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Egypt outlaws political arm of Muslim Brotherhood

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The Supreme Administrative Court of Egypt issued on Saturday the dissolution of the political arm of the Muslim Brotherhood, and the confiscation of all his property. The judgment permanently closes the door to the Brotherhood of the next parliamentary elections, scheduled to be held in autumn. Historic Islamist movement won the first democratic elections in […]

Egyptian Mufti rejects death sentence of Brotherhood leader


The Grand Mufti, the highest religious authority in Egypt, has rejected the death sentence against the leader of the Muslim Brotherhood, Mohammed Badie, and 13 other members of the Islamist group accused of the crimes of murder and possession of weapons and asked the Egyptian court to reconsider its decision. On 19 June, an Egyptian […]

Was it necessary to overthrow Morsi?

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The Egyptian writer Alaa Aswany believes that military coup to topple Morsi’s government in Egypt was a necessary action because the country was on the brink of civil war.  The Army fulfilled the will of the majority of the population, which was expressed in a few days before mass demonstrations. It was a unique situation […]

At least 21 soldiers killed in armed clash in Egypt


At least 21 soldiers were killed on Saturday in an ambush in the Wadi Guedid, a province located southwest of Egypt, Libya and Sudan border. According to local media, an unknown group attacked with grenades and automatic rifles patrol composed of 25 members of the security forces. In addition to the 21 soldiers, three of […]

5 killed in Egypt during protests on first anniversary of army coup

5 killed in Egypt during protests on first anniversary of army coup

Five men were killed Thursday in Cairo in an explosion and clashes with police on the first anniversary of the coup that deposed Islamist State president Mohamed Morsi. Despite being severely repressed, sympathizers of the Muslim Brotherhood still have enough energy left to challenge the Egyptian authorities. Thousands have taken to the streets in cities […]

Obama cancels military exercise with Egypt in wake of violence

President Obama says the United States is cancelling its biennial joint military exercise with Egypt, scheduled for September, in response to violence in the country between Egyptian security forces and the Muslim Brotherhood.  “While we want to sustain our relationship with Egypt, our traditional cooperation cannot continue as usual when civilians are being killed in […]

Pakistan demands Egyptian Mori’s release

Pakistan on Friday called for the release of deposed Egyptian President Muhammad Moris and restoration of democratic institutions in Egypt.  “Having itself suffered from repeated extra-constitutional interventions, Pakistan is opposed to military interventions for resolution of disputes in any country,” the Foreign Ministry said.  “We also call for the immediate release of President Muhammad Morsi,” […]

Egypt crisis: Fatal clashes claim five lives in Cairo

At least five people were killed and more than 300 injured in Cairo in clashes between supporters of President Mohammed Morsy and opponents of his proposed constitutional reforms.   Mohamed Soltan, Egypt’s top rescue official, told the media that nearly 350 people were also injured in the clashes.  He observed, “In Heliopolis neighbourhood in a […]

Egyptian activists plan more protests against military coup

Egypt’s political forces have called for more protests on Friday against the ruling military’s power grab, as the nation nervously awaits the results of the first post-Mubarak presidential election. Hundreds of people spent the night in Cairo’s Tahrir Square, with more protests planned for Friday afternoon, the Muslim Brotherhood and secular movements said in statements. […]

Egypt braces itself for tougher times

The ongoing tussle between the powerful Egyptian military and secular parties, if not rupturing the inherent fabric of society, has opened new fissures. In a precariously combustible political situation, the mayhem witnessed on the streets of Cairo points to the inability of the state to find any practical solution apart from resorting to violent force. […]


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