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  • Egypt sells off 80% stake in bank Open this result in new window
    Financial Times - 2 hours, 24 minutes ago
    Italy's Sanpaolo yesterday bid $1.6bn, towards the upper end of analysts' expectations, to acquire an 80 per cent stake in the Bank of Alexandria, Egypt's third-largest state-owned bank.

  • U.S. eases push for Egypt reforms Open this result in new window
    USA Today - Oct 16 6:59 PM
    Secretary of State says the Bush administration has not given up on democratic reforms with Egypt, but that each country has to move at its own pace.

  • Egypt sells off Alexandria Bank Open this result in new window
    BBC News - Oct 17 4:15 AM
    Italy's Sanpaolo wins the bidding for a majority stake in Egypt's Bank of Alexandria, the government says.

  • Egypt community protests County jail location Open this result in new window
    Ada Evening News - Oct 17 2:03 PM
    EGYPT The community of Egypt, two miles northwest of Ada, may not appear on everyones map of southeastern Oklahoma, and that suits residents there just fine. There are several in that area who would rather the area remain peaceful, quiet and safe without the addition of a new county jail.

  • Egypt urges Hamas to back down Open this result in new window
    UPI - Oct 17 8:42 AM
    DAMASCUS, Syria, Oct. 17 (UPI) -- The leader of Hamas was urged to relinquish its executive powers in the Palestinian Authority Tuesday by Egypt's head of intelligence.

  • Five banks vie for Egypt's Bank of Alexandria Open this result in new window
    Middle East Times - Oct 17 3:56 AM
    CAIRO -- Bank of Alexandria (BoA) was to be privatized Tuesday, with five Arab and European banks competing to acquire Egypt's fourth largest commercial bank.

  • Egypt minister warns of winter bird flu upsurge Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Oct 17 10:23 AM
    Egyptian Health Minister Hatem al-Gabali said he feared a fresh spate of human bird flu cases in the coming weeks.

  • Egypt popular travel spot for Qataris Open this result in new window
    The Peninsula - Oct 16 10:05 PM
    Cairo According to the latest regional travel data, Egypt is becoming an increasingly popular travel destination among travellers from Qatar for the Eid Al Fitr break, with flights from Doha to Cairo heavily booked for the holiday period and attractive Cairo-Alexandria Eid Al Fitr holiday packages to Egypt offered by Qatar Airways.

  • Canadian judge rules against sending detainee back to Egypt Open this result in new window
    People's Daily - Oct 16 11:38 PM
    A Canadian federal court judge ruled on Monday not to deport a man accused of being a national security threat to his native Egypt for he could be tortured there.

  • Italian bank wins in $1.6 billion Egypt selloff Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Oct 17 5:45 AM
    Italian bank Sanpaolo has won a five-way race for control of Bank of Alexandria, the first Egyptian bank to be privatised in a selloff worth 1.6 billion dollars.

  • AZERBAIJAN-EGYPT RELATIONS EXPANDING Open this result in new window
    AzerTag - Oct 17 12:55 AM
    Days of Culture of the Arab Republic of Egypt, organized within the framework of the Agreement signed November 2005 by the Ministers of Culture of Egypt and Azerbaijan will take place in Baku, November 20-27.

  • Egypt bird flu case Open this result in new window
    AME Info - Oct 16 8:16 PM
    Egypt has detected its first case of bird flu since May, in a woman who raised ducks from her home, according to the BBC. There have been fifteen cases of the H5N1 virus in Egypt since February, with six people dying. Eight recovered after being treated with Tamiflu.

  • Suspected terrorist can't be deported to Egypt, but can't stay in Canada: judge Open this result in new window
    CP via Yahoo! Canada News - Oct 16 3:41 PM
    OTTAWA (CP) - A federal court judge has ruled that a suspected terrorist cannot remain in Canada, yet he cannot be deported to Egypt because of the risk of torture.

  • Security detainee can't be deported to Egypt, judge rules Open this result in new window
    CBC Toronto - Oct 16 8:36 PM
    A man accused by the Canadian government of being a national security threat can't be deported to his native Egypt because he could be tortured there, a Federal Court judge ruled Monday.

  • SAfrica to play Egypt at Griffin Park in London Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo!7 Sports - Oct 16 12:56 PM
    JOHANNESBURG, Oct 16 (Reuters) - South Africa's friendly international against Egypt on Nov. 15 has been fixed for Brentford's Griffin Park, the South African Football Association said on Monday.

