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Minya Copts stage "protest fast" against church-building restrictions

Others | 27 October 2009
Coptic Church officials in the town of Maghagha in the Middle Egyptian province of Minya began a three-day fast on Monday in hopes of drawing attention to longstanding grievances with "certain state .. More

Gamal Mubarak: nepotism "unknown to private sector"

Others | 27 October 2009
Gamal Mubarak, head of the ruling National Democratic Party's influential Policies Secretariat, admitted on Sunday to the existence of nepotism within the government. .. More

Assiut Muslims charged with damaging church building

Others | 26 October 2009
ASSIUT -- State prosecutors on Sunday ordered the detention of 30 Muslim residents of the city of Dayrout in the southern Assiut province on charges of damaging the façade of a Coptic diocese building. 37 others are also expected to be brought up on the same charge... More

Transport minister to stay on despite train crash

Others | 26 October 2009
Trains bound for Upper Egypt are running again as usual after being halted for 12 hours on Sunday when two trains collided in Ayyat station south of Cairo, killing 18 passengers and injuring 36... More

More than 30 killed, 50 injured in Ayyat train crash

Others | 25 October 2009
Train 152 from Giza to Fayyoum never made it beyond the villages of Kafr Ammar and Rejja in Ayyat. Around 6:00 PM yesterday, the train struck a water buffalo. Five minutes later it was rear-ended by .. More

Tagammu party expels el-Hariri

Others | 25 October 2009
The general secretariat of the Tagammu Party voted yesterday to expel party leader Abul Ezz el-Hariri. The decision was approved with a majority of 50 members, with eight others voting against the resolution, and two members abstaining. .. More

Food poisoning strikes Assuit wedding

Others | 24 October 2009
ABOUT 75 wedding guests, including 30 children, were hospitalised yesterday for apparent food poisoning, a police officer in the Upper Egyptian governorate of Assuit said yesterday... More

Systematic torture occurring in Egypt

Others | 24 October 2009
Torture in Egypt has reached an intolerable level and is systematically being used on all levels of Egyptian society including women, children, elderly men and youth, regardless of .. More

Egyptians' monthly endless nightmare

Others | 24 October 2009
Each month, Egyptians have to bear the burden of soaring phone, water, electricity and trash-collecting bills, while their salaries remain unchanged. There's one word to sum up this situation - it's a nightmare,'' says Hoda Abdul-Hameed, a Cairo .. More

Pope Shenouda rejects normalization with Israel

Others | 21 October 2009
Leader of Egypt's Coptic Church Pope Shenouda III on Monday stressed his rejection of normalized relations with Israel. "I reject any normalization with Israel in light of the continued occupation imposed on the Palestinians," he said... More

NDP official quashes succession rumours

Others | 21 October 2009
THE ruling National Democratic Party (NDP)will not change any of its leaders in its annual congress later this month,Safwat el-Sherif,the secretary-general of the party, said yesterday.He added that the .. More

Pope Shenouda: "I support Gamal Mubarak"

Others | 20 October 2009
ALEXANDRIA -- Leader of Egypt's Coptic Church Pope Shenouda III said the church "still had problems" with the governors of certain provinces. "It depends on the character of the governor and his willingness to solve problems outside of a bureaucratic context," Shenouda said, calling for more cooperation between state officials and the church... More

Brotherhood denies leader has quit

Others | 20 October 2009
The deputy leader of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood denied reports yesterday that Supreme Guide Mohamed Mahdi Akef has quit in a row with conservatives in the leading opposition group.. More

'We won't give in to the radicals'

Others | 19 October 2009
Liberal thinkers and writers are queueing up to protest against hesba (a religious principle, which legally empowers the ordinary Muslim to go to court if he suspects that a person, whether Muslim .. More

Costly healthcare infuriates rights groups

Others | 18 October 2009
A DECISION by the Medical Insurance Authority to raise healthcare fees for subscribers iscausing discontent in the corri- dors of local human rights organisations and prodding their officials into .. More

NGO appeals for releasing jailed blogger

Others | 17 October 2009
A NON- GOVERNMENTAL organisation has appealed to President Hosni Mubarak to order the Ministry of the Interior to release Egyptian blogger after spending three quarters of his sentence term... More

Tolerance before democracy, says ex-British official

Others | 17 October 2009
The price of democracy is much of our tolerance, which 'comes first'. This was the main concept of a lecture delivered by Lord David Owen, a former British foreign secretary in Cairo this week... More

Mubarak in Croatia for first time

Others | 17 October 2009
Ground-breaking talks: President Hosni Mubarak (R) sharing a joke with Slovenian Prime Minister Borut Pahor before their meeting in Ljubljana yesterday. Mubarak wrapped up yesterday an official two-.. More

Egypt denies torture claims

Others | 14 October 2009
EGYPT yesterday denied allega- tions that the death of a Palestinian man at an Egyptian hospital was due to torture.“The death of Sami Abu Zuhri was due to a sharp drop in blood pressure,” said an .. More

Mubarak starts Euro tour today

Others | 13 October 2009
Talks with Russia: President Hosni Mubarak (R) during his meeting with the Chief of the Russian Intelligence Service (C) in Cairo yesterday. .. More

Egyptian woman protest ban on austere veil

Others | 13 October 2009
CAIRO, Egypt (CNN) -- There's more to wearing the "niqab" -- the austere, all-covering veil favored by ultra-religious Muslim women --than meets the eye... More