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  • EGYPT, ITALY AND CHINA CLOSING IN ON TRADE DEAL: REPORT Open this result in new window
    The Tocqueville Connection - Dec 18 5:17 PM
    LONDON, Dec 13, 2006 (AFP) - Egypt, Italy and China are closing in on a three-way agreement which would see Chinese exports predominantly use the Suez Canal to access Europe, and dock at the Italian port of Gioia Tauro, the Financial Times reported on Wednesday.
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  • Jailed Egypt opposition leader faces new charges Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Dec 17 2:06 PM
    Egypt's jailed opposition leader Ayman Nur faced hearings in a Cairo court after five new complaints were filed against him despite his ailing health, his wife told AFP.
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  • Prosecutors Question Jailed Egypt Leader Open this result in new window
    Los Angeles Times - Dec 17 8:59 PM
    CAIRO, Egypt -- Prosecutors have questioned a jailed Egyptian opposition leader on allegations of slander against a pro-government lawmaker, his wife said Sunday.
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  • Chinese chemical giant plans factory in Egypt Open this result in new window
    The Daily Star Lebannon - Dec 18 2:17 PM
    China's top chemical company has signed a deal to set up its first factory in Egypt, which aims to become the Asian giant's launch pad for investments in Africa and the Middle East. The National Bank of Egypt signed a memorandum of understanding with the China National Chemical Engineering Company (CNCEC) on Sunday.
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  • Ancient carving unearthed in Egypt could hold key to mystery of Karnak temple Open this result in new window
    The Daily Star Lebannon - Dec 18 2:07 PM
    Egypt announced Sunday the discovery of a carving dating back to the 12th century BC, which could hold a key to valuable information on the Karnak temple, the largest ancient religious site in the world. The large quartzite stone, carved with 17 lines of hieroglyphics, highlights the achievements of high.
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  • Jailed Egypt opposition leader faces new charges Open this result in new window
    Middle East Times - Dec 18 2:58 AM
    CAIRO -- Egypt's jailed opposition leader Ayman Nur faced hearings in a Cairo court Sunday after five new complaints were filed against him despite his ailing health, his wife said.
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  • Egypt Bahais lose battle for recognition Open this result in new window
    Middle East Times - Dec 18 1:04 AM
    PRO-ISRAELI APOSTATES? A demonstrator holds placards featuring Bahai identity cards at a protest in front of the Court of the State Council in Cairo December 16, to show support for the Bahai community in Egypt.
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  • Naftohaz Ukrayiny wins Egypt tender Open this result in new window
    EARTHtimes.org - Dec 18 6:37 AM
    Ukraine's Naftohaz Ukrayiny won a tender to develop oil and gas deposits in Egypt.
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  • IMF Mission Reviews Economic Developments and Policies in the Arab Republic of Egypt Open this result in new window
    [Press Release] IMF - Dec 18 10:41 AM
    "A staff mission of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) led by Mr. Klaus Enders visited Egypt during December 4-14, 2006 to take stock of the recent economic developments and the policy stance since the conclusion of the last Article IV Consultations in July 2006. A fuller review is planned for mid-2007 in the context of the IMF's annual consultation with Egypt.
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  • Intel Chairman Unveils Egypt's First 'Digital Village' Open this result in new window
    [Press Release] Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance - Dec 18 8:00 AM
    OSEEM, Egypt----In a small city near the Nile River where cars compete with cattle and modern conveniences are scarce, Intel Corporation is using computers and wireless technology to help Oseem's 200,000 residents tap into vast "knowledge resources" on the Internet in hopes of bettering their lives.
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  • Radisson SAS Resort, Taba, Egypt appoints Schiess as General Manager Open this result in new window
    AME Info - Dec 17 10:08 PM
    Radisson SAS Hotels & Resorts has appointed Peter Schiess to run its resort property on the banks of the red sea in Taba, Egypt.
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  • Egypt celebrates 'third best football club in the world' Ahly Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Dec 18 4:39 AM
    Tens of thousands of Egyptians are preparing to give a heroes' welcome to Ahly players, after the African champions clinched third place in the Club World Cup in Japan.
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  • Egypt's Al-Ahly reach new level: Portuguese coach Open this result in new window
    People's Daily - Dec 17 9:25 PM
    Manuel Jose, Portuguese coach for Egypt's Al-Ahly, said Ahly are now capable of playing at the highest levels after they clinched the bronze medal in the 2006 FIFA Club World Cup by beating Mexico's Club America, Egypt's soccer website filgoal.com reported on Monday.
