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Islamist MPs criticize niqab-ban for nurses

Others | 24 April 2012
Members of Parliament’s Health Committee, who belong to the Islamist Freedom and Justice and Nour parties, have denounced certain hospitals and nursing schools for banning nurses from wearing the niqab... More

Brotherhood rejects Salafi proposal to agree on one Islamist presidential candidate

Others | 24 April 2012
The Muslim Brotherhood group has renewed its commitment to running in the presidential election, and rejected a proposal by the Salafi-led Nour Party to agree on one Islamist candidate and support him for the presidency... More

Abdel Moneim Abouel Fotouh finds support among liberals and Islamists alike

Others | 24 April 2012
A politician expelled from the Muslim Brotherhood is finding support among liberals and Islamists alike in his bid for Egypt's presidency, challenging the group he helped lead with a message that spans divisions in a polarized society... More

Nour Party delegation to visit Gaza to discuss 'abducted Egyptian officers'

Others | 23 April 2012
The head of Nour Party, Emad Eddin Abdel Ghaffour, arrived at the Rafah border crossing Saturday leading a delegation of Salafi leaders on their way to the Gaza Strip, security sources in North Sinai said. Abdel Ghaffour will visit Gaza to discuss the alleged abduction of three Egyptian officers who disappeared after the breakout of Egypt's 25 January revolution. They are believed to have been kidnapped by Salafi-oriented Palestinian factions... More

Brotherhood presidential candidate Mursi will resign as party chief if he wins

Others | 23 April 2012
Muslim Brotherhood's presidential hopeful, Mohamed Mursi, said during a press conference on Saturday that he would resign as the chairman of the Freedom and Justice Party (FJP) should he emerge as the winner in Egypt's elections, due to start on 23 May... More

Abu Ismail supporters stage sit-in in Tahrir following mass protest

Others | 23 April 2012
Supporters of excluded presidential hopeful Hazem Salah Abu Ismail began a sit-in in Tahrir Square Saturday morning, as the square became quiet and traffic almost returned to normal following a mass protest on Friday... More

Museum for late Pope Shenouda's belongings to be established

Others | 23 April 2012
Father Pachomious, the acting pope, has agreed to establish a large museum to display the belongings of late Pope Shenouda III at the Father Bishoy Cathedral in Wadi al-Natron, the state news agency reported Saturday... More

It's not about me, it's about Egypt, says Brotherhood's El-Shater

Others | 23 April 2012
One day after Tuesday's decision by the Supreme Presidential Electoral Commission (SPEC) to uphold a ruling that disqualified him from the presidential race, Khairat El-Shater told a rally that the decision was unjust but insisted, "it's not about me, it's about Egypt.".. More

'Nose job' Salafist MP apologises for 'lies' in People's Assembly

Others | 20 April 2012
Al-Nour Party MP Anwar El-Balkimy, who became known as "Nose job" Salafist MP, apologised on-air in today's session of the People's Assembly — Egypt's lower house of parliament — for lying about alleged facial injuries in March. He claimed he was victim of a violent attack while the truth was he underwent plastic surgery on his nose... More

New Brotherhood candidate for Egypt vote may struggle

Others | 20 April 2012
The man thrust unexpectedly into the limelight as the Muslim Brotherhood's candidate to lead Egypt is a mild-mannered figure whose low public profile may leave him struggling against more forceful rivals vying for the votes of Islamists and others... More

Calls for protest against Egypt's Grand Mufti for visiting Jerusalem

Others | 20 April 2012
A number of of Al-Azhar students and political activists called for a protest Friday in front of Al-Azhar's administrative office after Grand Mufti Ali Gomaa made a rare visit to Jerusalem Wednesday for the inauguration of the Imam Ghazali chair of Islamic studies under the auspices of the Jordanian Al-Bayt Foundation... More

Shater warns of extended military rule and worsening economy

Others | 20 April 2012
Muslim Brotherhood leader Khairat al-Shater shrugged off his disqualification from the presidential race as “a crime,” accusing the ruling military junta of interfering with the presidential election process and stalling “a genuine” handover of power to civilians... More

Former Brotherhood leader prays group will lose presidential race

Others | 19 April 2012
A former Muslim Brotherhood supreme guide said Tuesday he is praying that the Brotherhood’s presidential bid will fail. .. More

With main candidate out, Brotherhood throws weight behind Morsy

Others | 19 April 2012
The Muslim Brotherhood has announced that Mohamed Morsy, chairman of its Freedom and Justice Party, will replace former deputy Supreme Guide Khairat al-Shater as its candidate for the presidential election slated for May... More

El-Shater's presidential ban 'scandalous political plan', says Brotherhood

Others | 19 April 2012
The head of the legal committee for the Muslim Brotherhood's Freedom and Justice Party (FJP) declared Tuesday on their official webpage ikhwanonline.com, that the legal status of their presidential hopeful Khairat El-Shater was sound and described his elimination from the presidential race as a "scandalous political plan.".. More

Brotherhood denies making proposal for consensus on presidency

Others | 19 April 2012
Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood on Tuesday denied news reports that group leader Mohamed Badie had proposed an initiative to open talks with all Egyptian political orientations in an effort to reach consensus on a single presidential candidate and on the reformulation of the constituent assembly tasked with drafting a new constitution... More

Abu Ismail calls US documents proving mother's dual citizenship a 'fraud'

Others | 18 April 2012
Recently disqualified presidential hopeful Hazem Salah Abu Ismail said Monday that the Presidential Elections Commission’s documents proving his mother’s American citizenship are “nonsense and fraudulent,” posting annotated photocopies on his Facebook page... More

Presidential hopeful Abu-Ismail supporters continue sit-in outside electoral commission

Others | 18 April 2012
Hundreds of supporters of presidential hopeful Sheikh Hazem Abu-Ismail began an open ended sit-in on Monday night, insisting that they will not leave until the Supreme Presidential Electoral Commission (SPEC) announces its decision about his appeal... More

Brotherhood businessman urges business to play role in development

Others | 18 April 2012
One month after the regime of former President Hosni Mubarak fell, in March 2011, Hassan Malek was released from jail. He had spent four years and three months in prison, alongside 39 others, including Muslim Brotherhood leader and, until yesterday, presidential candidate Khairat al-Shater, on charges of illegally funding the Muslim Brotherhood, a group that was banned under Mubarak, and for alleged money laundering... More

History of Patriarchs also a history of Egypt

Others | 18 April 2012
Tareekh Al-Batareka (History of the Patriarchs) by Sawiris Ibn El-Mokafaa, verified by Abdel-Aziz Gamaleddin, Cairo: General Organisation for Cultural Palaces (GOCP), 2012. 10 volumes.. More

Muslim Brotherhood to launch chain store

Others | 18 April 2012
Investors affiliated with the Muslim Brotherhood plan to launch a chain store in two months, which they expect to acquire a great share of the retail market in Egypt... More