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Posts Tagged ‘Hosni Mubarak’

Morsi Defiant Following Crackdown on Brotherhood

Morsi Defiant Following Crackdown on Brotherhood

by Mahmoud Abu Ghosh The family of deposed Egyptian President Mohammad Morsi said Sunday that he would not enter any negotiations or accept any compromises following a crackdown on his Freedom and Justice party and its Muslim Brotherhood parent organization by military-backed authorities. Morsi, Egypt's first freely elected president, was [...]

Egypt Shuts Down Brotherhood Newspaper

Egypt Shuts Down Brotherhood Newspaper

by Mahmoud Abu Ghosh Egyptian authorities have shut down the headquarters of the Muslim Brotherhood's Freedom and Justice newspaper in Cairo, the latest move aimed at crushing the Islamist movement, the Brotherhood said Wednesday. "We the journalists of the Freedom and Justice newspaper condemn the security forces for closing down the [...]

Egyptian Tensions Rise After Crackdown Leaves Hundreds Dead

Egyptian Tensions Rise After Crackdown Leaves Hundreds Dead

by Mahmoud Abu Ghosh Deeply polarized Egypt braced for renewed confrontations on Friday after the Muslim Brotherhood called for a nationwide march of millions to show anger at a ferocious security crackdown on Muslims in which hundreds were killed. Defying criticism from Western powers, Egypt's army-backed government warned it would turn its [...]

ElBaradei to be Named Egypt’s Interim PM

ElBaradei to be Named Egypt’s Interim PM

by Mahmoud Abu Ghosh Western-backed Mohammad ElBaradei was chosen as Egypt's interim prime minister on Saturday as the transitional administration fought to restore calm after at least 35 people were killed in protests that swept the country. ElBaradei, a 71-year-old Nobel Peace Prize laureate and former chief of the United Nation’s [...]

Morsi Ousted by Egyptian Military

Morsi Ousted by Egyptian Military

by Mahmoud Abu Ghosh Egypt's armed forces overthrew President Mohammad Morsi on Wednesday and announced a political transition with the support of a wide range of political, religious and youth leaders. After a day of drama in which tanks and troops deployed near the presidential palace as a military deadline for Morsi to yield to mass [...]

Morsi Signs New Egyptian Constitution

Morsi Signs New Egyptian Constitution

by Mahmoud Abu Ghosh Egyptian President Mohammad Morsi has signed into law a new Islamist-drafted constitution he says will help end political turmoil and allow him to focus on fixing his country's fragile economy. Anxiety about the deepening economic crisis has gripped Egypt in recent weeks, with many people rushing to claim their savings [...]

Brotherhood Claims Election in Egypt

Brotherhood Claims Election in Egypt

by Mahmoud Abu Ghosh The Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood's Mohammad Morsi said Monday morning - after his group declared him winner in a presidential race - that he would be a president for all Egyptians. Morsi was speaking at a news conference after the Brotherhood declared he had won 52.5 percent of the vote compared to the 47.5 percent [...]

Egyptian Outrage over Submission to US Pressure

Egyptian Outrage over Submission to US Pressure

by Mahmoud Abu Ghosh An Egyptian parliament speaker on Saturday decried what he said was "flagrant interference" behind a decision to release American agents involved with local Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) caught receiving illegal foreign funds. The comments by Saad al-Katatni, speaker of the lower house of parliament, signaled [...]

Egypt Resisting Pressure to Free US Agents

Egypt Resisting Pressure to Free US Agents

by Mahmoud Abu Ghosh Despite intense pressure from Washington, Egypt is adamant that 19 United States citizens will stand trial on Sunday, although not all will be in the courtroom, said their attorney, Negad El-Borei. The Americans will be charged with illegally receiving foreign funds and working in Egypt without licensing, according to [...]

Egypt Defies US Demands

Egypt Defies US Demands

by Naama Ben-Yaakov Cairo announced Wednesday that it would not be swayed by American threats to cut off the aid Egypt receives from the United States when investigating foreign-funded organizations promoting Western interests, a case that has prompted Washington to warn that US military support worth an annual $1.3 billion may be in [...]

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