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Islamists clash with rivals over shape of new Egypt

Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood protesters, left, throw stones at opponents of President Mohammed Mursi as they clash in Tahrir Square. Photo: EPA

Opponents and supporters of Egypt’s President Mohammed Mursi clashed in Cairo on Friday in the first street violence between rival factions since the Islamist leader took office.

Saturday, 13 October, 2012, 12:12am

Egypt president issues pardon for 'revolution' protesters

Egypt President Muhammed Mursi delivers a speech in Cairo on Sunday. Photo: AFP

Egypt’s new president on Monday issued a decree pardoning all those charged with or convicted of acts “in support of the revolution” since the beginning of the popular uprising that forced his predecessor, Hosni Mubarak, from power.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

US nears deal for Egypt debt relief

Egyptian President Mohammed Mursi. Photo: EPA

The Obama administration is close to a deal with Egypt’s new government for US$1 billion in debt relief, a senior US official said on Monday, as Washington seeks to help Cairo shore up its ailing economy in the aftermath of its pro-democracy uprising.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Egypt’s Mursi slams Syria ‘oppressive’ regime

Egyptian President Muhammed Mursi talks with Iranian officials at the Non-Aligned Movement summit in Tehran. Photo: AP

Muhammed Mursi, the first Egyptian leader to set foot in Iran in decades, caused a storm on Thursday when he slammed the Syrian regime as “oppressive” and urged backing for rebels out to topple President Bashar al-Assad.

30 Aug 2012 - 7:16pm