Egypt shifts away from using IPO's to privatize

BEIRUT: The Egyptian government is moving away from using stock listings for privatization because of stock-price declines in the Middle East, Investment Minister Mahmoud Mohieddin said on Thursday. Egypt will…

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Mubarak in Morocco to boost trade

MARRAKESH, Morocco: President Hosni Mubarak arrived in Morocco Thursday on an official visit aimed at boosting trade between the two north African countries and reducing Morocco s marked trade deficit…

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Sports talk

Two recent decisions, by men, have come down hard on women who want to be involved in sports. In Iran, the supreme leader of the country has vetoed a ruling…

Alaa Abdel-Ghani Alaa Abdel-Ghani

COOKING

CAIRO: Many are still hesitant to eat chicken or any type of poultry, as bird flu news never leaves the papers; others are worried about mad cow disease. The result…

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Fashion Focus

CAIRO: The change of seasons is always the perfect excuse to buy new handbags, and this season, men are expected to join this shopping craze. While men should be looking…

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Activists end hunger strike at Tora prison

CAIRO: Demonstrations and protests in Egypt often bring arrests and detentions to the demonstrators. From there they are sent to prisons and detention centers across the nation for 15 days…

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Iranian president's letter opens window onto Muslim world

CAIRO: It s one of those moments of clarity that show the huge gap between how the United States and the West see the world and how Muslims in the…

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U.S. rebukes Egypt over actions against protestors

WASHINGTON: The Bush administration sharply rebuked Egypt on Thursday for its crackdown on demonstrators and warned of growing impatience in Congress toward a country that is a major recipient of…

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Former college professor to appeal sentence

TAMPA: Former college professor Sami Al-Arian will appeal a judge s decision to sentence him to additional prison time for his role in providing support to a Palestinian terrorist group,…

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U.S. Senate proposes $47 million cut to aid to Egypt

CAIRO: The United States Senate quietly added a $47 million cut to aid to Egypt in its latest legislation for war and disaster-recovery funding.The bill allocates some $109 billion toward…

Waleed Khalil Rasromani Waleed Khalil Rasromani