News interviews

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...

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...