Egypt Independent: News-Main news http://www.egyptindependent.com//enhome_channel/News/rss.xml en Pro-Brotherhood students protest for colleagues’ release in Alexandria http://www.egyptindependent.com//node/2446855 <img src="http://www.egyptindependent.com///sites/default/files/imagecache/media_thumbnail/photo/2014/01/23/484151/wqfh_mm_drh_ljmh_wqt_ltryq_lkwrnysh_tswyrb_mhmwd_th015.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-media_thumbnail" width="152" height="114" /><div>Students at the Faculty of Medicine at Alexandria University, mainly loyal to the Muslim Brotherhood and former president Mohamed Morsi, protested Thursday to demand the release of their detained colleagues.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Meanwhile, Tarek Sorour, dean of the Faculty of Agriculture at the same university said the faculty decided Thursday to expel 15 students for protesting inside the campus in violation of the universities law.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Sorour told Al-Masry Al-Youm that the decision was pending the university president&rsquo;s approval.</div><div>The students had taken part in a protest demanding the release of Morsi.</div><div>Hundreds of students have been prosecuted and sentenced to jail over charges of rioting and unlicensed protesting since the ouster of Morsi in 2013.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Egyptian universities occasionally witness confrontations between demonstrating students and police forces.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div> Thu, 26 Mar 2015 14:46:00 +0000 Al-Masry Al-Youm 2446855 at http://www.egyptindependent.com sites/default/files/photo/2014/01/23/484151/wqfh_mm_drh_ljmh_wqt_ltryq_lkwrnysh_tswyrb_mhmwd_th015.jpg Al-Azhar Grand Sheikh: I cited al-Hudeiby’s book to refute the Brotherhood http://www.egyptindependent.com//node/2446852 <img src="http://www.egyptindependent.com///sites/default/files/imagecache/media_thumbnail/photo/2014/11/05/484151/268506_0.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-media_thumbnail" width="152" height="114" /><div>Al-Azhar Grand Sheikh Ahmed al-Tayyeb refuted claims that the Al-Azhar advises people to read the Brotherhood books.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>&ldquo;This is not true,&rdquo; he said, explaining that he cited al-Hudeiby, the Brotherhood guide, because he himself refuted the radical thoughts of Sayyid Qutb in his book.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Tayyeb said in his weekly program on the Egyptian state television on Friday that those who attack Al-Azhar did not listen to all he had said in early programs because they just want to mislead people and distort social stability.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>&ldquo;Attacks on the Al-Azhar soon fade away as has happened several times before,&rdquo; he said.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><em>Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm</em></div><div>&nbsp;</div> Thu, 26 Mar 2015 14:27:00 +0000 Al-Masry Al-Youm 2446852 at http://www.egyptindependent.com sites/default/files/photo/2014/11/05/484151/268506_0.jpg Moderate weather expected Friday http://www.egyptindependent.com//node/2446834 <img src="http://www.egyptindependent.com///sites/default/files/imagecache/media_thumbnail/photo/2015/03/26/16030/rai.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-media_thumbnail" width="152" height="114" /><div>The Egyptian Meteorological Authority is expecting a slightly cold weather on Friday on the north coast, moderate in Lower Egypt, Cairo, and northern Upper Egypt. The temperature will be moderate during the day in Upper Egypt and cold at night.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Low and medium clouds are expected on the north coast.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Light mist is expected to affect visibility on north coast, Lower Egypt, Cairo, and the Suez Canal cities, the authority mentioned in a statement on Thursday.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Winds will be northewesterly and will range between light to moderate. Maritime traffic might be disrupted in the Suez Gulf and the Red Sea.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Waves in the Mediterranean and the Red Sea will be between 2-3 meters high, with northwesterly surface winds.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>The temperature forecast in Cairo for Friday, according to the Egyptian Meteorological Authority website, shows 30C during the day and a 15C at night. In Alexandria, the highest temperature will be 26C with a low of 16C, Hurghada will have a high of 33C and a low of 18C, Sharm el-Sheikh - 32C and 23C, Luxor - 37C and - 18C, while Aswan will have one of the hottest days throughout the country at a high of 37C and a low of 20C. Marsa Alam will see a high of 32C and a low of 20C.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><em>Edited translation from MENA</em></div> Thu, 26 Mar 2015 12:49:00 +0000 MENA 2446834 at http://www.egyptindependent.com sites/default/files/photo/2015/03/26/16030/rai.jpg EgyptAir: Flights between Egypt, Yemen suspended indefinitely http://www.egyptindependent.com//node/2446829 <img src="http://www.egyptindependent.com///sites/default/files/imagecache/media_thumbnail/photo/2015/03/26/16030/egy.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-media_thumbnail" width="152" height="114" /><div>EgyptAir announced in a statement on Thursday that flights between Egypt and Yemen will be fully suspended until further notice.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>The statement cited the ongoing airstrikes launched by the Saudi-led coalition against the Houthis as the cause of the suspension.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>A flight from Sanaa to Cairo on Thursday was cancelled by the Yemeni authorities, due to the deterioration of the security situation in the capital, the statement added.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>The GCC announced in the early hours of Thursday its military intervention against Houthi rebels in Yemen, in response to a request by Yemeni President Abd Rabbo Mansour Hadi. Egypt has also announced its political and military support to Hadi in an official statement by the Foreign Ministry.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>The coalition led by Saudi Arabia includes warplanes for Egypt, Morocco, Jordan, Sudan, Kuwait, UAE, Qatar, and Bahrain.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><em>Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm</em></div> Thu, 26 Mar 2015 12:34:00 +0000 Al-Masry Al-Youm 2446829 at http://www.egyptindependent.com sites/default/files/photo/2015/03/26/16030/egy.jpg