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Thousands march to Abbasseya, military withdraws leaving police

Others | 4 May 2012
Thousands of protestors are marching in a rally that started from Fatah Mosque in Ramses Square on Thursday evening heading to Abbasseya, where 11 protesters were killed by suspected supporters of Egypt’s military rulers... More

SCAF denies responsibility for violence, will hold press conference Thursday

Others | 4 May 2012
Egypt’s ruling military council is to hold a press conference on Thursday to give its views on the recent clashes in Abbasseya that left 11 killed, MENA reported. MENA added that the press conference will also tackle recent political developments. The news agency didn’t give further details... More

Abouel Fotouh declines debate with Moussa

Others | 4 May 2012
Presidential candidate Abdel Moneim Abouel Fotouh has declined to take part in the first ever TV debate between Egyptian presidential candidates because of the violent clashes in Abbasseya that killed at least 11. The debate was scheduled for Thursday between Abouel Fotouh and his rival Amr Moussa... More

Tantawi, Kerry discuss democratization in Egypt

Others | 4 May 2012
Field Marshal Hussein Tantawi, head of the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces, met on Wednesday with United States with Senator John Kerry, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, to discuss ways of boosting cooperation and bilateral relations between Egypt and the United States... More

Egypt MPs head to Saudi for talks on El-Gizawi case

Others | 4 May 2012
A delegation of MPs from Egypt's upper and lower houses of parliament will head to Saudi Arabia Thursday for talks on the case of Ahmed El-Gizawi, the Egyptian lawyer reportedly sentenced to 20 lashes for "defaming the Saudi king," and the resulting protests that led to the temporary closure of the Saudi embassy in Cairo and the recall of the Kingdom's ambassador last week... More

At least 11 dead in attack on Abbasiya sit-in, says Health Ministry

Others | 3 May 2012
At least eleven people died and dozens were injured when plain clothed men, thought to be local residents, attacked protesters camping outside the Defence Ministry in Abbasiya, Cairo, early Wednesday morning, according to an official Health Ministry source speaking on Egyptian state TV... More

ElBaradei's new party vague in effort to unite revolutionary factions

Others | 3 May 2012
In 2009, Nobel Laureate Mohamed ElBaradei returned to Egypt with the aim of organizing the scattered political forces that wanted change under his leadership. Three years and one revolution later, ElBaradei’s newly formed political party, the Constitution Party, adopts the same vision... More

Military jet ready to rescue Ahly players in Mali

Others | 3 May 2012
Field Marshal Mohamed Hussein Tantawi has agreed to send a military aircraft to Mali to bring back a stranded delegation of Ahly football players. The team are trapped in Mali following a military coup in the capital Bamako on Monday night... More

All blocs support the government except Brotherhood, says Parliament undersecretary

Others | 3 May 2012
Ashraf Thabet, parliamentary undersecretary and member of the Salafi Nour Party’s supreme body, has said that aside from the Muslim Brotherhood’s Freedom and Justice Party, which has rejected the cabinet’s briefing, other parliamentary blocs have not called for the dismissal of the government... More

Presidential Elections Commission invites 40 countries to monitor election

Others | 3 May 2012
Secretary General of the Presidential Elections Commission Hatem Bagato has said that the commission asked organizations from 40 countries to monitor the presidential poll in Egypt, as the Egyptian elections commission has nothing to hide, as he put it... More

UN offers Egypt a hand to recover Mubarak regime assets, figures

Others | 2 May 2012
The United Nations has offered to help broker the return of Egyptian fugitives as well as assets that were spirited out of the country after last year's uprising. The global body is aware of the internal pressures the Egyptian government is under to recover assets, a UN official told Ahram Online... More

April 6 movement forces Moussa to end rally in Minya

Others | 2 May 2012
Presidential hopeful Amr Moussa concluded a campaign rally in Mallawy city, south of Minya, less than half an hour after its beginning on Tuesday, as the April 6 Youth Movement fiercely attacked him. “While the movement’s members were chanting against Moussa and citizens were joining us outside the rally, we distributed flyers among passers-by to explain why we reject Amr Moussa as president,” Alaa Kabawi, the movement’s coordinator said... More

Sources: Ayman Nour supports Moussa after agreeing to form presidential team

Others | 2 May 2012
The Ghad al-Thawra Party agreed to support Amr Moussa in the upcoming presidential race following his agreement with Ayman Nour to form a presidential team, said Ghad al-Thawra Party sources. Nour is scheduled to announce which presidential candidate the party is endorsing on Tuesday evening following a meeting of the party’s leadership... More

El-Gizawi case to be transferred to Saudi pre-trial committee

Others | 2 May 2012
Ahmed El-Gizawi, the Egyptian lawyer at the centre of a diplomatic spat between Egypt and Saudi Arabia has had charges against him of possessing illegal pharmaceutical drugs referred to a religious court, according to the London-based Al-Hayat newspaper Tuesday... More

Shafiq's image appears on 'The President' billboards

Others | 2 May 2012
Billboards bearing the image of presidential candidate Ahmed Shafiq will be revealed Tuesday, following months of speculation over who was behind the mysterious blue billboards around Cairo reading “The President” in Arabic and English... More

Mubarak was sole architect of Israel gas deal: Ex-oil minister's defence

Others | 1 May 2012
The defence team of Egypt’s ex-oil minister Sameh Fahmy has told a Cairo court that Hosni Mubarak was the sole architect of the deal providing cut-price gas exports to Israel, reports the state-owned Al-Ahram newspaper... More

Poll: Moussa leads presidential candidates with 41.1%, Morsy last at 3.6%

Others | 1 May 2012
Presidential candidate Amr Moussa is consolidating his position as the favorite for more than 40 percent of Egyptians voters in the historical vote slated for 23 May, a new poll shows. Al-Ahram Centerfor Political and Strategic Studies surveyed Egyptians' favorite candidates for the election and published the results Monday... More

Abul-Naga dismisses reports of looming Egypt Cabinet shake-up

Others | 1 May 2012
Fayza Abul Naga, Egyptian minister of international cooperation, confirmed at a Monday press conference that there were no plans for a cabinet reshuffle, despite recent reports to the contrary. "I ask those who propagate rumours to fear God," the minister said... More

Saudi press: Rabble rousers defend Gizawy, not Egyptian govt

Others | 1 May 2012
Saudi Arabian newspapers on Monday shed light on the diplomatic crisis that has erupted between Egypt and Saudi Arabia. The Gulf kingdom withdrew its ambassador in Cairo following protests outside the embassy over the arrest of an Egyptian lawyer in Jeddah... More

Secular MPs criticize Parliament speaker over suspension of sessions

Others | 1 May 2012
Secular MPs severely criticized People’s Assembly Speaker Saad al-Katatny for his decision Sunday to suspend parliamentary sessions for a week over the Cabinet’s refusal to resign. .. More

91 injured after attack on protesters at defence ministry

Others | 30 April 2012
Deputy Health Minister Hisham Shiha stated Sunday that clashes near the Defence Ministry late Saturday left 91 injured and no fatalities. The injured were treated at Demerdash, Hussein, Dar El-Shefa and El-Nozha hospitals, Shiha added. Of the injured, 77 had light wounds... More