Mohammed Morsi, who ruled Egypt between two revolts, dies at 67

World Jun 18, 2019

Mohammed Morsi, who ruled Egypt between two revolts, dies at 67

Mohammed Morsi, a bespectacled Muslim Brotherhood foot-soldier elevated from obscurity to become Egypt's first freely elected civilian president, has died. He was 67. He collapsed and died while attending a court hearing, Egyptian state media reported. He suffered a "sudden heart attack," state-run Ahram Gate ...

World Sep 14, 2014

Sisi says coalition must battle Islamic State and others

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi told visiting U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry that any global coalition against terrorism should battle not just the Islamic State group but other groups as well, the presidency said on Saturday. Egyptian security officials have said Islamic State has established ...

World 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 to ...

Car bomb kills 15, injures scores in northern Egypt

World Dec 25, 2013

Car bomb kills 15, injures scores in northern Egypt

A car packed with explosives detonated outside a security headquarters building in this city north of Cairo early Tuesday, killing 15 people and wounding more than 130 in one of the deadliest militant attacks in Egypt in years. The powerful blast, which occurred just after ...

World | FOCUS Nov 13, 2013

Egypt's secular parties crippled by infighting

by Erin Cunningham

Plagued by infighting, disorganization and disparate ideologies, the non-Islamist parties that backed the July coup against Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi are struggling to capitalize on the downfall of their chief political foe, four months after the leader and his Muslim Brotherhood backers were ousted ...

Editorials Aug 25, 2013

Egypt explodes

The situation in Egypt has lurched from bad to worse, with Islamist leaders being arrested and former despot Hosni Mubarak being released from prison to house arrest.

Egypt insurgency takes root in Sinai

World | FOCUS Jul 29, 2013

Egypt insurgency takes root in Sinai

by Abigail Hauslohner

More than three weeks after the military coup that ousted Egypt's first democratically elected — and Islamist — president from power, the roots of a violent insurgency are burrowing fast into the sands of the Sinai Peninsula. The rapid thud of machine-gun fire and ...

Editorials Jul 17, 2013

When is a coup not a coup?

Deposed Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi and his kind no doubt realize by now that "50 percent of the vote plus 1" is not a license to govern as they please.

U.S. has spotty record on aid cuts after coups

World | ANALYSIS Jul 6, 2013

U.S. has spotty record on aid cuts after coups

by Max Fisher

The Foreign Assistance Act, a U.S. law first enacted in 1961, is pretty clear: It says, in Section 508, that the United States must cut aid to any country "whose duly elected head of government is deposed by military coup or decree." Whatever popular sentiments ...