Hussein Tantawi

  • Egypt president sacks defence minister, army chief August 13, 2012

    Cairo: Egypt's new Islamist president Mohamed Morsi dismissed Cairo's two top generals on Sunday and cancelled a military order that curbed his powers, in a dramatic move that could free him of some of the restrictions of military rule. It was not clear how far the measures were agreed with the...
  • Egypt: Hillary on visit, pelted with tomatoes July 16, 2012

    Alexandria: Protesters threw tomatoes and shoes at US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's motorcade on Sunday during her first visit to Egypt since the election of Islamist President Mohamed Mursi. A tomato struck an Egyptian official in the face, and shoes and a water bottle landed near the armoured cars carrying...
  • Form an all-inclusive govt: Clinton tells Mursi June 28, 2012

    Cairo: Islamist President-elect Mohamed Mursi began talks on Wednesday with groups nervous about where he will take Egypt after the generals who have ruled since Hosni Mubarak's fall make way for the republic's first civilian leader. US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton urged Mursi to bring diverse groups into his government,...
  • 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,...
  • Egypt: Trial of Mubarak to resume on Wednesday December 26, 2011

    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 Criminal...
  • Egypt: Protests on, Army commanders meet February 11, 2011

    Cairo: As Egypt was gripped by uncertainty after the refusal of President Hosni Mubarak to step down, the country's military Supreme Command Council on Friday told the people to standby for an "important statement" as hundreds of thousands of people started gathering on the streets for what appears to be...
  • Egypt's Defence Minister inspects Tahrir Square February 4, 2011

    Cairo: Egypt's Defence Minister Mohamed Hussein Tantawi and commanders of the Egyptian army on Friday inspected Cairo's Tahrir Square, a media report said. Thousands of Egyptians are congregating at the square to hold protests against Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, Xinhua quoted state Nile News TV reported. There has been tension since Friday...