Egypt’s Mubarak leaves jail for house arrest

Hosni Mubarak
Hosni Mubarak

Egypt’s toppled dictator Hosni Mubarak was transferred from prison to house arrest at a military hospital on Thursday, in a move overshadowed by a blistering crackdown against his Islamist successors.

The former strongman, forced to quit in early … Read the rest

Saudi will bankroll Egypt after crackdown sees Western aid withdrawn

Minister al-Faisal
Saudi Foreign Minister al-Faisal

Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Saud al-Faisal on Monday pledged to fill any financial gaps left by Western countries withdrawing aid from Egypt over its crackdown on Muslim Brotherhood protesters that has left hundreds dead since last … Read the rest

Egypt’s Christians terrified after church attacks

Coptic Christians in Egypt
Coptic Christians in Egypt

Egypt’s Christians are living in fear after a string of attacks against churches, businesses and homes they say were carried out by angry supporters of ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi.

As police dispersed Morsi supporters from … Read the rest

Almost 280 dead after Egyptian police storm protestors

Egyptian protest
Egyptian protest

Egypt was under a tense state of emergency Thursday after security forces stormed the Cairo protest camps supporting ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi, in a bloody assault that sparked violence across the country which officials said claimed 278 … Read the rest

Egypt declares State of Emergency

egyptsoeEgypt declared a month-long state of emergency on Wednesday as violence raged across the country following a crackdown on supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi.

The nationwide state of emergency, announced by a presidency statement read out on state television, … Read the rest

Egypt: Security forces move in

Army moves in
Army moves in

Security forces backed by bulldozers moved in on Wednesday on two huge protest camps set up in Cairo by supporters of Egypt’s ousted president Mohamed Morsi, launching a long-threatened crackdown that left dozens dead and injured.

The … Read the rest

Egypt deplores SA’s claim of Morsi legitimacy

egyptmorsisitEgypt’s Foreign Ministry expressed its extreme dissatisfaction with South Africa’s statement on the most recent events in Egypt.

South Africa’s Department of International Relations and Cooperation had declared its rejection for the latest events which caused former president Mohamed Morsi’s

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EU’s Ashton visits Morsi

EU's Ashton
EU’s Ashton

European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton said on Tuesday she found that deposed Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi was well and had access to television and newspapers when she visited him.

Sources told AFP that Ashton had left … Read the rest

Muslim Brotherhood leader vows to reinstate Morsi in Egypt

Mohammed Badie
Mohammed Badie, leader of the Muslim Brotherhood

The head of Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood Friday vowed that the group’s followers would hold open-ended protests to press for the reinstatement of ousted Islamist president Mohammed Morsi, as violence mounted in the country.… Read the rest

Morsi’s support for intervention in Syria was the straw that broke the camel’s back

obamaegyptterrorThe protests in Egypt against president Mohammed Morsi were – according to the BBC – the largest in history.

The Irish Times reports:

Army concern about the way President Mohamed Morsi was governing Egypt reached tipping point when the head … Read the rest

Egypt: Morsi wrestles with Army

Genl al-Sisi meets Morsi
Genl al-Sisi meets Morsi

President Mohamed Morsi rebuffed an army ultimatum to force a resolution to Egypt’s political crisis, saying on Tuesday that he had not been consulted and would pursue his own plans for national reconciliation.

The Islamist leader … Read the rest

Obama Administration condemns Christian Copt protest in Egypt

coptsegyptObama fully supported protests to overthrow the relatively friendly Egyptian Government of Mubarak. U.S. support paved way for an Islamist takeover by the oppressive and violent Muslim Brotherhood.

Now those suffering the most under this brutal Islamist rule want to … Read the rest