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  • With Israeli Approval, Egypt Sends Arms to Abbas's Fatah Movement Open this result in new window
    Washington Post - Dec 28 8:51 PM
    JERUSALEM, Dec. 28 -- With Israel's blessing, Egypt has delivered a large shipment of arms to forces loyal to Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, Israeli officials said Thursday, in the latest Israeli attempt to boost the embattled leader in his conflict with the radical Hamas organization....
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  • Israel Says Egypt Sends Weapons to Abbas?s Forces, With Israeli and U.S. Approval Open this result in new window
    New York Times - Dec 28 7:25 PM
    Egypt has sent a shipment of weapons into the Gaza Strip to forces loyal to the Palestinian president, officials said.
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  • Egypt reportedly sends arms to Abbas, with Israel's OK Open this result in new window
    San Francisco Chronicle - Dec 29 3:56 AM
    After coordination with Israel and the United States, Egypt has sent a shipment of weapons and ammunition into the Gaza Strip to forces loyal to the Palestinian Authority president, Mahmoud Abbas of Fatah, Israeli officials said Thursday. Senior...
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  • Egypt delivers arms to Abbas forces Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Dec 28 12:31 PM
    With Israel's blessing, Egypt has delivered a large arms shipment to forces loyal to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, officials said Thursday the latest Israeli attempt to boost the embattled leader in his bloody conflict with the militant Islamic Hamas.
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  • Israel backs Egypt's delivery of arms to Abbas Open this result in new window
    The Buffalo News - Dec 29 6:10 AM
    JERUSALEM - With Israel's blessing, Egypt has delivered a large arms shipment to forces loyal to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, officials said Thursday - the latest Israeli attempt to boost the embattled leader in his bloody conflict with the militant Islamic group Hamas.
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  • Three People Dead in Egypt, Raising Human Avian Flu Toll to 157 Open this result in new window
    U.S. Department of State - Dec 29 2:50 PM
    Three members of an extended family have died in Egypt after being infected with H5N1 avian influenza, bringing the human toll in that nation to 18 cases and 10 deaths since February, and the total worldwide since 2003 to 261 cases and 157 deaths. "Our understanding is that there is exposure to sick poultry, in this case ducks, by the people that became ill," John Rainford, a spokesman at WHO ...
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  • Egypt reportedly sends arms to Abbas Open this result in new window
    Boston Globe - Dec 29 12:58 AM
    JERUSALEM -- With Israel's blessing, Egypt has delivered a large arms shipment to forces loyal to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, officials said yesterday -- the latest Israeli attempt to boost the embattled leader in his conflict with the militant Islamic group Hamas.
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  • Egypt sends arms to bolster Abbas Open this result in new window
    The Columbus Dispatch - Dec 29 5:26 AM
    JERUSALEM With Israels blessing, Egypt has delivered a large arms shipment to forces loyal to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, officials said yesterday the latest Israeli attempt to boost the embattled leader in his bloody conflict with the militant Islamic Hamas.
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  • Egypt delivers arms to Fatah, with Israeli OK Open this result in new window
    Seattle Times - Dec 29 12:28 AM
    With Israel's blessing, Egypt has delivered a large arms shipment to forces loyal to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, officials said...
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  • With Israel's OK, Egypt ships arms to Abbas forces Open this result in new window
    The Philadelphia Inquirer - Dec 29 12:09 AM
    With Israeli and U.S. consent, Egypt has shipped a cache of weapons through Israel to bolster the security forces of Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas in his struggle with the Hamas movement, Israeli officials said yesterday.
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  • Three People Dead in Egypt, Raising Human Avian Flu Toll to 157 Open this result in new window
    [Press Release] U.S. Department of State - Dec 29 3:58 PM
    Three members of an extended family have died in Egypt after being infected with H5N1 avian influenza, bringing the human toll in that nation to 18 cases and 10 deaths since February, and the total worldwide since 2003 to 261 cases and 157 deaths. "Our understanding is that there is exposure to sick poultry, in this case ducks, by the people that became ill," John Rainford, a spokesman at World ...
