Following two days of increased power cuts, Egypt's government on Wednesday announced plans to increase the country's supply of electricity by importing natural gas and diesel in the short term and beginning construction on three new power plants.
Egyptian Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab has called an emergency meeting to discuss the bombings at Cairo University.
Central Bank of Egypt (CBE) Governor Hesham Ramez said that Egypt has not been late in paying for dues of the foreign investors, despite the ongoing circumstances.
The U.S. embassy denied claims that Washington held onto Apache helicopters sent by Egypt for maintenance in an official statement released on April 1.
Major General Adel Labib, administrative and local development minister, said on Wednesday 625,864 new voters have been added to the database since the last update made since the referendum on constitutional amendments until 20 March.
Cairo Criminal Court resumed on Wednesday the retrial of deposed President Hosni Mubarak, his sons Alaa and Gamal, former Interior Minister Habib al-Adly, and six of his former deputies over killing protesters and financial corruption.
The armed forces spokesperson Ahmed Ali announced on Tuesday the killing of three extremists and the arrest of 52 others during a raid in the cities of Sheikh Zuwaid, Arish, and Rafah, North Sinai.
Clashes broke out Tuesday when Ain Shams University students threw rocks and flames at security forces present on the university’s perimeter.
The Central Bank of Egypt (CBE) auctioned 4.5 billion EGP ($645.8 million) in treasury bonds Monday on behalf of the Ministry of Finance, according to CBE’s statement on its website.
A task force from the electoral campaign of presidential hopeful Hamdeen Sabbahi said on Tuesday that it saw clear violations committed by supporters of presidential candidate Field Marshal Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on the second day of gathering proxies for presidential elections.
The door for application of presidential candidates opened on Monday. The Presidential Elections Committee (PEC) on Sunday announced that presidential hopefuls would have until 20 April to submit the required paperwork to qualify as candidates in upcoming elections.
Foreign Minister Nabil Fahmy flew to Brussels, Belgium on Monday to represent Egypt in the fourth European Union-African Summit.
Two Al-Jazeera journalists on trial in Egypt have directly asked with the judge to release them.
Australian Peter Greste and Canadian-Egyptian Mohammed Fahmy are among three journalists and 17 others who are facing terrorism-related charges, based on accusations by authorities that they provided a platform to the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood group of ousted President Mohammed Morsi.
CAIRO—Three Al-Jazeera journalists on trial in Egypt directly asked the judge on Monday to release them, insisting the terrorism charges against them were preposterous.
Egypt's pound strengthened marginally against the dollar at a central bank dollar sale on Monday after weakening at the previous two sessions, and also firmed slightly on the black market.
Two people were killed on Sunday when a building collapsed in Cairo's Sahel district, reported the state news agency MENA.
The High Elections Commisson issued a statement Sunday on regulations relating to the upcoming presidential elections, including regulations of civil society organizations, voters and presidential candidates' campaigns.
Covering protests and street clashes is de rigeur among Egyptian journalists, but the Friday death of Mayada Ashraf, 23, a reporter for Al-Dostor newspaper, has raised questions among some local journalists about the lack of training received by journalists sent into the field.
The Cairo Criminal Court adjourned on Sunday the retrial of deposed President Hosni Mubarak, his sons Alaa and Gamal, former Interior Minister Habib al-Adly and six former top deputies over charges of killing protesters and financial corruption to 1 April to hear Adly’s defense plea.
Egyptians will vote on May 26 and 27 in the first round of a presidential election, the organising body said on Sunday, a contest former army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi is expected to win easily.
An announcement by military chief Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi that he is resigning as Egypt's defense minister and planning to run for president has drawn mixed reactions from the powers that was once united in opposition to ousted president Mohamed Morsi.
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