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Egypt to start parliamentary vote on Nov.21 – media

Others | 18 September 2011
CAIRO - Egypt will start parliamentary elections on Nov. 21, Al Arabiya Television and the Al-Ahram newspaper reported on Saturday, the country's first vote since a popular uprising toppled President Hosni Mubarak in February after 30 years of autocratic rule. .. More

Interior minister orders investigation into Alexandria torture claims

Others | 18 September 2011
CAIRO: Minister of Interior Mansour El-Essawy ordered an investigation into the case of an Alexandria citizen who alleged he was tortured and sodomized at a police station earlier this month, the official news agency MENA reported... More

Egypt's health catastrophe

Others | 18 September 2011
CAIRO - ASIDE from the political and financial charges facing the toppled president and members of his corrupted regime, some people are calling for questioning Mubarak over the health disaster that has hit Egyptians, putting them at the top of the world's list of people suffering from liver cancer and diabetes. “Mubarak's regime should be questioned for the crime they committed against Egyptians' health,” said Dr Alaa Eddin Ibrahim, professor of liver diseases at Benha University's School of Medicine... More

Egypt's activists call for march only

Others | 15 September 2011
CAIRO – Egypt’s activists and political powers on Thursday called for a one million man march on Friday afternoon, lasting until 6pm, but not for a sit-in, the official Middle East News Agency reports. The march, to be held in Tahrir Square and other main squares nationwide, will be launched under the slogan, ‘No to the Emergency Law’... More

Egypt, Turkey target $10 bln investments in four years

Others | 15 September 2011
CAIRO: Egypt and Turkey will increase bilateral investments to $10 billion over the next four years, officials said in Cairo on Wednesday. Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his Egyptian counterpart Essam Sharaf signed an agreement to increase and enhance the "strategic economic relationship" and boost investments at the Turkish-Egyptian Economic Forum on Wednesday... More

Ahly on tough mission on Friday

Others | 15 September 2011
CAIRO – Egypt's Al-Ahly are on a tough mission on Friday when they host Esperance of Tunisia in the African Champions League quarters in Cairo Stadium. It is a crucial game as Al-Ahly must beat Group B leaders Esperance by two goals in the Cairo match to guarantee a place in the last four... More

Egypt ex-spy chief testifies in Mubarak trial

Others | 14 September 2011
CAIRO (Updated 1) - Egypt's ex-intelligence chief Omar Suleiman testified on Tuesday in the trial of former president Hosni Mubarak who faces charges of involvement in the killings of protesters, state television said. There were no further details about the testimony which was held behind closed doors... More

Doctors begin full strike at 20 public hospitals

Others | 14 September 2011
CAIRO: About 1,500 doctors started Tuesday a full, open strike at 20 public hospitals nationwide until their demands are met, following a three-day partial strike. "Since Saturday, no health ministry officials attempted to talk to us which made us resort to escalation measures," Ahmed Atef, a plastic surgeon at El-Nil hospital in Qalyoubiya's Shoubra El-Kheima district, told Daily News Egypt... More

Most Egyptians want Mubarak to be tried – poll

Others | 14 September 2011
CAIRO – A recent poll conducted by the Cabinet has revealed that about 67 per cent of Egyptians want ousted president Hosni Mubarak to be tried, while 13 per cent are against the idea, the official Middle East News Agency reported on Tuesday. Twenty per cent of the 1,000 citizens polled abstained from giving an opinion. .. More

Legal experts say amending, extending emergency law illegal

Others | 13 September 2011
CAIRO: The new amendments to the emergency law announced by the ruling army council are illegal, experts argued Monday. The council said the state of emergency would continue until mid next year. "Legally, an emergency state can only be applied in cases of natural disasters, war and epidemics. An amendment should only be related to these three factors," director of the Arab Center for the Independence of the Judiciary and Legal Profession Nasser Amin said... More

