Mohammed Mursi

  • Egypt puts Muslim Brotherhood leader, 682 others on trial March 25, 2014

    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 tried...
  • Egyptian PM Hazem el-Beblawi says government resigning February 24, 2014

    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 president Mohamed...
  • Egypt: Terrorists warn tourists to leave or face attack February 19, 2014

    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 killed...
  • Egypt: Six Morsi supporters die in fresh protests August 31, 2013

    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 had...
  • Egyptian court orders former president Hosni Mubarak's release August 21, 2013

    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 petition...
  • Egypt considers to ban Muslim Brotherhood, gunfire exchanged in mosque August 17, 2013

    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 of...
  • Egypt minister Nabil Fahmy wants Brothers in politics, not arms July 29, 2013

    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 more...
  • Deposed Egyptian president held in prison break probe July 26, 2013

    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 mass...
  • Egypt: Embattled Morsi rejects army's 48 hours ultimatum July 2, 2013

    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 the...
  • Egypt army gives Mohamed Morsi 48 hours to share power July 2, 2013

    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 after...
  • Protests continue in Egypt, American among 2 dead June 29, 2013

    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 June 24, 2013

    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 Mursi,...
  • Egypt's highest court rules parliament as unconstitutional June 2, 2013

    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 April 1, 2013

    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. He...
  • Egypt's soccer riot sentence sparks violence, 2 killed March 10, 2013

    Cairo: An Egyptian court on Saturday upheld death sentences against 21 convicts of 2012's deadly soccer riot that killed 74 people, and acquitted 28 others, sparking off widespread violence that claimed at least two lives in the deeply polarised country. The Port Said Criminal Court, headed by Judge Sobhy Abdel Meguid,...
  • Egypt approves new constitution drafted by Mursi allies December 26, 2012

    Cairo: Egyptian voters overwhelmingly approved a drafted by President Mohamed Mursi's allies, results announced on December 26 showed, proving that liberals, leftists and Christians have been powerless to halt the march of Islamists in power. Final elections commission figures showed the constitution adopted with 63.8 per cent of the vote...
  • Egypt's constitution seen passing in referendum December 22, 2012

    Cairo: Egyptians voted on a constitution drafted by Islamists on Saturday in a second round of balloting expected to approve the charter that opponents say will create deeper turmoil in Egypt. After a first round last week in which unofficial results showed 57 percent of those who voted approved the...
  • Egyptian prosecutor retracts resignation December 20, 2012

    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 December 18, 2012

    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 December 16, 2012

    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 November 29, 2012

    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 sixth...
  • Egypt President Mursi to meet judges over power grab November 26, 2012

    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...
  • 15 soldiers killed in terrorist attack in Egypt August 6, 2012

    Cairo/Jerusalem: Sixteen Egyptian army border guards were killed and seven others injured in an attack by 'jihadists' from inside the Hamas-controlled Gaza strip in a terror strike months after Islamist Mohammed Mursi took over as the country's President. In a dramatic turn of events, the five gunmen involved in the...
  • New Egypt govt to be announced on Thursday: Report July 29, 2012

    Cairo: Egypt's new cabinet will be announced on Thursday, state media said on Saturday, ending what was seen as a long wait for a new government following the swearing-in of President Mohamed Mursi three weeks ago. "I will announce the formation of the cabinet in its final form next Thursday," Prime...
  • 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...
  • Egypt's new president on country's travel ban list July 6, 2012

    Cairo: Egypt's newly elected President Mohammed Mursi, a former member of the Muslim Brotherhood, still figures on a travel ban list which prevents him from leaving the country as a member of the Islamist group. Despite winning Egypt's first presidential polls after the popular uprising which toppled longtime president Hosni Mubarak,...
  • Egypt's first Islamist president Mursi sworn in July 1, 2012

    Cairo: Egypt's first Islamist president, Mohamed Mursi, was sworn in on Saturday, propelling his Muslim Brotherhood into power after 84 years of struggle, although the military remains determined to call the shots. Immediately after swearing his oath, he said a civil, national, constitutional and modern state was "born today". The bearded US-trained...
  • 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,...
  • Egypt's Islamist President Mursi gets to work June 25, 2012

    Cairo: Islamist Mohamed Mursi, Egypt's first freely elected President whose powers have been curbed by the military, toured his palatial new residence - where ousted leader Hosni Mubarak once lived - and began work on Monday to form a coalition government. Declared winner on Sunday, a week after a nail-biting run-off...