  • Seven killed in train collision in central Egypt Open this result in new window
    People's Daily - Oct 16 6:24 PM
    A train ploughed into a passenger minibus in central Egypt on Monday, killing seven people and injuring eight others, the official news agency MENA reported.

  • Gazprom, Egypt Sign MOU Open this result in new window
    St. Petersburg Times - Oct 16 1:19 PM
    MOSCOW Gazprom and the Egyptian government have signed a memorandum of understanding on cooperation in Egypt's gas sector, Egypt's trade and industry minister said Friday.Rachid Mohammed Rachid said Gazprom could help Egypt develop its natural gas production and exports.

  • Final bids Monday for Egypt's Bank of Alexandria Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Oct 15 12:12 PM
    Six European and Arab banks will place their final bids Monday for the Bank of Alexandria, Egypt's only state-owned bank to be put up for sale, banking officials said.

  • SA will play Egypt in London Open this result in new window
    Independent Online - Oct 16 6:12 PM
    Bafana Bafana will face Egypt in an international friendly at Griffin Park in London on November 15, the South African Football Association has announced.

  • Analysis: Egypt, Saudi power deal Open this result in new window
    UPI - Oct 16 10:12 AM
    CAIRO, Oct. 16 (UPI) -- A deal between Egypt and Saudi Arabia that may lead to the interconnection of their electricity systems will likely provide a more stable electrical supply to Mediterranean and Middle Eastern countries, analysts told United Press International.

  • Sanpaolo IMI to Privatize Egypt Bank Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! Finance - Oct 17 6:58 AM
    Sanpaolo IMI SpA has won an auction to buy 80 percent of the Bank of Alexandria with a US$1.6 billion bid, Sanpaolo said in a statement on Tuesday.

  • Massive Emirati investment in Egypt's tourism industry Open this result in new window
    AME Info - Oct 16 3:46 AM
    According to the latest regional travel data, Egypt is becoming an increasingly popular travel destination among travellers from UAE for the Eid Al Fitr break.

  • Intel launches TEO in Egypt Open this result in new window
    AME Info - Oct 16 5:46 AM
    The Intel Corporation has launched its Teach Essentials Online programme. Designed in Arabic specifically for the region, Intel, in collaboration with the Egyptian Ministry of Education, has agreed to launch TEO in Egypt as a pilot for other emerging markets worldwide.

  • egypt: Gamal al-Bannas quest for religious change Open this result in new window
    Monday Morning - Oct 16 9:27 AM
    Gamal al-Banna is a Muslim scholar and younger sibling of the Muslim Brotherhoods founder, but his controversial vision of Islamic reform puts him at odds with the religious establishment in Egypt.

  • Botswana/Egypt: Rowe Praises Zebras' Fighting Draw Open this result in new window
    AllAfrica.com - Oct 17 1:35 PM
    "Has there been a better result in the history of Botswana football?" It is a rhetorical question and by the twinkle in his eye and the smile of satisfaction, you know coach Colwyn Rowe is not expecting a contradictory answer.

  • Egypt - Popular travel destination for Eid Al Fitr Open this result in new window
    Mena Report - Oct 16 1:44 AM
    According to the latest regional travel data, Egypt is becoming an increasingly popular travel destination among travellers from Bahrain for the Eid Al Fitr break.

  • Intel and Egypt's Ministry of Education Launch Intel's Arabic "Teach Essentials Online" Program Open this result in new window
    Zawya - Oct 16 3:45 AM
    Dubai, UAE, 16 October 2006 - Intel Intel Corporation today announced the launch of its worldwide Teach Essentials Online (TEO) program, to be previewed in Egypt first.

  • Egypt minister warns of winter bird flu upsurge Open this result in new window
    Khaleej Times - Oct 17 9:08 AM
    CAIRO - Egyptian Health Minister Hatem Al Gabali said on Tuesday he feared a fresh spate of human bird flu cases in the coming weeks. Bird flu is still present and we will witness new cases this winter. We just hope they wont be fatal, he told parliament.

  • Egypt's veiled actresses make a comeback on satellite TV Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Oct 16 7:46 AM
    Egyptian actresses who left the world of entertainment for a more "religiously correct" lifestyle are back on TV screens this Ramadan, in a bid to reinvent their image more in line with the growing Islamic trend.

