Monthly Archives: November 2009

The Cookie Diet

Hollywood’s fad dieters have turned to eating cookies to lose weight. The Cookie Diet, which was created in 1975 by Dr. Sanford Siegal, MD (known as the “Cookie Doctor”), has helped half a million people lose weight, according to cookiediet.com, …

Zad el-Mosafer is worth more than the treasures of Qaroun

Abdo Gobair is taking it easy. He can afford to: he has already corrected one set of proofs of his new novel, and is waiting for the next, hopefully final set to be ready. “The Other Lake" represents a departure …

Budget airline launching in Cairo

During tough times in the travel and tourism business a new low-cost airline is launching in Cairo.

The Sharjah-based Air Arabia and the Egyptian hospitality company Travco Group International recently announced a partnership to form Air Arabia Egypt for budget …

Opposition leader banned from traveling to US

Former presidential candidate and leader of the opposition Al-Ghad Party Ayman Nour said Wednesday that he had been barred from traveling to the United States by Egypt’s prosecutor-general.

“Prosecutor-General Abdel Magid Mahmoud informed me that I could not travel to …

9 classes, 1 school closed for H1N1

Governors across the country continued to close schools, classes, and kindergartens to fight the spread of the virus H1N1, also known as swine flu. Yesterday, nine classrooms in five governorates were shuttered, in addition to a lecture hall at Suez …