WADI EL-NATRUN, Egypt (Reuters) – The new Coptic Orthodox pope said on Monday that a constitution being drafted by Egypt’s politicians must be inclusive and the church would oppose any text that only addressed one part of the Muslim-majority nation.
Pope Tawadros II, picked on Sunday in a ceremony steeped in the traditions of a church that predates Islam’s arrival in Egypt, also told Reuters that Christians should be more active in seeking to shape Egypt’s politics after last year’s revolt.
CAIRO, Oct 31 (Reuters) – London-listed goldminer Centamin
will appeal against an Egyptian court ruling that has
declared invalid its rights to operate the Sukari mine, its main
asset, a senior executive said on Wednesday.
Centamin said after Tuesday’s ruling that operations were
continuing at Sukari, its only production asset, and the
administrative court which issued the decision did not have
jurisdiction over its mining rights. But shares in the firm fell
35 percent to 64 pence before trading was suspended.
CAIRO, Oct 24 (Reuters) – The mood of Egypt’s financial
markets is likely to depend heavily next week on the
government’s progress in securing a $4.8 billion loan from the
International Monetary Fund.
An IMF team is expected to come to Cairo for talks after the
Eid al-Adha holidays, which run from this Thursday through
Sunday, according to Egyptian and IMF officials.
CAIRO (Reuters) – Many in the Middle East believe Barack Obama failed to deliver on promises of a new U.S. approach in the region but still prefer him to presidential rival Mitt Romney, who they see as too close to Israel and too keen to project U.S. military might.
Whoever wins the November 6 election faces a knot of regional issues that will not be easy to unravel. World powers are split over the Syria conflict, a row about Iran’s nuclear ambitions rumbles on and Palestinian-Israeli peacemaking is going nowhere.
SANAA/CAIRO (Reuters) – Demonstrators attacked the U.S. embassies in Yemen and Egypt on Thursday in protest at a film they consider blasphemous to Islam, and the United States sent warships toward Libya, where the U.S. ambassador was killed in related violence this week.
In Libya, authorities said they had made four arrests in the investigation into the attack that killed Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans in Benghazi on Tuesday.
CAIRO, Sept 15 (Reuters) – Clashes near the U.S. Embassy in
central Cairo between police and Egyptians incensed over a film
denigrating the Prophet Mohammad entered their fourth day early
on Saturday, leaving one protester dead and dozens more injured.
The clashes moved to a main road on the banks of the Nile
after authorities closed the street leading to the embassy. The
protesters, many of whom are intent upon breaking into the
embassy, now are seeking alternative routes to the site.
CAIRO (Reuters) – One protester was killed on Friday as Egyptians angry at a film denigrating the Prophet Mohammad clashed for a third day with police blocking the way to the U.S. Embassy.
The 35-year-old protestor died from bird shot wounds three days after protesters climbed embassy walls and tore down the American flag.
CAIRO (Reuters) – Egyptians angry at a film denigrating the Prophet Mohammad clashed on Friday for a third day with police blocking the way to the U.S. Embassy after protesters climbed its walls and tore down the American flag earlier this week.
“God is Greatest” and “There is no God but God”, one group near the front of the clashes chanted as police in riot gear fired teargas and threw stones in a street leading from Tahrir Square to the embassy nearby.
CAIRO (Reuters) – Egyptians angry at a film they said was blasphemous to Islam clashed on Friday in Cairo for a third day with police who blocked the way to the U.S. embassy, where demonstrators climbed the walls and tore down the American flag earlier this week.
“God is Greatest” and “There is no god but God”, one group near the front of the clashes chanted, as police in riot gear fired teargas and threw stones in a street leading from Tahrir Square to the embassy nearby.
CAIRO Sept 14 (Reuters) – Demonstrators furious at a film
they say insults the Prophet Mohammad clashed with police near
the U.S. embassy in Cairo on Friday before a nationwide protest
called by the Muslim Brotherhood which propelled Egypt’s
Islamist president to power.
Protesters also clashed with police in Yemen, where one
person died and 15 were injured on Thursday when the U.S.
embassy compound was stormed, and crowds gathered against the
California-made film in Malaysia, Bangladesh and Iraq.