Egypt Independent: News-Main news http://www.egyptindependent.com//enhome_channel/News/rss.xml en Police defuse bomb placed under officer’s car in Tanta http://www.egyptindependent.com//node/2435643 <img src="http://www.egyptindependent.com///sites/default/files/imagecache/media_thumbnail/photo/2014/04/16/39/bombed_car.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-media_thumbnail" width="152" height="114" /><p style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="line-height: normal;">A bomb squad defused a homemade explosive that was placed under the car of Mohamed al-Nadi, an police officer staying at the police hotel in Tanta.</span></p><div>Police combed the area to make sure there were no other bombs and intensified efforts to find the perpetrators.&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><i>Edited translation from Al-Masry al-Youm</i></div> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 13:21:00 +0000 Al-Masry Al-Youm 2435643 at http://www.egyptindependent.com sites/default/files/photo/2014/04/16/39/bombed_car.jpg Two Brotherhood students arrested with automatic rifles http://www.egyptindependent.com//node/2435622 <img src="http://www.egyptindependent.com///sites/default/files/imagecache/media_thumbnail/photo/2014/04/17/484151/15092013022.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-media_thumbnail" width="152" height="114" /><p><span style="line-height: normal; font-size: 1em;">Police arrested on Wednesday two Brotherhood students in 6 October City carrying automatic rifles and 63 bullets.</span></p><div>The police arrested 20-year-old Ahmed and 22-year-old Amr in their flats. They found photos of the latter in Gaza on his laptop. He was wounded in the leg during protests in Fayoum.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>They said there were three others who fled when they heard the police was coming.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm</div> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 08:31:00 +0000 Al-Masry Al-Youm 2435622 at http://www.egyptindependent.com sites/default/files/photo/2014/04/17/484151/15092013022.jpg Girls food-poisoned from Koshary meal in Luxor http://www.egyptindependent.com//node/2435621 <img src="http://www.egyptindependent.com///sites/default/files/imagecache/media_thumbnail/photo/2014/04/16/484151/koshary.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-media_thumbnail" width="152" height="114" /><p><span style="line-height: normal; font-size: 1em;">Eight girls working for a hairdresser in Esna, south of Luxor, suffered food poisoning on Wednesday after eating Koshary in a famous restaurant.</span></p><div>Major General Mustafa Bakir, the director of security of Luxor, received notification of the incident.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><p><span style="line-height: normal; font-size: 1em;">The girls were taken to hospital for treatment and authorities were notified to investigate the issue.</span></p><div><em>Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm</em></div><div>&nbsp;</div> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 19:25:00 +0000 Al-Masry Al-Youm 2435621 at http://www.egyptindependent.com sites/default/files/photo/2014/04/16/484151/koshary.jpg Sisi legal adviser: Registry staff invalidated powers of attorney http://www.egyptindependent.com//node/2435620 <img src="http://www.egyptindependent.com///sites/default/files/imagecache/media_thumbnail/photo/2014/04/16/484151/203154_0.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-media_thumbnail" width="152" height="114" /><p><span style="line-height: normal; font-size: 1em;">Mohamed Bahaa Eddin Abu Shaqa, legal adviser to Abdel Fattah al-Sisi&rsquo;s campaign, accused certain registry staff of invalidating powers of attorney&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: normal;">supporting Sisi in the presidential election by filing them out without the required signatures.</span></p><div>&ldquo;We know who they are,&rdquo; he said, adding that one registry office sent 2,500 powers of attorney that will not be counted because they are not signed.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>In related news, Sisi&#39;s presidential campaign has announced he will deliver a speech after 20 April, declaring his election platform, including where he stands on important social and economic issues.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><em>Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm</em></div><div>&nbsp;</div> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 19:14:00 +0000 Al-Masry Al-Youm 2435620 at http://www.egyptindependent.com sites/default/files/photo/2014/04/16/484151/203154_0.jpg