Median overnight interbank rate steady at 8.25 percent

CAIRO: The median overnight rate on the pound was 8.25 percent on Tuesday, little changed from Monday s 8.288 percent, bankers said. They were awaiting the result of a central

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The winding journey of The Constant Gardener

CAIRO: For decades, Africa s role in Hollywood was restricted to a mere backdrop of picturesque exotic locations. Classics like Out of Africa, King Salmon s Mines, Mogambo and The

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Raising awareness about dangers of Hepatitis B crucial

CAIRO: Although flu-like symptoms, nausea, stomachache, skin rash and yellow eyes and skin are all signs of a hepatitis B infection, experiencing them can actually be good news. These symptoms

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Admit to the causes of sectarian violence

The Alexandria riots are something that Egypt needs to figure out; what is causing all this hate? We have heard that this is an anomaly and it doesn't happen often,

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Kafr El Sheikh growing into new oil and gas hotspot

CAIRO: Banque du Caire has signed a LE 200 million agreement with Trans Gas Company to finance delivering natural gas to the Kafr Al Sheikh governorate in Egypt. Within the

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Sectarian violence dominates local and international news

CAIRO: Sectarian violence between Muslims and Christians in Alexandria and the death of a 24-year-old Muslim man made the headlines in Egypt's national and independent press, with the incidents also

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Jailed opposition leader threatens new hunger strike

CAIRO: The jailed leader of the opposition El-Ghad (Tomorrow) party will go on a hunger strike if the prosecution does not improve the conditions of his detention, his wife and

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Estonian soldier pardoned in UAE, avoids flogging: official

TALLINN: An Estonian soldier who was sentenced in the United Arab Emirates to a month in jail and 80 lashes for sexually harassing an Egyptian policewoman while drunk has been

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Amid arrests, activists urge official recognition of the Brotherhood

CAIRO: Activists renewed calls for official recognition of Islamist opposition group the Muslim Brotherhood after dozens of the banned party s members were arrested in recent weeks. We call for

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Two prominent judges sent to disciplinary board

CAIRO: The Egyptian government has sent two prominent judges to a disciplinary board for possible expulsion from the judiciary, raising the stakes in a conflict between the government and judges

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