Egypt Protests

  • Egypt Muslim Brotherhood chief given new death sentence June 19, 2014

    Cairo: A court in Egypt on Thursday sentenced to death Muslim Brotherhood chief Mohamed Badie and 13 others over violence that killed 10 people in Cairo in summer 2013. Since the army ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi in July, hundreds of his supporters and Badie himself have already been sentenced...
  • Egypt's Hosni Mubarak in custody on corruption charge may be freed soon August 20, 2013

    Egypt's former leader Hosni Mubarak could soon be freed from jail, giving a new jolt to a nation in turmoil, after a court ruled on Monday that he could no longer be held in custody on a corruption charge. His lawyer said he could be released within days, six weeks after...
  • Egyptian authorities arrest Muslim Brotherhood's top leader Mohamed Badie August 20, 2013

    Egyptian authorities escalated their crackdown on deposed President Mohamed Morsi's Muslim Brotherhood by arresting the Islamist organization's top leader, state media reported on Tuesday. Mohamed Badie, 70, was detained at a residential apartment in Nasr City in northeast Cairo "after information came to the security apparatus locating his place of hiding,"...
  • US Congress divide over military aid cut off to Egypt August 19, 2013

    Members of Congress are split over whether the US should cut off military aid to Egypt, highlighting the difficult choices facing the Obama administration amid spiralling violence on the streets of an important Middle East ally. Democratic leaders have generally supported the president's approach. But yesterday, Democratic Congressman Keith Ellison said...
  • Egypt crisis worsens, security forces besiege Cairo mosque full of Morsi supporters August 17, 2013

    Egyptian security forces on Saturday surrounded a Cairo mosque full of supporters of ousted President Mohamed Morsi as the Muslim Brotherhood planned fresh marches after clashes left nearly 100 dead, raising fears of more violence that will further push the country into chaos. The AlFateh mosque near Ramses Square in central...
  • Egypt allows police use of deadly force August 15, 2013

    Cairo: Egyptian authorities on Thursday authorised police to use deadly force to protect themselves and key state institutions from attacks, after supporters of the deposed Islamist president torched two local government buildings near the capital. The Interior Ministry, which is in charge of national security, said in a statement that the...
  • Deadliest crackdown: 525 Morsi supporters killed in Egypt August 15, 2013

    Cairo: Egypt's defiant Muslim Brotherhood on Thursday vowed to bring down the militarybacked government as it called for a massive antiregime rally, a day after over 525 people were killed in the deadliest crackdown by security forces on supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi. The health ministry said the death toll...
  • Egypt declares national emergency; 278 dead in clashes August 15, 2013

    At least 278 people died in Egypt after the military tried to crush down the protests camp. State of emergency has been declared to control the clashes between the pro and antiMorsi supporters. ...
  • US urges Egypt to pull 'back from the brink' after dozens killed in protests July 28, 2013

    The United States urged Arab ally Egypt to pull "back from the brink" after security forces killed dozens of supporters of deposed Islamist President Mohamed Morsi and opened a dangerous new phase in the army's confrontation with his Muslim Brotherhood. Thousands of Brotherhood supporters were hunkered down in a vigil at...
  • Egyptian army threatens to shoot violent protesters July 26, 2013

    Cairo: Egypt's army threatened on Thursday to turn its guns on those who use violence, its starkest warning yet ahead of what both sides expect will be a bloody showdown in the streets between supporters and opponents of deposed president Mohamed Morsi. An army official said the military had issued an...
  • Egyptian ambassador to US says no military coup July 8, 2013

    Washington: Egypt's ambassador to Washington said on Sunday there had not been a military coup in his country but the army needed to step in to keep violence on the street from spiraling out of control. Ambassador Mohamed Tawfik told ABC's "This Week" that Egypt's powerful military moved to oust...
  • TWTW: Cyrus Broacha's take on Edward Snowden's asylum request July 7, 2013

    On this episode of The week That Wasn't, Cyrus Broacha takes on Edward Snowden's asylum request, protests in Egypt and much more. ...
  • Egypt: Tourism faces a major setback as revolution hits streets July 6, 2013

    Tourism, one of the pillars of Egypt's economy, has been hit badly by the protests. As political instability and violence return to the country, the tourism industry is once again facing uncertainty. ...
  • Egypt foreign minister to Kerry: No 'military coup' July 5, 2013

