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Constituent Assembly discusses freedom of religion, future of the presidency

Others | 6 July 2012
Freedom of religion, the fate of the Information Ministry and the possibility of re-staging presidential elections after the constitution is drafted were all discussed during the Constituent Assembly’s meeting on Wednesday. .. More

No morality police in Egypt: Morsi spokesman

Others | 6 July 2012
There is no 'Committee for Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice' in Egypt as has been rumoured of late, Yasser Ali, acting spokesman for Egypt's newly-inaugurated President Mohamed Morsi, said on Wednesday. .. More

Former finance minister: New budget will not meet growth demands

Others | 6 July 2012
Former Finance Minister Samir Radwan sharply criticized Egypt’s 2012/13 budget, which came into force two days ago. It fails to respond to the demands of growth or to accommodate the Renaissance Project President Mohamed Morsy has adopted as his economic platform, Radwan claimed. .. More

Egypt's next government remains anyone's guess

Others | 6 July 2012
Following the election of the Muslim Brotherhood's Mohamed Morsi as Egypt's first freely-elected president, the identity of Egypt's incoming prime minister remains open to question – as does his ability to freely appoint a new government. .. More

Film director given suspended sentence for Shafiq slander

Others | 6 July 2012
The Helwan Court of Misdemeanors on Wednesday gave director Ashraf Nabil Awad a suspended sentence of six months imprisonment and ordered his release after he was accused of slandering former presidential candidate Ahmed Shafiq. .. More

Govt raises gas prices for selected industries

Others | 5 July 2012
The price of gas sold to factories that are not energy intensive has been raised to US$3 per million thermal units, up from $2.30, said Egyptian Natural Gas Holding Company Chairman Mohamed Shoeib on Wednesday. .. More

Egyptian journalists protest for press freedom, worried about Islamist appointees

Others | 5 July 2012
About a hundred journalists from various state-owned newspapers protested in front of the journalists' syndicate on Tuesday afternoon, objecting to interference by the Shura Council (the upper house of Egypt's parliament) in the Supreme Press Council, which is responsible for appointing editors-in-chief of state-owned media. .. More

FJP leader calls presidential palace protests 'conspiracy'

Others | 5 July 2012
Hassan al-Brince, a Freedom and Justice Party leader, said ongoing protests in front of the Orouba Palace are a conspiracy to bring down President Mohamed Morsy. .. More

Broad coalition that backed Morsi suggests ElBaradei, Abul-Fotouh for cabinet

Others | 5 July 2012
A group of political figures, who had announced their support for Mohamed Morsi before he won the presidential election, have formed a delegation to discuss with him who should be included in his new government. Morsi has promised that the new cabinet will be representative of all political factions and not dominated by the Muslim Brotherhood. .. More

Market Report: Egypt stocks slow down, but stay in green

Others | 5 July 2012
Egypt's stocks slowed their gains slightly on Tuesday but still finished in the green. Main index EGX30 rose by 0.8 per cent, recording 4,984.13 points - a small rise compared to Monday's climb of around 5 per cent... More

Questions loom over Constituent Assembly

Others | 4 July 2012
The Constituent Assembly is in a race against time. The assembly, which is tasked with drafting Egypt’s next constitution, could be dissolved on 4 September, when a State Council Administrative Court will rule on its constitutionality... More

Six syndicates consider general strike over health budget

Others | 4 July 2012
Six medical syndicates said on Thursday that they were considering a general strike to protest the approval of the new health budget by the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces. The new health budget accounts for 4.8 percent of the state budget, although workers in the health care system had requested a 15 percent increase to increase the efficiency of hospitals and to provide integrated health care to patients. .. More

April 6 leaves Tahrir sit-in, Abu Ismail supporters stay

Others | 4 July 2012
The April 6 Youth Movement decided on Tuesday to end the sit-in they have been staging in Tahrir Square for more than 13 days. The movement said in a statement that it would look for other ways to pressure the government to meet its demands. .. More

Sabbahi to meet Turkish foreign minister

Others | 4 July 2012
Former presidential hopeful Hamdeen Sabbahi will meet on Tuesday with Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, who is currently on an official visit to Egypt. .. More

Suez knifing stirs fears of 'moral' policing in Egypt

Others | 4 July 2012
Twenty-year-old engineering student Ahmed Said was stabbed to death on Sunday in the Egyptian canal city of Suez – allegedly by bearded men – while walking with his fiancée. .. More

Morsy orders 15% increase for pensioners and government employees

Others | 3 July 2012
President Mohamed Morsy has ordered a 15-percent increase in pensions and salaries of government employees, as well as another increase in social security, from LE200 to LE300 to take effect in July. .. More

Morsy meets with Armed Forces Chief of Staff and foreign minister

Others | 3 July 2012
President Mohamed Morsy met Armed Forces Chief of Staff Sami Anan and Foreign Minister Mohamed Kamel Amr, the state-owned MENA news agency reported. .. More

Ninety-four Egyptian migrants en route to Italy are arrested

Others | 3 July 2012
Border patrol guards and security forces in the Delta governorate of Beheira thwarted a plan late Sunday by ninety-four young men from nine different governorates to migrate to Italy. .. More

Demonstrations call on Morsy to release military prisoners

Others | 3 July 2012
A march of hundreds of demonstrators has arrived to the presidential palace, demanding President Mohamed Morsy release detainees in military prisons. .. More

Boutros Ghali sends Morsy human rights report

Others | 3 July 2012
Boutros Boutros Ghali, the chairman of the National Council for Human Rights, has sent President Mohamed Morsy the council’s eighth annual report on the human rights situation in Egypt in 2011. .. More

New 'Egyptians Party' aims to thwart Brotherhood's rise

Others | 3 July 2012
Prominent lawyer Ragaei Atteya held a press conference on Sunday at which he announced plans to launch an as-yet-unlicensed 'Egyptians Party.' .. More