Tag: Hosni Mubarak

U.S. evacuate staff of embassy in Cairo

© Photo: «Voice of Russia» American authorities have advised their citizens not to visit Egypt, and are evacuating the staff of the U.S. embassy in Cairo.  Earlier, it was reported that an American citizen – a stringer, who worked for the U.S. news agency – was killed during […]

Egyptian President Mursi names a member of an Islamist group remembered for a bloody attack on Western tourists in the ancient city of Luxor over a decade ago as governor of that province on Sunday

Egypt’s Mursi tightens Islamist grip with governor appointments Sunday Jun 16, 2013   |   Reuters CAIRO (Reuters) – Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi named a member of an Islamist group remembered for a bloody attack on Western tourists in the ancient city of Luxor over a decade ago as governor […]

Missile shipment intercepted in Egypt

Feb 28, 2013 01:00 Moscow Time © Photo: “Вести.Ru” A large shipment of anti-tank missiles was intercepted on Wednesday by Egyptian Security Forces on the outskirts of Cairo. According to local media, 60 rockets complete with warheads, were found in two trucks near the entrance to “October 6th,” […]

Egypt wants extradition of former PM

Feb 21, 2013 20:36 Moscow Time Photo: EPA Egypt’s Prosecutor-General Office has requested that the Interpol arrest and extradite Egypt’s former prime minister and presidential candidate Ahmed Shafiq, news reports said on Thursday. The decision comes two days after Shafiq was referred in absentia to Cairo Criminal Court […]

Egyptian police go on strike

Feb 14, 2013 02:02 Moscow Time Photo: © Flickr.com/Gigi Ibrahim/cc-by In Egypt thousands of police officers went on strike on Wednesday demanding the resignation of Interior Minister Mohammed Anwar Ibrahim they believe is too closely associated with the country’s ruling Moslem Brotherhood party The walkout was sparked by […]

Egypt riot police deploy after palace clashes

02                 Feb                 2013 CAIRO (AFP) Egyptian riot police deployed on Saturday near President Mohamed Morsi’s palace as his administration rushed to contain fallout from footage of police beating a naked man during the deadly overnight clashes. In Cairo’s Tahrir Square, protesters stoned Prime Minister Hisham Qandil’s motorcade when […]

Death toll rises as gun battles rage in Egypt: The protesters accuse the new president Mohammad Morsi, elected in June with the support of his Muslim Brotherhood group, of betraying the democratic goals of the revolution

Alastair Beach in Port Said is witness to further violence as the unrest escalates Alastair Beach Sunday, 27 January 2013 The streets of Port Said were convulsed by gun battles tonight as groups of civilians, some using Kalashnikov machine guns, launched attacks on police stations and an army […]

Qatar steps in to ease Cairo cash crisis

    Qatar has lent Cairo a further £1.25bn and donated an extra £300m in an effort to control a currency crisis prompted by Egypt’s political turmoil. Qatari Prime Minister Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim al-Thani announced the doubling of funds after meeting Egypt’s President Mohamed Morsi in Cairo. […]

Egypt opposition says Islamists trying to stifle dissent: Gov’t Critics guilty of sedition, Leaving or entering with more than $10,000 cash is now banned.

  Egypt’s opposition accused President Mohamed Mursi’s Islamist allies of trying to muzzle dissent on Friday after prosecutors decided to investigate whether prominent government critics were guilty of sedition. The probe, which comes a month after Mursi replaced the chief prosecutor, further sours the political climate as the […]