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Bloggers protest outside military prosecution

12 June 2011
Dozens of activists demonstrated on Tuesday outside the military court complex to protest the summoning of media personality Reem Maged, blogger and journalist Hossam al-Hamalawy, and writer and journalist Nabil Sharaf al-Din by the military prosecution. The summoning came following an episode on satellite television station ONTV in which Hamalawy and Sharaf al-Din criticized the political performance of the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces and the violations of the military police. The protesters said that the right to criticize the military’s political performance must be guaranteed as it now “governs the country and is not at war”. ..More

Tomb of Tutankhamun's harem overseer inaugurated

5 June 2011
Egypt's Ministry of Antiquities on Monday announced the opening of six Pharaonic tombs to tourists after restorations had been completed. In a press statement, Antiquities Minister Zahi Hawass said the tombs date back to Egypt's New Kingdom period (1569 to 1081 BCE) and include the tomb of Horemheb, a general who seized power at the end of the Eighteenth Dynasty, and the tomb Pay, who oversaw the harem under Tutankhamun...More

Nubian community refuses exclusion

29 May 2011
Egypt's Nubian community sent a petition to Prime Minister Essam Sharaf to press the government on demands that Nubians be re-settled in the area around Lake Nasser, from which they were displaced due to the construction of the Aswan reservoir and the High Dam. Nubians were displaced from their homes in Upper Egypt between 1902 and 1934, and again in the 1960s, as Egypt cleared land to build the Aswan Dam...More

Meeting with a monk in Maspero

22 May 2011
A meeting with a monk in maspero , the monk says that both regime the previous and the current one are both bad , He asked the military council to give the authority to civilian authority . ..More

Arab Revolutions in Tahrir Square

15 May 2011
'Egyptian Revolution backs Arab Revolutions' is an all-embracing slogan which Libyan and Syrian communities in Egypt pick up in iconic Tahrir Square, all shouting 'The People want the removal of the regime'...More

Obama meets bin Laden raiders, promises victory over al Qaeda

8 May 2011
Fort Campbell, Kentucky (CNN) -- President Barack Obama met Friday afternoon with members of the military team responsible for conducting the raid on Osama bin Laden's compound, and promised a war-weary nation victory over al Qaeda...More

Obama meets bin Laden raiders, promises victory over al Qaeda

8 May 2011
Fort Campbell, Kentucky (CNN) -- President Barack Obama met Friday afternoon with members of the military team responsible for conducting the raid on Osama bin Laden's compound, and promised a war-weary nation victory over al Qaeda...More

DCC at Egypt Railways Central Station, Alexandria

1 May 2011
Democratic Civil Coalition (DCC) organizes a mass rally at Egypt Railways Central Station, Alexandria, in which 30 parties, political movements and civil society organizations participate. The rally is part of a raising political awareness campaign on civil state. ..More

Flowers and uncertainty surround Mubarak in Sharm hospital

24 April 2011
Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak lies in the Sharm el-Sheikh International Hospital amid tight security, awaiting the attorney general’s decision to transfer him to a military hospital. Some residents questioned whether Mubarak was actually in the hospital, while others brought the ousted president flowers. ..More

Safwat Al-Sherif deported to Tora Prison

17 April 2011
The head of Egypt's Illicit Gains Authority (IGA) on Monday ordered 15 days in prison for former Shura Council speaker Safwat al-Sherif pending investigations. Al-Sherif was deported to Tora Prison to join a number of other icons of corruption from former President Hosni Mubarak's regime. Al-Sherif was seen coming out of the Ministry of Justice building despite tight security, his face covered with a lawyer's robe to hide from photographers. He faces allegations of amassing wealth through illegal means and abusing power during the Mubarak's rule...More

Interviews Presidential candidate ElBaradei (1-4)

