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A Lens to the Past: Depicting a modern intellectual

Taha Hussein (Nov. 14, 1889-Oct. 28, 1973) was considered to be one of the most influential writers and intellectuals, and a founder to the modernist movement in Egypt. Hussein was born in the village of Izbet El-Kilo in El-Minia. He became blind at the age of three after contracting an eye infection that was wrongly …

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Boeing backs philanthropy

Grant for American University in Cairo Gerhart Center CAIRO: Boeing has announced a grant to the John D. Gerhart Center for Philanthropy and Civil Engagement at the American University in Cairo (AUC). In hoping to encourage the practice of organized philanthropy in the Middle East, the Boeing grant will fund the “Cooperation in Education and …

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Sports Talk: Today belongs to Sfaxien

Weighing the odds for an Al-Ahli win CAIRO: Our all too brief one-game winning streak of correct predictions came to an abrupt halt when Egypt’s Al-Ahli drew 1-1 with Sfaxien of Tunisia in the first leg of the African Champions League final in Cairo two weeks ago. We had said Al-Ahli would win by a …

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Take Your Pick

Art: Nubian Tales A collection of work by Dr. Ahmed Selim Ahmed featuring Nubian life. Ahmed was born in Aswan in 1968 and studied mural paintings at the Faculty of Fine Arts in El-Minya and Helwan Universities, as well as the Siegan University in Germany. In spite of his extensive travels, he always maintained strong …

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Dubai Based Al Futtaim Group Unveils LE 20 Billion Cairo Festival City Project

CAIRO: At Egypt Invest Conference Al-Futtaim Group Real Estate chief affirms Dubai-based real estate developer s long-term commitment to Egypt Dubai-based Al-Futtaim Group LE 20 Billion Cairo Festival City, the 700 fedan mixed-use, residential, commercial, hospitality and retail development under construction in New Cairo City on the Eastern Ring Road, just South of Murbarak Police …

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Egypt conference focuses on investment initiatives

CAIRO: Egypt Invest, heralded as the largest conference on investment in Egypt, kicks off its fourth annual meeting at the InterContinental Hotel in Heliopolis today. With over 430 international and local delegates representing 26 countries, organizers expect the conference to once again be the leading investment to be the leading investment forum for the country. …

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Rumors about the Metro Cinema theater riots persist

What happened on Oct.24, the first day of Eid Al-Fitr, in downtown Cairo? According to shop owners in the vicinity of Metro Cinema near Talaat Harb Square, up to a thousand young men accosted several women in the area between the hours of 9 p.m. and midnight. According to eyewitness reports, the men had been …

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Telecom companies plan cable through Mideast

CAIRO: Telecom companies from Egypt, Italy, India, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates plan to build a submarine cable linking Europe to India through the Middle East, Telecom Egypt said on Monday. State-controlled Telecom Egypt has signed a memorandum of understanding on the project with Etisalat of the UAE, Saudi Telecom, Telecom Italia Sparkle …

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Happy Eid

Due to the Eid-al-Fitr Holidays, there will be no print editions of The Daily Star Egypt on Tuesday, October 24 and Wednesday, October 25.The next edition will be on Thursday, October 26. We wish you all a Happy Eid.

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Adopting Egypt's heritage sites

Euromed Heritage Program earmarks seven national landmarks for renovation CAIRO: Seven heritage sites in Egypt have been selected for restoration through “Adopt a Mediterranean Heritage, a new and innovative initiative from the Euromed Heritage Program. Twenty-five historical sites in the Mediterranean partner countries have been selected for restoration through the program. Chief among its aims …

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Support the Pyramids, O Egypt

The last remaining original world wonder faces stiff competition on the New Seven Wonders list LONDON: Only one of the ancient wonders of the world still survives. History buffs are being invited to choose a new list of seven. Among 21 locations shortlisted for the worldwide vote is the last remaining original wonder, The Great …

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Orascom Telecom looks to control Hong Kong's Hutchison

Subsidiary Mobinil enters 3G negotiations with NTRA SINGAPORE: Orascom Telecom (OT) Chairman Naguib Sawiris said Monday the company is looking to buy a controlling stake in Hong Kong s Hutchison Whampoa s (HW) emerging markets phone unit. Speaking on the sidelines of a conference in Singapore, Sawiris said negotiations are now underway for OT s …

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Italy's Naguib Mahfouz School suspended

Only days after opening, the Egyptian school has been closed down by authorities CAIRO: Italian authorities in Milan shut down an Egyptian school only three days after its initial opening on Monday. Egyptian and Italian elementary and middle high school students were prevented from attending their classes at the Naguib Mahfouz School Thursday, according to …

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Museum round-up

Living in Cairo we tend to forget there s a number of places to explore at our doorstep. We pass museums every day, often making note that we should pop in for a visit – one day. But that day never seems to come. Whatever your interests you re bound to find a museum that …

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Students lend a helping hand

Students hold charity activities during Ramadan CAIRO: Students at the American University in Cairo are collaborating their efforts to conduct various charity activities during the holy month of Ramadan. Students’ charity clubs such as Volunteers-in-Action, Help Club, Alashanek Ya Baladi and Resala participate in these activities. AUC students raise funds for the “Tamween Package which …

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Human rights delegation to investigate Abdel Latif case

CAIRO: A delegation of human rights organizations met with El-Minya Governorate officials to discuss the Mohamed Ali Abdel Latif case, who was cleared of charges in Sept. 6, 2006 accusing him of gruesomely killing 10 people, including four children, in Dec. 2005. A delegation of several prominent Egyptian human rights organizations reportedly met with the …

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Bringing light through music

Al-Nour Wal Amal helps blind girls achieve personal fulfillment CAIRO: Many a night these girls rehearse for hours on end in preparation for their musical concert. These young talents are special not only for their gift of music, but also for their ability to have the strength to perform in front of the world in …

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Sofitel Karnak invites 20 orphans for an all-day stay

As part of the Accor and Sofitel’s ongoing responsibility to the local community, Sofitel Karnak Hotel has taken an innovative step towards helping underprivileged children. They offered 20 orphans, aged between five and 10, from Luxor’s Sunshine Orphanage a day of fun and entertainment at the hotel. Hotel guests and representatives from tour companies also …

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