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2011-03-16 17:13:00

NEW YORK, March 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Get content from U.S. Department of State at: http://www.thenewsmarket.com/Releases/StoryDetailPage.aspx?GUID=ccef600a-3f80-477d-b641-5b4f98c96a75# U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton toured Cairo's Tahrir Square on Wednesday (March 16), smiling, waving and shaking hands as she visited the heart of the revolt that toppled long-time U.S. ally Hosni Mubarak from power. Secretary Clinton is the highest U.S. official to visit since Mubarak's...

2011-03-14 08:00:00

CAIRO, March 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The central role information technology will play in Egypt's economic and political future was confirmed today by Dr Magued Osman, the newly appointed Minister for Communications and Information Technology. Dr Osman confirmed continued strong government support for the country's broad IT strategy for investment and job creation led by the Information Technology Industry Development Agency (ITIDA). The Minister also announced that he has commissioned...

2011-02-23 13:51:11

In the wake of Tahrir Square, TAU researcher studies the influence of urban design on civil protest Civil protests, from peaceful sit-ins at the Pentagon to violent riots in Cairo, nonetheless share some common characteristics. To study how protests evolve in public spaces, Dr. Tali Hatuka, an architect and head of Tel Aviv University's Laboratory of Contemporary Urban Design, has dissected some of the world's most publicized protests "” those in Washington, Istanbul, Tel Aviv, Beijing,...

2011-02-17 15:23:00

New Segments Each Night Introduce Best of Egypt Lineup to Add Context to Current Events, Include Exclusive Interview with Zahi Hawass Hosted by Fox News Channel's Bill Hemmer, Five Nights Begin Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2011, at 8 p.m. ET/PT Plus Marathon Begins 2 p.m. ET, Saturday, Feb. 26 WASHINGTON, Feb. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In light of the historic events unfolding in Egypt, the National Geographic Channel is presenting a week of programs -- THE TREASURES OF EGYPT -- that...

2011-02-17 06:29:00

LONDON, February 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- It might seem a frivolous question to ask when the dust has not yet settled in Egypt and Tunisia. It might, however, be an apt one, according to Badoo.com ( http://www.badoo.com), the world's largest social network for meeting new people, with 107 million users chatting and flirting in 180 countries, including Egypt and Tunisia. While researching something else entirely, Badoo has discovered evidence of a striking correlation between...

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2011-02-14 07:45:00

Two artificial big toes "“ one found attached to the foot of an ancient Egyptian mummy "“ may have been the world's earliest functional prosthetic body parts, says the scientist who tested replicas on volunteers. University of Manchester researcher, Dr Jacky Finch, has shown that a three-part wood and leather artifact housed in the Egyptian Museum in Cairo, along with a second one, the Greville Chester artificial toe on display in the British Museum, not only looked the part but...

2011-02-02 12:40:00

CAIRO, Feb. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- International SOS, the world's leading international healthcare, medical and security assistance and concierge services company, said it has evacuated over 800 people from Egypt today, who are primarily expatriate employees and families of International SOS clients, and students. Via seven flights, the passengers will be escorted to Frankfurt, Paris and Dubai, where International SOS reception teams are waiting to meet them. According to on the ground...

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2011-02-02 11:48:56

The leading Internet search company Google Inc. says that Middle East and North Africa marketing head, Wael Ghonim, has not been seen since late Thursday in central Cairo, which has been wracked by anti-government protests. The Egyptian government had cut off Internet access in the country in an attempt to restrict communications among protesters. "The safety of our employees is very important to Google, so if anyone has any information please call the following UK number: +44 20 7031 3008,"...

2011-01-18 09:15:00

CAIRO, Jan. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Venture capital firm Sawari Ventures, LLC (www.sawariventures.com) announced its launch, as well as initial investments for its first fund, Sawari Ventures I, which focuses on early and growth stage technology companies. The fund is seeded by the partners and sponsored by Mr. Naguib Sawiris. "The Middle East is poised to become the next global center of entrepreneurship," said Ahmed El Alfi, Founder and Chairman of Sawari Ventures. "Local...

2010-11-09 02:00:00

LONDON, November 9, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Cemtech Conference and Exhibitions invites all cement industry professionals to attend its Cemtech Middle East & Africa Conference, which takes place at the luxurious Semiramis Intercontinental hotel in Cairo, Egypt, during 19-22 February 2011. Over three days, leading cement industry experts will present the latest trends in cement technology as well as give valuable insights into the Middle East and African cement markets. They will...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.