At least 14 dead in Egyptian car bomb explosion

Scene of the explosion at Mansoura, north of Cairo
Scene of the explosion at Mansoura, north of Cairo

At least 14 people are believed to have died in a large explosion that destroyed a police headquarters in a Nile Delta city north of Cairo early Tuesday morning, according to … Read the rest

Q&A: The trial of ousted Egyptian president Morsi

Mohammed Morsi
Mohammed Morsi

Another former president of Egypt is going on trial. Mohammed Morsi, the Islamist leader who became the country’s first freely elected president only to be ousted by the military after a year in office, faces charges he incited … Read the rest

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

Army determined to crush Egypt’s Brotherhood

sinaibusMilitants killed 25 policemen on Monday in the deadliest attack of its kind in years, as Egypt’s army-installed rulers escalated a campaign to crush ousted president Mohamed Morsi’s Muslim Brotherhood.

The assailants fired rocket-propelled grenades at two buses carrying police … Read the rest

Egypt arrests Brotherhood’s spiritual leader

Mohammed Badie of the Muslim Brotherhood
Mohammed Badie of the Muslim Brotherhood

Egypt’s military-backed rulers are pressing on in their crackdown against the Muslim Brotherhood with the arrest early Tuesday of the group’s spiritual leader who had been in hiding near the huge sit-in in support … Read the rest

Egyptian hospital ordered to note deaths as suicides

copticEgyptian authorities have ordered hospital personnel to record some of the deaths of those with gunshot wounds as suicides.

Thirty-eight prisoners died from teargas suffocation during a riot in a prison near the capital Cairo on Sunday. At least 830 … 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: 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

Sixteen protestors shot dead in Cairo: Islamists

Hundreds of thousands of protestors flood Cairo's Tahrir Square while a man waves an Egyptian flag from a rooftop last night
Hundreds of thousands of protestors flood Cairo’s Tahrir Square while a man waves an Egyptian flag from a rooftop last night

Sixteen Islamist activists were shot dead early on Monday during a protest outside a key Cairo army headquarters calling … 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

Egyptians celebrate Morsi’s ouster

Egyptians protesting on 30 June against Mohamed Morsi
Egyptians protesting on 30 June against Mohammed Morsi

The general’s voice boomed from loudspeakers set up in Cairo’s central Tahrir Square and the boisterous crowds erupted into cheers, dancing and waving a sea of red, black and white Egyptian flags.… 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