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40 YEARS OF MAJALLA

From the Archives: Ronald Reagan speaks with Majalla
President Reagan wore a grey suit, a white shirt and a blue tie. He seemed fit and well after his holiday in California. Indeed, he said that he had not felt this active or fit before. In fact, the crisis in Lebanon has not left a mark—not a single wrinkle—on his face. It is clear that he is a man…
Saudi Arabia Explores its Dromedary Heritage Potential
After activating the new tourist visa regime in 2019, Saudi Arabia has become a new destination for tourists who love to explore the Kingdom and experience unique adventures that do not exist anywhere else in the world. One such attraction is the King Abdul Aziz Camel Festival (KAACF) organized by the Saudi Camel Club (SCC). This is one of the biggest in the world with the participation of 38,000 camels and 1800 contestants, both local and international. The activities vary between camel beauty...
Ban All Big Mergers
The oil giants ExxonMobil and Chevron each have assets valued in the hundreds of billions of dollars. Last year, The Wall Street Journal recently revealed, the two companies considered what would have been among the largest corporate mergers in history—a deal that would have reunited parts of the Standard Oil empire that federal trustbusters broke apart in 1911. In the end, ExxonMobil and Chevron didn’t attempt the transaction. But had the companies insisted on it, today’s antitrust authorities ...
Of Women Who Empower
On this occasion of International Women’s Day, we have an opportunity to revisit certain terminology that has always been affiliated with women. ‘Empowering women’ has been the main cause for women in Egypt and the Arab world for decades. No one denies that the majority of women in our region are still striving for their rights even in this day and age.  However, it would be very interesting to take a retrospective look at the achievements of some inspiring women who seemed to empower their soc...
Laughter Yoga in the Frontline Against Coronavirus in Egypt
This week, in a garden in the upscale neighborhood of Zamalek, a group of people gathered in a circle practicing laughter yoga to reduce some of the psychological pressures that have grown with the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. Hundreds of Egyptians are turning to the sport amid the coronavirus pandemic which has increased tension and anxiety and prompted many people to find new, creative ways to overcome the crisis. Sherif Mahmoud, a 46-year-old businessman, was one of the participants ...
It's Not Too Late to Get in Better Shape
If it's been a long time since you've exercised and you're feeling less than fit, you might think that it's too late to make a change. But you're wrong. You can improve your fitness at any age. "The stories in this area are actually very dramatic. Even people 100 years old or older can build muscle strength," says Dr. Edward Phillips, assistant professor of physical medicine and rehabilitation at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Jonathan Bean, a professor in the same department, describes the case ...