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Egypt: World's Oldest Civilisation and Land of the Pyramids

Egypt is located in North Africa bordering the Mediterranean Sea and the Middle East. Egypt is the world's oldest civilization and the foundation stone of this mighty civilization was laid around 3200 BC. Greeks, Romans, and Byzantines replaced the last native dynasty of Egypt in 341BC. The Mamluks, local military caste ruled Egypt till it was taken over by Ottoman Empire in 1517. The opening of the Suez Canal in 1869 changed the whole fate and made the Egypt an important world transportation hub. Britain seized control of Egypt's government in 1882 that lasted till 1952. Egypt is the most populous country in the Arab world. To meet the demand of current situation the Egyptian government initiated economic reforms and massive investment in communications and physical infrastructure.

Egypt Profile: Overview of Facts and Figures:

  • National Name: Arab Republic of Egypt
  • Capital: Cairo
  • Total area : 1 million sq km (386,874 sq miles)
  • Population: 75.5 million (UN, 2007)
  • Currency: Egyptian Pound
  • Languages: Arabic (official), English and French widely understood by educated classes
  • Ethnicity/ Races: Egyptian 99.6%, other 0.4% (2006 census)
  • Religion: Muslim (mostly Sunni) 90%, Coptic 9%, other Christian 1%
  • GDP (Per Capita): $5,000 (2007 est.)
  • Life Expectancy: Male: 69.3 years, Female: 59.4 years (2008 est.)
  • Literacy Rate: Male: 83%, Female: 59.4% (2005 est.)

Geographical Information on Egypt :

Egypt is located in northeastern Africa along the Mediterranean Sea, is bordered on the west by Libya, on the south by Sudan, and on the east by the Red Sea and Israel.

Apart from the Nile Valley the majority of Egypt's landscape is a desert. The winds blowing can create sand dunes more than 100 feet (30 m) high. Egyptian desert includes parts of the Sahara Desert and of the Libyan Desert.

Climate of Egypt is desert having hot, dry summers with moderate winters. Egypt does not receive much rainfall except in the winter month. The Khamaseen is a wind that blows from the south in Egypt in spring, brings sand and dust that raises the temperature in the desert to more than 100 °F.

Culture, Cuisine and Tradition of Egypt:

The Culture of Egypt is fine blend of the old and the new. In Egypt one can witness the charm and splendor of ancient culture imbibed with the modern culture and life style of people. Ancient Egyptians constructed Pyramids for the final resting ground of their Pharaohs or kings. The pyramid of Giza is an example of exemplary architecture and craftsmanship.

Egyptian cuisine is a fine blend of cooking from Greece, Turkey, Lebanon, Palestine and Syrian food cultures. These amalgamations provide uniqueness to Egyptian food. Rice along with bread is the food of Egyptian main courses. The other most important item of Egyptian cuisine is fava beans. Egyptians are very fond of strong flavor of garlic and onions. Kebabs in different flavor holds important place in Egyptian menu and recipes. Hamaam (small pigeons) and fish are the other flavored non-vegetarian dishes of Egypt.

Tourist Attractions of Egypt:

There are many tourist attractions in Egypt that spellbound visitors. Among the prominent Egyptian pyramids is Giza. Apart from the pyramids there is the Sphinx and Sharm al Sheikh to be visited.

Egypt is the womb of the world civilization and its capital Cairo is the most visited city. The beauty and significance of Cairo can be judged from the fact that it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The charisma of pyramids and Nile cruises will leave an everlasting impact on the senses. Another tourist attraction in Egypt is Alexandria, a historic site reminding one of the great warriors Alexander and beautiful Cleopatra.

Major Sight-seeing Places in Egypt include:

•  Giza pyramid

•  Great Sphinx

•  Sharm El Sheikh

•  Marsa Alam

•  Alexandria

•  Nile cruises

•  Lake Nasser

Controversial avian flu paper that raised bioterrorism fears finally goes to press

May 3, 2012 at 12:46 PM

London, May 3 (ANI): After an epic debate over a pair of studies that reveal how the avian H5N1 influenza virus could become transmissible in mammals, and an unprecedented recommendation by a government review panel to block publication, one of the studies was finally and fully published on Thursday.