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  • Egypt sends weapons through Israel Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Dec 28 4:30 AM
    Egypt has sent a large shipment of weapons through Israeli territory to shore up forces loyal to the embattled Palestinian president, Mahmoud Abbas, Israeli security officials said Thursday an extraordinary show of support by both countries for his efforts to renew peacemaking with Israel.
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  • Egypt sent arms to Abbas loyalists with Israeli help Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Dec 28 2:47 AM
    Egypt has sent a large quantity of arms to forces loyal to moderate Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas, battling for influence with the ruling Islamist Hamas movement.
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  • Egypt bolsters Abbas with arms shipment (Mark Lavie / ASSOCIATED PRESS) Open this result in new window
    The Washington Times - Dec 28 10:27 PM
    With Israel's blessing, Egypt has delivered a large arms shipment to forces loyal to Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, officials said yesterday -- the latest Israeli attempt to boost the embattled leader in his bloody conflict with the Islami
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  • Egypt sends weapons to Palestinian forces Open this result in new window
    The State - Dec 28 9:18 PM
    JERUSALEM With Israels blessing, Egypt has delivered a large arms shipment to forces loyal to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas the latest Israeli attempt to boost the embattled leader in his bloody conflict with the militant Islamic Hamas.
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  • Egypt sent arms to Abbas's Fatah with help of Israel: official Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Dec 28 12:23 AM
    Egypt has sent a large quantity of arms to the forces of moderate Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas's Fatah party with the help of Israel, an Israeli official said.
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  • Egypt sent weapons to shore up Abbas, Israelis say Open this result in new window
    Arizona Daily Star - Dec 28 11:20 PM
    JERUSALEM After coordination with Israel and the United States, Egypt sent a shipment of weapons and ammunition into the Gaza Strip to forces loyal to Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas of Fatah, Israeli officials said Thursday.
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  • Abbas denies receiving arms from Egypt Open this result in new window
    Gulf Times - Dec 29 2:08 AM
    TEL AVIV/RAMALLAH: Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas denied reports yesterday that Egypt, with Israeli permission, sent large quantities of arms and ammunition to groups affiliated with him to help him in his struggle with the Hamas government.
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  • Abbas aide denies Fatah received arms from Egypt Open this result in new window
    Haaretz Daily - Dec 29 1:51 AM
    A spokesman for Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas denied a report in Haaretz yesterday that Egypt had transferred weapons and ammunition to Fatah-affiliated forces in the Gaza Strip, with Israel's approval.
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  • Egypt: 10th Death From Bird Flu Open this result in new window
    New York Times - Dec 27 8:34 PM
    A man died of avian flu in the Nile Delta, the third member of his extended family to die of the virus, said a World Health Organization official, Hassan el-Bushra, a regional adviser for communicable diseases surveillance. He said the man, Rida Farid Abdel Halim, 26, from Gharbiya Province, had been hospitalized for 10 days. It was the 10th death from bird flu in Egypt since an outbreak of the ...
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  • Egypt Sends Weapons Through Israel Open this result in new window
    ABC News - Dec 28 5:33 AM
    Egypt Sends Shipment of Weapons Through Israel to Shore Up Forces Loyal to Abbas
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  • Egypt delivers arms to moderate Palestinians Open this result in new window
    New Kerala - Dec 29 12:51 AM
    New York, Dec 29: After a green signal from Israel, Egypt has sent a shipment of weapons and ammunition into the Gaza Strip to forces loyal to the Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas of Fatah, Israeli officials said.
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  • Egypt designates a 'decade of science' Open this result in new window
    SciDev.net - Dec 28 6:14 PM
    The next decade (2007-2016) will be Egypt's decade of science and technology, President Mohammed Hosni Mubarak has declared, in a move that lends political support to the country's plans to expand its scientific and technological capabilities.
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  • Fatah Denies Receiving Weapons From Egypt With Israeli Approval Open this result in new window
    Nasdaq - Dec 28 12:13 PM
    (RTTNews) - Thursday, a spokesman for Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas denied reports that Egypt had sent weapons to Fatah members loyal to Abbas.
