Ahmadinejad Invites Morsi For Tehran Summit; Iran Appears Keen On Reestablishing Egypt Ties After 30 YearsIranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has invited his newly elected Egyptian counterpart, Mohamed Morsi, to a summit of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) nations to be held in Tehran in late August to promote undeniable and constructive cooperation between the nations, an Iranian government statement said.
Assad Says Syrian Protests Different From Those In Egypt, Tunisia; 'Friends Of Syria' To Meet In ParisSyrian President Bashar al-Assad says the anti-government protests in his country are not comparable to the Arab Spring protests elsewhere, and that it's not people, but terrorists, who want to oust him from power.
- Palestinian officials have called an international probe into the death of its leader Yasser Arafat, more than eight years after he died of several mysterious health complications, following a report that he could have been poisoned with a radioactive substance known as polonium.
Egyptian President, First Democratically Elected Civilian In Nation's History, Sworn In During Defiant CeremonyMohammed Morsi, the new Egyptian president, was formally sworn into office on Saturday and then spirited away to Cairo University, where he delivered a speech that both praised and condemned the nation's military, as he showed he had no fear of it.
- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has sent a letter to Egypt's newly sworn-in President Mohamed Morsi, urging him to maintain peace between the two countries, following an Iranian report last week that Morsi was planning to reconsider the peace deal with Israel, Israeli daily Haaretz reported.
- On the eve of taking his oath of office, Egyptian President-elect Mohammed Morsi addressed thousands of people in Cairo's Tahrir Square to share his vision for the rebirth of Egypt.?
- Former Egyptian Oil Minister Samih Fahmi has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for his role in a deal that exported natural gas to Israel below market value and cost the government over $714 million in lost revenue.
- Under Islamic president-elect Mohamed Morsi's government, many in Egypt's beleaguered tourism industry are dreading bans on everything from alcohol to modern art to bikinis.
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- Morsi inherits an Egypt that has become crestfallen since the revolution as the democratic process stalled and the military seized control. His first tasks will be rebuilding the economy, increasing security and fostering social unity so that this great and patient people could reap the fruits of its sacrifices.
- A new study says the swine flu pandemic of 2009 might have killed as many as 579,000 people. The original count, compiled by the World Health Organization, put the number at 18,500.
- Everyone has a reason to hate the Muslim Brotherhood, which has been in the limelight ever since the brutally oppressive reign of former President of Egypt Hosni Mubarak ended. The Western mainstream opinion is united against the Brotherhood, an organization which reeks of sinister religious overtones right from its name supported suitably by its new-found Islamic-state rhetoric. But the radical Islamists in the Middle East condemn the Brotherhood equally, for luring thousands of young Musli...
- With the victory of the Muslim Brotherhood candidate in Egypt's presidential runoff, the world's largest Arab nation appears set not just for a transition to democracy but also for economic growth, Egyptian officials said Monday after the election results were announced.
- Part of Morsi's platform will be the institution of some form of sharia law as he promised during his campaign.
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- Tensions between Egypt's ruling military council and the Muslim Brotherhood have mounted as official results for the presidential run-off elections are expected this weekend after controversial delays have raised doubts about the legitimacy of the electoral process.