Security forces foil Iranian plot to kill Saudi envoy in Cairo

May 2, 2012 at 2:02 PM

Riyadh, May 2 (ANI): Security forces in Egypt foiled an Iranian plot to kill the Saudi ambassador in Cairo, the legal advisor of the kingdom's embassy, Sami Jamal, said. gypt 'arrested three Iranians planning to assassinate the ambassador, Ahmed Qattan,' Jamal said.

Celina returns to work post delivery

May 2, 2012 at 12:50 PM

Mumbai, May 2 (IANS) Actress Celina Jaitly, who gave birth to twins - Winston and Viraaj - in March, has returned to work to fullfil her commitments as the brand ambassador of Egypt tourism.

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Maruti Suzuki exports one millionth vehicle

April 30, 2012 at 5:54 PM

New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) Passenger car market leader Maruti Suzuki Monday dispatched its one millionth vehicle, a red coloured hatchback A-star, for delivery in Denmark.

Russia destroys over 60 percent of chemical weapons

April 29, 2012 at 7:22 PM

Moscow, April 29 (IANS) About 25,000 metric tonnes - or 62 percent - of Russia's chemical weapons haf been destroyed till April 29, RIA Novosti reported Sunday.

Lebanon impounds ship carrying 'weapons for Syrian rebels'

April 29, 2012 at 10:58 AM

Beirut, Apr 29 (ANI): Lebanese authorities have reportedly detained a Sierra Leone-registered ship that was allegedly carrying weapons for Syrian rebels.

Saudi Arabia closes embassy in Egypt amid protests over detention of activist

April 29, 2012 at 10:58 AM

Cairo, Apr 29 (ANI): Saudi Arabia has closed its embassy in the Egyptian capital and recalled its ambassador in the wake of protests over the arrest of a human rights lawyer.

Saudi Arabia recalls envoy, closes embassy in Egypt

April 28, 2012 at 9:06 PM

Riyadh, April 28 (IANS) Saudi Arabia Saturday recalled its ambassador in Egypt and shut down its embassy in Cairo and consulates in Alexandria and Suez over security concerns, the official Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported.

Egypt bars Mubarak-era PM from presidential race

April 25, 2012 at 9:59 PM

Cairo, Apr 25 (ANI): Egypt's ruling military has disqualified a former-premier from running in the upcoming presidential elections after approving a law that bans senior officials from the deposed dictator Hosni Mubarak's regime from running for office.

Team Britain given tough football draw in Olympics

April 25, 2012 at 3:36 PM

London, April 25 (IANS) The British men's football team has been handed out a tough draw in the 2012 London Games.

Indian constitution among models to be inspired by: Tunisian minister

April 25, 2012 at 1:25 AM

New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) Tunisia wants to learn from India's experience of pluralistic democracy and looks at the Indian constitution as one of the models to be inspired by in writing its new constitution, the country's foreign minister says.

Egypt refuses to give licenses to eight US-based civil society groups

April 24, 2012 at 11:56 AM

Cairo, Apr 24 (ANI): Egypt has reportedly rejected a request from eight US-based civil society groups for licenses to operate in the country amid a crackdown on foreign NGOs a month before the presidential polls.

We don't seek to export democracy in Middle East: Tunisian foreign minister

April 24, 2012 at 11:16 AM

New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) As a country where the Arab Spring began, Tunisia is not keen to "export" it to the region but cannot help if neighbours take it as an example, says the country's foreign minister.

Kerala-born Yusuffali making waves in Gulf

April 23, 2012 at 7:08 PM

Abu Dhabi, April 23 (IANS) Kerala-born M. A. Yusuffali is today dubbed as one of the most influential Indians in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), a political and economic alliance of six Middle Eastern countries - Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Bahrain, and Oman.

Egypt annuls gas export deal with Israel

April 23, 2012 at 12:20 PM

Cairo, April 23 (IANS) Egypt said Sunday that it has annulled a gas export deal with Israel due to violations of contractual obligations, according to Egypt's Nile TV.

Egypt terminates Israel gas deal

April 23, 2012 at 7:57 AM

Cairo, April 23 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Egypt has terminated a long-term gas deal with Israel because of violations of contractual obligations, Egypt's daily al-Ahram reported.

