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  1. News - World - EGYPT

    Al-Jazeera demands US$150m from Egypt for damages, journalist abuse

    Posted Apr 29th 2014, 09:43pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in London Qatar-based satellite broadcaster says business was damaged and its journalists mistreated Al-Jazeera seeks US$150m from Cairo in damages The Qatar-based satellite network Al-Jazeera served Egypt with a US$150 million compensation claim for what it said was damage to its media business inflicted by Cairo's military-backed rulers, a step likely to worsen ...

  2. News - World - EGYPT

    Egyptian election front runner Abdel Fattah al-Sisi calls for big turnout

    Posted Apr 28th 2014, 09:53pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Cairo Poll front runner calls for big turnout Former Egyptian army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has called for a big turnout in a presidential election he is expected to win easily, countering a call for a boycott by allies of deposed Islamist president Mohammed Mursi. Sisi (pictured), who deposed Mursi after mass protests against his rule last July, faces only one ...

  3. News - World

    Egyptian crackdown against Islamists ‘aiding al-Qaeda’

    Posted Aug 24th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Paris Egyptian crackdown 'aiding al-Qaeda' Egypt's bloody crackdown on the Muslim Brotherhood has been a gift to al-Qaeda that will help it attract ... the very terrorism it is claiming to fight." Egypt, the most populous Arab country, has already proven fertile ground for radicalism. Al-Qaeda chief Ayman al-Zawahiri is Egyptian, ...

  4. News - World - EGYPT

    Egypt recommends death sentences for 683, including leader of Muslim Brotherhood

    Posted Apr 28th 2014, 11:40am by Reuters

    ... yesterday, judicial sources and the website of the state-run Al-Ahram newspaper said. The ruling banning the activities of the April 6 movement follows the imprisonment of three of its leading members last year on charges of protesting illegally. The charges against April 6 included "damaging the image of the state", according to the Al-Ahram report. As soon as word spread ...

  5. News - World - EGYPT

    Egypt: Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, the general who called time on Mursi

    Posted Jul 07th 2013, 12:00am by Reuters

    ... Hand-picked by Mohammed Mursi to head armed forces, it was Abdel Fattah al-Sisi who this week signalled the end for the Egyptian president When President Mohammed Mursi swept aside ... subordinate to Egypt's first freely elected leader. Fast forward one year, and now it is the general, Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, who has swept aside the president. At the time of his appointment last ...

  6. News - World - EGYPT

    Verdict expected on April 28 in second mass Egyptian trial

    Posted Mar 26th 2014, 04:11am by AP, Reuters

    ... proceedings before the same judge who yesterday handed down death sentences so readily." Justice Ministry official Abdel Atheem al-Ashari defended the sentences, saying the separation between ...

  7. News - World - EGYPT

    Court hands death sentences to 529 loyalists of ex-Egypt president Mursi

    Posted Mar 24th 2014, 04:22pm by AP

    ... bombings, suicide attacks and other assaults- most by an al-Qaeda-inspired group- have increasingly targeted police and military forces in retaliation for the crackdown on Islamists. Authorities ...

  8. News - World - EGYPT

    Egypt government resigns, paving way for Sisi to seek presidency

    Posted Feb 24th 2014, 10:30pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Cairo Egypt’s government resigned on Monday, paving the way for army chief Field Marshal Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to declare his candidacy for president of a strategic US ally ... hundreds since Mursi’s fall. The Sinai-based group Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing which killed two South Koreans last week, inflicting yet more harm on a tourism ...

  9. News - World - EGYPT

    Egypt's interim leader Adly Mansour hints president could be elected first

    Posted Dec 30th 2013, 10:02pm by NYT

    ... Egyptian secret police arrested an award-winning Australian journalist and an Egyptian reporter for the Qatar-based Al-Jazeera channel suspected of illegally broadcasting news harming ... said. Al-Jazeera confirmed the arrests and said police also detained a producer and a cameraman. Officers of the National Security service raided the broadcaster's bureau at a Cairo hotel ...

  10. News - World - SYRIA

    Mursi cuts ties with Syria, backs no-fly zone

    Posted Jun 17th 2013, 12:00am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Cairo Mursi cuts ties with Damascus Egyptian President Mohammed Mursi said he had cut all diplomatic ties with Damascus and backed a no-fly zone over Syria, pitching the most populous Arab state more firmly against President Bashar al-Assad. Addressing a rally called by Sunni Muslim clerics in Cairo on Saturday, the Sunni Islamist head of state also warned Assad's ...




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