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Moussa: Brotherhood supreme guide will rule Egypt through Shater

Others | 3 April 2012
The Muslim Brotherhood’s decision to nominate its deputy supreme guide, Khairat al-Shater, for president will oblige other candidates — especially Islamists — to rearrange their priorities, presidential candidate Amr Moussa has said... More

Egypt foreign reserves fall $660.6 million to $15.1 billion in March: Central bank

Others | 3 April 2012
Egypt's net foreign reserves fell to $15.119 billion at the end of March, Egypt's central bank announced on its website on Monday... More

Shafiq says confident of winning presidential bid

Others | 3 April 2012
Presidential hopeful Ahmed Shafiq said Monday his decision to run for presidency is final and that discussions in the media over his withdrawal are completely untrue. “I made my decision to run for president,” Shafiq said in a statement. “I’m confident in my ability to lead Egypt during this hard time and transfer it to an advanced society. In case I win, I pledge that my term will exemplify wise rule, and I pledge that I will be the president who listens to the people.”.. More

Mubarak's intelligence chief presidential campaign still gathering endorsements

Others | 3 April 2012
New reports spread on Monday morning that former vice president Omar Suleiman was going to submit his presidential candidacy later on the same day after weeks of rumours and unconfirmed news that he will join the presidential race... More

France: Egyptians must elect revolution-minded president

Others | 3 April 2012
Egyptians must elect the person most capable of achieving the values of the 25 January revolution in the upcoming presidential elections, French Foreign Ministry spokesperson Bernard Valero said on Monday According to state-owned MENA news service, the statement was made during a press conference in which France explained its position on the current developments in Egypt... More

Egypt football disaster trial set for 17 April

Others | 1 April 2012
Seventy-five people are to stand trial on 17 April in connection with the Port Said football violence last month that left more than 70 people dead, state news agency MENA said Saturday. Nine policemen are among the defendants in the trial, which will be held in Cairo for security reasons, it reported... More

Presidential hopeful Khaled Ali pledges to reform public sector

Others | 1 April 2012
Presidential hopeful Khaled Ali has called for the need to reform the management of the public sector, while promising to also support the private sector if he wins the elections. In a campaign rally at Mamar Square in Ismailia, Ali said "Public sector companies achieve [huge] profits, such as the Holding Company for Chemicals, which made LE1.9 billion out of a total profit of LE3.9 billion made by public sector companies.".. More

Interior Ministry refuses to host Ahly-Ethiopian Coffee match in Egypt

Others | 1 April 2012
The Ministry of Interior Saturday morning refused to allow an Ahly FC versus Ethiopian Coffee FC match scheduled for 8 April to be held at Egypt's Military Academy Stadium. The game is part of the second-leg matches in round 32 of the African Champions League... More

Abul-Fotouh fears voter buyout in upcoming presidential elections

Others | 1 April 2012
Presidential candidate Abdel Moneim Abul-Fotouh held a popular campaign rally in the town of Nagaa Hammadi in the governorate of Qena Friday. "If this country is ruled again by the imbeciles and the corrupt, it will be an infringement on the revolution," Abul-Fotouh said during the speech he made at the rally... More

Presidential elections commission accuses Abu Ismail of illegal campaigning

Others | 1 April 2012
The Higher Presidential Elections Commission (HPEC) filed a complaint against presidential contender Hazem Salah Abu Ismail late Friday, accusing him of illegal campaigning. Earlier on the same day, thousands supporting Abu Ismail embarked on massive car parades and marches, using his banners and slogans as he submitted his presidential candidacy papers to HPEC headquarters... More

At Parliament sit-in, ultras 'will never stop singing' for demands

Others | 30 March 2012
Fire leaps out of the vat of fry oil Hatem uses to make falafel at his small restaurant. Usually, this is an accident and an occupational hazard that occurs when water makes contact with the hot oil. But this time, it’s intentional. Hatem is contributing to the pyrotechnics of the Ahly ultras who have been setting off fireworks, chanting and singing during their four-day-long sit-in across from his small restaurant near the barricades outside Parliament... More

