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A narrow, airbrushed take on the Syrian war   

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CHENNAI: Syrian auteur Joud Said’s latest feature, “Between Two Brothers” — which screened at the recent Cairo International Film Festival — is based on the Syrian war and its impact on two siblings.

Khaldoun (Mohammad al-Ahmad) and A’rif (Lujain Ismaeel) see their relationship torn apart by the strife in Syria, leading to agonizing days for their childhood sweethearts, twins Nesmeh and Najmeh.

A’rif goes to war, aligning himself with anti-government forces, while Khaldoun, who had been spending time outside his country, returns to mayhem.

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Prevalence, Risk Factors and Impact of Voice Disorders among Primary School Teachers in Cairo, Egypt   

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Background: Teachers are at high risk to develop voice disorders (VDs) due to high vocal demands, which affect their professional life, their mental, physical and emotional state and their ability to communicate. Objective: the aim of the study was to estimate the prevalence rate of VDs among primary school teachers and to identify its risk factors and impact. Method: A cross-sectional study was conducted including 225 primary school teachers. Study tools included an interview questionnaire, Voice Handicap Index and voice ergonomic assessment. Noise levels were recorded. Results: Career prevalence of self-reported vocal problems was 56.4%, year prevalence was 55.1%, and point prevalence was 31.1%. Risk factors of VDs included female gender, high degree of voice loudness, lack of voice rest, use of anticoagulants, laryngeal disease, URTI, asthma and stress. More teachers with VDs had absenteeism, adjusted teaching method and changed overall job opinions. VDs also had negative impact on teachers' physical, functional and emotional state.
          

Screening for Depression and Anxiety Symptoms among a Sample of Working Syrian Refugees in Egypt   

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Background: Since the Arab spring, a large number of Syrian refugees arrived to Egypt. The majority of these refugees faced numerous traumatic events both in their country of origin and while moving from it. This raised the prevalence rates of depression and anxiety disorders among refugees than other populations. There are very few studies regarding the mental health of these vulnerable populations in Egypt. Objective: This study aims to screen for depressive and anxiety symptoms among a sample of working Syrian refugees in Cairo, Egypt and to estimate their socio-demographic and employment correlates. Method: A cross sectional study with convenient method of sampling was carried out. The sample was recruited from a primary healthcare center. Socio-demographic data were identified using designed questionnaires. Depressive and anxiety symptoms were evaluated using Beck Depression inventory (BDI) and Taylor anxiety scales respectively. Results: Ninety-four Syrian worker refugees participated in the current study. Depressive symptoms were prevalent among 63 % of the studied sample and anxiety symptoms were found among 89 % of them. The refugee’s duration of being away from his/her country represents a statistical significant factor that was associated with higher rates of depressive symptoms. None of other socio-demographic & employment factors were found to be associated with the rates of depressive or anxiety symptoms among the study sample. Conclusion: Syrian refugees are at high risk of developing depressive and anxiety symptoms. Increased attention from primary and mental health care services to adequately support Syrian refugees’ mental health needs are urgently needed.
          

Pompeo expresses outrage to Sisi over death of U.S. citizen   

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Pompeo expresses outrage to Sisi over death of U.S. citizenU.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo expressed outrage during a meeting with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi over the "pointless and tragic death" of detained U.S. citizen Moustafa Kassem in Egypt, a U.S. official said on Sunday. The United States on Monday confirmed the death of Egyptian-American Kassem in a prison in Egypt, where he had been in custody since 2013, and vowed to continue to raise concerns over Cairo's human rights record.



          

FBMA participates in the First International Conference of Arab Women's Sports    

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Launched in Cairo last Friday under the theme "Challenges and Opportunities";
          

Verità per Giulio Regeni 25 gennaio 2020 - ore 18.45   

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La data del 25 gennaio rappresenta un triste doppio anniversario per l'Itlia e per l'Egitto: la sparizione di Giulio Regeni avvenuta il 25 gennaio 2016 al Cairo, ma anche il primo giorno della rivoluzione egiziana del 25 gennaio 2011. Il popolo egiziano chiedeva pane e libertà, e vive ora sotto dittatura.
Ne parliamo a Noale sabato 25 gennaio, ore 18.45, Palazzo della Loggia, grazie all'evento promosso da Amnesty Internationa Miranese e Riviera, Tavolo della Pace e Studenti per la Biblioteca Noale.

