Egypt

August 6, 2001

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The Egyptian play Mandil Al Helo (The Pretty Lady’s Handkerchief), directed by Nader Salah Eddin, began its run August 1 at the Floating Theatre in Cairo.

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Palestinian actor Abdul Rahman Abul Qasem recently won the prize for Best Actor at the 7th Cairo Festival for Radio and TV.

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Egypt’s government censors have rejected a foreign company’s request to distribute an album by the Israeli singer Dana International.

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Egyptian actor Jamil Rateb is gearing up to direct his first flick, Asfoor Al Shaware’ (Street Bird).

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A joint venture, set up by private Egyptian, Saudi and Syrian investors, has received authorization from Damascus to build a $540 million cement factory in Abu Shamat.

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Egypt's debts have dropped by 50 percent over the last ten years, according to a recent study issued by the Center for Studies and Research of Developing Countries at Cairo University.

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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