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May 11, 2013

Egypt’s Mubarak back in court for retrial

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
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. But a court ordered a retrial in January after
accepting appeals from both the prosecution and the defence.

May 11, 2013

Egypt’s Mubarak arrives in court for retrial

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.

May 7, 2013

Egypt’s Mursi brings more Islamists into cabinet

CAIRO (Reuters) – Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi increased the influence of his Muslim Brotherhood over government in a reshuffle that replaced two ministers involved in crucial talks with the International Monetary Fund over a $4.8 billion loan.

The changes fell well short of the opposition’s demand for a complete overhaul of Prime Minister Hisham Kandil’s administration and the installation of a neutral cabinet to oversee parliamentary elections later this year.

May 5, 2013

Insight: Egypt opposition can’t harvest Brotherhood unpopularity

CAIRO (Reuters) – It’s harvest time in Egypt but the secular opposition is reaping scant benefit from the Muslim Brotherhood’s difficulties in government, two years after an Arab Spring uprising swept away President Hosni Mubarak.

Many Egyptians are looking to the army, or to more radical Salafi Muslim groups, rather than to liberal or leftist parties as Islamist President Mohamed Mursi and his cabinet struggle to revive a sick economy, restore security and build institutions.

May 5, 2013

Egypt opposition can’t harvest Brotherhood unpopularity

CAIRO, May 5 (Reuters) – It’s harvest time in Egypt but the
secular opposition is reaping scant benefit from the Muslim
Brotherhood’s difficulties in government, two years after an
Arab Spring uprising swept away President Hosni Mubarak.

Many Egyptians are looking to the army, or to more radical
Salafi Muslim groups, rather than to liberal or leftist parties
as Islamist President Mohamed Mursi and his cabinet struggle to
revive a sick economy, restore security and build institutions.

Apr 29, 2013

Leftist leader says Egypt should refuse IMF loan

CAIRO (Reuters) – Egypt should refuse a $4.8 billion (3 billion pounds) loan from the International Monetary Fund rather than submit to terms that would further impoverish the poor and could spark a revolution of the hungry, leftist leader Hamdeen Sabahi said on Monday.

Sabahi, 58, who came third in a presidential election last year after the 2011 uprising that toppled autocratic President Hosni Mubarak, told Reuters that neither the global lender nor Egypt’s Islamist-led government had told the public the truth about austerity conditions attached to the proposed loan.

Apr 29, 2013

Egypt’s Moussa says Brotherhood out for revenge

CAIRO (Reuters) – Egypt’s ruling Muslim Brotherhood is trying to exact revenge on the judiciary for years of imprisonment and political exclusion, but is attacking the wrong target, opposition leader Amr Moussa said on Monday.

The elder statesman told Reuters that Egypt faced an exceptional “to-be-or-not-to-be crisis” worse than after its 1967 defeat by Israel, and Islamist President Mohamed Mursi would do better to pursue national unity rather than division.

Apr 26, 2013
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Egypt’s Coptic Pope Tawadros says Islamist rulers neglect Copts

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(Coptic Pope Tawadros II, head of Coptic Orthodox church, gestures during an interview with Reuters in Cairo, April 25, 2013. EGYPT-POPE/ REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih )

Egypt’s Christians feel sidelined, ignored and neglected by Muslim Brotherhood-led authorities, who proffer assurances but have taken little or no action to protect them from violence, Coptic Pope Tawadros II said.

Apr 26, 2013

Egypt’s Pope says Islamist rulers neglect Copts

CAIRO (Reuters) – Egypt’s Christians feel sidelined, ignored and neglected by Muslim Brotherhood-led authorities, who proffer assurances but have taken little or no action to protect them from violence, Coptic Pope Tawadros II said.

In his first interview since emerging from seclusion after eight people were killed in sectarian violence between Muslims and Christians this month, the pope called official accounts of clashes at Cairo’s Coptic cathedral on April 7 “a pack of lies”.

Apr 22, 2013

Egypt’s Mursi in crisis talks with judges over reform

CAIRO (Reuters) – Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi held crisis talks with the country’s top judges on Monday after the justice minister resigned over demands by the ruling Muslim Brotherhood for a “purification” of the judiciary.

The secular, liberal and left-wing opposition denounced what it called a planned “Brotherhoodisation” of the judiciary and called for demonstrations outside parliament.