, Egypt rebuffs Israeli overtures for joint oversight of the crucial Rafah crossing, opting instead for Palestinian authority, reports Reuters. The decision underscores escalating tensions post-Israeli military maneuvers in the border city of Rafah. An Israeli security service, Shin Bet, presented the proposal during a visit to Cairo on Wednesday. An Israeli official, speaking anonymously to Reuters, disclosed that the plan outlined a mechanism for reopening and managing the Rafah crossing post-Israeli withdrawal. According to Axios, the Israeli plan involves the participation of Palestinian representatives and UN personnel in reopening the crossing, under Israeli supervision and military protection. The plan dictates that the crossing will solely facilitate the movement of people and fuel transfers to and from the Gaza Strip. Aid shipments from Egypt would be routed exclusively through the Karm Abo Salem crossing between Israel and Gaza, subject to Israeli inspections before entry into Gaza, Axios added. Egypt maintains that the Rafah crossing should be solely managed by Palestinian authorities, rejecting any Israeli involvement. On Saturday, a well-informed Egyptian source speaking to Al-Qahera News channel affirmed Egypts refusal to coordinate with Israel on the Rafah crossing, This content is for members only. Visit the site and log in/register to read.The post Reuters: Egypt Asserts Control Over Rafah Crossing Amid Israeli Proposal first appeared on Egyptian Streets.

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[l] at 5/18/24 6:02am
  The Professional Squash Association (PSA) World Squash Championships, scheduled for 10 days from 9 to 18 May, is held this year in Cairo, with a prize pool of  USD 565,000 (EGP 26 million) for both men and women, the biggest prize in squash. The annual tournament has brought 128 of the world’s best players together to compete for the championship titles in Egypt, a testament to the country’s prominence in squash, and three Egyptians have made it to the Finale.   In the mens final, Egyptian champion, Mostafa Asal, ranked third globally in mens squash, advanced to the final round, securing his spot in the final by defeating the second-ranked New Zealander, Paul Coll, in the semi-final round.  Asal is facing off against Diego Elias of Peru, who recently defeated Egypts Ali Farag, a three-time world champion. This marks the first time a South American player has reached the PSA World Squash Championships final. On the womens side, the Egyptian player, Nour El Sherbini, continues her dominant performance, having secured a spot in her 10th PSA World Squash Championship final by defeating USA’s Olivia Weaver, an American squash player, in This content is for members only. Visit the site and log in/register to read.The post Egypt Continues Dominating Squash With Three Players in the Final first appeared on Egyptian Streets.

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[l] at 5/17/24 9:58am
Scientists may have uncovered the secret behind the construction of 31 pyramids, including the iconic Giza complex, in Egypt over 4,000 years ago. A research team from the University of North Carolina Wilmington suggests that these pyramids were likely built along an ancient branch of the River Nile, now buried under desert and farmland. The research team discovered that the river branch, named the Ahramat branch, meaning pyramids in Arabic, stretched approximately 64 kilometers in length and ranged in width from 200 to 700 meters. For years, archaeologists speculated that ancient Egyptians used the nearby waterway to transport materials like stone blocks for pyramid construction. However, the precise location, size, and proximity of this waterway to the pyramids remained uncertain until now, as stated by Eman Ghoneim, one of the studys authors. In a collaborative effort spanning continents, the research team employed radar satellite imagery, historical maps, geophysical surveys, and sediment coring to map the buried river branch. They believe this branch was covered by a major drought and sandstorms thousands of years ago. Utilizing radar technology, the team managed to penetrate the sand surface and produce images of hidden This content is for members only. Visit the site and log in/register to read.The post Lost Branch of Nile River Could Offer Answer to How the Pyramids of Giza Were Built first appeared on Egyptian Streets.

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[l] at 5/16/24 12:49pm
  Just over a month ago, the tragic loss of seven members from the World Central Kitchen, a US-based non-profit, captured global attention and made international headlines. In a rare acknowledgment, Israel openly recognized the devastating impact of the war, admitting that such actions were deeply regrettable and “should never have occurred.” Despite over six months and nearly 200 days of war, Israel only recognized and humanized the deaths of seven individuals. Despite the fact that over 32,000 Palestinians have been killed, many of whom were women and children, Israel expressed regret solely for the killing of seven individuals. Rather than highlighting the plight of Palestinians, the global narrative was largely focused on the non-profit. Following the tragic incident, the story of Chef José Andrés’s culinary journey, founder of the World Central Kitchen, was featured by countless journalists, and he was also contacted by world leaders, including President Biden. In his interviews, Chef José Andrés hailed food as the the great connector and a sign of hope and dignity, yet if this was the case, why arent the stories surrounding Palestinian food and chefs more widely recognized? The story of This content is for members only. Visit the site and log in/register to read.The post Every Flavor, a Story of Resistence: Palestinian Chefs Uphold their Culinary Legacy first appeared on Egyptian Streets.