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  • Egypt extends detention of 140 Islamists Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Dec 16 1:58 PM
    Egypt ordered that 140 members of the opposition Muslim Brotherhood detained during a sweep be kept in custody for two weeks, judicial and security sources said.
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  • Travel deals from Egypt to Vegas Open this result in new window
    Seattle Times - Dec 18 4:14 PM
    Here's a sampling of travel bargains by land, in North America and far beyond. . Just be aware that deals sell out quickly and are not guaranteed...
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  • Egypt bank sold to pay off debts Open this result in new window
    Gulf Daily News - Dec 17 3:54 PM
    CAIRO: Egypt will use the proceeds from the sale of Bank of Alexandria to pay off public sector debts owed to two state banks, the Egyptian minister of investment said yesterday.
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  • Egypt revels in Ahly victory Open this result in new window
    BBC News - Dec 18 3:24 AM
    Fans of Ahly are preparing to give a heroes' welcome to their team after finishing third in the Club World Cup.
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  • Clooney lobbies Egypt for help in Darfur Open this result in new window
    Baltimore Sun - Dec 17 6:25 AM
    Oscar-winning actor meets with foreign minister, president's family Actor George Clooney lobbied today for Egypt's help in getting protection for victims of Darfur's increasing violence.
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  • Blair explores Mideast peace options in Egypt Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Dec 16 6:23 AM
    British Prime Minister Tony Blair explored options for Middle East peace in Egypt on Saturday as Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas called for early elections to break a deadlock between rival factions.
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  • 35 million dollars for Palestinians deposited in Arab bank account Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Dec 18 10:30 AM
    The 35 million dollars left behind in Egypt by Palestinian premier Ismail Haniya after Israel closed the Gaza crossing was reportedly deposited into an Arab League account.
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  • Egypt's pro-democracy movement divided Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Dec 16 4:01 AM
    The stage was set for a new rally by Egypt's main pro-democracy group, with black-clad riot police lining up and a mob of journalists and cameramen on hand. But when the chanting and banner-waving began, there were no more than 20 demonstrators, all middle-aged men or young women.
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  • Blair arrives in Egypt on Middle East peace drive Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Dec 16 3:06 AM
    British Prime Minister Tony Blair arrived in Egypt on Saturday on a Middle East peace drive after predicting that Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas would find a way to break a deadlock between rival factions during his trip.
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  • LAST FRENCH ISLAMIST DEPORTED FROM EGYPT Open this result in new window
    The Tocqueville Connection - Dec 17 2:30 AM
    CAIRO, Dec 17, 2006 (AFP) - The last of a group of 11 French Islamists detained in Egypt last month on suspicion of involvement with terrorist organisations was deported Sunday, security sources said.
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  • Chinese chemicals giant launches Mideast offensive Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Dec 18 5:25 AM
    China's top chemicals company has signed a deal to set up its first factory in Egypt which aims to become the Asian giant's launchpad for investments in Africa and the Middle East.
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  • Egypt: Egypt for Basketball Challenge Open this result in new window
    AllAfrica.com - Dec 18 11:00 AM
    THE Egyptian national basketball team is the latest entrant in the East, Central and Southern Africa Senior Challenge Cup.
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  • FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2006 Egypt celebrates Al Ahly achievement Open this result in new window
    FIFA - Dec 18 4:56 AM
    Tens of thousands of Egyptians were preparing to give a heroes' welcome to Al Ahly's players after the African champions clinched third place in the FIFA Club World Cup in Japan.
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  • Chinese Chemicals Giant Launches Midle East Offensive Open this result in new window
    Industry Week - 43 minutes ago
    First factory will be set up in Egypt.
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  • Pakistan, Egypt to boost ties Open this result in new window
    Khaleej Times - Dec 16 8:13 PM
    ISLAMABAD Pakistan and Egypt here signed five memoranda (MoUs) of understanding for further bolstering their bilateral relations, especially in the field of trade and investment. They also agreed on the need for enhancing cooperation in the field of defence.
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  • Blair visits oil-rich Gulf state Open this result in new window
    PA via Yahoo! UK & Ireland News - 46 minutes ago
    Prime Minister Tony Blair will travel to the United Arab Emirates on the final leg of a Middle East visit which has taken him to Turkey, Egypt, Iraq, Israel and the Palestinian Territories.
