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Activist riles opposition in signing petition

Pro-democracy activist Saadeddin Ibrahim has signed a petition supporting the political ambitions of the Egyptian president’s son, riling the opposition who say the move undermines their call for political change. The move by Ibrahim, a long-time critic of President Hosni … read more

Culture Minister Talks With Prosecutors

Farouk Hosni, Egypt’s minister of culture, said he had been questioned by prosecutors as an investigation continued into the theft of a van Gogh painting from a museum in Giza this month, The Associated Press reported. Mr. Hosni said he … read more

Food inflation feeds social unease

In Egypt, if a passer-by spots a piece of bread in the street, the morsel is usually not ignored but picked up and placed reverently on a ledge away from passing feet. Bread is ’aish – life itself. So Russia’s … read more

Egyptian security seizes arms caches in Sinai

Egyptian security forces seized four arms caches in Sinai containing anti-aircraft missiles and anti-tank mines which they suspected were going to be smuggled into the Gaza Strip, a security source said on Sunday. Smugglers operate from the Sinai Peninsula which … read more

Egypt seizes weapons ‘bound for Gaza’

Egyptian police in the Sinai Peninsula have seized 190 rockets from which the explosives were to have been removed for smuggling into the Gaza Strip, a security official said on Saturday. The rockets, as well as landmines and 1,500 rounds … read more