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Al-Dostor journalists hold an open strike inside syndicate

Others | 14 October 2010
CAIRO: Over 120 journalists from daily independent Al-Dostor newspaper started an open strike Tuesday evening at the Journalists’ Syndicate in response to the procrastination of the newspaper’s owner to meet them and discuss their demands... More

Egyptian growth accelerates to 5.6 per cent

Others | 14 October 2010
CAIRO - The Egyptian economy expanded an annual 5.6 per cent in the third quarter, boosted by tourism, manufacturing and domestic consumption, cabinet spokesman Magdy Rady said Wednesday... More

Denmark apologises to Muslims for cartoons

Others | 14 October 2010
CAIRO - Seated beside the Grand Sheikh of Al-Azhar in the heart of Islamic Cairo Wednesday, Danish Foreign Minister Lene Espersen apologised for the publication of cartoons lampooning the Prophet Mohamed by some Danish newspapers, which offended a billion Muslims across the world... More

EU grants Egypt 609 million euros for development

Others | 13 October 2010
The European Union has granted Egypt 609 million euros to be spent between 2009 and 2013, with most of the money to be spent on economic and social development projects, the government said on Monday... More

Foreign intervention in Egypt’s affairs ‘rejected’

Others | 13 October 2010
CAIRO - The ruling National Democratic Party (NDP) rejects any kind of foreign intervention in Egypt's internal affairs whatever its source or content, according to a senior NDP official. .. More

Official, 10 others jailed over painting theft

Others | 13 October 2010
CAIRO - A Cairo court Tuesday sentenced a deputy minister of culture and ten others to three years in jail for negligence that led to the theft of a painting worth $55 million from an Egyptian museum in August... More

Mubarak meets Lebanese PM in Cairo

Others | 12 October 2010
CAIRO-President Hosni Mubarak Monday discussed with Lebanese Prime Minister Saad el-Hariri the latest developments.. More

Niger stun Egypt 1-0 in ACN clash

Others | 12 October 2010
NIGER - An out-of-sorts Egypt side fell behind to a stunning Niger goal in their Sunday's African Cup of Nations qualifier match. Egypt slumps to last place in the group after a draw and a loss in its opening two qualifying matches... More

Michael Posner concludes his visit to Egypt

Others | 12 October 2010
CAIRO: US Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights and Labor Michael Posner concluded his visit to Egypt with a press conference on Oct. 9 in which he discussed the human rights issues that were addressed during his visit... More

Al-Dostour crisis from bad to worse

Others | 11 October 2010
CAIRO - One of the new owners of an independent newspaper, whose editor-in-chief was sacked last week, sold Sunday his share to a co-partner, who rejected demands by the newspaper's staff to reinstate its editor... More

Police detain 7 Islamists preparing for polls

Others | 11 October 2010
MANSOURA - Police Sunday seven members of the banned Muslim Brotherhood, one day after the group announced it would field candidates in the parliamentary elections... More

Muslim Brotherhood snubs Elbaradei and decides to run parliamentary elections

Others | 11 October 2010
Nobel Prize winner and reformist leader Mohamed ElBaradei's calls for boycotting parliamentary elections received a major blow Saturday when the Muslim Brotherhood, Egypt's most important opposition party, announced that it would compete in the November poll... More

Human Rights Watch tells Egypt to stop shooting migrants

Others | 10 October 2010
CAIRO — Human Rights Watch urged Egypt on Friday to stop shooting foreign migrants who try to cross into Israel, as the African country began chairing the United Nations' refugee agency... More

Advertisers called for sacking Ibrahim Eissa, claims Al-Dostor's co-owner

Others | 10 October 2010
CAIRO: Executive director and the new co-owner of daily independent Al-Dostor newspaper Reda Edward claimed in a recent TV interview that advertisers had called for sacking of outspoken editor-in-chief Ibrahim Eissa citing his use of “repulsive” language... More

Foreign Ministry warns Egyptians against illegal immigration

Others | 10 October 2010
In statements, Ambassador Mohamed Abdel-Hakam, the Assistant Foreign Minister for Consular Affairs, Egyptian Expatriates, Immigration and Refugees, warned that illegal immigration attempts will be doomed and the persons involved will be punished according to the target countries' laws in this regard. .. More

Bill Clinton outlines necessary global changes in Cairo speech

Others | 7 October 2010
CAIRO: “It’s an exciting time to be alive,” former US President Bill Clinton said at a talk on social responsibility and philanthropy at the Semiramis Intercontinental on Tuesday... More

Dissident Egyptian editor sacked

Others | 7 October 2010
CAIRO — A leading Egyptian newspaper editor said Tuesday he had been sacked, in what observers say is a campaign to restrict media freedoms ahead of elections next month... More

Egyptian Opposition Parties Call for Boycott of Parliamentary Election

Others | 7 October 2010
CAIRO: Two men sit at a Cairo café playing backgammon. Their conversation quickly turns to politics and this November’s Parliamentary vote. One of the men, 63, remarks that Egyptians are “politically conscious, but politically inactive.” His playing partner nods in silent agreement... More

Vimpelcom to unveil deal to buy Orascom stake, Wind

Others | 6 October 2010
MOSCOW/LONDON- Mobile phone operator Vimpelcom is expected to unveil a deal to buy control of Egypt's Orascom Telecom and Italy's Wind on Monday in what could create the world's fifth-largest mobile operator... More

Egyptian publisher sacks dissident editor-Paper

Others | 6 October 2010
CAIRO - Egypt's leading independent newspaper says its mogul publisher has fired the daily's chief editor, known as an outspoken government critic... More

11 policemen injured in Egypt after match

Others | 6 October 2010
Eleven Egyptian policemen were injured in Cairo on Sunday after Egyptian club Al-Ahly defeated Tunisia's Esperance in the first leg of the Orange CAF Champions League semi-finals, played at the 75,000-seater Cairo Stadium... More