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2009-05-11 16:12:00

WASHINGTON, May 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- President Mubarak will visit Washington for an official visit during the period 25-27 May, where he will meet President Barack Obama and senior members of the American Administration, as well as prominent public figures. The visit will address ways to deepen the longstanding strategic partnership between Egypt and the United States, and to advance the Middle East peace process. In particular, the President will discuss the Palestinian track and...

2006-06-04 14:11:53

By Mohammed Abbas and Jonathan Saul SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt (Reuters) - Israel promised Egypt on Sunday it would give negotiations with the Palestinians a chance but in the end it reserved the right to find other ways to end conflict with its neighbors. Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, on his first visit to Egypt since taking office, also apologized for the Israeli troops who shot dead two Egyptian policemen last Friday. Israel and Egypt agreed to a joint committee to investigate...

2006-06-02 07:27:52

By Andrew Hammond RAJAJIL, Saudi Arabia (Reuters) - The stones of Rajajil form a striking pattern against the clear desert sky, the fallen and tilting sand-colored slabs conjuring up visions of England's Stonehenge. Nobody really knows why the 50 groups of about five pillars each are clustered on the edge of the Nafud desert in northwestern Saudi Arabia. Local legend says they are a lost tribe punished by God. Whatever their origin, local authorities hope the standing stones and...

2006-05-20 04:19:12

By Jonathan Wright SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt (Reuters) - The Egyptian government is not in a hurry to change the country's political system, Prime Minister Ahmed Nazif said on Saturday. "It doesn't take a month or two or six. It will take years... We have the time. We are not in a hurry," he told reporters before the opening of a World Economic Forum meeting in the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh. The Egyptian government changed the constitution last year to introduce the country's...

2006-05-18 16:26:37

By Mohammed Abbas and Yara Bayoumy CAIRO (Reuters) - Egyptian security forces clubbed demonstrators in the streets on Thursday and a court rejected an appeal against a jail term by a former election challenger to President Hosni Mubarak in twin blows to the opposition. Plainclothes security men beat and kicked protesters rallying in support of Egyptian judges and judicial independence in Cairo, while Egypt's highest appeal court threw out the appeal by jailed opposition leader Ayman...

2006-05-18 15:50:34

By Sue Pleming WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States strongly condemned close ally Egypt on Thursday for keeping opposition leader Ayman Nour in prison and called for his immediate release on humanitarian grounds. Hours earlier, Egypt's highest court threw out an appeal for a retrial by Nour, a former election challenger to President Hosni Mubarak, who was sentenced to five years in prison in December. He cannot file another appeal. "The Egyptian Government's handling of this...

2006-05-18 09:11:38

By Mohammed Abbas and Yara Bayoumy CAIRO (Reuters) - Egyptian security forces clubbed demonstrators in the streets on Thursday and a court rejected an appeal against a jail term by a former election challenger to President Hosni Mubarak in twin blows to the opposition. Plainclothes security men beat and kicked protesters rallying in support of Egyptian judges and judicial independence in Cairo, while Egypt's highest appeal court threw out the appeal by jailed opposition leader Ayman...

2006-05-18 04:45:43

By Tom Perry and Yara Bayoumy CAIRO (Reuters) - Plainclothes security men beat, kicked and clubbed protesters demonstrating in support of Egyptian judges and judicial independence in Cairo on Thursday. Police detained some 260 members of the opposition Muslim Brotherhood, the largest of several groups which came out in solidarity with two judges facing disciplinary proceedings for speaking out about election abuses last year. Some 180 members of the Islamist group were injured in the...

2006-05-15 20:33:20

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The son of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, who some speculate may be in line for the presidency if his father steps down, visited the White House last week for a meeting at which he was briefly greeted by President George W. Bush, a spokesman said on Monday. "Gamal Mubarak was in Washington briefly on private business and asked to see the national security adviser, Steve Hadley," Frederick Jones, spokesman for the White House National Security Council, said....

2006-05-11 04:19:52

By Jonathan Wright CAIRO (Reuters) - Egyptian security forces beat activists and arrested journalists in Cairo on Thursday during protests in support of judges facing a disciplinary committee for criticizing election abuses last year. Activists organized at least three separate demonstrations in central Cairo but in each case plainclothes security men moved in, beating and detaining selected protesters. Thousands of riot police, armed with sticks and shields, sealed off main streets...


Word of the Day
baudekin
  • A rich embroidered or brocaded silk fabric woven originally with a warp of gold thread.
'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.
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