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  1. Military can't stop democracy in Egypt

    Posted Jun 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... The unwillingness of Egypt's generals to accept the results of the country's first democratic presidential election has sent shockwaves through not just the nation, but across ... up a new constitution. With Egypt having no constitution or parliament and a divisive new leader without substantial powers, the hand-wringing is understandable. The possibility ...

  2. News - World - EGYPT

    Egyptian president Mursi sacks army chief Tantawi in political shake-up

    Posted Aug 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Reuters in Cairo President sacks Mubarak-era defence minister and other top brass in blow to military-heavy government Mursi fires army chief in political shake-up Egypt's new ... Mursi's election- by which Tantawi and his colleagues curbed presidential powers- the surprise move seemed to indicate a reordering of Egypt's political forces as it waits for a new ...

  3. All 25 workers held hostage in Egypt set free

    Posted Feb 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Teddy Ng teddy.ng@scmp.com The 25 Chinese workers taken hostage by Bedouins in Egypt on Tuesday have been freed after being held for less than a day, while the Sudanese rebels holding 29 ... protect the safety of workers abroad. The Chinese embassy in Egypt said the workers were freed yesterday morning after a 15-hour ordeal. The cement factory workers were taken to a military hotel ...

  4. Dentist set to drill for ancient gold

    Posted Jan 25th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chris Ip Ng Tze-chuen's treasure-hunting story is not a traditional one. Granted, there is an exotic island off Costa Rica and up to US$100 million in centuries-old loot. But the unconventional plot involves a dentist from Hong Kong with an unlikely ...

  5. Tortured by the sadness of war

    Posted Feb 28th 2011, 12:00am by John Millen

    ... John Millen Burning Mountain L.J. Adlington Published by Hodder Children's Books ISBN 978 0 340 95682 3 Teenage novels as powerful and intelligent as Lucy Adlington's Burning Mountain don't come along very often. When they do, they remind y ...

  6. History-makers Part 12: The Desert Fox Rommel

    Posted Nov 18th 2009, 12:00am by Ellen Whyte

    ... Cairo, Egypt. However, at this point Rommel had a solution/problem. The British had their supplies in Egypt. Rommel's supplies had to travel a long way across the desert/grasslands. Rommel ... the opposite of: light, unarmed, safe, disappeared In ancient times, warriors covered chariots with leather and metal shields. As these were heavy, armoured chariots were slow and hard to manoeuvre. ...

  7. A legacy up for bidding

    Posted Mar 09th 2009, 12:00am by Miranda Yeung

    ... heritage. Egypt has been campaigning to retrieve the 2,000-year-old Rosetta Stone, which was the breakthrough in decoding hieroglyphics. The Greeks want the Elgin Marbles back- the British, who give ... and culture. No doubt Berg? would be irked if he had to travel to China to see the Arc de Triomphe. But those who oppose restitution of ancient relics argue that many cultural properties would have ...

  8. A struggle for freedom

    Posted May 21st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Almost 100 days after the toppling of Hosni Mubarak in Egypt showed the Tunisian uprising was no one-off, the region continues to roil. After seeing Bahrain's protests successfully put down, Barack Obama unveiled plans on Thursday to promote what he called the 'season of change', as regimes in Syria, Yemen and Libya persist in trying to crush dissent ...

  9. Story of civilisation a casualty of war

    Posted Jan 23rd 2005, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... The report's author, the head of the museum's ancient and Near East department, John Curtis, said: 'This is tantamount to establishing a military camp around the Great Pyramid in Egypt ... become known as the 'cradle of civilisation'. The capital of Babylonia, it thrived between 1,800BC and 600BC and was the site of one of the seven wonders of the ancient world, ...

  10. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    Israel to fence off Golan Heights from Syria to prevent spillover of war

    Posted Jan 08th 2013, 12:00am by GDN

    ... Ministry announced the near-completion of a 240-kilometre fence along the southern border with Egypt. "We intend to erect an identical fence, with a few changes based on the actual territory, ...




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