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Egyptian court acquits 14 policemen charged with killing protesters during uprising

Others | 17 May 2012
CAIRO — An Egyptian court has acquitted 14 policemen charged with killing protesters during last year’s popular uprising. .. More

Khaled Ali campaign lacks funds, but not dreams

Others | 17 May 2012
Just 10 days before Egypt’s much anticipated presidential election is set to begin, 10 young men and women are running frantically between speeding cars in front of Maspero, the state radio and TV building, distributing flyers for Khaled Ali, the pro-revolution lawyer-turned-presidential candidate. .. More

Carter Center to observe Egypt's presidential elections

Others | 17 May 2012
The US-based Carter Center, led by former president Jimmy Carter, announced in a press release on 14 May that it will observe Egypt's first historical presidential elections after last year's ousting of strongman Hosni Mubarak. .. More

Salem would serve part of sentence in Spain, justice minister says

Others | 17 May 2012
Assem al-Gohary, head of the Illicit Gains Authority, has said that Justice Minister Adel Abdel Hamid on Tuesday approved the most important guarantee required by Spain in order for it to hand over fugitive businessman Hussein Salem, his daughter Magda and his son Khaled to Egypt, namely that the three serve part of their sentences in Spain in case they are convicted by an Egyptian court. .. More

Egypt sells more dollar treasury bills than it sought

Others | 17 May 2012
Egypt's central bank said it sold more one-year U.S.-dollar-denominated treasury bills on Tuesday than it had sought and the average yield dipped. .. More

Early expat vote results could spoil electoral process: UK Egyptians

Others | 17 May 2012
Leaders within the United Kingdom's Egyptian community heavily criticised the Supreme Presidential Electoral Commission (SPEC) for its decision to announce the results of Egyptian overseas voting before Egyptians in Egypt start to vote. .. More

Moussa signature forgery case adjourned to June

Others | 16 May 2012
Luxor Criminal Court adjourned the trial of four defendants accused of forging signatures in favor of presidential candidate Amr Moussa on Tuesday until 9 June... More

Hamzawy submits documents for his new political party

Others | 16 May 2012
Independent MP Amr Hamzawy submitted papers to found a political party called Freedom Egypt to the parties’ affairs committee on Tuesday... More

Rights group documents 841 deaths in 2011 uprising

Others | 16 May 2012
An Egyptian rights group released Tuesday the most comprehensive list to date of the more than 800 civilians killed by security forces in last year's uprising that overthrew Hosni Mubarak last year. .. More

Shafiq threatens protesters if he wins presidential election

Others | 16 May 2012
“Wishful thinking,” said presidential candidate Ahmed Shafiq, commenting on certain MPs and representatives of political forces saying they would oust him if he wins by holding mass demonstrations against him. .. More

Egyptian Embassy in London: Voter turnout less than 15 percent

Others | 16 May 2012
Voter turnout for the presidential election that began on Friday did not exceed 15 percent of all registered voters, announced the Egyptian embassy in London. .. More

Shafiq denies graft allegations, hits back at MP Sultan

Others | 15 May 2012
Presidential contender, Ahmed Shafiq, refuted Monday accusations by Wasat Party MP, Essam Sultan, that he had exploited his position as head of Young Air Force Officers Association by selling thousands of acres of state land in Ismailiya, earmarked for the Association, at reduced prices to Hosni Mubarak's sons... More

Sabbahi says he would cut gas supply to Israel even if prices raised

Others | 15 May 2012
Presidential hopeful Hamdeen Sabbahi has pledged that if elected, he would not export natural gas to Israel, even if the two countries agreed to raise the price of the gas. .. More

Cabinet poll suggests Ahmed Shafiq leads presidential race

Others | 15 May 2012
Presidential hopeful Ahmed Shafiq leads the presidential race, according to an opinion poll conducted by the Cabinet’s Information and Decision Support Center, MENA reported... More

Free Egyptians Party warns against presidential campaigning in mosques

Others | 15 May 2012
The liberal Free Egyptians Party has warned against what it described as the “dire consequences” of using mosques to campaign for presidential candidates... More

Free Egyptians won't back a presidential candidate

Others | 15 May 2012
Egypt's liberal Free Egyptians Party (FEP) announced in a Monday press statement that it will not be supporting a presidential candidate in the upcoming elections, as no one contender secured enough votes in the party's internal poll... More

The rule of SCAF is coming to an end

Others | 14 May 2012
"I'll believe it when I see it, but I am not really convinced that they will go completely. They'll have the (presidential) elections on time because they know that otherwise they would face trouble. But they will find a way to keep interfering," said Nabil, a retired civil servant. commenting on the imminent end to the rule of the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF)... More

Administrative court decides presidential elections should be held as scheduled

Others | 14 May 2012
The Supreme Administrative Court has accepted the Presidential Elections Commission's appeal against a lower court's decision to halt the presidential elections... More

In Egypt turmoil, thieves hunt pharaonic treasures

Others | 14 May 2012
CAIRO — Taking advantage of Egypt’s political upheaval, thieves have gone on a treasure hunt with a spree of illegal digging, preying on the country’s ancient pharaonic heritage... More

SPEC to keep Shafiq in presidential race despite Mubarak-minister law

Others | 14 May 2012
The Supreme Presidential Electoral Commission (SPEC), tasked with managing the elections process, has reportedly decided not to ban Mubarak's last prime minister Ahmed Shafiq from the presidential race, commission sources have revealed... More

Egypt foreign ministry lays out voter guidelines for expats

Others | 14 May 2012
Egypt’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs released a statement on Wednesday containing detailed voting guidelines for Egyptians living abroad, who will be able to cast ballots in Egypt’s first post-revolution presidential poll from 11 to 17 May... More