  • Egypt's veiled actresses make a comeback Open this result in new window
    The Daily Star Lebannon - Oct 17 1:32 PM
    Egyptian actresses who left the world of entertainment for a more "religiously correct" lifestyle are back on television screens this Ramadan, in a bid to reinvent their image more in line with the growing Islamic trend. More than 50 TV serials have been produced for the month when soaps are big business, offering viewers a wide variety of romance, drama and politics.

  • Italian bank wins in $1.6 billion Egypt selloff Open this result in new window
    TODAYonline - Oct 17 6:01 AM
    A woman walks past a Sanpaolo branch in Rome, Italy. The Italian bank has won a five-way race for control of Bank of Alexandria -- the first Egyptian bank to be privatised in a selloff worth 1.6 billion dollars.

  • BNP, Sanpaolo, 4 others still competing for Egypt\'s Alexandria Bank - report Open this result in new window
    Sharewatch - Oct 15 11:45 PM
    They identified the others as Sanpaolo IMI, Eurobank, Egypt\'s Commercial International Bank, a consortium involving Jordan\'s Arab Bank and Saudi Arabia\'s Arab National Bank, and a Dubai consortium involving Mashreqbank and Dubai Investment Group.

  • The deal even boosted Egypts Commercial International Bank. One of the candidates shortlisted in the competition for  Open this result in new window
    Khaleej Times - Oct 17 7:27 AM
    National Societe Generale Bank rose 3.6 percent to 47.05 pounds a share. Watany Banks shares also climbed 3.9 percent to 27.04 pounds per share.

  • Zachary Karabell: The Middle East: Lots of Violence, Not Much Economic Reform Open this result in new window
    HuffingtonPost - Oct 17 9:05 AM
    Fifty years ago, the world was plunged into crisis when Egypt's President Gemal Abd al-Nasser nationalized the Suez Canal in an act of defiance against France and England and an assertion of Egyptian independence in the face of the economic and military strength of the West. The resulting Suez crisis saw the humbling of England and France, the isolation of Israel, and the firm determination of

  • Sanpaolo IMI Bids $1.6 Billion for Bank of Alexandria (Update2) Open this result in new window
    Bloomberg.com - Oct 17 5:45 AM
    Oct. 17 (Bloomberg) -- Sanpaolo IMI SpA, the Italian lender being acquired by Banca Intesa SpA, agreed to pay $1.6 billion for 80 percent of Egypt's Bank of Alexandria SAE in the country's biggest auction of state assets.

  • Wheat markets soaring Open this result in new window
    The West Australian - 40 minutes ago
    The international wheat markets soared to 10-year highs this week, making double-digit gains in response to falling production Down Under and new demand from Iraq and Egypt.

  • Egypt Muslim Brotherhood's 'audacious'leader Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Oct 14 12:19 PM
    In almost three years as supreme guide of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood, Mohammed Mehdi Akef has changed the face of the underground movement into an openly active player on the political scene.

  • Wednesday, Oct 18, 2006 Open this result in new window
    Fijilive.com - Oct 17 5:41 PM
    Miss Egypt Elham Wagdi poses as she visits the Sankeien Japanese garden in Yokohama, suburban Tokyo. 56 contestants are now in Japan for the Miss International beauty pageant, which will be held in Beijing on November 11.

  • Futures forging ahead on crop production figures Open this result in new window
    The West Australian - Oct 17 6:03 PM
    Futures hit a 10-year high up to a close of US494c/bu, the highest close since mid 1996. Speculative buying, demand from Iraq and Egypt, as well as further production shortfall news all led to good gains.

  • Eight opposition Islamists arrested in Egypt Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Oct 14 9:14 AM
    Egyptian authorities have arrested eight members of Egypt's strongest opposition group, the banned Muslim Brotherhood, north of Cairo in Egypt's Nile Delta, security sources said on Saturday.

  • Sonthi plans to visit Muslim countries Open this result in new window
    Bangkok Post - Oct 17 12:56 PM
    Chairman of the Council for National Security (CNS) Sonthi Bunyaratkalin is scheduled to visit Egypt and some middle-eastern countries later this year to explain the government's efforts in solving the southern strife in a peaceful way, highly-placed sources said yesterday.

