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Abouel Fotouh wins presidential race in Qatar

Others | 21 May 2012
Voting results from Egyptian expatriates in Qatar, announced Saturday evening, showed Abdel Moneim Abouel Fotouh won the race in the Gulf country. .. More

Alexandria church bombing trial adjourned to 2 June

Others | 21 May 2012
An Alexandria court has further postponed the case of the bombing of Qedeseen Church trial to a 2 June court date. The case of the bombing of the Alexandria church on New Year’s Eve 2010 killed at least 24 and injured more than 116. .. More

Journalists Syndicate disputes Brotherhood attacks on state media

Others | 21 May 2012
The Journalists Syndicate has rejected accusations from Freedom and Justice Party MPs that state-owned newspapers are corrupt. .. More

FJP official: Mohamed Morsy supported by God

Others | 21 May 2012
The women’s secretary of the Freedom and Justice Party in Cairo has said Muslim Brotherhood presidential candidate Mohamed Morsy is “supported by God,” a video posted on the internet shows. .. More

Maspero victim's family finds name registered in voter database

Others | 21 May 2012
The family of Mina Daniel, a Coptic man killed in violence outside the Maspero state television building last year, found his name on a registered voters list for the presidential election set for Wednesday and Thursday. .. More

MP accuses Brotherhood of using Parliament to promote Morsy

Others | 18 May 2012
MP Hamdy al-Fakharany accused the Muslim Brotherhood’s Freedom and Justice Party of exploiting Parliament to promote the party’s presidential candidate Mohamed Morsy. .. More

Brotherhood draws on Salafi and Al-Azhar preachers to support Morsy

Others | 18 May 2012
The Muslim Brotherhood is relying on more than 600 Salafi and Al-Azhar preachers to support Mohamed Morsy, its candidate in the presidential election, said a member of the Brotherhood's Guidance Bureau. .. More

Brotherhood MPs accuse SCAF of backing Shafiq, warn of tampering with votes

Others | 18 May 2012
In its third consecutive session, Parliament has again attacked candidates competing in the presidential election, with parliamentarians from the Brotherhood’s Freedom and Justice Party accusing the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces of backing Ahmed Shafiq. .. More

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