Egypt Independent: News-Main news http://www.egyptindependent.com//enhome_channel/News/rss.xml en Ain Shams police station set on fire http://www.egyptindependent.com//node/2438210 <img src="http://www.egyptindependent.com///sites/default/files/imagecache/media_thumbnail/photo/2013/11/25/484151/mohamed_ibrahim.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-media_thumbnail" width="152" height="114" /><div>Unidentified assailants set police fire to al-Haggana police station in Ain Shams district on Saturday&nbsp;in eastern Cairo at the intersection between Ain Shams and Ahmed Essmat streets, according to eyewitnesses.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>The unknown youth hurled Molotov cocktails at the police station, causing it to burn down without casualties. The station was under renovation and due to be reopened, the witnesses added.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>The Interior Ministry have not yet commented on the incident.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><em>Edited translation from Anadolu Agency</em></div><div>&nbsp;</div> Sat, 30 Aug 2014 09:20:00 +0000 Al-Masry Al-Youm 2438210 at http://www.egyptindependent.com sites/default/files/photo/2013/11/25/484151/mohamed_ibrahim.jpg Pro-Morsy alliance calls for demonstrations on Saturday http://www.egyptindependent.com//node/2438202 <img src="http://www.egyptindependent.com///sites/default/files/imagecache/media_thumbnail/photo/2014/03/24/484151/1382007_677752115582693_1471414689_n.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-media_thumbnail" width="152" height="114" /><div>The National Alliance to Support Legitimacy (NASL) has called on its supporters on Thursday to rally on what it called the &quot;voice of the poor is a revolution&quot; starting Saturday.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>This will mark the beginning of a new &ldquo;revolutionary week&rdquo;, protesting the deteriorating situation in Egypt, the NASL said in a statement on its official Facebook page.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>The NASL has also renewed its call for a partial strike on Saturday, in preparation for an anticipated &quot;revolutionary success&quot; of the &quot;uprising of the poor&quot; scheduled for 9 September.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>The revolution will continue until Cairo is &quot;purged&quot; and Egyptians are happy, the statement added.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>The coalition was established in June 2013 to back deposed President Mohamed Morsy and grouped all pro-Morsy Islamist alliances.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><em>This content is from <a href="http://en.aswatmasriya.com/"><u>Aswat Masriya</u></a></em></div> Fri, 29 Aug 2014 14:04:00 +0000 Aswat Masriya 2438202 at http://www.egyptindependent.com sites/default/files/photo/2014/03/24/484151/1382007_677752115582693_1471414689_n.jpg Stock indexes rise sharply Thursday http://www.egyptindependent.com//node/2438192 <img src="http://www.egyptindependent.com///sites/default/files/imagecache/media_thumbnail/photo/2013/12/26/484151/__sqwt_mwshr_blbwrs_lmy_tswyr_mhmd_mrwf_4_536.jpeg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-media_thumbnail" width="152" height="114" /><div><span style="font-size: 14px;">Stock indexes rose sharply Thursday, backed by the purchases of Egyptian investors.</span></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>The main index EGX30 was up by&nbsp;<span style="font-size: 14.3999996185303px;">0.65 percent</span><span style="font-size: 14px;">&nbsp;by the end of the trading session.</span></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>EGX70 recorded an increase of 0.24 percent, while EGX100 rose by 0.34 percent.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>According to stock exchange data, the total trading value on Thursday reached LE684 million. Arab and foreign investors sold stocks, while Egyptians preferred purchasing.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>The market capitalization of listed companies closed at LE524,258 billion, recording an increase of about LE1.19 billion.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><em>Edited translation from&nbsp;Al-Masry Al-Youm</em></div> Thu, 28 Aug 2014 13:56:00 +0000 Al-Masry Al-Youm 2438192 at http://www.egyptindependent.com sites/default/files/photo/2013/12/26/484151/__sqwt_mwshr_blbwrs_lmy_tswyr_mhmd_mrwf_4_536.jpeg Sisi says he hasn’t formed presidential team yet http://www.egyptindependent.com//node/2438183 <img src="http://www.egyptindependent.com///sites/default/files/imagecache/media_thumbnail/photo/2014/07/04/484151/226668_0.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-media_thumbnail" width="152" height="114" /><p dir="ltr" id="docs-internal-guid-c3470e04-1c21-338b-e47f-06142584e6b5">President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said he hasn&rsquo;t formed his presidential team yet, adding that he is still looking for experienced candidates.</p><p dir="ltr"><span style="font-size: 1em; line-height: 1.5em;">On the 50th anniversary of opening the Administrative Control Authority, Sisi said he seeks forming an efficient presidential team. &ldquo;I&rsquo;ll bear criticism until I reach my goal,&rdquo; he added indicating that &ldquo;If a president has an efficient presidential team, the results will be excellent.&rdquo;</span></p><p dir="ltr">&ldquo;Nepotism and absence of justice are behind the spread of corruption in public posts,&rdquo; Sisi said.&nbsp;<span style="font-size: 1em; line-height: 1.5em;">&ldquo;Selecting the efficient for public posts is the first method to fight corruption.&rdquo;</span></p><p dir="ltr">&ldquo;Corruption is everywhere, but our economic circumstances and education level made this phenomenon bigger in Egypt than in any other country,&rdquo; he added.</p><p dir="ltr">He explained that he had never mediated for anyone since he was a senior officer, saying &ldquo;Justice is a real part in fighting corruption.&rdquo;</p><p dir="ltr"><span style="font-size: 1em; line-height: 1.5em;">Sisi came to office in June after winning elections against Hamdeen Sabbahi.</span></p><p dir="ltr"><em>Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm</em></p> Thu, 28 Aug 2014 10:18:00 +0000 Al-Masry Al-Youm 2438183 at http://www.egyptindependent.com sites/default/files/photo/2014/07/04/484151/226668_0.jpg