  • Italy's Sanpaolo buys Bank of Alexandria stake for $2 billion Open this result in new window
    Market Watch - Oct 17 4:24 AM
    CAIRO (Zawya Dow Jones) -- Italy's Sanpaolo IMI won an auction for an 80% stake in Egypt's state-owned Bank of Alexandria with a bid of 11.6 billion Egyptian pounds ($2 billion), Egypt's investment minister said Tuesday.

  • Ferries Offer Cheap Passage, for a Price Open this result in new window
    Arab News - Oct 17 4:34 PM
    JEDDAH, 18 October 2006 The fate of Al-Salam Boccaccio 98, the Egyptian ferry that went down in the Red Sea on Feb. 3, killing hundreds, is still fresh on the minds of anyone traveling between Egypt and Saudi Arabia.

  • Mubarak and Kadhafi discuss Sudan, 'formula' for Palestinians Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Oct 16 12:44 PM
    Egypt's President Hosni Mubarak and Libyan leader Moamer Kadhafi held talks on how to resolve the Darfur crisis in Sudan without intervention from outside Africa, Libyan officials said.

  • Egypt urges new UN chief to continue fight against terror Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Oct 14 6:28 AM
    Egypt has welcomed South Korea's Ban Ki-Moon as the new UN secretary general and urged the body to continue the global fight against terrorism.

  • Emaar wins Euromoney's best developer awards for the UAE and Egypt Open this result in new window
    Gowealthy - Oct 17 1:29 AM
    The Dubai-headquartered global real estate giant, Emaar Properties has been awarded 'Best Developer in the UAE' for the second consecutive year at the Euromoney Real Estate Awards.

  • Ghana: CAF Champions League Final Open this result in new window
    AllAfrica.com - Oct 17 12:22 PM
    NORTH AFRICAN sides, Al-Ahly of Egypt and Tunisia's C.S. Sfaxien will clash in this year's MTN CAF Champions League grand finale at the end of October.

  • Egyptians wont stop Mubarak dynasty: Islamist Open this result in new window
    Khaleej Times - Oct 17 10:38 AM
    CAIRO - Egypts Muslim Brotherhood sees little likelihood of a popular backlash if Gamal Mubarak succeeds his father as president, the Islamist groups deputy leader said on Tuesday.

  • A troubling Middle East era dawns Open this result in new window
    Foreign Relations - Oct 17 11:17 AM
    It is just more than two centuries since Napoleons arrival in Egypt heralded the advent of a modern Middle East; but nowsome 80 years after the demise of the Ottoman Empire, 50 years after the end of colonialism and less than 20 years after the end of the cold warthe American era in the region has ended.

  • Mobinil Selects Followap for Mobile Instant Messaging Open this result in new window
    [Press Release] Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance - Oct 17 4:33 PM
    SINGAPORE----Mobinil, Egypt's largest mobile operator, has selected Followap, the leader in mobile IM, presence and interconnect solutions to power its own brand instant messaging service.

  • Select an Edition: Open this result in new window
    AlertNet - Oct 17 6:19 AM
    Fetching... DUBAI, 17 October (IRIN) - In Egypt , eight members of the banned Muslim Brotherhood group were arrested in the Nile Delta governorate of Menoufiya, north of Cairo, on Friday.

  • New Orleans All-Star Brass Band Interviewed at AAJ Open this result in new window
    All About Jazz - Oct 17 5:31 AM
    With the tragedy of Hurricane Katrina still ensconced in the minds of the American public, despite it being a political hot potato there are those who are grateful for the relief efforts of countries including Kuwait, Qatar, Egypt, Turkey, Morocco, and Senegal.

  • Sanpaolo IMI wins auction for Egypt\'s Bank of Alexandria - source UPDATE Open this result in new window
    Sharewatch - Oct 17 3:16 AM
    The Italian bank won the auction for the purchase of 80 pct of the Bank of Alexandria for a sum equivalent to 2 bln usd, higher than initial estimates, according to the unnamed source.

  • Lawyer Is Due for Sentencing in Terror Case Open this result in new window
    New York Times - 3 minutes ago
    After being convicted 20 months ago on terror charges, Lynne F. Stewart now faces the possibility of living out her life in federal prison.

  • Restraints Fray and Risks Grow as Nuclear Club Gains Members Open this result in new window
    New York Times - 19 minutes ago
    Atomic officials estimate that as many as 40 additional countries have the technical skill, and in some cases the required material, to build a bomb.