Separating Shoura and PA elections will facilitate voting process, say experts

Others | 13 September 2011
CAIRO: Holding the Shoura Council and People’s Assembly elections separately "makes the voting process less complicated and reduces the number of potential invalid votes," said experts. According to a statement issued by the official Middle East News Agency (MENA) on Monday, the PA elections will be held first followed by the Shoura Council elections under full judicial supervision, in a bid to secure and guarantee a free and fair process... More

Egypt inflation down to 8.5 percent in August

Others | 13 September 2011
CAIRO: Egypt’s overall annual inflation in August reached 8.5 percent, easing from 10.4 percent in July, according to the Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics. The figure is at the lowest it has been in months since the popular uprising that ousted former president Hosni Mubarak earlier this year... More

El-Sherif, Sorour deny involvement in 'Camel Battle'

Others | 12 September 2011
CAIRO: CAIRO: Former secretary general of the disbanded National Democratic.. More

Egypt's prisons back to normal

Others | 12 September 2011
CAIRO - Almost nine months after the January 25 revolution started, the conditions in Egyptian prisons were back to normal, according to First Assistant Minister of the Interior Mohamed Naguib. Mansour el-Essawi, Minister of the Interior, ordered to draw up a reconstruction plan to repair what got damaged by militants during and after the revolution. .. More

SCAF's Tantawi fails to attend Mubarak trial; testimony rescheduled

Pope Shenouda III | 12 September 2011
CAIRO: Egypt's military ruler and one-time confidant of Hosni Mubarak failed Sunday to attend a court session in which he was expected to offer highly anticipated testimony about the former president's alleged role in the death of protesters... More

Egypt's security stepped up over Israel embassy

Others | 11 September 2011
CAIRO (Updated) - Egypt said Saturday it would send those who incited or took part in the violence targeting the Israeli Embassy in Cairo to an emergency state security court, pledging to protect all embassies in Egypt, after three people were killed in the overnight clashes outside the Israeli embassy. Information Minister Osama Hassan Heikal stressed that Egypt had passed a 'crucial' day on Friday that made "Egyptians feel worried over some behaviours, which jeaopardise the Egyptian revolution and tarnishes the state's image inside and outside". .. More

Egypt says will apply emergency law

Others | 11 September 2011
CAIRO - Egypt affirmed on Saturday its ‘total commitment’ to protecting all embassies in Egypt, after three people were killed in overnight clashes that followed an attack on the Israeli mission... More

Egypt inflation slows as food costs ease

Others | 11 September 2011
CAIRO - Egypt's inflation rate declined in August as food prices, one of the causes of the unrest that toppled President Hosni Mubarak, rose at a slower pace... More

Military ruler to testify in Mubarak trial

Others | 8 September 2011
CAIRO: The head of Egypt's ruling military council will testify in a closed session next week to a court that is trying ousted President Hosni Mubarak over charges of conspiring to kill protesters, Judge Ahmed Refaat said on Wednesday. Both the defense and prosecution sought the testimony of Field Marshal Mohammed Tantawi, who was Mubarak's defense minister and is now the military ruler... More

Subsidies in Egypt not meeting needs of the poor

Others | 8 September 2011
CAIRO - Shabaan Ahmed who comes from the Delta governorate of Beheira and works for a family in the capital goes every two months to what is known as the district 'supply grocer'. Shabaan does not get subsidised foodstuff, such as rice, sugar and cooking oil, for himself but for his employer's family, who can actually afford to buy these items from the nearest supermarket at the going market prices. .. More

Egypt's stocks dip slightly

Others | 8 September 2011
CAIRO - Egypt's main indexes dipped on Wednesday on local and non-Arabs sell-offs, traders said. Locals and non-Arabs made net sell-offs worth LE15.7 million and LE36.5 million respectively, while Arab investors made net purchases worth LE52.2 million, according to Bourse data. The benchmark index EGX30 slipped 0.02 to 4,727.40 points. The broader indexes EGX70 and EGX100 also fell, dipping 0.51 and 0.45 per cent to 590.40 and 873.22 points respectively... More