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Jun 2, 2014

Top Egyptian TV comic says show pulled off air

CAIRO, June 2 (Reuters) – Egypt’s top TV satirist said on
Monday his show had been cancelled, amid speculation it was
because his latest script poked fun at a presidential election
won by the former army chief.

Bassem Youssef, known as the “Egyptian Jon Stewart”, told a
news conference the Saudi-owned MBC Masr TV station had been put
under more pressure “than it could handle”.

May 29, 2014

Egypt’s Sisi sweeps to victory in presidential vote

CAIRO (Reuters) – Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, the general who toppled Egypt’s first freely elected leader, swept to victory in a presidential election, provisional results showed on Thursday, joining a long line of leaders drawn from the military.

But a lower than expected turnout figure raised questions about Sisi’s credibility after his supporters had idolized him as a hero who can deliver political and economic stability.

May 28, 2014

Egypt’s Sisi heads for big win in early provisional count

CAIRO (Reuters) – Former Egyptian army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi was on course for a sweeping victory in the country’s presidential election on Wednesday, according to early provisional results.

Sisi’s campaign said their man had captured 93.4 percent with 2,000 polling stations counted, while judicial sources said he had 89 percent with 3,000 polling stations counted.

May 28, 2014

Lower Egypt voter turnout threatens Sisi mandate

CAIRO (Reuters) – Former Egyptian army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi was on course for a sweeping victory in the country’s presidential election on Wednesday, according to early provisional results.

Sisi’s campaign said their man had captured 93.4 percent with 2,000 polling stations counted, while judicial sources said he had 89 percent with 3,000 polling stations counted.

May 27, 2014

Sisi closes on presidency on final day of Egypt vote

CAIRO (Reuters) – Former army chief Abdel Fatah al-Sisi is expected to emerge from a second and final day of voting on Tuesday as Egypt’s next president, with supporters seeing him as the man who can pull the Arab world’s most populous nation back from the brink.

Since the overthrow of Hosni Mubarak in 2011 raised hopes of new freedoms, the country of 85 million, where one in four Egyptians lives in poverty, has been convulsed by political, security and economic turmoil.

May 26, 2014

Sisi set to take presidency as Egyptians back stability

CAIRO (Reuters) – Egyptians voted on Monday in an election expected to anoint Abdel Fatah al-Sisi as president, with supporters hoping another military strongman can end three years of turmoil despite fears for democracy in the Arab world’s most populous nation.

After the overthrow of Hosni Mubarak in 2011 raised hopes of new freedoms, the vote means Egypt will likely revert to rule by men from the military after Sisi toppled the country’s first freely elected leader, Mohamed Mursi of the Muslim Brotherhood.

May 25, 2014

Journalists take care of the censorship as Sisi poised to rule

CAIRO, May 25 (Reuters) – During Egyptian president Hosni
Mubarak’s autocratic rule, the state often shaped media coverage
to make him appear flawless, hauling in editors who did not fall
into line.

After next week’s presidential election, which former army
chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi is expected to win, authorities may
not have to impose glowing reviews of his performance.

Apr 29, 2014

Egyptian court sentences top Muslim Brotherhood leader to death

MINYA, Egypt (Reuters) – An Egyptian court sentenced the leader of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood and 682 supporters to death on Monday, intensifying a crackdown on the movement that could trigger protests and political violence ahead of an election next month.

The Brotherhood, in a statement issued in London, described the ruling as chilling and said it would “continue to use all peaceful means to end military rule”.

Apr 28, 2014

Egyptian court seeks death sentence for top Muslim Brotherhood leader and 682 supporters

MINYA Egypt (Reuters) – An Egyptian court handed down a death sentence on the leader of the Muslim Brotherhood and 682 supporters, intensifying a crackdown on the movement that could trigger protests and political violence ahead of an election next month.

A death penalty for Mohamed Badie, the Brotherhood’s general guide, will infuriate members of the Brotherhood which has been the target of raids, arrests and bans since President Mohamed Mursi was forced from power by the military in July.

Apr 28, 2014

Egyptian court seeks death sentence for Brotherhood leader, 682 supporters

MINYA, Egypt (Reuters) – An Egyptian court handed down a death sentence on the leader of the Muslim Brotherhood and 682 supporters, intensifying a crackdown on the movement that could trigger protests and political violence ahead of an election next month.

A death penalty for Mohamed Badie, the Brotherhood’s general guide, will infuriate members of the Brotherhood which has been the target of raids, arrests and bans since President Mohamed Mursi was forced from power by the military in July.