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20th Dec 2013

Egypt: Mubarak’s sons, former PM acquitted of corruption charges

  Egyptian courts acquitted Ahmed Shafiq, a former premier and presidential candidate, of corruption charges on Thursday, paving the way for his return more than a year after he fled abroad. The courts also acquitted the two sons of ousted … Continued

19th Dec 2013

Egypt: Mursi to stand trial on terrorism charges

Egypt’s public prosecutor ordered deposed President Mohammed Mursi and 34 other Islamists to stand trial on charges including conspiring with foreign organizations to commit terrorist acts in Egypt and divulging military secrets to a foreign state. In a statement, the … Continued

13th Dec 2013

Egypt: Cairo police disperse protesters with tear gas, water cannons

Egyptian riot police fired tear gas and water cannon to disperse hundreds of pro-Islamist protesters demonstrating near the headquarters of the ministry of defense in Cairo on Thursday, security sources said. Egypt has been witnessing almost daily protests by supporters … Continued

10th Dec 2013

Egypt: Tear gas in Cairo as Muslim Brotherhood leader starts trial

As the trial of the leader of the Muslim Brotherhood got under way in Cairo, students continued protests for a second day. Police fired tear gas on demonstrators as the defendant denounced the trial. Mohammed Badie, the leader of Egypt’s … Continued

7th Dec 2013

Egypt: Police fire tear gas at rival protests in Cairo

Egyptian police used tear gas on Friday to end clashes in Cairo between supporters and opponents of ousted president Mohammed Mursi, the state news agency MENA said. Mursi’s supporters have been staging protests almost daily in many towns and cities … Continued

2nd Dec 2013

Egypt draft constitution approved for referendum

Egypt’s draft constitution has been approved for a referendum, but part of it is raising uncertainty over the country’s political transition. It came as police in Cairo used tear gas on protesters in Tahrir Square. A 50-member panel tasked with … Continued

30th Nov 2013

Egypt: Police fire tear gas at Egyptian protesters defying ban

Police fired tear gas Friday at Islamists who demonstrated in Egypt, defying a new law banning unauthorized protests that has also angered secular activists following the beating and arrest of a leading blogger. The Muslim Brotherhood vowed to go ahead … Continued

28th Nov 2013

Egypt jails 14 female Brotherhood members for being in a “terrorist” group

Egyptian authorities Wednesday jailed 14 women said to be Muslim Brotherhood members for 11 years, and ordered the arrest of two leading activists for demonstrating against a disputed protest law. A court in the Mediterranean city of Alexandria sentenced the … Continued

24th Nov 2013

Egypt expels Turkish ambassador over critical remarks by PM Erdogan

Egypt decided Saturday to expel Turkish Ambassador Huseyin Avni Botsali after remarks made by Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan that Cairo deemed as being “provocative,” the foreign ministry said. Ministry spokesman Badr Abdelatty said Cairo took three decisions on Saturday … Continued

23rd Nov 2013

Egypt: Clashes erupt, 2 killed

[Supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood march through streets of Alexandria, costal city of Egypt, Nov.22. (Xinhua/Asmaa Abdelatif)]   CAIRO, (Xinhua): Clashes erupted on Friday between Islamist protesters and security forces across Egypt, leaving at least … Continued

21st Nov 2013

Egypt: Unrest kills student in Cairo, troops in Sinai

Clashes at Cairo’s Al-Azhar University between police and supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi have left one student dead. The incident follows a bombing on the Sinai Peninsula that killed 11 soldiers. Egypt’s state newspaper al-Ahram said early Thursday that … Continued

14th Nov 2013

Egypt: Muslim Brotherhood’s Morsi says no stability in Egypt until coup overturned

  Mohammed Morsi has said Egypt will have no stability “without removing consequences of the coup” that unseated him. The army ousted Egypt’s first democratically elected president after protests against his one-year rule.  Morsi’s lawyer, Mohammed al-Damati, told reporters that … Continued

13th Nov 2013

Egypt court orders end to state of emergency

Egypt’s three-month state of emergency has been lifted two days ahead of schedule. It came on the back of a court ruling and despite continued clashes between police and supporters of deposed president Mohammed Morsi. The Egyptian court ruled the … Continued

5th Nov 2013

Egypt: Morsi denounces court at start of trial in Egypt

The trial of former Egyptian President Mohammad Morsi has adjourned after its first session. Morsi declared in court he was still the president of Egypt and that the court had no right to try him. Following Mohammed Morsi’s defiant appearance … Continued

31st Oct 2013

India: Where are Muslim ministers? Community finds little representation in power

Just 57 of the total 609 ministers across various states, or 9.35 per cent, are Muslim. (PTI) By Zeeshan Shaikh Mumbai, (Indian Express): The battle for the Muslim vote has now been joined by the BJP, led by Narendra Modi. … Continued

12th Oct 2013

Egypt: Morsi supporters protest in Cairo but avoid Tahrir Square

About 2,000 Islamists have rallied in Cairo. In Egypt’s coastal city of Alexandria police fired tear gas to disperse Muslim Brotherhood supporters when they clashed with counterprotesters, a security official said. Some 2,000 supporters of deposed Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi … Continued

8th Oct 2013

Egypt: Nine dead in string of attacks on Egyptian forces

Suspected militants killed six Egyptian soldiers near the Suez Canal, fired rocket-propelled grenades at a state satellite station in Cairo, and exploded a car bomb killing three people in South Sinai on Monday, suggesting an Islamist insurgency was gathering pace … Continued

Egypt: 51 killed in clashes amid war anniversary celebration
7th Oct 2013

Egypt: 51 killed in clashes amid war anniversary celebration

[Protesters carry an injured man during clashes in Cairo, on the day of the 40th anniversary of October 6 war. (Xinhua/Amru Salahuddien)]   CAIRO, (Xinhua): At least 51 people were killed and about 270 injured in Egypt’s clashes between security … Continued

5th Oct 2013

Egypt: Deadly clashes in Cairo as Muslim Brotherhood stages march

Muslim Brotherhood supporters of ousted Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi have clashed with his opponents in the capital, Cairo. Security forces have responded with gunfire and tear gas. The clashes occurred after supporters of ex-President Morsi, who was deposed on July … Continued

24th Sep 2013

Egyptian court bans Muslim Brotherhood

An Egyptian court has banned the Muslim Brotherhood. The move comes as part of a crackdown on the Islamist group in which more than 1,000 members have been arrested.   The Cairo court’s ruling specifically banned any activities by the … Continued

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