Israeli ambassador leaves Cairo before election runoff
Yaakov Amitai, Israeli ambassador to Egypt, left Cairo Thursday morning on an Air Sinai flight for his regular weekend break in Israel.
The move comes hours before the Supreme Constitutional Court is expected to deliver its verdict on the Political Disenfranchisement Law and Egypt's electoral law.
The court's decision could disqualify Ahmed Shafiq from the presidential race just two days before the runoff is scheduled to take place.
Amitai returns to Cairo every Monday to resume his work, according to MENA, Egypt's state-owned media agency.
In September 2011, protesters attacked the Israeli embassy in Cairo, prompting the abrupt evacuation of all embassy staff. Since then, Israeli embassy officials have worked in Cairo from offices in Maadi, New Cairo and near the Cairo International Airport.
BBC SportWhen it's put to him that he might be the most talented athlete in the world to hold a racquet, a bashful Ramy Ashour admits "that's pretty great".The 25-year-old Egyptian is more than just the current squash world number one - his elastic, unorthodox brilliance and charisma could be the key to squash breaking out beyond its four walls and regaining a place on the wider sporting
Ministers in Prime Minister Hisham Qandil's cabinet following the recent reshuffle (new appointees are in italics): 1. Minister of Agriculture Ahmed Mahmoud Ali El-Gizawi2. Minister of Antiquities Ahmed Eissa3. Minister of Aviation Wael Maadawi4. Minister of Communication Atef Helmy5. Minister of Culture
AP— April 15, 2013: Two bombs explode in the packed streets near the finish line of the Boston Marathon, killing three people and injuring more than 140.— January 17, 2011: A backpack bomb is placed along a Martin Luther King Day parade route in Spokane, Washington, meant to kill and injure participants in a civil rights march, but is found and disabled before it can explode. White
The convenient marriage between Iran and the Arab left would have been unthinkable only a few years ago, given the traditional ideological paradoxes between patriarchal Persian Shiism, on the one hand, and leftist orthodoxy on the other.Indeed, a casual viewer of Hizbullah's Al-Manar television, or the Iranian-funded Al-Mayadin TV, these days would probably think that the two Shia propaganda