November 17, 2003
Al-Watany Bank (AWB) board members have approved a request to increase the Egyptian bank’s issued capital to 700 million Egyptian pounds ($113 million) and its paid in capital to EP 500 million, repor
Egypt’s National Societe Generale Bank reported a 20 percent increase in net profits for the first nine months of 2003, reaching 139 million Egyptian pounds (22.6 million) compared to EP 116 million f
Egypt’s Misr Company for Free Shops reported a net profit of 10.4 million Egyptian pounds ($1.6 million) for the first quarter of 2003/2004 compared to EP five million during the same period last year
Lebanon’s first Islamic bank is scheduled to open for business by the end of this year. The Arab Finance House will start with an initial capital base of $60 million, subject to gradual increases to $
November 16, 2003
The Egyptian central directorate of censorship demanded 15 scenes in the Ramadan series “Ta’la Nehlam Bi Bokra” (Lets Dream of Tomorrow) to be re-shot, which show Egyptian actress Laila Olwi in very r
A US federal judge has dismissed charges against two members of the Saudi royal family of illicit dealings with Al-Qaeda’s Osama Bin Laden. The one trillion dollar lawsuit argued that the Saudi leader
November 15, 2003
Syria's Information Minister on Saturday stressed that Damascus "condemns terrorism which targets the innocent civilians."
The United States reopened its diplomatic missions in Saudi Arabia on Saturday, a week after they closed their doors due to security reasons.
Egyptian singer Shireen Wajdi has announced that she will be celebrating New Year's Eve alongside Egyptian pop singer Amr Diab in Beirut in a joint concert
Directly after the end of the holly month Ramadan, Egyptian actress Maali Zayed is scheduled to begin shooting her new TV drama (Zeina), a woman who defies all obstacles to become rich
A center for the Protection of Human Rights in Egypt has accused Egyptian actor Nour El Sherif of offending Christian Copts through his Ramadan historical TV drama series “Rajul Al Akdar” (Man of Powe
Wafa Amer revealed that she wanted to change the misconception people have of her that she solely performs roles of seduction, and is willing to jeopardize receiving parts to act out in different film
November 13, 2003
The International Atomic Energy Agency on Thursday rebuffed criticism of its report on Iran's nuclear program by a high-level US figure, who claimed t
Hizbullah leader on Thursday evening pledged to bring home all prisoners held by Israel and said he expected to hear from a German mediator in the nex
The US occupation struck at the Iraqi resistance late Wednesday, destroying a warehouse in Baghdad and chasing attackers who were seen firing mortars.