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British Airways opens new venue at the InterCon

CAIRO: British Airways (BA) recently inaugurated the opening of its new offices at the InterContinental Residence Suites at the City Stars complex. The British Ambassador Sir Derek Plumbly attended the event and gave a good luck speech for the new offices. He was welcomed by Mervat Alfy, the commercial manager of BA in Egypt, as …

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Iran wants to steer away from a Sunni-Shia clash

The Iranians were slow in reacting to Saddam Hussein’s hanging. The main reason for that was the old accepted belief in Iran that Saddam was an American puppet. This was the view broadly propagated by the Iranian leadership during the 8-year war with Iraq. The Iraqi leader had attacked Iran on behalf of the enemies …

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Peaceful resistance, the only way to a Palestinian state

Palestinians have failed to appreciate the inherent power they have once they put away the gun. They are fighting among themselves about how to deal with Israeli oppression: with bullets or with brains? In a Palestinian Fatah-Hamas summit meeting last week in Damascus, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas and Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal made some …

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Navigating Lebanon's political minefield

On the face of it, the donor conference of Western and oil-rich Arab nations in Paris last week merely continued the work of two previous multilateral conferences in 2001 and 2002, aimed at helping Lebanon to rebuild its infrastructure after years of civil war and Israeli occupation and to tackle its massive debt. This time, …

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Government puts financial squeeze on Muslim Brotherhood

Agence France-Presse CAIRO: The authorities have tightened the noose on the opposition Muslim Brothers by freezing the assets of the Islamist movement s financiers it accuses of seeking to revive the group s secret apparatus. Brotherhood leaders denied the allegations and denounced a political campaign they charged was aimed at breaking the back of their …

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Alleged car swindler arrested

CAIRO: Karim Nashaat, the owner of Al Rabea for Car Trade, was arrested Sunday after he had fled with about LE 16 million from customers for nearly one month, police sources have told The Daily Star Egypt. Ahmed Hashaad, a high ranking police officer at Al Khalifa police station, said his district’s investigation bureau managed …

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The US is better on Palestine, but we're not there yet

US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice’s recent visit to Jerusalem and Ramallah was different from her eight previous trips to Israel and the Palestinian Authority in her current job. This time around, Rice announced a deeper American involvement in Israeli-Palestinian peacemaking, a notable departure from the erstwhile hands-off policy of the Bush administration. Moreover, the …

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The Dilemma of Islamic Financial Systems: for good or ill?

CAIRO: In today’s hyper-competitive business and financial world, Islamic financial systems are witnessing an unprecedented growth. However, many scholars, researchers and academics are currently accusing the system of creating confusion. Issues like participation of Islamic banking in the stock exchange markets, mortgage and the overall operation of Islamic financial systems, particularly in western societies, tend …

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Court releases 16 Muslim Brotherhood members

Associated Press CAIRO: Egypt s Criminal Court on Monday ordered the release of the banned Muslim Brotherhood s No. 3 leader and 15 others after 45 days in detention, the Islamist group and police said. The group s third-highest ranking member, Khayrat El-Shater, 55, the movement s chief strategist and a main financier, was arrested …

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Urgent political action needed to stem Darfur crisis, concern worldwide

NAIROBI: The humanitarian crisis in the western Sudanese region of Darfur will deteriorate this year unless key political decisions involving the government, the Darfurian rebel groups and the international community are urgently taken, an international nongovernmental organization working in the war-torn region warned on Friday. Unless there is increased recognition, within Sudan and internationally, of …

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Abandon the notion of a binational state in Palestine

As progress towards a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict stalls, an old idea has gained increased currency in some circles, that of one binational state for both Israelis and Palestinians. There are a number of variations on this argument, but proponents essentially call for foregoing the concept of two distinct national entities. Instead, they …

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Gaza neighborhood becomes ghost town

GAZA CITY: In Gaza s Tal al-Hawa neighbourhood, the buildings are riddled with bullet holes and windows have been shattered – grim reminders of the fierce internecine clashes that have turned this metropolis into a ghost town. This neighborhood has become a ghost town in a state of war, says one resident, Jumaa al-Saqqa, a …

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UN condemns Holocaust denial in draft US resolution

Reuters UNITED NATIONS: The UN General Assembly condemned on Friday denials of the Holocaust in a US-drafted resolution responding to a Tehran conference dominated by speakers questioning the extermination of 6 million Jews in World War Two. The measure, co-sponsored by more than 100 countries, including all Western nations as well as Rwanda, Brazil, Mexico …

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Jordan begins reacting to the Sunni-Shia rift

The timing of the execution of Saddam Hussein on the first morning of Eid al-Adha, the video clips officially released by the Iraqi government and those from the cell phones documenting the execution, triggered a wave of anger and provoked anti-Shia and anti-Iranian sentiment in Jordan. Jordanians interpreted the event as an act of Iranian-Shia …

