Corruption trial of Mubarak ministers adjourned for five weeks

CAIRO, Sept. 21 (UPI) -- An Egyptian court Saturday adjourned the retrial of two senior officials of the Mubarak regime until late next month.

Mubarak, 2 former ministers fight $77 million fine

CAIRO, June 15 (UPI) -- An Egyptian court has delayed the appeal of former President Hosni Mubarak, who is trying to avoid part of a $77 million fine.

Former Egyptian PM held for corruption

CAIRO, July 26 (UPI) -- Military prosecutors questioned the former Egyptian prime minister on corruption charges, military officials said.
Social upheaval continues in Egypt

Social upheaval continues in Egypt

CAIRO, Jan. 26 (UPI) -- Egyptian police fired on protesters during a second day of unrest Wednesday as demonstrators said they'd had enough of President Hosni Mubarak.

Cairo defends electricity decisions

CAIRO, Aug. 26 (UPI) -- A rationing plan for electricity in Egypt will help the country conserve electricity while plans develop for new energy resources, government officials said.

Cairo turns down move for new party

CAIRO, July 19 (UPI) -- An Egyptian political committee voted against an effort to establish a new political party in the country, opposition leaders said Monday.

Cairo facing opposition pressures

CAIRO, June 28 (UPI) -- Cairo will be forced to address the 30-year-old emergency law if opposition supporters respond en masse, the Muslim Brotherhood said.
Cairo defends emergency law

Cairo defends emergency law

CAIRO, June 15 (UPI) -- The extension of the emergency law in Egypt is necessary to prevent crimes related to terrorism, the Egyptian prime minister said.

Egypt water rights unbreakable, PM says

CAIRO, May 19 (UPI) -- Egyptian rights to Nile River water are unbreakable and will be defended strongly, said Egyptian Prime Minister Ahmed Nazif.

U.S. regrets extension of Cairo emergency

WASHINGTON, May 12 (UPI) -- A decision in Cairo to extend a national state of emergency by two years is a regrettable move, said U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

Egypt 'relaxing' emergency law?

CAIRO, May 11 (UPI) -- Egyptian lawmakers said the request Tuesday for an extension of an emergency law in place since 1981 eases restrictions on censorship and surveillance.
Egyptian prime minister under fire

Egyptian prime minister under fire

CAIRO, March 19 (UPI) -- Egyptian Prime Minister Ahmed Nazif is under fire in the Cairo media for his alleged failure to lead during the absence of ailing President Hosni Mubarak.
Who's in charge in Cairo?

Who's in charge in Cairo?

CAIRO, March 16 (UPI) -- Speculation over the Egyptian leadership is mounting as rumors circulate over the health and intentions of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak.

Oil and Gas Pipeline Watch

BTC flow to resume in days; Baku-Supsa oil pipeline to remain closed; Nabucco oversupplied, officials say; Russian oil terminal under way; Lebanon seeks Egyptian natural gas.

Emergency law to only fight terrorism

CAIRO, May 27 (UPI) -- Concerns about an extension of emergency law in Egypt prompted Prime Minister Ahmed Nazif to say the granted authority will only be used to fight terrorism.
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Ahmed Nazif
President George W. Bush welcomes Egyptian Prime Minister Ahmed Nazif to the White House on May 18, 2005 in Washington. Nazif is in Washington for talks with U.S. officials over Egypt's electoral reforms and the peace process in the Middle East...(UPI Photo/Michael Kleinfeld)......

Ahmed Nazif (Arabic: أحمد نظيف‎, Egyptian Arabic pronunciation: ) (born July 8, 1952 in Alexandria) served as the Prime Minister of Egypt from 14 July 2004 to 29 January 2011, when his cabinet was dismissed by President Hosni Mubarak in light of a popular uprising that led to the Egyptian Revolution of 2011. Nazif was Acting President of Egypt from 5 March to 15 April 2010, when President Mubarak delegated his authorities to Nazif while undergoing surgery in Germany.

President Hosni Mubarak invited him to form the new government on 9 July 2004. Prime Minister Nazif was sworn in together with fourteen new cabinet ministers on 14 July 2004. He received immediate parliamentary backing through a formal vote of confidence. He was the youngest serving prime minister of Egypt since the founding of the Republic and the second youngest prime minister in the history of modern Egypt. His cabinet was known to be mainly composed of technocrats and well educated neo-liberals.

Having come to power replacing outgoing Prime Minister Atef Obeid who resigned at an emergency cabinet meeting, prompting the collapse of the four-year-old 34-member cabinet, pressure to undergo reforms was ripe. Nazif had served as the Minister for Communications and Information Technology in the Obeid Government. Before that, Nazif was a professor in the Faculty of Engineering, Cairo University.

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