Muzzled Morsi makes second court appearance in Egypt

Jan 29, 2014

Muzzled Morsi makes second court appearance in Egypt

The second court appearance for ousted President Mohammed Morsi was very different from his first: He wore a white prison uniform Tuesday instead of a trim dark suit. And when the Islamist leader wanted to speak, a judge controlled his microphone in the soundproof ...

Six die in Cairo bombing spree blamed on Muslim Brotherhood

Jan 25, 2014

Six die in Cairo bombing spree blamed on Muslim Brotherhood

A truck bomb struck the main security headquarters in Cairo on Friday, one of a string of bombings targeting police within a 10-hour period, killing six people. The most significant attack yet in the Egyptian capital fueled a furious backlash against the Muslim Brotherhood ...

Egypt military eyes key charter vote

Jan 13, 2014

Egypt military eyes key charter vote

With a presidential run by Egypt’s powerful military chief seeming more likely by the day, this week’s constitution referendum, to be held amid a massive security force deployment, is widely seen as a vote of confidence in the regime he installed last summer. The ...

Egypt's El-Sissi seeks mandate from vote on new charter

Jan 12, 2014

Egypt's El-Sissi seeks mandate from vote on new charter

Egypt’s military chief is looking for a strong turnout in this week’s constitutional referendum as a mandate to run for president. But the popular general who ousted President Mohammed Morsi and ordered a crackdown on the Muslim Brotherhood could be disappointed: His Islamist foes ...

Dec 31, 2013

Egypt arrests four Al Jazeera journalists for Brotherhood ties

Egypt’s government has detained four journalists working for the Qatar-based Al-Jazeera English news channel, arresting them during raids on a five-star hotel and at least one private residence Sunday night. The journalists, including an Australian national, are accused of “harming national security” through links ...

Egyptian student dies during protests at campus

Dec 29, 2013

Egyptian student dies during protests at campus

Riot police moved into Egypt’s main Islamic university on Saturday, firing tear gas and breaking up a strike by students that threatened to disrupt midterms. One student was killed in the melee, an administration building was torched and students fled from exam rooms. Police ...

Five die during clashes between Egypt police, Morsi supporters

Dec 28, 2013

Five die during clashes between Egypt police, Morsi supporters

With water cannons and tear gas, Egyptian riot police battled on Friday with hundreds of rock-throwing supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi in clashes across the country that left five dead, according to officials. Authorities, meanwhile, unveiled a new tactic to contain protests called ...

Egypt intensifies assault on Muslim Brotherhood

Dec 27, 2013

Egypt intensifies assault on Muslim Brotherhood

Egypt’s security authorities launched a sweep of arrests of Muslim Brotherhood members on Thursday and warned that holding a leadership post in the group could now be grounds for the death penalty after it was officially declared a terrorist organization, stepping up the government’s ...

Egypt names Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist group

Dec 26, 2013

Egypt names Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist group

Egypt’s military-backed interim government declared the Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist organization Wednesday, intensifying its campaign of arrests and prosecutions targeting its members and tightening the noose on the group’s network of charities and businesses. The unprecedented executive decision likely ends any chance of reconciliation ...