    Cairo: Egyptian Foreign Minister Mohamed Kamel Amr said he assured US Secretary of State John Kerry in a telephone call on Thursday that the overthrow of President Mohamed Morsi had not been a military coup. The definition of what happened in Egypt on Wednesday is important because a military overthrow...
  • 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. ...
  • 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'. ...
  • Egypt timeline: Change of guard a year after Mubarak was ousted July 4, 2013

    The first democratically elected Egyptian President has been ousted in a military coup. The change of guard is coming a year after Hosni Mubarak was ousted by people's power. ...
  • Egypt: Army shuts down 3 TV channels, restricts Al Jazeera July 4, 2013

    Cairo: Egypt's militaryled authorities shut down three Islamistrun TV stations on Wednesday including one operated by the Muslim Brotherhood after President Mohamed Morsi was toppled by the army, drawing a statement of concern from a press freedom watchdog. The security forces also raided the offices of Al Jazeera's Egyptian news channel...
  • Egypt: Morsi calls it a 'full coup' as army ousts him July 4, 2013

    Cairo: Egypt's first democratically elected president was overthrown by the military Wednesday, ousted after just one year in office by the same kind of Arab Spring uprising that brought the Islamist leader to power. The armed forces announced they would install a temporary civilian government to replace Islamist President Mohammed Morsi,...
  • Egyptian army gives road map for a return to democratic rule July 4, 2013

    Cairo: Egypt army overthrew elected Islamist President Mohamed Morsi on Wednesday and announced a political transition with the support of a wide range of political, religious and youth leaders. Speaking on state television, General Abdel Fattah alSisi detailed a roadmap for a return to democratic rule after the government failed to...
  • Egypt army topples President Morsi, announces transition July 4, 2013

    Cairo: Egypt's armed forces overthrew elected Islamist President Mohamed Morsi on Wednesday and announced a political transition with the support of a wide range of political, religious and youth leaders. After a day of drama in which tanks and troops deployed near the presidential palace as a military deadline for Morsi...
  • Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi vows to stay in power July 3, 2013

    Cairo: Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi vowed to stay in power and defend constitutional legitimacy on Wednesday as generals worked on plans to push the Islamist aside within the day and suspend the constitution. In a defiant midnight television address responding to military demands that he share power with his opponents or...
  • Egypt: After army's intervention, political parties fear military rule July 2, 2013

    Cairo: Egypt's secondlargest Islamist party said on Monday it feared the army's return to public life "in a big way" after the military gave politicians 48 hours to resolve the country's political crisis. The Nour Party believed Egypt's national security was threatened by the division between the ruling Islamists and their...
  • 16 dead in Egypt protests; Oppn gives ultimatum to Morsi July 1, 2013

    Cairo: At least 16 people were killed and hundreds injured in clashes across Egypt as angry protesters took to the streets for the second day on Monday, storming the headquarters of the ruling Muslim Brotherhood and giving an ultimatum to beleaguered President Mohamed Morsi to quit by Tuesday. In the capital...
  • Five killed in antiMursi protests across Egypt July 1, 2013

    Cairo: At least five people were killed and scores injured when millions took to the streets across Egypt demanding the resignation of Islamist President Mohamed Mursi, with media outlets describing it as the largest demonstration seen in the history of the most populous Arab country. In the Egyptian capital, tens of...
  • Egypt locked in standoff after millions rally against Mursi July 1, 2013

    Cairo: Egypt was locked in a tense standoff on Monday after millions of protesters swarmed into the streets to demand the resignation of Islamist President Mohamed Mursi and militants set the ruling Muslim Brotherhood's headquarters on fire. Young revolutionaries united with liberal and leftist opposition parties in a massive show of...
  • Egypt: President Morsi faces pressure to step down July 1, 2013

    A year after being democratically elected as President, Egypt's Mohamed Morsi faces pressure to step down. ...
  • Thousands march in Egypt, pushing for Morsi removal July 1, 2013

    Cairo: Hundreds of thousands of opponents of Egypt's Islamist president poured out onto the streets in Cairo and across much of the nation on Sunday, launching an allout push to force Mohammed Morsi from office on the oneyear anniversary of his inauguration. Fears of violence were high, with Morsi's Islamist...
  • UAE warns citizens against travelling to Egypt June 30, 2013

    Dubai: The United Arab Emirates (UAE) Saturday called on its citizens to avoid unnecessary trips to Egypt due to its unstable political situation. The warning by the foreign ministry was issued as Egypt is witnessing protests by both supporters and opponents of Mohamed Morsi, who will observe Sunday as his first...