The city of Khosous in Qalyubiya is current calm after security intervened to stop clashes between Muslims and Christians Friday evening
A security source at the Qalyubiya Security Directorate told state-run news agency MENA that 15 people were arrested on charges of rioting.
Security forces buffered their presence in the areas where clashes took places, as well as in the vicinity of the Mary
Dozens of 6 April movement members gathered on Saturday in front of the Egyptian Stock Exchange in downtown Cairo ahead of scheduled “day of anger” protests to commemorate the group’s founding.
Protesters chanted “down with the supreme guide’s rule” and called for the dismissal of Prime Minister Hesham Qandil, as well as a new Cabinet of technocrats, the firing
Five Egyptians were killed and eight wounded in clashes between Christians and Muslims in a town near Cairo, security sources said on Saturday, in the latest sectarian violence in the most populous Arab state.
Christian-Muslim confrontations have increased in Muslim-majority Egypt since the overthrow of former President Hosni Mubarak in 2011 gave freer rein to hardline Islamists
Five Egyptians were killed and eight wounded during clashes between Christians and Muslims in a town near Cairo, security sources said on Saturday.
Four Christians and one Muslim were killed when members of both communities started shooting at each other in Khusus outside the Egyptian capital, the sources said.They said the violence broke out late on Friday when a group of Christian children
Four people were killed and six injured during clashes between Christians and Muslims in a town near Cairo, Egyptian state news agency MENA said on Saturday.
The violence broke out late on Friday and lasted until the morning, it
Italys president on Friday pardoned a U.S. Air Force officer convicted of kidnapping an Egyptian Muslim cleric who was taken away for interrogation on a CIA "rendition" flight.
Such covert flights were among the tactics used to wage the "War on Terror" under the administration of former U.S. President George W. Bush, after the 9/11 attacks. They have been condemned by human rights groups
Egypt and Sudan want to launch
joint farming, livestock and biofuel projects to help double
bilateral trade, Egypts President Mohamed Mursi said on Friday
during his first visit to Khartoum.
Sudan imports much of its food from Egypt, especially fruit
such as strawberry and oranges, as the African country produces
too little to feed its population of 32 million. Even fruit
juices and yoghurt
Brazils beef exports jumped
25 percent in the first quarter of 2013 compared with the same
period a year earlier, thanks to a more favorable exchange rate
and increased demand abroad, the head of the countrys main beef
industry group said on Friday.Brazil, the worlds top beef exporter, shipped 324,500
tonnes abroad in the first three months of 2013. Profits from
those exports rose 18 percent to
For Americans, it was Jon
Stewart as national treasure. In a virtuoso performance Monday,
the American satirist ridiculed the Egyptian governments
crackdown on Cairo comedian - and Stewart protégé - Bassem
Youssef."What are you worried about, Mr. President - the power of
satire to overthrow the status quo?" Stewart deadpanned. "Just
so you know, theres been a grand total of, uh, zero
Hardline Sunni Islamists tried to break into a senior Iranian diplomats residence in Cairo on Friday in protest at warming ties with Tehran after a 30-year estrangement, but were repelled by Egyptian police, a Reuters witness said.
About 100 members of two purist Salafist groups demonstrated against Egypts recent steps to improve relations with Iran, which were cut off after the 1979 Iranian
"If the situation necessitates another revolution, I will call for it," President Mohamed Morsy declared in a meeting Friday with the Egyptian community in the Cornothia Hotel during his first-ever, two-day visit to Khartoum.
Obtaining basic necessities food and clothes should not distract the Egyptian people from achieving higher and greater objectives, Morsy insisted. The president
Violent clashes erupted in the Smouha area of Alexandria Governorate on Friday evening, as anti-Brotherhood protesters fought with the group’s supporters.
The two sides hurled stones at each other. The state TV website reported that security forces then fired teargas into the crowd to disperse the protesters.
Protesters demonstrating against President Mohamed Morsy’s rule and calling
Close to 10,000 residents of Luxor and nearby governorates demonstrated in Sidi Abou al-Haggag Square in Luxor after Friday prayers today, showing their solidarity with Al-Azhar Grand Sheikh Ahmed al-Tayyeb.
They denounced what they called “plots against the Al-Azhar institution to bring it under Muslim Brotherhood control,” and marched around the streets of Luxor.
Mujtaba Amany, the acting Iranian ambassador to Egypt, blamed Syrian refugees in Cairo for inciting protests in front of his home on Friday, due to their discontent with Iran’s support of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s regime.
"How could the Egyptian security allow these Syrians to mess up with security?" Amany said in a phone interview with Al-Masry Al-Youm Friday evening. He
Israel's government on Friday strenuously denied it had any link to an arms-laden ship that Egypt said its navy seized as it sailed from the Israeli port of Eilat to Togo in West Africa.
