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Tastier with Osama

Inspired by a meeting with celebrity Chef Osama, Daily News Egypt chose a starter, main dish and dessert for its more adventurous readers. Bon appetit! Starter: Pizza Soup Ingredients: 2 Tablespoon olive oil 1 Cup of chopped onion 2 Finely chopped garlic clove 1 Cup chopped green pepper 1 Cup sliced mushroom 1 Cup sliced …

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Empowering women: a challenge and an opportunity

International Women’s Day is an occasion to reflect on the indispensable role played by women in every community and nation. It is a time to recognize and celebrate the distinctive contribution women everywhere make to the well-being, cohesion and advancement of human society. The unique place of women assumes the greatest significance in times of …

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Five groups to conduct due diligence on Banque du Caire sale

CAIRO: The Central Bank of Egypt has shortlisted five potential buyers and given them the go ahead to conduct due diligence studies on state-owned Banque du Caire, the MENA news agency reported on Thursday. The five are UK-based Standard Chartered Plc, Saudi Arabia’s Samba Financial Group, National Bank of Greece SA, Dubai’s Mashreqbank and a …

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For Palestinians, the power of non-violence would be undeniable

Now that Fidel Castro has taken the carriage clock, international affairs has all too few fixed points of continuity. Her Majesty the Queen is still in place. The King of Thailand has been on the throne since 1946. Otherwise one has to turn to the Middle East for reassurance that some things never change. Fly-by-nights …

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Egypt targets moderate Muslim Brothers

Khaled Hamza Salam and I are on opposite ends of the political spectrum. He is a member of the Muslim Brotherhood, Egypt’s largest opposition movement, which wants to turn Egypt into an Islamic state. I am a secular, liberal Egyptian woman for whom nothing would be worse than a Muslim Brotherhood takeover of Egypt. He …

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Getafe eye Abou Trika

CAIRO: Spanish first division side Getafe is interested in signing Al Ahly playmaker Mohamed Abou Trika, reports claimed on Thursday. Websites such as Mercato 365, Football and Transfer Market Web announced the news, revealing that Getafe is impressed by the 29-year-old s performance in the 2008 Nations Cup. According to the reports, the Spanish side …

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Egypt mediates Hamas-Israel truce

CAIRO: Egypt on Thursday was trying to convince Hamas to accept a truce that would involve halting rocket attacks on Israel, in an effort to put an end to violence in the Gaza Strip and salvage Israeli-Palestinian peace talks. Deputies of intelligence chief Omar Suleiman met with officials from Hamas and the smaller Islamic Jihad …

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Tamweel gets license to launch Egypt operations

CAIRO: The Mortgage Finance Authority (MFA) granted Tamweel a license to launch operations in Egypt soon, according to a press statement. At a special handover occasion held Tuesday, Tamweel’s Chief Executive Officer Wasim Saifi was presented with the company’s mortgage finance license by the MFA Chairman Osama Saleh, read the statement. Tamweel, a leading provider …

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Women are agents of change

Contrary to common perception, women in the Arab world have achieved significant advancement in recent years. There are female CEOs, female government officials, female professors, female engineers; women run e-businesses and financial institutions. Presently, most Arab countries have at least one female government minister, if not more. In Tunisia, 40 percent of doctors and 70 …

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The languishing initiative

Even before it begins the Arab summit scheduled for the latter part of March in Damascus, is in serious trouble; there are several political discords among Arab states as well as the region s continuing violent conflicts. Whereas a resolution to the crisis in Lebanon over the selection of a new president seems a prerequisite …

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Egypt to face Iraq next November

CAIRO: Egypt will play against the Asian Champions Iraq in a friendly game next November. We have agreed on this date and it would be a great occasion to honor the players of both countries, Egyptian Football Association and Arab Football Federation board member, Hazem Al-Hawari told FilGoal.com on Tuesday. The exact date will be …

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Abdel Halim out of Cup tie, Zaki back

CAIRO: Zamalek striker Abdel Halim Ali has been left out of the squad for Suez Cement Cup tie on Thursday after he failed a fitness test. The 34-year old striker was injured against APR Rwanda last Sunday and won t be fit in time for the quarterfinals clash. Tunisian defender Wissem El Abdi is also …

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New Egyptian plan to operate Rafah terminal

CAIRO: Egypt is proposing a five-way plan to reopen the Rafah terminal on its borders with Gaza, sources in Cairo have stated. The plan will give the Hamas movement, which, since last June, is the de facto controller of Gaza, a key role at the terminal, the only Gaza gateway to the outside world. Based …

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Egypt can lead development of regional economic cooperation, says expert

CAIRO: Egypt can continue its impressive economic growth rates of 6-7 percent for the next 10 years, a top financial analyst predicts. Jean-Paul Betbeze, chief economist and head of economic research at Crédit Agricole, said that Egypt is enjoying a “fantastic moment due to its commitment to fiscal reforms, which have enabled the country to …

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Street Talk: Farewell to the family!

