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.
30. US religious freedoms document criticized by Salafist Front
Date of source:
September 15, 2011
Yusif Ramz, Nadi al-Makhouli and Mustafa Hashim
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 reported on, noting the sectarian strife plaguing the country in the post-Mubārak era.
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 diplomats will return later.
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 strengthen relations between the two countries, specifically with regard to political and economic development. The ambassador was warmly received, and Mursī expressed hope that Saudi Arabia and Egypt can cooperate in the future. Katātnī said FJP is keen to develop relations inside the Arab world.
1. White House bemoans 'legacy of mistrust' with Arabs
Date of source:
September 18, 2011
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.
Muhammad Ismā'īl, Nirmīn 'Abd al-Thāhir, Nūrā Fakhrī and Muhammad Hajāj
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 in Cairo for providing internships to English teachers.