Jordan denies rift with Syria for Egypt to settle

AMMAN: Jordan strongly denied Monday reported comments by President Hosni Mubarak suggesting that Cairo was mediating a crisis between Amman and Damascus. There is no Egyptian mediation bid between Jordan…

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European monitors close Gaza crossing with Egypt

GAZA CITY: European monitors closed the Gaza Strip s border crossing with Egypt on Tuesday in response to a security alert in the area, officials said.Europeans at the Rafah crossing…

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Students connect with the stock market

CAIRO: The American University in Cairo (AUC) will establish a finance lab that will be connected directly to the Cairo and Alexandria Stock Exchange (CASE) The facility, which will include…

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Median interbank rate rises to 8.24 percent

CAIRO: The median overnight interbank rate on the pound rose to 8.24 percent on Tuesday from 8.058 percent on Monday, sidelined by a Central Bank auction of seven-day certificates, bankers…

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Economic reforms slacken as task gets harder

Reuters CAIRO: The pace of Egypt s economic reform has slowed down as the government faces tough political choices on cutting spending and finds it harder to sell state-owned firms…

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Award-winning blogger to be released from jail

CAIRO: Egyptian authorities on Tuesday ordered the release of an award-winning blogger arrested last month during protests in support of judges demanding greater judicial independence, relatives and friends said. Alaa…

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Eight drown as Nile boat sinks

CAIRO: Eight Egyptians drowned on Tuesday when their overloaded sail boat being used as a ferry capsized on the River Nile in Upper Egypt, police said. The boat, sailing near…

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Fury in Egypt over Ghana's Israeli flag waver

Agence France-Presse CAIRO: Ghana defender John Paintsil s waving of an Israeli flag to celebrate his team s World Cup goals drew a barrage of insults and furious reactions in…

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Making AIDS a private sector responsibility

Thirty companies join the fight against the global epidemicCAIRO: More than 30 of Egypt's biggest private sector companies have recently joined the fight against AIDS in Egypt, making this global…

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Press Round-up: Discussions between Mubarak and Abdullah make headlines

Palestinian issues, student exams top local newsCAIRO: President Hosni Mubarak's summit with King Abdullah II of Jordan in the Red Sea resort of Sharm El-Sheikh dominated headlines; the leaders discussed…

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