Egypt Protests

  • Egypt's Hosni Mubarak in custody on corruption charge may be freed soon 20-08-2013 10:22 AM

    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...
  • Egyptian authorities arrest Muslim Brotherhood's top leader Mohamed Badie 20-08-2013 08:49 AM

    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...
  • US Congress divide over military aid cut off to Egypt 19-08-2013 11:04 PM

    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...
  • Egypt crisis worsens, security forces besiege Cairo mosque full of Morsi supporters 17-08-2013 11:04 AM

    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 Al-Fateh mosque near Ramses Square in...
  • Egypt allows police use of deadly force 15-08-2013 11:43 PM

    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...
  • Deadliest crackdown: 525 Morsi supporters killed in Egypt 15-08-2013 06:11 PM

    Cairo: Egypt's defiant Muslim Brotherhood on Thursday vowed to bring down the military-backed government as it called for a massive anti-regime 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...
  • Egypt declares national emergency; 278 dead in clashes 15-08-2013 01:00 PM

    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 anti-Morsi supporters. ...
  • US urges Egypt to pull 'back from the brink' after dozens killed in protests 28-07-2013 09:44 AM

    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...
  • Egyptian army threatens to shoot violent protesters 26-07-2013 03:21 AM

    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...
  • Egyptian ambassador to US says no military coup 08-07-2013 03:16 AM

    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 07-07-2013 08:21 PM

    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 06-07-2013 06:58 PM

    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' 05-07-2013 02:07 AM

    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 05-07-2013 01:08 AM

    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? 04-07-2013 10:19 PM

    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 04-07-2013 03:40 PM

    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 04-07-2013 09:41 AM

    Cairo: Egypt's military-led authorities shut down three Islamist-run 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...
  • Egypt: Morsi calls it a 'full coup' as army ousts him 04-07-2013 07:58 AM

    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...
  • Egyptian army gives road map for a return to democratic rule 04-07-2013 05:02 AM

    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 al-Sisi detailed a roadmap for a return to democratic rule after the government failed...
  • Egypt army topples President Morsi, announces transition 04-07-2013 02:19 AM

    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...
  • Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi vows to stay in power 03-07-2013 06:21 AM

    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...
  • Egypt: After army's intervention, political parties fear military rule 02-07-2013 08:49 AM

    Cairo: Egypt's second-largest 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...
  • 16 dead in Egypt protests; Oppn gives ultimatum to Morsi 01-07-2013 08:49 PM

    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...
  • Five killed in anti-Mursi protests across Egypt 01-07-2013 12:10 PM

    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...
  • Egypt locked in standoff after millions rally against Mursi 01-07-2013 10:32 AM

    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...
  • Egypt: President Morsi faces pressure to step down 01-07-2013 10:20 AM

    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 01-07-2013 12:57 AM

    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 all-out push to force Mohammed Morsi from office on the one-year anniversary of his inauguration. Fears of violence were high, with Morsi's Islamist...
  • UAE warns citizens against travelling to Egypt 30-06-2013 06:38 AM

    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...
  • Vehicle loaded with five missiles seized in Egypt 30-06-2013 03:42 AM

    Cairo: A vehicle loaded with five missiles was seized Saturday in Egypt's North Sinai's city of Rafah, bordering the Gaza Strip, while a security officer was killed in the area later in the day. "The car was carrying five Grad rockets, a number of grenades, land mines and machine guns,"...