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Egypt's Azhar slams Osama sea burial
Tue, 03 May 2011 09:30:10 GMT
Grand Sheik of al-Azhar in Cairo, Ahmad al-Tayeb, has condemned the US measure to deposit the body of al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden into the sea as a violation of Islamic laws.

Egypt's MB wants US to leave region
Mon, 02 May 2011 09:42:49 GMT
Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood has said the United States has no more reason to stay in Iraq and Afghanistan after the killing of al-Qaeda leader Osama bin-Laden.

Egypt warns Israel against meddling
Sun, 01 May 2011 12:58:07 GMT
Egyptian military rulers have warned Israel against interfering with its plan to permanently open the Rafah border crossing with the Gaza Strip.

Egyptians demand prisoners' release
Sun, 01 May 2011 07:49:57 GMT
Thousands of Egyptian protesters have once again called on the ruling military council to release all political prisoners jailed by the ousted President Hosni Mubarak's regime.

Egypt urged to revoke protest ban law
Sun, 01 May 2011 04:30:37 GMT
Amnesty International has slammed Egypt's ruling junta over a law which bans protests, urging Egyptian authorities to immediately revoke the law.

'Mubarak could face death penalty'
Sat, 30 Apr 2011 17:49:14 GMT
Egypt's former dictator Hosni Mubarak could face the death penalty if found guilty of killing anti-regime protesters during the revolution, the country's justice minister says.

Ferry accident kills 22 in Egypt
Fri, 29 Apr 2011 18:35:23 GMT
A minibus has fallen off a ferry into the Nile River in the southern Egyptian Beni Suef region, killing at least 22 people, officials say.

Egypt to open Rafah border crossing
Fri, 29 Apr 2011 00:17:45 GMT
Egypt is preparing to permanently open the Rafah border crossing in a move that would allow people and goods to enter and exit the Gaza Strip.

Cairo holds massive anti-Israel rally
Wed, 27 Apr 2011 17:45:52 GMT
Thousands of Egyptian Protesters have gathered in front of the Israeli embassy in the capital Cairo demanding an end to ties with the Tel Aviv regime.

Huge blast shakes Egypt gas terminal
Wed, 27 Apr 2011 06:06:17 GMT
A massive explosion has rocked a natural gas terminal in North Sinai near Egypt's border with Israel and leapt huge flames into the air.

Angered UAE expels Egyptians
Tue, 26 Apr 2011 16:50:27 GMT
The United Arab Emirates has reportedly expelled a number of Egyptians to revenge Cairo on the trial of ousted President Hosni Mubarak and forging close ties with Iran.

Mubarak's ex-minister goes on trial
Tue, 26 Apr 2011 13:13:14 GMT
The trial of Egypt's former Interior Minister Habib al-Adly has opened in the capital Cairo two months after he issued shoot-to-kill orders against peaceful protesters.

Egypt wants Qur'an doctrine in law: Poll
Tue, 26 Apr 2011 09:12:38 GMT
A majority of Egyptians believe laws in their country should be based on the teachings of Islam's holy book, the Quran, a new opinion poll has revealed.

Egyptians want to end deal with Israel
Tue, 26 Apr 2011 03:47:55 GMT
An opinion poll has shown that an overwhelming majority of Egyptians prefer that the country terminate a standing peace agreement with Israel.

Egypt busts antiques trafficking ring
Mon, 25 Apr 2011 11:29:43 GMT
Egyptian airport authorities have impounded tons of antiques a businessman close to former Egyptian dictator Hosni Mubarak was trying to smuggle to Saudi Arabia.

Mubarak's in-laws interrogation delayed
Mon, 25 Apr 2011 09:54:31 GMT
An Egyptian Justice Ministry official has postponed the interrogation of the daughters-in-law of ousted President Hosni Mubarak on security grounds.

'Mubarak to move to military hospital'
Sun, 24 Apr 2011 21:38:54 GMT
Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak must be moved to a military hospital, says the country's Prosecutor General Abdel Magid Mahmoud.

