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Mummy of Egypt's first female pharaoh found (The Advocate)
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Tue, 03 Jul 2007 01:33:59 GMT

The mummy has been identified as Queen Hatshepsut, who ruled for two decades in the 15th century B.C. Hatshepsut was the first woman to rule Egypt as a pharaoh. When she took the throne, she began to dress as a man and wore a fake beard.

Torch relay of Shanghai Special Olympics held in Egypt (China Daily)
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Tue, 03 Jul 2007 02:46:14 GMT

A torch relay of 2007 Shanghai Special Olympics was held Monday evening at the Giza Pyramids in the Egyptian capital of Cairo after the flame of the games arrived here from Greece via Egypt's northern port city of Alexandria earlier in the day.

Egypt's OT gets $793 mln cash from Hutchison Tel (Reuters via Yahoo! Asia News)
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Mon, 02 Jul 2007 14:46:16 GMT

CAIRO, July 2 (Reuters) - Egypt's Orascom Telecom (OT) has received $793 million in cash from Hutchison Telecom , in which it holds a 19.3 percent stake, Orascom said in a statement on Monday.

Egypt’s Supreme Court to Hear Muslim-Christian Convert Case (The Christian Post)
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Mon, 02 Jul 2007 21:04:54 GMT

Egypt’s highest court agreed Monday to hear the appeal of Coptic Christians who converted to Islam but now want to legally revert back to ...

Egypt Officials Ban Female Circumcision (News 8 San Diego)
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Mon, 02 Jul 2007 15:50:41 GMT

CAIRO, Egypt (AP) -- The death of a 12-year-old Egyptian girl at the hands of a doctor performing female circumcision has sparked a public outcry and prompted health and religious authorities to ban the practice.

Egypt agrees to consider case of Christian converts (Middle East Times)
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Mon, 02 Jul 2007 13:45:32 GMT

CAIRO -- Egypt's Supreme Administrative Court Monday agreed to hear the appeal of Coptic converts to Islam seeking to legally revert back to Christianity, a lawyer for the plaintiffs said.

Hill's Egypt liaison is promoted to general (Deseret Morning News)
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Mon, 02 Jul 2007 06:29:50 GMT

Hill Air Force Base's international liaison officer representing Egypt was promoted Thursday during a special ceremony.

Quartet to meet with Abbas, Olmert in Egypt in mid-July: Solana (Eu Business)
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Mon, 02 Jul 2007 16:16:57 GMT

(BRUSSELS ) - The quartet for peace in the Middle East will probably meet with leaders from Israel and the Palestinian Authority in Egypt in mid-July, EU foreign policy chief Javier Solana said Monday.

Egypt to open up fixed-line market (Telecom.paper)
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Mon, 02 Jul 2007 14:39:11 GMT

(TP) Egypt is opening up its fixed-line market to competition with plans to issue a second landline licence in 2008. The National Telecommunications Regulatory Authority has set the terms and conditions for the second landline licence, according to an announcement from the minister of communications and IT. A tender will open in 2008, wiht services expected to start in 2009. The country recently ...

Euromoney names AAIB 'Best Bank in Egypt' (Khaleej Times)
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Mon, 02 Jul 2007 03:45:33 GMT

DUBAI — Arab African International Bank (AAIB) was awarded the Euromoney awards for excellence as 'Best Bank in Egypt' for the year 2007.