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Security forces use teargas to disperse quarrel in Minya

Others | 25 May 2012
Security used teargas to break up a quarrel between retailers in the village of Deir Sayeda al-Azraa in Minya Governorate Wednesday. Bladed weapons and firearms were used in the altercation. .. More

Abu-Ismail urges voters to back pro-revolution candidates

Others | 25 May 2012
Hazem Salah Abu-Ismail, the Salafist former presidential candidate, has called on voters to back pro-revolution candidates in Egypt's presidential election to counteract what he claimed were efforts to restore old regime figures to power. .. More

Not voting in election is 'forbidden,' says Al-Azhar leader

Others | 25 May 2012
Al-Azhar's grand sheikh said he rejects any boycott of the first post-25 January uprising presidential election after casting his ballot Wednesday. .. More

Christians stand in voting lines to keep out Islamists

Others | 24 May 2012
Many Egyptian Christians felt marginalized under former President Hosni Mubarak and are voting to keep an Islamist from replacing him, out of fear their community would be further sidelined. .. More

We won't return to Tahrir if Shafiq is elected: Leading Brotherhood member

Others | 24 May 2012
Speaker of Egypt's Shura Council and leading Muslim Brotherhood member Ahmed Fahmi on Wednesday said he did not believe that presidential candidates associated with the ousted Mubarak regime stood a chance of being elected, but nevertheless stressed that the people's choice should be respected in the event that they were. .. More

Former Brotherhood leader to establish alternative group

Others | 23 May 2012
A former Muslim Brotherhood leader is seeking to establish an alternative organization since the Brotherhood “diverted from the path drawn up by the group’s founder, Hassan al-Banna.” .. More

Abul-Fotouh presents legal memorandum to SPEC on elections fraud: Campaign

Others | 23 May 2012
The campaign of presidential contender Abdel-Moneim Abul Fotouh, a former leading figure in the Muslim Brotherhood, presented a legal memorandum to the Supreme Presidential Election Commission (SPEC) on Monday requesting that legal measures be taken in response to violations that occurred in the Egypt Consulate in Saudi Arabia. .. More

Islamist parties accuse Interior Ministry of backing Shafiq

Others | 23 May 2012
The Freedom and Justice Party and the Nour Party accused Interior Ministry officials of siding with presidential candidate Ahmed Shafiq on Monday. .. More

Islamist Mursi's campaign strategy: football and sheikhs

Others | 23 May 2012
Muslim Brotherhood presidential candidate Mohamed Mursi closed his campaign with a speech in front of thousands of supporters at Cairo's Abdeen Square Sunday night, after a whirlwind tour of Egypt. .. More

Early results put Morsy in lead for Egyptians in Saudi Arabia

Others | 22 May 2012
Muslim Brotherhood presidential candidate Mohamed Morsy leads the presidential race so far among Egyptians in Saudi Arabia, Egyptian Ambassador in Riyadh Mahmoud Ouf said Monday. .. More

Abouel Fotouh: Failure to criticize SCAF is treason

Others | 22 May 2012
Failure to criticize the ruling military council is treason, presidential hopeful Abdel Moneim Abouel Fotouh said in an interview Sunday, explaining that everyone has to acknowledge the mistakes it made during the transition. .. More

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