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U.S Nuclear submarine and two destroyers pass through Suez Canal

  A maritime source working in the Suez Canal reported on Wednesday the passage of a nuclear submarine alongside two destroyers, both belonging to the United States supposedly headed to the Persian Gulf. The maritime source added that the nuclear submarine – USS Florida – and the destroyers – USS James Willams and Seattle – …

Rana Muhammad Taha

President-elect gets down to business

Oath swearing venue to be decided today, Prime minister will be an independent, patriotic figure
Morsi met with Christian representatives, martyrs’ families, intelligence chief, and revolutionary groups

Ahmed Aboulenein

US justifies visa for Egypt Islamist

AFP – The US State Department on Tuesday defended issuing a visa to an Egyptian Islamist whose group is classified as terrorist, saying it hoped to reach out to new faces in a fast-changing region. Conservative critics of President Barack Obama cried foul over the visa to Hani Nour Eldin, a newly elected lawmaker from the …

Daily News Egypt

Shafiq ‘on pilgrimage’

While most news reports alluded that Ahmed Shafiq had gone on a vacation in Abu Dhabi, campaign spokesman said he would proceed directly to Saudi Arabia for a pilgrimage

Ragia Mostafa

Student killed during celebrations

Assiut – A student was killed and another injured after a shootout between tribal and political factions in the village of Gaw-El-Nawarwah in the Assiut governorate after the announcement of Mohamed Morsi as president. The dead student, Hisham Mohamed Abou-Zeid and the injured student, Hamada Abu-Ziad Mohamed, were both members of the Abu Shama family, …

Daily News Egypt

Corruption trial begins

Cairo (MENA) – A corruption trial of convicted former president Hosni Mubarak began Monday, he and former top government officials are charged with seizing and redistributing land in order to build a aviation officer’s housing co-op. Mubarak, alongside ex- minister of agriculture Youssef Wali and several other government officials, face allegations that they took 119 …

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Ganzouri resigns

Cairo – Kamal El-Ganzouri’s cabinet officially handed over its resignation yesterday to the head of the Supreme Council of Armed Forces (SCAF), Field Marshal Hussein Tantawi. Tantawi asked the cabinet to continue working until the official inauguration of President-Elect Mohamed Morsi by the end of the running month.

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Policeman arrested for killing convict

The police man who killed a runaway convict and then touched off a near-riot at the Al-Ahram Newspaper building has been arrested and jailed following calls for an investigation into the incident. Officer Mohammed Abdel Ghani will spend the next four days in jail during a pending investigation for the killing. The officer shot Sayed …

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In Morsi’s camp victory

By Ahmed Aboul Enein and Rana Muhammad Taha Tears of joy flowed down the faces of tens of thousands of Egyptians in Tahrir Square as they received news of the Muslim Brotherhood candidate Mohamed Morsi’s victory in the country’s first post-Mubarak presidential elections. Sombre silence loomed over everyone’s face as Presidential Elections Committee head Judge …

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Egypt Briefs

Banks opted to close their office at noon Several banks in Cairo sent staff home at midday yesterday due to possible demonstrations following the announcement of Egypt’s new president. Banks, fearing a return of lawlessness reminiscent of the days during the Egyptian uprising, closed branch offices between 1 and 2pm. A Security officer at the …

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