Ingresso libero. 

          

JOURNALISM: EGYPT AND TURKEY ARE LIKE TWO HARLOTS FIGHTING OVER CHASTITY   

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The latest spat between Turkey and Egypt was about the Egyptian security forces raid on the office of the Turkish news agency, Anadolu, in Cairo, on 14 January 2020, and arresting four journalists. Both Turkey and Egypt are amongst the four worst countries on the treatment of journalists and the restrictions on the freedom of […]
          

1/20/2020: INTERNATIONAL NEWS: Sixty killed in Houthi attack on camp in Yemen   

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CAIRO (Reuters) – Iran-aligned Houthis attacked a military training camp in the Yemeni city of Marib on Saturday, killing 60 military personnel and wounding dozens others, Saudi state television said on Saturday evening. Al Ekhbariya television quoted...
          

Irak busca adquirir equipos de defensa antiaérea en Rusia, China y Ucrania   

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EL CAIRO (Sputnik) — Irak prevé enviar sendas comisiones a Rusia, China y Ucrania para comprar sistemas avanzados de defensa antiaérea, informa el periódico Al Sabah.
          

Liberan a todos los empleados de la agencia turca Anadolu detenidos en Egipto   

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ANKARA (Sputnik) — Las autoridades egipcias liberaron a todos los empleados de la agencia de noticias estatal turca Anadolu detenidos en El Cairo, comunicó el director general del medio, Senol Kazanci.
          

Sube el balance de muertos en el ataque a una base del Ejército yemení en Marib   

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EL CAIRO (Sputnik) — Al menos 80 personas fallecieron a causa del ataque perpetrado contra una base del Ejército de Yemen en la ciudad de Marib, en el noreste del país, comunicó la cadena Belqees TV, citando a una fuente medica.
          

Ataque con misiles deja 24 militares yemeníes muertos y 20 heridos   

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EL CAIRO (Sputnik) — Un ataque con misiles contra una cuartel del Ejército de Yemen causó la muerte de 24 militares, mientras que otros 20 resultaron heridos, informó a Sputnik una fuente militar yemení.
          

Morocco Takes Part in Second International Forum on Migration Statistics in Cairo   

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The 2nd International Forum on Migration Statistics (IFMS) kicked off Sunday in Cairo with the participation of officials and experts from 80 countries, including Morocco.

The Kingdom is represented at the two-day meeting by executives and officials from the ministries of the Interior, of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation and Moroccans abroad and the High Commission for Planning.

The International Forum on Migration Statistics (IFMS) is a global platform devoted to improving data on migration in all its dimensions.


          

DU PREEZ-CAIRO GOLD: SA track cyclists dominate in African Championships   

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SABC News and Current Affairs — Joshua van Wyk and Steven van Heerden claimed gold in the Elite Men’s Madison, while Danielle van Niekerk and Ilze Bole won gold in the women’s event.
          

SPIES-CAIRO: SA track cyclists dominate in African Championships   

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SABC News and Current Affairs — South African track cyclists Jean Spies and Charlene du Preez won gold in their respective sprint races on day three (Yesterday) of the African Track Continental Championships held in Cairo, Egypt.
          

La iglesia de los basureros de El Cairo   

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Los zabaleen son un grupo de cristianos coptos egipcios que viven al pie de las montañas Mokattam, en las afueras de El Cairo. Desde que hace ochenta años abandonaran su tierra original en el Alto Egipto, se han hecho famosos en una de las...
          