Court sentences former housing minister, Alaa Mubarak's father-in-law to prison

Others | 30 March 2012
An Egyptian court on Thursday sentenced former Housing Minister Mohamed Ibrahim Suleiman, Alaa Mubarak’s father-in-law Magdy Rasekh, and businessmen Yahya al-Komi and Imad al-Hazeq on charges of illegally seizing state land and squandering public funds. The Cairo Criminal Court sentenced Suleiman to eight years in prison, according to the state-owned Middle East News Agency (MENA).. More

El-Hariri: Parliament should be dismissed, there is no such thing as Islamic trend

Others | 30 March 2012
On the "Cairo Today" talk show on Wednesday, presented by TV Anchor Amr Adeeb on Orbit channel, presidential contender Abul-Ezz El-Hariri asserted that the People's Assembly should be dismissed, adding that he did not see a Islamic trend in Egypt. El-Hariri, an elected MP and long-time political activist, is running on the Socialist Popular Alliance (SPA) ticket... More

Four Muslim preachers banned from entering France

Others | 30 March 2012
France said Thursday it had banned four Muslim preachers from entering France to attend an Islamic conference, saying their "calls for hatred and violence" were a threat to public order. President Nicolas Sarkozy had wanted to ban the high-profile Islamic clerics from attending the conference next month in the wake of a series of killings by Al-Qaeda inspired gunman Mohamed Merah that shocked France... More

Ayman Nour announces presidential bid

Others | 30 March 2012
Prominent liberal politician Ayman Nour said Thursday he will run for president after submitting his initial candidacy papers to the Presidential Elections Commission on Friday. In a press conference, Nour, who is head of the Ghad al-Thawra Party, said the party’s supreme authority decided in a meeting on Thursday to have him represent it in the election... More

Coalition to create 'alternative' constituent assembly

Others | 29 March 2012
A coalition of members of the constituent assembly who have recently resigned from the body, together with key political and civil society figures, announced they would be forming an alternative assembly in a press conference Tuesday. In a signed statement, the coalition declared their "utter refusal" of the process by which members were elected. They confirmed they would be drafting their own version of the constitution that would better reflect Egypt's "plurality and diversity." .. More

Army gets 4.2% of state budget, says SCAF member

Others | 29 March 2012
Major General Mahmoud Nasr, assistant defense minister for finance and member of the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces, said that only 4.2 percent of the state budget is allocated for the army, which is less than half the budget of the Education Ministry, despite the magnitude of the armed forces’ expenses. “This is why the army is investing in other businesses, such as foodstuff and garments, to generate income,” he said in a press briefing Tuesday. “And all our expenditures are supervised by the Central Auditing Agency.”.. More

April 6 Democratic Front calls for dismissal of constituent assembly

Pope Shenouda III | 29 March 2012
The April 6 Youth Movement (Democratic Front) has called for the amendment of articles 28 and 60 of the constitutional declaration issued by the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) in March 2011. Article 28 deals with the method of electing the president and article 60 deals with the formation of the constituent assembly tasked with drafting Egypt's new constitution... More

Tantawi: Different social groups should participate in writing constitution

Others | 29 March 2012
The heads of parties and political powers represented in the People's Assembly agreed in a meeting with Field Marshal Hussein Tantawi, Egypt’s military leader, to meet again within two days to discuss their ideas of how to resolve the constitution standoff. During the meeting Tuesday, Tantawi said the armed forces had a plan for the road ahead since the beginning of the interim period... More

Cairo Court of Appeals president survives no-confidence vote

Others | 29 March 2012
The majority of the Cairo Court of Appeals General Assembly voted that court president Abdel Moez Ibrahim stay in office, Al-Masry Al-Youm reported on Tuesday. Out of a total of 861 judges, 310 attended the assembly, just over the 287 judges to meet a quorum. Al-Ahram newspaper reported that 154 judges voted in favor of Ibrahim and 101 voted against. Ahmed al-Zend, president of the Judges Club, attended the assembly and announced the results... More

Left-wing Tagammu Party to nominate reformist Judge Bastawisi for president

Others | 29 March 2012
Hesham El Bastawisi, reformist judge and ex-vice president of the Court of Cassation, announced in a press conference Tuesday, that he will enter the upcoming presidential elections as the candidate of the the left-wing Tagammu party... More