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Parliament approves amendments to military judiciary law

Others | 24 April 2012
The People’s Assembly's Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee on Sunday approved a proposal submitted by a member of the ruling military council that says the military judiciary should be the only authority to decide on whether the cases submitted to it are under its jurisdiction.. More

Egypt unilaterally cancels gas deal with Israel

Others | 24 April 2012
Egypt has unilaterally terminated its natural gas export contract with Israel, a shareholder in the export operating company, East Mediterranean Gas Company (EMG), said Sunday night... More

Amr Moussa reluctant to criticize SCAF

Others | 24 April 2012
Presidential candidate Amr Moussa is noncommittal on the future role of the Supreme Council of Armed Forces, saying it is not the right time to discuss the future powers of the generals that have been running Egypt for the past 14 months... More

Egypt civil society groups to monitor presidential election

Others | 24 April 2012
Supreme Presidential Electoral Commission (SPEC) Secretary-General Hatem Bagato announced Sunday that Egyptian civil society organisations registered by the Ministry of Social Solidarity would be able to monitor the upcoming presidential election, while the role of foreign groups is still under discussion... More

Katatny urges SCAF to endorse bill banning Mubarak’s aide from standing in presidential vote

Others | 24 April 2012
Parliament Speaker Saad al-Katatny on Sunday called on the ruling Supreme Council of the Armed Forces to ratify the political isolation law to be issued on the same day... More

South Sinai governor: Israeli travel warnings aim to affect tourism in Egypt

Others | 23 April 2012
The governor of South Sinai, Major General Khaled Foada, said Saturday that Israel's warning to its citizens not to travel to Sinai "are mere rumors that Israel launch from time to time, especially as tourism in Sharm el-Sheikh recovers.".. More

Egypt police battle street vendors in impoverished area of Imbaba

Others | 23 April 2012
According to the Ministry of Interior official Facebook page, police started a clampdown on "unlicensed street vendors" in the Imbaba district of Ard Ellewa. Several kiosks were forcefully removed because they lacked proper licenses... More

Constitutional Court denies SCAF's request over Disenfranchisement Law

Others | 23 April 2012
Egypt's Supreme Constitutional Court (SCC) rejected on Saturday the military council request to determine the constitutionality of the drafted Disenfranchisement Law before proposed legislation becomes law. The Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) had referred the proposed Disenfranchisement Law to the SCC on Thursday... More

Foreign Ministry denies supporting Suleiman's presidential bid

Others | 23 April 2012
The Foreign Ministry has said it has a neutral position on all presidential candidates, denying claims on some websites that a number of its officials signed a statement asking former spy chief and Vice President Omar Suleiman to put himself forward for presidency... More

Tantawi: Military to hand over power to elected civilian president

Others | 23 April 2012
Field Marshal Hussein Tantawi, head of the ruling Supreme Council of Armed Forces, said Saturday that the armed forces will hand over power to an elected civilian president and guarantee the drafting of a constitution that pleases all Egyptians... More

From a poor neighborhood in Cairo, Moussa promises prosperity for all Egyptians

Others | 20 April 2012
As others have fallen by the wayside, Amr Moussa stepped up his campaign for the Egyptian presidency on Wednesday, going to a informal area of Cairo to launch his platform in a bid to win over voters, whose choices have been narrowed down in only a few days... More

Constitutional court commissioners haven’t finished report on Parliament’s constitutionality

Others | 20 April 2012
Hatem Bagato, head commissioner of the Supreme Constitutional Court, has told Al-Masry Al-Youm that the Commissioners Department in the court hasn’t yet finished its report about the constitutionality of the voting system that elected the current Parliament... More

Coalition call for Friday rally against military rule and regime remnants

Others | 20 April 2012
Thirty-four different political movements and parties have appealed for all Egyptians to join the Friday 20 April demonstrations against former regime remnants and continued military rule, in a statement released Wednesday. The document also adopted a critical tone against the Muslim Brotherhood, asserting they were "dividing revolutionary lines" and should reconsider their stands... More

Elections commission's disqualifications dubious, say experts

Others | 20 April 2012
The list of candidates for Egypt’s next president was finalized on Tuesday evening when the Presidential Elections Commission (PEC) announced that the appeals against disqualification of 10 potential candidates, including several possible frontrunners, had been rejected. As Egypt moves towards the first round of elections on 23 and 24 May, 13 candidates remain... More

Egypt's external debt falling, economy still safe: Finance minister

Others | 20 April 2012
Egypt’s Finance Minister Momtaz El-Saeed announced on Wednesday that the country's external debt shrank by 1.5 per cent to represent 13.3 per cent of GDP in December 2011, down to $33.7 billion against $35 billion in the same month the year before... More

Bill proposes amnesty for Mubarak-era political detainees

Others | 19 April 2012
A People’s Assembly committee on Wednesday approved in principle a bill that would grant comprehensive amnesty to people suspected or convicted of political charges under toppled President Hosni Mubarak. The proposed pardon, approved by the Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee, would apply to convictions handed down between 6 October 1981 — the date of Anwar al-Sadat’s assassination — and 11 February 2011, when Mubarak resigned... More

Egypt's barred presidential candidates react to decision

Others | 19 April 2012
Egypt's Supreme Presidential Electoral Commission (SPEC) announced Tuesday its final decision to disqualify ten candidates from the presidential race, including the Salafist Hazem Salah Abu-Ismail, Muslim Brotherhood Deputy Leader Khairat El-Shater and Mubarak's former intelligence chief Omar Suleiman... More

Sandstorm disrupts road, maritime and air traffic

Others | 19 April 2012
Bad weather in Cairo and several other governorates has severely reduced visibility, disrupted maritime navigation and slowed down traffic. The Egyptian Meteorological Authority on Wednesday warned of bad weather conditions, saying sandstorms are expected to rage and calling on drivers to be cautious... More

Electoral commission upholds ban on 10 presidential candidates

Others | 19 April 2012
The Supreme Presidential Electoral Commission (SPEC) has officially barred 10 contenders from running in upcoming presidential elections, according to Egypt's state news agency, MENA. Tuesday's decision confirms this past weekend's initial disqualification.. More

Activist group: Hasty constitution writing could bring chaos

Others | 19 April 2012
The National Association for Change warned Tuesday against impulsiveness in drafting the country’s new constitution or circumventing the court ruling that suspended the panel tasked with writing it... More

Pro-Mubarak group releases e-book on his 'unprecedented achievements'

Others | 18 April 2012
The ‘Ana Asaf ya Rayas’ (We are sorry Mr President) Facebook pagehas launched an electronic book that detailed the achievements of ousted president Hosni Mubarak... More