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9/11: Savage birth of a new world order

Once upon a time a disgruntled millionaire troglodyte plotted with his ideological cohorts in his Afghan mountain fastness to teach the superpower a lesson. As a result, 19 volunteers, including several trainee pilots, were dispatched to the U.S. to engender a cataclysmic event that would shake America to its core. The rest is history, or …

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Ministry of Finance to construct 50 schools under PPP arrangement

Noozz CAIRO: The Minister of Finance has announced that the government will launch Egypt s first tender for construction of 50 schools under the Public-Private-Partnership arrangement (PPP contracts) before the end of this month. The Ministry of Finance has already taken practical measures to construct 3,500 schools over the coming six years. The Minister of …

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Slimmed-down Mido ready to offer tonic to Spurs fans

Agence France-Presse LONDON: Mido has returned to Tottenham with a sharp new haircut, a slimline figure and a burning desire to reignite his love affair with the White Hart Lane faithful. The Egyptian striker, whose flowing locks have been replaced with a severe crew cut, revealed on Thursday that he had shed 10 kilos over …

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The venue for the fuul-weary herbivores

L Aubergine serves a selection of vegetarian exotic creations L Aubergine5 Sayed El Bakry St., off 26th of July Street, ZamalekPhone: 738 00 80 CAIRO: Tucked away in a leafy side-street just off 26th of July Street in Zamalek, the unassuming L Aubergine is reputedly Cairo s only vegetarian restaurant, and as such will surely …

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Three clubs on verge of Champions League semi-finals

Reuters JOHANNESBURG: Holders Al Ahli, opponents CS Sfaxien and the Ivorian club ASEC Abidjan can ensure qualification to the semi-finals of the African Champions League with positive results at the weekend. Tunisian provincial club Sfaxien need only draw in Saturday s Group A clash in Cairo to reach the final four. Their Egyptian opponents, however, …

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Palmer performs Houdini act to take world title

Agence France-Presse CAIRO: David Palmer can count himself the bravest and Gregory Gaultier the unluckiest player there has ever been in a World Open final after the Australian beat the Frenchman 9-11, 9-11, 11-9, 11-10, 11-2 in front of the illuminated Giza pyramids here on Wednesday. The up-and-down nature of this startling contest hardly paled …

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Egypt aims to boost oil, gas output 40 percent in 5 years

Reuters CAIRO: Egypt aims to boost its oil and gas output by more than 40 percent in the next five years, the country s oil minister said on Wednesday. In the oil and gas sector, we are planning to increase our production to 100 million tons (a year) in the next five years, compared to …

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The trials of a photojournalist

Thomas Hartwell reflects upon the challenges for professional photographers Thomas Hartwell says he’s not on the front lines anymore – and he doesn’t want to be. The veteran photojournalist, who has made his 27 year long career in freelancing in Cairo, tells the familiar sad tale of large, networked companies overshadowing the little guy. This …

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The Red Zone

I have not read the interview that Dr. Hossam Badrawi gave to Al-Wafd newspaper on his proposal to nominate Mr. Gamal Mubarak as President, but I did read the correction published by Al Wafd. I understood from it that it was merely a personal statement; it was made from his personal point of view and …

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"Last town in Egypt" agonizes as Gaza closure drags on

Agence France-Presse RAFAH: As Gaza Strip Palestinians remain trapped in their tiny war-battered territory by an Israeli blockade, the Egyptian side of the border town of Rafah slowly sinks into economic depression. For the people on the other side, I was the first shop in Egypt. Now I am the last and I have no …

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Gaultier all the fashion as he scents success

Agence France-Presse CAIRO: Gregory Gaultier earned himself a showdown with Amr Shabana, the world champion from Egypt, on Monday and made sure that two Frenchmen reached the semi-finals of the World Open for the first time with a display almost as brilliant as the nearby illuminated pyramids at night. The European champion also signaled himself …

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Bringing hip hop to the Arabic speaking world

CAIRO: Decked out in flashy chain necklaces, baggy jeans and a closely shaved head, Omar Tohme looks every inch as intimidating as the violently passionate lyrics he raps in his music. But behind his aggressive hip hop front is the suave, gentlemanly demeanor of a person confident in himself and in what he calls “the …

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Al Qaradawy: "Sufism" is the Shiaa means of infiltrating Egypt

Islamic firebrand Sheikh Youssef Al-Qaradawi weighs in on Shiaas, corruption, political freedom and the late Naguib Mahfouz CAIRO: The Islamic propagandist, Sheikh Youssef Al-Qaradawy, has warned against what he called the Shiaa penetration of Egypt. In his annual meeting with journalists, he stressed that he believed that the Shiaa are trying to spread their beliefs …