  • Sanpaolo wins Egyptian bank stake Open this result in new window
    AME Info - Oct 17 5:31 AM
    Italy's Sanpaolo has beaten off bids by five Arab and European banks to acquire a majority stake in Egypt's Bank of Alexandria, BBC reports.

  • Wheat Gains as U.S. Exports Rise, Australian Drought Continues Open this result in new window
    Bloomberg.com - Oct 16 2:44 PM
    Oct. 16 (Bloomberg) -- Wheat prices rose to 10-year highs in Chicago and Kansas City on speculation demand will increase after Egypt bought larger-than-expected quantities of world supplies last week and drought continues to hurt Australia's crop.

  • Roundup: Senior Egyptian officials sing highly of Egyptian-Sino ties Open this result in new window
    People's Daily - Oct 17 2:07 AM
    On the eve of a China-Africa cooperation forum, senior officials in Egypt hailed the development of Egyptian-Sino relations, stressing that Egypt is keen on deepening strategic cooperative relations with China.

  • Weekly Edition, Egypt - Week of October 16, 2006 Open this result in new window
    ArabicNews.com - Oct 16 8:55 PM
    We are looking for sales & marketing representatives in different countries. Apply now!

  • Lebanese Paper: Syria-Egypt Summit Soon Open this result in new window
    Israel National News - Oct 17 1:50 AM
    (IsraelNN.com) Lebanese newspaper Al Mustaqbal quoted a senior Egyptian source who claims that the Egyptian and Syrian presidents are planning to hold a summit meeting in the coming days in an attempt to bridge the gap between the two countries.

  • Israeli troops push into Gaza, 2 Palestinians killed Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - 2 hours, 0 minute ago
    Israeli troops backed by tanks pushed deep into the northern and southern Gaza Strip on Wednesday, clashing with militants as they stepped up a nearly four-month-old offensive, Palestinian residents said.

  • Israeli Forces Conducting Raids Kill Four Palestinians in West Bank Open this result in new window
    Washington Post - 2 hours, 12 minutes ago
    JERUSALEM, Oct. 17 -- Israeli military forces operating in the West Bank killed four Palestinians on Tuesday during arrest operations that turned violent in two volatile cities.

  • Egypt Air reschedules flights to Alexandria Open this result in new window
    Khaleej Times - Oct 14 8:34 PM
    DUBAI In response to customers' requests, Egypt Air has decided to reschedule its Dubai-Alexandria flights to Friday and Saturday instead of Thursday and Friday to suit weekend changes, according to Jamal Hammad, Egypt Air Regional Manager in Dubai and Northern Emirates.

  • Bafana's London venue confirmed Open this result in new window
    News 24 South Africa - Oct 17 4:33 AM
    South Africa's Mandela Challenge match against Egypt on has been confirmed for Brentford's Griffin Park in London.

  • Terror suspect in legal limbo Open this result in new window
    Hamilton Spectator - Oct 17 5:14 AM
    A terror suspect in jail in Toronto is in a legal limbo. A federal court judge says Mahmoud Jaballah can't be deported to Egypt because he might be tortured.

  • Abbas backs Cabinet of professionals Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Oct 17 5:36 PM
    Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Tuesday promoted the idea of a Cabinet of technocrats as a way to ease crippling Western sanctions, but he pledged not to force it on Hamas.

  • Suspected Terrorists Can't Stay in Canada or Go to Egypt Josh Pringle Open this result in new window
    580 CFRA News Talk Radio - Oct 16 11:44 PM
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  • Egypt border guard shot dead along Israel border Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo!7 News - Oct 14 12:14 PM
    ISMAILIA, Egypt (Reuters) - An Egyptian border guard was shot dead on Saturday in the Sinai peninsula while on patrol along the Israeli border and another critically wounded, security sources said.

  • Mubarak, Gaddafi discuss Darfur Open this result in new window
    Gulf Times - Oct 17 1:12 AM
    TRIPOLI: Egypts President Hosni Mubarak and Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi yesterday held talks on how to resolve the Darfur crisis in Sudan without intervention from outside Africa, Libyan officials said.

  • Monday, Oct 16, 2006 Open this result in new window
    Knight-Ridder Washington Bureau - Oct 16 4:27 PM
    CAIRO, Egypt - Talaat Sadat, the nephew of the late President Anwar Sadat, said Sunday that he feared he'd be convicted in an unfair trial for suggesting that Egyptian generals and Islamists were involved in a conspiracy to assassinate his uncle 25 years ago.

