Egypt http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/22944/all en Egypt's Brotherhood says UAE arrests unfounded http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130102/egypts-brotherhood-says-uae-arrests-unfounded <p>* Claim is "devoid of truth", Brotherhood says</p> <p>* UAE-<a href="http://www.globalpost.com/internal/section-config/egypt">Egypt</a> relations since Mubarak ouster</p> <p>By Shaimaa Fayed and Tamim Elyan</p> <p>CAIRO, Jan 2 (Reuters) - Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood said on Wednesday some of its members had been wrongfully arrested in United Arab Emirates (UAE) on allegations of helping to train local Islamists in subversion tactics.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130102/egypts-brotherhood-says-uae-arrests-unfounded" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Arab Spring Arab world Arab–Israeli conflict Egypt Egypt Egyptian people Egyptian revolution Family Relation Hosni Mubarak Islam in Egypt Middle East Muslim Brotherhood Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt Person Career Person Location Politics of Egypt Quotation Tamim Elyan United Arab Emirates Thomson Reuters Wed, 02 Jan 2013 20:15:31 +0000 5730920 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 2-IMF official in Egypt as currency crisis bites http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130107/update-2-imf-official-egypt-currency-crisis-bites <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><body></body></p> <p>* IMF official to discuss $4.8 bln loan</p> <p>* HSBC sees IMF visit as positive</p> <p>* Parliamentary vote looms in coming months</p> <p>* Qatari PM due in Cairo on Tuesday for talks</p> <p>By Tom Perry and Yasmine Saleh</p> <p>CAIRO, Jan 7 (Reuters) - A senior IMF official met Egypt's<br /> government on Monday to discuss a vital $4.8 billion loan as the<br /> Islamist-led state battles to contain a currency crisis set off<br /> by political turmoil that is depleting its foreign reserves.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130107/update-2-imf-official-egypt-currency-crisis-bites" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Arab world Business Disaster Egypt Hosni Mubarak International development International economics International Monetary Fund International Monetary Fund International relations Person Career Person Communication Politics Pound sterling Quotation Technology Thomson Reuters Mon, 07 Jan 2013 14:09:26 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5731338 at http://www.globalpost.com IMF had 'productive' discussion with Egypt http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130107/imf-had-productive-discussion-egypt <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><body></body></p> <p>WASHINGTON, Jan 7 (Reuters) - The International Monetary<br /> Fund held "productive" discussions with Egypt about its economic<br /> strategy, a senior Fund official said on Monday after a visit to<br /> the country.</p> <p>Egypt is desperately seeking a $4.8 billion loan from the<br /> IMF to help prop up its budget and contain a currency crisis set<br /> off by political turmoil.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130107/imf-had-productive-discussion-egypt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Arab world Economy of Egypt Economy of the Arab League Egypt International economics International Monetary Fund International Monetary Fund International relations Person Career Political geography Quotation Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 01:46:46 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5731422 at http://www.globalpost.com Egypt says expects IMF committee in 2-3 weeks http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/egypt-says-expects-imf-committee-2-3-weeks <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><body></body></p> <p>CAIRO, Jan 8 (Reuters) - Egypt expects a visit from an<br /> International Monetary Fund technical committee in two to three<br /> weeks, the presidential spokesman said on Tuesday, after a visit<br /> to Cairo by a senior IMF official.</p> <p>"Negotiations with the IMF team will resume from where they<br /> stopped," Yasser Ali, spokesman for President Mohamed Mursi,<br /> said. Asked when the committee would visit, he said to expect it<br /> in "two to three weeks".</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/egypt-says-expects-imf-committee-2-3-weeks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Arab world Cairo CDATA Egypt Geography of Africa International Monetary Fund International Monetary Fund International relations Person Career Person Communication Person Location Politics Quotation XML Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 13:52:05 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5731479 at http://www.globalpost.com Qatar throws Egypt $2.5 billion lifeline to prop up pound http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/qatar-throws-egypt-25-billion-lifeline-prop-pound <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><body></body></p> <p>* Egypt convulsed by dollar rush after political turmoil</p> <p>* Qatar seen as seeking influence in post-Mubarak Egypt</p> <p>* IMF team expected in 2-3 weeks for talks on $4.8 bln loan</p> <p>By Yasmine Saleh and Patrick Werr</p> <p>CAIRO, Jan 8 (Reuters) - Qatar tossed Egypt an economic<br /> lifeline on Tuesday, announcing it had lent Egypt another $2<br /> billion and given it an extra $500 million outright to help<br /> control a currency crisis.