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Egyptian FM meets with Russian envoy

  /  April 16, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  3 Comments

Nabil Fahmy and Russian counterparts discuss bilateral relations, security situation

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51 referred to criminal court for Helwan violence

  /  April 16, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

Prosecution refers 51 suspects to criminal court on charges that include murder and vandalism

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Sexual violence against Egypt women goes unpunished: Report

  /  April 16, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

Sexual assaults on women protesters were reported during demonstrations after the 2011 fall of Hosni Mubarak, and then under the military junta which ruled Egypt after him and again during protests against president Mohamed Morsi, they said in a report.

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Explosion in Sinai injures police officer

  /  April 16, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

Armed forces and police step up security campaign in volatile North Sinai

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Israel, Palestinian peace meet postponed after killing

  /  April 16, 2014  /  Politics, Region  /  2 Comments

Israel’s army and police were still hunting for the suspected gunman on Wednesday, after carrying out extensive searches around Idhna.

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Journalists in Egypt ‘have become a target from all sides’: Rights groups

  /  April 16, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  2 Comments

Two rights groups release statements condemning ongoing attacks on journalists

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Tech giants look to skies to spread Internet

  /  April 16, 2014  /  Technology  /  1 Comment

Google took a step in that direction this week with the acquisition of Titan Aerospace, a maker of solar-powered drones that can help boost Internet access to remote areas.

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Samsung executive says Galaxy S5 to outsell S4, sees second quarter rollout for Tizen phone

  /  April 16, 2014  /  Technology  /  1 Comment

A smooth launch is crucial for Samsung, which reported its second straight quarter of profit decline earlier this month as margins in the key smartphone business come under growing pressure from cheaper Chinese rivals.

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TE Data launches M3ak service for the disabled

  /  April 16, 2014  /  Technology  /  1 Comment

The company hired 10 employees with hearing disabilities to serve similarly disabled clients

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One student dead, two journalists wounded at Cairo University

  /  April 15, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  3 Comments

Reports indicate live ammunition was used during dispersal; Ministry of Interior denies claims

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Arab youth environmental conference kicks off in Hurghada

  /  April 15, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

Red Sea to become a green governorate, says governor

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Armed forces finalise plans to build 1m youth residential units

  /  April 15, 2014  /  Business  /  1 Comment

Construction on the project, launched by former defence minister Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi, is expected to begin in December

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Court ruling prohibits Brotherhood from running in elections

  /  April 15, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  4 Comments

Primary Alexandria Court forbids SEC from accepting the nomination of members of the Muslim Brotherhood in upcoming polls

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Morocco’s economic growth slows in first quarter as agricultural output falls

  /  April 15, 2014  /  Business  /  2 Comments

Reuters  – Morocco’s economic growth slowed sharply to 2.5% in the first quarter from a year earlier, and is likely to ease slightly again this quarter as agricultural output shrinks, the country’s planning agency said read the rest…

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UAE’s Air Arabia bets on Ras Al Khaimah hub

  /  April 15, 2014  /  Business  /  1 Comment

The Sharjah-based budget carrier, which currently operates out of three hubs in the Gulf and North Africa region, signed an agreement with the RAK government in February declaring it the official carrier for the emirate and RAK airport as its new hub.

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Mortar fire on Syria schools kills child, hurts 40: Media

  /  April 15, 2014  /  Politics, Region  /  1 Comment

AFP – Mortar rounds fired on schools in the Syrian capital on Tuesday killed a child and wounded more than 40 people, among them more children, state media said. Rebels fighting to oust President Bashar read the rest…

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UN’s Iran rights watchdog slams case of death-row woman

  /  April 15, 2014  /  Politics  /  1 Comment

AFP- A UN human rights monitor on Monday urged Tehran to halt the planned execution of an Iranian woman for the alleged murder of a former intelligence official, saying her trial had been deeply flawed. read the rest…

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Ukraine leader says Russia wants to set southeast ‘on fire’

  /  April 15, 2014  /  Politics  /  2 Comments

Oleksandr Turchynov’s impassioned charges against Ukraine’s historic master came only hours after a “frank and direct” exchange on the crisis between US President Barack Obama and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin.

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Civil society organisations call for budget transparency

  /  April 15, 2014  /  Business  /  2 Comments

Finance ministry has failed to meet legal obligations in publishing budget drafts for the state, economic bodies and public sector, joint statement says

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Saudi Arabia imposes fines, jail terms for visa lapses

  /  April 15, 2014  /  Business  /  2 Comments

Punishment ranging from fines and jail terms to confiscation of assets and deportation may be imposed, escalating a year-long crackdown on visa irregularities that have been overlooked for decades.

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Gulf support should not substitute for long-term economic reform: IMF official

  /  April 15, 2014  /  Business  /  1 Comment

Egypt must address “imbalances in the budget”, generate jobs, and improve living standards, says Massod Ahmed, IMF’s Middle East director

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Catherine Ashton voices praise for EU election monitoring, concern for Minya 529

  /  April 15, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  2 Comments

EU High Representative delivers varying messages on Egypt before Foreign Affairs Council meeting

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Egypt’s SODIC settles with government over Eastown project

  /  April 15, 2014  /  Business  /  1 Comment

Reuters – Property developer SODIC has signed a dispute settlement with Egypt’s government, agreeing to pay EGP 900m ($129m) over seven years after a revaluation of its Eastown scheme in Cairo, the company said on read the rest…

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Cairo University SAC march dispersal leaves 2 critically wounded, 1 reported dead

  /  April 14, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  3 Comments

AFTE outlined ongoing security violations Sunday, as journalist was shot dead during separate clashes

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Al-Sisi becomes first candidate to submit documents for presidential elections

  /  April 14, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  2 Comments

Former military chief says Egypt needs between EGP 3tn and 4tn to recover economically

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Israel minister warns Kerry over ‘surrender’ to Iran

  /  April 14, 2014  /  Politics, Region  /  1 Comment

AFP- Israel’s intelligence minister Monday slammed as unacceptable comments by US Secretary of State John Kerry on negotiations with Iran over its nuclear programme which he said indicated a “surrender” to Tehran. “The things Kerry read the rest…

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AFTE outlines ongoing security violations as journalist critically wounded during clashes

  /  April 14, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  2 Comments

At least one person was shot and killed Monday at a Cairo University SAC march

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Egypt ranks second in the World’s Richest Arabs list: Forbes Middle East

  /  April 14, 2014  /  Business, Trade  /  2 Comments

According to Forbes Middle East’s counts, the total worth of the Egyptian Sawiris family is $13.2bn

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Algeria presidential campaign winds up with recriminations

  /  April 14, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

AFP-  Final campaign rallies were held for Algeria’s presidential election on Sunday after the incumbent Abdelaziz Bouteflika and his only real rival Ali Benflis waged a war of words. The 77-year-old Bouteflika, despite ailing health read the rest…

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Hezbollah shifts tactics, narrative for Syria fight

  /  April 14, 2014  /  Politics, Region  /  1 Comment

Shedding its guerrilla tactics to fight alongside an army

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