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The choice of Mohamed El-Orabi as Egypt's next foreign minister is not so surprising, even if speculation in the last few days focused primarily on the current minister of planning and international cooperation Fayza Aboul-Naga whereas early speculation focused on Nabil Fahmi, another seasoned diplomat whose falling out with the regime of Hosni Mubarak took him away from diplomacy to be dean of

Ahram OnlineEgypt's most infamous contribution to global terror Ayman Al-Zawahiri is now at the forefront of Al-Qaeda after the US announced the killing of the militant organisation’s leader Osama Bin Laden. Widely perceived as Bin Laden’s right hand man and the real brain behind Al-Qaeda, Al-Zawahiri is now official leader of the group. The enigma of Al-Zawahiri is made stark by

ReutersBillions of dollars in aid for Egypt will offer short-term relief to its battered economy but will not be enough to reassure investors worried about what the government will look like after a September election. Pledges of support from the International Monetary Fund, World Bank, Western states and wealthy Gulf Arabs have provided welcome respite for Egypt after tourists and investors

Some reactions over the killing of Osama Bin LadenFormer US President George W BushThis momentous achievement marks a victory for America, for people who seek peace around the world, and for all those who lost loved ones on September 11, 2001. The fight against terror goes on, but tonight America has sent an unmistakable message: No matter how long it takes, justice will be done. Afghan