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Shehab: Alternative parl’t illegal

Others | 19 December 2010
CAIRO - A senior ruling party official dismissed the plans for forming an alternative legislature, which was announced last week by 20 opposition lawmakers defeated in the November legislative polls, as illegal and illegitimate... More

After polls, opposition scrambles for unity

Others | 19 December 2010
CAIRO - Two groups of activists with sympathy for democracy lobbyist Mohamed ElBaradei Saturday agreed to form a joint board of trustees to be responsible for coordinating their own activities and advising them on the best measures to put pressure on the Egyptian government to consider their political reform demands. .. More

Former Brotherhood MP back in parliament by 'popular demand'

Others | 19 December 2010
CAIRO: After being expelled from the Muslim Brotherhood, Magdy Ashour said he will resume his duties as an independent MP due to pressure from his district, whose constituent demanded that he represent them in parliament... More

Al-Wafd's Sarhan rejects freeze of dissidents' memberships

Others | 16 December 2010
CAIRO: Mohamed Sarhan, deputy president of the opposition Al-Wafd, said that the party has no right to freeze the memberships of its candidates who have — against the party’s will— registered as independents in the new People’s Assembly (PA)... More

Non-Arabs push Egypt's bourse up

Others | 16 December 2010
Egypt's main index was in the black on Sunday as non-Arabs were driven by a bullish sentiment, traders said. Non-Arabs made net purchases worth LE154.6 million ($26.7 million), they added... More

NGO files case against Egypt's emergency law

Others | 16 December 2010
CAIRO: The Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR) has filed a case with the African Commission against the Egyptian government for its administrative detention policy... More

Members of alternative and official parliaments take oath separately

Others | 15 December 2010
CAIRO: Former opposition MPs swore themselves in to an “alternative parliament” Sunday on the steps of Cairo’s State Council... More

Prosecutor releases 70 Coptic Omraneya defendants

Others | 15 December 2010
CAIRO: Prosecutor General Abdel Meguid Mahmoud ordered on Monday the release of 70 Coptic defendants who were arrested after clashes with security forces during a protest last month in Al-Omraneya.. More

Bad weather in Egypt kills at least 31

Others | 15 December 2010
CAIRO: Rain and sandstorms that battered Egypt at the weekend killed at least 31 people, officials said Monday, adding the toll could rise as rescue workers were still sifting through two collapsed buildings... More

Mubarak: Elections 'consistent with law'

Others | 14 December 2010
CAIRO (Updated) - President Hosni Mubarak said Sunday that the country's recent parliamentary election was 'consistent with the law' despite minor violations in some districts. .. More

Opposition protest calls for dissolving 'void' parliament

Others | 14 December 2010
CAIRO: Opposition political factions protested on Sunday the results of the People’s Assembly elections and called for the dissolution of parliament... More

Wind, rains and sandstorm lash Egypt, three dead in collapse

Others | 14 December 2010
CAIRO: A sandstorm, strong winds and lashing rains swept across Egypt on Sunday, closing several ports and disrupting traffic in the Suez Canal while at least three people died in a factory collapse in the Mediterranean city of Alexandria, officials said... More

Bad weather forces 10 port closures

Others | 13 December 2010
CAIRO (Updated) - Egyptian authorities closed ten ports on the Red and the Mediterranean seas Saturday due to sandstorms and high waves as rainy weather, accompanied by low temperatures, lashed the northern areas of the country, maritime and meteorological officials said.. More

Getting to know about Sharm’s sharks

Others | 13 December 2010
SHARM EL-SHEIKH - Looking at the peaceful blue sea, I wondered how such beauty can become a scene of horrific disasters. I saw several National Park boats with divers working diligently, combing an area between Ras Nasrani and Ras Mohamed of the Red Sea to rid it from the danger that’s lurking it its dark depths... More

Egypt plans to build first nuclear plant by 2019

Others | 13 December 2010
Egypt's minister of electricity says the country plans to build its first nuclear power plant and have it fully operational by 2019... More

Losing MPs escalate against new Parliament

Others | 12 December 2010
CAIRO - More than 100 former MPs, who failed to maintain their seats in the Parliament due to alleged rigging of vote, will hold a symbolic protest outside the State Council Court Monday as the 518-strong legislature holds its maiden session... More

Mubarak 'could be in power for life', ambassador says in leaked cable

Others | 12 December 2010
CAIRO: Egypt's 82-year-old President Hosni Mubarak is likely to seek re-election next year and serve for the rest of his life, British daily The Guardian reported citing WikiLeaks... More

Egypt's opposition to protest 'null and void' parliament

Others | 12 December 2010
CAIRO: About 15 opposition groups and parties will join forces Sunday afternoon outside the High Court of Justice in Downtown Cairo to protest the alleged illegitimacy of this year’s elected People’s Assembly (PA)... More

Swine flu cases reach 136 with 70 reported last week

Others | 9 December 2010
CAIRO: Swine flu cases have been increasing in Egypt, as 136 cases were reported in October and November — 70 of which were reported just this past week, according to Abdel Rahman Shahin, spokesperson for the Ministry of Heath... More

China, Egypt, 17 others to skip Nobel Peace prize party

Others | 9 December 2010
OSLO, Norway: China and 18 other countries have declined to attend this year's Nobel Peace Prize ceremony honoring imprisoned Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo, Nobel officials said Tuesday as China unleashed a new barrage deriding the decision... More

Opposition's minimal gains in runoffs expected to cause rifts within parties

Others | 9 December 2010
CAIRO: The few seats that the opposition have won in this year’s parliamentary elections could cause rifts in political parties and groups, especially those that have either boycotted or called for the boycott of the runoff round on Dec. 5... More