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Children gunned down at UN School in Gaza

CAIRO: Two schoolchildren were shot and wounded by snipers at the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) Beit Lahia Elementary School in the northern Gaza Strip on Saturday, according to a press release issued by the agency. Seven-year-old schoolboy Ahmed Isam Abdel-Aziz was struck by a bullet …

Alexandra Sandels

The roots of sexual harassment

Police concentrate on political role at expense of social responsibilities CAIRO: Can the ever-increasing phenomenon of sexual harassment in the streets of Cairo be attributed to a social malaise or political discontent? Can its roots be traced to the arena of sexuality or religion? Or was it just a security meltdown? A discussion held at …

Abdel-Rahman Hussein

Foreigners among dead in fatal road accident

CAIRO: Six people, including a Frenchman and an Italian, were killed and four others injured Saturday in a road accident in Egypt, the official Mena agency said. One car collided into another after its tire burst near the village of Bahnasa, some 240 km south of Cairo, Mena said. The injured were taken to a …

AFP

Egypt says UN report alleging arms embargo violations in Somalia is false

CAIRO: Egypt s Foreign Ministry on Friday denied allegations made in a UN report claiming it was one of several countries providing guns, money, training and other supplies to Somalia s government and a rival Islamic movement in violation of an international arms embargo. The UN panel, charged with monitoring the arms embargo on Somalia, …

AP

Singing it up in Harry's Pub

Karaoke draws a distinguished crowd CAIRO: A balanced diet, a balanced weekend I thought. On Thursday night it was a rich steaming stew of ideas served up by author and historian, William Dalyrmple at an AUC lecture, and on Friday night, karaoke at Harry’s Pub provided the pudding. Dalyrmple is an authority on the history …

Peter A. Carrigan

Conversation with a proven peace-maker

When you want to make peace, it is useful to turn to a proven peace-maker. The other day in New York I had a chance to sit down with one of the successful peace-makers of our time and explore the lessons of his own rich experience, especially in view of current attempts to revive a …

Rami G. Khouri

For Democrats to fly, they must unite the party's wings

The Democrats now have the opportunity the Republicans spurned, which is to build a broad coalition in the center and become once again the nation’s governing party. But to achieve that, the Democrats must stand for values that connect with those of most Americans. The center is meaningless, after all, except as a platform for …

David Ignatius

The EU should put up or shut up in Afghanistan

Time is running out for success in Afghanistan. The Nato summit in Riga of Nov. 28-29 may be the last chance to pull that country back from the brink. Nato assumed responsibility for providing security for all of Afghanistan in October. While about 8,000 of the 20,000 United States troops in Afghanistan operate independently, the …

Daily News Egypt

Nazif no- show at investment conference

Second conference within month that PM fails to attend Prime Minister Ahmed Nazif failed to attend an investment conference Friday at which he was due to give a keynote address as part of the delegation receiving Singapore President Sellapan Ramanathan on his visit to Egypt. This time it was the Second World Association for Investment …

Abdel-Rahman Hussein

Demonstrators say judicial independence key to democracy

Opposition group Kefaya called for a demonstration in support of judicial independence on Friday, to coincide with a meeting of the Judges syndicate. Only 30 people attended the demonstration. “People are afraid, said Kefaya member Ahmed Abdel Latif. “If we do anything, state security will come and attack us. The judges met to begin contentious …


Sci-tech: Mad-capped photo-fun

Photo sharing websites, innovation, and online communities The widening popularity of photography can possibly be credited to the digital revolution. Instead of getting your holiday snaps developed at the local pharmacy, you can just plug your camera, and increasingly your mobile phone or handset, into a computer to view your memories. For years now there …

Wael Elazab

For Those Looking for a Healthy Snack . Opt For Danette

Danette . A Blend of Nutrition and Pleasure As part of its efforts to offer healthy and nutritious products to Egyptian families, Danone now presents Danette, its world-leading brand in the healthy dessert segment. Danette seeks to solve the everyday dilemma that mothers face with their children when they attempt to offer them healthy and …

Daily Star Egypt Staff

Uncle Sam comes to Cairo

The El-Sawy Cultural Center attempts to contribute to Egyptian-American cultural exchange Is Abe Lincoln wearing a fez and George Washington in a pharaoh’s headdress hokey? A bit, but blatant attempts at “cultural dialogue, often can’t avoid the hokey. Overall, El-Sawy Cultural Center’s show of Egyptian and American artists is an interesting mix of two heritages. …

Daily News Egypt

Champions despite all, but what awaits Al-Ahli in Japan?

