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Egypt: U.S. Concern Over Rights Group (New York Times)
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Tue, 25 Sep 2007 02:49:12 GMT

The White House expressed concern about what it called setbacks on press freedom and civil society in Egypt. ?We are deeply concerned at the government?s recent decree authorizing the imminent closure of the Association for Human Rights Legal Aid,? an independent rights group, said Dana Perino, the White House press secretary, ?as well as the conviction and sentencing of several newspaper ...

White House criticizes Egypt on rights (AP via Yahoo! News)
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Mon, 24 Sep 2007 23:57:13 GMT

The White House on Monday voiced displeasure with recent decisions in Egypt to crack down on dissenting voices within the media and to close a human rights group, saying it is "deeply concerned" about the moves.

Egypt jails three journalists (AFP via Yahoo! News)
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Mon, 24 Sep 2007 16:40:40 GMT

A court on Monday sentenced the editor of an opposition newspaper and two other journalists to two years in jail for "damaging the image of justice", in the latest case against Egypt's media.

Egypt: Labor Leaders Arrested (AP via Yahoo! Finance)
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Mon, 24 Sep 2007 21:10:37 GMT

Police on Monday detained five trade unionists after thousands of workers staged a protest at one of Egypt's biggest textile factories demanding higher payment and better work conditions, security officials said.

Egypt To Host 2008 World Economic Forum (Nasdaq)
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Mon, 24 Sep 2007 23:53:58 GMT

(RTTNews) - Egypt will host the 2008 World Economic Forum, after an agreement was signed Monday between Egyptian Trade and Industry Minister Rachid Mohamed Rachid and WEF Managing Director Andr Schneider.

Nokia opens Egypt office (AME Info)
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Tue, 25 Sep 2007 04:29:14 GMT

Nokia, the global leader in mobile communications, has announced that it has opened its first office in Egypt to cover the North East Africa region.

Egypt thanks Khalifa for pardoning inmates (Khaleej Times)
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Tue, 25 Sep 2007 03:04:00 GMT

CAIRO — Egypt paid tribute to the President, His Highness Shaikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan for pardoning 28 Egyptian inmates as part of its amnesty for illegal workers.

Egypt and Israel team up for award-winning film 'The Bands Visit' (Newsday)
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Mon, 24 Sep 2007 19:01:20 GMT

Egypt and Israel are making sweet music together, at least at film festivals and awards ceremonies. "The Band's Visit," a comic charmer from Israel in which an Egyptian band spends an eye-opening evening at an Israeli café, made good on its international festival acclaim to sweep the Israeli Film Academy's Awards last night.

New discovery found in Egypt's Tutankhamun tomb (People's Daily)
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Tue, 25 Sep 2007 00:18:18 GMT

An Egyptian archaeological mission has discovered some 20 intact clay pots sealed with cartouche of boy pharaoh Tutankhamun in the Valley of the Kings in Luxor, Upper Egypt, the Supreme Council of Antiquities (SCA) said on Monday. Egypt ...

Egypt to host World Economic Forum in 2008 (People's Daily)
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Tue, 25 Sep 2007 00:27:26 GMT

Egyptian Minister of Trade and Industry Rachid Mohamed Rachid on Monday signed a protocol with Managing Director of the World Economic Forum (WEF) Andr Schneider to host the WEF 2008 in Egypt, the official news agency MENA reported. Fol ...