Latest Cairo Stories

2006-02-03 08:26:51

By Jonathan Wright CAIRO (Reuters) - A ferry carrying 1,300 passengers sank in the Red Sea overnight on a trip from Saudi Arabia to Egypt and search and rescue teams picked up dozens of dead bodies from the water, official sources said on Friday.

2006-02-03 07:35:40

CAIRO (Reuters) - Rescue teams picked up dozens of dead bodies from an Egyptian ferry that disappeared with some 1,300 people on board on Friday, police sources said. "Dozens of bodies were picked up from the sea ... they were from the ferry," a police source at the port of Safaga said.

2006-02-03 06:43:53

CAIRO (Reuters) - An Egyptian ferry that was reported missing in the Red Sea has sunk, but some passengers have survived, Egypt's MENA news agency reported on Friday.

2006-01-30 10:50:00

By Twana Osman SULAIMANIYA, Iraq (Reuters) - A 14-year-old girl who died in northern Iraq this month had bird flu, Iraq's health minister said on Monday, despite the World Health Organization having initially discounted the virus as the cause of death.

2006-01-30 08:48:31

By Jonathan Wright-Analysis CAIRO (Reuters) - All the Arab governments around Israel will deal directly with a Palestinian cabinet dominated by the militant Islamist group Hamas, ignoring U.S. and European attempts to isolate the group, analysts said on Monday.

2006-01-11 02:43:50

CAIRO (Reuters) - Six Australians were killed and 25 injured when a tourist bus overturned 46 kilometres outside of Cairo, Egyptian security sources said on Wednesday. The sources said the bus was carrying about 35 people, including members of the Australian police force and their families.

2006-01-08 15:23:54

CAIRO (Reuters) - Syrian President Bashar al-Assad flew to Egypt and Saudi Arabia on Sunday for talks on Lebanon, a day after diplomats said Assad had rejected a U.N. request to interview him about a former Lebanese prime minister's murder.

2006-01-04 08:12:34

By Amil Khan CAIRO (Reuters) - A young man on the back of a Cairo bus kisses and gropes the woman next to him as he peels off her Islamic headscarf.

2006-01-03 14:53:17

By Mohammed Abbas and Samer Elatrash CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt plans to expel about 650 Sudanese, a spokeswoman said on Tuesday, despite assuring the United Nations' refugee agency it would not do so after at least 27 refugees were killed last week when police ended a protest.

2006-01-03 09:54:30

By Mohammed Abbas and Samer Elatrash CAIRO (Reuters) - The United Nations' refugee agency has received assurances from Egypt that Sudanese refugees would not be deported to Sudan despite media reports to the contrary, a spokesperson for the agency said on Tuesday.

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  • The analysis of literature, focusing on the words and grammar to the exclusion of context or literary merit.
The word 'logocentrism' is a blend of logo- +‎ centrism.