Egyptian Capital Rocked by Multiple Blasts , Militants step up their Campain


Cairo Rocked by Multiple Blasts 24 Jan 2014JNN 25 Jan 2014 Cairo : Militants have stepped up their campaign against security forces in Egypt with a series of explosions in the Egyptian capital, Cairo. Continue reading

CIA chief makes “secret” visit to Cairo, Mubarak’s sons acquitted


Ex Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak's Sons Jamal and Ala AcquittedJNN 22 Dec 2013 Cairo : CIA Director John Brennan has made a short, secret visit to Cairo, Egypt’s Al-Joumhouria has claimed. “Brennan met a number of security officials and reiterated US support to Egypt in its confrontation with terrorist organisations,” said the newspaper, according to the Middle East Monitor. 

Al-Joumhouria based its news on information provided by an “informed source”. The CIA official flew out of Cairo on a military aircraft, it was reported, accompanied by a “large” security contingent.

The newspaper described the visit as a “step towards regaining strong U.S.-Egypt relations.”

It was the first visit to Cairo by the CIA’s top man since the coup on July 3.

Mubarak’s sons acquitted of corruption charges

Meanwhile, Cairo’s criminal court acquitted the sons of ousted Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, Gamal and Alaa, as well as former Prime Minister Ahmed Shafiq, on charges of corruption, media reported on Thursday.

Shafiq was accused of facilitating the sale of state-owned land to Jamal and Alaa in 1995 using a publicly funded association that he led at the time. According to the complaint filed against them, the two brothers purchased the land for a much cheaper price than the market rate.

In the same session, the court also acquitted four retired generals who had served as board members of the association.

Both Alaa and Gamal will likely remain in detention, as they are facing a separate trial on other corruption charges. It is not clear whether or not Shafiq, who ran for the presidency in 2012, plans to return to politics. After he lost the election to President Mohamed Morsi, he fled to Abu Dhabi.

The rulings mean Shafiq’s name will be removed within days from a list of people whose arrest has been ordered, assuming no other cases are filed against him, judicial sources said.

Shafiq’s return would reflect the shifting balance of power in Egypt since the army removed Morsi and set the Arab world’s largest nation on a new political course designed to lead to presidential and parliamentary elections next year

 

Revolution bound Egyptian Population feels relief in converting to Shiite Islam


Shia Men in a Local Husainiya in EgyptJNN 09 Oct 2013 Cairo  – A high-ranking Egyptian official on Tuesday admitted that the doctrine of Shia Islam is being spread in the most populous Arab country with unprecedented speed, according to the website of the Egyptian Masress.   Continue reading

At least 74 dead and 708 injured in clashes of Protester with Egyptian Security forces


Opponents of deposed Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi throw stones at his supporters during clashes in Nasr city areaJNN 28 July 2013 Cairo : Clashes have left at least 74 people dead and hundreds injured in Cairo after security forces attacked supporters of ousted President Morsi, Egypt’s Health Ministry told RT Arabic. However, the Muslim Brotherhood puts the death toll at over 120. Continue reading

Mass Protest against Mursi’s Presidental Decres of Self Empowerment , One Killed over Hundred Injured


JNN 28 Nov 2012 Cairo : Over Hundred thousand people have held protests on Tuesday in Cairo against Egyptian President Mohammed Mursi, who last week granted himself sweeping new powers. It was one of the biggest outpourings of protest since Hosni Mubarak’s overthrow, accusing the Islamist leader of seeking to impose a new era of autocracy. Continue reading

Egypt’s Outreach to China and Iran Is Troublesome for U.S. Policy Makers


JNN 01 Sept 2012 Cairo : Egypt’s Islamist president, Mohamed Morsi, has visited China at the invitation of President Hu Jintao. He seeked investments there that will enable Egypt to “dispense of loans and aid,” And after China, Morsi traveled to Tehran to attend the Non-Aligned Movement summit. Continue reading

Egypt's Outreach to China and Iran Is Troublesome for U.S. Policy Makers


JNN 01 Sept 2012 Cairo : Egypt’s Islamist president, Mohamed Morsi, has visited China at the invitation of President Hu Jintao. He seeked investments there that will enable Egypt to “dispense of loans and aid,” And after China, Morsi traveled to Tehran to attend the Non-Aligned Movement summit. Continue reading

Morsi declared Egypt’s first Islamist President


JNN 25 June 2012 Cairo :  Mohammed Morsi, the Muslim Brotherhood-backed candidate, was declared Egypt’s first Islamist president on Sunday with 51.7 percent of last weekend’s run-off vote, defeating Ahmed Shafiq, who had been tapped as prime minister by former President Hosni Mubarak. Continue reading

Israel is Egypt’s number 1 enemy, Egyptian Parliament declares


JNN 15 Mar 2012 Cairo : The lower house of the Egyptian parliament has unanimously approved a text declaring that Israel is the number one enemy of Egypt and calling for the expulsion of the Israeli ambassador and a halt to gas exports to Israel.  Continue reading