Germany’s states sought to ban the far-right National Democratic Party, petitioning the country’s highest court to rule its aims and activities unconstitutional a decade after an earlier attempt to outlaw the group failed.
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.
Protests by pro- and anti-immigrant groups at a refugee camp in Berlin’s east turned violent last night, leaving four police officers injured as political and racial hostility erupted a month before Germans go to the polls.
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.
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.