Jul 10th, 2012
CAIRO (Reuters) – The People’s Assembly, the lower house of Egyptian Parliament dissolved by the military court decision, met Tuesday, suggesting an increase in tension between the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (AFSC) and the newly elected president, Mohamed Morsi.
Minutes before the opening of the parliamentary session, the United States urged Egyptian political actors to dialogue to preserve the...
Jun 11th, 2012
The health of former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak condemned to life imprisonment by the Criminal Court of Cairo, “remains serious”, said a spokesman for the Egyptian prison service in an interview to television channel Al Nile on Sunday.
He said the former president is currently in the Tora prison hospital and the Ministry of Interior is considering transferring him to a military hospital.
May 2nd, 2012
The army and police managed to stop the clashes in Cairo that have already killed 11 people, said the Egyptian public television on Wednesday.
According to this, participants in the clashes that took place near the building of the Egyptian Ministry of Defence, left the scene of the conflict to disperse in the surrounding streets.
Previously, the Western media have reported that a group of youths attacked Wednesday...
Mar 13th, 2012
People’s Assembly (lower house of Egyptian Parliament) demanded to expel the Israeli ambassador in Cairo and to remind its Egyptian counterpart in Tel Aviv to protest against “Israeli aggression launched against Palestinians in the Gaza Strip”, states adopted a declaration on Monday night.
In addition, MEPs voted for the immediate suspension of deliveries of Egyptian gas to Israel and urged all...
Mar 12th, 2012
Ecologists have discovered an oil slick extending for 300 meters along the Red Sea coast near the Egyptian town of El-Tor in the Sinai, reported Youm7 portal on Monday.
The spilled oil may affect the Ras Mohammed National Park, Marine Reserve which houses one of the finest coral ecosystems in the world. According to the site, the water could spread to the resort of Sharm el-Sheikh.
The portal quoted Adil Kassab,...
Feb 3rd, 2012
On Friday the two American tourists kidnapped in southern Sinai were released, said the satellite channel Al-Jazeera, without providing details on their release.
According to the channel, the tourists were released by a group of police intervention.
American women and their guide were kidnapped on the road to St. Catherine’s Monastery in Sinai, located 250 km northwest of the resort of Sharm...
Feb 2nd, 2012
Following the deadly clashes in Port Said, political parties and NGOs urged the Egyptian National Assembly to submit a censure motion against the government of Kamal al-Ganzouri, reported the site of the local newspaper Al -Ahram on Thursday.
This decision was adopted by the representatives of the Egyptian political forces gathered in the night between Wednesday and Thursday in Cairo chaired by the leader of the...
Jan 8th, 2012
Following the results of the first election post-Mubarak, the Islamist political parties get two-thirds of the seats in the People’s Assembly (lower house of Egyptian Parliament), said the Central Election Commission (CEC) of the country.
According to the source, the Freedom and Justice Party, political wing of the Muslim Brotherhood (banned under the Mubarak regime, ie) is leading the race and gets 204 seats...