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Port Said trial postponed to 7 July

Others | 2 July 2012
Port Said Criminal Court postponed the trial of 73 suspects charged with killing 74 fans of the Ahly Club until 7 July on Sunday. .. More

Kefaya criticizes Morsy for thanking military council

Others | 2 July 2012
The Kefaya movement condemned President Mohamed Morsy on Sunday for thanking the military council during his speech at Cairo University on Saturday. .. More

Egypt's budget still in limbo as fiscal year begins

Others | 2 July 2012
The 2012/13 financial year began in Egypt on Sunday with the country still lacking a new state budget. Annual state spending plans typically take effect on 1 July, but the status of this year's budget, currently in the hands of the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF), remains unclear... More

Prosecution investigates Mubarak’s seizure of aid for 1992 quake victims

Others | 2 July 2012
The Public Funds Prosecution has begun hearing testimony over accusations that former President Hosni Mubarak seized financial aid sent from some Gulf countries to Egypt following a devastating earthquake in 1992. .. More

Supreme Council of Culture calls on Morsi to respect freedom of thought

Others | 2 July 2012
A statement released by the Supreme Council of Culture on Sunday declares its respect for the democratic transition in Egypt, while demanding that newly elected President Mohamed Morsi to respect the country's institutions, especially cultural ones. .. More

Revolution Youth Coalition to announce dissolution

Others | 2 July 2012
Members of the Revolution Youth Coalition announced that they would hold a news conference at El Sawy Culture Wheel on Tuesday to announce its dissolution. The coalition was the first political youth entity launched during the revolution. It began with a limited number of movements, which then expanded following the revolution to include youth with various political ideologies. .. More

Power Struggle Begins as Egypt’s President Is Formally Sworn In

Others | 2 July 2012
CAIRO — Mohamed Morsi of the Muslim Brotherhood was formally sworn in on Saturday as the first democratically elected president of Egypt, signaling a new stage in an ever murkier struggle to define the future of the nation after six decades of military-backed autocracy. .. More

Friday protest planned against military interference in politics

Others | 29 June 2012
Revolutionary youth coalitions and political parties have announced their participation in a demonstration in Tahrir Square on Friday to demand the ouster of the military from Egypt's political life. .. More

Morsi will have 'full presidential powers', says Egypt military council

Others | 29 June 2012
President-elect Mohamed Morsi will have full presidential powers when he takes office, Mohamed El-Assar, a member of Egypt's ruling military council (SCAF), said Wednesday. .. More

Abbasseya detainees call on Morsy to pardon military prisoners

Others | 29 June 2012
In a statement issued on Wednesday evening to President-elect Mohamed Morsy, detainees arrested during the Abbasseya violence called on Egypt's new leader to issue general amnesty for all military detainees and prisoners who had been arrested since the 25 January revolution. .. More

I'm not afraid of censorship under Morsi, says Adel Imam

Others | 29 June 2012
Egyptian comedian and actor Adel Imam does not fear for freedom of expression under Islamist President-elect Mohamed Morsi, he told CNN Arabic Thursday. .. More

Justice Ministry investigates Shafiq for squandering public funds

Others | 29 June 2012
Judge Osama al-Saidi has begun investigating complaints submitted by former MP Essam Sultan accusing Ahmed Shafiq of squandering public funds. .. More

Clinton will be first foreign official to visit President-elect Morsi

Others | 28 June 2012
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will be the first foreign official to visit Egypt's President-elect Mohamed Morsi, sources at Cairo International Airport told the Al-Ahram Arabic language news website Wednesday. .. More

Families of Port Said victims protest in front of Police Academy

Others | 28 June 2012
Relatives of Ahly Club supporters who were killed in the Port Said football stadium last February blocked the road outside the Police Academy in Cairo on Wednesday. They were protesting the Port Said Criminal Court’s decision that they cannot attend the trial of the 75 defendants in the case. .. More

Free Egyptians Party launches national reconciliation initiative

Others | 28 June 2012
The liberal Free Egyptians Party has announced it will launch a series of talks with other parties on holding a conference on national reconciliation. Cultural, social, economic and political figures would be invited. .. More

Egypt's ElBaradei denies he was offered top post in Morsi govt

Others | 28 June 2012
Prominent Egyptian reform campaigner Mohamed ElBaradei has not been offered the premiership – or any government post – by President-elect Mohamed Morsi or the ruling Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF), Shukry Fouad, co-founder of ElBaradei's as-yet-unlicensed Constitution Party, said on Wednesday. .. More

We won't tolerate power transfer to traitors, Suleiman supporters say

Others | 28 June 2012
Supporters of former Vice President Omar Suleiman have warned the ruling military council on Wednesday that they “will not tolerate handing Egypt over to terrorists and traitors.” .. More

Court postpones lawsuit against Constituent Assembly formation

Others | 27 June 2012
The Administrative Court on Tuesday postponed a lawsuit challenging the formation of the Constituent Assembly tasked with drafting the country's new constitution until 1 September, to hear the government's account. .. More

Morsy meets with interior minister, who sources expect will remain in position

Others | 27 June 2012
Security sources expected Interior Minister Mohamed Ibrahim to remain in his position after President-elect Mohamed Morsy met on Tuesday with the ministry’s senior officials at the Police Academy. .. More

Defeated presidential candidate to form political party: Shafiq campaign

Others | 27 June 2012
The electoral campaign of vanquished presidential candidate Ahmed Shafiq announced Tuesday that the last Mubarak-era premier planned to establish a new Egyptian political party as soon as he returned from making the Umrah pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia... More

SCAF will not appoint PM or cabinet, says FJP's Farid Ismail

Others | 27 June 2012
Farid Ismail, a member of the Freedom and Justice Party's executive office, stated on Tuesday that president-elect Mohamed Morsi will have the authority to appoint the cabinet and its ministers, with no interference from the military council. .. More