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Weapons of War: Open Season on Journalists in the Middle East

After the carnage of this past weekend, they would seem to fade almost into insignificance – and that’s understandable, but they bear noting. The Israeli destruction of TV transmission towers in Lebanon and an attack on a media convoy in south Lebanon are emblematic of a grim fact: the media have become targets – and …

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Flamenca, a marriage between flamenco and oriental music

Local band produce unique music spontaneously, appealing to wide audience CAIRO: Flamenca’s performance at Al El-Sawy Cultural Center steamed evoked the audience’s senses to wild applauses and loud cheers from an enthusiastic audience. The three-year old band mixes between Spanish and oriental instruments to introduce a unique and novel style of their own. The crowded …

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Camels for sale

Traders cater to tourists, trekkers, and those with an exotic palette CAIRO: Abdul Hakim has his camels to thank. After 40 years of buying and selling them, he was able to move from Said and buy a house in Cairo, support his family of five, and send one of his sons to Cairo University. “But …

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Exports of natural gas hit 1.9 trillion cubic feet in 2005-6

NOOZZ CAIRO: Egyptian natural gas exports amounted to 1.9 trillion cubic feet (or 40 million tons) during fiscal year 2005-6, according to the Egyptian Holding Company for Natural Gases, EGAS. Chairman of EGAS, Sherif Ismail, said exploration of natural gas hit 5 trillion cubic feet a year over the past six years with strong expectations …

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A youthful dream of a developed Egypt

NGO focuses on enabling youth to see projects come to fruition CAIRO: With their enthusiastic souls filled with persistence and a strong sense of belonging, a small group of ambitious Egyptian youth dreamed of helping Egypt to ride the path of real development. Four years ago, the dream started to come true, with the establishment …

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The rocky road to Beirut

An Egyptian journalist records his travel to Beirut Going to Beirut I was completely unprepared for this. My heart was with my wife and son in Athens. I was hoping to do the Cyprus assignment and go back to them, but life didn’t want things to be this way. It is ironic that, yesterday, I …

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Superman wears tights, so that makes him a transvestite, right?

A couple of nights ago, someone sent me something entitled “A Difficult Lesson. It was billed as ‘the best commentary I’ve seen on the current Israeli conflict.’ It read very like one of those urban myths – you know, the ones where someone flushes a pet baby alligator down the toilet and years later half-chewed …

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What do we really know about our laptops?

Know the basics before shopping for a new laptop CAIRO: Whether you are looking for a laptop with minimal options that would best meet your professional and personal needs or are into the high-tech machines that bare resemblance to those in sci-fi movies, there are some basics that you must know and definitely can t …

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The secret of the celebrity doo

CHI brings Hollywood’s hair products to Egypt CAIRO: The flow of Jennifer Aniston s hair, the elegance of Laura Bush s and the changing hairstyles of Madonna, Britney Spears, Jennifer Lopez, Claudia Schiffer, Jessica Simpson, Uma Thurman, Salma Hayek and Halle Berry all have one thing in common: Farouk Shami. With more than 1500 hair …

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Reflecting the realistic aspects of the Yacoubian Building

CAIRO: As it managed to portray actual realities in the Egyptian society with all its expressive details, the Yacoubian Building isn’t just a novel to be discussed. It is an analysis and also offers solutions to some Egyptian social problems, as stated in a seminar organized at the Center for Socialists studies on Thursday. The …

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Al Ahli hit by absences for Champions League test

Reuters JOHANNESBURG: Defending champions Al Ahli have been hit by injury and suspensions as they host Algeria s JS Kabylie in Cairo on Saturday seeking to bounce back from their opening African Champions League group defeat. The Egyptian giants, who lost a two-year unbeaten record on African soil with defeat at Tunisia s CS Sfaxien …

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Protestors take to the streets in opposition to attacks on Lebanon

CAIRO: Around 1,000 protesters gathered in the center of El Tahrir Square in downtown Cairo, expressing their solidarity with the Lebanese people. It was the largest protest outside El Azhar mosque to be held in the city since the start of the most recent Israeli-Lebanese conflict, which has resulted in the deaths of more than …

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Mariam Hassan and Khaled Salah explore Nubian culture

CAIRO: Hidden under Zamalek’s 15th of May Bridge, Mariam Hassan and Khaled Salah’s photo exhibition “Features takes you on a short trip to the southern Egyptian city of Nuba. “Features is the couple’s first exhibition, and was inspired by the unpolluted nature of Nuba. The couple decided to unite their thoughts by reading about Nuba’s …

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Neighborhood Renaissance

Aga Khan revitalizes the residential community surrounding Al-Azhar Park The 74-acre site in Darassa was filled with rubble and rubbish before the Aga Khan Trust for Culture (AKTC) transformed it into the beautiful Al- Azhar Park, with Islamic style gardens and wonderful views of the Citadel and Old Cairo. Now a favorite spot for many …

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Life As We Know It

An insightful commentary on everyday life with a touch of humor Shaklaha Bazet (Looks Like it s Falling Apart)By Omar TaherAtlas Publishing A friend hands me a book and tells me, “I have a surprise for you, read this. At first I thought that he might have handed me one of the epics novels that …

