Egypt Newslinks 13 July 2011

13 July 2011 — williambowles.info

The Path to Democracy in Egypt
The Atlantic
By Daniel Brumberg Cairo is full of a hundred metaphors for the incoherence, fragmentation, and spirited improvisation that animate Egypt’s unfolding transition. My favorite was the traffic cram that erupted at a major intersection near Cairo …
http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2011/07/the-path-to-democracy-in-egypt/241712/

Revolution Dims Star Power of Egypt’s Antiquities Chief
New York Times
By KATE TAYLOR Until recently Zahi Hawass, Egypt’s antiquities minister, was a global symbol of Egyptian national pride. A famous archaeologist in an Indiana Jones hat, he was virtually unassailable in the old Egypt, protected by his success in …
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/07/13/world/middleeast/13hawass.html

Rifts Develop In Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood
NPR
In Egypt, the once-banned Muslim Brotherhood is now the most organized
political force in the country. It is poised to capture a significant
amount of power in nationwide elections being planned for the fall. But
dissension in the brotherhood’s ranks …
http://www.npr.org/2011/07/13/137790425/rifts-develop-in-egypts-muslim-brotherhood

Despite uncertainties Egypt is on the right track, says prominent political expert
Ahram Online
“What Egypt is going through is normal and it happens in [almost] every
situation of this kind,” said Pascal Boniface, director of the Institute
for International Relations and Strategies (IRIS). Speaking to Ahram Online
in Cairo on Tuesday on the …
http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/1/64/16312/Egypt/Politics-/Despite-uncertainties-Egypt-is-on-the-right-track,.aspx

Egypt parliament vote may take place in Nov-source
Reuters Africa
By Marwa Awad CAIRO, July 13 (Reuters) – Egypt’s parliamentary election may
not be held until November, about two months later than suggested, an army
source said on Wednesday after some political groups have called for voting
to be delayed. …
http://af.reuters.com/article/egyptNews/idAFLDE76C0F020110713

Egypt’s ex-premier, two ministers sentenced over corruption
Xinhua
CAIRO, July 12 (Xinhua) — The Cairo Criminal Court on Tuesday handed down
sentences to former Prime Minister Ahmed Nazif, former Interior Minister
Habib El-Adli and former Minister of Finance Yousuf Botrus Ghali over car
number plate case. …
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english2010/world/2011-07/13/c_13981008.htm

Egypt May Add Ukraine, Romania to List of Wheat Suppliers
Bloomberg
By Ola Galal – Wed Jul 13 11:33:10 GMT 2011 Egypt, the world’s biggest
wheat importer, is considering adding Romania and Ukraine to its list of
approved suppliers, said Nomani Nomani, vice chairman of the state-run
General Authority for Supply …
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-07-13/egypt-may-add-ukraine-romania-to-list-of-wheat-suppliers-1-.html

Egypt ex-minister held for 15 days over pesticides
Reuters Africa
A prosecutor froze Wali’s assets in April in connection with the sale of
100000 acres of land in Toshka, southern Egypt, to Saudi billionaire Prince
Alwaleed bin Talal, a deal which authorities suspected broke the law.
Salem, a close aide to Mubarak, …
http://af.reuters.com/article/topNews/idAFJOE76C01520110713

Energy consortium suing Egypt over pipeline blasts
The Associated Press
Four attacks, which began at the time of Egypt’s revolution in February,
have repeatedly disrupted the flow of natural gas to Israel. The most
recent blast occurred early Tuesday. Nimrod Novik, a board member of East
Mediterranean Gas, …
http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5gIBYMl-Q8oetLjPZObJWCBA3Jfpw?docId=01b98460d8804d7dafbc497bf111271d

Egypt seen struggling to finance spending this year
Reuters Africa
By Patrick Werr CAIRO (Reuters) – In a display of financial independence,
Egypt’s military rulers last month turned down an offer of $3 billion from
the IMF but budget pressures may force the country to take the money after
elections later this year. …
http://af.reuters.com/article/topNews/idAFJOE76C09220110713

Statement by the Revolutionary Socialists Egypt
Socialist Worker
This inevitably means justice for the martyrs who shed their blood in the
squares of Egypt as the price of freedom. We will not settle for less than
the fair and public trials of the criminals of Mubarak’s regime and the
killers of the martyrs. …
http://www.swp.ie/reviews/statement-revolutionary-socialists-egypt/4651

Egypt’s deputy prime minister resigns amid protests
Bikya Masr
Sharaf’s speech drew great discontent from the protesters, who accused him
of “selling out” on the revolution and many activists across Egypt have
threatened to escalate their protests and enter a stage of widespread civil
disobedience. …
http://bikyamasr.com/wordpress/?p=36148

