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Tensions mount as Egypt, Algeria face off tonight

Others | 18 November 2009
EGYPTIAN Foreign Minister Ahmed Abul Gheit said yesterday that Egypt had no plans to encourage Egyptian workers or busi- nessmen to abandon investment in the Arab country of Algeria after attacks .. More

Egypt 'must act' to avoid repeat of rockslide

Others | 18 November 2009
LITTLE has changed in Egypt to move the poor from unsafe places and prevent a repetition of a rockslide in a Cairo shantytown that killed more than 100 people last year, Amnesty International said in .. More

Swine flu claims eighth victim

Others | 17 November 2009
A 26-year-old pregnant Egyptian woman from the coastal city of Alexandria died of swine flu on Sunday, raising to eight the fatalities from the deadly H1N1 virus as infections have neared 3,000in Egypt, the .. More

Mubarak: Fight food monopoly

Others | 17 November 2009
Addressing 'hunger' summit: President Hosni Mubarak delivering a speech during the opening of the World Summit for Food Security organised by the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) in Rome yesterday. The summit runs until tomorrow with the participation of .. More

2 Copts to hang for sectarian slaying

Others | 16 November 2009
AN Egyptian court sentenced two Christian men to death yesterday for killing the Muslim husband of a female relative who converted to Islam against the wishes of her family, court sources said.The brother .. More

Violence flares up ahead of playoff

Others | 16 November 2009
Celebrating victory: Egyptian students in Cairo University yesterday, Egypt's largest public university, expressing their joy over Egypt's 2-0 win over Algeria. FOUR Egyptian passengers cancelled theirtriptothe North African country of Algeria yesterday after they .. More

Egypt,Algeria in Sudan decider

Others | 15 November 2009
Egyptian forward Amr Zaki (F)scoring against Algeria during their 2010 World Cup African zone Group C qualifying match in Cairo yesterday. Photo by Amr el-Maraghi .. More

Rail crash suspects stand trial tomorrow

Others | 15 November 2009
EIGHT Egyptian rail workers will go on trial on charges of negligence in a deadly train crash last month, that prompted the resignation of the Transport Minister, tomorrow, a judicial official said yesterday."The .. More

8 workers charged in Ayyat train crash

Others | 14 November 2009
THE General Prosecutor, Abdul Meguid Mahmoud, has charged eight railway workers with involuntary manslaughter over a train collision that killed 18 people near Al-Ayyat town, outside Cairo, the local media reported yesterday... More

Egypt, Algeria go soccer-mad

Others | 14 November 2009
A flag war: Egyptian football fans waving their national flags as they ride through the streets in Cairo yesterday, on the eve of their national team's key World Cup qualifier against Algeria. .. More

Coptic Blogger in Egypt Threatens Hunger Strike

Others | 14 November 2009
ISTANBUL, November 9 (CDN) - A Coptic Christian blogger in Egypt held in prison for more than a year without charge said today he will go on a hunger strike unless authorities grant his next application for release.. More

Civil society groups to stage protest at Doha corruption meet

Others | 11 November 2009
A number of Egyptian civil society organizations plan to hold a second protest vigil at an anti-corruption conference currently underway in the Qatari capital of Doha to express their disapproval of what they view as Egypt's passive stance regarding the international anti-corruption convention. .. More

Rights activists concerned over sending mothers to gallows

Others | 11 November 2009
Sentencing women, who have just given birth to their babies, to death has been on the minds of human rights advocates in Egypt for long. A few days ago, these activists decided to speak out against the practice and even called for abolishing articles in the law that allow for it."Articles in the law that allow for.. More

National rights council calls for constitutional changes

Others | 10 November 2009
The government-run Egyptian Human Rights Council (EHRC), headed by former UN Secretary-General Boutros Boutros-Ghali, has called for the amendment of article 76 of the Egyptian Constitution, which lays down criteria for would-be presidential nominees. The proposed change, say council officials, would open up presidential elections -- scheduled for 2011 -- to a wider range of candidates... More

Ayman Nour calls for open debate with Sorour

Others | 10 November 2009
Alexandria -- Ayman Nour, founder of the opposition Al-Ghad Party and former presidential candidate, has called for holding an open debate with parliamentary speaker and ruling party stalwart Fathi Sorour. Nour hopes to use the debate to refute recent statements by Sorour concerning the legal restrictions barring him from making a second bid for the presidency in upcoming elections scheduled for 2011... More

Okasha: Govt flu strategy causing "unnecessary panic"

Others | 9 November 2009
Prominent psychiatrist Ahmed Okasha criticized the government on Saturday for its handling of both the "bird flu" and "swine flu" health crises and accusing it of causing "unnecessary panic" among the public... More

6 journalists vie for union's top post

Others | 9 November 2009
SIX candidates have applied to run for the chairmanship of the Press Syndicate in next month's election, which is seen as key to the future of the independent union.With just one month to go before the .. More

Constitutional expert: Law guarantees Gamal Mubarak presidency

Others | 8 November 2009
Constitutional jurist Ibrahim Darweesh says that amendments to the constitution have already settled the outcome of the upcoming presidential election in favor of the ruling National Democratic Party (NDP) candidate, particularly Gamal Mubarak, the head of the NDP's Policy Secretariat and the son of President Hosni Mubarak... More

Feast holiday extended over swine flu

Others | 8 November 2009
Egypt's Prime Minister Ahmed Nazif said yesterday a holiday for the Al-Adha Feast at the end of the current month will be extended to ten days after the spread of swine flu among schoolchildren.. More

El-Baradei announces he might run for presidency

Others | 7 November 2009
The Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency Mohamed el-Baradei announced that he may run in the 2011 Egyptian presidential elections, but insisted there would have to be "built-in guarantees" that the election would be free and fair. .. More

Black cloud covers Delta governorates

Others | 7 November 2009
gypt's Ministry of Environment celebrated yesterday the international Day of Climate Action in the Upper Egyptian governorate of Aswan. The Ministry organized a conference .. More