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  • Egypt in arms deal to bolster Abbas Open this result in new window
    The Herald - Dec 28 5:35 PM
    Egypt has delivered a large arms shipment to forces loyal to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, with the blessing of Israel, officials said yesterday.
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  • *Fatah Denies Receiving Weapons From Egypt With Israeli Approval Open this result in new window
    Nasdaq - Dec 28 11:57 AM
    (RTTNews) - Fatah Denies Receiving Weapons From Egypt With Israeli Approval.
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  • Egypt sends weapons to shore up embattled Abbas, Israeli officials say Open this result in new window
    Boston Herald - Dec 28 5:38 AM
    JERUSALEM - Egypt has sent a large shipment of weapons through Israeli territory to shore up forces loyal to the embattled Palestinian president, Mahmoud Abbas, Israeli security officials said Thursday...
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  • Egypt Transfers Weapons to Bolster Abbas' Fatah Faction Open this result in new window
    Crosswalk.com - Dec 28 4:59 AM
    Jerusalem (CNSNews.com) - Hamas accused the U.S. and Israel of interfering in internal Palestinian affairs on Thursday, a news agency stated, after Israeli media reported that Egypt had transferred large amounts of weapons and ammunition to security forces allied with Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas.
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  • Egypt 'sent weapons to Abbas' Open this result in new window
    Gulf Daily News - Dec 28 3:02 PM
    JERUSALEM: Egypt has sent a large quantity of arms to forces loyal to moderate Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, battling for influence with the ruling Hamas movement, an Israeli official said yesterday.
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  • 'Weapons from Egypt cross Israel to shore up embattled Fatah' Open this result in new window
    Gulf News - Dec 28 12:54 PM
    Occupied Jerusalem: Egypt has sent a large shipment of weapons through Israeli territory to shore up forces loyal to the embattled Palestinian President, Mahmoud Abbas, Israeli security officials said yesterday - an extraordinary show of support by both countries for his efforts to renew peacemaking with Israel.
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  • Statoil Set to Operate Another Block Offshore Egypt Open this result in new window
    Rigzone - Dec 28 8:58 AM
    A working interest offered to Statoil in a deepwater block off Egypt marks the second award of exploration acreage recently secured by the group in this north African country.
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  • Lebanese stars welcome the New Year in Egypt Open this result in new window
    Al Bawaba - Dec 28 1:22 PM
    Egypt is witnessing a very busy holiday season and hotels are beginning their preparations for New Years Eve and the Muslim holiday Eid Al Adha concerts. Arabs from around the Middle East are expected to attend the numerous concerts that will take place.
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  • Egypt sent arms to Fatah with Israels help Open this result in new window
    Al Jazeera - Dec 28 8:58 AM
    Egypt has sent a large quantity of weapons through Israeli territory to support forces loyal to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas Fatah party, an Israeli security official said on Thursday.
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  • EGYPT: Bird flu claims tenth fatal victim Open this result in new window
    AlertNet - Dec 28 6:33 AM
    Source: IRIN Health ministry officials reported the tenth death in Egypt to be caused by the avian influenza virus H5N1, this time a 26-year-old male factory worker. He died on 27 December.
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  • Egypt has sent a large quantity of weapons through Israeli territory to support forces loyal to Palestinian President ... Open this result in new window
    Al Jazeera - Dec 28 8:43 AM
    "In coordination with Israel, Egypt delivered a large quantity of guns and munitions to Abbas forces, the Israeli official said on condition of anonymity because the arms shipment had not been officially confirmed by Israel, the Palestinians or Egypt.
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  • Egypt: Israeli soldier captured by Gaza militants remains alive Open this result in new window
    USA Today - Dec 27 6:55 AM
    The Israeli soldier captured by Palestinian militants last June is still alive, the visiting Egyptian foreign minister, Ahmed Aboul Gheit, said Wednesday. Egypt is acting as a mediator between Israel and Hamas.
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  • Egypt says Israeli soldier captured by Palestinians is alive Open this result in new window
    WHO-TV 13 Des Moines - Dec 28 7:22 AM
    JERUSALEM Egypt's foreign minister says the Israeli soldier captured by Palestinian militants last June is still alive. The minister (Ahmed Aboul Gheit) says he is mediating...
