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Islamist students torch Cairo campus building: police
Syria opposition plans Egypt HQ
Egypt court defers fate of constitution

An Egyptian court meant to rule on the fate of an Islamist-dominated panel has deferred the case to a higher court that has already expressed its opposition to the draft charter.

23 Oct 2012 - 9:47PM

An Egyptian court meant to rule on the fate of an Islamist-dominated panel has deferred the case to a higher court that has already expressed its opposition to the draft charter.

Egypt court defers fate of constitution
Thousands march to Tahrir as pressure piles on Egypt’s Mursi

Egypt’s President Mohammed Mursi faced nationwide protests on Tuesday after digging in his heels over a controversial decree granting him sweeping powers.

27 Nov 2012 - 9:46PM

Egypt’s President Mohammed Mursi faced nationwide protests on Tuesday after digging in his heels over a controversial decree granting him sweeping powers.

Thousands march to Tahrir as pressure piles on Egypt’s Mursi
Egyptian fury as Mursi draws fire with new powers

Protesters torched Muslim Brotherhood offices on Friday, as supporters and opponents of President Mohamed Mursi clashed across Egypt a day after he assumed sweeping powers.

18 Jul 2018 - 5:27PM

Protesters torched Muslim Brotherhood offices on Friday, as supporters and opponents of President Mohamed Mursi clashed across Egypt a day after he assumed sweeping powers.

Egyptian fury as Mursi draws fire with new powers
Palestine to seek UN non-state membership amid opposition
Egyptian army ousts and detains President Mursi in coup

The army also suspends the constitution after a week of deadly clashes and mass protests calling for Mursi to go after a year in office. US President Barack Obama said he was “deeply concerned” over Mursi’s ouster and called on the army to refrain to “arbitrary arrests” of Mursi and his supporters.

4 Jul 2013 - 12:30PM

The army also suspends the constitution after a week of deadly clashes and mass protests calling for Mursi to go after a year in office. US President Barack Obama said he was “deeply concerned” over Mursi’s ouster and called on the army to refrain to “arbitrary arrests” of Mursi and his supporters.

Egyptian army ousts and detains President Mursi in coup
Gunmen kill 16 at pro-Mursi rally in Cairo
New leader of Egypt Coptic Christians enthroned
Egyptian liberal Mohamed ElBaradei sworn in as vice-president

Prominent liberal Egyptian leader Dr Mohamed ElBaradei was sworn in yesterday as Egypt's interim vice-president for foreign relations. Nabil Fahmy, a former ambassador to the United States, will take the post of foreign minister in the new cabinet, which replaces ousted president Mohammed Mursi's government.

15 Jul 2013 - 4:50AM

Prominent liberal Egyptian leader Dr Mohamed ElBaradei was sworn in yesterday as Egypt's interim vice-president for foreign relations. Nabil Fahmy, a former ambassador to the United States, will take the post of foreign minister in the new cabinet, which replaces ousted president Mohammed Mursi's government.

Egyptian liberal Mohamed ElBaradei sworn in as vice-president
EU foreign policy chief Ashton visits Cairo as Egypt crisis deepens
Protests across Middle East over Israeli air attacks on Gaza
Cairo clashes kill at least 6 as Mursi family to sue army
Mursi loyalists in Egypt call for new rallies
Egypt's Mursi assumes sweeping powers, branded 'new pharoah'

Egyptian President Mohammed Mursi assumed sweeping powers on Thursday, prompting prominent opposition figure to accuse him of becoming a “new pharoah”.

23 Nov 2012 - 3:37PM

Egyptian President Mohammed Mursi assumed sweeping powers on Thursday, prompting prominent opposition figure to accuse him of becoming a “new pharoah”.

Egypt's Mursi assumes sweeping powers, branded 'new pharoah'
Egypt's Mursi accused of deadly conspiracy with Hamas

Egypt's authorities yesterday formally detained Mohammed Mursi on suspicion of collaborating with Palestinian militants in murdering policemen and staging prison breaks, as tens of thousands of the deposed president's supporters and opponents staged rival rallies.

27 Jul 2013 - 2:22AM

Egypt's authorities yesterday formally detained Mohammed Mursi on suspicion of collaborating with Palestinian militants in murdering policemen and staging prison breaks, as tens of thousands of the deposed president's supporters and opponents staged rival rallies.

Egypt's Mursi accused of deadly conspiracy with Hamas
Egyptian security forces hold back on ending pro-Mursi protests

Egyptian security forces held off yesterday from launching operations to disperse Islamist supporters of deposed President Mohammed Mursi that officials had said would start at dawn.

13 Aug 2013 - 2:27AM

Egyptian security forces held off yesterday from launching operations to disperse Islamist supporters of deposed President Mohammed Mursi that officials had said would start at dawn.

Egyptian security forces hold back on ending pro-Mursi protests
Protests force Egypt court to delay ruling on constituent assembly
US, EU lead new effort to defuse Egyptian crisis
Deaths in police custody revive Egyptian rights fears
Egypt’s Islamists rally for Mursi as rifts widen

Thousands of Islamists rallied on Saturday in support of President Mohammed Mursi’s new expanded powers and the drafting of a contested charter, in a clear show of Egypt’s widening polarisation.

1 Dec 2012 - 8:04PM

Thousands of Islamists rallied on Saturday in support of President Mohammed Mursi’s new expanded powers and the drafting of a contested charter, in a clear show of Egypt’s widening polarisation.

Egypt’s Islamists rally for Mursi as rifts widen
Egypt soldier killed in clashes with Sinai militants
Egypt’s Christians terrified after church attacks
Mursi backs down in Egypt crisis after army ultimatum
Egypt's prime minister may consider role for Muslim Brotherhood
36 killed in Egypt in attempted prison truck escape
Egypt confirms death sentences for football riot
Mursi loyalists clash with security forces
Egypt interim PM defiant on aid after arrest of Islamist chief
Mubarak appears in fresh trial over protester deaths