CAIRO (Reuters) – Thousands of supporters of deposed Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi gathered in Cairo on Friday for a rally to demand the restoration of the ousted Islamist, with his opponents also planning protests nearby.
More than two weeks after Egypt’s powerful military shunted the contested Mursi from office, there was still no sign of a possible deal to defuse the crisis, which has divided the world’s most populous Arab state and alarmed its Western allies.
CAIRO (Reuters) – The evening Egypt’s army ousted Islamist President Mohamed Mursi, Christian lawyer Peter Naggar celebrated on Tahrir Square with even greater joy than when autocrat Hosni Mubarak fell from power two years ago.
Naggar remains deeply relieved that a year of Islamist rule ended a fortnight ago and yet, as the initial excitement fades, many members of his ancient Christian minority fear Mursi’s Muslim Brotherhood will not give up power so easily.
CAIRO (Reuters) – Egypt’s interim government sets about the mammoth task of returning the country to civilian rule and rescuing the economy on Wednesday, a process complicated by deadly protests and a political stalemate with powerful Islamist groups.
Interim head of state Adli Mansour, the burly judge leading the army-backed administration, swore in 33 mainly liberal and technocratic ministers at the presidential palace on Tuesday.
CAIRO (Reuters) – The man who will run Egypt’s Supply Ministry, managing subsidised fuel and bread that eat up a quarter of the state budget, is a policeman who has spent a career fighting rampant theft and corruption in that system.
Mohamed Abu Shadi, a 62-year-old police general, was for several years the senior Interior Ministry official responsible for investigating crime in the supply network. He was sworn in on Tuesday in the interim government that is to run Egypt following the army’s overthrow of President Mohamed Mursi.
CAIRO, July 16 (Reuters) – The man who will run Egypt’s
Supply Ministry, managing subsidised fuel and bread that eat up
a quarter of the state budget, is a policeman who has spent a
career fighting rampant theft and corruption in that system.
Mohamed Abu Shadi, a 62-year-old police general, was for
several years the senior Interior Ministry official responsible
for investigating crime in the supply network. He was sworn in
on Tuesday in the interim government that is to run Egypt
following the army’s overthrow of President Mohamed Mursi.
CAIRO, July 16 (Reuters) – Seven people were killed and more
than 260 wounded when supporters of Mohamed Mursi clashed with
the deposed president’s opponents and security forces through
the night as violence returned to Egypt’s streets.
Two people were killed at a bridge in central Cairo where
police and anti-Mursi locals clashed with some of his supporters
who were blocking a route across the River Nile. Another five
were killed in the Cairo district of Giza, said the head of
emergency services, Mohamed Sultan.
CAIRO, July 16 (Reuters) – Egyptian police and protesters
clashed in central Cairo early on Tuesday after fights broke out
between supporters of ousted Islamist President Mohamed Mursi
and locals angered when they tried to block major thoroughfares
crossing the River Nile.
The MENA state news agency said at least 22 people were
injured in the violence, which began just after 9 p.m. (1900
GMT) on Monday and lasted into the early hours of Tuesday.
CAIRO (Reuters) – Police fired tear gas in central Cairo on Monday when protesters calling for the reinstatement of the ousted Islamist president, Mohamed Mursi, scuffled with drivers and passers-by annoyed that they had blocked major roads.
Supporters of Mursi, Egypt’s first freely elected president, threw rocks at police near Ramses Street, one of the capital’s main thoroughfares, and on the Sixth of October Bridge over the Nile in the first outbreak of violence in Egypt in a week.
CAIRO, July 15 (Reuters) – The first senior U.S. official to
visit Egypt since the army toppled the country’s elected
president will hold high-level talks on Monday in Cairo, where
thousands of supporters of the ousted Islamist leader are
expected to take to the streets.
Egyptians have been shocked by violent protests that have
killed 92 people. However, despite deep divisions between those
who supported and those who opposed overthrown President Mohamed
Mursi, they are united by their suspicion of Washington’s
OMDURMAN, Sudan, July 10 (Reuters) – When Chinese clothing
wholesaler Chan Cui Xiao signed a deal with a Sudanese
businessman to export colourful bed sheets to the African
country he was confident of making good money.
A few months later he is in serious financial trouble – he
shipped his goods to Sudan but did got paid and has rushed to
the country to try to track down his local business partner.