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Defiant Egypt workers pose challenge to next president

  /  April 24, 2014  /  Politics  /  1 Comment

In the years since Mubarak’s overthrow in 2011, workers have staged persistent strikes across the country

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My liberal times in Oum al Dounia – (Part One)

  /  April 23, 2014  /  Opinion  /  2 Comments

By Dr Ronald Meinardus After nearly eight years at the helm of the Cairo Office of the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Liberty (FNF), Germany’s liberal think tank, Dr Ronald Meinardus, who has, on and off, read the rest…

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Paying for giant Nile Dam itself, Ethiopia thwarts Egypt but takes risks

  /  April 23, 2014  /  Business  /  No Comments

Reuters Insight by Aaron Maasho Ethiopia’s bold decision to pay for a huge dam itself has overturned generations of Egyptian control over the Nile’s waters, and may help transform one of the world’s poorest countries into a read the rest…

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Sabahy meets Al-Dostour Party figures

  /  April 23, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

They discussed coordinating support after the party announced earlier this month that it is backing the presidential candidate

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US to deliver Apache helicopters to Egypt, relaxing hold on aid

  /  April 23, 2014  /  Business  /  1 Comment

The decision will help Egypt’s counter-terrorism operations in the Sinai Peninsula, the Pentagon said.

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Egypt to pay some $1bn owed oil firms within two months: Minister

  /  April 23, 2014  /  Business  /  1 Comment

Reuters - Egypt will pay about $1bn of the money it owes to foreign oil companies within the next two months, the state’s MENA news agency said, quoting Oil Minister Sherif Ismail. Egypt says it owes some $6.3bn to read the rest…

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Egypt issues law barring challenges to state deals

  /  April 23, 2014  /  Business  /  No Comments

Reuters- Egypt’s interim President Adly Mansour on Tuesday approved a law that would restrict the right to challenge state business and real estate deals to only the government, its involved institutes and business partners, a read the rest…

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Egypt foils attempt to smuggle Jewish antiquities

  /  April 23, 2014  /  Culture  /  1 Comment

The artefacts were discovered in the Mediterranean city of Damietta as they were about to be shipped to Belgium, a ministry statement said on April 18, 2014.

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Religion and tradition

  /  April 23, 2014  /  Culture  /  1 Comment

Egyptians celebrated two major national holidays during the past few days

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Too hoarse race

  /  April 22, 2014  /  Opinion  /  1 Comment

By Philip Whitfield Too cute? You try. Two’s company, three’s a crowd (corny); Spin doctors (better); Whispering campaign (true); Rope a dope (scurrilous). What’s being spoon-fed? Battle lines drawn, littered through copy with adjectival innuendo: read the rest…

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Dutch youth debate Egypt issues, path to democracy

  /  April 22, 2014  /  In Focus  /  1 Comment

The following articles are written by groups of Dutch students as part of a yearly event for students in their last year of high school. This year, they focused on finding solutions for a more stable Egypt, under the banner “Egypt: the road to democracy”

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Decision to refer Presidential Elections Law to SCC due 29 April

  /  April 22, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

Constitutional expert believes it is near impossible for the law to be reconsidered

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Palestinians play down threat to dismantle Authority

  /  April 22, 2014  /  Politics  /  No Comments

Palestinian negotiators had warned that they may hand responsibility for governing the occupied territories back to Israel if peace talks remain stalled,

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EU calls for speedy implementation of Ukraine accord

  /  April 22, 2014  /  Politics, World  /  No Comments

“We call on all sides to respect the terms and conditions of the agreement in Geneva,” a spokesman for EU foreign affairs chief Catherine Ashton said

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Dubai’s Emaar properties posts 55% rise in Q1 profit

  /  April 22, 2014  /  Business  /  No Comments

Reuters – Dubai’s Emaar Properties reported a 55% rise in first-quarter net profit on Tuesday, as the region’s economic recovery brought consumers back to its malls and shopping units, and house buyers returned to the read the rest…

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Islamic finance body IIFM eyes first sukuk standard

  /  April 22, 2014  /  Business  /  No Comments

Reuters – The Bahrain-based International Islamic Financial Market (IIFM) will develop its first standard contract template for sukuk (Islamic bonds), and aims to double the number of its standards as early as next year, its read the rest…

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North Korea ‘may be close to nuclear test’ warns Seoul

  /  April 22, 2014  /  Politics, World  /  No Comments

North Korea has conducted three nuclear tests – in 2006, 2009 and 2013 – all at the Punggye-ri site in the northeast of the country

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Port Said Massacre retrial hearing postponed

  /  April 22, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

The retrial of 11 defendants will resume on 18 June

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MERS death toll hits 81 in Saudi

  /  April 22, 2014  /  Politics, Region  /  No Comments

Health minister sacked

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Libyan charter panel elects liberal to lead constituent assembly

  /  April 22, 2014  /  Politics, Region  /  No Comments

Ali Tarhuni, a liberal politician and former rebel minister, was elected to head Libya’s constituent assembly

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Dubai to sell 15-year benchmark sukuk Tuesday

  /  April 22, 2014  /  Business  /  No Comments

Reuters – The government of Dubai plans to sell a benchmark-sized, US dollar-denominated sukuk with a lifespan of 15 years on Tuesday, a document from lead managers said. Initial price thoughts on the Islamic bond read the rest…

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Mideast consortium agrees $500m National Petroleum Services buy

  /  April 22, 2014  /  Business  /  1 Comment

Reuters – A consortium of Gulf-based investors including Fajr Capital and Arab Petroleum Investment Corp (APICORP) have agreed on a deal to acquire Dubai-based oilfield services firm National Petroleum Services, Fajr said on Tuesday. The read the rest…

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ICD boosting activity in Africa to widen Islamic finance appeal

  /  April 22, 2014  /  Business  /  2 Comments

Reuters – The private sector arm of the Jeddah-based Islamic Development Bank plans to increase its activities in Africa, part of plans to widen the appeal of Islamic finance across the region, its chief executive read the rest…

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At least 17 drown in Sham El Neseem celebrations

  /  April 22, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

The victims drowned in several separate incidents

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All eyes on $1 trillion

  /  April 21, 2014  /  In Focus  /  1 Comment

African agribusiness is set for a huge leap, according to a World Bank report

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Egypt to lift natural gas prices for homes, businesses

  /  April 21, 2014  /  Business  /  2 Comments

Price hike only affects users connected to gas grid, most citizens not connected to grid

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Saudi sentences five to death over 2003 Qaeda attacks

  /  April 21, 2014  /  Region  /  1 Comment

Dozens of Saudis and expats were killed and wounded that year in car bombings

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Biden heads to Ukraine as Russia accuses Kiev of violating accord

  /  April 21, 2014  /  Politics, World  /  No Comments

Russia accused Ukraine of flouting an international accord meant to diffuse the crisis over its separatist east

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Jihadist group in Libya releases video of sobbing hostage

  /  April 21, 2014  /  Politics, Region  /  1 Comment

The hostage, Mohamed ben Sheikh, is shown crying during the five minute video as he calls on Tunisia’s president to help rescue him

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Aswan reconciliation committee promises compensation

  /  April 21, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Head of reconciliation committee says two feuding tribes on the path to peace

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