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Egypt to invite tenders for wind farms

Others | 11 January 2011
CAIRO - Egypt aims to generate 12 percent of its electricity needs by wind power and will initiate wind-farm projects with a capacity of 2,690 megawatts over the next five years, Electricity Minister Hassan Yunes said on Monday... More

Hospital for Alzheimer’s patients

Others | 11 January 2011
CAIRO - health authorities plan to build a hospital for the nation's 325,000 Alzheimer’s patients modelled after the world's most advanced and specialised health facilities in treating this disease, Governor Abdul Azeem Wazir has said... More

Moussa rejects intervention over Christian attacks

Others | 11 January 2011
BAGHDAD: Arab League Secretary General Amr Moussa rejects the potential "exploitation" of attacks on Christians in the Arab world as a pretext for intervention by outside powers, he said in Iraq on Saturday. "Exploiting these events for intervention is something we cannot accept," Moussa said at a news conference in response to a question about attacks on Christians potentially being used as a pretext for outside intervention... More

Egypt convicts 5 Muslim Brotherhood members

Others | 10 January 2011
CAIRO: Egypt's official news agency says five senior members of the banned Muslim Brotherhood have been convicted of money laundering and raising funds abroad. MENA says the Supreme State Criminal Security Court on Saturday sentenced the sole defendant in custody, Osama Suleiman, to three years in jail. The four other defendants — one of them a Saudi national — were tried in absentia. They received jail terms of five-to-eight years... More

Mubarak: Judges key in confronting terror

Others | 10 January 2011
CAIRO - President Honsi Mubarak said on Sunday that judges were and would stay the fortress through which Egyptian people could confront terrorism and extremism as they play a positive role in establishing the principle of citizenship... More

Church attack protestors demand 'secular state'

Others | 10 January 2011
CAIRO: Tens of protestors gathering in front of the Saad Zaghloul Mausoleum Friday night criticized the government's response to the attack on an Alexandria church and demanded a secular state... More

Qena church attack remembered

Others | 9 January 2011
QENA - Thousands of Egyptians gathered outside a church in Qena in Upper Egypt on Saturday night to observe the first death anniversary of their loved ones, who were killed by a gunman on Coptic Christmas Eve last year... More

Qena church attack remembered

Others | 9 January 2011
QENA - Thousands of Egyptians gathered outside a church in Qena in Upper Egypt on Saturday night to observe the first death anniversary of their loved ones, who were killed by a gunman on Coptic Christmas Eve last year... More

Muslims join Christians in celebrating Coptic Christmas, praying for unity

Others | 9 January 2011
CAIRO: Muslims joined Christians in celebrating Coptic Christmas in churches throughout Cairo on Thursday night and, under tight security measures, prayed side-by-side for the safety of Egypt. At Saint Mark’s Cathedral in Abbasiya, Pope Shenouda III — the head of Egypt’s Coptic Orthodox Church — gave his sermon in the presence of a large quantity of ministers, government officials, Islamic scholars, celebrities, and foreign diplomats... More

New law on places of worship eyed here

Others | 9 January 2011
CAIRO - The ruling National Democratic Party (NDP) is looking into an idea to issue a unified law on places of worship for Muslims and Christians. However, the final draft of the bill has yet to take shape, a senior party official said... More

Christians demonstrate in south Cairo

Others | 6 January 2011
ASSIUT - About 500 young Egyptian Christians have defied a call by their leaders to avoid demonstrations and descended into the main streets of the southern city of Cairo protesting the New Year's Day church bombing that killed 21... More

Alexandria bomber planned blast inside church: police

Others | 6 January 2011
CAIRO: A suspected suicide bomber who killed 23 people outside a church probably intended to set off the explosives inside so as to kill as many people as possible, Egyptian investigators said on Monday. The main lead in the investigation into the New Year's Day attack in Alexandria, which no one has claimed, was a severed head found at the scene they said probably belonged to the bomber... More

US worried by rising Christian attacks

Others | 6 January 2011
WASHINGTON - We are certainly aware of a recent string of attacks against Christians from Iraq to Egypt to Nigeria," State Department spokesman Philip Crowley said. "We are deeply concerned about what seems to be an increasing trend. Crowley, speaking to reporters, said the US State Department condemns all violence based on religion or ethnicity and includes such attacks in its annual human rights report... More

Egypt bomber planned blast inside church: police

Others | 5 January 2011
CAIRO - A suspected suicide bomber who killed 21 people outside a church probably intended to set off the explosives inside so as to kill as many people as possible, Egyptian investigators said on Monday... More

Last 23 Omraniya Coptic rioters released

Others | 5 January 2011
CAIRO - Prosecutor General Abdel Meguid Mahmoud ordered the release of the last 23 Coptic defendants who were arrested after clashes with police during a protest in late November in Omraniya, Giza, south of Cairo. "The Chief Prosecutor ordered the release of the final group of Copts detained over the Omraniya rioting," a judicial source said... More

42 security members injured, minister attacked in Cathedral protest

Others | 5 January 2011
CAIRO: Four policemen and 38 security force officers were injured on Sunday amid clashes with Coptic protesters during a demonstration inside the Coptic Orthodox St. Mark Cathedral in Abbasiya. Thousands of disgruntled Copts threw stones and water bottles at security forces when the police tried to forcibly disperse the crowds, yet police managed to end the protest on Monday at dawn... More

Alexandria church bomb: Egyptian Copts and police clash

Others | 4 January 2011
Egyptian Coptic Christians angered by a deadly bombing at a church in Alexandria have clashed with police for a second day. Hundreds demonstrated in Alexandria, Egypt's second city, and Cairo, the capital, calling for better protection for Christians... More

Outraged top Egyptian officials urge unity

Others | 4 January 2011
CAIRO - Top Government and religious officials have expressed their full outrage over Saturday's attack on el-Kiddesseen Church in Alexandria, demanding that all the Egyptians should be united against terrorism. Prime Minister Ahmed Nazif said he was "shocked" by the assault on the church, adding that the attack targeted all the Egyptians, Cabinet spokesman Magdi Radi announced... More

Security stepped up around churches

Others | 4 January 2011
CAIRO - Egyptian authorities Sunday tightened security around churches across the nation in the wake of a suicide bombing outside a church in Alexandria that killed 21 people and injured nearly 100. The measure came as dozens of grieving worshippers returned to pray in the blood-spattered Al-Qiddissein (The Two Saints) Church, while hundreds of other Christians protested in several parts of the nation against the blast... More

Egypt tightens security around churches

Others | 3 January 2011
CAIRO - Authorities in Egypt imposed tight security around churches across the country Sunday, in the wake of a suicide bombing outside a church in Alexandria that 21 people and injured nearly 100. .. More

Egypt media warn of civil war plot

Others | 3 January 2011
CAIRO - Egyptian newspapers warned on Sunday that "civil war" could break out unless Christians and Muslims close ranks after a deadly attack on a Coptic church that triggered angry protests... More