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/qatar-throws-egypt-25-billion-lifeline-prop-pound" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Arab world Asia Egypt Hosni Mubarak International Monetary Fund Member states of the Arab League Member states of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation Member states of the United Nations Middle East Middle Eastern countries Qatar USD Western Asia Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 16:00:27 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5731665 at http://www.globalpost.com Egypt parliamentary election seen in April - officials http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/egypt-parliamentary-election-seen-april-officials <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Marwa Awad</p> <p>CAIRO, Jan 9 (Reuters) - Egypt, battered by political turmoil and an economic crisis that has sent the local currency tumbling, will hold a parliamentary election in April, officials said on Wednesday.</p> <p>Under Egypt's new constitution approved by a referendum last month, President Mohamed Mursi must set an election date within 60 days of when he signed the document into law on Dec. 26.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/egypt-parliamentary-election-seen-april-officials" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Arab world Egypt Thomson Reuters Wed, 09 Jan 2013 11:45:26 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5732060 at http://www.globalpost.com Egyptian court accepts Mubarak appeal, orders retrial http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130113/egyptian-court-accepts-mubarak-appeal-orders-retrial <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>CAIRO, Jan 13 (Reuters) - Egypt's Appeals Court accepted an appeal by ousted former president Hosni Mubarak and his former interior minister on Sunday, allowing him to be retried over the killing of protesters in the 2011 uprising.</p> <p>Mubarak and former interior minister Habib al-Adli were sentenced to life in prison in June last year in a court ruling that saw them responsible for the deaths of protesters killed by security forces trying to quell the uprising.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130113/egyptian-court-accepts-mubarak-appeal-orders-retrial" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Arab world Egypt Thomson Reuters Sun, 13 Jan 2013 09:30:22 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5733735 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 2-Egypt opens old wound with Mubarak retrial http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130113/update-2-egypt-opens-old-wound-mubarak-retrial <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Mubarak's state of health watched closely</p> <p>* Protests to mark two years since revolt on Jan. 25</p> <p>* No date set for retrial, may be months away</p> <p>By Marwa Awad and Maria Golovnina</p> <p>CAIRO, Jan 13 (Reuters) - Egypt ordered a retrial of deposed president Hosni Mubarak on Sunday after accepting an appeal against his life sentence, opening up an old wound in the painful transition from decades of authoritarian rule.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130113/update-2-egypt-opens-old-wound-mubarak-retrial" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Arab world Egypt Hosni Mubarak Thomson Reuters Sun, 13 Jan 2013 10:45:06 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5733741 at http://www.globalpost.com RPT-UPDATE 2-Egypt opens old wound with Mubarak retrial http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130113/rpt-update-2-egypt-opens-old-wound-mubarak-retrial <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Mubarak's state of health watched closely</p> <p>* Protests to mark two years since revolt on Jan. 25</p> <p>* No date set for retrial, may be months away</p> <p>By Marwa Awad and Maria Golovnina</p> <p>CAIRO, Jan 13 (Reuters) - Egypt ordered a retrial of deposed president Hosni Mubarak on Sunday after accepting an appeal against his life sentence, opening up an old wound in the painful transition from decades of authoritarian rule.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130113/rpt-update-2-egypt-opens-old-wound-mubarak-retrial" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Arab world Egypt Hosni Mubarak Thomson Reuters Sun, 13 Jan 2013 14:15:03 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5733798 at http://www.globalpost.com TIMELINE-Egypt's Mubarak - from presidency to prison http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130113/timeline-egypts-mubarak-presidency-prison <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Jan 13 (Reuters) - Here is a look at former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak, who was overthrown in February 2011 in a popular uprising:</p> <p>Mubarak was thrust into office in October 1981 when Islamist radicals assassinated President Anwar Sadat at a military parade.