Secretary Kerry Calls Conviction Of Journalists In Egypt ‘Chilling’ As Junta Set To Receive Billion Dollars From US

By: Monday June 23, 2014 9:43 am

John Kerry calls Al Jazeera conviction "a deeply disturbing set-back to Egypt's transition." Full statement: — Michael Calderone (@mlcalderone) June 23, 2014 Secretary of State John Kerry issued a statement on the conviction of Al Jazeera’s journalists in Egypt calling the convictions and sentences “chilling” and “deeply disturbing”, but still plans to try and [...]

Egyptian Military Government Names Muslim Brotherhood Terrorist Group

By: Thursday December 26, 2013 5:56 am

After launching a coup that removed the democratically elected president, the Egyptian military has now labeled the former president’s entire political organization as a terrorist group. The Muslim Brotherhood, one of the largest political groups in Egypt and backers of deposed President Morsi, are now official enemies of the Egyptian state. A state firmly in [...]

Court Orders Mubarak Be Released From Prison

By: Wednesday August 21, 2013 11:42 am

On the same day Bradley Manning is sentenced to 35 years in prison the former murderous dictator of Egypt has been ordered to be released from prison by an Egyptian court. No good deed goes unpunished nor bad deed rewarded, or so it appears. Former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak could leave prison as early as [...]

Mubarak To Be Released As Killings Of Protesters Continue In Egypt

By: Monday August 19, 2013 5:54 am

As the death toll from the crackdown on the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt climbs past 800 people, new allegations have emerged that prisoners are being killed in custody by the military government. A charge the government has had difficulty disputing: The Egyptian government acknowledged that its security forces had killed 36 Islamists in its custody [...]

Death Toll Climbs Past 500 In Egypt, Interim Vice President Resigns In Protest

By: Thursday August 15, 2013 5:51 am

Egypt has declared a state of emergency as the death toll in clashes between the Egyptian Military and the Muslim Brotherhood has climbed from 95 to over 500 dead. Many of those dead were killed by Egyptian security forces while protesting against the removal of President Mohamed Morsi. Egyptian authorities on Thursday significantly raised the [...]

Egypt Conflict Escalates With 95 Killed During Pro-Morsi Protests

By: Wednesday August 14, 2013 7:45 am

Pro-Morsi protesters appear to have commandeered a public bus and driven it to front line as barrier. More tear gas — Sharif Kouddous (@sharifkouddous) August 14, 2013 The “non-coup” coup by the Egyptian military of democratically elected President Mohamed Morsi initiated an increasingly destructive standoff between the military and the Muslim Brotherhood. Demonstrations by [...]

Egyptian Military Open Fire On Protesters Killing At Least 72

By: Monday July 29, 2013 5:37 am

The Egyptian Military has opened fire on protesters supporting the recently deposed president, killing at least 72 people. The protests come in the wake of the military coup that removed freely elected Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi, who remains under arrest. In the aftermath of the coup the military has initiated a crackdown on Morsi supporters, [...]

Egyptian Military Orders Arrest Of Muslim Brotherhood Leader

By: Thursday July 11, 2013 5:58 am

As the conflict in Egypt escalates the government run by the Egyptian Military has ordered that the leader of the Muslim Brotherhood, Mohammed Badie, be arrested. Egypt’s prosecutor’s office has ordered the arrest of the leader of the Islamist Muslim Brotherhood movement, Mohammed Badie, state media report. Mr Badie is accused of inciting the violence [...]

Egypt On Brink Of Civil War

By: Monday July 8, 2013 10:13 am

Civil disorder has spread through the streets of Egypt in the wake of a coup by the Egyptian Military. The Muslim Brotherhood and its supporters have called for resistance after democratically elected President Mohamed Morsi was deposed. Egyptian soldiers and police clashed with Islamists protesting the military’s ouster of the president in bloodshed that left [...]

Egyptian Military Fires On Pro-Morsi Demonstrators

By: Friday July 5, 2013 10:00 am

As Washington plays the blame game over the coup in Egypt, those protesting the coup are being gunned down in the streets. Three supporters of Mohamed Morsi were killed as supporters marched towards the military barracks in Cairo where they believe Morsi is being held. At least three supporters of deposed Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi [...]

BREAKING: Egyptian Military Responds After Deadline Passes

By: Wednesday July 3, 2013 11:12 am

Update 7:44: Crackdown begins on Muslim Brotherhood (via Al Jazeera). Egypt’s Al-Ahram newspaper reported that arrest warrants had been issued for 300 Brotherhood members, and the security forces were preparing to clear a pro-Mursi rally near Cairo University. The state news agency MENA reported that the police were continuing its efforts to arrest “a number of members of the Muslim [...]

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