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World squash champion Shabana through to the quarter-finals

Agence France-Presse CAIRO: World champion Amr Shabana was close to losing his world title to his best friend before reaching the quarter-finals in front of the Pyramids here on Saturday. The local hero was 2-8 down in the third game and had to save three game balls before surviving 11-6, 5-11, 11-9, 11-10 against Mohammed …

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Driver of overturned bus in Sinai gets 1 year for crash that killed 13

Associated Press CAIRO: The driver of a bus carrying tourists that overturned in the Sinai Peninsula last month, killing 12 Israeli Arabs and an Egyptian, was convicted of negligent manslaughter Saturday, a court official said. A court in the Sinai town of Nuweiba sentenced Ahmad Hanafi Abu El-Elah to a one-year jail term, said the …

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Egypt seeks 'special relationship' with trade giant China, says minister

Agence France-Presse CAIRO: Egypt is striving to become an integral part of China s trade strategy and seal a special relationship with the Asian giant that could surpass its partnership with the United States within five years, Trade Minister Mohammed Rachid told AFP. Rachid is leaving Monday on a six-day trade mission to China, where …

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The limits of victory

Who won the 33-day war in Lebanon, Israel or Hezbollah? Both sides have claimed victory, though Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah has done so in the kind of understated, eloquent and rationalist discourse that has characterized his satellite TV appearances during and since the fighting. It has been Olmert and his defense minister and coalition partner, …

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Human rights organization issues report on migrant labor

Egyptian labor force abroad subject to abuse and deprived of rights CAIRO: For many Egyptians, working abroad seems like a golden opportunity to make good money and facilitate a better life for their families. Yet many end up making nothing and even imprisoned thousands of miles away from their homeland. The Egyptian Organization for Human …

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Taking stock after Lebanon's dust of war has settled

The Middle East is a place where the dust hardly ever settles. When it occasionally does, even for a short interval, since United Nations Security Council Resolution 1701 calling for a cessation of hostilities in Lebanon seems to be holding, it is time to take stock of events in the hopes that a responsible debate …

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Accomplishing social development through artistic means

CAIRO: By exposing about 300 underprivileged children to art, workshops, field trips to museums, concerts and exchange programs, Alwan Wa Awtar, a non-profit organization, promotes visual and performing arts as a tool for social development. “Our aim is to help needy children to become more creative. We aim at breaking the cycle of poverty by …

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Egypt begins defense of African Nations Cup

Reuters JOHANNESBURG: Champions Egypt head a list of 44 African countries who start their campaigns this weekend to qualify for the 2008 Nations Cup. Only Ivory Coast and Zimbabwe have the weekend off. The Egyptians should have little to fear against Burundi in Cairo on Saturday on their way to the 16-team final tournament in …

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EU to seek new Mideast talks based on 1967 borders

Reuters BRUSSELS: The European Union is set to launch a drive this week to revive long-stalled Middle East peace negotiations based on the principle of a return to Israel s 1967 borders, EU officials say. At an informal meeting in Finland on Friday and Saturday, foreign ministers of the 25-nation bloc will discuss how to …

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Lebanese musicians honor their nation in a somber but hopeful concert

CAIRO: Last night at the Cairo Opera House Lebanese musicians sang of love, suffering and change at a benefit concert entitled Beirut Won’t Cry. The meaningful performances were meant to signal the Lebanese people’s ability to rebuild their country after the destruction left by the Israeli aggression. Four weeks of air strikes tore apart clinics, …

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The Father of Modern Arabic Literature

I first met Naguib Mahfouz shortly after arriving in Cairo in 1945. Aware that a renaissance of Arabic literature was taking place at the hands of a group of writers, of whom Naguib Mahfouz was one, I made a point of getting to know some of them and of trying to make their work known …

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Internet giant bases Middle East activities in Egypt

CAIRO: Google Inc., the company behind the world’s most popular search engine, continues to build up its presence in the Middle East and, to the surprise of many, has decided to base its activities in the Middle East and North Africa region in Egypt instead of Dubai. Since Dubai is associated with a healthier investment …

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Dubai no longer an employee's paradise

Rising costs of living are forcing many foreigners homeward bound DUBAI: Ali Mahmoud, 42, is a UAE-based Egyptian expatriate. Having worked between Dubai and Sharjah as a translator for the last 15 years, he has decided to put an end to his career away from home. The reason: for him as well as for many …

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