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Protesters reiterate demands to cut diplomatic ties with Israel

Others | 28 August 2011
CAIRO: Over a thousand protesters gathered in front of the Israeli embassy following Friday prayers in what was dubbed the “Friday of Expelling the Ambassador”, reiterating their demands to cut diplomatic ties with Israel, after the shooting of five Egyptian soldiers on the borders on Aug. 19... More

Egypt court moves against Israel

Others | 28 August 2011
CAIRO - A Cairo court is due to start on September 11 a case in which a lawyer is asking the Egyptian Government to expel the Israeli envoy in Cairo over the killing of Egyptian policemen on the Egyptian-Israeli border, as a judicial authority plans to file a lawsuit requesting Israel pay $5 billion in compensation from the same incident... More

Diesel fuel crisis deepens

Others | 28 August 2011
CAIRO – A renewed diesel fuel shortage, which has hit Egypt's gov- ernorates over the past few days, has left many truck drivers fuming Friday. A similar shortage has also been reported from the coastal city of Alexandria, a major oil consumer that lies 220km north of Cairo, to Delta Governorates of Qalubia, Menufia, Kafr el- Sheikh and Damietta... More

Probe into deaths of 7,000 Egypt policemen in 1986

Others | 25 August 2011
CAIRO - Egypt's Prosecutor Abdel-Meguid Mahmoud ordered an investigation into a report accusing former president.. More

36 rights groups condemn smear campaign, call for more independence

Others | 25 August 2011
CAIRO: Thirty-six rights groups condemned on Wednesday the government's "smear campaign," in which they are accused of "high treason" for receiving foreign funding and serving foreign agendas. "We denounce the continuation of the organized smear campaigns designed to impugn these groups patriotism," the groups said in a joint statement during a press conference Wednesday morning... More

Egypt hospital in a critical condition

Others | 25 August 2011
CAIRO - Qasr el-Aini, the largest State-run hospital in Egypt, which offers free medical services to thousands each month, is facing a security crisis that has compelled its administration to intermittently close its doors... More

Egypt is not withdrawing Israel envoy - diplomat

Others | 24 August 2011
CAIRO - Egypt is not preparing to withdraw its ambassador to Israel, an Egyptian diplomat said late on Tuesday, playing down an earlier threat to bring home the envoy in protest at the killing of five Egyptian security personnel near the Israeli border. .. More

Egypt's FM heads to Qatar

Others | 24 August 2011
CAIRO – Egypt's Foreign Minister Mohamed Kamel Amr flew on Tuesday to Qatar on a two-day visit, the official Middle East News Agency reported. Amr is scheduled to take part in the meeting of the Arab Peace Initiative Committee to put the final touches ahead of going to the United Nations to call for complete membership of Palestine. The committee will call on the UN to recognise Palestine as an independent state and it will discuss the exerted efforts to halt Israeli assaults on Palestinians in Gaza Strip. .. More

President of Cairo University, three others resign ahead of elections

Others | 24 August 2011
CAIRO: The president of Cairo University, Hossam Kamel, and presidents of Helwan, Fayoum and Al-Wadi Al-Gadeed universities resigned Tuesday before the end of their term ahead of the first ever elections to choose new leaderships... More

Rights group demands dismissal of Prosecutor General

Others | 23 August 2011
CAIRO: The Arabic Network for Human Rights Information (ANHRI) called on Tuesday for sacking the Prosecutor General Abdel Meguid Mahmoud, describing it as an "urgent necessity" to restore confidence in the prosecution. "The Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) as the current ruler of the country can sack the Prosecutor General and appoint another one," Gamal Eid, head of ANHRI, said at a press conference... More

AI calls on Egyptian parties to prioritise shantytowns

Others | 23 August 2011
CAIRO – Amnesty International (AI) has appealed to Egypt’s political parties to give priority to shantytowns, in order to achieve social justice and dignity, two of the recent revolution's demands, the official Middle East News Agency reports... More

Egypt's bourse slips amid low volumes

Others | 23 August 2011
CAIRO - Driven by local selling, Egyptian stocks slipped on Tuesday amid low volumes, traders said. Volume hit LE226 million ($38 million), according to Bourse data. Arab and non-Arabs made net purchses worth LE1.8 million and LE4.1 million respectively. Locals made net sell-offs worth LE5.9 million. .. More

Egypt cabinet to meet as Israel tensions linger

Others | 22 August 2011
CAIRO - Egypt's cabinet was due on Monday to discuss growing lawlessness along the border with Israel as pressure grew for a tough response to the killing of five Egyptian security personnel that has inflamed tension between the two neighbours. .. More

Student Union of Egyptian Universities holds first elections since 70s

Others | 22 August 2011
CAIRO: For the first time in decades, the executive office for the Student Union for Egyptian Universities was elected, with the participation of public and private universities from across the country. The executive office includes seven members, five from public universities and two from private universities... More

MFO says Israel entered Egypt, committed violations: MENA

Others | 22 August 2011
CAIRO: A monitoring force stationed in the Sinai in keeping with the 1979 peace treaty between Egypt and Israel said Israel violated it when its troops entered Egyptian territory and fired on security personnel, state news agency MENA reported on Saturday... More

Egyptian protesters call for expelling Israeli ambassador

Others | 21 August 2011
CAIRO: Around 300 people protested in front of the Israeli embassy in Cairo after Friday.. More

Egypt, Israel try to defuse tension over killings

Others | 21 August 2011
CAIRO (Updated) - Egypt and Israel sought on Sunday to defuse a diplomatic crisis over the killing of five Egyptian security personnel during an Israeli operation against cross-border raiders, but crowds of Egyptians protested at the Israeli embassy in Cairo overnight. .. More

Egypt 'Spiderman' earns hero status with Israel flag protest

Others | 21 August 2011
CAIRO: A lone protester became a hero to an exultant crowd of Egyptians and many more online by hauling down the Star of David flag atop Israel's embassy in Cairo after the border killing of Egyptian policemen. More than 1,000 protesters gathered outside the Israeli embassy early Sunday and let off celebratory fireworks when the man clambered to the top floor of a high-rise housing the mission, replacing the flag with an Egyptian one... More

Political powers agree on 'advisory' Azhar charter

Others | 18 August 2011
CAIRO: Most of Egypt's prominent political powers including Islamic groups agreed on Wednesday on a charter of constitutional principles proposed by Al-Azhar as slong as it is advisory not binding. "This consensus over the charter allows it to be a guide while drafting the constitution," Grand Sheikh of Al-Azhar Ahmed Al-Tayeb said at the meeting... More

Egypt Nour applies for New Party

Others | 18 August 2011
CAIRO - Presidential hopeful Ayman Nour submitted documents to the Parties Affairs Committee seeking approval for a new party. .. More

Egypt lawyer wants trial broadcast

Others | 18 August 2011
CAIRO - An Egyptian lawyer started legal proceedings to challenge a decision by the judge trying former president Hosni Mubarak and his two sons to ban the live broadcast of the trial, insisting that the decision is illegal and unconstitutional. .. More