Muslim Brotherhood

  • 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...
  • Saudi Arabia designates Muslim Brotherhood as terrorist group 08-03-2014 01:02 PM

    Saudi Arabia has formally designated the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist organisation, in a move that could increase pressure on Qatar whose backing for the group has sparked a row with fellow Gulf monarchies. The US-allied kingdom has also designated as terrorist the Nusra Front and the Islamic State in...
  • Saudi Arabia designates Muslim Brotherhood as terrorist group 08-03-2014 10:41 AM

    Saudi Arabia has formally designated the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist group, official Saudi television reported citing a statement by the Interior Ministry. The kingdom has also designated Nusra Front and the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant, whose fighters are battling Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, as terrorist organisations....
  • Egypt to hold presidential election first: Mansour 26-01-2014 08:30 PM

    Egypt will hold a presidential election before parliamentary polls this year, interim President Adly Mansour said on Sunday, a move that could pave the way for the swift election of army chief Abdel Fattah el-Sisi. "I have carried out several dialogues with political groups, which saw a majority in favour...
  • 13 killed in clashes as Mohammed Morsi's supporters rally in Egypt 04-01-2014 11:49 AM

    At least 13 people were killed in clashes across Egypt during nationwide protests, demanding the reinstatement of ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi. The deaths of Muslim Brotherhood activists were reported in capital Cairo, Alexandria, the Suez Canal city of Ismailia, Fayoum and Minya, Egyptian health ministry said on Friday. Since...
  • One dead as students clash with police at Cairo university 29-12-2013 07:45 AM

    Cairo: At least one student was killed as supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood clashed with security forces at Egypt's prestigious Al Azhar University in Cairo amid a police crackdown on the banned group. The clashes broke out when students who support former president Mohammed Morsi refused to allow other students...
  • Four killed, scores wounded in clashes across Egypt 28-12-2013 02:01 PM

    Muslim Brotherhood supporters and police clashed across Egypt on Friday, leaving at least four dead in protests after the army-backed government declared the group a terrorist organisation. The violence broke out after Friday prayers and the health ministry said 87 people were wounded in the clashes, which flared in Cairo...
  • Egypt arrests dozens under anti-terror law, one killed in Cairo 27-12-2013 11:40 AM

    Egypt stepped up pressure on the Muslim Brotherhood a day after declaring it a terrorist group, using the new classification to detain dozens of its supporters on Thursday, while one person died in street clashes ignited by political tension. A bomb blast in a Cairo suburb wounded five people -...
  • Egypt names Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist group 26-12-2013 08:02 AM

    Egypt's military-backed interim government declared the Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist organization on Wednesday, intensifying its campaign of arrests and prosecutions targeting its members and tightening the noose on the group's network of charities and businesses. The unprecedented executive decision likely ends any chance of reconciliation between the government and the...
  • Egypt declares Muslim Brotherhood as 'terrorist organisation' 24-12-2013 01:24 PM

    Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood on Tuesday was declared a "terrorist organisation", hours after a car bomb targeted a police building that left at least 14 people dead and over 100 injured. "Prime Minister (Hazem El) Beblawi has declared the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist organisation," state-run news agency MENA quoted the...
  • Powerful bomb hits Egypt police station, kills 14 24-12-2013 11:38 AM

    A powerful explosion believed to be caused by a car bomb rocked a police headquarters in a Nile Delta city north of Cairo early on Tuesday, killing at least 14 people and wounding dozens, according to the state news agency and a security official. The interim government accused the Muslim...
  • Egypt's president signs law restricting protests, says reports 24-11-2013 09:33 PM

    Egypt's president signed a new bill into law on Sunday restricting rallies and other public gatherings, a move likely to raise fresh questions about the army-backed government's democratic credentials. Thousands of anti-government protesters were on the streets of Cairo and other cities when the new bill was announced on state...
  • 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...
  • Egypt court suspends Mohamed Morsi's trial 04-11-2013 05:06 PM

    A Cairo court on Monday suspended the trial of Egypt's deposed Islamist president Mohamed Morsi after the Muslim Brotherhood defendants chanted slogans against the army for the July "military coup". Morsi arrived in the courthouse in his private clothes having refused to wear the uniform worn by those in preventive...
  • Amnesty urges Egypt to probe killing of Morsi protesters 15-10-2013 07:29 AM

    Cairo: Rights group Amnesty International has called on Egypt's government to launch a full and impartial investigation into the use of live ammunition by police to disperse protesters last week. The London-based group on Monday said police used excessive and deadly force against supporters of the ousted Islamist president and...
  • Mohamed Morsi faces trial as US reviews aid to Egypt 10-10-2013 11:38 AM

