Mohammed Mursi

  • Egypt puts Muslim Brotherhood leader, 682 others on trial 25-03-2014 06:00 PM

    The leader of Egypt's outlawed Muslim Brotherhood and 682 others went on trial on Tuesday on charges including murder, their lawyer said, a day after more than 500 supporters of deposed Islamist president Mohamed Mursi were sentenced to death. Brotherhood Supreme Guide Mohamed Badie, 70, and the others were being...
  • Egyptian PM Hazem el-Beblawi says government resigning 24-02-2014 04:58 PM

    Egyptian Prime Minister Hazem el-Beblawi said on Monday the government is to resign. "Today the cabinet took a decision to offer its resignation to the president of the republic," Beblawi said in a televised statement. He gave no clear reason for the decision. Beblawi was appointed after the army toppled...
  • Egypt: Terrorists warn tourists to leave or face attack 19-02-2014 10:00 AM

    A militant Islamist group has warned tourists to leave Egypt and threatened to attack any who stay after February 20, raising the prospect of a new front in a fast-growing insurgency in the biggest Arab nation. The Sinai-based Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis group, which claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing that...
  • Egypt: Six Morsi supporters die in fresh protests 31-08-2013 11:06 AM

    Thousands of supporters of ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi marched through Cairo and cities across Egypt on Friday to demand his reinstatement, in the movement's biggest show of defiance since hundreds of protesters were killed two weeks ago. Although most marches passed without major incident, a security source said there...
  • Egyptian court orders former president Hosni Mubarak's release 21-08-2013 08:02 PM

    Cairo: Deposed Egyptian leader Hosni Mubarak will leave jail as early as Thursday after a court ruling that jolted a divided nation already in turmoil seven weeks after the army toppled Islamist President Mohamed Mursi. Convening on Wednesday at the Cairo jail where Mubarak is held, the court upheld a...
  • Egypt considers to ban Muslim Brotherhood, gunfire exchanged in mosque 17-08-2013 07:55 PM

    Cario: Egypt's prime minister has proposed disbanding the Muslim Brotherhood of ousted President Mohamed Mursi, the government said on Saturday, raising the stakes in a bloody struggle between the state and Islamists for control of the country. Live television showed a gunman firing at soldiers and police from the minaret...
  • Egypt minister Nabil Fahmy wants Brothers in politics, not arms 29-07-2013 12:37 PM

    The Muslim Brotherhood should be part of Egypt's political future and must stop inciting violence, the country's foreign minister said on Sunday, a day after the group accused security forces of killing 72 of its supporters in the streets. Nabil Fahmy warned that deepening political divisions would lead "ultimately to...
  • Deposed Egyptian president held in prison break probe 26-07-2013 04:10 PM

    Egyptian authorities have detained deposed President Mohamed Mursi for 15 days over an array of accusations, including killing soldiers and conspiring with the Palestinian group Hamas, the state news agency said on Friday. The report came just hours before millions of Egyptians were expected to take to the streets in...
  • Egypt: Embattled Morsi rejects army's 48 hours ultimatum 02-07-2013 11:30 AM

    Cairo: Embattled Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi on Tuesday rejected the army's 48-hour ultimatum to resolve the country's deadly crisis, saying he would pursue his own plans for national reconciliation. "The civil democratic Egyptian state is one of the most important achievements of the January 25 revolution," said a statement from...
  • Egypt army gives Mohamed Morsi 48 hours to share power 02-07-2013 06:32 AM

    Cairo: Egypt's armed forces handed Islamist President Mohamed Morsi a virtual ultimatum to share power on Monday, giving feuding politicians 48 hours to compromise or have the army impose its own road map for the country. A dramatic military statement broadcast on state television declared the nation was in danger...
  • Protests continue in Egypt, American among 2 dead 29-06-2013 07:30 AM

    Cairo: Two people, one an American, were killed when protesters stormed an office of Egypt's ruling Muslim Brotherhood in Alexandria, adding to growing tension ahead of mass rallies aimed at unseating the Islamist President. A third man was killed and 10 injured in an explosion during a protest in Port...
  • Egypt army steps in to demand political truce 24-06-2013 06:28 AM

    Cairo: Egypt's army stepped in to a mounting political crisis on Sunday to demand that the Islamist government and its opponents settle their differences and warned that it would act to stop violence spinning out of control. Issued a week before mass rallies to demand the resignation of President Mohamed...
  • Egypt's highest court rules parliament as unconstitutional 02-06-2013 08:35 PM

    Cairo: Egypt's apex court on Sunday struck down two laws as illegal by which upper house of Parliament and the Constituent Assembly were elected, dealing a major blow to the ruling Islamists' grip on power. In its ruling, the Supreme Constitutional Court said the law governing the elections of the...
  • Egyptian satirist questioned for insulting Mursi 01-04-2013 06:55 AM

    Cairo: Egyptian prosecutors questioned Egypt's most popular television satirist on Sunday over allegations that he insulted President Mohamed Mursi, a case regarded by his critics as new proof of a crackdown on dissent. Bassem Youssef turned himself in after the prosecutor general issued an arrest warrant for him on Saturday....
  • Egyptian prosecutor retracts resignation 20-12-2012 09:52 PM

    Cairo: Egypt's chief public prosecutor, forced to quit this week after opposition protests, retracted his resignation on Thursday, setting the stage for more turmoil as the nation votes in a referendum on its political future. Prosecutor Talaat Ibrahim, appointed by President Mohamed Mursi when he assumed sweeping new powers last...
  • Egypt: Opposition calls for protests against law 18-12-2012 09:33 AM

    Cairo: Egypt's opposition called for nationwide protests against a constitution backed by President Mohamed Mursi, after a vote exposed deep divisions that could undermine his efforts to build consensus for tough economic measures. The Islamist leader won a 57 percent 'yes' vote for the constitution in a first round of...
  • Egyptians narrowly back constitution: Official 16-12-2012 10:49 AM

    Cairo: Egyptians voted narrowly in favour of a constitution shaped by Islamists and opposed by liberals in the first round of a two-stage vote, a member of the Muslim Brotherhood's party that sought a "yes" vote said on Sunday, citing its unofficial tally. One opposition official also said the vote...
  • Egypt assembly seeks to wrap up constitution 29-11-2012 02:45 AM

    Cairo: The assembly writing Egypt's constitution said it could wrap up a final draft later on Wednesday, a move the Muslim Brotherhood sees as a way out of a crisis over a decree by President Mohamed Mursi that protesters say gives him dictatorial powers. But as Mursi's opponents staged a...
  • Egypt President Mursi to meet judges over power grab 26-11-2012 03:46 PM

    Cairo: Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi will meet senior judges on Monday to try to ease a crisis over his seizure of new powers which has set off violent protests reminiscent of last year's revolution which brought him to power. Egypt's stock market plunged on Sunday in its first day open...