CAIRO: The Revolution’s Candidate campaign said in a statement on Saturday that it has asked Defense Minister Gen. Abdel Fatah al-Sisi not to run for president, and to remain in his position as defense minister in order to maintain the prestige among Egyptians that he acquired when he backed the popular uprising on June 30.
QALYUBIA: A conference in the town of Kafr Shukr organized by the 50-member committee that amended the constitution had a large turnout on Saturday.
The Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs has summoned Qatar’s ambassador to Egypt, Saif Moqadam Al-Boenain, for a meeting, according to a statement by a ministry spokesman on Saturday.
CAIRO: Prime Minister Hazem al-Beblawy met on Sunday Minister for Administrative Development Hany Mahmoud to discuss regulations that would cap the maximum wage at 42,000 EGP (U.S. $6,027) per month.
Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan failed to reach an agreement in the tripartite negotiations regarding the construction of the Ethiopian Grand Renaissance dam, state news agency MENA reported.
The Saturday decision follows a statement by the Qatari Foreign Ministry a day earlier expressing concerns about the increasing number of people killed at demonstrations in support of the ousted Islamist president.
A prominent judge in Egypt has called on the government to ensure the equitable treatment of Copts in the country.
Judge Amir Ramzi has insisted Egyptian government needs to criminalize discrimination, as well as allow conversions from Islam to Christianity. He also called for the return of guidance sessions for those wishing to convert. Ramzi denounced the kidnapping of Copts and asking for ransom from their relatives, a phenomenon that has significantly increased recently.
CAIRO, Jan 4 (Aswat Masriya) Mahmoud Badr, the founder of Tamarod, has said that members of the Muslim Brotherhood have tried to raid his residence in the Shebeen al-Qanater neighborhood in Qalyubia.
CAIRO -- Police officers battled protesters in the streets of several Egyptian cities during what Muslim Brotherhood supporters called the “Friday of igniting revolution,” with the Health Ministry reporting at least 13 people dead and 57 injured.
Several human rights organizations on Wednesday requested the prosecutor general to open investigation into the tapping of the phone calls of political activist Asmaa Mahfouz, which they considered interference in her private life.
CAIRO: The dates of the constitutional referendum may be extended to more than two days, depending on the number of voters, spokesperson of the Supreme Electoral Commission Nasr el-Din Badrawy said.
The Committee defending the independence of the press on Wednesday expressed deep concern about arrests of journalists in Egypt.
A partial strike by Egyptian doctors on Wednesday has been declared a success by organisers, although the government has downplayed its effects.
Interior Minister Mohamed Ibrahim has accused Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas of providing logistical support to terrorists who killed 16 people and injured more than 130 in Mansoura on 24 December 2013.
Australian journalist Peter Greste will spend the next 15 days detained in Egypt and being questioned over alleged ties to terrorists.
The Administrative Court on Tuesday upheld the decision to hold the constitutional referendum on the given dates, ruling that they fall within the timeline put forward by the democratic roadmap.
CAIRO — Egyptian prosecutors on Tuesday ordered three detained journalists from the news channel Al Jazeera English to be held in custody for 15 more days, on charges that include belonging to a terrorist group and harming the country’s reputation abroad.
Times Square erupted in joy and a shower of multi-colored confetti as New York City's famed glass ball eased down to mark the final seconds ushering in 2014.
CAIRO: Egypt’s Christians rang in the New Year on Wednesday with prayers for peace after months of unrest, but expressed no regrets over backing the military’s overthrow of Islamist President Mohamed Morsi.
Masked assailants bombed a GASCO pipeline in Egypt’s troubled Sinai region Tuesday. The explosion, which caused no injuries, took place 50 kilometres south of the coastal town of Al-Arish.
The United States expressed concern about the arrest of political activists, peaceful demonstrators and suspension of NGOs in Egypt, along with the declaration of the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist group.
The Papal Message of the Glorious Nativity Feast, 2014