Egyptians to rally for governor ouster
Sun, 24 Apr 2011 09:32:24 GMT
Egyptian protesters in the city of Qena have planned another million-man march next Friday, declaring the day as the 'Friday of Dignity and Public Will.'

Egyptians face trial on Israel gas deal
Sun, 24 Apr 2011 07:25:25 GMT
Two Egyptian ex-energy ministers will face trial for selling natural gas to Israel at below-market rates, judicial sources have said.

Egypt extends Mubarak detention
Fri, 22 Apr 2011 12:54:06 GMT
Egypt's prosecutor extends the detention of ousted dictator Hosni Mubarak for another 15 days, amid a probe into the crackdown on protesters which left hundreds dead.

Egyptian energy minister detained
Fri, 22 Apr 2011 01:44:32 GMT
Egypt's public prosecutor has detained the former energy minister and five other ex-officials for questioning over a natural gas deal with Israel.

Egypt to probe gas sales to Israel
Fri, 22 Apr 2011 04:50:56 GMT
Egypt's prosecutor orders the country's ex-energy ministers detained for questioning over a controversial gas deal with Israel under the rule of ousted President Hosni Mubarak.

Ailing Mubarak to be moved to prison
Thu, 21 Apr 2011 14:48:41 GMT
Egypt's top prosecutor mulls moving ailing former president Hosni Mubarak to a detention facility or a prison hospital pending health examinations.

ElBaradei slams Egypt military rulers
Wed, 20 Apr 2011 17:54:53 GMT
Egypt's opposition figure Mohamed ElBaradei has spoken out against the country's ruling council, saying it is shielding former dictator Hosni Mubarak and his associates.

Mubarak responsible for killings: Judge
Wed, 20 Apr 2011 02:30:46 GMT
An Egyptian fact-finding commission has held ousted President Hosni Mubarak responsible for the killings of protesters during the eighteen days of demonstrations that led to his downfall.

'Mubarak loyalists killed 846 Egyptians'
Tue, 19 Apr 2011 18:15:49 GMT
An Egyptian government fact-finding panel finds that at least 846 people were killed in historic revolution that led to the ouster of former dictator Hosni Mubarak.

Egypt: Former vice pres. interrogated
Tue, 19 Apr 2011 13:17:29 GMT
Egypt's general prosecutor's office says former Vice President Omar Suleiman is being questioned in connection with corruption and use of violence against peaceful protesters.

Facebook blocks Muslim party's pages
Sun, 17 Apr 2011 17:59:13 GMT
In a blatant violation of freedom of speech, the social networking website Facebook has blocked access to the pages belonging to Egypt's main political group -- the Muslim Brotherhood.

Former Egyptian premier to stand trial
Sun, 17 Apr 2011 15:01:24 GMT
Judicial sources say that former Prime Minister Ahmed Nazif will face trial on charges of corruption and use of violence against peaceful protesters.

Egyptian court disbands Mubarak party
Sat, 16 Apr 2011 13:27:05 GMT
Judicial authorities say an Egyptian court has dissolved the former ruling National Democratic Party (NDP) of ousted President Hosni Mubarak and has frozen its assets.

'Mubarak could be put on death row'
Fri, 15 Apr 2011 11:57:55 GMT
Egypt's judicial officials say former dictator Hosni Mubarak could be executed if found guilty of ordering to shoot anti-government protesters.

Mubarak, sons to stand in dock
Thu, 14 Apr 2011 05:42:19 GMT
Egypt's deposed President Hosni Mubarak and his two sons are set to appear in court on April 19 as a part of an investigation into their 'crimes' against the North African state.

Egypt to revise gas deals with Israel
Wed, 13 Apr 2011 18:37:28 GMT
Egypt's Prime Minister Essam Sharraf has asked for the revision of all contracts related to natural gas exports abroad, particularly to Israel.