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  • Egypt says to continue contact with all Palestinian factions Open this result in new window
    People's Daily - Dec 16 6:56 PM
    Egypt will continue contacts with all Palestinian factions, including Hamas, a senior official said on Saturday.
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  • Putin reported 'furious' over US payment for Lebanon war, CIA Egypt terror ring Open this result in new window
    Pravda - Dec 18 6:06 AM
    "The American Congress gave Israel financial and security encouragement when the Senate and the House of Representatives gave their approval to double the emergency equipment the United States stores in Israeli stockpiles.
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  • Exhibit shows Egypts sunken treasures Open this result in new window
    Great News Network - Dec 18 4:39 AM
    Paris, France - The great port of Alexandria was a bustling trade hub, a transit point for merchandise from throughout the ancient world until much of it vanished into the Mediterranean Sea.
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  • Egypt, Ukraine sign oil exploration agreement Open this result in new window
    ArabicNews.com - Dec 16 5:04 PM
    Egypt's Minister of Petroleum Sameh Fahmi signed yesterday with the Chairman of the Naftogaz Ukrainy national joint-stock company, Oleksiy Ivchenko, a cooperation agreement on oil exploration in Egypt, with total investments of $30 million.
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  • Exhibit shows Egypt's sunken treasures Open this result in new window
    MSNBC - Dec 17 5:48 PM
    Treasure hunters have long scoured the Egyptian coast for vestiges of the great port of Alexandria. Now an exhibit at Paris' Grand Palais brings together 500 ancient artifacts recovered from the area.
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  • Egypt denounces shooting at Palestinian PM's convoy Open this result in new window
    ArabicNews.com - Dec 16 5:01 PM
    Egypt's Foreign Minister Ahmed Abul-Gheit today denounced the shooting incident against the convoy of Palestinian Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh during his return to Gaza wrapping up a visit to Egypt.
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  • CalPERS allows investments in China, Venezuela Open this result in new window
    Sacramento Business Journal - Dec 18 3:02 PM
    The California Public Employees' Retirement System said Monday that it will permit investments in selected companies in China, Egypt, Venezuela and other developing countries.
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  • Egypt's "Digital Village" courtesy Intel Open this result in new window
    CPILive.net - Dec 18 3:12 AM
    Intel Corporation is using computers and wireless technology to help Oseems 200,000 residents tap into vast knowledge resources on the Internet in hopes of bettering their lives. Oseem is a small city near the Nile river.
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  • Ancient Egyptian carving sheds light on Karnak temple Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Dec 17 2:11 PM
    Egypt announced the discovery of a carving dating back to the 12th century BC which could hold the key to valuable information on Karnak temple, the largest ancient religious site in the world.
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  • Blair explores Mideast peace options in Egypt Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! UK & Ireland News - Dec 16 5:57 AM
    Prime Minister Tony Blair explored options for Middle East peace in Egypt on Saturday as Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas called for early elections to break a deadlock between rival factions.
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  • Arab FMs may hold emergency meeting on Palestinian crisis Open this result in new window
    People's Daily - Dec 18 4:55 PM
    Arab foreign ministers may hold an emergency meeting to seek an end to the conflicting situation in the Palestinian territories, Egypt's official MENA news agency reported Monday.
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  • Egypt's Pro-Democracy Movement Divided Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! Asia News - Dec 16 4:01 AM
    The stage was set for a new rally by Egypt's main pro-democracy group, with black-clad riot police lining up and a mob of journalists and cameramen on hand.
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  • Blair in Egypt for Mid East talks Open this result in new window
    PA via Yahoo! UK & Ireland News - Dec 16 4:42 AM
    Prime Minister Tony Blair arrived in Egypt for Middle East peace talks, saying the next few days and weeks would be critical in determining whether Israel and the Palestinians can break their cycle of violence.
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  • Bin Laden's Deputy to Put Out Message Open this result in new window
    RedNova - Dec 18 1:10 PM
    CAIRO, Egypt - An Islamic militant Web site announced Monday that Osama bin Laden's second-in-command would soon release a new message addressing the conflict between Muslims and infidels. The Internet advertisement banner for Egyptian-born Ayman al-Zawahri, al-Qaida's No.
