Egypt's top Muslim leader demands clearer papal apology

Associated PressCAIRO: The grand sheikh of Al-Azhar Mosque, the Sunni Arab world s most powerful institution, demanded on Tuesday that Pope Benedict XVI apologize more clearly for insulting Islam. The

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History and future agenda of political party system discussed at high-level seminar

CAIRO: Concurrently as the National Democratic Party held its annual conference, One World Foundation for Development and Civil Society Care hosted a seminar on the history and future of the

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Mahdi Akef accused of incitement to murder

Center for Humanitarian Dialogue files lawsuit against Muslim Brotherhood leaderCAIRO: The Center for Humanitarian Dialogue, an Egyptian human rights group, has filed a lawsuit against the Muslim Brotherhood s Supreme

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Analysts say Bush wasting his time with address to Mideast population

Agence France-PresseCAIRO: Arab commentators on Wednesday dismissed U.S. President George W. Bush s appeal for democracy directly to the people of the region as a patronizing and doomed effort to

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Nile Basin Initiative secures $750 million in funding

Public-private-partnerships now vital to move project forwardCAIRO: The ministers of irrigation of Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia, making up the Eastern Nile basin, announced Tuesday they have secured $750 million in

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Telecom Egypt announces Vodafone Egypt share offer

CAIRO: Telecom Egypt on Wednesday announced its offer to buy up to 24.4 percent of Vodafone Egypt in a move to increase its stake in the mobile phone operator. British

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Women's rights approached from different perspectives

Thebes presents contradictory takes on a vital issue from expertsCAIRO: Improvements in women rights are not always related to the nature of ideologies or the status of democracy prevalent in

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UN report reveals steady poverty rates in world's most vulnerable countries despite 10-year action plan

CAIRO: Poverty rates remain steady or are simply falling slightly in the world's most vulnerable economies, UN Secretary General Kofi Annan argues in two United Nations releases prepared for the

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Resettle or return

Sudanese refugees frustrated by hardships in Egypt dream of being resettled, but there are few slots for thousands of refugees.CAIRO: Sudanese refugees who escaped from the bloody conflict in Darfur

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