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Egypt faults U.S. for inactivity on Mideast peace (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
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Thu, 13 Sep 2007 12:26:50 GMT

Egypt said on Thursday it had yet to see any major U.S. effort to prepare for the Middle East peace conference which President George W. Bush has proposed to convene in the United States later this year.

Egypt to close rights group aiding torture victims (San Diego Union-Tribune)
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Thu, 13 Sep 2007 16:04:19 GMT

CAIRO, 8:09 a.m. Sept. 13 (REUTERS): Egypt has told a rights group that aids torture victims it will be shut down for financial misdeeds, the group said on Thursday, in what activists called a government effort to quash criticism.

Avtovaz plans to produce Niva offroad vehicles in Egypt (Russian Information Agency Novosti)
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Thu, 13 Sep 2007 11:58:28 GMT

MOSCOW, September 13 (RIA Novosti) - Avtovaz [RTS: AVAZ], a large Russian carmaker based in Togliatti, in southern Russia, said Thursday it is planning to launch production of four wheel drive Niva vehicles in Egypt in 2008.

Gaskew travels to Egypt on academic fellowship (The Bradford Era)
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Thu, 13 Sep 2007 08:19:27 GMT

A local professor spent about a month last summer doing research in Egypt on an academic fellowship, and is encouraging other people to visit the Islamic nation as well — in spite of the Middle Eastern turmoil.

Canadian missing after Egypt visit (CNews)
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Thu, 13 Sep 2007 08:19:41 GMT

Instead of being reunited with her husband at the airport, a Winnipeg woman is now pleading for help. Ahmed Afifi, 29, has been missing since Sept. 9, when he was scheduled to return to Winnipeg after visiting his parents in Egypt.

The magic and mystery of Egypt (Hindustan Times via Yahoo! India News)
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Wed, 12 Sep 2007 19:27:34 GMT

Foot-tapping melodies set the perfect backdrop for the celebration that took place at the Sirifort auditorium. Organised by the Embassy of Arab Republic of Egypt, the evening comprised couple of performances put together by a folk dance troupe from Egypt - SIWA.

Egypt: Four editors sentenced to jail (CPJ Press Freedom Online)
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Thu, 13 Sep 2007 20:14:31 GMT

New York, September 13, 2007 —The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns a Cairo court’s ruling today that sentences four independent editors to one-year jail terms for publishing “false information.”

Egypt's inflation rises to 8.5% (AME Info)
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Wed, 12 Sep 2007 10:58:56 GMT

Egypt's consumer price index rose 8.5% in the year to August, up from 8% in July, above central bank and market expectations, reported the Bahrain Tribune.

'This is a death announcement for freedom of press in Egypt' (Gulf News)
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Thu, 13 Sep 2007 21:03:57 GMT

Cairo: An Egyptian court yesterday sentenced four editors of independent newspapers to a year in prison each after convicting them of slandering President Hosni Mubarak, his son Jamal and other ruling party officials.

Egypt inflation at 8.5 per cent (MENAFN)
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Wed, 12 Sep 2007 07:04:41 GMT

Egypt inflation at 8.5 per cent