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Chinese workers freed after Cairo kidnapping: Embassy

Others | 1 March 2012
Two Chinese workers, kidnapped for ransom in Cairo on Thursday in a sign of growing insecurity a year after the ouster of Hosni Mubarak, were released after several hours, an embassy official said. "They are free," embassy spokesperson Lu Jingchun told AFP, without providing details of how the pair's release had been secured. Earlier, another embassy official told AFP the kidnappers were seeking a ransom payment... More

Only Sharia law can fully destroy Mubarak regime, says Al-Qaeda leader

Others | 1 March 2012
Al-Qaeda leader Ayman El-Zawahiri has released a video on the internet in which he says only the imposition of Islamic Sharia law can completely rid Egypt of the Mubarak regime. El-Zawahiri, who became Al-Qaeda chief after Osama Bin Laden was assassinated last year, said Egypt must stop being at the US's beck and call and begin a new chapter by annulling the Camp David agreement with Israel... More

Lawsuit of defamation of religions against Eng.Sawirus is dismissed

Others | 1 March 2012
“Dismissing the lawsuits agianst Naguib Sawirus by “kasr Al Nil” court, which accused him of defamation of Islamic religion, is asserting a legal rule concerning such cases which is destined for the Attorney General by Egyptian law” said Dr. Naguib Gebrael, the head of the Egyptian Federation for Human Rights. Adding that the court declared the lawsuits were dismissed as they were raised by some lawyers who are not meant to raise such cases... More

Masked men break into a pharmacy of a Coptic man in Nag Hammadi

Others | 1 March 2012
Three masked men with automatic guns have broken into “El Horia” pharmacy which is run by pharmacist “Ramy Yacoub” and is owned by one of his relatives in Nag Hammadi. The pharmacy is located behind a police station in Nag Hamadi in the governorate of Qena... More

Judges in Egypt NGOs case abruptly recuse themselves, trial delayed

Others | 1 March 2012
Three judges in charge of handling the recent government case against a number of US and Egyptian non-governmental organisations (NGOs) announced Tuesday afternoon that they have recused themselves "for reasons of discomfort," without giving an explanation... More

Egyptian arrested at Cairo airport on suspicion of Al-Qaeda link

Others | 1 March 2012
Egyptian national Mohamed Ibrahim Makkawi was arrested at Cairo International Airport on Wednesday afternoon upon his arrival from the UAE on suspicions that he was in fact Seif Al-Adel, a former leader of international terror outfit "Al-Qaeda.".. More

Egypt presidency polls slated for 23 May

Others | 1 March 2012
The first round of Egypt’s first post-Mubarak presidential elections will be held on 23 and 24 May, with final results to be announced on 21 June, the Supreme Committee for Presidential Elections announced at a Wednesday press conference... More

The Wafd Party is at the forefront thanks to the Copts in Bani Suef

Others | 13 December 2011
The majority of Copts in Bani Suef, Ehnasia, Naser, and Al Wasta will surely vote for the good of Al Wafd Party. However, the choice of the list had sharp fights among the Coptic youths. Most of the youths ask for supporting the party of” Constant Revolution” for its liberal ideas. The attitudes of the Wafd Party such as its union with the Brotherhood besides the fact that the Wafd newspaper keeps attacking the Copts lately have angered the youths. .. More

The campaign of awareness in the governorates of the second and third phases

Coptsunited | 13 December 2011
Cairo Centre for the Studies of Human Rights has started a campaign of awareness in the governorates that are supposed to have elections in the second and third phases. The campaign is titled as “You must know” It aims at explaining the electoral system and supporting the political contribution besides explaining the selection criteria within the citizenship contest of the citizenship principles and the lack of religious and ideological discrimination... More

Conflict getting worse among the parties in Suez: The Brotherhood The Free Egyptians and The Light make progress

Others | 12 December 2011
The Suez governorate witnesses a conflict among 12 parties for the membership of the People’s Assembly. The main parties there are: The Muslim Brotherhood, The Free Egyptians, and The Salafi. The Brotherhood relies on the marches and opening a number of committees in various areas especially the popular ones besides gathering their supporters. The party of “The Free Egyptians” have great popularity among youth and the Copts support them as well. Though its recent experience, it becomes a symbol of “The Egyptian Mass” which depends on the educated class... More

The British House of Lords: Palestinians have more rights in Israel than Christians do have in Egypt

