Egypt

May 17, 2001

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Renowned Egyptian actress Faten Hamama has a generous heart, and she’s appearing in a televised charity fundraiser for children with heart problems to prove it.

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Director Khaled Yosef told Agence France Presse on Wednesday that he was refusing to go along with changes to “Zawaj Bikarar Jumhuri” demanded by Egyptian censors.

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An Egyptian Islamist lawyer has filed suit against film director and producer Raafat Fahmi for including the name of God in the title of a satiric comedy.

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Egypt's Amriyah Cement has awarded Orascom Construction Industries (OCI) and its partner a $112-million contract to build a new production line, OCI said in a statement on Wednesday, May 16.  It said

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On Tuesday, May 15, the new EFA trading system experienced disruptions during its second session, triggering frustration among investors. Volume was very light, only over 2 million shares changed hand

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The Egyptian Petroleum Public Authority has recently proposed using 32 offshore and onshore zones for oil excavation.

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Egypt is currently conducting negotiations with the African Development Bank in an effort to acquire a $400 million loan package on favorable terms, reports <I>Al-Hayat</I> daily.

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The American Merrill Lynch Investment Bank will soon file a lawsuit against one of its former Egyptian employees, according to <I>Al-Quds Al-Arabi</I> daily.

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National economic indicators recently publicized by Egyptian central bank, show that the country’s trade deficit dropped to $11,474 million during the 1999/2000 fiscal year.

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An economic cooperation summit of the Common Market For Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) will open in Egypt at the end of May.

May 16, 2001

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Egyptian judicial sources have revealed that 36 alleged members of the banned Muslim Brotherhood were arrested before Shura Council elections on Wedn

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Syrian President Bashar Al Assad cut short talks with Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak on efforts to end Israeli attacks on Palestinians and left earl

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Egypt's former foreign minister, Amr Moussa, started his new job as the secretary general of the 22-member Arab League by calling for an urgent meetin

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The appointment of the former Egyptian ambassador to the US, Ahmad Maher, as the new foreign minister, has received mixed reviews from Egyptian opposi

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Dozens of Egyptian political activists marched on Tuesday to the offices of the Arab League on the 53rd anniversary of Nakba.