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Egypt editor on trial for president report (MSNBC)
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Mon, 01 Oct 2007 23:50:05 GMT

A newspaper editor facing criminal charges for reporting that Egypt’s president was ill accused the government Monday of launching an organized campaign to silence the media and said it would take a miracle for him to escape a prison sentence.

Egypt banks consider merger (AME Info)
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Tue, 02 Oct 2007 04:26:58 GMT

Egypt's Commercial International Bank and Arab African International are considering a merger that would form the largest private bank in Egypt, reported Reuters. The two sides said there is not time table for a possible merger, but they have agreed to conduct due-diligence studies.

Militants Enter Gaza From Egypt, Israelis Say (New York Times)
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Mon, 01 Oct 2007 01:02:45 GMT

The entry, through the closed Rafah crossing on the Gaza-Egypt border, was the result of what Hamas said was an agreement it made with Egypt.

Secret deal with Egypt behind stranded Hamas return to Gaza (People's Daily)
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Tue, 02 Oct 2007 02:38:35 GMT

Palestinian sources revealed on Monday that a secret deal reached with Egypt was behind allowing 85 stranded Hamas members to cross into Gaza through the sealed-off Rafah Crossing on Gaza-Egypt borders. About 85 political and military ...

Egypt frees Hamas group into Gaza (UPI)
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Mon, 01 Oct 2007 12:24:15 GMT

Egypt allowed 85 senior members of Hamas to enter the Gaza Strip on Monday in exchange for handing over a wanted al-Qaida leader.

Egypt condemns attack against AU peacekeepers in Sudan's Darfur (People's Daily)
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Tue, 02 Oct 2007 02:39:46 GMT

Egypt on Monday strongly condemned the attack against African peacekeepers in Sudan's Darfur, during which at least 10 African Union (AU) peacekeepers were killed, the official MENA news agency reported. Egyptian Foreign Ministry expres ...

Egypt rejects U.S. Senate resolution to divide Iraq: FM (People's Daily)
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Tue, 02 Oct 2007 02:38:55 GMT

Egyptian Foreign Minister Ahmed Abul Gheit on Monday voiced his country's rejection to a U.S. Senate resolution to divide Iraq, the official MENA news agency reported. Egypt absolutely rejects such proposal to divide Iraq, Abul Gheit wa ...

Hamas 'handed Al-Qaeda fugitive to Egypt' in exchange for border opening (The Daily Star Lebannon)
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Mon, 01 Oct 2007 20:25:14 GMT

Hamas extradited a wanted Al-Qaeda militant to Egypt in exchange for Cairo's agreement to allow dozens of stranded Hamas and Islamic Jihad members to return to the Gaza Strip, a report in the Israeli newspaper Haaretz said Monday, quoting the Palestinian news agency Maan.

Egypt cracks down on Brotherhood (Pioneer Press)
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Mon, 01 Oct 2007 05:06:14 GMT

CAIRO, Egypt - After imprisoning or prodding into exile Egypt's leading secular opposition activists, the government is using detentions and legal changes to neutralize the country's last surviving major political movement, the Muslim Brotherhood.

Egypt Justly Bans Female Circumcision (University of Connecticut Daily Campus)
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Mon, 01 Oct 2007 12:24:40 GMT

Recently in Egypt, an 11-year-old girl died from complications that stemmed from her circumcision. Her death caused both a public outcry and an increase in pressure from human rights groups. Ten years ago the Egyptian government banned the practice of female circumcision however a loophole remained that allowed the procedure to be performed by a qualified physician only "in exceptional ...