Latest Nile Delta Stories

2009-01-20 10:15:50

Considered pollutants in the West, discharges help to feed millions in Egypt While many of the world's fisheries are in serious decline, the coastal Mediterranean fishery off the Nile Delta has expanded dramatically since the 1980s. The surprising cause of this expansion, which followed a collapse of the fishery after completion of the Aswan High Dam in 1965, is run-off of fertilizers and sewage discharges in the region, according to a researcher at the University of Rhode Island Graduate...

2005-11-30 06:23:22

CAIRO (Reuters) - Egyptian police rounded up hundreds of Muslim Brotherhood organisers in the two days before the last stage of parliamentary elections, bringing the total in two weeks to over 1,600, the Brotherhood said on Wednesday. Spokesman Mohamed Osama said the total included 576 arrests in the last two days, mostly in the provinces which will vote on Thursday. He earlier said that 1,610 Brotherhood members had been arrested in the last two days alone. The authorities had given...

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