Egypt's Attaka to buy state-owned Suez Steel

CAIRO: Egyptian steel company Attaka has won a deal valued at LE 1.1 billion ($192 million) to buy the state s 82 percent stake in Suez Steel, state news agency

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Egyptian market priority for Nokia

The company s strategy in the upcoming phase and the tastes of local consumersCAIRO: With the number of current mobile phone subscribers topping 14 million and with the new third

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Opposition forces say American president's statements imply he wants Gamal in office

CAIRO: U.S. President George Bush's praise for a group of top National Democratic Party (NDP) members close to the president's son and high-profile NDP figure Gamal Mubarak has sparked angry

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Egyptian security forces seize weapons on Gaza border

RAFAH: Egyptian security forces on Tuesday discovered a cache of weapons on the Gaza border destined to be smuggled into the Palestinian territories, security sources said. Thirty-two automatic rifles, around

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Mansour appeals to investors to upgrade transportation

No plans to privatize railroads; $1 billion transport holding company establishedCAIRO: Minister of Transport Mohamed Mansour says the planned LE 8.5 billion upgrades to the country s 100-year-old railway system

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Stocks slightly higher, housing sector up

CAIRO: Stock indexes rose slightly on Wednesday as the housing sector surged, led by gains in Sixth of October Development and Investment (SODIC), which plans a capital increase, traders said.

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Suez dredger sinking kills two, canal shut briefly

ISMAILIA: An Egyptian dredger sank in the Suez Canal on Wednesday, killing two of the 45 crew and prompting a brief closure of the busy international waterway as rescuers searched

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Football round-up

Abdul-Wahab testimony turns into goal festivalBy Ahmad SaiedTens of thousands of Egyptians packed the Military Academy Stadium on Wednesday to bid farewell to Al Ahli s late star Mohamed Abdul

EOHR says government not doing enough to protect citizens in the West and Gulf

CAIRO: In its latest humanitarian report, the Cairo-based Egyptian Organization for Human Rights (EOHR) has examined the complicated cases of Egyptians working abroad and illegal immigration to the West. The

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