Egypt’s Mubarak leaves jail for house arrest

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 2011, was … Read the rest

Saudi will bankroll Egypt after crackdown sees Western aid withdrawn

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 week.

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Egypt’s Christians terrified after church attacks

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 two Cairo squares on … Read the rest

Almost 280 dead after Egyptian police storm protestors

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 lives.

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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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Muslim Brotherhood leader vows to reinstate Morsi in Egypt

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.

“All the measures taken (by the army) … 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

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