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Abu Ismail promises to continue legal battles

Others | 10 May 2012
Excluded presidential candidate Hazem Salah Abu Ismail told Al-Masry Al-Youm Tuesday that he will continue filing lawsuits even after the end of the current presidential poll in order to ensure his eligibility for the next contest... More

Brotherhood's Mursi to apply Islamic Law in Egypt if he wins presidential race

Others | 10 May 2012
Egyptian presidential contender Mohamed Mursi on Monday announced his intention to apply Islamic Law in Egypt in the event he became Egypt's next head of state... More

Nour Party leader criticizes Abu Ismail supporters' protest

Others | 10 May 2012
A leader from the Salafi-oriented Nour Party on Tuesday criticized a gathering organized by supporters of disqualified presidential hopeful Hazem Salah Abu Ismail, who are protesting the decision to exclude him from the race... More

Ahead of historic election, tension builds between Brotherhood and Salafis

Others | 9 May 2012
On the eve of Egypt’s anticipated presidential poll, tension is mounting between the Muslim Brotherhood and Salafis, after the latter have declined to back the Brotherhood’s presidential nominee and opposed its calls to bring down the Cabinet... More

Brotherhood's Mursi to apply Islamic Law in Egypt if he wins presidential race

Others | 9 May 2012
Egyptian presidential contender Mohamed Mursi on Monday announced his intention to apply Islamic Law in Egypt in the event he became Egypt's next head of state... More

Muslim Brotherhood and Abul-Fotouh exchange fire

Others | 9 May 2012
The rivalry between the Muslim Brotherhood and its candidate for presidency Mohamed Mursi, and the organisation's former leading member and popular presidential candidate Abdel-Moneim Abul-Fotouh has reached new heights, as the two sides start to attack each other directly in the media... More

Hazem Salah Abu-Ismail returns to join Friday prayers in Tahrir

Others | 8 May 2012
Disqualified Salafist presidential candidate Hazem Salah Abu-Ismail has called on all Egyptians to converge in Tahrir Square on Friday for mass prayers... More

Abouel Fotouh calls former regime figures' candidacies 'effrontery'

Others | 8 May 2012
Presidential hopeful Abdel Moneim Abouel Fotouh has described the nomination of former regime figures for the presidential election slated for 23 and 24 May as an "effrontery," warning that such people "will not do Egypt any good.".. More

Monday's papers: Brotherhood battle with Cabinet and Abbasseya aftermath

Others | 8 May 2012
Field Marshal Hussein Tantawi's meeting with a parliamentary delegation, the Egypt-Saudi Arabia diplomatic crisis, the clashes in Abbasseya neighborhood, and the upcoming presidential race are the main topics discussed in Monday's newspapers... More

Wasat Party: Salafi sheikhs behind Abbasseya clashes

Others | 7 May 2012
Wasat Party Spokesperson Tarek al-Malt has accused a group of Salafi preachers of inciting Friday’s clashes in Abbasseya. .. More

Avoiding Abbasiya, Brotherhood quietly occupies Tahrir on a tense day

Others | 7 May 2012
As violence continued to rage in Cairo's Abbasiya district in the past few days, the Muslim Brotherhood called for Friday protests in Tahrir Square to demand that the country's military rulers hand over power to a civilian authority... More

Brotherhood leader backs Abouel Fotouh

Others | 7 May 2012
A leader of the Muslim Brotherhood's Freedom and Justice Party announced his support for the presidential hopeful and former Brotherhood member Abdel Moneim Abouel Fotouh Saturday... More

Morsy: Army-backed Cabinet impeding reform

Others | 7 May 2012
The Muslim Brotherhood did not abandon its principles when it reversed its previous ban on fielding a presidential candidate, but rather the circumstances are what changed, said Brotherhood presidential candidate Mohamed Morsy on his Facebook page... More

Salafist MP plays down conflict between Egypt's parliament, government

Others | 7 May 2012
Salafist Nour Party MP and Deputy Parliament Speaker Ashraf Thabet on Sunday dismissed the existence of serious conflict between Egypt’s government and parliament, stressing that any outstanding problems between the two would be resolved “very shortly.”.. More

Muslim Brotherhood calls for immediate dismissal of cabinet

Others | 4 May 2012
The Muslim Brotherhood on Wednesday called on the ruling generals to immediately sack the government of Kamal al-Ganzouri and form another that can better manage the country and supervise the presidential election... More

Presidential candidate Mohamed Mursi speaks to Ahram Online

Others | 4 May 2012
The man who is dubbed the "scholarly president," due to his many achievements and awards in the engineering field, has spoken to Ahram Online about the problems plaguing Egypt's transitional period, including the Muslim Brotherhood's spat with the government of Prime Minister Kamal El-Ganzouri... More

Islamists strengthen grip over north Mali

Others | 4 May 2012
In one town in northern Mali a man has been whipped for drinking alcohol. In another, pictures of unveiled women have been torn down. In a third, traditional music is no longer heard in the streets... More

Abu-Ismail spokesman: We didn't call for defence ministry sit-in

Others | 4 May 2012
Ayman Elias, spokesman for disqualified Salafist presidential candidate Hazem Abu-Ismail, urged protesters outside Egypt's defence ministry in downtown Cairo on Sunday to disperse and return to the nearby Tahrir Square in order to stop violent clashes between protesters and unknown assailants. .. More

Abu-Ismail calls for boycott of SCAF meeting

Others | 3 May 2012
Hazem Salah Abu-Ismail, the Salafist disqualified from Egypt's presidential race due to his mother's US citizenship, has called on political parties to boycott Wednesday's scheduled meeting with the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) after at least five of his supporters were killed at a protest outside the Defence Ministry in Abbasiya overnight... More

Presidential hopeful El-Hariri: Brotherhood pushing for 'military coup'

Others | 3 May 2012
Egyptian presidential candidate Abul-Ezz El-Hariri, who is running on the Socialist Popular Alliance Party's ticket, slammed recent moves by Parliament Speaker Saad El-Katatni on Tuesday, accusing the Muslim Brotherhood – of which El-Katatni is a leading member – of encouraging a "military coup." .. More

Rise of Muslim Brotherhood frays Saudi-Egypt ties

Others | 2 May 2012
Saudi Arabia frets that Egypt, its strongest Arab ally and a major recipient of Saudi funding, is falling under what it sees as the baleful influence of the Muslim Brotherhood... More