Egypt sets rules for presidential election propaganda

April 22, 2012 at 9:50 PM

Cairo, Apr 21 (Xinhua-ANI): The Egyptian Higher Presidential Elections Commission (HPEC) on Saturday set rules for the presidential election propaganda, which will kick off on April 30, state media reported.

Vast groundwater reserves detected in Sahara

April 22, 2012 at 4:12 PM

London, April 22 (IANS) Researchers have found vast groundwater reserves in the Sahara, one of the driest places on earth, that could help buffer climate change effects for years.

Egypt sets rules for presidential poll propaganda

April 22, 2012 at 12:13 PM

Cairo, April 22 (Xinhua-ANI): The Egyptian Higher Presidential Elections Commission (HPEC) has set rules for the presidential election propaganda, which will kick off on April 30, state media has reported.

Cleopatra and Antony's twin babies rediscovered in Cairo

April 21, 2012 at 1:57 PM

Washington, April 21 (ANI): An Italian Egyptologist has rediscovered a sculpture of Alexander Helios and Cleopatra Selene, the offspring of Mark Antony and Cleopatra VII, at the Egyptian museum in Cairo.

Egyptian presidential candidate warns Brotherhood's win will bring back autocratic rule

April 19, 2012 at 4:45 PM

Cairo, Apr 19 (ANI): Former Egyptian foreign minister Amr Moussa has warned that if the Muslim Brotherhood's candidate wins the upcoming presidential elections, and if the political wing dominates the parliament, it may yield a one-party system that would brook 'no serious debate' in public.

Egypt court upholds ban on presidential candidates

April 18, 2012 at 12:21 PM

Cairo, Apr 18 (ANI): Ten Egyptian presidential candidates, who were barred from taking part in the upcoming elections, have lost their appeals against disqualification.

380 people to face trail for deadly anti-military clashes in Egypt

April 16, 2012 at 1:07 PM

Cairo, Apr 16 (ANI): Around 380 people in Egypt will face trial over deadly anti-military clashes in Cairo in November 2011, according to a report.

Mubarak's former deputy Sulaiman accuses Muslim brotherhood of subversive acts

April 14, 2012 at 5:31 PM

Cairo, April 14 (ANI): The controversial presidential contender of Egypt Omar Sulaiman, who was Hosni Mubarak's deputy for few days, has accused the Muslim Brotherhood of being involved in subversive acts during a popular revolt that topped the former president.

Pak students face tough Brit visa tests as 40 percent applicants could be bogus

April 13, 2012 at 10:59 AM

London, Apr 13 (ANI): Britain will have tough visa tests for Pakistani students wanting to come to the country after a pilot scheme found that as many as four in ten applicants may be bogus.

Egyptian ultra barred from Presidential election over parent's dual citizenship can stand for poll

April 12, 2012 at 1:23 PM

Cairo, Apr 12 (ANI): An Egyptian court has ruled that an ultra-conservative preacher is eligible to contest in the upcoming Presidential election, saying there are no documents to prove his mother is a US citizen.

Egyptian court disbands Islamist-dominated panel drafting new constitution over blatant "misuse of

April 11, 2012 at 5:23 PM

Cairo, Apr 11 (ANI): An Egyptian court has suspended an Islamist-dominated panel, which was set up for drafting a new constitution by the parliament, claiming the formation was "marred by misuse of power".

Egypt's Presidential candidate Ismail may be barred from election over parent's dual nationality

April 10, 2012 at 6:11 PM

Cairo, April 10 (ANI): Egyptian presidential contender Hazem Abu Ismail may be barred from contesting the upcoming elections, as one of his parents possesses a dual nationality.

Egypt military, state media backing ex-spy chief Suleiman for president

April 9, 2012 at 1:29 PM

Cairo, Apr 9 (ANI): Egypt's former intelligence chief Omar Suleiman will have the backing of the country's ruling military generals and the state media's powerful propaganda machine, in his bid to become the President of the nation, officials with firsthand knowledge have claimed.

Egypt court orders ban of porn websites to protect 'society, values'

April 9, 2012 at 10:42 AM

Cairo, Mar 31 (ANI): An Egyptian court has ordered the government to ban pornographic websites to protect society and its values.

