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US military chief reaffirms support for Egypt army, evades question on military trials

Others | 9 June 2011
CAIRO: The US Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Admiral Mike Mullen held talks with his Egyptian counterpart Tuesday and Wednesday, and reaffirmed his country’s continued support for both the Egyptian Armed Forces and government... More

Egypt denies attack on tourists

Others | 9 June 2011
CAIRO - Egyptian authorities on Wednesday denied reports that thugs had attacked tourists in a luxury resort in Luxor in Upper Egypt. "The fact is that around 20 persons gathered inside a garden of Sheraton Hotel (in Luxor), to a part of which they claimed a right," said an official security source, who spoke on condition of anonymity... More

April 6 activist says beaten by police officer

Others | 9 June 2011
CAIRO: Member of the April 6 Youth Movement Salma Al-Sawy met Prime Minister Essam Sharaf on Wednesday and handed him a complaint against security forces for detaining and beating her, following a protest commemorating the death of Khaled Saeid on Monday evening... More

Local councils 'to be dissolved in 2 weeks'

Others | 8 June 2011
The Government will dissolve local councils within two weeks, Cabinet spokesman Ahmed el-Samman said in remarks that contradict what had been said by minister of local development and the ruling Supreme Council of the Armed Forces. .. More

HRW calls on SCAF to end military trials, lift emergency law

Others | 8 June 2011
CAIRO: Human Rights Watch (HRW) called on the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) to end the military trials of civilians and lift the emergency law to help Egypt’s transition towards democracy, in a statement issued on Tuesday... More

Saudi prince signs new Egypt farm land deal

Others | 8 June 2011
CAIRO: Egypt settled one of a string of disputes over state land sales under deposed president Hosni Mubarak, revising the terms of a farmland deal with Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, the Egyptian government said on Tuesday... More

Hundreds mark anniversary of Khaled Saeid's death in Alexandria, Cairo

Others | 7 June 2011
CAIRO/ALEXANDRIA: Hundreds protested in Alexandria Monday to commemorate the death of Khaled Saeid.. More

Brotherhood's party officially declared

Others | 7 June 2011
The Committee of Parties' Affairs on Monday gave a final and official nod to the Freedom and Justice Party, which was created by the Muslim Brotherhood, to become the first party declared after the fall of Hosni Mubarak regime... More

Military to cancel curfew from June 15

Others | 7 June 2011
CAIRO: Egypt's military has decided to end a nightly curfew that was initially imposed at the height of the popular uprising that toppled president Hosni Mubarak in February, state media reported on Monday... More

Egypt presidential hopefuls make their pitch

Others | 6 June 2011
CAIRO: For a country where over-the-top venality characterized politics for decades, Egypt's.. More

Court sentences former finance Minister to 30 years jail

Others | 6 June 2011
CAIRO: An Egyptian court convicted former finance minister Youssef Boutros-Ghali in absentia on Saturday and sentenced him to 30 years in prison for profiteering and abusing state and private assets, a court source said... More

Egypt's bourse up 1.5% on local buying

Others | 6 June 2011
CAIRO - Spearheaded by local and Arab buying, Egyptian stocks rebounded on Sunday, ending a three-day losing streak, traders said. Fears of a new tax targeting capital gains were soothed after a statement by the country's Minister of Finance Samir Radwan on Saturday that the Government aims only "to tax dividends", and that gains from trading in stocks "will not be taxed". "The Government mulls to tax dividends of corporations, joint-stock, and .. More

Mixed demands mark Friday protest in Tahrir

Others | 5 June 2011
CAIRO: In what was named by some Facebook groups as the “Friday of Work,” Tahrir Square witnessed a diminutive presence compared to previous weeks, marked by disjointed demands. The square, which last week saw tens of thousands on what was dubbed the “Second Friday of Anger,” was relatively empty as traffic flowed throughout the day with hundreds of scattered protesters without a coherent set of demands... More

Egypt says about to close $3 bln IMF accord

Others | 5 June 2011
CAIRO - Finance Minister Samir Radwan said on Sunday Egypt was on the verge of concluding a $3 billion standby financing arrangement with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) but was still working out some of the terms... More

Court could move to Mubarak in Sharm

Others | 5 June 2011
CAIRO - Former president Hosni Mubarak could stay in Sharm el-Sheikh where he is receiving medical treatment and the court that is going to try him could move to him there under certain conditions, according to Minister of Justice Mohamed Abdel-Aziz el-Guindi. .. More

Egypt sets minimum wage at $117

Others | 2 June 2011
CAIRO - Egypt on Wednesday lifted the minimum monthly wage to LE700 ($117.8) in the country where regime-changing protests were partly fuelled by economic woes earlier in the year. .. More

Mubarak trial to begin August 3

Others | 2 June 2011
CAIRO: Ousted president Hosni Mubarak will stand trial on Aug. 3 along with his two sons Alaa and Gamal and businessman Hussein Salem, the Cairo Cassation Court said on Tuesday. The four were referred to the North Cairo Criminal Court, but the location of the trial is yet to be announced. Reports suggested that the trial might be in Sharm El-Sheikh; Mubarak has been remanded in custody at the Sharm El-Sheikh Hospital... More

Egypt's Army denies virginity tests

Others | 2 June 2011
CAIRO - A high-ranking Egyptian military official denied comments carried by CNN saying the military had conducted forced "virginity tests" on female protesters in March, state al-Ahram newspaper reported on Wednesday. .. More

Youth groups meet SCAF Wed

Others | 1 June 2011
CAIRO �" Most youth groups, formed after the January 25 revolution in which they played a major role, are expected on Wednesday to attend a question-and-answer meeting with the ruling Supreme Council of the Armed Forces upon the latter's invitation... More

Blogger asked to hand reports of army abuses to authorities

Others | 1 June 2011
CAIRO: Egyptian blogger and activist Hossam El-Hamalawy, television presenter Reem Maged and journalist Nabil Sharaf El-Din were released Tuesday after “chatting” with Military Prosecution. El-Hamalawy, known as 3arabawy, said he just “chatted” with officers and was asked to provide proof of reported violations by the military... More

Egypt's bourse slips on profit-taking

Others | 1 June 2011
Driven by a profit-taking sentiment, Egypt's main index fell on Tuesday, ending a four-day gaining streak, traders said. .. More