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  • Egypt: Police Intensify Crackdown on Muslim Brotherhood Open this result in new window
    AlertNet - Dec 17 3:36 PM
    Source: Human Rights Watch (Cairo, December 18, 2006) In simultaneous predawn raids, Egyptian police on Thursday arrested 17 senior members of the Muslim Brotherhood and rounded up at least 140 students on suspicion of being ...
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  • Blair in Egypt on peace drive Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! UK & Ireland News - Dec 16 3:05 AM
    Prime Minister Tony Blair arrived in Egypt on Saturday on a Middle East peace drive after predicting that Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas would find a way to break a deadlock between rival factions during his trip.
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  • Gaza weapons smuggling flourishes Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Dec 17 10:42 AM
    In houses along the steel wall separating Gaza and Egypt, the lights are flickering a sign that smugglers are digging tunnels below, their powerful drills weakening the flow of electricity.
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  • Gaza arms smuggling summary box Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Dec 17 10:45 AM
    WHERE: On the border between the Gaza Strip and Egypt, smugglers are digging an ever-expanding maze of tunnels to bring in weapons and other contraband.
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  • Hutchison, Ruias in talks to bury the hatchet Open this result in new window
    Express India - Dec 18 1:12 PM
    Hutchison Essar's co-owners Hutchison Telecommunications International Ltd and Essar-which have been sparring ever since HTIL sold a 19.3% stake to Egypt's Orascom.
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  • Record-Setting 1 Million King Tut Tickets Sold at The Field Open this result in new window
    Art Daily - Dec 18 3:11 PM
    Coffinette for the Viscera of Tutankhamun, Egypt (detail). Andreas F., Voegelin, Antikenmuseum. CHICAGO.- More than one million tickets have been sold for The Field Museum's blockbuster exhibition Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs.
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  • Governor Asadullah Khalid told repBeginning his visit from Egypt, the most common stop for the Westerners on the way to ... Open this result in new window
    Turks.US - Dec 17 7:30 PM
    British Prime Minister Tony Blair has gone on to a Middle-East tour after leaving Turkey, which he visited to soften the blow of the much-disputed EU decision to suspend Turkeys accession talks.
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  • UN: Environmental Protection Enhances Economic Development Open this result in new window
    Environment News Service - Dec 18 12:41 PM
    NEW YORK, New York , December 18, 2006 (ENS) - Egypt, Peru, Vietnam, and Mongolia are among the countries putting the environment at the core of their plans to cut poverty by 2015, according to a report issued Friday by two United Nations agencies.
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  • Gaza weapons smuggling threatens truce with Israel Open this result in new window
    The Columbus Dispatch - Dec 18 4:21 AM
    RAFAH, Gaza Strip (AP) In houses along the steel wall separating Gaza and Egypt, the lights are flickering a sign that smugglers are digging tunnels below, their powerful drills weakening the flow of electricity.
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  • WEB STREET GOLF REPORT Open this result in new window
    GolfBiz.net - Dec 18 7:45 AM
    WALK LIKE AN EGYPTIAN: Sodic, a real estate developer in Egypt announced it has finalized an agreement with Greg Norman's Golf Course Design for an 18-hole signature golf course complex at its Alegria development in Cairo.
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  • Egypt Bahais lose battle for recognition Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Dec 16 12:35 PM
    An Egyptian court denied Bahais the right to state their religion on official documents and described them as pro-Israeli apostates, in a landmark case condemned by rights organisations.
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  • Baha'is denied official recognition in Egypt Open this result in new window
    Ekklesia - Dec 16 9:09 AM
    In a case that has become the focus of a national debate on religious freedom, Egypt's Supreme Administrative Court has ruled against the right of Baha'is to be properly identified on government documents.
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  • Blair in Egypt, speaks about critical days in Israeli - Palestinian conflict Open this result in new window
    Al Bawaba - Dec 16 5:59 AM
    British Prime Minister Tony Blair arrived in Egypt for Middle East peace talks Saturday, stressing the next few days and weeks would be critical in determining whether Israel and the Palestinians can break their cycle of violence.
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  • Ancient Egyptian carving sheds light on Karnak Open this result in new window
    Middle East Times - Dec 18 3:34 AM
    CAIRO -- Egypt announced Sunday the discovery of a carving dating back to the twelfth century BC that could hold the key to valuable information on Karnak temple, the largest ancient religious site in the world.
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  • India, Egypt sign five Joint Commission related agreements Open this result in new window
    New Kerala - Dec 16 4:37 AM
    New Delhi, Dec 16 : India and Egypt signed five agreements on Saturday relating to bilateral cooperation in the field of culture, education and science and technology.