Welsh team uses airbags to save Egypt’s oldest pyramid
Bikya Masr
A Welsh team of experts have deployed airbags to save Egypt’s oldest
pyramid. The 4700-year-old pyramid had been damaged by an earthquake, which
could have caused it to collapse from the inside out, the experts said. But
engineers, who have worked on …
http://bikyamasr.com/wordpress/?p=36175

Russia isn’t Egypt, isn’t the Soviet Union, and almost certainly isn’t going …
Forbes (blog)
I was rather upset to see an unusually hackneyed article in the FT which
argued (essentially) that Russia is quickly speeding towards a political
breakdown and a popular revolt a la Egypt: With an eye on the Arab spring
protests in the Middle East, …
http://blogs.forbes.com/markadomanis/2011/07/12/russia-isnt-egypt-isnt-the-soviet-union-and-almost-certainly-isnt-going-to-have-a-revolt/

Report: Egypt parliament vote may take place in November
Ynetnews
Egypt’s parliamentary election may not be held until November, about two
months later than originally planned, an army source said on Wednesday
after some political groups called for the vote to be pushed back. But the
source said the registration of …
http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4094747,00.html

Lessons for the public in Egypt democracy
Egyptian Gazette
By A’laa Koddous Allah – The Egyptian Gazette CAIRO – As Egypt transitions
into democracy, the nation’s civil society is finding new roles for itself.
Ordinary people attending a course in democracy, offered by a local NGO.
Egypt’s NGOs are taking …
http://213.158.162.45/~egyptian/index.php?action=news&id=19793&title=Lessons%20for%20the%20public%20in%20Egypt%20democracy

Middle East needs a pro-Arab labour policy
Financial Times
Between 1973 and 1984, Arab migrants sent home a total of about $40bn, with
Egypt receiving the lion’s share of 60 per cent or $22bn – an average of
about $2bn per year. To put this in perspective, US annual aid for Egypt is
about $1.5bn in current …
http://www.ft.com/cms/s/e87f7258-ad33-11e0-a24e-00144feabdc0.html

Gunmen blow up Egypt-Israel gas pipeline for fourth time this year
The National
The terminal is located in the city of El Arish in the northern part of
Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula, about 50 kilometres west of the Israeli border. No
one claimed responsibility for yesterday’s explosion, but disgruntled
Bedouin tribesmen in the area have …
http://www.thenational.ae/news/worldwide/middle-east/gunmen-blow-up-egypt-israel-gas-pipeline-for-fourth-time-this-year

Egypt to allow TV camera into corruption trials
Reuters Africa
CAIRO, July 12 (Reuters) – Egypt will allow a television camera into court
for the trials of Hosni Mubarak’s associates to placate protesters calling
for more transparency. Judge Mohamed Hossam al-Gheriyani, the head of the
Egyptian Supreme Judiciary …
http://af.reuters.com/article/egyptNews/idAFLDE76B18O20110712

Arms trade in Egypt reflects revenge culture
Egyptian Gazette
Arms are as essential as foodstuffs in households in many parts of Upper
Egypt. Although the arms trade had always been a thriving business in the
south before January 25, the matter has become more open under an
unprecedented security breakdown. …
http://213.158.162.45/~egyptian/index.php?action=news&id=19796&title=Arms%20trade%20in%20Egypt%20reflects%20revenge%20culture

Statement by Egypt”s military council infuriates protesters
MSN India
Cairo, Jul 12 (PTI) Egypt”s ruling military council today warned
protesters against resorting to violence while pledging to continue its
role in managing the transition in the face of protests. The statement from
the Supreme Council for Armed Forces …
http://news.in.msn.com/international/article.aspx?cp-documentid=5285145

SCAF says will not use violence against peaceful protesters
Daily News Egypt
By Heba Fahmy / Daily News Egypt CAIRO: The Supreme Council of the Armed
Forces (SCAF) will utilize all available means to deal with the open sit-in
at Tahrir Square, except the use of violence, said General Mahmoud Hegazy
at a press conference Tuesday …
http://thedailynewsegypt.com/egypt/scaf-says-will-not-use-violence-against-peaceful-protesters.html

Egypt’s reinstatement of Information Ministry is a setback
CPJ Press Freedom Online
New York, July 12, 2011–The reinstatement of Egypt’s Information Ministry
that was abolished in February constitutes a substantial setback for media
freedom in Egypt, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. On
Saturday, Field Marshal Hussein …
http://www.cpj.org/2011/07/egypts-reinstatement-of-information-ministry-is-ma.php

Egypt Protest Days Long From Over
By The Huffington Post News Editors
The revolution that swept Egypt last winter remains messy and unfinished in
the swelter of summer. Protesters are again camping in Cairo’s Tahrir
Square, hunger strikes are reported across the country and the ruling
military council is …
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/07/12/egypt-protest-days-long-_n_896195.html

