Egyptians

  • Egypt expels Turkish ambassador, scales back November 23, 2013

    Egypt downgraded diplomatic relations with Turkey on Saturday and ordered its ambassador expelled from Cairo, a sharp escalation in tensions between the two countries that have mounted since the Egyptian military's ouster of Islamist President Mohammed Morsi this summer. Egypt's Foreign Ministry said the Turkish envoy has been considered persona non...
  • EU to review relations with Egypt August 19, 2013

    Brussels: The European Union (EU) has decided to "urgently review" its relations with Egypt in the coming days and urge the Egyptian interim government and military to respect human rights and release political prisoners, Xinhua reported. The appeal was made Sunday in a joint statement of the European Council's President, Herman...
  • Egypt's cabinet debates Brotherhood's fate, death toll climbs August 19, 2013

    Cairo: Egypt's army-backed rulers met on Sunday to discuss their bloody confrontation with deposed President Mohamed Morsi's Muslim Brotherhood amid contrasting proposals for compromise and a fight to the death. In a televised speech to military and police officers, army chief Abdel Fattah el-Sisi vowed to crack down on anyone using...
  • Egypt: Prime Minister Hazem al-Beblawi defends action against protesters August 15, 2013

    Cairo: Egyptian interim Prime Minister Hazem al-Beblawi on Wednesday defended security forces' operation to disperse supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi at two sit-in camps, saying they showed high level of "restraint". "When protesters attempted to spread chaos around the country, we had to take some extraordinary measures," Xinhua quoted Beblawi...
  • 40 killed, scores injured as Egyptian forces storm pro-Morsi protest camps August 14, 2013

    At least 40 people were killed and hundreds injured on Wednesday when Egyptian security forces, backed by bulldozers, stormed two makeshift camps filled with ousted President Mohammed Morsi's supporters. However, the Muslim Brotherhood claimed that 300 died in the "massacre". The interior ministry issued a statement saying security forces were taking "necessary...
  • Egyptian Brotherhood leaders to face trial for inciting murder August 5, 2013

    Cairo: The leader of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood and his deputy will face trial in three weeks' time for crimes including incitement to murder during protests in the days before the overthrow of President Mohamed Morsi, a Cairo court announced on Sunday. The move showed the army-backed interim government was pushing ahead...
  • From power to protest, Egypt's Brotherhood fights for life July 9, 2013

    Cairo: The Muslim Brotherhood is facing an old adversary in the fight of its life, but has few means to confront the Egyptian military that has swept it from power. Reduced to camping out on the Cairo streets, all it can do, it seems, is mourn its dead. The deaths of...
  • Egypt to hold parliamentary vote in about 6 months July 9, 2013

    Cairo: Egypt will hold new parliamentary elections once amendments to its suspended constitution are approved in a referendum, the interim head of state decreed on Monday, setting out a timeframe that could see a legislative vote in about six months. A presidential election would be called once the new legislative chamber...
  • 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 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,...
  • Egypt army says right to protest protected, urges restraint July 5, 2013

    Cairo: The Egyptian armed forces said on Thursday they would not take arbitrary measures against any political group and would guarantee the right to protest, as long as demonstrations did not threaten national security. The statement was posted on Facebook after the arrests of leaders of the Muslim Brotherhood following the...
  • 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 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 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: Travel ban imposed on ousted president Mohamed Morsi July 5, 2013

    Cairo: Egypt's General-Prosecutor Abdel-Meguid Mahmoud has ordered a travel ban on ousted president Mohamed Morsi and 35 other leaders of the Muslim Brotherhood for investigations on killing protesters, state-run Al-Ahram news website reported. The ban was also slapped on Mohamed Saad al-Katatni, leader of the Muslim Brotherhood's Freedom and Justice...
  • 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: Chief Justice Mansour sworn in as interim President July 4, 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. Adly Mansour was sworn in Thursday at the Constitutional Court in a ceremony broadcast live on state television. According to military decree,...
  • Egypt: Justice Mansour to head army-backed interim govt July 4, 2013

    Cairo: Senior Egyptian jurist Adly Mahmoud Mansour has suddenly found himself in the spotlight as the civilian face of the army-backed interim government following dramatic removal of the Arab country's first democratically elected president Mohammed Morsi. The name of Mansour - head of Egypt's High Constitutional Court - was announced by...
  • Obama expresses deep concern, doesn't condemn Egyptian military intervention July 4, 2013

