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AUC renames adult education center

CAIRO: The American University in Cairo (AUC) announced today that in recognition of the growth and expansion of its continuing education programs, its Center for Adult and Continuing Education will be renamed the School of Continuing Education (SCE). According to AUC´s President David D. Arnold, the evolution of the university’s continuing education programs has resulted …

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Eid on Dec. 30, says Dar El Iftaa

CAIRO: Get the sheep ready, Eid is one day sooner than expected. Egypt’s Dar El Iftaa, the local authority in charge of observing the lunar cycle, and the Higher Judicial Council in Saudi Arabia have announced that the Eid Al Adha (Feast of the Sacrifice) will fall on Saturday Dec. 30. Although astronomical calculations indicated …

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Reflections: A Second Look

The Sony gallery for Photography at the American University in Cairo is presenting a group exhibition by 29 photographers from their archival collection. Participating photographers are: Robert Azzi, Jean Marc Bouju, Kristie Burns, Paola Crociani, Abdel Fattah Eid, John Feeney, Shems Friedlander, Ahmad Hamid, Thomas Hartwell, Kenton Keith, Ismail Kucuk, Lehnert & Landrock, Santiago Lyon, …

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Screen siren El Khatib dies at 73

In “Tawhida, Magda El Khatib,73, played the troubled life of the title character. Hers wasn’t any better. The actress was imprisoned twice, once for drug possession and another for manslaughter, but she always managed to pick her self up and start again with an admirable zest. On Saturday, El Khatib’s last struggle succumbed to diabetes …

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Lions of Egypt, champions of Africa

The Reds crowned third best club in the world Aboutrika. Aboutrika! Remember that name when you are at the airport awaiting the arrival of the Al Ahly Club team from their triumph in Japan. Remember that name when you reflect on the past year and what this red team has achieved for Egyptian sports and …

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German economic locomotive helped by Egypt trade

Economic relations with Egypt have profited the German economy with benefits to both countries in their push for increased trade, Dominik Mutter, head of the German embassy’s economic section said Thursday. “Of course, we would like to have growth rates like Egypt , Mutter said, referring to the 6% at which the Egyptian economy is …

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Take your pick

Christmas Carols St. Mark s Church Choir and Om El-Nour orchestra invite you to come and share in the Christmas spirit and listen to a selection of heartwarming carols that are sure to put you in a festive mood. Friday, Dec. 15Alexandria Opera HouseKom El Dekka, Alexandria8pm Sunday, Dec. 17Cairo Opera House, Small HalEl Gezira, …

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An artist's Nobel interpretation

“An unplanned encounter with Naguib Mahfouz changed my daily life, writes artist Nevine Guindy. “It took only a couple of seminars in his presence for this awesome character to haunt my canvas for two years. The result: a series of portraits currently on exhibit at El Hanager Center at the Cairo Opera House in which …

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Telecenter workshop convenes in Egypt

CAIRO: The telecentre.org program in association with Canada’s International Development Research Centre (IDRC) recently hosted a telecenter stakeholders’ consultation workshop. The event was part of the ongoing telecentre scoping study the program commissioned to document telecenter experiences and challenges in North Africa and the Middle East. The process is expected to inform future telecentre.org programming …

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Al Ahly's red lions fall in blaze of glory

Al Ahly club, invincible champions of Africa, gave it their all against Brazil’s Internacional de Porto Alegre at the Fifa Club World Cup semi-finals yesterday but in the end, samba and South American football dazzle overwhelmed them. The Egyptian side lost 1-2 to a more talented foe. Internacional’s Alexandre Pato opened up the score card …

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France releases men detained in Egypt

PARIS: French anti-terrorist police have freed eight Frenchmen accused by Egyptian authorities of plotting attacks in the Middle East and expelled from Egypt, judicial officials said Sunday. The eight Frenchmen were arrested upon their arrival in France on Friday. The DSAT anti-terrorist agency released four Saturday, and four more Sunday, the judicial officials said. The …

