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Presidential decree to appoint 31 female judges

CAIRO: President Hosni Mubarak recently issued a presidential decree to appoint 31 female judges, reported the State Information Service last week. The 31 judges were chosen from among 124 women who applied for the seats. A decision has been taken that the new judges will take an oath before the Supreme Judiciary Council under chairmanship …

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Russia's Razgulay plans $60 mln rice plant upgrade

SHARM EL SHEIKH: Russia s top rice producer Razgulay plans a $60 million upgrade of one of its three rice processing plants, company president Igor Potapenko said on Thursday. After the upgrades our Poltavsky plant will be able to process 500 tons of rice per day instead of current 400 tons, Potapenko told Reuters on …

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MD Anderson joins the US-Middle East partnership for breast cancer awareness and research

HOUSTON: The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center has joined the US-Middle East Partnership for Breast Cancer Awareness and Research, a collaboration designed to increase early breast cancer detection and reduce related deaths in the region through improved awareness, increased clinical resources and world-class research. The US-Middle East Partnership for Breast Cancer Awareness and …

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A rundown of the 34 amended articles in the constitution

Article 1: Amended to strike out reference to the strictly socialist character of the state, and its foundation on the basis of solidarity of the workers of the people. The amendment is seen as likely to impact the state s overgrown public sector, the emerging private sector, the distribution of wealth, the creation of political …

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Hussein Fahmy inaugurates AUC's student leadership conference

CAIRO: Actor Hussein Fahmy stressed the importance of broadening the limits of imagination during his keynote address at the opening ceremony of the 12th International Student Leadership Conference (ISLC) at the American University in Cairo (AUC). “Imagination is an essential factor in becoming a leader, as imagination becomes reality and reality forms our environment, Fahmy …

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Misr International Films holds simultaneous worldwide environmental film screening

CAIRO: In an attempt to raise environmental awareness, Misr International Films (Youssef Chahine and Co.) is holding the worldwide premier of a European environmental film next Wednesday. Directors Johan Soderberg’s, Michael Stenberg’ and Linus Torell’s The Planet, an 8 million euro budget film, features 29 experts analyzing the planet’s status quo accompanied by visually stunning …

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This Mothers Day put your kind words into action

Nobody likes to be a spoiler on Mothers Day (in Egypt, Mar. 21), but if you have run out of thoughts on how to celebrate try these ideas which should fit any size budget. Picture perfect: If you’re running low on cash, look through some old photographs and find a picture of you with your …

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2nd annual 'Run for Cure' to be held next Friday

CAIRO: Starting 9:30 am next Friday, celebrities, ambassadors, journalists and professional and amateur runners will race in Gezeira Sporting Club to support the Breast Cancer Foundation of Egypt (BCFE) and the awareness of breast cancer. People of all ages, including children are encouraged to participate. Held for the second time, the annual Run for Cure …

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Truck diver stabbed by couple and dumped in Giza

CAIRO: The body of a man found dumped in a Giza plantation unraveled a crime committed by two thieves who posed as a couple. One frosty night Saed Abdel Salam, 30, a driver who owned a pick-up truck, stopped for a couple who were shivering with cold. The two, Islam Abdel Hamid, 21 and his …

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The Missing Masterpieces

The most valuable pieces of art that have disappeared in the last 50 years The Art Loss Register lists these as the world s most valuable stolen or missing art works, along with their estimated value when possible. All are paintings unless otherwise identified: Rembrandt, Storm on the Sea of Galilee and A Lady and …

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Man gives 12 gamusas in divorce settlement

ALEXANDRIA: An Alexandria court accepted gamusas (water buffalo) as compensation payment from a man for divorcing his wife for no obvious reason, Al Akhbar reported. When the court ruled that an agricultural expert, 46, pay the sum of LE 42,000 to his wife, 36, a vet who owns shares in his farming business, he said …

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Heroine dealers rape pregnant woman and her mother

CAIRO: A 53-old woman and her pregnant daughter were abducted and raped in the Fayed desert, Al Masaa daily reported. The rapists intercepted a car along the Cairo-Ismailia road, fired their guns in the air and forced both women and the motorist to get out of the vehicle. The driver – husband of the pregnant …

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The Departed wins best picture Oscar

American director Martin Scorsese s hit mob-drama The Departed dominated the 79th Academy Awards on Sunday winning four Oscars including best picture, best adapted screenplay, best editing and best direction for its veteran filmmaker. This is Scorsese s first win after five previous nominations. Forest Whitaker won best actor for his performance as the Ugandan …

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A new age of satellite broadcasting dawns on the Middle East

DUBAI: The ongoing development of satellite broadcasting for the Arab world – demonstrated by the increasing number of channels and the rise to global prominence of brands like Al Jazeera – makes the Middle East one of the world’s most dynamic markets for technology and content providers, according to international groups heading to CABSAT2007. CABSAT2007, …

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Qatar's Doha Debates discusses 'controversy' of face veil

DOHA: A public forum in the Gulf State of Qatar has joined in the bitter European debate about Muslims who wear the niqab, or face veil, branding it “a barrier to integration in the West. The controversial discussion – latest in the series of independently-produced Doha Debates – was attended by the Emir s wife …

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WFP launches new five-year operation in Egypt

CAIRO: The United Nations World Food Program (WFP) and Egypt s Ministry of Agriculture and Land Reclamation today launched WFP s new five-year Country Program (2007-2011) which aims to reduce poverty, food insecurity and malnutrition among nearly 400,000 of the poorest Egyptians. The operation, costing US$44 million, will focus on technical assistance to strengthen the …

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Two boys shot for a mouthful of barsim

A farmer shot two boys when their donkey helped itself to some fodder from his field, Al Gomhuria reported. Khalafallah Elwan, 13, and Omar Shahat Ramadan, 18, both students, were taken to the central Farshut Hospital after they were shot at in their eyes and ears. They are reportedly in critical condition. The farmer, Abdel …

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Pickpocket caught red-handed

CAIRO: Transport police finally got their hands on the notorious metro pickpocket, Al Gomhuria daily reported. Some of metro-users had earlier complained to the police that they had been robbed and implicated a woman in her 30s. Alerted about the repeated incidents, the police became suspicious of a woman who usually jumped into women’s car …

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