Ex-spy chief Suleiman quits race for Egyptian presidency

April 6, 2012 at 6:58 PM

Cairo, April 6 (ANI): Former spy chief and vice president of Egypt Omar Suleiman has quit the race for presidential elections, ending weeks of speculation.

Over US mother, Islamist likely out of Egypt presidential race

April 6, 2012 at 1:29 PM

Cairo, Apr.6 (ANI): Popular Islamist presidential hopeful Hazem Abu Ismail may opt out of the race in Egypt after the country's election commission said that he could be disqualified because his mother was an American citizen.

Ethiopia seals deal with India to avoid double taxation

April 6, 2012 at 11:37 AM

Addis Ababa, April 6 (IANS) Ethiopia has signed double taxation avoidance pacts with four countries, including its growing trading partners India and China.

70 percent Russians never left ex-Soviet Union

April 6, 2012 at 8:41 AM

Moscow, April 6 (IANS/RIA Novosti) More than two-thirds of the Russian population -- 70 percent -- has never been to countries outside the former Soviet Union, independent pollster Levada has found.

Madonna desires to play in Iran, Egypt and Syria

April 5, 2012 at 7:12 PM

Washington, Apr 5 (ANI): Madonna is reportedly keen on travelling across the world to play her music, even in areas that are on shaky ground.

8 in 10 people believe Arab Spring revolution will improve women's status

April 5, 2012 at 3:36 PM

Manama, Apr 5 (ANI): Most Arabs say Islamic women in post-revolutionary countries would be better off in the future, a poll said.

Arab women's status to improve

April 5, 2012 at 2:56 PM

Manama, Apr 5 (ANI): Most Arabs say Islamic women in post-revolutionary countries would be better off in the future, a poll said.

UAE bans Egyptian livestock import

April 3, 2012 at 11:44 PM

Dubai, April 3 (IANS/WAM) The UAE has temporarily banned import of animals with cloven hooves from Egypt, following reports of foot and mouth disease there.

Egypt's Brotherhood slammed for reversing no-election pledge by naming presidential candidate

April 2, 2012 at 4:00 PM

Cairo, Apr 2 (ANI): Egypt's powerful political wing the Muslim Brotherhood, is facing a wave of criticism from people within and outside its group over its decision to name a candidate for the country's presidential race.

Hamas foiling Gaza power crisis solution: Palestinian PM

March 25, 2012 at 10:56 PM

Ramallah, March 25 (IANS) Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad Sunday accused Hamas of foiling an attempt to resume fuel supplies to the Gaza Strip.

Muslim Brotherhood may nominate Egyptian presidential candidate

March 25, 2012 at 12:32 PM

Cairo, Mar.22 (ANI): Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood has said it is considering reversing a year-old pledge not to put forward a presidential candidate from its ranks.

Trade and commerce activities gain momentum in Nagaland

March 23, 2012 at 10:32 PM

Dimapur, Mar 23 (ANI): The return of normalcy to Nagaland has benefited traders and businessmen of the state. The state, recently, hosted the first international spring expo in Dimapur where both domestic and overseas entrepreneurs exhibited their products.

Trade and commerce activities gain momentum in Nagaland

March 23, 2012 at 5:20 PM

Dimapur, Mar 23 (ANI): The return of normalcy to Nagaland has benefited traders and businessmen of the state. The state, recently, hosted the first international spring expo in Dimapur where both domestic and overseas entrepreneurs exhibited their products.

Zawahiri urges Pakistanis to revolt against govt., military

March 17, 2012 at 8:50 PM

Islamabad, Mar 17 (ANI): Al Qaeda chief Ayman al-Zawahiri has urged Pakistanis to revolt against their government and military in a video posted on the Internet on Friday, US monitors have said.

Zawahiri urges Pakistanis to revolt against govt., military

March 17, 2012 at 11:12 AM

Islamabad, Mar 17 (ANI): Al Qaeda chief Ayman al-Zawahiri has urged Pakistanis to revolt against their government and military in a video posted on the Internet on Friday, US monitors have said.

Media watchdog names India among 'Enemies of Internet' countries for curbing freedom of expression

March 13, 2012 at 9:08 PM

Beijing, Mar 13 (ANI): A global media watchdog group has released its "Enemies of the Internet" list for 2012, citing countries like India and China that put a restriction on the freedom of expression on the Internet.

