Egyptians Protest After Case Dropped Against Mubarak

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 […]

Egypt’s army deploys around palace after deadly clashes

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.

Islamists force Egyptian court to postpone ruling on charter

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.”

Syria’s Zoubi assails Egyptian and Turkish leaders

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 clashes’ in Egypt’s Sinai region

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.

Egypt’s president fires intelligence chief

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

Morsi urges Egyptians to work during Ramadan

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 […]