Egypt

August 6, 2001

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Egypt’s Ministry of Telecommunications and Information Technology is considering reducing tariffs for local and international calls before October, according to Minister Ahmad Nazif.

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The Central Bank of Egypt devaluated the Egyptian pound six percent against the US dollar, to a rate of 4.15 pounds per dollar. This accounts for the second devaluation of the pound in the past six mo

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The dominant French subway consortium Interinfra has won the contract to extend Cairo's Number 2 line, worth 261 million Egyptian pounds ($65.2 million), the company told AFP Sunday, August 5.   Inter

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Egypt recently received approximately $190 million in investments from Japan. This sum is expected to fund various infrastructure projects, hi-tech ventures and a specialized medical related project.

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Egypt and Libya are to form a 100 million dollar joint venture for transporting oil and natural gas between the two countries, government daily Al-Akhbar Saturday quoted Oil Minister Sameh Fahmi as sa

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Some 3,620 Egyptians from the district of Alexandria have competed a training program in the IT field. The training program was part of the Alexandria - An Electronic City project, aimed at advancing

August 5, 2001

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Egyptian authorities have arrested a woman for being married to two men at the same time, the Cairo-based Al Messa newspaper said Sunday.

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The Sudanese government has announced that an Afro-Arab summit on peace in Sudan will be convened in mid-August in Tripoli, followed by a national dia

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Egypt will face Ivory Coast Sunday in the world basketball qualifiers. Finals will be hosted by the US. Egypt has been Africa’s champion for five time

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Egypt’s women’s volleyball will face Nigeria in Cairo Sunday. The match determines Africa’s representative at the world championship in Germany next y

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Top leaders of the Egyptian Bar Association and the Muslim Brotherhood said Sunday that a general strike called for by the association next Monday to

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The US administration is planning to establish a new mechanism to better coordinate US arms sales to Egypt and to more efficiently monitor Egyptian ac

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The United States plans to supply naval missile systems to Egypt, Turkey and other allies in the Middle East.

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Young Egyptian actress Abeer Sabri has decided to try her hand at producing a film with the temporarily-titled Shabab Ghawyeen Lae’b in which she will also take a starring role

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Egyptian star Hussein Fahmi got married last week to a businesswoman and owner of computer companies from outside “artistic circles”