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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

17th Sep 2013

Egypt: Mosques swept clean of Brotherhood

By Muhammad al-Khouli Cairo, (Al-Akhbar): Last week, the Egyptian minister of Religious Endowments issued a decision to dismiss 55,000 imams, and prohibit the holding of Friday prayers at mosques larger than 860 square feet. Behind the decision is a desire … Continued

14th Sep 2013

Egypt: How the army demonised the Brotherhood

By Rania Rabih al-Abd Cairo, (Al-Akhbar): Excluding the Muslim Brotherhood from Egypt’s political scene will only increase the steadfastness of the group’s supporters. Yet, the campaign against them persists. While the army believes it is confronting terrorism, the Brotherhood see … Continued

14th Sep 2013

Egypt: Mursi followers stage new protests against army-backed government

Thousands of supporters of ousted president Mohammed Mursi rallied in Cairo after Friday prayers chanting angry slogans against the military, with clashes reported elsewhere in Egypt. “Either we recover their rights, or we die like them!” the protesters shouted as … Continued

31st Aug 2013

Egypt: Thousands rally in Cairo against the military coup

Several thousand Egyptians protested in Cairo Friday in support of ousted president Mohammed Mursi and were attacked with tear gas by police forces. In the capital’s Nasr City district, thousands marched holding pictures of those killed in days of violent … Continued

30th Aug 2013

Egypt captures Muslim Brotherhood official, warns of further crackdown

Egyptian police captured senior Muslim Brotherhood official Mohammed El-Beltagy on Thursday, security sources said, as they pressed on with a crackdown that has put many of the Islamist group’s leaders behind bars in recent weeks. Beltagy appeared in a recorded … Continued

26th Aug 2013

Egypt postpones trial of Brotherhood leaders

The trial of Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood chief Mohammed Badie and his two deputies on charges of inciting the murder of protesters was adjourned minutes after it opened Sunday because the defendants were absent. The Brotherhood leaders and 32 other Islamist … Continued

24th Aug 2013

Egypt: Trial of Muslim brotherhood’s top leaders starts Sunday

CAIRO, (Xinhua): The trial of the top leaders of the Muslim Brotherhood, from which ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi hails, will start Sunday, with charges against them including inciting violence and killing protesters, local media reported Saturday. The prosecutor’s office … Continued

24th Aug 2013

Egypt: Anti-military protests in Egypt draw low turnout

Islamists in Egypt have held anti-military protests in the wake of a harsh police crackdown. The Muslim Brotherhood had called for mass rallies, but could only manage low turnout on the streets. The protests in Cairo were dubbed the “Friday … Continued

21st Aug 2013

Egypt: Muslim Brotherhood appoints new leader as crisis deepens

CAIRO, (Xinhua): The Muslim Brotherhood (MB) on Tuesday named Mahmoud Ezzat as its new leader after the Egyptian government dealt another blow to the group by arresting its supreme guide Mohamed Badie earlier in the day. Although more Brotherhood members … Continued

20th Aug 2013

Egypt claims arrest of Muslim Brotherhood leader Badie

Egyptian officials say they have arrested the Muslim Brotherhood’s spiritual leader, Supreme Guide Mohamed Badie, in Cairo. The military government declared a state of national mourning for policemen killed in Sinai. State media reported early on Tuesday that security forces … Continued

20th Aug 2013

Kuwait to deport nine Egyptians for protesting crackdown

Kuwait is to deport nine Egyptian Islamists for participating in protests outside their embassy in the Gulf emirate which bans foreigners from demonstrating, a newspaper said on Monday. The men were among a group of some 70 protesters who staged … Continued

20th Aug 2013

Egypt: Israel urges US, EU to back Egypt’s military crackdown

Israel and the West must support Egypt’s army to regain control of the country and prevent jihadists from taking over, an Israeli official told a local newspaper in remarks published late-Sunday. The unnamed official’s comments came a day after a … Continued

Egypt: Death toll of clashes rises to 139 , 4500 wounded
27th Jul 2013

Egypt: Death toll of clashes rises to 139 , 4500 wounded

[An injured supporter of the deposed Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi receives medical treatment in a makeshift hospital after clashes with riot policemen in Cairo, Egypt, early on July 27, 2013. Death toll of clashes erupting late Friday between supporters and opponents … Continued

7th Jul 2013

Egypt: Death toll in military clampdown rises to 32

CAIRO,  (Xinhua): At least 32 people were killed and more than 1,100 injured overnight Friday in Egypt during clashes between opponents and supporters of deposed Islamist president Mohamed Morsi across the country, a senior Health Ministry official said on Saturday. … Continued

Egypt: 20 killed and hundreds injured army clampdown on protests
6th Jul 2013

Egypt: 20 killed and hundreds injured army clampdown on protests

CAIRO, (Xinhua): At least 24 people were killed and hundreds of others injured late Friday in clashes across Egypt amid the country’s political and social turmoil after President Mohamed Morsi was ousted by the military on Wednesday. In Cairo, a witness … Continued

6th Jul 2013

Egypt: Three dead in fighting between Mursi supporters and Egyptian army

Rallies organized by Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood on Friday were met with gunfire by security forces, killing at least three protesters and wounding many more, an AFP correspondent said. The bodies of two people were covered with sheets near Cairo’s Raba … Continued

Egypt army detains Mursi, Muslim Brotherhood supreme leader
5th Jul 2013

Egypt army detains Mursi, Muslim Brotherhood supreme leader

[Photo: Supreme Leader of Muslim Brotherhood Mohammed Badie arrested by the military in a coup]   Egypt’s army overthrew and detained Mohammed Mursi and Muslim Brotherhood supreme guide Mohammed Badie in an abrupt end to the Islamist’s first year in … Continued

4th Jul 2013

Egypt: Some world leaders voice concern, optimism, no condemnation over Eyptian militarycoup

Egypt’s military intervention against President Mohammed Morsi has prompted mixed reactions around the world. One relatively unanimous message was a call to all sides in Egypt to remain calm and refrain from violence. The European Union said that it hoped … Continued

4th Jul 2013

Egypt: Egyptian army announces roadmap for post-Mursi transition

The Egyptian army presented a roadmap for change on Wednesday evening, announcing the suspension of the constitution and the creation of a technocrat interim government to replace President Mohammed Mursi. “The armed forces have listened to the message and realized … Continued

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