Egypt Unrest

  • Mubarak to be placed under house arrest if freed: Egyptian Prime Minister 22-08-2013 02:53 AM

    Cairo: Egyptian Prime Minister Hazem El-Beblawi 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...
  • Egypt clashes kill 235 as sit-ins dispersed 15-08-2013 03:33 AM

    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...
  • After killings, Morsi supporters march towards army intel headquarters 29-07-2013 09:02 AM

    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...
  • Egypt factions work on compromise on premier post 08-07-2013 01:55 AM

    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...
  • Egypt: Huge crowds rally in Cairo, political process blocked 08-07-2013 01:19 AM

    Cairo: Thousands of supporters of Egypt's ousted President Mohamed Morsi protested outside his place of detention in Cairo on Sunday while a military-driven 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,...
  • Rights groups decry Egyptian media crackdown 05-07-2013 04:20 AM

    Cairo: Egyptian authorities shut down four Islamist TV stations, banned the Muslim Brotherhood's newspaper and raided the office of Al-Jazeera'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...
  • African Union to meet on Egypt political crisis 05-07-2013 04:01 AM

    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...
  • Morsi says he is still 'legitimate' president of Egypt 04-07-2013 07:13 AM

    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 04-07-2013 06:47 AM

    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 El-Haddad, a senior aide, were being held but he did not...
  • Egypt: 4 protesters killed in clashes with Islamists 01-07-2013 03:00 AM

    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...
  • Egyptian court frees Mubarak-era prime minister Nazif 21-06-2013 04:26 AM

    Cairo: An Egyptian court ordered the release of former Prime Minister Ahmed Nazif on Thursday because of a limit on pre-trial 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 highest-profile Mubarak-era official...
  • Egypt's Mubarak stays in detention despite release order 15-04-2013 08:08 PM

    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 12-04-2013 08:37 PM

    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. 84-year-old Mubarak, his interior minister Habib al-Adly and six security chiefs will face trial for the killing...
  • Egypt: Prosecutor seeks death for Mubarak 06-01-2012 09:45 AM

    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...
  • Egypt: Prosecutor wants death for Mubarak 05-01-2012 07:08 PM

    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 five-member prosecution team, also asked the judge in Thursday's hearing for...
  • Egypt: Trial of ousted president Mubarak resumes 03-01-2012 06:04 PM

    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 anti-regime protesters, abuse of office and corruption. The prosecution is set to present its arguments in this session that is expected to last over...
  • Egypt: Mubarak's trial adjourned till Tuesday 02-01-2012 05:17 PM

    Cairo: Toppled Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak, accused of ordering the killing of anti-regime protesters, appeared in court again today accompanied by his sons, before the high-profile trial was adjourned till Tuesday. An ailing Mubarak was wheeled in the courtroom on a stretcher and his sons Gamal and Alaa, also facing...
  • Egypt: Trial of Mubarak to resume on Wednesday 26-12-2011 04:07 PM

    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 pro-democracy protesters during a popular uprising that toppled his regime in February. Amid tight security, Cairo...
  • Egypt protesters clash with police, one dead 26-11-2011 07:04 PM

    Cairo: Protesters demanding an end to army rule clashed with police firing tear gas near Egypt's parliament building on Saturday in a flare-up 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...
  • French TV journalist assaulted by Cairo protesters 26-11-2011 12:06 AM

    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...
  • New Egyptian govt must be immediately empowered: US 25-11-2011 07:31 PM

    Washington: As thousands of people continue to protest in Cairo against its military's intentions to retain power even after the parliamentary polls on Monday, the White House in a strong statement on Friday said the Egyptian government must be immediately empowered with real authority. "The United States strongly believes that...
  • Thousands rally in Egypt on 'last chance Friday' 25-11-2011 05:42 PM

    Cairo: Thousands of Egyptians demanding an end to military rule converged on Cairo's Tahrir square on Friday in what activists say will be the biggest day yet of protests in a week of violence that has seen at least 41 people killed. The generals who have governed Egypt since people...
  • Egypt Army appoints Kamal Ganzouri new PM 25-11-2011 03:16 AM

    Cairo: Egyptian former prime minister Kamal Ganzouri accepted a request from the ruling generals to form a new government, state media reported, but protesters brushed away their choice and vowed to hold another mass rally on Friday to demand the army quit power. Ganzouri confirmed he had agreed in principle...
  • US-Egyptian writer alleges sexual abuse by police 25-11-2011 01:28 AM

    Cairo: A prominent Egyptian-born US columnist said uniformed police sexually assaulted, beat and blindfolded her after she was detained on Thursday near Tahrir Square during clashes, leaving her left arm and right hand broken and in casts. Mona Eltahawy, 44, lives in New York and is a prominent women's rights...
  • Egypt Army appoints ex-PM to form new govt 25-11-2011 01:03 AM

    Cairo: Egypt's ruling military council asked former Prime Minister Kamal Ganzouri to form a new government on Thursday after protesters demanded the army sack the previous cabinet, Al Jazeera television reported, citing unspecified reports. Ganzouri headed a cabinet from 1996 to 1999 that introduced some economic liberalization measures. Many Egyptians...
  • Cairo clashes continue; world pressure mounts 24-11-2011 05:34 AM

    Cairo: Rocks, teargas, firebombs and gunfire made darkened streets in central Cairo a battle zone on Wednesday as hard-core protesters demanding an immediate end to army rule fought riot police around government buildings close to Tahrir Square. After six days of violence that has killed more than 30 and four...