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  • Another AI death in Egypt Open this result in new window
    Meat News - Dec 28 6:50 AM
    EGYPT: Egyptian authorities have confirmed that a tenth person has died of H5N1 bird flu. Authorities have confirmed that a tenth person has died of H5N1 bird flu infection in Egypt.
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  • Egypt: Captured Israeli soldier is alive Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Dec 27 5:35 AM
    The Israeli soldier captured by Palestinian militants last June is still alive, Egypt's foreign minister said Wednesday during a visit to Jerusalem.
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  • Egypt, Israel sent arms to Abbas loyalists: official Open this result in new window
    Middle East Times - Dec 28 3:23 AM
    IN THE CROSSFIRE: Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas during a news conference in Cairo December 27, 2006. (REUTERS) JERUSALEM -- Egypt has sent a large quantity of arms to forces loyal to moderate Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, battling for influence with the ruling Islamist Hamas movement, an Israeli official said Thursday.
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  • Alshaya Egypt L.L.C opens the first Starbucks coffeehouse in Cairo Open this result in new window
    AME Info - Dec 28 3:16 AM
    Alshaya Egypt L.L.C, a member of the Alshaya Retail group, opened the first Starbucks coffeehouse in Egypt today.
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  • Egypt sends arms to Abbas Open this result in new window
    africast.com - Dec 28 4:45 AM
    CAIRO, December 28 -- Egypt has sent a large quantity of arms to the forces of moderate Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas's Fatah party with the help of Israel, an Israeli official said on Thursday.
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  • Egypt reports third bird flu death in a week Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Dec 28 12:18 PM
    An Egyptian man has died from the H5N1 strain of avian influenza, bringing to three the number of victims in less than a week amid stepped up efforts to contain a resurgence of the epidemic.
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  • Starbucks opens in Egypt Open this result in new window
    AME Info - Dec 28 4:00 AM
    Starbucks has opened its first coffeehouse in Egypt through local partner Alshaya Egypt. It is located in Cairo's City Centre. Alshaya operates more than 200 Starbucks stores across the Middle East and Turkey, the company said.
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  • Israel allows Egypt to ship arms to Fatah Open this result in new window
    People's Daily - Dec 28 3:21 AM
    Israel has approved transfer of large amount of weaponry by Egypt to Palestinian Fatah security forces in the Gaza Strip to support President Mahmoud Abbas, the Jerusalem Post reported on Thursday.
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  • Kuwait is Egypt's key trade partner: minister Open this result in new window
    The Daily Star Lebannon - Dec 28 5:15 AM
    Egyptian Minister of Trade and Industry Rashid Mohamed Rashid said here Tuesday Kuwait is Egypt's key trade partner, hailing successful recent commercial committee meetings.The Egyptian minister made the remarks in a news conference, adding that huge Kuwaiti projects would be carried out in Egypt in the coming period.He also pointed to major aspects of cooperation between Egypt and Kuwait in ...
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  • Egypt: Captured Israeli Soldier Is Alive Open this result in new window
    ABC News - Dec 27 9:03 AM
    Egypt Says Israeli Soldier Captured by Palestinians Is Alive
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  • Iraq went from prosperity to tatters Open this result in new window
    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - 4 minutes ago
    CAIRO, Egypt -- Saddam Hussein boasted of being the "builder of modern Iraq." Iraqis are likely to remember his reign much differently. Even before the U.S.-led invasion to oust him, Iraq's economy was in tatters after decades of wars and U.N. sanctions, its people cowed by a dictator's brutality.
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  • Egypt: Captured Israeli Still Alive Open this result in new window
    CBS News - Dec 27 7:41 AM
    Cpl. Gilad Shalit was captured by Palestinian militants in June; Egypt has been acting as a mediator, but can't guarantee he will be released. Meanwhile, Israel plans to renew pinpoint attacks on Palestinian rocket launching squads.
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  • With approval of Israeli gov't, Egypt transfers thousands of rifles to Fatah Open this result in new window
    Haaretz Daily - Dec 28 12:57 AM
    Egypt transfered a large quantity of arms and ammunition to Palestinian Authority security organizations in the Gaza Strip yesterday. The move was carried out with Israel's approval and was made in an effort to bolster Fatah affiliated groups, following clashes with Hamas paramilitary organizations.
