Colombians held by Bedouins arrive at embassy in Cairo

BOGOTA, Colombia: Six Colombians kidnapped by tribesmen and held for months in the Egyptian desert while trying to cross illegally into Israel have arrived safely at Colombia s embassy in

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Press round-up: Pope's comments on Islam makes headlines around the world

School starts without a tour by the minister of educationCAIRO: Independent and national newspapers focused heavily on Pope Benedict s comments on Islam and the Prophet Mohammed and the consequences

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Tourism numbers fall for third month running

CAIRO: The number of people visiting Egypt fell 5.5 percent year-on-year in July, according to figures available on Monday, the third consecutive monthly drop since April bombings in a Red

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Still not your ideal swimming pool, Nile cleaned up

CAIRO: The waters of the Nile are running cleaner this week after dozens of volunteers taking part in a United Nations-sponsored drive removed more than a ton of trash from

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Egyptian dance brings life to City of the Dead

Agence France-PresseCAIRO: In the depths of Cairo s City of the Dead, Umm Essam unveils her latest creation: a blood-red bellydance costume, complete with golden pearls. But there are no

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Back to basics for aspiring writers

Creative writing workshop encourages young writers to express themselves in their native languageCAIRO: In an attempt to resurrect a passion for Arabic writing, Maadi's Kotob Khan bookstore recently launched a

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Kodak shifts focus in Egyptian market

CAIRO: In a move to improve slumping profits, photography giant Kodak is handing over a major chunk of its Egyptian operations to a new, domestically-based group, company officials announced this

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Egypt lawmakers demand Vatican ties be frozen

Pope s apology fails to stem Muslim angerCAIRO: Egyptian lawmakers on Monday demanded diplomatic ties with the Vatican be suspended in protest at Pope Benedict XVI s use of a

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Mubarak says Israel could free many Palestinians

CAIRO: President Hosni Mubarak said the number of Palestinian prisoners Israel is ready to release in exchange for a captured soldier is higher than expected, the official MENA news agency

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