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One thousand turn out to support Ahmed Shafiq

By Ethar El-Katatny HELWAN, Egypt: Inside the gated compound of Katameya Heights, where ex- Prime Minister Ahmed Shafiq lives, around 1,000 people gathered to express their gratitude and support for him. Chanting “We love you Shafiq” and “Shafiq for president,” the supporters, also residents of the upscale Katameya Heights and nearby compounds, were vehement in …

DNE

PM resigns, former transport minister takes over

By Marwa Al-A’asar CAIRO: Prime Minister Ahmed Shafiq resigned Thursday from his post, about eight hours after being fiercely criticized by a number of outspoken guests during a live TV talk show. The military council ruling Egypt assigned former Minister of Transport Essam Sharaf to form a new caretaker government. “The Supreme Council of the …

DNE

Opposition welcome Shafiq resignation

By Safaa Abdoun CAIRO: The resignation of Prime Minister Ahmed Shafiq was welcomed by the opposition in Egypt, who were planning to stage a sit-in starting this Friday in Tahrir Square indefinitely until he stepped down. “Shafiq’s resignation is a step in the right direction, especially since Essam Sharaf replaced him and we are expecting …

DNE

Ahmed Shafiq resigns; Essam Sharaf to form new govt as prime minister

By Agencies CAIRO: Egyptian Prime Minister Ahmed Shafiq resigned unexpectedly Thursday, sparking celebrations from protesters who demand a purge of the remnants of ousted president Hosni Mubarak’s regime. The country’s military rulers said he would be replaced by Essam Sharaf, a former transport minister who joined the rallies in Cairo’s Tahrir Square that led to …

DNE

Mahmoud Saad quits state-TV over Shafiq interview

CAIRO: Popular television presenter Mahmoud Saad said he resigned from the talk show “Masr Enaharda” (Egypt Today), on terrestrial state-TV on Saturday. In a phone call “Ashera Masa’an” on Dream TV later that night, Saad said he was ordered to change his scheduled line up of interviews to make room for a one-on-one with Prime …

DNE

Shafiq accepts resignation of three state-run newspaper editors

By Safaa Abdoun CAIRO: Prime Minister Ahmed Shafiq accepted the resignation of three editors-in-chief of state-run publications, and referred them to the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces which will have the final say on the issue, according to Madgy Rady, the official spokesman of the Cabinet of Ministers. Shafiq has accepted the resignation of Mohamed …

DNE

Reshuffled cabinet met with dismay as new members defend appointment

By Abdel-Rahman Hussein and Mai Shams El-Din CAIRO: The expected reshuffle in Egypt’s interim cabinet has not yet been officially announced, but has been partially leaked by the new Deputy Prime Minister Yehia El-Gamal in a call-in to a television show. El-Gamal confirmed that he would assume the newly created post as Deputy Prime Minister, despite …

DNE

Shafiq says cabinet’s priority is to restore order, boost the economy

  CAIRO: Prime Minister Ahmed Shafiq said in the first press conference after President Mubarak’s ouster on Sunday that cabinet is functioning as usual and reporting to the Supreme Council of Armed Forces. He confirmed that the economy is stable for now, but warned that the situation is bound to deteriorate if protests continued, emphasizing …

DNE

Muslim Brotherhood and liberals: partners for change in Egypt?

WASHINGTON, DC: Papers around the world have speculated that Hosni Mubarak, the 82-year-old Egyptian president, is suffering from terminal stomach and pancreatic cancer and may not live to see the next presidential elections. This has once again raised the crucial question of political succession in Egypt, the Arab world’s largest country and the most important …

Daily News Egypt

Vodafone Qatar loss narrows as customer base grows

DOHA: Vodafone Qatar said its quarterly net loss narrowed 5 percent from the previous quarter as it grew its customer base by 15 percent. The Qatari affiliate of British mobile operator Vodafone, which is fighting a regulatory decision to allow new competitor Virgin Mobile into the Qatari market, said its net loss for the first …

Reuters

Political parties committee needs root changes, says Sadat

CAIRO: Legal representative of the founders of Al-Islah Wal Tanmeya (Reform and Development) Party Anwar Essmat El-Sadat said he will only appeal the political parties committee’s decision, which denied his party’s licensing request, when root changes are made within the committee’s structure. “I will propose freezing our right to appeal the committee’s decision in … …

Heba El-Sherif

Suicide attacks kill at least 48 in Iraq

BAGHDAD: Twin suicide bombings killed 48 people on Sunday, including dozens from a government-backed, anti-Al-Qaeda militia who were lined up to get their paychecks near a military base southwest of Baghdad, Iraqi officials said. The bombings were the deadliest in a series of attacks across Iraq Sunday that were aimed at the Sons of Iraq, …

AP

Hezbollah rocket attack victims sue Al-Jazeera in US court

station of facilitating rocket attacks by Lebanese group Hezbollah by broadcasting real-time coverage of the strikes. Shurat HaDin filed the lawsuit in a New York court on behalf of "91 American, Israeli and Canadian victims of Hezbollah rocket attacks" that were launched during a 2006 conflict between Israel and the Lebanese group. The suit seeks …

AFP

Shebab threaten more attacks after Uganda bombings

KAMPALA: Somalia’s Al-Qaeda-linked Shebab Thursday vowed further attacks to follow two deadly bombings in Uganda, as Kampala said it would send more troops to boost the African Union force in Mogadishu. The bomb attacks on crowded entertainment spots in Kampala where crowds were watching the World Cup final on Sunday killed at least 73 people …

AFP

Culinary success

Executive Chef Essam Sayed and the culinary team of Hurghada Marriott Red Sea Resort won the Egyptian Chefs Association (ECA) Culinary trophy 2010, after winning the first place in the team’s competition at the recent National Salon Culinaire. The participating team consisted of Executive Chef Essam Sayed; Chef Mohamed Abdullah, 1st Commis; Chef Ahmed Said, …

DNE

Not in anyone’s possession

JERUSALEM: "Cain rose up against Abel his brother and killed him" (Genesis 4:8) This was the first of many murders in the Bible. The sages of the Talmud (record of rabbinic discussions 200-500 CE) tried to grapple with the motives behind Cain’s taking of another’s life, an act which, according to the Bible, first introduced …

Daily News Egypt

How the Spanish were crowned World Champions

CAIRO: As winners of the 2010 FIFA World Cup, the Spanish national team now carries the burden of living up to the hype in every single game they will play in the future, as the legendary Michael Jordan once put it when his Chicago Bulls won their fifth championship. The Spaniards have been crowned the …

Daily News Egypt

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