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Egypt cleric 'to ban full veils'

Others | 5 October 2009
Egypt's highest Muslim authority has said he will issue a religious edict against the growing trend for full women's veils, known as the niqab. Sheikh Mohamed Tantawi, dean of al-Azhar university, called full-face veiling a custom that has nothing to do with the Islamic faith. .. More

Downtown: Revival or gentrification?

Others | 5 October 2009
For months, rumors of major real-estate acquisitions in Cairo's downtown district have been rife, raising fears that the city center -- long renowned for its hustle, bustle and local color -- .. More

Baha'is seek marriage contract recognition

Others | 4 October 2009
AFTER winning their fight for recognising their religion in official documents and on identification cards (IDs), Baha'is, a minority in Egypt, are now seeking the recognition of theirmarriagecontracts, .. More

Mubarak: Egyptian-Israeli peace should inspire Tel Aviv

Others | 4 October 2009
President Mubarak called on Israel to reconsider its policies and the way it treats Palestinians and Arabs in general and cited the Egyptian-Israel peace treaty as an inspiration for such .. More

Swine flu fears buried under rubbish threat

Others | 3 October 2009
"Look, that's where the swine flu is going to come from," said a weary Marzouka Beshir, pointing to a pile of rubbish rotting under the blazing sun in Imbaba, a working class neighbourhood in Cairo... More

Egypt signs anti-piracy memo

Others | 3 October 2009
LONDON - Egypt yesterday signed an anti-piracy memorandum in London, insisting defence of the crucial Red Sea waterway was the "primary responsi- bility" of littoral states, the official Middle East News Agency (MENA) reported... More

Ahmed Marwan: "My father was killed"

Others | 3 October 2009
Ahmed Marwan, grandson of late Egyptian President Gamal Abdel Nasser, said he is "certain" that his father, famous political personality Ashraf Marwan, was killed two years ago in his London .. More

Egypt denies sabotaging Nile water talks

Others | 30 September 2009
KAMPALA (AFP) - Egypt's Minister for Water Resources and Irrigation Nasr Eddin Allam denied claims that the Egyptian Government was a roadblock to talks aimed at renegotiating colonial agreements over .. More

Egyptian firm investing in Sudanese farmland

Others | 30 September 2009
AN Egyptian private equity firm is invest-ing in 500,000 feddans (210,000 hectares) of farmland in Sudan, an executive of the company said yesterday. .. More

Public transport workers threaten another strike

Others | 29 September 2009
Drivers for the Public Transport Authority are threatening to strike on 3 October. They say the government has failed to follow through on promises made during the negotiations that ended a two-day strike .. More

Israel ordered to pay $10m to Egyptian family

Others | 29 September 2009
In an unprecedented ruling, a Cairo court of appeal Sunday ordered Israel to pay $10 million in compensation to heirs of an Egyptian soldier killed by Israeli tank fire on the Egypt-Israel border five .. More

Egypt anger over virginity faking

Others | 28 September 2009
A leading Egyptian scholar has demanded that people caught importing a female virginity-faking device into the country should face the death penalty. .. More

Send your children to school, minister tells parents

Others | 28 September 2009
Egypt's Minister of Education Youssri el-Gamal yesterday asked parents not to prevent their children from attending classrooms for fear of catching swine flu, stressing that schools will reopen on .. More

'Iron Lady' retrial deferred to Nov 21

Others | 27 September 2009
A Cairo criminal court yesterday delayed until November 21 the retrial of an Egyptian woman, known as the 'Iron Lady', who swindled Egyptians of LE587 million ($100 million).. More

25 salafists released from jail

Others | 27 September 2009
Egyptian security agencies released 25 members of Egyptian Jihad, Jundullah, and other salafist groups in recent weeks. They are the first hard-line Islamists to be released from detention in several .. More

Sources: Ministerial Cabinet reshuffle postponed

Others | 26 September 2009
Farouk Hosni's losing bid to head UNESCO combined with swine flu and the beginning of a new academic year have pushed the Egyptian political leadership to postpone a ministerial and gubernatorial .. More

Egypt won't give up on nuclear dream

Others | 26 September 2009
A heated dispute between Egyptian scientists and wealthy tourist investors over the proposed site for Egypt's first nuclear plant has taken a dramatic turn, after ten famous scientists vowed to pursue .. More

Kefaya questions Gamal Mubarak's wealth

Others | 26 September 2009
Coordinator of the pro-democracy Kefaya movement Abdel Halim Kandil has challenged recent assertions by his predecessor, George Isaac, that the movement would not raise questions about the financial .. More

New bill aims to reform water usage

Others | 23 September 2009
The Egyptian Council of Ministers will discuss in its meeting next week a new bill prepared by the Ministry of Water Resources and .. More

4 killed in Minya road accident

Others | 23 September 2009
A mini-buS carrying holidaysmakers flipped over late Monday in the Upper Egyptian Governorate of Minya, killing at least four people and injuring 17, the police said yesterday... More

Belatedly,Egypt Spots Flaws in Wiping Out Pigs

Others | 22 September 2009
CAIRO — It is unlikely anyone has ever come to this city and commented on how clean the streets are. But this litter-strewn metropolis is now wrestling with a garbage problem so severe it has managed to incite its weary residents and command the attention of the president... More