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Chinese workers freed after Cairo kidnapping: embassy

By AFP CAIRO: Two Chinese workers, kidnapped for ransom in Cairo on Thursday in a sign of growing insecurity a year after the ouster of Hosni Mubarak, were released after several hours, an embassy official said. “They are free,” embassy spokesperson Lu Jingchun told AFP, without providing details of how the pair’s release had been …


Two Chinese workers kidnapped for ransom in Cairo

By AFP CAIRO: Two Chinese workers were kidnapped for ransom in Cairo on Thursday, an embassy official said, in a sign of growing insecurity in the Egyptian capital a year after the ouster of veteran strongman Hosni Mubarak. “Two Chinese workers were hijacked by gunmen this morning in Cairo, they want money,” an embassy official …


All 25 Chinese workers kidnapped in Egypt freed

BEIJING: China said Wednesday that 25 Chinese workers kidnapped by Egyptian Bedouins demanding the release of their Islamist relatives had been freed. The incident comes days after 29 Chinese in Sudan were captured by rebels who attacked their camp in volatile South Kordofan state, where they were involved in a road-building project. They have still …


Sudan, Egypt abductions highlight risks to Chinese

By Scott Mcdonald / AP BEIJING: The plight of two groups of Chinese workers in Africa — one freed Wednesday a day after being snatched in Egypt and the other in captivity for a fifth day in Sudan — highlights the dangers China faces as its worldwide presence grows. China has developed strong economic ties in …


Bedouins seize 25 Chinese workers: security

CAIRO: Egyptian Bedouins on Tuesday captured 25 Chinese workers in Sinai to demand the release of Islamist relatives detained over bombings in the peninsula between 2004 and 2006, a security official said. The Chinese nationals — technicians and engineers who work for a military-owned cement factory in the Lehfen area of central Sinai — were …


Bedouin kidnap Chinese workers in Sinai

ISMAILIA: Bedouin in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsulas kidnapped 25 mostly Chinese cement factory workers on Tuesday, demanding that authorities free fellow tribesmen from prison, sources from the tribe said. "We will not release the Chinese until our demand for the release of these sons of Sinai are met," said one of the Bedouin who wanted to …


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