CAIRO (Reuters) – Two people were killed and dozens injured in street fighting on Wednesday north of Cairo between supporters and opponents of Egypt’s Islamist president, hours before Mohamed Mursi was to address the nation.
With Egypt gripped by fears of a showdown between Islamists and their opponents, security sources said 90 people wounded in the city of Mansoura after hundreds of men were involved in rock-throwing street skirmishes. Witnesses also heard gunfire.
CAIRO (Reuters) – Hearing their bright-eyed talk around a cafe table of a peaceful new Egyptian revolution, you might dismiss Mahmoud Badr and the other young instigators of a petition asking for a new president as hopeless dreamers.
Except they managed it once before – Cairo twentysomethings just like these, in their deck shoes and Tommy Hilfiger T-shirts, checking iPads and puffing on low-tar Marlboros over Turkish coffee, a few blocks from Tahrir Square.
CAIRO (Reuters) – A man was shot dead in overnight clashes north of Cairo between supporters and opponents of Egypt’s Islamist government, security sources said, raising tensions ahead of big opposition rallies planned next Sunday.
A second man, also an Islamist supporter, died of gunshot wounds sustained in clashes south of the capital some days before and rival parties traded blame for the violence. The ruling Muslim Brotherhood described both dead men as “martyrs”.
CAIRO, June 22 (Reuters) – The governor of Egypt’s Luxor
province, controversially appointed despite belonging to a
hardline Islamist group that massacred 58 tourists in Luxor in
1997, will step down on Sunday “for the sake of Egypt”, the
President Mohamed Mursi of the moderate Islamist Muslim
Brotherhood infuriated many last Monday with his appointment of
Adel Mohamed al-Khayat, reaching out for a political alliance
with the more radical al-Gamaa al-Islamiya ahead of a big wave
of opposition-led protests expected to start on June
CAIRO (Reuters) – A hardline Islamist group called on Saturday on one of its members to resign as governor of Luxor “for the sake of Egypt” despite President Mohamed Mursi defending the appointment.
Mursi infuriated many Egyptians this week by swearing in al-Gamaa al-Islamiya’s Adel Mohamed al-Khayat as governor of the town where members of the group massacred 58 tourists at a pharaonic temple in 1997.
CAIRO (Reuters) – Does Egypt face a new revolution?
Millions hope so, it seems; they have signed a national petition demanding the president resign and plan to take to the streets on June 30, when Mohamed Mursi marks a year in office.
Their slogan is a call for revolt: “Tamarud – Rebel!”
But for all the simmering discontent with the Islamist who has presided over political and economic paralysis, millions more are ready to defend Egypt’s first freely elected leader; they say those campaigning for him to quit are agents of the old regime and plan their own pro-Mursi rallies starting Friday.
CAIRO, May 14 (Reuters) – Telecom Egypt (TE)
expects three to four percent growth in revenues in 2013, at
least doubling that in the first quarter as it struggles to deal
with the decline of its fixed-line business and an economy in
The state monopoly has been battling to raise its share of a
developing mobile phone market in the Arab world’s most populous
country, but is still waiting to launch a new operator that
would rival its existing joint venture with Vodafone and
the sector’s two other players.
CAIRO (Reuters) – Egyptian security forces thwarted an al Qaeda-linked group’s plan to carry out a suicide attack on a foreign embassy and captured several militants, the interior minister said on Saturday.
Mohamed Ibrahim, speaking in a televised news conference, declined to say which embassy had been targeted. He named three suspected members of the cell now under arrest.
CAIRO, May 11 (Reuters) – Former Egyptian president Hosni
Mubarak was back in court on Saturday for a retrial on charges
of complicity in the murder of protesters, reopening a case that
has shown the difficulty of transitional justice in
Mubarak and his former interior minister, Habib el-Adli,
were convicted and sentenced to life in prison last June for
failing to stop the killing during the 2011 uprising that swept
him from power. But a court ordered a retrial in January after
accepting appeals from both the prosecution and the defence.
CAIRO (Reuters) – Former president Hosni Mubarak was back in court on Saturday for a retrial on charges of complicity in the murder of protesters, reopening a case that has shown the difficulty of transitional justice in post-revolutionary Egypt.
Mubarak and his former interior minister, Habib el-Adli, were convicted and sentenced to life in prison last June for failing to stop the killing during the 2011 uprising that swept him from power.