Egyptian lawmakers begin steps to target military-backed regime

March 12, 2012 at 9:23 PM

Cairo, Mar.12 (ANI): Egyptian lawmakers have voted to begin steps to withdraw confidence from the military-backed government, reflecting a growing anger about the handling of a spat with the U.S. over foreign funding to civil-society groups.

Egypt acquits military doctor suspected of conducting women detainees' 'virginity test'

March 12, 2012 at 9:21 PM

Cairo, Mar 12(ANI): An Egyptian military tribunal has acquitted an army doctor of public obscenity charge filed by a protester, who claimed she was forced to undergo a virginity test, while in detention.

UAE demands Egypt's explanation on Muslim Brotherhood's statement

March 12, 2012 at 9:20 PM

Abu Dhabi, Mar 12(ANI): The United Arab Emirates has officially demanded an explanation from Egypt for Muslim Brotherhood spokesperson Mahmoud Gozlan's statements against the country.

Egypt acquits military doctor suspected of conducting women detainees' 'virginity test'

March 12, 2012 at 9:20 PM

Cairo, Mar 12(ANI): An Egyptian military tribunal has acquitted an army doctor of public obscenity charge filed by a protester, who claimed she was forced to undergo a virginity test, while in detention.

Senior Palestinian leader among 10 killed in Israeli air strikes on Gaza

March 10, 2012 at 9:22 PM

Jerusalem, Mar 10(ANI): At least 10 Palestinians, including a senior Palestinian militant leader, were killed in an Israeli airstrike in Gaza.

Senior Palestinian leader among 10 killed in Israeli air strikes on Gaza

March 10, 2012 at 12:34 PM

Jerusalem, Mar 10(ANI): At least 10 Palestinians, including a senior Palestinian militant leader, were killed in an Israeli airstrike in Gaza.

Tribal leaders declare eastern Libyan city of Benghazi 'a semi-autonomous' region

March 7, 2012 at 9:04 PM

Tripoli, Mar 7(ANI): The eastern city of Benghazi in Libya has been declared a semi-autonomous region by tribal leaders backed by armed militia, in a move that could break up the country.

'Egypt wanted to swap US- detained terrorist in exchange for lifting travel ban on Americans'

March 7, 2012 at 9:03 PM

Cairo, Mar 7(ANI): Egyptian demonstrators wanted to swap one of the most notorious terrorists in U.S. custody in exchange for lifting the travel ban imposed on Americans, an NGO worker has revealed.

'Egypt wanted to swap US- detained terrorist in exchange for lifting travel ban on Americans'

March 7, 2012 at 4:55 PM

Cairo, Mar 7(ANI): Egyptian demonstrators wanted to swap one of the most notorious terrorists in U.S. custody in exchange for lifting the travel ban imposed on Americans, an NGO worker has revealed.

Tribal leaders declare eastern Libyan city of Benghazi 'a semi-autonomous' region

March 7, 2012 at 4:39 PM

Tripoli, Mar 7(ANI): The eastern city of Benghazi in Libya has been declared a semi-autonomous region by tribal leaders backed by armed militia, in a move that could break up the country.

Israel likely to deliver ultimatum to Obama on Iran's nuclear plans

March 5, 2012 at 10:14 AM

Jerusalem, Mar 4(ANI): Israel is likely deliver a strong ultimatum to the United States on Monday, demanding that President Barack Obama vow to use military force to prevent Iran from acquiring a nuclear bomb.

Egypt court rejects cases against Christian media mogul

March 4, 2012 at 9:58 PM

Cairo, Mar 4(ANI): An Egyptian court has rejected the second of two lawsuits filed by ultra-conservative Islamists that had accused a Christian media mogul of insulting Islam when he relayed a cartoon of Mickey Mouse with a beard and Minnie in a face veil.

Egypt court rejects cases against Christian media mogul

March 4, 2012 at 12:52 PM

Cairo, Mar 4(ANI): An Egyptian court has rejected the second of two lawsuits filed by ultra-conservative Islamists that had accused a Christian media mogul of insulting Islam when he relayed a cartoon of Mickey Mouse with a beard and Minnie in a face veil.

