Egypt

May 23, 2001

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The Washington-based International Finance Corporation (IFC) has announced that it will be increasing its investments in Egypt to LE 1.8 billion ($470 million) over the course of the coming year.

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Egyptian Minister of Environment recently announced that a recycling plant for solid waste is being constructed in the city of Ras Al-Barr.

May 22, 2001

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Members of the Egyptian People's Assembly stood in silence in protest against the US position on Israeli attacks against the Palestinian people, and c

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Bahraini Crown Prince Sheikh Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa will hold talks Tuesday with Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak on bilateral relations.

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The Teheran City Council has agreed to start a debate on possible new names for a street in the Iranian capital which has been a long-running point of

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The sixth summit of the Common Market for Southern and Eastern Africa (COMESA) is due to open in Cairo Tuesday.

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The United States said on Monday it was deeply troubled that an Egyptian court had sentenced a prominent Egyptian-American activist to seven years in

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The Israeli army entered Tuesday PA areas in the Gaza Strip and went as deep as 100 meters near the Muntar crossing point (known to Israelis as Karni)

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International Arab pop star Amr released his latest album “Tamally Ma’ak” on July 17th. Diab is one of the pioneers of “Al Oughnia Al Chababia” (Youth music).

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Egyptian actressYusra returns to the big screen in the film Beautiful Prisoner, directed by Jamal Arafeh and costarring Ahmed Ramzi and Mahmoud Hmaidah.

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Egyptian actress Laila Ulwi next month begins shooting her TV series Fallah Fi Balat Sahibat Aljalah (Farmer at the Court of Her Majesty), written by Nadi Khalifah

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Egyptian actress Wafaa Amer has refused to marry an Egyptian businessman who offered her $2 million dollars as a dowry.

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CAIRO, (Reuters) - Egyptian stocks ended mixed on Monday in quiet trade, with news of a takeover fuelling the banking sector, profit-taking in telecoms and cements slowing their descent, brokers said.

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On Sunday, the CASE was partially affected by regional tensions and sagged on very light volumes with most stocks closing lower. Market bellwether MobiNiL (EMOB.CA) was a standalone case as it rose 1.

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Opening on May 22 in Cairo, the 6th COMESA (Common Market of Eastern and Southern Africa) summit will discuss ways in which to further the economic interests of its member states.