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New Egypt PM reappoints some ministers

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 26, 2014, 16:13

Egyptian Prime Minister-designate Ibrahim Mahlab reappointed several ministers in his new government, including Interior Minister Mohamed Ibrahim.

Saudis urged to stop backing Egypt`s dominant military

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 29, 2014, 01:05

A prominent Gulf-based Muslim cleric called on Saudi Arabia to stop backing Egypt`s military-dominated authorities, accusing them of using Saudi money to kill Egyptians protesting at the overthrow in July of an elected Islamist president.

Egypt voters back constitution as roadmap advances

Last Updated: Thursday, January 16, 2014, 10:05

Egypt`s new constitution was overwhelmingly approved in a referendum, state media reported on Thursday, an expected victory that nudges army chief General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi ever closer to a bid for the presidency.

Mubarak`s last PM interested in running for Egyptian presidency

Last Updated: Friday, January 10, 2014, 06:02

Ousted Egyptian leader Hosni Mubarak`s last prime minister, Ahmed Shafik, said in a television interview broadcast on Thursday that he would run for president if the army chief does not contest elections.

Bomb thrown in drive-by attack on Cairo police

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 08, 2014, 03:22

Assailants threw a grenade and raked a police car with gunfire in a drive-by attack on an Egyptian traffic police checkpoint in Cairo on Tuesday, wounding one person, security sources said.

Egypt`s Army Chief Sisi seen edging closer to presidential bid

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 07, 2014, 01:58

In Egypt, it no longer appears to be a question of if, but when Army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi will declare his candidacy for president. For the second time in three days, local media reported on Monday that Sisi had finally made up his mind.

Mursi to face trial over jail break case on January 28

Last Updated: Thursday, January 02, 2014, 18:55

Egypt`s former Islamist president, Mohamed Mursi, will face trial on January 28 over a mass jail break in 2011, one of three cases against him since he was ousted by the army in July, judicial sources said.

Egypt-US relations in turmoil: Egyptian foreign minister

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 16, 2013, 20:17

Relations between the United States and Egypt are now in turmoil and the entire Middle East could suffer, the Egyptian foreign minister said in remarks made a week after Washington moved to curtail military aid to Cairo.

Egypt shuts headquarters of Muslim Brotherhood newspaper

Last Updated: Wednesday, September 25, 2013, 14:30

Egyptian authorities have shut down the headquarters of the Muslim Brotherhood`s Freedom and Justice newspaper in Cairo.

Egyptian military ousts Mursi, suspends Constitution

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 03, 2013, 17:56

Egyptian military on Wednesday deposed Mohammed Mursi after the beleaguered president refused to quit as the 48-hour Army deadline passed.

`Everybody must show restraint` in Egypt: Obama

Last Updated: Monday, July 01, 2013, 22:22

US President Barack Obama called on all parties in Egypt to show restraint in mass protests against President Mohamed Mursi, and specifically warned against attacks on women.

Egypt Muslim Brotherhood model a failure: Syria

Last Updated: Monday, July 01, 2013, 21:41

The Muslim Brotherhood has proven a failure in Egypt, Syria`s Information Minister Omran al-Zohbi said on Monday, as Egyptian protesters demonstrated for a second consecutive day against Islamist President Mohamed Mursi.