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Egypt's PM Unveils New Cabinet, Retaining Tantawi

Others | 3 August 2012
Egypt's Prime Minister Hisham Qandil unveiled a new cabinet on Thursday that retained military chief Field Marshal Hussein Tantawi as defence minister while giving the ruling Islamists and their allies several portfolios... More

Egypt Attempts to Lure Tourists Back With the Promise of More Pyramids and Tombs

Others | 3 August 2012
Egypt is set to reveal more of its buried treasures in a bid to lure visitors back to the country... More

17 Sit-ins, Strikes Block Railways Over Past 24 Hours

Others | 3 August 2012
Seventeen strikes and sit-ins protesting water and power cuts have disrupted the railways in Upper and Lower Egypt over the past 24 hours.. More

New Cabinet no Quick Fix for Flailing Economy

Others | 3 August 2012
As Egypt's first permanent government since the overthrow of Hosni Mubarak took shape on Wednesday, the first names to emerge suggest a continuity that could aid the economy after 17 months of turmoil... More

Egyptian Border Guards Shoot 3 Migrants in Sinai

Others | 3 August 2012
Egyptian border guards shot three Eritreans who were attempting to cross into Israel on Thursday, according to state-run news agency MENA... More

Constituent Assembly may extend president's term to 5 years

Others | 2 August 2012
The Constituent Assembly is considering extending the president’s term to five years to match the terms of members of Parliament, assembly members said on Monday. .. More

Controversial interior ministry position has been filled in new cabinet

Others | 2 August 2012
Newly-inaugurated Prime Minister Hisham Qandil has appointed Major General Ahmed Gamal Eddin as the head of the interior ministry... More

Football: Egypt through to Olympic quarters for first time since 1984

Others | 2 August 2012
Egypt scored three second-half goals to defeat Belarus 3-1 and reach the Olympic Games quarterfinals for the first time since 1984 on Wednesday... More

Mubarak sons to be questioned over illegal land sale

Others | 2 August 2012
Justice Minister Adel Abdel Hamid instructed judge Osama al-Saeedy on Wednesday to begin interrogating Alaa and Gamal Mubarak.. More

Egypt's Turbulent Transition

Others | 2 August 2012
There is a hybrid process of transitional justice currently taking shape in Egypt. The military, the judiciary and the politicians are all poised in a delicate balance of power... More

Former housing minister appeals 8-year sentence

Others | 1 August 2012
The defense of former Housing Minister Mohamed Ibrahim Suleiman has appealed Tuesday the eight-year sentence he received for facilitating the acquisition of state land and wasting public funds in favor of SODIC, a construction company owned by Alaa Mubarak’s father-in-law Magdy Rasekh. .. More

Committee formed to liaise between Morsy, private sector

Others | 1 August 2012
The committee created by President Mohamed Morsy to liaise between his office and representatives from the private sector held its first closed meeting on Monday. .. More

Egyptian accuses Saudi authorities of torturing his sons

Others | 1 August 2012
An Egyptian citizen accused Saudi authorities of detaining and beating his sons in Jeddah and forcing them withdraw lawsuits filed against their work sponsor in Saudi Arabia. .. More

Egypt's Abouelkassem first African to reach Olympic fencing semis‎

Others | 1 August 2012
LONDON — Egypt's Alaaeldin Abouelkassem beat world number one Andrea Cassara of Italy in the men's foil on Tuesday to become the first African fencer to reach the semi-finals at an Olympics... More

Egypt textile workers in revolt: Seven companies join Mahalla strike

Others | 1 August 2012
Egypt's Minister of Industry and Commerce, Mahmoud Issa, is planning to visit the state-owned Mahalla Misr Spinning and Weaving Company factory as an ongoing strike wave starts to spread to a number of neighbouring governorates. .. More

Court to rule on replacing Constituent Assembly case judges in September

Others | 31 July 2012
The State Council’s Administrative Court on Monday set a 24 September date to rule on a request submitted by Muslim Brotherhood lawyers to change the judges in the Constituent Assembly case. .. More

Fight club: A concise guide to the controversies over Egypt's new constitution

Others | 31 July 2012
Egypt's second Constituent Assembly is racing to finish the first integral draft of the constitution before the Islamic Holy Month of Ramadan ends three weeks from now, partially due to fears of its potential dissolution by another court order. Below is a quick breakdown of the major controversies that the constitution-drafting body still faces:.. More

Morsy to make Clean Homeland campaign permanent

Others | 31 July 2012
President Mohamed Morsy’s Clean Homeland campaign is set to become an official institution that would work in partnership with the state and civil society "to oversee the beautification of the Egyptian street," said presidential spokesperson Yasser Ali on Monday. .. More

Egypt PM Qandil says 70 per cent of Cabinet seats are chosen

Others | 31 July 2012
Egypt's newly appointed Prime Minister Hisham Qandil stated on Monday that he has chosen 70 per cent of Cabinet seats, and is presenting this list to President Mohamed Morsi on Monday. .. More

Constituent Assembly proposes to expand president's powers

Others | 31 July 2012
The Constituent Assembly agreed that the president should be given increased powers in the new constitution, including the power to appoint the ministers of defense and foreign affairs. .. More

Egypt Prosecutors Make Case Against 269 Cabinet Clashes Protesters on 1 October

Others | 30 July 2012
Cairo Criminal Court has scheduled for 1 October the prosecution closing arguments in the trial of over 250 protesters arrested during the Cabinet clashes last December.. More