Muslim Brotherhood

Egyptian crackdown against Islamists ‘aiding al-Qaeda’

Supporters of Muslim Brotherhood protest in Cairo. Photo: Reuters

Egypt's bloody crackdown on the Muslim Brotherhood has been a gift to al-Qaeda that will help it attract fresh followers and open a new front in the Middle East, experts say.

Saturday, 24 August, 2013, 4:36am

Egypt's Mursi rebuffs army ultimatum, sets own course

A protester attends an anti-President Mohammed Mursi rally at Tahrir Square in Cairo, Egypt, on Sunday. Photo: Xinhua

The Islamist leader described as potentially confusing Monday’s 48-hour deadline set by the head of the armed forces for him to agree on a common platform with liberal rivals who have drawn millions into the streets demanding Mursi’s resignation.

2 Jul 2013 - 10:39am

Muslim Brotherhood planned Egypt jailbreak with Hamas, Hezbollah

Egyptian President Mohammed Mursi and other Brotherhood leaders have maintained that they were freed by local residents. Photo: AP

An Egyptian court on Sunday said Muslim Brotherhood members conspired with Hamas, Hezbollah and local militants to storm a prison in 2011 and free 34 Brotherhood leaders, including the future President Mohammed Mursi.

23 Jun 2013 - 7:45pm

'Harlem shake' dance protest against Muslim Brotherhood in Cairo

Egyptian activists dance the 'Harlem Shake' in front of the Muslim Brotherhood's national headquarters in Cairo.Photo: EPA

A dance craze that began in an Australian teenager's bedroom has landed on the doorstep of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood, with dozens of protesters doing the "Harlem shake" outside the Cairo headquarters of the ruling Islamists.

2 Mar 2013 - 4:38am

Egypt braces for mass protests after deadly unrest

A protester opposing Egyptian President Mursi walks outside tents near a picture Egypt's former President Nasser during a sit-in at Tahrir Square. Photo: Reuters

Planned marches will head to Cairo’s Tahrir Square and to the presidential palace on Friday, while rallies have also been organised in several provinces.

1 Feb 2013 - 6:37pm

Briefs, January 24, 2013

A chimp at a research centre in Louisiana. Photo: NYT

Rebels on rampage at Syria's religious sites

24 Jan 2013 - 4:37am

Egypt's opposition will appeal against result of referendum on constitution

Opposition member of National Salvation Front Amr Hamzawy. Photo: EPA

Egypt's opposition said yesterday it will appeal against the result of a referendum, in which voters approved a new constitution backed by ruling Islamists but for which the turnout was low.

The opposition vowed to keep up a struggle that has spawned weeks of protests and damaging instability.

24 Dec 2012 - 5:07am

Egypt opposition to appeal referendum results

Egyptian votes are counted at a polling station in Qaliobeya, Egypt. Photo: Xinhua

Egypt’s opposition said on Sunday that it would appeal the results of a referendum that ruling Islamists said approved a new constitution, claiming that voting was riddled with “fraud and violations”.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Egypt approves new constitution, rival camps say

Officials count ballots after polls close on Saturday in Bani Sweif, about 115 km south of Cairo. Photo: Reuters

Egyptians appear to have approved a new constitution after Saturday’s final round of voting in a referendum, early indications showed, despite opposition criticism of the Islamist-influenced measure as divisive. Vice-President Mahmoud Mekky announced his resignation hours before polls closed.

23 Dec 2012 - 8:21pm

Dispute over Egypt referendum triggers protest call

Egyptian riot police cordon off all access to the road leading to the police station in Cairo's Doqqi neighbourhood on Sunday. Photo: AFP

Egypt’s opposition is calling for mass protests on Tuesday after Islamists backing President Mohammed Mursi claimed victory in the first round of a referendum it alleges was riddled with polling violations.

17 Dec 2012 - 5:46pm

Egyptians abroad vote, army to host ‘unity’ talks

An Egyptian man, living in UAE, casts his vote during the referendum for the Egyptian new constitution, at the Egyptian consulate in Dubai, UAE on Wednesday. Photo: EPA

Egyptians abroad began voting on Wednesday in a referendum on the new constitution that President Mohammed Mursi fast-tracked through an Islamist-dominated drafting assembly, in a setback for the opposition who had hoped to delay the process.

12 Dec 2012 - 5:59pm

Egypt's Islamists to hold rival demo same day as protesters

Riot police officers patrol the grounds near the presidential palace. Hundreds of Egyptians continued to protest against President Mohammed Mursi's decision to keep the referendum on a disputed draft constitution scheduled for next week.

Egyptian Islamist movements, including President Mohammed Mursi’s Muslim Brotherhood, will hold a rival demonstration on Tuesday, the same day as protests organised by the opposition, a Brotherhood spokesman told AFP.

10 Dec 2012 - 5:18am

Egypt protesters encircle presidential palace

A protester rallies against Mohammed Mursi in front of the presidential palace in Cairo on Tuesday. Photo: Xinhua

Egyptians have taken their protests against Islamist President Mohammed Mursi to the gates of his palace, demanding his ouster in scenes not witnessed even during demonstrations that toppled Hosni Mubarak.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Egypt judges up political stakes with referendum boycott

Egypt's top court postponed a hearing that could see the country's Islamist-controlled constituent assembly and upper house of parliament dissolved, after thousands of Islamist protesters surrounded the court building in Cairo.

Egyptian judges refused on Sunday to oversee a referendum due in less than two weeks on a controversial new constitution drafted by an Islamist-dominated panel, sharply upping the stakes of a standoff with the Islamist president.

3 Dec 2012 - 5:31am

Egypt's draft constitution vague on specifics

Mursi (right) receives a copy of new constitution. Photo: EPA

The draft constitution on which Egyptians will vote on December 15 is supposed to usher in the kind of democratic reform that demonstrators demanded nearly two years ago in protests that led to the fall of then-president Hosni Mubarak. Yet the rushed document is peppered with caveats and does little to clarify what role government should have in a democratically ruled Egypt.

3 Dec 2012 - 4:24am