Despite national and international outcry, the Egyptian government has begun to demolish the 30 remaining historic houseboats on the riverside ... of the Nile in Giza, Cairo, citing a lack of registration. The move has angered residents and activists who accuse the state of erasing an important part of the country’s identity from its Golden Age era.
Preparations for the next World Cup, which will take place from 21 November to 18 December in Qatar, have entered their final stretch. According to projections, the country, which has a population of less than 3 million, is expected to welcome around 1.5 million fans, a flow of people equivalent to 50% of its population.
A real logistical challenge, therefore, but also a security one. Doha is throwing serious resources at the problem, and multiplying partnership agreements. The Qatari authorities have asked Morocco for support in terms of intelligence and security.