Congress mulls benefits of aid to Egypt versus cost

WASHINGTON: The Bush administration urged Congress on Wednesday not to cut U.S. aid to Egypt, arguing such punishment for Cairo s democracy crackdown would damage U.S. national interests. Since 1979,…

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Mideast leaders gather in Egypt for economic forum

CAIRO: Arab and Israeli political and business leaders are to meet for three days in Egypt s resort of Sharm El-Sheikh from Saturday, only a month after the Sinai was…

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Interbank rate falls to 8.05 percent

CAIRO: The median overnight interbank rate on the pound slipped to 8.05 percent on Thursday from Wednesday s 8.099 percent because the central bank accepted fewer funds than expected in…

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Haim Saban in group mulling Univision bid

NEW YORK: Haim Saban, the billionaire media and entertainment investor, is part of a private equity group considering a bid for Spanish-language broadcaster Univision, sources familiar with the matter said…

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Sixth Egyptian dies of bird flu

CAIRO: A 75-year-old woman died of bird flu in Egypt on Thursday, the sixth death caused by the disease, a World Health Organization (WHO) official said. John Jabbour said the…

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Watching houses of worship crumble

CAIRO: As sectarian tension has grown in Egypt over the past few years, Copts have become more vocal about their concerns with the decades-long difficulties facing the building and restoration…

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Saving 1,500-year-old manuscripts

CAIRO: In Wadi Al Natroun lies the Coptic monastery Deir El Surian, whose library houses an estimated 2,000 of the earliest Christian manuscripts and fragments dating back as far as…

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Cairo hopes new yellow cabs can provide a cleaner, gentler ride

CAIRO: Riding a Cairo taxi is like being trapped in a pinball machine. These rickety, un-air conditioned crates, their seats caked with grime, careen around corners and charge through red…

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Activists protest violence against Egyptian journalists

CAIRO: More than 200 activists staged a loud demonstration in front of the press syndicate Tuesday evening, vehemently criticizing the use of force against journalists covering last week's protests."Down .…

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Opposition call for an all-night protest in support of judges

CAIRO: Activists are expected to take to the streets in protest today, despite an official statement by the government warning of the consequences. In an effort to avoid more violent…

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