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Middle East in dire need of human rights observance

CAIRO: A few days ahead of the United Nation’s Dec. 10 marking of Human Rights Day, Egyptian bloggers distributed a video online allegedly depicting a man being tortured by an unknown group of men. In the video, the unidentified Egyptian man, his hands bound behind his back – and his legs held in the air …

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Security forces discover tunnel to Gaza Strip

Egyptian security forces in Sinai, on heightened alert since October, have discovered a tunnel underneath a kitchen reportedly used by smugglers in Rafah, along the border with Gaza. The find came after security forces found a half ton of weapons caches in the area, the seventh such find in as many weeks. In late October, …

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Al-Ahli slays New Zealand's best

Scoring in the 51st and 73rd minutes of the game, Ahli sealed Auckland City FC’s fate in the opening salvo of the Fifa Cup World Cup 2006 at Toyota Stadium in Tokyo, Japan. Despite rough play from the New Zealanders (four players were yellow carded – were they playing Aussie rules rugby or football?) our …

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Paris showcases Egypt's sunken treasures

CAIRO: President Hosni Mubarak and his French counterpart Jacques Chirac on Friday unveiled an exhibition of sunken treasures spanning 1,500 years of Egyptian history. The Sunken Treasures of Egypt show brings together about 500 statues, ceramics and other antiquities excavated from three underwater sites on the Nile delta and off the ancient port city of …

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Cairo International Film Festival: Today's Highlights

The Tiger and the Snow (Italy)A love-struck Italian poet is stuck in Iraq at the onset of an American invasion. The director Roberto Benigni mixes tragedy with light comedy, so the movie is both humorous and touchingGood News6:30 pm Raval . Raval (Spain)This story takes place in Raval, Barcelona, where an old man called Aurelio …

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PM inaugurates EFG-Hermes UAE head office

Regional investment bank lauded for its expansion DUBAI: Prime Minister Ahmed Nazif inaugurated the UAE Head Office of regional investment bank EFG-Hermes at the Dubai International Financial Center (DIFC) earlier this week during a visit to the UAE. Ahmed Nazif met EFG-Hermes Chairman and CEO Yasser El-Mallawany and lauded the company for the success of …

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Cairo International Film Festival: Today's highlights

The Road (China)The ticket controller Li is a little ray of sunshine to the passengers of the rural bus line, for with every ticket she also sells a smile, which outshines some mishaps and shortcomings. Everybody loves her; including the much older bus driver Master Cui in his own silent, reserved way. When it almost …

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Cairo International Film Festival: Today's highlights

Civic Duty (US) On the surface, Terry Allen (Peter Krause) appears to be a model American citizen. But after he loses his job and his mortgage application falls through, he quickly sinks into a media-fueled obsession with his country s war on terrorism. When a Muslim student named Gabe Hassan unexpectedly moves in next door, …

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Google announces partnerships with Egypt's education authorities

To offer over 10 million students Google applications for e-mail, calendar and instant messaging CAIRO: Google has announced that it is providing Egypt’s Ministry of Higher Education the ability to offer three million university students and the Ministry of Education s eight million preparatory students, Google applications for email, instant-messaging, and calendar. As part of …

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Cairo International Film Festival: Today's highlights

Hide and Seek (Egypt) With an original storyline and a cast of first-time actors, Emad El-Bahat s feature debut might end up being the dark horse of the competition. GoodNews9:00 pm Summer Heat (US) Feeling lonely and neglected by her overworked husband, Roxy, a Depression-era farm wife, is drawn into an ill-advised affair with Jack, …

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CIFF daily highlights

Love For Share (Indonesia) Three women find themselves sharing their husbands with other women in this drama from Indonesia. As the Muslim religion grows in popularity in Jakarta, a growing number of men use the faith as a justification to embrace polygamy, often over the objection of their initial wives. Salma is a doctor whose …

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