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  • Egypt says Israeli soldier captured by Palestinians is alive Open this result in new window
    WSTM-TV NBC 3 - Dec 28 1:13 AM
    JERUSALEM Egypt's foreign minister says the Israeli soldier captured by Palestinian militants last June is still alive.
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  • Egypt transfers arms to Fatah with Israeli approval Open this result in new window
    Haaretz Daily - Dec 27 11:42 PM
    Egypt transfered a large quantity of arms and ammunition to Palestinian Authority security organizations in the Gaza Strip Wednesday. The move was carried out with Israel's approval and was made in an effort to bolster Fatah affiliated groups, following clashes with Hamas paramilitary organizations.
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  • Centurion, Shell End Egyptian Gas Development Accord (Update4) Open this result in new window
    Bloomberg.com - Dec 29 1:29 PM
    Dec. 29 (Bloomberg) -- Centurion Energy International Inc., the Canadian oil and gas producer that's being acquired by a United Arab Emirates-based energy company, announced the termination of plans by Royal Dutch Shell Plc to help it explore for natural gas in Egypt's Nile Delta.
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  • Egypt sends arms to Abbas Open this result in new window
    News 24 South Africa - Dec 28 12:40 AM
    Egypt has sent a large quantity of arms to the forces of moderate Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas's Fatah party with the help of Israel.
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  • Egypt determined to revive nuke program: PM Open this result in new window
    People's Daily - Dec 27 4:08 PM
    Egyptian Prime Minister Ahmed Nazef has said that Egypt will go ahead with reviving the nuclear program, denying there was any retreat in this domain, the official news agency MENA reported on Wednesday.
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  • Centurion, Shell End Egyptian Gas Development Accord (Update2) Open this result in new window
    Bloomberg.com - Dec 29 8:29 AM
    Dec. 29 (Bloomberg) -- Centurion Energy International Inc., the Canadian oil and gas producer that's being acquired by a United Emirates-based energy company, announced the termination of plans by Royal Dutch Shell Plc to help it explore for natural gas in Egypt's Nile Delta.
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  • A legacy of what might have been Open this result in new window
    Long Beach Press-Telegram - 19 minutes ago
    Analysis: Iraq was viewed as a model Arab nation in the 1970s, but Saddam's thirst for war led to decades of hardship. CAIRO, Egypt - Saddam Hussein boasted of being the "builder of modern Iraq."
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  • Tenth Bird Flu Death Reported In Egypt Open this result in new window
    Nasdaq - Dec 27 10:12 AM
    (RTTNews) - Egyptian government said on Wednesday that a 26-year old man has died of bird flu in the country, reported the BBC. Reda Abdel Halim Farid was tested positive for the H5N1 strain of the virus and he is the tenth person to die of bird flu in Egypt, said the report.
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  • Egyptian, Chinese Companies to Build Rigs in Egypt Open this result in new window
    Rigzone - Dec 27 1:28 PM
    Meeting in Cairo, three Egyptian and one Chinese companies in the oil and gas sector signed a contract Tuesday to set up a joint venture to manufacture oil rigs in Egypt.
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  • Egypt Michel named new Zamalek coach Open this result in new window
    FIFA - Dec 27 8:56 AM
    French coach Henri Michel has taken a short-term contract with Egypt's Zamalek after the club had a last-minute change of heart over a new trainer. Michel, recently fired after a brief coaching spell in Qatar, will remain with the club until the end of the season in June.
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  • Abbas forces get weapons shipment Open this result in new window
    BBC News - Dec 29 2:40 AM
    Forces loyal to PA President Mahmoud Abbas receive an arms shipment from Egypt with Israeli approval.
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  • Egypt says Israeli soldier captured by Palestinians is alive Open this result in new window
    Boston Herald - Dec 27 7:23 AM
    JERUSALEM - The Israeli soldier captured by Palestinian militants last June is still alive, Egypt's foreign minister said Wednesday during a visit to Jerusalem. Ahmed Aboul Gheit said Egypt is...
