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Ghana wants FIFA meeting over Cairo security plans

Ghana wants FIFA meeting over Cairo security plans

Accra and London, AP/Asharq Al-Awsat—Ghana’s sports minister wants to meet with FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke over security for the World Cup playoff against Egypt in Cairo. Sports Minister Elvis Afriyie Ankrah wrote in a letter to Valcke on Monday that...
The Fatimid Brotherhood

The Fatimid Brotherhood

Those busiest in Egypt today are the lawyers and the judiciary, in light of the rapid pace in which successive court rulings are being issued for a variety of different cases, particularly those involving past supporters and affiliates of the Hosni Mubarak regime....
Déjà Vu in Cairo

Déjà Vu in Cairo

I arrived at the hotel at 4:30 p.m. I left my baggage in the room, picked up the map and went out. I had read on the plane that there was a demonstration in Tahrir Square organized by Salafists protesting against the drafted constitution, and instead arguing for...
Mursi and the Friday Sermon

Mursi and the Friday Sermon

Friday prayers at the Sharbatli Mosque in Cairo have become an interesting weekly story. Journalists lurk in wait for President Mohammed Mursi as he attends prayers in his local mosque. Last Friday, most newspapers focused on the worshipers’ complaints about...
Iranian Media’s ‘’Fabrications’

Iranian Media’s ‘’Fabrications’

Saad El-Katatni, a senior Muslim Brotherhood member and former speaker of the Egyptian parliament, has denied a story recently reported by the Iranian network Press TV about him meeting with the Iranian speaker of the parliament Ali Larijani in Sudan, affirming that...