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Latest in Egypt
A maritime source working in the Suez Canal reported on Wednesday the passage of a nuclear submarine alongside two destroyers, both belonging to the United States supposedly headed to the Persian Gulf. The maritime source added that the nuclear submarine – USS Florida – and the destroyers – USS James Willams and Seattle – …
The procedure for swearing in the president-elect shall be announced by presidency
The Constituent Assembly can conceivably now finish drafting the constitution before that date rendering a dissolution ruling moot.
Three Bahraini policemen face possible death penalty for killing protesters
Okasha calls for protest against SCAF, Suleiman supporters set to participate
Oath swearing venue to be decided today, Prime minister will be an independent, patriotic figure
Morsi met with Christian representatives, martyrs’ families, intelligence chief, and revolutionary groups
Despite Morsi’s official divorce from the party, members of the Muslim Brotherhood continue to speak for the president-elect
Egypt’s Supreme Administrative Court ruled on one critical case and set to rule on four more
AFP – The US State Department on Tuesday defended issuing a visa to an Egyptian Islamist whose group is classified as terrorist, saying it hoped to reach out to new faces in a fast-changing region. Conservative critics of President Barack Obama cried foul over the visa to Hani Nour Eldin, a newly elected lawmaker from the …
Morsi’s narrow margin of victory my mean that even his own support base fragments
While most news reports alluded that Ahmed Shafiq had gone on a vacation in Abu Dhabi, campaign spokesman said he would proceed directly to Saudi Arabia for a pilgrimage
The Supreme Administrative Court has overturned the Minister of Justice’s decree, the ruling declared that the Justice Minister’s decisions violated constitutional principles
Iran’s regional interests trump reporting integrity as Fars News Agency fabricates interview with the president-elect Mohamed Morsi
Assiut – A student was killed and another injured after a shootout between tribal and political factions in the village of Gaw-El-Nawarwah in the Assiut governorate after the announcement of Mohamed Morsi as president. The dead student, Hisham Mohamed Abou-Zeid and the injured student, Hamada Abu-Ziad Mohamed, were both members of the Abu Shama family, …
Cairo (MENA) – A corruption trial of convicted former president Hosni Mubarak began Monday, he and former top government officials are charged with seizing and redistributing land in order to build a aviation officer’s housing co-op. Mubarak, alongside ex- minister of agriculture Youssef Wali and several other government officials, face allegations that they took 119 …
Cairo – Kamal El-Ganzouri’s cabinet officially handed over its resignation yesterday to the head of the Supreme Council of Armed Forces (SCAF), Field Marshal Hussein Tantawi. Tantawi asked the cabinet to continue working until the official inauguration of President-Elect Mohamed Morsi by the end of the running month.
The police man who killed a runaway convict and then touched off a near-riot at the Al-Ahram Newspaper building has been arrested and jailed following calls for an investigation into the incident. Officer Mohammed Abdel Ghani will spend the next four days in jail during a pending investigation for the killing. The officer shot Sayed …
Critical members of Egypt’s civil society will not survive the transition they fought to secure
Even as Mohamed Morsi prepares to take the oath of office, the parliament that his party dominated remains paralysed
Ganzouri cabinet officially resigns, assumes caretaker duties until a new one is appointed
Recent moves by SCAF have set the field for a struggle between them and the president-elect for authority over the state
Morsi’s stance on Iran just a few hours before he became president must certainly make Israel, which has been pressuring the US to confront Iran, uncomfortable.
By Ahmed Aboul Enein and Rana Muhammad Taha Tears of joy flowed down the faces of tens of thousands of Egyptians in Tahrir Square as they received news of the Muslim Brotherhood candidate Mohamed Morsi’s victory in the country’s first post-Mubarak presidential elections. Sombre silence loomed over everyone’s face as Presidential Elections Committee head Judge …
Morsi joins the pantheon of Egyptian rulers, but will he measure up?
Beni-Soueif governorate stalls sewage-system-building project after the January 25 uprising
Banks opted to close their office at noon Several banks in Cairo sent staff home at midday yesterday due to possible demonstrations following the announcement of Egypt’s new president. Banks, fearing a return of lawlessness reminiscent of the days during the Egyptian uprising, closed branch offices between 1 and 2pm. A Security officer at the …
The fate of Egypt’s elected Shura Council is still unclear despite the election of Egypt’s first-civilian president Mohamed Morsi yesterday.
The cabinet finalised the 2012/2013 annual state budget, which will be effective starting July 1, and sent it to the Supreme Council of Armed Forces for approval.
Ministry of Interior orders police to shoot to kill if there are attacks on Police in the fallout of the announcement
One day before a little more than half of Egypt celebrated the newly-elected civilian presidency of Mohamed Morsi, ordinary Egyptians were still carrying the burden of an uncertain future amid an atmosphere of perplexity at how the nation as a collective had reached this point of tension. Hundreds of thousands converged on Tahrir Square since …