Piraeus to launch new brokerage firm in CASE

CAIRO: Piraeus Bank in Egypt has approved a proposal to set up a new brokerage firm in the Cairo & Alexandria Stock Exchanges with a total capital of LE 5…

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Factory worker shortage addressed

Factories in the free zone complain of lack of manpowerCAIRO: Despite the unemployment crisis that plagues many of Egypt's poorer governorates, the governorate of Port Said is claiming that it…

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Israel launches full-scale raid into Gaza

Egypt continues efforts to free soldier "before Gaza is destroyed RAFAH: Palestinians dug in behind walls and embankments in the southern Gaza Strip on Wednesday after Israel sent in troops…

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New coins still rare in Cairo

LE 1 and 50 piaster coins are interesting novelties but still a hassleCAIRO: When Yehia Mohamed showed a cab driver the newly introduced LE 1 and 50 piaster coins, the…

Sarah El Sirgany Sarah El Sirgany

Activists continue to push for change

CAIRO: On Tuesday evening, a few hundred activists demonstrated in front of the press syndicate, calling for the release of fellow pro-democracy activists currently detained. Among the demonstrators were several…

Joseph Mayton Joseph Mayton

French court rules Egyptian crash case must be heard in France

PARIS: A French court Tuesday rejected an appeal by families of victims of a plane crash at the Red Sea resort of Sharm El-Sheikh for the civil case to be…

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An accumulation of errors

CAIRO: A committee appointed by Minister of Transportation Mohamed Mansour to investigate the cause of the Al Salam Boccaccio 98 ferry disaster concluded its report yesterday, having found that a…

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A cast of unknowns delivers an outstanding performance in "Awqat Faragh"

"Awqat Faragh (Leisure Time) Director: Mohamed MostafaStory and Script: Mohamed Moqbel and Amr GamalActors: Randa El Beheiry, Ahmed Hatem, Safa, Karim Qassem, Ahmed Haddad, Amr Abed CAIRO: After buying a…

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Egypt's tourist industry continues to grow despite recent bombings

CAIRO: In the last year, Sinai's largest resorts, Sharm El Sheikh and the beach resort of Dahab were targeted by suicide bombers seeking to de-rail Egypt's economy by targeting the…

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Egypt beefs up Gaza border, remains quiet on mediation for kidnapped soldier

CAIRO: Egypt has beefed up security along its border with the Gaza Strip as Israel was poised for an assault against the territory to free one of its kidnapped soldiers,…

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