Egypt marriage costs spark crisis

Soaring costs prevent many young people from getting married, prompting a national debate over the issue.

     

    Many Egyptian adults have been prevented from tying the knot by soaring marriage costs.

    The problem has sparked a crisis and widespread debate in a society that gives marriage a top priority.  

    Hoda Abdel-Hamid reports from Cairo, where Egyptians have frowned upon for not fulfilling the cultural duty.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    'We scoured for days without sleeping, just clothes on our backs'

    'We scoured for days without sleeping, just clothes on our backs'

    The Philippines’ Typhoon Haiyan was the strongest storm ever to make landfall. Five years on, we revisit this story.

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    Russian-Saudi relations could be very different today, if Stalin hadn't killed the Soviet ambassador to Saudi Arabia.

    Daughters of al-Shabab

    Daughters of al-Shabab

    What draws Kenyan women to join al-Shabab and what challenges are they facing when they return to their communities?