Egyptian security detained 65 members of the opposition Muslim Brotherhood on Tuesday while they were hanging election posters in the Mediterranean city of Alexandria for next month's parliamentary vote, police said.
A top ruling party official has given the strongest indication to date that Egypt's 82-year-old President Hosni Mubarak will seek another six-year term of office in elections next year despite recent health troubles and speculation he's grooming his son for power.
Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak set Nov. 28 as the date for the country's parliamentary elections in a decree issued Wednesday.
Here are the 65 foreign-language contenders for the 83rd Academy Awards, along with the names of directors and countries of origin:
Egypt's telecommunications regulator has set new rules for companies sending text messages to multiple mobile phones, in a move activists say will stifle efforts to mobilize voters ahead of upcoming parliamentary elections.
Egypt backed the Palestinians' refusal to negotiate with Israel as long as it continues to build West Bank settlements, even as officials on Sunday urged continued diplomacy to salvage the month-old talks.
This is definitely not your pharaoh's "Aida."
Today, it's a sprawl of luxury vacation homes where Egypt's wealthy play on the white beaches of the Mediterranean coast. But 2,000 years ago, this was a thriving Greco-Roman port city, boasting villas of merchants grown rich on the wheat and olive trade.
An Egyptian real estate tycoon accused of hiring a hitman to kill his pop star lover was spared the death penalty Tuesday after a retrial changed his original sentence to 15 years in prison.