Tag: Muslim Brotherhood

Kosovo lobbyist behind attack on Egypt army

Paper: Wednesday, 10 July 2013 The man who’s behind the attack on the Egypt army in front of the Republican Guard building where President Mohamed Morsi is detained, is Safwat Hegazi, Islamic preacher and one of the most important Kosovo lobbyists in Egypt, Belgrade-based Danas daily reads. He […]

Obama’s Egypt policy a ‘stunning diplomatic failure’ as protestors carry anti-Obama and Morsi signs

Ted Cruz: Obama’s Egypt policy a ‘stunning diplomatic failure’ 4:36 PM  07/03/2013 Brendan Bordelon Texas Republican Sen.Ted Cruz blasted the Obama administration’s policy  toward Egypt in a  scathing op-ed in Foreign Policy magazine, slamming  the president’s stance on the Muslim Brotherhood “one of the most stunning  diplomatic failures […]

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 […]

Egypt court rules upper house of parliament elected illegally

Supreme constitutional court ruling expected to widen rift between Egypt’s judiciary and Islamist-dominated government Louisa Loveluck in Cairo guardian.co.uk,    Sunday 2 June 2013 09.11 EDT Egyptian security forces outside the supreme constitutional court in Cairo on Sunday. Photograph: Khaled Elfiqi/EPA Egypt‘s supreme constitutional court (SCC) has ruled that […]

Cairo cathedral clashes: 1 dead, 29 injured

Photo: AFP One person was killed on Sunday in clashes outside Cairo’s Coptic cathedral following funeral prayers for four Christians killed in sectarian violence, an Egyptian health ministry official said.    “There is one fatality in (Cairo’s) Demerdash hospital,” Ahmed al-Ansari said.  Cairo: Clashes after funeral of Coptic […]

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 […]