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NCHR calls for abolition of death penalty

NCHR calls for abolition of death penalty

National Human Rights Council (NHRC) Undersecretary Mona Zulfiqar has called for abolishing the use of capital punishment in Egypt. "Prisons…
Habib to be made acting MB general guide in January

Habib to be made acting MB general guide in January

Leading members of the Muslim Brotherhood (MB) opposition group have agreed to appoint Deputy General Guide Mohamed Habib as acting…
Aboul Gheit wraps up Gulf tour

Aboul Gheit wraps up Gulf tour

Muscat—Foreign Minister Ahmed Aboul Gheit concluded a tour of the Gulf yesterday after visiting the United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Oman,…
Egypt denies underground wall on Gaza border

Egypt denies underground wall on Gaza border

Sources within the Egyptian security services deny allegations that an underground metal wall is being put in place along the…
MPs accuse govt of increasing medicine prices

MPs accuse govt of increasing medicine prices

Members of the health committee of the People's Assembly accused the government of driving up the price of medication by…
Islamic center near 9/11 site disturbs some

Islamic center near 9/11 site disturbs some

A gathering of Muslims praying close to the location of the World Trade Center towers that collapsed on 11 September,…
State Council rejects health insurance bill

State Council rejects health insurance bill

The State Council found 12 constitutional and legal violations in the new health insurance bill and has decided to return…
US House sanctions Nilesat and Arabsat for “terrorist” broadcasts

US House sanctions Nilesat and Arabsat for “terrorist” broadcasts

With a 395 to three votes, the United States House of Representatives passed a bill Tuesday requesting that President Barack…
Health care… for some?

Health care… for some?

This week has seen activists, parliamentarians and medical patients demonstrate against recent profit-oriented reforms of Egypt's system of health insurance.
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