We were wrong again, but who’s complaining? We said Sfaxien would beat Al-Ahli for the African Champions League; the opposite happened, but who cares? Our credibility was seriously thrown into doubt, but so what? We lost, but our team won and that’s what counts. However, lest our prediction be totally trashed, the truth is that …

Alaa Abdel-Ghani

The early morning quicker picker upper

It’s more important than an apple a day or the box of vitamins lying lazily on the counter. It’s needed by everyone; the human body craves it and just can’t do without it. So why is breakfast the most neglected meal of the day? In the economic hustle and bustle of the modern age, many …

Firas Al-Atraqchi

The great debate: what is the optimal weight loss diet?

New Harvard research shows that low carb, high-fat diet doesn’t increase risk of heart disease CAIRO: Going on a diet these days is no simple feat, aside from an infinite supply of will power, you need to learn to eat correctly to optimize weight loss. With rows and rows of diet books stacked on bookstore …

Daily Star Egypt Staff

'He went to heaven' isn't always the right answer

Taking the correct approach in explaining death to children can prevent trauma CAIRO: “Where did Daddy go? When is he coming back? These simple questions are often met with a confused look as a bereaved mother tries to search for a quick answer that explains to her five-year-old the death of his father. The easiest …

Daily News Egypt

Education For All meeting concludes with plans to address early education, HIV/AIDS, and financing

CAIRO: Education gives hope, said Saidi Kibeya, Burundi s education minister at the Sixth High Level Group Meeting on Education For All conference last week. The international conference, opened by the Director-General of Unesco, Koïchiro Matsuura, and hosting education ministers, high-level officials, and NGOs from nearly 40 countries aims to give hope through four key …

Deena Douara

Telecom Egypt nine-month results show decline in net income

Analysts unconcerned by non-recurring reasons behind decline CAIRO: Telecom Egypt’s (TE) nine month 2006 net income declined by 17.2 percent to LE 1.5 billion from LE 1.8 billion in the same period of 2005, the company s interim results report released yesterday showed. The company s results surprised many market observers especially since they also …

Ahmed A. Namatalla

Mentor Graphics Egypt sales hit $65 mln

Sales of Mentor Graphics Egypt soared to $65 million this year from $60 million a year ago, accounting for 15 percent of the company’s sales in the Middle East region, said the company’s chairman Hazem Al-Tahawy on Thursday. He attributed the constant increase in the company’s sales in Egypt to expansions in manufacturing of integrated …

Noozz

Egyptian shares slip on local sentiment

Egyptian shares slipped on Thursday in spite of some strong nine-month results released in the past 10 days and some heavy buying by foreigners. Brokers said local retail investors were now in the mood to sell after recent rises in small-cap stocks, which they favor. People are negative about the market and want to get …

Reuters

Telecom Egypt profits from Vodafone Egypt hit LE 550 mln

Profits of Telecom Egypt, achieved from its 48.9 percent stake in Vodafone Egypt, exceeded LE 550 million over the first nine months of this year, said Chairman of Egypt Telecom Akil Bashir on Thursday. Bashir told reporters that total revenues of Telecom Egypt surged 7.9 percent to LE 6.9 billion over the first nine months …

Noozz

S&P maintains Egypt rating, says deficit is key

Ratings agency Standard & Poor s on Thursday maintained Egypt s long-term sovereign credit ratings at BB+ for foreign currency and BBB- for local currency. It said it could raise the ratings if the government meets its target to reduce the fiscal deficit, cuts public debt and maintains the momentum of structural reform. But the …

Reuters