Daily Archives: August 6, 2013

Church group will see Mandela

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Arms deal: Zuma mulls third person for panel

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Talaat Moustafa's H1 profit down 4.9%

Egypt: Egyptian property developer Talaat Moustafa has reported a 4.9% drop in its net profit for the first six months to EGP312.8m, compared with EGP328.8m reported a year earlier, Reuters has reported. Revenue rose to EGP2.42bn from EGP2.39bn, the company said. [AMEInfo.com]

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Pirelli rules out plans to quit Egypt

Egypt: Italy’s Pirelli has said it has plans to leave Egypt, despite the turmoil in the country, as the world’s fifth-largest tyremaker is looking to emerging markets to offset weakness in Russia and Europe, Reuters has reported. “We don’t have any reason to leave the Egyptian market because also it’s a good basis for exports,” Pirelli chairman and CEO Marco Tronchetti Provera told the news service. The group has been in Egypt since 1999. “We build factories not for the next months but for the next decades,” Tronchetti Provera said. [AMEInfo.com]

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Egypt expects to receive Kuwaiti aid 'soon'

Egypt: Hisham Ramez, governor of Egypt’s central bank has said aid pledged to Egypt in July by Kuwait is set to be delivered soon, Anadolu has reported. Kuwait was one of three Gulf nations, along with Saudi Arabia and the UAE, to provide Egypt with aid pledges totalling $12bn after the ouster of president Mohamed Morsi on July 3. Kuwait, which promised $4bn, so far delivered $200m worth of crude oil and diesel to Egypt in mid-July. [AMEInfo.com]

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Apache reports seven oil, gas discoveries in Egypt

Egypt: US-based Apache Corp has said it has made seven oil and gas discoveries in Egypt’s Western Desert over the last three months, Daily News Egypt has reported. Four of the discoveries were in the Faghur basin, with one each in the Shushan, Matruh and Abu Gharadig basins, said Apache. [AMEInfo.com]

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Dubai couple gets one month in jail for kissing behind mosque

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US files charges in Benghazi attack: media

WASHINGTON, District of Columbia, Aug 06, 2013 (AFP) read more

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HM The King Receives Parents Of Victims Of Spanish Paedophile

 HM King Mohammed VI received this Tuesday at the Royal palace of Rabat parents and relatives of children victims of the Spanish paedophile Daniel Galvan Fina, says a release of the Royal office.During the audience, the sovereign reiterated His feelings of sympathy and empathy for their sufferings resulting both from the appalling exploitation of which their children were victims and from the release of the concerned individual and its psychological impact on them, the release adds.This royal audience confirms the Sovereign’s keenness for the respect of law and feelings as well as His firm read more

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HM The King Receives Rev. Jesse Jackson

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Curiosity Treks Into Second Year on Mars

It has been 12 months since the Curiosity rover landed on Mars. read more

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Childhood Memories of Kukoi’s Coup-July 30, 1981

By Foday Samateh
In the article “Remembering July 30th: A Note,” Saiks Samateh (who is no relation) wrote: “Some 30 years ago, Koro Sallah commented that

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New Tools Pinpoint Natural Gas Leaks, Maximizing a Fuel’s Green Qualities

The boom in natural gas production has raised concerns about a subsequent boom in leaks, although how much gas escapes remains a mystery. read more

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Square Feet: Worker Bees on a Rooftop, Ignoring Urban Pleasures

At One Bryant Park in Manhattan, the Durst Organization is cultivating bees as part of an environmental program for the 51-story building. read more

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