Mubarak moved to Cairo hospital
Wed, 13 Apr 2011 12:33:41 GMT
Reports say Egyptian military has transferred former dictator Hosni Mubarak to a hospital in Cairo just hours after he suffered heart problems.

Mubarak, sons detained for two weeks
Wed, 13 Apr 2011 04:10:12 GMT
Ailing deposed 82-year-old Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak and his two sons have reportedly been arrested and placed in detention for 15 days.

Mubarak sons probed on fraud charges
Wed, 13 Apr 2011 03:46:23 GMT
Egyptian prosecutors have started questioning the sons of deposed President Hosni Mubarak, Alaa and Gamal, over allegations of corruption and embezzlement.

Egyptian soldiers clash with protesters
Wed, 13 Apr 2011 00:25:49 GMT
Egyptian troops have once again clashed with protesters demanding an end to military rule in the country.

Mubarak has heart attack
Tue, 12 Apr 2011 20:15:20 GMT
Former Egyptian dictator Hosni Mubarak has had a heart attack during questioning by anti-corruption authorities about charges of graft and abuse of power, according to Egyptian state television.

HRW slams Egypt blogger sentencing
Tue, 12 Apr 2011 17:51:05 GMT
Human Rights Watch (HRW) has strongly condemned an Egyptian military court's sentencing of a blogger as "a serious setback to freedom of expression."

Mubarak hospitalized in Red Sea resort
Tue, 12 Apr 2011 17:06:45 GMT
Former Egyptian dictator Hosni Mubarak has reportedly been hospitalized in the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh due to poor health conditions.

Egyptian jailed for criticizing military
Tue, 12 Apr 2011 09:36:28 GMT
A military court in Egypt has sentenced a blogger to three years in jail for what it claims as insulting the military, spreading false information and disturbing public security.

Egypt names ex-Mubarak aid to head AL
Tue, 12 Apr 2011 01:42:25 GMT
Egypt has nominated a former member of ousted President Hosni Mubarak's ruling party for the post of the secretary general of the Arab League.

Egyptians call for end to military rule
Mon, 11 Apr 2011 20:17:54 GMT
Egyptian protesters have called for an end to the military rule in the country by continuing their protests in Cairo's Liberation Square.

Egypt detains Mubarak's ex-premier
Sun, 10 Apr 2011 20:04:13 GMT
Egypt's former Prime Minister Ahmed Nazif has been detained for questioning over corruption two months after a historic revolution toppled the country's autocratic regime.

Mubarak summoned for questioning
Sun, 10 Apr 2011 16:24:48 GMT
Egypt's public prosecutor has summoned former President Hosni Mubarak and his son for questioning over corruption and use of violence against peaceful protesters.

Egyptians call on Tantawi to resign
Sun, 10 Apr 2011 12:53:03 GMT
Hundreds of Egyptians have remained in Cairo's Liberation Square, calling for the resignation of the head of the ruling military council, Field Marshal Mohamed Hussein Tantawi.

Egypt's army to use force on protesters
Sun, 10 Apr 2011 05:50:28 GMT
The Egyptian army has threatened to use force to end protests in Cairo's Liberation Square following a crack down on demonstrators camped out in the square early Saturday morning.

Military kills six Egyptian protesters
Sat, 09 Apr 2011 15:13:58 GMT
The death toll from a security crackdown on Egyptian protesters in Cairo's Liberation Square has risen to six after some seriously injured people died in hospitals.

2 dead, 18 injured in Cairo's protest
Sat, 09 Apr 2011 09:54:57 GMT
At least two people have been killed and 18 others injured as thousands of Egyptians are calling for trial of ousted President Hosni Mubarak clashed with security forces in Cairo's' Liberation Square.

Egyptians retake Cairo's iconic square
Sat, 09 Apr 2011 09:26:53 GMT
Thousands of Egyptian protesters have poured into Cairo's Liberation Square shortly after security forces used tear gas and baton charges to muscle them out of the iconic site.


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