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Petroleum Ministry addresses gasoline rumors

CAIRO: The Ministry of Petroleum said that the gasoline Egypt recently imported from the United Arab Emirates has a pungent odor, denying recent rumors that car gasoline is being mixed with alcohol or methanol. People have recently complained about a strong smell at various gas stations. Rumors then spread that the unpleasant odor was a …

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"From the Euphrates to Guadalquivir"

The Musica Antigua Quintet will kick off the Arab-Andalusian music festival tomorrow, which promises to be one of the highlights of Ramadan’s cultural scene. The Embassy of Spain, the French Cultural Center and the Cultural Development Fund of the Cairo Opera House have worked together to present this inventive cultural program. “From the Euphrates to …

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My first Jewish wedding

A week ago I was invited to a Jewish wedding. As a Palestinian from East Jerusalem, this would have been my first, and I was ambivalent about attending the ceremony. So many questions flooded my mind: how would they react if they knew that I was a Muslim? Would I be the black sheep? Would …

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Retiring Mugabe

At least for purposes of public consumption, southern Africa’s political leaders continue to stand by Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe, despite his country’s ever-deepening economic crisis, which is directly attributable to his tyrannical rule. Indeed, years of economic mismanagement have produced an unemployment rate of 80 percent, with annual inflation nearing 5,000 percent. Though Zimbabwe was …

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Hundreds arrested in Washington anti-war protests

CAIRO: Thousands of protestors stood up against the occupation and quagmire in Iraq during demonstrations in Washington DC last Saturday. The demonstration was predominately organized by Answer coalition, Iran Veterans Against the War, Muslim American Society Freedom Foundation, Not In Our Name, among other anti-war organizations. Answer coalition estimated 100,000 people attended the demonstration on …

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Government bans Muslim Brotherhood's annual Ramadan event

CAIRO: The government has banned the Muslim Brotherhood s largest annual social gathering for the first time in 20 years, part of a concerted crackdown against the country s opposition, the group s leadership said Sunday. Every year, the Brotherhood invites a diverse group of some 1,500 people to one of Cairo s five-star hotels …

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The Montreal Protocol: A model of global cooperation

Yesterday we commemorated the 20th anniversary of the signing of the Montreal Protocol, a groundbreaking international agreement that curbed and eventually reversed the thinning of the ozone layer, and ushered in a new era of environmental responsibility. By any measure, the Protocol has been a resounding success. Its 191 signatories have together phased out more …

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A star is jailed

Joseph Estrada, the disgraced former president of the Philippines, faces the prospect of spending his remaining years in prison after a special court in Manila found him guilty of amassing around $15 million in bribes and kickbacks. During the 30 months he ruled his country, from mid-1998 to the start of 2001, Estrada accepted payoffs …

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Looking at alternatives

Al-Qaeda is generally viewed as a global threat bent on changing the world order at any cost. This hybrid movement has its distant and various roots in the Muslim Brotherhood movement that the late Hassan Al-Bana founded in Egypt more than half a century ago and in Wahabism and perhaps Sufism. It will be recalled …

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The empty core in Al-Qaeda's vision for Iraq

The June 7, 2006 US air strike that killed Abu Musab Al-Zarqawi had a far more profound impact on the status and prospects for Al-Qaeda in Iraq (AQI) than might have been appreciated at the time by many commentators. Zarqawi was a talented strategist and charismatic leader – as well as a criminal and psychopathic …

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Avaya launches one-X Portal

DUBAI: Complementing its one-X range of communication solutions, Avaya launched the web-based one-X Portal – an integrated browser-based interface to Avaya telephony, messaging, conferencing and mobility services. One-X brings the full power of unified communications to the PC in a single, intuitive and powerful tool. “With the launch of one-X Portal, we are enriching our …

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Soccer unites children

On the first day of Camp Coexistence, kids tended to stick with the friends whom they already knew (Jews with Jews and Arabs with Arabs). But new friendships were already forming by day two, and the kids began to interact in mixed groups. Soccer for Peace (SFP) recently completed its most successful camp to date, …

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What I saw in Darfur

We speak often and easily about Darfur. But what can we say with surety? By conventional short-hand, it is a society at war with itself. Rebels battle the government, the government battles the rebels. Yet the reality is more complicated, and sides are not always clear. Lately, the fighting often as not pits tribe against …

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HEALTH MATTERS: Muslim smokers urged to quit at Ramadan

