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President Morsi News

Egypt's interim government resigns, Sisi to seek presidency

Cairo - Egypt's military-backed interim government resigned Monday paving the way for armed forces chief Field Marshal Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to declare his bid for the presidency.

Former Egyptian President Morsi arrives in Cairo for trial

Egypt - Former Egyptian president Mohammed Morsi, who was overthrown mid last year, arrived in Cairo on Wednesday for trial under tight security.

Morsi supporters continue protests throughout Egypt

Cairo - Morsi supporters by the tens of thousands assembled to demand his reinstatement. There were also rival rallies supporting his overthrow.

Army closes 3 Islamist TV stations, 16 killed at pro-Morsi rally

Cairo - The Egyptian Armed Forces have taken control in Egypt. President Morsi is apparently under arrest and there are numerous arrest warrants issued for members of the Muslim Brotherhood.

Al Jazeera station in Egypt raided by security forces

An Al Jazeera office in Egypt has been raided. The event occurred while the station was broadcasting live. The staff was arrested as well as the guests in attendance.

Op-Ed: Poll shows Egyptian army rule was more popular than Morsi regime

Cairo - A new poll by the Egyptian Center for Public Opinion Research shows that 73% of Egyptians thought that Morsi had not made the right decisions since he took office last July. Another 63% thought that their conditions had worsened under Morsi.

Egyptians aim to toss out Muslim Brotherhood, mass protests begin

On the one year anniversary of the election of Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi, a former leader of the Muslim Brotherhood, Egyptians are taking to the streets and calling for a "second revolution."

Op-Ed: Morsi cuts Syria ties and says citizens free to join rebels

Cairo - The Egyptian government led by President Morsi not only broke off relations with the Assad Syrian regime but also announced that Egyptian citizens are free to join the rebels against Assad.

Egypt's Constitutional Court rules Shura Council invalid

Cairo - The Supreme Constitutional Court of Egypt has ruled that both the Shura Council, the upper house of the Egyptian government, and the panel that drew up the constitution are both invalid.

Op-Ed: Two Egyptian journalists face trial for defaming president Mursi

Cairo - Two Egyptian journalists who work at a newspaper that has been very critical of Egyptian president Mursi have been ordered to face an expedited trial for defamation.

Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood wants to 'purge' Egyptian judiciary

Cairo - The Egyptian justice minister has resigned following demands by the Muslim Brotherhood that the judiciary be "purified". President Mursi is holding talks with top judges to try and resolve the issue.

IMF awaits Morsi's agreement for $4.8 billion Egyptian loan

Cairo - Although Egypt is said to be close to agreement on a loan from the IMF worth $4.8 billion, President Morsi is concerned about conditions imposed that would force him to legislate unpopular policies.

Egypt's 'Jon Stewart' tests the nation's freedom of speech

The case against Bassem Youssef, a political satirist from Egypt known as the country's Jon Stewart, has been thrown out by an administrative court.

Op-Ed: Popular Egyptian TV comic arrest ordered for insulting president

Cairo - The Public Prosecutor in Egypt has ordered the arrest of popular comedian and TV host Bassem Youssef. His crime is insulting the president Mohamed Mursi and also Islam.

Op-Ed: President Morsi vows to tackle Egypt's economic problems

Cairo - President Morsi vowed his government will tackle the economic problems of Egypt. The economy, especially tourism, has suffered from two years of political turmoil. An IMF loan has been postponed.

Egypt: Vice-president resigns as voting finishes on constitution

Cairo - Mahmoud Mekki announced his resignation on the very day that voting in a controversial referendum on the constitution is being completed. Mekki said he realizes his background as a judge did not suit his role as a politician

Their future at stake, Egyptians wait in long lines to vote

Cairo - Despite weeks of protests and violence in Alexandria and the Egyptian capital of Cairo, thousands of Egyptians stood in line to vote on the controversial draft constitution.

Cairo Protests turn violent for second time in three days

Cairo - The violence in the Egyptian capital of Cairo continues, as nine people are injured after unknown attackers lobbed fire bombs and fired on protesters in Tahrir Square.

Op-Ed: The Muslim Brotherhood continues to deceive Egyptians

The Muslim Brotherhood continues its deception efforts as Morsi engineers a train wreck in Egypt. Egyptian Muslims rush to approve new constitution, excluding Liberals and Christians. And analysts assess that a Muslim dictator could be emerging in Egypt.

Op-Ed: Egypt's Supreme Judicial Council agrees to monitor referendum

Cairo - Just as it seemed as if striking judges would not monitor voting on the coming referendum on the Egyptian constitution on December 15, the Supreme Judicial Council announced that it would delegate judges to oversee the referendum.

Op-Ed: Egyptian constituent assembly approves draft constitution

Cairo - Egypt's constituent assembly has approved a draft constitution after a marathon session. The assembly has been boycotted both by liberals and Christians.

Egypt: Mob of 300 men sexually assaults 3 women in Tahrir Square

Cairo - On Sunday — Egypt’s International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women — an angry mob of 300 men sexually assaulted three women, according to a report on the website of Egypt’s flagship paper.

Op-Ed: Police brutality in Egypt common under President Morsi's regime

Cairo - A report by the Nadim Center for Rehabillitation of Victims of Violence, a 20-year-old Egyptian group, lists 200 cases of police brutality in the first 100 days of President Morsi's term.

President Morsi debuts at UN

New York - On Monday, Egypt's new President Mohammad Morsi embarked on his first journey to the United States since being elected in June. He will be giving a speech at the United Nations on Wednesday.

Egyptian President Morsi cracks down on press freedom

Cairo - The first freely elected president of Egypt Mohamed Morsi appears to be cracking down on critics in the media. Two Egyptian journalists are to be charged and the newspaper al-Dostour has been charged with fueling sedition.

Op-Ed: Egyptian military approves president's changes to top leadership

Cairo - Apparently there has been no negative reaction from the military even though President Morsi has forced the two top military leaders out of their posts. Perhaps Morsi made a deal with SCAF rather than pulling a surprise move to show his power.

Egypt's President Morsi fires Defense Minister

Cairo - In a surprise and shocking announcement Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi fired the armed forces head and Defense Minister Field Marshal Mohamed Tantawi. The new defense minister is Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi.

Op-Ed: Is the revolution dead in Egypt?

Cairo - The armed forces council (SCAF) is in control in Egypt. The president is a Muslim Brotherhood member. The secular and liberal protesters who led the revolution are sidelined. Egyptians seek order and security rather than revolution and democracy.
 

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Students of Cairo University, who are supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood and ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi, shout slogans against the military during a demonstration in front of the university in Cairo
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Morsi addressing crowd in Tahrir square in June
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Students of Cairo University, who are supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood and ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi, shout slogans against the military and interior ministry during a demonstration in front of riot police at the main gate of the university around Al Nahda square in Cairo November 24, 2013, to commemorate the passing of 100 days since security forces cleared the vigils in support of ousted President Mohamed Morsi at Rabaa al-Adawiya and Nahda squares
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