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130113/timeline-egypts-mubarak-presidency-prison" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Egypt Hosni Mubarak Hosni Mubarak Politics Thomson Reuters Sun, 13 Jan 2013 14:15:28 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5733801 at http://www.globalpost.com Swiss hold Mubarak millions as Egypt remains volatile http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130114/swiss-hold-mubarak-millions-egypt-remains-volatile <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>ZURICH, Jan 14 (Reuters) - Switzerland has said it will delay the return of millions of dollars of assets linked to deposed Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak while it evaluates the institutions requesting the money.</p> <p>Swiss authorities have frozen about $700 million in assets connected to Mubarak and his entourage. Since Mubarak was toppled in February 2011, Egypt's new rulers have made three formal requests to Switzerland for judicial assistance to recover the money.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130114/swiss-hold-mubarak-millions-egypt-remains-volatile" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Arab world Egypt Hosni Mubarak Thomson Reuters Mon, 14 Jan 2013 14:30:04 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5734154 at http://www.globalpost.com Egypt court postpones case against Egypt parliament http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130115/egypt-court-postpones-case-against-egypt-parliament <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Case challenged legitimacy on upper house of parliament</p> <p>* House to continue working until election, expected in April</p> <p>* Delay eases immediate pressure on president</p> <p>CAIRO, Jan 15 (Reuters) - Egypt's top court postponed on Tuesday a ruling on a case that challenged the legitimacy of the upper house of parliament and threatened further political uncertainty for the nation and its troubled transition to democracy.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130115/egypt-court-postpones-case-against-egypt-parliament" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Arab world Egypt Politics Thomson Reuters Tue, 15 Jan 2013 16:15:42 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5734807 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-US condemns comments by Egypt's Mursi as Islamist leader http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130115/update-1-us-condemns-comments-egypts-mursi-islamist-leader <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>WASHINGTON, Jan 15 (Reuters) - The U.S. government on Tuesday strongly condemned disparaging comments about Jews that Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi was reported to have made almost three years ago when he was a Muslim Brotherhood leader, and urged him to repudiate his remarks.</p> <p>White House spokesman Jay Carney told reporters that the language Mursi used was "deeply offensive" and that U.S. officials had raised concerns with the Egyptian government on the matter.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130115/update-1-us-condemns-comments-egypts-mursi-islamist-leader" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Egypt Entertainment Environment Health Islam Islamist groups Mohamed Mursi Politics Thomson Reuters Tue, 15 Jan 2013 21:15:45 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5735025 at http://www.globalpost.com US says Egypt needs to do more on religious tolerance http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130117/us-says-egypt-needs-do-more-religious-tolerance <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* State Department expects commitment to tolerance</p> <p>* Says Egyptian statement important first step</p> <p>WASHINGTON, Jan 17 (Reuters) - The United States on Thursday called an Egyptian statement about religious tolerance "a good first step" but said Egypt must do more after vitriolic comments about Zionists made by President Mohamed Mursi in 2010 surfaced.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130117/us-says-egypt-needs-do-more-religious-tolerance" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Arab world Egypt Middle East Politics War Thomson Reuters Thu, 17 Jan 2013 21:30:47 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5735847 at http://www.globalpost.com Egypt drops hundreds of charges over post-Mubarak violence http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130119/egypt-drops-hundreds-charges-over-post-mubarak-violence <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>CAIRO, Jan 19 (Reuters) - An Egyptian court dismissed cases against 379 people accused of involvement in clashes with police during protests near the Interior Ministry in November 2011 in which 42 demonstrators were killed, the state news agency reported.</p> <p>Saturday's decision was based on President Mohamed Mursi's offer of an amnesty for those facing charges related to events during and after the 2011 uprising that ended the 30-year rule of Hosni Mubarak, the agency reported.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130119/egypt-drops-hundreds-charges-over-post-mubarak-violence" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Arab world Egypt Thomson Reuters Sat, 19 Jan 2013 12:15:10 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5736540 at http://www.globalpost.com