Egypt’s interior ministry is still investigating the statement released by a Sinai militant group claiming responsibility Thursday's attack on the interior minister, state news agency MENA reported on Sunday.
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Higher Education Hossam Eissa said Sunday the decision to grant university guards powers to arrest students aims to counter acts of sabotage.
A recent survey conducted by the Egyptian Centre for Public Opinion Research (Basira) has shown that 73 percent of Egyptians currently do not feel secure and 62 percent believe their living conditions are worse than they were the year before.
Conservative American congresswoman and Tea Party member Rep. Michelle Bachmann appeared on private satellite station ONTV on Saturday night giving sweeping approval to Egypt’s interim government and its crackdown on the Muslim Brotherhood.
Naguib Sawiris, Egyptian business mogul, announced to Reuters that he is looking into an investment opportunity in Telecom Italia but may be discouraged if the Italian government states its preference to Telefonica, the Spanish telecom company.
A 50-member committee, tasked with writing the final draft of Egypt's constitution, is scheduled to hold a procedural meeting Sunday, led by Abdel Gelil Mostafa, head of the National Association for Change. The objective of the meeting is to elect a chairman, two deputies, and form sub-committees. The procedural meeting will be headed by the oldest member until a chairman is selected.
Two army soldiers were killed Saturday when a roadside bomb hit their armoured vehicle at al-Taweel region in North Sinai, a security source told Al-Masry Al-Youm.
Egypt's prosecutor-general did not open a probe into legal complaints against a group of prominent democracy and rights activists as reported, a judicial source at the prosecutor's office told state news agency MENA on Sunday.
Top prosecutor Hisham Barakat ordered an investigation into claims against a number of Egyptian activists over charges of receiving foreign funds, a judicial source said.
Nine militants have been killed and nine others arrested during a military operation in North Sinai on Saturday, Egypt's military spokesman Ahmed Ali announced via Facebook.
Representatives of liberal forces swept the leading positions of the Committee of 50 during internal elections on Sunday, ending the day with a resounding majority in the newly-formed committee tasked with writing the final draft of Egypt's post-30 June constitution.
Egypt's interior minister survived an assassination attempt today when a bomb blew up as his convoy drove through Cairo's Nasr City district, state media and security officials said.
An army lieutenant was shot dead by unidentified gunmen at the Ezzedine checkpoint on the Cairo-Ismailia desert road at dawn Thursday.
The Muslim Brotherhood has condemned a bomb attack in Cairo targeting the convoy of the interior minister on Thursday, which left the minister unscathed but injured dozens of people.
Egypt's cabinet has condemned a bomb attack which targeted the convoy of Interior Minister Mohamed Ibrahim on Thursday, and confirmed its commitment to fighting terrorism.
A decision to give university security guards the power to arrest students has ignited debate among the university community.
The Qatar based news agency, citing a “panel of experts” on Tuesday, claims to have identified four locations where it believes satellite jamming signals are being broadcast from. In a report on its English language channel presenter Sami Zeidan said, “It is clear the common link in all of these locations is the presence of military facilities.” Al Jazeera also refused to name its correspondent reporting from Cairo via telephone, citing security reasons.
A military source has said that nine militants in Sinai have been killed in Apache air strikes on Tuesday, after search operations conducted by the Second Field Army in the villages Al-Toma and Al-Mokataa south of Al-Sheikh Zuweid.
The British government suspended 49 licenses for the export of military and security equipment to Egypt. The Business, Innovation and Skills Department said the suspension blocked the export of everything from small arms ammunition to radars.
An Egyptian prosecutor has ordered that former prosecutor-general Talaat Abdullah and his deputies Hassan Yassin and Ayman al-Werdany be put on a no-travel list pending investigations.
A police officer was killed and three were wounded on Wednesday following a fire exchange with unknown gunmen who tried to trespass a security checkpoint in Aswan, reported the state-owned news agency.
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