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Al-Jazeera's Chairman Wadah Khanfar declared that he would be stepping down from his position after 8 years. There is much controversy surrounding this, as a Wikileaks cable recently released shows his cooperation with some American intelligence services.
Presidential candidate Muhammad al-Barād‘ī called for full application of the party-list proportional representation in the upcoming elections. He called the PR system the best way to represent all segments of Egyptian society following decades of democratic absence. Read original text in Arabic...
The Freedom and Justice Party's (FJP) vice president 'Isām al-'Iryān held a meeting with Egyptian investors in order to identify their political and economic trends, and called on them to support the tourism sector in order to encourage growth in the Egyptian economy. This statement was made...
The salafī party al-Nūr have refused requests from members of the dissolved National Democratic Party (NDP) party to run in the upcoming parliamentary elections under their party.
Sources from inside the democratic alliance have revealed candidates from the Muslim Brotherhood’s (MB) Freedom and Justice Party (FJP) are currently dominating the preliminary list formed by the electoral coordination committee.
Prime Minister 'Isām Sharaf has promised to lift the emergency law once Egypt regains a stable state of security, which has been a fragile issue since the breakdown of the police institution after the January 25 revolution.
Osama al-'Abd, Chairman of Azhar University, has said the January 25 revolution's aim was to achieve reform and a better future for Egyptians, adding that the Azhar's role is to spread the moderate principles of Islam.
Five journalists affiliated with the Muslim Brotherhood (MB) applied on Monday (September 19, 2011) competing for board positions in the Journalists Syndicate elections, scheduled for October 14, 2011.
The Israeli ambassador to Egypt, Yitzhak Levanon, will reportedly be returning to Cairo after the Jewish holiday season. Four Israeli diplomats - the consul, chancellor, head of security and his deputy - are said to have arrived in Cairo on Monday (September 19), but Levanon and some remaining...
Muhammad Mursī, chairman of the Freedom and Justice Party (FJP) - the political wing of the Muslim Brotherhood (MB) - and Dr. Muhammad Sa‘d al-Katātnī, Secretary-General of the party, met with Saudi Arabia’s ambassador in Cairo on Monday (September 19), who stressed his country's desire to...
The Political Parties Affairs Committee on Monday rejected the establishment of al-Jamā‘ah al-Islāmiyah’s “Construction and Development Party.” In a statement on Monday, the committee said it rejected the proposed party for its "purely religious" platform, which violates the law on political...
The White House has said that a "legacy of mistrust" between the United States and the Arab world has made it difficult for President Barack Obama to improve U.S.-Arab relations, and America's image in the Arab world.
Iran's Ayatollah Ali Khamenei warned the Arab nations swept up in uprisings not to allow the US or NATO to influence the post-revolution political systems they form.
*/ A report on the situation of religious freedoms around the world - and countries that have failed to effectively protect them - was issued yesterday (September 14) by the U.S. Department of State. Middle Eastern and African countries were numerous, and Egypt was one of these countries to be...
Egypt’s South Suez Court has adjourned the sixth session of the Suez martyrs' trial until next November. Lawyers representing the families of those killed demanded financial compensation estimated at LE10,000 (U.S. $1,680) for each victim’s family. Read full text
The Muslim Brotherhood and other Islamist groups have declared they will boycott Friday's protest named "No To Emergency," further deepening the rifts between parties as Islamists pledged to boycott the protest while civil movements threw their support behind it.
Minister of Education Ahmad Jamāl al-Dīn Mūsá and British ambassador to Egypt James Watt agreed that Britain will be providing technical support for the Egyptian Professional Academy of Teachers, and a school for talented students in science and mathematics. Mūsá also praised the British Council...
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan arrived in Cairo to meet with Pope Shenouda III, Patriarch of the Coptic Orthodox Church, and Muhammad Badī', Murshid (Guide) of the Muslim Brotherhood, as well as other prominent members of the group.
Eng. 'Abd al-Mun'im al-Shahāt, Spokesperson of al-Da'wah al-Salafīyah (Salafist Call), attacked the liberal movements and assured that the recent acts of violence in Egypt is considered a political failure for liberals [Reviewer's Note: Al-Yawm al-Sābi' did not mention what the acts of violence...
Pope Benedict XVI called on political leaders to resist the temptation to hate as he marked the 10th anniversary of the September 11 attacks in Italy.
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