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Journalists continue protest against chief editors

Others | 17 August 2012
Several journalists continued their sit-in for the seventh consecutive day on Wednesday, protesting the recent appointment of new chief editors of state-owned newspapers by the Shura Council... More

Egypt's High Court magistrates condemn justice minister's criticism of legal verdicts

Others | 17 August 2012
The general assembly of Egypt's High Constitutional Court (HCC) released a statement on Wednesday criticising claims by Justice Minister Ahmed Mekki that the court’s recent verdicts had been "politically motivated.".. More

Nile City Towers 'assailants' were unarmed: Egyptian NGO

Others | 17 August 2012
The Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR), a local NGO, has issued a report on the 2 August clashes that took place between residents of Cairo's Boulaq El-Ramlah district and security guards at the Nile City Towers, which eventually escalated into clashes between police and residents that led to the death of one of the latter... More

Mubarak to stay in prison hospital, says public prosecutor

Others | 17 August 2012
Public prosecutor Abdel Meguid Mahmoud on Wednesday ordered former President Hosni Mubarak to stay in Tora Prison hospital... More

TV presenter Okasha to face charges of inciting violence against Egypt's Morsi

Others | 17 August 2012
Tawfiq Okasha, a conservative television presenter on Egypt's Faraeen satellite channel, was referred to a criminal court on Monday, where he will face charges of inciting violence against Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi during a recent episode of his 'Egypt Today' talk show... More

Prominent Egypt's SCAF member El-Roweiny resigns

Others | 16 August 2012
Major General Hassan El-Roweiny formally resigned from Egypt's Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) late Tuesday, in the wake of sweeping governmental and military reshuffles made days earlier by President Mohamed Morsi. .. More

Egypt and World Bank sign US$200 million loan aimed at creating quarter million jobs

Others | 16 August 2012
Egyptian Cabinet ministers and World Bank officials have signed off on a US$200 million project aimed at creating 250,000 jobs after more than a year of slow economic growth. .. More

Egypt's unemployment rate hits record high in second quarter

Others | 16 August 2012
The national unemployment rate rose to 12.6 per cent in the second quarter of 2012 up from 11.8 per cent for the same quarter last year, Egypt's official statistics agency CAPMAS reported on Tuesday... More

Sheikh Zuwayed power station in Sinai attacked

Others | 16 August 2012
Gunmen reportedly attacked the Sheikh Zuwayed power station in North Sinai on Tuesday, tried to kidnap two employees and exchanged fire with the armed forces before they fled the scene. .. More

Morsy asks Defense Minister to consider army pay raise

Others | 16 August 2012
President Mohamed Morsy asked Defense Minister Abdel Fatah al-Sisi to explore raising the wages of armed forces personnel and officers, a source within the presidential office told state-run MENA news agency Tuesday... More

Power cuts continue nationwide as public anger mounts

Others | 15 August 2012
Power cuts continued across governorates Monday, with little sign of swift solutions in the making. Facing mounting pressure, the Electricity Ministry issued orders to increase the load on the grid, a ministry source said. But he added that this would lead to a total blackout in the national power network if a breakdown takes place... More

Civil society demands children's rights top Egypt's constitutional agenda

Others | 15 August 2012
Of Egypt's soaring 80-million-strong population, more than 30 million are children, accounting for 38 per cent of society. Accordingly, children's rights are set to become an important issue for Egypt's Constituent Assembly, tasked with drafting a new constitution... More

Justice minister drafts law for more judicial independence

Others | 15 August 2012
Justice Minister Ahmed Mekky is drafting a law that would transfer some judicial authority from the executive branch to a judicial body, in an apparent effort toward granting the judiciary more independence, judicial sources said Monday... More

Egyptian Current Party announces support for Morsy decrees

Others | 15 August 2012
The Egyptian Current Party announced its support of the decrees issued by President Mohamed Morsy to cancel the Constitutional Declaration supplement and to send Field Marshal Hussein Tantawi and his deputy, Lieutenant General Sami Anan, to retirement. .. More

Morsi's changes are 'legally faulty: Judge Tarek El-Bishri

Others | 15 August 2012
Islamist oriented Judge Tarek El-Bishri, who headed the committee that drafted the March 2011 Constitutional Declaration, came out against President Mohamed Morsi's recent constitutional decisions, stressing that "Morsi holds no authority to issue constitutional decrees." .. More

Hundreds of Egyptians in Tahrir to support Morsi

Others | 14 August 2012
Hundreds of Egyptians converged on the iconic Tahrir Square and the Presidential Palace, which is located in Heliopolis suburb in Cairo, to support President Mohamed Morsi after he sacked the defence minister and the army's chief of staff on Sunday... More

Families of Sinai suspects angry at treatment by Egypt security forces

Others | 14 August 2012
The army and the media have been celebrating the recent arrests of apparent terrorists in connection with the attack at the Rafah border last week which killed 16 Egyptian border guards. But those arrested, according to their relatives, are not the real culprits. .. More

Protesters gather in support of Tantawi

Others | 14 August 2012
Supporters of Field Marshal Hussein Tantawi gathered late Sunday in front of the gates of the Ministry of Defense in the Abbasseya area in East Cairo, after he was sent into retirement along with Chief of Staff Sami Anan by President Mohamed Morsy... More

Egypt expects Qatar deposit within a week: Minister

Others | 14 August 2012
Qatar should deposit $500 million in Egypt's central bank within a week, the Egyptian finance minister said, as the country battles to pull its economy out of a tailspin after 18 months of political turmoil... More

Union of Revolutionary Youth sues president, govt to amend Camp David

Others | 14 August 2012
The Union of Revolutionary Youth has filed a lawsuit before the Administrative Court demanding that the peace treaty between Egypt and Israel in 1979 be amended in light of the meager security presence in Sinai. .. More

Morsi retires Egypt's top army leaders; amends 2011 Constitutional Declaration; appoints vice president

Others | 13 August 2012
President Morsi made a bundle of sweeping decisions on Sunday afternoon, announced by the presidential spokesperson in a televised statement. .. More