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April 4, 1990
It was good to read that the president of Egypt went to Libya in a show of solidarity to support Libyan leader Moammar Kadafi over the fire in the chemical (I use this term loosely) plant in Rabata (Part A, March 25). The solidarity was of course against all nations (including the U.S.) that believe that Kadafi should not have the facilities to manufacture poison gas. (He already has enough plastic to blow up the Middle East.) This action by President Mubarak of Egypt brings to mind two thoughts: 1)
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April 26, 2014 | By Laura King
CAIRO - Middle East Respiratory Syndrome has come to Egypt. State television said Saturday that the country's first case had been discovered. It said the patient, who was hospitalized in Cairo, had recently traveled to Saudi Arabia, where the virus was first identified. Saudi Arabia had announced hours earlier that the death toll in the kingdom had reached 92. In addition, an Indonesian man who had traveled to Saudi Arabia died Friday after returning home, and the virus has been found elsewhere in the Middle East, including Jordan and the United Arab Emirates.
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OPINION
January 18, 2013
Re "Morsi's hateful speech," Editorial, Jan. 16 Your editorial calling on Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi to apologize for describing Zionists as "descendants of apes and pigs" is only half right. We are all descendants of apes, more or less. Morsi is to be congratulated for embracing the theory of evolution at a time when so many of our own Christian leaders reject it. No apology is necessary there; it's the pigs that are the problem. Jon Wiener Los Angeles I am pleased that The Times and President Obama have condemned Morsi's bigoted comments.
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April 26, 2014 | By Laura King
CAIRO - With the appearance of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, or MERS, in the Arab world's most populous country, health officials face a tough new challenge in confronting the often lethal virus. Egypt's Ministry of Health said Saturday that the country's first case had been discovered, identifying the patient as a 27-year-old Egyptian man who had been living and working in Saudi Arabia's capital, Riyadh. He was placed in quarantine at a Cairo hospital immediately upon his return.
OPINION
July 6, 2013
Re "Army ousts Morsi," July 4 It is unfortunate that the Egyptian people found it necessary to depose their new democratically elected government. However, the transition need not result in a denial of democracy. As stated in the Declaration of Independence, "Whenever any form of government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the right of the people to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their safety and happiness.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 25, 2014
'A Coffin in Egypt' Where: Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, Beverly Hills When: 8 p.m. Friday and 2 p.m. Sunday Tickets: $99 to $199 Contact: (310) 746-4000 or http://www.thewallis.org Running time: 78 minutes
ENTERTAINMENT
April 19, 2012
MUSIC Seun Kuti and his band Egypt 80 throw down hypnotizing Afro-beat laced with North African jazz and a jubilance befitting his familial legacy. Alternating between spry horns and call-and-response hollers, Kuti's long-form jams sport guitar licks were as dry as a desert crag; the band's overjoyed shouts are as welcome a long drink of water. Royce Hall, UCLA. 8 p.m. Fri. $20. uclalive.org.
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December 6, 2009 | From The Los Angeles Times
EGYPT Slide show The temples, tombs and pyramids of ancient Egypt will be the topic of a wide-ranging presentation by Vince Trotter of Smithsonian Journeys Travel Adventures. When, where: 7:30 p.m. Monday at Distant Lands, 56 S. Raymond Ave., Pasadena. Admission, info: Free. RSVP to (626) 449-3220. BICYCLING Workshop Learn how to lube a chain, fix a flat tire and make other minor adjustments along the way in the "Basic Bike Maintenance" class.
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November 19, 2013 | By Ingy Hassieb
CAIRO - Twelve people were injured in clashes across Egypt on Tuesday, as protesters gathered to commemorate the second anniversary of deadly street fighting that preceded parliamentary elections following the toppling of longtime autocratic Egyptian leader Hosni Mubarak. The fighting Tuesday comes at a time when the Egyptian political scene remains deeply polarized between supporters and opponents of the military coup that ousted Mubarak's successor, Islamist Mohammad Morsi. While Morsi won Egypt's first fully democratic election for president, his autocratic style reminded many of Mubarak's, and his ouster was met with wide-scale public support for the Egyptian army.
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August 24, 2013 | By Raja Abdulrahim
CAIRO - Egypt's Cabinet on Saturday scaled back a nighttime curfew that has been in place since the military's brutal crackdown on protests more than a week ago left hundreds dead. The curfew, imposed on 14 provinces, will now begin at 9 p.m., two hours later,  state-run media reported. The decision was one of the first signs that the military-backed interim government may be relaxing its tight security grip as calm seems to be returning to the streets. The move came a day after the Muslim Brotherhood and a coalition opposed to last month's military coup deposing President Mohamed Morsi held protests that were smaller than expected and proceeded with little violence.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 25, 2014
'A Coffin in Egypt' Where: Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, Beverly Hills When: 8 p.m. Friday and 2 p.m. Sunday Tickets: $99 to $199 Contact: (310) 746-4000 or http://www.thewallis.org Running time: 78 minutes
WORLD
April 22, 2014 | By Laura King
DEYARB BOQTARES, Egypt - By all accounts, Soheir Bataa was a bright and lively girl. At 13, she was diligent in her schoolwork, with her math teacher recalling an eager pupil. On her run-down street in this Nile Delta village, she could often be seen hoisting a neighborhood toddler onto a skinny hip. Until her parents decided that Soheir would be taken to a nearby clinic - really just the upper floor of a house on a dead-end dirt lane - where a doctor who doubled as a mosque preacher was known for performing a procedure called thara . The term, alluding to cleansing or purifying, means the cutting away of a girl's external genitalia.
