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  1. News - World - EGYPT

    Egypt plans to build new Suez Canal

    Posted Aug 06th 2014, 04:40am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Cairo Plans for new Suez Canal on the drawing board Egypt plans to build a new Suez Canal alongside the existing 145-year-old historic waterway in a multi-billion dollar project aimed at expanding trade along the fastest shipping route between Europe and Asia. The Suez Canal earns Egypt about US$5 billion a year in revenues, a vital source of hard currency for a country ...

  2. News - World - EGYPT

    HRW urges ‘crimes against humanity’ probe of top Egyptian officials

    Posted Aug 12th 2014, 06:58pm by AFP

    ... snipers shot at demonstrators. “They were hiding behind sandbags on top of the [military intelligence] building” near Rabaa al-Adawiya square, he said. “They kept doing this: shoot, then hide.” ...

  3. News - World - EGYPT

    Bomb near Egypt intelligence building wounds four soldiers

    Posted Dec 29th 2013, 08:26pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... Agence France-Presse in Cairo A bomb near an army intelligence building wounded four soldiers on Sunday, the third such blast within a week in Egypt after the Muslim Brotherhood’s ... and destroyed the rear compound wall of the intelligence building, the army said, adding four soldiers were wounded. The blast was the third such attack in less than a week. But another was averted ...

  4. News - World - EGYPT

    Islamist students torch Cairo campus building: police

    Posted Dec 28th 2013, 08:50pm by Agence France-Presse in Cairo

    ... arrested as Egyptian police entered a Cairo university on Saturday to confront Islamist protesters who torched a building, amid an intensifying crackdown on the Muslim Brotherhood, officials said. ... said 60 of the students were arrested after the fire on the first two floors of the building was brought under control. The violence comes a day after five people were killed in clashes across ...

  5. News - World - EGYPT

    Sisi sworn in as Egypt’s president

    Posted Jun 08th 2014, 04:46pm by Reuters

    ... and the development of freedom "in a responsible framework away from chaos" but did not mention human rights or democracy. "The time has come to build a more stable future," said Sisi, ...

  6. News - World - EGYPT

    Some Egyptians express doubts over likely winner of presidential election

    Posted May 26th 2014, 10:27pm by Reuters

    ... in their barracks and build airplanes, not rule the country again." ...

  7. News - World - EGYPT

    Tension builds in Cairo ahead of referendum

    Posted Dec 11th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Cairo Pivotal moment approaches in Egypt President Mohammed Mursi has ordered Egypt's army to take on police powers- including the right to arrest civilians- in the run-up to a divisive constitutional referendum that has trigg ...

  8. News - World - EGYPT

    Egypt judge angers lawyers during trial of pro-Mursi protesters

    Posted Mar 24th 2014, 04:48am by AP

    ... buildings were stormed. The defendants stood accused of attacking a police station, stealing government weapons, killing a policeman and attempting to kill two others, the state news agency said. ...

  9. News - World - EGYPT

    Alexandria villa that inspired Lawrence Durrell novels may be razed

    Posted Jan 02nd 2014, 08:57pm by GDN

    ... The Guardian in Alexandria Inspiration for acclaimed author's most famous work, The Alexandria Quartet, could become latest historic building in city to be demolished Durrell's ... The Alexandria Quartet. But the businessman who owns it says it may soon make way for an apartment block. If bulldozed, Durrell's crumbling former home would become the 36th listed building from ...

  10. News - World - EGYPT

    Cairo hit by string of blasts amid clashes ahead of uprising anniversary

    Posted Jan 24th 2014, 04:30pm by AFP

    ... will be punished with the worst form of punishment," it said. A witness to the police headquarters bombing said the booby-trapped car had slammed into the metal fence surrounding the building. "I ... happened," he said. The blast left a large crater in the ground and sent a plume of smoke billowing above the city. A witness who lives in an apartment about 200 metres away from the police building ...




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