Italy states its innocence in alleged kidnapping of Egyptian cleric

ROME: Italy insisted anew Thursday it had no involvement in the alleged CIA kidnapping of an Egyptian cleric in Milan in 2003, after news reports said that an Italian paramilitary…

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El Baradei urges compromise in Iranian nuclear row

AMSTERDAM: The head of the UN nuclear watchdog appealed for a diplomatic solution to the crisis over Iran s nuclear program on Thursday as Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said he…

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President defends extension of controversial Emergency Law

CAIRO: President Honsi Mubarak defended his country s decision to extend the Emergency Law, saying in comments published Wednesday that many democracies had tougher laws in place to fight terror.In…

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Bus plunges into canal, 21 killed

CAIRO: A bus carrying Egyptian workers plunged into a canal Thursday, killing 21 people and injuring 22 others, police said.The accident happened near the Mediterranean port city of Damietta, 160…

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Sinai bombings suspect turns himself in

CAIRO: An Egyptian suspected of involvement in the triple suicide bombings that killed 20 people in the Sinai Peninsula last month surrendered to the security forces, police officials said Thursday.…

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Median overnight interbank rate falls to 8.15 percent

CAIRO: The median overnight interbank rate on the pound fell to 8.15 percent on Thursday from Wednesday s 8.404 percent because the central bank accepted fewer bids than expected in…

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Greek Eurobank says looking for more acquisitions

ATHENS: EFG Eurobank CEO Nikos Nanopoulos said on Thursday the bank was looking for other acquisitions in new countries beyond the Balkans and Turkey, and was eyeing Bank of Alexandria.…

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Insurance brokers concerned with liberalization

CAIRO: The newly-formed Egyptian Insurance Brokers Association (EIBA) is concerned that the latest amendment to the insurance law will threaten the welfare of local brokers.The amendment is currently being discussed…

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Venezuelan Carlos Coste takes free-dive world record with 140 meter plunge

SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt: Venezuelan Carlos Coste set a world record in free-diving on Tuesday, reaching a depth of 140 meters and returning to the surface without scuba equipment in the…

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Poultry industry in supply crunch after bird flu

CAIRO: After five human deaths and 20 million culled birds, Egyptians are returning to chicken as their main source of animal protein, creating a supply crunch as slaughter houses struggle…

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