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Another Missed Opportunity

It has been famously said that the Palestinians never missed an opportunity to miss an opportunity. The recent meeting, hosted by Saudi King Abdullah, held in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, between Mahmoud Abbas, the President of the Palestinian Authority, Ismail Haniya, the Palestinian Prime Minister, and Khaled Meshal, Hamas s political guru, seems to prove the …

Daily News Egypt

Could Nowheristan become Everywheristan?

CAIRO: Michel Elefteriades is a busy man. “I am a clown, a philosopher, a warrior and an artist. This, besides being the self-proclaimed emperor of a “supernation, he hopes will take over the world. Literally.. “Nowheristan is his imagined utopian empire, complete with constitution, embassies, a political structure and citizens with passports. The idea is …

Deena Douara

No aid suspension by the Unesco, says Hawass

CAIRO: The Unesco is not threatening to suspend aid allocated to Egyptian antiquities in Giza, Luxor and other areas, said Culture Minister Farouk Hosni. Zahi Hawass, head of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, stressed that what has been published in some dailies concerning the suspension of this aid is baseless. “Various aspects of cooperation have …

Ahmed Maged

Egypt-brokered Darfur accord signed at France Africa summit

CAIRO: Under French pressure, and presided over by Egypt and Ghana, the leaders of Sudan, Chad and the Central African Republic signed an accord in an attempt to stop the violence in Darfur from spilling over into neighboring countries. The agreement crowned a mini-summit that took place under the umbrella of the larger African summit …

Abdel-Rahman Hussein

Fake officer caught in the act

CAIRO: A police officer coincidentally caught out man disguised as a policeman as he posed as a major in one of the capital’s streets, Al Gomhuria daily reported. Captain Islam Mukbel, of the Nasr City police station, was on patrol along with two detectives and some soldiers. Their patrol car collided with a man who …

Daily News Egypt

Up close with warlord Samir Geagea

Christian warlord Samir Geagea led the Lebanese Forces militia during the 15-year-long Lebanese civil war. At one time, it was the largest militia in the conflict. After the 1989 Taif Accord brought peace to the country, Geagea ran afoul of the government. In 1994 he was convicted of planning several assassinations during the conflict and …


Zamalek's late show downs Qadsia

CAIRO: Zamalek boosted their Arab Champions League hopes after beating Kuwait’s Qadsia 4-2 at Cairo International Stadium in a thrilling encounter on Thursday. Abu Kone stunned the home crowd in the 17th minute before Ghanaian midfielder Awuley ‘Junior’ Quaye leveled the score seven minutes before the interval. Abdul-Halim Ali put Zamalek ahead five minutes after …

Hatem Maher

Egypt holds 56 Brotherhood Islamists after clampdown

CAIRO: Fifty-six Muslim Brotherhood (MB) members have been detained early Thursday amid an ongoing clampdown on the group. Security sources said the men were arrested on charges of belonging to an outlawed group and possessing anti-government literature. The Brotherhood, which operates openly despite being officially banned, is Egypt s most powerful opposition group. State-run newspaper …

Yasmine Saleh

SPORTS TALK: It's anybody's game

There’s a certain egalitarianism to championships that depend on just one game: On the condition that some semblance of equality exists between the two teams, like the underdog having just as much chance of winning as the favorite, making the game intriguing because of its unpredictability. Such question marks do not usually hover over a …

Alaa Abdel-Ghani

Naga Hammady Copts protest Kyrollos trial at Cairo Cathedral

CAIRO: About 1,000 Coptic Orthodox Christians from Naga Hammady, Qena held a protest at the St. Mark Cathedral Thursday in response to Pope Shenouda III’s decision to subject Archbishop Kyrollos to a church trial. Protestors were concerned Kyrollos would be removed from his position following a compliant signed by 11 priests accusing him of mistreating …

Magdy Samaan

Sci-tech: Hey sugar lips, or is that sugar hips?

The key to long-term good health and sustainable weight loss Ah, the science of nutrition. It often seems more like a pseudo-science by the rate at which we’re told that one food is the superfood, then told the opposite the following year. The low-carbohydrates Atkins-style diets are now behind us. They produced a fast rate …

Wael Elazab

Red wine: A drink a day keeps the doctor away?

