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Jan 27, 2014

Egypt’s generals give Sisi green light to run for president

CAIRO (Reuters) – Egypt’s military council has given the army chief, Field Marshal Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, a green light to run for president, a security source told Reuters.

Sisi deposed elected Islamist President Mohamed Mursi in July after mass unrest against his increasingly arbitrary rule, triggering political upheaval and further street violence in the Arab world’s most populous nation.

Jan 14, 2014

Exclusive: With Muslim Brotherhood crushed, Egypt sets sights on Hamas

CAIRO (Reuters) – After crushing the Muslim Brotherhood at home, Egypt’s military rulers plan to undermine the Palestinian militant group Hamas, which runs the neighboring Gaza Strip, senior Egyptian security officials told Reuters.

The aim, which the officials say could take years to pull off, includes working with Hamas’s political rivals Fatah and supporting popular anti-Hamas activities in Gaza, four security and diplomatic officials said.

Jan 14, 2014

With Muslim Brotherhood crushed, Egypt sets sights on Hamas

CAIRO (Reuters) – After crushing the Muslim Brotherhood at home, Egypt’s military rulers plan to undermine the Palestinian militant group Hamas, which runs the neighbouring Gaza Strip, senior Egyptian security officials told Reuters.

The aim, which the officials say could take years to pull off, includes working with Hamas’s political rivals Fatah and supporting popular anti-Hamas activities in Gaza, four security and diplomatic officials said.

Jan 8, 2014

Mursi absence halts trial, Egypt officials cite weather

CAIRO (Reuters) – The trial of deposed Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi on charges of inciting murder was postponed until February 1 on Wednesday after officials said bad weather had stopped him from being flown to court.

Another Islamist politician, Essam el-Erian, on trial in the same case cast doubt on the explanation, telling reporters Mursi had refused to attend “because this court is unconstitutional”. He did not say how he knew this was the case.

Jan 6, 2014

Egypt’s army chief Sisi seen edging closer to presidential bid

CAIRO (Reuters) – In Egypt, it no longer appears to be a question of if, but when army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi will declare his candidacy for president. For the second time in three days, local media reported on Monday that Sisi had finally made up his mind.

With no other obvious candidates for the post, the general who deposed Islamist President Mohamed Mursi in July has kept Egyptians guessing about his intentions as the clock ticks down to the presidential vote that could happen as soon as April.

Dec 30, 2013

Egypt likely to change roadmap, hold presidential vote first-sources

CAIRO (Reuters) – Egypt’s government is likely to call a presidential election before parliamentary polls, officials said on Monday, rearranging the political timetable in a way that could see army chief General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi elected head of state by April.

Parliamentary elections were supposed to happen first under the roadmap unveiled after the army deposed Islamist President Mohamed Mursi in July after mass protests against his rule.

Dec 30, 2013

Egypt likely to call presidential poll first: sources

CAIRO (Reuters) – Egypt’s government will likely call a presidential election ahead of parliamentary polls, two officials said on Monday, rearranging the political timetable in a way that could see army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi elected head of state by April.

Parliamentary elections were supposed to happen first under the roadmap unveiled after the army deposed Islamist President Mohamed Mursi in July.

Dec 30, 2013

Blast at Egyptian army building wounds four soldiers

CAIRO/ANSHAS (Reuters) – A bomb exploded outside an Egyptian army building north of Cairo on Sunday, wounding four soldiers, the army said, in the second bomb attack on security forces in the Nile Delta in less than a week.

The bomb partly destroyed the back wall of the military intelligence building in the village of Anshas, 100 km (60 miles) north of the capital.

Dec 29, 2013

Blast at Egyptian army building in Delta wounds four soldiers

CAIRO/ANSHAS (Reuters) – A bomb targeted an Egyptian military intelligence building north of Cairo on Sunday, wounding four soldiers, the army said, in the second bomb attack on the security forces in the Nile Delta in less than a week.

The bomb went off near an entrance to the building in the village of Anshas, 100 km (60 miles) north of the capital, partly destroying the back wall.

Dec 29, 2013

Blast at Egyptian army building wounds four soldiers in Delta

CAIRO (Reuters) – A bomb targeted an Egyptian military intelligence building north of Cairo on Sunday, wounding four soldiers, the army said, in the second bomb attack on the security forces in the Nile Delta in less than a week.

The bomb went off near an entrance to the building in the village of Anshas, 100 km (65 miles) north of Cairo in Sharkiya province. It partially destroyed the back wall of the building, the army said, describing it as a terrorist attack.