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[l] at 5/16/24 12:49pm
  Just over a month ago, the tragic loss of seven members from the World Central Kitchen, a US-based non-profit, captured global attention and made international headlines. In a rare acknowledgment, Israel openly recognized the devastating impact of the war, admitting that such actions were deeply regrettable and “should never have occurred.” Despite over six months and nearly 200 days of war, Israel only recognized and humanized the deaths of seven individuals. Despite the fact that over 32,000 Palestinians have been killed, many of whom were women and children, Israel expressed regret solely for the killing of seven individuals. Rather than highlighting the plight of Palestinians, the global narrative was largely focused on the non-profit. Following the tragic incident, the story of Chef José Andrés’s culinary journey, founder of the World Central Kitchen, was featured by countless journalists, and he was also contacted by world leaders, including President Biden. In his interviews, Chef José Andrés hailed food as the the great connector and a sign of hope and dignity, yet if this was the case, why arent the stories surrounding Palestinian food and chefs more widely recognized? The story of This content is for members only. Visit the site and log in/register to read.The post Every Flavor, a Story of Resilience: Palestinian Chefs Uphold their Culinary Legacy first appeared on Egyptian Streets.

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[l] at 5/16/24 11:40am
The International Day of Light is celebrated on 16 May and this year marks its 64 years, on the anniversary of the first-ever successful laser operation. The International Day, set by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Executive Board, celebrates the importance and powerful impact of light on technology. The significance of light surpasses simply lighting our daily lives, but fuels technological advancements, and has great effects on multiple sectors such as energy, healthcare, telecommunication, and space exploration. Everywhere all at once  In the energy sector, the energy of light is turned into electrical energy using photovoltaic (PV) panels or mirrors that focus solar radiation and convert sunlight directly into electricity. This energy can then be utilized to produce electricity that can be stored for access in remote locations or stored and redistributed. Energy can also be used in solar thermal systems to heat water and buildings using radiant floor heating systems.  Solar energy is renewable and produces no greenhouse gasses, which makes it better for the environment than other energy sources such as oil, gas, or coal. It is also a cheaper source of energy. “If This content is for members only. Visit the site and log in/register to read.The post How Light Revolutionizes Our World and Living first appeared on Egyptian Streets.

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[l] at 5/16/24 6:29am
The study of light has led to promising alternative energy sources and lifesaving medical advances in diagnostics technology and treatments.  These transformative technologies were developed through centuries of fundamental research on the properties of light, including pioneering work such as Ibn Al-Haythams seminal Kitab al-Manazir (Book of Optics), published in 1015. As the world celebrates the International Day of Light on 16 May, various Arab physicists have left an indelible mark on the Arab worlds understanding and utilization of this fundamental phenomenon. Ibn Al-Haytham (965-1040 CE) Considered the father of modern optics, Ibn Al-Haythams groundbreaking work, Kitab al-Manazir, laid the foundation for our understanding of the behavior of light, including the principles of reflection, refraction, and the workings of the human eye. His experimental approach and rejection of the prevailing theories of his time were revolutionary, and his work influenced generations of scientists who followed in his footsteps. Maha Ashour-Abdalla A pioneering Egyptian-American plasma physicist, Ashour-Abdallas research has advanced our understanding of the complex dynamics of the Earths magnetosphere, with applications in space weather forecasting and protection of satellites from cosmic radiation. Her work has been instrumental in developing models This content is for members only. Visit the site and log in/register to read.The post Illuminating Achievements: Arab Physicists Shaping the World of Light first appeared on Egyptian Streets.

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[l] at 5/16/24 3:11am
On Thursday 16 May, Dr. Khaled Abdel-Ghaffar, the Minister of Health and Population announced that Egypt has become the 29th participating state of the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC).  The collaboration between Egypt and IARC will encompass various initiatives, including population-based cancer registration, expanded participation in international consortia, and primary prevention research on modifiable risk factors like obesity, diabetes, and tobacco use.  “We are excited to collaborate with Egypt on crucial initiatives such as cancer registration, epidemiology, and prevention research, leveraging our combined expertise to advance cancer control and improve public health outcomes,” said IARC Director Dr. Elisabete Weiderpass. “Egypts membership in IARC marks a significant step towards strengthening global efforts in cancer research and prevention. Egypt faces a substantial cancer burden, with an estimated 150,500 new cancer cases and 95,000 cancer-related deaths in 2022.  The three most common cancer types affecting both genders are liver, breast, and bladder cancer. Egypts large population size poses unique challenges in addressing this public health concern. However, the countrys Presidential initiatives, such as the 100 Million Healthy Lives program, have demonstrated a governmental effort to enhance cancer prevention and treatment. This content is for members only. Visit the site and log in/register to read.The post Egypt Joins International Cancer Agency first appeared on Egyptian Streets.

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