Students react to perceived political oppression

Free Student Union elections held in protest of campus clampdown on activismCAIRO: Students for the second year in a row voted this week in parallel, unofficial Free Student Union elections…

Deena Douara Deena Douara

Marry a stranger, say the experts

Campaign warning against marriage between relatives kicks into high gearCAIRO: An awareness campaign targeting the downsides of consanguineous marriages - marriages between blood relatives - will start this month in…

Ahmed Maged Ahmed Maged

Copts call for church reform, greater role for secularists

Spokesman dismisses idea that non-Copts should have say in church affairsCAIRO: Coptic researchers and intellectuals attending the Secular Vision on Church Problems Conference Tuesday demanded reform and a larger role…

Magdy Samaan Magdy Samaan

Government signals shift in avian flu combat policies as disease returns

Luxor case sparks fresh fears of country s ability to deal with another outbreakCAIRO: With the discovery of another avian flu case in poultry last Friday in Luxor, Ministry of…

Ahmed A. Namatalla Ahmed A. Namatalla

Mubarak meets with Palestinian leader in Cairo

CAIRO: President Hosni Mubarak met with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas Wednesday to discuss the latest developments in the Gaza Strip and Palestinian unity talks, an official said. President Abbas and…

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Winter may bring more bird flu, health ministry says

CAIRO: With the onset of winter, there may be an increase in cases of the potentially lethal avian flu virus H5N1 among fowl and humans in Egypt, according to health…

Daily News Egypt Daily News Egypt

Egypt says prisoner swap key to Mideast peace process

CAIRO: Restarting the Middle East peace process depends on an exchange of Palestinian prisoners for an Israeli soldier captured by Gaza militants in June, Egyptian Foreign Minister Ahmed Abul-Gheit said…

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Egypt briefly detains Palestinian legislator found with $2 million in suitcase at Gaza border

Associated PressRAFAH: A Palestinian legislator who tried to return from Egypt to Gaza was briefly detained Tuesday when found to be carrying $2 million in a suitcase, Egyptian security officials…

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New Egyptian Austrian Business Council to push for bilateral economic relations

CAIRO: Representatives of Egypt and Austrian public and private sectors came together this week to celebrate the establishment of the Egyptian Austrian Business Council.The high profile event included speeches by…

Sarah El Sirgany Sarah El Sirgany

Questioning reality but visualizing life

Does one truly have a distinct vision of what is real and what is an illusion?Love is the world's infinite mutability; Lies, hatred, murder even, are all knit up in…

Farah El Alfy Farah El Alfy