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  • Raya declared third place winner of 'Oracle Egypt Partner of the Year' award for 2006 Open this result in new window
    AME Info - Dec 16 12:38 AM
    Raya Corporation, one of the Middle East's largest IT and telecommunications companies, has been declared the third place winner of the 'Oracle Egypt Partner of the Year' award for the year 2006 in recognition of its competence, expertise and outstanding performance.
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  • Sillysoft releases Ancient Empires Lux Open this result in new window
    MacNN - Dec 18 6:56 AM
    Sillysoft Games today released its new strategy game entitled Ancient Empires Lux for Mac OS X and Microsoft Windows. The game allows players to take control of the greatest early civilizations of mankind, including Egypt, Greece, and Rome. Ancient Empires marks the third Lux game developed by Sillysoft, utilizing a Risk inspired turn-based strateg...
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  • Sillysoft launches Ancient Empires Lux Open this result in new window
    MacNN - Dec 18 6:41 AM
    Sillysoft Games has released its new strategy game Ancient Empires Lux for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux. The strategy game lets players take control of the greatest early civilizations of mankind, including Egypt, Greece and Rome: "Ancient Empires is the third Lux game developed by Sillysoft, all using a Risk inspired turn-based strategy gameplay. T...
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  • Egypt Bahais lose recognition Open this result in new window
    Sunday Times - Dec 16 5:05 AM
    CAIRO - An Egyptian court has ruled against the right of Egypts 2,000-strong Bahai community to identify their religion on official documents, security sources said.
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  • Egypt to take up investment issues with India Open this result in new window
    The Times of India - Dec 15 11:14 PM
    Visiting Egyptian Foreign Minister said that there should be no hurdles for companies of his country as Egypt welcomes Indian companies.
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  • Egypt to take up investment issues with India Open this result in new window
    Hindustan Times - Dec 15 11:13 PM
    Pitching for Orascom, which has raised the hackles of security agencies in India, visiting Egyptian Foreign Minister Ahmed Aboul Gheit on Saturday said that there should be no hurdles for companies of his country as Egypt welcomes Indian companies.
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  • DHS-ICE: Parental Arrests Causes Children's Abuse and Neglect by ICE Leaders Open this result in new window
    The Narco News Bulletin - Dec 18 4:35 AM
    "You shall treat the alien who resides with you no differently than the natives born among you; have the same love for him as for yourself; for you too were once aliens in the land of Egypt. I, the LORD, am your God.
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  • 6 Yemenis released from Guantanamo Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - 2 hours, 20 minutes ago
    Six Yemenis released from the U.S. military prison in Guantanamo Bay have returned home and were being held by Yemeni authorities to determine if they have any terror ties, officials said Monday.
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  • Intel connects Egyptian village Open this result in new window
    AME Info - Dec 18 2:09 AM
    Working with Egypt's government, business and education leaders, Intel has installed a WiMAX network in the Egyptian village of Oseem as part of its World Ahead Programme. Intel has connected two public schools, a health care centre on wheels, a municipal building and an e-government services kiosk.
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  • Holding Court at 35,000 Feet Open this result in new window
    New York Times - Dec 18 6:40 PM
    The star of the Judge Hatchett television show tries to keep a low profile when she travels, but her distinctive voice always seems to give her away.
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  • No state has right to sanction Iran: Venezuelan envoy Open this result in new window
    Islamic Republic News Agency - Dec 18 2:07 AM
    Venezuela - Iran - Nuclear Venezuelan Ambassador to Egypt Victor R Carazo said in Cairo on Sunday that no country has the right to impose sanctions on Iran.
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  • Kerry urges reconciliation in Lebanon Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Dec 18 6:04 PM
    Sen. John Kerry, on a visit to Lebanon Monday, called for moving away from "the ideologies of extremism" and urged political reconciliation among rival factions to resolve the country's deepening political crisis.
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  • Abbas determined to go ahead with vote Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Dec 18 5:59 PM
    Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said Monday he will push ahead with new elections despite a wave of factional fighting between his Fatah party and the rival Islamic group Hamas.
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  • Egypt Arrests Opposition Leaders After a Protest Open this result in new window
    New York Times - Dec 14 6:34 PM
    Egypt said several members of the Muslim Brotherhood had formed what amounted to militant squads that planned ?acts of unrest.?
