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Egypt sets presidential vote for Sep. 2011

Others | 28 December 2010
CAIRO - Gamal Mubarak, the son of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, said Monday that presidential elections will be held in September 2011 but refused to say if he himself will run... More

Parliament will not discuss current electoral system, says NDP

Others | 28 December 2010
CAIRO: Lawmakers will not discuss Egypt’s electoral system during the current parliamentary term, said Moufid Shehab, the ruling National Democratic Party (NDP) Assistant Secretary General for Parliamentary Affairs on Monday... More

Cold snap to hit Egypt

Others | 28 December 2010
CAIRO - A bad weather is expected to hit Egypt as of Tuesday with winds, heavy fog and rainfall forecast on most areas, the Meteorological Authority warned Monday... More

A facet of Egypt’s timeless personality

Others | 27 December 2010
CAIRO - In the historical palace of Al-Amir Taz in the Khalifa district of Islamic Cairo, splendour is added to magic, creating a serene and enchanting ambience that emphasises the unity of different eras in Egypt. .. More

NDP leaders criticize opposition at annual conference

Others | 27 December 2010
CAIRO: A number of ruling National Democratic Party (NDP) leaders criticized Sunday the opposition forces and their performance during the recent parliamentary elections... More

Egypt seeks warrants for 2 Israeli spies

Others | 27 December 2010
CAIRO - Egypt's State Security Prosecutors Sunday have called on the international police (Interpol) to issue arrest warrant against two Israeli officers, whom an Egyptian spy suspect admitted he dealt with... More

Egypt's ruling party kicks off annual conf.

Others | 26 December 2010
CAIRO - The annual conference of Egypt's ruling National Democratic Party (NDP) kicked off Saturday as opposition groups were to hold a parallel gathering to discuss accusations of fraud in the country's recent parliamentary elections... More

Egypt monitoring Israel-Cyprus deal

Others | 26 December 2010
CAIRO - Egypt is closely monitoring the recent accord signed between Israel and Cyprus demarcating their maritime borders, Egyptian newspaper Al-Masry Al-Youm quoted a senior official at the Foreign Ministry as saying... More

Women MPs set ambitious agendas

Others | 26 December 2010
CAIRO - The new session of the People's Assembly (the Lower House of the Egyptian Parliament), which opened last week, includes a quota of 64 seats for women. One of these women MPs, Ekbal el-Samalouti, represents a constituency in Giza, south of Cairo. Originally from Samalout in the Upper Egyptian Governorate of el-Minya, about 250km south of Cairo, Ekbal is also the chairwoman of the board of directors of an NGO, as well as Dean of the Higher Institute for Social Work in Cairo... More

President meets Coptic pontiff ahead of Christmas

Others | 23 December 2010
CAIRO - In a rare meeting at the Heliopolis Presidential Palace, President Hosni Mubarak Wednesday met Pope Shenouda III, the patriarch of the Coptic Orthodox Church, ahead of the Christmas, Egypt's official Middle East News Agency (MENA) reported. .. More

Egyptians warned against immigration scams

Others | 23 December 2010
CAIRO - Egypt's Foreign Ministry warned citizens Wednesday against fraudulent internet announcements advertising job vacancies and marriage opportunities in Europe in exchange for money... More

Egyptian pound falls to five-year low against dollar

Others | 23 December 2010
CAIRO: The Egyptian pound fell to a five-year low against the greenback, dropping by 0.2 percent as it ended trading at 5.806 to the dollar on Monday. .. More

Hassan wins CAF accolade

Others | 22 December 2010
Egypt and Ahly star Ahmed Hassan has been named CAF's African-based Player of the Year, while Pharaohs coach Hassan Shehata has missed out on the Coach of the Year award.. More

Egypt, Libya, Sudan consult ahead of south vote

Others | 22 December 2010
KHARTOUM: The leaders of Egypt and Libya were in Khartoum Tuesday for talks with Sudanese leaders on the future of Africa's largest country ahead of a referendum that's likely to break it into two... More

Timing of Israel spy capture politically motivated, says former MP candidate

Others | 22 December 2010
CAIRO: The announcement of the capture of an Egyptian man accused of spying for Israel was politically motivated, according to a former North Sinai MP candidate... More

Egypt smashes Israeli spy ring

Others | 21 December 2010
CAIRO - Egyptian State Security has uncovered a spy ring that included two Israelis and an Egyptian businessman, who helped them recruit operatives working for telecom companies, State Security Prosecutor Hisham Badawi said Monday... More

High Admin Court accepts engineers' appeal to end syndicate guardianship

Others | 21 December 2010
CAIRO: The High Administrative Court accepted on Monday an appeal put forward by “Engineers against Guardianship” demanding that the head of the judicial committee responsible for syndicate elections implement a recent court ruling that will end the 15-year guardianship over the Engineers’ Syndicate... More

Mubarak, Gaddafi in Sudan Tuseday

Others | 21 December 2010
CAIRO - President Hosni Mubarak and Libya's leader Muammar Gaddafi will visit Khartoum today for talks with Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir and his Vice President and head of the Southern Sudan's government Salva Kiir, ahead of a crucial referendum on southern independence, Egypt's Foreign Minister Ahmed Abul Gheit said Monday... More

Mubarak addresses economy, elections, wikileaks in speech to new parliament

Others | 20 December 2010
CAIRO: Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak gave a speech to the newly elected parliament on Sunday, amid wide applause and praise from the parliament members; however, the opposition’s reaction to the speech from outside the parliament’s walls was entirely different... More

Dig finds statue pieces in pharaonic temple ruins

Others | 20 December 2010
CAIRO: Archaeologists have found fragments of a statue of an ancient god and a pharaoh in a site that once housed ancient Egypt's largest funerary temple, the antiquities council said on Thursday... More

Cairo's garbage collectors still struggling from slashed incomes

Others | 20 December 2010
CAIRO: For the past two years, talk of the Egyptian economy being relatively shielded from the effects of the global economy crisis has been common among government officials, academia and the media... More