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Egypt court resumes trial of Jazeera journalists amid outcry

Employees and supporters of the television network Al-Jazeera hold up signs as they protest the imprisonment of Al-Jazeera journalists in Egypt, at the Newseum, near the US Capitol, in Washington, DC, February 27, 2014. AFP FILE PHOTO

The trial of Al-Jazeera journalists for supporting the banned Muslim Brotherhood of ousted president Mohamed Morsi resumes Wednesday in a case that has sparked a global outcry over muzzling of the press.

Posted: March 5th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Kerry expresses concern over Egypt crackdown on Muslim Brotherhood

An Egyptian passes through the scene of a powerful explosion believed to be caused by a car bomb at a police headquarters building, that killed at least a dozen people, wounded more than 100, and left scores buried under the rubble, in the Nile Delta city of Mansoura, 110 kilometers (70 miles) north of Cairo, Egypt, Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013. The country's interim government accused the Muslim Brotherhood of orchestrating the attack, branding it a "terrorist organization." AP/Ahmed Ashraf

US Secretary of State John Kerry expressed concern Thursday over Egypt’s intensified crackdown on the Muslim Brotherhood after the military-installed government declared it a terrorist group.

Posted: December 27th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Egypt declares Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist group

In this Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2013 file photo, an Egyptian man makes his way through rubble at the scene of an explosion at a police headquarters building that killed at least a dozen people, wounded more than 100, and left scores buried under the rubble, in the Nile Delta city of Mansoura, 110 kilometers (70 miles) north of Cairo, Egypt.

Egypt’s military-installed rulers declared the Muslim Brotherhood of ousted president Mohamed Morsi a “terrorist” organization Wednesday, signalling a wider crackdown after blaming it for a deadly police compound bombing claimed by a jihadist group.

Posted: December 26th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Egypt’s Mubarak, Brotherhood chiefs due in court

A supporter of Egypt's deposed autocrat Hosni Mubarak holds a poster of him and chants slogans in front of Tora prison, where Mubarak has been held, in Cairo, Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013. AP

Egypt’s former president Hosni Mubarak returns to court Sunday to face charges over protester deaths, as Muslim Brotherhood leaders make their first appearances in court on similar but unrelated charges.

Posted: August 25th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Egypt arrests Muslim Brotherhood’s supreme guide

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The supreme guide of the Muslim Brotherhood, Mohamed Badie, has been arrested in Cairo, Egyptian officials said Tuesday.

Posted: August 20th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Egypt’s military arrests top Morsi men

Mohammed Morsi. AP FILE PHOTO

Egypt’s military moved swiftly on Thursday against senior figures of the Muslim Brotherhood, targeting the backbone of support for ousted President Mohammed Morsi. In the most dramatic step, authorities arrested the group’s revered leader from a seaside villa and flew him by helicopter to detention in the capital.

Posted: July 6th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Egypt arrests Brotherhood supreme leader

Opponents of President Mohammed Morsi protesters shout slogans and wave national flags in Tahrir Square in Cairo, Egypt, Tuesday, July 2, 2013, after the Islamist president snubbed an ultimatum from the army to agree to the "people's demands" or face an imposed solution. FILE PHOTO

Egyptian military police on Thursday arrested Muslim Brotherhood supreme guide Mohammed Badie, a security official said, as authorities rounded up members of the influential group from which ousted president Mohamed Morsi hails.

Posted: July 4th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

More than 120 hurt as Egypt activists, Islamists clash

Egyptian protesters drag a wounded Muslim Brotherhood supporter during clashes between supporters and opponents of Egypt’s powerful Muslim Brotherhood near the Islamist group’s headquarters in Cairo, Egypt, Friday, March 22, 2013.  AP/KHALIL HAMRA

Opposition protesters clashed with Islamists near the headquarters of Egypt’s ruling Muslim Brotherhood in the capital on Friday, injuring more than 120 people, state news agency MENA reported.

Posted: March 23rd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Kerry: Egyptians need to find political consensus

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says bickering Egyptian government and opposition leaders need to reach a political consensus to help their country emerge from an economic crisis.

Posted: March 2nd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Egypt’s Brotherhood still operates secretively

In this Associated Press file photo, Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi’s supporters beat an opponent, center, during clashes outside the presidential palace, in Cairo, Egypt. For most of the 85 years since its inception, the Muslim Brotherhood operated secretively as an outlawed group, working underground and often repressed by governments. But even after its political success since Hosni Mubarak's ouster, the group is still suspected of carrying on secretive operations. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar, File)

Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi speaks publicly of first-hand knowledge of a meeting where opponents allegedly plotted against him.

Posted: February 21st, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

UAE rejects Egypt call to free ‘Brotherhood’ detainees

UAE Vice President and Prime Minister Sheikh Mohammad bin Rashed al-Maktoum. Photo from the Sheikh’s official Twitter account.

The United Arab Emirates has rejected a request from Egypt for the release of 11 of its nationals detained for suspected links to Egypt’s ruling Muslim Brotherhood, the Gulf News paper reported on Saturday.

Posted: January 6th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

To Egypt’s Christians, pope was seen as protector

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In this April 18, 2009 file photo, Pope Shenouda III, the head of Egypt's Coptic Orthodox Church, leads a midnight service to celebrate Christ's resurrection, at the Coptic Cathedral in Cairo, Egypt. Pope Shenouda III, the patriarch of the Coptic Orthodox Church who led Egypt's Christian minority for 40 years during a time of increasing tensions with Muslims, has died. He was 88. AP PHOTO/BEN CURTIS, FILE

At the last Christmas service he presided over, Pope Shenouda III praised the unusual guests seated among the faithful at his Cairo cathedral: Leaders from the conservative Muslim Brotherhood, generals from the ruling military.

Posted: March 18th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

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