Since smoking is among the activities that faithful Muslims deny themselves from sunup to sundown during Ramadan, the holy month that began Thursday, Muslim doctors are suggesting that American Muslims build on that smoke-free time to quit the habit. Dr Tariq Cheema, executive director of the Association of Physicians of Pakistani Descent of North America, …

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Major German art and history exhibit showcases Eygpt's raiders

In ancient Greece, the Scythians were at first known as mysterious milkers of mares. To Jeremiah, the Old Testament prophet, the Scythian mounted archers crossing Palestine to raid Egypt were midnight people. Detailed reports about the rider-nomads came only some 2,500 years ago from the widely traveled Greek historian Herodotus. Now a major archaeological exhibition …

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Youth Views Speaking of Islam

CHICAGO, IL – I miss speech team. Originally, I never desired to be a part of speech team, or Forensics as my friends used to call it. Whenever they told others they were part of Forensics, they would immediately follow it with, And no, we do not get together and dissect frogs. When I started …

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Iraqi theater is urban war training ground

Following the invasion of Afghanistan, al-Qaeda was in a very weak position. It was isolated, the Muslim Ummah was not supportive of its cause and mainstream Muslim clerics like Sheikh Mohammed Sayyed Tantawi, the Grand Imam of al-Azhar University in Cairo, urged Muslim youth not to heed calls from al-Qaeda to seek martyrdom in Afghanistan. …

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Measures of confidence

Success in bringing about real Middle East peace will depend on more than marginalizing Hamas in Gaza and the West Bank and a political settlement with the Palestinian Authority alone. Crucially, other Arab nations in the region must also accept the future Palestine as a full-fledged neighboring state, as well as Palestinian nationals themselves as …

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When the devil wears Prada in an ancient city

Mohamed is a cashier in one of Cairo s huge supermarkets, a branch of an international leading name in the world of grocery shops. His monthly wage of LE 650 (roughly $120) is earned for working 9 hours a day, 6 days a week. Mohamed tells me how he is picked up by the shop …

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Bavarian Auto Group holds the 11th BMW Golf Tournament

CAIRO: Bavarian Auto Group organized the 11th BMW Golf Tournament in Egypt with the participation of 190 players. A part of the BMW International Golf Cup, the BMW Golf Tournament in Egypt has become an exciting event, eagerly awaited by Golf lovers from year to year. Bavarian Auto Group – BMW, MINI and Rolls Royce …

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Debate rages over constitutionality of new medical insurance law

CAIRO: The parliament’s health committee has criticized allegations that the draft medical insurance law is unconstitutional, saying that the law would provide the country with a higher quality of health care. Dr Hamdy El Sayyed, head of the People Assembly’s health committee, told Daily News Egypt that the new law will noticeably raise the quality …

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Price hikes, security alerts and festivities mark beginning of Ramadan

CAIRO: Muslims around the world are gearing up for the holy month of Ramadan this week amid security concerns, massive price hikes and extravagant all-night festivities. The start of Ramadan, the ninth and holiest month of the Muslim calendar, is traditionally determined by the sighting of a new moon, often dividing rival Islamic countries and …

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Editor accused of spreading rumors about the president's health to stand trial

CAIRO: The editor of Al-Dostour daily independent newspaper Ibrahim Eissa was ordered put on trial over his paper s recent reports questioning the health of 79-year-old President Hosni Mubarak, the state news agency reported Tuesday. Eissa, an outspoken critic of Mubarak, was questioned for seven hours by authorities last week for printing the rumors. He …

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EYE combines talents of engineering and economy students

CAIRO: In an effort to integrate engineering with economy, the annual student conference Engineering Yields Economy (EYE) brought engineering, economics and commerce students together to develop business plans for innovative projects. In the closing ceremony on Tuesday, students from the faculties of engineering and commerce at Ain Shams University presented their projects and explained their …

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To read in the name of God

Metang-mentang punya sayapMalaikat begitu nyinyir dan cerewetIa berlagak sebagai makhluk baikTapi juga galak dan usilIa meniup-niupkan wahyuDan mautKe saban penjuru(Malaikat, Saeful Badar) Translation:Because they have the power of wingsAngels are difficult and exactingThey pretend to be good creaturesBut are also fierce and annoyingThey blow revelation and deathTo every corner(Malaikat, Saeful Badar) Recently, a controversy arose …

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America and global public goods

America is currently transfixed with the problem it has created for itself in Iraq, but the presidential candidates are also beginning to ask what principles should guide United States foreign policy after Iraq. In my view, a focus on global public goods – things everyone can consume without diminishing their availability to others – could …

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