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Unemployed man jumps to his death

A man suffering from chronic depression committed suicide by jumping from the fourth floor, reported Al Masaa newspaper. The body of Mahmud H. A, 47, was taken to Boulaq Hospital. His wife told police investigators that her husband had been taking medication for depression. He had been seeking employment for the past two months following …

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OBITUARY: Nazre Dastgir

Member of the Board and Deputy Managing Director of Piraeus Bank, and Deputy Chairman of Delta Securities, Son of the late Mohamed Golam Dastgir, Former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Bangladesh, and the late Mrs. Raushanara Dastgir, Husband of Mrs. Beverly Miller-Dastgir, Has passed on Friday, Jan. 12, 2007. He is survived by …

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Rice to visit Cairo as part of regional tour

Talks to centre on Iraq, Palestinian peace efforts CAIRO: US Secretary of State Condeleeza Rice will visit Egypt later this month as part of a regional tour to ramp up Middle East Peace efforts and gain support for President Bush’s renewed offensive in Iraq, American officials announced. “It s no secret that we have encouraged …

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Visa solidifies its position in Egypt

CAIRO: Third quarter results for the period ending September 2006 were released by Visa International. The results highlighted the steady acceleration of major indicators: the number of all Visa cards in Egypt, including both credit and debit cards, has increased by 40%, which is one and a half times the average percentage increase of 27% …

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Egyptians released from Guantanamo Bay prison

CAIRO: Two of the five Egyptian nationals held at the notorious US prison camp in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba have been released, the Ministry of Interior confirmed late last week. While the identity of the two men are still unknown, one of the them reportedly arrived in Egypt while the other requested not to return to …

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Prince of Egypt endures for 47 years

HANCOCK, Michigan: Robert Nuranen handed the local librarian a book he d checked out for a ninth-grade assignment – along with a check for 47 years worth of late fees. Nuranen said his mother misplaced the copy of Prince of Egypt while cleaning the house. The family came across it every so often, only to …

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German-Egyptian Year of Science and Technology

Cairo: The year 2007 will be dedicated to scientific discourse and co-operation between Germany and Egypt. On Jan.8 at 10:30 am Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Professor Dr Hany Helal, and Bernd Erbel, German Ambassador to Egypt, will hold a joint press conference at the ministry, where information will be given on the …

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"Not tonight, dear"

Sex can survive a marriage, but rekindle your passion Despite being a taboo subject, whispered conversations among friends and open discussion with professional therapists confirm that many couples are suffering in “sexless marriages. Between grueling hours at work – for both the husband and wife, being subjected to high levels of stress, and demanding kids …

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Sodic and Palm Hills sign merger contract

CAIRO: Following the announcement last week to the Cairo and Alexandria Stock Exchange, Sixth of October Development and Investment Company SAE (Sodic) and Palm Hills for Development S.A.E confirmed today that they have signed a binding legal agreement for a full merger between the two companies. The deal will involve Sodic’s purchase of 3,070,000 shares …

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Re-turn to the ancient land

Coptic icons, Bedouin textiles and Cavafy-inspired prints are some of the original pieces currently on exhibit at Mashrabia Gallery. “Re-turn features works by three international artists who used to live in Egypt. It’s a tribute to the days Ros Ford, Sally Hampson and John O’Carroll lived in the country and a testament to their ongoing …

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What are you reading?

Most avid readers do not turn the last page of the book they’re reading without knowing which book they’ll pick up next. Well, if you’re looking for suggestions, here’s what others are currently reading: Firas Al-Atrqchi, Editor of The Daily Star Egypt. “I’m reading a book called ‘Sarek’, it’s a Star Trek novel By A.C. …

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Letters to the Editor

Dear Sir, In regards to your articles on bird flu [“Bird Flu claims another victim , Dec. 26], there is a new peer-reviewed editorial out on bird flu with an interesting slant that your paper might want to cover done by physician/researcher Dr Lawrence Broxmeyer, entitled Bird flu, influenza and 1918: The case for mutant …

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CAF says Ahly match in Addis, not Khartoum

