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Personal and political: Psychological health following the revolution

Others | 11 April 2011
CAIRO: Tahrir has recently been the epicenter of intense emotions, and news from .. More

Egypt impounds sites of Mubarak's party

Others | 11 April 2011
CAIRO - The ruling Supreme Council of the Armed Forces has decided to impound the sites of the formery ruling National Democratic Party and freeze its assets nationwide, official TV reported Saturday. .. More

1,000 relics stolen during Egypt uprising

Others | 11 April 2011
CAIRO - Thieves stole around 1,000 relics from museums and archeological sites across Egypt since protests against the government broke out in January, Egypt's minister for antiquities Zahi Hawass said Sunday in a newspaper interview... More

Calls to try Egypt's Mubarak in public

Others | 10 April 2011
CAIRO - Should the nation be allowed to sit in the public gallery during the trial of the toppled President, Hosni Mubarak, and his family, for large-size scams and making ill-gotten gains? Millions of Egyptian people, victims of Mubarak's 30 years of tyrannical rule, are now asking this question. Legal sources have suggested that Mubarak should be tried behind closed doors for his own safety. .. More

Trial of ex-minister and official adjourned

Others | 10 April 2011
CAIRO - The South Cairo Criminal Court Saturday adjourned the trials of former Trade and Industry Minister Rasheed Mohamed Rasheed and of Amr Assal, business tycoon, former head of organisational affairs of the National Democratic Party (NDP) and head of the Industrial Development Authority, to April 12. .. More

Egypt lifts ban on gold exports

Others | 10 April 2011
CAIRO - Egypt has lifted a ban on the export of gold due to economic and political stability, the government said in a statement on Saturday. .. More

Lawyers' Syndicate committees reject judges handling former officials' cases

Others | 7 April 2011
CAIRO: The freedoms and human rights committees at the Lawyers’ Syndicate initiated a campaign Tuesday against assigning cases of ousted regime figures to certain judicial constituencies "notorious for their pro-regime rulings.".. More

Low-income brackets to set up own party

Others | 7 April 2011
CAIRO - Low-income brackets have said they will set up a political party after Government's restrictions that prevented them and other groups from doing so under President Hosni Mubarak have been lifted. The spokesman for the group, which combines menial job workers, peasants, and marginalised people, said in a statement that low-income bracket people had declared their desire to set up a party to defend their rights and previlges... More

Corruption panel to quiz Mubarak's son Gamal

Others | 7 April 2011
CAIRO: An Egyptian panel formed to uncover illicit gains acquired during the rule of deposed President Hosni Mubarak, will next week question his younger son about corruption, the state news agency said on Tuesday... More

Army freezes assets of three former Mubarak aides

Others | 6 April 2011
CAIRO: Egypt's army rulers froze assets belonging to three former aides of deposed President Hosni Mubarak, meeting a demand of reformers seeking tough action against figures of the past administration. The decision on Monday applies to Fathi Sorour, the former speaker of the lower house of parliament, Safwat El-Sherif, a senior member of the one-time ruling party and head of the upper house of parliament, and Zakaria Azmy, one of Mubarak's senior aides, Egypt's official news agency MENA reported on Monday... More

Minister says no 'fiscal space' to increase spending on needy sectors, but 'not impossible'

Others | 6 April 2011
CAIRO: Minister of Finance Samir Radwan said that there is no “fiscal space” to increase the expenditure on the education and health sectors, during a press conference on Monday. Titled “The Egyptian Economy: Short and medium term prospects”, the conference was organized by the Egyptian Center of For Economic Studies (ECES) and brought together academia, businessmen, journalists and analysts to discuss the prospects of the Egyptian economy after the revolution... More

Policeman to face trial over killing 30 protesters

Others | 6 April 2011
CAIRO: North Cairo Attorney General Amr Qandil referred a low ranking policeman to a criminal court on charges of the premeditated murder of 30 protesters and the injury of 51 others, state-run media reported on Monday... More

Cairo ‘committed’ to peace with Israel

Others | 5 April 2011
CAIRO - Egypt's Foreign Minister Nabil el-Arabi has denied he called for scrapping a peace treaty with Israel and reiterated Cairo is committed to the 1979 pact. “There are matters that need to be reviewed. For example, it was agreed in the (1978) Camp David accords and in the peace treaty, that Israel would have peace with all the countries that accept to have peace with it. But this did not happen,” el-Arabi said in an interview on the privately owned Dream TV late on Saturday. .. More

Suez Canal traffic resumes after beached ship moved

Others | 5 April 2011
CAIRO - Traffic through Egypt's Suez Canal resumed after a 42,000-tonne container ship that ran aground earlier on Sunday was moved, an official at the Suez Canal Authority said... More

Detained blogger's trial adjourned to Monday

Others | 5 April 2011
CAIRO: The Tenth of Ramadan Military Court adjourned the trial of blogger Maikel Nabil to Monday in order to review his blog. “We expect Nabil to be sentenced to a period of one to three years,” John Milad, movie director and human rights activist, who is also Nabil’s friend, told Daily News Egypt... More

ElBaradei slams slow pace of meeting revolt demands

Others | 4 April 2011
CAIRO - Former head of the UN nuclear watchdog Mohamed ElBaradei Saturday slammed the ‘deceleration’ in meeting the demands of the January 25 Revolution that toppled the Mubarak regime. In remarks on the return of people to Al Tahrir Square on Friday, ElBaradei tweeted, “There are several clear steps that have not been taken. Deceleration and compromises. Why?”.. More

Egypt sacks bosses in state TV and radio

Others | 4 April 2011
CAIRO - Egypt's army-led interim government sacked three top officials from state-run television and radio on Saturday, meeting some of the demands of protesters who mobilised to oust President Hosni Mubarak. A cabinet decree appointed three prominent news anchors to head state television and radio and the news department that serves them... More

Chaos at Zamalek-Africain soccer clash

Others | 4 April 2011
CAIRO - Police say an unknown number of fans have been wounded while rushing a field in Cairo to attack a referee during an African Champions League match on Saturday. .. More

Fears of more post-revolution instability

Others | 3 April 2011
CAIRO - There are growing fears that the workers' strikes, launched in the wake of the recent revolution, have badly affected the national economy. Despite appeals from the caretaker Government of Prime Minister Essam Sharaf and the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces, the striking workers are stubbornly refusing to disperse and go back to work. .. More

Egypt ready for e-voting - Minister

Others | 3 April 2011
CAIRO - Egypt's Ministry of Telecommunications is ready to provide electronic balloting in the forthcoming parliamentary, presidential and municipal polls to help ease the process of democratic change in the country and reduce the chances of rigging. .. More

Russian tourists return to Egypt today

Others | 3 April 2011
CAIRO - First groups of Russian tourists will go to Egypt’s resorts of Hurghada and Sharm el-Sheikh Saturday after a break caused by the situation in that country, sources from the Association of Russian Tour Operators reported. .. More