  • Bafana's London venue confirmed Open this result in new window
    News 24 South Africa - Oct 17 1:14 AM
    Bafana Bafana's friendly international against Egypt has been confirmed for Brentford's Griffin Park in London.

  • Defense lawyer for terrorists gets lesser jail term Open this result in new window
    EARTHtimes.org - Oct 17 2:13 AM
    A radical defense lawyer, charged with smuggling messages from a jailed terrorist client to his militant followers in Egypt, has been sentenced to undergo a jail term of 28 months.

  • First woman wins Bahrain parliament seat Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Oct 17 2:22 PM
    A British-educated civil servant has become the first-ever female to serve as an elected member of Bahrain's parliament, the Gulf kingdom said Tuesday.

  • Oxford Business Group. Publishers of Emerging Markets Intelligence Reports. Open this result in new window
    Oxford Business Group - Oct 17 12:44 AM
    Investors from Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Egypt are stealing a march on most of the rest of the world by providing between them around half of Algeria's entire foreign direct investment (FDI) in 2005.

  • Egypt set to name winning bank bid Open this result in new window
    Financial Times - Oct 16 7:23 PM
    Bank of Alexandria could announce as early as today which of five rival bidders has won the battle for a controlling stake in the government-owned Egyptian bank.

  • Serving up a daily diet of news for Bible-believing Israel-lovers hungry for Israel-related news from an Israel-savvy  Open this result in new window
    Jerusalem Newswire - Oct 17 12:19 AM
    Egypt, which has long believed that a make-believe peace-seeking Palestinian Authority will successfully ambush Israel into a trap that will see it destroyed, messaged Hamas Monday saying the terror group had to get out of the way and allow a PA without Hamas to continue to negotiate land-for-peace with the Jewish state.

  • Abbas favors professional bureaucrats over politicians for Cabinet Open this result in new window
    USA Today - Oct 17 1:15 PM
    Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Tuesday promoted the idea of a Cabinet of technocrats as a way to ease crippling Western sanctions, but he pledged not to force it on Hamas, and the Islamic ruling party was cool to the idea.

  • Egypt, Hamas discuss Palestinian unity govt Open this result in new window
    Dawn - Oct 14 8:44 PM
    DAMASCUS, Oct 14: Egypts intelligence chief held talks on Saturday with Hamas exiled political leader in Damascus on forming a Palestinian unity government and swapping prisoners for a kidnapped Israeli soldier, a Hamas official said.

  • Orascom targets control of HTIL Open this result in new window
    Telecom.paper - Oct 17 1:02 AM
    (TP) Egypt-based operator Orascom Telecom is looking to take control of Hutchison Telecommunications International (HTIL), Orascom chairman Naguib Sawiris...

  • Israel threatens massive Gaza ground assault Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Oct 17 11:17 AM
    Israel has ratcheted up threats of a massive ground offensive in the Gaza Strip, amid an ongoing war of words with the ruling Hamas movement which has vowed to teach the army a harsh lesson.

  • Cooking Defines Sephardic Jews at Sukkot Open this result in new window
    New York Times - 8 minutes ago
    For one food-loving community within Brooklyn?s sizable Jewish population, Sukkot has additional significance.

  • Egypt tells US envoy to avoid escalation with Sudan Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Oct 13 10:29 AM
    Egypt said on Friday it had warned Andrew Natsios, the new U.S. special envoy to Sudan, against the dangers of seeking confrontation with Khartoum over the Darfur crisis as he began his first visit to the African country.

  • Israelis kill 5 Palestinians Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Oct 17 9:30 AM
    Israeli troops shot and killed five Palestinians in the West Bank on Tuesday, including two militants and a 16-year-old boy who had been throwing stones at an army jeep, Palestinians said.

  • Sadat nephew starts sit-in to protest trial Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Oct 17 9:26 AM
    Slain Egyptian president Anwar al-Sadat's nephew has started a sit-in to protest against his trial by a military court for implicating the army in his uncle's assassination 25 years ago.

  • Prepared Remarks of Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson At the U.S. Treasury Departments Iftaar Dinner Open this result in new window
    United States Department of the Treasury - 2 hours, 38 minutes ago
    "Alsalamualaikum. Dear friends, we are honored to have you here today for this Iftaar dinner at the Treasury Department. "Ramadan is a special time of year for Muslims, and we are pleased that you have chosen to share this event with the Treasury Department.

