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Power cuts amid Ramadan heat wave

Cities across Egypt have been hit by daily blackouts during the past two weeks, sparking protests and calls for the electricity minister to be sacked. The power cuts – the worst in decades – come amid sweltering temperatures during the … read more

Egypt Discovers 3,500-Year-Old Oasis Trading Post

Egypt’s antiquities department announced Wednesday the discovery of a 3,500-year-old settlement in a desert oasis, showing the existence of vibrant desert trade routes that stretched from the Mediterranean down into Sudan from the early days of the Egyptian civilization. The … read more

Ruling Party Ready to Back Mubarak

Egypt’s ruling party said Wednesday that it will back 82-year-old Hosni Mubarak if he decides run for another term as president in 2011, even though Mr. Mubarak has yet to say whether he will seek another term. Egypt’s state-run MENA … read more

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