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Tawfiq Okasha’s villa guard shot Morsy supporters, Brotherhood says

Others | 17 May 2012
The guard of talk show host Tawfiq Okasha’s villa fired live ammunition at supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood’s presidential candidate Mohamed Morsy on Wednesday, injuring three of them. .. More

Mursi vows to improve Egypt's economy, says Israel treaty needs revision

Others | 17 May 2012
Muslim Brotherhood presidential hopeful Mohamed Mursi promised to improve Egypt's economy during an interview on the 90 Minutes TV programme Tuesday night. .. More

Catholic Church stresses neutrality toward presidential candidates

Others | 16 May 2012
The Catholic Church in Egypt on Tuesday stressed its impartiality toward candidates competing in the presidential election scheduled for 23 and 24 May, saying it respects its followers’ freedom to choose their favorites... More

Egypt's World Bank loan will 'lead us to hell': Islamist MPs

Others | 16 May 2012
Islamist MPs caused a stir in Egypt's Parliament on Monday by declaring that a $200 million World Bank development loan is against Islamic law. .. More

Osama Bin Laden: God did not want an Islamic state in Egypt

Others | 16 May 2012
Excerpts from documents apparently seized from the Saudi-born jihadi's residence in Abbottabad, Pakistan, where he was killed by US special forces in May 2011, suggest a man somewhat different from the stereotype of a pitiless terrorist leader. .. More

Islamist party stands by founder, slams presidential candidate Shafiq

Others | 16 May 2012
The Islamist Wasat Party accused presidential contender Ahmed Shafiq of making “false claims” against MP and party founder Essam Sultan, who had earlier launched corruption accusations against the last Mubarak prime minister. .. More

Nour Party spokesperson says pointing out defects of Moussa, Shafiq is national duty

Others | 16 May 2012
Salifi Nour Party spokesperson Nader Bakkar said on Tuesday that pointing out the defects of presidential candidates of Ahmed Shafiq and Amr Moussa is a national duty while calling upon supporters of presidential hopefuls to focus on supporting their candidates without defaming others. .. More

Prosecution: 2 Abu Ismail supporters detained over Abbasseya clashes

Others | 15 May 2012
East Cairo prosecutors have decided to detain two protesters pending investigation over their alleged involvement in clashes that broke out in late April near the Defense Ministry in Abbasseya. .. More

Mubarak regime are 'mites gnawing on a bone': Brotherhood Mursi

Others | 15 May 2012
The Muslim Brotherhood's presidential candidate Mohamed Mursi denounced the former Mubarak regime as "mites gnawing on the bone" of Egypt at a public rally attended by thousands of his supporters in Assiut in the south of the country on Sunday evening. .. More

Egyptian saint Mar Girgis, Prince of Martyrs

Others | 15 May 2012
At the Hanging Church in Old Cairo, wishes and prayers are made by Christians and non-Christians alike. The story of Mar Girgis, or St. George, a Roman soldier who died a martyr in around 303 AD, is an outstanding tale of self-sacrifice... More

Brotherhood and Salafis exchange rebukes again

Others | 14 May 2012
The Salafi-led Nour Party called on the Freedom and Justice Party Saturday to clarify Safwat Hegazy's statement that Salafis who back Abdel Moneim Abouel Fotouh for president are national security agents. .. More

Morsy rally at Cairo University attracts thousands

Others | 14 May 2012
A crowd of thousands gathered at a youth-focused campaign rally for Muslim Brotherhood presidential candidate Mohamed Morsy Saturday evening at Cairo University... More

Abul-Fotouh: Camp David is main threat to Egypt's security

Others | 14 May 2012
During an interview with the CBC's "Egypt chooses a President" program on Saturday, Presidential hopeful Abdel Moneim Abul-Fotouh described the Camp David accord with Israel a threat to national security. .. More

Brotherhood's would-be president meets Egypt industrialists

Others | 14 May 2012
"As a businessman who engages in industrial activity, I belong in this place – even if the previous circumstances didn’t allow me to participate in it." .. More

Campaign launched to support activists detained since church bombing protest

Others | 14 May 2012
Several political movements and figures are to hold a press conference 6pm Wednesday, as part of a campaign launched in solidarity with eight activists facing charges after demonstrating against the New Year's Eve Two Saints Church bombings in January 2011. .. More

Muslim Brotherhood Supreme Guide calls for reviving the revolution

Others | 11 May 2012
Supreme Guide of the Muslim Brotherhood Mohamed Badie said the current stage in Egypt requires the coordination of efforts to lift Egypt out of the crises stifling it... More

Jama’a al-Islamiya, April 6 attack Cabinet reshuffle

Others | 11 May 2012
Both the Jama'a al-Islamiya and April 6 Youth Movement criticized the limited Cabinet reshuffle. On Wednesday, it was announced that Mohamed al-Nashar would be appointed as Minister of Higher Education, Mohamed Saber Arab as Minister of Culture, Omar Salem as Minister of Parliamentary Affairs, and Refaat Hassan as Minister of Manpower... More

Al-Azhar objects to film on Prophet Mohamed

Others | 11 May 2012
Al-Azhar rejected and expressed deep concern over Iran’s intention to produce a movie that personifies the Prophet Mohamed and recounts his life story. All the scholars of Al-Azhar and the Sunni communities rejected the work and demanded that Iran bans showings of the film... More

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