Egypt

April 18, 2001

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A sad chapter in the history of the Egyptian economy was closed recently with the announcement by the British Sainsbury’s supermarket chain that it would be selling its stores in the country to the Al

April 17, 2001

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It was reported that over 13 million Egyptian smokers are consuming over 85 billion cigarettes a year, listing Egypt as one of the heaviest smoking co

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A total of EP4.25 billion ($1.09b) is needed annually to go on with the new communications projects in Egypt, announced the chairman of the Egyptian T

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Cyprus President Glafcos Clerides arrived Monday in Egypt for a six-day private visit for talks with his Egyptian counterpart, Hosni Mubarak.

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By Mohammed Al Baali Albawaba.com - Cairo  The Egyptian government is preparing to present a new Labor bill to the parliament (Peoples’ Council) after

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Egypt's mufti has issued a fatwa recently recommending conjugal visits for prisoners, sending the country into another episode of debates over controv

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Egypt’s Minister of Information Safwat Sharif has decided to refer his first undersecretary, Ali Galal, to administrative investigation on charges of

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Egyptian singer Mustafa Qamar has started shooting his new movie “Al-Hob wal Business” (Love and Business).

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Egyptian star Elham Shahin is very busy nowadays trying to practice the “Saaedi” accent in preparation for her upcoming role in the new TV series “Al-Qawmy”.

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(Best Egyptian Films according to revenue) - Asrar al-Banat (Girls Secrets) --- 220 000LE (the first week)

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The Egyptian artist Suad Naser has decided to quit theater for good after she has performed in many of the successful comedies over the past 25 years.

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The President of Egypt, Husni Mubarak, has recently expressed his opposition to the carrying out of the second and third stages of the sales tax plan and has decided to discontinue these stages for th

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The World Bank has decided to grant a $200-million loan package to Egypt during the course of the year 2001, to fund various economic and social development projects.

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The European Investment Bank (EIB) has given the green light to a 75 million euro soft loan to Egypt, to finance the establishment of a power station located north of Cairo.

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The Egyptian government has lifted restrictions on the exports of locally produced products to Iraq. Egyptian government has stressed, however, that it does not intend to violate UN sanctions against