Krishna, embarks on three-day visit, to Egypt

March 2, 2012 at 10:06 PM

New Delhi, Mar 2 (ANI): External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna will undertake a three-day official visit to Egypt from today, during which he will co-chair a meeting of the Joint Commission with his Egyptian counterpart Mohamed Kamel Amr.

Krishna, embarks on three-day visit, to Egypt

March 2, 2012 at 12:00 PM

New Delhi, Mar 2 (ANI): External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna will undertake a three-day official visit to Egypt from today, during which he will co-chair a meeting of the Joint Commission with his Egyptian counterpart Mohamed Kamel Amr.

Egypt lifts travel ban on US NGO workers accused of violating country's law

March 1, 2012 at 9:31 PM

Cairo, Mar 1 (ANI): Egypt has reportedly lifted a travel ban imposed on seven American NGO workers accused of using illegal foreign funds to foment unrest in the country.

Egypt presidential polls set for end of May 2012

March 1, 2012 at 9:29 PM

Cairo, Mar.1 (ANI): Egypt's first presidential election since last year's ouster of Hosni Mubarak's regime will be held on May 23 and 24.

Egyptian man thought to be senior Al-Qaeda figure hands himself to police to clear name

March 1, 2012 at 9:28 PM

London, Mar 1 (ANI): An Egyptian man whose name was on an FBI 'most wanted' list as an alias for a senior Al-Qaeda figure has handed himself in to the police in a bid to clear his reputation.

Egyptian man thought to be senior Al-Qaeda figure hands himself to police to clear name

March 1, 2012 at 4:16 PM

London, Mar 1 (ANI): An Egyptian man whose name was on an FBI 'most wanted' list as an alias for a senior Al-Qaeda figure has handed himself in to the police in a bid to clear his reputation.

Egypt lifts travel ban on US NGO workers accused of violating country's law

March 1, 2012 at 1:04 PM

Cairo, Mar 1 (ANI): Egypt has reportedly lifted a travel ban imposed on seven American NGO workers accused of using illegal foreign funds to foment unrest in the country.

Egypt presidential polls set for end of May 2012

March 1, 2012 at 12:40 PM

Cairo, Mar.1 (ANI): Egypt's first presidential election since last year's ouster of Hosni Mubarak's regime will be held on May 23 and 24.

Krishna to visit Cairo for 6th India-Egypt Joint Commission meeting

February 29, 2012 at 8:02 PM

New Delhi, Feb 29 (ANI): External Affairs Minister S M Krishna will be on an official visit to Egypt from March 2-4 to co-chair the sixth Meeting of the India-Egypt Joint Commission with the Egypt's Foreign Minister Mohamed Kamel Amr on March 4.

Krishna to visit Cairo for 6th India-Egypt Joint Commission meeting

February 29, 2012 at 12:56 PM

New Delhi, Feb 29 (ANI): External Affairs Minister S M Krishna will be on an official visit to Egypt from March 2-4 to co-chair the sixth Meeting of the India-Egypt Joint Commission with the Egypt's Foreign Minister Mohamed Kamel Amr on March 4.

Natasha Giggs jets back from Egypt to sort things out with hubby Rhodri

February 27, 2012 at 8:56 PM

London, Feb 27 (ANI): Natasha Giggs, who was on a trip to Egypt with her two sons, jetted back to the UK on Sunday for a showdown with her estranged husband Rhodri over her "fun" with fellow 'Celebrity Big Brother' star Kirk Norcross.

Natasha Giggs jets back from Egypt to sort things out with hubby Rhodri

February 27, 2012 at 11:43 AM

London, Feb 27 (ANI): Natasha Giggs, who was on a trip to Egypt with her two sons, jetted back to the UK on Sunday for a showdown with her estranged husband Rhodri over her "fun" with fellow 'Celebrity Big Brother' star Kirk Norcross.

Natasha Giggs' intimacy with Norcross stalls marriage reunion attempts

February 26, 2012 at 1:11 PM

London, Feb 26 (ANI): Natasha Giggs and Kirk Norcross' blossoming relationship seems to have halted any chance of a reconciliation with her husband Rhodri.

Clinton slams China, Russia's 'despicable' move of opposing UNSC on Syria

February 25, 2012 at 9:43 PM

Washington, Feb 25(ANI): U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton has slammed Russia and China as "despicable" for opposing the United Nations Security Council action on Syria.

