In a dimly lit Cairo workshop, Hussein spins a metal pipe on a lathe, sending sparks flying. In a few minutes, it’ll become the barrel of a gun. Sometime after that it will join the growing arsenal of illegal weapons on the streets of Egypt.
A group of residents near the Egyptian town of Mahala shot dead a man suspected of stealing a truck on the same day that two other alleged thieves of a rickshaw were strung up by their feet, highlighting the nation’s security vacuum.
Two men reportedly caught stealing a rickshaw died of their injuries after being beaten and strung up from a tree by residents of a small Egyptian Nile Delta town, the state-run Ahram Gate reported today.
Dana Gas PJSC, a United Arab Emirates energy company, said its annual production rate for 2010 from its Nile Delta Concessions in Egypt is estimated at 42,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day, an increase of 20 percent on 2009. The company made the announcement in a statement to the Abu Dhabi bourse today.
Campaigning in the towns and villages of Menoufiya in Egypt’s Nile Delta, Salafi preacher Salah Abdel Maboud says he regularly confronts voter fears about Islamization of the country, answering questions such as: Will your party force women to cover their faces, or stay at home?