News interviews

Ethiopia: Renaissance Dam can resolve Egypt’s electricity crisis

Ethiopian Irrigation Minister Alamayo Tegno
18 Oct 2014
Ethiopian Minister of Irrigation Alamayo Tegno has said that his country’s Renaissance Dam could be beneficial to Egypt’s electricity sector despite the latter’s fears that the project, undertaken on the Blue Nile, could...

Sudanse ambassador: Relations with Egypt on right track

16 Oct 2014
The Sudanese Ambassador to Cairo Abdel Mahmoud Abdel Halim described President Omar al-Bashir's visit to Cairo next Sunday and Monday as historical stressing that the relations between Egypt and Sudan at the moment were going on the...

Higher Education Minister: Brotherhood students taking last breath on campus, defends private security agents

Minister of Higher Education al-Sayyed Abdel Khaleq
15 Oct 2014
The Muslim Brotherhood will see its final days at Egyptian universities, the Minister of Higher Education Sayyed Abdel Khaleq said as the new academic year began a few days ago with renewed confrontations between MB-affiliated students and...

Presidential Security Director: Morsy did not request the dispersal of the Ettehadiya sit-in by force

09 Oct 2014
Q: What is your name and profession?    A: My name is Osama Hussein al-Metwally al-Guindi. I am the head of the Central Security Department of the Presidency.    - The witness was sworn in before the court.   Q:...

Hamzawy interview: ‘We are returning to the old regime’

25 May 2014
Amr Hamzawy is a political professor at the Polical Science Department of Cairo University and the American University of Cairo. He recently kicked off a new political party called “Free Egypt” aiming to reinforce the concept...

Text of Sisi interview with Reuters

Egypt's presidential candidate and former army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, attends an interview with Reuters in Cairo 14 May 2014.
15 May 2014
Egyptian presidential frontrunner Abdel Fattah al-Sisi gave Reuters a wide-ranging interview. The following is the full text.   Q: How long do you think it will take to make real difference. What is your expectation as to the...

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...