WORLD
April 22, 2014 | By Paul Richter
WASHINGTON - Secretary of State John F. Kerry said Tuesday that he is certifying to Congress that Egypt deserves a resumption of some U.S. military aid, even though he couldn't vouch that the military-backed government is moving toward a more democratic system. Kerry told Egyptian Foreign Minister Nabil Fahmy in a phone call that he believes Egypt is entitled to the aid because it is “sustaining the strategic relationship with the United States” and carrying out its obligations under the Egypt-Israel Peace Treaty, State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said in a statement Tuesday evening.
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April 19, 2014 | By Laura King
CAIRO - An Egyptian lawyer and TV personality who declared days ago that he was running for president pulled out of the race Saturday, and state media quoted him as saying he had received a sign from God that victory belonged to former army chief Abdel Fattah Sisi. Mortada Mansour, known for his outspoken style and sometimes eccentric views, also took a parting swipe at the only Sisi opponent left in the race, leftist politician Hamdeen Sabahi, the Ahram website reported. Mansour, who had announced his candidacy last weekend, has called for the abrogation of the Camp David accords that led to peace between Egypt and Israel, has threatened to go to war with Ethiopia over water rights, and has urged a ban on Facebook and Twitter.
WORLD
April 16, 2014 | By Amro Hassan
CAIRO - A liberal Egyptian political party said Wednesday it is endorsing leftist presidential hopeful Hamdeen Sabahi in his race against the overwhelming favorite, former army chief Abdel Fattah Sisi. The endorsement shows the Constitution Party is a “pillar for those aiming for a purely civil state,” Hala Shukrallah, the party's chief, told a news conference. Established by Nobel laureate Mohamed ElBaradei in 2012, the party was one of the political groups that blessed the ouster last summer of former Islamist President Mohamed Morsi at the hands of the army, which was led by Sisi.
WORLD
April 13, 2014 | By Amro Hassan
CAIRO -- Leftist presidential hopeful Hamdeen Sabahi on Sunday bemoaned what he called Egyptian media's "blatant" backing for his prime opponent, former army chief Abdel Fattah Sisi. Sabahi is facing an uphill challenge against Sisi, who gained massive popularity when he orchestrated the ousting of Mohamed Morsi following nationwide protests against the president and his Muslim Brotherhood last summer. "The media are promoting an image that all Egyptians will undoubtedly vote for Sisi, and this is against the reality of Egyptians who have deposed two [ruling]
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December 26, 2010 | By Borzou Daragahi, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
A bus accident in southern Egypt on Sunday left eight American tourists dead and 21 injured, the official MENA news agency reported. The bus was carrying 37 American tourists visiting ancient archeological sites when it slammed into a disabled truck parked along the roadside, MENA reported. A statement posted to the website of the U.S. Embassy in Cairo said the staff was "deeply saddened by the traffic accident that has led to deaths and injuries among American tourists. " MENA reported that helicopters had been dispatched to evacuate survivors of the crash.
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April 12, 2014 | By Laura King
CAIRO - Egypt on Saturday sharply rejected a prominent human rights group's criticism of two tough new draft anti-terror laws. The measures, which have yet to be signed into law by interim President Adly Mansour, so sweepingly define terrorism that almost any sort of political activism, however peaceful, could result in prosecution, Amnesty International said in a statement issued Friday. Foreign Ministry spokesman Badr Abdelatty dismissed the London-based group's criticism, characterizing it as meddling in Egypt's affairs.
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April 10, 2014 | By Amro Hassan
CAIRO - Video evidence submitted Thursday by Egyptian prosecutors at the trial for Al Jazeera journalists on terrorism-related charges left the defendants and their lawyers baffled and was rejected by the judge. Australian correspondent Peter Greste, Egyptian Canadian bureau chief Mohamed Fahmy and Egyptian producer Baher Mohamed are accused of “fabricating news” regarding the Muslim Brotherhood, which Egypt has branded a terrorist organization. The videos proffered as evidence against them included a documentary about Somalia made by Greste for the BBC, a recording of a news conference by a Kenyan official and a report produced by Mohamed's brother for another network about the effects of Egypt's political crisis on the tourism trade.
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