Egypt arrests senior Muslim Brotherhood leader

Muslim Brotherhood leader Essam El-Erian. Photo: Reuters

Egyptian authorities have detained senior Muslim Brotherhood leader Essam El-Erian, an Interior Ministry source said on Wednesday, in what is the latest arrest in a government crackdown against the Islamist movement.

Wednesday, 30 October, 2013, 4:22pm

Egypt braces for rival demos on 1973 war anniversary

Armed vehicles guard an entrance of the Tahrir Square in Cairo, Egypt. Photo: Xinhua

Egypt on Sunday braced for rival demonstrations called by supporters and opponents of deposed Islamist president Mohamed Morsi as it marks the 40th anniversary of the 1973 Arab-Israeli war.

6 Oct 2013 - 12:04pm

Mubarak back in Egyptian court over protest deaths

Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, on a stretcher, is escorted into an ambulance to be taken by helicopter to the Police Academy in Cairo. Photo: EPA

An Egyptian court on Saturday resumed the trial of toppled dictator Hosni Mubarak, who is accused of complicity in the deaths of protesters during the 2011 uprising against his rule.

State television broadcast footage of Mubarak appearing in the court in a wheelchair. He was dressed in a jacket, striped shirt and wearing dark sunglasses.

14 Sep 2013 - 8:57pm

Egypt's Morsi faces trial for ‘incitement to murder’

Former Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi pictured at an Arab League summit in the Qatari capital Doha on March 26. Photo: AFP

Ousted Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi is to stand trial in a criminal court for “incitement to murder”, state television reported on Sunday without giving a date for the trial.

2 Sep 2013 - 2:36pm

Deaths in police custody revive Egyptian rights fears

Egyptian army and security officers pray over coffins covered with the national flags at Almaza military Airbase in Cairo. There is also growing concern in Egypt about deaths occurring in police custody. Photo: AFP

Sherif Gamal Siyam spent his last minutes in an Egyptian police van, suffocating to death after tear gas was fired into the vehicle taking him to the Abu Zaabal jail.

He had been arrested four days earlier, on August 14, when security forces began clearing a protest camp against the ouster of Egypt’s elected president Mohamed Morsi.

27 Aug 2013 - 11:41am

Egyptian mosque besieged as Islamists prepare fresh protests

Egyptians security forces provide a cordon around the al-Fatah mosque, after hundreds of Muslim Brotherhood supporters barricaded themselves inside the mosque. Photo: AFP

Egyptian security forces surrounded a Cairo mosque full of supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi on Saturday as protesters planned fresh marches after street battles left more than 80 dead.

17 Aug 2013 - 8:27pm

Egyptian troops move against pro-Morsi sit-ins

Smoke rises as a tent burns at one of the two sites of the sit-in by the Egyptians supporting ousted leader  Morsi at Nahda square near Cairo University in Cairo. Photo: EPA

Egyptian security forces, backed by armoured cars and bulldozers, moved on Wednesday to clear two sit-in camps by supporters of the country’s ousted President Mohammed Morsi, showering protesters with tear gas as the sound of gunfire rang out at both sites, state television and security officials said.

14 Aug 2013 - 4:37pm

Egypt vows to break up protests as mediation ‘fails’

Hazem al-Beblawi. Photo: AFP

Egypt’s government vowed on Wednesday to remove Islamist protest camps after it said foreign mediation had failed, sparking fears of a violent end to the month-old standoff since president Mohamed Morsi’s ouster.

8 Aug 2013 - 2:10pm

Foreign envoys increase efforts to defuse Egyptian crisis

US Senators John McCain (left) and Lindsey Graham (right) address a joint press conference in Cairo, Egypt. Photo: AFP

Foreign envoys stepped up efforts on Tuesday to find a way out of the crippling and sometimes deadly crisis sparked by the Egyptian army’s ouster of Islamist president Mohamed Morsi.

Leading US Senators John McCain and Lindsey Graham called on Egypt’s military-installed interim leaders to engage in an “inclusive” dialogue with Morsi supporters.

7 Aug 2013 - 11:41am

US, EU lead new effort to defuse Egyptian crisis

Mohamed Morsi. Photo: AP

A fresh round of intense diplomatic efforts was underway in Egypt to broker a peaceful end to the crisis sparked by the military’s overthrow of Islamist president Mohamed Morsi.

6 Aug 2013 - 12:28pm

Morsi supporters defy police warnings to disperse

A supporter of Egypt's ousted President Mohammed Morsi cries while saluting the Egyptian flag at Rabaah al-Adawiya mosque, where supporters of Morsi hold daily rallies at Nasr City in Cairo. Photo: AP

Egypt’s military-backed government offered protection on Thursday to supporters of deposed President Mohammed Morsi who end their two sit-ins - widely seen as a first step toward dispersing the vigils on opposite sides of Cairo.

But the protesters responded defiantly: “Over our dead bodies!”

2 Aug 2013 - 10:36am

Muslim Brotherhood says at least 31 killed in Cairo attack

Supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood attend a protest in support of ousted President Mohamed Morsi outside the Rabaa al-Adawiya mosque in in Cairo, Egypt. Photo: EPA

The Muslim Brotherhood said at least 31 people were killed on Saturday when security forces opened fire on a protest by supporters of deposed President Mohamed Mursi in Cairo.

“They are not shooting to wound, they are shooting to kill,” Muslim Brotherhood spokesman Gehad El-Haddad said. “The bullet wounds are in the head and chest.”

27 Jul 2013 - 2:26pm

Egypt braces for rival rallies, army signals crackdown

Egyptian supporters of deposed president Mohamed Morsi read the Koran, Islam's holy book, and pray, as they continue to hold a sit in outside Cairo's Rabaa al-Adawiya mosque. Egypt was braced for more bloodshed on Friday. Photo: AFP

A deeply polarised Egypt braced for bloodshed on Friday in rival mass rallies summoned by the army that ousted the state’s first freely elected president and by the Islamists who back him.

26 Jul 2013 - 2:16pm

Cairo clashes kill at least 6 as Mursi family to sue army

Supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood attend a protest in support of ousted President Mohammed Mursi outside the Rabaa al-Adawiya mosque in in Cairo. Photo: EPA

Clashes between supporters and opponents of Mohammed Mursi killed at least six on Monday as the ousted Egyptian president’s family vowed to sue the army over his ouster.

23 Jul 2013 - 5:45pm

Mursi loyalists clash with security forces

A supporter of deposed Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi throws stones at riot police during clashes in the Ramsis square area in central Cairo. Photo: Reuters

Hundreds of Islamists loyal to deposed president Mohamed Mursi clashed on Monday with security forces, hours after a US envoy urged Egypt’s army-backed leaders to end violence.

US envoy Bill Burns also urged the army to avoid “politically motivated arrests” amid growing international unease at the crackdown on Mursi’s Muslim Brotherhood.

16 Jul 2013 - 3:40pm