Nour's top lawyer missing: wife

CAIRO: Jailed opposition leader Ayman Nour s top lawyer and a colleague have gone missing, Nour s wife and spokeswoman, Gamila Ismail, told AFP Saturday. Amir Salem, the lead defense

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Calling with one voice

CAIRO: The Minister of Religious Endowments Mahmoud Hamdi Zaqzouq announced at a press conference on Sunday that the government, with the support of the Grand Mufti Ali Gomaa, has approved

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State targets opposition amid calls to extend emergency law, say activists

CAIRO: The state has recently upped the ante in its attempt to thwart the political opposition, say observers and activists."Over the past few days, we've witnessed a resurgence of the

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Behind the lines

CAIRO: For most, life, with its continuous struggles, is hard enough as it is. Living in a war zone makes it even more of a challenge. "Absent unravels the story

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Opposition voices anger over renewal of Emergency Laws

CAIRO: With only days to go until the expiration of Egypt's highly controversial Emergency Law, the Parliament Sunday passed a measure to extend the legislation for another two years. Condemned

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Egypt and Jordan push for revival of peace talks

AMMAN: Jordan s King Abdullah and President Hosni Mubarak have agreed to ask major powers to revive Middle East peace talks next month to pre-empt Israeli unilateral moves, their foreign

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Three killed as police sweep Sinai for bomb suspects

CAIRO: Three Egyptians were killed Sunday in clashes that broke out when police raided northern Sinai to hunt down the group responsible for the deadly bombings in Dahab, security sources

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Muslim Brotherhood leader criticizes Sinai blasts, supports Palestinian bombings

CAIRO: The Muslim Brotherhood condemns the terror bombings in Sinai this week, but it supports Palestinian attacks against Israel, the group s leader said Friday.Speaking in an interview with the

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Zoning industry

CAIRO: The theory of comparative advantage is entrenched in modern economic dogma. Countries specialize in the few goods that they can produce more efficiently relative to other goods and procure

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Forty-five injured in train crash

CAIRO: Two trains collided at a station in northern Egypt Monday, derailing four carriages and injuring 45 people, police said.None of the injured was in serious condition and all were

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