Google Doodle Celebrates Mufidah Abdul Rahman’s 106th Birthday   

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MENA Google celebrates one of Egypt’s very first practicing female lawyers Mufidah Abdul Rahman’s 106th birthday. The Doodle was prepared by Cairo-based illustrator, comics artist and designer Deena Mohamed. It highlights several note-worthy and important aspects to Mufidah’s life: from being the young lawyer who received payment in eggs and fruits to the mother and wife. […]
          

‘Balletto di Milano’ to perform ‘Anna Karenina’ over three days at Cairo Opera House   

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Prominent Italian Ballet Troupe “Balletto di Milano” is set to stage the Cairo Opera house, performing “Anna Karenina” on January 22, 23 and 24 at the Main Hall. The event’s description lists the show’s costume designer as Federico Veratti, visual artist Marco Triaca and music by the legendary P.I. Tchaikovsky. The theatrical performance is adopted … Continued

The post ‘Balletto di Milano’ to perform ‘Anna Karenina’ over three days at Cairo Opera House appeared first on Egypt Independent.


          

Egypt sees more cold weather, possible rainfall on Tuesday   

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Meteorologists predict cool weather across Egypt on Tuesday, accompanied by rain in the country’s north, parts of Sinai, Lower Egypt and Cairo. Temperatures are expected to grow very cold throughout the country at night.  Temperatures predicted for the following cities are: 16C in Cairo and Alexandria, 18C in Qena, 19C in Luxor, 20C in Aswan, … Continued

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Pompeo angry over death of US citizen jailed in Egypt    

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CAIRO (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo “expressed outrage” to Egypt’s president on Sunday at the death of an American citizen who insisted he had been wrongfully held in an Egyptian prison, according to a State Department spokeswoman.

Pompeo’s sharp remarks signal the U.S. government was putting the death of Mustafa Kassem, 54, following his protracted hunger strike last week, high on the diplomatic agenda.

Pompeo raised his concerns to President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi about Kassem’s “pointless and tragic death” on the sidelines of an international peace summit in Berlin that aims to end Libya’s civil war.

The death of the auto parts dealer from Long Island, New York prompted an outcry from human rights groups, as well as accusations of medical negligence in Egypt's prisons.

The case also touched a nerve in Washington, which has cultivated close security and diplomatic ties with Egypt despite growing unease over its human rights violations under general-turned-president el-Sissi.

Activists and foreign affairs experts have called for the Trump administration to penalize its staunch Middle Eastern ally by slashing millions of dollars in security assistance. The U.S. grants $1.2 billion in annual military aid to Egypt.

Kassem was detained by Egypt in 2013 in what his lawyers described as a vast dragnet during the violent dispersal of an Islamist sit-in that killed hundreds of people. He was later sentenced to 15 years under a contentious anti-protest law that the government often uses to silence dissent. He maintained his innocence throughout his detention and started a hunger strike last year in protest.

El-Sissi came to power in the summer of 2013 and has overseen a sweeping crackdown on dissent, jailing thousands.


          

Job: Principal Trumpet with obligation to Piccolo - Cairo Symphony Orchestra   

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The Cairo Symphony Orchestra announces the following vacancy: Principal Trumpet with obligation to Piccolo Audition Requirements: 1. Joseph Haydn: Trumpet Concerto in E-flat major, 1st & 2nd..
          

David Maree achieves goal at African track champs with points win   

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David Maree achieved his main objective when he won the points race at the African Continental Track Championships which finished in Cairo, Egypt, yesterday. The 30-year-old also won gold in the omnium, silver in the scratch race and bronze in the team pursuit. “I was very happy to walk away with the win in the […]
          

African Continental Track Championships day four results   

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South African David Maree was the overall winner of the elite men’s omnium on day four of the African Continental Track Championships in Cairo, Egypt, yesterday. Fellow countryman Steven van Heerden came second, with Algeria’s Yacine Chalel third. Jean Spies won the elite men’s 1km time-trial, while Charlene du Preez won the 500m elite women’s […]
          

African Track Continental Champs day three results   

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South Africans Jean Spies and Charlene du Preez won gold in their respective sprint races on day three of the African Track Continental Championships in Cairo, Egypt, yesterday. Joshua van Wyk and Steven van Heerden claimed gold in the elite men’s madison, while Danielle van Niekerk and Ilze Bole won gold in the women’s event. […]
          

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