Egypt

May 30, 2001

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Many shops in Cairo have closed their doors over the past few days to protest the scheduled implementation of the second and third stages of a new sales tax.

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A recently published report by the International Computer Programs Producers Association showed that computer software piracy rates in Egypt have dropped dramatically in recent years.

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The Egyptian Minister of Agriculture has stated that the ministry will reclaim and farm 226,000 new fadans of land.

May 29, 2001

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Many shops here have closed their doors over the past few days to protest the scheduled implementation of the second and third stages of a new sales t

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Jordan and Egypt have agreed to start the implementation of a joint gas project, said Jordanian deputy prime minister for economic affairs, Muhammad H

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UAE’s Defense Minister Sheikh Mohammad bin Rashed Al Maktoum held talks Monday with Egyptian Prime Minister Atef Ebeid, who arrived in Abu Dhabi en ro

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Egypt will host next Monday an international nuclear energy conference amid plans by the country to build at least one new reactor.

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Palestinian and Israeli security officers are due to hold a security meeting Tuesday amid seemingly unstoppable tit-for-tat attacks. Two Palestinians

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Composer Issam Karika has wrapped up the music for the play Raqasni Ya Sahbi (Get Me to Dance, Buddy) written by Ahmed Afifi and directed by Samir Al Asfouri.

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Director Mustafa Al Shal last Saturday began shooting the first scenes of the new historical and religious series Al Imam Iben Majah, written by Ayed Al Ribat

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Egyptian artist Mohammed Munir is currently visiting Tunisia to bone up on his starring role in a documentary film about the life history of the late artist Paul Klee,

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Egyptian Prime Minister Atef Obeid said on Monday, May 28, that his country would sign a trade liberalization pact with the European Union after the government starts implementing a plan to overhaul t

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Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak is expected to approve the second and third phases of Egypt’s VAT law in the near future. The first phase of the the General Sales Tax Law went into force nearly a dec

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On Monday, May 28, the Egyptian Finance Ministry offered 91-day Treasury bills valued at LE 400 million for auction on May 30. The issue is to take place the following day.

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The Egyptian Industrial Parliamentary Committee has recently demanded a review of prices of gas purchased from foreign companies.