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Pro-ElBaradei journalist faces criminal trial over minister insult

Others | 9 September 2010
A prominent opposition journalist is to go on trial for allegedly libeling Egypt's foreign minister in a newspaper, a judicial source said on Sunday.. More

Egypt NDP hints at Brotherhood squeeze

Others | 9 September 2010
CAIRO- A senior member of Egypt's ruling party said on Wednesday the Muslim Brotherhood had failed to provide an effective parliamentary opposition, in the latest hint that the Islamists may be sidelined in November elections... More

Egyptian minister leaving cabinet for WB

Others | 9 September 2010
CAIRO- Egyptian Investment Minister Mahmoud Mohieldin, a prominent economic liberaliser, will resign from the Egyptian government to take up a senior post at the World Bank beginning in October, the cabinet said on Wednesday... More

Protest over alleged Coptic convert

Others | 8 September 2010
CAIRO - Hundreds of Muslim worshippers and activists from the social networking website Facebook protested Sunday night outside Amr Ibn el-Aas Mosque in Old Cairo, calling for the release of Camilia Shehata, the wife of a priest who has allegedly converted to Islam and then disappeared around a month ago... More

Egypt minister nominated for World Bank position

Others | 8 September 2010
Egypt's Minister of Investment Mahmoud Mohieldin has been nominated for a prominent position at the World Bank (WB), according to informed sources.. More

Official on trial for painting theft

Others | 8 September 2010
CAIRO - Egypt's Prosecutor General Abdel-Maguid Mahmoud Monday referred Mohssen Shaalan, the First Undersecretary of the Ministry of Culture and Head of Sector of Fine Arts, together with 10 other defendants, to the Criminal Court to be tried over the theft of van Gogh's painting 'Poppy Flowers' from the Mahmoud Khalil Museum in Giza last month... More

TV commentator to stand trial for FM slander

Others | 7 September 2010
CAIRO-Egypt's Chief Prosecutor Abdel Meguid Mahmoud Sunday referred to a criminal court TV commentator Hamdi Qandil on charges of slandering Foreign Minister Ahmed Abul Gheit... More

Pro-ElBaradei journalist faces criminal trial over minister insult

Others | 7 September 2010
A prominent opposition journalist is to go on trial for allegedly libeling Egypt's foreign minister in a newspaper, a judicial source said on Sunday.. More

Mubarak pledges more reforms

Others | 7 September 2010
CAIRO--President Hosni Mubarak Sunday night pledged to continue reforms in order to "create a modern civil country and a vigorous society" in Egypt... More

Egyptian textile workers end protest

Others | 6 September 2010
Egyptian workers from four textile companies--Misr-Iran, Mansoura-Spain, Shibeen Spinning and Mahalla Spinning--ended an open-ended sit-in two days ago they had started on Wednesday at the Egyptian Federation of Trade Unions (EFTU) .. More

US increases education aid to Egypt: Scobey

Others | 6 September 2010
US Ambassador to Egypt Margaret Scobey said that she hopes negotiations between the Palestinians and Israelis will continue until a peaceful solution is reached, emphasizing the need to create two states that can live side by side in harmony.. More

MB to nominate women if guaranteed free elections

Others | 6 September 2010
CAIRO: With election fever in the air, the Muslim Brotherhood (MB) are preparing their female candidates to win the majority of the 64 seat quota reserved for women in a bid to repeat their 2005 win in the coming parliamentary elections... More

Egypt shoots migrant trying to enter Israel

Others | 5 September 2010
ISMAILIA, Egypt- Egyptian police shot dead an African migrant as he tried to cross the border into Israel on Friday, a security source said, bringing the migrant death toll at the sensitive frontier to at least 31 this year... More

Egypt formulates new exceptional pension law

Others | 5 September 2010
Egypt's Minister of Finance Boutros Ghali has decided to set up a committee to formulate a new draft law on exceptional pensions to replace the current law number 71/1964.. More

Egypt wary of start- Preview

Others | 5 September 2010
CAIRO-A 1-1 draw with Zambia that ultimately cost Egypt a place at the World Cup remains fresh in the memory of the Pharaohs ahead of their game against Sierra Leone in the African Cup of Nations qualifiers... More

Mixed reaction to pro-Gamal move

Others | 2 September 2010
CAIRO-An Egyptian-American dissident and an outspoken critic of alleged hereditary succession in Egypt has signed a petition backing Gamal Mubarak, the son of President Hosni Mubarak, as a potential presidential contender, saying he supported Gamal's right as a citizen to run but he does not endorse him... More

Egypt detains Shiites under emergency law: rights group

Others | 2 September 2010
An Egyptian rights group on Tuesday scoffed at a government pledge to limit use of its emergency law as an illusion, after the interior ministry ignored a court's request to release seven Shiite Muslims.. More

Zaki, Shikabala out of Egypt's squad

Others | 2 September 2010
CAIRO--Zamalek duo Shikabala and Amr Zaki were dropped from Egypt's squad for next week's 2012 African Cup of Nations qualifier against Sierra Leone... More

Egypt Mubarak to travel to US after Sarkozy talks

Others | 1 September 2010
Security arrangements are being made by the Egyptian embassy in Washington in preparation for the Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak’s visit to the US to attend direct negotiations among Palestinians and Israelis .. More

Egyptian activist nominated to position of UN Special Rapporteur on Torture

Others | 1 September 2010
CAIRO: The United Nations (UN) Human Rights Council has selected prominent activist Aida Seif El-Dawla among four nominees for the position of the UN Special Rapporteur on Torture, the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR) said in a statement Sunday... More

Egypt Ahli stumble gives Ismaili hope

Others | 1 September 2010
Egypt's club of Ismaili chairman Nasr Aboul-Hassan believes that his side's Champions League chances were revived with Ahli's 1-1 draw against group leaders JS Kabylie.. More