Iraq will push hard at this week's security conference in Egypt for firm measures from its neighbours to help end the bloodshed, but also fears the event may be hijacked by US-Iran talks.
Egypt's Petroleum Minister Sameh Fahmi received yesterday visiting Chairman of the Palestinian Energy and Natural Resources Authority Omar Ketana.
Egypt's Foreign Minister Ahmed Aboul Gheit Sunday in Cairo said his country welcomes cooperation with Iran to ease tension and settle regional problems including ongoing developments in Iraq and Lebanon.
Canadian fertilizer company Agrium Inc. on Tuesday said it plans to build a $1.2 billion nitrogen products plant in Egypt in a venture with that country's chemicals and gas concerns.
A bust of Nefertiti and the Rosetta Stone are among the treasures Egypt is officially asking for on loan—all of which are on a list of objects the country's antiquities chief says he'd like back for good.
CAIRO, May 1 (Reuters) - Dubai-based family firm Al Ghurair Group plans to set up steel plants in Egypt at an estimated cost of up to $1.4-billion to tap the north African country's natural gas and iron ore resources, an Egyptian government official said on Tuesday.
Egypt wants an international conference on Iraq this week to call for a three-month cease-fire between Iraqi forces and insurgents, according to a draft resolution. But Iraq strongly objected to the idea on Monday.
Egypt is calling for the temporary return of the Rosetta Stone, a bust of Nefertiti and three other valuable Egyptian artifacts currently held in museums abroad.
Iran will tell the US and Britain to get their troops out of Iraq and leave the problem for neighbouring countries to sort out when regional and western foreign ministers, including the US secretary of state, Condoleezza Rice, meet at a special Iraq summit in Egypt later this week.
The youngest son of Egypt's ruler who is to succeed his father insisted Tuesday that he had no plans to become president. "I said before and I am repeating it again, the intention and ambition to run for president doesn't exist," Gamal Mubarak , 43, told the private-owned Arabic satellite TV channel, Orbit.