Greece may seek up to 24 billion euros in first new aid tranche    Five killed in clashes near oil port in eastern Libya: Medics    U.S., Egypt begin Strategic Dialogue today, first since 2009    Paraguay backs Platini for FIFA president    Former Brazil star Ronaldinho marks winning return    BREAKING: Egypt court postpones Al-Jazeera English verdict to Aug. 29    Saudi killed in shelling from Yemen: News agency    Egypt expects to import 7.79 mln tonnes of LNG this fiscal year    Schedule for Egypt's Parliamentary Elections Next Week    Live score: Ahly v ENPPI (Egyptian Premier League)    Afghan Taliban issues statement quoting Haqqani group leader    Egypt Court set to deliver Verdict on Al Jazeera Staff    Child Marriages Form 15% of All Marriages in Egypt    Kerry arrives in Egypt for Long-postponed Strategic Dialogue    After Cecil, second lion poached by foreign tourist in Zimbabwe: Parks source    Egypt says more than half of conference promises turned into projects    Greece may seek up to 24 billion euros in first new aid tranche: Paper    Proverb of the day: Not every time the earthen jar will remain safe    Exercise during adolescence associated with long-term benefits for women: Study    U.S. Labor Data weigh on Dollar, Treasury yields    Ex-Egypt skipper Ahmed Hassan to coach Petrojet    Yahoo buys Fashion Website Polyvore    Elections Committee to receive Media Requests to cover Polls    Egypt, Saudi Arabia sign "Cairo Declaration" Joint Security Agreement    Proverb of the day: He who trusts you, do not betray, even if you are treacherous    Israel threatens to attack Militants in Sinai if needed    Proverb of the day: No love occurs except after enmity    Al-Jazeera journalists verdict postponed to 2 August    Spaghetti and beef mince in creamy blue cheese sauce    How much Nile water?    The not-so-zero problem    Jockeying for position    The Muslim Brotherhood is extremist    No boycott of the polls    A message to all    A tale of two canals    Advantages of vacation working    Ahead of the pack    Junior Pharaohs thrill in Brazil    The long, hot summer    MUSIC AND DANCE    The candid camera culture    EXHIBITIONS    Fathi rejoins Ahly on Three-year Deal    Policeman killed in drive-by shooting at Niger Embassy in Cairo    Egypt police kill 2 Ajnad Misr militants in gun battle in Giza: MENA    Over 41,000 Egyptians, Foreigners Visited Giza Pyramids During Eid Holidays    Farewell Lawrence of Arabia, Omar El Sharif 1932-2015    







Thank you for reporting!
This image will be automatically disabled when it gets reported by several people.




Your friends recommend

Al-Wafd's Mounir Fakhry Abdel Nour appointed minister of tourism
Published in Daily News Egypt on 20 - 02 - 2011

CAIRO: The Secretary-General of Al-Wafd opposition party Mounir Fakhry Abdel Nour confirmed to Daily News Egypt his appointment as Minister of Tourism in the interim government led by Prime Minister Ahmed Shafiq.
Shafiq's government is currently under fire for its affiliation with ousted president Hosni Mubarak, who had appointed Shafiq in a cabinet reshuffle in response to demonstrations calling for his resignation. Mubarak stepped down on Feb. 11 after 18 days of nation-wide protests.
Abdel Nour, who was asked by the interim PM to join cabinet, told Daily News Egypt that every decision has its pros and cons, describing the current government as “very open to different political parties and important political players.”
“I see that rejecting this appointment as an act of weakness and giving up responsibility, especially at this critical time in Egypt's history,” said Abdel Nour.
“Rejecting is the easiest thing in the world, but out of a feeling of responsibility I have to accept the challenge and I'm trying to push for this.”
Abdel Nour is board member of Center of Developing Countries Research and Studies. He founded of Vitrac Company in 1981 and is currently one of its shareholders. He also used to be a board member of the Cairo and Alexandria stock exchange.
Abdel Nour will be sworn in before the Head of the Supreme Council of Armed Forces Field Marshal Hussein Tantawi as soon as Shafiq completes a limited cabinet reshuffle that will include three or four ministers, according to statements given by an unnamed military official to the Middle East News Agency (MENA).
Abdel Nour replaces ex-minister Zoheir Garranah who has been in police custody since Thursday following an arrest warrant by the Public Funds Prosecution.
Garranah is being investigated for the alleged misappropriation of public funds. He was previously banned from travel and had his assets frozen in a prelude to a criminal investigation and possible trial.


Clic here to read the story from its source.