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  • Is Internacional the best soccer club? Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Dec 18 1:03 PM
    Internacional won the Club World Cup, earning the unofficial title of the best team in soccer. Hardly.
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  • Harrah's board said to OK $16.7B offer Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Dec 18 4:36 PM
    Harrah's Entertainment Inc., the world's largest casino company, has agreed to a $16.7 billion offer from two private equity groups, two people with knowledge of the negotiations said.
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  • Ahli gets bronze medal at World Clubs Cup Open this result in new window
    AngolaPress - Dec 18 1:23 AM
    Cairo, Egypt, 12/18 - Egypt`s Al Ahli which was Africa`s lone representative, came third in the World`s clubs cup after it beat Mexico`s America during the league match played Sunday morning in Yokohama, in Japan.
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  • Kerry criticizes Bush in Egypt Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Dec 14 6:07 PM
    Senator John Kerry, visiting Egypt Thursday during a tour of the Middle East, accused the Bush administration of neglecting the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
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  • Egypt to take up investment issues with India Open this result in new window
    New Kerala - Dec 15 11:07 PM
    New Delhi, Dec 16: Pitching for Orascom, which has raised the hackles of security agencies in India, visiting Egyptian Foreign Minister Ahmed Aboul Gheit today said that there should be no hurdles for companies of his country as Egypt welcomes Indian companies.
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  • Pakistan, Egypt to set up joint business council Open this result in new window
    New Kerala - Dec 15 8:11 PM
    Islamabad, Dec 15: Pakistan and Egypt Friday inked five accords to strengthen bilateral relations with special focus on trade and investment.
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  • Source says Harrah's Entertainment will be taken private Open this result in new window
    USA Today - Dec 18 3:18 PM
    Harrah's Entertainment the world's largest casino company, has agreed to a $90-per-share buyout offer from two private equity groups, said a person with knowledge of the negotiations.
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  • THE EVIL WITHIN THE INNOCENCE Open this result in new window
    Georgie Anne Geyer via Yahoo! News - Dec 18 2:43 PM
    WASHINGTON -- There was a brief period of wishful thinking after the Baker/Hamilton Commission report was issued last week that W.'s "Axis of Evil" might have died along with any real hope of winning in Iraq -- but no.
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  • Group Calls On 'Internet Enemy' To Release Blogger Open this result in new window
    TechWeb via Yahoo! News - Dec 18 11:12 AM
    Egyptian law student has been imprisoned for six weeks.
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  • Radisson SAS Taba, new GM Open this result in new window
    AME Info - Dec 17 10:23 PM
    Radisson SAS Hotels and Resorts has appointed Peter Schiess to run its resort property at the Red Sea in Taba, Egypt. Schiess, a Swiss national, was previously Managing Director of South Sinai Hotels before moving to Finland to become Owner and Manager of the Hotel and Restaurant Paljakka.
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  • Abbas seeks aid to start peace talks Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Dec 18 1:09 PM
    Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said Monday he is pushing ahead with early elections despite factional fighting that intensified after his initial call for a poll and appealed for international help in restarting peace talks with Israel.
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  • Blair pushes Mideast peace initiative in Abbas talks Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Dec 18 12:06 PM
    Prime Minister Tony Blair called for an initiative to jumpstart the dormant Middle East peace process as he offered support for Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas over his controversial call for early elections.
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  • Defence ties with Egypt forged Open this result in new window
    Dawn - Dec 15 7:30 PM
    ISLAMABAD, Dec 15: Pakistan has for the first time decided to forge defence ties with Egypt, which has agreed to purchase armaments and defence equipment from Pakistan.
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  • Over 140 held after Egypt protest / Government said group was planning 'acts of unrest' Open this result in new window
    San Francisco Chronicle - Dec 15 3:40 AM
    Egypt arrested several leading members of the Muslim Brotherhood, the banned but powerful opposition group, and more than 140 student members on Thursday after a campus protest. The government said the group had formed what amounted to militant squads...
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  • United Nations Environment Programme Open this result in new window
    [Press Release] United Nations Environment Programme - Dec 18 3:20 AM
    Developing-country governments must recognize and address the natural worlds central role in poverty, says Dervis New York, 15 December--Egypt, Peru, Vietnam and Mongolia are among a number of countries taking the lead in putting the environment at the heart of their plans to cut poverty by 2015, according to a new report launched today by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in ...
