Daily Archives: November 4, 2009

Opposition leader banned from traveling to US

Former presidential candidate and leader of the opposition Al-Ghad Party Ayman Nour said Wednesday that he had been barred from traveling to the United States by Egypt’s prosecutor-general.

“Prosecutor-General Abdel Magid Mahmoud informed me that I could not travel to …

9 classes, 1 school closed for H1N1

Governors across the country continued to close schools, classes, and kindergartens to fight the spread of the virus H1N1, also known as swine flu. Yesterday, nine classrooms in five governorates were shuttered, in addition to a lecture hall at Suez …

Protests in Alexandria against medical insurance bill

Alexandria – Over 200 members of the Nasserist el-Tagamu Party and the Alexandria Pensions Federation staged protests on Monday against the new medical insurance draft law. They held banners and shouted slogans opposing amendment to the current law.

Ismail Suleiman, …

PM begins consultations for limited cabinet reshuffle

Confusion reigned at the Council of Ministers office on the southern outskirts of Cairo amid reports that limited ministerial and gubernatorial reshuffles were imminent. According to well-informed sources, Prime Minister Ahmed Nazif has begun closed-door consultations in advance of the …