"Nobody in Israel knows anything about this ship. It's clear that it did not come from Eilat or any other Israeli port," foreign ministry spokesman Yigal Palmor told AFP.
"We cannot understand why anyone should
President Mohamed Morsy said during his first visit to Sudan on Friday that cooperation between the Islamist regimes in Cairo and Khartoum does not pose any threat, and yet they both face "enemies."
"We in Egypt and Sudan are integrated, and you will find enemies for this integration," Morsy stressed before thousands of people, including his Sudanese counterpart President Omar al-Bashir, at
Minor clashes erupted between security forces and protesters demonstrating in front of the home of acting Iranian ambassador Mojtaba Amany in Heliopolis late Friday afternoon.
When a female protester raised a Syrian flag to show support for the uprising there, a Central Security Forces officer grabbed the flag from her hand. Outraged demonstrators then hurled stones at the security forces and
Dozens of protesters in Mansoura demonstrated outside the Al-Azhar central administration offices in the Daqahlia Governorate after Friday prayers today, showing their support for Grand Sheikh Ahmed al-Tayyeb after recent criticisms levied against him following the poisoning of hundreds of Al-Azhar University students.
Demonstrators chanted slogans in support of Tayyeb and against the
Dozens of protesters gathered in front of Iranian Ambassador Mojtaba Amany’s house into Friday afternoon as they demonstrated against the recent diplomatic rapprochement between Egypt and Iran.
Amid a heavy security presence, the protesters chanted, "Let all Brothers hear: No relations with Iran," "Oh Iran's ambassador, Egypt will not be Shia," and "Egypt and
Islamist group Hamas on Friday urged a United Nations agency to resume its operations in the Gaza Strip, accusing the world body of over-reacting by shutting down after its headquarters was stormed by demonstrators.
The main U.N. humanitarian agency for Palestinians closed all its offices in Gaza on Thursday after protesters stormed its headquarters to demand it reverse a decision to cut
Tense relations between Cairo and the United Arab Emirates are a mere “summer’s cloud that will soon pass,” Ambassador to the UAE Tamer Mansour assured on Friday.
“I believe relations between Egyptian and Emirati people shouldn’t be affected by tensions between the two countries,” he added.
Mansour was quoted by the official WAM news agency as saying that
As conservative Islamic forces prepare to protest on Friday against Egypt’s diplomatic rapprochement with Iran, President Mohamed Morsy declared that he would not allow Shiaism to spread in Egypt.
The nation’s relations with Iran are the same as with any other foreign country, the president assured.
Conservative forces are planning to march from the Al-Tawheed Mosque
The National Salvation Front and other opposition forces accused the Freedom and Justice Party and the Nour Party of violating the sanctity of mosques by selling reduced-price meat in their vicinity.
They described the practice as a form of electoral bribery. The NSF general coordinator accused both parties of attempting to manipulate the poor into voting for them.
Mohamed al-Faham, the
The US Embassy in Cairo issued a statement on Friday warning that violent clashes may break out during protests planned by the April 6 Youth Movement for Saturday, the anniversary of the group's founding.
April 6 is leading a coalition of opposition forces in the four-day protest, which are planned to start at 4 pm tomorrow, the US Embassy said.
The embassy also warned that the
A temporary flashing sign on the causeway to New Jerseys Long Beach Island thanks owners of oceanfront properties who have accepted a plan to build new barriers to protect them from storms like Sandy, which ravaged the U.S. northeast coast last year.
And to pressure homeowners who have not agreed to the plan, the blinking sign also tallies the number of holdouts.Some towns still coping with the
More than 1,2000 local bread bakeries, or for 70 percent of bakeries nationwide, have adopted the government's new subsidies scheme, claimed Nassr al-Farrash, spokesperson for the Ministry of Supply and Internal Trade.
Twenty-four governorates have already adopted the new measures and work is also underway to implement them in Aswan, Matrouh and Suez.
Subsidized bread currently
Failed presidential candidate and former Prime Minister Ahmed Shafiq criticized the Cairo Court of Appeals president for delegating investigations into allegations of fraud during the presidential elections to another judge, 10 months after the charges were filed.
“I call it judicial procrastination,” Shafiq accused. After narrowly losing the election to President Mohamed Morsy,
Prosecutors ordered a four-day detention for the head of the Al-Azhar University student dormitories, Mohamed Reda, pending investigations into his role in the food poisoning of 561 students, who became ill after eating a meal in the student cafeteria.
The incident triggered protests on Tuesday by Al-Azhar students who demanded the dismissal of university president Osama al-Abd, which the
The European Union's envoy to Cairo urged Egypt's Islamist-led authorities on Thursday not to rush through legislation on civil society and NGOs that could curb an embryonic democracy.
Civil society was heavily restricted under former President Hosni Mubarak's rule, and many of those who overthrew him in 2011 are demanding guarantees of greater freedom for civic and political activity