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Sep 16, 2013

Islamist Nour party walks out of Egypt’s constitution talks

CAIRO (Reuters) – Egypt’s second biggest Islamist party on Monday walked out of a committee amending the constitution, to protest against moves to curb the influence of Islam in state affairs.

The Salafist al-Nour party, which backed the army’s overthrow of the more moderate Islamist Mohamed Mursi from the presidency in July, said it was not quitting the committee but wanted to show its anger.

Sep 11, 2013
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Egypt bans unlicensed mosque preachers in crackdown on Islamists

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(Birds fly over mosques during sunset in Old Cairo December 22, 2012. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh)

Egyptian authorities will bar 55,000 unlicensed clerics from preaching in mosques in the latest move against sympathizers of deposed Islamist President Mohamed Mursi, the minister of religious endowments said on Tuesday.

Sep 10, 2013

Egypt bans mosque preachers in crackdown on Islamists

CAIRO (Reuters) – Egyptian authorities will bar 55,000 unlicensed clerics from preaching in mosques in the latest move against sympathizers of deposed Islamist President Mohamed Mursi, the minister of religious endowments said on Tuesday.

Egyptian authorities have been cracking down on Mursi’s Muslim Brotherhood since the army toppled him on July 3 following mass protests against his rule.

Sep 8, 2013

Sinai Islamists claim responsibility for attack on Egypt minister

CAIRO (Reuters) – The Sinai-based Islamist militant group Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis claimed responsibility on Sunday for an attempt last week to kill the Egyptian interior minister in Cairo, and promised more attacks in revenge for a crackdown on Egypt’s Islamists.

Islamist militancy has risen sharply in the relatively lawless region adjoining Israel and the Gaza Strip and elsewhere in Egypt since the army deposed Islamist president Mohamed Mursi two months ago, following mass protests.

Sep 5, 2013

Egypt’s interior minister survives bomb attack

CAIRO (Reuters) – Egypt’s interior minister survived an assassination attempt on Thursday when a bomb blew up as his convoy drove through Cairo’s Nasr City district, state media and security officials said.

Security sources said at least 10 people had been injured, but the minister, who lives in Nasr City, just outside the city centre, was not hurt.

Sep 3, 2013

Thousands of Islamists take to Egypt’s streets

CAIRO (Reuters) – Thousands of supporters of overthrown Islamist president Mohamed Mursi took to the streets in towns and cities across Egypt on Tuesday evening to denounce Egypt’s new military-backed rulers – their second show of mass support in four days.

Marking exactly two months since Egypt’s first democratically elected leader was ousted by the army after big protests, marchers turned out in cities in the Nile Delta, in Upper Egypt and on the Suez Canal, as well as the capital, Cairo.

Sep 3, 2013

Thousands of Islamists take to Egypt’s streets again

CAIRO (Reuters) – Thousands of supporters of overthrown Islamist president Mohamed Mursi took to the streets in towns and cities across Egypt on Tuesday evening to denounce Egypt’s new military-backed rulers – their second show of mass support in four days.

Marking exactly two months since Egypt’s first democratically elected leader was ousted by the army after big protests, marchers turned out in cities in the Nile Delta, in Upper Egypt and on the Suez Canal, as well as the capital, Cairo.

Aug 28, 2013

Arab League ministers to blame Syria’s Assad for chemical attack

CAIRO (Reuters) – Arab League ministers will pass a resolution blaming Syrian President Bashar al-Assad for last week’s chemical weapons attack in Damascus when they meet in Cairo next week, League officials said on Wednesday.

The states’ permanent representatives at the League had already explicitly blamed Assad on Tuesday for the attack, which killed hundreds of civilians, in a step that provided regional political cover for a possible U.S.-led military strike on Syria.

Aug 24, 2013

Constitutional tweaks may empower Mubarak-era politicians in Egypt

CAIRO (Reuters) – Changes suggested by Egypt’s army-backed rulers would scrap Islamic additions to a constitution forced through under deposed President Mohamed Mursi and revive a voting system dating back to his predecessor Hosni Mubarak.

Islamists and liberals have voiced alarm about the proposals made by a constitutional committee set up by the generals who removed the Muslim Brotherhood’s Mursi on July 3 amid widespread protests against Egypt’s first freely elected leader.

Aug 19, 2013

Egypt’s Brotherhood cries foul over prison deaths

CAIRO (Reuters) – Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood, fighting for its political survival, has accused security forces of killing dozens of detained Islamists, upping the pressure in a crisis that has rocked the Arab world’s most populous state.

At least 850 people have died since last Wednesday in clashes pitting followers of deposed Islamist President Mohamed Mursi against the army-backed government in the worst bloodletting in Egypt’s modern history.