    Egypt's ousted President Mohamed Morsi will stand trial on November 4 on charges of inciting the killing of protesters, a prospect sure to raise concern in Washington, already considering cutting aid as a way to urge Cairo to restore democracy. Morsi has been held in a secret location since his...
  • Clashes across Egypt kill 51, Muslim Brotherhood calls for more protests at Tahrir Sqaure 07-10-2013 12:18 PM

    At least 51 people were killed in clashes in Egyptian cities on Sunday, security sources said, after opponents and supporters of deposed president Mohamed Morsi took to the streets in one of the bloodiest days since the army seized power. In a sign of more possible violence to come, an...
  • At least 4 killed in Egypt as Islamists mount bold protests 05-10-2013 07:40 AM

    Cairo: At least four people died in clashes on Friday as supporters of deposed President Mohamed Morsi mounted their boldest marches since troops crushed their protest camps demanding his reinstatement on August 14. An Egyptian army vehicle fired live rounds in the direction of Brotherhood supporters who had been pushed...
  • Egyptian court bans Mohamed Morsi's Muslim Brotherhood 24-09-2013 09:08 AM

    An Egyptian court on Monday banned deposed President Mohamed Morsi's Muslim Brotherhood and ordered its funds seized, a crippling strike in the campaign to crush the Islamist movement. The case was brought by a lawyer from the leftist Tagammu party on the grounds of protecting Egyptians from violence. It was...
  • Egypt: Hosni Mubarak waves to supporters as his trial resumes 15-09-2013 09:36 AM

    An Egyptian judge on Saturday named top security officials to testify in the retrial of former President Hosni Mubarak on charges related to the killings of around 900 protesters during the 2011 uprising that led to his ouster. The 85-year-old longtime autocrat's previous conviction for failing to stop the killings...
  • Egyptian Islamist groups deny role in bomb attack 06-09-2013 01:25 PM

    Cairo: Egypt's main Islamist groups have denied responsibility for the assassination attempt on Interior Minister Mohamed Ibrahim as several liberal groups accused the Muslim Brotherhood of involvement. Ibrahim survived an assassination attempt Thursday when a car bomb blew up next to his convoy, prompting him to warn that "a wave...
  • Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood demands independent fact-finding committee 02-09-2013 06:02 PM

    Amid a security crackdown on its members, Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood has demanded the formation of to carry out surprise inspections of detention centres and investigate all violations committed against prisoners. The Coup Crime Watch (CCW) group, formed by the Muslim Brotherhood to object to the ouster former president Mohammad Morsi,...
  • Al-Qaeda affiliate urges attacks on Egyptian army 31-08-2013 03:22 PM

    One of Al Qaeda-linked most militant affiliates has called on Egyptians to take up arms against their army, saying a bloody crackdown on Islamist protesters showed peaceful methods were futile, according to an Internet statement posted on Saturday. Scores of Egyptian security forces have been killed in a series of...
  • 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...
  • Clashes reported as thousands of Morsi supporters march in Egypt 31-08-2013 12:12 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, three deaths were reported, and...
  • Egypt arrests Muslim Brotherhood official and warns protesters 30-08-2013 02:42 AM

    Egyptian police captured a senior Muslim Brotherhood official on Thursday and threatened to use live rounds at planned anti-government rallies, pressing ahead with a campaign that has thrown Egypt's oldest Islamist organisation into disarray. Mohamed Beltagi, a leader of the Brotherhood's Freedom and Justice Party, had urged Egyptians to join...
  • Egyptian soldiers will no longer swear loyalty to the President 29-08-2013 01:56 AM

    Egyptian soldiers will no longer swear loyalty directly to the president of the republic, according to a published decree, a symbolic change analysts said underlined the military's independence from any civilian control. Officers will vow to "execute the orders of my leadership", according to the amended oath of allegiance, that...
  • Gulf Islamists irked as monarchs back Egypt's generals 28-08-2013 02:42 AM

    A scuffle broke the reflective atmosphere of Friday prayers in Riyadh's al-Ferdous mosque after the imam deplored the recent bloody crackdown on Muslim Brotherhood protesters by the military in nearby Egypt. The fight between members of the congregation, recorded on a widely circulated Youtube clip and reported by the daily...
  • Egypt: Hosni Mubarak faces trial days after his release 26-08-2013 08:55 AM

    Three leaders of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood and the movement's former arch-foe Hosni Mubarak faced separate trials on Sunday on similar charges of involvement in the killing of protesters. With Egypt now under an army-installed government after last month's overthrow of Islamist President Mohamed Morsi, local media seized on the symbolism...
  • Muslim Brotherhood leaders, Hosni Mubarak face trial in Egypt 26-08-2013 12:39 AM

    Three leaders of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood and the movement's former arch-foe Hosni Mubarak faced separate trials on Sunday on similar charges of involvement in the killing of protesters. With Egypt now under an army-installed government after June 2013 overthrow of Islamist President Mohamed Morsi, local media seized on the symbolism...