The daughter of jailed Egyptian businessman Ahmed Ezz said her father is rejecting offers for his steel company after courts under the new Islamist government fined him $3.8 billion and sentenced him to 44 years in prison.
Newark Mayor Cory Booker, a Democrat who’s eying a U.S. Senate bid, said he’ll expand the police force this year as growing revenue frees New Jersey’s biggest city from reliance on emergency state aid.
Egypt’s ruling party won the country’s parliamentary election by a landslide, eliminating its main Islamist rival ahead of next year’s presidential poll that may see the first leadership change in 30 years.
Egypt’s ruling National Democratic Party will announce its candidate for the country’s presidential election before July, Gamal Mubarak , the party’s assistant secretary-general, said in a televised news conference in Cairo today.
An Egyptian administrative court ruled that members of the former ruling National Democratic Party can run in local and parliamentary elections, Judge Magdy el-Agaty, who presided over the case, said by telephone.
From his 33rd-floor penthouse apartment with sweeping views of the Nile River, Naguib Sawiris, Egypt’s best-known billionaire and most prominent Christian, can hear the chants of Friday prayers in the distance. As he sits down to a breakfast of taameya and ful, dishes made from fava beans, demonstrators are gathering in Cairo’s Tahrir Square for a planned protest, this time aimed at stopping military trials of thousands of civilians arrested during the revolution that brought down the regime of President Hosni Mubarak.