I m divorcing my wife tomorrow morning. After 15 years of marriage, life has become unbearable. She treats me like an ox tied to a wagon wheel who must work day and night to make more money for her and the children. “Every day she thinks of something new to buy that I have to …

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Gaza: Hope not hatred

Iwas recently in Gaza, one of the world’s most densely packed places, and today a firmly sealed human pressure cooker. The deepening distress of the people I saw there illustrated only too clearly the growing disconnect between the aims and hopes of the resuscitated Middle East peace process and the harsh realities of the deteriorating …

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Meteb set for Russian move

CAIRO: Al Ahly striker Emad Meteb is set to join Russian side FC Saturn, the Egyptian champions said early on Wednesday. Saturn have tabled a ?3 million bid to sign the Egyptian international immediately, with the Russian League starting on March 15. Al Ahly accepted the offer and Meteb is set for a medical in …

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Saied reveals Saint Etienne approach

CAIRO: Hani Saied revealed that French side Saint Etienne offered Ismaili $1.2 million to sign him next summer. Saint Etienne made an official offer to Ismaili and I would love to go back to Europe, the 27-year-old told FilGoal.com. I m in the last year of my contract and Ismaili should let me go with …

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Al Gaish held to a goalless draw

CAIRO: Al Gaish saw their hopes fade in the Arab Champions League after being held to a goalless draw at home by Moroccan side Wydad Casablanca on Monday. The Egyptian club is still fourth in the table with only five points, and one game to go, while Wydad secured a place in the semis after …

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Farouk El-Baz named Blue Communities advisor

CAIRO: Nakheel, a UAE-based real estate developer, named renowned Egyptian scientist Dr Farouk El-Baz as its expert advisor for Blue Communities, the company said in a statement to the press. Blue Communities is the new sustainability initiative launched Jan. 19. Nakheel has committed AED 500 million over the next five years to Blue Communities to …

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To save lives, negotiate with the devil

Israel does not negotiate with terrorists. This truism is one of the biggest spins in the history of spinning. Israel has always negotiated with terrorists and will continue to negotiate with them as long as we continue to cherish (Jewish) human lives. Israel is negotiating with Hezbollah for information about its two kidnapped soldiers. Israel …

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Muslim identities and global change

The controversy in the UK over voluntary partial adoption of sharia to help solve domestic disputes within some Muslim migrant communities led to a storm of criticism of the Archbishop of Canterbury , the leader of the Anglican Church, over what he did not say, and very little discussion on the implications of what he …

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Re-Thinking Counter-Terrorism

Grim-faced border guards and tough security measures at international airports provide powerful reassurance that the developed world is spending hundreds of billions of dollars to protect against terrorism. But is it worth it? Although citizens of rich countries regard terrorism as one of the world’s greatest threats, trans-national terrorists take, on average, just 420 lives …

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Hard Talk: Against Terrorism or Freedom?

A quick glance at the draft anti-terrorism bill indicates unforseen threats to individual and public freedoms. The first section of the draft law gives such an elastic definition of terrorism that everyone should fear being charged with terrorism by simply giving his opinion about it. As they’ve been accustomed since the 1950s, legislators used elastic …

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An Israeli revisits Malaysia

Malaysia stands, in my view, as a place for great social pioneering. I recently returned there for the second time in two years. My first visit took place in December 2005. As an Israeli, this was an unusual event as there are no diplomatic relations between Israel and this large, influential Muslim country (Malaysian law …

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Virus and fear

In our daily lives we know the difference: a doctor is not a judge, a nurse is not a policeman, a hospital is not a court of law. Yet imagine that you were seized by police, beaten, jailed, hauled to trial, facing a prison sentence, kept chained to a hospital bed – because police suspected …

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