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Food prices see pre-Ramadan spike in Egypt

By Reem Abdellatif CAIRO: As rates of imported and domestic raw materials increased by 50 percent, Egypt’s prices of sugar, yogurt, milk, coffee beans, nuts and meat are on the rise, also affected by the traditional pressure on food costs during Ramadan In Cairo’s posh district of Zamalek, Mohamed Roteb, manager of the meat, poultry, …


Analysis: Sporadic clashes, unclear politics slow Egypt recovery

By Reem Abdellatif and Amira Salah-Ahmed CAIRO: Sporadic clashes and outbursts of violence in Egypt continue shaking investor confidence and making tourists wary, dissipating whatever buoyancy is built during quieter times. After more than 1,000 were injured during attempts by riot police to forcefully disperse protesters in Tahrir Square on June 28 and June 29, …


Conservatives and Renaissance parties coalesce

By Reem Abdellatif CAIRO: political parties Al-Muhafzeen (Conservatives) and Al-Nahda (Renaissance) announced on Wednesday they will unify in order to “strengthen and enhance” their chances in the elections. Mostafa Abdel-Aziz, former head of the Conservatives, which was founded in 2006, announced that he will be stepping down as president of the party and will relinquish all …


Hundreds demand release of military detainees

By Reem Abdellatif CAIRO: Hundreds gathered Wednesday in Tahrir Square demanding the release of all detained activists, including those taken Sunday night after the commemoration of the Palestinian Nakba at the Israeli embassy in Cairo. At the square, the heart of Egypt’s revolution, were the mothers, friends, and family of Tarek Shalaby and Mosa’ab Elshamy who …


OHC moving forward with Haram Life

By Reem Abdellatif CAIRO: Orascom Housing Communities (OHC) is currently developing the new phase of Haram City, its flagship low-income housing project. The newest phase, called Haram Life, spans 504,000 square meters. Samih Sawiris, chairman and CEO of Orascom Development Holding, which has a majority stake in OHC, said at a conference that Haram Life will …


HRW urges Egypt probe police in Khaled Saeid’s death

By Reem Abdellatif /AP CAIRO: A leading international human rights group on Thursday cast doubt on an Egyptian report about the death of an alleged victim of police brutality and urged authorities to further investigate the incident. The New York-based Human Rights Watch cited testimonies of witnesses who said they saw plainclothes officers beat a 28-year-old …


Libya’s Gaddafi makes new ceasefire offer

TRIPOLI: The government of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi has contacted foreign states offering an immediate ceasefire, but there was skepticism that the proposal could end the three-month-old conflict. The ceasefire offer was unlikely to deflect Western leaders, meeting for a Group of Eight summit in the French seaside resort of Deauville, who say they are …


Egypt to boost investments with Morocco

Minister of Trade and Industry Rachid Mohamed Rachid met with visiting Moroccan Foreign Trade Minister Abdellatif Maazouz on ways to boost trade and economic relations and increase joint investments. The ministers highlighted the importance of establishing a direct maritime line linking Egyptian and Moroccan ports. Both also witnessed the inking of an agreement to establish …

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Egyptian in US pleads guilty for 'support to terrorists'

MIAMI: An Egyptian student who placed a video on the Internet showing how to convert toy cars into bomb detonators pleaded guilty Wednesday to providing material support to terrorists, the central Florida US attorney s office said. Tampa, Florida resident and former University of South Florida engineering student Ahmed Abdellatif Sherif Mohamed, 26, was arrested …


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