Egypt on the verge of civil war
Egypt’s Supreme College of Judges has advised the Supreme Administrative Court to outlaw the political wing of the Muslim Brotherhood, known as the Freedom and Justice Party, on the grounds that this party was established in violation of the country’s legal ban on parties that are built around a religious faith.
An Egyptian court on Monday adjourned until January 8 the trial of ousted president Mohamed Morsi over his alleged involvement in the death of protesters during his year in power.
Quiet in the Middle East will depend on the charges that will be pressed against the overthrown Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi, a Senior Research Fellow of the Institute of International Studies of the Moscow-based MGIMO University, Leonid Gusev, said in a Voice of Russia live interview.
The trial of Egypt's ousted president Mohamed Morsi began on Monday in Cairo over his alleged involvement in the deaths of protesters during his year in power, state television reported.
Rocked by a string of political upheavals and visibly disappointed by its friendship with the West, Egypt is revising its foreign policy priorities, shifting attention towards relations with countries east of the Atlantic, above all, Russia. What makes Cairo opt for a closer rapprochement with Moscow? Former Egyptian ambassador to Russia Raouf Saad gave the Voice of Russia his take on the matter.
Egyptian police fired teargas at Islamist students who pelted them with rocks during an anti-army protest in Cairo's Al-Azhar university on Sunday, the interior ministry said.
At least six people were wounded when a car bomb exploded near an army intelligence building in Ismailia, northeast of Cairo, on Saturday, security sources said.
An Egyptian court on Wednesday set November 4 as the opening date for the trial of ousted president Mohamed Morsi on charges of inciting the murder of protesters, State media reported.
New bloodbath in Egypt. Egyptian celebrations of the 40th anniversary of the Arab-Israeli War were marred by a wave of violence, leaving at 53 people killed and dozens wounded in clashes between police and supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi. The Voice of Russia talked to Hugh Miles, an award-winning freelance journalist and author, specialising in the Middle East.
Militants in Egypt launched three attacks on Monday, a day after dozens were killed in clashes between security forces and supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi.
Assailants fired a rocket-propelled grenade at a state-owned satellite station in the Maadi suburb of Cairo on Monday, wounding two people, security officials said.
Gunmen killed five Egyptian soldiers in an attack on an army patrol near the Suez Canal city of Ismailiya on Monday, security officials said.
At least 15 people were killed Sunday in clashes in Egypt between security forces and supporters of ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi, a health ministry official told private channel ONTV.
Anyone who protests against the Egyptian army on Sunday, when the country celebrates the anniversary of an attack on Israel forces during the 1973 war, will be regarded as agents of foreign countries, the presidential spokesman said on Saturday.
A Cairo appeals court on Monday upheld a one-year sentence handed to former Egyptian premier Hisham Qandil, in the latest blow to ousted president Mohamed Morsi's inner circle.
The United Arab Emirates has recalled its ambassador from Tunisia to protest calls by the Tunisian president for the liberation of Egypt's deposed head of state, reports said Saturday.
Egypt will shorten its curfew as of Saturday to start at midnight rather than 11 pm, the cabinet said in an emailed statement.
An Egyptian police officer was shot dead on Thursday, state media reported, during a security operation on the outskirts of Cairo aimed at reasserting control over an area where gunmen killed 11 policemen last month.
Egypt's army-backed authorities have arrested the spokesman of the Muslim Brotherhood, the latest member of the Islamist organisation to be jailed since a July 3 coup, security sources say.
An Egyptian court has granted a request by public prosecutors to freeze the financial assets of the Muslim Brotherhood organization of former President Mohamed Morsi, who has spent over two months in detention after being deposed by the military on July 3rd.