CAIRO: The Confederation Africaine de Football (the Confederation of African Football, sometimes known as CAF) yesterday denied reports that it had scheduled the Ahly game with Etoile du Sahel in Khartoum and said the appointed venue was in Addis Ababa, capital of Ethiopia. According to www.cafonline.com, CAF’s official website, “The super cup match between Ahly …

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African Player of the Year heats up, but Aboutrika tossed

CAIRO: Samuel Eto o was named among the three candidates for the 2006 African Player of the Year Award, putting him in contention to win the title for a record fourth straight year. But Egypt’s star player, Mohamed Aboutrika, who scored repeatedly in both the African Champions League for team Al Ahly and the African …

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New brands available in Egypt

For everyone who lives in Egypt, a huge part of traveling was always to shop. From underwear to dresses, starving Egyptians would raid the shops abroad for higher quality goods and a variation of products. Luckily, in the past two years an abundance of international labels spread throughout the country or Cairo anyway. With the …

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El Al cancels Cairo flights

According to Al Masry Al Youm, Israel’s national airline El Al announced all flights to Cairo will be cancelled as of January 2007 due to high security costs and low demand on the route. The decision drew strong criticism from People’s Assembly members last week as many said it amounted to it a step back …

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International calling licenses to be offered by end of February

Two international calling operator’s licenses will be offered by the National Telecommunication Regulatory Authority (NTRA) by the end of February, a Prime Minister’s Office statement issued last Sunday said. The statement represents the highest level of its kind and comes after a year of delays to the issuance of the licenses. Government officials and telecom …

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Egypt marks 50th anniversary of end of Suez war

PORT SAID: Egypt marked Saturday the 50th anniversary of the end of the Suez crisis that began saw a British and French airborne invasion of the canal zone shortly after the waterway was nationalized by late President Gamal Abdel Nasser. Thousands of Egyptians celebrated the event in the Mediterranean port city of Port Said, where …

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Open Source gaining ground in Egypt and worldwide

CAIRO: Open source software and its specific application to internet-enabled telephony could make a powerful change for Egyptian businesses, asserted web telephony leader Mark Spencer at an OpenCraft technical seminar in Cairo. Founder and president of the American company Digium, Spencer has recently been deemed the most influential executive worldwide in the field of web-enabled …

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Police officer probed for sexual abuse

CAIRO: A prosecutor ordered the four-day detention of a police officer accused of sexually assaulting a prisoner, judicial sources said on Tuesday. They said prosecutor Bakr Ahmed Bakr questioned assistant-investigation officer Islam Nabih on Tuesday. He also ordered the detention of Reda Fathi, a non-commissioned officer, for four days. A video circulated on local blogs …

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James Brown, Hakim's soul brother, dead at 73

CAIRO: Legendary African-American singer James Brown died yesterday at Emory Crawford Long Hospital at the age of 73, suffering from pneumonia. With a career spanning more than 50 years, Brown s pioneering of various musical genres including R&B, funk, disco, rap and soul influenced a multitude of different artists that ranged from Elvis Presley, Bob …

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Tis' the season to give

The holiday season is always the best excuse to either throw or attend a party: Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year s Eve, and all the days in between. But so much labor goes into preparing for and hosting the party and perhaps showing the hostess (and host if she can persuade her …

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'Tis the season to be jolly

It s that time of the year when Christmas carol melodies seem to haunt you. Whether it s blaring from shopping outlets sound systems or your child who is practicing for her Christmas performance, the carols are infectious. Before you know it, you re humming Jingle Bells as you sit at your office computer. Though …

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A brief look at the Bahai faith

CAIRO: Bahaism has recently been making headlines in the national press. As the debate on whether or not to recognize the faith officially heats up, it spurs a seemingly endless stream of misinformation about Bahaism. Here is a quick glance at what is considered “one of the youngest of the world’s major religions. The Bahai …

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Photography competition "A Lens to the Past"

“Photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving. What you have caught on film is captured forever … it remembers little things, long after you have forgotten everything. – Aaron Siskind Inspired by “A Lens to the Past, the publication of a series of old photographs of Egypt provided by the Arab Image …

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