Egypt Unrest

  • Mubarak to be placed under house arrest if freed: Egyptian Prime Minister August 22, 2013

    Cairo: Egyptian Prime Minister Hazem ElBeblawi on Wednesday ordered to place Hosni Mubarak under mandatory house arrest, as the former president is expected to be released from jail following a court order. According to Egyptian state TV, the prime minister issued his decision late this evening while acting in the capacity...
  • Egypt clashes kill 235 as sitins dispersed August 15, 2013

    Cairo: Clashes between security forces and supporters of Egypt's ousted President Mohamed Morsi killed 235 people across the country on Wednesday, the state news agency MENA said. The report quoted Mohamed Sultan, head of Egypt's emergency services, as saying another 2,001 people were wounded in clashes that broke out after security...
  • After killings, Morsi supporters march towards army intel headquarters July 29, 2013

    Several thousand supporters of Egypt's ousted Islamist president began marching on a military facility in Cairo on Monday in defiance of an army warning to stay away, risking a new confrontation after dozens were shot dead at the weekend. A spokesman for the Muslim Brotherhood said the marchers had set off...
  • Egypt factions work on compromise on premier post July 8, 2013

    Cairo: Secular and liberal factions in Egypt's new leadership worked Sunday to reach a compromise with ultraconservative Islamists on a new prime minister, with a liberal economist emerging as a leading candidate for the post to run the country after the military's ouster of President Mohammed Morsi. As the negotiations continued...
  • Egypt: Huge crowds rally in Cairo, political process blocked July 8, 2013

    Cairo: Thousands of supporters of Egypt's ousted President Mohamed Morsi protested outside his place of detention in Cairo on Sunday while a militarydriven plan to resolve the political crisis remained mired in mistrust and confusion. Demonstrators at the Republican Guard barracks, where three people were killed on Friday, shouted "Morsi,...
  • Egypt: Morsi opponents and supporters clash, over 20 killed July 6, 2013

    Supporters of ousted Egyptian President, Mohammed Morsi, clashed with riot police in Alexandria, as Islamists across the country took to the streets demanding his reinstatement. ...
  • Rights groups decry Egyptian media crackdown July 5, 2013

    Cairo: Egyptian authorities shut down four Islamist TV stations, banned the Muslim Brotherhood's newspaper and raided the office of AlJazeera's Egypt affiliate in crackdown on media considered sympathetic to ousted President Mohammed Morsi, bringing an outcry Thursday from rights groups. Rights groups said the moves appeared to be an attempt to...
  • African Union to meet on Egypt political crisis July 5, 2013

    Addis Ababa: The African Union says the removal of Egypt's president was in violation of the country's constitution. The continental body said late Thursday that the removal of President Mohammed Morsi on Wednesday falls under the AU doctrine on unconstitutional changes of government. The AU usually suspends the membership of countries...
  • Egypt: Brotherhood leader arrested, Islamists call for protests July 5, 2013

    Cairo: An Islamist coalition led by the Brotherhood called on people across the nation to protest in a "Friday of Rejection" following weekly prayers, an early test of Mursi's ongoing support and how the military will deal with it. ...
  • Egypt: International community appeals for calm July 5, 2013

    Cairo: The supreme justice of Egypt's Supreme Constitutional Court has been sworn in as the nation's interim president, replacing the Islamist Mohammed Morsi who was ousted by the military. ...
  • The Last Word: Has Egypt been thrown into turmoil or placed on path of real democracy? July 4, 2013

    Have Wednesday's political developments in Egypt thrown the country into a turmoil or placed it on a path of real democracy? This is the question Karan Thapar raised with a panel of experts on his show 'The Last Word'. ...
  • Morsi says he is still 'legitimate' president of Egypt July 4, 2013

    Cairo: Mohamed Morsi has said he is still the legitimate president of Egypt, while the Muslim Brotherhood, to which Morsi is affiliated, described the ouster of the president by the military as "betrayal". "There is no alternative for legitimacy, the constitution or the law," Xinhua quoted Morsi as saying in...
  • Morsi being held by authorities: Muslim Brotherhood July 4, 2013

    Cairo: Egypt's deposed President Mohamed Morsi, toppled by the military on Wednesday, is being held by the authorities, a Muslim Brotherhood spokesman and a security official said on Thursday. Ahmed Aref, the Brotherhood spokesman, said both Morsi and Essam ElHaddad, a senior aide, were being held but he did not know...
  • Egypt: 4 protesters killed in clashes with Islamists July 1, 2013

    Cairo: Security officials say suspected Islamists have killed three protesters in the southern city of Assiut, taking to four the number of people killed on a day of massive protests demanding the ouster of Egypt's president. The officials said Islamists on a motorbike opened fire on protesters outside the local government...
  • Egyptian court frees Mubarakera prime minister Nazif June 21, 2013

    Cairo: An Egyptian court ordered the release of former Prime Minister Ahmed Nazif on Thursday because of a limit on pretrial detention in a corruption case for which he had been held since the revolution that toppled Hosni Mubarak. Nazif, who still faces a retrial, is the highestprofile Mubarakera official to...
  • Egypt's Mubarak stays in detention despite release order April 15, 2013

