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Davos interview: Sisi stresses strong relations with Arab countries

Protesters cheer with drums near a poster of army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi as they gather for a mass protest to support the army in Tahrir Square in Cairo, July 26, 2013. REUTERS
28 Jan 2015
President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi stressed strong relations between Egypt and Arab countries, pointing out that Egypt has not shown disrespect to Qatar at the official level at all.   Regarding an amelioration in relations with Qatar,...

Al-Masry Al-Youm interviews the Grand Sheikh of Al-Azhar, Ahmed al-Tayyeb (Part I)

24 Jan 2015
Al-Masry Al-Youm sat down with the grand sheikh of Al-Azhar, Ahmed al-Tayyeb, tackling a wide range of issues including politics, radicalism and Islamic law.   Q: What role does Al-Azhar play in combating extremism in Egypt and the...

Last Interview with Egyptian film icon Faten Hamama republished

Faten Hamama
19 Jan 2015
Al-Masry Al-Youm has republished the last interview made by the TV presenter Mufeed Fawzy with the late Egyptian film icon Faten Hamama, who died 17 January at the age of 83 after suffering from health complications.   When...

Tunisian presidential front runner: I will not exclude or persecute anyone if I win

Tunisian presidential candidate Beji Caid Essebsi
19 Dec 2014
Tunisian presidential candidate Beji Caid Essebsi is competing in a runoff with Interim President Moncef Marzouki, to take place on 21 December. The second round follows November's elections where Essebsi lead by a small margin...

Women with AIDS face stigma in Egypt

A man living with HIV covers his face to avoid being identified due to fear of discrimination at a Saudi Charity Association for AIDS Patients in Jeddah, 19 July 2010.
10 Dec 2014
Women infected with HIV in Egypt face worse stigma than men, creating barriers to AIDS treatment, education and awareness, says the Egyptian Society for Population Studies and Reproductive Health.   The group says AIDS is harder on...

Wahid Hamed: If the responsibility is too much for Sisi, he should leave

President-elect abdel Fattah al-Sisi arrives at Supreme Constitutional Court to take oath, Maadi, 8 June 2014
21 Nov 2014
As usual, prominent writer Wahid Hamed entered another mine field, which he loves to do. In an interview with Al-Masry Al-Youm, he said that if the responsibility is too much for Sisi, he should leave.    Hamed did not hide his...

Former presidential adviser: Depriving Muslim Brotherhood from running to elections unconstitutional

09 Nov 2014
Former Vice-President of Supreme Constitutional Court Ali Awad, former constitutional adviser to interim President Adly Mansour, said that the new law allowing armed forces to secure establishments, along with police, and refer outlaws to...

Interior Minister: 312 terrorist cells apprehended since January

07 Nov 2014
Interior Minister Mohamed Ibrahim said 312 terrorist cells have been apprehended by security since January 2014.   Speaking in an interview with Al-Masry Al-Youm,  Ibrahim said the fact is proof that all movements by terrorist...

Health Minister defends hep C drug against suspicions

Minister of Health Adel al-Adawy
04 Nov 2014
Health Minister Adel Al-Adawy has defended Egypt’s deal with US firm Gilead to secure the hepatitis C drug Sovaldi in the Egyptian market, dismissing suspicions aroused about the drug as promoted by “people with special...

Former Egyptian ambassador to Iraq and Afghanistan: ISIS is an American product, their funding exceeds US$1 bn

Islamic State fighters
30 Oct 2014
Former Egyptian ambassador to Iraq and Afghanistan Ahmed al-Ghamrawy said major powers use ISIS to consolidate their presence in the region, just as they made Al-Qaeda to face communism.   He also said that the Muslim Brotherhood in...