The council will assume powers of supervision over press previously enjoyed by the now-dismantled Shura Council.
It is not just Morsi, or even the Muslim Brotherhood, that has suffered a major setback, says former Brotherhood leader. Political Islam has been damaged.
Authorities say channel had been working without legal permits, and was spreading lies and rumours damaging to national security.
El-Beltagy has been on the run since the police's bloody crackdown on pro-Morsi sit-ins.
A poll shows that 69 percent of Egyptians reject the Muslim Brotherhood's future engagement in Egyptian politics.
Egypt's Prime Minister, Coptic Pope and Interim President's media advisor condemn Turkish PM's insults to Al-Azhar's Grand Imam.
A leading figure in Egypt's embattled Christian community has defended the place of Islamic Sharia in Egypt's under-construction Constitution.
Salafi Dawa Vice-Chief Yasser Borhamy called on Egyptians to support the current leadership to confront the "West’s war against Egypt and Islam."
Pro-Morsy alliance says constitutional amendments are allowing the Mubarak regime to re-emerge in politics and return its style of executive-heavy government.
Newly released amendments to Egypt's suspended 2012 constitution adjust several articles of this Islamist-penned document.