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Egyptian Author, Ahmed Khaled Tawfik Dies at the Age of 55. 

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Egyptian Author, Ahmed Khaled Tawfik Dies at the Age of 55.

In shock, young Egyptian readers shared their condolences on social media for the loss of Ahmed Khaled Tawfik at the age of 55. Tawfik is considered the first contemporary Arab Sci-Fi and Horror author. His writings formed the imaginative mind of an entire generation; it’s no surprise he has been named the godfather.

Tawfik always refused to abandon his home city, Tanta, where he was born in 1962 to move to Cairo. Not many know that Tawfik graduated from Tanta University’s medical school in 1985.He attained a PhD in 1997 and actually worked as professor of medicine at Tanta University, Egypt.  This explains why he was the first Arab writer to explore the medical thriller genre.

In January 1993, Tawfik introduced Arab readers to a new world in his first published saga of  horror/thriller series Ma Waraa Al Tabiaa (‎The Supernatural).Not only he wrote faciniating novels, he also wrote different periodical articles for journals and web-based magazines.

His writing style has appealed to Arab readers, gaining him popularity in the Middle East. Some of his most famous works are:

– Ma Waraa Al Tabiaa (‎in English: The Supernatural) series started in 1992 and its last volume was          Oustorat Alasateer ( The legend of the Legends) published 2014.

– Fantasia series started publishing in 1995.

– Safari series started publishing in 1996

– (Egyptian pocket novels)series which provided translated international novels.

– Ragfat ALkhouf: series of Arabic translations for horror novels.

– WWW. Another series by Tawfik started publishing in 2006.

– Kous Kazah ( Rainbow)  a collection of short stories published 2005.

– Mosoaat AL Thalam ( The Darkness Encyclopedia)2006, a 220 pages dedicated foe horror made with collaboration with Sanad Rashed Dakheel.

– Kosasat Kabela Lelhark (Inflammable Scraps) 2007.

– ALaan Naftah ALsondok ( Now We Open The Box)2007 a collection of stories.

– Akl Bela Jasad (Brain with no Body) 2008 a collection of stories.

– An Arabic translation of Chuck Palahniuk’s novel Fight Club.

– Utopia a fictional, political-minded novel, translated into English by Chip Rosetti.

-Al-Singa (The Knife) is a politically-flavored novel.

– Just Like Icarus is a fictional political-minded novel

People who touch our hearts never die; their memory lives within us. Rest in peace, godfather.

 

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Egypt’s largest Metro Station in The Middle East Inaugurated

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Heliopolis metro station, Egypt’s largest station in the Middle East, has been inaugurated this morning and is ready to receive commuters.

The station is built on a space of 10,000 square metre which makes it the biggest station in the Middle East region, according to the transportation ministry

The construction of the station has began back in 2015 and the station will connect to Cairo International Airport and Al-Salam city.

The new metro station will help reduce around two million commutes above ground, which in return will reduce the traffic congestion. Also, citizens will save the cost of more expensive mean of transportation.

Another point worth mentioning is that the station will include automated machines to purchase tickets directly, in addition to a digital signage system to guide passengers.

 

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El-Sisi Returns Home Following His Participation in UNGA

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President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi returned to Cairo this morning following his participation in the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York.

Earlier today, Bassam Rady the presidential spokesman posted several pictures of the president upon his arrival to the airport and being greeted by Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly, the Defense Minister General Mohamed Zaki, the Speaker of the House of Representatives Ali Abdel-Aal, and the Interior Minister Mahmoud Tawfik, alongside other senior officials.

Pictures also show a number of citizens who were present in the airport and gathered to welcome back El-Sisi to his homeland.

During the President’s visit to the U.S., a number of meetings were held with his counterparts and UN officials in order to discuss means of developing cooperation between the two countries, in addition to tackling issues of common interest.

 

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Egypt to Establish Fourth Terminal at Cairo International Airport

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The Egyptian government announced its plan on building a fourth terminal at Cairo International Airport after reaching an estimated capacity of 75% this year.

The Cairo Airport Company, the operating organization of the airport, has already drawn up the needed studies to build the terminal which hopes to increase the capacity and reduce the traffic on the other three terminals, chair Ahmed Fawzy said in a statement on Friday.

Besides the new terminal, Fawzy revealed a series of development projects that will take place as well, including an upgrade to Terminal 1 and updates to the airport’s baggage handling system.

 

 

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