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100 police officers referred to criminal court for killing protesters

Others | 31 March 2011
CAIRO: Prosecutor General Abdel-Meguid Mahmoud referred 100 police officers to a criminal court on charges of killing and injuring protesters in the early days of the uprising that ousted former president Hosni Mubarak, press reports said Tuesday... More

Army detains blogger, to investigate detention of artist

Others | 31 March 2011
CAIRO: The Supreme Council of the Armed Forces decided in its 30th communique issued on Tuesday to reinvestigate the detention of Amr Eissa, an artist and student who was detained on March 9 during a Tahrir Square sit-in that was violently dispersed by military police... More

Coptic services center shut down after Muslim protests

Others | 31 March 2011
CAIRO: The Giza Archbishopric halted the activities of an unlicensed services center in the Bashtil district of Imbaba until it is licensed after a group of Salafis and other Muslim inhabitants protested in front of it, holding a number of Copts and children inside... More

Egypt plans September ballot

Others | 30 March 2011
CAIRO - Egypt will hold a parliamentary election in September, its military rulers said on Monday, setting a date that analysts said would suit well-organised Islamists and remnants of former leader Hosni Mubarak's party. The ruling Supreme Council of the Armed Forces said emergency laws that have helped crush political life for decades would be lifted before elections, but did not say when, and approved a law easing restrictions on political party formation... More

Key parties say weren't invited to national dialogue

Others | 30 March 2011
CAIRO: The Al-Wafd, Al-Tagammu and Nasserist parties said Sunday that they didn't receive invitations to participate in an anticipated national dialogue called upon by the government. In a joint statement, the parties said that they did not receive any agenda that will be included in this dialogue and that no one from the government contacted them in this regard... More

Egypt to raise threshold for taxable housing units

Others | 30 March 2011
CAIRO: Egypt is due to amend the controversial real estate tax law and delay its enactment, the finance minister told a state-run daily... More

Egypt seeks food and water security in Sudan

Others | 29 March 2011
KHARTOUM: Egypt will make the completion of a partially-built canal spanning an un-navigable section of the river Nile in south Sudan a top priority, a cabinet spokesman said on Sunday. As Prime Minister Essam Sharaf visited Egypt's soon-to-be partitioned southern neighbor, cabinet spokesman Magdi Radi told a news conference in Khartoum: "We want to start the building of the Jonglei Canal, because it is a top priority. It offers to provide four billion cubic meters of Nile water (annually).".. More

Emergency law to be lifted before September parliamentary elections, says army

Others | 29 March 2011
CAIRO: The emergency law will be lifted before the parliamentary elections which are scheduled for September, the Supreme Military Council of the Armed Forces said on Monday. General Mamdouh Shahin, member of the council and assistant to minister of defense for legal affairs, said in a press conference that elections won’t be held under emergency laws... More

Egypt military denies using violence

Others | 29 March 2011
CAIRO - Egypt's military on Monday denied using violence on demonstrators and said it was taking steps to address accusations of torture and that women protesters were forced to undergo virginity tests. "We do not use violence and thuggery," General Mamduh Shahin, of the ruling Supreme Council of the Armed Forces, told a press conference... More

Egypt's PM vows to stamp out corruption

Others | 28 March 2011
CAIRO - Egypt's Prime Minister Essam Sharaf vowed to press a fight against corruption, responding to public pressure to speed up investigations into alleged graft by allies of ousted President Hosni Mubarak... More

Egypt in trouble after S. Africa defeat

Others | 28 March 2011
JOHANNESBURG - South Africa striker Katlego Mphela struck with the last kick of the match to secure a 1-0 win over Egypt that leaves the defending champions on the verge of elimination from the African Nations Cup qualifiers... More

Syria accuses Egyptian of espionage

Others | 28 March 2011
DAMASCUS - Syrian authorities have accused an Egyptian man of spying for Israel State Syrian TV reported Saturday night... More

Egypt court says it can't try ex-minister

Others | 27 March 2011
CAIRO - An Egyptian court has decided that it is unable to try a former minister and businessman for embezzlement of public funds, the official MENA state news agency said Saturday... More

WikiLeak shows US unhappy with Baradei on ME issues

Others | 27 March 2011
VIENNA - Washington's differences with Mohamed ElBaradei over his Middle East views and his handling of nuclear investigations in Iran and Syria persisted into the last months of his tenure as head of the International Atomic Energy Agency, according to a US diplomatic cable released late Friday on the WikiLeaks website. .. More

Egypt bourse may resume normal trade hours

Others | 27 March 2011
CAIRO - Egypt's stock market could resume normal four-hour trading this week following talks to cancel emergency procedures, state news agency MENA cited an official as saying on Saturday. .. More

Interior Ministry in flames amid police protests

Others | 24 March 2011
CAIRO:A fire broke out Tuesday around 4 pm in at least seven floors of the communication buildings in the west wing of the Ministry of Interior complex in Downtown Cairo... More

Egypt's next transition steps this week

Others | 24 March 2011
CAIRO - Egypt's ruling military council will announce a constitutional decree within the next two days that will chart the path towards elections and civilian rule, a security source said on Tuesday. The decree will set a timeframe for parliamentary elections, expected in September of this year, and the presidential polls that will follow them, the source said... More

Egypt committee charges Mubarak of killing protesters

Others | 24 March 2011
CAIRO - An Egyptian committee set up to investigate violence during demonstrations that toppled Hosni Mubarak has laid charges against the former president and interior minister for intentional murder of protesters, a state newspaper said, Reuters reported yesterday... More

Egyptian judge will run for president

Others | 23 March 2011
CAIRO - Leading judge Hisham al-Bastawisy announced his candidacy for the Egyptian presidency on Monday, joining prominent figures including Arab League Secretary General Amr Moussa in the race for the post... More

Egypt's stock market to reopen Wednesday with new chairman

Others | 23 March 2011
CAIRO: Egypt’s stock exchange will reopen for trading on March 23, headed by Mohamed Abdel Salam, who will continue on as chairman of Misr for Central Clearing, Depository and Registry (MCDR). Abdel Salam replaces former bourse chairman Khaled Serry Siam, whose resignation from this post was initially rejected by authorities for days, a source who spoke on condition of anonymity told Daily News Egypt... More

Groups urge UAE to probe Ben Ali, Mubarak cash

Others | 23 March 2011
DUBAI - Anti-corruption groups have asked authorities in the United Arab Emirates to take action over possible transfer of assets here by fallen Arab rulers and their loyalists, seeking a haven after uprisings... More