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Egyptians go to polls

Others | 29 November 2010
Cairo-Egyptians go to polls on Sunday to elect a new parliament amid fears of violence. More than 5,000 candidates from different political parties and independents are vying on Sunday for 508 seats, including 64 seats for women, at stake... More

Court: SMS review violates freedom of expression

Others | 29 November 2010
CAIRO - A Cairo administrative court Saturday suspended a decision by the Egyptian telecommunications regulator to examine the content of mobile text messages, known as SMS, as another local court upheld taking off air three satellite TV channels... More

Food, not politics, dominate polls

Others | 29 November 2010
CAIRO - A few hours before Egyptians head to polling stations to pick their candidates in the nation's most acrimonious vote in years, the electorate's basic needs for jobs, healthcare, and economic stability are reigning supreme over conversations between these voters and the parliamentary hopefuls... More

Poll TV debates give people thoughts

Others | 28 November 2010
CAIRO - Heweida Mohamed has seen the leaders of the ruling National Democratic Party (NDP) locked in two televised.. More

Admin Court halts elections in 24 constituencies 48 hours before vote

Others | 28 November 2010
CAIRO: Less than 48 hours before the much anticipated People’s Assembly elections, governmental and non-governmental organizations alike are taking last minute action before Egyptians cast their ballots this Sunday... More

Women candidates abandon macho tactics

Others | 28 November 2010
CAIRO - Many women candidates, standing for the Parliament, are mothers and therefore aware of the family's economic and social difficulties... More

Gamila Ismail fights NDP, public perceptions of elections in Qasr El-Nil

Others | 25 November 2010
CAIRO: Just like the rest of Cairo, the Qasr El-Nil constituency has been assaulted by election propaganda as of late... More

Egypt to Ethiopia: No water war

Others | 25 November 2010
CAIRO--Egypt Tuesday expressed astonishment at a warning made by Ethiopia's Prime Minister against an Egyptian war over Nile water. "Egypt does not consider war its option for water," said Hpssam Zaki, the spokesman for the Egyptian Foreign Ministry. "All options on which bases its stand are grounded on dialogue and negotiations," he added... More

Egypt will not allow interference in Parliamentary election

Others | 25 November 2010
Egypt's government reiterated Tuesday that it will not allow international election observers for its parliamentary vote later this month, despite calls for it to relax media coverage and allow poll monitoring.. More

Wheat futures rise on signs of increasing demand from Egypt for US grain

Others | 24 November 2010
Wheat futures rose for the third time in four sessions on signs that demand for U.S. supplies is increasing from Egypt, the world’s largest importer.. More

Egypt restricts opposition before vote:Amnesty

Others | 24 November 2010
Amnesty International said Sunday that the Egyptian authorities are hindering opposition activists and clamping down on the media ahead of parliamentary elections next week in the Arab world's most populous country.. More

Egypt Stocks: Alexandria Portland Cement, Orascom Telecom

Others | 24 November 2010
Egypt’s benchmark EGX 30 Index gained for the third day, increasing 0.8 percent to 6,977.17 as of the 2:30 p.m. close in Cairo, the highest level since May 6.. More

Mubarak on Gulf visit Monday

Others | 23 November 2010
CAIRO - President Hosni Mubarak will start Monday a two-day Gulf tour that will take him to the United Arab Emirates, Qatar and Bahrain, a presidential spokesman said sunday... More

Pre-poll crackdown on Egypt opposition MB group

Others | 23 November 2010
Egypt's security forces have cracked down on its members leading up to elections next week, said Muslim Brotherhood, Egypt's main opposition group.. More

Egypt joins Euro-Med Union’s regional panel

Others | 23 November 2010
CAIRO- The Euro-Mediterranean Union’s Regional Committee members have unanimously approved an Egyptian proposal calling for setting up a regional panel for water management and rationalising water usage in sustainable development purposes in each member state... More

Rights group criticizes Egypt on election harassment

Others | 22 November 2010
The London-based Amnesty International called on Egypt's authorities to refrain from harassing election candidates as hundreds of opposition members have been arrested.. More

Mubarak, Abbas meet Sunday in Cairo

Others | 22 November 2010
CAIRO - President Hosni Mubarak Saturday held talks in Saudi Arabia with King Abdullah during a brief visit.Their talks focussed on the regional developments, said State-owned media without elaborating... More

Headless Egypt king statue could give clues to Cleopatra tomb

Others | 22 November 2010
A headless statue of a Greek king has been discovered in the ruins of an ancient Egyptian temple, adding to evidence that the structure could be the final resting place of Marc Antony and Cleopatra, say excavation leaders.. More

Cairo rebuffs US interference in local politics

Others | 21 November 2010
CAIRO (Update) - An Egyptian Foreign Ministry official has rejected as an 'interference' in local politics a meeting between senior US officials and a group of Americans entitled “Egypt Workgroup” to discuss Egyptian affairs... More

Egypt releases blogger jailed for Islam insult: rights group

Others | 21 November 2010
A rights activist said Wednesday that Egypt freed a blogger who served four years in jail after being convicted of insulting Islam's Prophet Mohammed and Egypt's president Hosni Mubarak.. More

Long awaited Egypt minimum wage sparks discontent

Others | 21 November 2010
CAIRO: Egypt's decision to raise the minimum wage for the first time since 1984 has been sharply opposed by the very activists who demanded it, because at LE 400 ($69) a month, it skirts close to the poverty line... More