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  • Egypt delivers arms to moderate Palestinians with Israeli approval Open this result in new window
    San Diego Union-Tribune - Dec 28 4:32 PM
    Muslims to begin hajj Associated Press Two million Muslims began streaming out of Mecca at the start of a hajj pilgrimage with Saudi authorities on alert to prevent deadly overcrowding as well as sectarian violence.
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  • Bird Flu Spreads In Egypt As Tenth Person Dies Open this result in new window
    Medical News Today - Dec 27 11:10 AM
    Authorities have confirmed that a tenth person has died of H5N1 bird flu infection in Egypt. A man, aged, 26, is the third person to die so far over the last four days. He was admitted to hospital with bird flu like symptoms, and died ten days later in hospital. Bird flu also killed a 15-year-old girl last Monday as well as a woman, aged 30, on Sunday. [click link for full article]
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  • EGYPT MARITIME TRANSPORT HIT BY BAD WEATHER Open this result in new window
    The Tocqueville Connection - Dec 27 8:46 AM
    ISMAILIYA, Egypt, Dec 27, 2006 (AFP) - Egypt prevented two ships from transiting through the Suez canal and closed three Mediterranean ports due to bad weather Wednesday, a canal official said.
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  • Egyptian arms reach PA forces via Israel Open this result in new window
    UPI - Dec 29 12:21 PM
    TEL AVIV, Israel, Dec. 28 (UPI) -- Egypt sent thousands of guns to Palestinian forces loyal to President Mahmoud Abbas to bolster his position in the confrontation with Hamas.
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  • Egypt reports tenth bird flu death Open this result in new window
    Channel NewsAsia - Dec 27 5:14 AM
    CAIRO : A 26-year-old Egyptian man died Wednesday from the H5N1 strain of bird flu, the health ministry in Cairo said. Reda Abdel Halim Farid, from the central Nile Delta region of Zifta, is the tenth person to have died in Egypt after contracting the deadly strain, the ministry said.
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  • Egypt: Kidnapped Israeli Soldier Gilad Shalit Is Alive Open this result in new window
    FOX 5 Atlanta - Dec 27 6:05 AM
    The Israeli soldier captured by Palestinian militants last June is still alive, Egypt's foreign minister said Wednesday during a visit to Jerusalem. Ahmed Aboul Gheit said Egypt is mediating between Israel and Hamas to win the release of Cpl.
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  • Moussa announces new mission to Beirut Open this result in new window
    The Daily Star Lebannon - Dec 29 2:00 PM
    Arab League Secretary General Amr Moussa announced Friday that he will be returning to Lebanon after the holidays with an initiative in hand to end the ongoing political deadlock. In his annual end-of-year meeting with the press in Egypt, Moussa said his plan still enjoys both Lebanese and Arab support.
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  • Israeli police escort weapons for Abbas Open this result in new window
    Baltimore Sun - Dec 29 5:12 AM
    Arms are meant to bolster security forces against Hamas With Israeli and U.S. consent, Egypt shipped a cache of weapons through Israel to bolster the security forces of Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas in his struggle with the militant Hamas movement, Israeli officials said yesterday.
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  • Newport Senior Center planning January trip to view Ancient Egypt exhibit at Portland museum Open this result in new window
    Newport News-Times - Dec 27 9:33 AM
    The Newport Senior Center is planning a trip to visit the Portland Art Museum to view the treasures of Ancient Egypt. The trip date is Thursday, Jan. 25, 2007. The cost is 160 dollars and includes lunch at the Cooking School, Breakfast at Hotel, Hotel and Museum ticket.
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  • Captured Israeli soldier is still alive: Egypt Open this result in new window
    CTV.ca - Dec 27 5:38 AM
    The Israeli soldier captured by Palestinian guerrillas last June is still alive, Egypt's foreign minister said Wednesday during a visit to Jerusalem.
