Egypt's prosecutor general appealed on Wednesday against the outcome of the trial of Hosni Mubarak and several of his senior officials over deaths in the uprising that unseated the veteran strongman.
The prosecutor called for the June 2 verdicts to be annulled and for a new trial to be held.Full Story
Egypt's Prime Minister Hisham Qandil has selected a new government in which the finance and foreign ministers from the outgoing cabinet will retain their posts, state television reported on Wednesday.
Qandil was meeting with the ministers, including Foreign Minister Mohammed Kamel Amr and Finance Minister Mumtaz al-Said, a day before he was to formally unveil the cabinet on Thursday, the Nile News channel reported.Full Story
Egypt's President Mohammed Morsi has not sent a letter to his Israeli counterpart Shimon Peres, state media reported on Wednesday.
The Israeli president's office had said on Tuesday that the Islamist leader wrote to Peres pledging to revive the Israeli-Palestinian peace talks.Full Story
Israeli troops engaged in a brief exchange of fire with unidentified gunmen across the southern border with the lawless Egyptian Sinai Peninsula on Wednesday, a military spokeswoman said.
No-one was wounded in the exchange which took place shortly after troops arrested three "suspected infiltrators" sneaking across the frontier, she said.Full Story
U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta arrived in Cairo on Tuesday for a lightning visit to the longtime Middle East ally to reaffirm U.S. support for Egypt's democratic transition, Agence France Presse reported.
The Pentagon chief is due to meet Field Marshal Hussein Tantawi, the head of the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces, or SCAF, and newly elected Islamist President Mohammed Morsi.Full Story
Egypt's new Prime Minister, Hisham Qandil, will announce a cabinet on Thursday, almost a month after President Mohammed Morsi took office amid a power struggle with the military, state media reported on Saturday.
Qandil, a former irrigation minister, has been in consultations with candidates since Morsi appointed him last week to head the new government, which must carry out the president's ambitious plans for the country.Full Story
A Saudi man who spent nearly seven years in an Israeli jail after he got lost in Egypt's Sinai desert has returned home, local daily al-Watan reported on Saturday.
Abdulrahman al-Atwi arrived in Riyadh on Thursday from the United States to where he was deported by Israel several months ago, the newspaper said, adding that it met him at his lawyer's residence in the Saudi capital.Full Story
Muslims on Friday set fire to Christian homes in a village near the Egyptian capital after a fight between a Muslim man and a Christian laundry worker who singed his shirt while ironing it, police said.
At least one person was wounded as Muslims and Coptic Christians also traded fire bombs, police officials said.Full Story
Hamas on Friday hailed the meeting between its leader in the Gaza Strip, Ismail Haniya, and Egypt's Islamist President Mohammed Morsi, saying it represented a "turning point" in bilateral relations.
"The meeting between (Prime Minister Ismail Haniya) and the Egyptian president (Mohammed Morsi) constitutes a real turning point in bilateral relations," Haniya's spokesman in Gaza, Taher al-Nunu, said in a statement.Full Story
A satellite channel run and hosted by fully-veiled presenters aims to break down the barriers for women in niqab who until the revolution that brought Islamists to power were shunned by Egypt's lucrative television industry.
In the studios of Maria TV in Cairo, which were launched on the first day of Ramadan last week, two presenters dressed in stark black, their faces covered but for narrow eye slits and their hands gloved, discuss the editorial content for the day.Full Story