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

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

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