Natasha Giggs says she enjoyed wild night outs with Kirk Norcross

February 25, 2012 at 9:43 PM

London, Feb 25 (ANI): Natasha Giggs, who recently flew to Egypt to mend her broken marriage with Rhodri but finally had to go alone, has revealed that she had fun during the wild night outs with her 'Celebrity Big Brother' housemate Kirk Norcross.

Natasha Giggs says she enjoyed wild night outs with Kirk Norcross

February 25, 2012 at 3:03 PM

London, Feb 25 (ANI): Natasha Giggs, who recently flew to Egypt to mend her broken marriage with Rhodri but finally had to go alone, has revealed that she had fun during the wild night outs with her 'Celebrity Big Brother' housemate Kirk Norcross.

Clinton slams China, Russia's 'despicable' move of opposing UNSC on Syria

February 25, 2012 at 11:35 AM

Washington, Feb 25(ANI): U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton has slammed Russia and China as "despicable" for opposing the United Nations Security Council action on Syria.

I'm giving up blokes for good, says Natasha Giggs

February 23, 2012 at 8:29 PM

London, Feb 23 (ANI): Natasha Giggs, whose eight-year fling with her footballer ace brother-in-law Ryan killed her marriage, has revealed that her decision to ditch blokes is "a permanent thing".

Egypt to announce Mubarak verdict on June 2

February 23, 2012 at 8:29 PM

Cairo, Feb 23 (ANI): An Egyptian judge has announced June 2 as the date to deliver the verdict on the country's former President Hosni Mubarak, former interior minister Habib el-Adli and his six aides.

Egypt to announce Mubarak verdict on June 2

February 23, 2012 at 4:28 PM

Cairo, Feb 23 (ANI): An Egyptian judge has announced June 2 as the date to deliver the verdict on the country's former President Hosni Mubarak, former interior minister Habib el-Adli and his six aides.

I'm giving up blokes for good, says Natasha Giggs

February 23, 2012 at 1:49 PM

London, Feb 23 (ANI): Natasha Giggs, whose eight-year fling with her footballer ace brother-in-law Ryan killed her marriage, has revealed that her decision to ditch blokes is "a permanent thing".

Mariah Carey pays moving tribute to Whitney Houston

February 23, 2012 at 12:42 PM

Mariah Carey has paid a moving tribute to her late friend Whitney Houston by placing a compilation of their performances together on her official YouTube page.

Mariah Carey pays touching YouTube tribute to Whitney Houston

February 22, 2012 at 8:05 PM

London, Feb 22 (ANI): Mariah Carey has paid a poignant tribute to her late friend Whitney Houston by putting together a compilation of their performances together on her official YouTube page.

Rhodri rejects Natasha Giggs' marriage-mending break to Egypt

February 21, 2012 at 9:58 PM

London, Feb 21 (ANI): Natasha Giggs' estranged husband Rhodri has snubbed a break with her in Egypt, which she hoped would save her crumbling marriage.

Egypt working 'diligently' to resolve US NGO crackdown issue: McCain

February 21, 2012 at 9:57 PM

Cairo, Feb 21(ANI): Egypt is working to resolve the issue of the crackdown on American civil society groups, US senator John McCain has said, signaling easing of relations between both countries.

Egypt working 'diligently' to resolve US NGO crackdown issue: McCain

February 21, 2012 at 5:00 PM

Cairo, Feb 21(ANI): Egypt is working to resolve the issue of the crackdown on American civil society groups, US senator John McCain has said, signaling easing of relations between both countries.

Rhodri rejects Natasha Giggs' marriage-mending break to Egypt

February 21, 2012 at 11:32 AM

London, Feb 21 (ANI): Natasha Giggs' estranged husband Rhodri has snubbed a break with her in Egypt, which she hoped would save her crumbling marriage.

Egypt sets trial date for 44 NGO workers, including 19 Americans over 'illegal foreign funding'

February 19, 2012 at 7:49 PM

Cairo, Feb 19 (ANI): Egypt has announced that the criminal trial for 44 civil society workers, including nearly 19 Americans, will start on February 26 over charges of illegal foreign funding for non-governmental organisations.

