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People: Natural resources: Petroleum, natural gas, iron ore, phosphates, manganese, limestone, gypsum, talc, asbestos, lead, zinc. Agriculture products: Cotton, rice, corn, wheat, beans, fruits, vegetables; cattle, water buffalo, sheep, goats. Industries: Textiles, food processing, tourism, chemicals, hydrocarbons, construction, cement, metals. Currency: Egyptian Pound (EGP)
Population: 82 million (2012)
Natural resources: Petroleum, natural gas, iron ore, phosphates, manganese, limestone, gypsum, talc, asbestos, lead, zinc.
Agriculture products: Cotton, rice, corn, wheat, beans, fruits, vegetables; cattle, water buffalo, sheep, goats.
Industries: Textiles, food processing, tourism, chemicals, hydrocarbons, construction, cement, metals.
Currency: Egyptian Pound (EGP)
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Posted by Quemela Savage on 2014/01/31
Published on Jan 30, 2014
Silencing Al-Jazeera? (2005): Egypt’s junta has outdone Hosni Mubarak by putting Al-Jazeera journalists on trial for terrorism. This film takes a look at the motivations behind Spain’s earlier trial and imprisonment of Taysir Alluni, an Al-Jazeera journalist who got the first post-9/11 interview with Osama bin Laden, thereby attracting the ire of Western governments.
Al Jazeera has frequently been denounced by the White House as a mouth piece for terrorists. So is the imprisonment of its star reporter, Taysir Alluni, yet another attack on the channel?
“It amounts to persecution — an attack on freedom of the press”, complains Taysir Alluni’s lawyer. Ever since the War on Terror began, Al Jazeera has attracted the wrath of the US. Its offices in Baghdad and Kabul have been shelled, journalists killed and staff are currently banned from reporting in Iraq. But it’s the arrest of its reporter, Taysir Alluni, that may do most to shape the way terrorism is reported. Four years ago, Alluni scooped a world exclusive by interviewing Bin Laden. Now, he’s been sentenced to seven years imprisonment for collaborating with terrorists. “In order to obtain the benefits he did, he was of assistance to Al Qaeda”, claims the prosecutor. But his family refute all allegations and claim the people he is accused of collaborating with aren’t even members of Al Qaeda. “Is reaching Bin Laden a crime for a journalist?” questions one supporter. Other journalists are worried about the precedent Alluni’s prosecution sets. “This trial makes our lives much more difficult”, states Al Jazeera news editor Ahmed Sheik. “It is a very dangerous, very negative precedent.”
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Posted by quemela on 2014/01/07
Published on Jan 7, 2014 RT
Water is life, so they say, but rivalry over supplies can lead to bitter conflicts. You can see here that, since the mid-20th century, the planet’s seen nearly 180 conflicts connected to water resources. These include both small and large-scale clashes – a lot of them in the Middle East and Africa. So, it might surprise you to hear that it’s water – rather than oil – that could be what’s fought over in the coming years in the region. Paula Slier reports now from Israel.
Posted by Quemela Savage on 2013/12/31
Published on Dec 30, 2013
Four television journalists have been arrested in Cairo after the Egypt government accused their network of broadcasting illegally in the country. Nathan Frandino reports.
- Al Jazeera journalists arrested in Egypt (aljazeera.com)
- Four Al-Jazeera journalists arrested in Egypt for broadcasting ‘false news’ (theguardian.com)
- Egypt Arrests Al Jazeera Journalists (voanews.com)
- Egypt arrests 3 Al Jazeera journalists (edition.cnn.com)
- Egypt urged to free Al-Jazeera staff (bbc.co.uk)
- Members of Al Jazeera news team arrested (dailynewsegypt.com)
- Australian journalist arrested in Egypt (skynews.com.au)
- Al-Jazeera journalists held in Egypt (bbc.co.uk)
- Egypt police arrest Al-Jazeera journalists: ministry (dailystar.com.lb)
- Egypt prosecutors interrogate Jazeera team (cnsnews.com)