Building fire

Fire destroys more than 50 shops in Cairo’s Shubra

A huge fire erupted Saturday in Cairo’s Shubra neighbourhood, destroying more than 50 shops reported Al-Ahram Arabic website.   Seventeen firefighting trucks were sent to the scene to control the blaze. Several injuries, mainly from smoke inhalation, have been reported. … read more



Egypt tightens regulations on endangered animals

It’s a start but does not go far enough to protect all animals in Egypt from cruelty, torture and killing. Before you read the story below – take a minute to sign an online petition asking Egypt to make it … read more

Egypt Essentials


Swine Flu Factoids

Swine influenza, or flu, is a contagious respiratory disease that affects pigs. When the flu spreads person-to-person, instead of from animals to humans, it can continue to mutate, making it harder to treat or fight, because people have no natural … read more

Expat Essentials


Dog Theft On The Rise In Cairo

While not a new phenomenon, professional dog-napping is on the rise in Cairo.  Every dog is at risk but pure bred dogs are popular and as a result more valuable. Many dog thefts occur outside restaurants, shops, and from parked … read more

Expat Experts


Keeping Cool Without Air Conditioning

Summer is here and that means heat!  It’s the time when we turn on the AC to beat the soaring temperatures Many of us use air conditioners but we can all save money by using them less.   And we can’t … read more