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Egypt's Brotherhood to sue pro-Mubarak TV host Okasha

Others | 1 June 2012
The Muslim Brotherhood’s Freedom and Justice Party (FJP) announced on Wednesday that it planned to take legal action against anti-revolution television host Tawfiq Okasha. .. More

Pro-Shater Facebook page attacks Sabbahi

Adel Gergis | 1 June 2012
A Facebook page that supports Muslim Brotherhood leader Khairat al-Shater has launched a sharp attack on Hamdeen Sabbahi, who came in third in the first round of the presidential election. The attack came after Sabbahi said that during the run-offs Egyptians would be facing two “nightmares,” the risk of religious tyranny or the threat of reproducing the Mubarak regime. .. More

Sabbahi, Abul-Fotouh campaigns strategise on runoff plans

Others | 1 June 2012
Egyptian presidential candidates Hamdeen Sabbahi and Abdel-Moneim Abul-Fotouh met in Cairo on Tuesday to discuss results of the first round of Egypt's presidential elections, which saw the two candidates come in at third and fourth place respectively. .. More

Religious edicts support Morsy, ban voting for Shafiq

Others | 1 June 2012
Several religious edicts have been issued in support of the Freedom and Justice Party's Mohamed Morsy, who is running against Ahmed Shafiq in the presidential runoff set for 16 and 17 June. .. More

Appeals court upholds three-year sentence for Coptic student defaming Islam

Others | 31 May 2012
An Egyptian court on Tuesday upheld a three year sentence against a 16-year-old Christian student for posting a drawing on his Facebook page that mocked Islam and the Prophet Mohamed. .. More

Rights group requests investigation into Morsy’s statements 'against Copts'

Others | 31 May 2012
The Egyptian Center for Human Rights has requested that the attorney general investigate statements of Mohamed Morsy and other leaders of the Freedom and Justice Party and the Muslim Brotherhood that accused the Copts of betraying the revolution by voting for Ahmed Shafiq. .. More

Brotherhood's Mursi seeks to allay fears in post-poll address

Others | 31 May 2012
Muslim Brotherhood presidential candidate Mohamed Mursi has sought to allay fears that his victory in next month's runoff poll would lead to the Brotherhood's domination of Egyptian political life. .. More

Brotherhood denies meeting with Qatari spy chief

Others | 31 May 2012
Essam al-Erian, vice president of the Freedom and Justice Party, denied on Tuesday that Muslim Brotherhood Supreme Guide Mohamed Badie met with the Qatari chief of intelligence. .. More

There were more nightclubs than mosques in Mogadishu, recalls former Somali culture official

Others | 31 May 2012
Funky dancing in a seaside bar, Vespa scooters on elegant, broad boulevards: the faded images of a lost Somalia and its ancient capital are at odds with a place now better known for famine and war. .. More

Fourth place Abul-Fotouh: Do not elect former regime figure for president

Others | 30 May 2012
Presidential candidate Abdel-Moneim Abul-Fotouh held a press conference on Monday afternoon to discuss the first stage of the presidential elections, in which he landed in fourth place according to the results announced by the Supreme Presidential Electoral Commission (SPEC). .. More

Nour Party asks Morsy to define presidency's relationship with other political forces

Others | 30 May 2012
Sayed Mostafa, the vice president of the Salafi Nour Party, has called on Mohamed Morsy, the presidential candidate of the Muslim Brotherhood and its Freedom and Justice Party, to develop a vision for the presidency that would include all political and revolutionary forces. .. More

Vatican says trust in Church hurt by scandal

Others | 30 May 2012
The Vatican, engulfed in the worst crisis in Pope Benedict's papacy, on Monday denied Italian media reports that cardinals were suspects in an investigation into leaks of sensitive documents that led to the arrest of the pope's butler. .. More

Islamists in Egypt Blame Christians for Voting

Mary Abdelmassih | 29 May 2012
(AINA) -- The official results of the first round of the Egyptian presidential elections were announced today, the run-off will be between Mohamed Morsy, the Muslim Brotherhood candidate, and Air Marshal Ahmad Shafik, Mubarak's last PM, who served for less than one month during the revolution and before Mubarak was ousted. .. More

FJP forms committee to monitor media performance

Others | 29 May 2012
The Freedom and Justice Party has formed a committee to monitor media performance, as well as the stance of the party and the Muslim Brotherhood toward issues people care about, said Mohamed Emad Eddin, a member of the FJP parliamentary bloc. .. More

Brotherhood member says bringing down Shafiq a 'religious obligation'

Others | 29 May 2012
Abdel Rahman al-Barr, a member of the Muslim Brotherhood Guidance Bureau, said bringing down presidential candidate Ahmed Shafiq is a "religious obligation." .. More

Nour Party leader: Support for Morsy in runoff not negotiable

Others | 29 May 2012
upporting Muslim Brotherhood candidate Mohamed Morsy in the presidential runoff election is not negotiable because it is a religious issue, not a political one, a leader of the Salafi-oriented Nour Party has said. .. More

Brotherhood’s mistakes affected popularity, former supreme guide says

Others | 29 May 2012
The Muslim Brotherhood’s mistakes have negatively affected its popularity, said Mahdi Akef, a former supreme guide of the group. .. More

Coptic figures deny links to Shafiq's electoral success, fear polarization

Others | 29 May 2012
Religious figures and intellectuals are struggling to repudiate accusations against Copts that they were the electoral force behind the rise of former Prime Minister Ahmed Shafiq during the first round of the presidential election. .. More

Brotherhood's Mursi appeals to revolution supporters against 'remnants of corrupt regime'

Others | 28 May 2012
Mohamed Mursi, the Muslim Brotherhood's candidate in the ongoing presidential elections, tried to appeal to disgruntled revolutionaries in an enthusiastic speech on Saturday night. .. More

Church closes nominations for pope

Others | 28 May 2012
The committee managing the papal election closed nominations Saturday afternoon and will announce the final list of nominees in a Holy Synod meeting Wednesday. .. More

MP calls on Brotherhood to withdraw Morsy from presidential race

Others | 28 May 2012
MP Amr Hamzawy called Saturday on the Muslim Brotherhood to withdraw its presidential candidate, Mohamed Morsy, from the run-off in order to protect the revolution. .. More