CAIRO (Reuters) – Egypt announced a criminal investigation on Saturday against deposed Islamist President Mohamed Mursi, with prosecutors saying they were examining complaints of spying, inciting violence and ruining the economy.
Egypt’s first freely elected leader has been held at an undisclosed location since the army removed him from power on July 3, but has not yet been charged with any crime. In recent days, Washington has called for him to be freed and for the authorities to stop arresting leaders of his Muslim Brotherhood.
CAIRO (Reuters) – Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood called on Saturday for more mass demonstrations in support of ousted President Mohamed Mursi after a huge pro-Mursi march broke up peacefully before dawn, ending a week in which at least 90 people were killed.
The Brotherhood, which has maintained a vigil near a Cairo mosque since before the army removed Mursi on July 3, has said it will not leave the streets until he is restored to power.
CAIRO (Reuters) – Tens of thousands of Egyptians marched on Cairo’s streets in the early hours of Saturday to demand ousted Islamist President Mohamed Mursi be reinstated, but there were none of the deadly clashes that swept Egypt a week ago.
Mursi’s Muslim Brotherhood called on Friday for “a day of marching on”, and 10 days after the military overthrew Egypt’s first freely elected president, large crowds descended on the capital waving flags and chanting slogans.
CAIRO (Reuters) – Supporters of ousted President Mohamed Mursi called for protests on Friday, and Egyptians prayed there would be no repeat of clashes that killed more than 90 people in the last week and left the Arab world’s biggest nation bitterly divided.
Mursi’s Muslim Brotherhood movement wants people to join it on the streets to push for Egypt’s first freely elected leader to be reinstated, an aim that now seems in vain.
CAIRO (Reuters) – Egypt’s interim rulers welcomed on Thursday remarks from the U.S. State department describing the rule of toppled leader Mohamed Mursi as undemocratic, clearly hoping they signalled Washington would not cut off its $1.5 billion in annual aid.
In a stark illustration of the desperate state of Egypt’s economy, a former minister from Mursi’s ousted government said Egypt has less than two months’ supply left of imported wheat, revealing a far worse shortage than previously disclosed.
CAIRO (Reuters) – Political infighting threatened to stall Egypt’s transition plans on Thursday, as the military cracked down on Muslim Brotherhood leaders it blames for inciting a clash in Cairo in which troops shot and killed 53 protesters.
Monday’s violence between supporters of ousted President Mohamed Mursi, Egypt’s first freely elected leader toppled by the army last week, and soldiers at a military compound has opened deep fissures in the Arab world’s most populous country.
CAIRO (Reuters) – Gulf states showered Cairo with $8 billion in aid on Tuesday, showing their support for the Egyptian army’s move to push the Muslim Brotherhood from power, a day after troops killed dozens of the movement’s supporters.
Military-backed interim head of state Adli Mansour named a liberal economist as acting prime minister and announced a faster-than-expected timetable for elections in six months.
CAIRO (Reuters) – The start of Ramadan is a time of joy for Muslims, launching a month of night feasts and parties. But in Cairo this week, Ali Mohamed isn’t stringing up his multicolored lanterns in the street, instead he is taking them down.
He’s in no mood to celebrate as Egypt veers into bloodshed and anxiety following the military overthrow of elected President Mohamed Mursi last week.
CAIRO, July 9 (Reuters) – Egypt’s interim rulers issued a
faster than expected timetable for elections to drag the country
out of crisis, a day after 51 people were killed when troops
fired on a crowd supporting ousted President Mohamed Mursi.
The streets of Cairo were quiet on Tuesday morning but
Mursi’s Muslim Brotherhood movement called for more protests
later in the day, raising the risk of further violence.
CAIRO (Reuters) – Egypt’s interim head of state has set a speedy timetable for elections to drag the Arab world’s biggest country from crisis, after the military ouster of Islamist President Mohamed Mursi last week sparked a wave of bloody protests.
A decree issued by Adli Mansour pointed to a parliamentary ballot within about six months with a presidential vote to follow. However, it was faulted for repeating flaws in the 2011 transition plan that contributed to the current crisis.