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Collisions kill 24

Two collisions between packed minibuses and trucks killed 24 people in Egypt on Wednesday, police said. In the first accident, a truck driver lost control of his vehicle after a tire blew out and slammed into a minibus on the … read more

Egypt to build first ‘nuclear plant’

The Egyptian president has decided to build the country’s first planned nuclear power plant on the west coast of the port of Alexandria. Hosni Mubarak said that the reactor would be located in el-Dabaa, according to the presidential spokesman Suleiman … read more

Google eyes growing internet users in Egypt

“We are very excited about the kick start of the internet ecosystem in Egypt,” Wael Fakharany, regional manager North Africa for Google, told Daily News Egypt. The number of internet users in Egypt has grown by 20 percent since 2004, … read more

Egypt’s energy crisis stirs public unrest

The Egyptian government has announced its intention to continue decreasing electric output pending the end of a heat-wave which saw temperatures climb to 40 degrees Celsius. Government spokesman Magdi Radi announced that an “emergency plan” prepared by the government would … read more

Egypt to Buy Back Gas from Israel

In the wake of reports of a shortage of natural gas in Egypt, a report in the Egyptian daily Al Shaab said that the Egyptian government is seeking to buy back 1.5 billion cubic meters of natural gas that was … read more

Minister held over van Gogh theft

Egypt’s top prosecutor on Monday ordered the detention of the deputy culture minister for four days in connection with the theft of a Vincent van Gogh painting, state media reported. Thieves made off with the canvas, known by the titles … read more

Muslim Brotherhood launches ‘Islamic Facebook’

Egypt’s opposition movement, the Muslim Brotherhood, has launched its own Facebook-style social networking site. A senior member of the banned Islamist group says the aim is to spread awareness of moderate Islamic values. The Brotherhood’s version – Ikhwanbook – looks … read more

Measures to Confront Current Electricity crisis

During the meeting of the Supreme Council of Energy which was held yesterday under Prime Minister Dr. Ahmed Nazif, the government discussed taking immediate measures to confront existing electricity crisis resulting from increased loads by 11 per cent as a … read more