Others | 12 December 2011
Yesterday The House of Lords discussed in four hours the position of the religious minorities in the East especially Christians. The members of the assembly talked about the position of Christians in Middle East asserting that Democracy would be ill-used and would lead to more violence against the minority... More

Panetta visiting Egypt amid spy suspense

Others | 5 October 2011
CAIRO: Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, America's former top spymaster, is meeting with Egyptian leaders to urge them to release a US-born man being held for allegedly being an Israeli spy. Egypt has accused Ilan Grapel, 27, of being a Mossad agent — a claim Israel denies. And his detention since June has escalated criticism of Egypt's military, which took over rule of the country after the ouster of Hosni Mubarak in February... More

Egypt court postpones TMG hearing

Others | 5 October 2011
CAIRO - An Egyptian court on Tuesday postponed a hearing over a case involving a land sale to the country's biggest listed developer that has rattled the property sector, sparking uproar among home-owners in the courtroom. Talaat Moustafa Group's (TMG) $3 billion Madinaty project, which makes up the bulk of its land holdings, has been caught in a legal dispute since last year over the purchase of land directly from the state instead of through a public auction... More

ElBaradei calls for end to military trials, emergency law in labor meeting

Others | 5 October 2011
CAIRO: Presidential hopeful Mohamed ElBaradei called on Field Marshal Hussein Tantawy to cancel the emergency law, implement the treachery act and put an end to military trials for civilians at a meeting with workers in Helwan on Monday. ElBaradei, however, said that if trust in the Egyptian army is lost then Egypt will lose. “But we cannot say we trust you,” referring to the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF), “because trust comes from credibility which was lost long ago,” he said... More

Egypt's politicians divided on transition plan

Others | 4 October 2011
CAIRO - Mixed reactions greeted a plan agreed jointly between a group of political parties and the ruling military council on Saturday for suspending the controversial Emergency Law, stopping military trials for civilians and allowing party candidates to contest seats specified for independents during the forthcoming parliamentary polls, slated for late next month. .. More

Rights groups meet intelligence chief

Others | 4 October 2011
CAIRO: Three Egyptian rights organizations met with Egypt’s Intelligence Chief Mourad Mowafi Wednesday to discuss the deterioration in Egypt’s human rights record and how to confront it. The meeting was attended by Head of the Cairo Center for Human Rights Studies Bahy El-Din Hassan, Director of the Egyptian Center for Social and Economic Rights Khalid Ali, founder of the Hisham Mubarak Law Center Ahmed Seif Al-Islam and other human rights advocates. .. More

FJP, Al-Wafd still to reconsider joint party list

Others | 4 October 2011
CAIRO: The Freedom and Justice Party along with Al-Wafd will discuss Tuesday whether the two will contest parliamentary elections on a joint party list, officials announced at a conference late Sunday. The announcement came hours after both told the media that they are no longer planning to run under one list. In a private meeting held Sunday, however, other member parties of the Democratic Alliance convinced representatives of the FJP and Al-Wafd to reconsider their position for the benefit of the Alliance... More

Clinton urges Egypt to respect state and people's rights

Others | 3 October 2011
WASHINGTON: Secretary of State Hillary Clinton voiced hope that Egypt's new leadership will respect the civil rights of people of varied political and religious views, in an interview released Saturday. "You want an Egypt where people are free to be liberal, fundamentalists, conservative, progressive, whatever their particular views are, but showing respect for the state, for the institutions of the state, and the rights of the people. And that's what I see you searching for and moving toward," Clinton told Egypt's Al-Hayat television... More

US met with Egypt Islamists - US diplomat

Others | 3 October 2011
CAIRO - US officials met members of the Muslim Brotherhood's political party, a US diplomat said, after Washington announced it would have direct contacts with Egypt's biggest Islamist group whose role has grown since US ally Hosni Mubarak was ousted. Washington announced the plans in June, portraying such contacts as the continuation of an earlier policy. But analysts said it reflected a new approach to the way it dealt with a group which Mubarak banned from politics... More

Egypt bourse up on relief rally

Others | 3 October 2011
CAIRO/DUBAI - Egypt's bourse rose on Sunday on relief that a weekend protest to demand a swifter move to civilian rule was less violent than some investors feared, while trading was muted on most Gulf markets. .. More

Protesters demand civilian rule to reclaim revolution

Others | 2 October 2011
CAIRO: Thousands of protesters rallied in Tahrir Square on Friday dubbed "Reclaiming.. More