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Human Rights Watch tells Egypt to stop shooting migrants

Others | 10 October 2010
CAIRO — Human Rights Watch urged Egypt on Friday to stop shooting foreign migrants who try to cross into Israel, as the African country began chairing the United Nations' refugee agency... More

Advertisers called for sacking Ibrahim Eissa, claims Al-Dostor's co-owner

Others | 10 October 2010
CAIRO: Executive director and the new co-owner of daily independent Al-Dostor newspaper Reda Edward claimed in a recent TV interview that advertisers had called for sacking of outspoken editor-in-chief Ibrahim Eissa citing his use of “repulsive” language... More

Foreign Ministry warns Egyptians against illegal immigration

Others | 10 October 2010
In statements, Ambassador Mohamed Abdel-Hakam, the Assistant Foreign Minister for Consular Affairs, Egyptian Expatriates, Immigration and Refugees, warned that illegal immigration attempts will be doomed and the persons involved will be punished according to the target countries' laws in this regard. .. More

Bill Clinton outlines necessary global changes in Cairo speech

Others | 7 October 2010
CAIRO: “It’s an exciting time to be alive,” former US President Bill Clinton said at a talk on social responsibility and philanthropy at the Semiramis Intercontinental on Tuesday... More

Dissident Egyptian editor sacked

Others | 7 October 2010
CAIRO — A leading Egyptian newspaper editor said Tuesday he had been sacked, in what observers say is a campaign to restrict media freedoms ahead of elections next month... More

Egyptian Opposition Parties Call for Boycott of Parliamentary Election

Others | 7 October 2010
CAIRO: Two men sit at a Cairo café playing backgammon. Their conversation quickly turns to politics and this November’s Parliamentary vote. One of the men, 63, remarks that Egyptians are “politically conscious, but politically inactive.” His playing partner nods in silent agreement... More

Vimpelcom to unveil deal to buy Orascom stake, Wind

Others | 6 October 2010
MOSCOW/LONDON- Mobile phone operator Vimpelcom is expected to unveil a deal to buy control of Egypt's Orascom Telecom and Italy's Wind on Monday in what could create the world's fifth-largest mobile operator... More

Egyptian publisher sacks dissident editor-Paper

Others | 6 October 2010
CAIRO - Egypt's leading independent newspaper says its mogul publisher has fired the daily's chief editor, known as an outspoken government critic... More

11 policemen injured in Egypt after match

Others | 6 October 2010
Eleven Egyptian policemen were injured in Cairo on Sunday after Egyptian club Al-Ahly defeated Tunisia's Esperance in the first leg of the Orange CAF Champions League semi-finals, played at the 75,000-seater Cairo Stadium... More

Mubarak urges governors for fair elections

Others | 5 October 2010
CAIRO - President Hosni Mubarak Sunday called on governors to help ease the voting process in the upcoming legislative elections, and urged them to take "all necessary steps" to guarantee fair and free elections... More

Muslim Brotherhood warns regime against fixing November elections

Others | 5 October 2010
If November parliamentary elections are rigged by the government, the legitimacy of Egypt's next president--who must be sworn in before the national assembly--could be called into question, MPs affiliated with the Muslim Brotherhood (MB) opposition movement warned at a symposium on Saturday... More

Ahly claim narrow win over Esperance

Others | 5 October 2010
CAIRO-A controversial goal from Mohamed Fadl and an Ahmed Fathi thunderbolt gave Ahly a narrow 2-1 home victory over Esperance in the first leg of the African Champions League semi final later Sunday... More

Anger simmers despite Pope’s apology

Others | 4 October 2010
CAIRO - Although the head of Egypt's Coptic Orthodox Church, Pope Shenouda, said late Sunday he regretted that.. More

Foreign minister suggests Egyptian president may seek sixth term

Others | 4 October 2010
Cairo - Egyptian Foreign Minister Ahmed Aboul Gheit has signalled that President Hosny Mubarak will be a presidential candidate in the 2011 elections during an interview with a pan-Arab newspaper published on Friday... More

US Senate pushes for democracy in Egypt

Others | 4 October 2010
Washington - A resolution has been drafted in the Senate by Russ Feingold and John McCain to urge President Hosni Mubarak of Egypt to "to take all steps necessary to ensure that upcoming elections are free, fair, transparent and credible, including granting independent international and domestic electoral observers unrestricted access", and it has attracted co-sponsors from across the aisles like Senators Al Franken and Jon Kyl. The resolution also calls for the goverment to revoke the Egyptian Emergency Law and to release all detainees arrested under that law... More

Foreign minister suggests Egyptian president may seek sixth term

Others | 3 October 2010
Cairo - Egyptian Foreign Minister Ahmed Aboul Gheit has signalled that President Hosny Mubarak will be a presidential candidate in the 2011 elections during an interview with a pan-Arab newspaper published on Friday... More

US Senate pushes for democracy in Egypt

Others | 3 October 2010
Washington - A resolution has been drafted in the Senate by Russ Feingold and John McCain to urge President Hosni Mubarak of Egypt to .. More

Egypt MB; We will fight in upcoming elections

Others | 3 October 2010
Egypt's opposition group Muslim Brotherhood (MB) will contest the upcoming Parliamentary Elections, ignoring calls for a boycott, according to a statement by the group.. More

Egypt tycoon gets jail, after death sentence scrapped

Others | 30 September 2010
Egypt's court jailed tycoon Hesham Talaat Moustafa Tuesday for 15 years following a retrial for his role in the murder of a Lebanese singer, after an earlier court ruling sentencing him to death was overturned.. More

Minister: Egypt upcoming elections will be heated

Others | 30 September 2010
Egypt's Minister of Interior said Sunday that he expected upcoming parliamentary elections to be "heated", warning that the authorities would clamp down on anyone who stepped outside the law.. More

'Christian Returnees' issue injunction against interior ministry

Others | 30 September 2010
CAIRO: A group of Christians who converted to Islam and then back to Christianity issued an injunction against both the Minister of Interior and the head of the Civil Status Organization for not implementing a court order that allows them to be identified as Christians on their ID cards. .. More