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  • Israel escorts Egyptian arms delivery to Abbas Open this result in new window
    Los Angeles Times - Dec 28 8:00 PM
    U.S. consents to the shipment, intended to counter the militant Hamas movement. JERUSALEM With Israeli and U.S. consent, Egypt has shipped a cache of weapons through Israel to bolster the security forces of Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas in his increasingly violent struggle with the militant Hamas movement, Israeli officials said Thursday.
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  • Mubarak: New laws will improve democracy in Egypt Open this result in new window
    Miami Herald - Dec 27 12:10 AM
    President Hosni Mubarak said Tuesday that laws to be passed in the new year would improve democracy and abolish Egypt's 25-year state of emergency, but rights activists said they doubted the long-serving leader would liberalize the country.
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  • South Asian Petrochem Enters Into MoU With Egypt-based Echem Open this result in new window
    Nasdaq - Dec 26 11:57 PM
    (RTTNews) - South Asian Petrochem informed that the company entered into a memorandum of understanding with Egyptian Petrochemicals Holding Co for jointly selling up of a 315,000 TPA Polyethylene Terepthalate resin manufacturing plant in Egypt with an estimated outlay of $95 million.
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  • World news in brief Open this result in new window
    San Jose Mercury News - Dec 29 3:04 AM
    With Israeli and U.S. consent, Egypt shipped a cache of weapons through Israel to bolster the security forces of Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas in his struggle with the Hamas movement, Israeli officials said Thursday.
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  • Egypt happy with Israeli restraint Open this result in new window
    Jerusalem Newswire - Dec 27 6:27 AM
    Egypt, a country that continues to regard Israel as an enemy 28 years after signing a peace treaty with the Jewish state, is pleased with the Olmert governments decision not to retaliate against Arabs firing missiles at Israeli targets.
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  • Israel confirms Egyptian arms shipment to Abbas Open this result in new window
    Inside Bay Area - Dec 29 7:03 AM
    JERUSALEM After coordination with Israel and the United States, Egypt has sent a shipment of weapons and ammunition into the Gaza Strip to forces loyal to the Palestinian Authority president,
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  • INTERNATIONAL BRIEFS Open this result in new window
    Fort Worth Star-Telegram - Dec 29 2:28 AM
    Egypt delivers arms to Abbas loyalists
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  • Israel PM to meet Egypt president next week Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Dec 26 1:15 AM
    Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert is to travel to Egypt next week to discuss the Middle East process with President Hosni Mubarak.
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  • Events in the life of Saddam Hussein Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - 1 hour, 27 minutes ago
    A glance at the life of Iraqi President Saddam Hussein:
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  • Timing Perfect on Landfill Check Open this result in new window
    Du Quoin Evening Call - Dec 29 1:17 PM
    PINCKNEYVILLE - A $50,000 check from developers of the Perry County landfill will allow the county to turn the corner on solvency at year's end, according to County Clerk Kevin Kern. The money is slightly less than half of the monies being agreed to in a settlement with the Greater Egypt Regional Landfill group, said Kern.
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  • Cyberoam gives partners a helping hand in Egypt Open this result in new window
    ITP.net - Dec 27 3:57 AM
    UTM appliance vendor Cyberoam is carrying out a five-day partner training programme in Egypt for resellers in the region. The programme, which runs throughout the course of the week, is being undertaken with the support of local Cyberoam distributor GateWorx.
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  • Kuwait is Egypt's key trade partner: minister Open this result in new window
    The Daily Star Lebannon - Dec 27 5:30 AM
    Egyptian Minister of Trade and Industry Rashid Mohamed Rashid said here Tuesday Kuwait is Egypt's key trade partner, hailing successful recent commercial committee meetings.The Egyptian minister made the remarks in a news conference, adding that huge Kuwaiti projects would be carried out in Egypt in the coming period.
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  • Ruthless Iraqi dictator hanged at age 69 Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - 8 minutes ago
    Within days of taking power, Saddam Hussein summoned about 400 top officials and announced he had uncovered a plot against the ruling party.
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  • Former dictator's dream was to unite all Arabs Open this result in new window
    USA Today - 40 minutes ago
    Saddam Hussein, 69, was the Middle East's most feared dictator, a dreamer who vowed to unite all Arabs as the "Lion of Babylon," and the loser of three major wars.
