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CAIRO: Egypt's public prosecutor referred leading political activist Ahmed Maher for trial on Thursday on charges including protesting without permission, a judicial official said.
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CAIRO: Egypt promised Wednesday to pay $1.5 billion of the $6 billion it says it owes oil firms, hoping the announcement will revive confidence in an economy battered by nearly three years of political upheaval.
Egypt's most popular television satirist, Bassem Youssef, who was pulled off the airwaves last month after mocking the army chief, said on Wednesday the move showed the military-backed rulers were intolerant of opposing views.
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel says cutting his Pentagon staff by 20 percent will save at least $1 billion over five years.
Salafi bloc tells Al Jazeera it will push for yes vote despite amendment that could lead to ban on 'religious' parties.
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Former Vice President Dick Cheney reluctantly commented today on the rift between his two daughters Liz and Mary Cheney, saying that he was surprised that Mary, who is lesbian, and her wife attacked Liz on Facebook.
Popular Egyptian poet Ahmad Fouad Negm passed away today ... what a sad day for Egyptians, poets and revolutionists ... Negm, who was 84, has inspired generations of young Egyptians to ask for change and to revolt ... it is also known that he himself was jailed for his political views under the rule of former presidents Jamal Abdel Nasser and Anwar ... (more)
Egypt has postponed any decision on taking a $4.8 billion loan from the IMF as financial aid from Gulf states has given Cairo some breathing space as it starts to conduct economic reforms, Deputy Prime Minister Ziad Bahaa El-Din said on Tuesday.
Extensive amendments of the constitution adopted under Egypt's ousted Islamist president give the military more privileges, enshrining its place as the nation's most powerful institution and the source of real power, while removing parts that liberals feared set the stage for the creation of an Islamic state.
File- Supporters of the Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi perform prayers during a protest to show support to him at the Raba El-Adwyia mosque square in Cairo.
Photo by In a photo dated September 5, 2000, Palestinian negotiator Ahmed Qurei, a.k.a. Abu Ala of the PLO and then-Israeli diplomat Uri Savir , both principal architects of the Oslo peace accords, sign the 1994 Cairo agreements on Palestinian self-rule in Gaza and Jericho, while the late PLO chairman Yasser Arafat, former Egyptian President Hosni ... (more)
With one notable exception, wealthy Gulf Arab states are encouraging investment in Egypt to help shore up its army-backed government: the absentee is Qatar, rattled by the collapse of Islamist power in the biggest Arab country.
Egypt's political transition was pitched into uncertainty on Sunday when a draft constitution was amended to allow a presidential election to be held before parliamentary polls, indicating a potential change in the army's roadmap.
Ahmed Maher, with sunglasses, the leader of the April 6 youth group that had a leading role in the 2011 uprising against former president Hosni Mubarak, tries to turn himself into prosecutors over an arrest warrant that Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.