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Egyptian Museum reopens to intrepid tourists

Dozens of foreign tourists braved the revolution in Egypt on Sunday to visit the world’s greatest collection of pharaonic treasures and were welcomed with roses, as craftsmen meticulously mended artefacts damaged by looting. The usually busy galleries of the Egyptian … read more

Protest in front of Libyan embassy in Cairo

Supporters of the Libyan uprising demonstrated outside the Libyan embassy in Cairo on Sunday, calling for the ouster of longtime leader Moammar Gadhafi and an end to the violent suppression of anti-government protesters. Chanting: “the people want to execute the … read more

Egypt slowly gets back to work

Banks opened on Sunday after a week-long closure as Egypt’s economy, damaged by the political turmoil caused by the uprising that toppled Hosni Mubarak and subsequent labor protests, struggled to get back on its feet. Following are some details of … read more

Al Jazeera’s Lara Logan failure

It seems very few media observers noticed, but Al Jazeera English did not report on the brutal attack against CBS correspondent Lara Logan in Egypt last week. Shocking, yes, but the truth. Sure, there was a brief mention on their … read more

Egypt Army launches Facebook page

Egypt’s ruling Supreme Council of the Armed Forces has launched its own page on Facebook, the social network website that was the starting tool for the victorious revolution that ousted president Hosni Muburak a week ago. Hundreds of thousands of … read more

Egypt’s banks to reopen on Sunday

Banks in Egypt will reopen tomorrow, 20 February, announced the Central Bank of Egypt, stating the decision was made to satisfy customer needs and avoid additional setbacks to the Egyptian economy. Banks closed after police disappeared from the streets following … read more

Egypt allows Iran warships to transit Suez

Egypt gave permission on Friday for Iranian warships to transit the Suez Canal into the Mediterranean, state media reported, after Israel described the move as a “provocation.” “Egypt agreed to allow two Iranian warships to transit the Suez Canal,” the … read more