Lines of police barred opposition voters from some polling stations Monday, and violence erupted between supporters of rival candidates, killing one person and marring the elections for Egypt's upper house of parliament.
Elections for Egypt's upper chamber of parliament turned violent Monday as one man was killed in clashes between ruling party supporters and independents outside a polling station in the northern Nile Delta region, police said.
Egypt's opposition Muslim Brotherhood yesterday alleged that there had been widespread irregularities against its candidates in elections for 88 seats in the Shura Council, the upper chamber of parliament.
One more human case of bird flu was detected in Egypt, bringing the number of human cases of the fatal virus to 36 in the country, a spokesman for the Egyptian Health Ministry said Monday.
A spokesperson for Egypt's health ministry has confirmed that a 10 year-old girl has become the youngest victim in Egypt of bird flu since the first human case was recorded in the country in March 2006 and is the country's 15th fatality from the deadly virus.
When it is said Egypt is the cradle of civilization, the saying, which has become a cliché, does not capture the enviable history and beauty of Egypt. Neither does it bring to the fore the genius of the ancestral Egypt that has been exhumed to enthrall and excite the modern world.
CAIRO, Egypt Police barred voters from polling stations and arrested about 100 opposition members Monday, activists said, as Egyptians chose members of the upper chamber of parliament in an election marred by violence that killed one person.
One person has been killed in violence outside a polling station in Egypt's northern Nile Delta region, as Egyptians go to the polls in parliamentary elections.
Source: Human Rights Watch (New York, June 9, 2007) – Egypt should not execute three men sentenced to death by a State Security Court for the 2004 bombings in Taba, Human Rights Watch said today. In a
Official documents show Australian authorities were aware of the transfer to Egypt of an Australian terror suspect, ABC TV reported.