Is red wine the secret to longevity or a potent poison? The balance of alcohol’s benefits versus its sinister sins on our health is as complex as it is controversial, and has been documented throughout civilization in many religions including Islam and Christianity. Red wine lovers will be pleased to know that there is now …

Daily News Egypt

Dead heads, ancient ruins and trendy restaurants

Jordan’s tiny kingdom offers a wealth of treats for visitors AMMAN: For centuries, the sick, the poor and the pale have flocked to the Dead Sea to soak up the mythical vibe and marinate in its salty waters, which are said to have healing powers. But as the number of luxury resorts, expensive hotels and …

Jered Stuffco

Decoding Facebook: The virtual little black book

Cairo’s student population has jumped aboard the Internet social sensation with the amiable, yet addictive Facebook. Designed in 2004 by two students from Harvard University, Facebook has become one of the fastest growing networks among teens and young adults in the US and the most widely subscribed to by college students. In September 2006, the …

Daily News Egypt

The crafty way to relieve stress

Zakhareef, offers introductory arts and crafts classes Are you crafty? Rasha Rashad, founder of Zakhareef showroom and workshop, definitely fits that description. Of course not in the sense that she’s cunning or conniving, but in the sense that she’s a skilled crafter and now – through Zakhareef – a patron of the art too. The …

Aida Nassar

Egyptian woman dies of bird flu, 13th death

Reuters CAIRO: A 37-year-old Egyptian woman who tested positive for the bird flu virus has died in a Cairo hospital, bringing the number of deaths from the disease in Egypt to13, a government health official said on Friday. A World Health Organization expert said a delay in reporting symptoms was largely behind the most recent …

Daily News Egypt

Plump up your lips and get the pout of your dreams

Would you like an Angelina Jolie or an Adriana Lima? Fashion has always been influenced my A-list models and actresses, from their outfits, to their hair styles, and now the latest: their lips. We’re not talking plastic surgery here. Injecting collagen into your lips is a simple procedure you can decide to do on the …

Farah El Alfy

Stocks rise, Ezz Dekheila jumps

CAIRO: Shares rose for the third straight session on Thursday, with Ezz Dekheila gaining nearly 10 percent on unconfirmed reports the company may buy treasury stocks, traders said. Traders said Ezz Dekheila had released an official statement saying it may buy the stock stocks at its next general meeting for shareholders, pushing the price of …

Reuters

OstazOnline: a solution to the problem of private tuition

Over 2,000 students are currently learning via this powerful alternative to personal tutoring CAIRO: OstazOnline is an e-learning service for students from K4 to K12 studying the Egyptian curriculum. OstazOnline has adopted state-of-the-art technology to provide the educational system in Egypt with a new tool to enhance education. This project is considered a step towards …

Agencies

Business Recap: Government launches tender offers for 2210 PPP schools around Egypt

CAIRO: The Ministers of Education, Finance and Investment issued a joint announcement Wednesday for the construction and maintenance of 2210 schools to be built throughout the country, in an attempt to reactivate the dormant public-private partnership (PPP) system in executing basic infrastructure projects. The value of the government s school initiative is estimated at LE …

Ahmed A. Namatalla

Dreamy dancers and stately gentlemen

Explore the alternative reality of French artist Katherine Bakhoum at Safar Khan A belly dancer, young men wearing tarabeesh (fez) and people dancing in the street, almost flying. Such images dominate the current exhibit by Katherine Bakhoum. Bakhoum’s style, with its intricate, concrete details transforms simple oriental signatures into majestic melancholic masterpieces. Born to an …

Farah El Alfy

Filmmaker in a league of her own

Warm, friendly and spontaneous, documentary filmmaker Tahani Rached, is one of those intriguing characters you’d want to spend hours picking their brain. Every word she says shows her love for people in general, and women in particular. It is no surprise that most of her movies are about strong women in diverse settings and cultures …

Joseph Fahim

Sawiris pursues remaining Greek telecom Tellas stake, says report

ATHENS: Egyptian businessman Naguib Sawiris is interested in buying the remaining stake he does not already own in Greek telecom Tellas if it comes up for sale, Greek daily Imerisia reported on Thursday. I want all of Tellas, Sawiris was quoted as saying in an interview with Imerisia. Our biggest challenge is to create a …

Reuters

Indie music lovers flood to SOS Concert

Despite bad weather, thousands of Cairo music fans gathered at the third SOS Concert on Friday at the Cairo International Conference Center to root for their favorite bands. “We have been here since the doors opened at two in the afternoon. We love the music at these concerts. I’d come here even if it was …

Alexandra Sandels

Egypt to tackle bird flu with in-kind compensation to farmers

CAIRO: Egypt plans to repay in kind farmers, whose birds are culled in areas affected by bird flu, following the failure of a previous financial compensation scheme, a health ministry official said Tuesday. The ministry is currently looking at this plan, whereby farmers would be given new, vaccinated, chicks when they lose their birds to …

AFP

Alexandria judge violated IPR laws, allege civil society groups

CAIRO: Judge Abdul Fatah Mourad, head of the Court of Appeals in Alexandria, allegedly violated Intellectual Property Rights law, claim local civil society groups in. In his recently-released book titled “Scientific and Legal Principles of Blogs , he included more than 50 pages from a report on Internet blogging issued by a well-known Egyptian human …

Alexandra Sandels