Egypt sets trial date for 44 NGO workers, including 19 Americans over 'illegal foreign funding'

February 19, 2012 at 10:51 AM

Cairo, Feb 19 (ANI): Egypt has announced that the criminal trial for 44 civil society workers, including nearly 19 Americans, will start on February 26 over charges of illegal foreign funding for non-governmental organisations.

Nazis 'flooded Europe with fake British bank notes'

February 17, 2012 at 7:42 PM

London, Feb 17 (ANI): Nazi forgers successfully swarmed fake British bank notes in Europe, thus 'destroying' confidence in the UK currency, according to secret MI5 files.

Muslim Brotherhood party chief says US warning to cut aid can risk Israeli peace deal

February 17, 2012 at 7:41 PM

Cairo, Feb 17(ANI): A Muslim Brotherhood party leader has rejected the US' warning to cut aid to Egypt in the wake of the latter's crackdown on non-profit groups operating in the country, saying it could imperil the peace deal with Israel.

Islamist presidential hopeful wants to end U.S. aid to Egypt

February 16, 2012 at 1:06 PM

Cairo, Feb.16 (ANI): Ultra-conservative Islamist presidential candidate Hazem Salah abu Ismail has called on Egyptians to raise money on their own so their country will not be dependent on the 1.3 billion dollars in annual U.S. military aid.

Egypt's crackdown on US funded NGOs to have 'chilling effect': Analysts

February 13, 2012 at 5:09 PM

Cairo, Feb 13(ANI): A crackdown on U.S.-funded pro-democracy groups and a proposed bill that would further restrict nongovernmental organizations has impeded development work in Egypt, analysts have said.

'Troubled' Egypt remains defiant despite US warning to cut aid

February 9, 2012 at 8:21 PM

Cairo, Feb 9(ANI): Egypt has refused to backtrack in a row with the United States over its' onslaught on non-profit groups despite Washington's threat to cut aid.

Egypt PM says 'country's military to remain in power until June 30'

February 9, 2012 at 8:14 PM

Cairo, Feb 9 (ANI): Egyptian Prime Minister Kamal el-Ganzouri has said that the country's ruling military authorities would stay in power until June 30, despite the recent calls for an earlier transfer of power to a civilian administration.

Egypt PM says 'country's military to remain in power until June 30'

February 9, 2012 at 11:21 AM

Cairo, Feb 9 (ANI): Egyptian Prime Minister Kamal el-Ganzouri has said that the country's ruling military authorities would stay in power until June 30, despite the recent calls for an earlier transfer of power to a civilian administration.

Egyptian activists outraged over criminal trial of 44 NGO workers for illegal acts in country

February 7, 2012 at 9:22 PM

Cairo, Feb 7 (ANI): Egyptian activists and civil society groups have expressed outrage over the announcement that 44 NGO workers, including 19 Americans, will face a criminal trial for illegal acts, calling it a 'politically motivated investigation into the foreign funding of pro-democracy groups.'

Egyptian activists outraged over criminal trial of 44 NGO workers for illegal acts in country

February 7, 2012 at 12:09 PM

Cairo, Feb 7 (ANI): Egyptian activists and civil society groups have expressed outrage over the announcement that 44 NGO workers, including 19 Americans, will face a criminal trial for illegal acts, calling it a 'politically motivated investigation into the foreign funding of pro-democracy groups.'

1 in 4 Brits admit visiting Wonders of the World that no longer exist

February 6, 2012 at 7:06 PM

London, Feb 6 (ANI): A quarter of Britons have claimed that they have been to ancient Wonders of the World, wiped off the Earth hundreds of years ago.

Egypt to prosecute 44 NGO workers, including 19 Americans, for illegal acts in country

February 6, 2012 at 7:05 PM

Cairo, Feb 6 (ANI): Egypt will prosecute 44 non-governmental organization workers, including 19 American nationals, on charges of allegedly receiving foreign funds illegally and being involved in banned activities in the Islamic country.

US aid to Egypt in peril amid crackdown on pro-democracy groups

February 6, 2012 at 7:05 PM

Washington, Feb.6 (ANI): American aid to Egypt, which is estimated at an average of two billion dollars a year, is reportedly in peril with U.S. lawmakers threatening to block assistance in response to Egypt's crackdown on pro-democracy groups.

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