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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

Marks & Spencer To Enter Market This Year

Marks & Spencer has announced plans to enter Egypt’s retail market, and will open an outlet in Cairo’s Dandy Mega Mall later this year. The 2,600 sq m outlet will be opened through its franchise partnership with the Al Futtaim … read more

Emergency meet in Cairo to tackle swine flu

Health Minister Dr. Abdullah Al-Rabeeah will lead the Saudi delegation at an emergency meeting of the Arab health ministers in Cairo on Wednesday, the Ministry of Health announced here on Monday.The meeting will discuss the procedures and precautionary measures to … read more

Egypt reports first H1N1 death

Egypt has reported its first death from Swine Flu, with the country’s health ministry reporting that a 28-year-old woman returning from a pilgrimage to Mecca in Saudi Arabia has died as a result of the H1N1 influenza virus.According to The … read more

Four more cases of A/H1N1 flu

Egypt reported four more cases of influenza A/H1N1 on Thursday, bringing the total number of the flu in the populous country to 112, according to the Ministry of Health, Xinhua reported. The first two cases were British women, 20 and … read more