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EGYPT: Palestinian reconciliation talks kick off in Cairo - Los Angeles Times Thu, 26 Feb 2009 15:16:45 GMT

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EGYPT: Palestinian reconciliation talks kick off in Cairo
Los Angeles Times, CA
Egypt contemplates a full reconciliation between the two factions in order to re-establish its shaken position as a main regional power and a highly influential voice in the Middle East. Photo: Palestinians Azzam Ahmed of the Fatah delegation, right, ...
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Israel reinstates envoy to Egypt truce talks - Reuters Wed, 25 Feb 2009 18:08:29 GMT

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Israel reinstates envoy to Egypt truce talks
Reuters
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert reinstated his pointman to Egyptian-brokered truce talks with Hamas Wednesday after the envoy apologised for publicly criticising the government's negotiating strategy. ...
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Wooden sarcophaguses found in Egypt tomb - Reuters Thu, 26 Feb 2009 13:23:35 GMT

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Wooden sarcophaguses found in Egypt tomb
Reuters
CAIRO (Reuters) - Japanese archaeologists working in Egypt have found four wooden sarcophaguses and associated grave goods which could date back up to 3300 years, the Egyptian government said on Thursday. The team from Waseda University in Tokyo ...
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Egypt moves to delay Sudan president warrant - The National Thu, 26 Feb 2009 18:16:01 GMT

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Egypt moves to delay Sudan president warrant
The National, United Arab Emirates
During a trip to Cairo on Sunday, Mr Bashir asked Egypt to do whatever it could to “delay or halt” the International Criminal Court from issuing the warrant – a decision the ICC has said it will announce next Wednesday. After the meetings, Egypt’s ...
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Egypt index gains 1 pct, Talaat Moustafa surges - Reuters Thu, 26 Feb 2009 14:14:53 GMT

Egypt index gains 1 pct, Talaat Moustafa surges
Reuters
CAIRO, Feb 26 (Reuters) - Egypt's main stock index .CASE30 climbed one percent on Thursday as big caps continued to rise for a second day led by gains in real estate developer Talaat Moustafa (TMGH.CA). The benchmark CASE 30 index ended at 3597.56 ...

Ancient Wooden Sarcophagi Unearthed in Egypt by Japanese Team - Bloomberg Thu, 26 Feb 2009 16:23:08 GMT

Ancient Wooden Sarcophagi Unearthed in Egypt by Japanese Team
Bloomberg
They date back to either the Ramesside Period or the Late Kingdom of ancient Egypt, making them between 2300 and 3300 years old. The archaeologists from Tokyo’s Waseda University also found jars that the ancient Egyptians used for human entrails, ...
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Egypt's Ghabbour to invest $2.5 mln in Algeria venture - Reuters Thu, 26 Feb 2009 09:22:50 GMT

Egypt's Ghabbour to invest $2.5 mln in Algeria venture
Reuters
CA), Egypt's largest publicly traded car assembly and retail company, said it would pay $2.5 million for a majority stake in a company that will distribute semi trailers in Algeria. Ghabbour will take a 51 percent stake in the company, called GB-Allab ...

Egypt's Olympic Group buys back 1 mln shares - Reuters Thu, 26 Feb 2009 09:44:23 GMT

Egypt's Olympic Group buys back 1 mln shares
Reuters
CAIRO, Feb 26 (Reuters) - Egyptian appliance maker Olympic Group (OLGR.CA) has bought back 1 million of its own shares, the entire amount it was seeking, for about 14 million Egyptian pounds ($2.5 million), the stock exchange said on Thursday. ...

Egypt reporters fined for defying gag on murder trial - AFP Thu, 26 Feb 2009 10:30:43 GMT

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Egypt reporters fined for defying gag on murder trial
AFP
CAIRO (AFP) — An Egyptian court fined five journalists 10000 Egyptian pounds (1800 dollars) each on Thursday for defying a gag order in the murder trial of a tycoon, the state-run news agency MENA reported. A Cairo court had imposed a blackout in ...
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Moderate” Egypt Imitates Saudi Arabian Extremism - International Christian Concern Thu, 26 Feb 2009 21:55:58 GMT

Moderate” Egypt Imitates Saudi Arabian Extremism
International Christian Concern
The video can be viewed here: The decision to detain Christians for running their business in the month of Ramadan is unprecedented in Egypt . Though Egypt claims to be a moderate Islamic country, their decision in this case actually follows the ...
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