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  • RETURN TO BAGHDAD: Capital a fear-filled shell of a city Open this result in new window
    The Charlotte Observer - Dec 29 12:10 AM
    EDITOR'S NOTE: Hannah Allam covers the Middle East and Islamic world as McClatchy Newspapers bureau chief in Cairo, Egypt. She recently returned on assignment to Baghdad, where she had spent over two years as bureau chief.
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  • Hussein was symbol of autocracy, cruelty in Iraq Open this result in new window
    CNN.com - 55 minutes ago
    Saddam Hussein, the former dictator of Iraq who spent his last years in captivity after his ruthless Baathist regime was toppled from power by the U.S.-led coalition in 2003, has been executed -- hanged for crimes during a brutal crackdown during his reign.
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  • Egypt reports tenth bird flu death Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Dec 27 5:12 AM
    A 26-year-old Egyptian man has died from the H5N1 strain of bird flu.
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  • Sun Shines On New Tourism Campaign Open this result in new window
    Zawya - Dec 29 4:06 AM
    December 2006 The Pyramids have always been a draw, but tourism promoters are looking beyond Egypt's cultural heritage to attract new visitors, and keep them coming back.
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  • U.S. eyes support for Abbas' forces Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Dec 29 5:40 PM
    The Bush administration is holding talks with Congress about providing training and other support to security forces loyal to Mahmoud Abbas, the president of the Palestinian Authority. "Those consultations are ongoing," deputy State Department spokesman Tom Casey said Friday. "I'm not sure that there is any specific end result of them."
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  • Political reform falters in Egypt Open this result in new window
    Mail and Guardian - Dec 26 10:32 PM
    As the year draws to a close, prospects for constitutional reform remain "bleak" in the view of Egypt's fragmented opposition, who continue to accuse the governing National Democratic Party (NDP) of operating a "police state".
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  • Arms sent to Abbas with Israeli approval Open this result in new window
    NDTV - Dec 28 9:52 PM
    Forces loyal to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas have received an arms shipment from Egypt with Israeli approval. This is part of Israel's effort to strengthen the moderate leader in his power struggle with the militant Islamic Hamas.
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  • Egypt May be Ripe for Civil War Open this result in new window
    Israel National News - Dec 27 12:04 AM
    (IsraelNN.com) The influx of Shi'ite Muslims into Sunni-dominated Egypt may spark a civil war similar to that raging in Egypt, according to an analysis by Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI).
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  • Rafah crossing closed after Palestinian PM travels by car Open this result in new window
    Gulf Times - Dec 29 2:07 AM
    JERUSALEM: The Gaza Strips only crossing point to Egypt was closed yesterday by European Union monitors after a senior party from the Hamas-led government, including the premier, travelled through the crossing by car, the EU Border Assistance Mission at Rafah has confirmed.
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  • Egypt upset over Iranian leader's nuclear claim Open this result in new window
    IranMania.com - Dec 26 9:11 PM
    LONDON, December 26 (IranMania) - Egypt rebuked Irans President for claiming his state is a nuclear country, a comment that touched a nerve among Irans neighbors in the Middle East, The Associated Press reported.
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  • Israeli soldier to be freed shortly Open this result in new window
    Gulf Times - Dec 29 2:07 AM
    AL-ARISH, Egypt: Palestinian Prime Minister Ismail Haniya said yesterday that Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit, captured by militants in a June 25 cross-border raid from the Gaza Strip, will be freed soon.
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  • Israel permits arms to Fatah Open this result in new window
    Long Beach Press-Telegram - Dec 28 9:40 PM
    Egypt sends large cache to Abbas' forces.
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  • Israel OKs arms to Abbas forces Open this result in new window
    The Scotsman - Dec 28 8:47 PM
    EGYPT has delivered - with Israel's approval - a large shipment of arms to forces loyal to Mahmoud Abbas, the Palestinian president.
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  • Israel allows 6m arms delivery to Abbas's forces Open this result in new window
    Guardian Unlimited - Dec 28 4:57 PM
    Egypt sends guns and ammunition to Gaza Weapons to help security force in fight with Hamas
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