15 Feb 2011
The Muslim Brotherhood will be the only group in Egypt ready for a parliamentary election unless others are given a year or more to recover from years of oppression, said a former Brotherhood politician seeking to found his own party.
20 Jan 2011
The Democratic Republic of Congo and Burundi may soon sign an accord on water usage from the Nile River, paving the way for ratification of a pact that strips Egypt of its rights to the flow from the world’s longest river.
17 Jan 2011
When I came across a small kiosk in the Upper Egyptian city of Minya and asked for the hotel of Ibn Khassib, a young man in his twenties smiled at me, saying, "There is nothing easier for a stranger in Minya than finding the small...
23 Dec 2010
Mohamed ElBaradei has chosen an interesting time to re-enter the Egyptian political arena. After his calls for a parliamentary election boycott were ignored by the Muslim Brotherhood and the liberal opposition Wafd Party, ElBaradei watched...
22 Dec 2010
Refaat al-Said, chairman of the Tagammu Party, has said his leftist organization is currently revisiting its traditional stance of rejecting the presence of international monitors to supervise Egyptian elections following the recent...
14 Dec 2010
Sociology professor and political activist Saad Eddin Ibrahim was one of the first to criticize the notion of “presidential inheritance” in the Arab world. In 2000, Ibrahim was jailed for three years in a case that many...
12 Dec 2010
Australian Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd said that his government is providing all the legal and consular support for the Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, adding that he is totally against the release of the diplomatic confidential US...
28 Nov 2010
On the eve of the elections, a leading Muslim Brotherhood (MB) member and parliamentarian, Mohamed el-Beltagy, tells Al-Masry Al-Youm that the possibility of an eleventh-hour withdrawal from the elections "cannot be excluded" due...
27 Nov 2010
Naga Hammadi -- Egyptian Christians in the southern city of Naga Hammadi where six Copts were killed in a drive-by shooting in January will not cast ballots in Sunday’s parliamentary elections if security authorities fail to provide...
27 Nov 2010
Margeritte Azer, the head of the operations office at the Wafd Party, spoke to Al-Masry Al-Youm about plans and expectations for Sunday's election
Al-Masry Al-Youm: How many seats is the Wafd competing for?