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Mideast turmoil sets downbeat backdrop for Suez celebration

Agence France-Presse CAIRO: Egypt marked the 50th anniversary of the landmark nationalization of the Suez Canal on Wednesday amid simmering Arab anger over Israel s punishing military offensive in Lebanon and the Gaza Strip. Celebrations were expected to be low key and the mood somber, in stark contrast with the wave of Arab nationalism that …

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Exhibition links Egyptian heritage to the African continent

CAIRO: Organized around the African connection to Egypt and designed to dispel some of the misconceptions regarding it, the Yes, Egypt is an African Country, photo exhibition at the Sony and Media galleries of the American University in Cairo (AUC) uses approximately 75 expressive photos to convey its message. The aim of this exhibition is …

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Fifty years on, Egypt cashing in on Suez nationalization

Agence France-Presse CAIRO: Fifty years after its nationalization, the Suez Canal is more vital than ever to Egypt s economy and revenues from transit fees look set to continue a spectacular rise. Since the first oil crisis in 1973 and the soaring prices, the economic importance of the canal for Egypt never ceased to grow …

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Suez: The end of the road for Britain and France as world powers

LONDON: The Suez crisis, which began 50 years ago this week, made clear for the first time that Britain and France were no longer world powers and marked the start of a close cooperation between London and Washington still very much in evidence in today s Middle East. Never again were Britain or France really …

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The day Nasser nationalized the Suez Canal

Agence France-Presse CAIRO: Fifty years later, Adel Ezzat remembers every minute of the day former Egyptian leader Gamal Abdel Nasser took the world by surprise and nationalized the Suez Canal. Only three of us were in the know. President Nasser had chosen us to carry out the nationalization, says Ezzat, who was then a 30-year-old …

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Lebanon: Black & white and dead all over

Once more, U.S. Marines are on Lebanese soil. Once more, Israeli jets are pounding Beirut and its tanks are in south Lebanon. Once more, the powers-that-be in Washington are seeing black hats and white hats in a region where everyone wears gray. The inevitable result: More terrorism, a new common cause between Shiite and Sunni …

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Prestigious journalism conference held at AUC

Over 1,000 media scholars share views at IAMCR Cairo 2006 CAIRO: More than 1,000 professional scholars and media experts of different nationalities gathered to exchange views and debate various topics in one of the biggest mass media research conferences worldwide. The International Association for Media and Communication Research Conference, IAMCR 2006, was held under the …

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Egyptian foreign minister calls for Middle East cease-fire

Becket attempts to play down differences with key regional ally Associated Press LONDON: Egypt s foreign minister appealed Thursday for an immediate cease-fire in the Middle East, arguing both sides must take initiatives to stop fighting. Foreign Minister Ahmed Abul-Gheit insisted that Israel and Hezbollah must stop attacks in a conflict that has killed more …

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To eat or not to eat

Get your nutrition facts straight CAIRO: With over 30,000 diets available to choose from, it’s not surprising that we are confused. Many people go it alone and try to find what works for them. Take note of the following myths that you may be living by and modify your lifestyle to help you reach your …

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Royal English hospitality, situated on the edge of Alexandria's seafront

ALEXANDRIA: The Windsor Palace Hotel in Alexandria has a colonialist atmosphere, garlanded with marble, adorned with red spiral staircases and a traditional closed-cage elevator built of wooden panelling in keeping with a traditional English hotel. Built in 1906 and considered one of the world’s heritage hotels, the luxurious setting of the Windsor Palace houses 71 …

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The hot summers of Egyptian radio

A brief look at radio’s tumultuous local history It was a hot mid-summer in 1923 when Mr. Medhat Assem and Mr. Ahmed El-Gawahergi ventured into opening a sound studio in the Abassiya district to broadcast music, drama and many commercials. Despite the bad technical quality and the relentless personal messages, programming gained popularity in Cairo’s …

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Italian spy chief denies role in alleged CIA kidnapping

Reuters ROME: The head of Italy s military intelligence agency on Wednesday defended himself and colleagues being investigated for their possible role in the alleged CIA kidnapping of a terrorism suspect in Milan. Nicolo Pollari told a closed-door meeting of the Senate defense committee that the Sismi intelligence agency had nothing to do with illegal …

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Hezbollah rides wave of popularity across Mideast

Reuters CAIRO: The Lebanese militant group Hezbollah is riding a wave of popularity in the Arab world because of its confrontation with Israel, despite some misgivings about the group s cross-border raid on July 12. Interviews with Arabs chosen at random from Morocco to the Gulf showed strong sympathy for Lebanon, where more than 300 …

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Wust El-Balad sells out at the Opera House

CAIRO: Hundreds of youths swarmed outside the Cairo Opera House’s open air theater Wednesday night, hoping to be among the lucky ones to force their way into the completely packed Wust El-Balad concert. Tickets sold out by around 8:00 p.m., and patient but wearied Opera House workers withstood an onslaught of verbal tirades from a …

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