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Clinton supports Egypt's democracy

Others | 17 March 2011
CAIRO - The United States and Egypt hinted on Tuesday that their old alliance will endure as the Egyptian people embark on a democratic transition after overthrowing an authoritarian leader. US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, the highest US official to visit Cairo since president Hosni Mubarak was toppled last month, pledged that the United States would stand by Egyptians as they pursue vast change... More

Egypt army to decide if voters reject charter changes

Others | 17 March 2011
CAIRO - The Egyptian army will decree arrangements for the transition from ousted president Hosni Mubarak's rule if voters reject proposed constitutional changes in a weekend referendum, its chief overseer warned... More

Interior minister disbands feared security police

Others | 17 March 2011
CAIRO: Minister of Interior Mansour El-Essawy disbanded the long-feared state security police on Tuesday barely 10 days after taking office on a pledge to restore public confidence, state media said. "Minister of Interior Mansour El-Essawy decided today to cancel all administrative branches and offices of State Security in all the republic's provinces," the official MENA news agency reported... More

Egyptians on the defensive

Others | 16 March 2011
CAIRO - When Ahmed checked his e-mails after a hard day’s work, he was surprised to find that his inbox was full. All the messages sounded very cautious, like one sent by one of his friends which started with the phrase ‘Take care’, while another from his sister was entitled ‘Be careful’ and a third, from his uncle, urged him to buy a weapon... More

Army warns against obstruction of voting on referendum day

Others | 16 March 2011
CAIRO: A military source warned against holding any protests or sit-ins during the referendum on the constitutional amendments. The source told state-TV that the law criminalizing thuggery will be imposed on anyone who attempts to obstruct the voting process on the referendum day set for March 19... More

Revamping Egyptian police’s image

Others | 16 March 2011
CAIRO - The disappearance of the police on January 28 from the streets across the country remains a big mystery. However, efforts to unravel the growing puzzle are overshadowed by appeals from citizens to redeploy the police as soon as possible... More

Spanish FM to support Egypt democracy

Others | 15 March 2011
CAIRO - Spain is willing to help Egypt develop its tourism business and assist its transition to democracy, Spanish Foreign Minister Trinidad Jimenez said during a visit to Cairo on Monday. .. More

Man tortured in Meet Ghamr police station last week, says family

Others | 15 March 2011
CAIRO: The family of a suspect in a misdemeanor case filed a complaint to the prosecutor general accusing an officer at Meet Ghamr Police Station of torturing him last week to force him to change his words... More

Youngs call for Egypt referendum 'no' vote

Others | 15 March 2011
CAIRO - Young militants who spearheaded Egypt's pro-democracy revolution called Monday for a "no" vote in next weekend's referendum on constitutional reform. .. More

Egypt to lift curbs on political parties

Others | 14 March 2011
CAIRO - Egypt will lift restrictions on forming political parties that choked political life during the rule of President Hosni Mubarak after a March 19 referendum on constitutional amendments, an army source said on Saturday... More

Egypt wins squash World Cup

Others | 14 March 2011
CHENNAI, India - Egypt has won the squash Word Cup, with one of its star players dedicating the title to a country at the center of political uprisings... More

Former interior ministry officials arrested over shooting of protesters

Others | 14 March 2011
CAIRO: Egypt’s public prosecution ordered the arrest of four former Ministry of Interior officials for allegedly giving orders to open fire on peaceful protesters on Jan. 28... More

Arbitration my be sought on Nile

Others | 13 March 2011
Egypt would not abandon its legal and historical right to Nile waters, local media quoted Minister of Water Resources and Irrigation Hussein el-Atfi as saying Saturday... More

Rights groups accuse military police of torturing, detaining activists

Others | 13 March 2011
CAIRO: A number of human rights groups accused the military police of torturing as well as arbitrarily detaining protesters and activists over the past two weeks... More

Egypt Islamists back vote on constitution

Others | 13 March 2011
CAIRO - Egypt needs to start functioning again and prevent army rule from dragging on too long, the Muslim Brotherhood said, calling for the swift implementation of constitutional amendments to restart political life. .. More

Moussa: Presidential poll must come 1st

Others | 10 March 2011
CAIRO - Outgoing Arab League chief Amr Moussa said late on Tuesday he wanted Egyptian presidential elections to come before people vote for a new parliament and said he would run for president for only one term, Reuters reported Wednesday... More

Feminist march in Cairo draws protesters

Others | 10 March 2011
CAIRO - A Million Woman March in Cairo drew a few hundred people Tuesday and a significant group of anti-feminist demonstrators. The march on International Women's Day aimed to celebrate the role played by women in the protests that brought down President Hosni Mubarak and to call for "fair and equal opportunity for all Egyptian citizens - .. More

Egypt's spies dragged from shadows

Others | 10 March 2011
CAIRO – New evidence of spying and torture by an Egyptian security agency has piled pressure on military rulers to abolish a hated and feared symbol of Hosni Mubarak's era. that appeared to be designed to put detainees in stress positions and testing a stun gun disguised as a mobile phone .. More

Ministers sworn in amid support from opposition

Others | 9 March 2011
CAIRO: Ministers in the new Cabinet headed by Prime Minister Essam Sharaf were sworn in by the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces on Monday... More

Egypt's new PM vows to rebuild economy

Others | 9 March 2011
CAIRO - New Prime Minister Essam Sharaf said on Monday he would work to get Egypt's economy back on its feet after weeks of protests and political turmoil, speaking after a ceremony to swear him and his new cabinet into office... More

Military prosecution releases 27 detained at Lazoghly

Others | 9 March 2011
CAIRO: The military prosecution released on Monday 27 protesters who were detained by the army on Sunday following clashes outside the state security building in Lazoghly near downtown Cairo... More