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Why Egypt's Queen Nefertiti is one of the original beauty influencers

Nov 24, 2023
When Queen Nefertiti's bust was revealed to the world in 1920's, she caused a commotion in the fashion and beauty industry. "You would see hair salons, for example, in America have replicas of her bust in their windows," said journalist and author Zahra Hankir.
When it was unveiled in the 1920s, Queen Nefertiti's bust was a sensation in the beauty industry. "You would see hair salons in America have replicas of her bust in their windows," said Zahra Hankir. "You would see fashion houses craft lines that were entirely inspired by Nefertiti."

The war in Ukraine is pushing bread prices higher in the Middle East. That could lead to unrest.

Mar 28, 2022
High bread prices have helped topple governments in the region.
Egyptian men work in a bakery at a market in Cairo on March 17, 2022. Russia's invasion of Ukraine has caused wheat prices to soar — necessary for bread, an important food staple in the Middle East.
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Trump calls for "extreme vetting" and more sanctions

Aug 15, 2016
Republican nominee Donald Trump delivered a foreign policy speech in Ohio Monday.
Republican candidate for President Donald Trump holds a campaign event at the Kilcawley Center at Youngstown State University on August 15, 2016 in Youngstown, Ohio. In his address, Trump laid out his foreign policy vision for America.
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Egypt asks for IMF loan to help struggling economy

Jul 29, 2016
The government hopes to shore up its liquidity problem and stabilize the currency.
The Egyptian government is hoping an IMF loan will help stabilize its currency.
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Plane crash the latest shock to Egypt’s tourism sector

May 20, 2016
The country has faced repeated blows to an industry that makes up 11 percent of its GDP.
A group of tourists ride a camel at the Pyramids of Giza compound on October 21, 2013 in Cairo, Egypt.
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Cyprus airport hostage drama ends

Mar 29, 2016
An EgyptAir plane was taken over after a passenger claimed to be wearing a suicide explosive belt.
A man climbs out of the cockpit window of an EgyptAir Airbus A-320 parked at the tarmac of Larnaca airport after it was hijacked and diverted to Cyprus on March 29, 2016. 

Egypt bans some 'Made in China' souvenirs

Jul 30, 2015
The move is aimed at protecting local artisans and their pricier items.

For public good, not for profit.

Without tourists, Egyptian business owners adapt

Jul 21, 2015
Some Egyptian business owners shift to exporting to make up for lost tourists.

Egypt finds alternative to U.S.- made warplanes

Feb 16, 2015
Egypt's purchase of French fighters could say as much about money as politics
Egyptian Foreign Affairs minister Sameh Shoukry and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry gave a press conference as part of the Gaza Donor Conference in Cairo, late 2014. 

Country in revolt? Hire a PR firm.

Jul 11, 2014
Improving the image of foreign governments is big business for US PR firms.