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When Pharaohs lived among the ruins of Old Gurna

LUXOR: In a bid to save hundreds of ancient tombs in Luxor, the Egyptian government has begun relocating 3200 families whose livelihoods depend on these burial sites. And while politicians claim the move will preserve an important part of Egypt’s history and scientists say it will make excavations in the area easier, the residents of …

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Where do Russia's middle class vacation? Egypt, of course

Agence France-Presse MOSCOW: Car salesman Alexei Dorofeyev is proud to belong to a club he says is getting less exclusive all the time – Russia s middle class. At 22, Dorofeyev, director of a Moscow auto dealership, is the new kind of Russian businessman. He deals in consumer goods, not raw materials, and eyes an …

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Ben Ali's dictatorship is creating more Islamists

Tunisian President Zein al-Abedin ben Ali has on official occasions often referred to the legacy of the great Arab writer Ibn Khaldoun, born in Tunis in 1332. The last time he did so was nearly two months ago on the 19th anniversary of his coup against President Habib Bourguiba. This frequent mention of Ibn Khaldoun …

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Turkey is changing, despite Dink's murder

Less than a week before Turkish-Armenian journalist Hrant Dink was assassinated, his compatriot Orhan Pamuk, winner of the 2006 Nobel Prize in Literature, was made editor-in-chief for a day at Radikal, a small but influential newspaper. In a front-page article, Pamuk drew attention to the throngs of security personnel needed to ensure that Greek Orthodox …

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From home to home

JEZREEL VALLEY, Israel: When my grandfather was on his deathbed, began one of my Palestinian-Israeli students, he took the key from the house from which he was exiled in 1948 and went for a last visit. The Jewish woman in the house was alarmed when we knocked on the door and asked us to leave. …

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Several Palestinians killed in factional fighting

GAZA CITY: Tensions rose in the Gaza Strip on Friday after renewed clashes between the ruling Hamas movement and president Mahmud Abbas s Fatah party left five people dead in less than 24 hours. A Fatah loyalist, a Hamas member and a teenager were killed in the volatile coastal strip on Friday, while another two …

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Putting chic back on the Nile

Stepping onto the Blue Nile boat in Zamalek, you notice the diverse selection of restaurants, from the Applebee’s to the Far Eastern cuisine of Asia Bar, which strategically overlooks the magnificent waters of the Nile. One restaurant in particular located on the upper deck is Il Ritrovo Piano Bar, a new, sophisticated bar and dining …

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Egypt launches major gold mining drive

Agence France-Presse CAIRO: Egypt signed a memorandum of understanding on Wednesday aimed at restructuring the gold mining sector, which officials predicted could bring in more than 10 billion dollars and reshape the country s economy. The MoU was signed by Oil Minister Sameh Fahmy and the International Finance Corporation (IFC), the private arm of the …

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Why the United States should dialogue with the Middle East: An Interview with US Representative Wayne Gilchrest (R-MD)

United States Representative Wayne Gilchrest is a Republican Congressman serving the State of Maryland’s 1st District. Recently, Michael Shank, Policy Director for the 3D Security Initiative in Washington DC, interviewed US Congressman Gilchrest for THE DAILY STAR EGYPT. Shank: Is the United States maximizing its diplomatic capacity in the Middle East? My perspective is that …

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Religion and politics, an odd couple?

When the end of ideology was celebrated first in the 1950s and then, more emphatically still, in the 1990s no one foresaw that religion, the bane of politics in the first half of the 20th century, would return to that role with a vengeance. Daniel Bell and Raymond Aron wrote about the end of fascist …

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Applaud one more tango in Paris

Sometimes we live in a hall of mirrors. The last time I saw burning tires on Lebanon’s streets was in May 1992, when the incompetent government of Prime Minister Omar Karami could only watch as the Lebanese pound went into freefall. Karami was compelled to tender his resignation, and after the interim government of Rashid …

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The US is taking us for a ride on the peace process

The Bush administration’s Middle East policy has been a failure. Not only has the promised “new Middle East not seen the light of day but, Iraq, the country Washington had designated as the fulcrum of democratic change in the region, has instead become a chaotic battleground costing thousands of Iraqi and tens of American lives …

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War of Ideas: Insurgent channel spreads its wings

A controversial TV channel that is the voice of Iraq’s anti-American insurgents looks set to launch another front in the propaganda war against the U.S. The head of al-Zawraa, which airs footage produced by the Islamic Army of Iraq, says he has finalized a deal for the channel to be distributed on three European satellites, …

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From Vietnam to Egypt, bird flu still raging across continents

Associated Press VINH THUAN, Vietnam: Even before the boat drifts into sight, all senses are alerted to its cargo – a chorus of raucous quacking mixed with an unmistakable stench. About 1,400 Peking ducks waddle inside four long cages within the vessel that serves as a taxi for thousands of waterfowl ferried to feed on …

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