News interviews

New book at Cairo's book fair tackles atheism

25 Jan 2014
A new book by journalist Mounir Adib, a specialist in Islamic movements, was released under the title "Atheism: Between the Ideas of Atheists and their Migration."   The 185-page book penetrates the world of atheists, a...

Interview with presidential adviser Ali Saleh

17 Jan 2014
Ali Awad Saleh, constitutional adviser to the president, told Al-Masry Al-Youm that Interim President Adly Mansour is issuing a decree to amend the roadmap within 30 days of the adoption of the Constitution.   Saleh also said there...

Interview with Judges Club spokesperson

14 Jan 2014
Judges Club spokesperson Mahmoud al-Sherif said that the club’s operation room spotted irregularities in the work of judges supervising polling stations. “Certain judges directed voters to vote against the constitution,”...

Former justice minister: Real change will not come from new constitution

11 Jan 2014
Former Justice Minister Ahmed Mekky told Al-Masry Al-Youm that the new constitution is unnecesary as it only distracts Egyptians from real change, which will only occur if they decide they don’t want the army to rule them.   He...

Interview with Nour Party pro-constitution campaign coordinator

31 Dec 2013
Mostafa Abdel Fadil, coordinator of the Nour Party pro-constitution campaign, said that the 2013 Constitution worded the Sharia article better than the 2012 Constitution despite the fact that the party only had one person represented in...

Khaled Ali says constitution not appropriate for Egypt

Khaled Ali. Presidential elections 2012
07 Dec 2013
Former Presidential hopeful Khaled Ali sat down with Egypt Independent and expressed his views about the current political situation, namely the constitution, the protest law and reconciliation with the Muslim Brotherhood.   Ali, a...

Banque du Caire chief wants 'right investment atmosphere' in Egypt

10 Nov 2013
Munir Al-Zahid, CEO of Banque du Caire, has argued that the government should offer Arab and foreign investors an "appropriate investment atmosphere" in Egypt.   Al-Zahid said that the government ought to set about creating...

Euromoney chairman 'confident' Egypt economy can recover

10 Nov 2013
The 19th annual Euromoney conference will be held on 11 November in cooperation with Al-Masry Al-Youm. One of the biggest and most important economic conferences held in Cairo, the event will be attended by a wide range of economic...

Bassem Youssef, CBC contract still on

08 Nov 2013
The contract between Comedian Bassem Youssef and private Satellite network CBC is still in force, according to a source at CBC.   Youssef's extremely popular political satire show, al-Bernameg, was pulled off airwaves after just...

Interview with Defense Minister Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi (part 2)

Army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi delivers statement.
10 Oct 2013
At the end of April, Tamarod called for protests and its call spread quickly among people. On 23 June, you gave a seven-day grace period for ending the crisis. Why did you give a grace period and how did you predict the protests on 30 June...