Egyptians

  • Egypt expels Turkish ambassador, scales back 23-11-2013 08:26 PM

    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...
  • EU to review relations with Egypt 19-08-2013 06:50 AM

    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,...
  • Egypt's cabinet debates Brotherhood's fate, death toll climbs 19-08-2013 01:35 AM

    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...
  • Egypt: Prime Minister Hazem al-Beblawi defends action against protesters 15-08-2013 07:08 AM

    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...
  • 40 killed, scores injured as Egyptian forces storm pro-Morsi protest camps 14-08-2013 07:06 PM

    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...
  • Egyptian Brotherhood leaders to face trial for inciting murder 05-08-2013 02:45 AM

    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...
  • From power to protest, Egypt's Brotherhood fights for life 09-07-2013 05:40 AM

    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...
  • Egypt to hold parliamentary vote in about 6 months 09-07-2013 03:12 AM

    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...
  • 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,...
  • Egypt army says right to protest protected, urges restraint 05-07-2013 05:12 AM

    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...
  • 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...
  • Egypt: Travel ban imposed on ousted president Mohamed Morsi 05-07-2013 03:22 AM

    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 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: Chief Justice Mansour sworn in as interim President 04-07-2013 03:20 PM

    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...
  • Egypt: Justice Mansour to head army-backed interim govt 04-07-2013 01:17 PM

    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...
  • Obama expresses deep concern, doesn't condemn Egyptian military intervention 04-07-2013 05:30 AM

    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 04-07-2013 12:24 AM

    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 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...
  • Egypt: 5 killed in Muslim-Christian clashes near Cairo 07-04-2013 07:20 AM

    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...
  • 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...
  • Pakistan: 3 Egyptians killed in US drone strike 16-10-2011 04:44 PM

    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...
  • Protesters clash with security forces in Egypt 29-06-2011 08:54 AM

    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...
  • Cats inspired Egypt's Pharaonic fashion rage 31-05-2011 12:05 PM

    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....
  • Hosni's wife, aide released but still face probe 18-05-2011 08:50 AM

    Cairo: Ousted President Hosni Mubarak's wife was released from detention on Tuesday after giving up assets but is still being investigated, said an official leading a probe into whether she amassed wealth illegally. Suzanne Mubarak, who denies charges that she abused her husband's influence for unlawful personal gain, was admitted...
  • Egypt: Mubarak detained, respite for army 13-04-2011 10:33 PM

    Cairo: Hosni Mubarak was ordered detained for 15 days on Wednesday, winning the ruling army generals a respite from protests by quashing suspicions that they were shielding their former commander from investigation. Mubarak, driven from presidential office on February 11 by mass demonstrations against his 30-year rule, was taken to...
  • Egypt: Military, protesters clash at Tahrir Square 10-04-2011 12:50 PM

    Long bursts of machine gun-fire erupted overnight when scores of soldiers backed by armoured personnel carriers launched a raid on the protesters. ...
  • Egyptians turn anger on army in Cairo protest 10-04-2011 07:08 AM

    Cairo: Thousands of protesters turned their anger on the army on Saturday demanding that Egypt's ruling military council hand power to civilians and pressing for former President Hosni Mubarak to be put on trial. The army, which has ruled Egypt since Mubarak was forced out of office on February 11,...
  • Hosni Mubarak's money found by Swiss: Report 18-02-2011 08:50 PM

    New York: Funds belonging to the family of ousted Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak and the former senior ministers of his regime have been discovered in Switzerland, a Swiss government official said. However, the official did not specify the amount of money or who controlled the account, The New York Times...