10 April 2011
Egyptian reformist Mohamed ElBaradei has returned to Cairo. This time, he will not call for change or civil disobedience against former President Hosni Mubarak’s regime, but instead present himself to the Egyptian people as a presidential candidate. In an interview with Al-Masry Al-Youm, ElBaradei justified his frequent absences from Egypt. He said the only way to communicate his message -- that change is in the hands of the Egyptian people -- was by travel, since Egyptian television channels banned his appearance. He called for Mubarak to stand trial, saying that Egypt will remain ill as long as the former president's situation remains ambiguous. He went on to say that he never had a passport from a foreign country and that his wife is Egyptian...More

Al-Masry Al-Youm interviews Mansour al-Issawi

3 April 2011
Interior Minister Mansour al-Essawy said the era of constant surveillance over political opponents has ended. He said that the former state security apparatus surveillance tapes are now in the hands of the armed forces. Al-Essawy also announced that the Interior Ministry released 95 percent of political prisoners...More

Fire erupts at Interior Ministry building

27 March 2011
A fire breaks out at the communications department on the top floor of the Interior Ministry building Tuesday, emitting a cloud of smoke that billowed over downtown Cairo. Firefighters and policemen raced to extinguish the fire while the armed forces cleared the area surrounding the building...More

Youth Coalition rebuffs constitutional amendments

20 March 2011
Revolution Youth Coalition rebuffs constitutional amendments, given current changes coincide with ones initially proposed by ousted president Hosni Mubarak. The coalition dubs changes as a "patchwork" of 1971 constitution which, according to coalition, is now null. The coalition demands an interim charter applicable over current power transition period and a presidential council - instead of a supposedly hastily-elected president based on a controversial, current constitution - which would run Egypt temporarily...More

Essam Sharaf gets warm welcome in Tahrir Square

13 March 2011
Egypt’s new Prime Minister Essam Sharaf headed to Tahrir Square on Friday to speak to protesters who were celebrating the removal of Prime Minister Ahmed Shafiq’s transition government and calling for the implementation of the rest of the demands of the revolution. Sharaf, who was cheered by the crowd and carried by protesters to the podium, said he seeks legitimacy from the protesters and he promised to meet the protesters demands...More

Moussa: Ready for presidency

6 March 2011
Preparing for an end of his stint as Arab League Secretary General and monitored for his decision to run - or not to run - for upcoming presidency, Amr Moussa, who has been crystal clear about his plans, has been interviewed by Al-Masry Al-Youm. Not only has Mr. Moussa said he was going to run for president but he went on to uncover plans for his presidential program, advised by a group of experts, to be announced on time. Mr. Moussa also discussed a host of issues including economy, scientific research and, not least, politics at large. ..More

Assiut Muslim and Coptic leaders issue joint statement against sectarianism

27 February 2011
Muslim and Christian leaders in Assiut issued a joint statement to curb the circulation of sectarian rumors in the Upper Egyptian governorate. The statement, signed by five Coptic church leaders and seven Gamaa Islamiya leaders, condemned the killing of Dawoud Botros, pastor of the Prince Tadros church in Shatb village. They called for the killers to be brought to justice...More

Interview with Kamal al-Ganzouri

20 February 2011
Following years of silence, former Egyptian Prime Minister Kamal al-Ganzouri discloses the reasons behind his resignation in 1999. Al-Ganzouri discusses his relationship with other ministers during his tenure as prime minister. According to al-Ganzouri, injustice is was behind the 25 January revolution. ..More

Coffee shop debates in Cairo

13 February 2011
Just five minutes away from Tahrir Square, in the most tradtional of settings in Cairo, the coffee shop talk centers on topics unthinkable weeks ago. CNN's Arwa Damon reports...More

Saad R Mikhaiel and The Micro Mosaic Master–VOA

23 January 2011
Micro Mosaic Art - by the Mosaic Artist Saad Romany Mikhaiel- Media Coverage by VOA ..More

Hospital Attacked After Shooting of Copts in Minya

16 January 2011
Doctors, staff, and eyewitnesses at the Good Shepherd Hospital in Samalout say security forces shot tear gas inside the hospital when clashes erupted between Christians and police following a shooting of several Copts this week...More