Egypt Independent: News-Main news http://www.egyptindependent.com//enhome_channel/News/rss.xml en Dostor Party secretary in Daqahlia resigns to support Sisi for president http://www.egyptindependent.com//node/2435667 <img src="http://www.egyptindependent.com///sites/default/files/imagecache/media_thumbnail/photo/2014/04/18/484151/203224_0.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-media_thumbnail" width="152" height="114" /><p>Secretary of the Dostor Party in Daqahlia Mohamed Rashad Ghoneim resigned and announced supporting former Defense Minister Abdel Fattah al-Sisi for president.</p><p>Ghoneim said in a press statement Friday he submitted his resignation after the Dostor Party announced supporting Hamdeen Sabbahi for president. Ghoneim added a number of party members would resign as well in the coming days.</p><p><em>Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm</em></p> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 15:52:00 +0000 Al-Masry Al-Youm 2435667 at http://www.egyptindependent.com sites/default/files/photo/2014/04/18/484151/203224_0.jpg IED explodes at army checkpoint in Fayoum http://www.egyptindependent.com//node/2435664 <img src="http://www.egyptindependent.com///sites/default/files/imagecache/media_thumbnail/photo/2014/04/15/459151/183554_0.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-media_thumbnail" width="152" height="114" /><p>An IED exploded in the early hours of Friday at Fayoum Sports Stadium, targeting an Armed Forces checkpoint in front of the main gate of the stadium.</p><p>Explosives experts moved to the scene of the incident for inspection and security forces combed the area.</p><p>Head of Fayoum Security Diretorate Major General Mohamed Hassan told OnTV Channel there were no victims.</p><p><em>Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm</em></p> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 12:49:00 +0000 Al-Masry Al-Youm 2435664 at http://www.egyptindependent.com sites/default/files/photo/2014/04/15/459151/183554_0.jpg Suspect dies in Fayoum prison http://www.egyptindependent.com//node/2435647 <img src="http://www.egyptindependent.com///sites/default/files/imagecache/media_thumbnail/photo/2014/03/02/484151/410306-118295.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-media_thumbnail" width="152" height="114" /><p><span style="line-height: normal; font-size: 1em;">Sayed Ali Geneidy, 63, died at the Demu prison in Fayoum on Thursday. He was detained pending investigations into the storming of a police station after the dispersal of the Brotherhood sit-ins in August 2013.</span></p><p style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="line-height: normal;">Preliminary examinations by the prison&#39;s doctor suggested the cause of death was heart disease.</span></p><div>The Forensic Medicine Department was called in to determine the exact cause of death.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><i>Edited translation from Al-Masry al-Youm</i></div> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 18:00:00 +0000 Al-Masry Al-Youm 2435647 at http://www.egyptindependent.com sites/default/files/photo/2014/03/02/484151/410306-118295.jpg Cabinet considers restructuring electricity prices http://www.egyptindependent.com//node/2435648 <img src="http://www.egyptindependent.com///sites/default/files/imagecache/media_thumbnail/photo/2014/04/06/484151/_______________16.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-media_thumbnail" width="152" height="114" /><p style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="line-height: normal;">Cabinet spokesperson Hossam al-Qawish said on Thursday that the restructuring of electricity prices is under study.</span></p><div>He also said that power outages would be announced in advance and he called on citizens to rationalize consumption.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>&ldquo;We will not have a dark summer,&rdquo; he said, adding that some people steal electricity from public cables. &quot;We report 2,000 thefts to police every day.&rdquo;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><i>Edited translation from Al-Masry al-Youm</i></div> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 17:34:00 +0000 Al-Masry Al-Youm 2435648 at http://www.egyptindependent.com sites/default/files/photo/2014/04/06/484151/_______________16.jpg