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2008-07-20 03:00:25

By Golia, Maria Maria Golia reports from Cairo WHEN WINTER COMES to the northern lands, people steel themselves for long months of darkness, damp and bitter cold.

2008-07-10 12:00:45

The young actress Bushra plays the leading role in the new film "Al Hikaya Feeha Muna" (The Story Has Muna) with the singers Esaaf, Aydah Riyad and Lutfi Labib. The film was created by Muhammad Hafeth and directed by Olfat Othman, her first film.

2008-07-06 12:00:16

By Paul Schemm Associated Press CAIRO, Egypt -- A motley group of foreigners -- English teachers, students of Arabic, even a journalist -- gathered on a recent chilly night in the Egyptian port city of Alexandria, brought together by a love of cinema, curiosity and a furtive hope of catching a glimpse of Omar Sharif.

2008-06-24 03:02:22

Cairo, Egypt / June 24, 2008 OCI Receives New Construction Awards for the Skikda LNG Project in Algeria Orascom Construction Industries ("OCI") confirmed that it has been awarded two construction contracts by Kellogg, Brown & Root International Inc.

2008-06-24 02:30:14

Egypt to apply international university education quality standards CAIRO, June 21 (Xinhua) -- Egyptian Minister of Higher Education and the State for Scientific Research Hani Hillal on Saturday said that Egyptian public universities will start applying international education quality standards as of July.

2008-06-20 09:00:33

By PAUL SCHEMM By Paul Schemm The Associated Press CAIRO, Egypt Offering a cigarette is as common as a handshake in Egypt, where the culture of smoking is so entrenched that patients sometimes light up in hospital rooms.

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2007-12-22 18:20:00

Months after Egypt boldly announced that archaeologists had identified a mummy as the most powerful queen of her time, scientists in a museum basement are still analyzing DNA from the bald, 3,500-year-old corpse to try to back up the claim aired on TV.

2007-08-27 09:05:00

Egyptian authorities have accused Belgian diplomats of damaging a 40 million-year-old whale fossil when they allegedly drove over the remains in a protected desert area, an official said Monday. Belgian officials denied any damage was done.

2006-09-04 15:14:13

CAIRO (Reuters) - An Egyptian passenger train and a freight train collided north of Cairo on Monday, killing two people and injuring 16 others in the second fatal rail accident in Egypt in two weeks, security sources said.


Word of the Day
bretelles
  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
The word 'bretelles' comes from a French word meaning 'braces'.