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Egyptian court stops opposition figure from presidential run

By AFP CAIRO: An administrative court in Egypt on Saturday blocked opposition figure Ayman Nour from running in next month’s presidential election, the official news agency Mena reported. The court ruled him out under the terms of a law disqualifying anyone who had been jailed for a six-year period following the end of the sentence …

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Nour, Sabahy submit candidacy applications

By Safaa Abdoun CAIRO: Presidential hopefuls Ayman Nour and Hamdeen Sabahy filed their candidacy documents to the Presidential Election Committee (PEC) on Friday amidst much celebration by their supporters. The two candidates submitted their applications within one hour with the supporters of each chanting together “Nour and Sabahy, one hand.” An avid supporter of late Egyptian …

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Ayman Nour to run for president; six hopefuls submit nomination docs

By Heba Hesham CAIRO: Head of Ghad El-Thawra Party, Ayman Nour, announced Thursday his intention to contest Egypt’s presidency on behalf of the party after the military rulers pardoned him from a previous conviction Wednesday. Earlier this month, Nour said at a press conference that he might decide not to run in this round of the …

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SCAF pardons Ayman Nour, allowing him to run for president

By Heba Fahmy CAIRO: The military ruler pardoned head of the Ghad El-Thawra Party, Ayman Nour, from a previous conviction, giving him the opportunity to run for Egypt’s top office. “The military council issued a presidential decree giving Ayman Nour the right to elect and nominate himself (in the presidential elections), practice all his political rights …

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Nour says delegation will call on SCAF to annul politically-motivated verdicts

By Heba Fahmy CAIRO: Ayman Nour, head of Ghad El-Thawra Party, said Sunday that a delegation of 20 members will approach the ruling military council to call for annulling all politically-motivated verdicts, including one against Nour himself. “They will present a [request] with 150 signatures from MPs calling for the annulment of all political, arbitrary verdicts …

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Ayman Nour’s retrial adjourned to Oct. 16

CAIRO: The Appeals Court adjourned Sunday the retrial of presidential hopeful and opposition leader Ayman Nour to Oct. 16, when a verdict is expected. Nour was previously found guilty of fabricating powers of attorney while forming Al-Ghad Party. "The court will either find him innocent in light of the new evidence or refer the case …

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Appeals court orders Ayman Nour retrial

By Essam Fadl CAIRO: The Appeals Court granted opposition leader Ayman Nour a retrial in the case of fabricating Al-Ghad Party’s founders’ powers of attorney, for which he was convicted to five years in prison in 2005. Nour will be tried before a different criminal court, not the one that issued the initial sentence. Months after …

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Ayman Nour says Egypt police officer tried to stab him

By Tom Perry /Reuters CAIRO: Egyptian opposition figure Ayman Nour said a police officer tried to stab him on Monday, adding that the attack showed the scale of the problems Egypt faces moving towards the democracy promised by its military rulers. Nour, who ran against then-president Hosni Mubarak in a 2005 election, told Reuters the …

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Egypt’s opposition to protest ‘null and void’ parliament

By Marwa Al-A’asar CAIRO: About 15 opposition groups and parties will join forces Sunday afternoon outside the High Court of Justice in Downtown Cairo to protest the alleged illegitimacy of this year’s elected People’s Assembly (PA). “This protest aims to show that all opposition groups [can] constitute one power under one slogan: ‘void,’” said George …

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Nour calls for forming ‘Alternative Parliament’

By Essam Fadl CAIRO: Political dissident and founder of Al-Ghad Party Ayman Nour said his party doesn’t acknowledge the results of Sunday’s parliamentary elections. Nour had earlier announced that Al-Ghad was boycotting the elections, although some of its top members ran, whether as independents or by announcing their affiliation to the party. In a statement issued …

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Nour plans to circumvent Egypt’s rejection of foreign monitors

By Essam Fadl CAIRO: Political dissident and founder of Al-Ghad Party Ayman Nour said he’ll circumvent the government’s refusal to allow foreign monitors to oversee the parliamentary elections by inviting European officials for a conference to take place before Nov. 28, election day. Nour said that he is attempting to attract European officials capable of overseeing …

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The attackers had knives and firearms, and they took documents and video tapes from Nour’s office, before starting a fire. (Photo : Ayman Nour El-Ghad El-Thawra Party's Head) (AFP\Photo)

Nour continues hunger strike

Appealing for the sympathy of the public and attention of the officials, Ayman Nour, leader of El-Ghad (Tomorrow) Party, continues his hunger strike for an eighth day – lying in a hospital room in Tora Mazraa Prison – protesting his temporary detention amid warnings of his appointed physicians and appeals from his wife.

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The attackers had knives and firearms, and they took documents and video tapes from Nour’s office, before starting a fire. (Photo : Ayman Nour El-Ghad El-Thawra Party's Head) (AFP\Photo)

Court extends detention of Nour – lawyer

An Egyptian court extended the detention of liberal politician and former presidential candidate Ayman Nour on Saturday until today, when his trial on forgery charges resumes, Nour’s lawyer said.

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