CitizenTube: Video Activism in Egypt
By Maya Amoils
If social media was the fire which ignited the revolution in Egypt, online
video seems to be the fuel that propels it. The Tahrir Diaries project
provides a compelling example of a group of filmmakers who use online video
as an …
http://www.citizentube.com/2011/07/video-activism-in-egypt.html

Egypt’s Protesters Return to Tahrir Square — News from Antiwar.com
By Jason Ditz
Egypt’s Protesters Return to Tahrir Square. Growing Unrest Over Lack of
Change After ‘Revolution’. by Jason Ditz, July 12, 2011. Email This | Print
This | Share This | Antiwar Forum. The early February ouster of Egyptian
dictator Hosni …
http://news.antiwar.com/2011/07/12/egypts-protesters-return-to-tahrir-square/

Yet Another Egypt Pipeline Explosion – by Marc Tracy Tablet …
By Marc Tracy
Sabotages could break the Israeli peace, shove Jordan into Iran’s arms.
http://www.tabletmag.com/scroll/72094/yet-another-egypt-pipeline-explosion/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=yet-another-egypt-pipeline-explosion

Egypt’s military warns protesters against violence – World news
Egypt’s military rulers sternly warned protesters on Tuesday against
“harming public interests” as demonstrators continued to lay laid si…
http://www.mail.com/news/world/553504-egypts-military-warns-protesters-violence.html

Rifts Develop In Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood | KOSU Radio
By KOSU News
In Egypt, the once-banned Muslim Brotherhood is now the most organized
political force in the country. It is poised to capture a significant
amount of power in nationwide elections being planned for the fall. …
http://kosu.org/2011/07/rifts-develop-in-egypts-muslim-brotherhood/

Thousands rally for Egypt military chief’s ouster – Interaksyon.com
By Jailan Zayan, Agence France-Presse
Thousands of Egyptians rallied Tuesday for the downfall of Egypt’s military
leader, as anger mounts over the army’s handling of a transition from the
country’s former autocratic regime.
http://www.interaksyon.com/article/8340/thousands-rally-for-egypt-military-chiefs-ouster

Egypt’s military warns protesters against violence | The …
By The Associated Press
Egypt’s military rulers sternly warned protesters on Tuesday against
“harming public interests” as demonstrators continued to lay laid siege to
Cairo’s largest government building and threatened to expand their sit-in
to other sites in …
http://washingtonexaminer.com/news/world/2011/07/court-convicts-mubarak-era-officials-corruption

Socialist Aotearoa: Egypt- the Mask has slipped
By Joseph
This inevitably means justice for the martyrs who shed their blood in the
squares of Egypt as the price of freedom. We will not settle for less than
the fair and public trials of the criminals of Mubarak’s regime and the
killers of the …
http://socialistaotearoa.blogspot.com/2011/07/egypt-mask-has-slipped.html

PhotoBlog – Assailants blow up Egypt gas pipeline station
By John Makely
Flames rise from an Egyptian pipeline distribution station after an attack
in the Sinai peninsula on July 12. Saboteurs blew up the distribution
station in northern Sinai on Tuesday that supplies natural gas to Israel,
the official MENA …
http://photoblog.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2011/07/12/7067378-assailants-blow-up-egypt-gas-pipeline-station

Why Egypt wasn’t waiting for WikiLeaks to ignite a revolution …
By News Source
Yes the Facebook page We Are All Khaled Said, created by the Google
executive Wael Ghonim, was instrumental in mobilizing a certain demographic
in Egypt. But long after Hosny Mubarak was toppled, figures have emerged to
prove that …
http://warincontext.org/2011/07/12/why-egypt-wasn%E2%80%99t-waiting-for-wikileaks-to-ignite-a-revolution/

U.N. chief urges transparent elections in Egypt | Reuters
NEW YORK (Reuters) – In a meeting with Egypt’s foreign minister, U.N. chief
Ban Ki-moon said on Friday the country’s upcoming elections should be held
in a …
http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/07/08/us-egypt-un-idUSTRE76778H20110708

IRIN Middle East | EGYPT: New law targets illegal organ …
CAIRO, 5 July 2011 (IRIN) – Egypt has a new law banning the sale of human
organs , imposing severe restrictions on transplant operations for
foreigners, …
http://www.irinnews.org/report.aspx?ReportID=93144

JURIST – Paper Chase: Egypt court grants Libya citizens’ demand to …
JURIST – Paper Chase: Egypt court grants Libya citizens’ demand to remove
state TV channels.
http://jurist.org/paperchase/2011/07/egypt-court-grants-libya-citizens-demand-to-remove-state-tv-channels.php

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