Small clashes broke out between security forces and protesters on two Egyptian college campuses as a court cleared President Hosni Mubarak of complicity in the deaths of civilians during the 2011 uprising that toppled him. Yesterday’s dismissal of charges, after Mubarak’s initial conviction and life sentence were overturned in January 2013, sparked an anti-government rally […]
Egyptians voted narrowly in favor of a constitution shaped by Islamists and opposed by liberals in the first round of a two-stage vote, a member of the Muslim Brotherhood’s party that sought a “yes” vote said on Sunday, citing its unofficial tally.
The Egyptian army’s elite Republican Guard deployed with tanks around the presidential palace overnight following clashes between supporters of President Mohamed Morsi and opposition protesters in which six people died. The Republican Guard, whose job includes protecting the president, ordered demonstrators away from the perimeter of the palace, after more scuffles broke out Thursday morning.
Egypt’s highest court on Sunday postponed its much-awaited ruling on the legitimacy of the legislative assembly that drafted a new charter last week, accusing a crowd of Islamists of blocking judges from entering their building on what it called “a dark black day in the history of the Egyptian judiciary.”
BEIRUT, Lebanon – Syria’s top government spokesman declared Monday that the refugees fleeing its borders were welcome back “at any time,” mocked the presidents of Egypt and Turkey for their condemnations and called the armed opposition unfit for negotiations. The spokesman — Omran al-Zoubi, the minister of information
Fresh fighting has broken out between gunmen and police in Egypt’s Sinai peninsula, according to state TV. The clashes near a police station in the city of al-Arish come a day after the Egyptian military launched an offensive against suspected Islamist militants in the region.
Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi fired his intelligence chief and the governor of Northern Sinai on Wednesday following a weekend attack by suspected militants in Sinai who killed 16 soldiers. In a major shake-up, Morsi also asked Defense Minister Hussein Tantawi to replace the commander of the military police
Egypt’s official news agency released a partial list of the country’s incoming civilian cabinet on Wednesday that included some holdovers from the military-backed team but few Islamist ministers.
President Mohamed Morsi on Friday urged Egyptians to overcome the usual lethargy associated with the fasting month of Ramadan and keep up “work and production.” Morsi, who was sworn in last month as Egypt’s first elected civilian president, attended Friday prayer at a mosque in his hometown of Zagazig in the Nile Delta to greetings […]
Egypt’s Supreme Court has rejected Mohammed Morsi’s decree to reinstate parliament, setting the president against the judiciary and military.