Muslim Brotherhood

  • Libya's new parliament calls for unity, militia factions battle on August 4, 2014

    Tripoli: Libya's newly elected parliament called for national unity at its first formal session on Monday, as rival armed factions battled for dominance of a country struggling to hold itself together three years after the fall of Muammar Gaddafi. Even as the new House of Representatives met, heavy artillery and rocket...
  • France denounces Egypt's decision to sentence journalists June 24, 2014

    Paris: France denounced Egypt's decision to sentence three journalists up to seven years in jail and called for freedom of expression, media reported Tuesday. "It is important that the Egyptian authorities ensure journalists' protection and guarantee a fair trial to defendants based on an independent investigation," Xinhua quoted Foreign Affairs Ministry's...
  • Egypt Muslim Brotherhood chief given new death sentence June 19, 2014

    Cairo: A court in Egypt on Thursday sentenced to death Muslim Brotherhood chief Mohamed Badie and 13 others over violence that killed 10 people in Cairo in summer 2013. Since the army ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi in July, hundreds of his supporters and Badie himself have already been sentenced...
  • Egypt court sentences 102 Islamists to 10 years in jail May 4, 2014

    Cairo: More than 100 supporters of Egypt's deposed Islamist President Mohammed Morsi were sentenced to ten years in jail on Saturday on charges of killing and inciting violence, judicial sources said. The verdicts for the 102 defendants, handed down ahead of a May 26-27 presidential election, relate to deaths that occurred...
  • Egypt sentences 683 to death in mass trial April 28, 2014

    Minya: Defence lawyers say an Egyptian judge has sentenced to death more than 680 alleged supporters of the country's ousted Islamist president over acts of violence and the murder of policemen in the latest mass trial in Egypt that included the Muslim Brotherhood's spiritual leader Mohammed Badie. Attorney Ahmed Hefni told...
  • Egypt sentences Mohammed Morsi supporters to up to 88 years in jail April 27, 2014

    Cairo: An Egyptian court on Saturday convicted and sentenced 11 alleged supporters of the country's ousted Islamist president to up to 88 years in prison on charges that include violating a protest law and assaulting police. The case comes amid a sweeping crackdown by Egypt's military-backed government against the Muslim Brotherhood....
  • 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...
  • Saudi Arabia designates Muslim Brotherhood as terrorist group March 8, 2014

    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 Iraq...
  • Saudi Arabia designates Muslim Brotherhood as terrorist group March 8, 2014

    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. Friday's move...
  • Egypt to hold presidential election first: Mansour January 26, 2014

    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 of...
  • 13 killed in clashes as Mohammed Morsi's supporters rally in Egypt January 4, 2014

    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 Morsi's ouster...
  • One dead as students clash with police at Cairo university December 29, 2013

    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 December 28, 2013

    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 and...
  • Egypt arrests dozens under anti-terror law, one killed in Cairo December 27, 2013

    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 - the...
  • Egypt names Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist group December 26, 2013

    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 85-year-old...
  • Egypt declares Muslim Brotherhood as 'terrorist organisation' December 24, 2013

    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 premier's...
  • Powerful bomb hits Egypt police station, kills 14 December 24, 2013

    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 Brotherhood...
  • Egypt's president signs law restricting protests, says reports November 24, 2013

    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 media,...
  • Egypt expels Turkish ambassador, scales back November 23, 2013

    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 non...
  • Egypt court suspends Mohamed Morsi's trial November 4, 2013

    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 detention,...
  • Amnesty urges Egypt to probe killing of Morsi protesters October 15, 2013

    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 that,...
  • Mohamed Morsi faces trial as US reviews aid to Egypt October 10, 2013

    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 overthrow...
  • Clashes across Egypt kill 51, Muslim Brotherhood calls for more protests at Tahrir Sqaure October 7, 2013

    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 alliance...
  • At least 4 killed in Egypt as Islamists mount bold protests October 5, 2013

    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 back...
  • Egyptian court bans Mohamed Morsi's Muslim Brotherhood September 24, 2013

    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 not stated...
  • Egypt: Hosni Mubarak waves to supporters as his trial resumes September 15, 2013

    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 was...
  • Egyptian Islamist groups deny role in bomb attack September 6, 2013

    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 of...
  • Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood demands independent fact-finding committee September 2, 2013

    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, demanded...
  • Al-Qaeda affiliate urges attacks on Egyptian army August 31, 2013

    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 attacks...
  • 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...