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2006-03-21 09:35:00

By Simon Cameron-Moore ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistan on Tuesday became the latest country to confirm bird flu in poultry while Egypt said a woman was believed to be infected with the virus, the country's third case in less than a week. Bird flu has spread with alarming speed in recent weeks as it marches deeper into Africa, Europe and Asia. The United States says it is likely to arrive on its shores before the end of the year. Fears are growing the H5N1 flu virus will mutate and pass easily...

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2006-03-21 06:05:00

By Simon Cameron-Moore ISLAMABAD -- Pakistan on Tuesday became the latest country to confirm bird flu in poultry while Egypt said a woman was believed to be infected with the virus, the country's third case in less than a week. Bird flu has spread with alarming speed in recent weeks as it marches deeper in Africa, Europe and Asia. The United States says it is likely to arrive on its shores before the end of the year. Fears are growing the H5N1 flu virus will mutate and pass easily from one...

2006-03-11 04:33:44

CAIRO (Reuters) - Qatar has extradited to Egypt an Egyptian suspected of financing attacks on tourists in Cairo last year, an Interior Ministry official said on Saturday. The man was handed to Egyptian authorities on Friday, the source said. He was one of 14 people referred for trial by the public prosecutor this week for involvement in the two bombings and a shooting in April last year. The first bombing on April 7 in a Cairo bazaar popular with tourists killed the bomber, two...

2006-03-01 07:51:37

CAIRO (Reuters) - Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak said he had advised the United States against attacking Iran, predicting that Tehran would react through its influence over Shi'ite Muslim communities in Arab countries in the Gulf. In remarks to Egyptian newspaper editors published on Wednesday, Mubarak also said an Israeli attack on Iran was most unlikely because Tehran would respond by launching ballistic missiles at the Jewish state. The United States has declined to rule out...

2006-03-01 06:00:52

CAIRO (Reuters) - Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak said Egypt had won over U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice to its views on democracy in the Arab world and quoted her as saying it would take a generation for democracy to take hold. "She was very polite as she was listening to Egyptian opinions and points of view. She didn't bring up difficult issues or ask to change anything or to intervene in political reform, as some people say," he told newspaper editors. Mubarak, who met...

2006-03-01 05:05:38

CAIRO (Reuters) - Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak said he had advised the United States against attacking Iran, predicting that Tehran would react through its influence over Shi'ite Muslim communities in Arab countries in the Gulf. In remarks to Egyptian newspaper editors published on Wednesday, Mubarak also said an Israeli attack on Iran was most unlikely because Tehran would respond by launching ballistic missiles at the Jewish state. The United States has declined to rule out...

2006-02-28 09:05:12

CAIRO, Egypt -- Archaeologists discovered a pharaonic sun temple with large statues believed to be of King Ramses II under an outdoor marketplace in Cairo, Egypt's antiquities chief said Sunday. The partially uncovered site is the largest sun temple ever found in the capital's Aim Shams and Matariya districts, where the ancient city of Heliopolis - the center of pharaonic sun worship - was located, Zahi Hawass told The Associated Press. Among the artifacts was a pink granite statue weighing...

2006-02-26 11:30:00

CAIRO -- Statues weighing up to five tonnes and thought to be of one of ancient Egypt's greatest pharaohs, Ramses II, have been found northeast of Cairo, Egypt's Supreme Antiquities Council said in a statement on Sunday. Ramses II ruled Egypt from 1304 to 1237 BC, and presided over an era of great military expansion, erecting statues and temples to himself all over Egypt. He is traditionally believed to be the pharaoh mentioned in the biblical story of Moses. "Many parts of red granite...

2006-02-17 11:12:05

By Abdel Latif Wahba CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt has found its first cases of H5N1 bird flu and is working with the World Health Organization (WHO) to prevent the deadly virus spreading, the government said on Friday. The virus was found in seven sick and dead chickens in three areas -- four birds in Cairo, two in Giza next to the capital and one in Minya about 220 km (135 miles) to the south, a statement from the prime minister's office said. "The central operations room for following...

2006-02-14 11:36:08

By Zeeshan Haider ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Security guards shot dead two men, police used teargas on students in Islamabad's diplomatic enclave and protesters attacked Western businesses on Tuesday in Pakistan's most violent reaction yet to cartoons of the Prophet. In Iran, scores of demonstrators hurled petrol bombs at the British embassy in renewed protests against the cartoons and Western opposition to Tehran's nuclear ambitions. The dispute should not be allowed to divide Europe...


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