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Egypt pardons 354 prisoners to mark Eid Al-Fitr

A security source at the interior ministry stated that the prison department granted on Monday the release of 354 prisoners to mark Eid Al-Fitr and the anniversary of the 1952 revolution, Al-Ahram’s Arabic news website reported. The release order came … read more

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Egypt: Stop Mutilating Little Girls!

It was supposed to be a routine “operation.” The parents of 13-year-old Soheir al-Batea, from a village in Egypt’s Nile Delta, took her to be circumcised at the local clinic that had been recommended by friends.  They had done the … read more

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Swine Flu Factoids

Swine influenza, or flu, is a contagious respiratory disease that affects pigs. When the flu spreads person-to-person, instead of from animals to humans, it can continue to mutate, making it harder to treat or fight, because people have no natural … read more

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Dog Theft On The Rise In Cairo

While not a new phenomenon, professional dog-napping is on the rise in Cairo.  Every dog is at risk but pure bred dogs are popular and as a result more valuable. Many dog thefts occur outside restaurants, shops, and from parked … read more

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Keeping Cool Without Air Conditioning

Summer is here and that means heat!  It’s the time when we turn on the AC to beat the soaring temperatures Many of us use air conditioners but we can all save money by using them less.   And we can’t … read more