  • Mubarak and Kadhafi discuss Sudan Open this result in new window
    Japan Today - Oct 16 3:28 PM
    TRIPOLI Egypt's President Hosni Mubarak and Libyan leader Moammar Kadhafi held talks Monday on how to resolve the Darfur crisis in Sudan without intervention from outside Africa, Libyan officials said.

  • 'Pregnant' Egypt smuggler bust by false labor pains Open this result in new window
    Middle East Times - Oct 16 5:06 AM
    CAIRO -- An Egyptian woman pretending to suffer from labor pains gave such a poor performance at customs that a quick hand-search revealed her "bundle of joy" to be 48 mobile phones, an airport source said.

  • Tony Danza Begins I Remember You in Los Angeles Oct. 18 Open this result in new window
    Playbill - 36 minutes ago
    Tony Danza stars in Bernard Slade's I Remember You at Los Angeles' Falcon Theatre, starting Oct. 18.

  • Lawyer Gets 28 Months for Aiding Terrorist Open this result in new window
    WBOC 16 - Oct 16 5:00 PM
    NEW YORK ( CBS/AP)- A judge said Monday he would sentence civil rights lawyer Lynne Stewart to 28 months in prison on a terrorism charge for helping an Egyptian sheik communicate with his followers on the outside after he was convicted in plots to blow up five New York landmarks and assassinate Egypt's president.

  • Ahly reach African Champions League final despite loss to ASEC Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Oct 15 1:31 PM
    Al-Ahly of Egypt reached a second consecutive African Champions League final despite losing 2-1 to ASEC Abidjan of Ivory Coast.

  • Arab Nations Embrace U.S. Business, Reject Policies, Envoys Say Open this result in new window
    Bloomberg.com - Oct 17 2:57 PM
    Oct. 17 (Bloomberg) -- Financial and economic issues outweigh political disagreements for Arab countries when it comes to doing business with the U.S., according to American ambassadors to Persian Gulf and North African countries.

  • Thomas K. Thomas Open this result in new window
    The Hindu - Oct 16 12:52 PM
    The Egypt-based telecoms service provider Orascom said that it was looking to increase its stake in Essar Hutchison by hiking its holding in Hong Kong-based Hutchison Telecom.

  • Hip-Hop Rumors: THE FATHER OF DEELIUS'S BABY IS... Open this result in new window
    allhiphop.com - 44 minutes ago
    Today's rumors are sponsored by a young Christopher Wallace. THE FATHER OF DEELIUS'S BABY IS...

  • Stonehenge makes list in new seven wonders vote Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Oct 17 5:34 AM
    Only one of the ancient wonders of the world still survives -- now history lovers are being invited to choose a new list of seven.

  • Lawyer, Facing 30 Years, Gets 28 Months, to Dismay of U.S. Open this result in new window
    New York Times - Oct 17 12:48 AM
    Lynne F. Stewart was sentenced on charges that she smuggled messages from an imprisoned terrorist to his followers.

  • Egypt says soldier accidentally killed near border with Israel Open this result in new window
    People's Daily - Oct 15 6:09 PM
    The Egyptian Interior Ministry said Sunday in a statement that the soldier who died on Saturday was accidentally killed by another soldier when the latter was filling his magazine with bullets.

  • Lawyer gets 28 months in prison in terrorism case Open this result in new window
    International Herald Tribune - Oct 17 6:44 AM
    NEW YORK: Lynne Stewart, a lawyer who was charged as a terrorist for helping a client communicate from prison, has been sentenced to 28 months in federal prison, far less than the 30 years the government had sought.

  • Oil bonanza boosts coffers of Arab states Open this result in new window
    NorthJersey.com - Oct 16 6:03 AM
    CAIRO, Egypt -- A sharp rise in oil prices has led the gross domestic product of Arab states last year to increase to more than $1 trillion for the first time, the chairman of a pan-Arab economic council said Sunday.

  • Egypt police bust antiquities traffickers Open this result in new window
    Middle East Times - Oct 16 1:27 AM
    CAIRO -- Egyptian police have broken up a trafficking ring that was trying to sell stolen and highly valued ancient busts of Pharaohs and mythical figures at an undercut rate of $2 million, a security source said Sunday.

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    The Christian Science Monitor - Oct 17 2:35 PM
    Kim Jong Il is eccentric, wily, and hard to read, but he is not suicidal.