    Cairo: Ousted Egyptian leader Hosni Mubarak will stay in detention despite a judge ordering his release on bail pending a retrial over charges in complicity in the murder of protesters because he still faces other charges, court officials said on Monday. Mubarak, 84, has spent the maximum legal time of...
  • Egypt: Hosni Mubarak's retrial to begin on Saturday April 12, 2013

    Cairo: Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak's retrial for the killing of nearly 900 protesters during the revolution that ended his dictatorial regime is set to begin on Saturday in the deeply polarised country. 84yearold Mubarak, his interior minister Habib alAdly and six security chiefs will face trial for the killing...
  • Egypt: Judges recommend dissolution of Brotherhood March 21, 2013

    Cairo: A panel of judges on Wednesday recommended the dissolution of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood, the Islamist group from which President Mohammed Morsi hails, arguing it has no legal status. The recommendation is not binding, but is significant given charges by the opposition that the Brotherhood's leadership is the real power behind...
  • Egypt court suspends parliamentary elections March 7, 2013

    Cairo: An Egyptian court on Wednesday overturned President Muhammed Mursi's decree that had called for parliamentary elections from April 22, questioning its constitutionality, a ruling that may deepen the political crisis in the polarised country. Egypt's administrative court has suspended the presidential decree, state-run MENA news agency reported. The court said...
  • Egypt govt apologises after video of naked protester aired February 3, 2013

    Cairo: The Egypt government has issued an apology after visuals of police beating up a naked man were shown in a video. The visuals show the riot police beating a man and dragging him towards an armoured vehicle. The beatings were aired even as disgruntled citizens continued to protest at the...
  • Army cannot arrest civilians, says Egypt court June 27, 2012

    Cairo: An Egyptian court on Tuesday overturned a government decree allowing the army to arrest civilians, a setback for military rulers preparing to hand power to an elected president. The armybacked interim government issued the decree days before a tense presidential runoff vote on June 1617 to give soldiers the power...
  • Egypt: Hosni Mubarak gets life imprisonment June 2, 2012

    Cairo: Egypt's exPresident Hosni Mubarak was sentenced to life in prison on Saturday for his role in the killing of protesters during last year's revolution that forced him from power, a verdict that caps a stunning fall from grace for a man who ruled the country as his personal fiefdom...
  • Egypt: Verdict in Mubarak trial expected today June 2, 2012

    Cairo: An Egyptian court may announce its verdict on Saturday in the landmark trial of ousted president Hosni Mubarak, 15 months after a popular mass uprising forced him out of power. Mubarak, 84, along with former interior minister Habib alAdly and six others could face the gallows if convicted of ordering...
  • Egypt: Prosecutor seeks death for Mubarak January 6, 2012

    Cairo: Egyptian prosecutors have demanded the death sentence for former President Hosni Mubarak and other defendants including the former interior minister for their role in the killing of protesters in the uprising that swept him from power. Many Egyptians hope the trial will heal some of the scars of Mubarak's autocratic...
  • Egypt: Prosecutor wants death for Mubarak January 5, 2012

    Cairo: The prosecutor in the Hosni Mubarak trial has demanded the death penalty for the ousted Egyptian leader on charges of complicity in the killing of protesters during last year's uprising against his rule. Mustafa Khater, one of a fivemember prosecution team, also asked the judge in Thursday's hearing for the...
  • Egypt: Trial of ousted president Mubarak resumes January 3, 2012

    Cairo: Former Egyptian dictator Hosni Mubarak, ousted in a popular revolt, on Tuesday faced prosecutors who would grill him on charges of ordering the killing of antiregime protesters, abuse of office and corruption. The prosecution is set to present its arguments in this session that is expected to last over three...
  • Egypt: Mubarak's trial adjourned till Tuesday January 2, 2012

    Cairo: Toppled Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak, accused of ordering the killing of antiregime protesters, appeared in court again today accompanied by his sons, before the highprofile trial was adjourned till Tuesday. An ailing Mubarak was wheeled in the courtroom on a stretcher and his sons Gamal and Alaa, also facing charges,...
  • Egypt: Trial of Mubarak to resume on Wednesday December 26, 2011

    Cairo: The trial of Hosni Mubarak will resume this week, where the ousted Egyptian president, his two sons and eight others will face a slew of charges related to corruption, ordering the killing of prodemocracy protesters during a popular uprising that toppled his regime in February. Amid tight security, Cairo Criminal...
  • Egypt protesters clash with police, one dead November 26, 2011

    Cairo: Protesters demanding an end to army rule clashed with police firing tear gas near Egypt's parliament building on Saturday in a flareup that cast another shadow over a parliamentary election billed as the nation's first free vote in decades. Protesters said one man, Ahmed Sayed, 21, died after being hit...
  • French TV journalist assaulted by Cairo protesters November 26, 2011

    Paris: A French TV journalist said on Friday she was punched and roughed up, then sexually assaulted while covering protests in Egypt's Tahrir Square, the second attack reported in a single day on women journalists working there. Caroline Sinz told France 3 television, her employer, that she and her cameraman were...