As Egypt continues to grapple with the fallout of three years of political tumult that has seen six cabinets appointed to date, a new caretaker government is now in place to face afresh the daunting task of returning stability and economic confidence.
Minister of Industry and Trade Mounir Fakhry Abdel Nour said late Saturday that he is keen to increase foreign investment and restore Egyptian, foreign, and Arab investors’ trust in the economy.
“We are examining increasing the number of anti-terrorism courts to decide on various cases and to accomplish justice,” the New Minister of Justice in the new Cabinet Mounir Osman said during a phone call with the satellite channel CBC Saturday.
Egypt's foreign ministry spokesman denounced Saturday the US "appointing itself a lawyer and an advocate for human rights issues in the world without a legitimate base," Al-Ahram Arabic website reported.
Director General of the Supreme Electoral Committee, Judge Hamdan Fahmy said presidential elections could coincide with parliamentary elections if the elections law was amended to allow for appeals against its decisions. He added that such an amendment could pave the way for submitting appeals against the constitutionality of the commission itself.
Egypt's new premier, Ibrahim Mahleb, is pursuing meetings with candidates for ministerial posts Thursday to form a new government almost two months ahead of a decisive presidential poll.
Cairo Criminal Court will continue on Thursday the trial of Mubarak-era Shura Council speaker Safwat al-Sherif and his two sons over illegal gains charges and abuse of office.
Egyptian writers, intellectuals and artists released a press statement on Wednesday denouncing the designation of the position of Minister of Culture to Osama al-Ghazaly.
Germany's foreign ministry said on Wednesday it strongly advised against travel to all regions of Egypt's Sinai Peninsula.
Qatari broadcaster Al Jazeera has called for protests outside Egyptian embassies across the world on Thursday to demand the release of four of its journalists detained in Egypt, some of whom are accused of terror-related charges.
Ibrahim Mehlab, who acted as a housing minister in the recently-resigned Beblawy government, has been officially appointed as Egypt’s Prime Minister following a request that he form a new government.
Suspected militants have blown up a gas pipeline carrying gas to Jordan and an industrial area in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula, security officials said.
Tamarod spokesperson Mohamed Nabawy said the movement is now officially a part of Abdel Fattah al-Sisi’s presidential campaign.
Amr Badr, the general coordinator for the Revolution’s Candidate campaign that is supporting Hamdeen Sabbahi for president, said on Tuesday that the Sabbahi presidential campaign is almost prepared.
Since the issuance of the decision to apply minimum wage in Dec. 31, 2013, there has been a major crisis in applying the law, leading to the eruption of a number of strikes in critical industries and professions throughout Egypt.
Interim President Adly Mansour accepted the resignation of Hazem al-Beblawy’s government, which was submitted earlier Monday.
Major General Ibrahim Abdel Aaty, the doctor heading the team that invented the device, which supposedly cures patients of AIDS and Hepatitis C virus, said he was offered US$2 billion to sell it abroad but he refused.
Ibrahim Mehleb has been asked to form a new government by interim President Adly Mansour, he told Al-Ahram Arabic news website on Tuesday.
South Africa seeks to declare the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist group during the next few days, through cooperating with the Egyptian government to delineate the required procedures, said the South African Minister of State Security Siyabonga Cwele Monday.
Cairo Governor Galal El-Saeed said the city’s authorities will provide 1,200 minibuses as of early Tuesday morning and until the public transportation workers end their strike.
Egypt's interim Prime Minister Hazem Beblawi has unexpectedly announced the resignation of his government.
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