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  • Clooney returns to the U.N. with Darfur advocates Open this result in new window
    Los Angeles Times - Dec 17 5:44 AM
    The actor and several others meet with Kofi Annan after a low- profile visit to China. UNITED NATIONS When George Clooney realized that most Americans already recognized the significance of his adopted cause resolving the conflict in the Darfur region of western Sudan he decided to take his show on the road. He invited a few other actors and athletes to travel to China and Egypt, two ...
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  • Eileen Caddy Open this result in new window
    The Herald - Dec 17 6:02 PM
    The founder of the Findhorn Community, who has died aged 89, was born Eileen Combe in Alexandria, Egypt, in 1917, the daughter of a bank director. The family's lifestyle was opulent and she was educated privately in Ireland and elsewhere, but does not seem to have been able to settle.
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  • Hamas-Fatah tensions soar Open this result in new window
    Chicago Tribune - Dec 17 4:38 AM
    Abbas loyalists accused of trying to kill Haniyeh As Palestinian street clashes spread Friday from Gaza to Ramallah, Hamas accused loyalists of President Mahmoud Abbas of trying to assassinate Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh during a chaotic shootout Thursday at a border crossing with Egypt.
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  • Aboutrika leads Al Ahly to third place Open this result in new window
    Fox Sports - Dec 17 7:11 AM
    Mohamed Aboutrika scored a pair of goals Sunday as Egypt's Al Ahly defeated Mexican side Club America 2-1 to clinch third place in the Club World Cup.
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  • Hamas gunmen seize crossing into Egypt Open this result in new window
    The Buffalo News - Dec 15 6:17 AM
    RAFAH, Gaza Strip - Hamas gunmen seized control of the Gaza Strip's border crossing with Egypt on Thursday in a ferocious gunbattle with Fatah-allied border guards after Israel blocked the Hamas prime minister from crossing with tens of millions of dollars in aid.
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  • Only in Egypt! Open this result in new window
    Middle East Times - Dec 15 8:28 AM
    CAIRO -- A regularly updated collection of weird and wondrous news items from Egypt. A DOCTOR has accused her neighbor of being able to read her mind, and tried to file a complaint at Basateen police station.
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  • Egyptian archeologists unearth carving for god Amoun's high priest Open this result in new window
    People's Daily - Dec 17 5:16 PM
    A mission of Egypt's Supreme Council of Antiquities (SCA) has discovered a stone carving for god Amoun's High Priest in the ancient city Luxor, Culture Minister Farouk Hosni said on Sunday.
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  • Reliance, Maxis, Orascom join race for Hutch stake Open this result in new window
    telecomasia.net - Dec 17 4:18 PM
    (The Statesman via NewsEdge) The race for acquiring Indias third largest mobile services provider Hutchison Essar has heated up, with Reliance Communications, Malaysias Maxis, and Egypts Orascom joining the fray.
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  • Starbucks to appeal trademark decision Open this result in new window
    International Herald Tribune - Dec 18 11:51 AM
    Starbucks, the world's biggest coffee-shop chain, will fight a South Korean court decision that dismissed a trademark violation complaint filed by the U.S. company, the company's chairman, Howard Schultz, said.
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  • Mother in Gaza: 'Enough is enough' Open this result in new window
    CNN.com - Dec 18 7:09 AM
    On Monday morning, Baha Balousheh kissed his three sons goodbye and sent them off to school. From his children's bedroom window, he watched them drive away in their chauffeured car.
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  • Blair praises Abbas for 'landmark' speech in calling elections Open this result in new window
    USA Today - Dec 18 6:54 AM
    British Prime Minister Tony Blair on Monday called for the international community to support moderate Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and blamed Hamas for the collapse of efforts to build a unity coalition.
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  • Anil offers HTIL boss stake to win Hutch-Essar control Open this result in new window
    Express India - Dec 17 2:12 PM
    In its battle with Egypt's Orascom and Malaysia's Maxis Communications to wrest control of Hutchison Essar, Reliance Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group is believed to have offered Hutchison Telecommunications' Hong Kong-based Chinese owner Li Ka-Shing a stake in Reliance Communications Ltd.
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  • Andy Couldridge ACTION IMAGES Open this result in new window
    FIFA - Dec 17 8:11 AM
    Comments from the two coaches after the match for third place between Egypt's Al Ahly and Mexico's side Club America on Sunday 17 December at the International Stadium in Yokohama.
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