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UN welcomes Egypt offer to send 2,500 troops to Darfur (AFP via Yahoo! News)
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Tue, 25 Sep 2007 16:44:53 GMT

The United Nations has welcomed a proposal by Egypt to send 2,500 troops to Darfur as part of a joint UN-African Union force aimed at ending violence in western Sudan, a senior Egyptian diplomat said.

Egypt Set To Host World Economic Forum On Middle East Next Year (Bernama)
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Wed, 26 Sep 2007 04:12:51 GMT

DUBAI, Sept 26 (Bernama) -- Egypt is set to host the World Economic Forum on Middle East from May 17-19 next year following a memorandum of understanding (MoU) signed in Cairo to hold the meeting in Sharm El Sheikh.

Egypt leads in cutting red tape (Financial Times)
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Wed, 26 Sep 2007 02:20:12 GMT

The climate for doing business improved in Egypt more than in any other country last year, according to a global study that revealed a wave of company-oriented reforms across the Middle East.

Egypt tops WBank list as pro-business reformer (Khaleej Times)
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Wed, 26 Sep 2007 03:55:10 GMT

WASHINGTON - Egypt this year tops the World Bank’s list of countries that have made the most progress in simplifying their business regulation, according to the annual “Doing Business” report released on Tuesday.

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.

Singapore most pro-business, Egypt makes strides: World Bank (EARTHtimes.org)
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Wed, 26 Sep 2007 00:36:53 GMT

Washington - Egypt led the world in pro-business reforms over the last year, other emerging economies made new strides, and the former Soviet bloc overtook East Asia as an attractive place to do business, the World Bank said Wednesday. Croatia, Maced...

INTERVIEW-Egypt dissident wants aid conditional on reform (AlertNet)
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Tue, 25 Sep 2007 15:25:08 GMT

Source: Reuters By Cynthia Johnston CAIRO, Sept 25 (Reuters) - One of Egypt's most prominent political dissidents said on Tuesday that foreign donor aid to Cairo should depend on U.S. ally Egypt granting greater ...

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 to send peacekeepers to Darfur (Reuters.co.uk)
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Tue, 25 Sep 2007 13:15:40 GMT

CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt will send more than 2,100 personnel to join a United Nations peacekeeping force in the Darfur region of Sudan, a newspaper reported on Tuesday.