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Egypt: release of kidnapped Americans (TV)

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...

Port Said: The government in question (media)

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...

Egypt / legislation: the Islamists would get two thirds of the seats

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...

Syria: Arab League consider the first report of the observers

On Sunday the Ministerial Committee of the Arab League on terms of settlement of the political crisis in Syria met in Cairo, Egypt, to evaluate the first report of the observers on their mission in that country. During the meeting, the Sudanese General Mohammed Ahmed Mustafa al-Dabi, head of the Arab observers in Syria will intervene before the ministers to take stock of the first ten working days of the mission....

Resumption of the trial in Egypt Mubarak

On Wednesday former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has been brought to court in Cairo for the resumption of his trial, after three months of suspension. The ex-raise is prosecuted for complicity in the deaths of some 840 demonstrators in the suppression of popular uprising that forced him from power on February 11. Egyptian television aired footage of Mubarak, 83, covered with a green blanket and lying on a...

Continuing violence in Cairo, the UN and the United States worried about

CAIRO (Reuters) – New clashes erupted in the night from Sunday to Monday near the Tahrir Square in Cairo between Egyptian police and hundreds of demonstrators opposed to the military in power. The UN has condemned the excessive use of force by the army and police, at least 10 people being killed in the violence since Friday. The United States, for their part expressed their deep concern. The violence occurred...

Laws in Egypt: participation of 62% of voters (Official)

The participation rate in the first elections of the post-Mubarak Egypt amounts to 62%, higher than expected participation, reporters said the president of the High Electoral Commission (HCE), Ibrahim Abdel Moez on Friday. Nearly ten months after the revolution that ended the 30 years of the reign of President Hosni Mubarak, Egyptians went in polls for the first major step in the democratic transition on Monday. The...

Egypt: false bomb threat at the Cairo airport

A stranger has threatened to blow up a plane parked at the Cairo International Airport, reported Al-Akhram site. According to the site, the terrorist phoned the Cairo airport early morning and threatened to blow up the plane belonging to the UN that was on the runway near the terminal number 4, before asking a ransom 20 million dollars. The airport was immediately put on alert. Security guards with dogs inspected...

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