    Washington: US President Barack Obama expressed deep concern about the Egyptian military's removal of President Mohamed Morsi on Wednesday but stopped short of condemning a move that could lead to a cut-off in US aid. Obama issued a written statement responding to dramatic events in Cairo after huddling with his...
  • Army tightens grip as Egypt awaits final move July 4, 2013

    Cairo: Egypt's military moved to tighten its control of key institutions on Wednesday, sending troops backed with armored vehicles to the heart of Cairo and slapping a travel ban on President Mohammed Morsi and top allies in preparation for an almost certain push to remove the Islamist president with the...
  • 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...
  • Egypt: 5 killed in Muslim-Christian clashes near Cairo April 7, 2013

    Cairo: Clashes between Egyptian Muslims and Christians erupted early Saturday in a town near Cairo, leaving at least five people dead, security officials said. Investigators said they were waiting for autopsy reports to confirm how the men - four Christians and a Muslim - were killed in the small town of...
  • Man finds stuffed cat in attic is 2,000-year-old Egyptian mummy February 15, 2013

    London: In an astonishing discovery, a British man found that a stuffed cat in his dusty attic which he assumed to be a bizarre antique is actually a 2,000-year-old Egyptian mummy. Robert Gray of Portscatho, Cornwall, who owns a bed and breakfast took the ancient artifact in his attic for...
  • 'Jesus' wife' papyrus a fake: Vatican September 29, 2012

    Vatican City: An ancient papyrus fragment which a Harvard scholar says contains the first recorded mention that Jesus may have had a wife is a fake, the Vatican said on Friday. "Substantial reasons would lead one to conclude that the papyrus is indeed a clumsy forgery," the Vatican's newspaper, L'Osservatore Romano,...
  • A first: Veiled woman reads news on Egypt state TV September 3, 2012

    Cairo: A female Egyptian news presenter appeared on state television wearing a veil for the first time on Sunday after the Islamist-dominated government lifted an effective ban that had been in place for decades under secular-leaning regimes of the past. The ban on female news readers wearing the Islamic veil had...
  • Mummy to get new chamber in Hyderabad museum August 1, 2012

    Hyderabad: The 2,350 years old Egyptian Mummy which is on display at the YSR AP State Museum, will soon have a special conservation room for itself, considering its bad shape. Talks are on to rope in the National Physical Laboratory to complete the task. Currently being preserved in an air...
  • US alarm as Egypt Army undermines election result June 19, 2012

    Cairo: The United States expressed alarm that its proteges in the Egyptian Army were abusing hopes for democracy by ordering more military rule just as the Muslim Brotherhood was claiming victory in the country's first free presidential election. The Islamists' self-assurance was contested by the other candidate in the run-off race,...
  • Ousted Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak in coma June 11, 2012

    Cairo: A week after being sent to prison to begin serving a life sentence, former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak on Monday fell into a coma. According to CNN, the information was confirmed by an Interior Ministry official. On Sunday, with rumors of the former president's death spreading rapidly, authorities granted his...
  • Cairo clashes continue; world pressure mounts November 24, 2011

    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 days...
  • Pakistan: 3 Egyptians killed in US drone strike October 16, 2011

    Dera Ismail Khan (Pakistan): Intelligence officials say a recent US missile strike in Pakistan's tribal region killed three Egyptians linked to the Haqqani militant network. The officials say the three were killed on Friday when missiles struck a car near Miran Shah, the main town in North Waziristan. A fourth person...
  • Protesters clash with security forces in Egypt June 29, 2011

    Cairo: Egyptian security forces have fired tear gas on around 3,000 protesters, including family members of those who were killed in the popular uprising early this year, leaving several injured. A thick cloud of tear gas engulfed Tahrir Square, the epicenter of the massive protests that ousted longtime President Hosni Mubarak,...
  • Cats inspired Egypt's Pharaonic fashion rage May 31, 2011

    Cairo: A breed of cat called the Egyptian mau worshipped in the days of Pharaohs had been a source of inspiration for Egypt's Pharaonic fashion, says an expert. These cats were considered sacred at the time, and were worshipped and immortalized through many of the ancient Egyptians' artifacts and temples. "When you...