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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.

Apr 7, 2014

Egypt court upholds jailing of leading pro-democracy activists

CAIRO (Reuters) – An Egyptian appeals court on Monday upheld the jailing of three leading figures of the 2011 pro-democracy uprising, tightening a crackdown on secular activists opposed to the army-backed government.

Critics see their case as an attempt to stifle the kind of street activism common since the uprising that ousted autocrat Hosni Mubarak three years ago as Egypt prepares for presidential elections next month.

Mar 19, 2014

Two army officers, teenager killed in violence in Egypt

CAIRO (Reuters) – Ten people were killed in violence across Egypt on Wednesday, months ahead of a presidential vote meant to put Egypt back on a democratic path after last July’s army takeover.

In Qalubiya province, north of Cairo, two soldiers were killed in a shootout with Islamist militants, the Interior Ministry said, adding that six militants were killed and eight arrested in a raid on a weapons storage facility.

Mar 19, 2014

Teenager, army officers killed in violence in Egypt

CAIRO (Reuters) – A 13-year-old boy was shot dead on Wednesday in southern Egypt in clashes between police and supporters of deposed President Mohamed Mursi of the Muslim Brotherhood, a health official said.

And in Qalubiya province, north of Cairo, two Egyptian soldiers were killed in a shootout with Islamist militants, the Interior Ministry said, adding six militants were killed and eight arrested in a raid on a weapons storage facility.

Mar 13, 2014

Egyptian candidate questions Sisi’s commitment to democracy

CAIRO (Reuters) – Leftist presidential candidate Hamdeen Sabahi says he doubts Egypt’s army chief will bring democracy if elected, citing alleged rights abuses since he toppled the country’s first democratically chosen leader.

Sabahi endorsed Field Marshal Abdel Fattah al-Sisi’s ouster of Islamist president Mohamed Mursi last July, but argues that the repression Egypt suffered under autocrat Hosni Mubarak still taints the political landscape three years after his fall.