Egypt Independent: News-Main news http://www.egyptindependent.com//enhome_channel/News/rss.xml en Politicians: The January revolution will not win by knockout http://www.egyptindependent.com//node/2443419 <img src="http://www.egyptindependent.com///sites/default/files/imagecache/media_thumbnail/photo/2015/01/29/1755/demos_for_social_justice.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-media_thumbnail" width="152" height="114" /><div>Some politicians see that the January revolution has succeeded insofar as it has toppled the head of the regime, but it has failed to achieve other goals.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Ali Amin of the Wafd Party in Suez said the revolution toppled Mubarak but did not achieve freedom and social justice, nor did it eliminate corruption. &nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Nasr al-Zahra of the Wafd Party in Port Said said the revolution failed to achieve concrete results. &ldquo;The officials of the Mubarak regime have returned to the political arena to threaten us that they will take back their economic gains,&rdquo; he said.&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>He said the international conspiracies hatched against Egypt, and the threats by radical religious currents made people prefer that the state protects them and averted the revolutionary mood.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Nabil al-Hefnawy of the People&#39;s Current in Damietta said the revolution will go on as long as it remains threatened by the Muslim Brotherhood.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Sayed Abu Taleb of the Nasserist Party in Suez believes that the revolution has succeeded because it toppled a dictator that stayed 30 years. &ldquo;And the Egyptian people, together with the armed forces and the police, will thwart any attempts to destroy the country,&rdquo; he said.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><em>Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm</em></div><div>&nbsp;</div> Fri, 30 Jan 2015 08:26:00 +0000 Al-Masry Al-Youm 2443419 at http://www.egyptindependent.com sites/default/files/photo/2015/01/29/1755/demos_for_social_justice.jpg UNESCO official: Visiting Egypt dream come true http://www.egyptindependent.com//node/2443432 <img src="http://www.egyptindependent.com///sites/default/files/imagecache/media_thumbnail/photo/2012/10/11/72636/s3.reutersmedia.net_.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-media_thumbnail" width="152" height="114" /><div>UNESCO&rsquo;s General Conference chairman Ping Hao made a tour on Thursday at a number of touristic landmarks in Cairo and Giza, voicing gladness for making the visit which he said was a dream since his youth.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Hao made a tour at the pyramids area in Giza, as well as several ancient attractions in Cairo, including the Salah Eddin Citadel, Sultan Hassan Mosque, al-Refaie Mosque, the Egyptian Museum, al-Moez Street and Khan al-Khalili street.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Hao was accompanied by Egypt&rsquo;s UNESCO delegate Mohamed Sameh Amr.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>He voiced his excitement from visiting what he described as the &ldquo;unique&rdquo; mounments of Egypt, noting that he majored in Egyptian history and had the dream of visiting Egypt when he was a student 37 years ago.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Hao was attending UNESCO&#39;s meeting with Arab education ministers hosted in Sharm al-Sheikh resort.</div> Thu, 29 Jan 2015 15:48:00 +0000 Egypt Independent 2443432 at http://www.egyptindependent.com sites/default/files/photo/2012/10/11/72636/s3.reutersmedia.net_.jpg Ads for Qatari channel on Cairo streets raises controversy http://www.egyptindependent.com//node/2443407 <img src="http://www.egyptindependent.com///sites/default/files/imagecache/media_thumbnail/photo/2015/01/29/484151/4384.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-media_thumbnail" width="152" height="114" /><div>Giza governorate local authorities decided to remove ads for al-Araby Channel, a Qatari channel which began broadcasting from London a few days ago.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Governor of Giza Ali Abdel Rahman told <em>Al-Masry Al-Youm</em> that local authorities removed four ads, two on the 26 July Corridor and two in al-Agouza district. The governore said the ads were not removed due to their content but because two advertising companies which own the billboards have not paid to the governorate prescribed fees.</div><div>&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;</div><div>The governorate local authorities review the ads content so as to be in line with the public decorum, and have the right to remove the ad in case the company has not paid fees or did not commit to the size of the ad banner.&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>The governor stressed that the ads were removed as the advertising companies violated the terms agreed on with the governorate.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Talk shows on satellite channels attacked local authorities due to the ads saying al-Araby Channel backed the Muslim Brotherhood.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Tamer Tammam, an official at one of the advertising companies, said in televised remarks the company started removing the ads of al-Araby Channel upon instructions from security authorities.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Major General Ahmed Anis, head of the satellite company Nilesat, said Araby Channel broadcasts through Eutelsat, a French satellite, and not the Nilesat.&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><em>Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm</em></div> Thu, 29 Jan 2015 13:45:00 +0000 Al-Masry Al-Youm 2443407 at http://www.egyptindependent.com sites/default/files/photo/2015/01/29/484151/4384.jpg PM forms committee on arrangements for March economic summit http://www.egyptindependent.com//node/2443408 <img src="http://www.egyptindependent.com///sites/default/files/imagecache/media_thumbnail/photo/2014/11/28/39/mehleb.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-media_thumbnail" width="152" height="114" /><div>Prime Minister Ibrahim Mehleb ordered forming ministerial committee, to be headed by the International Committee Minister Naglaa al-Ahwany, to arrange for the economic summit slated for March.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>The committee will include representatives from ministries of defense, tourism, interiors, telecommunications, trade and industry, local development, finance, foreign affairs, investment, in addition to cabinet, presidency, national security agency and South Sinai province.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>The committee will be tasked with setting security measures and requirements of the summit, following up on arrival of participating delegations, accommodation and other issues.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><em>Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm</em></div> Thu, 29 Jan 2015 13:12:00 +0000 Al-Masry Al-Youm 2443408 at http://www.egyptindependent.com sites/default/files/photo/2014/11/28/39/mehleb.jpg