Youth explore water problems

CAIRO: There is a precious commodity that isn t traded on any exchange. It is more essential than oil and more useful to the maintenance of civilization than any metal.…

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State Department calls human rights records of Arab allies poor, problematic

WASHINGTON: The State Department called the human rights records of key Arab allies poor or problematic on Wednesday, citing flawed elections and torture of prisoners in Egypt, beatings, arbitrary arrests…

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Migrant workers face abuse

CAIRO: On Feb. 3, over 1,000 people died when a passenger ferry traveling from the Saudi Arabian town of Dubah to the Egyptian port of Safaga sank off the Red…

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A life fashioned from stone

CAIRO: Adam Henein is known in the art world as the man who makes stone speak. The carved depth of his sculptures has made him an internationally acclaimed artist and…

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South Korean president says investment inhibited by lack of information

Intro: CAIRO: On the second day of his visit to Egypt, South Korean President Roh Moo-Hyun said yesterday that while he is mystified by the dearth of his country s…

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Official promises broken

CAIRO: Less than a week after parliament promised to amend the law to prohibit the detainment of journalists as a result of their stories, an independent female reporter was sentenced…

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Top reformist in ruling party resigns in protest over lack of democratic change

CAIRO: A senior member of Egypt s ruling party announced his resignation from the party Tuesday to protest what he called its failure to implement democratic reforms.Osama El Ghazali Harb…

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Western demands on Hamas are unfair so Egypt says

CAIRO: An adviser to President Hosni Mubarak said on Tuesday the Palestinian Islamist group Hamas would be wrong to make unilateral concessions to Israel and Western calls for it do…

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Norwegian telecom company mulls bidding for third license

OSLO: Norway s largest telecoms company Telenor is considering a bid for Egypt s third mobile phone license, spokesman Esben Tuman Johnsen told Reuters on Wednesday. Telenor has been aggressively…

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New natural gas field discovered in Sinai Peninsula

EL-ARISH, Egypt: Egypt has discovered a new natural gas field in the northern Sinai, the local government announced Tuesday.The state oil company Petrobel uncovered the field near the Sinai village…

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