Egypt Independent: News-Main news http://www.egyptindependent.com//enhome_channel/News/rss.xml en 578,300 endorsements collected for presidential hopefuls so far http://www.egyptindependent.com//node/2435672 <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>Chairman of the technical office of the asistant minister of justice Abdel Azim al-Ashry said on Friday that the total endorsements collected for presidential candidates since 31 March hasreached 578,300 as of Friday.</p><p>Ashry added in a press statement that 4,100 endorsements were filed Friday.</p><p><em>Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm</em></p> Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:44:00 +0000 Al-Masry Al-Youm,MENA 2435672 at http://www.egyptindependent.com sites/default/files/photo/2014/04/16/484151/203154_0.jpg Security source: 10 extremists arrested, bomb defused in North Sinai http://www.egyptindependent.com//node/2435669 <img src="http://www.egyptindependent.com///sites/default/files/imagecache/media_thumbnail/photo/2013/07/09/92/arish.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-media_thumbnail" width="152" height="114" /><p>A security source in North Sinai said 10 extremists were arrested Friday and a bomb was defused in Sheikh Zuwaied.</p><p>One of the arrested smuggled weapons between Sinai and Gaza, the source added.</p><p>The bomb was defused south of Sheikh Zuwaied after citizens reported a strange object on the roadside, he said.</p><p>The security source mentioned that the bomb targeted security forces who were supposed to comb the road in a crackdown Friday.</p><p><em>Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm</em></p> Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:06:00 +0000 Al-Masry Al-Youm 2435669 at http://www.egyptindependent.com sites/default/files/photo/2013/07/09/92/arish.jpg Official results: Algeria's Bouteflika wins election with 81.53% http://www.egyptindependent.com//node/2435670 <img src="http://www.egyptindependent.com///sites/default/files/imagecache/media_thumbnail/photo/2014/04/17/39/algeria.jpeg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-media_thumbnail" width="152" height="114" /><p>Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, the aging independence veteran who has been in power for 15 years, has won re-election with 81.53 percent of the vote, according to official preliminary election results issued on Friday.</p><p>Bouteflika, 77, had been widely expected to win a fourth term, even though he appeared only rarely since a stroke last year.</p><p>Opposition parties boycotted the vote or denounced Thursday&#39;s election as a fraud.</p> Sat, 19 Apr 2014 07:23:00 +0000 Reuters 2435670 at http://www.egyptindependent.com sites/default/files/photo/2014/04/17/39/algeria.jpeg 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