Al Qahirah Governorate

Tanoura puts kaleidoscopic spin on dervish tradition

In a 500-year-old stone theatre in the Egyptian capital, two young dervishes spin ceaselessly. Slowly, then all at once, they are consumed in a flurry of vivid fabrics.

Born into a lineage of whirling dervishes, Mohamed Adel, 20, takes great pride in the uniquely Egyptian interpretation of the centuries-old ritual known colloquially as "tanoura," or skirt in Arabic.

Pahor declines call to prevent “political” appointments of diplomats

Ljubljana – President Borut Pahor has declined the call by the Marjan Šarec List (LMŠ) not to sign a decree appointing new ambassadors ahead of the general election. He said that postponement of the appointments as part of regular rotation would be unjustified and harm the country’s foreign policy interests in the international community.

Turkish flag carrier celebrates 75th anniversary of its 1st international flight

Turkish Airlines celebrated the 75th anniversary of its first international flight with a small-scale ceremony in Athens, the first international destination of the nation's flag carrier.

In 1947 the company operated its first international flight on a route from the capital Ankara to Istanbul to Athens, Greece, a flight taking took two hours and 40 minutes.