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Advisory Council insists constitution precede president
Egypt

Advisory Council insists constitution precede president

The Advisory Council to Egypt’s military leaders said Tuesday that a new constitution must be drafted before presidential elections, a…
Egyptian rights group welcomes retrial for Taba bombing accused
Egypt

Egyptian rights group welcomes retrial for Taba bombing accused

The Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR) on Tuesday welcomed a decision by the Egyptian authorities to cancel an “unfair”…
Shafiq hints he has Tantawi’s approval for presidential run
Egypt

Shafiq hints he has Tantawi’s approval for presidential run

Egyptian presidential hopeful Ahmed Shafiq on Tuesday hinted that he has obtained the support of Field Marshal Hussein Tantawi, head…
Presidential hopeful says Shafiq can’t run a local council
Egypt

Presidential hopeful says Shafiq can’t run a local council

Neither Al-Azhar nor its grand sheikh, Ahmed al-Tayyeb, supports a specific candidate for the presidency, presidential hopeful Abdel Moneim Abouel…
Power blackout in Gaza as Egypt stops fuel smuggling
Egypt

Power blackout in Gaza as Egypt stops fuel smuggling

The Gaza Strip’s sole electricity station has become inoperative because Egypt has begun to crack down on fuel smuggling activities…
After travel ban, British charity worker allowed to leave Egypt
Egypt

After travel ban, British charity worker allowed to leave Egypt

Authorities at the Cairo International Airport on Tuesday allowed a British charity worker to leave the country, after she was…
Moscow ready to build relations with Brotherhood after ban
Egypt

Moscow ready to build relations with Brotherhood after ban

Russia on Monday made its first public announcement about the Muslim Brotherhood after a Russian official said Moscow is ready…
Report: Sanitary drainage absent in 99% of poorest villages
Environment

Report: Sanitary drainage absent in 99% of poorest villages

Ninety-nine percent of Egypt’s poorest villages lack sanitary drainage, according to a report released Monday by the cabinet’s Information and…
NDI official: NGOs do not implement US agenda
Egypt

NDI official: NGOs do not implement US agenda

Civil society organizations, including the National Democratic Institute, are not implementing an American agenda in Egypt, said the institute’s director…
Interior Ministry drafting laws for handling protests, says deputy minister
Egypt

Interior Ministry drafting laws for handling protests, says deputy minister

The Interior Ministry is drafting a set of laws to regulate how police will deal with protests in front of…
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