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30 Things You Didn't Know About Rivers

Peter Bosshard | Posted 07.16.2015 | Green
Peter Bosshard

Rivers are some of the most diverse ecosystems on the planet. Rivers and lakes sustain more fish species than the sea even though they contain 600 times less water.

What Life Is Like In Egypt's Nubian Society

The Huffington Post | Alexandra Ma | Posted 07.22.2015 | World

Photographer Nour El Refai spent more than a year documenting life among Egypt's Nubian community, capturing daily rituals, art, meals, social g...

Save Palmyra From ISIS's Rampage

Raza Rumi | Posted 06.26.2015 | Arts
Raza Rumi

The Smithsonian's Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery have placed on view a relic from ancient Palmyra in Syria. In addition, the galleries are displaying images of 18th century engravings and 19th century photographs from its archives.

Egypt: There Is No Time Like the Present

Elysabeth Alfano | Posted 06.15.2015 | Travel
Elysabeth Alfano

This past October, amidst fear-based cries from all sides as to why I shouldn't, I left for Egypt for 10 days with one of my favorite travel partners. What I didn't expect, or even consider before leaving, was the Egyptian people themselves.

First Lady of Arab Cinema, Faten Hamama, RIP

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 03.20.2015 | Entertainment
Magda Abu-Fadil

They don't make them like that anymore. The First Lady of Arab cinema and its Golden Age, legend Faten Hamama, is gone, leaving a rich heritage that helped turn her country, Egypt, into a Hollywood on the Nile.

Obesity on the Nile

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 10.29.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Should we know whether or not our kids, or ourselves, are overweight? Of course, just as we should know -- before a mechanical calamity -- that the oil in our car needs changing, or our tire pressure is low.

Letter From Cairo: Arab Winter and Revolutionary Regrets

Andrew Lam | Posted 02.17.2014 | Politics
Andrew Lam

"Before the revolution," locals say, things were bad but manageable. Before the revolution, everyone hated the same regime. After the revolution, hope has turned to fragmentation and fear. And tourism -- once a mainstay of the economy -- has slowed to a trickle.

One Map That Explains Why Egypt Cares So Much About Ethiopia's Nile Dam

The Huffington Post | Carlo Davis | Posted 06.14.2013 | World

The Associated Press reports that Ethiopia has ratified a landmark accord with five other African countries concerning the shared use of the Nile Rive...

Ethiopia Inks New Nile River Accord Opposed By Egypt

AP | KIRUBEL TADESSE | Posted 06.13.2013 | World

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia -- Ethiopia's parliament on Thursday ratified an accord that replaces colonial-era deals that awarded Egypt and Sudan the majori...

Sudan's State Of Terror

Matthew Leriche | Posted 03.17.2013 | World
Matthew Leriche

The conflict may seem a sideshow to the better-known fighting in the Nuba Mountains of South Kordofan state or in Darfur, but civilians in Blue Nile are suffering similar and related brutality.

Egyptian Tourism After The Embassy Riots

Jean Newman Glock | Posted 11.14.2012 | Travel
Jean Newman Glock

In our two hour meeting with President Morsi, he made it clear that he wished to do everything possible to ensure that tourists returning to Egypt felt safe and welcome.

PHOTOS: Why You Should Visit Jordan Now

Jean Newman Glock | Posted 09.29.2012 | Travel
Jean Newman Glock

I visited Jordan last month, my 10th trip in 15 years, and experienced not only the absence of tourists but also a wealth of new things to see and experience.

PHOTOS: 6 Unique Small-Ship Cruises

BootsnAll | Posted 05.21.2012 | Travel
BootsnAll

Small ship cruises aren't always cheap, but their prices are often comparable with big ship cruises and can offer more bang for your buck.

85 Percent Of Egypt Cruises Docked: Recovery Uncertain

www.reuters.com | Posted 12.19.2011 | Travel

The newly launched Al-Hambra cruise ship sailed only twice on the Nile before President Hosni Mubarak was toppled in February and has been docked sinc...

WATCH: An Author's Journey Down The Chaotic Nile

Huffington Post | Andrew Burmon | Posted 10.16.2011 | Travel

On a clear day, Lake Victoria’s islands are agreeably symmetrical at their waterlines. They float like furry green blimps across a hazy grey scrim s...

Dumber Than Mubarak?

Will Stebbins | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Will Stebbins

They may be preparing to sacrifice Mubarak to appease the crowds, but there are unmistakable signs that the regime is busy inventing a new argument for their ongoing monopoly on power.

New Chinese Dam Project to Fuel Ethnic Conflict in Sudan

Peter Bosshard | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Peter Bosshard

Dams have impoverished tens of thousands of people and triggered serious human rights violations in Sudan. Now Chinese companies have won contracts to build three more hydropower projects in the country.

Full of Croc: Why Not to Mess Around in Small Boats in Africa

Richard Bangs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Richard Bangs

Hendrik Coetzee's death by crocodile while attempting to make a first kayak descent down the upper reaches of the White Nile, it brought back memories of my own first descent in Africa, and how lucky I was to have survived.

Red Sea Sharks Made in Israel?

Firas Al-Atraqchi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Firas Al-Atraqchi

A German tourist was mauled to death by a shark off Egypt's Red Sea coast Sunday, but if popular rumors on the street are to be believed, it was the I...

Kin Tut's Grandfather, Pharaoh Amenhotep III, Carved In Statue Discovered In Egypt

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Exactly eighty-eight years after another historic Egyptian discovery, archaeologists conducting a routine dig Thursday unearthed the top half of a red...

German Company Faces Criminal Complaint Over Abuses in Sudan Dam

Peter Bosshard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Peter Bosshard

The criminal complaint against Lahmeyer International is a pioneering example of how transnational corporations can be held to account for human rights abuses on their projects.

Reflections on Revisiting Cairo 20 Years Later - Egypt on the Rise

Howard Steven Friedman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Howard Steven Friedman

I first visited Cairo as a student nearly 20 years ago. I remember vividly the friendliness of the people and the blazing heat. I return to Cairo no...

Will Smith's Last Pharaoh vs. Egypt's History by Hollywood

Aladdin Elaasar | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Aladdin Elaasar

Will Smith's upcoming movie sheds light on long forgotten Egyptian history. If you want to know the true story of the Last Pharaoh of Egypt, you'd better pay attention to what's going on in Egypt today and in the near future.

A Revolution in the Making?

Aladdin Elaasar | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Aladdin Elaasar

A sense of frustration, hopelessness and repression seems to be haunting Egyptian youth and the older people as well, struggling to make ends meet. The result has impacted Egyptian society.

Is Egypt's Economy in Crisis?

Aladdin Elaasar | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Aladdin Elaasar

Egypt is undergoing a severe liquidity crisis caused by the loss of hard currency from few sources: tourism was a key source of foreign exchange and the main engine of growth.